DJ Vibes

DJ Vibes

Real Name:
Shane Levan
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Born in Ireland, raised in Croydon until the age of 10 before the family moved to Stanford-Le-Hope.

DJ Vibes is an Essex man who has been DJing since 1991. He was first inspired by his Father who DJed Country & Western. He began DJing soul DJ Navigator before he changed name to become Sur Vibes (then just Vibes) after being inspired by Roy Ayers playing the vibes (the xylophone). He decided to start his own radio station (Elite FM) with Terry Hardy & Barrie Jay based in his mum's garage. he then started getting bookings in youth clubs and small clubs playing soul. He would offer advertisements to promoters that would let him play at their events.

His first proper gig was at Rush at the Pyramid Centre in Dalston, London after being booked by the promoter, Sting (Kenny King, also the promoter of Telepathy (2)). He was also sending out tapes to promoters as well as attending raves with his records, even when he wasn't booked, in case DJs didn't show up. He also used to hand out flyers for raves.Unfortunately the radio station was busted after he put on an illegal party called the Teddybears Picnic in 1991. They got raided and lost all of their equipment and given a £1200 fine.

His real big break came when he released his first single Obsession (Music's So Wonderful) which sold 10,000 copies. He borrowed the £800 it cost from a relative to put the track out. The record was released on his own label Asylum Music Inc which was in partnership with Wishdokta who he had met through Remo Don at a Roast event. Latterly had a residence at The Pirate Club and radio shows on Cyndicut FM, Eruption FM & Kiss FM.
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DJ Vibes Discography

Albums

none DJ Vibes Slammin Vinyl Absolute Hardcore 2000 - Cd3 Vibes(CDr) Old Skool Uk none UK 1998 Sell This Version
CYFIDC42 DJ Vibes Presents 20 Years Of Vibes - The Anniversary Collection(20xFile, MP3, Album, 320 + File, MP3, Mixed, 320) Can You Feel It Media CYFIDC42 UK 2012

Singles & EPs

ASYLUM 001 Vibes* & Wishdokta Vibes* & Wishdokta - Sing It Loud / Obsession Asylum Music Inc ASYLUM 001 UK 1993 Sell This Version
ASYLUM 002 DJ Vibes Peakin Thru Asylum Music Inc ASYLUM 002 UK 1993 Sell This Version
ASYLUM 003 DJ (Ravers Choice) Vibes* Hey DJ / Hardcore Eavyweight(12") Asylum Music Inc ASYLUM 003 UK 1993 Sell This Version
DAV 001 Dougal + Vibes* Dougal + Vibes* - Feel Free Not On Label DAV 001 UK 1994 Sell This Version
ASYLUM 004 DJ (Ravers Choice) Vibes* Midsummer Mist / Feel Good(12") Asylum Music Inc ASYLUM 004 UK 1994 Sell This Version
ASY 006 DJ (Ravers Choice) Vibes* Fantastic / Oxygen Asylum Music Inc ASY 006 UK 1996 Sell This Version
AD 001 DJ Vibes 1 'Ave Dat Records AD 001 UK 1996 Sell This Version
ASYLUM 007 DJ (Ravers Choice) Vibes* Feelin' Lonely / Music's So Wonderful '96 Asylum Music Inc ASYLUM 007 UK 1996 Sell This Version
none Slipmatt / DJ Vibes Slipmatt / DJ Vibes - After Dark / Slammin' Vibes(Acetate, 10") Not On Label (Slipmatt Self-released), Not On Label (DJ Vibes Self-released) none UK 1996 Sell This Version
none DJ Vibes Techno Wonderland(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1996 Sell This Version
none DJ Vibes Slammin Vibes (Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1996 Sell This Version
none DJ Vibes Lovin' You(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1999 Sell This Version
TRC 005 DJ (Ravers Choice) Vibes* Ravers Choice 5(12", RP) Ravers Choice TRC 005 UK 2004 Sell This Version
LAV 01 MC Livelee & DJ Vibes / DJ Vibes & MC Livelee MC Livelee & DJ Vibes / DJ Vibes & MC Livelee - 10 Years Of Hardcore / 10 Years Of Waffling(12") Not On Label LAV 01 UK 2006 Sell This Version
LIQ 004 Vibes* & Splash (10) Vibes* & Splash (10) - Techno Wonderland(12", TP, Ltd) Liquid Hardcore LIQ 004 UK 2007 Sell This Version
RLNT036 Double Decka / Vibes* & Livelee* Double Decka / Vibes* & Livelee* - 7 Wonders(12") Relentless Vinyl RLNT036 UK 2007 Sell This Version

Compilations

none Dougal, DJ Vibes Dougal, DJ Vibes - The Edge Volume 9(Cass, Comp, P/Mixed) Not On Label (The Edge Series) none UK 2000 Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

TROOPCD006 DJ Vibes DJ's Delite Volume One (Comp) Rogue Trooper TROOPCD006 UK 1994 Sell This Version
none Seduction* / Brisk / Sy* / Rush* / Fergus* / Vibes* / Slipmatt / Dougal / Ramos Seduction* / Brisk / Sy* / Rush* / Fergus* / Vibes* / Slipmatt / Dougal / Ramos - Vibealite Slipmatt's Birthday(6xCass, Mixed) Krafty Promotions none UK 1996 Sell This Version
MCHSR 004 Vibes* > Billy Bunter* & Ramos > Slipmatt & Dougal > Sy* Vibes* > Billy Bunter* & Ramos > Slipmatt & Dougal > Sy* - Masters@Work Dance Series Helter Skelter Recordings MCHSR 004 UK 1997 Sell This Version
DBM2204 DJ Vibes, DJ SS, DJ Brisk* DJ Vibes, DJ SS, DJ Brisk* - DJs Delite - The Gold Collection(3xCD, Comp, Mixed + Box) Death Becomes Me DBM2204 UK 1997 Sell This Version
MCHSR 006 Vibes* ¥ Force & Styles ¥ Brisk ¥ DJ Sy Vibes* ¥ Force & Styles ¥ Brisk ¥ DJ Sy - Masters @ Work Volume iii - Dance Energy (Comp) Helter Skelter Recordings MCHSR 006 UK 1998 Sell This Version
VTDCD232 DJ Sy, DJ Vibes And Slipmatt DJ Sy, DJ Vibes And Slipmatt - Maximum Hardcore (Comp) Virgin, Virgin VTDCD232 UK 1999 Sell This Version

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djhardscore

djhardscore

December 19, 2012
his sets have always been full of energy & while his mixing (more then often timing) is often not the best, his track selection is always second to none & he is a true crowd pleaser
dav_12002

dav_12002

September 11, 2011
this guy got me into happy hardcore! What a legend. His kiss 100 shows will always remain in my memory.
rav1ngmad

rav1ngmad

March 27, 2010
I once asked Vibes why he licks his records & he said that its so that he knows which ones he's already played in a set. Total mad head, but a really down to earth & friendly person.
andybale1976

andybale1976

April 15, 2009
What can I say, this guy is a legend. Lots of early memories of listening to his sets on Sweet FM with MRJ, Spangler G and the rest of the Essex crew. Alaways seemes to inject a wicked vibe into the crowd with his mental style of DJ'ing and non stop mash up! Best memory is seeing him at Slamming Vinyl late 90's picking totally batterd records out of a totaly battered record box and licking every record before he put it on the deck! Total nuttah!!! Big up DJ Vibes total bad boy! Look forward to seeing you at the new Sweet FM nights in 'Bas Vegas'?

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