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. A-sides also had shows on the pirate stations Unity FM & Conflict FM.

'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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Albums

EAST 57 Follow The Groove — A-Sides A Sides* Follow The Groove (Comp, Album) Eastside Records EAST 57 UK 2003 Sell This Version
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EASTDD 01 Worldwide — A-Sides A-Sides Worldwide (Album) Eastside Records EASTDD 01 UK 2010
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EASTDD02 Mysterious Vibes — A-Sides A Sides* Mysterious Vibes (Album) Eastside Records EASTDD02 UK 2011
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EASTDD03 Based Upon Bass — A-Sides A-Sides Based Upon Bass(12xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Eastside Records EASTDD03 UK 2013
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EASTDD04 Revisited — A-Sides A-Sides Revisited (Album) Eastside Records EASTDD04 UK 2014
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none Aquarian Dreams — A-Sides A-Sides + Makoto A-Sides + Makoto - Aquarian Dreams (Album) Eastern Elements none UK, Europe & Japan 2015 Sell This Version
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EAST93 50 Shades Of A — A-Sides A Sides* 50 Shades Of A(8xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Eastside Records EAST93 UK, Europe & US 2020
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Singles & EPs

IE 5 De Underground Records Vol 2 — A-Sides A Sides J* De Underground Records Vol 2 De Underground Records, i.e. Records IE 5 UK 1991 Sell This Version
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JGS 001 Mix To The Max II — A-Sides A-Sides Mix To The Max II Reel 2 Reel Productions JGS 001 UK 1992 Sell This Version
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UG 002 Four Track E.P. — A-Sides 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
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JGS 003 Oh Yeah — A-Sides Uncle 22 / A-Sides Uncle 22 / A-Sides - Oh Yeah Reel 2 Reel Productions JGS 003 UK 1992 Sell This Version
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RTOR 17 Mix To The Max Vol. III — A-Sides A-Sides Mix To The Max Vol. III Reel 2 Reel Productions RTOR 17 UK 1992 Sell This Version
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SHARE 003 Mix To The Max — A-Sides A Sides* Mix To The Max Share Records (3), Reel 2 Reel Productions SHARE 003 UK 1992 Sell This Version
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JGS 001 Burn Cali Weed / Drop The Bass — A-Sides A-Sides Burn Cali Weed / Drop The Bass Reel 2 Reel Productions, Reel 2 Reel Productions JGS 001 UK 1992 Sell This Version
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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
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RTR 015 Brothers In Arms — A-Sides A-Sides Brothers In Arms(12", W/Lbl) Reel 2 Reel Productions RTR 015 UK 1992 Sell This Version
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JGS 002, JGS 001 Sweat / Drop The Bass — A-Sides 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
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MA 003 Jurassic Park / Eye Of The Dinosaur — A-Sides 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
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STUR 43 Murder — A-Sides A-Sides Murder Strictly Underground Records STUR 43 UK 1994 Sell This Version
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MA 007, MA007 The Bell / Tonight — A-Sides A-Sides & Nut-E-1 A-Sides & Nut-E-1 - The Bell / Tonight Bear Necessities MA 007, MA007 UK 1994 Sell This Version
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BP 006 The String Trips E.P — A-Sides A-Sides The String Trips E.P (EP) Boombastic Plastic BP 006 UK 1994 Sell This Version
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none The Bell (Dubplate Mix) / Area 39 — A-Sides A-Sides & NUT-E-1 / International Rude Boyz Featuring Matrix A-Sides & NUT-E-1 / International Rude Boyz Featuring Matrix - The Bell (Dubplate Mix) / Area 39(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1994 Sell This Version
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STUR 48 My Mind — A-Sides A-Sides My Mind(12") Strictly Underground Records STUR 48 UK 1994 Sell This Version
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STUR 56 Illusions — A-Sides A-Sides Illusions Strictly Underground Records STUR 56 UK 1995 Sell This Version
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none A-Sides Inspirational Vibes / Jungle Jesus (Uncle 22 Remix)(12", Single, W/Lbl) Strictly Underground Records none UK 1995 Sell This Version

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d.teil

d.teil

September 15, 2016
edited over 6 years ago
I own two different very very rare DUBPLATES from A-Sides, done by Audiowerker.de. There is no matrix. no title. just the written A-Sides on the label. Clear vinyl. 10inch. there might be not more than a few copies from these ones, perhaps just one. Time around mid/late 90"s. Bought these ones from a d&b collector in 2001. Because of the missing data, it is impossible to put it in the database of discogs. If anyone has interest: send me a message.
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.
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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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