FANTAZIA TAKES YOU INTO 1992
I never went to this event as I was at some dodgy rave at Wonderland Arena in Hackney, but I’m eternally grateful for the tape packs that captured some of that era’s most amazing sets! One of which has consistently been in my all-time top 5 – Top Buzz! The pioneering collective consisted of Mad P on the mic and Jason Kaye on the decks, together they were the foundation force behind the Jungle Techno sound. Never afraid to do things differently and play tracks no other DJs would, the Top Buzz collective always delivered a Top Top Top Top Top Buuuuzz!
The Top Buzz set from Fantazia Takes You Into 1992 was the last set of the night and for me was the defining set that saw the birth of Jungle Techno. The Buzz fused sounds of Hardcore, early Jungle and 4/4 style Techno belters, with just a sprinkling of classics thrown in for good measure. Add to this, the unmatched lyrical genius from Mad P and the deafening sounds of thousands of ravers giving it everything they had, you have yourself one of the defining sets of that era.
Whether you like or whether you hate we,
You have to respect Top Buzz ability.
I’ve done many tribute sets in my time, mostly for events & promotions that no longer are, but when we lose one of our underground soldiers then the tribute sets take on a whole new level. In March 2023, Jason Kaye left this world to grace the next and left behind a legacy that will burn bright forever. With his set from Fantazia alongside Mad P & Mikee B being one of my all-time fav’s, I wanted to create a vibe based around that set that I can only hope did some form of justice to pay respects to one of the pioneering founders of our scene. RIEP Jason Kaye.
TOP BUZZ – FANTAZIA TRACK LIST
There are a variety of sites that have the track list from that night, but I found a few inconsistencies in them so I set out to not only create an accurate one, but also to link Discogs listings and links to buy the digital versions officially (not all are available, but the ones are found are listed below). To sense check I got these right I even mixed the record into the tape playing on my laptop to ensure I had the right version! I may have got some wrong, but I’m pretty sure these are all right.
In addition to this, I’ve also created a walk-through video of all the records that were played that night that gives a little background and history to each track that was played that night.
|1||New Atlantic||Yes To Satan (Promo Version)||White Label||Warehouse Wax||Warehouse Wax|
|2||2 Bad Mice||Bombscare||Moving Shadow [SHADOW 14]||Discogs||Beatport|
|3||DJ Seduction||You and Me||Ffrreedom [TABX 103]||Discogs||Beatport|
|4||Heavyweight||The Way Of The Future (Cool Aid Mix)||The One After D [ODE 3]||Discogs||n/a|
|5||Leo Anibaldi||Bassbar||ACV [ACV 997]||Discogs||Bandcamp|
|6||Blame||Music Takes You (War Mix)||Moving Shadow [SHADOW 11]||Discogs||n/a|
|7||Sound Corp||Dream Finder (Remix)||Tone Def Records [003DJ]||Discogs||n/a|
|8||One II One||Untitled (AA1)||One II One Productions [DSST 002]||Discogs||n/a|
|9||Venom||Never Felt This Way||Creative Rhythm [MAKE 005]||Discogs||n/a|
|10||2 Bad Mice||Ware Mouse||Moving Shadow [SHADOW 14]||Discogs||Beatport|
|11||Nebula II||Atheama (Remix)||Reinforced [RIVET 1211R]||Discogs||n/a|
|12||Hackney Hardcore||Dancehall Dangerous (Version 2)||Strictly Hardcore [STHC 01]||Discogs||n/a|
|13||Mental Overdrive||Soma||R&S Records ||Discogs||Bandcamp|
|14||Hackney Hardcore||Dancehall Dangerous (Version 1)||Strictly Hardcore [STHC 01]||Discogs||n/a|
|15||Mental Overdrive||Electric Sunrise||R&S Records ||Discogs||Bandcamp|
|16||Isotonik||Different Strokes (The Grooverider Remix)||FFRR [TAB 101]||Discogs||Bandcamp|
|17||New Era||New Era||Great Asset [GAD 14]||Discogs||n/a|
|18||M-D-Emm||Get Down (Hardcore Ravers Mix)||Strictly Underground [STUR 13]||Discogs||n/a|
|19||Dave Charlesworth||Energizer 1 (Side B)||Energizer [DP 1]||Discogs||Bandcamp|
|20||Matrix Rise||Reality||Mutant Records [12 MUTATE 6]||Discogs||n/a|
|21||Potential Bad Boy||Everyday Child||White Label – Ibiza Records TP||Discogs||n/a|
|22||Matrix Rise||D.O.Y.L.E Factor||Mutant Records [12 MUTATE 6]||Discogs||n/a|
|23||DJ SS||The E-Face (Bassheavy Mix)||Formation [FORM 12003]||Discogs||n/a|
|24||2 Bad Mice||2 Bad Mice (Remix)||Moving Shadow [SHADOW 14]||Discogs||Beatport|
|25||Band Of Gypsies||Take Me Higher (Higher Mix)||Pulse-8 Records [12 LOSE 16]||Discogs||iTunes|
|26||Razor Boy & Mirror Man||Beyond Control||Rabbit City [CUT 001]||Discogs||Beatport|
|27||2 Boasters, A Digestive & A Jammy Dodger||We Are About To Take LSD||Reel 2 Reel Productions [SHARE 002]||Discogs||n/a|
|28||Olympia||Art FX (Art 3)||Dance Opera [DO 322]||Discogs||n/a|
|29||Frequency||Kiss The Sky||Lower East Side [LES 017]||Discogs||Beatport|