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Midnight Looms 044 – MARK OLIVER – February 23 2021

Tonight we’re celebrating an anniversary. 10 years ago, our host, GOBS, published an article that he wrote for Toronto’s seminal harm reduction org, TRIP (Toronto Raver Info Project). The article was on THE RISE AND FALL OF THE TORONTO RAVE SCENE, which was one of the biggest rave scenes in the world during the 90s. It’s an amazing story but one that few people have ever put in the time to tell properly which is why this particular article is quite important. A decade after its publishing, it still gets hits every single day, and it’s because there are thousands of people to whom those rave days meant so much. That’s why we wanted to celebrate this anniversary and we have the perfect guest joining us to help with the festivities. He’s the guy who started it all! One of Canada’s best known DJs. MARK OLIVER is on the program, to chat with about the beginning’s of the Rave scene and, as if that wasn’t enough, he’s also drops an EXCLUSIVE MIX of EARLY TORONTO RAVE ANTHEMS.

This anniversary is a timely one because in 2021 that OLDSCHOOL RAVE sound is BACK! Since we’ve got Mark Oliver covering the authentic oldschool sound, Gobs drops the NEW STUFF. Fresh choons from BENEE FT. GRIMES, BEYOND THERAPY & ECHOFLY & ANGIE BROWN, FOUR TET, SOLARDO & ROWETTA, and SKELETON KING. He even drops a dope BOOTLEG VINYL, and plays an X-TEND-A-MIX of BURIAL’s “druggy” new single, before ending it all off with gorgeous sounds from BEVERLY GLENN-COPELAND. What a ride!!

If you partied in TORONTO in THE 90s, or you’re a lover of RAVE CULTURE, crank this one to the max! Tonight we celebrate OUR SCENE on MIDNIGHT LOOMS.

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1. Solardo & Rowetta – Enough

2. Rave 2 The Grave – Zero B

3. BENEE ft. Grimes – Sheesh

4. Beyond Therapy & EchoFly & Angie Brown – Higher (Beyond Therapy rave Mix)

5. 808 State – Cubik

6. MD Connection – Magic Feet

7. Cybersonik – Technarchy

8. Joey Beltram – Energy Flash

9. Altern 8 – Activ 8 (Come With Me) (Hardcore Holocaust Mix)

10. Altern 8 – Infiltrate 202

11. The House Crew – Keep The Fire Burning

12. DJ Edge – Compnded (Edge*1)

13. Mory Kante – Yeke Yeke (Hardfloor Mix)

14. Pigbag – Papa’s Got A Brand New Pigbag

15. Wildchild – Renegade Master

16. Gat Decor – Passion

17. N.R.G. – I Need Your Love

18. The Future Sound Of London – Papua New Guinea

19. Skeleton King – Lockdown Eases… (Freedom)

20. Burial – Chemz

21. Four Tet – Parallel – Parallel 4

22. Beverly Glenn-Copeland – In The Image


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