Monday, December 21, 2009

Week 30: The Year in Rave—1993

I've done a few of these rave / jungle /happy hardcore tapes already, and here is another. I should've probably called it "the year in UK rave", because there aren't any non-British tracks on here. For those unfamiliar with the whole story arc, 1993 was the year that UK rave really developed into what we would recognize as jungle and happy hardcore. I'm really into stuff from this transitional era, when those two genres existed side-by-side, before they really split from each other. Here's a tape of my fave tunes.

Chrissy's Year of Mixtapes Week 30: 1993 Rave.
  1. DJ Krome & Mr. Time; The Slammer (Suburban Base)
  2. Johnny Jungle; Flammable (Cloud 9 Remix) (Suburban Base)
  3. DJ Hype; Shot In The Dark (QBass Remix) (Suburban Base)
  4. Grooverider; Sinister (The Influence Remix) (Reinforced)
  5. A Guy Called Gerald; This Is The Right Time (Juice Box)
  6. QBass; Deepa (NRG Remix) (Suburban Base)
  7. DJ Vibes; Sing It Loud (Asylum)
  8. Jump Up Crew; Come Again (Labello Blanco)
  9. Run Tings; Look No Further (Suburban Base)
  10. Doc Scott; Street Knowledge (The Lost Track) (Reinforced)
  11. Nookie; Shining In Da Darkness (Reinforced)
  12. SMD Volume 1; Untitled (Side A) (white)
  13. Cloud 9; Mr. Logic (Movin' Shadow)
  14. DJ Massive; Feel The Rhythm (Labello Blanco)
  15. DJ Vibes; Obsession (Music's So Wonderful) (Asylum)
  16. DJ Rap & Aston; Vertigo (QBass Dark Remix) (Suburban Base)
  17. Red Alert & Mike Slammer; Ruff (Slammin' Vinyl)
  18. DJ Dubplate; Free Your Soul (Labello Blanco)
  19. Smokey Joe; Original Bad Boy Riddim (Labello Blanco)
  20. Q Project; Champion Sound (Alliance Remix) (Legend Records)
  21. Origin Unknown; Valley Of The Shadows (Long Dark Remix) (Ram Recordings)
  22. Macka Brown; Beware Of The Bassline (Labello Blanco)
  23. Citadel of Kaos; Warped (Boombastic Plastic)
  24. Wax Doctor & Jack Smooth; New Direction (Remix) (Basement)
  25. Naughty Naughty Volume 1; I Need Your Lovin' (white)
  26. Acen; Window In The Sky (DJ Krome & Mr. Time Badup Mix) (Production House)
NEXT WEEK: New York Garage.


  1. Enjoying the old school mixes. Cheers.

  2. Ok, first of all let me give you major props for such a great idea. I am a bit late finding out about this, but lo and behold I see an old skool techno tape @ week 30 and I'm in. I used to DJ this stuff back in the day and still have a lot classics on vinyl that I play around with from time to time. Dling this mix as I type... track list looks sweet!

  3. 1993 was a special year, so many tunes i love, never get tired of, i soake them in like a sponge each and every time. in germany, always a few years behind, the sound was big till 1995ish and got played on lot second floors for long time after that. Even today oldskool parties/floors get a decent attendance.
    if i had a time machine the only place and time i would go would be southern england in that year, in 95 i would go back to 1993. party from thursday to monday and making sport bets, i'd always win, on tuesdays and wednesdays. :D

  4. Excellent mixtape man, this has made my day!

  5. This one kept me workin' through my afternoon. Thanks!

    As always, you rule,