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Docklands Festival - Alan Fitzpatrick picks his top 5 tracks

Ahead of the new 10,000-capacity Southampton dance festival, the DJ and techno producer has picked five top tracks from five top acts performing at this year's event.

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Last updated: 14th Aug 2019

Southampton's biggest ever inner-city festival is all set to go this September.

Created by the team behind Dirty Box Promotions, the 10,000 capacity festival, held within the grounds of Hoglands Park, will feature a world-class line-up of over 50 of the biggest names in house, tech, and bass.

Spread over three immersive stages and several tents and containers, festival-goers can expect to see appearances from internationally-renowned acts including Patrick Topping, Andy C, Pete Tong, Wilkinson, My Nu Leng, Sub Focus, Jaguar Skills, GW Harrison and many more...

Revellers will be treated to awesome confetti explosions, giant speaker stacks and mind-altering visuals, accompanied by street food trucks, bars and funfair rides throughout the 10-hour party.

Also confirmed to perform at Docklands is local hero and prominent techno producer, Alan Fitzpatrick. The DJ, who has released tracks with respected labels such as Adam Beyer's Drumcode, Bedrock, and Cocoon, has shared with us his top five tracks from artists due to appear at the festival. 

Below are his top picks, plus a few words explaining why he loves each one...


Randall & Andy C - Sound Control

AF: "This is easily one of the best drum and bass cuts EVER written. It came out back in '94 I think, and still sounds like it's from the future. Andy is a true legend, I admire him so much."


Patrick Topping - Be Sharp, Say Nowt

AF: "This is a total killer of a track, i'ts THAT tune - we all have one as artists, and this is Paddy’s. Aye Lad!!!"


Pete Tong - Time For Love

AF: "This release on Saved has to be a proud moment for Pete, who has had a few to be fair! This one screams Ibiza every time I hear it. I LOVE it."


Sub Focus - Blue Note 

"I just love the bass hook on this track. It's a classic bit of drum 'n' bass from a while ago now. Oldies are the best."


Collective States - Recogniser

"This was actually a track feature on the We Are The Brave VA ‘Electric Soul Music’. It's the first track from this duo and it's a total acid banger. It was one of the stand out tracks for me on the compilation, and if you have seen me play the last 6 months - then you’ve heard this!"


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