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Drum And Bass
Drum And Bass is a style of electronic dance music played at speeds of 150-180 bpm. JP's odyssey through the various genres of dance, from funk to hip hop and house had always originated in the States, but drum and bass was a UK phenomenon on which he avidly seized ... (read more)
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Secret Hairdresser
The Secret Hairdresser was a band from Bury St Edmunds who formed in 1999. Always keen to champion local bands, Peel played tracks from their demo CD "Top Ten Conditioning Tips" at the end of 2003 and was impressed with what he heard ... (read more)
Christians In Search Of Filth
"Ever since I first saw the name on a poster, Christians In Search Of Filth, I've been curious to know what they sounded like, and I discovered a demo tape of theirs about a month or six weeks ago, and we got them in to record a session" ... (read more)

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JOHN PEEL (Whistle Test feature) Tools You Can Trust MARK RADCLIFFE

Old Grey Whistle Test feature on a Peel session by Tools You Can Trust, 1985.


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