SCR along with its sister station Fantasy FM was seminal in bringing unheard black and underground music to the streets and alleyways of South Yorkshire. So much were their appeal that they regularly hosted packed out nights across the city and surrounding area. SCR run from the 80s until the mid late 90s when it became increasingly difficult to avoid the authorities, find decent loyal and talented djs and compete against the growing number of legalised shows playing the same music. SCR was particularly important due to it's connection with the local community, and played everything from dub reggae, to lover's rock to R n B. My show focused on what I was playing at the time, which was pretty mental listening to this recording. I was the only DJ on SCR to play rave, due to the reggae focus, my desire for overtime allowed me to cross polinate across the station, eventually slipping in my first and second loves of hip hop and house music.
Obviously I sound about 17 years younger and three stone lighter. 18 years on from my first show on Hardcore FM, before moving on for the full duration with Fantasy FM - which went on to become legendary in the rave community across Yorkshire and East Midland. DJs such as Asterix and Space (Chris Duckenfield, Easy D and MC Rush, Mongoose, DJ Dream, Desi, and many more including later one our very own Fatty G created a serious buzz playing cutting edge breaks, techno, house and hardcore.
If you want to catch me now playing old school hip hop and realted genres - tune into Conspiracy Worldwide 8-10 gmt, Friday nights. Tune in or drop out.
Hopefully there is a part two in the pipeline (it's taken from a tape).
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Ian passed away on June 17, 2009 at St Mary's Hospital London from complications with pneumonia. Myself and co blogger Fatty G were and still are massive fans of the Eon releases and Void Dweller is still a remarkable piece of work almost 20 years on.
It's very much fitting that we should dig out an ultra classic, darken the room, turn the strobe on and let the pretty lights appear to the sounds of "The Spice Must Flow".
Driven by a media hate campaign, the British Government acted against this new culture by pushing a bill through Parliament that would outlaw these illegal parties. Millions of pounds were spent funding a special Police Unit, whose sole purpose was to crush this movement, never before has the UK seen such a reaction against a youth culture . In response, the Ravers formed The Freedom to Party Campaign who’s slogan was ‘Let the People Dance’, but by 1990 the police’s tactics got heavy handed and the Government at last won the war against Acid House - the illegal party scene was all but stamped out.
THEY CALL IT ACID is a feature length documentary which plots the emergence of this culture from its musical roots in Chicago and Detroit, to the melting pots of Ibiza, London and North England where these elements were brought together by a small number of DJs, musicians and promoters. Fed up with the 80s society that they were living in, they created the illegal Acid House party scene. Far from being just a culture of music, fashion and drugs, Acid House broke down long-lasting barriers in the UK, bringing together black and white, rich and poor and groups of previously opposing football hooligans. 12 months from its conception it was to bring on board millions of people and through the 90s spread worldwide, with the birth of the super club, massive licensed outdoor Raves, Dance Music festivals and the rise of the super star DJ, many of whom are now world famous.
Narrated by Robert Owens, one of the most distinctive voices of House Music, with a seminal soundtrack compiled by DJ ‘Evil’ Eddie Richards, one of the UK’s foremost House pioneers, THEY CALL IT ACID features over 60 interviews with both the originators and followers of the Acid House scene and the Police and Politicians who opposed it. Featuring unique film from many of the first illegal clubs and parties as well as never-before-seen footage of Police raids as they clamped down on the scene.
The Hippies had 'Woodstock', the Mods 'Quadrophenia' and the Punks 'The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle - 'THEY CALL IT ACID' is the story of Acid House, the birth of Rave, the culture the Government failed to crush!
Sounding like "The Sun always Shines on TV" by A-Ha produced by Phil Specter and Van Dyke Parkes on a severe mescaline session the new single from Acid loons Animal Collective comes on like a technicolour dreamcoat. I cant wait to see this lot live at the Green Man festival this summer.
More thunderous 80s techsynth madness this time from NY's finest. The guitarist found a Moog Prodigy in a junk shop and proceeded to write most of the new LP on it instead of his usual trusty steed. I like this it has a Blondie vibe for the Noughties.
Simply superb track from Massachusetts band Passion Pit following on from last years "Chunk of Change" EP and the excellent "Sleepyhead" 7". Highly psychedelic rave synths,falsetto vocals and childrens choir's all over a thumping housebeat ? Yes please. Looking forward to the full length "Manners" due to drop in May
FSOL / Amorphous Androgynous
Joe Gideon & The Shark
The Phantom Band
Beth Jeans Houghton
The Leisure Society
British Sea Power
Its A Buffalo
6 Day Riot
No Thee No Ess
The first composition, "Drift Study 14 VII 73 9:27:27-10:06:41 PM NYC" is a part of "Map of 49's Dream The Two Systems of Eleven Sets of Galactic Intervals Ornamental Lightyears Tracery", itself a section of an even longer work called "The Tortoise, His Dreams and Journeys". In it, three sine waves and the members of The Theatre of Eternal Music play together. According to Young, the lack of harmonic content of the sine waves makes accompanying them with regular instruments and human players extremely difficult.
The second composition, "Drift Study 14 VII 73 9:27:27-10:06:41 PM NYC (39" 14")", is played entirely by sine wave generators. Frequencies and voltages of the sine waves generators were determined and tuned by La Monte Young using oscillators custom-designed by sound technician Robert Adler to generate specific frequencies and voltages of great stability. The sine waves produced are such that they interfere with each other, creating changes of volume both in time and space that can be experienced either walking within the room or staying put. If one chooses to walk, he will change the sound experience of other people in the room by moving the molecules of air.
A Dream House exists at the Mela Foundation on 257 Church Street, NewYork, and is open to the public.
2. The Move - When Alice Comes Back to the Farm (3.44)
3. John Kongos - He’s Gonna Step on You Again (4.24)
4. Tiger B. Smith - Tiger Rock (5.17)
5. Pussy - Feline Woman (2.28)
6. Lucifer - Fuck You (4.53)
7. White Witch - Class of 2000 (6.15)
8. Jobriath - World Without End (3.45)
9. Silverhead - 16 & Savaged (4.26)
10. Amon Düül 2 - Jalousie (3.29)
11. Argent - God Gave Rock’n’roll to You (6.41)
12. Pantherman - Pantherman (3.10)
13. Mustard - Good Time Comin’ (2.33)
14. Iron Virgin - Rebels Rule (3.12)
15. Dump - Annabella (3.20)
16. Neil Merryweather - The Groove (5.32)
17. Be Bop Delux - Swansong (5.53)
18. Seventh Wave - Star Palace of the Sombre Warrior (3.12)
19. Dictators - Master Race Rock (4.17)
20. Rik Kenton - The Libertine (3.21)
21. Kiss - Great Expectations (4.24)
22. The Runaways - Dead End Justice (6.10)
23. Chrome - My Time to Live (4.21)
24. Doctors of Madness - Mainlines (15.46)
Benevolent Beats is a compilation by artists which was born by a mad idea through the Ninja Tune Records Forum.
The main purpose is to create a unique, eclectic and if not odd compilation from just using samples taken from crackly old charity shop records.
That's right, no beats, no vocals, no preset sounds - just loops, anything spoken word, nose flutes and bird song.
The rules for the compilation are pretty simple, although making the tracks should be tougher, as you'll know
that most charity shops have mainly crap/classical/C&W, 7 inch singles unless you live in one of the big cities.
Each artist is given around seven minutes to play with, although they are allowed multiple tracks within that time limit.
Each track must be composed of nothing but records bought from charity shops with a maximum budget of £10.
To add to the project's feel it was suggested that all artists try to take photos of the records (considering there's likely to be some odd covers), and even take pics of you buying the record, displaying the charity shop etc. These have been to protect the artists and the tunes they therefore pilfered - although pretty much everything that was used has long been dead on the licencing front.
This compilation is covered under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 UK: England & Wales Licence. Click here to read more about it.
2. John Shima - St Beardo's
3. Soleboy - All Records a Pound
4. Absolutley Nebulous - A Pig With a Wig
5. Kovas - Hur This Interlude
6. Jbavi - Charitee
7. John Shima - Ghost Rider
8. Black House - Ride em Cowboy
Download compilation here
Petrol 29/11 from Sander Verheyen on Vimeo.
Being a fan of all things DC Recordings, as well as a long time fan of the defunckt Vinyl Solution Records, I thought I'd post this. As DC say in their email newsltter, The Emperor Machine have had a good year with the birth of their new Live show and you can see an interview with Andy Meecham and some footage from a recent gig they did in Russia here: LINK
. There is also some footage from a show they did with The Oscillation in Antwerp which is the video at the top. Short but sweet, some nice warblings going on and a sign that the label has built up a fine roster of cosmic magicians. It's taken time for DC recordings to become what it really wanted to be, but you can see the logical progression from the heavy beats and bass, acid wash and electro monsters that came out in the late nineties and early naughties.
Nothing too odd about a B Boy final from South Asia, granted the breaking is top notch and certainly gives many nods to the styles of the 80s. What I like about this clip is that Can come in halfway through the session and it really works. Breaking to Krautrock? Could be be and you heard it here first.
1.Death Of An Electric Citizen
2.American Boy Soldier
3.Why Can't Somebody Love Me?
7.Love In The Rain
8.Dawn Crept Away
SING BROTHER SING
1.There's No Vibrations, But Wait!
3.Momma's Reward (Keep Them Freak's A Rollin')
(ii)(B) Is For Butterflies
10.It's Falling Away
EDGAR BROUGHTON BAND
1.Evening Over Rooftops
3.Piece Of My Own
5.Don't Even Know Which Day It Is
6.House Of Turnabout
8.Getting Hard into What Is A Woman For?
9.Thinking Of You
10.For Doctor Spock Parts 1 & 2
1.Get Out Of Bed/There's Nobody There/Side By Side
3.I Got Mad
4.They Took It Away
5.Homes Fit For Heroes
7.Chilly Morning Mama
9.Totin' This Guitar
11.It's Not You
12.Rock 'n' Roll
1."Hurricane Man/Rock 'n' Roller"
4."Oh You Crazy Boy!"
5."Things On My Mind"
6."Exhibits From A New Museum/Green Lights"
7."Face From A Window/Pretty/Hi-Jack Boogie/Slow Down"
9."Sweet Fallen Angels" (2004 CD reissue bonus track)
1.Get A Rise
2.Speak Down The Wires
7.One To Seven
10.Fruhling Flowers (for Claudia)
11.I Want To Lie
1- Stone In
3- Next Time See You At The Dalai Lhama
5- Der LSD - Marsch
1- Electric Junk
2- The Meaning Of Meaning
3- Bo Diddley
4- Space Ship
2- Immer Lustig
3- Baby Cake Walk
4- Ooga Booga
1- Samantha's Rabbit
2- Medley - a. Rocken Mit Eduard - b. Something Else - c. Weekend - d. Twenty Flight Rock
3- Woman Drum
4- Der Elektrolurch
5- The Story Of Life
1- Africa Steals The Show
2- Round Dance
3- 200 Clinches
4- Das Zwickmaschinchen
5- Guru Guru Ltd