Tag Archives: Rave

Dad Trax: SL2 – Way In My Brain

In 1991 stealing bits of reggae and hip hop was all the rage thanks to the newfangled Akai S1000 sampler. Way In My Brain features a large chunk of Wayne Smith’s 1985 electro-reggae classic Under Mi Sleng Teng, which incidentally … Continue reading

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Mark Archer (Altern8) – Frequency Remixes

Frequency is Altern8’s best tune. It still kicks. Usually classics are best left alone and the remix job is akin to flogging a dead horse, or rather taking a distinguished old thoroughbred out from its nice warm stable and shooting … Continue reading

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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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