Welcome to the weekend. Welcome to the all gone PETE TONG tour.
We caught some ravers and Pete tearing up the roller-skating hub that is Mo Club in Southampton, UK.
DBP in association with High Tide joined forces to bring a massive Warehouse Party down to the south coast of England at Southampton Docks. Tucked away between the mammoth Ikea and The ABP Ports that play host to some of the worlds biggest Cruise Ships including the NCL Norwegian Breakaway and Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth II – The only party fit for a king was at Mo Club with the legendary Pete Tong.
Warming up to Pete was Ronnie Spiteri – a local Southampton boy who plays at The Best of British 2013 ‘Best Small Club’ winner, Junk Club (now TRiPP) and makes regular guest appearances at Ministry of Sound, Pacha London and The O2 Academy Bournemouth. His set was greeted to a surprisingly packed-out roller-skating room turned underground sweat-pit rave. The set was deep and teky in preparation for the main man.
DBP and High Tide have been very fortunate to work with some of the most prolific artists in the world including Carl Cox, Calvin Harris, Steve Lawler, John Digweed and now of course the godfather of Radio 1’s dance music programming for the EDM generation – Peter Tong! It was with great anticipation that the crowd slipped forward and grew ever present near the front, beckoning Tongy on for a phat-beat and a deep and throbbing base-line of large proportions.
It was Pete’s very first performance in Southampton (the closest was in Bournemouth several years ago). All Gone Pete Tong was the biggest success story of Ibiza last year with guests including Groove Armada, Jamie Jones and Maya Jane Coles to name but a few. The mantra for All Gone is to put on exciting and fresh line-ups that challenge perceptions and this party was certainly no exception with the second headliner Darius Syrossian popping up at the end to take the still packed warehouse rave into a new dimension that only deep house can do.
The line up on the night:
Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1)
Darius Syrossian (Viva Warriors)
Spiteri, ThemAgen + support from High Tide Resident Chris Boule