Album Title and Tracklisting revealed for Vibes & Hattrixx Project

Album Title and Tracklisting revealed for Vibes & Hattrixx Project

If you’re a regular visitor to the site you’ll no doubt be aware that here at The Rave Generation we’ve been eagerly anticipating the new album from Vibes & Hattrixx. Last month the guys released a video to supporters of their latest album announcing that the intended December release had been delayed.¬†Explaining the delay Hattrixx… Continue Reading

Tracklisting Revealed for Bunter’s “Digging Deep”

Tracklisting Revealed for Bunter’s “Digging Deep”

If you’re not already aware, next month sees the release of Billy “Daniel” Bunter’s new album “Digging Deep”. The idea behind the project was to avoid the usual anthems found on “old skool” albums and instead focus on the rare and obscure tracks from 91 to 94 mixed from vinyl and dublate only. In his… Continue Reading

Digital Release of Liquid’s “Energy Flows” gets Two Bonus Tracks

Digital Release of Liquid’s “Energy Flows” gets Two Bonus Tracks

Earlier this year Liquid (behind the classic rave anthems “Sweet Harmony” and “Liquid is Liquid“) released the storming new album “Energy Flows” on triple-pack vinyl. Now, just a few months on, the old skool-influenced album gets a digital release complete with two bonus tracks not previously available. As an album, “Energy Flows” did a great… Continue Reading

In the Studio with Vibes and Hattrixx (Interview)

In the Studio with Vibes and Hattrixx (Interview)

In August this year The Rave Generation caught up with Vibes and Hattrixx at their North London studio to discuss their forthcoming classic-style album. Shane Lavan (AKA Vibes) and Owen Palmer (AKA Hattrixx) have worked together on many occasions over the last 12 years but never on a project of this scale. The project, dubbed… Continue Reading

Full-On Mask Hysteria (Remastered Edition) – Altern 8 (Album Review)

Full-On Mask Hysteria (Remastered Edition) – Altern 8 (Album Review)

In October 2016, to mark the 25th anniversary of their klaxon and sample driven debut, Altern 8 released a deluxe remastered edition of the seminal “Full On Mask Hysteria” in both vinyl and digital formats. Featuring all the tracks of the original plus exclusive new remixes and the excellent 2 Bad Mice remix of “Everybody”,… Continue Reading

88 to 94 – Billy “Daniel” Bunter & Sanxion (Album Review)

88 to 94 – Billy “Daniel” Bunter & Sanxion (Album Review)

Since 2015 Billy “Daniel” Bunter has been documenting the early days of rave through his successful run of books published on his Music Mondays imprint. In December last year, alongside fellow producer Sanxion, we were treated to the musical equivalent – buckle up for an aural history of rave music… “88 to 94” is a… Continue Reading

(co)LabRats – RatPack (Album Review)

(co)LabRats – RatPack (Album Review)

Way back in October 2016 I first became aware of a forthcoming album from UK rave pioneers Ratpack. Billy “Daniel” Bunter dropped one of the new tracks in a Music Mondays session on Kool FM and from what I’d heard I definitely wanted more. And so I waited… and waited. And in the new year… Continue Reading

Pre-Order Slipmatt’s Ultimate Universal Collection now!

Pre-Order Slipmatt’s Ultimate Universal Collection now!

In December last year Slipmatt released the amazing¬†SMD: The Ultimate Collection album – a double CD package featuring the original SMD tunes on disc 1 and a mix of originals and remixes on disc 2, all signed by the Godfather of Rave himself. That album sold out in two weeks of pre-release, ahead of the… Continue Reading

Energy Flows – Liquid (Album Review)

Energy Flows – Liquid (Album Review)

In 1991 Eamon Downes and Shane Heneghan (AKA Liquid) released a track that would come to define the rave era. When it was re-released to a wider audience in 1992 (the original 1991 white label had a limited pressing of 500 copies), “Sweet Harmony” spread like wildfire and could be heard several times a night… Continue Reading