Well another year has gone and here we have it, Acidic 16th birthday bash with:







Photoshoot with DJ Nicky Blackmarket, Hook Studio, 20th August 2009.

Nicky Blackmarket is one of the original pioneers of drum and bass, and he is still the most faithful soldier for the scene around the world.

His early influences came from his mother’s background in the jazz scene, and it is improvisation and variety that characterise his DJ performances throughout his career.

At the start of the eighties, Nicky was 14 and playing electro at youth clubs in London. He played with long-time collaborator Clarky and began to mix all forms of dance music, at house parties and on the radio.

Friends FM, run by Mad B, gave Nicky a good education and the momentum to join the ranx of bm soho formally know as Blackmarket Records in 1990.. In 1992, as the house scene moved towards breakbeat, Nicky created a separate department downstairs to cater for the sound,and bringing ray keith in the store, that would eventually be called Drum and Bass

In the mid-nineties Nicky pushed the hardcore scene with a regular show on Pulse FM and performances at the Roller Express. He moved into production, making his first record “Spam EP”, along with various remixes and releases on his label Gyroscope, with artists like Ray Keith.

This exposure fuelled his DJ career and Nicky decided to put all his efforts into playing his music around the world.

“…first and foremost I am a DJ.”

As the jungle scene exploded Nicky formed his legendary partnership with the late Stevie Hyper D. These performances are still regarded as the standard by which all others are judged, and mp3s of those sets will probably be on the internet forever.

bm soho formally know as Blackmarket Records supported the scene as a focus for the community, an essential component in an world without the internet. Nicky started another label “Kartoonz” featuring the anthem “Two Degrees”, confirming his status as a central force in the scene.

Nicky stil is a promoter of fresh talent and ideas, unafraid to help new artists and organisers push the artform forward. His love of drum and bass keeps him from descending into the mindless repetition and lazy performances characteristic of many in the scene.

Nicky invites you to sample his philosophy at any of his shows around the world.


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Nicky Blackmarket https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00ytk0nQrqw 



Dj, Producer, Label Owner, Broadcaster and original Jungle Pioneer, Dazee  brings her wealth of experience plus a big charge of energy to the dancefloor.  Her style is a bouncy mix of jungle rollers and steppers with a peppering of jump up and classic vibes : the sound that is becoming synonymous with her label, Ruffneck Ting records.

Dazee first took to the decks in 1992 and co- founded the original Ruffneck Ting club night with Markee Ledge (Kosheen) In 1993.  She’s performed at celebrated events past and present (and featured in the tape packs!) including UniverseDreamscapeHelter Skelter, Hysteria, World Dance, Fantazia, Slamming Vinyl, Innovation and Raveology. Her pioneering sound has taken her around the globe and she has featured on Radio 1, BBC 1Xtra, VH1 HTV and ITV.

Dazee’s productions and co-labs have seen successful releases over two decades on independent dnb labels Breakbeat Culture, Colourstone, Siren Records, Hocus Pocus and of course Ruffneck Ting. From “Damn Right” released in ’96  to 2016’s co-lab with Jinx, “Bring It Down” she continues to champion her distinctive sample-led and bass heavy sound. She stepped up to manage Ruffneck Ting Records after the relaunch in 2013 with the 1990’s classics album  RNT20. Since then her own tracks and the works of the talented roster of producers now representing, including JinxK jahand The Force, have enabled the label to go from strength to strength. As well as a succession of EPs topping independent dnb download charts, 2016 saw the release of the huge 24 track concept co-lab album with accompanying vinyl and comic“The Xtraordinary League Of Junglists”

No stranger to broadcasting throughout her career, Dazee began in the mid 90’s with shows on Bristols pirates, Ragga and Passion FM, alongside her then partner in crime, MC Jakes (Hench). This was soon followed by a weekly dnb chart mix on Galaxy 101 and several performances on BBC Radio 1’s One In The Jungle. In 1996 Dazee featured in “The Sounds Of The West” documentary  alongside Roni Size and Krust and in 2001, HTV’s “The Session” that featured her dnb music project, Eden. In the mid 2000’s, Dazee performed and produced tracks with all-female collective Dutty Girl. As well as frequent gigs together in Bristol and beyond  they released the “Call Of Dutty” mixtape featuring their own productions and mixed Genna G’s winning mixtape for 1xtra’s “Homegrown Challenge” .  They also appeared on  ITVs “Fixers” performing their track  “Dark Places” and co-hosted a weekly show on Bristol’s award winning radio station Ujima 98 FM. Dazee is now busier than ever on the airwaves,  hosting the fortnightly “Ruffneck Ting Takeover” on Ujima 98 FM, guesting regularly on London’s legendary Kool fm, and recently featured on Ray Keith’s  popular Radar Radio Show. Archived Radio Shows On Mixcloud      Dazee And Jakes On BBC Radio 1 “One In The Jungle” Nov 96

Dazee’s long time passion for her music is evident and she was nominated for best Female Jungle DJ In the We Love Jungle Awards 2015 and 2016. She currently enjoys residences for  Ruffneck Ting in Bristol and Birmingham and Fantazia nationwide.  Events such as Glastonbury, Love Saves The Day, Shambala, Run, Jungle Jam, West Fest, Wonkavision, Alternate plus recent gigs in USA, and Europe continue to take the Dj Dazee/Ruffneck Ting sound to a wider audience.

Looking to the future Dazee aims to continue to build the label’s profile and events as a platform for  Ruffneck Ting artists to grow in the scene. With a solid release schedule ahead for Ruffneck Ting plus some very special events celebrating her 25 years in the business of junglism, Dj Dazee will be busier than ever repping the sound she loves in 2017 !

For booking and music enquiries please email ruffneckting.ukdnb@gmail.com








Dextrix AKA Tich has been a regular fixture in the UK’s nightlife and festival scene for over 10 years , playing and producing multi genre music. Dextrix has played most of the big clubs/stages and festivals from North to South , East to West holding residencies with many sound systems, labels and club nights. As a UK DMC Technics Turntablist finalist in 2006 Dextrix has been gathering enthusiastic audience responses and critical praise for energy fuelled, clinically executed D&B/Jungle/Breakcore sets over the years. Classically trained in making people dance, Dextrix brings his appreciation and deep understanding of music and Dj’ing to bring late night and early morning dance floors to life, taking listeners on a musical journey through the best of D&B/Jungle/old and new alike.

Tell me – M.B.S.(Dextrix refix) My Bad Sister vol.1 album 2012.| Rola Cola – Dextrix (Ransaked records) 2012 | https://soundcloud.com/dextrix-uk/rola-cola-dextrix | Epilogue – Dextrix & I-lodica 2012


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Matt Acidic, AKA Dj Acidic, first started mixing soon after attending an illegal rave in 1994. Being totally inspired by what he saw and heard, Matt was quickly hooked into the scene and purchased a pair of turntables to begin teaching himself how to mix on vinyl.

Matt’s career to date has been heavily influenced by the London Techno scene with Acid Techno being his favourite style to DJ, although he is well know across the dance scene for his mixing skills and some amazing sets consisting of Breaks, Psy Trance, Electro and House music.

Matt’s career started to take off in the year 2000 when he was given the opportunity to showcase his skills at Lunacy. Since then he has been booked by numerous clubs in the South West, London and Sheffield, and is well known for his unique ability to seamlessly blend one track into the next while never losing sight of the effect his mixing has with club goers. Consistently perfecting his technical skills and creating some fantastic sets with various effects sees him regularly whip the crowds up into a frenzy.

Following his success at Lunacy, Matt quickly gained a residency spot at Oblivious as well as securing regular sets at Acid Test, Homegrown, Species, Cyberdog, Beats Reality, Underground City, Tribe of Frog, Antiworld, Wonka Vision, Excessive and Shroom to name but a few! A massive highlight in Matt’s DJing career has to be performing on the Arcadia stage at the Glade festival in 2009.

In between mixing and music production DJ Acidic is also the founder and promoter of ACIDIC, Bristols leading bi-annual underground techno event which takes place at AREA 81, The Packhorse. It’s one of Bristols best kept secret venues run by the Hells Angels. The ACIDIC nights are legendary and are now running into their 16th year with the next event planned for April 2018 with a line up as fat as they come.

As if this doesn’t keep him busy enough, DJ Acidic is also the creative founder of The Rave Yard @ Boomtown Fair. The Rave Yard started as a micro venue with a 5K Sound system hidden away in the woods, but due to the popularity of the music that Matt is pushing and the DJs that he is booking, this is all set to change. 2018 will see a break from The Rave Yard at Boomtown festival. Matt plans on concentrating on Rave Yard Records and making some more tunes along with some more dj gigs!

When not performing, he spends his spare time in the studio creating his own music… Matt is also starting to collaborate with the other DJs and producers and we hope to see more tunes released in 2018 with the likes of Dynamic Intervention, Sterling Moss, Guy Geezer, Acid Ted. .….Matt has also started a label under the name of Rave Yard Records so what more is there to say other than watch this space….. Hope to see you on the dance floor!

For all dj bookings please contact: Matt on email: matt@djacidic.co.uk
For information on Acidic please contact: matt@acidicsoundsystem.co.uk
For information on the Rave Yard please contact:






















I’ve been mixing vinyl since 1992, fucking around on a set of belt driven marantz decks in my mates bedroom… Started off mixing house and hardcore and spent an absolute fortune on records from 1991-1995. Djing whenever and wherever possible.. Got rid of all my kit and began mixing again in 2006. I’ve played regularly for BAD BASS in Bristol with the likes of Brockie, Dazee, Ramjack, Ray Kieth and other jungle legends.. I have a residency with Bristol Sounds Drum n Bass. I have also had the privilege to play on the Army truck at St Pauls carnival. My roots come from break beat hardcore, but I’m trying out making all sorts of genres of music as i’ve Dj’d everything over the years. have a listen guys and enjoy! I pride myself in still playing vinyl and adding to my fine collection! New event to add to my list – landed a set at BOOMTOWN on the RAVEYARD stage!!!! Awesome!!

















DJing since 1997
Started off playing Acid Techno & Trance in the 90’s & went on to play Hard house , & Funky House in 2000 until I discovered Nu Skool Breaks & Electro Breaks , Played that for a few years but now I have rediscovered my love for dance music with Deep House , Bass House & Tech House. I also dip my toe into the world of DnB occasionally.















DJ Trooper is an electric force to be reckoned with. His broad musical expertise spanning three decades comes alive in his mixes, bringing the party vibes alive. Never failing to smash the techno and old skool, it’s rave time when Trooper’s in the house.

Trooper has contributed to the legacy of the London party circuit, playing at club nights such as Smash Techno, Stay Up Forever 100, Stay Up Forever after parties, Philanthropy, Braingravy and Lucid, and alongside DJs such Chris Liberator, Aaron Liberator, DDR, Geezer, Gizelle Rebel Yelle, Rachel Rackitt, Sterling Moss, Birinight, DJ Ant, Jerome Hill, Thermobee, Tassid, A.P, OB1, Austin Corrosive, Bad boy Pete, MAXX and many more.

On to top all of this, Trooper has recently returned to the studio, writing tracks with DDR, Steve Mills and The Geezer. His tracks have been released on the legendary ‘Hazchem’ label, Abusive 303, Project 303 and Project 909 with more tracks ready to go. Keep your ear to the dance floor and listen out for Trooper’s unique energy and sounds.

Over the past 10 years, Trooper has gone from raver on the dance floor to playing on many sound systems including Freebase, E1S, Malfaiteurs, Manik, Storm, Hub, Krysis,  Hackney Sounds and plays regularly on for Stinky Pink as a resident DJ storming the dance floor with his own take on Acid Techno, also enjoying pushing the speakers to the limits on various rigs at Frenchtek dropping the beats that captured his heart all those years ago. He played at illusive festival in 2015 dropping a back to the old Skool 92 set that had the whole arena bouncing and smiling hard.

But with Trooper’s personal history of dance music and broad musical knowledge, you can also hear him playing a broad spectrum of sounds such as Old Skool 91/92 Rave, Hardcore, Jungle, Drum & Bass, Progressive House, Acid House, Breakbeat and Electro.

Trooper’s journey with dance music began in 1991 when he was just 16 years of age and was taken out by some older mates to legendary raves such as Elevation, Dance 91, Raindance, Fantazia, Yikes and Interdance, as well as Spiral Tribal and Bedlam sound system parties on the underground free party scene.

The next year, he was introduced to mixing vinyl on the 1210’s by DJ SDR, owner of Shoebox Records. From that point, there was no turning back.

In 1994, Trooper started getting involved with the local music scene and began working at Ruffhouse Records in Slough, who ran Menace sound system.

Always up for a party, he was given the title nickname ‘Trooper’. He was always the last man standing, shortly establishing his turntable skills as ‘DJ Trooper’ on the underground party circuit, playing Jungle and Drum & Bass at parties in London and the South East.

Music House in Holloway Road, London, played a big part in Trooper’s life. Top Drum & Bass DJ’s went there regularly to cut their latest tracks onto dub plate fresh for the weekend raves. Trooper got involved distributing the ‘Ravescene’















AKA Abegael Saward – Acid Techno, Breakbeat and Dubstep DJ at free parties in the south of the UK. Partner, with Arron Courts, at Space-Cat Audio Technologies, purveyors of unique circuit-bent and hand-built analogue instruments and effects. Producer as Strait-Jackit, also with Arron Courts.

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