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Restless1 replied to the topic 'RIP Marcus Intalex' in the forum. 2 months ago

Pretty sure it was heart related.

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Restless1 replied to the topic 'RIP Marcus Intalex' in the forum. 2 months ago

Yeah, deffo luck of the draw.

I know people right now that are ABUSING their bodies with drink, heroin etc and they are walking around right as rain! And they've been doing it for years too.

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Restless1 replied to the topic 'Short sets' in the forum. 2 months ago

Ian Saunders wrote: The longest set anybody gets is 50 minutes.

Seriously, how much do you think they're paying the 20-minute set DJs?


1/3 of their hourly fee? Still great money for 20 mins of work if your hourly fee is 3-500£.

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Restless1 replied to the topic 'Short sets' in the forum. 2 months ago

None whatsoever.

Maybe a way of cramming in loads of names at a discount price? Other than that it's pointless.

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Restless1 replied to the topic 'WTF, so sad, has b2vos died?' in the forum. 2 months ago

MR RINSE wrote:

Restless1 wrote:

livvy wrote: hahahahahhahahahhahahahahah it only ran for approx 6 years the longest I think pmsl what a plonker


Yes! It's like the old days. Pathetic but nostalgic! Why be a dickhead in a positive thread Livvy? Jog on back to renegade radio "fm"


Exactly! Run along now..



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Restless1 replied to the topic 'WTF, so sad, has b2vos died?' in the forum. 2 months ago

livvy wrote: hahahahahhahahahhahahahahah it only ran for approx 6 years the longest I think pmsl what a plonker


^^

Beg.

How do you not come on a forum for ages, come on it, bump your own topic, and repeat the process for years? Beggy Mitchell!

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Restless1 created a new topic ' School me on the revival in '97' in the forum. 2 months ago

How popular was Rave again?

Was there many compilations put out?

What made it popular again? And how popular was it on a national scale?

How authentic did the experience feel compared to the first time around? Many old faces still out or not?

Best & biggest nights back then were?

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Restless1 replied to the topic 'RIP Marcus Intalex' in the forum. 3 months ago

dj jedi wrote: Yes very sad news, I saw him play a few times. TBH I would expect this to become more regular now, the DJ lifestyle is far from healthy and some of these guys are in their 50s now.


Spot on, Ed.

As mentioned before, I do think there's a cut-off age when it comes to DJ'ing as you will just look foolish BUT you've nailed it there with the health reasons.

Marcus seemed like a healthy chap as he was ALWAYS playing golf. But when you DJ's in there latte 40's hammering the pills, powder and booze EVERY weekend since the 90's and their body clock is all over the place you start to think "how long till his body has enough and packs up?" What gets me is that the very elite DJ's who travel the world must be full of inflammation and always ill. Even doing one end of the country to the other can be brutal.

I genuinely think that if you have any sense at all then your health is your No.1 priority. People LOVE to give it all that "you only live once" when they smash the drugs etc, but what a way to waste it. And when you're on your deathbed you will regret it. Going off one one there but health is a big thing for me.

Also, Marcus was a FANTASTIC DJ as well as producer. I highly recommend his Fabric mix. Quality all around. He will be sorely missed.

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Restless1 created a new topic ' Tunes that changed your life or..' in the forum. 3 months ago

Had a huge influence on it from a rave perspective are?

Mine:

"Champion Sound" - still the dirtiest jungle tune ever made. Just changed everything for me.

"Seance" - remember hearing this on a Ratty tape from Fantazia @ Westpoint. That baseline blew me away, and still does now.

"Blowout pt II" - "You had it, you had it all boy" - reminds me of a time of when I was breathing music 24/7. Whenever I hear it out I go ape.

"Hearing is Believing" - this was a MASSIVE jungle tune around '95. It was on all the tape packs. It still sounds brilliant and it reminds of a time when everyone I knew was listening to brit-pop and I was buying tape packs as a kid!

"The Bouncer" - still a strong track. Everyone knows the sample, and it just sounded different.

"Twist 'em out" - brought back my love for D&B.

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Restless1 replied to the topic 'The five best events you've been to during...' in the forum. 3 months ago

Nice list!

In no specific order...

1) Global Gathering 2002

First festival I ever went to and my first taste of what it would have been like to have been around "back in the day".

I remember driving down a country lane at night time and hearing music very faintly and seeing strobes, then seeing rides, and then being there. Amazing event.

Just being amongst that many different styles of music, people and having the choice to go from D&B to Progessive House if I wanted to was amazing.

The D&B tent that night - and at EVERY GG after - was VERY special. Easily the best tent out of them all (and my god was there some amazing tents there).

2) Flashback (Feb '01)

Flashback had to be putting on the best oldskool nights back then. They were legendary.

You'd see a video of an event and the que it's self was legendary as it was so long! I mean you'd rock up to the Q Club and the line would seem MILES long!

Because the Q is a weird venue, I remember opening a door and it was like going into heaven because it was at the top and the lights, sounds and crowd was MENTAL. Loved it, man.

Micky Finn smashed it that night.

3) Westfest '04.

SV did there first one there and boy was it special! Every room was on fire and the crowd was epic, even the coach journey down there was special. Loved it.

4) NEC NYE SV '05-'06

Amazing night. Raindance room was literally one in and one out. If you were in there then you stayed in there as it was so good! Main arena was ridiculously awesome.

It was 5 mins from my house and it was the biggest party in the country... How could I NOT go to that?!?! 10'000 people, and walking into the main arena after a search was like "stars in their eyes" with the smoke... Amazing.

5) HTID '07

I've banged on about this event many times on here, but it was just one of those special nights, man. Legendary memories for me.

Force & Junior rocked it that hard that I stopped my mate and said "feel the floor... it's fucking shaking!" people just went NUTS to the Happy that they were playing. I mean, I've never seen a reaction like it. Hixxy had to wait like for TEN MINUTES to start his set because whenever he did EVERYBODY WENT MENTAL. Even Storm was blown away by it. Amazing night.

I've had plenty of other amazing nights out (Fantazia in Stoke, a Flashback reunion in '10, various other HTID's and Global Gatherings, Raveology's, but those ones are always the first ones to stick out when I think about a question like this.)

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Restless1 created a new topic ' The five best events you've been to during...' in the forum. 3 months ago

Your time as a raver/clubber have been? What were they & what made them so damn good?

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Restless1 replied to the topic 'How immersed in the scene was your city/county?' in the forum. 3 months ago

It's crazy how many legit world class/very very talented DJ's are from Southampton.

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Restless1 replied to the topic 'How immersed in the scene was your city/county?' in the forum. 3 months ago

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...

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Restless1 created a new topic ' How immersed in the scene was your city/county?' in the forum. 3 months ago

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.

Birmingham...

We never had much in the way of DJ's, but the midlands had tons of talent.

Ratty
GE Real
SS
Jim"Shaft" Ryan (although he played literally EVERY chill-out/room 2 at every rave going, he was still very instrumental in the scene)
Fallout
Pilgrim
Daz Willott
Nebula 2
Donovan "Bad Boy" Smith
Mongoose
Luke/Neil Trix
Ned Ryder
Mistress Mo
Glenn Aston

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!)
Shelley's

Brands (again, a silly list):

Quest
Starlight
Pandemonium
Amnesia House
Fibre Optic
Club Kinetic
Flashback
Bang-In-Tunes

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.

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Restless1 replied to the topic 'Your local Pirate bitd' in the forum. 3 months ago

This guy...

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