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Basics Discography

Original post here Music Factory Years 91-94 part one by ralphlawson Marshall Jefferson presents Truth – Open Your Eyes I decided to start this series of mixes celebrating 20 years of Back to Basics with the first ever record played at the club – Marshall Jefferson presents Truth – ‘Open Your Eyes’. Why did I chose […]

Just about every DJ mix from Leeds, ever.

Updated with these new sets – 2019 The Orbit Leeds 16th Oct 1993 DJ Westbam The Orbit Leeds 22nd May 1994 DJ Dave Angel And Colin Faver The Orbit Morley Leeds 20th Oct 2001 DJ James Ruskin Versus Luke Slater The Orbit 5th Birthday 25th May 1996 Morley Leeds DJ Jeff Mills The Orbit Leeds […]

More Back to Basics Leeds Stuff

Original Post [Originally published in the Northern Star magazine in November 1992. Excellent photo of Dave and Ali by Mark McNulty] IT’S nine o’clock on a cold Saturday evening and Ali Cooke and Dave Beer are in their tiny office in the labyrinthine Music Factory, looking suitably shagged out after a trip to the Royal Albert […]

back to basics The Mint Club Years 1998-2002 — Ralph Lawson

Here’s the latest installment of this series.  By now we had stopped going to Basics and the music definitely is lacking something.  However its a typically tight mix, nice background music.  Plus the story is worth reading of the fall out with Ronson Source: back to basics // The Mint Club Years // 1998-2002 — […]

The Pleasure Rooms Years 1994 – 1997 — Ralph Lawson

The Pleasure Rooms Years 1994 – 1997 — Ralph Lawson. [soundcloud url=”″ params=”color=ff5500″ width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]   Another slice of Back To basics history from resident Ralph Lawson. Proper.

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