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.
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.
This was the second show that Distant Planet residents Louise Plus One and Hughesee were asked to come and play on http://cambridge105.fm/ a legal community FM radio station also playing was Rob Focuz from Apply the breaks also the show was hosted by Johnny 5. Unfortunately Daddy Fingaz could not make it along to this one but many a shoutout was sent his way!
Johnny 5, DG Select, DJs Mikey Wells and DJ Juno have been doing the show every Friday serving the Cambridge community and beyond with the best in Underground music for 6 years now that takes some serious commitment! The show is sandwiched in between talk shows one titled “The weekend waffle”
A big thanks to Rob Focuz & Johnny 5 for the snaps!
Well the time is nearly upon us so we thought we would give you the heads up here at Distant Planet HQ.
You can purchase ticket’s by clicking HERE get them whilst they are available last count there was only 66 tickets left.
If you have not experienced Riverdance and love your oldskool then Distant Planet seriously recommends this event. It is London’s longest running boat party dedicated to the oldskool rave sounds of way back with some serious DJ’s who will be digging deep to deliver only the best in oldskool sounds to everyone on board. This is always a popular sellout event and also there is the after party only for the hardcore! You can catch Louise Plus One & Hughesee playing at the after party here are some details narrated by Riverdance main man Reuben.
Many of you have been vocal about getting Steve back on the boat and I totally agree it is about time for him to rock the party once again. For those that don’t know, Faydz is a master on the dex with his fast beat matching, sublime scratching and tune selection. His 1992 mix of made in 70 minutes has been a phenomenal success and is now on Vol 3 which highlights the skill of this man’s talents. Be sure to get a copy on the boat!
Sense is without doubt in the top 5 ranking jungle d+b beat matchers on the circuit every year Sense is in contention for the boat. This year I said to him, “give me the darkest jungle tekno from 92/93 and you are on”. Basically I said not 1 anthem and nothing remotely Moondance (ish). He said no worries and he will unleash a unique dark sense set on us.
Riverdance own lord of the dance mashup of everything good. Riverdance wouldn’t be RD without the likes of vibes and he really does his homework on what to play as he knows the nutbags that attend and dare I say it, spends more time in his luxurious study in his mansion in Essex contemplating what tunes he gonna play.
Part of the Resonance furniture, last year’s massive set to bring us home was again many people’s highlight – proper Jungletekno pre 94 style, his beat matching and understanding on vinyl of what the boat and Riverdance cru represent is beyond reproach.
As ever we like to introduce new artists on the boat and give DJ’s a spotlight that they wouldn’t normally get in watered down, samey samey events. Gershwin is one of these and this will be his first appearance in London for around 15 years, he has released 2 amazing tunes back in 93/94, his oldskool collection is to die for. He is an unsung hero hailing from the midlands making his debut on the boat.
Well I have to be honest here when I tell you he is a personal fav of mine. Randall never fails to deliver when it comes to beat matching and tune selection. He is a bona-fide originator and will be hitting you guys hard with a rare selection on VINYL with breakbeat oldskool d+b. Will the riverdance cru be able to handle the Randall!!!!
Original and best Riverdance host. Each year he drops me in it by publicly asking me to book all the same DJ’s that are playing that year and truth be told I could easily do it. But as ever we do like to mix things up. Strict is Mr riverdance and we love him.
MC MAD P
We have all enjoyed his cameos over the years , last year his sets with pilgrim, storm and his 25 year coronation as Top Buzz was a jot to behold. The magic between mad p and strict was electric and had no hesitation to have him fully on the card.
Really happy to have them apart of this year’s event again, great supporters of Riverdance behind the curtain and great back catalogue’s that would envy many. They are amazing people and an honor to have them.
Proper oldskool d+b set from original don- proper talent, proper nice guy always a pleasure and again beat matching is top draw. He played a few years back and tore the roof off, let’s see him do the same again.
I have to say the amount of requests I get from people to have this lady down grows year on year and so this year it’s my pleasure to be able to have her on the card and bring her great skills and tune selection for you all.
Will be bringing up the rear, digging deep in the crates with some rare bizznizz of acid , jungle, breakbeat, hardcore techno that rarely gets played out
Once again with YERK AUDIO and WATTS UP that provided you guys with what many people said one of the best sound systems on the boat in a very long time- Indeed these guys are now considered family, they are supreme masters at their work and many artists and ravers commented on how great they are and how good their setups are. Big respects goes out to them.
Distant Planet DJ’s Louise Plus One and Hughesee were invited along to play on Cambridge 105FM’s Friday night Urban Baseline Show hosted by Jonny 5 alongside Rob Focuz and Daddy Fingaz representing Apply The Breaks.
You can download the sets and check out the Urban Baseline website by clicking HERE
Below are some video clips and photos from the event.
Check out this Discogs tale that Hughesee (Beatgraphter) has submitted.
Here is the full story that was submitted:
I was trying to find the origins of the sample “Girl im starting to lose it” from “The Dark Stranger (Origin Unknown Mix)” off this release a classic Jungle tune from 93 for those that know it was huge at the time.
I tried posting on a couple of forums and after about 6 months no one had come forward so thought I would post on one of the Discogs forums I think about that time was when I signed up on this group for people into Oldskool / Rave / Hardcore http://www.discogs.com/groups/52
So another Discogs user known as SeRKeT managed to ID it after a while now only telling me the origin of the sample but going through the trouble to provide me with a recording of the accapella I was totally blown away by this level of helpfulness and have shared this knowledge with many people who did not know the origins of this sample. For anyone interested it is from the acapella on this release.
Anyway some time down the line I think about a year and a half I was at this party and my girlfriend and DJ partner Louise Plus One spotted this guy dancing and thought the guy looked quite oldskool and got chatting to him about rave related things and after a while bought him over to introduce him to me .. so I got chatting to this nice guy called Curtis and both of us being into vinyl collecting and stuff we were chatting about all manner of things vinyl. After 30 mins into the conversation I recited this story to Curtis and just after I told him he was beaming from ear to ear and as I got to the point of explaining about the Discogs user he replied “That was me” we both could not believe it whats the chances of that happening!
Every time we see each other about we will always say how mad that was. I got to big up Curtis (SeRKeT) I thought I knew a lot about oldskool dance music but this guy is on another level!
The Distant Planet crew would like to recommend this new offering by Scanone. The second release on this label is a slab of awesome darkside hardcore with a very 93 sounding edge to it check out the clip above and if you like you can head over to http://www.modifiedmagic.bigcartel.com/ where you can get this release and some T-shirts and slipmats with the label’s cool design.
The release was given to the Distant Planet crew on the handover from Scanone to us playing on Brainwash @ Glastonbury and our instant reaction was to play it and it went down a storm so we highly recommend. Also there are releases of Modified Magic #1 still in stock so check that out.
Here is Yellow Machines Soundcloud a project run by Scanone over the years that has touched on a variety of styles.