Ratty + Tango, Top Buzz and more join the J-Tek family. Tour news, new artists+more !

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  1. Cassien

    Cassien New Member

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    Thats right!!! The icing and the cherry on the cake!!!
    Legends Ratty, Tango and Top Buzz join the J-tek artist agency.

    Tango and Ratty are in the studio now working on some new material for J-TEK...WATCH THIS SPACE !!!

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    Tango, originally from Bromley, Kent, & Ratty, born & bred in Leamington Spa, met in 1992, when Ratty was handed a dub plate of what was to be the first of many releases for Tango, at a major rave event in Birmingham. A hip hop DJ since the mid 80’s, Ratty had already earned his reputation as a big name DJ. Playing major events up and down the country, he had become well known for his choppy style of mixing, scratching, and his selection of up front music. Friends in the right places meant that Tango (also a hip hop DJ and one time DMC competitor) was able to start getting some DJ work, with spots at venues such as Shelleys in Stoke on Trent and J-Jays in Wolverhampton showcasing his tried and tested DJ skills. The two soon discovered they shared very similar musical tastes, and struck up a friendship, with Ratty being the first to play Tango’s early releases. Further to the release of Tango’s first 4 track EP “Impact” (the first outside artist EP to be released on DJ SS’ new Formation records imprint) and the subsequent remixes, the two got together in the studio to produce the now classic “Tales from the Darkside /Final Conflict.” A remix EP followed, featuring Mickey Finn and Bay-B-Kane’s mix of “Tales…” which continues to smash dancefloors to this day. Tango went on to produce several more tracks for Fornation, including the reggae influenced “Project 1” and the seminal “Future Followers,” a move towards the darkside that would become a feature of Grooverider’s sets for several months to come. In the meantime, Ratty went into the studios at Formation to create the “Taste of Things to Come” EP, which also received widespread DJ play. Ratty’s DJ work continued to flourish throughout the early to mid ‘90’s, headlining every major event up and down the country and taking him to the USA and Australia, while Tango started to follow suit with sets up around the UK and into Europe. During this time, Tango notched up a host of remixes for various labels, including Moving Shadow, Suburban Base and Formation, as well as producing the club-smashing re-work of Dance Conspiracy’s “Dub War” (“War for ‘94”) which even received airplay from the legendary John Peel. 1995 saw the release of several tracks for Creative Wax, including “Understanding” (which was later to be remixed by Total Science) and a mix of Alex Reece & Wax Doctor’s “Frequency.” After a quiet patch, the two got back in the studio properly again in 2002, and a string of strong new material followed, including releases for L-Plates, Funktion and Basement Records, and remix work for Total Science and Outrage amongst others. They had also started to play back to back Old School sets, which were proving increasingly popular. During this time, Tango also produced a stream of Breakbeat releases with DJ Pulse, including remix work for Stanton Warriors (“Da Virus”) and more Radio 1 airplay, this time from Pete Tong. Tango & Ratty have recently collaborated on several drum & bass tracks for an album of TV music, siting it as another step forward creatively and a chance to experiment with new ideas. An album of Breaks/ Electro tracks is also in the pipeline, again designed for TV use. Their back to back Old School DJ sets now include new unreleased VIP mixes of their early tracks, keeping the old school vibe moving forward and sounding fresh.

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    Through out the nineties there was one act that very quickly became synonymous with the Hardcore Rave scene, playing at every party and responsible for producing some of the biggest anthems of the time, they were Top Buzz. Originally formed in the late 80's by three guys from London, they were Jason Kaye, Mikee B & MC Mad P. During the early 1990s Mikee B took a back seat for a while before returning as a member of the famous Dream Team and left Jason & Mad P to continue building the Top Buzz name through the early 90's. Becoming legends of Amnesia, Dreamscape, Fantazia, Obsession, Perception, Raindance, Telepathy & Tribal Gathering and many many more, there was hardly a major rave in the early 90's that they weren't playing at. It was during this era that Mad P coined the now infamous term, "Jungle Techno" to describe this exciting new sound that was emerging from the Rave scene and had to be the title for this latest Urbanthology release. In 1990 the guys hooked up with the Infamous Basement Records and recorded a string of releases such as "Living In Darkness" & "Maintain Her", which helped forge the sound we now call Drum & Bass. They also recorded some top remixes of acts such as The Prodigy, Raging Rockers, Anthill Mob, A Homeboy a Hippie & A Funki Dredd & Criminal Mindz. Bring on Jungle Techno, bring on Top Buzz.

    Expect to see the full J-Tek crew on tour throughout the year covering all corners of the world spreading the J-tek word. Randall and Outrage are hitting Hong Kong and Bangkok next week June 13th and 14th.

    Check out the new J-Tek Agency Myspace for all tour dates and artist info. http://www.myspace.com/jtekagency

    J-TEK Full Roster :


    Randall - http://www.myspace.com/ranstar88
    Top Buzz - http://www.myspace.com/topbuzzjungletechno
    Tango + Ratty - http://www.myspace.com/tangoandratty
    Digital - http://www.myspace.com/ukdigital
    Lennie De Ice - http://www.myspace.com/lennie_de_icemaddice
    Outrage - http://www.myspace.com/outrageuk
    Modular - http://www.myspace.com/parameterz
    Secret Society - http://www.myspace.com/collint1
    AST - http://www.myspace.com/djastuk
    Brainstorm - http://www.myspace.com/solarisstudios
    MC Robbie Dee - http://www.myspace.com/mcrobbiedee
    MC Mad P - http://www.myspace.com/madptopbuzz
    Double O - http://www.myspace.com/dubzlion
    Rusher and Fox - http://www.myspace.com/rusherfox

    For info or booking requests contact Zoe at bookings@j-tekrecords.co.uk

    J-Tek Boyz & Girl (Randall, AST, J-Fever, Modular, Outrage & Secret Society)

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    Thanks to everyone who made the J-Tek Leeds leg of the tour, we have a VERY special part 2 lined up on 22nd August 2008 The Wire club in Leeds.

    Unique 3
    Tango and Ratty
    Randall
    Modular
    Secret Society
    AST

    MC Robbie Dee

    J-tek digital 004 OUT NOW !!!! exclusively at www.dto4music.co.uk

    **NEW** J-tek mp3 004 - "Acid Drop" - Outrage + "2012" - Modular OUT NOW

    J-tek mp3 001 - "Utopia" - Outrage + "The Gladiator" - Modular OUT NOW
    J-tek mp3 002 - "Jungle Dub" and "Dark NRG" - Modular OUT NOW
    J-tek mp3 003 - "Listen" and "Street Music" - Secret Society OUT NOW

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    J-TEK IN DUBLIN JUNE 6TH 2008 !!

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    J-TEK IN GT YARMOUTH JUNE 6TH 2008 !!

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    J-TEK IN BANGKOK JUNE 14TH 2008 !!

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    J-TEK IN HONG KONG JUNE 13TH 2008 !!

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  2. Mr G

    Mr G Old Cunt From 19 Longtime

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    Can't wait to see what these two legends come up with!


    Glad to see em back and about to be honest,especially Ratty,he was one of the first Dj's i ever heard.
     
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    echoed
     
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    Im really lookin 4wrad to the new j-tek stuff I still love all the old jungle techno stuff so its a relief its gettin revived
     
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    ah ratty and tango!!fucking legends!!say no more.ratty to me is one of the best oldskool djs ever to grace the scene.big ups.
     
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    Rudeboy, fuckin yeah....

    That's all I need to say
     
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    It's gonna be heavy. No more shit quality tapes, loads of fresh beats. Fuckin excellent(y)
     
  8. Cassien

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    J-tek sound is advancing , forward march take up arms troops time to fight the good fight :antitank: