Tag Archives: Rave

Dad Noise: The Hoover

The first thing to say about the hoover noise is it sounds nothing like a hoover. It was a preset called ‘WHAT THE…’ on an adequate but otherwise unremarkable synth, the Roland Alpha Juno 2 (EDIT: also on the Alpha … Continue reading

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Rhythmatic – Take Me Back

BASS. BLEEP. This tune still sounds like it just landed from space despite coming from Englandshire in 1990. From Network Records. For more of this peculiarly British and spooky take on house/techno music, see also early Warp tunes (most famously … Continue reading

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Egyptian Empire – The Horn Track (Luke Slater’s Khufu Mix)

This is one of those rare cases of a remix being as good, if not better than, the original, which was a massive rave tune from Tim Taylor in 1991. It had a dirty great amen break, a Human League … Continue reading

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Dad Dancing: Shelley’s 1992

Ah, youthful enthusiasm. The Milky Bar Kid in basketball shorts. I think I probably danced a bit like these people once. Look at them go. My god, the music, and the MCing is dreadful though. The bad old good old … Continue reading

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Cameo – Money (Reese Revamp)

It’s Friday – time for a huge banger. This Kevin Saunderson rave epic stretches the idea of a remix to the limit. You have Cameo’s vocal over a rolling breakbeat, a monster kick, a wee hoover sample and that ‘aa … Continue reading

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How To: Make Techno (US Version)

An epic symphony of Cack from 1996 Hollywood B Movie Vibrations. It’s about a mulleted rock star who loses his hands so starts making techno in a robot suit. This guy explains exactly how to make techno, and has evidently … Continue reading

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Dad Cast 4 – Hektor Ruiez

A delectable combination of nu and old skool raveables for your earholes courtesy of Techno Dad Hektor Ruiez. He even made a rather lovely cover for it, being as he’s a bit of a wizard with Photoshop. This Dad Cast … Continue reading

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Dimensional Holofonic Sound – The House Of God Part 1

No techno dad could resist doing a fat little dance to this most classic of tunes from 1990. Sometimes simple is best. A preacher asking for cash, an offbeat square wave clonk noise, a smattering of dub effects – boof. … Continue reading

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Dad Dancing: Inspector Morse Rave

A long time ago people on TV didn’t know what a rave was. Here Inspector Morse and Lewis find themselves at one. ‘It’s like some sort of an orgy!’ says Morse. Lewis wears a tartan cap to blend in. It … Continue reading

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Dad Cast 3: Fear Of Dads

Dads can be scary. This is a mix of quite worrying early proto-rave music and acid. Begins with Earth Leakage Trip – No Idea…the scariest rave tune by far. The doors are where the windows should be… Tracks: Earth Leakage … Continue reading

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