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Matt Clarke replied to the topic 'The Prodigy on Tour in 1992' in the forum. 1 hour 4 minutes ago

I did. Went to the Leas Cliff Hall in Folkstone. Only thing I can really remember about it was there was a delay and the rumour circulating around the place was that someone had managed to fall off a balcony. No idea if that had actually happened though.



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EleveneezerGoode replied to the topic 'Re: EVER SEEN ANYONE FAMOUS AT A RAVE?' in the forum. 10 hours 32 minutes ago

dubplate records wrote: lol
I was djin at this rave in Southampton and John Craven from newsround was 1 foot skankin!
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from that moment on I have always called him John Ravin Craven!
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I met Jon Craven at a school careers fair or something, around 1989 - gave off a well scary vibe lol. He was probably having a bad comedown heh.

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EleveneezerGoode replied to the topic 'This isn't a cryptofascist nazi cuntwad warlord website i think?' in the forum. 10 hours 42 minutes ago

Need clarification: this aint a cryptofascist nazi cuntwad warlord site, and therefore we're not all about killing more melanined people because our own bumholes don't stink at all do they.

I understand that you think black is great but racism is by nature an arbitrary preference so hating brown ppl literally to death, still counts as racism.

I'll retract the above if you can show brown ppl to have bombarded and killed a million of us e.g. because we haven't achieved equal pay yet, or if we have, it wasn't implemented soon enough for their liking. Not seen any lavatories for 3rd gender folks either, i guess this at the very least means sanctions on us, by them.

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mert replied to the topic 'Re:Limited E Edition' in the forum. 15 hours 45 minutes ago

Ian Saunders wrote: Probably this for me, my kinda style

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfRUNMBpzm8


Funnily enough I bought that on Tuesday this week from here! First bit of crate digging in over a decade, was most refreshing!

musicmondays.databeats.com/event/4245-the-rave-story

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Traffic Cone replied to the topic 'Limited E Edition' in the forum. 23 hours 59 minutes ago

^^ +1 for Strike a Dub! the bit where the Madonna vocal is sped up and turned into a stab is fantastic \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/

i like this too, one of the later ones:

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Ian Saunders replied to the topic 'Green Apple 1992 id' in the forum. yesterday

That Sir Spence EP is fucking brilliant, well worth a purchase.

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Ian Saunders replied to the topic 'Limited E Edition' in the forum. yesterday

Probably this for me, my kinda style

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfRUNMBpzm8

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Richruffcut created a new topic ' Limited E Edition' in the forum. yesterday

Whats your fav tune on this label?

Forgot how good this tune was till I played it the other day. Defo my fav plus you can still pick it up for less than a £5

www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Cn_aHHztPY

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Richruffcut replied to the topic 'When do you call it a day as a DJ?' in the forum. yesterday

Yeah plus we all know vibes likes a drink or two

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dj jedi replied to the topic 'When do you call it a day as a DJ?' in the forum. 2 days ago

I'm not sure how many people know this story but Vibes had his car stolen (a convertible Merc) at a Resonance day time event in London about 10 years ago. He was at the bar and somebody stole his keys and drove off. It had all his vinyl in the boot, that's one of the main reasons he started playing digital. I'm sure he has got a replacement car since then but I can certainly see the appeal of not driving to raves!

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Traffic Cone replied to the topic 'When do you call it a day as a DJ?' in the forum. 2 days ago

Ian Saunders wrote: There is a space for older DJs which, unless they're special, is not perhaps main room at peak time, but at other stages of the evening. It doesn't mean that they can't be on point, it's just that not being at the forefront of things should give you a lot more room to experiment. Hearing older DJs, especially those who aren't doing it as their main job, just smash out anthem sets with no individuality is pretty pointless. The old skool scene is perfect for older DJs I think.


and i think that's one thing you can definitely say about Vibes - he's never that predictable! The one big happy DJ that played tunes from small labels or weird imports...he has an individual appeal.

I think that's the thing - if someone has been around for ages and had their own niche, i think there's still a place for them. if they're trying to catch up with all the new guys by following their lead, or just playing obvious anthem sets, then it is a bit more disappointing.

Vibes for eg, last time i saw him, at Fusion, he was on typical form - a couple of big cheesy Vibes favourites (hold me now), some newer tunes, a few less played tunes, one makina track...and most surprisingly, a remix of R Kelly - i believe i can fly that i last remember being caned on awful Glasgow pirates in 1999 :D now not all of that was *good* (especially the R Kelly remix!) but it certainly wasn't predictable.

But also i think the time before that was at Bust an old Jam where he played a solid set of 94-95 breakbeat happy, again mostly avoiding the big overplayed tunes.

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Restless1 replied to the topic 'Andy C Residency at XOYO' in the forum. 2 days ago

Ian Saunders wrote: This prompts a question regarding residents BITD - When I first started going out, and not living in London, there weren't really any residencies. What makes a good resident DJ? Are they freer to experiment, or do they just play safe and let the guests do that? Do they/did you get bored of them playing every week?


They know the crowd inside out. If a guest flops, guess who saves the day? The resident.

If anyone is going to play it safe it will be the guest, as a guest is usually a headliner, and headliners usually play big tunes.

I think the idea of a resident died years ago, but a few of them on weekly rotation worked well as they all brought something different.

I personally didn't get bored as the three that were residents were all completely different, but I did yearn for a different big name to play as residents can be predictable.

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Restless1 replied to the topic 'If you could ask one question.....' in the forum. 2 days ago

Good question! I'd probably ask The Fantazia boys to lend me a tenner....

All seriousness, I'd ask Vibes when is he going to call it a day (joke).

Seriously, I'd ask Jason Kaye which scene he preferred out of Rave and Garage. He was a HUGE name (and still is) in both scenes, and was one half of "Garage Nation" (the biggest name/brand/promotion that scene) and Top Buzz were massive too.

That or I'd ask a proper headliner like Carl Cox where were the better nights between '88/'93 - north or south?

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Ian Saunders replied to the topic 'When do you call it a day as a DJ?' in the forum. 2 days ago

With regards to Vibes' transport, I think it depends on where the gig is and how much cash the promoter is willing to lay out. On Bunter's radio show he talked about getting the National Express to gigs in Bristol as it was a hell of a lot cheaper than driving and he was going to be there partying all night anyway.

I do really want to know if Vibes has a day job, I don't know why. I can't imagine that he'd have been the type to save his cash.

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Ian Saunders created a new topic ' If you could ask one question.....' in the forum. 2 days ago

To any DJ, producer, promoter, dead or alive, what and who would you ask? (They would have to give an honest answer too!)

I'd love to ask the people behind Sunrise etc how much they earned on average per rave. The stories of them being sat there with bin bags full of money telling the DJs to help themselves etc. Also, with the parties being illegal, what did they do with the money? Did they pay tax on it?

I'd also love to hear about some of the political shenanigans going on in the (IMHO) dreadful UK Hardcore scene. I only pay attention to it due to the handbags.

I'd also ask Nookie if he ever got sick of Ray Keith not doing anything in the studio :D

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alphawave ep replied to the topic 'When do you call it a day as a DJ?' in the forum. 2 days ago

I saw on Vibes Facebook page a while back a story about one of his gigs and he said he uses a hire car...

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Ian Saunders created a new topic ' The Prodigy on Tour in 1992' in the forum. 2 days ago

Did anyone go to any of their tour nights? I'm not talking about when they were booked to play at Amnesia House etc, but their actual tour with Sy-Kick, Devious D, Richie, Physics, MC Ruff etc.

How was it? What was the structure of the night, did it have that pretty tight flow that happens in most raves between DJs and PAs, or was there a bit of a gap?

I always wondered why they chose their support as they did. Physics was obviously a mate, but why Sy-Kick, Devious D & Richie?

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Ian Saunders replied to the topic 'When do you call it a day as a DJ?' in the forum. 2 days ago

Like everything in life....it depends.

I do think it takes a special person to be at the cutting edge of music for so long, Most musicians don't manage that, or keep themselves fresh (apart from Miles Davis).

There is a space for older DJs which, unless they're special, is not perhaps main room at peak time, but at other stages of the evening. It doesn't mean that they can't be on point, it's just that not being at the forefront of things should give you a lot more room to experiment. Hearing older DJs, especially those who aren't doing it as their main job, just smash out anthem sets with no individuality is pretty pointless. The old skool scene is perfect for older DJs I think.

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Ian Saunders replied to the topic 'Andy C Residency at XOYO' in the forum. 2 days ago

This prompts a question regarding residents BITD - When I first started going out, and not living in London, there weren't really any residencies. What makes a good resident DJ? Are they freer to experiment, or do they just play safe and let the guests do that? Do they/did you get bored of them playing every week?

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Traffic Cone replied to the topic 'When do you call it a day as a DJ?' in the forum. 2 days ago

i think sometimes people are a bit too obsessed with being on-trend.

i mean if Vibes was presenting himself as being at the cutting edge of music maybe it would be a bit sad. but he really isn't. :cheer:

i would ask this: do you think that some of the older members on here should give up listening to oldskool? still listening to the music that they were 25 years ago? and if the answer to that is no (which i would hope!) - then why doesn't that apply to DJing too?

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