It is nearly time for me to head up the East Yorkshire Coast from Bridlington to Scarborough for the amazing weekend of arts, culture and music that is Coastival 2016.

I was very excited to be asked to host this years reggae session taking place in the Engine Room on February 14th. I have brought together a crucial gathering of Djs from around Yorkshire to bring you Coastival Pressure sounds 2016.

The selector selection:

Drummie Dave: Formerly the host of the legendary world music record shop Sterns Music has loved reggae music since hearing Lee Scratch Perrys ‘Return of django’ as a kid. He has made a career out of Djing reggae music all around the country and he can often be found selecting rare cuts of reggae and other tasty genres at music nights in York.

Drummie Dave

Bunny King: Local dj and producer Bunny King, fresh from gigging in London he will traveling back up to Scarborough to bring us his producer set. An opportunity to hear the latest Aerosolik Records tunes live and direct from this talented dj who runs tings at the Rebel Radics Sound System events.

Aerosolik records

StefM: StefM has had a varied career in music, mainly centered around the festi and free party scene. As a musician he has performed at dozens of festivals on everything from pallets to main stages, he has written and produced several albums and appeared live on TV and Radio. These days StefM has packed up all his experience into a box of loaded 45s and is traveling up the coast from Bridlington to host this years Pressure Sounds session with a quality selection of rocksteady and ska.


Filey Salasie: Or Dr Filey Salassie to give him his full title, not just a dj but also professional drummer and a music lecturer. He’s a busy man at Coastival playing a few sets in various genres, but we know how much he loves those reggae basslines and how much everyone loved his sets at the last pressure sounds. So i am happy to announce he’s agreed to play for us again this year.

The Engine Room is in the Sun Court Suite of the Spa complex on Scarboroughs seafront. With wonderful views of the coast and the sea, a big sound system, a bar or two, vjs and djs you are guaranteed a whole heap of skanking sounds to take you through the afternoon.

So this year why not take your valentine by the hand, dip, step forward and share the love in a reggae style!