Fabio on Kiss 100 Tape Cache

From the years 1994-1997 the jungle sound split in several directions and different clubs and nights catered to the different sounds. The unity from the days before was still there in spirit, but things definitely did fragment - only natural i think - people wanted to push the sound and take it in different directions and express themselves as they saw fit. It would've been nice if there was more crossover, both in djs sets and in club line-ups, but on the whole it didn't happen so much.

I kept up on what was going on across the board but my heart was definitely in the Speed camp - Speed being a club night with resident DJs Fabio, Bukem, Kemistry & Storm, Doc Scott and Lee, which played tunes that if you had to describe them could be said to be deeper and more musically involved than what was going on on the upfront jump-up side of things. Really exciting times musically. Should also add I've got a little Speed Connection Facebook group here which you'd be more than welcome to join and post endlessly on.

1994 was the year that jungle blew up in the media and also the year that London's Kiss 100 FM - once a pirate station which got a legal license in 1990 - a little belatedly picked up on our UK breakbeat rave scene. The likes of Fabio, Rider, Bukem, JJ Frost, Randall, Hype, Kenny Ken and others played the slot on rotation - was the first time jungle got played on legal radio - and it was a great chance to hear tunes that wouldn't normally get played out in a dance, all kinds of (jumpy) dubplates, tunes that wouldn't come out for another year, and tunes that never came out at all. The whole scene was always pushing forward so fast that these shows were like a glimpse into the future...essential listening. Started at 9-11pm on a Wednesday if i remember rightly, but got pushed into a post midnight slot after a couple of years....

My flat mate used to particularly record Hype and Bukem's Cosmic Jam sessions, but I tended to go for the Fabio shows above all else - or at least those are the tapes that have lived to see the day 20 years on. Many didn't make it, including some early Giving it Up Slot Fabio & Grooverider sessions. Particularly gutted to have lost one which ended with Fabio playing some house tunes. Still not found that uploaded anywhere. Anyhow, we move on!

So here are the ones that made it. Thanks so much to RolldaBeats family for help with the tracklists (posted in the comments). Rolldabeats also has the best catalogue of all the Kiss Jungle Shows - check that here. Great hive-mind resource for those who care.

Before we get into it just got to pay respects to Fabio for all his hard work and almost single-handed commitment to pushing the sounds he does - hugely appreciated by a certain section of jungle music lovers. On the whole this was music that was sidelined at the time, and sadly even in an age of 24/7 jungle pirates and plenty old skool nights still remains sidelined... Interesting listening back to these tapes now and hearing Fabio talking about the splits and trying to keep the unity. So much good music and so many good memories attached to these sounds - a serious part of my life played out over these tapes.... Salute Fabio, and a big shout to all the original jungle soul boys and girls and all the Speed/Tempo/Swerve faithful.


Fabio on Kiss 100 Tape Cache

All tapes ripped at 320kbps. Hover over titles and right click and save as to download. Tracklists in the comments.

Fabio - Science - First Show - 1994
  Fabio's first solo show
"taking you through the spectrum...a little show, Im calling it: Science"

Fabio - Travelling - Science Pt2 - 1994 - Side B
Fabio's second solo show... "music for the open minded"
Fabio - FreezeFire - Dec 94 - Side B
End of 94...turning the corner into 95

Fabio - Summer Bees Wax - 1995 - Side B
Getting into 1995 - by now Fabio really was carving out a distinct sound
"look ahead every single time" 
Fabio - Mutant Jazz - 1995 - Side B
After a quiet start Speed was blowing up by this point

Fabio - Moving - Summer 95 Side X
The soundtrack to the summer of 95...we had a proper heatwave that year 

More gold from 1995

Fabio and Grooverider - End of Year Spesh - 1995
F&G's xmas shows always great fun and filled with interesting chat

Fabio - New Days - Sept 1996 - Sides A+B
By 1996 the jazz elements were really coming to the fore

Fabio - Jazz Stepping - 1997 - Side A
The jazzstep becomes official

Fabio - RIP 1997- Side B
Deeper and deeper into jazz and fusion sounds

A little bonus one - recorded from R1 and some great crowd vibes on this:
Fabio - Live at Sonar Festival Barcelona 2003 - Side A

...also have some Rider tapes to rip - they'll go up later in the year i expect
and dont forget, tracklists in the comments


Mikuś Musik said...

First Show - Science - 29.06.1994

Full tracklist
A Guy Called Gerald - Darker Than I Should Be (Ladies Mix) [Juice Box]
Fast Floor - Trippin On Sunshine [Smooth]
Higher Sense - Cold Fresh Air [Liftin' Spirit]
Bruk Wild - Silent Voice [Soundman]
Peshay - Psychosis [Metalheadz]
Smith & Mighty - Come Fly Away (Dub) [Three Stripes]
Simon Templa - Hungry Eyes (Unreleased Mix) [Unreleased]
Roni Size - It's A Jazz Thing (Electric Boogie Mix) [V]
Metalheads - Inner City Life [FFRR]
Mr Reece - ??? [Unreleased ???]
Van Kleef - Life Began Changing [PP9]
Danny C - Deadly Intentions [Unreleased]
DJ Trace & LTJ Bukem - Teach Me To Fly [Out Of Orbit]
Omni Trio - Soul Promenade [Moving Shadow]
Nookie - Only You [Reinforced]
Dr S Gachet - Touch My Toes (Audiomaze First lick) [Labello Blanco]
Foul Play - Open Your Mind (Foul Play remix) [Moving Shadow]
DJ Trax - High Time (Nookie remix) [Moving Shadow]
Metalheads - Jah (Dubplate Mix?) [Unreleased?]
LTJ Bukem - Horizon [Looking Good]

Mikuś Musik said...

Fabio - Travelling - Science Pt2 - 06.07.1994

[00:00] A-Sides & Nut-E-1 - Tonight [Bear Necessities]
[05:30] Blame & Justice - Anthemia (Origin Unknown remix) [Moving Shadow]
[10:53] LTJ Bukem - Horizon [Looking Good]
[16:10] Sounds Of Life - Release The Bells [Certificate 18]
[20:27] EZ Rollers - Rolled Into 1 [Moving Shadow]
[26:28] DJ Krust - Two Colours Black/Three Colours Black [Unreleased]
[32:02] The Anthill Mob - My Selector [PP9]
[36:16] Metalheads - Inner City Life [FFRR]
[40:34] The Invisible Man - Skyliner (95 VIP Mix) [CODE001]
[46:30] Acro - Superpod [Force Ten]
[50:55] Dillinja - Stompers Delight [Cat No. JA1]
[55:24] Peshay - Represent [Metalheadz]
[59:57] D.O.P.E. - Travelling (remix - early version of remix on Rugged Vinyl RUGGED13) [Unreleased]
[01:04:46] Renegade - Something I Feel [Moving Shadow]
[01:10:28] Van Kleef - You & I [Unreleased]
[01:15:53] L Double & Younghead - Come Kross [Labello/PWL - Jungle Massive Volume 2 LP]
[01:20:30] DJ Krust - Burning (Unreleased Mix) [Unreleased] (available on a Japanese CD release - Remix Trax Vol. 12 - Cosmic Soul 3)
[01:25:13] Spinback & Gwange - Open Mind [Legend]
[01:32:18] Metalheads - Kemistry [Synthetic]

Mikuś Musik said...

Freeze Fire - Quite possibly 07/12/94

Side A
Angel - Rufige Crew
Whats on Your Mind - Essence of Aura [unreleased?]
Steelers Anthem - Dillinja
Enchanted - Adam F
Inner City Life - Nookie Remix
Inner City Life - 4 Hero Remix
Is It Love - Hidden Agenda
Total Control - Foul Play
Faceless - Big Bud

Side B
Useless - Dillinja [unreleased?]
Carlito - Carlito's Way
Strictly Jungle - ???? [DMR Label???]
Universal Love - 4 Hero
Far Away - Doc Scott
Fusion - Photek
United - DJ SS - Grooverider Remix
Fabio calls it My Music - Roni Size but I think its Metamorphosisms - DJ Krust [unreleased]
Drift To The Centre - Photek
Basic Principles - Alex Reece

Mikuś Musik said...

Fabio Summer Bees Wax - 1995 - 24.05.1995

Side A
Baby - Big Bud
Space Funk - SOS (Digital)
She's So Remix - Neil Trix/FBD
Mind Games - Krust [unreleased]
Never As Good - Wax Doctor
Foul Play - Artificial Intelligence

Side B
Spirits - Mouly & Lucida
Carlito - Heaven [Creative Source]
Oblivion - Lush [Streetbeats]
Rob D - Clubbed To Death (Wax Doctor Totally Waxed Remix) [Mo Wax]
Alex Reece - Feel The Sunshine (Original mix) [4th & Broadway]
Jacob's Optical Stairway - Jacob's Optical Illusion [R & S]
Icons - Future Aspects [Modern Urban Jazz - Emotions With Intellect LP]
LTJ Bukem - Music (Happy Raw) [Good Looking]
tape ends but he went on to play...
Inner Visions - Southern Comfort [Basement]
Scarface - I Seen A Man Die (4 Hero NW2 Gangsta Move Instrumental Mix) [Virgin]
Aquasky - Kauna [Moving Shadow]
Funky Technicians - Fever [Timeless]

Rob said...

Nice post. I must have spent so much time listening to these shows back in the day and would never have heard a lot of these great tunes otherwise. Fabio & Randall were my favourites. Thanks for sharing.

N. Garcia said...

Mikus, thank you so much for this musical education, these blogposts have made my year so far, you seriously are an absolute hero for your dedication and generosity, THANK YOU !!

Mikuś Musik said...

Mutant Jazz - 21.07.1995

Side A
Two Faced - Digital
All of Me - Wax Doctor
Snake Style - Source Direct
No Mystery - Funky Technicians
Universal Horn - JMJ & Richie
PFM - Dreams
T Power - Mutant Jazz (DJ Trace Remix)
Lunar Funk - Spacewalk
Goldie - Sensual

Side B
Icons - Future Aspects
Cleaveland Watkiss - Introducing
The Original Playboy - Come To Me
Kenny Larkin - Loop 2 (Alex Reece Remix)
Icons - Salsa Flavour
Dillinja - Deep Love (Remix)
Kauna - Aquasky
Never As Good - Wax Doctor

Mikuś Musik said...

Moving - Summer 1995 - 23.06.1995

Side A
X-Files - Forbidden Medicine [Basement]
The Guyver - Musical Flavour [Reinforced]
Icons - Lost In Music [Mordern Urban Jazz - Emotions With Intellect LP]
JMJ & Richie - Free La Funk [Moving Shadow]
J Majik - Lush Life (Alternative Version) [Unreleased]
E-Z Rollers - Rolled Into One (Photek Remix) [Moving Shadow] - E-Z Rollers - Dimensions Of Sound LP]
Hidden Agenda - Pressin' On [Metalheadz]
Q Project & Spinback - Rikers Island (Dream Mix) [Legend]
Just Jungle - Sky (Just Jungle remix) [Trouble On Vinyl]

Side B
Aquasky - Kauna [Moving Shadow]
Hooligan - Digital [Deep & Dark]
Hidden Agenda - Get Carter [Metalheadz]
Cleveland Watkiss - Introducing [Volume - Breakbeat Science 2 LP]
Alex Reece - Jazz Master (Alex's Funky Mix) [Blunted]
JMJ & Richie - Universal Horn [Moving Shadow]
DJ Krust - Jazz Note [V]
? Hidden Agenda - The Wedge (Dubplate Mix) [Unreleased]

Mikuś Musik said...

Fabio Lazy Days 1995

Side A
Crisis - Koda
Rolled Into 1 (Photek Remix) - EZ Rollers
Do It Now - Dj Pulse
Basic Principles - Alex Reese (Wax Doctor Rollout)
Everyday - Sub Sequence
Bliss - Source Direct
Crystal Winds - Manix
Dangerous? - Obsession?
Harp Loop - FBD Project

Side B
Just Jungle (Remix) - Sky
Enchanted - Adam F (Krust Remix)
Listen - Jack n Phil
Hidden Rooms - Sounds of Life
Touch Me?? - Terror & Mark C?? (i swear i know this one)
On The Roof - Hidden Agenda

Mikuś Musik said...

New Days 06.09.96

Big Bud - Ellen [Unreleased]
Hokusai - 12 Till 4 [Source Direct]
Subject 13 - Good Guys Bad Guys [Breakbeat Science 2 LP]
Galliano - Freefall (Peshay Remix) [Talkin' Loud]
Underwolves - Redeemer [Creative Wax]
Everybody? ???
Alabama Blues - St Germain Wax Doctor
Vext - Adrift
Close Encounters - Seiji [Soon Recordings]
Expand - Jazz Cartel [Creative Wax]

Mikuś Musik said...

Jazz Stepping 09.05.1997

Really Side A
Solitude - Blame
???? white label
Jazz Style - Subject 13
Ode To Don Jose - Dom & Roland Remix - Art Of Noise
This is Disco - Wax Doctor Remix - Dave Angel
KJZ - Photek

Side A
White Blossom - Basic Unit
Faca de Conta - Roni Size Remix
Malik - Underwolves
O.D.- Sci-Clone
I Want You - Carlito and addiction

JJ said...

Thanks for ripping and uploading these shows :)

Freeze Fire = 30th November 1994
Fabio Lazy Days 1995 = 22nd February 1994
Fabio - RIP Steve Bradshaw Foul Play = 8th August 1997

Mikuś Musik said...

RIP 01.08.97
Side A
Fall Down - Carlito
Cuba? unreleased mix? - Paradox [Reinforced]
Clap Your Hands PFM Remix of Lil Louis
Jaxx - Adam F
Endurance - Lexis ‎
Innovations - DJ Worm?

Side B
Music In My Mind - Adam F
For You And For Me? ???
Future Elements - Carlito
Sounds like Sci-Clone to me

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much!

Mikuś Musik said...

Fabio & Grooverider - Xmas Special 95 - 29.12.95
taped over the other side like an indjut
love this one still

Fokus - Like Dat [Higher Limits - Promised Land Volume Two]
Nookie - The Blues [Reinforced]
Flytronix - To Ya! [Moving Shadow]
Photek - One Nation [Photek Productions - Form & Function Vol 2]
X Files - Intensity [Basement]
Roger Johnson - Deepmotion [Celluloid]
Subject 13 - Oceans [Creative Source]

Anonymous said...

Excellent work. So good to listen through all of these again. The Golden era!!! - Iain

Anonymous said...

It's March 12, 2015 - Thank you so much for all your hard work cataloguing these beautiful sounds for all of us nerds. This is truly your love and as a DJ I appreciate the care you have taken with all the cassettes.

Much love from Ann Arbor, Michigan