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,
right or justice…
(Magna Carta 1215AD)
What more can I say!
Serenity, Tranquility ‘N’ Peace!
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
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!