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 1997 

NINETEENNINETYSEVEN

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 THE NEWS

  • Kiss 105 launches across Yorkshire on Feb 14th linking with London’s Kiss 100 and Manchester's Kiss 102 to start new era in UK dance radio.

  • Roni Size & Reprazent scoop the Mercury Music Prize with the seminal album “New Forms”.

  • The Hacienda in Manchester was closed following a drug-related death and various shootings.

  • Black Hole Recordings was founded by Tiesto and Arny Bink in Breda, Netherlands.

  • The first Radio 1 Dance Anthems is broadcast with Dave Pearce.

  • DJ Mag launches the first Top 100 Poll voted by readers.
    The Notorious B.I.G is killed in a drive-by shooting. Puff Daddy & Faith Evans’ tribute to the rapper, I’ll be missing you” sold over a million copies in the UK.

  • The KLF return for a 23 minutes performance called “F*ck the millennium” which premiered at 2K’s 1997 (What the F*ck’s Going On) event at London’s Barbican Arts Centre. 

  • The Prodigy released the controversial ”Smack My Bitch Up”.

  • Rapture TV lauches in the UK, bringing superclubs to the nations TVs.

  • Gatecrasher finds it permanent home at The Republic in Sheffield and starts a cultural revolution.

  • Electric Daisy Carnival holds it's first event.

  • Godskitchen move to Milton Keynes.

  • Brian Harvey is sacked from East 17 for telling the world Ecstasy is safe.

  • Helter Skelter pulls in 10,000 at Turweston Aerodrome.

  • Dave Pearce begins Dance Anthems on BBC Radio 1 which went on to run every Sunday night for 10 years.

  • Speed Garage arrives with artists likes Armand Van Helden, 187 Lockdown, Double 99, Loop Da Loop becoming masters of the bassline.

      Notable albums:

  • The Chemical Brothers – Dig Your Own Hole [Virgin]

  • Roni Size/Reprazent – New Forms [Mercury]

  • Portishead - Portishead [Go! Beat]

  • Björk – Homogenic [One Little Indian]

  • Daft Punk - Homework [Virgin]

  • Photek ‎- Modus Operandi [Virgin]

  • Moodymann - Silentintroduction [Planet E]

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 THE MUSIC 

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1. Carl Cox
2. Paul Oakenfold
3. Sasha
4. Judge Jules
5. Tony De Vit
6. Pete Tong
7. Danny Rampling
8. Hype
9. Grooverider
10. Jeremy Healy
11. Todd Terry
12. John Digweed
13. Roger Sanchez
14. LTJ Bukem
15. Masters At Work
16. Roni Size
17. Graeme Park
18. Seb Fontaine
19. Tall Paul
20. Laurent Garnier

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 THE DJS

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THE PRESS

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 THE PICTURES 

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 THE ARCHIVE

Carl Tuff Enuff Brown & Mat Jam Lamont Essential Mix 1997

Carl Tuff Enuff Brown & Mat Jam Lamont

GENRE

UK Garage

TYPE

YEAR

Studio Mix

1997

TAGS

tuffjam, BBC Radio 1, Essential Mix

Alex P and Brandon Block Essential Mix 1997

Alex P & Brandon Block

GENRE

House / Euro House

TYPE

YEAR

Studio Mix

1997

TAGS

Space Ibiza, BBC Radio 1, Essential Mix

BBC 2 Close Up North - Clubbing City

BBC 2

GENRE

Dance

TYPE

YEAR

Documentary

1997

TAGS

Leeds, Back II Basics, Majestyk, Speed Queen, DMA Exclusive

A-Trak - DMC World Champion Set 1997

A-Trak

GENRE

Turntablism

TYPE

YEAR

Live Set

1997

TAGS

DMC, Turntablism

Carl Cox @ Mayday Sonic Empire, Germany 30.04.1997

Carl Cox

GENRE

Techno

TYPE

YEAR

Live Set

1997

TAGS

Techno, Carl Cox, German

DJ Sy Live from Dreamscape 26 - 1997

Dj Sy

GENRE

Happy Hardcore

TYPE

YEAR

Live Set

1997

TAGS

Dreamscape, Oldskool, Rave, Hardcore, Happy Hardcore

Danny Rampling - Love Groove Dance Party 8/3/97

Danny Rampling

GENRE

Euro / Trance

TYPE

YEAR

Radio Show

1997

TAGS

BBC Radio 1, Danny Rampling

Danny Rampling - Love Groove Dance Party 14/6/97

Danny Rampling

GENRE

Euro / Trance

TYPE

YEAR

Radio Show

1997

TAGS

BBC Radio 1, Danny Rampling, Trance