August 21, 2019
Eventually, Fougy re-established a weekly presence back at The Spot called Sessionz. Over the course of the next 2 years from 1996-1998 Sessionz was Boston’s premiere Jungle/DrumnBass night with residents at different times including Timestretch, Casper, G White (myself, now G Notorious), Static, Stareyes, Mike Spears, and Al Fougy himself. The night brought in some of the biggest names in Jungle and DrumnBass (as it was rapidly becoming called); Ed Rush and Optical, DJ SS, LTJ Bukem, Kemistry & Storm, and Grooverider among many, many others. By this time, particularly the night when Lady Miss Kier of Deelite came to town to play a Jungle set, the night was massively outgrowing The Spot and started venue hopping.
When Jungle Roots ended in 1996, the ever determined Al Fougy continued pushing with one offs like Purple Skies, Blue Metal, and the legendary Lesson One. Lesson One was at The Paradise and was the first time some of the biggest UK names came and played on a stage in Boston, and possibly the only time some of them have. Andy C, Randall, and Darren Jay blew the crowd away on the decks with MC GQ in full command of the mic to a completely packed house… Click through to read more and see all of the photos.
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It is that time of year again where we as a DJ community try and get on Santa Claus’s nice list and what better way than giving back.
For the third year in a row we will be raising money for Cumberland Happy Baskets and this year adding Toys for Tots. We will have 48 hours of continuous music, promoter discussion and some other shenanigans.
The first 24 hours will he hosted by Hennessey Sound Design and the second 24 will be hosted by Supreme Sound & Lighting.
Drum & bass DJs such as Randall and Andy C and many others have been paying tribute to stalwart DJ/producer Spirit, who has died following a cardiac arrest.
Feeding quality dancefloor tracks into the scene for over 20 years, Spirit – real name Duncan Busto — began his music career working in the Redeye Records shop in Ipswich in the East of England. This somewhat unlikely hub also spawned Photek, Klute and Paul Arnold’s Certificate 18 Records, and it was with Klute that Spirit made his first track.
Teaching himself his craft as a producer, Spirit went on to record on labels like Timeless and CIA before starting his own label, Inneractive.
His sometime partnership with Digital, following the ‘Phantom Force’ project, and increasing acceptance of his music by scene bigwigs allowed him to go full time just before the Millennium.