What’s Coming Up On Only Old Skool Radio
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Meet our Djs
First started djing back in 1992 i got into the rave scene at a early age at 15 back in 1990 Id say i like and DJ every type of music as there’s always choons you like in any style of music – such as >Acid House/Techno/Progressive/Electro/Jungle/Hardcore/Hardhouse/Gabba/Hardstyle/Piano House/Trance/Electro and if I mist a few off.. its cos I like it all.
I started producing choons in 98 but nothing to serious just fun its the DJ side of things what makes me buzz.
Played at many venue’s and held many residencies all over the UK, Transmission and Pleasure to name a couple, also played on a number of Radio Stations through out my time.
Oldskool till I die Oi Oi
have been a DJ/MC from the age of 11 1/2 and have played a wide range of music. Now a producer from 2001 and have some releases on Red Alpha Records DnB/J Tek. I have been fortunate to work alongside the likes of Zinc, Nicky Blackmarket, Grooverider, Roni Size & Simon Bassline Smith to mention a few, i currently use my time wisely & produce as much as possible. Claim to fame, performing in front of 243.000 people in Santa Cruz Tenerife. Moto don’t let your head swell even if you’re doing well!
First got into dance music when I bought my first 12” in 1983 which was hey you by the rocksteady crew and continued through the 80’s listening to electro and hip hop,got into house music in ‘89 when listening to Dj 279’s hip hop show on dance fm when he dropped depth charge and that was it I was hooked,listening to pirate radio stations like fantasy fm,Rave fm,Pulse fm and Defection Fm.
I was inspired by people like DJ Hype, DJ Eclipse, Mixmastermax ,spent years trying to hone my scratching & mixing,so you’ll catch me playing anything from electro,hip hop,Acid,88’89’90’ house music and early hardcore up until late 1992
First came across the rave scene in his home town of Hertford in 1989 when played a tape from Sunrise FM by a mates older brother, and was hooked from then via pirate radio as was only 10 at the time! Started buying records in 1990 from various stores, but got serious in late 1991 when he got his first set of belt drive turntables and mixer.
By 1992 he was a regular at local Parliament Records, owned and run by Rob Haigh (Omni Trio) and got to know the other regulars such as 2 Bad Mice, Rhodesy, Nookie and a few of the more local pirate DJ’s at the time, and constantly locked all weekend to the pirates at the time- Weekend Rush, Defection, Kool, Pulse and local Mad FM to name a few.
Fast forward to the mid 90’s and the Technics 1210’s arrived, skills had been aquired and guest shows followed by regular shows on pirates such as Network FM, Perception, Rude and Impact started happening, and by the end of the 90’s he had appearances at numerous events- Jungle Warfare, Beatz and Club Innovation to name a few.
By 2003 Shadowplay had moved from his hometown to Brighton, opening a record shop there and establishing himself on the local scene playing at events like Sabotage, Carbon and Metalheadz, and pirates like Profile, Phonic and Codesouth- before he pretty much retired from the scene in 2007 after closing down the shop to concentrate on raising his young family.
Again, fast forward to 2015, and good friend and up-coming producer Vital Link persuaded DJ Shadowplay to put in a guest appearence on his radio show playing old skool jungle, and again the bug hit, spurring him to come out of retirement and start his own show playing old skool on onlyoldskoolradio.com every Friday and Saturday. 2016 saw a family holiday turn into a chance semi-tour of spain, and an equally chance phone call with Mark X from Kemet Records led to Shadowplay being drawn back into the new jungle scene again fully, and leading to his first vinyl release when he collaborated with Vital Link on ‘The New Dawn EP’ (Kemet). Now involved with Infrared Records, you can catch Shadowplay every Friday and Saturday on radio, as well as upcoming events.
Mark’s journey in music began in 1993 when he stumbled upon a Carl Cox tape whilst at a friend’s house and was instantly hooked. As the years went on the music progressed from break beat hardcore to UK hardcore, but he always felt that there was something missing. He always seemed to be searching for that something extra until he had his first experience of Hardcore Techno via a Dj Fergus tape. From then on, he was firmly focused on the genre. He was spending a lot of time with like-minded individuals, who even at an early age already had decks andwere mixing. After many months if not years of studying, he made the decision to start to try and master the art of mixing. He purchased his first set of Omnitronic belt drives and began to build up a collection of vinyl.
In 2009, he made a life decision to go and serve in the armed forces, which meant for the time being music and DJing had to take a back seat. After serving 5 years, he came out raring to go and instantly began mixing again in the digital era.
As DJ MPEP, he began playing a regular slot on radio show called Techno Tuesdays. He got his first break soon in 2014 when he was handed his debut at Oblivion Underground Events: Oblivion Underground. From there, he went from strength to strength performing at Soldiers of Core and Hell is Hard.” A residency at Oblivion Underground soon followed, where he performed at some of the largest events the UK had to offer.
In 2016, Mark made a very conscious decision, to follow a burning passion inside, this was Trance. He had already began learning the Piano and delving into Cubase. After 2 years of studying many forms of Trance, he felt ready to begin his journey in the melodic world of Trance. He set up a podcast show “Journey in Trance” which features a monthly episode, ranging across the entire BPM spectrum. Using his extensive mixing range, coupled with his 18 years of mixing experience, we’re excited to announce the dawn of a new era….Ladies and Gentlemen, we give you DJ Delectation.
FLavRjay is a resident DJ with The Energy Collective Dublin, running a night called OldSkool FLavR’s focusing on all things OldSkool & Jungle/DnB.
FLavRjay also hosts radio shows: on UDMI Radio presenting the OldSkool FLavR’s, Phever Radio Dublin presenting BreakBeat FLavR every second Thursday 22.00-00.00 GMT, a monthly on After Dark Radio, last Saturday of the month called Speaker Box 22.00-00.00 GMT, Only Drum ‘n’ Bass and also a regular on OnlyOldSkool Radio.
FLavrjay started raving in 1992 in Dublin but had a strong passion for the early 90s UK Hardcore Rave scene and would religiously shop in the Abbey Mail Dublin buying OldSkool breaks or Hardcore mix tapes. The vinyl obsession started in 1994 and still continues to this day.
His preferred style of music is Jungle/D&B & OldSkool Rave/Hardcore, but he often takes a trip down memory lane spinning old skool house & techno witnessed at iconic nights such as The Asylum, Sides DC, Ormond Multimedia Centre, Columbia Mills and all the big Raves at the Point Depot and around Ireland in the early 90s.
FLavRjay got his first DJ’ing opportunity at the Purple Onion Night Club in Dame Street Dublin in 1996 and went on to play at various other venues such as the Da Club, McGraths, OMMC Dublin, before progressing to putting on nights in Drogheda, Co Louth from 1999. More recently he has enjoyed spinning his tunes in Switch, The Voodoo Lounge, Wiley Fox, Fibbers and TurksHead in Dublin. In 2016 FLavRjay was part of the EC DJ crew playing at Hotbox Gathering and Life Festival Ireland. FLavRjay played a Jungle set at The first Irish Official Outlook Party in Dublin 2017 and HotBox Gathering 2017.