Dusk Dubs returns this week with another very special guest, perfect to celebrate another milestone of 30 mix tapes in a row. We are immensely blessed to have the boss of Skeleton Recordings DJ Monita provide his selections for his own Dusk Dubs Mix Tape.
DJ Monita (pronounced ‘Monitor’) was born and raised in West London. While on a holiday to Tenerife in the summer of ’89 he discovered a new sound that he immediately fell for which was different to the Hip-Hop and Electro he was into but also still similar in many ways. Shortly after returning back home he started hitting the rave scene, enjoying big nights out at Biology and Raindance. This is what led him to start buying vinyl, a set of decks and starting to DJ.
Monita owns the label Skeleton Recordings, which ran from 1992 to 1994 and had 13 releases on it.
He put the DJ’ing and producing on the back burner for many years after becoming a family man, but recently he has become involved again. This year will see the back catalogue and unreleased tracks from Skeleton going up for digital download as well as some new releases on a revamped Skeleton label. Available from www.hardcorejunglism.com/
Here are a few words from the man himself:
“When Jon asked if I wanted to be involved in #DuskDubs I couldn’t say no really as it would be nice to have my name stamped on one of the volumes. It’s a brilliant project that has a really good group of people behind it, a nice little following and I’m grateful to now be a part of it.
My take on this volume of #DuskDubs is a little different to some of the others, as I wanted to put together 60 minutes of tunes that are maybe not as obscure as some selected in the other volumes and hopefully everyone will know. I’ve based it on the ‘Dusk’ side instead of the ‘Dubs’ side, something that you can stick on when you return home in the early hours after a heavy night out.
The ’88 to ’90 tracks I have chosen mean a lot to me, as they are from a period in my life when I first started my underground partying, and ‘Dannys Song’ is probably one of the most emotional Drum & Bass productions I have ever heard and it still gives me goose bumps to this day.
It was great to put all this together for the #DuskDubs family.
So kick back, relax and enjoy the next 60 minutes"
01. De La Soul - Buddy (Native Tongue Decision Version) (1989)
02. Fresh 4 Feat. Lizz.E - Smoke Filled Thoughts (1989)
02. Cry Cisco - Afrodizziact (Paul Oakenfold Raid Mix) (1989)
04. History Feat. Q-Tee - Afrika (1990)
05. Innocence - Natural Thing (12” Version) (1990)
06. Reese - Just Want Another Chance (1988)
07. Massive Attack - Better Things (1994)
08. Photek - Modus Operandi (1997)
09. Moby - Porcelain (2000)
10. PFM - Dannys Song (1996)