Yes, I know that you've had to wait patiently for the download of this show. We make no apologies for this whatsoever. Indeed, you're singularly honoured to have this torrent published at all as the set had to get through a rigorous quality control audit before Mark was happy. And quite right too.
As it was all going off at UM HQ throughout the day of the show, what you don't get this week is a typical review. I was barely aware of what Simon was playing in the first hour; what I was aware of was the number of listeners and the buzz of conversations going on in the Chatroom. Listeners were having problems with continuity of stream as the internet strained to accomodate the swarm. There was a tangible air of anticipation, of expectation, of something special. And the fuse to the powder keg was lit by the totally unexpected guest appearance of Heretik at UM HQ. For anybody conversant with his tunes off the three Genotype records in '97, you'll know that Heretik was (and remains) heavily influenced by Bloody Fist. Two quality tunes from the FORTHCOMING Genotype release were piped directly from his laptop into the airwaves and they were lapped up.
A perfect opener for the advertised guest, being one Mark 'Bloody' Newlands from Asbo Island. Mark N, the fiendish mastermind who with his shady mates in Newcastle, NSW, Australia thought it would be a good idea to inject hip hop into hardcore techno, make breakbeats respectable and produce music programmed with a snarl on Amigas. Thus was born Bloody Fist. In their 10 year reign, Fist tunes stalked the earth and spat out the competition. Nothing touched Fist for attitude, nothing. I listened to FISTC-12 'n of Terror' by Nasenbluten and dissolved; I'd never heard anything remotely as intense as these nutters. Few who have listened to Nasenbluten, Xylocaine, , Overcast, Memetic, Fraughman, Embolism and/or Syndicate have. ...And then we have to contend with the scratching magic that Mark N brings to turntables. Fuck me, he's good. So much for that. And so much for the next 75 minutes, Mark spun tunes (most of which I don't know) in a mix that superlatives fail to adequately describe or define. But the best bit was 'Airstrikes'. Great, just great.