Release Date: 24th January 2020
DJ Vern was a well-respected producer from Hackney who was a DJ on the London pirate radio Rush FM. DJ Ash was also a local DJ on the pirate station Kool FM (where he still has a show!) Vern needed someone with knowledge of the emerging Jungle scene to help him finish a tune. That tune was ‘Squeeze’ and Ash’s debut studio session spawned a lifelong friendship alongside many other tunes, all unreleased apart from the flipside ‘Magnificent’. Though their studio partnership was short lived, their legacy continues to this day.
To celebrate 25 years of the label, Tearin Vinyl’s second release ‘Squeeze/Magnificent’ has been repressed on krome (silver!) 180 gram vinyl. Originally crowdfunded on Kickstarter in 2019, meeting it target in less than 24 hours!
DJ Vern & DJ Ash bring to you the urban sound of London pirate radio, a scene that was always one step ahead of the police and the DTI. Their music was also one step ahead of the rest… merging a deep knowledge of the reggae soundsystems with the rising Jungle flavours of pirate radio. It’s now 2020 and the Jungle scene paved the way for Drum and Bass, which has since spawned numerous other genres which built the foundations that have supported many of todays EDM producers.
Check The Vibe!
a1. DJ Vern & DJ Ash - Squeeze
b1. DJ Vern & DJ Ash - Magnificent