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Rhi Spect

Rhi Spect

Rhiannon first got into raving in the late 90s dancing to garage, old skool and jungle at bagleys, chunnel club, strawberry sundae, velvet rooms and camden palace. It wasn’t til 2006 when she inherited her brother Hijack’s decks that she started to learn how to mix and started buying dnb. Since then she has been building her collection, playing at private parties and afterparties and it wasn’t til she was asked to play at one of the first garage splash raves at the jamm that she started to get bookings and since then has gone on to become a resident at Garage Splash playing every month at Fire.

In the last few years she has played at Kapow, Unshackled, Konnect festival, Glastonbury, Launch and Moondance as well as playing on Flex FM and Life FM. She is over the moon to be adding Distant Planet to this list as she has been a massive fan of the party for many years

Tenners Ten Tun

Tenners Ten Tun

I first had a taste of the underground sound in 1988/89 when I found a 12″ copy of “House Nation” randomly sitting up against a wall near the local tube station. After getting home and hearing it, I knew that this was the music I wanted. In early 1992 at the age of 12, I got hold of a mixer from Tandy, no special effects, no cross fader, no EQ’s, just a basic 4 channel mixer. That was enough……For now. I then used a tape player and a hifi turntable (With part of a screwdriver glued into the motor underneath to work as a crude pitch adjust) to learn how to mix tracks together.

Late 1991/ Early 1992 everyone was listening to pirate radio, Pulse, Ragga, Station, Kool etc, I got a taste for the sound…Next step was….Where to buy the records. My then local record shop supplied a lot of reggae that I purchased. Then I spotted an LP called “Progressive Hardcore” (Rising High Records). I purchased it, took it home and played it and from that point everything changed, nothing else mattered other than following that sound.

Between 1994 and 1995, I was still purchasing Reggae but was also purchasing Jungle tracks like Johnny, Lighter, R.I.P and Pulp Fiction. Around this time there were a few new stations; Radio Active was a memorable one. This was where I first got to hear happy hardcore. Back then it was all mixed together with jungle within the one set.

In early 1996, I was flicking through the FM dial and heard “31 Seconds” playing, so I whacked a tape in and started recording. The track wound down and on came an MC (Ruff) and the next track had clapping at the beginning. It then burst into some mad amen’s and kicks and as soon as it dropped I was hooked. The track was Simply Electric by Force & Evolution and the DJ and MC were Spinback & MC Ruff. The Station was Dream FM. 1996 was an excellent year for underground music with so many 12″ releases each week. Happy hardcore, drum & bass and reggae were the records of choice and there were loads to choose from.

Towards the end of 1998, a lot of record shops had closed down and a fair few stations had ceased broadcasting. Not to be left out or bored with music I then started purchasing hard house and rap/hip-hop. Around late 2002/2003, I was listening to Eruption FM and heard a DJ (TC) playing some interesting sounds and from 2003/2004 I wanted to get a slot on a station.

In around Mid 2004 I was asked to do a mix tape by the Eruption FM management. I completed the mix and I was also asked to present the mix. I then went to a rave at the “Electroworks” where I passed the tape on to someone who then passed the tape and eventually it got to where it was needed.

Around November 2004 was my first ever set on Eruption FM and I remained with them until 2012 mainly playing happy Hardcore, old skool, jungle and drum & bass with the occasional hard house set thrown in.

Come late 2012, myself & TC got our first set on Kool London playing a 1988-1990 selection and since then to the present time, I have remained on Kool London playing a selection of reggae, old skool, happy hardcore, jungle, drum & bass, acid house and most in-between.

Massive thanks to the listeners. Without you, what’s the point? Also thanks to TC, Wizbit, Yang, Dangerous, Als, Eastman, Susie G, Clockwork, NSK and all that helped the Tenners over the years.

Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/tentun
Mixcloud: mixcloud.com/tennerstentun
Twitter: twitter.com/TennersTenTun
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DJTenTun/

 

Junior Buzz

Junior Buzz

 

Junior Buzz mastered his skills playing Acid House, House, Jungle, D&B, Old skool, Garage and Bass.

Beginning his journey as a young lad, he stepped up to play in clubs alongside headliner DJS, from the age of 15. Citing his Dad as his inspiration, the knowledge and passion he had then has matured and exploded into a medley of fusion and sounds.

It is his signature refusal to be restrained to one genre that keeps his mixes fresh.

Radio: Junior buzz currently holds a radio show on London’s now legal Flex FM 101.4 Playing and supporting new, unsigned and fresh Music
Tuesdays 22:00 GMT

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Juniorbuzzdj/
Twitter: @jnrbuzz
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/juniorbuzz
Instagram: djjuniorbuzz

Label: Garage splash/Splash London – A&R for the label and full involvement supporting a great movement.

Residences: Garage splash, Moondance, Raindance, Moondance festival, Virgin active, Revolution Cycle


 


 

Distant Planet spent some time with Neil talking about clubbing in London in the 80’s, DJ’ing and Record Collecting, Pirate Radio, partying in the US in late 80’s/Early 90’s, Releases past and present and studio/production.

Keep an eye out for some new releases from Controlled Weirdness coming soon on Presence Unknown.

http://twitter.com/CWeirdness
http://facebook.com/DJControlledWeirdness
https://www.discogs.com/artist/77271-DJ-Controlled-Weirdness

 

Distant Planet spent the day with DJ Warlock (Helter Skelter, Rag & Bone, Koollondon.com) going through his tapes, flyers, magazines and other rave memorabilia that he has kept (in amazing condition!) from over the years. Take a trip down memory lane as he talks us through some of the iconic raves and clubs over the 90’s that he frequented and also discusses the popular and not so popular tunes from the time from his reviews in Ravescene magazine.

http://www.djwarlock.com/

So Distant Planet residents Louise Plus One and Hughesee were invited along to Cambridge105.fm to Play a set on ‘The Urban Baseline show’ hosted by Johnny 5. Louise Plus One and Hughesee played for the 1st 2 hours then Urban Baseline Resident DG Select finished off with a slamming set of Drum and Bass. The Urban Baseline show has been going a number of years now serving the Cambridge community every Friday night 7-10pm make sure you tune in for the freshest urban beats and bass.

Distant Planet would like to thank Johnny 5 and DG select for the opportunity once again our 3rd show on the show .. nice one

Check out the Urban Baseline show website by clicking this LINK the sets will be on there for one week on the music page or check out the Distant Planet Soundcloud by clicking the logo below.

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