SOME OF OUR FAVOURITE LINKS
Isle of Wight music websites
Some busy people out there spreading the love for Island music.
www.vectisradar.com - Blogging and music news site for which The Hat writes an irregular column.
www.fingerprintsmusic.co.uk - Record label who produced a compilation of some fine Island music.
www.ventnorblog.com - Ace Island news site.
www.vectisradio.com - Home of The Headfunk Show!
www.musicstore-iow.co.uk - Sponsors of The Headfunk Show.show them some love and support!
www.quayarts.org - Wonderful cultural centre in Newport with a lovely cafe/bar.
www.rhythmtree.co.uk - News site for Freshwater gig series.
www.new-reviews.co.uk - Great music and gig review site who also throw their own parties.
www.thebeatiow.co.uk - Online music magazine with big links to Platform One.
www.events.onthewight.com - Brilliant listings site for the island, brought to you by the lovely people from Ventnorblog.
www.4sitemusic.com/studio/ - Studio/rehersal space in Sandown as well as a live agency.
www.folknstuff.co.uk/ - Funnily enough this is all about folk music! Run by Becky from ace band Beachcomber.
www.isleofwightrecording.co.uk/ - Studio 5a, run by Guy Page and Claydon Connor.
www.skinnymammoth.com/ - Excellent studio run by Hole members Dave and Stu.
www.ahighersound.co.uk - Highly recommended soundsystem hire, they provide the bass-heaviness and sound quality to Headfunk nights.
We buy lots of records - heres a few places we recommend, don't give HMV your money.
www.piccadillyrecords.co.uk - Manchester institution and all-round bastion of leftfield music, the lucky Duke has even been for a visit.
www.fatcity.co.uk - Former Mancunians, now just online. Great for funk, soul, disco, hip hop and re-edits.
http://boomkat.com/ - Brilliant and diverse with its finger firmly on the pulse of the UK underground. Very good for dubstep and all its sub-genres.
www.soundsoftheuniverse.com - London-based home of Soul Jazz Records. This is their own record shop selling their own releases plus a slew of high quality releases.
www.honestjons.com - Legendary London shop and label offering a huge range but especially good for African, Jazz, Latin and other worldly beats.
We love festivals, here are some of our favourites.
www.rhythmtree.info - the wonderful RhythmTree festival on the IOW (we are biased because we host the main stage but it gets no better)
www.shambalafestival.org - amazing kaleidoscope of experiences to be had at one of the only festival still promoting the true spirit.
www.peatsridgefestival.com.au - if you ever get to Australia, go check this out. Stunning location, fantastic atmosphere plus onsite swimming!
We love dancing and here are some of our favourite venues for it, both off and on the island.
www.coburgs-ryde.webs.com - New mid-sized venue in Ryde. They have Toploader playing soon but don't let that put you off.
www.theblacksheepbar.co.uk - The venue for Headfunk, with lots of other great music going on every weekend.
www.myspace.com/thewightrockbar - cracking little venue in Ryde with a wide selection of bands on every weekend.
www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000216975677 - The King Lud, Ryde. Proper beer and cider plus incredible djs and bands in a pub! Open till 4am!!!
www.chibuku.com - Chibuku Shake Shake, if you are ever in Liverpool go check out this club renowned for its atmosphere and line-ups
www.facebook.com/pages/VOODOO/188869215194 - Voodoo, also in Liverpool. The legendary night of Techno madness. Yes! Yes! Yes!
www.fabriclondon.com - London superclub, with the worlds best every weekend.
Other Random stuff we like
www.djhistory.com - Release your inner trainspotter.
www.shook.fm - Brilliant occasional leftfield music magazine.
www.permaculture.org.uk - Look after your planet people!