Shy FX, Skibadee, Fearless @ Prophecy FM, Toronto '98

Discussion in 'Drum & Bass' started by bue., Jul 3, 2011.

  1. bue.

    bue. New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2009
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey, I have been building an enormous rave/jungle/drum & bass collection over the years and this is favorite set by far!

    I have both sides, I got them from dnbsets.de, I thought the B side was pitched up, but I soon realised both of them were, just the B side more! I also thought they were the best there was out there so I re-encoded the B side at what I thought was the right pitch (same as the A side).

    I've always wanted the tape or some kind of official release of this set so I could rip it in .flac with amazing clarity!

    But recently I stumbled across this on youtube, it's a 10 minute clip of the A side in brilliant quality for 360p and at the proper pitch!

    I've tried contacting the uploader but he hasn't logged in for 7 months :-/ so I've come to none other than the dnb forum for help!

    If anyone knows where I can get hold of the tape I will personally paypal you £20 for the trouble, I've read that it was released on CD which I'd prefer even more, if anyone has any info on it whatsoever please share :)

    I blast this set all the time in my car, this thread is not just about me trying to find an original copy but for anyone here to share their opinions on one of the greatest oldskool sets of all time!

    I apologise for asking on a new account I used to have a seasoned dnbforum account a long time ago but I've lost my old email address, much love if you've read my problem and are going to help me in any way! :rasta:
     
  2. kenyon

    kenyon @ The Crack Spot

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2008
    Messages:
    1,640
    Likes Received:
    33
    Location:
    West London
    this is a bad boy set one of my favs aswell you tried getting in touch with the radio station? good luck and let me now the outcome!
     
  3. bue.

    bue. New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2009
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thank you for the interest!

    Here's the email I've sent to CIUT, hopefully good news to come!

    _____________________________________________________


    ********* To ciutmusicdepartment@gmail.com

    Hello and if you're reading this email, thank you!

    I am looking for an original copy of this set, there are many versions
    floating around that are in bad quality and pitched up, they're also
    missing a few of tracks from the end of the tape.

    Shy FX, Skibadee & Fearless, 1998, August 15th.

    I have found a 10 minute clip on youtube of the set with amazing
    clarity at the proper pitch, now I know there's a much better version
    out there I have to find it! :)

    What I am asking is if you guys at CIUT have the recording, and if so
    is there any way I could possibly get hold of it, even if I have to
    pay!

    I have no intention of selling or releasing it or anything like that I
    just want blast it in my car and share it with every drum & bass fan
    around the world!

    I have tried contacting the uploader on youtube but he hasn't logged
    on for 7 months and I don't think I will be getting a reply at all, so
    in a desperate attempt at finding this recording I am asking you to
    please help me and every jungle head out there :) if you don't have
    the recording please could you point me in the right direction or tell
    me any way I could go about finding it, I've heard it was released on
    CD.

    If you have any information whatsoever it will all help!

    I have tried to find some way to contact Marcus Visionary or DJ Prime
    to no avail, I believe they hosted the session so if you know any way
    I could get in touch with them that would be much appreciated!

    Big thanks from the UK!
     
  4. H*product

    H*product Heavyweight product

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
    Messages:
    1,219
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Bristol
    i've got it on my pc somewhere, cant remember what the quality was like. if i get time over the weekend ill have a look for you.
     
  5. Acid_Alli

    Acid_Alli aka The Executioner

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2010
    Messages:
    1,243
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Norfuck
    Most recordings people have of this are of lesser quality, its the same recording just spread. This is one of the all time greatest sets ever, so a better version would be amazing, so best of luck to you.
     
  6. J.M.

    J.M. Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2009
    Messages:
    283
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
  7. WhoSayReload?

    WhoSayReload? Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2010
    Messages:
    2,497
    Likes Received:
    233
    Location:
    Northampton
    Skibadee and Fearless are so sick in it as well, both at their peak
     
  8. J.M.

    J.M. Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2009
    Messages:
    283
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    Just so everyone is aware, this was most likely never recorded by the radio station. CIUT is a university radio station with minimal funding, they have an anual fund raising campaign every year. All the recording of this mix were by people sitting by their radios at 8pm sharp with their fingers on the play/record buttons on their respective tape decks. Therefore, all recording, just like the ones I posted are ripped from tapes. Sometimes, again like in the one I posted, you will hear radio static.

    Just an FYI.
     
  9. Acid_Alli

    Acid_Alli aka The Executioner

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2010
    Messages:
    1,243
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Norfuck
    Yeah indeed why i thought a high quality of this would be hard to come by indeed. The one ive heard over and over under different names is the same copy.
     
  10. bue.

    bue. New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2009
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ok just to clear up a few things:

    I know the radio station wouldn't have recorded it, but they may know more about the recording.

    It is the same recording, if you listen to both the MP3 and the youtube video it has the same tape skips, same static, same everything, except the sounds are alot clearer and it hasn't been pitched up.

    I believe these sets floating around are copies of copies, the original set was re-recorded onto another tape (we're talking 1998 here) etc until somewhere along the way it was re-recorded pitched up, having lost quality already, then eventually lost some more until many years later ripped into a digital format on PC, in 128kbps (lower quality) and on and on until we have today one of the best drum and bass sets, but really watered down.
     
  11. bue.

    bue. New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2009
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Some good news!!

    I've got in contact with youtube uploader, apparently the file was first sourced from limewire, I have to pay him £20 for the full MP3 because he had to buy a hard drive off his mate (or some shit, probably bullshit but idc lol) I'm going to get on limewire and have a look around before I pay the £20 :)

    Apparently, he only has the A side, which I'm ok with as it's the best side IMO.

    Re: MC Skibadee PHROPHECY
    Yo ive found it on an old hard-drive which wasn't mine it was my mates and i had to buy that hard-drive off of him, so the £20 is going to be necessary, its a good cut version with good quality sound, im just a bit confused how you will be able to send over £20 and how this is going to work??? holla

    Re: MC Skibadee PHROPHECY
    Ive only got Side A i never had Side B, the sound quality of Side A is good as its not actually the limewire version i had aka the vid which has been uploaded to youtube its a streamed copy from a record which sounds pretty remarkable holla when you can solve how we will do this transaction?

    ____________________________________________________

    Re: MC Skibadee PHROPHECY
    sweeeet!!!!! how long is the A side? and what kbps or w/e is it in?

    I don't know how I can pay you, obviously neither of us wants to go first and trust a total stranger, if you have an ebay account you could set up an auction (buy it now) and I'll sort it through there? either that or go first... I can only give you my word :/ £20 is nothing compared to this tape I've listened to the bad copies for 8 years! cheers!!
    Sent to: wilford1234


    Hopefully I'll be back here soon with the MP3 for all you guys :)
     
  12. bue.

    bue. New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2009
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Unfortunately, he only has the 10 minute clip which he's uploaded anyway, however this is the same tape as the low quality versions, which means the same recording in good quality is out there somewhere, the search is still on!
     
  13. thedude

    thedude Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2003
    Messages:
    958
    Likes Received:
    134
  14. $pyto

    $pyto Soundcloud changed everything

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2008
    Messages:
    4,999
    Likes Received:
    222
    Location:
    South-East London
    A WELL A BOOMBOOMBOOM CHECK BOOM SELECTAAAAAAAAA
     
  15. Acid_Alli

    Acid_Alli aka The Executioner

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2010
    Messages:
    1,243
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Norfuck
    Nah i think thats the common copy the skips in it sound the same anyway.

    ---------- Post added at 15:13 ---------- Previous post was at 15:10 ----------

    Still £20 for a ten min copy of just side A is abit dear imo. The sets worth it defiantly but i would want to pay that for both sides in decent quality..
     
  16. J.M.

    J.M. Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2009
    Messages:
    283
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    They are exactly the same file size, so I believe they are.

    There are not many copies around anymore; perhaps only 1 or 2 digital copies all together. I use to have a different one, but i believe I lost it on an older computer from about 10-12 years ago. I am sure people have a tape around somewhere, but you never know. Some probably played it until the tape disintegrated.
     
  17. Acid_Alli

    Acid_Alli aka The Executioner

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2010
    Messages:
    1,243
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Norfuck
    To be honest i just listened to side B of the link said a few mins ago, and its a different copy to what i have heard. Side A sounds like the common lesser quality one but Side B had some static half way through which i dont think i heard on my other copy of Side B. But still im sure its a lesser quality one still.
     
  18. bue.

    bue. New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2009
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    I told him the same thing, of course I never bought it, I've already downloaded it :p