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1989 - 1993 Old Skool Rave Classics Mix - Techno / Hardcore / House (Part 3) (2023)

The weekend has finally emerged, and after yesterdays oldskool mix, I'm now in a late 80s/early 90s mood. DJ Terror's mix took me back in time, and after waking up this morning, I wanted to hear something that resembled that mix. A quick look on Soundcloud took me to Mickey Beam's latest mix, which is a mix focussed on the four glorious years. 1989 to 1993, which seems years ago, and technically speaking, it is many decades ago, but the music that was made back then, still sounds fresh, and absolutely not dated. Timeless music was made in those 4 years, and you will hear a lot of those classics in this 53 minute long mix.

I do love myself a bit of the oldskool. But so does Mickey Beam. The mixes I have discovered so far, were all focussed on the late 80s/early 90s rave music. And the latest one might only be 53 minutes long, but within those minutes he takes you on a pleasant journey through time. And the journey takes us through multiple types of dance music. From Hardcore to Acid House, from Breakbeat to Italo House, and more.

Mickey Beam's mixes are always interesting, and he always seems to find the records you need to hear. And normally I am surprised, but this time I'm even surprised more than usual, as most of these records are a bit unknown to me. They are versions of classic anthems that I've not encountered before, so they are different. Of course there are a few that I do know, but I would say 80-85 percent are not known.

Let's dive straight into the tracklist, and see what is on offer:

Baby D - Casanova (Original Raising Hell Remix)

E-Dancer - Velocity Funk

Bizarre Inc. - Raise Me (Eon's Mix)

The Mixmaster - Grand Piano

Terrorize - It's Just A Feeling (Original)

Rhythm Section - Is It Real

The Maxx - Techno Time w/ Turntable Symphony - Can't Stop

Vienna - Tell Me (Innerspace Mix)

D'lusion - Take You There (Gat Décor Club Mix)

GTO - Pure (Energy) w/ Off-Shore - I Can't Take The Power (Riva Mix)

A Guy Called Gerald - Forever Changing

Musicology - Obsessed

Industrial - Time To Rock (Kore Tip Instrumental)

DJ Choci - Hoovers & Spraycans

Frank De Wulf - The Tape (Remix)

Shades Of Rhythm - Homicide

Haywire - Let Me Be Your Fantasy (No Fantasy Phase)

Circa '91 - Can You Feel Me

Badman & N.D.X. - Higher Than Heaven (DJ Roar Mix)

Cartouche - Feel The Groove (Underground Remix)

Wow, a trip down memory lane. Been on a few trips down memory lane recently and after hearing this mix and the records used in it, I feel euphoric, nostalgic, and I feel like I'm back in the 90s again. I can just close my eyes and imagine me being back there, when everything wasn't as hectic as it is nowadays. Oh, the 90s, how I miss them.

Mickey Beam's mix is tight, very tight. He squeezed all these tracks in this mix, and they all work well together. They blend in nicely with each other, and the vibe might change throughout the mix, but it's still extremely pleasant to hear.

When Circa '91's song kicks in, that's when you know shit is about to hit the fan. I grew up listening to this kind of House music, and I really miss that sound from the early 90s. It is the track that stood out the most for me.

Another splendid mix. Hope he never retires, and continues providing us with excellent mixes like his latest one. We need more oldskool mixes, we never grow tired of it. More of this, please!

DJ: Mickey Beam

Genre/Style: Techno, Hardcore, House, Acid House, Breakbeat, Detroit Techno, Italo House, Rave

Mix Info: 1989 - 1993 Old Skool Rave Classics Mix - Techno / Hardcore / House (Part 3)

Length Mix: 00:53:28

Tracks: 20 (twenty)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): STREAM HERE

File Size: unknown

File Type: unknown

Audio: Stereo

Sample Rate: unknown

Release Year: 2023

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