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Last weekend Portsmouth saw another 48 hours full of brilliant atmosphere and it was good to put on my first event of the year with The Renegade Project, starting a brand new residency at Shack Bar, Albert Road. Big thanks to all who came down and got involved, including our headliner Liz Cornick!

Kicking it all off tonight are mighty drum and bass promoters Murky DnB, presenting their third birthday bash with headline act Voltage at The Old Barn, Milton.

Voltage is an up-and-coming artist in the UK drum and bass scene with releases on labels such as Shogun Audio and Viper. Joining him in room 1 will be MC Fearless, Raz, TKO as well as Murky Squad and residents alongside Up DnB residents hosting room 2.

The event will run from 8pm until 3am with advance tickets costing £8 (£1 off if you’re a student and £2 off if you’re a UP DnB member – but only with advance tickets). For more information visit

On the free music front tonight, Shack Bar and Kitchen will host the launch party for Techno For An Answer’s brand new residency with DJs JAB, The Kemp Brothers and headliner Abbo (Love Amplified).

Their aim will be to showcase underground talent alongside established names in Portsmouth’s expanding techno and tech house scene. Entry is free, doors from 9pm until 1am. Expect plenty of thumping beats! Check them out at
Next Thursday, ahead of the bank holiday, new promoters on the block Frustrated Duck present their opening charity event, What A Quacking Night at The Fat Fox, Albert Road. Held in aid of the charity Missing People it will comprise of local acoustic talent from Megan Linford, Charlie Forbes and Meg Lawerson alongside headline rock act, Clues.

The doors will be open from 7pm until 11pm with tickets costing £4 in advance or on the door, for more information visit