We caught up with SEM student Ossie Newton, who has his next club event on Saturday November 2nd, with the iconic Greg Wilson headlining.
It led us to talking about his recent tour with the Sugar Hill Gang, and his journey as a promoter and DJ since studying at SEM. Enjoy!
Amazing to hear that you are pushing a scene in Blackpool. What is the current club scene in Blackpool like, and where do you see it going?
In all honesty it’s not great for discerning music. Although historically it’s had some amazing scenes over the years from Northern Soul, jazz-funk, punk, rave and house music. However, there’s a movement of people doing things for the right reasons.
Rick Napier (who’s also DJ’ing the Greg Wilson gig) has brought some of the best house music talent to the town for 20 odd years, techno don Man On Wax has held the mega “Achtung, Morse Code” events and Heidi is playing at the end of November for “Mantra” so good things do take place.
It can be a frustrating place as a DJ and promoter, but there is much to look forward to if locals get out there and support.
The town is a cheaper alternative to the bigger cities so who knows, it could become a hidden gem in UK clubbing circles?!
What 3 tracks would you take with you on a one way trip to Mars?
Impossible question to answer so I’m going to cheat by referring to my 4 big musical influences and pick a track from each.
My first, based on my parents soul influence is Blair – Nightlife. The track pays tribute to the excitement of the night time experience and I never tire of it. I tend to play the Secret Squirrels edit out which they’ve subtly added an acid bassline to for extra ommph in the clubs.
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