Dusty Tapes: London Pirates 1991-1995


Going to resist writing too much about London pirate radio, save to say that I love it to the bone to this day. London's history with pirate radio is deep and today London runs it redder than ever - is fair to say that London has the most vibrant pirate radio scene in the world. This is a collection of favourite pirate radio tapes from the hardcore/jungle/dnb pirates between 1991 and 1995. To read more about the pirate scene check out londonpirates.co.uk and give the excellent video above a watch too.
All tapes ripped to 320kbps and eq'd where necessary - click on Side A/B to download
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Sketch + Ruff and Ready + Weekend Rush 92.3 + 1991
Stitch and Miley join Sketch on this session - the three of them soon going off to start Defection. Sounding ruff tuff and raw to the core - hardcore!
Side B
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Mix Master Max + Master Class + Defection 89.4 + 1992
Incredible show, full of trademark dj tricks, dancehall mixes and impeccable selection (already posted this one here)
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Lieutenant Stitch + Killer '92 Set + Defection 89.4 + 1993
Recorded in '93, Stitch lovingly tears through his favourite cuts from '92 - goosepimples and smiles guaranteed. Miley alongside.
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King Size + Killer '93 Set + Defection 89.4 + 1993
King Size was a later addition to the Defection roster - tight dj, great selection
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Fabrok + Feed Me Bass + Kool 94.5 + 1993
My compañero, the man who turned me on to the whole scene (thank you) smashes Kool in a late late night session with no mc. Big UP!! 
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Brockie + Running it Red + Kool 94.5 + 1993
Brockie pulls out a string of absolute killers, alongside some good natured and uplifting mcing from Dett and Co-gee
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Feel Free + Serious Selection + Kool 94.5 + 1993
Heads down serious session here, alongside mc Dett on form.
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Faze 3 + Dark Zone + Kool FM 94.5 + 1994
Faze 3 gets into the dark, deep and orchestral selection that was around about this time. Sadly lost an amazing soulful Faze 3 alongside Navigator tape...got chewed up.
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DJ Ron + Roast Style + Kool FM 94.5 + 1994
Summer '94: jungle had just blown up in the media, Fabio & Grooverider had just played their first legal shows on Kiss FM, and Ron was in the spotlight - you can feel the excitement of it all on this one, with Ron playing his unique style along side mcs Moose and a hyper Five-0 going mad on an echo unit
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Swift + Definitive '95 Selection + Kool FM 94.5 + 1995
Mampi Swift pulls out all the best teardown cuts from this year - sounds like a kool fm special! no mc
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Kane - Find The Source + Kool FM 94.5 + 1995
Wicked Kane session, Kane coming with his own style, and a few of his own productions, with nice supportive mcing from Gee and Tekka
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There'll be some KISS FM rips down the line, featuring shows from Fabio & Grooverider, Bukem, Mannaseh, 4 Hero and more.

10 comments:

Steph said...

Hey Mikus, great listening to these old sets.

Loving the Kingsize on Defection - he used to play on Don FM too - this is just how I remember his shows on there too.

lala said...

brave work ripping the cassettes
and super blog
thanks

mervynday said...

oh! ohohohohoh! i am LINKING this!! nice one!! :)

defection at roller was my first rave... had about 50 ppl in the whole place, but all i could think was "i have to learn how to make this noise...!"

came here from uncarved.org - thx for sharing!

Mikuś Musik said...

Thanks to all those on the DnB forums for getting these tracklistings together.

This one is for the Ron tape:

Side A

Noodles & Wonder - Rarities [Kickin']
On Remand - Controllin' (Tango remix) [Underworld Vinyl]
Trip - The Crack [Kniteforce]
007 - Time Travel [Formation]
FBD Project - Gesture Without Motion [Reinforced]
Skan - Not Sorry [24 Karat]
Cool Hand Flex - Rude Boy [De Underground]
Skool Of Hard Knocks - Kan U Feel It [Grand Larceny]
New Blood - Worries In The Dance [London Some'ting]
Conquering Lion - Calling [X Project]
Soundman - Wishing On A Dream (Side A Mix) [Soundman]
Family Of Intelligence - Bonus Beat #1 [3rd Party & Kemet]
Ed Rush - Selecta [Jet Star]
Roni Size & Krust - Destiny [Full Cycle - Music Box LP]
Renegade - Terrorist [Moving Shadow]
Low Key Movements - Come Cross [Reinforced]

Side B

Roni Size - Time Stretch (93 Mix) [V]
4 Hero - Universal Love [Reinforced]
Roni Size - Cool Calm Collected [Telepathy Jungle Dons LP]
DJ Ron - Cannan Land [London Some'ting]
AK47 - Body Candone (remix) [Unreleased]
G-Force & Ils - Gun Shot [Mistermen]
Dubtronix - Kill Some Sounds [Sub Assertive Sounds]
Berty B & Dillinja - Lion Heart [Lion Heart]
Brainkillers - Jungle Love [3rd Party & Kemet]
Another Dimension - Twilight Zone (The The remix) [Kikman]
X Project - Banana Boat Man (Unreleased Dubplate Mix) [Congo Natty]
DJ Trace - Coffee (Bonus Beat Mix) [Lucky Spin]
A-Zone - Calling All The People [Whitehouse]

Mikuś Musik said...

This one is the Brockie tape

Side A

01 Johnny Jungle - Johnny - Face
02 Goldseal Tribe - Cant Stop Me - Goldseal
03 Smith & Mighty - Killa - Three Stripe (@45)
04 2 White Boys - (Techim) Untitled B2 - White BER01

05 Redskins - Just Cool - Kemet
06 Ed Rush - The Dreadd [Trouble On Vinyl]
07 Code 071 - Ease Up Soundboy - Trouble on Vinyl
08 Hard & Pure - This Is Junglism - Hard & Pure
09 Andy C - Never Felt This Way - Ram
10 Hard & Pure - Chains - Hard & Pure
11 Insomnia - Nostalgic [C.S.I.]
12 Neuromancer - Pennywise - Symphony Sound
13 DJ Junk - ? - Junk02
14 FBD Project - Terminate - Bang-in Tunes
15 Wax Doctor - New Direction - Basement


Side B

01 Wax Doctor - New Direction - Basement (continued)
02 The Anthill Mob - Antology - Anthill
03 Tom & Jerry - Cat Got Your Tongue - Tom & Jerry
04 Smith Inc - Music & Life - Absolute 2
05 The Skeleton Krew - Make Em Hardcore - Skeleton
06 Smith Inc - Jungle - Absolute 2
07 Kleptomania – Amadeus - Hypno-Genesis
08 LTJ Bukem - Demons Theme - Good Looking
09 DJ Clarkee - Have A Good Time - Paradox
10 Zeno Zip - Mind Games [Full Moon]
11 Under D'Influence - Brand New 49T2 - Hardcore Vinyl
12 The 55 - Different Level - Hardcore Vinyl
13 FBD Project - FBD - Bang-in Tunes
14 The Skeleton Krew Luv Ta Luv Ya (Remix) - Skeleton
15 Johnny Jungle - Johnny - Face
(continues for the first 4 tracks on Side A)

Mikuś Musik said...

Heres the tracklisting for the Fabrok tape ... by the way more Fabs tapes coming in the future!

01 Smith Inc - Jungle - Absolute 2
02 Stuck To Your Lips - Gold Teet (Bad Bwoy) - Stuck To Your Lips
03 Ed Rush - The Dread - Trouble On Vinyl
04 Tek 9 - Real Love - Reinforced
05 Bayders Crew - Bassheads Lickweed - Trouble On Vinyl
06 4 Hero - In The Shadow (Part 3: Stalker Mix) - Reinforced
07 II Exodus - Never Get Burn - II Exodus
08 Good 2Bad & Hugly - Got To Release - Ruff Kut!
09 Sacred - Bass Keeps Going (Ju Ju Jump Up Mix) - Pursuit
10 DJ Hype - Weird Energy (Hells Bells Mix) - Subbase
11 DJ Vibes - Obsession (Music's So Wonderful) - Asylum
12 Wots My Code - Dub Plate - Xlr8
13 DJ Solo - Darkage - Production House
14 The Untouchables - Desire ('93 Remix) - Tough Toonz
15 Pow Pow - POWPOW2 Side B1 - Pow Pow
16 Jim Polo - Voyager - Dark Horse
17 LTJ Bukem - Demons Theme - Good Looking
>> Ad Break

Big up Ethereal94 and DJ Extreme at tuneid.com

Hardcore Phonography said...

Great post! It is rare to find high quality tape rips. I wish I had kept all my old Kool FM, Pulse FM, Unity tapes.

I have a blog of oldschool mixes that I update regularly if you want to check it out. You can stream or download all mixes too.

http://hardcore-phonography.tumblr.com

Thanks again.

SMOKEAK47 said...

hi Mikus ,do you know what the first tune played on the ads before Noodles & Wonder - Rarities plays is called?

DJ Ron + Roast Style + Kool FM 94.5 + 1994

SMOKEAK47 said...

DJ Ron + Roast Style + Kool FM 94.5 + 1994
hi mikus,could you give me the name of the tune on this set played on the ads right before noodles and wonders - rar

Mikuś Musik said...

Kane tape tracklist

>> Alex Reece – Basic Principles (Dillinja “Step 1″) – Metalheadz
01 DJ Kane – Riddem – Trouble On Vinyl
02 Immortal Minds – The City 3 – Reinforced
03 Just Jungle – Sky (VIP Mix) – Labello Blanco [JM004]
04 DJ Phantasy – Ruff & Ready – Intalektive
05 Flex – Big Up – De Underground
06 ???
07 Babylon 5 – Yes Yes ’95 (Side A) – Dread
08 ???
09 Urban Shakedown – Some Justice ’95 (Arsonist Dub Mix) – Urban Shakedown
10 Darren H & The Punisher – All Massive (remix) – Headless
11 Merlin – Return Of Da Funk – Renegade
12 DJ Kane – The Life – Trouble On Vinyl