Addiction Fm 95.2

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Addiction Fm 95.2

Post by Sparki » Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:46 pm

Saw people going on about it in a FB group, heard the name mentioned on and off down the years but not much only a few sets posted on Youtube. Seemed it was a happy hardcore station, some good tunes played and DJ's seemed enthusiastic and into it, sounded like a lot of fun on air. Anyone have any good memories of it?
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Re: Addiction Fm 95.2

Post by teckniqs » Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:21 pm

Was on from about 1998 to 2000 from East London, one of the only station's at that time stilll specialising in HH but also played a lot of Old Skool and DnB. They used to be a big part of the crew hosting at Club Labrynth from various venues.

....Some great memories helping them set up at Holly Street Dalson and Peregrine House Islington and it used to cover the whole of London with 100-120w into a single dipole.
The studio was in Stoke Newington and was later used by Ruud Awakening 104.3/2.

Origin came on 95.2 after them and before Addiction came on there was a station called Inferno on 95.2 ran by the same guy who owned the studio (flat in stokey).

The main guy who was running Addiction got involved with Eruption 104.0 shortly afterwards.

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Re: Addiction Fm 95.2

Post by Roobru » Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:51 am

I remember Addiction. I was involved in the squat parties scene around London at the time and knew a couple of dj's on a DNB / jungle rig who were on it. Don't think it lasted long though. Think Origin came on NYE 1999 and they were gone.

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Re: Addiction Fm 95.2

Post by Sparki » Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:47 am

teckniqs wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:21 pm
Was on from about 1998 to 2000 from East London, one of the only station's at that time stilll specialising in HH but also played a lot of Old Skool and DnB. They used to be a big part of the crew hosting at Club Labrynth from various venues.

....Some great memories helping them set up at Holly Street Dalson and Peregrine House Islington and it used to cover the whole of London with 100-120w into a single dipole.
The studio was in Stoke Newington and was later used by Ruud Awakening 104.3/2.

Origin came on 95.2 after them and before Addiction came on there was a station called Inferno on 95.2 ran by the same guy who owned the studio (flat in stokey).

The main guy who was running Addiction got involved with Eruption 104.0 shortly afterwards.
The whole of London on a 100-120 watter! thats decent they must have had a high spot for the signal to travel. I didn't know they only lasted a short while thats probably why there isnt much online when you search. I have a few sets downloaded of Cris E Manic and some dnb sets too it sounded great. I have heard of Inferno just by people talking but again not heard any audio, what happened to the Addiction DJ's they still about or they doing the family thing now? they probably are.
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I remember Addiction. I was involved in the squat parties scene around London at the time and knew a couple of dj's on a DNB / jungle rig who were on it. Don't think it lasted long though. Think Origin came on NYE 1999 and they were gone.
Gathering from what was head further up the thread I think Addiction became Origin in the end? interesting to know all this though! I love these stories.
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Re: Addiction Fm 95.2

Post by teckniqs » Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:26 pm

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The whole of London on a 100-120 watter! thats decent they must have had a high spot for the signal to travel. I didn't know they only lasted a short while thats probably why there isnt much online when you search. I have a few sets downloaded of Cris E Manic and some dnb sets too it sounded great. I have heard of Inferno just by people talking but again not heard any audio, what happened to the Addiction DJ's they still about or they doing the family thing now? they probably are.
She also moved over to Eruption with her boyfriend Steve (DJ Uplift) after it went off. Yeah some of the other DJ's also moved on to various other stations, I moved out of London in Summer 2000 so I am not really sure what happened to the others.

....No I don't think Addiction had anything to do with Origin apart from initially coming from the same area and on the same frequency, but I can try and find out for you.

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Re: Addiction Fm 95.2

Post by Sparki » Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:01 pm

teckniqs wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:26 pm
Sparki wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:47 am


The whole of London on a 100-120 watter! thats decent they must have had a high spot for the signal to travel. I didn't know they only lasted a short while thats probably why there isnt much online when you search. I have a few sets downloaded of Cris E Manic and some dnb sets too it sounded great. I have heard of Inferno just by people talking but again not heard any audio, what happened to the Addiction DJ's they still about or they doing the family thing now? they probably are.
She also moved over to Eruption with her boyfriend Steve (DJ Uplift) after it went off. Yeah some of the other DJ's also moved on to various other stations, I moved out of London in Summer 2000 so I am not really sure what happened to the others.

....No I don't think Addiction had anything to do with Origin apart from initially coming from the same area and on the same frequency, but I can try and find out for you.
Ahh cool cool some of them probably still around then maybe.

Yeah would love to know, do find it fascinating what came of what, who went where and what stations went on/came off etc.
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Re: Addiction Fm 95.2

Post by Roobru » Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:42 am

teckniqs wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:21 pm
Was on from about 1998 to 2000 from East London, one of the only station's at that time stilll specialising in HH but also played a lot of Old Skool and DnB. They used to be a big part of the crew hosting at Club Labrynth from various venues.
I heard that a few stations used Labrynth once it closed as a studio. I remember it being squatted after and there were a few other squatted building along the same stretch being used for underground raves and punk gigs. Must admit really miss those days :smoke

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Re: Addiction Fm 95.2

Post by Sparki » Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:57 am

Roobru wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:42 am
teckniqs wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:21 pm
Was on from about 1998 to 2000 from East London, one of the only station's at that time stilll specialising in HH but also played a lot of Old Skool and DnB. They used to be a big part of the crew hosting at Club Labrynth from various venues.
I heard that a few stations used Labrynth once it closed as a studio. I remember it being squatted after and there were a few other squatted building along the same stretch being used for underground raves and punk gigs. Must admit really miss those days :smoke
Ive heard similar stories but never been sure who used it as a studio once it closed.
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Re: Addiction Fm 95.2

Post by teckniqs » Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:58 pm

Which venue was that at? ...The last time I went to one of those nights it was at the Pleasure rooms in Tottenham, around summer '99.

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Re: Addiction Fm 95.2

Post by Roobru » Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:33 pm

teckniqs wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:58 pm
Which venue was that at? ...The last time I went to one of those nights it was at the Pleasure rooms in Tottenham, around summer '99.

Four Aces Club down Dalston Lane. I always think of that place as Labrynth :D Think it closed in 97, but was squatted after.

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Re: Addiction Fm 95.2

Post by Twista UK » Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:10 pm

Used to love Addiction back in the day

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Re: Addiction Fm 95.2

Post by zoostorm » Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:32 pm

I used to lock into Inferno and Addiction. Anything playing hardcore when the dial was full of UKG stations was a bonus.

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