Christopher Lawrence
Their Law: Singles 1990-2005
Experience
The Shamen

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Rave is more of an event than a genre of music. Raves were underground parties where acid house and hardcore records were played and large quantities of drugs -- particularly ecstasy -- were consumed. Most of the music played at raves had a psychedelic quality, even before drugs became a major element of the scene. DJs played at the raves, mixing stacks of house and techno singles; the DJs, not the recording artists themselves, became the most recognizable names in the scene. Raves were primarily an English phenomenon during the late '80s and early '90s. They were conducted in large venues, particularly abandoned warehouses and open fields. Eventually, the British government became concerned that raves were a dangerous, antisocial phenomenon that had to be shut down, but the parties never disappeared, especially since word of the events were usually passed through word of mouth and handmade fliers. In the States, raves began to make some inroads in the early '90s, but they never gained a large audience, even by underground standards. Throughout the '90s, bands that were directly influenced by rave culture -- particularly "baggy" bands like the Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, and Charlatans; Britpop acts like Pulp and Oasis; and techno artists like the Prodigy -- made their way into the mainstream, and the culture continued to capture the attention of British youth into the late '90s.

Rave Artists Highlights

Christopher Lawrence
Christopher Lawrence
The Shamen
The Shamen
Sherelle
Sherelle
Jesus Jones
Jesus Jones
U96
U96
Carl Cox
Carl Cox

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Rave Album Highlights

Their Law: Singles 1990-2005
The Prodigy
Their Law: Singles ...
Experience
The Prodigy
Experience
The White Room/Justified & Ancient
The KLF
The White Room/Justified & ...
What Time Is Love?
The KLF
What Time Is Love?
Origins
Foul Play
Origins
Phuture 2000
Carl Cox
Phuture 2000

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Rave Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Charly The Prodigy
3 A.M. Eternal The KLF
Finest Illusion
Foul Play
The Mission Carl Cox
Omega Amigo The Shamen
Take Me to the Hospital The Prodigy
Drop a Beat Moby
Thousand Moby
Out of Space The Prodigy
Need Some1 The Prodigy

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