DJ Derek fills tent at We, The People 2011
Bristol-based DJ galvanises local support
Jamie Skey - 05 June 2011
The 68 year old reggae DJ, who MCs in a cod-Jamaican accent, was at first hampered by technical difficulties, and then
announced: "Afternoon sets are difficult when I am sober. I'm just catching up with the rest of you. I was playing in
Shrewsbury at 2am this morning."
Derek's set was more upbeat and party orientated than usual, blending reggae, dancehall, soul and even a bit of funk. The crowd, at first bemused at the novelty of Derek's age and insistence to speak in a rasta accent, finally came round to loving this bizarre spectacle. And the tent genuinely steamed up as he span a reggae remix of Marvin Gaye's 'Sexual Healing'.
The Streets headline the final night of We The People 2011 which has been marred with wet weather and a low turn out.