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90's Speed Garage/House Mix!

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Published on Feb 26, 2007

Little mix I made using the free trial version of AtomixMP3 which you can download from Download.com

I loved all the speed garage stuff back in the mid-90's so that's what makes up the majority of this mix. The whole mix was done live and in real-time meaning I didn't spend hours perfecting each bit. One track (Make The World Go Round) sounds a bit distorted plus I used one track twice but you wouldn't have known if I hadn't of told you! ;-)
Anyway, we're not here to discuss my (lack of) mixing skillz we're here to discuss the great tracks!

FROM WIKIPEDIA:
1990s: United Kingdom
From the Acid House scene of the late 80's, the scene transformed from predominantly a London-based phenomenon to a UK-wide mainstream underground youth movement. Organizations such as Fantazia, Universe, Raindance & Amnesia House were by 1991/92 holding massive legal raves in fields and warehouses around the country. The height was achieved in 1992 with Fantazia party called One Step Beyond, which was an all-nighter which attracted 25,000 people. Other notable events included Obsession and Universe's Tribal Gathering in 1993.

However, the scene was slowly changing, with local councils waking up to how to prevent organisations gaining licenses by massively increasing the fees, so the days of legal one-off parties were numbered. The scene was also beginning to fragment into many different styles of dance music which made large parties more expensive to set up and more difficult to promote. The happy old skool style was replaced by the darker jungle (later renamed drum n bass) and the faster happy hardcore.

The illegal free party scene also reached its zenith for that time when, after a particularly large festival, when many individual sound systems such as Bedlam, Circus Warp, DIY, and Spiral Tribe set up near Castlemorton Common, in May 1992 the government acted. Under the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 where the definition of music played at a rave was given as:

" "music" includes sounds wholly or predominantly characterised by the emission of a succession of repetitive beats. "
— Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994[3]

Sections 63, 64 & 65 of the Act targeted electronic dance music played at raves. The Criminal Justice and Public Order Act empowered police to stop a rave in the open air when a hundred or more people are attending, or where two or more are making preparations for a rave. Section 65 allows any uniformed constable who believes a person is on their way to a rave within a five-mile radius to stop them and direct them away from the area; noncompliant citizens may be subject to a maximum fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale (£1 000). The Act was ostensibly introduced because of the noise and disruption caused by all night parties to nearby residents, and to protect the countryside. It has also been claimed that it was introduced to kill a popular youth movement that was taking many drinkers out of town centres drinking on taxable alcohol and into fields to take untaxed drugs and drink free water.

After 1993 the main outlet for raves in the UK were a number of licensed venues, amongst them Bowlers (Manchester), , The Edge, formely the Eclipse (Coventry), The Sanctuary (Milton Keynes) and Club Kinetic.

Raves were also overshadowed in the press by the death of Leah Betts, a teenager who died after taking ecstasy; journalists emphasized the drug use, even though she actually died from drinking too much water, and that it happened at a party in her own home, not a rave.

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