Music Alert: Orbr – Cassena Lander EP (Remastered)

Even though I released Orbr’s debut single Circuit City in June 2020, I was laying the groundwork for Orbr’s true maiden voyage the previous summer.

Orbr is my drum & bass avatar, but the first few songs I recorded under that name were far from the world of jungle. I knew I wanted to lean hard in a sci-fi direction, but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to use house, techno, ambient, or even experimental as the genre vehicle for that work.

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Mixtape Alert: Class of ’93 – Artificial Skies

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So far the Class of ‘93 mixtape series has payed homage to those early rave genres we all know and love: hardcore breakbeat, techno, trance, jungle, acid. This time the focus shifts to ambient, a genre that enjoyed a brief spotlight in the early ’90s, both in and out of the rave scene, and easily deserves a mixtape of its own.

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Mixtape Alert: Class of ’93 – Hyper on Hardcore Breakbeat

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If you’ve ever loved jungle, drum and bass, or happy hardcore, you’ve loved hardcore breakbeat. Hardcore is the solid trunk of early 90’s British electronica that spawned literally dozens of sub-genres, including 2-step garage, dubstep, and fidget.

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Mixtape Alert: Class of ’93 – Techno Acid Meltdown

 

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Here comes the 2nd installment of my Class of ’93 mixtape series!

It wasn’t enough to comb the back of the crate for the best breakbeat rave hysteria. I had to kick it up another notch and pull out all the hardcore, psychedelic techno I could find, stick it in the blender, and fuck the shit up.

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Mixtape Alert: Class of ’93 – Rave Hysteria

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Say hello to the first entry in my Class of ’93 mixtape series!

While making this mix I combed my archives for every rave, trance, breakbeat, jungle, and techno song I could find that was made on or before 1993 that I loved. I dropped them all in my laptop, pressed frappe, and out came this megamix of early 90s candy raver nostalgia. I hope you enjoy!

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