The story of hardcore, jungle and drum & bass (and more) in ten mixes.
The series started back in 2015 as a way to chronicle the records that DJ Persuasion (AKA Don't Be Afraid label boss Semtek) used to play back when he first started DJing. It consists of ten episodes focusing on different periods and sounds, starting in 1998 and running through to 1998, touching on UK hardcore, bleep, acid, jungle and various drum & bass subgenres like hardstep and techstep.
"I didn't go raving much at that time but I listened to pirate radio a lot," he says in a statement on the Tape Echo website. "There's a certain thread of the hardcore continuum which only really existed on radio, the tracks which make your hair stand on end but weren't well-known enough to be heard much in the clubs. Those are the tracks I always had a soft spot for."