DJ Solo ‎– Axis / Darkage

Production House ‎– PNT 050
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM

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A Axis
Featuring – DJ DevineProducer – DJ DMS*Written-By – D. Pereira*
AA Darkage
Producer – DJ Solo, DJ DMS*Written-By – D. Pereira*, M. Wilkin*

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Published by FJR Music
℗ & © 1993 Productions House Records Ltd.

The catalogue numbers DJ SOLO A1 and DJ SOLA in the run out areas on both sides are scratched out and replaced with PNT-50.

Track A samples:
Vocal from Club House - I'm falling Too

Track AA samples:
Vocal from Degrees Of Motion - Do You Want It Right Now
Horns from Tristan Palmer - Joker Smoker
Piano samples taken from Turntable Orchestra - You're Gonna Miss Me
MCing from MC Conrad over LTJ Bukem's set at Dreamscape 5
Sound effect from The BBC Radiophonic Workshop - Tesh Gun (from Dr. Who Sound Effects album)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: PNT-50-A
  • Matrix / Runout: PNT-50 AA1
  • Other (Additional etchings both sides): PA6928
  • Barcode (Text): 5 018890 120505
  • Barcode (Scan): 5018890120505

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DJ SOLO DJ Solo Axis(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Production House DJ SOLO 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


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March 10, 2018

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!


April 11, 2015

all them Shrooms and melting skies :-)


March 20, 2015
edited over 3 years ago

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.


February 10, 2015
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.


July 5, 2014
Love this 12",hardcore/jungle gold!


February 23, 2013
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"!


November 27, 2009
edited over 9 years ago
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!


September 16, 2007

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.


September 7, 2003

'darkage' is an anthem for sure... a quality slice of history right here