A-Sides

A-Sides

Real Name:
Jason Cambridge
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Date of Birth: 27th January 1970
Hip Hop, Electro, Soul, Funk, Reggae and Rock, and each and every one of these styles influenced his mind for the future.

In 1992, Jason began to release his own material and go raving to hear his stuff being played out. Whilst at Roller Express one night, he met Ola from The Stage One Music Company and a year later, Ola started distributing Jason's records. As time went on, Jason and Ola decided to set up a record label together, Calling it 'Boombastic Plastic, Jason would release records under the name 'Citadel of Kaos', which was made up of Jason, Jan Salisbury and Simon from Earth Leakage Trip. 'Citadel of Kaos' eventually became just Jan with another guy called George Jones.

'Sunshine Productions' tunes such as 'Above the Clouds' and 'Symphony In September' were part of Jason's long list of successful Rave anthems released on 'Just Another Label' (JAL). He still felt he had to push himself in other musical directions. Jason wanted to start up his very own label. "I can't stand people who knock other people or just want to jump on the bandwagon. Anyone with a negative attitude does my head in", says Jason, so starting his own label meant he would be in complete control of what he did and who he let in.
In winter 1997, Jason and Ola created a Drum 'n' Bass record label called 'East Side'. Jason has run the label ever since and they have been a solid and successful team. Most of the artists on the label are from the East Side (of London), although Elementz of Noize are from Newcastle and Majistrate is from Kent.

Jason has constructed a team of wicked producers: Embee, Cool Hand Flex, Uncle 22, Majistrate, Shape Shifter, Fate, D.T. and Randall, who along with Kenny Ken, Storm and Fabio play Jason's tunes all the time, on the radio, in clubs and at raves. Says Jason, "I don't poach artists, but I'm always on the look out for new music". Not only does Jason run East Side, he also runs another Drum 'n' Bass label called 'Fuze'.
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A-Sides Discography

Albums

EAST 57 A Sides* Follow The Groove (Comp, Album) Eastside Records EAST 57 UK 2003 Sell This Version
EASTDD 01 A-Sides Worldwide (Album) Eastside Records EASTDD 01 UK 2010
EASTDD02 A Sides* Mysterious Vibes (Album) Eastside Records EASTDD02 UK 2011
EASTDD03 A-Sides Based Upon Bass(12xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Eastside Records EASTDD03 UK 2013
EASTDD 04 A-Sides Revisited(14xFile, FLAC, MP3) Eastside Records EASTDD 04 UK 2014
none A-Sides + Makoto A-Sides + Makoto - Aquarian Dreams (Album) Eastern Elements none UK, Europe & Japan 2015 Sell This Version
CD1 A-Sides A-Sides' Story(CD) Dream UK Magazine, East Side CD1 UK Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

IE 5 A Sides J* De Underground Records Vol 2 De Underground Records, i.e. Records IE 5 UK 1991 Sell This Version
JGS 003 Uncle 22 / A-Sides Uncle 22 / A-Sides - Untitled Reel 2 Reel Productions JGS 003 UK 1992 Sell This Version
UG 002 Asides J* / Two Tone Project Asides J* / Two Tone Project - Four Track E.P. (EP) U No Dat UG 002 UK 1992 Sell This Version
SHARE 003 A Sides* Mix To The Max Reel 2 Reel Productions, Share Records (3) SHARE 003 UK 1992 Sell This Version
JGS 001 A-Sides Burn Cali Weed / Drop The Bass Reel 2 Reel Productions, Reel 2 Reel Productions JGS 001 UK 1992 Sell This Version
JGS 001 A-Sides Mix To The Max II(12") Reel 2 Reel Productions JGS 001 UK 1992 Sell This Version
JGS 001 A-Sides / Sub Terra (2) A-Sides / Sub Terra (2) - Burn Cali Weed / Storm(12") Reel 2 Reel Productions JGS 001 UK 1992 Sell This Version
RTR 015 A-Sides Brothers In Arms(12", W/Lbl) Reel 2 Reel Productions RTR 015 UK 1992 Sell This Version
RTOR 17 A-Sides Mix To The Max Vol. 3(12", W/Lbl) Reel 2 Reel Productions RTOR 17 UK 1992 Sell This Version
JGS 002, JGS 001 Sub Terra (2), A-Sides Sub Terra (2), A-Sides - Sweat / Drop The Bass(12", W/Lbl) Reel 2 Reel Productions, Reel 2 Reel Productions JGS 002, JGS 001 UK 1992 Sell This Version
MA 003 A Sides* & Mole The Dipper A Sides* & Mole The Dipper - Jurassic Park / Eye Of The Dinosaur Bear Necessities MA 003 UK 1993 Sell This Version
BP 006 A-Sides The String Trips E.P (EP) Boombastic Plastic BP 006 UK 1994 Sell This Version
MA 007, MA007 A-Sides & Nut-E-1 A-Sides & Nut-E-1 - The Bell / Tonight Bear Necessities MA 007, MA007 UK 1994 Sell This Version
STUR 43 A-Sides Murder Strictly Underground Records STUR 43 UK 1994 Sell This Version
STUR 48 A-Sides My Mind(12") Strictly Underground Records STUR 48 UK 1994 Sell This Version
STUR 56 A-Sides Illusions(12", VIP) Strictly Underground Records STUR 56 UK 1995 Sell This Version
STUR 74 A-Sides Punks Strictly Underground Records STUR 74 UK 1996 Sell This Version
EAST001 A-Sides & Cool Hand Flex A-Sides & Cool Hand Flex - Uptown / After Dark(12") Eastside Records EAST001 UK 1996 Sell This Version

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Old_Boy

Old_Boy

July 20, 2014
let me echo what naz said below - plus check his immense tunes as gangster sound - tunes such as 'selector' - only on dubplate but can be found on the strictly hardcore complialtion - 'what's going on' and 'paradise' are just jungle perfection.
'string trips' is also worthy in any collection - and there's a veritable feast of work on Mark Ryder's label - my favourite being 'illusions', dubplate version if you can find it.
but more than anything what I like about him is that he comes across as a really nice bloke who'd help anyone in the scene.
DJ_Naz

DJ_Naz

April 3, 2002
I like to refer to A-sides as the "Jackie Chan" of D&B. Unlike alot of artists, A-sides will come off like the nicest, with a sensual beginning to his tracks, then he'll smack you upside the head, like you just stole something, with his beatz. His Amen-Anthem/Roller amalgam is remarkable, and I consider him to be the best on his East Side label, next to Skeptic. You gotta keep in mind...this is another guy who remixed Waterhouse Dub...don't get confused. I own the Crazy VIP/Dreaming LP, and I suggest anyone with aspirations to be a good DJ go right now and pick it up. As "Dreaming" is a nice Hard "Trance-and-bass" Roller, it is "Crazy VIP" that will get the dancefloor trampled. Look for anything else this guy does and go and get it.

Suggested Tracks: Calibre, Dreaming, Crazy VIP, Wake Up, Wake Up (Peshay Remix), Surface

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