#FreeDownload  #Breaks  #Bigbeat  #BassbinTwins  #Gigabeat Absolute classic set! “Live 99 was a document of the Bassbin shows from that era. These late 90’s sets were made up of staple tracks that were reduced, refined and continually being flipped. This set in particular is a snapshot of the mainstay versions as they appeared on the original CD / mixtape for your nostalgic pleasure.” xx

#Vice #Breaks #Miami #90s Original Story featured on Vice.com By Jessica Gentile Explaining the Florida electronic music scene in the 90s isn’t easy. It has its own weird vibe that made it unique to anywhere else in America. Before Ultra Music Festival took over the world, there was a trance scene and a house scene, just like any other city – Sasha was a regular and Tiësto was around very early on. What made Florida raves different, though, was a very specific, homegrown breakbeat sound. When I tell people I like breaks, they either shudder or laugh. They just don’t understand. Florida has always had a very sleazy vibe, but only one that has spent a lot of time in America’s dongle can recognize it immediately through the music. Think strip clubs, truck stops, highways, break-dancing and the beach, all in one genre influenced by the likes of 2 Live Crew, Miami Bass and Latin Freestyle. Here’s the breakdown: DJs in the Central Florida area (Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville) had more of a trance and progressive house influence. DJs like Rick West (RIP), Huda Hudia, Sharazz and Kimball Collins were staples in the scene, and you could buy their mixtapes Read more…

Documentary by the BBC on the development of rave culture in the United Kingdom during the summer of 1989. #Rave  #London  #UnitedKindom  #SummerOfRave