Emotive Sessions set to return to Southampton with Terry Farley

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After a 6 year break, Southampton party people Emotive return for a very special reunion and re-launch night at Attik (formerly RoXX). Their distinguished track record includes some of Southampton’s most memorable parties, with the likes of Kerri Chandler, Norman Jay and DJ Spen gracing the decks. Expect a night of deep and bumpy house with a soulful twist.

Emotive DJs Ashley Wilson, Steve Luke and Neil Maclean will be joined by Terry Farley, a pioneer of the UK acid house scene. He has produced and remixed countless house classics, and played at several of the world’s leading clubs – including the likes of Space, Pacha, Ministry of Sound and Fabric.

He is a true house music legend, and was one of the pioneers of the early UK club scene with residencies at clubs such as Shoom, Spectrum and Limelight, alongside the likes of Pete Tong, Paul Oakenfold, Andrew Weatherall and Danny Rampling. He subsequently went on to team up with Pete Heller to form the renowned DJ and production duo of Farley & Heller, aka Roach Motel and Fire Island. He also founded the Junior Boy’s Own label, responsible for some of the biggest house tracks in history, from artists including Chemical Brothers, Underworld and X-Press 2.

More recently, he played a memorable set at Bestival, and has just compiled the critically acclaimed Acid Thunder compilation album (the follow up to Acid Rain), a collection of seminal acid house tracks.

Initially the Emotive crew chose not to announce their headliner:

We’ve been blown away by the response and support for the event so far with no guest announced – just goes to show what an awesome and loyal bunch of fans we’ve got. It also means that we already know the night will be full of people there for the music and the party itself, and not just for the headline act – which is exactly what we wanted to achieve by keeping it a secret in the first place.

So with that in mind, we are delighted to announce that our special guest will be Terry Farley!

Now we have announced the guest we expect tickets to sell even faster than they have already. So please make sure you get your ticket at the standard price of £7.50 before they sell out. The price will then be £10 for our final release tickets and possibly more on the door. And remember, all ticket holders receive a complimentary cocktail at the pre-party.

This night is being run in memory of Matt Berry, who loved an Emotive party and sadly passed away earlier this year, 10% of profits will be donated to a Southsea-based youth music project set up in his name.

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Adam is a physics graduate from the University of Southampton with an interest in electronic music. He co-founded Sotonight and was involved with SEMSU and other music-related projects while at university.

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