Kool FM Midlands Archive

This website is an unofficial tribute to the legendary Kool FM Midlands which broadcast across the Midlands area from 1996 to 2002. We've collected as many recordings as possible for your enjoyment.

New recordings are added ocasionally, as and when we can get them. The most recently uploaded shows are at the top of the list. If you have any recordings to share then please contribute them here.

Show Name Length

Roni Size, Krust & Dynamite, Music First at Que Club (1998), Presented by Astro J - 10th April 1999

01:33:32

Escape, Hazard, Crazy T and TNT B2B Special - 7th February 1999

01:26:59

Crazy T and Escape - Bank Holiday Special, 28th August 2000

01:14:51

DJ Hazards 24th Birthday bash

01:30:42

DJ Hazard - 2001

01:31:29

Kool FM (Midlands) Test Transmission - Dubmaster - 1996

01:32:47

Glen Aston and Kieran Jay - 1st January 2001

03:19:56

DJ Escape and MC Biggie - 2002

00:45:43

Formation Crew - Twisted Individual and APB with MCs Biggie and Maveric - 4 February 2001

01:33:48

DJ Hazard and Crazy T - 13th September 1998

01:15:08

DJ Splash, MC Biggie and MC Dynamite - 13th December 1999

01:03:07

Ellis Da Menace - 14th February 1999 (Part 2)

00:52:36

Fresh Kutt special - 19th July 1998

01:29:32

DJ Devize - February 1999 (updated)

01:37:14

DJ Rollin 1999-2000 D&B 70min mix (as aired on Kool FM Midlands between the hours of 1am - 8am)

01:10:30

Ellis the Menace - November 1998

01:34:58

Glenn Aston, Old Skool (Tape_1)

01:10:33

DJ Devious, Old Skool - Unknown Date

01:31:37

Rayden & Accapello - 2000

01:21:23

Dutch E - Christmas Special - 25th December 2000

02:12:51

DJ FuZion (First ever radio show) - 19th December 1999

01:40:50

Ellis The Menace - May 1997

00:45:29

DJ Subflow and MC Biggie - 1996

00:45:32

Vision Special with Spice and JB - 8th October 1999

01:04:02

3D Mode Show, Devize - May 2000

01:34:28

Klute and Accapello - 25th July 1999

01:34:28

Drum and Bass Mix 4 (Aired on Kool FM overnight)

00:42:41

JB - 10th July 1999

00:56:10

Ellis the Menace - 25th April 1999

01:29:38

Ed Rush and Optical - Music First - 1999

00:39:44

Ellis The Menace - 3rd May 1998

00:51:21

The Slow Motion Recordings Special (Devize and Guests) - 15 November 1999

01:31:46

Glenn Aston, Old Skool (Tape_3)

01:32:26

3D Mode Show, DJ Devize and Accapello - 7th October 2000

00:46:37

Glenn Aston, Old Skool - 7 November 1999

01:31:00

Andy C and Bryan G - Music First - 1999

00:41:53

Advance and MC Biggie - 1997

00:45:58

TNT - Kool FM - 2 Jan 1999

01:32:30

DJ Devize, 3D Mode - 11th November 2001

01:19:53

Astro J Show (With Unknown DJ) - 5th July 1999

02:04:35

Dubmaster, Ellis The Menace - 1997

00:44:54

DJ Devize, The Dark Stranger - Unknown Date

00:46:52

DJ Shaggy chill out mix - 18th March 2000

01:33:02

Devize, Perfect Combination Guest Show - 2nd May 1999

01:55:26

Glenn Aston, Old Skool (Tape_2)

01:31:48

Richie Swift, Smokers Inc Guest Show - 21st May 1999

01:47:42

Escape, Old School Show 94-96 - 4th June 1999

01:48:32

Drum and Bass Mix 2 (Aired on Kool FM overnight)

00:59:56

Ellis the Menace and MC Jay - 1996-1997

00:25:34

Rayden, Smokers Inc Guest Show - 21st May 1999

02:03:46

DJ Devize, 3D Mode Recordings - Probably 2001

01:34:56

Astro J Show (With DJ Devize) - 16th May 1999

00:55:22

Jazzy Phantom - 1996

00:41:18

DJ Skitty - 7th October 2000

00:46:31

Glenn Aston - 15th October 2000

01:22:22

DJ Spice, V Recordings Special - 28 March 1999

01:34:39

Dutche - 21st October 2001

01:51:25

Jay Le Roc - 1998

00:43:09

Dutche - 22nd September 2001

01:29:31

Crazy T - DJ Snave - 9th August 1998

01:31:15

Rayden and Accapello - 22nd Jan 1999

01:31:17

3D Mode Show, DJ Fuzion - Unknown Date

01:33:59

Shaggy - Ray Keith Special - 5th March 2000

01:30:57

Jay Le Roc - 2002

01:29:06

Drum and Bass Mix 1 (Aired on Kool FM overnight)

01:31:19

DJ Fuzion - Christmas Special - 25th December 2000

00:31:18

FuZion, Birthday Special - 24th March 2000

01:25:25

Crazy T - 26th Apr 1998

01:33:43

Jay Le Roc - 20th September 2001

01:32:43

Drum and Bass Mix 3 (Aired on Kool FM overnight)

01:30:04

Bedroom DJ Competition - DJ Phono

00:47:45

Jay Le Roc - 12th May 2002

01:32:47

The Vinyl Science Show, Kieran Jay - 30th September 2000

01:16:03

DJ Phase Two, Bedroom DJ Competition Winner, A Team Show - 16th July 2000

00:47:32

Dutche - 20th October 2001

02:08:18

FuZion, 3D Mode Show - 23rd Febuary 2002

01:57:27

FuZion & Biggie, Birthday Special - 25th March 2001

01:53:46

DJ Future, Bedroom DJ Competition Winner, A Team show - 2nd July 2000

00:47:14

DJ Shaggy, Jump Up Special - 25th March 2000

01:35:58

Jay Le Roc - 21st October 2001

00:41:02

DJ Devious - 20 June 1998

00:31:34

DJ Shaggy, Formation Recordings Special - 12th February 2000

01:33:59

Bedroom DJ Competition - DJ Fresha

00:47:51

About Kool FM

Kool FM Midlands, the sister station to the mighty Kool FM London first broadcasted in January 1996 on 105.6Mhz. It was decided to start the station in response to the 'northern lock down' which was implemented by many DJ's and MC's refusing to travel beyond the M25 because of the trouble which occurred in The Institute, Birmingham. Subsequently, during late 1995 there was not a single DnB night in the whole of the West Midlands.

The first track to be aired on Kool FM Midlands was 'This Style' by Shy FX and the first live DJ set was broadcast by DJ Devize. The station would regularly commence broadcasting at 7pm Friday night's and terminate early Monday morning (rarely being off air). Many DJ's and MC's worked every weekend on the station, cultivating their show. This and the 15 - 20 backdoor staff allowed the Kool FM brotherhood to build up the Midlands DnB scene (who without their expertise the station would of never started). Some peeps that broadcasted a show on Kool FM Midlands include Bryan G, DJ SS, Ratty, Fallout, Pugwash, Mc Spider, XTC, MC Det, Brockie, Skibadee and IC3.

By 2001, not only were DJ's and MC's willing to travel back into the Midlands but there were many successful DnB nights happening right across the West Midlands area. Nightlife was greater in the West Midlands than it had ever been in the entire DnB history. Additionally, the station was broadcasting live on the internet to everyone around the world, when broadband was limited and expensive too ;)

Kool FM Midlands ran from 1996 till the Summer of 2002 when the station was sadly taken off air (the story of how the station got taken off air will be coming soon). The station changed the scene by putting the Midlands back on the map again and provided thousands of people entertainment for hours every weekend.