Join us for our first ‘Day of the Dead Extravaganza’ celebrating skeletons, skulls and all things Mexico.
Day of the Dead is a beautiful ritual when Mexicans happily and lovingly honour the lives of departed ancestors and we are celebrating with them big time ~ in style! Make sure you’re part of our very own flamboyant Mexican Fiesta!! Arriba!!!
Top DJ Mark James from Southampton's Maximum Funk & Soul Dance Party Soul 45 spinning his strictly 7" 45rpm vinyl records bringing the joint alive in a Mexican frenzy.
And Firing up the Fiesta will be the best authentic Mariachi Band in the United Kingdom ~ Mariachi Loco ~ who’ll be entertaining us with the finest traditional Mexican music ~ you’ll be up and dancing guaranteed!!
For the kids, there’ll be traditional craft activities including lantern making, creating skull shaped decorations, biscuit decorating and Day of the Dead Face Painting. Grown ups ~ you’ll want to get involved too!!
Try out some authentic Day of the Dead Nosh from a selection of Street Food including ‘It’s a Pizza Thing’ and their ‘Mexican Pizza Bombs’ ~ especially created for the event ~ and our very own Mexican Burrito Van!
Why not wash the grub down with one of our Specialty, Mexican inspired cocktails? Hóla!
Let us know you're coming and we’ll stock up the bars with our finest range of Gins, Cocktails, Craft Ales & Beers and quality wines and make sure there's enough street food and craft activities for everyone!!
Mariachi music is on a high right now thanks to the popularity of the genre in pop culture as we see it on adverts such as the Doritos Ads and the music being mentioned in Pop Hit songs such as 'Are You With Me' by Lost Frequencies.
PLAYING 7″ VINYL IS FUN
In the last 3 years years THE SOUL 45 DJS (Mark James & Neil Walters) have played host and supported big international artists and local acts including Trojan Sound System, Eddie Piller, Public Service Broadcasting, Craig Charles, Don Letts, Hannah William & The Tastemakers, Freddie & The Freeloaders, Black Cat Boppers, The Fliks, DJ Format, Mr Thing, New Street Adventure and Afrika Bambaataa to name just a few.
As djs we take pride in the fact we don’t play from prepared cdrs, laptops, or ipods, enjoying the warm rich sound that only vinyl records can deliver. We’ve had our fair share of playing mp3s using vinyl emulation software over the years but often felt that we were fooling ourselves and forgetting all the hard work we put into digging for vinyl in record stores, fairs, carboot sales and flea markets. Vinyl records has prevailed through those testing times and proved that its the one format that will never be replaced, with contemporary artists and respectable djs of all genres seeing the importance of vinyl.
Going back to vinyl, playing out these little records and partying with like minded people is great. We’ve never had so much fun.
THIS IS NOT ABOUT DJ TECHNIQUE, BUT ABOUT GREAT TASTE
Everything from classic floor fillers to forgotten and rare gems in Motown, Funk, 60′s and 70′s Soul, R&B, Northern Soul, Reggae, Ska, Dancehall, Disco and the latest releases – All played out on glorious, original 45 rpm vinyl, providing a richer, more accurate mix of sounds with a superior feel and presence that you won’t hear anywhere else in the mainstream club night circuits in Southampton. Exclusively to SOUL 45 we also create one off pressings that nobody else has on 7″, either LP tracks which were never issued as singles, our own edits or completely unreleased songs that deserve to be played out to a wider audience.
There will be hot food outside and we are delighted to have 'It's A Pizza Thing' joining us.
"It's a pizza thing specialise in, you got it, homemade woodfire Pizza!! With the clay oven in the truck. Our own recipe dough hand stretched and cooked to order."
Grab some nosh between 4.00pm & 7.00pm.
BySea Coffee, a charitable organisation, will be joining us with their Landrover, bringing hot, fresh, delicious and ethical coffee.