D-Zone Old Skool Takeover

This Bank Holiday Monday see’s the first ever D-Zone Records Old Skool Takeover.

D-Zone have sold over a million singles and compilation albums and distributed most of the big indie labels of the early 90’s. They will be joined by Ratpack and The Wideboys, performing their new single plus Uncle Dugs, Top Buzz and the incredible General Levy.

Expect banter, stories, live remixes, vocals and world exclusive plays.

And if that is not enough, you could win some sold out collectors clear vinyl, The Suburban Base Compilation CD (New State) and VIP tickets to Moondance Festival.

Join Dre, Ratpack, Wideboys, General Levy and friends from 7pm this coming Monday night.

Expect the unexpected!

THE HISTORY...

D-Zone was started in an Essex bedroom in early 1990. It was a way of releasing harder dance material from founder Dré’s original label, Dance Zone. The label started the careers of many artists including including Micheal Gray, Jon Pearn (Bodyrox), Tim Laws (Gabrielle & Lighthouse Family), Kevin Beber & others and they also worked with Suburban Base, Reinforced, Strictly Underground and other labels exporting their tracks around the world.

More Info:

http://www.d-zone.co.uk
http://twitter.com/d_zone
http://www.myspace.com/dzonerecordsuk
http://www.soundcloud.com/d-zone

Ratpack

The Ratpack; Evenson Allen (MC) and Lipmaster Mark (DJ) have been instrumental in the development of dance music since the mid eighties. From London, UK (although Evenson was born in Montserrat), they were the first DJ and MC duo – which has now become a dance music institution in its own right – and were pioneers of the “OldSkool” concept and “NuSkool” breaks.

Photography by Coco Das (Visionary Underground)
Photography by Coco Das (Visionary Underground)

General Levy is a true veteran of the UK urban music scene. He has worked with various producers such as Sly & Robbie and Sting International, Shaggy, Steelie & Cleevie, Artful Dodger, Jetstar, Ajang, Joe Grind, Gussie P, Stingray, Heartical Records, to name but a few.

Baby D promo pic 3

The renowned artist Baby D gained musical notoriety with ‘Let Me Be Your Fantasy which reached number 1 on the UK charts in November 1994. The success continued with “(Everybody’s Got to Learn Sometime) I Need Your Loving” (a 1995 cover of The Korgisclassic), “So Pure” and “Take Me to Heaven”, all included in the album Deliverance. At the first MOBO Awards show in 1996 Baby D won in the category “Best Dance Act”.

WIN...

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Get your hands on a free copy of the brand new Sub Base compilation, ‘The History Of Hardcore, Jungle and Drum n Bass (1991-1997). Keep an eye on Twitter throughout the show.

moondance festival

The Old Skool Takeover team will be giving one lucky winner a pair of VIP Moondance Festival tickets live on air. Listen in to see how you can win!

Sub Base Records

If you want to get your hands on these rare and utterly collectable pieces of vinyl, head over to facebook and tag yourself under the loot photo.  We will randomly pick a winner on Friday 5th April.

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