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Southport Weekender & Suncebeat Festival fast selling out!

Get involved….Southport Weekender & Suncebeat Festival

Whilst there are many festivals & music events taking place around the world each year, catering for all tastes, ages & walks of life, for lovers of the deep & soulful varieties there are two hugely respected sister events that pave the way & are the gigs of choice for those in the know – Southport Weekender (now in it’s 28th year) & Suncebeat, with 2015 being it’s 6th year in the Croatian Sun.

I’ve personally been blessed to make literally 100’s of friends & share many of my best life-experiences at both of these events. I’ve even been graced with the opportunity to spin at both…a truly humbling experience!

Check out the line-ups – plenty of serious music sessions guaranteed.  Among others,  I’m looking forward to seeing & hearing Jarrod Lawson (& feel-good legends Roy Ayers & Brand New Heavies), Ron Trent, Chez Damier & Kerri Chandler back to back, Rainer Truby, Andrew Ashong, Floating Points, Osunlade, Culoe De Song, Sadar Bahar, Nightmares On Wax & The Reflex. But as always, it’s often the unplanned & random moments that catch you off guard & pleasantly surprise you.

Check out the videos below which give you a small taste of what’s on offer. If you’re even partially inclined or interested, then head on over to this link to get the full info, line-up, travel & accommodation info etc 

Alternatively head over to www.SouthportWeekender.co.uk & www.Suncebeat.com

Both are close to selling out, so don’t snooze!



Want to join the party? Head on over to www.SouthportWeekender.co.uk & www.Suncebeat.com

From the archives….guest mix for Michael Ruetten’s SoulSearching

Somebody just sent me a message about an old ‘deep house classics’  mix I did that I’d forgotten about. I need to find the full mix from the archives & upload it, but Michael Ruetten, expert curator behind the widely respected Soul Searching Radio show got in touch & asked if he could share it.


Below is the first part of my mix. It starts at 1:07:18 of Michael’s show. If you’re not familiar with Michael, then check out his quality shows here http://www.mixcloud.com/soulsearching_michaelruetten. 

NB: Alongside Rainer Truby, Michael delivered one of the best afternoon DJ sets I’ve ever had the pleasure of hearing whilst sailing on the Adriatic coastline a few years ago. Impeccable. Nobody wanted to leave the boat at the end and kept cheering! 

Soulsearching 630 w/ben brophys sounds i feel mixtape by Soulsearching: Michael Ruetten on Mixcloud

New Delectronic Soul mix just uploaded: Inward Journey Outwards

Inspired by recent events & some journeying, I really enjoyed recording this deep, melodic mix.

I was in a pretty mellow & introspective mood when I recorded this, which I think is reflected in the overall feel & pitch & hence the name.

Music from Osunlade, Atjazz, Detroit’s Kyle Hall, South Africa’s Jullian Gomes & Da Capo, Brooklyn’s Alison Crockett, D-Malice & Floating Points among others.
Turn it up, relax & enjoy x

Delectronic Soul: Outer Journey Inwards by Bbb – Ben Brophy on Mixcloud

And for those who have asked for a repost of it, here’s the set from Southport Weekender ‘The Big 50’ last month….

Ben Brophy – Live At Southport Weekender 50 by Southport Weekender on Mixcloud

Boiler Room at Southport Weekender: Scruff, Kerri, Gilles, Kenny & crew

Boiler Room came up to the big Southport ’50’ Weekender & took over the Mi-Soul Radio studio whilst they talked with a number of the old-school heads about what Southport means to them.

It was good to be in the studio & hear them talk Southport, music & memories, reasserting why this event means so much to them & is so widely respected around the world.  Watch the interviews below with Mr Scruff, Kerri Chandler, Gilles Peterson, Kenny ‘Dope’ Gonzalez, Joey Negro & Terry Hunter.

Mr Scruff

Kerri Chandler

Gilles Peterson

Kenny ‘Dope’ Gonzalez, Terry Hunter & Joey Negro


Southport Weekender – the big 50.

Southport 50 was all it was t’d up to be & more. It was up there as one of the very best weekends, epitomised by a good friend (no names, Daniel Daw) who was so eager & excited to arrive on friday that he returned on Sunday afternoon to find this notice on his windscreen, quote “You left your car running this whoooole weekend. Facccccccck” Lol, over£1200 in damage…..and he still said it was well worth it. That’s love of music right there!

Daw left engine running

Here are a few write ups of this classic weekend:

Angel Mel’s summary:


Josh Emann Aries Audio for renight:


Resident Advisor:


It goes without saying that it was an absolute honor to be asked back to spin in the Suncebeat Dome on Friday night. Pure goodness all weekend.

Here’s my selection –

Ben Brophy – Live At Southport Weekender 50 by Southport Weekender on Mixcloud

And there’s plenty of other sets from friends at the weekender including Steve Butler, Mr Scruff, Sean McCabe, Mucho Soul, LayFar at this link:




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