DIN36 came hot on the heels of DIN35 AKA Heavenly Hardcore. One again we’re in partially mixed territory, which is not a positive. This time, the cuts are “massive”.
It’s back to hot jams with Clivillés and Cole’s urgent A Deeper Love, all fading voice effects. + Love Decade’s sax bomb I Feel You which also doubles up as a killer house tune. Back for more are Digital Orgasm with the rave-lite vibes of Startouchers, then followed by Opus III’s deeply melancholy It’s A Fine Day. Elsewhere Shawn Christopher drops the chugging piano house Don’t Lose The Magic which benefits from a David Morales remix. Next comes all the way from Southport; the flute loops of New Atlantic’s I Know, one of the most memorable tracks of the early ’90s. R&B fans are catered for by The Pasadenas’ I’m Doing Fine Now and Sounds Of Blackness’ jacking Optimistic. Turning up the heat: Kym Sims pounding Too Blind To See It and Ultra Nate’s fresh-faced Rejoicing.
“Acapulco club Halifax or as we called it The Acca. Sticky carpet, cheap drinks, cola tasted like sugar but it was fun and always looked forward to Saturday night. Best of times.” (Old Computer 1969)
Rave on: Altern-8’s full-on masked hysteria of Evapor-8 (Inciner-8 Mix). Cuckoos in full effect on Toxic Two’s stuttering Rave Generator, a real stadium sound, lost continent style. Keep on with Zero B’s heavy bassline monster Lock Up. Serious energy. RAF’s We Got To Live Together was a massive northern tune – Belfast, Glasgow – while Traumatic Stress’ No Fortuna lurches from style to style in a rather aimless fashion. Updated for ’92, Orbital’s Chime remodeled by Ray Keith. And then Isotonik’s swirling Different Strokes, all keyboards and a deadly piano just pops in. Feel the rush and fizz from Sunscreem’s melodic Pressure before getting into home mode on Mr Fingers’ unknown pleasure Closer. Last nod goes to Alison Limerick’s stylish Make It On My Own. “When you’re as pissed off as hell and feel like crap, just play this song and you’ll feel like a million dollars.”
Zero B – Lock Up
Toxic Two – Rave Generator
New Atlantic – I Know
Lest we forget
Alison Limerick – Make It On My Own