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Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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Grimey Drawer

I'm looking for as much of this kind of hard, early 90's EDM as I can get my hands on:

2 Unlimited - Twilight Zone
2 Unlimited - No Limit
Human Resource - Dominator
Program 2 Beltram - The Omen (Psycho Mix)
The Immortals - Techno-Syndrome (Mortal Kombat)
L.A. Style - James Brown Is Dead
L.A. Style - L.A. Style Theme
Altern 8 - Activ-8
Channel X - Rave The Rhythm
Rhythm Device - Acid Rock
2K (The KLF) - gently caress The Millennium
290 - Paranoia Survivor Max

Ishkur's Guide labels it as "Anthem House", "New Beat", and "Rave", for what it's worth...

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Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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Grimey Drawer

Looks like a good mix. I'll be checking it out in due course!

P.S. Forgot to mention this CLASSIC in the examples:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v911mFdJLK4

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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Grimey Drawer

K, I went through HJB's suggestion, and found two good tracks I hadn't heard before:

Quadrophonia - Quadrophonia
Awesome 3 - Don't Go

As for Boywunda's playlist, there are a few decent cuts in there, but most of it's too modern/polished for my taste. I really love the more primal stuff from the late 80's early 90's. A rare recent example is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InZhKcCPPi0

A bit sparse, though...needs hoover!

P.S. Just found a whole album of the kind of stuff I'm looking for, from DDR contributor TaQ (on the trancey side, though).

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

mega survoltage!!!

Grimey Drawer

GTO posted:

U.S.U.R.A. - Open Your Mind [Official Video]: https://youtu.be/TPFAYIr8z2I

This, along with most of 28 Gun Bad Boy's suggestions, although good tunes, are simply too soft for my liking.

Feel free to insult my low-brow tastes, but I'm looking for the chanting, hoovered-up, hands-in-the-air, Jock Jams side of Hardcore/Rave, more in the direction of Hardstyle than any of the mentioned piano ballads.

This, with more energy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HtyF0jux2Q

In fact (if it's within the scope of this thread), I could certainly tolerate some Hardstyle suggestions. It has to be catchy though - something you can hum along to, not merely a nonstop beat with chainsaws on top, like I hear in all the newer Hardstyle mixes...

P.S. Regarding Ishkur's Guide, I certainly don't depend on it for any kind of accuracy, but I've found it to be a pretty good starting point.

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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Grimey Drawer

Man, is this stuff hard to find...but I did manage a few more:

Plexus - The Cactus Is Saved!
Tune Request - Destroyer
Digital Boy - Rave Situation

And, just to clarify what I'm looking for in Hardstyle...

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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Grimey Drawer

88h88 posted:

You may want to take a listen to this Mumdance mix from last week...

Too soft for the most part, and too much breakbeat.

This mix is much more my style.

EDIT: This is very good, for an auto-generated mix!

Synthetic Hermit fucked around with this message at 00:55 on Apr 8, 2015

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

mega survoltage!!!

Grimey Drawer

Maguro posted:

You will probably enjoy this series of comps if you are still looking for early hardcore http://www.discogs.com/Various-Ille.../release/186020

Underground Rave isn't really my cup of tea. Too "lo-fi" sounding.

Found a couple more of what I want. The former is EXACTLY what I want to hear - fast, pounding, anthemic, hoovers-a-plenty!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlxiC0LzFgk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRHYJMFiQdU

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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Grimey Drawer

I put together a playlist of what I consider to be the definitive early 90's rave anthems. Have a look!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?li...f5eIc3Hnfo6yhjZ

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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Grimey Drawer

More Hoover.

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

mega survoltage!!!

Grimey Drawer

Loaf30 posted:

The above is almost a year old, but I have a poo poo ton of stuff from that era (yes, I am a middle aged man). Here are a few of my favorites for those into historical stuff:

New Beat
Tragic Error - Klatsche in Die Hande

Techno(ish)
Ecstasy Club - Jesus Loves The Acid
Church of Extacy - Devil Beats
Praga Khan - Injected With a Poison
Dark A.T.8 - Sucker
Charlie Lownoise - I Miss Jimi

House
Chocolate Tribe - Conquistadores Chocolate
N.U.K.E. - NaNa

And just for fun, the most recent thing I can't stop listening to:
Dr. Lektroluv vs Break 3000 - Discotheque

Thanks for the suggestions! All new to me except for the Praga Khan, and pretty good too, if a bit soft by my standards.

For me, it's got to buzz LOUD and pound HARD, and if it's got HOOVER, all the better!

I posted more examples after those. Here they are again if you haven't seen them:

Quadrophonia - Quadrophonia
Plexus - The Cactus Is Saved!
Tune Request - Destroyer
Digital Boy - Rave Situation
T.Vee - U Are A Sucker
T99 - Nocturne
Rave Crusader - Energy Overload

Plus, another one I that happened upon just this week:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bgW6i-AqPM

I made a playlist of some of the catchiest anthems from that era:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?li...f5eIc3Hnfo6yhjZ

I also recently picked up 2 Unlimited's greatest hits album. Their style truly is a defining one of the time:

Tribal Dance
Workaholic
Let The Beat Control Your Body
The Real Thing
Maximum Overdrive
Faces

P.S. Here's a MAGNIFICENT breakdown of the key elements of classic hardcore rave music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3x4Pd5OvH0

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

mega survoltage!!!

Grimey Drawer

Loaf30 posted:

You would have loved the 90s as an adult, that last video is so spot-on.

Anyhow, here's a few more you might like.

The Shamen were around in the 90s, and I always sort of associated them with The Prodigy:
The Shamen - Impossible

I remember this song because of the long intro before it got good. Early example of "the drop" I guess.
Out of the Ordinary - Der Weisse High

Here are some other tunes from my early 90s CD collection, maybe new to you:

2nd Funk-Tion - Gonna Be Alright
The Grid - Swamp Thing
Zero Ph - Can't Wait Tonight
The Curse - All Systems Are Go
Angel Ice - Je N'Aime Que Toi
Setup System - Fairy Dust
Oochie Coochie Cartoon Club - Pin-Ochio
R.T.Z. - Dance Your rear end Off

This is fun, I hadn't listened to some of these in years.

Good stuff. Again, all new except for Dance Your rear end Off. Swamp Thing is on the trancey side, and Pin-Ochio...isn't hardcore at all. But the rest is right on.

Here's one of my guilty pleasures...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1jzVJjk32E

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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Grimey Drawer

Loaf30 posted:

In one of your posts you mentioned 2 Unlimited and KLF. There were a few lesser-known groups that produced similar music such as Captain Hollywood Project, Culture Beat, Real McCoy, Snap, and Black Box to name a few. You might check them out if you haven't already.

Gener8 - Unity is EXACTLY the stuff I'm looking for. Serious f'n rave!

Also, everybody knows about Snap! and Black Box, though they're more regular dance music than rave:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDzbj9Nuf30

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzEeYFieoYU

And as for The KLF, their earliest stuff is their best stuff:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT7lwdui4HY

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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Grimey Drawer

The Prodigy's other big rave hit, aside from Charly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WY87o9IZXWg

A shame (for ME, at least ) that their style changed after these two...

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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Grimey Drawer

FWIW, I updated my hardcore rave playlist with a couple tracks from this thread, plus longer/better quality versions of a couple existing songs. I've plumbed the depths of Discogs/YouTube/Ishkur's Guide over the past couple of years, and this playlist reflects the most intense/catchiest/most iconic rave anthems of the early 90's:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?li...f5eIc3Hnfo6yhjZ

Of course, even more in this exact style would be most welcome! Check back a few pages for stuff already suggested, though.

Also, a great mix from '93:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQtSJE_NLYo

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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Grimey Drawer

A bit off-topic, but I can't say that I've ever heard a punk cover (with extended solo!) of a rave track before...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7PtW1CGrHo

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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Grimey Drawer

Found another good classic rave track:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XAofYuw9v0

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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Grimey Drawer

And another:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-MskEz_pc4

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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Grimey Drawer

Finally completed my rave playlist:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?li...f5eIc3Hnfo6yhjZ

And to put you in the mood...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUsr2JQbZ_o

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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Grimey Drawer

Loaf30 posted:

Good stuff, thanks!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZz1QbUh0t0

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Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

mega survoltage!!!

Grimey Drawer

Just put together another playlist of classic hardcore rave tunes (my original playlist for those that missed it).

This stuff can be a touch cheesy at times, but it's SOO good to just let loose to. A shame it died so fast after 1992. The only recent real rave tune I've come across is The Prodigy's throwback "Take Me To The Hospital".

EDIT: Added another to the new playlist.

EDIT 2: Found one more!

Synthetic Hermit fucked around with this message at 08:25 on Jul 12, 2017

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