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DJ Ten - The Ultimate 90s Rave - The Missing Set [Apr 2022]

On the second of April a big event took place. And when I say big, I do mean it. The line-up was so fucking great, it's a dream line-up. You name a big artist from the 90s Dance scene, and they were there. Want to know a few names? Force & Styles, Paul Elstak, Dyewitness, Darkraver, Hixxy & Sharkey, Bass-X, Marc Smith, Q-Tex, Ruffneck, Scott Brown, Mauro Picotto, Quicksilver, Jean, Ultrabeat, Public Domain, Joey Beltram, Lenny Dee, CJ Bolland, Marc Acardipane, Scorpio, Smurf, T99, Slipmatt, Utah Saints, Altern-8, Adamski, and many, many more. This is a serious line-up, and there's only love and appreciation to those who organised this event. So many big names, it would have been just my cup of tea. But a bit of a journey for a party...

DJ Ten supposed to have played at this event, but he got COVID just a few days before. That's a huge ass bummer, isn't it? Even though COVID isn't a 'big' thing anymore (not like it used to be), it's still shit if you get it, and you to do the most sensible thing of staying at home, keeping the other ravers safe. A good and sensible decision by DJ Ten, but it must have been a huge bummer.

Because he had to miss this event, he uploaded this 'missing' set on Soundcloud, to show everyone what they would have experienced if Ten was there. He supposed to have played in the Ultimate 90s Rave area, so guess what kind of tunes he selected for this mix? Correct, old school rave anthems. An hour and 40 minutes of pure old school anthems. Which anthems? Well, those we've all heard before but still love to the bone! Those that got us through the 90s. 32 beautiful records. The tracklist is a thing of beauty, and it takes you right back to the 90s. Or to Edinburgh, Scotland. I'm guessing this whole event was full of Rave tunes, and I feel sorry for Ten. He must feel miserable for missing this. Fuck COVID. I've said it before but I mean it.

Let's take a trip back in time, and see what Ten would have played at this party, but instead played at home.... (or wherever he recorded this set)

  1. N-Joi - Anthem

  2. New Atlantic - I Know (Love Decade Remix)

  3. Love Decade - So Real (Massive Mix)

  4. Terrorize - Just A Feeling

  5. Mig 29 - Mig 29 (Love Mix)

  6. R.A.F. - We Gonna Get

  7. Bizarre Inc. - Such A Feeling

  8. Problem House 2 - Party People

  9. Messiah - Temple Of Dreams (Long Mix)

  10. Bizarre Inc. - Playing With Knives (Quadrant Mix)

  11. Altern 8 - Activ 8 (Come With Me) (Vix-Vapo Mix)

  12. N-Joi - Malfunction

  13. Shades Of Rhythm - Armageddon

  14. DJPC - Insomniak (I Come Back)

  15. Ramirez - Orgasmico (Ricci DJ Remix)

  16. Cubic 22 - Night In Motion

  17. Human Resource - Dominator (Frank De Wulf 2 Mix)

  18. Praga Khan - Injected With A Poison (Rehab Mix)

  19. U96 - Das Boot (Techno Version)

  20. L.A. Style - James Brown Is Dead (Deadly Remix)

  21. DJPC - Go To The Moon (Andy B Remix)

  22. Outlander - The Vamp (Frank De Wulf Remix)

  23. Quadrophonia - Quadrophonia

  24. T99 - Anasthasia (Out Of History Mix)

  25. SL2 - DJ's Take Control

  26. DJ Seduction - Hardcore Heaven (The Hardcore Mix)

  27. Sonz of A Loop Da Loop Era - Far Out

  28. Rhythm For Reasons - The Grand National

  29. M-D-Emm - Move Your Feet (Keep Those Hands Up 12" Mix)

  30. The Prodigy - Your Love (The Original Excursion)

  31. N.R.G. - He Never Lost His Hardcore

  32. Suburban Delay - Energy Rush

The tracklist is a thing of beauty. Come on, you oldschool fanatic, you are not getting moist just reading this tracklist? DJ Ten's selection is a good one, and the songs selected are all solid anthems you would have heard raving/clubbing in the 90s. Unless you weren't born then. If you weren't born the 80s or earlier, you might have missed out on this, but no worries: we are here not to hate, but to celebrate what glorious music came at us through the speakers. And it's an educational trip back to the 90s.

The 90s were so glorious. Sometimes cheesy, but that's just life, isn't it? But DJ Ten's selection is truly an amazing sight to behold. You look at this and think 'where did this amazing sound go to, where did we lose it?' And the answer to that is, I don't know. Music moves forward and progresses into something new, but sometimes I wish the oldschool sound remained alive and kicking, and would never change.

I think that my love for Dance music started around 1991/1992. Even though I was only 8 or 9 years old (born in 1983), I knew that the music was something special, and I grew fond of it. All because of my dad loving this kind of music during the early 90s. He's gone soft now, but because of him I am now the person who love everything Dance music related. Thanks pops.

This mix even contains my first EVER music single. Purchased in 1993, but 'James Brown Is Dead' by L.A. Style was my first ever single, on CD. I had it, but didn't even have a CD player! It's cool to hear it again. That song takes me right back to the 90s.

There are too many great songs in here. They all appeared on the 'best of' albums, and are all considered Rave classics, but the one that stands out for me is Cubic 22's 'Night In Motion'. One of my most listened to Rave anthem ever.

The mix is tight. A lot of fantastic records. And even though he didn't go to this event, at least we can imagine how cool it would have been for him, and for the ravers there. A good way to start your day, that's for sure! And it's also downloadable, so jump on it right now!

DJ: Ten

Genre/Style: Rave, Oldschool Rave, Breakbeat Hardcore, Techno

Mix Info: DJ Ten - The Ultimate 90s Rave - The Missing Set [Apr 2022]

Length Mix: 01:41:15

Tracks: 32 (thirty-two)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE

File Size: 233 MB

File Type: mp3

Release Year: 2022

Audio: Stereo

Bit Rate: 320kbps

More Information: DJ Ten - Soundcloud Channel

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