Review: Eastern Electrics

Morden Park saw Eastern Electrics takeover the land once again this August and what a weekend it was! Yes, you heard… This year EE upgraded from a one dayer to a jam-packed weekender, which satisfied all our musical needs. Saturday showcased the best in House and Techno, whilst Sunday displayed all your bass and reggae flavours.


Now come on, you’d be lying to say that you weren’t anxious a couple days before EE when the heavens opened and poured down. Luckily, it very quickly changed back to what we were used to with 32 degrees summer sun just in time for the weekend.  Which meant sunglasses out, short shorts on and dancing in the sun whilst catching the rays!


Let’s not hesitate to say that EE did not cut short on their sound systems this year. All stages were booming with bass and we was loving it! The Big Top on Saturday saw the return of Skreamizm – a raver favourite at EE – the stage was almost at full capacity for most of the day, and no wonder why as Jackmaster was announced as the special guest and set to play at 1pm… so it was quit the presesh and head down there early! The immense sound system was certainly the cherry on the cake for Sundayas RAM Records was hosting the stage and what a takeover this was! The bass echoed for miles and the commitment from the ravers was second to none as the scorching heat didn’t stop one person from jumping to Culture Shock and Dimension.


If you were lucky enough to get down there early, then you would know about Sonny Fodera’s set… There’s no doubt why he pulls in a massive crowd at an early time, his sets never disappoint, and he set the summer vibes perfectly for the rest of day. As the day continued, with the sun glaring we was blessed with the anticipated track… Patrick Topping – ‘Be Sharp Say Nowt’. The main stage was full of ravers all chanting along the familiar lyrics and soaking up the atmosphere. Now, we don’t even know where to begin about Jamie Jones closing the main stage… it was an hour and a half of pure bangers. For those wanting the leave early to miss the taxi/train station rush, they would’ve found it difficult to walk out mid- set.
You know what they say? You can’t go wrong with Defected. It was a treat for the eyes when we saw Defected was a stage host and even more exciting when we saw the line up! From start to finish the music was faultless, it was a stellar line up of DJ’s. The large disco ball was a perfect touch for the stage as it created a warm atmosphere for all of us to dance to listening to the punchy and vocal grooves of Sam Divine and the beats and bass of Amine Edge & Dance!


The VIP stage was hosted by the one and only Ministry of Sound… Did you go through the porta loo? If you don’t know what we’re talking about then you’ve MISSED OUT! Lurking in the toilet area was a secret entrance which led us to a smoke-filled stage supplying house beats! The FUTUREE stage was in no way showcasing any less talent! The stage presented a line up of up and coming DJ’s that certainly deserved their spot on the line up acts include: Cutting Edge resident Ross Roberts, 33 resident Ninetyone and hot right now DJ Kinnerman!


EE is now a MUST on anyone’s festival list and there’s no question why, as their hefty line up for a small cost is one that nobody can miss! We can’t wait to see what EE have in store for us next year the question is… how can they top the line up AGAIN?


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