Tuesday, 13 August 2013


The Rumpus Rooms in London was a club in the 1990's run by The Merry Pranksters and played a wide range of underground sounds rather than specialise in one particular genre, concentrating on cutting edge material in the main. So, Drum & Bass, Techno, Hip Hop, Breakbeat, Funk, Reggae and so on, were all given a spin.
The item at the top is an advert that was published in UK Vibe magazine in 1996, and is for a compilation album called "The Rumpus Rooms", showcasing the kind of music played at the club.
There is also mention of an event to officially launch the album that took place at The Blue Note in Hoxton Square with a variety of DJ's doing the biz.
I have plucked out this very album from my own collection to accompany the ad. It's a double CD that came out on Ninebar Records in 1996, and as well as the tasty variety of music, it also has some rather nice graphics done by Peter J Hill.

No comments:

Post a Comment