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REVIEW: Paradise Lost at Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea

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I hope everyone was out enjoying the sunshine last weekend. Hopefully that means that summer has officially arrived now and we can look forward to a few months of day parties, boat parties, well, any kind of party in the sunshine.

Kick starting the weekend is Forward at Flamingos Bar on Albert Road from 8pm until 1am. This week they welcome Groover Washington, legend of the south coast music scene to the decks. Known for playing at the Empire Club in Bognor for Southern Exposure with Junior Gee, house master is putting it lightly.

It will be a quality night with great drinks offers and free entry, plus the usual support from resident DJs Dan Morten and Reece Hewer.

Tomorrow, I introduce the opening showcase for a new night, Lost Within at Bar 50 Six from 8pm until late.

The common thread that links everyone involved in Lost Within is something beyond just their specific talents, it’s their dedication to the unorthodox that pushes them towards an electronic frequency drawn from their musical past.

The Lost Within family consists of Loose Talk, Gus Emmett, Yost and Kris Davies who strive against musical normality.

Head down as it’s free entry all night and show some support.

Also tomorrow is the first Love Amplified boat party of the year.

I have been waiting for these guys to get their life jackets back out and treat us to a party on the waves for a while now.

Starting with pre-drinks at Bar 38 in Gunwarf Quays from 5pm, you will then board the Love boat at 6.30pm until 10pm. On board you will party non-stop, encouraged by the music of headline DJ Matt Fear, who will provide his bass-heavy version of the slower house music that is becoming increasingly more popular.

This time he is supported by resident Ash Foster.

When the boat returns, head straight to The Astoria for the after party, where the Amplified Residents will be continuing with more of the same vibes.

Fingers crossed the sun stays shining for this event.

Tickets are £20, available from Resident Advisor.