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My Year of Mixtapes Week 42: The Year in Rave, 1992 (Part 1)

My Year of Mixtapes Week 42: The Year in Rave, 1992 (Part 1)

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Playing tracks by

Fierce Ruling Diva, C of E, G.T.O., Channel X, Sub Love and more.

Ok, so 1992 was pretty much the best year ever for music. The Rave scene was blowing up, and every week it seemed like dozens of amazing records were coming out—way more than little 10-year-old me could buy. This was the year that the UK really took the reins from Belgium & the States w/r/t dance music, and when the idea of "rave music" as a distinct thing from house/techno started to emerge.
Some of the bigger tunes were even getting aired on prime-time American MTV, and the TV coverage of "raving" hadn't yet turned into the hyper-negative anti-rave sensationalism that Hard Copy & other sources would make their bread and butter in the late '90s. There was really a sense that this whole rave thing was gonna take over the world and radically change "normal" society (which half-happened, but certainly not to the extent or in the ways that we'd imagined).

Anyway, the records that... (full text at http://yearofmixtapes.blogspot.com/2010/03/week-42-year-in-rave1992-part-1.html)

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Clare Louise Cole

Takes us back luv it