Old skool Widnes pushes the boundaries once again with an immersive event experience. We have secured not only a custom built 'Void' sound system and intelligent lighting with a full L.E.D. wall but once again deliver two of the most iconic names of the old skool era.
Dream Frequency (Live P.A.)
K69 (Whore House / Sublime recordings / Rhythm Nation / DI.FM)
John Chunky, Tony Carlisle, Ste McGuinness, Andy Finney, Col Allen and Philly Bray
Dream Frequency were born following a visit by founder Ian Bland to a rave event called “Live the dream” in 1989. He by chance was listening to Gary Hickson’s show on Radio Lancashire when they announced a new label was looking for new acts and he sent in a demo tape of a track which he named after the event itself. To his surprise, the radio station called back and the Dream Frequency journey began. They were signed by Citybeat, part of the XL Records family and released their first E.P in 1990,”Live the dream” reached the top 100 singles chart.
The follow up single, “Love, peace and harmony” peaked at a respectable No.71 with “Techno Worship” on the b side being a popular track at the more “Underground” clubs and events. 1991 saw American vocalist Debbie Sharp join Ian to record vocals on 4 tracks for the album “One Nation”, one of those tracks was an early version of the old skool anthem “Feel So Real”. The record company loved it so much, Ian did a remix of the track which became the next single release. Peaking at No.23 in the UK top 40 Dream Frequency quickly became the must have live act for events across the UK and Europe which also attracted the attention of Madonna who was keen to sign the band to her Maverick record label until she found out the Debbie was actually pregnant.
Next up was another monster old skool anthem “Take me”, which also reached the UK top 40 and had another underground favourite on the flipside in “Moog addiction”.
Between their first live performance at “Park hall”, Chorley to their 4th live performance in Australia the band had gone from performing in front of a few hundred to 10,000 clubbers alongside the likes of Adamski, The Shamen and Black Box. It didn’t stop there, the band also performed in Japan to over 50,000. Alongside an appearance on Top of the pops Dream Frequency continued to make an impact with follow up tracks So Sweet, Good Times and You make me feel mighty real.
Dancing Divaz came hot on the heels of Dream Frequency in 1994. As the dance scene moved away from “Rave” style events in the mid 90’s, Ian re-invented himself into one of the most in demand remixers of the 90’s. Remixing huge club classics such as “The Original-I luv you baby”, “Alison Limerick-Where love lives”, “Grace-Not over yet” and “Baby D-Let me be your fantasy” and artists Prince, Queen, Rozalla, Technotronic and Bobby Brown to name a few, Ian was in demand.
Fast forward to 2018, Ian is still making an impact on the club charts with Dancing Divaz and is still in huge demand rocking events as Dream Frequency up and down the UK and further afield.
For the first time ever in Widnes, we invite you to join us in welcoming Dream Frequency for a full live performance plus an exclusive Dancing Divaz / Dream Frequency DJ set that will have the Studio rocking.
K69 Better known in past years by his alias DJ-K, has made a huge impact over the last 18 months in the Beatport & Traxsouce charts on record labels 'Whore House', 'Vamos Music' and 'Poolside X' to name a few. Also an in demand remixer for the likes of legend Victor Simonelli his tracks have spent over 50% of the year in the Beatport chart and have been included on over 40 compilation albums. His Fortress rocking set at the Beatherder festival received critical acclaim and notched up 4 No.1's in the Mixcloud chart.
Having had a prolific DJ Career spanning 26 years which was born out of a chance opportunity warming up for Liverpool legend Dave Graham in 1992. He went on to play clubs such as Gatecrasher, Progress, The Ministry of sound and further afield regularly played in Ibiza at the world famous Es Paradis and Privelage before playing to his biggest crowd of 12,000 at the Exit Festival, Serbia. His regular DJ appearances up and down the UK and ability to rock a dancefloor resulted in a Radio 1 / Muzik magazine award. In 2014 DJ-K started his old skool Rhythm Nation show on the world’s biggest Internet Radio Station “DI.FM” which quickly became the most listened to old skool show and notched up over 50 Mixcloud No.1’s. Tonight K69 will be delivering an exclusive old skool set that is guaranteed to get your hands in the air as he re-visits some of the classics that kick started his DJ career back in the early 90’s.
Back by demand is Ste McGuinness joining main room residents John Chunky and Tony Carlisle delivering all the classics and forgotten gems from the halcyon days of Club 4, Legends, Wigan Pier and Shelleys.
In the Alternative room we welcome guest Philly Bray who will be joining residents Andy Finney and Col Allen. Expect the unexpected as they drop vinyl and digital beats from the expanse of their music collection.
With this being our 10th event, we are pushing the boat out with state of the art lighting and sound plus a line up that will be delivering all your favourite tunes from the old skool era so we anticipate it being our busiest to date. So get your tickets early and we will see you on the dancefloor.
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