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  • When Raves Were Ridiculous, the Hilarious Sounds that Made Early Techno Revolutionary

    When Raves Were Ridiculous, the Hilarious Sounds that Made Early Techno Revolutionary

    We all know techno now: the driving beats, the hypnotic rhythms, the anthems that make you lose yourself in the dance floor. But rewind the clock back to the late 80s and early 90s, and techno was…well…a little different. Let’s be honest, some of those early sounds were downright ridiculous. Imagine a blender having a…

  • The difference between Underground and Mainstream EDM Dance Music

    The difference between Underground and Mainstream EDM Dance Music

    While both underground music and EDM (Electronic Dance Music) fall under the broader umbrella of electronic music, they have some key differences in terms of popularity, production, focus, and overall scene: Popularity: Production: Focus: Scene: These are generalizations, and there are always exceptions: Ultimately, the lines are blurring and the best way to understand the…

  • House and Techno’s Pioneers: The Unwavering Excellence of Experienced DJs

    House and Techno’s Pioneers: The Unwavering Excellence of Experienced DJs

    In the ever-changing realm of house and techno, there’s a group of seasoned veterans who have consistently delivered the goods: experienced DJs who’ve spent countless hours immersed in music (some now with more than 30 years of experience) from all corners of the genre’s vast landscape. Their deep understanding of music, refined musical instincts, and…

  • The Wild Ride of Rave Culture: From Underground Raves to Mainstream Madness

    The Wild Ride of Rave Culture: From Underground Raves to Mainstream Madness

    Back in the early days of rave culture, the scene was a testament to underground rebellion. When the scene was just starting to find its groove, the music was like a breath of fresh air. It was funky, it was weird, and it was downright hilarious at times. The DJs were mixing together sounds and…

  • Unveiling the Ancient Secrets: Trance, Ritual, and the Human Desire to Connect

    Unveiling the Ancient Secrets: Trance, Ritual, and the Human Desire to Connect

    For millennia, cultures across the globe have danced their way to altered states of consciousness. It’s not just about letting loose on the dance floor; rhythmic drumming and movement have long been powerful tools for shamans, healers, and spiritual seekers. Diving Deep: Trance for Transformation Imagine a world where rhythmic beats unlock the doors of…

  • Philip Glass – Music in Twelve Parts – October 8, 2023 Philharmonie de Paris

    Philip Glass – Music in Twelve Parts – October 8, 2023 Philharmonie de Paris

    The origins of techno are often traced to the late 1980s in Detroit, a deeper dive into musical history reveals a precursor: Philip Glass’s Music in Twelve Parts. Composed between 1971 and 1974, Music in Twelve Parts is a minimalist masterpiece that predates the emergence of techno by more than 20 years. The parallels between…

  • Rave New World: Confessions of a Raving Reporter by Kirk Field

    Rave New World: Confessions of a Raving Reporter by Kirk Field

    This book Rave New World: Confessions of a Raving Reporter by Kirk Field is the best rave book ever written, I knew that after the first few paragraphs It’s like being shot out of a canon into the history of rave culture in England. Absolutely exciting and incredibly realistic view of the start of the…

  • RAVE ARCHIVE

    RAVE ARCHIVE

    A LIVING HISTORY OF THE MID 90’S RAVE SCENE Launched in 2007, Rave Archive strives to bring you the best in 90’s Rave nostalgia. We have always approached it as both ravers and archivists making sure to save what was largely an ephemeral culture.  https://ravearchive.com/ HD Mixtapes https://www.youtube.com/c/HDMixtapesChannel/videos

  • History of NYC’s NASA – Nocturnal Audio Sensory Awakening

    History of NYC’s NASA – Nocturnal Audio Sensory Awakening

    NASA is where NY rave culture got its start in 1992 and was done in 1993, it took place at The Shelter in Tribeca (the sound system was legendary). It was a very young crowd and there was no alcohol, it was seminal. Berghain for 14 year olds. Some of the DJs that played where Moby,…