Deep Cliffs Weekender 2018 Thomas Tesar


Thomas Tesar ( Vienna, Austria)

All the madness started in the year 1987 when I was spending my holidays in England and went to a trip to London. There were these elder  and smart guys in my school. They told me what to buy and where to find it. That´s what I did. I was 14.

And so I bought Kent-Compilations, Mods Mayday, Dance Craze. Suddenly I was addicted with music, especially with Soul-Music. In the beginning of the nineties I discovered Electronic Music, Deep House, Acid Jazz and all their relatives. But Soul, mainly Modern Soul, never went away. Maybe my outfit changed, but the spirit stayed. After deejaying a lot in Vienna during the 90 ´s, mainly with electronic stuff, I started to get more and more in touch with the originals again. And then I started to play these tunes in my sets, even at House Partys - to a crowd which had just slicely to do with Soul-Music. And it worked! Then I started to visit Allniters again. Just to dance to all this great tunes. And still – my greatest passion is to dance! That´s why I´m here. Listening to all that great music, played by all these addicts and dance my shoes off. With the love of my life: „walking in rhythm, movin in sound…“ Ah, and yes, I´m still deejaying in Austria and thankfully I´m also deejaying at Deep Cliffs Soul Weekender 2018…


Making Charts is completely impossible. But to get a notion of what I´ll play:

Theodis Ealey – If you leave me, I´m going witcha (Ichiban)

P.J. Smith – Hold on to it (Shane)

Enchantment – Call on me (Polydor)

Lady Gizelle – Long distance love affair (Dynamic Sound)

Wardell Piper - The Power of love (Midsong International)

William Howard - Come to me (Cat)

Rance Allen Group – I know a man who (Gospel Truth)

Shoni – It must be love (Rav)

Bobbie Roberson – Don´t you leave me (Bolivia)

Garnet Mimms – Somebody, Someplace (GSF)

Chosen Few – I´m alone (Faces)

Detroit Emeralds – Long live the king (Westbound)




Deep Cliffs Weekender 2018 Keith Money


Keith Money ( Dundee, U.K) 100 club, Cleethorpes Weekender 


I am from Dundee in Scotland, first DJd at the Claremont Hotel in Edinburgh in the mid  1990s,

I have been lucky to have DJd at lots of venues and weekenders all over the UK and Europe including Cleethorpes, Fleetwood, Prestatyn, Blackpool, Hamburg, Runawaylove (Asturias Spain), Rimini and lots of other venues,

I am also a resident at the 100 Club in London.


Very hard to pick 5 or 10 but some of the records I am playing over the weekend includes,


1 Four Andantes "Hipper than me" Mo Do,

2 Roy Roberts "So much in love" Sugar,

3 The Cytations "Darling you do" Granjun Records,

4 Little Al "Lonely days of my life" Shell Records,

5 The Precious Three "I need a man" Ref-o-ree,

6 Mighty Whites "Im living ny life for you" Unnissued 70s,

7 Sugar Boy and the Shades of Black  "Free man"  Shades,

8 Honey Bs "What love can do" Bs Wax

9 The Intensions "She needs somebody" USA Records

10 The Volumes "Ive never been so in love" Garu

Deep Cliffs Weekender 2018 Frank Viphitman


Frank Viphitman ( Hamburg, Germany) Motte Allnighter

Once grandma’s music shack stopped cooking up that lovely soul stew and the illegal dances were truly a thing of the past, the only way to get some of that sweet soul music was to Go West. Suddenly Granny’s crumble pie as well as the crumbling wall made life then oh so very sweet indeed. This time with the ok from the boys in blue and no planned escape route laid out just in case, the Chain Gang Soundsystem and The Northern Soul Family Allnighter in Hamburg were now Right On Brothers!!!! After that, somehow a daytrip to London in 1996 turned into a decade of all kind of silliness. The odd backroom of a restaurant, where all sorts of things were dropped including vegetables & records, was just one of dem shebeens. The last 2 decades were spent either in front, behind but very rarely underneath the decks at many weekenders & allnighters !!!!

Ever changing Top 5:

Soul Superiors - Your love is super good

Kenard What Did - You gain By That

Voltaire’s Movin - Movin On

Brand New Faces - Brand New Faces

Jack Montgomery - Don’t turn Your back on me

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Deep Cliffs Weekender 2018 Alberto Folpower Zanini


Alberto Folpower Zanini (Carpi, Italy) Cannonball Recs


I started my soulful journey as a young mod sometime around the early eighties. When I heard Bobby Sheen’s “Doctor Love” for the first time I realized there was no turning back, and began collecting rare american soul music on 45rpm vinyl full-stop. Since back then I have been a regular at many venues in the mod and scooter scenes. I love all kinds of black sounds with a high-rate heartbeat for the funky edged and the modern stuff. I run once a year the Cannonball Soul Weekender and a little record label, Cannonball Records. I have been deejaying in the States, Uk, Europe and Russia and I thank Laurent big time for linin'me up for Deep Cliffs.

top 10:

1. Originals - Young Train (Motown)

2. Silver Trumpeteers - Understanding (Calvary)

3. Sensational Five - It’s Hard Out There (Sagport)

4. Hank Johnson - You Lost Your Thing (Spear)

5. Beginning of The End - Come Down Baby (Alston)

6. Starfire - Out Of The Ghetto (Dynamic Artists)

7. Cliff Curry - Let Love Come In (Cannonball)

8. Aged in Harmony - Dance Awhile (Mor-Tones)

9. Rising Sun - You never too old to learn (Kingston)

10. Skullsnaps - The World (TP)


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Deep Cliffs Weekender 2018 Lars Cornelsen


Lars Cornelsen aka Don Cornel ( Hamburg, Germany) Cole Slaw Rhythm & Ska Club

Just like Joe Turner said „Two Loves Have I“…

…both of them are Soul whether it is from the US continent or from the Isle of Jamaica.

It all began in the late 80s early 90s. There have been scooters, there have been beer and there have been kind of Soul music…actually it was Motown, Atlantic and maybe Stax and some Ska every now and than. Later the scooters vanished but the beer and the music remained. As I was a teenager there wasn’t much money left for records so I started digging the flea markets on Sundays. And like I grow up the soul scene in Germany did. We all started with tunes like „The Snake“ and to me one of the most remarkable tunes of the very early days was Prince Busters „Rough Rider“. At this time I didn’t know the term of „Rocksteady“. But at the end right this kind of music became my passion. Nowadays I’m collecting and playing both kinds of good music…Soul & Reggae!

 Some years ago I had the luck to find my new home in Hamburg the most soulful city of Germany. And I’ve got the opportunity to play my records at some different venues and parties. Today most of the time I’m playing all kinds of Reggae at the regular events likes „The Cole Slaw Club“ and the „Ska Train to Reggae City“ and from time to time I’m allowed to play some of my Northern and Modern gems at different spots. And now last but not least I’m very proud and happy to get part of the wonderful occasion of the 3rd Deep Cliffs Soul Weekender“ which I enjoyed so much over the last two years and that hopefully will be a fixed date in my calendar for many of the next years…
 Run come celebrate - it’s festival time…This Party Got Soul!

TOP 10 …first tunes coming up my mind for any reason…

1. Hopeton Lewis - This Music Got Soul

…kind of ‚my anthem‘

2. Prince Buster - Prince Of Peace

…great mix up of Jamaican music styles. Something like WestIndianSkaSteadyReggaeInnaEarlyRootsStyle

3. The Maytales - Night And Day

…must have floor filler killer diller cheapo

4. Derrick Harriott - Walk The Streets


5. Bobby Ellis - Step Softly

…one of the best two sider ever. An unbelievable cool Rocksteady vocal gem and maybe the smoothest Rocksteady instrumental in my box on the flip

6. The Wailers - Sinner Man aka Zimmerman

…the early Wailers always on top! Killer Roots coloured Ska tune and also a two sider with Let Him Go on the flip side (actually the plug side)

7. Johnny & The Attractions ‎– I’m Moving On

…and again a double a-sided 45 and again the flip is the top tune to me. But surely love Young Wings Can Fly too.

8. Marcia Griffiths - You’re No Good

…deep Jamaican RnB tune…nuff said

9. Delroy Wilson - Once Upon a Time

…Rocksteady evergreen…just a nice little driving piece of music

10. Desmond Dekker - Fu Manchu
…still one of my big wants…offers welcome

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Deep Cliffs Weekender 2018 Miriam Da

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Miriam Da / Ms Phyllis ( Hamburg, Germany) 45 degrees

About 14 years ago I began collecting vinyl and DJing. I started with 60s Beat, Soul and Reggae tunes, but then focussed on Soul 45s. My favorites being Soul, Latin Soul and Funk from the late sixties till the mid seventies. I founded several Clubs and Allnighters in Leipzig and Hamburg and since 7 years I'm part of the DJ-Team 45°Degrees in Hamburg - a group of female Djs with a regular Allnighter. I also had several guest spots mainly in Germany and Spain.“

Top 10:

  1. Eboney Essence - Let me in (Goodie Train)
  2. Cold Blood - I’m a good woman (San Francisco)
  3. Bobbie Smith - Walk on into my heart (American Arts)
  4. Al Foster Band ‎– The Night Of The Wolf (Roulette)
  5. J.R. Bailey - Love Won't Wear Off (As The Years Wear On) (Calla)
  6. Rhetta Hughes - You're Doing With Her - When It Should Be Me (Tetragrammaton)
  7. Cal Tjader ‎– Evil Ways (Fantasy)
  8. Barbara Mason - Don't Ever Go Away (Arctic)
  9. Caretakers Prophecy - People (Love Your Brother) (South Park)
  10. Falcons ‎– (I'm A Fool) I Must Love You (Big Wheel)


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Deep Cliffs Weekender 2018 Imke Keyssler

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Imke Keyssler ( Hamburg, Germany)

Imke Keyssler aka Ada Loveshake is a Hamburg based (rare) soul collector and occasional DJ.
She used to be member of the all-female-deejay-collective «45° Degrees Soul Club Hamburg» with a regular Nighter at Molotow Club Hamburg. She's been deejaying at various european weekenders in recent years, such as Stockholm, Barcelona, Bilbao, Dresden, Lucerne and Hamburg. Nowadays she’s part of the mixed styles radio collective ‚Das Draht’ and hosts her own soul radio show every two months at Hamburg.
She loves and plays all styles of soulful music, 60s as well as 70s and a bit of 80s and contemporary recordings - as long as a tune gets her it needs a place in the box!

Ten current and all-time super love sounds (in no particular order)

  1. Ernie Johnson – Disco Music Keep On Going On (BISCUIT)
  2. Gloria Walker – My Precious Love (PEOPLE)
  3. Bonnevilles - I’ll be Right There (NOW RECORDS)
  4. Lee Williams & Cymbals - Girl From A Country Town (RAPDA)
  5. Village Choir - Sweet Hot Lips (N.Y.C. STREET SOUND)
  6. Pazazz - So Hard To Find (IN-ROADS)
  7. Amercian Standard Band - Morning (STARIZON)
  8. Pamooja - Oooh Baby (KEIPER)
  9. Three Prophets - I Think I Really Love You (TOGETHER)
  10. Kitty Doswell - Just A Face in the Crowd (HES)


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Deep Cliffs Weekender 2018 John Berchtold

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John Berchtold ( Double Barreled Soul Club, Copenhagen, Denmark)

John Berchtold is one of the driving forces behind the Double Barrelled Soul Club, Absalon Got Soul, Messed Up and the Copenhagen Soul Weekender! He plays Soul, R&b, Ska/Rocksteady, Jump Blues & sometimes Garage, here some records he likes at the moment:

* Little Richie - Just Another Heartache

* The Mighty Dogcatchers - It's gonna Be A Mess pt2

* Chanters - What Are You Doin'

* C. J. And The Sunny C - Caroline

* Ray and the Blue Satins - She doesn't love me

* Roland Alphonso - 20-75

* Jimmie Raney - You Drink Too Much Booze

* Paul Smith - Ain't That Something

* Mamie Perry - Lament

* Eddie Jasper - Lean On Me





Deep Cliffs Weekender 2018 Neil Youdale


Neil Youdale ( Northampton, UK)

1. Goody oswaldo - gonna have my fun

2. Music city soul brothers - looking for my baby

3. Sensational skylarks - soon ah will be done

4. Neal johnson - true to you baby

5. Bobby massaro - takin’ names

6. Frank butler - the love i need

7. The drivers - mr astronaut

8. The troopers - get out

9. Pete terrace - we’re gonna make it baby

10. Big buddy lucas - i cant go

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Deep Cliffs Weekender 2018 Brian Poust

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Brian Poust ( Atlanta, U.S.A) Soul Force Recs

Brian Poust hails from San Antonio Texas by way of Atlanta Georgia. With nearly 25 years experience DJing in the United States and Mexico, the Deep Cliffs Soul Weekender will be his second time DJing in Europe, following two Spanish gigs in 2012. Brian has researched Soul music from the state of Georgia since the 1990s, with a published article in Oxford American magazine as well as lending his expertise to Now-Again's Richard Marks anthology "Never Satisfied" (2014) and Numero Group's compilation "Eccentric Soul: The Tragar & Note Labels" (2008).

Current top 10 with no consideration to style:

  1. John Attina - Reconsider Me (Encore)
  2. Johnny Benavidez - Tell Me That You Love Me (Stylart)
  3. The Bishop - Mini-Skirt Minnie (Lou-Neita)
  4. The Decisions - Really Do Love You (York)
  5. Barbara Hall - Big Man (Tuska)
  6. Esteban Jordan - Pa Chismoso Tu (Falcon)
  7. Daniel Madison - Funky Popcorn (Transnational)
  8. Neto Perez and The Originals - TCB Or TYA (Capri)
  9. Star Quake - Don't You Know I Love You (Merit)
  10. Joe Willis and the Mighty Invaders - Baby You Got It (Greenwood)



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