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Thanks for that. Yes, an inspiring period of history in the UK. From the early eighties and the illegal warehouse party scene in London, up to the early nineties (when inappropriate drugs, attitudes, new laws and commercialisation began to destroy its innocence), this music brought together black and white, rich and poor, privately educated and state educated, gay and straight, the cool and the not-so-cool. It demolished all types of barriers and hang-ups. At least for a time and a place. So I know those who know nothing about it on here will loudly detract from it, from lofty moral perches. But so what.


It was a decade before my time.
(I was born in the 80s)

Listening to late 90s/ Early 00s trance was how I first got interested in electronic music.

But I soon took an interest in the early 90s stuff.
After that, a lot, but not all, of the early 00s stuff seemed very derivative.
 
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It was a decade before my time.
(I was born in the 80s)

Listening to late 90s/ Early 00s trance was how I first got interested in electronic music.

But I soon took an interest in the early 90s stuff.
After that, a lot, but not all, of the early 00s stuff seemed very derivative.
Here is a nice trance track (1993). At least I think you would call it trance. It is by Dave Angel, son of a well known UK jazz musician. No doubt a lot of trance has come from white artists (afaik). But here is an exception for this thread.

 
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Yeah. I suppose if you had to pick a first track that started it all, from which all contemporary electronic 'dance' music and culture came from, it would have to be this one. I think it still sounds very contemporary at 31 years old. Basically, a synthesiser created by the Japanese started it all. It was made in 1981 to replace the bass guitar in a studio. But it didn't sound very realistic, so was discontinued in 1984. Then, in 1987, a bunch of black musicians in Chicago picked one up and started playing around with it, twisting the knobs. It became the core sound (along with either one of two drum machine from the same Japanese company) of the Chicago House scene and the Acid House scene in London. Here is the track, I'm sure you know it. It's pretty 'trance-y'!

Far too heavy for most ears though. I put it up just for historical interest. Let's leave it on a lighter note with these for today (1983,1984).


 
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Have you noticed what proportion of Hollywood kids movies seem to have the MOBO awards as their soundtrack ?

if it was 'The Lion King' you wouldnt mind, but when its animations about Penguins on ice you must begin to ask yourself if you are imagining things ?
 

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This is moving. A must watch. #blacklivesmatter
Yeah "Black Lives Matter" but indigenous Palestinian lives don't, eh what? Did you ever consider that given your views on the situation in Palestine that you saying #blacklivesmatter could lead pale skinned people from historically Christian backgrounds to believe that you are just saying such because you are out to get them or at the best that you believe that the desires and interests of Jews are ontologically superior to their own?
 
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Yeah "Black Lives Matter" but indigenous Palestinian lives don't, eh what? Did you ever consider that given your views on the situation in Palestine that you saying #blacklivesmatter could lead pale skinned people from historically Christian backgrounds to believe that you are just saying such because you are out to get them or at the best that you believe that the desires and interests of Jews are ontologically superior to their own?
I have never written a post implying that the lives of the Arabs of Palestine don't matter. My view is simply that it's a complex conflict, there are complex realities underlying it, and I am highly suspicious of the set of facts and realities invariably played up in your preferent propaganda, and the accompanying set of facts and realities dismissed out of hand. All to support the hypothesis and dogma that Israelis are in fact acting from inherent ill, malicious intent, and/or a belief in their own "superiority" etc. But this is off topic, if you want to bring your misrepresentations of me, and usual whataboutery, to another thread, do that.
 
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