A1. Primary Motive – Venom
A2. Bill Riley – Closing In
B1. Jonny L – Uneasy
B2. John B. – Olé
C1. DJ Die – Clear Skyz
C2. Absolute Zero & Subphonics – The Code
D1. John B. – Pressure
D2. Dom + Roland – Trauma
To celebrate 25 years of the legendary series, KEMISTRY & STORM DJ-Kicks is remastered and reissued for the first time since it's original release in 1999. The mix itself also turns 20 years old, and remains one of the most definitive Drum & Bass compilations of all time.
Kemistry & Storm’s DJ-Kicks will always be an extra special moment in the history of Drum & Bass and thanks to its enduring relevance and cult status it holds an important place in the DJ-Kicks archive.
It all began in the late 80s: KEMISTRY & STORM had had enough of their hometown in middle England and moved down to London. Until then, Birmingham-born Kemistry had spent most of her tender years studying as a make-up artist in Sheffield while Storm was studying radiology in Oxford. The pair discovered acid house in London, partied at illegal warehouse raves, and at the end of the 80s stumbled upon ‘Rage’, Fabio and Grooverider’s legendary and influential club night at Heaven, which can be legitimately dubbed as the origin of the entire Breakbeat/Jungle/Hardcore/Drum ‘n’ Bass movement. This is where they decided to dedicate their future entirely to music – as DJs.
They watched DJs at work in clubs, went and bought records and saved up for their first turntables. In 1990 they met the then unknown Goldie, dragged him along to ‘Rage’ and infected him with the Jungle/Breakbeat virus. Goldie, who at the time was living off his graffiti art (he was and remains one of Englands best taggers) decided to support them by putting up the money for a couple of Technics MKII in 1991. During the same year the trio started a radio show ‘Mack Three’ with pirate station Touchstone FM – every Sunday from 6-9 KEMISTRY & STORM mixed along to Goldie’s rapping, under the pseudonym of Mac Daddy G.