Do you long for the days when clubs were about throngs of people putting aside their differences, getting on the dancefloor and the musical vibe together? Do you bemoan the idea of a superstar DJ who stands aloof from the masses instead of joining in with the fun? Are you tired of endless grabbing at the pop charts? Are you feeling a bit tired of all these rhetorical questions?
If so, then you might be on the same wavelength as Charles Webster, who’s clocked in 20 years behind the decks and makes a point of placing musical credibility over wide-ranging popularity. Not that people don’t admire him: his own productions, which range from deep house to soulful tracks and chill-out, have garnered him critical acclaim the world over. Indeed, his 1999 release under the name of Presence, All Systems Gone, even managed to clock in a mathematics-defying 11/10 in one major UK magazine. Sound like your kind of thing? Good news: he’s playing 360° on Saturday. Hop to it!
Charles Webster plays MustHaveSoul at 360°, March 27, free.