I Can’t Stop Raving…

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You read that right. I thought it would be time again for a music related post. If you read some earlier posts on this blog, you will have found blogs on mostly indie bands and some new folk artists, as well as my favorite dance trackscover songs and songs that match my mood. What I haven’t blogged about is my love for all things house, techno, and rave, especially the old 90s stuff.

This will most likely seem strange to most people reading this. I’m not what you would call your typical rave girl. However, I have always enjoyed a good beat. I blame years of dance classes and going clubbing since I was 15. This doesn’t really explain why I specifically like techno, house and rave from the early 90s. See, in 1990, I was only 6 years old. Not really the age at which you go to rave parties and dance to repetitive beats till the crack of dawn. No, my love affair with all things 120 bpm and up stems from this song:

When I was 7 or 8, one of my uncles got me a CD with different styles of music on it. It was called: Dance on and on different styles. It was some freebee CD, but as it was one of the first CDs I owned and I played it to bits. The techno song above, Human Resource’s Dominator was one of my favorite songs on that CD. So I guess the seeds had been sown long before I would ever set foot in a club.

Another favorite from that CD was the following 1992 house track:

By the time I was 15 I went to a club for the first time. In 1999, trance house was all the rage over here (with Tiësto’s rise to fame in tow). Soon after, trance evolved into hard trance, which in turn became hard style. By the time I went clubbing on a regular basis, hard style was the norm in the places I frequented and many hard style songs are actually remixes of these old house, rave and techno songs or at least heavily based on them. So you can imagine my enjoyment when I found that the original mixes (which I couldn’t find back in 2003/ 2004) are now only a mouse click away by the help of youtube.

So all that rests me is to say: remember these?

5 responses to “I Can’t Stop Raving…”

  1. Petra Avatar

    LOL!!!! 😀 Zoek maar es in mijn favorieten naar meer foute plaatjes uit die tijd!
    Ik weet nog dat er rond 1990 “house” in de Top 40 kwam, en dat het zo ontzettend anders was dan daarvoor… dat was best wel heftig. En het maakte herrie, dus wij jongens en meisjes van 15 vonden het wel spannend 😀

  2. Carly Avatar

    Joh! Dat had ik nou echt niet achter jou gezocht!! In de jaren 90 was ik helemaal van de happy hardcore en nog word ik daar behoorlijk blij van. Toen ik een jaar of 14 was (2001) begon ik de hardere stijlen pas leuk te vinden en ben ik heel wat hardcore feestjes afgegaan. Nu ga ik met mensen om die vooral van hardstyle houden en ben ik nog zo’n 3 a 4 keer per jaar op een feest te vinden. Is ook wel genoeg, ik word ook wat ouder 😉 maar het blijft lekkere muziek!

  3. Kimberley Avatar

    Ohh mann ik herinner mij de vele kinderdisco’s waar m’n halve klas heen ging, maar vooral om snoep te kopen (5/10 cent snoep en dan kreeg je een gulden of 2 mee :P) Daar draaiden ze ook altijd harde stampmuziek afgewisseld met happy hardcore 😛
    Ahh die goeie oude tijd 😛 Toen je nog verkering mocht hebben met z’n 3en enzo XD hahah (kwam nog geen kusje aan te pas 😛 maar sommige jongens hadden ‘verkering’ met 3 meisjes tegelijk, met toestemming! haha, maar daar moest je dan snoep voor kopen, dus voor de disco ging het altijd uit :P)

  4. Kimberley Avatar

    Ik overuse de 😛 een beetje zie ik XD

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