Billy Nasty ‎– Journeys By DJ Volume 1: In The Mix With Billy Nasty

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Face The Bass Dance To The House 1:59
Pat Krimson Feel It 2:55
Golden Girls Kinetic 2:55
The Roof Orchestra Drums At 3:23
Double FM Amnesia 3:51
Uncle Bob Uncle Bob's Burly House (Route 66 Mix) 4:14
Outrage Drives Me Crazy 3:48
Semi Real People Livin' Today 4:42
Grinjo Burst 3:55
Eagles Prey Tonto's Drum 5:30
Rio Rhythm Band Carnival De Casa 4:20
Havana Shift 4:06
Leftfield Song Of Life 5:44
Gypsy (4) I Trance You 4:11
Fargetta Music Is Movin' 4:09
Datura Yerba Del Diablo 8:33
Steve Banzara I Can't 2:48
Daydreemer Jo's Theme 6:10
Leftfield Release The Dubs 2:20

Versions (3)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
JDJ CD1, JDJCD 1 Billy Nasty Journeys By DJ Volume 1: In The Mix With Billy Nasty(CD, Mixed) Music Unites, Music Unites JDJ CD1, JDJCD 1 UK 1993 Sell This Version
M 50086-2 Billy Nasty Journeys By DJ - Billy Nasty Mix(CD, Mixed) Moonshine Music M 50086-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
JDJ MC1, 71-7130642 Billy Nasty Journeys By DJ(Cass, Comp, Mixed) Music Unites, Music Unites JDJ MC1, 71-7130642 UK 1993 Sell This Version

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Hando_Jin

Hando_Jin

September 12, 2020
edited 9 months ago
referencing Journeys By DJ Volume 1: In The Mix With Billy Nasty, CD, Mixed, JDJ CD1, JDJCD 1
Sasha and John Digweed are Handbag DJs who played some Progressive House, some Trance records and anything else that took their fancy. Billy Nasty was Progressive House simple as that and responsible for some of the most Progressive records like Shi-Take and Vinyl Blair and moved on to Techno and Trance like other Progressive pioneers such as David Holmes when the Progressive House scene collapsed in 1993. Progressive House was tough, instrumental House music that abandoned the cliches of the time (cheesey vox and Richard Clayderman-esque piano solos). It's interesting that the younger Sasha/Digweed kids have no idea and assume their heroes are pioneers of Progressive House. These people don't realise that Billy Nasty was the picker at Zoom records in London for dozens of DJs including John Digweed. There's even an episode of BPM where Digweed is interviewed in Zoom confirming this to be fact.
When Digweed/Sasha were playing slowed down Hardcore or Hard Trance records was that Progressive House? When they played pitched up David Morales Garage records was that Progressive House?
There's a lot of garbage talked about this topic. The term Progressive House was in use long before Mixmag supposedly coined the term. It was a scene within a scene emanating from London and Belfast, it even had its own look/fashion (Destroy or JPG tops, Moleskin jeans and biker boots were a favourite)/outlook - summed up perfectly by records like Leftfield's Open Up.
It was a rejection of Hardcore rave and cheesey Handbag House. The documented history is very selective, there's no mention of the fact that Billy Nasty and Paul Daley were regular guests in clubs like Renaissance where Sasha and Digweed would warm up and hand the night over to more thumping sounds. It's almost like they cast a spell over people with their impossible to mix without assistance Renaissance collection. In the clubs I preferred to go to if you played an M-People track as your last tune you'd have been booed off.
babybeetlebum

babybeetlebum

September 30, 2017
referencing Journeys By DJ Volume 1: In The Mix With Billy Nasty, CD, Mixed, JDJ CD1, JDJCD 1
Considered a landmark release and the first of a long running series. This JDJ Vol.1-Billy Nasty in the mix, was officially recognised as the opening salvo in what became a marketable commodity to the dance music culture.
The mix itself stands the test of time very well and cannot be underestimated for its historical value. But Mr Nasty's set style was to soon dramatically change into an insidiously harder, darker approach and one which definitely suited his deck techniques.
To anyone with an interest in dance music, both past and present, I can unreservedly recommend that you invest in a copy of this watershed insurgency into the DJ mix album.
You won't be disappointed.
K. Sewell
trebor74

trebor74

November 20, 2012
referencing Journeys By DJ, Cass, Comp, Mixed, JDJ MC1, 71-7130642
Inlay states Thanks and respect to all the contributing record labels for their positive attitude. United we stand. Thanks to all those who have helped in large ways and small, particularly Jo, Nigel, Chop 'Em Out, Rogan and Matt Hutchson, and to RWF for advice and support.
Big shout to Billy - third time lucky eh mate? - and to everyone on a journey, keep in touch.
Photo: Amanda Jobson, Deisgn: Rogan at Moonshine.
For the mailing list, please contact Music Unites, 158 Grays Inn Road, London. WC1 8ED. JDJs 2 and 3: Judge Jules and Danny Rampling.
The journey by DJ is dedicated to Chris Barclay and Ali Cooke, who saw the light.
Not-forgotten

Not-forgotten

July 8, 2003
referencing Journeys By DJ Volume 1: In The Mix With Billy Nasty, CD, Mixed, JDJ CD1, JDJCD 1

Probably when Billy Nasty was playing a more lighter set than he does today. Still a fine mix with some gems in there. Copy went for £45 on e-bay the other day!