Boomkat Product Review:
Skin up, kick back with a killer 90 minute mixtape collage culled from the archives of DJ Stryda, a bastion of Bristolian dub - a big look for fans of Death Is Not The End's pirate radio tapes!
Stringing together a mosaic of chat, tunes, and radio jingles from the airwaves circa 1994, the results are a properly intoxicating dose of nostalgia for another place and time, throwing back to an era when it felt like everyone had a radio playing drowsily somewhere in the house, the street, from cars passing by.
The results clearly resonate with the pearls dug out by Death Is Not The End, and obviously with their Bristol Pirates session. But, where those sets were produced post fact, this tape was recorded, pause-button style, back in the day for sharing between pals, and was only recently discovered during a chance loft-digging session by Stryda, who has been a long-standing pirate radio veteran since the late ‘90s with his Sufferah’s Choice show.
Now dusted down and given a lick of TLC at Dubkasm’s studio, the tape is presented as is, sans edits or fuss, and ready to be prized by anyone in need of a vibe. All of us, basically.