The main events on Friday and Saturday evenings along with our Sunday BBQ/Soulful brunch alldayer, take place at the Hotel Continental, home to Hitsville Soul Club for the past 7 years.
A family run hotel, newly refurbished, that sits right on the beach. The tiled dancefloor opens up onto a large terrace overlooking the Mediterranean, an ideal place to cool off in between sounds!
Friday evening is the official start of the Weekender, where The Hotel Continental plays host to our first soul night. First record on the decks at 11pm - last one...who knows it went on 5am last time!
Saturday afternoon, the Hitsville Collectors/DJs get together and double deck for the radio shows. The rest of the Hitsvillers enjoy an array of different music whilst lounging around the pool or eating brunch on the terrace.
These afternoon radio sessions are a great way to hear records that wouldn't ordinarily make the main event. The DJs are given free reign as usual to play anything: uptempo, downtempo, sweet, deep, it's all on offer. The only criteria is quality soul!
The allnighter begins with the first record on the decks at 11pm from the first of the many DJ/Collectors joining us from all around the world. Oldies, Newies, Uptempo, Midtempo, 60s, 70s, the Allnighter runs the whole gamut of Rare Soul throughout the night with a mix of selected DJs that guarantee quality soul music until dawn.
For those still standing, we finish around 6am and watch the sun come up over the Mediterranean Sea.
Our Sunday BBQ brunch alldayer kicks off at 1pm and all the weekender DJs plus some, get a chance to double deck on the outdoor terrace overlooking the golden sands and the Mediterranean sea. This is probably the most relaxing event of the weekend, until we get to 7pm when both the volume and the tempo are ramped up in preparation to a great finish once again.
All of the Hitsville DJs take home a commemorative slipmat from the weekender. Kindly donated by Chris Waterman, promoter of New Century Soul in UK. Cheers Chris.
Hitsviller's Dave Moore and Mark Speakman with the commemorative slipmat for 2010 based on Bobby Fulton's Soulville label.