Nicky Slim - Rude FM July 1996 [192 Bitrate MP3] by stuz74 published on 2013/06/26 18:14:03 +0000 Being a huge Jungle / Drum & Bass head back in the days, whenever I got the chance to holiday down in London I always brought my trusty portable tape deck to record some upfront pirate radio mixes. The very first tape I made was my all time favourite and features Rude FM's resident DJ Nicky Slim backed up by an unknown MC, who keeps the chat minimal and does not intrude on the musical flow unnecessarily. This set starts off pretty chilled with the lush 'After Hours' by DJ Trace before venturing into darker territory with the likes of Ed Rush, Kosmos, Source Direct and Future Forces inc. The essence of this tape is heavily on dark, tech-step vibes, but with a smattering of atmospheric drum & bass and jump-up thrown in the mix as well. I wish I had managed to get more copies of pirate radio mixes from the hey-day of of tech-step, but I feel this was a good snap-shot of the era. If anyone can help me I.D. any of the unknowns then I'll be well appreciative. Side 1 01 After Hours - DJ Trace [Dee Jay Recordings]. 02 Generations - Intensity (AKA Source Direct) [Basement Records]. 03 Slow Waves - Natural Mystic [Moving Shadow]. 04 Outland - Funky Technicians [Legend] 05 Silicon Valley - Innervisions [Infrared]. 06 Deep Groove - Astral Vibes [Precious Materials]. 07 This Is A Baad (Remix) - Goldie [Razors Edge]. 08 Fat Neck (Goldie Beat the F***** Down Mix) - Black Grape [Radioactive].. 09 Defect - Ed Rush [No-U Turn]. 10 Liquid Beats - Kosmos [Droppin' Science]. 11 Intensify - Future Forces Inc. [Renegade Hardware]. 12 Mad Different Methods - Ed Rush, Trace & Nico [Nu Black]. 13 Re-Transitions - Deep Blue [Moving Shadow]. 14 Mothership - Ed Rush [No-U Turn]. Side 2 01 Shadows - Intensity (AKA Source Direct) [Basement Records]. 02 Down With The Sound (Kosmos Remix) - Dead Dred [Moving Shadow]. 03 Stone Groove - DJ Die [Full Cycle Records]. 04 Beware - DJ Facs [Based On Bass]. 05 Bass-Switch - Firefox [Philly Blunt Records]. 06 Guess Who - Capone [Hard Leaders]. 07 Subway - Ed Rush [Prototype]. 08 Juniper - Regulate [Hard Leaders]. 09 Unknown ???. 10 The Mutant Remix - Rollers Instinct - T.Power [SOUR]. 11 Liquid Earth (Part 1) - Arcon 2 [Reinforced]. 12 The Cult (Remix) - Source Direct [Razors Edge].