Rave Digging: Stakker's "Humanoid"

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Not many people know this, but when I was young (very young) I was a house DJ. I was ten years old and cajoled into playing at a buncha illegal raves out in the Northern sticks around 1990. So when we got a new category called Rave Digging, I could barely contain my glee. Why? I wanted to share acid monster ‘Humanoid’ by Stakker. Now, Stakker may look like a one-hitter, but it’s actually the monicker for the fabulous Future Sound of London. So, you get off on the 303 abuse and I’ll recall thousands of sweaty ravers going mad to this while I received my payment of a bottle of pop and a variety bag of crisps. Child slave labour never tasted so good.
[video: Nouveauxromo]

Rave Digging: The Prodigy – "Everybody In The Place"

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HONK! HONNNNK! NEW FEATURE ALERT!!! BLOW YOUR WHISTLESSSSSS!!!
What’s your name? Where you from? Are you on one? Are ya, matey? What’s your name? Where you from? Are you-
And so on. Can you guess what this feature’s about yet, readership? If you answered “I think it might be a look at the time in the early to mid-nineties when cheap but enormously popular rave tunes started gatecrashing our beloved Top 40″, you’d be bang on. Matey.
With “nu-rave” – or at least the clothes inspired by the term – apparently not going away, now’s as good a time as any to revisit the days when young men would risk torn knee ligaments just to show that they could dance like Leeroy from The Prodigy (which they couldn’t).
And where better to start than with the Essex boys themselves – one of the first acts to take the rave movement into the charts?

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