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
We are so looking forward to the legendary Double O aka David Rupture coming to play for us at Distant Planet on Saturday 13th April at venue MOT. Check out his amazing musical history which accounts for his ability to be able to play sets of so many different styles from so many different years (tickets and event info links in comments below)
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. 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. 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.
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 eventually Set up Rupture with DJ Mantra (A night dedicated to quality drum n bass music and oldskool) Music has enabled him to travel around the globe playing to and meeting likeminded musical people.
Double O primally known as a Drum n Bass DJ makes and collects many different forms of music, Techno, old Reggae and Rare Groove as well as Hip Hop.
“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 Night and label dedicated to good quality electronic music.
Thank you for taking to time to view my profile, below are a few of the labels Double O has releases with!
Music who feels it shows it who knows it feels it …..and remember don’t come with an ego we turn that to zero!!
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
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!
We will be hosting the rave quiz at our next event on August 8th at the Fox & Firkin pub in South London
Here are some questions to get your brain in gear.
Who are the 3 Detroit artists known for creating techno ?
In the tune Charly by the Prodigy who did the Cat noise originally that features in the tune ?
Which East London venue spanned 20 years and held nights such as Hypnosis & Re-
rave-all and was also where Carl Cox did his 1st warm up gigs?
Which DJ is known for his Red series?
Which techno star named himself after a whale?
In the tune Charly by the Prodigy who did the Cat noise originally that features in the tune?
Complete these duos:
______ & Ratty
Shut Up & ______
MC Jay J & ________
Chops EMC & ________
Gappa G & ________
Which Rave act originating from Dollis Hill had a debut album called “In rough territory” ?
Ron Wells & Loftgroover released records on Basement records and Sinister records as?
Which rave act released tunes such as 20,000 Hardcore Members, There is no Law and Temple of Dreams?
What was the real name of the artist who’s alter egos were direct, technical onslaught, final exposure and program 2?
Who are the 3 Detroit artists known for creating techno?
What is the real name of Spiral tribe member who produced moving shadow 01?
What was the name of the subsidiary label of Rising High Records named after Casper Pound the label owners daughter?
Who released tunes under aliases Captain Codseyes, Curly Greylox, Eat Life, and Ruff Tuff & Wicked Stuff? And what was the name of his record shop he ran in London for a bonus point?
When the Sun newspaper went undercover at the Sunrise party in 1989 they reported that they found thousands of…what?
a) Radioactive glow sticks
a) Ecstasy Wrappers
c) Acid pipes
Which East London venue spanned 20 years and held nights such as Hypnosis & Re-rave-all and was also where Carl Cox did his 1st warm up gigs?
If you were making a rave track what would you call it ?
We will put the answers up later in the week