May 25, 1997 - BBC Essential Mix with the Justin Robertson live from Tribal Gathering, Luton, UK
Liveset from the British DJ Justin Robertson at the Planet Earth Area of the Tribal Gathering '97 event, broadcasted by BBC Radio 1 - Essential Mix on May 25, 1997. Other artist that showed up in this special Tribal Gathering edition of the Essential Mix were the Sneaker Pimps, DJ Sneak, Kraftwerk, Pete Tong, Paul Oakenfold and Way Out West, consisting of Nick Warren and Jodie Wisternoff. Also livesets from Nick Warren, Fluke, Speedy J and Orbital recorded at this event can be found on this site. It is not clear if these were broadcasted by BBC radio 1 Essential Mix, but after the Paul Oakenfold set the presenter Annie Nightingale mentiones that Fluke and Speedy J are upcoming after Way Out West. So it is not unlikely that these were broadcasted by the BBC.
Tribal Gathering 1997 was the most eagerly anticipated event in the festival calendar and would be the biggest and best to date. Even the legendary pioneers of electronic music Kraftwerk had been persuaded to come out of retirement to play their first live performance in 15 years at the event. The event organised by Universe and A Mean Fiddler didn't fail to deliver, with over ten arena's of entertainment consisting of over 30 live acts, 100 of the world's finest DJ's, comedy shows from the likes of Eddie Izzard, Circus shows and cutting edge street sports. Tribal Gathering 1997 was also broadcast live over the Internet attracting 1.2 million hits from all over the globe. With large numbers of television crews, journalists and photographers from most of the world's leading publications and TV channels, Tribal Gathering was being hailed as one of the world's fastest growing entertainment phenomenon's and the leading promoters of youth and dance music culture. This status was to be confirmed when Tribal Gathering won the prestigious 'Live' event of the year award for the 97 show.
- DJ Sneak - Special K Original Mix [C&P/Defiant Pro]
- Artist Unknown - Electronic Battle Weapon 1
- Gemini - Beyond Gone [Gemini]
- Green Velvet - Destination Unknown [Music Man]
- Rhythm Is Rhythm - The Dance (Living Room Mix) [Transmat]
- Daft Punk - Pheonix [Virgin]
- Lionrock - The Sound Of Pressure [RCA/Deconstruction]
- Funk Divoid - Bad Coffee
- Kat Moda EP - The Beus Kat Race [Purpose Maker]
- Kodiak - Dream Sneaker [Trope]
- Vector Barracuda - Stockholm To Berlin And Back [P Rhythm]
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