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old timer 01-Sep-05 10:35pm

best dj back in the day
 
all this talk of old tunes has got me all happy, but in your opinion who could really get the place jumpin (sorry folks as a sydney sider i only really know syd dj's) but am happy to hear your opinion,

mine would have to be

Jumping Jack- by far the best
peewee- best mixer best variety
abel -best hard trance
ming d - best hi energy
sugar ray- best 5am sets
phil smart- best hard house

sEcAbOy 02-Sep-05 08:59am

Mine would have to be either Bud's N' Stu or Peter Tribe.......

Digital Hippie 04-Sep-05 12:58am

Man, I loved Ming D...He was good friends with Danny D and everyone @ Global Village. He came down to Melbourne and played at some of the parties put on out at Footsgray. Im originally from Melbourne but moved to Sydney....I loved soooo many dj's back in early 90's...have to mention some but not all and in no particular order, my faves include:

Rudeboy
He$$
David Carbone
Steve Robbins
ATOM 1
BWANA
Danny D
Lenny Dee
GTB ( George the Boss from Adelaide)
Ollie Olsen
Fred Disko

and must mention the amazing sounds I've enjoyed from Mixmasters like,

Carl Cox
CJ Bolland
Cosmic Baby
Kenny Ken
Laurient Garnier
Sasha
Sven Vath

Look let's just say I have alot of favorite Dj's as they all have made my old skool dayz of partying soooo much amazing fun...they all rolled out electrifying, delicious, delightful and downright thumping get your but groovin tunes.....I just can't choose one alone. I really could keep going on ....but I'll leave it at this for now....:thumb:

Cosmica 04-Sep-05 09:24am

Digital Hippie, couldnt agree more.

In terms of early Melb DJs, I would also add

Will E Tell.

Jeff Tyler.

Otherwise your list is pretty comprehensive there.

Miss Jax 04-Sep-05 11:53am

Sydney standouts for me:

Jasper
Hi-Shock
Phil Smart
Dave Kirkpatrick

DomJuan 04-Sep-05 01:48pm

Ming D
Sugar Ray
Swindon Martyn
Jumping Jack

Lima 04-Sep-05 05:06pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by Miss Jax
Sydney standouts for me:

Jasper
Hi-Shock
Phil Smart
Dave Kirkpatrick

I agree with the top 2 and in the way of hardcore tymez 2 and geoff da chef rocked it for me

Msraver 08-Sep-05 11:20am

I remember a lot of those names.

Also Akira vanished somewhere along the line.

djwelly 08-Sep-05 10:16pm

Hi All,

A very good list of DJ's there! A few of which I have had the pleasure of DJing with: -

Sasha
Carl Cox
DJ Nipper
Laurent Garnier
Rat pack

plus many more....

I am playing at many OLD SKOOL nights in the UK, and will be in QLD in 2008!

Keep the vibe alive people.

DJ WELLY.
http://www.djwelly.net

Cosmica 08-Sep-05 10:47pm

Hey Paul,

Nice of you to drop in your website is pretty interesting!

djwelly 08-Sep-05 10:57pm

Thanks Cosmica,

I have been at it a while now!!!!!!! since 1988!

Paul.

Cosmica 09-Sep-05 12:20am

Ever considered spinning for www.piraterevival.co.uk?

Spectrum 09-Sep-05 12:27am

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lima
(re Jasper) I agree with the top 2

Hey, do you know/see Justin (Jasper) around anymore?

Used to be work/mates 10 years ago. Would love to meet up again.

Cheers.

:)

oni0n 09-Sep-05 01:13am

Russel Hancorne *cawwwf*

fuziwuzi 10-Sep-05 04:01pm

DJ Ajax

seeing i left melb in 1996, i still remember him as an old school DJ :) was much goodness and awesomeness

Oldskooler 09-Nov-05 03:33pm

Perth oldskool standouts:

* Greg Packer (amazing to just stand there and watch, no suprise he won the perth DMC in 91 & 92).
* Darren Briais (ok hes originally a Queenslander but hes ours since '92).
* Chase - originally from over east but ours since '90.
* In-E-Fekt - retired waaay too early, but still has the silky skills when you get him on the decks.
* Rob Fender - again retired too early and like In-E-Fekt still has it when you convince him to have a go.
* Space Ace - had tunes that no-one else did and used them to great effect.
* Rachel Harvey - had a real ego about her, but she could mix!
* Hutcho - amazing record collection, someone who will make you realise just how incomplete your collection is everytime he plays!

buffed 15-Nov-05 05:16pm

no one has mentioned Sheen.....awesome old skool sydney DJ

pauld_mcmahon 16-Nov-05 04:18am

From Brissie:

Angus & Edwin ;-)

Also had a great tape of Vegas, around 93/94 I guess which was awesome, unhappily long lost :-(

Internationally, the sets Carl Cox & Trevor Rockliffe played at Strawberry Fields (the first) were amongst the best I have experienced... "Pop the baloons" for those who were there! lol...

Paulie

stevenwoolley 16-Nov-05 05:00pm

Brisbane

angus
jen-e
ken jensen
gracie(still going strong)
barking boy(as above?)
Theif
Edwin (@the beat) its not the same anymore
Hydromatt (RIP unfortunately died a few years back at such a young age but so talented what a shame)

Spectrum 16-Nov-05 10:10pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by pauld_mcmahon
Also had a great tape of Vegas, around 93/94 I guess which was awesome, unhappily long lost :-(


"Let It Out '94" - Vegas

The year the morning anthem set reins were pulled from Paul Holden...

pauld_mcmahon 16-Nov-05 11:31pm

[quote=Spectrum]"Let It Out '94" - Vegas[quote]

Did that have "The analogue signal", "This is the sound of Rotterdam", "F*** The Children" etc on it? Man that was one great tape, I would do practically anything to get another copy!

Spectrum 17-Nov-05 12:08am

^^^ Was it pure hardcore? If so, this probably wasn't it. IIFC, following the debacle that was NYE93, Vegas released the "Let It Out" as a freebie thank you for those that supported Tribal (promoters/parties). Gee, I hope I just replayed those politics as it were. Anyway, this tape had a bit of 'ardcore, as Mr George Vegas was, but much of it was the 'anthems' of the day (Sydney that was, certainly not Melbourne, and not sure where Brisssie was at), and sped up to +8 (with an unknown extra pitch tweaking under the 1200 hood).

Um, does that sound like the tape? One track that comes to mind is "Fruit Of Love" - Tranceformer 2 (ie. happy) that mixed straight out of (I think) "English Muffin" - Lenny Dee (ie. hard)????

Anyway, it certainly scored Vegas more gigs.

pauld_mcmahon 17-Nov-05 12:43am

G'day Spectrum...

Yeah mate it definitely had English Muffin on it... Wasn't all hard core either, no, had some of the anthems of the day, some more obscure and darker stuff too... Great tape ;-)

Spectrum 17-Nov-05 01:15am

Sounds like the one...

Well...

At present, the tape's over 4000km away in a shoebox in the wardrobe of the spare bedroom of the house where my Mother-in-law resides...

...along with every other tape ('cept Crisis' Prodigy4-Outdoor, cause some dirty sweaty raver stole it) awaiting me to remaster them to the digital age...

Trying to think of the other tunage on it...

pauld_mcmahon 17-Nov-05 01:21am

He he well I know that feeling mate; I am living in London at the moment and *my* shoeboxes of tapes are currently in storage - with everything else I own - somewhere in Brissie :-(

Excepting of course, my Vegas tape, my old Krome & Time tape, my *prized* Carl Cox& Trevor Rockliffe live at Strawberry fields 1, and my *entire* collection of DJ Angus tapes, which were all stolen by dirty, sweaty ravers ...

Spectrum 17-Nov-05 01:42am

Quote:

Originally Posted by pauld_mcmahon
Excepting of course, my Vegas tape, my old Krome & Time tape, my *prized* Carl Cox& Trevor Rockliffe live at Strawberry fields 1, and my *entire* collection of DJ Angus tapes, which were all stolen by dirty, sweaty ravers ...

Too bad eh?

I'd so like to see these memoirs re-released on CD. Considering they were typically recorded on DAT, the quality would be magic.

The best I've been able to follow up is the Fantasia NYE93 series (http://www.fantazia.org.uk/Event%20info/ausss.htm), but even they've been crudily compiled with glitchy skips polluting the end of a few of the discs, and the videos feaure timecode splattered 'cross the top of the screen.

Oh well...

Been meaning to get in touch with DMC (Sydney) to request they re-release their Colossus party video on DVD (mixed by Pee Wee) circa 1994...

pauld_mcmahon 17-Nov-05 01:59am

Yeah it is doing a great job that site... There are a heap of sites in the UK where you can purchase - or just download ( http://hardcorewillneverdie.com is a good one, go to the mixes page for a heap of rm files )

Aus really needs some sites like that; all those live sets on tape are a part of our history, it would be such a shame to lose them all for good...

Spectrum 17-Nov-05 02:36am

Quote:

Originally Posted by pauld_mcmahon
Aus really needs some sites like that;

Did you note that link is to the Aussie (Sydney) component? :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by pauld_mcmahon
all those live sets on tape are a part of our history, it would be such a shame to lose them all for good...

Yep, for sure. And I will get it sorted one day, after our next trip back there. Once I'm done, I'll 'ring around' and see who else has got stuff to contribute.

It was due to this thread that I searched google and next minute I've pulled up this thread...

http://livechat.inthemix.com.au/foru...t=25754&page=3

... out of the woodwork. That should give the general Forum something to talk about other than "TimTams FTW" and/or "Poll: Spit or Swallow". :lol:

pauld_mcmahon 01-Apr-06 11:07pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by Spectrum


http://livechat.inthemix.com.au/foru...t=25754&page=3

... out of the woodwork. That should give the general Forum something to talk about other than "TimTams FTW" and/or "Poll: Spit or Swallow". :lol:


Lol -> just going back over threads to see if I had rudely failed to reply to anyone ;-) and came across this... Man reading that thread - and seeing people say that their first rave was 2000, 2003 etc -> Crikey! Makes me feel like an old man!

Spectrum 02-Apr-06 12:05am

:lol: Yeah, you bloody rude bastard! :lol:

And did you see the "Two Tribes 2005" vote? Too funny, eh?!

It's an entirely different world for them now. Having had sprinkles of techno & trance via the advertising media in their pre-adolesence, they eventually get to venture outside into the "underground", start contributing to Australia's World's Biggest Munters statistic, and are completely ecstatic about this fresh new electro-breaky-80s-mash-up sound.

BEST THING EVA!!!! :thumb: ;D :lol:

akashanelson 02-Apr-06 04:16pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by Spectrum
It's an entirely different world for them now. Having had sprinkles of techno & trance via the advertising media in their pre-adolesence, they eventually get to venture outside into the "underground", start contributing to Australia's World's Biggest Munters statistic, and are completely ecstatic about this fresh new electro-breaky-80s-mash-up sound.

BEST THING EVA!!!! :thumb: ;D :lol:

Isn't it... especially with the so called prog heads who are into a sound that was being played by our local DJ's back in 93/94 such as Phil Smart, Abel, Ray etc...

I have to to bite my tongue everytime I visit the prog forums.... they really have no idea!!!!

queen_vee 03-Apr-06 11:54am

Quote:

Originally Posted by akashanelson
Isn't it... especially with the so called prog heads who are into a sound that was being played by our local DJ's back in 93/94 such as Phil Smart, Abel, Ray etc...

Yeah, your statement is great! Those guys should find something that has never ever been done before, if they really are 'true' prog heads.

I hate it when people say they like Wolfmother or The Music, or Jet, I mean really, Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones and co have already done that. Why go back? New sounds only, or it's pretty much not worth listening to...

DJ Fusion 03-Apr-06 02:56pm

Angus, Ming D, Slipmatt, Akira, Cru-l-t, Archie, pre-obese Carl Cox - these guys would all drop the latest tunes, sample and cut the shit out of them, scratch shit up, drop crazy cartoon samples and stuff ... these guys were virtually DMC champions compared to your average beatmixing jukebox club DJ that Sydney has so many of these days.

Korsion 03-Apr-06 03:06pm

cough * erm cough Melbourne is pretty much the same in that respect same old, same old dont need much talent nowadays to be a DJ :lol:

cr2004 03-Apr-06 04:44pm

Jeff Tyler would have to be up there. Last year he threw a few parties in Melb called "Deep" - I never went but HMC was on the bill for one of them. Acid!

Vinylpusher 04-Apr-06 02:37pm

Sydney

Mach 5 (THE GREAT)
Akira
Jade
Paul Holden

and in later years
Shade
Herb
Daydream
Fenix

actually to add to that, does anyone know what happened to Mach 5? i know he had some design company cranking but what happened after his release on one of a kind?? anyone??

akashanelson 06-Apr-06 12:21pm

Sugar Ray
Phil Smart
Ming-D
Penriff Dave aka DK
Abel (pre 94)
JJ
Paul the Hat (legend and super nice guy!!!)

..and then there were the not so well known guy's who played better then the headliners

Freestyle
Hype aka Andrew James (lost interest in him after 94)
Quest
Sasha (Vatoff)

DJ Fusion 06-Apr-06 01:16pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vinylpusher
Sydney
Paul Holden
Fenix

Popular? YES.

Good DJ's? Oh SHIT NO, you might as well put Vegas on your list. :lol:

akashanelson 06-Apr-06 03:02pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by DJ Fusion
Popular? YES.

Good DJ's? Oh SHIT NO, you might as well put Vegas on your list. :lol:

:lol: ;) :lol: ;)

Can I add Crisis to your list as well.... smooth as Fark!!!

DJ Fusion 11-Apr-06 12:03pm

Lmao, I remember Crisis on 3 decks, I was like "dude, get the hang of using 2 decks first!" :D

polanski 14-Apr-06 06:04pm

My favorite DJ's back then were

OZ DJ's
1.Pee wee Ferris(best mixer, biggest tunes his mixing was amazing)
2.Shade(when he was back in Newcastle91/92......fantastic)
3.Abel

International DJ's
1.Sasha
2.Carl Cox

Vinylpusher 24-Apr-06 05:10pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by DJ Fusion
Popular? YES.

Good DJ's? Oh SHIT NO, you might as well put Vegas on your list. :lol:


Serious? well i guess everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

I still listen to Fenix "Pure" and Paul Holden field of dreams three tapes and the mixing on them is damn good. I dont see how you could even class Vagas in the same league?

oh well whatever floats your boat.

danceonthegroov 12-May-06 11:14pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vinylpusher
Serious? well i guess everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

I still listen to Fenix "Pure" and Paul Holden field of dreams three tapes and the mixing on them is damn good. I dont see how you could even class Vagas in the same league?

oh well whatever floats your boat.

I'll second that.. Vagas with Let It Out 95 is a complete joke! 94 was alright.. 95.. OMG.. *shakes head.

Have to rate Paul Holden with his mixed tapes tho! Have listened to them for years and the mixing is precision. Pity for some of his live mixes tho.

Re: Fenix - Pure.. is that the tape that has one side start with the "Inspector Gadget" song???? Dying to find out if my tape is labelled correctly or not. PM me:))) If it's the one.. it's one of my FAVVVV tapes. Dying to find a better copy than mine:(

Miss Jax 13-May-06 12:43pm

^^^ I'm pretty sure that tape was Spellbound (possibly Spellbound 3) and not fenix.

And akashanelson, I remember Quest - had a tape (no idea of name, can't remember year) that got an absolute caning for the longest time! That sure was a blast from the past!

akashanelson 13-May-06 01:21pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by Miss Jax

And akashanelson, I remember Quest - had a tape (no idea of name, can't remember year) that got an absolute caning for the longest time! That sure was a blast from the past!

When you guy's venture back home (..and you MUST give me a bell so I can catch-up with you both), can you please bring that tape home so the hubby can clean it up and host it ;D

Miss Jax 13-May-06 04:02pm

If I still have it, certainly!

Would be great to catch up - we're hoping work sends us on conference in October - the last 2 years in a row we've tacked a weeks leave on the end and stayed in Syders. Will keep you posted.

Dj Angus 13-May-06 06:05pm

Pee Wee
 
From an unbiased point of view i was always really impressed with Pee wee's djing. A fantastic professional entertaining dj. Dj Angus

akashanelson 13-May-06 06:10pm

^^Ok mate it's time to start hosting your sets!!! Yep, he had skills, but so do you my friend!!

Dj Angus 13-May-06 07:48pm

thats nice man, thanx

Spectrum 13-May-06 08:32pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by danceonthegroov
Vagas with Let It Out 95

Vegas could beat match with a few seconds...

...if only he could wait a few more seconds to nail matching the bars. :)

Just woeful when things started and stopped at all the wrong places. :(

Oh, I was never a hardcore* fan.

*Kick Drum on distort, tough-guy samples, off-beat basslines. You know the score. ;)


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