The ‘Golden Age’ OF the Golden Age of Rave Continues with Another Awesome Rave Mixtape Website… Yea, clever title, eh? …no??? Well.. Well, I thought so! Ah well, you keep your opinion, I’ll keep making shitty puns.. ;)
Point is, I just found a site that’s been around for more than a miiiinute (R.I.P. MARTEZ) and this site has a category of years to choose from, genres to choose from, and speaking of Martez a second ago, I gaurantee he would love this site. He was a friend of mine was ALL about the rave scene, pre-EDM era. He loved happy hardcore, especially. Anyway, I don’t have a 40 to spill a bit in his honor (no sarcasm intended) so here’s this site, instead.
mixtapes.demodulated.com/ (plus there’s lots of other mixtape sites down the page near the bottom…)
There are other sites. And if anyone wants to send me any, I’ll do my best post em.
The first line on the site was something I felt like I just had to post, I think it shows the dude’s sincerity in running a blog like this. And I have no problem sending love to fellow electronic-heads:
What is a mixtape? It’s an hour or so of a person’s life recorded for posterity.
It’s so fucking true.
I’m just gonna’ fucking quote the rest of the page. Fuck it, you can feel the dude’s love of old school rave and the extreme PLUR-mentality. He’s doing his best, IMO, to keep that PLUR ALIVE! We need that, so much, right now…
What is mixtape culture? Simply put, mixtape culture is a subset of people who enjoy compiling the things they love into a portable package and giving it away freely, or selling it cheaply for promotional purposes. Before the internet became widespread mixtapes were given to friends who made copies for friends who made copies of the copies. Quality degraded with every iteration but the love of the music and sharing was enough for this culture to flourish.
As practical and wonderful as the internet has become, the ease of self-publication has nearly caused the extinction of the face-to-face mixtape hand-off. This is both a blessing and a curse because although the internet enables proliferation on a mass scale, it forgoes the simple joy of placing something important into the hands of a friend.
It is in this spirit that I’ve decided to make much of my techno mixtape collection freely available. I hope you will download and enjoy many mixes, and invite your friends to do the same.
The site also introduced me to a phrase I’d never heard before: Kopimi…
“kopimi (copyme), symbol showing that you want to be copied.” Apparently, there are a lot of different variations, and you can make your own. That’s probably half the fun! Here are a few:
Ook, ok, that last one is just some ecstacy… It caught my eye when I was looking on my hard drive for the images I just downloaded… It’s just a photo… Anyway , if you click on the photos, you go straight to the copy-me-page. Hmm. I learned a new concept today. Should I kill that information with a bit of smoking? Hmm… A tough question… Well.. I’ll wait till later tonight to decide (again, I mentioned Martez earlier, and I KNOW what his answer what be: “DO IT UP, DUUUUUDE!”) Ahh, he really was rave-incarnate.
Is THIS ALL I GOT?? FFS! Thousands of hours of rave and an introduction to a new interesting possibly-anarchistic-internet-sharing-symbol? That’s not enough??!!
..OK. Fine! Fucking fine! Here’s a bunch of other mixtape sites for ya. (I also got a mixtape page up in the tabs section, go to the music and then click on mixtapes… I got that shit, too.. But I’m not just trying to hype myself, there’s LOTS of love to go around, so here are fucking 100s of thousands of hours of rave. This should keep you good for a miiiiinute:
It’s time for some awesome old school (and new school) rave shit. Get ready.
GLOWKiD’s Gen X Show features guests, hardcore, jungle, old school, new school, breaks, straight up PLUR-era mixes. (I shouldn’t say PLUR-era, as I want to ‘KEEP THAT PLUR ALIVE,’ so I’ll just say it’s definitely got the old school spirit, plurred out (
not a word or phrase) as fuck! Real rave style.
BTW , mixcloud embeds all funny (bad-funny) so scroll down to get the mixes after you hear each one. Thanks!)
There are lots of other mixes but i figure once you click on one you can find em all, there’s tons of mixes here!
So it’s awesome raging out to big bass trax, but what about afterwards when you’re like, “Oh my god, that was great but now I need to just chill…,” what then?
Here – Will Herwig from his youtube page has got you covered. It even opens with the best Flying Lotus track ever (IMO, anyway) and the whole thing is just a stone cold slow-down-groove-mix…. Stuff that might’ve been called wonky (I would’ve called a lot of it that, a few years ago) but it’s so slowed and chilled, I don’t know.. Anyway, whatever the hell it’s called, it’s chill, it’s got mellow breaks and nice ambience, and it’s great for chilling out or even falling asleep, if so desired::::: (and if you look below the video, there’s a dl link that the dude put up, too. Thank, Wil Herwig, you masterful motherfucker!)
Here you go, have it on your phone or wherever: http://dl.soundowl.com/4qhn.mp3
Hey hey, the dude also has a mix of XXYYXX. If you haven’t heard of XXYYXX by now, here:
It’s Memorial Day weekend! Folks are getting out of the house and running around and getting high and having fun and goin on road trips and doin all kinds of shit! So here’s a fun mix to blow your mind away while you enjoy the sun and do whatever you were gonna do. Use this set to turn the volume up on your day! :)
A lot of trax on this one, some of them are classics, and some of them are unreleased and completely brand-new today! Hope y’all enjoy!
0h85 – Bluffin
Public Enemy – Rebel Without a Pause (5ifty$ix K’s edit)
unreleased 5ifty$ix K trak
D12 – Purple Pills
Chango – Lift It Up
Traxman – Off Them Bars (We Leanin Mix)
5ifty$ix K – My Thang
Crypticz – Jungist (Sideswipe Remix)
Venetian Snares – Fuck Toronto Jungle (5ifty$ix K’s edit)
5ifty$ix K – My Name, On Repeat
Ohio Players – Funky Werm (5ifty$ix K’s edit)
unreleased 5ifty$ix Qbert Skratch/Core remix
more unreleased 5ifty$ix stuff
Aphex Twin – Come to Daddy (5ifty$ix’s edit)
Spinscott – Variations
Machette – Ghettoblastah (Akrophobia remix)
Dispondant – Blue Amnesia (Ventah Lazy Feet Remix)
Sully – One Way
Spotovsky – Watafok
DJ Mel Gibson – Dr. Love
Nikes – Elevated
KidLogic – Unkown Entity
5ifty$ix – Brain Drain
The Federation – The Federation Remix (5ifty$ix’s edit)
Heavee – No Excuse
Venetian Snares – Herbie Goes Ballistic (5ifty$ix’s edit)
Machette – Hover
DJ DBK – Grind On Me
redHat – Fr07nL1k3
Mad Cobra – Shot A Talk (Danny Scrilla Edit)
Droppin Science Vol. 1 (Phillip D. Kick’s footwork jungle edit)
5ifty$ix – Nice Rhodes Mix
0h85 – Bluffin
I did this graphic above, I really hope if you are seeing this for the first time, Padlock, that you don’t hate it. I can change it/take it down, whatever ya want; I just wanted to have a cover graphic for this post.
I did a Venetian Snares Top Ten Trax post earlier today, and I thought about it for awhile and realized I WISH I could do a footwork-breakcore top ten (music on the more abrasive side of footwork jungle) but, at the moment, I don’t know that I really could… Maybe there’s some other word for it (other than breakcore) but if there is, I’m not familiar with what that word or phrase is (as of 07:34 PM, EST, 04/14/2014) …perhaps in the fuuuutuuuure it’ll be possible. Maybe the Dynasty Shit sound will blow up :) That’s hopeful! But anyway, I’m not gonna whine and bitch too much more – INSTEAD, I’d rather focus on WHAT IS!
And.. What is…what?
Breakcore footwork! If you want tunes, check out my 5ifty$ix K material; if you want a mixtape, you HAVE TO go through a dude named Padlock.
Who is this Padlock? (www.soundcloud.com/padlock)
Hi. I’m Padlock. I’m 20. I live in Florida. I make music and have been for 6 years now (whoa). As far as genres go: It varies. Started in breakcore, but now I find myself in a completely new place, making juke, ambient and future garage music. Who knows where I’ll be in 2 years. I like where I am now though. I hope you do too.
It starts out in juke territory, and it’s a lot of fun; and then it moves into breakcore style edits n tweaks n stutters, old jungle vocal flips, and haaaard n twisted d’n’b rhythms! I’m a fan.
The thing is, there really is virtually nothing like this out there. I’m seeing breakcore’s second wind (only thing with that is… well… it might not be called ‘breakcore,’ but the spirit/vibe/mentality/energy that went into a kind of music like breakcore is starting to slowly but surely resurface….. breakbeats are comin back, speed is coming back (I mean tempo, not amphetamines, narc!) and jungle is comin back. Ze Jungle! So to see footwork/Chi-town juke music get mixed with jungle is just awesome – and to see THAT combination of juke/jungle get even more aggressive and tweaked out the way V.Snares would do it? Ooh, I’m in love with a sound potential like that.
In other words, I know it doesn’t REALLLLY exist yet, in this world, uh..like, almost AT ALL… but I really want it to. So thanks for doing a fucking dope mix like this, Padlock. If you ever want a new album promoted or anything, hit me the funk up!
And btw, there’s a goddamn remix of Squarepusher’s My Hot Red Car in this set! ooh, what dope! such fresh!
Get your free DL of that awesome mixtape above here: https://soundcloud.com/padlock/juke-to-breakcore-mix-july