Twisted Melon rave through the ages in King’s Lynn

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West Norfolk’s electronic music lovers are in for a treat next Saturday, when Twisted Melon Promotions will take ravers on a journey through the last 30 years on the dance club scene.

Electronic Twisted Melon is the latest venture by the local music promotors, hosted by Lynn’s Corn Exchange, and will bring cult local legends together to reminisce over dance hits from 1984-2014.

Triston Finnis, of Twisted Melon Promotions, said: “As everyone knows Twisted Melon has always been about live music. But because of my interest in late 80’s and early 90’s dance music I have hosted a couple of Old Skool Hacienda Nights!

“This time I thought I’d try something to cater for the 18-24-year-olds through to the 24-30-year-old’s and even us old school ravers! For one night only, the Corn Exchange will be transformed into an authentic super club with podium dancers, smoke and strobes, lights and lasers.”

The event will feature the disk-spinning talents of Bongo Ted, Foxy, Dan Fernandez, Trevor De Lux, Marty McFly, Danny Burch, Mark Malle and more.

Triston said: “As well as using authentic DJ’s of their time, we needed the cult faces of the Lynn and West Norfolk dance scene too so the inclusion of Bongo Ted, Dan Fernandez and Foxy were a must.”

Dan Fernandez has been djing since the early 90’s with a passion for music that never stopped growing after listening to the likes of Slipmatt, Top Buzz and the Ratpack. He has the ability to connect with the crowd playing a mixture of styles while staying true to the oldskool influenced sound whether it be house, hardcore, breakz, DnB or hard dance, he never fails to deliver.

Bongo Ted has had a lifetime of success since receiving his first drum kit at the age of eight and recording his first album at the age of eleven! Winning numerous drumming awards and local acclaim, he has performed across the globe including a world tour with charttopping Sunscreem, and with record labels such as Sony, Five am, Cookin and Bonzai. He is currently working on another album.

Triston said: “Mark Malle is responsible for bringing in the brilliant Trevor DeLux and Marty McFly. Mark was brought into the mix because of his present day EDM knowledge that I lack.

“After the massive success of his Festival too set last year, wowing the shall we say, less hardcore fans, Mark managed to bring dance music to the masses mixing his own style with a more commercial feel.”

He added: “Finally I had to include Danny Burch, the local lad done good and Pams House resident DJ to give us a definitive History Of Dance line up!”

These genre and era-specific DJ’s will lead you through dance history from the days of Frankie Knuckles Chicago House tunes through the Oldskool Hacienda sounds of A Guy Called Gerald and Rhythim is Rhythim, on to present day with the likes of David Guetta and Swedish House Mafia.

Triston added: “Great music is timeless, whether you’re 18 or 45 this night is for you. From Vinyl to CD to Digital, you all have your opinions on what’s best.

“Now it’s time to see everything collide as ETM becomes the biggest dance event to hit Lynn in years!”

The event will run from 7.30pm to 12am on Saturday, October 18, at Lynn’s Corn Exchange.

Tickets cost £7.50 and are available from the box office on 01553 764864 or online at www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk