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Blaze DJ returns with 'Ministry of Breaks' episode 35 with guest DJ Lockup.


British DJ and Producer Blaze UK wearing a baseball cap in a cartoonised shot with his logo beside him, colour image.

Blaze DJ has revealed the playlist and guest DJ Lockup for his upcoming broadcast, titled 'Ministry of Breaks' episode 35, on our radio station. Scientific Sound Asia stands as the premier electronic music station and DJ agency in Asia, dedicated to serving a diverse global audience.


Blaze DJ, originating from Walthamstow in the East End of London, U.K., is a British DJ and producer deeply connected to underground music culture and the art of DJing. Throughout his career, he has maintained strong ties to this vibrant scene.


Based on the principle known as the "10,000 hours rule," it is believed that around 10,000 hours of deliberate practice is required to reach a level of expertise and proficiency in a particular field. However, for Blaze DJ, the notion of 10,000 hours merely served as an initial learning period or apprenticeship.


Blaze DJ has dedicated countless hours to his craft, resulting in a profound and intuitive understanding of the turntables, the music he selects, and the audience he entertains. Growing up in a household immersed in a diverse range of musical tastes and genres, Blaze DJ credits his parents and siblings as his earliest sources of inspiration.


Blaze DJ's musical inclinations were influenced by a blend of Jazz, Funk, Disco, New Romantics, and 80's synth-pop. Nonetheless, it was the discovery of the cassette tape House Sounds of Chicago Volume 1 in 1987, during his school days, that marked a pivotal moment for him. From then on, music transcended being a mere pastime; it emerged as a defining force shaping his nights out, his career trajectory, and every aspect of his life.


Commencing his DJing journey at the tender age of 15, Blaze DJ rapidly garnered recognition as a highly sought-after talent. His career kicked off by captivating audiences at a neighbourhood pub in Edmonton, and soon, he secured residencies in Birmingham and Faliraki. There, he regularly showcased his skills to sizable crowds, sometimes reaching up to 2,000 attendees.


Blaze DJ's journey in DJing has encompassed a wide array of experiences, shaping him into a seasoned professional in the field. As a genuine representative of the Acid House generation, Blaze DJ considers himself fortunate to have observed the evolution of the UK's electronic music scene from its nascent stages to the contemporary era.


Despite three decades in the industry, Blaze DJ sustains the same level of enthusiasm and energy in his performances, reminiscent of his early appearances at legendary parties in the early 1990s. His enduring passion for house music has remained steadfast throughout his illustrious career.


Inspired by a diverse spectrum of artists from various eras, Blaze DJ adeptly weaves their influences into his own distinct and original sound. His style seamlessly melds elements of classic house, subtle breaks, a hint of acid, and a sprinkle of techno, resulting in a unique tapestry of musical expression.


Blaze DJ's influence transcended his performances as a DJ. He garnered valuable experience by working in DJ stores and achieved a milestone by pioneering the integration of DJing and production equipment into a single establishment in the country.


In addition, he played a pivotal role in completely transforming the retail experience for the electronic music community. By 2005, Blaze DJ seemed to have lost his passion for performing. Despite continuing to work in the music industry as an audio-visual designer and consultant, focusing on enhancing sound systems in renowned clubs worldwide, he ultimately decided to retire from his DJing career and set aside his headphones.


After a hiatus of fifteen years, Blaze DJ made a comeback with renewed passion and a steadfast determination to excel in his performances. Waste no time, he quickly gained momentum. Despite the challenges faced in the past year, he has already secured three monthly radio slots with Ibiza Club News, Underground Kollektiv, and Scientific Sound Asia.


Bolstered by a comprehensive repertoire of breaks and breakbeat music, and currently affiliated with Industrial Force and Zeta Records, he is primed to make a noteworthy resurgence onto the nightclub circuit. With a career spanning over three decades, he commands a prominent position as one of the most committed DJs within the global breaks community.


The Ministry of Breaks (MOB) brand has experienced a steady rise in popularity over the past few years, gaining recognition in London, the capital of the UK, for its unique fusion of breaks, bass, and bleeps. In parallel, Blaze DJ has been actively engaged in furthering the brand's reach through various channels.


Notably, he has relaunched his personal YouTube channel, alongside the MOB YouTube channel, providing a platform to showcase their distinctive sound and connect with a wider audience. Additionally, Blaze DJ has been instrumental in organizing Breaks n Bass parties, contributing to the vibrant nightlife scene and solidifying MOB's presence within the London music community.


Blaze DJ has a packed month coming up! Busy working on new music, and new social media content to run alongside the weekly newsletter from the Ministry of Breaks, just taking a down month before summer season kicks in full swing.


British DJ and promoter Lockup performing at The Vinyl Touch in London, black and white iumage with blue tinge.

Guest DJ Lockup.


This month's show highlights guest DJ Lockup, a key figure of The Vinyl Touch. Established in 1999 by Swifty B, The Vinyl Touch rose swiftly to fame within the London rave scene. DJ Lockup became part of The Vinyl Touch circa 2002 after forging ties with Swifty and the team via pirate radio and his performances in the Breaks rooms at renowned London raves like Moondance, Best of British, and Raindance.


The Vinyl Touch gained a robust following through their radio shows, which led to a swift transition from small bar events to large-scale, multi-arena raves that lasted all night. Their hallmark was the commitment to Breakbeat, ensuring it took centre stage at multi-genre raves, especially in the main room, and supporting artists known for their harder Breakbeat tracks.


The collective was also proficient in producing large-scale raves, crafting distinctive ambiences at every location. The iconic parties held at The Electrowerkz in Angel and The Rhythm Factory in Whitechapel remain especially memorable.


During the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020, The Vinyl Touch saw a revival with the TVT Lockdown Sessions. These sessions showcased impressive Breakbeat line-ups, with live sets streamed from the DJs' homes or studios.


In just a few months, the sessions garnered an audience of over 100,000 listeners. Additionally, the collective participated in the #liveforlove campaign, successfully raising £50,000 for food banks via bi-weekly livestream events throughout the summer.


With the easing of restrictions and the reopening of clubs, The Vinyl Touch sustained its energy and relaunched its events in 2022. In the last few years, they've held successful gatherings in cosy venues throughout London, leading up to their 25th-anniversary celebration at The Dalston Den on May 17th.


In this mix for Ministry of Breaks, DJ Lockup strives to encapsulate the essence of The Vinyl Touch, tracing its roots from 1999 to today. It's been a remarkable odyssey, and listeners are welcome to savour the progression of TVT's sound moreover, as it's Blaze's birthday weekend, a joyful birthday shout-out to Mr. Blaze!


This month's show presents an exciting blend of Breaks, Breakbeat, UK Bass, Nuskool, Oldskool, and Garage. Tune in for the live broadcast on Friday, May 31st, 2024, from 6 PM to 8 PM Indochina Time (ICT), followed by a rebroadcast on Tuesday from 6 AM to 8 AM (ICT).


Blaze DJ, Ministry of Breaks 35.

Blaze DJ - To the Beat [Soundcloud]

Kolter - Weirdo (Original Mix) [Pilot (UK)]

MANT - Another Place (Extended Mix) [Stress Records]

ACEDIAS - Morning [Distorsion Records]

Lowco - Be There (Original Mix) [83]

MINT - The Future [Unknown]

Stones Taro - Extasy (Original Mix) [Hardline Sounds]

Dusky, Denham Audio - Everything I Do (Extended Mix) [17 Steps]

Enzo Leep - Tumbril (Original Mix) [Circa Groove]

J33P5 - NFLTR8R [Unknown]

Texture - Calathea Club [Texture]

The Range - Bicameral (Original Mix) [Domino]

Eynka - Give It Up (Extended Mix) [Stress Records]

Kostas G - Transmissions (Original Mix) [83]

Brothers Of Funk, Ondamike, Carlos Galavis, Analog Hustlers, Ms. Becca - Somebody That I Used To Know (Original Cover Mix) [Ravesta Records]

Colombo - Adaggio (Original Mix) [Distorsion Records]

Layzie - Brighter Future (Original Mix) [Nervous Records]

Underworld - Rez (Atomic Hooligan Mix) [Soundcloud]

Olive, Franky Wah - You're Not Alone (Original Mix) [Ministry of Sound Recordings x SHEN]

Nitro (ESP) - The Sin [Crazy Vinyl]

Guest DJ Lockup.

Freestylers - Back to 99 [Freskanova]

Alieneye - Found a Cafe

Wesley J & Shimano - Baddest DJ [Hardcore Beats]

Aquasky vs Masterblaster - 777 (Lucky Strike Remix) [Botchit]

Aquasky vs Masterblaster - Take It to the Floor (Shadow Criptic)

Zero - Emit (Rennies Agatha Stomp) vs Sparks & Kie - Fly Bi

Ed209 - Infectious (Ils Remix) [Hardcore Beats]

Plump DJs - Get Kinky [Finger Lickin]

Aquasky vs Ragga Twins - All in Check [Botchit]

2 Bad Mice - Hold It Down [Moving Shadow]

Beat Assassins - We Run Tings [Mofo Recordings]

Slyde - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang [Finger Lickin]

Doug Lazy - Let It Roll (Krafty Kuts Remix)

Alison Limerick - Where Love Lives (Decorum Mix)

Ruby Goe - Beat Breaking Boy (Stanton Warriors Remix) [Punks]

Young MC - Know How Bass (Ondamike) [Ravesta Records]

Stereo Type - Balls to the Wall (Lockups Where's My Money Edit)

B Phreak & Bradley Drop - Bounce (Multiply Remix) [Toast & Jam Recordings]

Toronto Is Broken - Spirit Song (Labrat VIP)

Benny Page - Taking Over [High Culture]

Charlotte Devaney & Ragga Twins - Get Ready 4 Tha Drop [Karma London]

Joy Orbison - Hyph Mngo (Jurassik Breaks Edit)

Criminal Minds - Rebaptised by Dub (Selectors Revenge) [White House Records]

Duke Dumont - Won't Look Back (Breaksmafia Remix)

Brothers of Funk - Make My Day (Ondamike Remix) [ElectroBreakz]

Breakfastaz - The Pressure [Passenger]

FSOL - Papau New Guinea (Stanton Warriors Unreleased Dub)


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