DJ’s / Acts

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

Ben Kei

 

Ben Kei began DJing Jungle and DnB in the mid 90’s and co-ran several nights around Hackney from 96-2000 before taking a back seat and focusing more on his music production. Ben mainly plays 91-96 Hardcore, Jungle and DnB but also spins Ska, Reggae, Dub and other early Jamaican sounds as well as Funk, Soul and Rare Groove as well as some Afrobeat and Hip Hop with the Dalston Chillies Hot Sauce Soundsystem.

Over the years Ben has been playing at Jungle Drum’n’Bass events such as Rupture, Technicality, Pressure and Timestretch and on a more eclectic rip, Bangarang at the Castle which was always 3 hours of reggae followed by 3 hours of jungle,

Recently Ben has put out a top release on his new Dalston Chillies label. Check out his amazing remix of DJ Dextrous and H Pee’s Time To Move. 

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DJ Trax

I started Drumming at 7, DJing at 12 and at 15 I formed the hip hop group Mixrace with two MC`s (Dev Paradox + Leke Aerosoul.)

I released my first track a year later (1991) on Brain Records. In the same year myself and Dev signed to Moving shadow. 

Over the next 3 years I released Solo 12″s on Shadow under DJ Trax and Joint releases under Mixrace.

In 94 we set up 5 record companies with Scott W and Gary S Stronghold, Mixrace Productions, Offset, Nautilus+ Mobhanded.

Myself and Paradox released a couple of dozen 12″s on the labels, both solo, and duo (under Brown + Dangerman.) We also collaborated with Hyper On Experience.

From 97 to 2003 I mainly focused on downbeat/leftfield music. I released an album and two 12″s on LaCerba/3mv as well as releasing on Goodlooking, Kriztal, Mole, Beats + Pieces and Hed Kandi. I also Remixed Kurtis Blow The Breaks!

From 2003 to 2010 I have released a further two albums 1,000 Pictures and Thoughts In Widesceen which was on the front cover on Knowledge Magazine.

I have also released on Outsider Music, AKO Beatz, Tempo Records, Transmute, Ocyris, Paradox Music, Mole, Next Phase, Repertoire, OSR, Subvert Central, Subtle Audio, Crisis, Misspent Music, Syncopathic Recordings and my own label Audio Buffet.

I have have released a series of EP`s with US Hip Hop group Assorted Anonymous. Followed by a Vinyl album.

Alongside the releases I’ve also written music for many TV/Multimedia projects
and Scored for the Feature Film Shifty.

Throughout this time I have been DJing and putting on nights and currently I am managing Essex and East Anglia Big Fish Little Fish events.

You can catch Trax alongside Nucleus every second Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm doing their Catch a Groove Show on JungleTrain.net
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DJ Poison

Martin Poison has been into vinyl mixing since the age of 14, DJing out since 15 originally under the name ‘Darkside’. Jungle & Oldskool pirate stations thru the ’90’s were his main inspirations, later branching out into tekno/gabber as the drum & bass scene of the early 00’s became more MC based.
Today, Poison continues to push all factions of dark edge rave music, be it 4/4 or breakbeats.

For Distant Planet Martin will be dropping a ruff set of 92-94 darkside Jungle & Hardcore bangers, peppered with some fresh new generation wax made in the same oldskool style.

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DJ Realer

 

 

Music has always been a big part of Dj Realer’s life from a very young age. But it wasn’t until December 2010 that he decided it was time to dust off an old pair of Numark’s and finally learn how to mix. it was an instant addiction, mixing everyday and building a strong collection of old school dance music.

January 2013 at the Euphoriom Nightclub in Acton would be the first time an audience would get a taste of his old school selection. Bookings then started to grow, and he developed an insatiable appetite for DJing. Dj Realer was lucky enough to have a great group of friends who also shared his passion for underground dance music. They would then go on to form the Beautifully Crafted Jungle crew, and a page on Facebook that has put the old school jungle scene back in the picture.

When the page “Long Live Beautifully Crafted Jungle!” grew popular, it was clear that the crew should start putting on events. You can also find Realer and the Beautifully Crafted crew on the jungle train on a Sunday for their bi weekly show.

DJ Realer has been lucky enough to take his DJ skills out of the country, blessing new crowds From Europe to Asia.
You may have heard him play at events in the UK such as Distant Planet, Rupture, Jungle Syndicate, Launch, Destiny, Hogsozzle Festival, to name a few.

He has been known to have the most eclectic taste in music out of his crew. Find him spinning Hardcore, Jungle, Breakbeat, Techno, Trance, House, Acid, Electro, Italo, Funk and Disco.

One of his most treasured memories in the DJ scene would be when he was lucky enough to play alongside the legend, Tango.

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Nucleus

 

A DJ since 1986 and long time Paradox collaborator Nucleus has released on legendary labels such as Reinforced, Metalheadz, Good looking and Samurai as well as his own imprint ‘Esoteric’co-run with Paradox which is an exclusive outlet for their material.

Immersed in early Hip Hop culture he started mixing and scratching Hip Hop,Electro and Funk breaks after being influenced by DJ’s such as Grandmaster Flash, DJ Cheese and Double D and Steinski’s ‘The Lessons’ mixes.This led on to buying a 4-track tape recorder and creating break mixes and Hip Hop tracks with local MC’s,and playing at local parties.
When the rave scene kicked off he started going to clubs like the Dungeon, Crypt, Telepathy, Roller Express and then later Paradise club (AWOL).Getting into House and early breakbeat rave, DJing at parties and raves and staying with the music as it evolved through Hardcore,Jungle to Drum and Bass.

His first vinyl outing was in 1992 on Brain records, a B-side track called ‘I Can’t Stop’ on The Raw And Ready EP and in 1996 started making tunes with Dev Paradox recording as ‘Noise’ and then ‘Nucleus’ releasing various 12″s and LP tracks of dark Jazzfunk Breakbeat inspired DnB/Jungle and deeper ambient sounds on various leading DnB labels.

This led to the creation of ‘Esoteric’ in 2002.
Also staying with his Hip Hop roots he released 2 BBoy break mixtapes with Break Dj Leacy in 2000 which have become classics in BBoy circles worldwide.
As well as DnB/Jungle he has always played a wide musical spectrum collecting Funk, Disco,B-Beats, Hip Hop, House, Techno, Jazz Reggae, Broken Beat and everything in between. His renowned DJ sets have seen him travel the globe.

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Originally hailing from Glastonbury, UK and nurtured on a strict diet of mixtapes, raving in fields and doodling in school books, producer, DJ and visual artist, Alex Eveson, has been making his journey through the deeper spectrums of drum & bass since the mid 2000’s.

After initially breaking into the scene as a designer (with artwork for labels such as Metalheadz/Exit Records), Eveson’s music soon became the centre of attention after Fabio debuted a selection of early productions on his BBC Radio 1 show in the summer of 2006. In the ensuing months, Eveson went from a little known name to one of the most featured Drum & Bass artists on UK airwaves, whilst his signature ‘soulful and groove driven’ sound found it’s way into boxes of DJs from all corners of the scene, gaining support from Goldie, LTJ Bukem, Bryan Gee, Grooverider, Marky, Shy FX, dBridge, Calibre, Marcus Intalex, Doc Scott, Total Science & more…

The next few years saw Eveson stacking up releases across a selection of the scene’s most prominent labels from original pioneers Good Looking Records, 31 Records and Creative Source, to new school taste makers Horizons, Critical and Shogun Ltd. In 2012, Eveson released his debut LP ‘The Last Summer Of Love’ on V Records, a genre bending album of influence and exploration.

After a brief hiatus DJing in the French Alps, 2014 saw Eveson re-emerge as Dead Man’s Chest (as a means to explore his original influence of early 90s rave tapes), producing a series of EPs for Ingredients Records that culminated in the 2016 release of the Trilogy Mixtape; a 90 minute collage of tripped out jungle revivalism. 

2017 marks the latest chapter in Eveson/DMC’s career with the launch of Western Lore, a record label which serves as both a channel for Alex’s musical and visual ideas, and a space for artists to truly explore their unique style and individuality.

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In 1995 Coco Bryce started DJing hardcore and breakbeat, gradually switching to d&b and tekno a few years later. Mainly operating under his “DJ-Y” moniker (as part of the notorious ZMK Soundsystem) he also took his first steps as a producer, which resulted in his debut vinyl release in 2000 on the Obnoxious label of friend and fellow DJ/producer OBX.

By the late 00’s his focus had shifted more towards downtempo styles like hip hop and skweee, releasing a number of records and cassettes on such labels as Harmönia, Fremdtunes and his own Myor imprint

The last couple of years have seen him go full circle, playing and producing mainly jungle and breakbeat hardcore, running two sublabels specialized in said styles (Myor Massiv and Diamond Life), collaborating with the likes of Dead Man’s Chest, Tim Reaper and fellow Dutch junglist FFF and dropping a slew of EP’s and 12”s on various UK based labels including 7th Storey Projects, Fresh 86, Western Lore and Hypercharger

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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