The Common People festival have announced the line up of their Day of the Dead Cocktail bus! The line up is a mix of Portsmouth and Southampton’s finest House, Disco and Dub selectors hosted by The Astoria, and we have been lucky enough to be given sets both days Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th, spinning our fine all 45s blend of raw funk, soul disco and boogie and rare grooves of yesteryear.

BBC Radio 1 Dj and record collector, Trevor Nelson was in Southampton last weekend and we were asked to open up the show! It was fantastic to spin the little records and kicking of the gig in style.  His set was cool, lots of rare grooves in the mix! We really appreciate him having respect for 45s and acknowledging what we do here in Southampton. Big thanks to The 1865 for asking us to do a set, it’s a top venue – Great staff, nice people! It’s one of the best systems in town we have ever played on. Make sure you catch a gig there soon.‪#‎southampton‬ ‪#‎vinylonly‬ ‪#‎45s‬

Bringing the best in Soul, Funk, R&B, Reggae and Disco flavours in Southampton.

The Soul 45 Djs, Neil Walters & Mark James open an exploding bag of vinyl heat for the dance floor – A night of vintage tunes and latest 7″ releases to keep you up on your feet till 1am


Come get some real soul!

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This Saturday night we’re back at the Alex for more funk and soul goodness - Our special guest this month is none other than Southampton Soul Club founder and heavyweight record collector, Alfie Linney. Host of the biggest annual Soul All-Dayers at the Empire Hall in Totton, resident dj for the Isle Of Wight scooter rally nights and always in high demand playing at some of the south coast’s best soul events. Alfie helped us launch the very first SOUL 45 in 2011 and we’re very pleased have him spin for us once again. Expect some uptempo Northern Soul skakers and some real funky records from his collection to get you dancing.

We’re bringing our little vinyl records with the big sound to the Common People Festival warm-up party next month! A taster of what’s to come from Southampton’s brand new festival. Spinning our 45s alongside Rob da BankNorman Jay (MBE)CholombianMorgan Hislop Bitr8K1R3Yand many more. This is going to be a huge event so hope you can make it! Put Friday 20th March on you calendar right now! ‪#‎commonpeople‬ ‪#‎bestival‬ ‪#‎soul 45‬ ‪#‎vinylonly‬‪#‎southampton‬

Big thanks to everybody that made it out to our first show at the The Alexandra Beer Emporium last night. It was great to bring our all 45s party to a new venue and spin old vinyl records for you! Thanks to the whole Alex team, they believed & supported the 45 concept in full. Were back next month, 7th march with special guest and local DJ, Disgo Dan coming down to rock with us once again. The Soul 45 djs will of course be spinning plenty of funky vinyl as well. So make a date in your diary, invite a friend and be ready to dance!.‪#‎vinylonly‬ ‪#‎southampton‬

We are bringing our unique SOUL 45 format to the brand new Common People festival this year, exclusively spinning 7″ vinyl records at the Day of the Dead Margarita Lounge both days, Sat 23rd & Sun 24th May. More will be revealed about the day and the full live up at the bar but make sure you get your tickets because this festival is going to sell out fast – See you there!

To find out all the things that are going on at the festival and teh full band and dj line up then check out the official website 


End of an era

































The Cellar in Southampton is having one last party before they close its door for refurbishment. Saturday 10th January 2015 will mark the last event to celebrate 14 years of rich music history that this venue has provided, and im sure many of you will agree that when its gone it will be missed.

Soul 45 djs on at 11pm

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We’re turning up the heat for this years Christmas motown & soul shindig, all the magic of Motown, Stax and Atlantic with Rhythm n blues, soul, ska, reggae & funk favourites for the coolest of yules!

As a tribute to some of the great artists that have recorded on Motown Records and the perfect show for your Christmas celebrations, we’ll be playing a selection of some of the best songs to come out of the Motown era, alongside our mix of stone cold funk and classic floor fillers to keep you dancing to the early hours. Theres no better time to do it than Christmas time, Motown records are king and these are some of the best songs ever written!


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Southampton’s own DJ FORMAT returns to The Cellar this weekend with an all 45s set packed full of heavyweight funk, B-Boy Breaks & Golden-Era Hip-Hop!  Were on support duties once again along side local crate digger and turtablist Disgo Dan, loads of vinyl in the house. Join us Saturday 15th November for one of the most highly regarded DJs to ever come out of the UK, Southampton’s DJ Format is sure to set the The Cellar alight once again with bombastic grooves, catchy basslines and body rocking beats so funky you’re certain to be rocking in the b-boy stance before you know it!


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