DJ Zinc concludes the 1989 trilogy with Chapter 5 of this fantastic series. Whether you're an old raver like myself, or you're discovering these sounds for the first time, you're in for a yet another treat..the various mutations of House are evident in this one; acidic, deep, Hip House... definitely a case of hold tight for the 90's...
"This is chapter 5 in a series of mixes called 'Trust Me I Was There' - these tracks were being played in clubs i was going to and on pirate radio in London. Clubs like Echos by the bow flyover, Genesis, Sunrise, Energy and the first World Dance! By '89 I was DJing a bit, at house parties and the odd club.
Radio wise, Centreforce was the big one for me. I think Fantasy started in 89 or 90 and that was another good one. Back then they only broadcast at weekends, and even then it was on and off - so when they were on you'd grab a tdk d90 for the rest of the week.
If i dig out any other 1989 tracks i'll upload em somehow but for now this is the end of my 89 selection :D"
Kicking off with some UK Funky and Garage favourites/remixes before settling nicely into Grime, here's Bob's set from saturday night on the Standard Radio Show. Plenty new and old bits in here to get the circulation flowing.
We're back next week; thanks again to the listening faithful.
One of my favourite Music Mondays from the man himself Billy Bunter went out last week - personal memories for me encapsulated in just under three hours, of a period made up of waiting to get out of the misery of school, and into the joy of raving.
The music sounds even better to me these days. Getting on.
For this week's show, Bob rifles through the Dubstep vinyl once again (with some Grime favourites towards the end) for another hour and a half of brooding musical accompaniment to the slowly lengthening days, and thankfully shortening nights.
Thanks again to the listeners, we're back next week with another trawl through the archives.
I've been replaying this one over and over all week, and feel the need to share; so just in case you don't already follow Corpsey's excellent Dirtnap2 blog, here's a great reason for you to start doing so.
There's also an interview with the man like Brackles, and links to the videos for all the tunes that make up this brilliant mix - so hop on over there now!
"This is chapter 4 of my 'trust me i was there' mix series - the second part (of 3) from 1989 - an outstanding year for beats. check out what I've always considered the first jungle tune near the end (then argue with me that its not, no doubt...) - suad £10 to get in. and spot the track with dj rap singing on it!!"
1989 the number - another summer. Sounds of the funky drummer.
DJ Zinc you are really spoiling us. Chapter three, the '90's are dawning, and the breakbeat culture of Hip Hop is beginning to encroach more on the sounds of Chicago and Detroit in the coming melting pot.
As explained below by the man himself, there's more from this crucial year on the way. Baited breath to be honest.
"This is the 3rd in a series of mixes called 'trust me i was there' - music that i was playing and listening to - this time its all from 1989, and as i was buying more music by this time there will be 3 hour long mixes for '89.
By 1989 i'd left school and was working 9-5 then spending all my other time listening to pirates and buying music. I didn't have enough money for turntables at this point so i used to chop up tracks using a crappy home hifi using the pause button. Luckily nowadays i have turntables :D"
Call it a double post; in deference to the younger generation's miniscule attention spans and need for visuals, DJ Mek has added some flashy lights and bright colours to keep you slack jawed while your ears absorb the medicine. Enjoy.
You can download this and loads more old school goodies on the ‘Ageing B-Boys Unite’ compilation out soon.
* yeah the edits are a bit crap . Zx81 could barely handle it.
DJ Zinc continues this excellent mix series, moving into the glorious 'second summer of love' that was 1988 - from my personal opinion a musical high point; from the media's opinion the beginning of a cultural force that threatened a certain alienating way of life.
In Zinc's own words:
"This is the second mix in a series 'trust me i was there' - the music in this mix is what was getting played in the places with a more relaxed door policy (places that would let in 15-16 year olds) and on the London pirate dance radio stations in 1988.
One thing i find interesting about this year (as a producer) is the contrast between the really raw acid stuff and the super slick vocal tracks - one of which was exec produced by quincy jones no less!!"