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Re: Records you paid WAY too much for

Post by dj jedi » Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:00 pm

He made a few tracks with him (or should I say for him) and he never paid up for the studio time or royalties on the tracks. So he outed him on a popular hardcore forum, and all kinds of shit went down :lol:

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Re: Records you paid WAY too much for

Post by ian saunders » Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:17 pm

From what i remember - Supreme "worked" with him on some tunes for a comp on the Gut TV label. The compilation was released but the label ended up going belly up and no-one got any money.

I think Stormtrooper was ok with not getting royalties as nobody apparently got paid, but Supreme wouldn't pay him for the studio time. He raised it with Supreme a few times before getting a message left on his phone from Supreme threatening that if he didn't stop asking for the money he was owed then Supreme would come round with "the boys" and sort him out.

Allegedly Supreme has a bit of rep for this kind of thing. Luna-C said they were quite difficult to deal with when they were doing an EP with 4 labels contributing.

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Re: Records you paid WAY too much for

Post by eazyflow » Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:49 pm

ian saunders wrote:
I think Stormtrooper was ok with not getting royalties as nobody apparently got paid, but Supreme wouldn't pay him for the studio time. He raised it with Supreme a few times before getting a message left on his phone from Supreme threatening that if he didn't stop asking for the money he was owed then Supreme would come round with "the boys" and sort him out.

Allegedly Supreme has a bit of rep for this kind of thing. Luna-C said they were quite difficult to deal with when they were doing an EP with 4 labels contributing.
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Re: Records you paid WAY too much for

Post by ian saunders » Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:10 pm

^^^ that photo is one of the all-time classics :D

All you need to do is photoshop Glitter, MJ, Jonathan King in the gaps and you have a "specialist" supergroup :lol:

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Re: Records you paid WAY too much for

Post by Rapid » Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:27 am

Not sure, I paid £120 for Blame - Music Takes You (Seal)
Was that on Ebay? I remember bidding upto about £110 on that tune on ebay as I was desperate to have it. Especially as I'd already owned it and swapped it for something stupid!
Speaking of Ramos/Supreme..I remember being in Fusion Recs in the 90's when Ramos threatened to hit either Supreme or Vinygroover (forget which) in the face with an iron if they didn't go and make the tea...I had no doubt that he was being serious as well.

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Re: Records you paid WAY too much for

Post by THEDJFX » Sun Feb 06, 2011 4:46 pm

I shelled out £60 for FBD Project - The core (original mix) a while ago.
Was one of those tunes that you have wanted since the beginning of time and finally say to yourself Right, I'm having it, I just dont care what it costs!

All the more jarring seeing ot go on ebay for £17 a few month aso :-(

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Post by pete.devnull » Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:05 pm

was it an original black label / no label copy?
I got a copy of the white label copy for £10 recently, only to read on discogs that it's a bootleg :( Still glad to have it though, what an EP...
THEDJFX wrote:I shelled out £60 for FBD Project - The core (original mix) a while ago.
Was one of those tunes that you have wanted since the beginning of time and finally say to yourself Right, I'm having it, I just dont care what it costs!

All the more jarring seeing ot go on ebay for £17 a few month aso :-(

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Re: Records you paid WAY too much for

Post by fannypad » Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:32 am

pete.devnull wrote: I got a copy of the white label copy for £10 recently, only to read on discogs that it's a bootleg :(
Not sure whether to believe that, even though it did come from Neil Trix's keyboard... I've had both black and white label copies before and they're pressed from identical metalwork. Unless the mastering house kept the plates and did a cheeky run.

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Post by melakaraya » Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:42 am

I've had three copies of this over the years, all of them with pink labels, anyone else had a pink label copy/copies?

If they were a 'bootleg', they clearly weren't recent, as they looked as though they had a few miles under their belt when I first got them about 6 or 7 years ago.

I paid £38 for my first copy, which IS way too much IMO!
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pete.devnull wrote: I got a copy of the white label copy for £10 recently, only to read on discogs that it's a bootleg :(
Not sure whether to believe that, even though it did come from Neil Trix's keyboard... I've had both black and white label copies before and they're pressed from identical metalwork. Unless the mastering house kept the plates and did a cheeky run.

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Re: Records you paid WAY too much for

Post by dj_gyr8 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:38 pm

Hi,

BIT 003 seemed to be fairly common on both black & white labels, I've had multiples of both. Loads of bedroom DJs had it on vinyl BITD.

There is NO official repress, but that doesn't mean someone has made their own bootleg, I recently saw someone up North on eBay who basically did a search for sought after oldskool & then made their own low quality bootlegs!

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Post by fannypad » Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:41 pm

melakaraya wrote:I've had three copies of this over the years, all of them with pink labels, anyone else had a pink label copy/copies?
Yeah, by "white" I meant light pink. Had a few pink ones over the years, and the only black copy I've seen is the one in my collection.

They were all from the same metalwork; all physical features including etchings were identical.

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Re: Records you paid WAY too much for

Post by pete.devnull » Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:55 pm

I think my copy actually has white labels not light pink? matrix # etc is identical though, not that that means anything...

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Re: Records you paid WAY too much for

Post by THEDJFX » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:44 pm

Yeah, mine is a light pinky coloured label too.

I was surprised to read the Neil Trix posting on Discogs re this release (it was submitted after I bought mine lol) because my copy is fairly worn in- the type of wear you only really get after a good 18 or so years of love :-)

Unless people are deliberately 'distressing' bootlegs nowadays!

Fat press too- I love it :-)

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Re: Records you paid WAY too much for

Post by eazyflow » Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:23 pm

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pete.devnull wrote: I got a copy of the white label copy for £10 recently, only to read on discogs that it's a bootleg :(
Not sure whether to believe that, even though it did come from Neil Trix's keyboard... I've had both black and white label copies before and they're pressed from identical metalwork. Unless the mastering house kept the plates and did a cheeky run.
Yeah I thought this was bollocks when I read it too. My copy is a white, but it's that discoloured sort of white you only get on old records, plus with the etchings, and being in the condition it was it just doesn't seem like a repress. I know that doesn't really prove anything, but you can just tell when something is a blatant repress...

I don't really trust if that did actually come from Neil Trix himself either. Looked at the account and it seems a bit dodgy - signed up on the same day just to write that about BIT 003 then nothing else... you would have thought he may of commented on some of his other releases too... special memories etc...

Again, doesn't really prove anything, and why would someone randomly sign up just to do that? Having said that there are some very wierd and sad people in the world...

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Re: Records you paid WAY too much for

Post by dj genocide » Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:21 am

Sorry gents, there is only one winner of this.

Back in the infancy of the online old skool scene tunes were rare as Jedi said. I knew nothing about this website or how to obtain vinyl. I was desparate for a copy of the beefed up mix of I feel this way. I had met Maxx vinyl (who hadnt?) at Raindance and waffled to him through his website. Being the shrewd individual I am, I told him I was after this tune and would pay £100 for it.

Told Moody about it years later and he said that Maxx then sent out an email on the Old Skool list pretty much saying some mug has offered £100 for it. Got it off some guy on the Isle of Wight who then went on to sell me a few other bits. Surprisingly the other bits he sold me, he sol me at market value(ish) eg Shes breaking up for £25.

Oh yeah and it was me who bought the Jimmy J version of 99 Red Balloons off eBay for £150. fuck me I wish I had that sort of disposable income now.

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