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Mix – The End of Raving?

Last Friday I was recording this mix at around the same time one of the Bloc organisers wrote a rather foolish article decrying the state of “rave” and its populace and so forth, in the modern age.  The mix was from the bag of records I played at Bloc. We’d meant to record the whole Apartment / Lunar Disko party but I’m seemingly not the best person to leave that responsibility to.

All I will say on the rest of the matter is that, like pretty much everything else in this world, Bloc as a party / organisation /whatever isn’t perfect.  People could do with stop looking for these utopias in society that will never exist. But from my experience and many of those I know, Bloc generally did  more good than bad and genuinely seemed to strive as much as possible to provide somewhere for people to have a really good and yes – safe – time, as much as you can at a 6,000 capacity party full of revellers out to get pretty fucked up and dance and fall about. It didn’t always work out that way, ’cause nothing ever does. Oh well. Cheers for the last 10 years, fuck ups n’all.

As for the actual festival, Aurora Halal, Fatima Yamaha, MCDE, Omar S, Leah Floyuers, Andrea Parker and Jeff Mills were all thoroughly enjoyable and at times really brilliant. Lory D was shite.

Update: Full Tracklist

Donnell Rush – Knockin’ At My Door

Elizabeth Merrick-Jefferson – John Kronk

Mark Forshaw – Neptanus

Marcello Napoletano – Linguetta Acida (Hieroglyphic Being Re-Duction)

Disco Nihilist – Gallop

Yazoo – Don’t Go

The Hacker / David Caretta / Millimetric – Moscow Reise

Boris Divider – Silver Warrior

Gosub – Heartbreaker

Kano – It’s A War

UR – Soul Saver

Todd Osborn – 5thep

Transvolta – You’re Disco

Legowelt – Elements of Houz Music

Phuture – Phuture Jacks

K-Alexi – Don’t You Know

Ministry – The Nature of Love

Dust – Feel It

Phantom Planet Outlaw – HTG

The End Of Raving? by Kenny Hanlon (Apartment Records) on hearthis.at

3 Comments

  1. ralreece says:

    Great Mix Kenny – Any chance of a track listing?

  2. Kenny says:

    Thank you! Updated the post with a t/l.

  3. ralreece says:

    Great! Thanks Kenny. Some of those tracks brought back some great memories – especially the Donnell Rush track. You guys need to keep the mixes coming!

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