Live @ Los Angeles Rave 1996 by Christopher Lawrence

Live from 1996. This set was recorded at a rave in Los Angeles in 1996. This is the true sound of the underground when Progressive House, Trance and Techno all blurred into one sound. DJs spun vinyl on Technics 1200 turntables. It was a completely different experience to using laptops and CDs. We set the record in motion with a flick of the wrist and lightly touched the record to to keep it on beat with the record spinning on the other deck. No easy task when the turntables were sitting on card labels right on the dance floor. But that is what made it special. No big stages, no LED screens, no digital downloads, no iTunes, no Youtube, no internet! These parties were word of mouth and paper flyers only. And after partying all night long at a warehouse rave we would head to Venice Beach to carry on in the sun at a proper popup out door party. Hopefully as you listen to this mix you will be taken back to a different time when dance music was just beginning and anything was possible!

Das Set funktioniert auch nach über 20 Jahren noch halbwegs gut. (und enthält, wie es sich für die Mitte der 90er gehört, natürlich auch Spuren von „The First Rebirth“ …)

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