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While most people were recovering from their New Year’s Eve antics, I decided to go down The Old Barn on New Year’s Day for some decent house and techno courtesy of Discreet as a thank you for the support for 2015.

So into 2016 and we have a great week for music! Firstly, tonight at The Wedgewood Rooms, we have It’s A Sin – Portsmouth’s guilty pleasure, with its DJ sets brimming with cheesy retro jams from the ’80s and ’90s. DJ Lemon and Spikey Mark will be mixing sinful classics with free entry from 11pm until 2.30am, alongside Pete Scathe hosting the Thunderdome rock night in the Edge.

Meanwhile tonight over at The Old Barn, Milton, they will be presenting their own open deck night. This will also be free entry, running from 8pm until 1.30am with a promise of showcasing local DJs, both established and upcoming, from all genres. The submission deadline was unfortunately yesterday but aspiring DJs look out for their next events! Visit

Also on the free entry front this weekend are Loco DJs at Al Burritos, Albert Road, playing alternative and indie hits from 9pm until late.

And if you fancy carrying on the free music on Sunday, DJ Lemon and Ethan Owen will be hosting Southsea Soulcial at The Marmion, Southsea, promising soulful and funky vibes from 7pm until 10pm.

Lastly, next Friday at The Old Barn, weighty drum and bass record label Ransaked Records hosting from 9pm until 3am. Expect dark and technical drum and bass/jungle DJ sets from the likes of Nooch, Bass Sheriff, Bio-kem, Mitzy, D Flect, Meshlab, Foreman, Jahcob and Arcus. Tickets £5 on the door, visit