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Last weekend I attended a new party held at Bar 56 by local DJ Gus Emmett, which had a strictly underground-house, techno and electronica music policy. I can’t say I have been to many events with this kind of music, so it was good to see one in Portsmouth.

He was joined by some pretty good local DJs, Shaded South and Kris Davis and Sam Franklin from Soul Status. I can’t wait for the next one.

Tonight it’s Lush FM’s turn to take over Bar 56 from 7pm until 3am for their second instalment of All Sorts with free entry all night long. Upstairs will be DnB, dubstep and jungle while downstairs will be strictly house music.

You have heard them on 87.9 Lush FM but come down and show your support for all the DJs that host a show including Lindsey SpinZee, Dan Smith and Brandon Lilly.

It’s also a big one for The Eskimo Project as they join forces with Bestival tonight after being chosen as hosts for The Bestival Desert Island Disco. As you know, The Eskimo Project take over not one but two clubs on a Friday as they host The Astoria and The Lyberry Bar, but this time, following the theme of Bestival 2014, it is time to get shipwrecked.

Joining the team will be Bestival head Rob Da Bank, along with special guests.

Entry will be £5 from 9pm, but it will be first come, first served as these events are so popular they are normally at capacity by 11pm.

Filling up the basement this week, Amplified welcome the Det Sync launch party with special guest Alan Fitzpatrick from Drumcode.

Since emerging on the techno block in 2008, Alan Fitzpatrick is now a universally-recognised DJ and producer, with hits such as The Tetra and Skeksis topping the charts.

The Astoria will be brimming with talent, as DJs Jon Gurd and Pete Callard will also be joining him.

Don’t miss this – tickets are £5 available from Resident Advisor.