Monday, March 29, 2010

Week 44: The Year In Rave—1992 (Part 2)

Two weeks ago I posted a mixtape about rave music in '92, and briefly mentioned the existence of a more hardcore side of the scene. These guys were really pretty much over Belgian techno and Italian piano house, and were much more interested in incorporating hip hop and reggae influences into the music. What you got was a very distinctly British form of hardcore rave that was faster, more bass-heavy, and more breakbeat driven than anything that had previously existed in the electronic dance music world. Originally it was just called "UK hardcore" or "hardcore breakbeat techno" or some combination of those words; by late-'92 people were calling it "jungle music". In the next 18 years it would evolve into Drum & Bass, Happy Hardcore, Speed Garage, 2-Step, Grime, Dubstep, and UK Funky (just to name the big ones).

So here's a tape of all my fave UK tunes from '92 that bridged the gap between 1991 and the dance music world as we know it. Enjoy!

  1. Sonz Of A Loop Da Loop Era; Let Your Mind Be Free (Suburban Base)
  2. Altern 8; Brutal-8-E (Jungle Brutalism Mix) (Network Records)
  3. Soundcorp; Dream Finder Remix (Tone Def Records)
  4. The Hypnotist; House Is Mine '92 (Dark Syndicut Remix) (Rising High Records)
  5. Blame; Music Takes You (2 Bad Mice Remix) (Movin' Shadow)
  6. The House Crew; We Are Hardcore (Magic Fantasy Remix) (Production House)
  7. The Criminal Minds; Presence (White House)
  8. Altern 8; Respect Is Due (Breakbeat Hysteria Mix) (Network Records)
  9. Serotonin; Rumblism (white label)
  10. Aurora; Sunshine (Adrenalin)
  11. Dance Conspiracy; Dub War (XL Recordings)
  12. 4Hero; The Power (Remix) (Reinforced)
  13. Noise Factory; My Mind (3rd Party)
  14. Cloud 9; You Got Me Burnin' (A.A.S. Remix) (Movin' Shadow)
  15. Manix; Oblivion (Reinforced)
  16. NRG; Feel The Fury (Chill Records)
  17. Nu-Matic; Keep You Movin' (XL Recordings)
  18. The Criminal Minds; The Criminal (White House)
  19. Acen; Trip 2 The Moon Pt. II (The Darkside) (Production House)
  20. DJ Krome & Mr. Time; Manic Stampede (Suburban Base)
  21. Wishdokta; Joy (No Bogle Mix) (Kickin' Records)
  22. Nebula II; Peacemaker (Reinforced)
  23. X Certificate; Bass Nightmare (Limited E)
  24. Manix feat. Mark Douglas; Reach Out (Reinforced)
  25. SL2; Aftershock (XL Recordings)
  26. Run Tings; Something To Dance To (Suburban Base)
  27. Neuromancer; Pennywise (Symphony Sound Records)
  28. The Prodigy; Everybody In The Place (155 & Rising) (XL Recordings)
NEXT WEEK: '90s Dancehall.


  1. I don't think the link is right?

  2. you'd do great as a voice over in a ken burns style documentary on electronic music :D

    you know,... in a good way!

  3. been waiting for this one....

  4. Another sweet mix... With all these rave mixes you surely have a digital hardcore/breakcore mix up your sleeves? Or some classic gabba?

  5. to be honest, I never got much into gabber / breakcore / dhc... don't really have the collection to make a proper mix...

  6. Really dig your rave mixes. I heard a sample that the Beastie's use on 'High Plains Drifter.' Do you know what sample that is? Happens on and off between 17:00 and 19:00...

    Love the mix. Almost caught up to real-time releases of your mixtapes! Yay!


  7. 'Bot, I just jizzed in my pants.

    Thank You,


  8. b'zzzzin 'arrd. luvvvin it!

    i would love to hear this live

  9. it's coming to an end soon!! Any chance of a "My second year of mixtapes"? ;-)

  10. Heck yah Chris! This is what got me into electronic music in the first place...

    Thanks for the Year o Mix Tapes bro!!!

  11. that sucks, was hoping you'd be able to compile a gabber mixtape, ah well.

  12. dunno if I have the expertise on gabber, honestly...

  13. i only recently discovered what gabber was a year or two ago. i mean some of that music is hard to swallow from what i usually listen to. anyway, usually the early golden age of any new music movement is the best and hope someone out there can compile a mix of what i missed but it's gonna be someone else, ha. happy mothers day!