This one goes out to the DJs

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Too many DJs get comfortable behind their laptops these days, occasionally ducking round to check the crowd is having a good time.

But DJing isn’t just about playing a set list of music. It’s about interacting with the crowd and becoming part of the entertainment.

This week’s column goes out to the talented DJs in Portsmouth who give their all to keep people dancing.

Former Guide Award-winning Best DJ Will Chump is a popular name in local clubs. He and his Southsea Mafia DJs will be at Liquid tonight for Waster.

If you’ve never been to Waster it’s highly recommended club for people interested in the fastest growing genres in the country at the moment. Their exciting mix of indie, electro, dance, rock and punk has grown in recent years to make for one hell of an alternative music experience.

Entry is free before 11pm and £3 after.

Tomorrow night, Evolution will be taking over the Wedgewood Rooms with a new rock culture club night.

Three DJs that have become staple names around the south coast are back to give you a super mix of indie, rock, punk, ska and electro. Reverend Eales, Hev Sillet Hoe and Matt Random will be keeping you dancing until the early hours.

There will also be live performances from some of the top alternative talents in Portsmouth.

The night runs until 2am, doors open at 8pm and entry costs £5.

Three fantastic DJs that have a made waves here in Portsmouth year after year since forming in 1996 are the Scratch Perverts.

Tony Vegas, Prime Cuts and DJ Renegade are back on tour for 2012 and are stopping off to headline Fuzzy Logic at Liquid on Monday night.

Scratch Perverts have garnered widespread acclaim winning the first DMC Team championships in 1999. They now tour around the world and hold a residency at Fabric in London.

Expect mayhem, games, cheap drinks and some of the best music around from Fuzzy’s resident DJs.

Entry costs £6.

Email Dan about the clubs you love at danthenews@gmail.com.