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Blaze DJ publishes playlist for 'Ministry Of Breaks' 13.

British DJ and producer Blaze DJ standing in front of sculpture, black and white image.

Scientific Sound Asia welcomes Blaze DJ for his next guest show 'Ministry of Breaks' 13 on our radio station. Scientific Sound Asia is an Asian electronic music station, DJ agency, and promoter for the region with an international following.

Blaze DJ is a British DJ and producer originating from Walthamstow in the East End of London, U.K. His whole career and background have been associated with underground music culture and DJing.

According to the rule of 10,000 hours, it takes approximately 10,000 hours of practice to truly become an expert at something and master one’s trade. However, for Blaze DJ, 10,000 hours was but a mere apprenticeship.

The London-based DJ has put so many hours in, that he has come to develop an almost telepathic connection to the decks, the music he plays and the people who listen.

Having been born into a household where he was exposed to a truly eclectic mix of musical styles and genres, Blaze DJ notes his parents and siblings as his earliest influences.

A blend of jazz, funk, disco, New Romantics and 80’s synth-pop helped to mould his taste, but it wasn't until he heard the cassette House Sounds of Chicago Volume 1, in 1987 while still a schoolboy, that Blaze DJ knew he had discovered his sound. Since that day, music has become an avocation for Blaze DJ, influencing not only his nights out but his entire career and every single aspect of his life.

Taking up DJing at the tender age of 15, Blaze DJ quickly established himself as a DJ people wanted to listen to, from the humble surroundings of a local pub in Edmonton to residencies in Birmingham and Faliraki, often playing to 2,000 people, if it can be done as a DJ, Blaze DJ has probably done it. A genuine member of the Acid House generation, Blaze DJ considers himself to be “one of the lucky ones” to have witnessed the growth of the UK’s electronic music scene from its beginnings to the present day.

Yet, he manages to bring the same enthusiasm and energy to his sets now, thirty years later, as he did while playing the epic parties of the early 1990s. For Blaze DJ, it is and always has been all about house music.

Influenced by many artists from the early days right through to today, he has managed to take all of his inspiration and influences and weave them into the tapestry that is his unique sound. Think classic house, add a hint of breaks, a touch of acid and a sprinkling of techno and you’ll start to get an understanding of Blaze DJ’s style.

Blaze DJ’s influence wasn’t only felt behind the decks, having spent time working in DJ shops. he became the first retailer in the country to combine DJing and producing equipment under one roof and was responsible for completely revolutionising retail for the electronic music community. In 2005 it seemed Blaze DJ had lost the spark for performance, and while still working within the music industry as an audio-visual designer and consultant, working on the sound systems in some of the world’s most famous clubs, he decided to hang up his headphones and call a day on his DJing career.

However, after a fifteen-year hiatus, the spark was rekindled and Blaze DJ returned to the scene with newfound enthusiasm and a desire to perform at the highest level once more.

He’s certainly hit the ground running too, and despite the events of the last year he has already secured three monthly radio slots with Ibiza Club News, Underground Kollektiv and Scientific Sound Asia.

Now, equipped with a full catalogue of unreleased music and currently releasing under Industrial Force and Zeta Records, he’s ready to take clubland by the scruff once again. One of the hardest work DJs in the global breaks scene and has been doing his thing for over 30 years now.

The brand Ministry of Breaks has been building traction over the last two years and is now gaining a reputation for its unique blend of breaks, bass and bleeps. He also has new music due to be released soon for the summer period.

He has been working hard building the London breaks scene, with their first Ministry of Breaks all-day black party on Friday the 3rd of June in Hackney Wick East London with plans to make it a regular monthly event in a top London venue. He also has gigs coming up in June in London and Portugal.

This show was originally broadcast on Friday 3rd June, you can listen to the upload on the Mixcloud player below.

Blaze DJ episode 13.

Epitome Of Hype - Ladies With An Attitude (Underground Mix)

Guau - No More Acid (Original Mix) [83]

Thursday Club, Rennie Pilgrem - A Place Called Acid (Rennie's Indigestion Mix) [TCR]

Sugiurumn - Acid 2 Acid (Dub Mix) [Horizon]

Acen - Dirty Raver

Tone Abstract - Acid Kiss (Original Mix) [ONE7AUDIO]

Blade The Soundtrack - Confusion feat. New order (Pump Panel Reconstruction Mix)

Nikki Nair - Startrack (Original Mix) [Pretty Weird Records]

Jeff Alford - Home (Blaze DJ Rework) [Industrial Force]

DJ Icey - Acid Modal (Original Mix) [Zone Records]

FA73, Ondamike - Acid Latest Sound (Ondamike Remix) [Black Needle]

James Shinra - Gritti (Original Mix) [Craigie Knowes]

Mentrix, Quantum Entanglement - Acid Thunder (Original Mix) [Vakant]

Anthony Rother - Destroy Him My Robots (Sekret Chadow Personal Bootleg)

Dysfunq - Acid Bath (Afro Acid Mix) [Ox Records]

DJ Natural Nate, Jiggabot - Unstable Gravity (Original Mix) [Duce 77]

Kelis - Trick Me (Adam Freeland Remix)

TVU, Distape - Acid Mango (Original Mix) [83]

Jaydee - Plastic Dreams (Tayo & Acid Rockers Remix)

Hellen Prisma - Electro Signal (Original Mix) [Xclubsive Recordings]

Blaze DJ - Just Messing With Acid

Full Intention - Meteor Man (Original Mix) [OFF Spin]

Deibeat - You Make Me Feel (Under This Remix) [Toast & Jam Recordings]

La Luna - Firestorm (The Lion's Den MixMaster)

X-Coast, XHOSA - Push It (X-Coast VIP) [Sorry Records]

Nikki Nair, Nala - The World Is Always Ending (Original Mix) [DIRTYBIRD]

Lady Waks, Mutantbreakz, Thug Shells - Groove Shake (Original Mix) [InBeatWeTrust Music]

The Darrow Chem Syndicate - Dielectric (Hankook & KALOCOM Remix)

Gibson Brothers, Wonderloop - Cuba (2K20) (Brazilian Mix) [Nimi Records]

DJ Denise, The Incredible Melting Man - BaDonk (Deep Jackin Mix) [ONE7AUDIO]

Urbano - Radius (Original Mix) [With Thumbs Records]

Urbano - Give Me The Funky Beat (Original Mix) [13monkeys Records]

TC 1992 - Funky Guitar

The Darrow Chem Syndicate - If You're In A Funk (Sekret Chadow Remix) [Nipponeer]

DJ Fixx, Huda Hudia - Bass Face (DJ Mondo Remix) [Kaleidoscope Music]

Deep Sea - Welcome To My World (Retro Re-Work) [Spektra Recordings]

Deibeat - You Make Me Feel (Under This Remix) [Toast & Jam Recordings]

Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me) [Virgin]

Jason Laidback - The Answer Is Music (Original Mix) [Toast & Jam Recordings]

Snap! - Cult of SNAP! (World Power Mix) [BMG Rights Management]

Psychopaths - Perfect Dreams (Original Mix) [Spektra Recordings]

Awesome 3 - Don't Go (Kicks Like A Mule Remix)

Ondamike - Funky (VIP Mix) [Ravesta Records]

Charles B, Adonis - Lack of Love [Simply]

ElectroBreakz, Brothers Of Funk - Up Jump The Boogie [ElectroBreakz]

The 45 King & Louie - The 900 Number [Telstar TV]

Blaze DJ - Ain't No Other Bootleg

Listen on Mixcloud here.


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