DJ’s / Acts

Distant Planet DJ’s & Acts that have played at our events

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


 

 

Morgan OSL’s love of music goes back to the early 80s with the emergence of Electro and Hip Hop. In ’86 he moved to Manchester the home of the Haçienda and lived there until ‘92. During this time, he was buying House, Hardcore and Rave vinyl from Eastern Bloc, Spin Inn and Underground Records and DJ’ing small gigs with duo Mo2vation (Kevin F. and Lee ST Files). In ’92 he moved back to London and managed to secure a regular slot on Format FM after Swift & Zinc and played up to the stations demise. Rinse FM followed in the mid-nineties and he was a regular for a year or two. During this time, he also played at various local club night for Mad B the owner of Quayside Records. Fast forward to today and he’s recently held a weekly slot on the re-launched Dream FM UK and played for Rupture one of the UKs leading club nights for Drum & Bass and old school Jungle.

 

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In the summer of 1995 a teenage Ant D-RINK, sick of being force fed a diet of watery dutch trance being played by the likes of Judge Jules on Radio 1, decided to scan the airwaves of South London for a more underground sound. Somewhere near the end of the dial in the midst of white noise and inane radio banter, he chanced upon a pirate station playing a type of music he’d soon find out, was known as happy hardcore. This station was the legendary Dream FM. For a short time he was fascinated by the uptempo kicks and cheesy vocals but a few of the DJs on the station were playing a different sound. Slower, with darker melodies and more Breakbeat. Hearing these sounds for the first time struck a chord in Ant’s brain and his passion for Oldskool rave sounds really exploded when he joined ‘the Oldskool mailing list’ where he gained a lot of knowledge and friends who’d been ravers back in the day. This lead to the scanning of many online lists of Oldskool records, before the days of Discogs and Broadband that let you could listen to things online and Ant would phone up the online sellers and ask them to play track after track on down the phone line, much to their annoyance and over a few of years he amassed a decent collection of tunes from 88-95, all at prices which seem like a bargain in comparison to the inflated prices of today.
ant3Having learnt to mix on a pair of belt drive Sound Labs turntables, Ant got his first gig playing Oldskool at the Kingston Mill pub in 1999. This was also the year he started going to Oldskool nights at the infamous Camden Palace and various others such as Raindance. In 2004 and wanting more DJ gigs, Ant took things into his own hands by started a night called Snaffle, playing a mixture of Oldskool and Nu-skool breaks. In 2006 he hooked up with the encyclopaedic DJ YT to do Gutter Monkey, which mixed up Oldskool alongside disco and darker electro and techno as well as some DnB. Having started with a bang both of these nights fizzled out due to the respective venues going out of business. A long break from promotion followed but Ant kept partying. Not having been to an Oldskool night for some time because he was sick of hearing the same tunes again and again, one day he went to his first Oldskool all-dayer, which was at the Tuffnell Park Dome. This was Distant Planet. Appreciating their ‘all killer, no filler’ approach to playing Oldskool, Ant became a devotee of their events and endeared himself to to the crew with his ‘not giving a sh*t’ approach to dressing up and getting a full face paint of the Distant Planet logo at their Twickenham event. In 2012 the opportunity to put on a party in a local venue fell into Ant’s lap and renewed his enthusiasm for putting on parties. In one week with the help of some equally passionate mates, ‘KLARTBEAT’ was conceived and a great party was had at a local venue in Hackney. ‘KLARTBEAT’ moved to a bigger better venue and hosted The Ragga Twins alongside Jerome Hill, a night which Distant Planet’s Hughesee described as ‘quite some achievement’. Further parties were had with Shades of Rhythm and Daddy Freddy taking to the stage but inevitably the venue shut it’s doors permanently, leaving KLARTBEAT in limbo. Ant can be found out and about dancing on one side of the decks or other playing a mixture of styles but mainly Oldskool. Why is he called D-RINK? You’ll have to check him and find out!

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Hue Jah Fink, a.k.a. Richy Hughes earned his first production stripes using an Amiga with the OctaMED software in 1991 where his interests in computer programming and music collided creatively.  Set amongst a backdrop of mixtapes, CDs and vinyl from the burgeoning underground, it was often the darker breakbeat sounds from the raves as well as the depth and hypnosis of ambient music that really caught his ear as he developed his sample editing and sequencing skills.

He soon began to DJ in various venues and outdoor raves across the south west of England, culminating in a residency at the legendary ‘Brunel Rooms’ Swindon where he would win over a steady following of eclectic music lovers with his uniquely varied selection of beats and guest DJs.

In 1999 he began his voyage to the capital city, and began working closely with London sound-systems ‘Headfuk’ and ‘Unsound’ as a DJ and also a producer releasing and performing music both solo and collaboratively.  Purely from being spotted scratching and blending unlikely selections at underground events, Richy has been asked to DJ for Raindance, numerous guest spots for arts station Resonance FM and more recently a residency at ‘The London Underground’ venue in Block 9 Glastonbury performing alongside reknowned acts such as Nicky Blackmarket, Hyper-On-Experience, 2 Bad Mice, Youngsta and Blawan.

It was his great experiences at Block 9 that drove him to direct and manage his own venue at Glastonbury 2015.  ‘Brainwash’ in Shangri-la featured political cinema, music and games during the daytime hours, and at night a rave with 360 degree original projections and music from DJ Flight, EZ Rollers, Emika, Scanone, Distant Planet’s own Louise+1 and Hughesee and many more.

Constantly pushing the possibilities of computer based audio production across multiple genres and under various aliases, he rapidly became known on the London scene as a respected source of technical advice and assistance to producers, teaching music production to children and adults alike and eventually establishing Binary Feedback Digital Audio in 2008.  Here he offers professional services to app developers, film makers, creative events companies as well as the working with many of the UK’s respected underground electronic labels such as Yellow Machines, Combat Recordings, Rag And Bone, Boka, Frijsfo Beats, Senseless, and the stateside Section8 / Plush Recordings group.

He would later be introduced to Rob Booth of Electronic Explorations to master his flagship 61 track compilation. It was here he impressed Emika with his skills, who asked him to master her second album project for Ninja Tune and has kept him on board for all her work since starting her own label. When a backstreet Hackney guy can compete with the big studios engineering for artists like Emika, Plaid / Black Dog, Kirsty Hawkshaw, Marcus Intalex, Milanese, King Cannibal, Machinedrum, DjRum, Boxcutter and Aaron Spectre, he must be doing consistently high quality work.

On his own musical productions he’s been no slouch, most notably working with the legendary vocalist Kirsty Hawkshaw in 2009 when launching his own DIY digital imprint Binary Feedback Music. He has attracted DJ support and praise from the likes of The DJ Producer, Freq Nasty, Starkey, Jerome Hill, Warlock, Xhin, DJ Phantasy, Kissy Sell Out, Laurent Garnier, Danny Breaks and many more taste-makers across the globe.

Despite having progressed far from slicing up 8-bit breakbeats and atmospherics back at the birth of the 90s to the seemingly distant world of professional audio engineering and venue programming, the sounds of darkside rave, jungle and deep DNB have always been in his heart.

You can hear him revisit his roots and take you on heartfelt, progressive journeys through the vinyl crates live on Distant Planet TV.

 

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