Download Side A – 32:47, 60.0 MB
Download Side B – 25:17, 46.3 MB
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This is a recording of just another night on DJ Marcus Visionary’s and DJ Prime’s show, The Prophecy, on CIUT 89.5 FM, Toronto, circa 1998. Three fine jungle DJs grace the decks in this recording – host Marcus, and fellow locals Everfresh and Slide. The Prophecy show has been a Toronto institution as long as I’d been attending raves and clubs (1996), and likely a lot earlier than even that.
This show is a a little on the chatty side which is a shame. Marcus is a great DJ whose talents and radio show get better with every passing year, but his show has always been stuffed to the gills with his yammering. In this 60-minute recording there’s maybe 5 minutes of talking (overtop the beats) so be ye fairly warned, sez I.
It’s cool having 3 DJs in the span on an hour because we’re treated to a good variety of flavours. Marcus grinds into gear with some grimey tech jungle, and Everfresh and Slide pick up where Marcus leaves off, easing gradually into more ethereal and soothing sounds. I’m not sure whether it’s Everfresh or Slide who drops it, but side 2 of this mix features my favourite D&B track of all time – Grooverider’s remix of Pacific by 808 State. Also watch out for Miles From Home by Peshay, one of my favourite jazzy/liquid D&B producers, on the second side.
I’ve always been big on jungle music but it was kind of an also-ran – I’d go to parties to see various headliners playing other genres and I’d traipse into the accompanying jungle room a few times to see what’s up and change the pace. So, unfortunately, I don’t have any particularly witty tales of wacky exploits related to these DJs. The best I’ve got is my recollection of a party in Hamilton, Ontario, that I checked out with some of my pals, when we witnessed Marcus (or maybe it was someone else) snarf a heroic rail off the side of a 1200 before pounding out an enthusiastic set.
The Prophecy is on from 8-10pm Eastern Standard Time and you can listen in on the CIUT live radio stream. It’s well worth your time too, as Marcus’ style has really evolved a lot over the years, so in addition to the latest jungle styles and white labels you can hear the likes of garage, jazzy breakbeats, and other various percussive treats.