Various ‎– 90s Rave & Club Anthems: Back To The Old School

Central Station ‎– CSRCD5550
3 × CD, Mixed, Compilation

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Acid House/Early House
1-01 Nomad (I Wanna Give You) Devotion 4:12
1-02 Adamski Killer (Album Version) 3:29
1-03 Mr. Fingers Can You Feel It? 2:00
1-04 M/A/R/R/S* Pump Up The Volume 4:52
1-05 Ce Ce Peniston Finally (7" Choice Mix) 5:20
1-06 Degrees Of Motion Do You Want It Right Now (King Street Mix) 6:16
1-07 Farley "Jackmaster" Funk & Jesse Saunders Feat. Darryl Pandy Love Can't Turn Around
Vocals [Featuring] – Darryl Pandy
1-08 Hithouse Jack To The Sounds Of The Underground 3:05
1-09 K-Klass Rhythm Is A Mystery 2:50
1-10 Nush U Girls (Shake It Club Mix) 3:49
1-11 Happy Clappers I Believe 4:19
1-12 The Original I Luv U Baby 5:58
1-13 Gusto Disco's Revenge (Mole Hole Dirty Mix) 6:02
1-14 Jaydee Plastic Dreams 6:10
1-15 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam 4:42
1-16 N-Joi Anthem 2:40
1-17 Bump I'm Rushin' 4:23
1-18 The Source Feat. Candi Staton You Got The Love
Vocals [Featuring] – Candi Staton
Italo House & Club Anthems
2-01 E-Zee Possee Everything Starts With An E 7:13
2-02 Rozalla Everybody's Free 4:38
2-03 Jam & Spoon Stella 1:26
2-04 Atlantic Ocean Waterfall 4:49
2-05 Felix Don't You Want Me 3:47
2-06 Anticapella* 2√231 4:17
2-07 Oceanic Insanity 3:30
2-08 Urban Cookie Collective The Key, The Secret 3:07
2-09 U.S.U.R.A. Open Your Mind (Tatata Mix) 3:18
2-10 Bizarre Inc Playing With Knives 5:54
2-11 Capella* Move On Baby 4:28
2-12 Magic Marmalade Again 'N' Again 3:22
2-13 Tom Wilson Technocat 4:20
2-14 Jinny Feel The Rhythm (U.S.U.R.A. Mix)
Remix – U.S.U.R.A.
2-15 Time Frequency* Real Love 3:01
2-16 Praga Khan Injected With A Poison (92 MNO Mix) 4:46
2-17 Triple X (7) X Files Theme (The Truth) 5:19
2-18 N-Trance Set You Free 3:59
Hardcore Rave
3-01 Kicks Like A Mule The Bouncer 5:59
3-02 SL2 Way In My Brain 5:15
3-03 Awesome 3 Don't Go 5:07
3-04 Urban Hype A Trip To Trumpton 3:31
3-05 The Prodigy Out Of Space 4:59
3-06 Dyewitness What Would You Like To Hear Again? 4:27
3-07 Ultra-Sonic Obsession 6:53
3-08 Alphateam* Speedracer 5:16
3-09 Dyewitness Brrr 3:30
3-10 Commander Tom Are Am I 3:18
3-11 Dyewitness Observing The Earth 3:56
3-12 Scooter Hyper Hyper 3:26
3-13 Ultra-Sonic Annihilating Rhythm 7:03
3-14 Scooter Move Your Ass 3:45
3-15 Hocus Pocus Here's Johnny! 4:34
3-16 Charlie Lownoise & Mental Theo* Wonderful Days 3:45
3-17 Technohead I Wanna Be A Hippy 3:15



- Track 2-06 written as '2V=231'


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April 16, 2010

The main I got this was because I wanted some 'inspiration' from it on how to mix certain tracks. It's nothing special, though.
Disc 1 has a selection of classic house (some from before the 90's) which has some progressive style to it. But what I like the most from this disc is 'Pump Up The Volume' (track 4), which seems to have a more earthy quality to it; I don't know if it's the particular Elroy chose, or if he added some EQ, but this really works.
Disc 2 has some more variety to it, progressing from Italo disco ('Everything Starts With An 'E'' suffers the problem of just standing in it's own and going for way too long) to a bit of trance (too early on the disc) then euro-dance and ending with the hard-trance of 'X-Files Theme (The Truth)' (one of the few TV show themes that sounds good as trance - another being 24's 'The Longest Day'). The better of the three discs.
Disc 3 is the worst, because it doesn't sound mixed at all! As soon as one track ends, the next begins, without any lead or tail, which to me is the lowest level of mixing dance music. But at least it introduced me to 'SpeedRacer', which kicks ass!
So overall, I'd call this a mediocre compilation, with an OK mix of old-school house and euro-dance, and a string of break-beat and hardcore.