My Ultimate 1991 Warehouse Party List

By 8892sales 8892sales
updated 4 days ago

A work in progress. These are all the tracks or releases I would demand/hope to be played at a strictly 1991 classic warehouse party. No tracks prior or after 1991 are allowed!


NOTE: This is MY preferred and very biased take on what I would ideally want to be played at 1991 raves at one time or another, not other people's. If anyone thinks there are tracks which are missing, well tough, they're my choices. Don't take it personally :)

1991 was a fantastic year for music and a personal favourite. Musical style choices are also less eclectic than previous years as I heavily got even more into techno and it was also the first (proper) year of hardcore. Sometimes both styles were difficult to tell apart as both scenes were influencing each other.

Apologies in advance to SecretSquizza if any of the tracks he's listed are also repeated here :)

Related thread on link below:

  1. Underkut - Mindless Music

    Mindless Music (Fusion Mix)

  2. Aircut - Visual Attack

    11 For Sale from $5.00

    Visual Attack (From The Home Of Humanoid)

  3. The Future Sound Of London / Smart Systems / Indo Tribe - Pulse Two

    The whole release !

    There's not one bad track on this record.

  4. Smart Systems, Indo Tribe, Yage - Pulse Three

    11 For Sale from $11.11

    Smart Systems - Tingler (Four By Four Mix)

  5. Rhythm Section (2) - Atomic EP

    Atomic Bass

  6. Rhythm Section (2) - Circuit Breaker

    13 For Sale from $8.33

    Circuit Breaker (Sonic Bass Dub) / Celluloid Edit

    I generally do not like hardcore with lots of pianos or any pianos. But these two tracks just make me feel ever so warm inside. Maybe it's the nostalgia, perhaps it's the ever so funky breaks, bass, electronic stabs, the syncopated chopped vocals, the distinctive piano crescendo that only Rhythm Section can get spot on.

    Or the memories of attractive scantily clad ladies giving it all they've got! Hhhhhmmmmmmmmm. Great memories :-) I'd better tone it down otherwise I might be reprimanded :P

    "A nice easy beat to keep you in rhythm..." "Let's try with a little bit of rhythm this time...''

  7. Satin Storm - Satin Storm 1999

    'Buzz' is the stand out track here. Hands down.

    Were the strings/pads inspired by Corporation Of One's - The Real Life? Maybe subconsciously.

    Lots of layers on this track, depth. How the hell did they produce that growling rumble of a bassline? Absolutely kicks.

  8. Frequency (3) - Kiss The Sky

    I like every track on here. Kiss The Sky is THE ONE though.

    Subsequently sampled a plenty by the hardcore and jungle community.

  9. Frequency (3) - Where Is Your Evidence?

    Bad boy techno business.

    I like all tracks even the hip-house one 45 Beat ''shudder''. It's not even hip-house really. It's more a hibrid of techno and hip hop.

    But I think 'Where Is Your Evidence (Club)' is probably my favourite.

  10. Sonic Solution - Quest

    23 For Sale from $4.43


    Vocal chant was sampled from Visual - The Music Got Me

    Big galloping pummeling TR-909 drums and heavy Kevin Saunderson/Reese/Landlord stabs is the order of the day here.

  11. Sonic Solution - Beat Time / Get On The Move

    Get On The Move

    Groovy Piano techno house and acid house/techno classic.

    The vocal on Beat Time always sounded like it was saying
    'beast time beast time'. Still does to me. I'm wondering what it's referring to if indeed it is beast.

  12. Force (2) - The Beginning

    The Beginning. Many were confused which track was which back then as both title names suit this track. It also didn't help that some copies' labels were switched!

    Not a track played out that often if I recall. Just an absolute psychotically insane track. Out of control mind and body f***! This was the UK's version of hardcore techno back then. Obviously heavily inspired by all the music coming out of Belgium. Sounds more like a proper musical composition albeit a rough one rather than a cut n paste job.

    I heard this maybe four or five times at raves and people went nuts, I mean really nuts. Nowadays, it would probably clear the dancefloor in a matter of seconds. People back then relished the musical challenge. Fierce, fierce track.

    Vocal samples 'This is a reaaaaaal murda chewwwnn' (could never make out if that vocal sample was originally uttered by a Jamaican or a Geordie a Jamaican Geordie or Geordie Jamaican... Haha! No insult intended) 'you're crazy' 'at the beginning, the beginning'. Kind of sums up what it's about really. Either depicting those seconds and minutes following the 'Big Bang' (if you believe that sort of thing), some kind of violent catastrophic apocalyptic scenario or plainly, just being off your freaking head !

    Aftermath The Sequel is a cover version of Nightmares On Wax. Sounds pure 1990 style. Which isn't a bad thing. Very minimal compared to side A. Good track to drop with a backdrop of deep fog, flickering strobe and fragrant smoke in the background. As long as the fragrant smoke doesn't smell of some scuzza's B.O., dirty guff, blocked club's toilet sewers or stenchy breath, then all is reet petite shweet.

    Bring back smoking in clubs and pubs please !!!

  13. Timebase Feat. Kromozone - Unity / Fireball

    8 For Sale from $37.50

    The best thing DJ Krome & Mr Time ever did in my opinion.

    Wasn't a fan of their jungle / drum n bass / happy hardcore stuff. I'm not even that besotted with their mega '92 anthem This Sound Is For The Underground / Manic Stampede either which was and still is overplayed.

    The first track I ever heard of theirs during the late summer of '91 was Fireball and was quite blown away at the time, even though I wasn't quite ready for it. [Actually tell a lie, the first one I'd heard of theirs was The Rush, which I liked but not as much as this].

    I absolutely used to love Unity at the time as I was more into that melodic, steady beat, bass n bleep, deeper sound. I also liked the way the track progressed - it was like a mini journey.

    However, over the years, I was slightly put off when DJ Luck and MC Neat sampled it. That outfit and that record was shite aswell as that whole late '90s UKG early new millenium era. All narcissistic blinging posers and thugs and the music reflected that. So, so depressing.

    Unity is still a classic though, regardless.

    But Fireball really has stood the test of time for me. Manic, rolling break, gut churning bass and insane Belgian techno style electronic oscillations over the top. Absolute beast! Love it to this day and still own a few copies.

  14. Magus Project Featuring Bryan Gee - Shoss / Left To Right

    4 For Sale from $3.74

    Just a heavy, heavy monster sound. Shoss and the Peace Prize which erroneously appears as the remix of Left To Right are just insane. Once again very influenced from that Belgian sound which was rife from the second half of 1990 all the way to the last month of 1991. Lots of layers, lots of stabs, lots of jagged riffs, lots of texture, depth of sound. Psychotic!

  15. Magus Project Featuring Bryan Gee - Shoss

    26 For Sale from $1.19

    If the originals are in, then the remixes have to go in as well!

  16. Underkut - Both Ends

    9 For Sale from $75.00

    Great record, all mixes are worth checking out. Vastly, vastly overpriced though.

  17. The House Crew - Keep The Fire Burning / Get On Up

    7 For Sale from $24.38

    This is an anthem, a very well known anthem. But 1991 wouldn't be 1991 without this.

    Both tracks essential and the BEST thing The House Crew ever made. No question. No discussions. No opinions. Period.

    And it ain't jungle either!

  18. Shades Of Rhythm - The Sound Of Eden

    1 For Sale from $37.49


    People who call The Sound Of Eden 'hardcore' really do not have any idea really. The closest genre it will ever be is house or pop or dance or dance-pop. Never hardcore. There are no hardcore 'qualities' in that track.

    Anyway, Armageddon is an absolute beast. UK hardcore techno at its finest.

  19. Outlander - TZ 1

    11 For Sale from $6.66

    Very underrated release. One of my favourite Outlander releases. One of my favourite TZ releases.