As you may know Phil Mison is friend and part of the Test Pressing firm so it’d be rude not to mention that he, alongside Citizen Kane, was the guest on Tim Sweeney’s always good Beats In Space radio show last week. Dig in here if you missed it. As you may know his new Cantoma album is coming in May with a twelve released just before with mixes by our man Lexx and the Idjut Boys. On the subject of Lexx look out for his new releases coming soon. We’ll speak with Phil about the album nearer the release date but until then enjoy the show.

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Stolen wholesale from the DJ History thread about the best ecstasy records, here’s Jon Marsh talking about ‘The Sun Rising’.

“too many memories.

thank you for referencing ‘sun rising’ here – my part was written at 6am after going to a ramplings party called ‘joy’ in southwark street, 1989.
i suppose therefore a comedown (in a good way) song, but that’s part of ecstasy too.
for me perhaps the best bit, wiith the right company.

i would never have written it without the preceding transcendent ecstasy experience.

drugs are not for everyone but you cannot negate their relevance to the music of the last 25 years … you would lose 50% of all recorded music if you did that.
(by association/influence/empathy). really…

for the record i think anyone’s fave ecstasy track is a permanent echo of incredible times and moments.
for me ‘let the music use you’ nightwriters @ shoom
‘land of the living’ kristine w @ sound factory
‘give you’ djaimin – tony humphries in a warehouse party…

sometimes you really do just have to be there…. x”

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Number 4 in the Producers Series brings you the genius of Dennis Bovell. Great selection by Dr Rob.

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New mix for you from Psychemagik, two producer/DJs who cover all bases from balearic to folk, electro synth jams to heavy funk, lush orchestral soul through to psychedelic hip hop and beyond. Their next release is on the ‘History Clock’ label, an exotic cosmic disco floorfiller entitled ‘Persian Rub’ backed on the flip by a deep disco funk freakout ‘Tokyo Takedown’. Also check out their obscure disco edits on the new ‘Discotheque Wreckers’ label if you wanna hear some deep undiscovered gems. Then there’s their re-edit of ‘Everywhere’ by Fleetwood Mac that’s currently doing the rounds with those in the know. You can take a listen to more of their work at their Soundcloud page. Check.

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I know we’ve all heard the story a million times but Johnny Walker nails the true Ibiza balearic vibe in this piece from Mixmag in March 1993.

Thanks to Matthew J.

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Before going legal the pirate radio station Kiss was going under the name Kiss 94 FM. This newsletter comes from deep in the Ninja Tune vaults and was sent out to members of the mailing list (of 3500) to inform on the DJs, parties, merchandise and more. Kiss had such a ridiculous line up back in those days – Jay Strongman, Norman Jay, Rampling, Richie Rich, Mannasseh, Coldcut, Trouble, Jazzie B, Colin’s Favor & Dale and Patrick Forge – all playing the best in underground dance.

Interesting to read the thoughts on who was breaking the signal of the station then, ‘The reason for the breaks in transmission are many. It’s hard to pinpoint precisely who is breaking the transmission, we know the D.T.I are responsible for most of the busts, but we have reason to believe that ‘outside forces’ are also at work’. Danny Rampling was Danny Ramplin and known for his ‘lively presentation!’. Does this mean whispering “balearic” across the airwaves of London? Anyway, more to follow.



Thanks to Strictly Kev.

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We don’t normally bother posting things like this but some of you might like this free remix by Prins Thomas of Ali Love’s ‘Love Harder’ which is available here.
Yours,
The Test Pressing Information Service.

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