Profiles for some of the artists on the Jedi Recordings label.
DJ since 1996 and producer since 2000. Originally based in Bournemouth, then London and now living in Brighton. Alongside Stormtrooper he was among the first “hardcore breaks” producers to start making early 90s style hardcore during the old skool revival, with several popular releases on the Back To The Old Skool label.
Jedi made his first solo track in 2004, and finally released it on vinyl in 2011. He then started the Jedi Recordings label off the back of that first release in 2014 with a series of his own productions, before bringing in other artists to the label and making remixes.
He also used to promote events called Oblivion and Friction at several clubs in Bournemouth and Southampton between 2001 and 2006.
Also from Bournemouth, Stormtrooper (originally using the name “Kuttz”) teamed up with Jedi as a DJ and producer duo from 1998 to 2002. He then decided to pursue production more seriously, and with mentoring from hardcore legend Sharkey went on to release dozens of classic tracks on labels including Nu-Energy, Bonkers and Thin N’ Crispy.
After countless singles and album appearances, Stormtrooper moved to L.A. and concentrated on other music styles for a few years. Recently back in the studio making hardcore and breaks again, look out for his new releases in 2016.
Dan Silk aka Worldwide Epidemic was set up in 2010 after he took a year out to travel the world. When he returned to the UK he was solely focused on music production as a hobby.
His Old Skool music roots date back to just 10 years old when his older sister brought back a Dance Paradise mix tape in 94. (It was from this point on he knew he wasn’t going to be into mainstream music.)
His love for Old Skool music branches out from Italian House right though to Jungle. He is however a Techno man at heart and the hybrid genre of Jungle Techno being a particular favourite of his and where he applies his musical trade.
It’s no secret that Ron Wells (Jack Smooth) is his particular inspiration for what he creates, he takes a very synthetic, musical approach to what he writes using a hybrid of hardware and software synthesizers and adopts very similar views, philosophies and techniques while still retaining his own unique sound.
When house music arrived in 1986 I was 13, so it was a no to clubbing, but a yes to a Sony Walkman. Bomb the Base, Beastie Boys and The Hits Of House on K Tell are still in play now. 1990, going to raves all the time pushed me into production, and along with DJ Atom as “Detox & The Mighty Atom” we made Extra Terrestrial Recordings 003 “Waterworks/100% Pure” in 1993.
Fast forward to today, and I’m still producing and record collecting, the latter taking up more time and money!
DJ from Fareham famed for his scratching, often spotted playing at some of the best south coast raves of the early 2000s including Adrenalin, Oblivion and Fusion.
He met Jedi and Stormtrooper at Destiny @ The Manor in the late 90s, which resulted in a one-off hardcore vinyl release “JSD Project Part 1” that was played by the likes of DJ Sy and Kaos in 2001. He later teamed up with Robbie Long and Stormtrooper to release a string of hits on the TNC label including “Space Hopper” and “Gypsy Disco.” D-Lyte started his own label Legitimate Recordings in 2015.
Revert Project was setup by Jay Shipley with the sole intention of retracing his roots of Jungle & Hardcore music. Originally from the West Midlands (now residing in North London), during the 90s Jay drew inspiration from listening to pirate radio stations such as Kool FM (Midlands) and Exile FM, then in 2001, he begin DJing for various drum & bass nights, locally at first, then further a field for promoters in and around Oxford and London – during this time he was developing an understanding for music production and has since worked on various projects across different music genres.
Fast forward to the present day, Jay is aiming to recreate that authentic sound that still resonates within the hearts and minds of many. June 2016 sees his first output on Jedi Recordings… Watch this space for more forthcoming releases!
Dug (taken from an old school nickname) resides in South London. His interest in Jungle and Hardcore dates way back to stealing tape packs from his older sister. After dancing at every rave he could afford to visit, he thought it was time to try his hand at production. With a passion for the darker side of music, he takes his inspiration from labels such as Basement, Reinforced and Metalheadz. Although Dug is new to the Jedi Recordings roster, he is making up for lost time, spending most of his spare time producing and perfecting new beats.
RadioSam’s first DJ set was at the age of 11 when in the year 1992 he brought his brothers hardcore rave cassette tapes to his end of year school disco and played them off a tape player!
RadioSam made his first radio appearance on South London’s hardcore station Hyper FM in 2001 for 2 years. From 2003 – 2006 he held a regular hardcore show on the mighty Origin FM and made adhoc appearances on the growing online station scene on stations ILL FM, Sub Bass and Renegade Radio.
Facinated by the 91-94 breakbeat hardcore sound and what it stood for, RadioSam continues to explore the past and promote the future hardcore breakbeat production.
Now residing in Brighton/UK, RadioSam holds down a weekly breakbeat hardcore show ‘RAVE RADIO’ mixing vinyl only on the big bad Code South FM.
Neil AKA DJ Lien and DJ Infection was owner of JSA Records, an underground drum & bass and hardcore label established in 1998 which was one of the biggest contributors to the hardcore breaks scene of the early 2000s.
Neil passed away in January 2016, and Jedi Recordings co-released a four track EP of his unreleased tracks with all proceeds going to the charity Neil volunteered for, The Royal Voluntary Service.