DJ Solo ‎– Axis / Darkage

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PNT 050 DJ Solo Axis / Darkage(12") Production House PNT 050 UK 1993 Sell This Version
DJ SOLO, DJ SOLA DJ Solo Axis / Darkage(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Not On Label, Not On Label DJ SOLO, DJ SOLA UK 1993 Sell This Version
DJ SOLO DJ Solo Axis(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Production House DJ SOLO UK 1993 Sell This Version

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theguvofwythenshawe2

theguvofwythenshawe2

March 10, 2018
referencing Axis / Darkage, 12", PNT 050

Another timeless classic from '93! Axis is on a slightly happier affair with the usual euphoric stabs, synths and breakdowns ect whereas Darkage is (obviously) on the darker and jungle side of the spectrum!

All about the latter for me especially!
david.r.baker.96

david.r.baker.96

May 31, 2016
referencing Axis / Darkage, 12", Promo, W/Lbl, DJ SOLO, DJ SOLA
I wish they could re issue this, such a great track that still gets played at raves like Raindance and Moondance.
Wickedmarkonwax

Wickedmarkonwax

April 11, 2015
referencing Axis / Darkage, 12", PNT 050

all them Shrooms and melting skies :-)
masaq

masaq

March 20, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Axis / Darkage, 12", PNT 050

One of THE most influential releases of the year in my opinion. Instrumental in the change from happy hardcore to sinister, more darker riddims. Massive tune in South London, caned by pirates and DJs back in the day, I heard Randall mix this and it just blew me away. Darkage has to be one of my all time favourite tunes. Buy it Junglist brothers, buy it. As of 2015 you are looking at 40 quid plus for a decent copy, but worth every single penny.
EChap23

EChap23

February 10, 2015
referencing Axis / Darkage, 12", PNT 050
My white label has the catalogue numbers DJ SOLO A1 and DJ SOLA in the run out areas on both sides; they are NOT scratched out and replaced with PNT-50.
neil896

neil896

July 5, 2014
referencing Axis / Darkage, 12", PNT 050
Love this 12",hardcore/jungle gold!
code1193

code1193

February 23, 2013
referencing Axis / Darkage, 12", PNT 050
According to the credits, Axis is by DMS and Darkage is by Solo & DMS. I'm not sure why DMS wasn't credited in the title, especially on such a big 12"!
somatic

somatic

November 29, 2009
referencing Axis / Darkage, 12", Promo, W/Lbl, DJ SOLO, DJ SOLA
This is the first release of Darkage & Axis on white label, i bought my copy off DJ Solo when he worked in YES! Recordz in Sutton, Surrey with DJ's Rise & Shine. the labels are hand written but title's on the wrong sides, i've had 2 copies like this so they may all be like that.
edsthreads

edsthreads

November 27, 2009
edited over 9 years ago
referencing Axis / Darkage, 12", PNT 050
The scratching by DJ Devine on 'Axis' is sublime (especially the first scracth after about 1 min in) It is one of my favourite scratch attacks ever - I have to listen to it on 33 to understand how he pulls off some of his moves!
kevdasrobot

kevdasrobot

September 16, 2007
referencing Axis / Darkage, 12", PNT 050

Darkage is one of the finest examples of hardcore rave evolving into jungle / drum & bass. A prototype for jungle, it was a rave and radio anthem for most of 1993. Stuttering beats start the track off, these are quickly backed up with a simple but devastating bassline which defines the whole track. The intro also contains vocals "and everyday .... and every night..." repeated. Ravey stabs and noises then join in the fun until the tune really 'drops' with a ragga "jungalist" sample. Superb. Axis is a decent enough track and would be recognisable to most who were raving in 93 especially in the South / London. It just suffers from Darkage being so god damn good.