Tune of the month

Mate, I ADORED that era and that programme. Brings back so many memories.

MTV was something else back then, really revolutionary. That and Beavis & Butthead were epic.

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Restless1 replied to the topic 'MCs think theyre bigger than the DJ' in the forum. 3 days ago

Without the people there's no rave. You can make this go on for hours.

You can have all the best music possible, but no people? Good luck with that.

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I was into all sorts as a kid.

Oasis, Pulp, Blur, OCS - they all rocked. Loved Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, and the whole American scene in general.

Was heavily into Hip Hop/Rap, as was my whole generation. You?

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Restless1 replied to the topic 'MCs think theyre bigger than the DJ' in the forum. 3 days ago

Agreed.

Even the bigger names within the rave scene when it comes to MC's are weak.

Storm is flat out terrible. How he think his vocal "scratching" (see noise) is remotely decent I will never know.

Mad P makes no sense.

Evenson still brings it, in all fairness.

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Restless1 replied to the topic 'MCs think theyre bigger than the DJ' in the forum. 4 days ago

I think the one MC that had the right idea was Ribbz. He hosted, let the music play, and knew his place.

I cannot stand MC's. Don;t get me wrong, in the right setting (think D&B Rave) they can take the vibe to another level, but they just can't shut up.

I remember seeing DJ Hype leave mid-set at a Slammin Vinyl event around 2008 NYE. An MC (think it was Fatman D) was calling for the rewind every other minute and pissing Hype right off, so he left.

The oldskool MC's chat utter rubbish and ruin a rave for me.

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Restless1 replied to the topic 'where did ratpack go' in the forum. 4 days ago

Pretty sure they retired.

I borrowed a Helter Skelter tape from '97 from a friend, it was of the Pack. Mark played the worst I've ever heard him play, they were playing NSB tunes towards the end, and Ev got on the mic and kind of apologies about the rustiness as they had been in the studio.

Guessing they took a break as they didn't fit in either the hardcore or jungle scenes. Good thing they did, as they're the busiest/command the biggest fee of any rave DJ out there I'd imagine.

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Restless1 replied to the topic 'DJ Jedi 1993 Hardcore Mix April 2017' in the forum. 7 days ago

Nice one, Jedi! I'll check this out tonight.

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Restless1 replied to the topic 'General Election 2017' in the forum. 7 days ago

The All Night Party!

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Restless1 replied to the topic 'Kallax users...' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

No probs. Best storage solution for wax you can buy, mate. You'll love it!

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Restless1 replied to the topic 'Jumpin Jack Frost biog' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Thanks, but you carry on. Cheers anyway. ;-)

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Restless1 replied to the topic 'Jumpin Jack Frost biog' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Any good is it?

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Restless1 replied to the topic 'Jumpin Jack Frost biog' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I meant to say that i would buy a copy myself for a fiver! Haha

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Restless1 replied to the topic 'Kallax users...' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Yes. That or, depending how big your collection is, the one with 16 compartments and not 8.

I have that one in the pic. It's PERFECT for 12" vinyls. ;-)

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Restless1 replied to the topic 'Kallax users...' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Although I prefer the look of the vinyl being pushed to the back, i keep mine to the front.

1) There is NOT a better storage solution for vinyl than these. Ikea, god bless you!
2) i really need to get an Expedit as the difference in size been them and a Kallax is annoying me.

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Restless1 replied to the topic 'Jumpin Jack Frost biog' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I'll wait until it's a tenner or less on Amazon.

Should be a good story on him though. Great choice to do a book on, IMHO.

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Restless1 replied to the topic 'When it comes to mixing...' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

dj jedi wrote:

Restless1 wrote: Jedi, what does the rest of your reply say? Can't seem to find it.


I accidentally deleted it! This stupid forum software doesn't give any kind of warning or confirmation when you press the delete button. Will write it out again when I can be bothered :oops:


;-)

Always logs me out, too. :-(

1) I'd say my style, across the board, is traditional and modern. So I LOVE to blend and to get into the mix, and I always use effects when possible and needed. So give me a Pioneer mixer over any other brand any day!

2)

Strong: Tight mixing, tune selection, skills (love to scratch, play with the effect and EQ's etc) and I'd say across the board I'm pretty solid when it comes to playing most genres. Some DJ's are only good with one sound and hopeless with others, due to loving music on the whole I always dabble in other genres and I'd like to think I can hold my own within those genres.

And I ALWAYS try and improve, even after 18 years of doing this. You HAVE to improve or else you'll get worse, pretty simple really.

Weak: This sounds like a contradiction because I'm very quick to move with the times but stay to what I've always played! So I can play modern sub-genres for a good while, and then revert to buying and playing stuff only from the 90's. So there's no "I used to play that kinda stuff". One foot in the past and one in the future I guess. I was like that with DJ equipment and genres up until 2012/13 and then I fucked it all off.

I also don't go out as much as I should or as much as I would like to. So listening to new tunes, DJ's is done all on the net now instead of the old way.

Not being able to mix live how I can at home. Club set up's are literally fucking dreadful 99.9% of the time, so that frustrates the hell out of me.

3) Tough one! No DJ ALIVE will admit to them being not as good as they was (deluded methinks), but I have to say that I was on better form in 2012 than now, then I dropped massively due to losing the love and the interest for it. I'm slowly getting back to where I need to be, but it'll take another month or three until I'm happy. It's like I locked two tunes the other day and I remember I could mix that tight 24/7, but then I couldn't get them that locked again and it made me realise that I'm not as sharp as I once was.

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Restless1 replied to the topic 'When it comes to mixing...' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Jedi, what does the rest of your reply say? Can't seem to find it.

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Restless1 created a new topic ' When it comes to mixing...' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

1) How would you describe your style?
2) What would you say are your strong/weak points?
3) Have your best days past you or are you still as good as you've ever been?

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You mean to say that there are records that exist besides "Champion Sound" etc? I don't believe that for a second! ;-)

You're onto something. Not only that, but I don't know of a single scene where the REALLY big tunes were as big the second time around. Obviously there will be loads, but look at a compilation from say '93 and now, the difference in the track list is like night and day.

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Restless1 replied to the topic 'What is going on with this forum??' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

One annoying thing about this forum is that I have to log in every few days. Why?

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