DiY

Profile:
Do It Yourself was a Nottingham-based veteran free party collective formed in 1989. The DJs comprised Digs and Woosh, Harry, Jack, Simon DK and Emma, as well as engineers and sound people.
DIY also ran their own record label, Strictly 4 Groovers, and released at least 30 12" records and 2 albums and also had releases on Warp.
A history of the DiY sound system, written by founding member Mark Harrison (8) aka Harry Harrison (Harry (33)), was published by Velocity Press in 2022.
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Albums

DiY39 DiY - DiY X 1989 1999 - A Decade Of Doing It Yourself album art DiY DiY X 1989 1999 - A Decade Of Doing It Yourself(2xCD, Mixed) DiY Discs DiY39 UK 1999 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

NB-016 DiY - The S4G Project Part 2 album art DiY The S4G Project Part 2 Nitebeat NB-016 US 1993 Sell This Version
WAP 31CD DiY - Hothead EP album art DIY Hothead EP (EP, Maxi) Warp Records, Warp Records WAP 31CD UK 1993 Sell This Version
S4G2 DiY - Mobile Music album art DIY Present Overview DIY Present Overview - Mobile Music(12") Strictly 4 Groovers S4G2 UK 1993 Sell This Version
NB-015 DiY - Part 1 album art DiY presents The S4G Project DiY presents The S4G Project - Part 1(12") Nitebeat NB-015 US 1993 Sell This Version
cjb 1 DiY - Criminal Injustice album art Chumbawamba meets D.I.Y.* Chumbawamba meets D.I.Y.* - Criminal Injustice(12") One Little Indian cjb 1 UK 1994 Sell This Version
HBR3 DiY - Rack Up / Interlude album art DIY Present Fresh And Low* DIY Present Fresh And Low* - Rack Up / Interlude(12") Strictly 4 Groovers, DiY Communications HBR3 UK 1995 Sell This Version
HBR7, hbr7 DiY - Deep In 2 The Ground EP album art DiY Present Jovonn DiY Present Jovonn - Deep In 2 The Ground EP(12", EP) Strictly 4 Groovers, Strictly 4 Groovers HBR7, hbr7 UK 1995 Sell This Version
HBR10 DiY - Get It Up album art DIY Presten Smokescreen (5) DIY Presten Smokescreen (5) - Get It Up(12") Strictly 4 Groovers HBR10 UK 1995 Sell This Version
hbr6 DiY - 8 Definitions Of Bounce album art DiY 8 Definitions Of Bounce (EP) Strictly 4 Groovers hbr6 UK 1995 Sell This Version
HBR12 DiY - The Dawn album art DIY Present Big C DIY Present Big C - The Dawn(12") Strictly 4 Groovers HBR12 UK 1995 Sell This Version
HBR 17 DiY - Voyager EP album art DIY Present Funky Squad DIY Present Funky Squad - Voyager EP(12", EP) Strictly 4 Groovers HBR 17 UK 1996 Sell This Version
HBR15 DiY - Area 51 album art DIY Present To-Ka DIY Present To-Ka - Area 51(12") Strictly 4 Groovers HBR15 UK 1996 Sell This Version
HBR14 DiY - Nub Raid EP album art DIY Present Nail* DIY Present Nail* - Nub Raid EP(12", EP) Strictly 4 Groovers HBR14 UK 1996 Sell This Version
FPR001 DiY - Lemon Drops album art DiY & Joel Zoch DiY & Joel Zoch - Lemon Drops Fair Park FPR001 US 1996 Sell This Version
OTO-01 DiY - The Heatwave  EP album art DIY & Funky Soul Rebels DIY & Funky Soul Rebels - The Heatwave EP (EP) Otro OTO-01 US 2000 Sell This Version
DiY 61 DiY - EP 1 album art DiY EP 1(12", EP) DiY Discs DiY 61 UK 2002 Sell This Version
DiY66 DiY - 'Feelin U' EP album art DiY 'Feelin U' EP (EP) DiY Discs DiY66 UK 2003 Sell This Version
DiY 63 DiY - EP #2 album art DiY EP #2 (EP) DiY Discs DiY 63 UK 2003 Sell This Version

Compilations

WARP LP 18 P DiY - Strictly 4 Groovers album art DiY Strictly 4 Groovers (Comp) Warp Records WARP LP 18 P UK 1993 Sell This Version
INS540-2 DiY - Diversions album art DiY Diversions(CD, Comp) Instinct Records INS540-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
DiV13CD DiY - Serve Chilled Vol. 3 album art DIY Serve Chilled Vol. 3(CD, Comp) Diyersions DiV13CD UK 2001 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none DiY - New Years Free Party, Dick, Dan & Jules album art DiY New Years Free Party, Dick, Dan & Jules(Cass, Mixtape) Deep Peace none UK 1992 Sell This Version
none DiY - Summer Madness album art DiY Summer Madness(Cass, Mixtape) One Love Promotions none UK 1992 Sell This Version
none DiY - DJ Pezz Mixtape album art DiY DJ Pezz Mixtape(Cass, Mixtape) Not On Label none UK 1993 Sell This Version

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LDMA

LDMA

February 9, 2003
Pioneers of the UK Free Party Scene. Had a system at the notorious Castlemorton rave of 1992 which led to the creation of the Criminal Justice Act. Whilst I was never a huge fan of their actual productions in their Strictly 4 Groovers phase, their parties are legenary caning sessions and have been known to go on for days, and their new imprint DiY discs has been churning out some sublime tracks. Their sound is that bass-heavy/chunky/jazzy deep house sound which has had a lasting influence in their home town of Nottingham. Props to Digs and Whoosh, Simon DK, Jack, Emma, Harry (and not forgetting former members Pip and Pez) Huge respect!

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