DiY presents Bounce feat. DJ Simon DK at The Dance Factory, Nottingham 1992

by tim on July 10, 2008

diy bounce membership card

DiY soundsystem is a DJ collective that formed around 1989 in Nottingham. Whilst being well known

for kick starting the free party scene in the midlands, DiY also put on some serious club nights including Bounce, Serve Chilled, the Doghouse and Sponge. On the streets of early nineties Nottingham, in the run up to the weekend, the one question on everyone’s lips would be:

Got tickets for Bounce?
We’re really pleased to host another recording from the DiY archives (there are more to come). If you were there or thereabouts please say hello.

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Liam May 23, 2010 at 8:14 pm

Listening to some old tracks with my brother and DIY came up so I googled and found this. Fun times indeed.

Danny Bridgford May 28, 2010 at 2:35 pm

It is difficult to describe accurately what these times and memories mean to me…Meeting up at Jaceys…The Dance Factory…and then the nights switching clubs..Greyhound St..St James St…etc…Just Brilliant Brilliant times…Deep House one moment then Dj Sy Rave mixes the next…Regards to all..any links to more old classic Notts House / Rave would be welcome….Keep it Locked..:)

Michael June 8, 2010 at 4:45 pm

Damn!! I can’t thank you enough for bringing this back to life for me. Those memories are brought back so easily with this amazing music. Just WOW. Mad times…!

Emma June 20, 2010 at 7:31 am

Glad i found this page, really good memories of the free parties with sweat sound system, i can remember DIY would turn up, was it DJ Jack!! and play the most amazing set’s, wish that time in life wasn’t so hazey!!! But what good

urbanatelier June 25, 2010 at 7:58 am

DJ Jack live form Amsterdam was the first I heard of him (in 91 I think?). I bough the tape from “Crisp Biscuit”, a ‘rave shop’ that sprang up in my home town Chippenham, Wilts (I guess off the back of Devotion at Goldiggers, free parties in Wiltshire fields courtesy of laidback open minded famers and before the CJA). DiY tapes rocked; they gave me a sound that was less frenetic than a lot of the breakbeaty/jungle sounds of 91/92 and went deeper and more melodic than any other ‘dance’ music I’d heard prior. The groove was – and still is – incessant though… My mate Justin and I rinsed that tape for a long, long, long time…

Big shouts to all the hardcore. i guess you know the score!

Easy… urbanatelier x

Tom July 2, 2010 at 11:34 pm

I can’t believe this site exits. It’s fantastic. So good so many people remember Bounce with such love. It was the best. Never found anywhere since with such enthusiasm and love. Just the best nights!!! Hello to the St Stephen’s road posse if you ever happen to read this! Wayne, Karen, Rob, Andy, the guys next door, Big Nick and everyone else I can’t remember (Could it be you guys above?) Still have some tape somewhere but I think they were 3rd hand copies and I played them to death. Must dig them out and see.

Seb July 8, 2010 at 5:09 pm

Yes, yes, yes….brilliant to hear the old tunes again. They were so good we’d be driving up from London whenever we could. New Years Eve 1992 Bath anyone? Amazing, amazing DIY party with the fog in the morning and Fight the Power as the last tune.
Awesome. Thanks for the memories.

netscr33n July 22, 2010 at 11:41 am

Thanks Fella, This takes me back so far… well only as far as 1992. DIY rock. I recall (only just) listening to DIY hours on end, flipping the cassette tape round and round while entertaining two fellow students on their first Trip.

Hee hee! Trippers Grin.

Happy times. Love and peace.

Father MayI August 14, 2010 at 6:52 am
Nicole October 1, 2010 at 10:43 pm

Such a flashback the best days .anyone remember or have audio of an Andy wetherall diy bounce night around same time Insane or was it something else

ex-friendly October 22, 2010 at 3:33 pm

hey nicole, I’ll have a look for the andy weatherall cassette from Bounce, me or a mate has def got it!

Merton October 26, 2010 at 6:33 pm

Thanks for the mix tapes..really really brilliant.I was there at the dancefactory,there at bounce,there at sherwoodforest,there at the bomb[hippo] and there with DIY forever.The best days&nights of my life.Would go back anytime..Love&peace as it should be.

Teresa July 1, 2011 at 4:10 pm

I used to go to these nights :)

Louise August 10, 2011 at 1:15 pm

I was obsessed with Bounce!!. My whole life revolved around it!! After the dance factory off to some mad house parties in forest fields or the like!! Surely there must be some photos that exsist of these nights some where in the wilderness???

Rossman August 24, 2011 at 8:58 am

Diy at BPI…… Oi oi. One more! Nice one Beau keep whistling. Happy house cafe!

Great days every night was a journey.

Beau August 25, 2011 at 4:24 pm

The warm rush of c*******s, bass ripping new pathways in the brain, seeing music and hearing light, the darkness, the happiness, panting breathe, tingles in the neck, zippy and george, turbo outrun, the beau shuffle, bubbles!

I’d trade a year of my life now for one of those weekends again, and i’d need another year to recover from it probably…

Seriously though, this was the time!

Digs and Whoosh at the BPI ……I salute you!

everybody in there dripping and melting with us, I salute you too.

Peace, love and deep deep DEEP house.

(THE BOX) …..Nice.

jes morris January 25, 2012 at 12:36 am

amazing nites never forgotten not sure how anyone remember breedon ?

Denise April 28, 2012 at 9:32 pm

OMG …Friday nights at Bounce.. Notts …we travelled from Sleaford …it was one amazing night …nothing compared !!!

Denise April 28, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Beau ..I totally agree with you

Denise April 28, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Andy Weatherall…Justin Robertson…bring it back bring it back!!

The Captain September 8, 2012 at 12:43 pm

What a superb upload! I have a DK mix sampled from tape that I put onto CD from a 92 night in Venus to keep intact. It’s a great quality copy and will happily send to you. One of my most played mixes. One tune streams this awesome sample from 2001: Space Oddessey “my mind is going”. I was lucky enough to be in my early 20s in Nottingham from 90-97 and regularly went to Bounce, first at Venus, a number of them at Deluxe (St James St), Rockadero, Go Tropo at Miro’s, the Dog House at The Garvey. Still have a lot of bounce flyers and some cool little pamphlets from Go Tropo. Never got into the final Bounce night though, queue was mental. Still, I went to a few Pulse and Smokescreen free parties in my time too ahem! Some of my best clubbing memories were at Bounce at Venus and Deluxe (as well as Breeze at the Staircase). Cheesy whistles were never really the thing, I just remember pure hedonism and a crowd whooping every tune drop. What a vibe! Great scene, great times. Proud to have been a groover :)

Kirsty December 5, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Happy days and nights! Rolling around Nottingham Marcus Garvey, Rockaderos, After Dark Club, Cookie Club, Gone To Pieces, Beetroot after the infamous SKYY! Then down to Peggers the party just went on and on…with the loops, beats and all the beautiful… if a little sketchy…. people! Not to mention the outdoor raves and impromtu venues – anyone remember Stanton By Dale? Always enjoyed the music, the dance and chilled acceptance. Thanks to one and all. From an old cheesy quaver who hasn’t quite hung up her dancing shoes…x

Tom May 13, 2013 at 11:00 am
Anyone know this mix? Some of my happiest, trippiest, fluffiest wierdest times have been spent listening to this!

marlowe August 6, 2013 at 5:12 am

wow. i got a notion to google DiY and only took a few clicks to find this. friggin’ fabulous. used to trip over the Peaks from Manchester for Bounce and other un-named, unofficial celebrations of peace, love and party. we started our own nights in Manchester, “Pollen” (92-95), inspired by DiY.

there was really nothing like the vibe those guys created.



fatasian December 25, 2013 at 2:10 am



this was a party in dallas that i was at.

sarah Huckerby March 29, 2014 at 3:35 pm

I remember all these nights as per above comments!
Bpi I loved. ! The staircase was just pure dance n sweat ! Lived it loved it !
I’d love to go back in a heartbeat ! I’m glad I was around ,,right place right time! Right era !

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