After attending Jerry Williams’ gig at The Wedgewood Rooms last weekend, it became clear that Portsmouth has the platform and community to offer young artists a spotlight to rise and I believe we definitely need promoters and venues to make this a priority so our music scene can develop even further.
Tonight on the electronic music front, Reform Music will be teaming up with Hotplates to present the Horizon Festival Portsmouth Launch at The Coastguard Studio, Southsea. Horizon is a huge ski festival in Andorra that also focuses on electronic music from March 26 to April 2.
Hosted by Joe Raygun, the line-up will see a blend of jungle, drum and bass and intelligent bass music from ETCH, Co:Lateral, Kirbstomp b2b NUMber, Mota b2b RJM, Bluescreen b2b See Jay and Elsta b2b Vinyl Richy. Doors open from 9pm until 3am, tickets cost £5 in advance or £7 on the door. More at facebook.com
However if that isn’t you thing, It’s A Sin is back at The Wedgewood Rooms tonight with special guest DJ Christian Lang, who has performed at the likes of Glastonbury, Reading and Isle Of Wight festivals and ran Buttoned Down Disco in London. Expect plenty of dancefloor electro, pop and indie anthems in Christian’s set. Entry is free from 10.30pm until 2.30am. More at facebook.com
Tomorrow night, newcomers Underground South will be taking over the upstairs of RedNex44 (Guildhall) from 9pm until 1am with plenty of drum and bass vibes with DJs Jarod Atkinson, DJ Kenzie and Soul Intention. Entry will only cost £2 after 11pm, free entry before. More details at facebook.com
Back from playing out in Amsterdam, Love Amplified return to The Old Barn, Milton for their eighth Amplified Record showcase. Doors open from 8pm until 3am with DJs Wheats, Abbo, Fred Symonds, Nik Syrimis and Jordan Salvage bringing plenty of bumping tech-house vibes. Entry is free before 10pm and £5 after. Visit Love Amplified at facebook.com for more details.