DJ Brockie & MC Det | Christmas Special 1994 on Kool FM | Jungle Bells! Jungle All The Way!
Artwork by Take Me Back Pirate Radio Archives. Recorded in between Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 1994, on London's Jungle pirate radio station Kool FM 94.5. That Xmas there were a lot events going on: Thunder & Joy @Bagleys (Kings Cross), on 26 Dec 1994. Roast 1994 Christmas @Astoria (Charing Cross London W), on 27 Dec 1994. AWOL "The Christmas Party @Ministry of Sound on 25 Dec 1994. Orange: Part 1"A New Beginning" @Equinox (Leicester Sq), Club Telepathy @The Wax Club (Stratford) on 24 Dec 1994. World Dance: The Christmas & New Year Party @Wembley Conference & Exhibition Centre, on 17 Dec 1994. Labrynth 1994 Christmas @Club Labrynth(Dalston) on 23 Dec 1994. Innersense 94 NYE @Lazerdrome (Peckham) on 31 Dec 1994. Jungle Mania 1994 Christmas Jamboree @Astoria, on 17 Dec 1994.
The year 1994 was a pivotal year for Jungle music and it's direction which had split paths with Hardcore music, however, some promoters still like to promote the new wave of Jungle music with Happy Hardcore music and Techno putting them all in different arenas at the same raves. However, the Jungle scene was commanding enough respect and throwing its own raves and creating its own market. Jungle tracks were even being released into the mainstream UK Commercial Pop Charts, with tracks like Incredible - M-Beat Feat. General Levy, and, Original Nuttah - Shy FX feat. UK Apachi.
The rave scene was immense with nights been run every weekend and even midweek. Out to the ravers that reached down to Innersense, Elevation, Jungle Splash, Jungle Fever, Thunder & Joy, Orange, Roast, Club Labyrnth, Jungle Book The Rave, Telepathy, Desert Storm, Jungle Magic, AWOL, Pure X, Jungle Mania, Desire, and many other epic nights.
Also shout out to crew that reached down venues like: London Astoria, Wax Club, Raw Club, Lazerdrome, Camden Palace, Brewery Rd N1, Tasco Warehouse, Hippodrome, The Sanctuary (Milton Keynes), Que Club (Birmingham), and all the landmark nightspots that cater for Jungle raves in 1994 and throughout the 90s.
1994 saw the release of many epic Jungle tracks and was crucial year in the scene's shift from it's Hardcore roots. We saw sensational releases like: The Ganja Kru - Mash Up Da Place, Ray Keith (Renegade) - Terrorist, Danny Breaks - Firin' Line, Skool Of Hard Knocks - Everybody, Blackman (Shut Up & Dance) - Bastards, Cool Hand Flex - Melody Madness, M-Beat – Style, Dillinja – Deadly Deep Subs, Flatliner - The Big Bang (Liftin Spirits Rmx), Bizzy B & Dextrous D - Come On People, DJ Crystl- Warpdrive, DJ Peshay - Represent, Alex Reece - I Need Your Love, Desired State - Beyond Bass, The Ganja Kru - Tiger Style, Dillinja - Sovereign Melody, Leviticus - Burial, Brock Out Crew - Hardcore Romance, 88.3 feat Lisa - Wishing On A Star, Roni Size - All The Crew Big Up (95 Re Lick), Roni Size - Daylight, DMS & The Boneman - Sweet Vibrations, Tom & Jerry (4 Hero) - Maximum Style, DJ Rap - Intelligent Women, Mental Power - Unknown Intelligence, DJ SS - Intro, Dead Dred – Dred Bass, Johnny '94 (Dillinja Rmx), Peshay – Piano Tune, Remarc! + Lewi – Ricky, Fire Fox & 4-Tree – Warning, Aquarius – Dolphin Tune, DJ Nut Nut – Special Dedication, Tom & Jerry (4 Hero) – Still Lets Me Down, Studio Pressure - Relics / Presha III, Remarc – Sound Murderer, Doc Scott – V.I.P. Drumz, Nookie – Give A Little Love, Tom & Jerry (4 Hero) – Dancer, DJ Hype – Roll The Beats, Goldie – Inner City Life, Krome & Time – The Licence, New Blood – Worries In The Dance, Slipmatt – Breaking Free, DJ Krome & Mr Time – Ganja Man, Studio Pressure – Resolution, The Dream Team – Stamina, Origination – Shine On ’94, Randall & Andy C – Sound Control, DJ Gunshot – Wheel ‘N’ Deal, The House Crew – Super Hero (My Knight), Alex – Basic Principles, Higher Sense – Cold Fresh Air, Lord Of The Nulls (Foul Play Remix), Rude Bwoy Monty – Out In Da Streets, A-Zone – Calling The People.
Out to all the London FM pirates of the past. Here's a list of some of our most loved pirate radio stations in frequency order from 1989-2005:
Flava FM 87.6 / Shine FM 87.9 / Rude FM 88.2 / Impact FM 88.2 / Centreforce FM 88.3 / Unity FM 88.4 / Conflict FM 88.4 / Ice FM 88.4 / London Underground FM 89.4 / Defection FM 89.4 / Raw FM 90.0 / Raw Mission 90.0 / Pure Magic FM 90.2 / Pulse FM 90.6 / Chicago FM 90.6 / Mission FM 90.6 / Y2K FM 90.6 / Rinse FM 91.8 / Passion FM 91.8 / Format FM 92.3 / Weekend Rush FM 92.3 / Kik FM 92.3 / Deja Vu FM 92.3 / Weekend Rush 92.5 / Taste FM 92.5 / Mac FM 92.7 / Touchdown FM 94.1 / Stompin’ FM 94.2 / Kool FM 94.5 / Origin FM 95.2 / Entice FM 95.5 /Heat FM 96.6 / Rinse FM 97.6 / Flashback FM 97.6 / Cyndicut FM 97.8 / Fantasy FM 98.6 / Future FM 99.1 / Upfront FM 99.3 / Rinse FM 100.3 / Pressure FM 100.4 / Don FM 100.5 / Eruption FM 101.3 / Erotic FM 101.3 / Freek FM 101.8 / Chillin’ FM 102.9 / Delight FM 103.0 / Flex FM 103.6 / Rude FM 104.3 / Ruud Awakening FM 104.3 / Don FM 105.7 / Girls FM 106.8 / Dream FM 107.0 / Don FM 107.9