Saturday, 14 December 2013


More archive stuff relating to Nervous Records...
At the top is a tape that was given away free with an issue of DJ Mag back in 1994 and contains a variety of Nervous tracks mixed by CJ Mackintosh.
From an August 1993 issue of DJ Mag there is an article about the release of the Black Moon album that was coming out on Nervous Wreck.
Next up is a review that was published in Wire magazine at the end of 1992 and is for the compilation album "Nervous Records - New York" released on React.
Under that is another review of the same album, this time from an October 1992 DJ Mag.
Finally, I have accompanied the albums that get a mention with vinyl copies from my own collection - namely, the Nervous compilation and the Black Moon LP "Enta Da Stage".

Friday, 13 December 2013


The item at the top was published in DJ Mag in May 1992 when Nervous Records had only been on the go for a few months, but even with such an early overview of the New York label as this, they had already achieved cult status on the underground dance scene.
Underneath that are 2 stickers from DJ Mag dating from 1992 and are a couple of variations of the Nervous logo.
Next up, from an October 1992 DJ Mag, is an ad for a compilation of Nervous tracks that was released on React.
Following that is an ad for Nervous t-shirts that also comes from a DJ Mag dated '92.
The next ad was published in Underground News in 1994 and highlights the Nervous Records stablemates - namely, Wreck, Weeded and Sorted.
Finally, we end as we started, with another overview of the label's output but this time from 1995 when Nervous were well established, and not just for their house tracks but hip hop, jazzy grooves, techno and suchlike as well. This particular article is from a 1995 issue of Mixmag.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013


A few bits & pieces from the 90's based around Eightball Records, the jazzy house label from New York.
The top item is a brief general overview of the label's output and was published in Mixmag in 1995.
Under it is the oldest item in the bundle which dates from 1991 and is an ad that appeared in Sidewinder magazine.
Next up are 2 ads from Underground News magazine with the one for the shop dated 1993 and the one with the summer collection dated 1994.
Following those are 2 ads from Straight No Chaser magazine - the one with the record sleeves is from 1994 and the other with the clothing merchandise is dated 1995.
The 2 stickers featuring variations on the Eightball logo are from DJ magazine and date from the early/mid 90's.
Underneath the stickers are 2 items that cropped up in a 1993 issue of Wire magazine - one is a competition to win an Eightball compilation album, and the other is a review of the album.
Finally, I have plucked out the very album from my own collection - the full title of the compilation being "Eightball Records Present Jazz Not Jazz" and from that you can conclude that it contains a fine set of jazz-house grooves.

Saturday, 7 December 2013


The item at the top is a full page ad that appeared in Free! magazine back in January 1991.
It's basically highlighting a few of the acts to watch out for that were on labels connected to AVL.
One of the labels showcased is Ten Records, and one of the acts on Ten was Unique 3.
So underneath it I have a snippet from the ad that contains various magazine comments about the Unique 3 album called "Jus' Unique" which was released in 1990.
From my own shelves at home I have accompanied the items with the album itself, and as you can see, it's a double vinyl gatefold job.

Friday, 6 December 2013


The playlist at the top is from an issue of Straight No Chaser magazine when they did a feature about dub back in 1991.
In amongst the reggae dub classics are a couple of dance grooves from clubland, with one of them being a single by Less Stress called "Don't Dream It's Over".
So I've plucked out my 12" copy of the record to accompany the SNC chart - a slice of vinyl that was released on Boy's Own Productions.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013


The ad at the top was published in a Spring 1991 issue of Straight No Chaser magazine, as was the playlist under it which was compiled by Gilles Peterson and both feature the Galliano album "In Pursuit Of The 13th Note".
The LP cover is from my collection at home, a vinyl copy released on Talkin Loud.