When people mention groundbreaking nights/venues in British Dance Music they mention...dj jedi wrote:I certainly agree that it peaked commercially in 1992, and although I wasn't around in 1988 I don't believe house was as big then as hardcore was in 92 (remember most of the early acid house raves were illegal, so may well have been big but not commercial.)
My personal opinion is that 93 was the best year for music, it was still cutting edge but just a bit more polished than 92. In fact I'd also say 91 was more polished than 92, for some reason 92 did have a lot of good but basic and badly made tracks, probably because so many amateurs were getting in to it. Although slower I think most of the 91 anthems sound more professional than the 92 anthems.
They are the man in ones which instantly spring to mind.
Acid was FRONT PAGE stuff in The Sun and other papers, Oldskool didn't even get that kind of attention as it had already been done years before... House was absolutely huge back then, much bigger than what Oldskool was.
@ nebkins - I'm not writing it off, it's just that the scene peaked in the summer of '92 that's all.