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GL0WKiD pres. Generation X [RadioShow] - Planet Rave Radio (23 May 2017)
Liquid - Everything's Going To Be Alright [2017, Music Mondays]
Oneplayz Ft. Kiesza - Hideaway (Breaks Remix) [2017, bootleg]
United States Beat Squad - Rewinds Vol. 4 [2017, free download]
Base Club - Dancin' Together [2006, Tornado Records]
Ant To Be - Nobody Likes Me [Forthcoming, KNITEBREED]
Beats are Broken - Acid Overload [2017, Unreleased]
DJ Jedi - Jedi Recordings VS Cru-L-T - Bring The Beat Back (Cru-l-t Remix) [Forthcoming, KNITEBREED]
Amiga Breaks - Raving Days [2016, Dark Til Dawn Records]
Demcore - Summer (The Timespan Remix) [2017, Kniteforce Records]
Clayfighter - Intergalactic (Luna-C Remix) [2017, KFA]
DJ Luna-C - Free As The Sky (Hyper On Experience) [2017, KNITEFORCE RECORDS]
Oneplayz - Velocity [unreleased]
Pursuit - Let's Do It Now [2016, self release]
Yudaidhun - That Style [2017, Raveskool Recordings]
Coco Bryce - Love Flows [2016, MYOR MASSIV]
The Prodigy - Your Love (NQ2 remix) [2016, free download]
pzg & Dubsknit - My Love [2017, Cock Rock Disco]
Neap Tide - Rave Jam [2017, Ravenoyz Recordings]
Dave Skywalker - Send for Ali [2016, Off Me Nut Records]
FFF - War is in The Dance (Remix By Apzolut) [2011, Murder Channel]
Evade - Hodgepodge Flavour [2017, LONG LIVE THE ANIMALS]
Marusha – Raveland (Paul Elstak Remix) [1994, LOW SPIRIT RECORDINGS]
DUNE - Up! [1995, URBAN]
Detonator - Set Me Free [2017, self release]
Luffy & Mio - Flip Flappers [2017, free download]
Luffy & Mio - The Roller [2017, free download]
Trigger Happy Side 1 [2017, TRIGGER HAPPY]
DJ Rave In Peace - Dream2ME [2017, Ravestomp Recordings]
Dougal & Gammer - Fuck That Shit (TripleXL UK Makina Remix) [2013, free download]
Dolphin - You Know [2017, free download]
Liquid - Sweet Harmony (Jekyll SGFest Edit) [2016, free download]
xyce - bass aler [2016, Cheapbeats]
Graz - Ravepunk [2016, CHEAPBEATS]
Schnez - Bad Boy Flow [2017, LONG LIVE THE ANIMALS]
Westbam - Celebration Generation [1993, LOW SPIRIT RECORDINGS]
DJ Luna-C - Piano Progression (Scott Brown Remix) [2016, KNITEFORCE RECORDS]
Scott Brown - Winkel Wagen [2016, Mob Squad Tokyo]
Rural Suffolk. We had a nightclub in our town (13000 people) and had prodigy, Carl Cox, Lennie D plus others play.
Had Oscars at Clacton 25 miles up road and mindwarp events in Colchester.
Dreamscapr did an event in near by bury st Edmunds.
Dj wise, loads from Colchester like force and ray Keith. From our town we had a guy called Ben Howard. Played a lot in east anglia
I very much doubt they were as harsh as the bigger players. The set-ups around this way were so much smaller. Coverage would have been a 5-10 mile radius and as you say the resource to do just would not have been there.
It was always dropping on and off air (it was weekend only and disappeared for weeks (sometimes months!)) but would think this was more to do with finding somewhere to set-up and having the people to DJ!
Very true about Acen. Especially so with Windows in the Sky. Probably because it just didn't fit anywhere when it came out in 93. I love that tune though, i think it's genius
May have a bash, not made anything for ages!
Do you think the DTI was as harsh on stations in places like Hitchin as they were with the ones in London?
On one level, it's got to be easier to find and to identify the DJs etc, but on the other hand it might not be such a priority and they might not have the resources.
I need to get a nice batch of samples together - just been busy with other stuff so not really done any "tune" side of things for ages.
When I get a chance, I'll get some samples together
It's crazy how many legit world class/very very talented DJ's are from Southampton.
oh yes can't forget Pulse, this was one of the most consistent in terms of signal and it was just a really great station, and sounded much more professional not having MCs and it may just have been this but the music on there seemed more grown up.
In SW London we were spoilt for choice, my preferred stations were Don, Dream and Energy FM (in the early days Pulse).
Good question! I was quite lucky being down South. In my hometown of Bournemouth there was a very healthy scene. Obviously there was Fantazia Summertime in 1992, but it had a wealth of small local brands and clubs including Madisons, Remix, Wild Turkey, Interdance. and also Dreamscape had their head office in Bournemouth town centre til about 1999. There weren't any A-list local DJs, producers or MCs, but lots of well known local ones like Aquasky, Dream, Dance, MC Shadow, Martyn The Hat, X-cess. The main local record labels were Stormtrooper, Burning Bush and Underdog which were all run by the same guy.
Then just down the road was Southampton which was like my second home as I had lots of mates there. Pretty much all the big happy hardcore DJs were from the area - Hixxy, Ramos & Supreme, Sunset Regime, UFO, Stu J, Brisk, MC Marley etc.
Never really heard Acen tracks played much. Heard Close Your Eyes (Optikonfusion) once at Raindance...that was the lot.
The long beat-less intros perhaps deterring DJs from mixing them.
I grew up round Watford/Hertfordshire ways. Green Apple was the very 1st one I picked up also Pulse FM, Energy FM, I could pick up Rush, Flex FM, Zone FM, Kool FM... later years Dream FM ... there was loads of ones popping up randomly .. Pirate Radio was amazing as I was listening before actually going to raves and the buzz of just hearing the tunes was amazing !
I think these great news deserved a topic..
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Pretty good work again followed fair enough "Gone Too Soon EP"!!
Love these Nuskool Jungle breaks, warehouse influencial tone
Living around 30 miles from London I used to be able to pick up lots of the London pirates (not always crystal clear but you soon got used to the crackles!) Pulse was always fairly decent to pick up (they were North London based as far as I remember which helped)
Locally in Stevenage we had Impact FM and also Perception FM in Hitchin.
Oh, and the ones still going strong are...
All of the MC's
SS & Formation are still around
Pandemonium do the odd reunion here and there (same for Flashback)
Glenn Aston is still around
The Institute is now the HMV Forum
Jim Ryan is still around
Depot is shut down
There isn't much of a "Rave scene" (I'm talking oldskool, d&b, hardcore etc) around here nowadays. Shame...
Did you have any legendary/nationally recognised brands/nights in your city/county?
How about DJ's & MC's? Any big named DJ's & MC's from your way who were big on the scene? Again, who were they?
What about record shops & ticket outlets? Venues?
And are any of these people and places still going strong?
Birmingham was a mecca, and IMHO, the midlands was so overlooked when it came to longevity. I mean, the sheer volume of big brands we had over our way was flat-out ridiculous! Not to mention everything else.
We never had much in the way of DJ's, but the midlands had tons of talent.
Jim"Shaft" Ryan (although he played literally EVERY chill-out/room 2 at every rave going, he was still very instrumental in the scene)
Donovan "Bad Boy" Smith
Mc's: Lenni, Bassman, Magika
Venues (this is where the midlands really excelled, imho):
The Eclipse/The Edge (voted the best venue in the country)
The Hummingbird (absolutely legendary)
The Q Club (say no more!)
The Institute (see above)
The Aston Villa Leisure Centre (such an underused place!)
Brands (again, a silly list):
Formation Records was a Midlands-based label. SS, out of Leicester, ran it.
The Depot was THE best ticket outlet in the UK. An untouchable shop for tape-packs and flyers as well.
We're still not on London's level (if you go from '87-'00, possibly '03, that city was untouchable for that whole timeline, although the Midlands, I have on VERY good authority, was still fucking AWESOME).
So there you have it, the Midlands, a place that was VERY immersed in the scene.
None we did not have pirate radio out in the sticks. I had to learn it all from Tapes, Magazines, Freinds and record shopping.
There are some great tunes from BITD that i never heard on any tapes, here's a couple i thought of :
Jack Smooth & Spencer T - Tell me something / Happy nonsense (Sound Entity)
Criminal Set - Dreamscape EP (One Nation)
Obviously, i haven't listened to every tape ever released so they might have cropped up somewhere, but not at the big parties like Fantazia, Dreamscape, Universe AFAIK.
What other ones can you think of ?