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Stream Five Hours Of '90s UK Hardcore

There was a period in the early ’90s when a deviant strain of UK rave culture boomed. It was called hardcore, and its biggest proponents included The Prodigy, Altern8 and Ratpack, among countless other acts. Check this mix to hear the sounds that helped shape the distinctive British style, which combined breakbeats, techno, soundsystem culture and rampant sampling and marked the beginning of the so-called “hardcore continuum.” And if you can’t stop raving, here are hundreds more rave tapes to download for free.