Club Scene for April 5, 2013

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Last week a star graced Portsmouth as Dave Benson-Phillips rocked the crowds at It’s a Sin.

This week, another Wedgewood Rooms mainstay brings a huge name to the city.

The king of UK house music, Danny Rampling, comes to Funktifino tomorrow night.

Rampling is widely credited as one of the original founders of the UK’s rave and club scene.

His long career began in the early 1980s playing hip hop, soul and funk around numerous underground bars and clubs in London.

In November 1994 he joined the BBC, presenting the Lovegroove Dance Party on Radio 1 until March 2002, making it the second longest running dance music show in radio after Pete Tong’s Essential Selection.

The mid 1990s also saw Rampling’s DJing styles diversify.

While still playing house and garage sets, he began to headline at harder, trancier parties. He referred to his newer style as ‘euro’ and showcased new tracks during the final 30-minute weekly mix of his Radio 1 Show.

The All Star DJs will also be on hand to liven things up as well as the live drumming showcase offered by Hand Solo.

The night runs from 10pm until 2.30am and entry is £8.

Liquid & Envy are set to launch a brand new night for 2013 tomorrow night with Supersonic.

The club says: ‘Supersonic is the ultimate clubbing experience. Join us for the biggest night out of the week and the best opportunity to make the most of the weekend.’

The night will be helped along by the appearance of popular DJ Michael Andre.

Starting out as an aspiring DJ in the 1980s, he was mixing it up and scratching his tracks before he was even close to finishing school. Influenced by the old school legends like Grandmaster Flash and the original hip hop scene, he established himself as a respected DJ in Australia by the early 1990s.

With lots of £2 drink deals on offer there will be plenty of reason to stay and enjoy the entertainment.

Entry is £2 before 11pm, £4 before midnight and £6 thereafter.