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January 29, 2014 @ 10:53 am

Weekends Matter 56: Samuel Lamont (Cream Reunion)

This edition of Weekends Matter sees us looking back longingly to yesteryear. Between 1992 and 2002 Cream was, for many clubbers and DJs, the best club in the world and the legacy it holds lives long to this day. A weekly exercise in club culture at it's most far reaching, it featured the best DJs around and defined hedonism in the 90s, eventually spreading to Ibiza and the fields of the UK with the domineering festival Creamfields.

The brand itself is still one of the world's biggest, with huge Creamfields events across the planet and the club itself knocking out three barnstorming events in their Nation home every year alongside their huge Amnesia shows. The Cream Reunion was set up to celebrate that initial decade, and this podcast is helmed by Samuel Lamont, the DJ behind that event, with a stunning mix of classic pulsating trance.

Saturday 1st of February Lamont will be part of a fleet of DJs that  hark back to the club's domineering era, including X-Press 2 (who we spoke to earlier in the week) and Guy Ornadel (and read our interview with him here). There's still some tickets left here for the party, and this mix is a chance to journey down memory lane for anyone who has a misty eyed memory of the club at that point.

As ever we've run down the top five regional events alongside the Cream reunion, these being as follows:

Monocult Seventh Birthday - Leeds

The Gallery resents Lange - Southampton

Gatecrasher present R3hab Third Birthday - Birmingham

Notsoslient's Dimensions festival Launch Party - Edinburgh

Elevate - London 

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January 9, 2014 @ 10:16 am

Weekends Matter 55: Greg Wilson (Wickerman)

January is a barren, bleak month. NYE becomes a distant memory, you start to change your life (for a week at least), plan ahead and swerve fun. Horrible really isn't it? Well we'd suggest lifting some of that gloom by focusing one one far flung future philosophy; Festivals.

It might be months off but planning your summer now is the best way to get organised and lift the gloom, and there's more options than you think nestled in our festival Finder. We've decided to dedicate our latest podcast to a handful of some of the options on sale at present, with our pick going towards a soiree we've been a part of for nine years; The Wickerman Festival.

We've been behind the Dance Arena at the festival since that point (head here to read up on your history), and the podcast mix is a recording of the headliner from 2013's edition, Greg Wilson. You can next see the legendary disco doyen at Homoelectric on 8th February, and of course get excited about and get tickets for the Wickerman here.

As ever we've rounded up five other selections for you to get your teeth round, so the other five festivals 

Electric Elephant - 10-14th July, Tisno, Croatia

GlobalGathering - 25th-26th July Startford upon Avon

Kendal Calling - 1st-3rd Aug Penrith

Leeds + Reading Festival - 22nd-24th Aug

Latitude - 17th-20th July

 

 

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