Meet our DJ’s & Producers
DJ CheeseResident DJ, Radio & Website Admin
RocketResident DJ, Website Admin
DJ HedgehogResident DJ & Radio Admin
Scotty MannResident DJ
DJ JunkResident DJ
Basement PhilResident DJ
Clear CutzResident DJ, Only Drum N Bass Admin
Distur3dResident DJ, Only Drum N Bass Admin
DJ FLavRjayOnly Drum N Bass Admin
DJ RollerResident DJ
DJ Chris GrooveResident DJ
Deejay EndoResident DJ
DJ ShadowplayResident DJ
Ju DropsResident DJ
DJ HelixResident DJ
John BrowneResident DJ
Just JohnoResident DJ
DJ HubbleResident DJ
DJ HyrizeResident DJ
Nasos KResident DJ
Dangerous LeeResident DJ
DJ Neil SResident DJ
DJ TwistedResident DJ
Matty PResident DJ
Dan HResident DJ
DJ DMResident DJ
Mr HideResident DJ
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
Details to follow
Vinyl collector since 1984 , resident and promoter for Eden (1991-1995) , Carnage (Brixton) , Peace (MoS) – recently involved in ILVM . No genre offbounds !!
Started DJing way back in 1991 15th Birthday but was buying Vinyl long before that. First couple of Vinyl I brought was in 1988/89, Stevie V – Dirty Cash & Richie Rich Salsa House, still to this day big favourites of mine.
My DJ influences throughout the years have been Robert King (School friend) who taught me how to scratch and we spent most of our teenage years in Black Market Records spending money we didn’t have. Other influences such as LTJ Bukem & Karl “Tuff Enough” Brown both of which had similar mixing styles but totally different genres.
Been a member of Only Old Skool Radio for around 5 years, on and off and you can catch me playing most weekends.
Peace & Love to all
In 1988 I got into Dj-ing, mixing up electro and double decking ‘Ultimate Breaks And Beats’. I’ve been collecting music since the mid 80’s and have and old skool hip hop collection to die for.
In the early 90’s I got into the rave / hardcore jungle scene and was dj-ing this genre, I also started a mix tape business, selling rave mix tapes all over the UK south coast. Those tape were known as ‘Junk Hardcore’
By 1992 with the rave scene at its height I wanted to make some jungle 12” vinyl so I got into a local studio and put a 2 track 12” together and got it pressed up and put out through distributors, it did ok so I went back and did more. Since ’92 I have been putting out vinyl ever since, the genres have changed from jungle to house to breakbeat. I’ve done over 60 vinyl releases since.
Basement Phil (Phillip Well) presents “The History of Rave show” every Thursday from 8pm – 10pm.
The Basement label was started up in 1990 and was run from the Record Basement shop in Reading. The label was run by Phillip Well (aka Basement Phil).
The main artists on the label include Jack Smooth, Basement Phil, Wax Doctor, Kev Bird, DJ Mayhem, Top Buzz, Alex Reece, Donovan Bad Boy Smith, Alex Hazzard, Spencer T, Loftgroover, Roger Johnson, Sentinel aka Photek, Intensity aka Source Direct, Peshay, Inner Visions aka J Majik, Subject 13, Architex & Dune.
One of the things that set Basement apart from the rest was the distinctive sound of the early releases 3 – 35, courtesy of Jack Smooth’s engineering and co-production. ‘Jungle Techno’ is a phrase drawn from the label, with the phrase credited to Mikee B (one third of Top Buzz) who once famously commented
that a Basement Records tune he was listening too, had sounds that were actually similar to those in a jungle, mixed with Detroit influenced soundscapes.
The label was a big favourite with most DJ’s throughout the Rave Years and DJs such as Top Buzz, Grooverider, Mickey Finn, Ratty, Tango, Swan-e, Phantasy, Kenny Ken, DJ SS, Seduction, Slipmatt, Loftgroover, Colin Dale, Colin Faver, Frankie Valentine, Stu Allan, Mark XTC and Keith Suckling were often heard playing several Basement releases in every set.
When the label switched to DnB it was championed by LTJ Bukem, Fabio & Grooverider, Doc Scott & Peshay.
Labels affiliated with legendary in house producer Jack Smooth were Sound Entity and Smooth Recordings and he had a behind the scenes influence on labels such as Legend Records, Symphony Sound and Sinister Recordings and many more including the Rave Anthem ‘Trip to Trumpton’.
After the peak of the Rave Scene in 1993 the Basement label was one of the first to shift to releasing the more experimental side of Jungle, the genre now known as ‘Drum N Bass’ throughout the mid 90’s before closing down in 1997.
The label was relaunched in 2000 and since then there have been a few releases and a Basement Classics series of reissued Rave and DnB tunes.
4 The Floor Recordings, Basement Classics, Basement Records House Department, Basement Soul Records, Classic Series 1989 – 1995,
Homegrown Records, Juicy Choons, Mystic Moods, Nu Basement Records, Nu Urban Music, Pivotal Entertainment, Pivotal Grooves, Precious Material,
Pristine Recordings, Sounds From The Underground, Spotlight Records (4), Street Beats, Street Life (2), Test Press Records.
Tel: 01305 833456
I started out in the rave scene back in 1990 and NYE 1991 saw me attend my first rave at the Eclipse Club, Coventry which changed my life forever!!
By 1993 I had started mixing and had some involvment in producing a track on 2EZ Recordings label. During the mid to late 1990s I was involved in the Gusto free parties in and around the Midlands area of the country. Sadly in 1997 I was burgled and, with the exception of my Happy Hardcore collection, I lost everything. By 1999 and now living in Brighton, with the help of some friends I started playing Drum & Bass at some of the local pubs and clubs including The Gladstone and No Man’s an Island.
The early 2000s saw me fall out of the scene for a considerable amount of time as a result of some personal life issues at the time and it wasn’t until 2015 when i joined the Facebook page “Long Live Beautifully Crafted Jungle” (LLBCJ) that i leapt back into the scene, purchasing my first set of Technic’s 1210 MK3D.
I joined Onlyoldskoolradio.com back in January 2017 and have progressed to having a weekly 2 hour show on Saturdays from 10pm and working alongside Steve Payne (Distur3d) and John “FlavRjay” Conlon in running Only Drum & Bass Wedesdays, the last three Wednesdays of each month.
On 31st August 2018 I can be heard playing at the first ever The Jungle_list presents Pressure in London. More information can be found here https://www.facebook.com/events/1050279428464747/
The main genres I play are Old Skool, 93 Darkness, both older and newer Drum & Bass as well as some Liquid D&B too. If you would like to book me for an event please contact me via my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/clint.ryan.129.
Steve Started DJING when he was 13, playing at his local youth clubs. he went on to do a few guest spots at a few clubs in Rotherham, then got his own show on Fantasy FM, Pitch FM in Sheffield while I was also playing at Revolution in the Jungle, Uprising & party’s in Rotherham, Sheffield, Lincoln & Retford also played at Venue 44, now resident DJ AND long time Admin on Onlyoldskool Radio playing oldskool Jungle & Upfront D&B on Only Drum n’ Bass….
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.
More recently playing at events like ‘Tranquility Base ‘ and ‘ Dubplate Wars ‘ in the Midlands and for Dreamscape at ‘ Get Smashed pt 2.
DJ Chris Groove
I got into rave and hip hop around 1992/93 when I was 11, got my first turntables in 1996 when I was 14 and started playing out in and around Bristol in about 1999/00.
In 2004/5 I started studying turntablism and by 2010 was entering local DJ battles. In 2011 I was a semi finalist in the DMC UK battle for supremacy in London and had honour of performing, battling and being judged by the Xecutioners who have been a massive inspiration to me.
I have held residencies at a few Bristol D&B nights including Shoot the Freak and Intuition, and I’ve played at a fair few other nights over the years. I have held down numerous radio shows on several internet stations including Headrushdnb, OnlyOldSkool, DV8 Radio, Sensei FM and I am looking forward to my new show on After Dark Radio!
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.
I was signed for the legendary Bass Generator records a well known and well established record label and business based in the UK, but things didn’t work out, so currently looking for a new agent. I will be playing Oldskool Hardcore from 1990-1993 and then Hardcore Techno, Acid Techno, Gabba + various other forms of Hardcore.
I’ve been raving since the late 80s – the 1880s!! My first club night was at Dungeons, where I fell in love with the music & the people, I still go out raving now – putting the Old into Old Skool!! Back in the day, I loved Oakenfold, Emerson, Dean Thatcher, Fabio & I still love Justin Robertson. I try to create the atmosphere of the early days through my residencies on stations like RadioactiveFM, Rokagroove Radio and Only Old Skool Radio playing Old Skool House, Tribal and Techno – Raver til I die!!!
I started DJing after getting a set of 1210’s way back in 1992 after going to clubs such as Sterns. Since then I have been playing a whole range of genres like, Oldskool, DnB, Hardcore, Jungle, Trance and House. You’ll normally find me playing at 10pm each week on the Techno Tuesday night.
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!
Played for Section 47 Sound Systems in London from 93-2k+ also resident at Club Babble Stoke Newington, various Squat/private parties. Residency Techno Tuesday on Onlyoldskool.
I started mixing hip-hop in the early ’90s on my mate’s decks, but after realising I was rubbish at scratching turned my attention to the hardcore scene. Got my first wobbly belt drives in ’95 and have been obsessively collecting vinyl since then. Now I mix on 1210s and a DDJ-RR, have an enviable collection, both vinyl and digital, and an empty bank account. Can be found mixing Old Skool Hardcore, Jungle and Drum n Bass at private parties, London bars and, of course, the only station that counts: OnlyOldSkoolRadio.com
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
DSP or Digital Sound Processor found his way into the underground scene at the young age of 11 after starting with Rap. He got his first turntables at 12 and has never stopped since. Starting so young he started working on the market selling Handbags and later on tape packs for a local record shop and was able to buy records every week from 1992 onwards. Having a vast collection of Jungle, Hardcore, Hiphop, soul, funk reggae and many other types of music could only lead one way and that was production. Starting off at school he self-taught himself the Akai and quickly developed a love for engineering and creating music.
DSP has been producing jungle since 1994 with his first release in 1997 with at the time underground jumpup hit the DON. going under the names, Leo, MK2, and DSP since 1999 he has been making music for labels such as Banging tunes and Skeleton Recordings. Future solo works are due soon and future collaborations with Sicknote and Programs in memory.
Cooking up not only music but loving food comes as another interest of Leo who is always in the kitchen and showing his creations on Instagram.
Lee started DJ’ing in 1992 with Hardcore scene in full flow, playing at house parties moving on to pirate radio stations. This led to opportunities of playing in clubs and illegal raves with great success. Influenced by growing up in an area surrounded by the latest sounds of Hip Hop/Electro, Acid House, Reggae, right through to Jungle and Drum n Bass. The Berkshire/West London border was a hub of dance music in the late 80’s/early 90’s. Lee has a huge passion for dance music and plays many styles/genres.
I started my own show on onlyoldskoolradio.com in November 2018 I played on a few of DSP shows before. I play mainly old skool drum and bass, slightly more up to date (Not the latest at all) and very occasionally a bit of uk Garage.
Started djing late 80s, collecting vinyl since 70s. Went through the rave scene playing hardcore, jungle D&B before switching to house mid 90s. Played various raves UK & abroad and ran Gangster Dolphin Sound System in 90s putting free parties on up and down the country. Close affiliation with Exodus. Current residency with onlyoldskoolradio.com
Dom started mixing hardcore and techno in 1992 at the height of the rave scene on a battered old pair of belt drive turntables. Over the next few years he became known locally and played at various clubs, bars and unlicensed events in the Bucks area. Taking a break for university and then the Royal Navy in the 00’s he has immersed himself again in all things record related and now runs a successful online oldskool record business and has begun to produce his own music. Dom plays oldskool hardcore, jungle and techno.
Resident DJ for Only Old School Radio Radio, Midnight Express FM and Hard Force United.
Been Djing since 1990 mixing styles from Old School Rave, Techno (all styles), Trance, HardGroove and Acid Techno.
Ran a night called Human Nature in my home town of Bristol back in the 90’s.
Played at various clubs in Bristol (Acidic, Trinity) and alot of Free Parties around the country.