WIN: A VIP night for four at club night that’s bringing the White Isle to Wearside

DJ Paul Taylor

DJ Paul Taylor

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Club night Retro will take over Port of Call this month – and you could be there for free.

We’ve teamed up with the bar in Park Lane to give away a VIP night to Retro, the UK’s longest-running dance brand, on December 12.

Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor

The prize includes entry for four people, a bottle of Grey Goose vodka, mixers and two Retro CDs.

Three people will also win runner-up prizes of a pair of tickets.

Retro was last in Sunderland at Rainton Meadows Arena where it sold out. Port of Call was chosen to host this month’s event after hosting DJs Miguel Campbell, Denny and Darius Syrossian.

The famous club night is the brainchild of techno and house DJ Paul Taylor who will take to the decks in Sunderland along with local DJ Chris Bungoni.

Retro is famed for pioneering the classic house sound.

It began in 1989 when Paul would dedicate the final hour of Friday nights at Angels nightclub in Burnley to music released in the previous three or four years. It soon developed into a monthly night.

By the time of the club closed in 1996, Retro nights were already being held at clubs across the north west.

Retro started at Eden in San Antonio, Ibiza in 2000 winning Mixmag’s New Club of The Year award.

The night has also had a residency in superclubs Es Paradis and Pacha.

Paul said he’s still as passionate as ever about stepping behind the decks.

He said: “After 38 years I’m still here doing it because I love it.

“I have a saying – music is the celebration of my soul - and that is going nowhere.”

Retro is at Port of Call from 11pm to 5am on December 12.

Tickets are £8 and on sale from behind the bar at Port of Call or online at www.skiddle.com

l To be in with a chance of winning the competition, answer this question: which DJ established Retro?

Email your answer and contact details to Katy.Wheeler@jpress.co.uk. Winners will be notified on December 10.