Andrew Weatherall / Giving It Up On Kiss FM / 1993

I was up late last night, going through old tunes, raising a toast, trying to process the loss. I’m sure a lot of people were. I was attempting to make a list of all the music Andrew Weatherall introduced me to, linking that to times and places…and that brought me back to these radio shows. I guess they`re an easy place to start. 

We posted exerts from them up on Test Pressing, nearly 8 years ago, at the same time as Andrew released his Masterpiece compilation / mix on Ministry Of Sound. I’m sure Paul won’t mind me posting them again. They’re pause button recordings I made – editing out the ads and the news – of Weatherall “Giving It Up” on Kiss FM. The shows broadcast between 1 and 4AM in 1993 – The Sabres Of Paradise` first LP, Sabresonic was either in, or just about to hit, the shops – on Wednesday nights I think. I know I had to get up for work the next day. I only allowed myself the one bottle of wine, and that had to be finished by 2. 

There are 3 shows here, pieced together from numerous cassettes. The quality is OK I reckon. They unfortunately speed-up in places, so Andrew can sound a little high-pitched. But they’re a good aural snapshot of the times. Split between banging techno / trance, and dubbed-out, break-laden downtempo, they’re full of tunes that I heard at Sabresonic – the Friday night party at Happy Jacks, under London Bridge – and at various incarnations of The Heavenly Social. 

They’ll jog the memories of those who were there, give others an idea of the musical avenues that Andrew opened up. I’ve had a shot at typing up the track-titles. That longer list might take me a minute. 

There`s a limited download here.

Part #1 was pieced together and salvaged by Martin Brannagan, of Facebook group, The Flightpath Estate, who, without a doubt, is the most dedicated and generous Weatherall archivist there is. Thank you, Martin.

I know there`s something missing – the end part of #1?, or there might have been a #4. Giving It Up for a month would make sense. I know something`s missing because I can remember the tunes that aren’t here…..Brooklyn Funk Essentials – Dilly Dally; Can – Future Days; Cool Breeze – Tik Tok; DJ Smash – Herbs n Spices; Dr John – Walk On Gilded Splinters; Jazzadelic – One Better World; Killing Joke – Requiem (A Floating Leaf Always Reaches The Sea Mix); Koenig Cylinders – Carousel; Love Craft – TZ10; Luscious Jackson – Daughters Of Kaos; Mephisto Odyssey  Dream Of The Black Dahlia; Mighty Truth – Is It A Wizard Or Is It A Blizzard?; Nas – It Ain`t Hard To Tell; New Kingdom – Good Times (Underdog Remix); OBO – Leaking Can Saga; Primitive Painter – Levitation; Rabbit In The Moon – Dubasex; Scarface – I Seen A Man Die; Ship Of Fools – Guidance Is Internal; Terrace – Seventh City (Filtered Dub; Throbbing Gristle – Heathen Earth. Another dub thing with silhouette of a duck on the label. I`m also sure that Andrew played something by Love Unlimited. Maybe something from Under The Influence…..I`ll have to get back in the loft. 



Plastikman – Spastik

New London School Of Electronics – Rainforest

Shiver – Phobos

Fruit Pack (?)

Sabres Of Paradise – Smokebelch (Beatless)

Hardfloor – AM Trip

One Dove – Transient Truth (Paradise Mix)

Moody Boyz – Jammin (Ital Mix)

Dub Charge – Conflict Of Drums

Original Rockers – Core Of The Earth


Mona Lisa Overdrive – Stuck

Lee Perry – Come Home Dub

Planet Cook – Phantom

Phuture Assassins – 



Laser Worshippers – Theme

Reload – Le Soleil Et La Mer

Chilites – The Coldest Days Of My Life

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan – Mustt Mustt (Massive Attack Mix)

Ganjah Posse – Me Say Boom

Sabres Of Paradise – RSD

Paul Weller – Kosmos (Lynch Mob Bonus Beats)


Still Fighting

K-Klass – 1, 2, 3

Interlergen techno

Crystal Palace – Mind Manipulation

Sabres Of Paradise – Liquid Nitwit

Brothers Luv Dubs – The Mighty Ming

Stereo MCs – Everything Gone Quiet

Tranquility Bass – They Came In Peace

Depth Charge – Depth Charge 

Depth Charge – Dead By Dawn

Utah Saints

Axis – Rolling With Rai

Material – Mantra

Pressure Drop – Back 2 Back

Greater Than One – Now Is The Time

Greater Than One – Dub Killer

Brad Osbourne – Blood Sweat Dunza

Earthquake Studios – Most High Dub

Ultraviolet Catastrophe – Tripper Harder

Tackhead – Class Rock

The Orb – Perpetual Dawn

Secret Desire – The Lion Soars

Mad Professor – African Hebrew Dub

Planet Cook – Phantom

Malcolm McClaren – Call A Wave

808 State – Ancodia

Plastic Dance Band – Talking Drum

Aphex Twin – Xtal

Bill Laswell – Lost Roads

Will To Power – Diamond Bullet

Lovecraft – Intelligent Universe

Moby – Go

Fuse – UVA


DJT1000 – Hunter / Killer

Quadrant – Phylyps Track

Neuroproject – Excursion Out Of Time

Area – Sound Pressure

Innersphere – Lets Go To Work

Aphex Twin – Analogue Bubblebath vol. 3

Florence – Analogue Expressions

Wild West – Terraforma

Sun Electric – Kitchen

Model 500 – No UFOs

Cybertrax – Journey To The Centre Of The Mind

Blue – Measure

Blue – Lek

Original Rockers – Rockers To Rockers

Deep Six – Chomsky

Sidecut DB – Advance Party

Model 500 – Night Drive Thru Babylon

Voices Of Kwahm – Return Journey

Shamen – Coming On

DTech – Chunk Of Funk

Silver & Steel – Summer Of Dub

Robotiks – Dodgy Contacts

Winston Edwards – Downing Street Rock

Prince Far I – Show Me Mine Enemy

Prince Far I – The Right Way

Chosen Few – Shaft (Dub)

Tena Stelin – Africa Is On My Mind

Yabby U – Walls Of Jerusalem

The Poppies – She Is Revolution

Manic Street Preachers – Roses In The Hospital 



6 thoughts on “Andrew Weatherall / Giving It Up On Kiss FM / 1993

  1. Hi Rob,

    thats kinda weird……further to my rambly email of the other day; that list you’ve compiled has one of my tracks on it!

    On #3…..Silver & Steel – Summer of Dub

    Our Granny Scratch Scratch inspired attempt at something in a dub stylee 🙂

    Made me smile a big smile seeing it on there……so thank you!




  2. Hi Rob,
    I have all The Sabresonic Wireless Extravaganza shows that we’re broadcast in 1994. I’ve track listed 6 shows so far another 6 to go, once that’s done I’ll be in touch. I also have a excellent 2 hour Rotters Golf Club mix which was broadcast on XFM London X-Press, I think that’s from 2000 ?

    Love Ban ban ton ton, keep up the good work.


    1. I still have the tape for show 2 somewhere, marked up with the sabres logo drawn in permanent marker. It was prior to the album release but post Smokebelch. It was the first time of hearing the likes of Still Fighting and the 1,2,3 remix.

      Loved the show so much next week I persuaded my mate, who had recently learned to drive, to go out for a drive in his parents VW and listen when it was on. We ended up driving around the square mile and around central in London, through the tall buildings of the financial district with this alien music going. For someone who was too young for clubs, it was a formative moment.


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