GROOVE CITY RADIO are delighted to be broadcasting this brand new show starting this Thursday from 16:00 – 18:00 on the 1st Thursday of every month

The host of this unique show is none other than SUDDI RAVAL ! Suddi is best known for being one half of the 80’s/90’s rave duo TOGETHER famous with clubbers of a certain era and the sounds of the ‘Hardcore Uproar’ Anthem

Suddi is bringing his wealth of musical knowledge to our listeners and a taste of his massive music collection spanning 33 years and still going to this day with his new band NIGHTGEIST…


It’s that time again! It is Acid House day this week (3/03)… I posted out almost a hundred badges last year and on the whole I enjoyed doing it. 99% of people were really happy but some blocked me cos their badge arrived late?! Nice! I even had to order more cos I only had 50 at first… So I’m not doing that this year… Instead I have a new gift for you the gift of music.

When you have bought dance records for the last 33 years, squeezing your favourites into 2 hours is tricky… but millions of fun 

The guys at Groove City Radio asked me if I’d like to play some tunes for 2 hours so later this week, we will see the first “Nightgeist presents H.E.A.T” (house, electro, Acid, techno)

I’ve not announced it properly cos I’m waiting on getting some artwork done but to give you an idea…

I have got Connor Acid‘s new tune with a pretty in depth interview with him. An amazing brand new electro/acid mix by the most underrated DJ in the world, Krispy Chris Collins and 2 hours of the best tunes from the last 33 years… Oh and a tiny bit of Nightgeist at the end  it’d be stupid not to with a record coming out

I try to play tunes as close to “in their entirety” as possible – I like intros, I like beats and so does everyone else so I’m not depriving people of that

I was gonna have Niki on doing a guest “weekly best tune” cos she has provided me with so much of my fave music over the years but she has only gone and got herself preggers. So selfish! Her bit was gonna be called “Perfect Records Of Complete Topness” PROCT. So it was gonna be “PROCT with Proctor” but as I said she has a pretty good excuse for getting out of this one

My other regular feature about “big drums” is not happening in this 1st one either cos I ran out of time but it has the best name a radio feature about Big Drums could have: (are you ready for this?) “Does My Drum Look Big in this?” – told you

… And remember I’m new to this, so I’m a bit rough around the edges so just concentrate on the amazing records not my “presenting”

So get your tape recorders on pause ready to cut out the talking … I’ll post a reminder before it is broadcast.




The band was created by Manchester Hacienda regulars Suddi Raval and Jon Donaghy along with Rohan Heath, formerly of A Guy Called Gerald and later the driving force behind the Urban Cookie Collective. Suddi and Jon went on to do remixes for the Durutti Column before Jon’s death in a road accident in Ibiza in 1990.

The band’s hit, Hardcore Uproar, was originally only intended as a white label to play at Manchester’s Hacienda Club[3] but grew in popularity such that it climbed to number 12 on the British charts. The song was written by Jon (Jonathon) Donaghy, Mark Hall and Suddi Raval though the underlying chord sequence was heavily based on featured samples from John Carpenter‘s The End,[4][5] a 1983 Dutch scratching Italo disco 12″ (itself a reworked version of Carpenter’s theme tune toAssault on Precinct 13).[6][7] Hardcore Uproar also includes sound effects of whooping crowds recorded live at an illegal rave-party in Nelson which was, coincidentally, raided by police the same night as the recording had been made.[8] The song’s title was taken from the popular name of these Blackburn raves.[9]

The song’s vibe and catchy title meant it was also applied to a popular compilation of what were then mainstream rave, techno and pop tunes by artists as diverse as 808 State, Betty Boo and A Tribe Called Quest[10] helping to popularise the term hardcore for this type of rave music.[11] The song has since appeared on at least four other compilations.[12]

In 2011 Hardcore Uproar was reworked in various versions by Manchester rapper Trigga and Italian vocalist Sushy