Dano @ Mayday - The Raving Society - 1994
It is 1994. I was only 11. Germany was the epicentre of the raving world. 34.000 people attended the Mayday event, which was called 'The Raving Society'. The line up is one you can only dream of: Westbam, DJ Dick, Marusha, Laurent Ho, DJ Edge, Tofke, Luke Slater, Mike Dearborn, Frankie Jones, Dave Clarke, Andy Dux, Jens Mahlstedt, Tommy Yamaha, Members Of Mayday, Q-Tex, Acid Scout, Pravda Tract, CJ Bolland, Phrenetic System, RMB, and Raver's Nature.
Now that's a line-up you wish you could attend in 2020. But hey ho, we all know COVID is a son of a bitch, so we can only reminisce, and listen to the good ol' days. I think there is a video on Youtube for this event, but I'm not sure. But if you are really that desperate, there must be something for you to quench your thirst. Maybe this set by DJ Dano might be the thing you were looking for, on this Christmas Eve?
So I only found this set the other day. Didn't even know Dano played at this event. but I'm not a walking Wikipedia page, so there we go. But this is a set of the mighty legend Dano. He's been within the scene since the early days, and has left a mark on the scene. I was happy to find this mix, and hopefully it is one you really want to hear too?
The set contains the finest Early Hardcore music. But they probably didn't call it Early: for them it was normal Hardcore. But it was Hardcore, no doubt about it. It was rough, it was hard, and it was all mixed together, live. So which tracks were selected by Dano to please the Mayday fanatics?
Shades Of Rhythm - Grass Hopper
Hiroshima - Cyanide
DJ Gizmo & The Dark Raver - We Got The Juice
The Scotchman - Asylum
Brothers In Crime - Let Me Suck Your ....
Lord Of Hardcore - Go Bezerk
Q-Tex - E-Creation ('94 Mix)
Dano - 120 - 9000 BPM
Zong II - Tangoa (Club Mix)
The Scotchman - Life Force
Sonicdriver - Lethal Breaks
Brothers In Crime - Drop Da Beat
Sonicdriver - Manic Insanity
Stingray - Power Of Darkness
Sonicdriver - Back
The Scotchman - Mind Transfer
George Vagas meets Mike D - Hyperdome
Wow. Proper early Hardcore vibes. And you can also hear the crowd loose themselves fully. Can't believe this set is 26 years old!
Anyway, let's talk about the set. Yes, this is way before the world we live in, and the technology we have. This is all during the days when vinyl was the only option. Or maybe even tapes. But I'm guessing Dano used vinyl, not tapes. And the set contains a few errors. But would your set be flawless, when you have got limited technological advantages, and you play for thousands of mad ravers? I wouldn't think so.
The set is only 45 minutes long, but within those 45 minutes, ravers are pushed to their limit. Especially when Dano plays his big hit '120-9000 BPM'. You know you will get a beating when he plays that monster anthem.
I do miss the early sound. And as good as these tracks were, they do remind me that we are moving away further and further from these majestic sounding records. Time flies by too fast.
Genre/Style: Hardcore, Gabber, Early Hardcore
Liveset Info: Recorded @ Mayday - The Raving Society - 1994
Length Liveset: 00:45:30
Tracks: 17 (seventeen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Sample Rate: unknown
More Information: Mayday - Official Website