DJ’s / Acts

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

DJ Skie

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One of London’s leading female DJ’s, Skie’s passion for electronica music started at an early age in the 70’s, with the influences of Kraftwerk, and with 80’s Electro, Hip Hop and ‘Jack & House’.

Towards the late 80’s Skie stumbled upon the M25 ‘Acid House scene’ via her brother, a ticket agent for all the major events. If there was a huge warehouse or field party around the M25 orbital in 1989/90 she was likely to be there.
In 1991 Skie landed a job at Total Music in East London. During her time at Total Music, she was working alongside DJ’s and Producers such as Hyde from London’s Fantasy FM, Spice and Jaz E, but it was Steve Canueto who taught Skie the basics of mixing on the 1210’s.

Skie started to build up her vinyl collection through 1991 and back dating her ’88-90 collection with all the tunes she loved and remembered from those times. In May of 1991 DJ Anton from Chillin 98.0 was in Total Music and saw her mixing. As a result he asked if she wanted a show on a new radio station called Pulse FM, which was going live in August 1991. She agreed and from there the journey began.

In 1991 Skie started to receive bookings playing Hardcore for the Bassbox, Harmony in Zodiac studio and little undeground events in and around East London, In 1992/3 She started to play for Labrynth in Dalston Lane and Bagleys and Desire/2000ad where she played House/Progressive. In 1993-1997 she had various bookings including the Roller Express and Moondance @ Camden palace and Innovation Club UN and Double Dipped at Bagleys. In 1995 Pulse FM left the airwaves and Skie Joined Eruption 101.3FM which she left in 2011. In the late 90’s-early 2000’s Skie started to play Uplifting Trance for Labrynth and various events outside London and in North Germany until 2005 when she started playing Hardcore once again.

To date you can now catch Skie spinning Hardcore & House for Raindance, Moondance, Labrynth, Society and many more.

You can catch Skie every fortnight on London’swww.originuk.net

Double O

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Double O formally 007 was brought up on lots of different forms of black music growing up as a child. Reggae, Soul, Funk, Rare Groove , Calypso. Then later on Electro, hip Hop, Detroit Techno Hardcore and Jungle etc. He started making music in the late 80ies inspired by his older Brother who had his own Reggae sound system. Also with the help of his Mother and Father who helped buy him his first keyboard,TB 303 and later on in the years sampler(God bless you Mum n Dad).He would often go to clubs in Sheffield where a Dj called Winston Hazel would play peoples demos, producers like Nightmares on wax and Rob gordon from early Warp records etc were just a few of the artists who would submit their demos to get played by Winston. This inspired him to want to take his music and Djing further , Double O started Djing professionally in the early 90ies at the Doncaster Warehouse and various clubs up North. At the Warehouse he had his first release with Dj Mzone a 4 track ep which he remembers they distributed themselves traveling to lots of different records shops up North for e.g. Eastern Block records in Manchester . While Djing in the warehouse a few years later he met Dj Oldskool legend Stu Allen who he would sometimes mc for when he played his set at the Warehouse . Stu who liked Double O,s Mcing style encouraged him to do some singing on some tracks for a commercial Label called Red Raw. The track ended up getting to 56 in the commercial charts but Unfortunately this direction was not the direction Double O wanted to take his music but he did value the experience.

Double O also met Dj SS where he made and put out one of his biggest and most well known productions called the Undercover Agent EP on Formation Records and it was being played by a lot of the scenes big DJs at the time Djs like Grooverider , Ratty and Randall would regularly play tracks from the ep. Around the same time he also made a tune at L doubles Studio with the same sample(Michael prophet Your love vocal) which was on one of the tunes from the undercover ep(your love). Due to some confusion and inexperience the tune ended coming out on Reinforced Records called low Key Movements “come cross” but Double O was never credited . He then moved to London and with the Help of one of his friends Danny from Lab logic records (big up Dan!) he got a job at Turnkey selling music equipment in Soho.

Double O eventually Set up Rupture with Dj Mantra.(A night dedicated to quality drum n bass music and oldskool) Due to the beauty of Music is it has enabled him to travel around the globe playing to and meeting like minded musical people . Double O primally known as a Drum n Bass Dj makes and collects many different forms of music from Hip Hop to Techno old reggae and Rare Groove. He has played at Glastonbury Festival, Boomtown,
Green Man and Bassface festivals as well as many high profile club nights such as Renegade Hardware.

“I just like good music ” Says Dubz (as his friends know him as). Also now with the Highly talented Dj Mantra they have set up Rupture London (www.rupturelondon.com). A label dedicated to good quality electronic music . Thank you for taking to time to listen and view my profile, below are a few of the labels Double O has releases with!

Rupture London
Hidden Hawaii
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Syncopathic recs
Eastern promise
Criminal records
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Wrekanize
DZR
Formation recs(1994)
Lab logic(1995)
Rogue records(94)
Mzone and Double O(1992)

Music who feels it shows it who knows it feels it …..and remember don’t come with an ego we turn that to zero!!

 

 

Mantra

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Representing real drum and bass at it’s finest, Mantra’s deep and emotive sound in the mix comes from an intense passion for the music. With a selection that’s both inspirational as well as educational, her sets bring the beats into balance and cross the spectrum of dark and uplifting styles. Much more than just a DJ, Mantra has already made an impact across the drum and bass scene and looks set to keep rolling strong.

Conscious of the history of the music she loves yet always looking to push things forward, she’s no newcomer and her involvement with drum and bass runs much deeper than just a hobby. Having worked for record distributers SRD as well as promoting her own regular club night, Rupture, she’s learnt from the ground up and built a solid foundation on which she continues to grow.

The success of Rupture stands testament to Mantra’s hard work and commitment, and that of her partner Double-O. Borne of a desire to take it back to basics, Rupture has gone from strength to strength with original lineups that combine the best new DJs alongside some of the underground’s leading lights. The night has built up over the past 9 years to form what is now recognized as London’s best underground dnb night.

DJ Mantra has played recently in Berlin, Austria, Birmingham and Manchester as well as festivals such as Boomtown and Glastonbury.
Her productions have been supported by dBridge, Loxy, Flight, Storm amongst others. With collaborations underway with Gremlinz, Drum Cypha and her partner, Double O, Mantra’s productions are set to keep moving forward and she has just released a track on vinyl on AKO Beats – Unknown Elements 2 – Dark Matters Limited Picture Disc (AKOB 004)

AIM – mantradj
http://www.rupturelondon.com/

 

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Looking forward to hearing No Yeah No play at Rupture vs Distant Planet. Check out her biog.

Looking forward to hearing No Yeah No play at Rupture vs Distant Planet. Check out her biog.

London DJ, Noyeahno, started her career during the massive rave explosion in the early nineties. Known as DJ Stacey back then, she was found both DJing and partying hard throughout this time. At the age of 17 she managed to get a show on the now infamous Fantasy FM, playing alongside the legends to be of DJ Hype, DJ Rap, DJ Krome etc. as well as dropping tunes at many an underground party in those glory days.

After the rave years calmed down she has been involved with many different musical genres, always searching out the beats that make her move. From the early 2000’s she has co-run Rag & Bone Records and currently has a regular show on subfm.com

Her style is a mash up of genres that make the partee jump, bass heavy, rave driven and often with no mercy.

However, for her return to Rupture Vs Distant Planet, she’ll be going back to her roots digging out some proper 1991 pressure, expect tunes, no fillers, all killer!

Warlock

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Warlock began DJing in 1990, with his first gig being at the Wasp Factory in Plymouth. He then went on to write for the . \zzzzRavescene & Generator, as well as hosting a show on Pulse FM and A&R for Kickin Records. He is one to keep his finger on the pulse with upfront dance music also not one to forget the classic rave sounds from over the years. He co-runs a record label Rag & Bone Records alongside his partner No Yeah No releasing various twisted Techno, Electro and Bass music cuts.

You can catch Warlock on http://KoolLondon.com every Tuesday 11:00-13:00 UK GMT.

Uncle Dugs

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Uncle Dugs

Uncle Dugs presents Run Come Follow Friday #RCFF the only legal daytime weekly Oldskool / Jungle Radio show in the world every Friday 11:00-14:00 on Rinse FM 106.8 http://www.rinse.fm. As well as presenting this landmark show he regularly smashes up raves around the world it was a pleasure to have him play at our event @ Peckham Palais he certainly rocked the crowd.

Trooper

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This translated to the Distant Planet Crew as the following: Trooper has been a regular on the underground rave scene for 20 years playing/spinning all genres including 91/92 Rave, D+B, Jungle, House, Hard House and now tearing out the London acid techno. He plays for all the squat party rigs including E1S, Manik, Malifatuers, Free Bass, Stinky Pink, KSS, Hackney Sounds and is also involved and well known with the Stay Up Forever crew playing alongside, Chris Aaron & Julian Liberator, DDR, Geezer,Thermobee, Gizelle, Rachel Rackitt, Zebedee, Redmond, Acid Steve and Aston Martin. Well known for his crowd pleasing party style of Acid techno and stage prescence Trooper is sure to rock the crowd PROPER!

Dexorcist

The Dexorcist

The Dexorcist

1983 – Linoleum, spray cans and the “Return of Captain Rock” illegally transmitting from a battered ghetto blaster, evil underground influences causing a lifelong addiction to vinyl junkie Simon Brown aka The Dexorcist. By 89 the sound of Browns brand of audio weaponry could be heard deep beneath the ground, educating those that dare dance in art of acid music. Within no time at all our devious DJ could be found, hidden inside bass bins of darkened clubs, hatching and plotting with new found conspirators known as the Fear Teachers. Embarking on an outdoor adventure armed with records, speakers, turntables and a generator these reckless rave rebels roamed the great British countryside infecting many innocent souls with the spine chilling sounds of acid house, techno, and electro from deep within a forest under a strobe lit moon.

As time grew older many former Fear founders fell foul to the evils of mortgage and marriage yet the devoted Dexorcist remained true to the cause, speaker surfing, sleep deprivation, vodka and vinyl, burning any bass bins that dare stand in his way. Our twisted electro engineer soon reformed and regrouped to regenerate a new force in urban audio technology.

Firing on all cylinders, the Kore Dispension Unit wreaked havoc through the warehouse wastelands and forbidden fields of London and Europe, broadcasting industrial dance music leaving a trail of burnt out bass, frazzled frequencies and broken beats. The time had come for the Dexorcist to perform the merger of his mind with the machines of music so off he mutated into a maze of mutilated rhythms emerging every once in a while under different disguises, the Program Crusher for New Skin, speaker bashing breakcore as the Bombdogs on experimental dance label Audio Illusion, mashed up beats for Urban Disturbance and using his own imprint Running Scared and Control Tower to implant vocoded robot frequencies, there seemed no end to this creatures musical mayhem and indeed there is no end, as the nights grow longer and the streets get darker the Dexorcist grows stronger, joining forces with suburban scientists of sound to prepare an onslaught of audio invasions using electronic dancefloor persuasion.

PREPAREFORAMPLIFIERARMAGEDDON !……..written by The Innocent Bystander R.I.P

Rory Moronik

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Rory Moronik was that guy at house parties always hanging out by the CD player, putting on all sorts of weird American stuff. As long as it had a beat and groove it went on and the party went off.Around 1999 his flatmate got himself a pair of decks and Rory discovered the joys of mixing and began his obsession with vinyl. Starting out on techno, he started rocking out the Manchester bar scene and hustling his way onto the decks of as many house parties and free parties as possible. Moving back to London, Rory Moronik hooked up with the ASNS crew and started putting on secret outdoor parties up and down the country. Around 2005, now located in South London, Rory Moronik helped set up the Lead Pipe Collective, which began organising events in New Cross, Peckham and Deptford.

Lead Pipe ran all sorts of band nights, combining Dancehall, Punk, Reggae, Grime, Techno, Hip Hop, Electro, Ska, Garage Rock and Roll all under one roof. Anything fresh with a raw street attitude found its way onto the decks. Not too long after Lead Pipe began a short-lived night called Rave or Die! Although it only ran for a few nights, some of the finest DJs and Artists from London and beyond performed, including Altern 8, Shut Up and Dance, Ragga Twins, Dead Silence Syndicate, Jerome Hill, Rob Stow, Aaron Spectre, Shitmat, DJ Deadlock + more. Since then, Rory Moronik has played at the Raindance Film Festival, a movie premiere, various charity events and became resident DJ at club nights such as Club Nic and Supine Studios. Around 2010 Rory had got disappointed with the free party scene, not finding much music there that interested him. So at the beginning of 2011 Rory started up the first of the Distant Planet raves with Louise +1, Hughesee and Ben DS.

Inspired by the early raves scene circa 1988-1993 Distant Planet aims to bring the authentic sound of the oldskool rave, never cheesy, never dated, this is oldskool music for the modern dancefloor. Distant Planet is not meant to be a nostalgic night, but that special vibe of all that is missing from a modern party. Early 2012 saw Rory start up a radio show on nu-raveradio.com. Catch him every Sunday from 6-8pm playing a mixture of Hip Hop, Acid House, Oldskool Hardcore, Jungle and whatever else takes his fancy.

Nebula II (Joe)

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Nebula II

Nebula II are Joachim Shotter & Richard McCormack The duo first came to light in 1991 with Seance (featuring the devastating rave anthem Atheama on the b-side) which was released on Reinforced Records. The following year saw a steady flow of inspired breakbeat rave tracks, such as Flatliners, C.O.D. Rider, Peace Maker, X-Plore H-Core and two stunning remixes of their debut Seance / Atheama release.Nebula II’s first P.A. was at Kool Kat in Nottingham, followed by a Christmas gig on the 23rd of December 1992. This was a very large event which also featured live performances from 4 Hero / Manix / Rufige Kru plus DJ sets from Kemistry & Storm, MRB, Goldie, Shot 1 & Coz (aka Nebula II), Cutz, Expression & Holocaust.

From the success their releases Joe & Richard, along with MC Rimz & Dancer Peter ‘E’ started off the North’s first hardcore club in Doncaster. The Warehouse (BYO) became one of the best venues in the country. Nebula II then moved into techno & psy trance. They set up Celestial Records with A Guy Called Gerald in Manchester. Their first release “The Positive EP” was a collaboration between Richard, Joe, his brother Mark and Tony Thomas who joined Nebula II along with Paul Smith.After a few releases the newly expanded Nebula II set up the Volt company which then set out on mission to release the finest & purest techno releases possible. Over 100 releases came out of this company in the next three years with artists including Arcana, Spy, Coca, Force Of Nature and of course Nebula II.

Nebula II’s next venture was to set up a party organization in Nottingham to outlet the local talent and perform their own music. The first major party was Inner Trance at The Ballroom. Dave Clarke, Thomas P. Heckmann, Shot 1 and Coz played to over 1300 people in Nottingham’s biggest techno party to date! More followed with Paul Smith setting up Fusion which combined Techno & Drum & Bass. The next phase was of course a brief step into the world of drum & bass. Nebula II produced several records for Mickey Finn’s Urban Takeover & alongside MC Magika won the Diesel Nu-Music 2000 award for best breakbeat artist (voted by legendary label Moving Shadow). They also held numerous events with Nottingham’s own Jungle master MRB.