This is a mix I dedicate to The Edge nightclub which was situated in Lower Ford Street, Coventry. I recorded this the day after Dreamscape @ The Emporium in May and I've listened through it afew times and I'm happy with this as I feel it's a mix that balances the happier & darker side of the music that was released in 1993, when Jungle was breaking through from hardcore, showing some of it's foundation and roots.
The Edge for those that do or don't know, opened on 18th September 1992 and was formerly known as The Eclipse, one of the best clubs in the country and still stands out in the history of rave from 1990-1992 and is still talked about to this day, the biggest thing Coventry had seen since the 2 Tone era. Some people say The Edge shouldn't have happened, some say it was one of the best things to have ever happened. Nevertheless it can't be disagreed that this is a club that definetly held some of the most historic raves in it's opening time from September 1992 until it shut it's doors on 26th February 1994.
This club, being The Eclipse, The Edge, or in it's later years being The Planet and then The Institute, has been a massive influence in my djing career. There are so many historic tapes from this building all together, and many of my favourite tapes are from The Edge. Whether they were The Edge's own events, Amnesia House, Dance Trance, Bangin Tunes, Fibreoptic, Club Dreamscape, Starlight, Pisces etc, the list is endless.
I just wish I was old enough to have experienced raving back then, but I'm just so glad I know and own so much of this amazing music from back then. So here is my dedication of music from 1993, from some of my favourite Edge tapes of all time.
Sending this mix out to:
Louis Problem Child, Tina Jones, Auntie Shazza Spannered & Dave Skywalker, Cruze & Hev, Shock C, Adi, Neil Trix, Distortion Cru, MC Hifi, LJ High, Rob May, D Tain, Man Parris, Neville Fivey, The Lynas family, Jack Brown, Floss, Tim Ryan, Delite, Detanata, Jim Tang, Pilgrim, Bizzy B, Ratty & Tango & Fallout, The Saint, Warwick Brown, Lee aka DJ Subdue @ HQ Muzik, MC Hooligan, Glenn Aston, Gershwin, Nit, Rich Winterburn, all the B2V0S & Fav + Crew at HWND for always supporting me, Karl Jackson, Spangle 8, and all lovers of the 93 movement.
RIP: Mickey Lynas & Murray Beeston- Pioneers of this sound. RIP to Jimmy & Wally G, and my boy Mike 'Ginge' Sutton, hope I'm doing you proud mate, miss you.
1. Essence Of Aura - Distortion Cut
2. Bay B Kane - Quarter To Doom
3. DJ Trax - High Time
4. DJ Force & The Evolution - Fall Down On Me
5. DJ's Unknown Volume 1
6. DJ SS & EQ - Total Extacy 93
7. The Reece Project - Spirit come down
8. Ratty - Source Of All Evil
9. Ravers Choice 1 (Jackson rip)
10. LTJ Bukem & Tayla - Bang The Drums
11. Hyper On Experience - Lord Of The Null Lines
12. D Force - Original Bad Boy
13. Naughty Naughty 1 - I Need Your Lovin