Since its launch the acclaimed Southport Weekender album series has featured mixes from some of the world’s DJ elite including Jazzanova, Mr. Scruff, Kerri Chandler, Gilles Peterson, Jazzy B, DJ Spen, Tony Humphries, Quentin Harris and many more. Having rocked the rafters of Southport Weekender 43 festival this past November, versatile music heavyweights Ashley Beedle and King Britt continue the infectious party vibe with Southport Weekender Vol. 8 on suSU music.
For those in North America (and perhaps unaware), Southport Weekender is Europe’s most unique and best loved indoor soulful music festival. In fact, the Southport Weekender is celebrating 21 glorious years of festival madness with two events every year! Attracting 5000+ party folks to the indoor Pontins Holiday Complex in Southport, it’s dubbed as the “UK’s friendliest party.” Southport features four arenas, boasting a heavyweight selection of cutting edge and classic soulful music from House, Jazz, broken beats, drum n’ bass, Hip-Hop, deep house, R&B, Soul, Jazz Funk, Rare Groove, Nu Soul with amazing performances from the world’s DJ Elite, Live acts and PA’s.
With Southport Weekender Vol. 8, Ashley Beedle and King Britt provide a selection of tracks that embodies the spirit of what this festival is all about. Each artist delivers a fantastically eclectic mix riddled with delightful soulful classics, contemporary dancefloor nuggets and exclusive new tracks. Here, Beedle offers his own “Heavy Disco Edit” of Peven Everett’s “Surely Shorty” while King Britt drops in his own exclusive remixes of Ursula Rucker “Electric Santeria” and Zaki Ibrahim “Money,” to name a few.
ABOUT ASHLEY BEEDLE
Ashley Beedle is a guy who's been involved in more projects than we can possibly name. The versatile artist is as happy slinging reggae, funk, rock, soul, disco and jazz on the metal platter, as he is house music; and his productions have been championed by an equally wide range of decksmiths from Danny Tenaglia and Fabio and Grooverider to Gilles Peterson and John Digweed.
Affiliations: Shock Soundsystem, Ballistic Brothers, Black Science Orchestra. X-Press 2, Delta House Of Funk, Disco Evangelists, Roots Revolution, Jamayka Boys, Black Jazz Chronicles and Afro Art, Warbox, Ralph und Beedle, Mavis, London Heavy Disco Review, etc.
ABOUT KING BRITT
King Britt is a pioneer of all things soulful, rhythmically textured and melodically provocative. This Philadelphia native has found a way to escape the strictures of a single category of music by expressing his creations through deep house, hip-hop, broken beat, nu-jazz, funk and afro-tech. Whether it’s film scoring for Hollywood, rocking a dancefloor in Tokyo or consulting for the leading urban lifestyle brands, there are no limits to what King Britt will do next.
Affiliations: Philadelphia, Digable Planets, Sylk130, “King Britt Presents Sister Gertrude Morgan,” “The Nova Dream Sequence” and Scuba
Southport Weekender Vol 8 is released April 21, 2009 on suSU Music
SOUTHPORT WEEKENDER VOL. 8
CD1 MIXED BY ASHLEY BEEDLE
1 THE DELLS - WALK ON BY
2 FAZE ACTION - WE DON'T KNOW HOW
3 ASHLEY BEEDLE - HEIGHT
4 LEO ELSTOB - HOW HIGH?
5 ROOT SOUL FEAT. VANESSA FREEMAN AND MIKE PATTO - SPIRIT OF LOVE (PHIL ASHER'S RESTLESS SOUL BOOGIE MIX - YOSHI EDIT)
6 X-PRESS 2 FEAT. KISSING THE PINK - ENJOY THE RIDE (ASHLEY BEEDLE'S MAGIC SESSION VOCAL)
7 BLACK GHOSTS - IT'S YOUR TOUCH (ASHLEY BEEDLE'S HEAVY DISCO EDIT)
8 CRAZY P - STOP SPACE RETURN
9 PEVEN EVERETT - SURELY SHORTY ( ASHLEY BEEDLE'S HEAVY DISCO EDIT )
10 JOEY NEGRO AND THE SUNBURST BAND - OUR LIVES ARE SHAPED
11 LEE MCDONALD - I'LL DO ANYTHING FOR YOU ( PATCHWERKS REMIX )
12 DON DOWNING - DOCTOR BOOGIE
13 ISAAC HAYES - I CAN'T TURN AROUND (ASHLEY BEEDLE'S KING CHOCOLATE MEMPHIS 2 CHICAGO RE-EDIT)
14 D NOTE - THE GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS (BALLISTIC BARRIO BOOM MIX)
15 NATURAL SELF - IN THE MORNING
16 THE LONDON HEAVY DISCO REVUE - ...AND JUSTICE FOR ALL
CD2 MIXED BY KING BRITT
1 ZAKI IBRAHIM - MONEY (KING BRITT REMIX)
2 EDWIN STARR - WAR (KING BRITT REMIX)
3 BUNNY MAC - LET ME LOVE YOU (BUGZ DUB)
4 MARTIN SOVEING - CABO PARANO
5 GLENN LEWIS - STAY WITH ME (TERRY HUNTER DUB)
6 TEDDY DOUGLAS - WHATCHA GONNA DO (HARLUM VOCAL MIX)
7 JOEY NEGRO - SAMBA PARTY
8 JELLYBEAN BENITEZ - LATINA
9 DJ OJI - ESTEBAN (MARK MENDOZA EDIT)
10 URSULA RUCKER - ELECTRIC SANTERIA (KING BRITT FIVESIX MIX)
11 LUCA BACCHETTI - NIGHT OVER KWAZULU
12 SOLOMONIC SOUND - MASH DOWN
13 UP BUSTLE AND OUT- DANCE YOUR TROUBLES AWAY (KING BRITT REMIX)
14 JOHN TEJADA - .DESIRE FEAT NICOLETTE
15 DJ DOZIA - LATIN HIGH
16 SVEN VAN HEES - TSUNAMI (BUSCEMI REMIX)
17 SUSANA BACA - LA NOCHE (REMIX)