Temple Of Amun

Bought together by the Megadog organisation, this is perhaps the most diverse collection of DJs and artists at Rez. The emphasis is directed most .obviously towards drum and bass, with the main attraction being LTJ Bukem heralded in the dance music press as a key player in jungle’s continuing crossover from the underground to the mainstream. Joining him will be Goldie’s right-hand women, Metalheadz residents Kemistry and Storm, who play slightly harder, and Spring Heel Jack, fresh from their chart success with Everything But The Girl. The other acts are slightly harder to categorise simply because they deal in the more experimental side of dance music, while keeping in line with the Megadog theme Michael Dog will be playing anything from ambient dub to Goa trance alongside fellow Dog resident Evolution who’ll be dishing up full-on acidic techno. Go in with an open mind and sample some of the most innovative DJs this country has to offer. (Jim Byers)

Temple OfAnubis

If you were to pick four DJs who embodied the spirit of Detroit techno, then the list that you would come up with would look much like the headline DJs in the USA Techno tent. Juan Atkins is the man responsible for originating the name ‘techno’ and you can’t get more seminal than that. He and fellow DJs Kevin Saunderson, Kenny Larkin and Blake Baxter are also respected producers, the godfathers of the scene, as well known for the records they release as the records they play. Detroit, of course, was the home of the Motown hit machine, and certain elements of the 605 music comes through in their techno, stripped right down to themes of drum, bass and rhythm, marshalled by electronic apparatus. Techno god Derick May is the obvious exclusion from the list, but you can only have so many ground-breaking innovators in one night. (Rory Weller)

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Temple Of Hathor

Gone are the days when Rezerection made a token nod in the direction of jungle with local lad KMC slipping in a set of hard and moody beats at 6am. For Event V, the Temple of Hathor is devoted in equal proportions to happy hardcore and jungle. One DJ who made that transition ahead of Rezerection is DJ Rap, who’s come a long way since being a Page Three model at the age of sixteen. She has earned total respect as the ‘first lady of jungle’, playing all over Europe, from the smallest clubs to the largest outdoor raves. ‘I like the rush of a big tent,’ she says. ‘You put a record on and everyone just goes fucking mental.’ But just how would she describe here music? ‘Really hard drum and bass,’ is the reply. ‘I am not into all those titles like “intelligent” or “stupid”. I play drum and bass, and that’s it.’ (Thorn Dibdin)

Temple Of Isis Temple Of Osiris

Limbo Records is the most commercially successful of the four labels owned and housed in Glasgow’s top dance record shop, 23rd Precinct. Michael Kilkie’s ‘Umboza’ track was the first to make a stab at the national charts, helped along by a Lionel Ritchie sample. Harn' has also recorded for Limbo as Phuxache'and Skelph, and used to have a wildchild Kilkie living in his flat. Billie Kiltie is the third DJ on the bill who has recorded for the label (as Mukka) and also happens to own Limbo records, 23rd Precinct and the Bond club in Kilmamock. These are the only three of the six DJs who have actually produced records that appeared on Limbo, but the range of DJs selected to play the Limbo tent reflects the diverse style of the label. From Kilkie’s self-confessed selection of big house choons through the deeper house of Gareth Sommerville, purist garage from Yogi Haughton to l-larTi’s harder ‘deep devastating grooves’. (Rory Weller)

If you’ve never heard tartan techno played at top volume in a room full of dancing, sweaty people, then you probably just don’t understand its attraction. It may be cheesy, have the most simple of tunes, be backed by the most repetitive of beats and be full of rushing vocals, but it’s hard to beat that feeling of euphoria which comes when 5000 people erupt in ecstasy to the DJ putting on a tune like the Dream Frequency’s Take Me at Rez. The line-up for the Temple of Osiris is a twelve-hour canter through the history of Rez. All the styles are there, from Lenny Dee’s speeded-up hardcore beats and Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo’s aggressive Lowlands gabber, to the chart-friendly sound of QFX and Q- Tex and Marc Smith’s mixed and scratched breakbeats. But what the punters will all be waiting for is when Tom Wilson drops Take Me into his set. (Thom Dibdin)

96 The List l6-22 Aug I996