the nice people at xlr8r asked me to do an old skool rave mix for their podcast series. so, as an unreformed raver, i said 'yes'. if you've heard me dj in the last, uh, 20 years, you know that i do all i can to either play old classic rave tracks or new rave tracks (thanks ac slater and herve and zodiac cartel and tocadisco). i like subtle and quiet and nuanced dance music. but nothing excites more than unsubtle, loud, and egregiously un-nuanced rave tracks. to wit:
if you weren't around in 1991 in a hot, sweaty room filled with wide-eyed, vicks covered ravers this is pretty much what it was like.