Musicport Festival is back in its ancestral home this year at Whitby Pavilion
18th - 20th October 2013
Legendary DJ Derek Morris, who turns 72 this year, has announced that he will be appearing on a festival stage for the last time when he performs at Musicport.
You can see Derek in action here:
DJ Derek is a Bristol-based DJ whose blend of 60s rocksteady, reggae, ska, dancehall and soul music has made him an icon for many in the industry, including a host of Jamaican producers and Massive Attack.
Derek kindled his love for music as a washboard player in the 1950s and has played popular sets at many major festivals, including Glastonbury and The Big Chill. He MCs in Jamaican Patois while DJing, despite never having visited Jamaica. He picked up the accent from a Bristol based Jamaican barber, and it has since helped him be accepted in the black music industry.
In 2006, He released the album DJ Derek Presents… Sweet Memory Sounds, a compilation of some of his favourite tunes.
In addition to having an encyclopedic appreciation of the above music, DJ Derek is a notable fan of real ale and is also renowned for having visited every single Wetherspoons pub in the UK.
He has also featured in Dizzee Rascal's music video Dirtee Disco playing himself as a DJ in a disco hall for old aged pensioners.
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