Thanks for the recommendation, but unfortunately even these aren't what I'm looking for.
The "Journeys" series features tracks from a moment when the scene was fragmenting -- what was previously known as hardcore (or breakbeat techno) evolved into darkcore and early drum and bass, while a separate techno/vocal house scene (then known as garage) broke away in parallel.
From what I can tell, the post-1992 house/garage scene is the "Journeys" series' focus. I was into the scene that preceded this fragmentation (clubs such as The Eclipse in Coventry and Milwaukees in Rushden). In my experience, CDs that claim to represent this scene and time feature the wrong track versions and are often padded out with chart stuff. The search continues.
I feel old now...
Likewise, 88 - 91 mainly and always looked forward to see the illegal rave you attended splashed over the tabloids on a Monday morning :grin:
Were you/are you a midlander? Not that I think this made a huge difference to the scene/music (though there was something of a north/south divide).
I'm wondering if we went to some of the same raves. I'm on a couple of early(ish) rave videos uploaded to youtube. They're great to watch and reminisce and I can even spot some old friends. There's no way I'm posting links!
Been listening to the Back to Mine catalog recently, tis good.
I especially like the Faithless one.
Down south strapped, started going to small local acid house parties in 88 but not for the music. At the time i was still listening to metal myself and a few metal friends used to turn up to these places, we got some looks and were basically left alone. From that it snowballed to local all nighters and illegal raves. After parliament passed new laws and the illegal stuff dried up the fun had gone from it and we knocked it on the head.
Great memories, it was good to be part.
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