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 1996 

NINETEENNINETYSIX

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 THE NEWS

  • The Prodigy release Firestarter. Keith Flint becomes a music icon. 

  • Tony Colman and Chris Goss (aka London Elektricity) launch Hospital Records as a vehicle for their own music. Hospital will go on to be one of the seminal British electronic labels for the Drum & Bass scene.

  • Steve Aoki founds Dim Mak Records

  • 2Pac (Tupac Shakur) is fatally shot aged 25 on September 7th in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas

  • Ministry of Sound backs hard-hitting nationwide campaign to encourage youth to vote. 

  • Björk had a near brush with death after she received a sulphuric acid letter bomb hidden in a hollowed out book.

  • Faithless release the seminal album "Reverence"

  • Babylon Zoo’s Spaceman hit the number 1 spot and sold over 1 million copies following its success in a Levis advert.

  • "Dream House" becomes mainstream with acts like Robert Miles and BBE. This paved the way for the whole Trance scene.

  • LTJ Bukem starts his Logical Progression nights. Liquid drum & bass is born.

  • Sasha and Digweed announce their Northern Exposure Tour.

  • Godskitchen begin holding events in Northampton and Coventry.

      Notable albums:

  • The Prodigy - The Fat of the Land (1996 US / 1997 UK)

  • LTJ Bukem - Logical Progression

  • Faithless - Reverence

  • Underworld - Second Toughest in the Infants [Junior Boys Own]

  • Aphex Twin - The Richard D. James Album [Warp Records]

  • DJ Shadow - Endtroducing… [Mo’ Wax]

  • Trainspotting Soundtrack

  • Ministry of Sound - The Annual II

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 THE MUSIC 

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THE PRESS

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 THE PICTURES 

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 THE ARCHIVE

Rare Footage inside Bagleys, London 1996

Bagleys London

GENRE

House

TYPE

YEAR

Archive Video

1996

TAGS

London, Bagleys

Fabio on Kiss 100 - November 1996

Fabio

GENRE

Jungle / Drum & Bass

TYPE

YEAR

Radio Show

1996

TAGS

Drum & Bass, Jungle, Kiss 100

Alister Whitehead Live from Sugar Shack - Middlesbrough 1996

Alistair Whitehead

GENRE

House

TYPE

YEAR

Live Set

1996

TAGS

Middlesbrough, Sugar Shack, House

Jeremy Healy Live from Sugar Shack, Middlesbrough 1996

Jeremy Healy

GENRE

House

TYPE

YEAR

Live Set

1996

TAGS

Jeremy Healy, Empire, Middlesbrough

Danny Rampling Live from Pheonix Festival 1996

Danny Rampling

GENRE

Euro / Trance

TYPE

YEAR

Live Set

1996

TAGS

Danny Rampling, BBC Radio 1, Essential Mix

Danny Rampling Live at Back 2 Basics, Leeds 1996

Danny Rampling

GENRE

House / Euro / Dance

TYPE

YEAR

Live Set

1996

TAGS

Danny Rampling, Back 2 Basics, Leeds

Danny Rampling - Love Groove Dance Party 14/9/96

Danny Rampling

GENRE

Euro / Trance

TYPE

YEAR

Radio Show

1996

TAGS

BBC Radio 1, Danny Rampling, Perfecto

1 In The Jungle - BBC Radio 1 11/10/96

4 Hero & MC Navigator

GENRE

Jungle

TYPE

YEAR

Radio Show

1996

TAGS

Jungle, BBC Radio 1