Help us find the DJ Aztek Cell-Bound Selective mixtapes!

We just received this email from Joe, who has since managed to rip this tape (see comments below for download link):

I’d would first like to say I enjoyed looking through your website very much, it makes for a great read!

I am contacting you because your site mentions (briefly at least) a DJ Aztek. I do not know if this is the same Aztek as I am going to ask you about, but it’s definitley worth a shot. I have been in posession of a mixtape by Aztek for some years entitled Cell-Bound Selective/05. It is from some point in the ’90s, I am not too sure when, I was way too young to be raving back then, but it was given to me by a friend, much older than me, who was in prison with Aztek (I think he was in there for selling E’s, not sure, we wont go any further into it!) which is actually where this tape was mixed; HMP Blantyre House.

I have scanned the card cover of the tape for you to have a look at, I’m not sure that you will be able to read it though so here is what it says if you cannot:

“Hi, to those of you who were puzzled by the latin phrase on cellbound selective 04, I give you the following translation to think about…

To no man
will we sell,
or deny,
or delay,
right or justice…

(Magna Carta 1215AD)

What more can I say!

Serenity, Tranquility ‘N’ Peace!
Aztek”

after giving the address of the prison for promo vinyl etc. (it also says his name is Jarvis) it goes on to say:

“This tape is only a sample of my many moods from Detroit Techno to Trance – look out for Cell-Bound Selective 01, 02, 03 and 04 – increased musical experience.”

Basically, I love this tape. The music is absolutely fantastic and I would love to track down the rest of the series or maybe even get them up on the net? I would happily upload this mix but I have no idea how to convert from tape to mp3… if you know how or would like to hear the mix please share the knowledge!

I have never been able to find anything about Aztek or the Cell-Bound mix series on the internet, but you guys look like my best bet. Any help you could give me at all would be greatly appreciated. This music shouldn’t be lost to time.

Peace, Love & Unity
Joe.

We can confirm that it’s the same DJ Aztek, but unfortunately we don’t know where to find the rest of these mixes. Can anyone help? It would be great to track them down online 🙂

Here’s a nice interview with Aztek on fantazia’s site for a bit of background: http://www.fantazia.org.uk/DJs/djaztek.htm

Aztek is the only DJ I remember being aware of at a Spiral do, otherwise they were pretty anonymous. Aztek really made a big impression on me with his tunes at the festy in Kerry, Wales.

We know there are some other great DJ Aztek mix tapes doing the rounds, please post them in the comments!

I’d would first like to say I enjoyed looking through your website very much, it makes for a great read!

I am contacting you because your site mentions (briefly at least) a DJ Aztek. I do not know if this is the same Aztek as I am going to ask you about, but it’s definitley worth a shot. I have been in posession of a mixtape by Aztek for some years entitled Cell-Bound Selective/05. It is from some point in the ’90s, I am not too sure when, I was way too young to be raving back then, but it was given to me by a friend, much older than me, who was in prison with Aztek (I think he was in there for selling E’s, not sure, we wont go any further into it!) which is actually where this tape was mixed; HMP Blantyre House.

I have scanned the card cover of the tape for you to have a look at, I’m not sure that you will be able to read it though so here is what it says if you cannot:

“Hi, to those of you who were puzzled by the latin phrase on cellbound selective 04, I give you the following translation to think about…

To no man
will we sell,
or deny,
or delay,
right or justice…

(Magna Carta 1215AD)

What more can I say!

Serenity, Tranquility ‘N’ Peace!
Aztek”

after giving the address of the prison for promo vinyl etc. (it also says his name is Jarvis) it goes on to say:

“This tape is only a sample of my many moods from Detroit Techno to Trance – look out for Cell-Bound Selective 01, 02, 03 and 04 – increased musical experience.”

Basically, I love this tape. The music is absolutely fantastic and I would love to track down the rest of the series or maybe even get them up on the net? I would happily upload this mix but I have no idea how to convert from tape to mp3… if you know how or would like to hear the mix please share the knowledge!

I have never been able to find anything about Aztek or the Cell-Bound mix series on the internet, but you guys look like my best bet. Any help you could give me at all would be greatly appreciated. This music shouldn’t be lost to time.

Peace, Love & Unity
Joe.

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13 Responses to “Help us find the DJ Aztek Cell-Bound Selective mixtapes!”

  1. domspiral Says:

    Hi

    Are you in touch with Aztek? I can ask him if not?

    Domspiral

    🙂

  2. Joe Says:

    Okay guys, after a day of playing around with cables and my computer and my stereo I managed to rip the tape to mp3:

    http://www.mediafire.com/?1ck6a7484s4y2cs

    Enjoy! Sorry if the quality isn’t what it could be, not bad for a first attempt though!

    If anyone has a copy of CBS 1,2,3 or 4 (6? 7? who knows?) please upload them, thankyou!

  3. Clang Says:

    Never heard of the Cell-Bound Selective tapes, but am looking forward to hearing some (on the DL for the one posted already).

    Here’s a link to another Aztek mix from his ‘Club Tour’. Early 90’s by the sound of the tunes, but can’t be sure…

    http://www.mediafire.com/?d2tyr5tzhja

  4. Aztek Says:

    Hi’ya Joe,

    Glade ya like these tapes they were all done whilst in prison I have Cell-Bound Selective 1, 2, 4 & 5 in front of me now, though don’t know where CBS 3 is and these aren’t the masters tapes. I do have an idea where they could be though..?

    I can digitalise them into MP3 format, though am going to try and find the Master Tapes first or you can have tape copies..??

    Peace..!

  5. sekeraj Says:

    I love the sets and also what i just read in the interview. It would be great if those tapes were made available in better quality too.

  6. docus Says:

    AZTEK – YOU ARE THE FUCKIN’ BOSS!!!!! I remember seeing you out at lots of parties and it’s awesome to see a post from you. PLEASE digitise these amazing tapes so this epoch-making music can be preserved!

  7. docus Says:

    Also, please come back and share your stories from those days! 😉

  8. Aztek DJ Says:

    Oi Oi Guys,

    I have found all 5 cell-bound selective tapes and I am digitalising them as I write this.
    Looking to posting them on SoundCloud once I’ve paid up to the Unlimited plan..

  9. Aztek DJ Says:

    I’ve actually found all the CBS series and have digitised them. They are on mixcloud.. http://www.mixcloud.com/aztekdj/

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