|A drawing from Fantastic Universe, December 1954|
It’s not quite that the grass was greener in the 1990s but it can’t be denied that today the BPM rate of even harder, industrial tracks goes rarely over 130. It’s like a border line between serious electronic music and cheap hardstyle productions for the masses. Although the beat frequency itself should not be an objective, if we only think about extremities like Moby’s “Thousand” in 1993, fast beats have had certain appeal. All that brought me to a selection of tracks from, with a few exceptions, the last decade of the 20th century. Mostly acid and hardcore cuts that shook the rave nation, many of them my personal favorites.
Hunk (excerpt from the film) Clara Mondshine - Lange Melodie Für Den Countdown Dag Tribe - Legalize It Tevatron - Dark Energy Johannes Heil - 20.000 Leagues Under the Skin, Pt. 9 Illuminatae - Tremora Del Terra Search & Destroy - What Kind Of Madness Ra-X - Staeunky Stomach Basher - Is This Happening To Me Jeff Mills - Berlin Terence Fixmer – Shout Integrated Circuits - Patience Spinning Atoms - Bubble Memory 303 Nation - Damnation Freddy K - Good Reaction Cellblock X - Toxic Trip X-Crash - Sub-Conscious Overload NRG - He Never Lost His Hardcore Feeling of Passion - Wake Upp Feeling Of Passion - Wake Upp (Hard Feeling Mix) Johnny Violent - North Korea Goes Bang 4D - Hidden Mike Henk - Connect Cosmic Baby - Loops of Infinity (Contemplative)