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DIY Free Party Collective
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.

DiY Discography Tracks


DiY - Strictly 4 Groovers album art DiY Strictly 4 Groovers (Comp) Warp Records UK 1993 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DiY - Hothead EP album art DIY Hothead EP (EP, Maxi) Warp Records, Warp Records UK 1993 Sell This Version
NB-015 DiY - The S4G Project Part 1 album art DiY 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
hbrcd6 DiY - 8 Definitions Of Bounce album art DiY 8 Definitions Of Bounce(CD, EP) Strictly 4 Groovers hbrcd6 UK 1995 Sell This Version
DiY - Lemon Drops album art DiY & Joel Zoch DiY & Joel Zoch - Lemon Drops Fair Park US 1996 Sell This Version
DiY - The Heatwave  EP album art DIY & Funky Soul Rebels DIY & Funky Soul Rebels - The Heatwave EP (EP) Otro 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
DiY - EP #2 album art DiY EP #2 (EP) DiY Discs UK 2003 Sell This Version
DiY - 'Feelin U' EP album art DiY 'Feelin U' EP (EP) DiY Discs UK 2003 Sell This Version


DiY 39 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, Comp, Mixed) DiY Discs DiY 39 UK 1999 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


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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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