Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Roots and Future - A History of UK Dance

a public radio documentary on the pirate radio / rave tradition in the UK from jungle > UKgarage > grime + dubstep - made by Sam Backer of Afropop Worldwide and featuring quotes from me and others

Monday, June 27, 2016

work the box


Dj  Faydz: "Here's a 1990 - 1991 mix I put together in 2015, celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Old Skool House & Rave event, Ektos. If you didn't know, Ektos put on some huge events around the South West of England back in the early 90s, bringing Moby over for his first ever UK performance in September 1991, as well as holding a regular night at Hardings Nightclub in Swindon. I had my first gig for them in 1999 and have been their resident DJ since then. This is a selection of some of the underground tunes, that will always remind me of Ektos and featured on a couple of the first ever Rave cassette tapes I got hold of way back in 1990, that were being shared amongst friends in my home town, mixed by former Ektos DJ's Gregan Scott (RIP) and Steve Potter. I'm very honoured to have played at this event for the past 17 years (Big thanks to Midge for having me!) and I hope this mix brings back a few memories and you enjoy it as much as I did putting it together! Cheers, Faydz x"

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

sample treasury

those are just five of countless rave tunes featuring diva samplige sourced mostly in the middle extemporising section of "let no man put asunder"

any others?

bigging up Rochelle Fleming and/or Annette Guest for ever

and here's a footwork tune also using a First Choice / 'Asunder' lick

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Shep ahoy!

(for the Meltdown cru)

Friday, June 17, 2016

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

the nuum sputters on

deep tech made by John Morrow of Foul Play vintage

and quite nice too

(via dissensus / sadmanbarty)

another  tune by Skeleton Army (sounds very gloomcore / PCP-ColdRush-DE2001, that name)

this one quite bleepy-and-bassy

in all honesty I had forgotten deep tech existed...

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Law struck / Flack attack

a bumpy mix - in 1990!

the a capella of "first time ever" appears here

joanna law sampled here

the classic version by Roberta Flack

Friday, June 3, 2016

tribute to 320 MCs

Gone To A Rave celebrates 40 years of Rave MCs

Not sure where the forty years comes into it, but lovely tribute with lots of great clips of classic sets

Here's just one of them

Reminded me of this of course