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R.A.W. – No Darkness

Download Side A – 45:44, 83.7 MB

Download Side B – 46:23, 84.9 MB

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Another extremely solid mix by R.A.W. from Los Angeles.  This one is similar in many ways (chiefly its subtle, smooth mixing) to Turntable Psycho but without the intricate post-production.  No Darkness is markedly happier as well, featuring several uplifting piano and vocal tracks interspersed with some more percussive darker jungle.  Certainly my cup of tea but perhaps too scattered for some.

To my great dismay I found this tape to be rather crinkled and mangled in places – probably because I’ve carried it around with me so many times in and out of a case.  Luckily only one side seems to have come out a bit muffled.  I did all I could to restore the sound quality but it ain’t much.  Be sure to listen to the preview to determine whether this is a dealbreaker for you, but if you stick with it you’ll find some fine selections here (particularly some notable pop music remixes) with some highly skillful transitioning.  Enjoy!

Categories: 90 Minute Tape, Everything, Hardcore - Happy Hardcore, Hardcore - Old Skool Anthems, Hardcore - Old Skool Breakbeat, Jungle - Old Skool Dark, Techno - Acid, Techno - Old Skool, 1992 |

14 Comments

  1. Bio September 5, 2007 @ 4:32 am

    Now I know, now I understand,

    will see what i can do ok !
    movin at the moment.

    Now I see A JUNGLIST!!

  2. Brian September 24, 2007 @ 9:45 am

    Bigup my Amsterdam homie Bioweed! Keep on rockin in the Free World!

  3. California December 1, 2007 @ 2:49 am

    Echoes from Fox Theatre and the Globe.

    Peace to Demodulated Mixtapes.

  4. L.A. January 24, 2008 @ 2:52 am

    The Fox Theater. Wow. that takes me back.

  5. Brian January 24, 2008 @ 9:27 am

    I’d love if you guys could share a memory from those days. My R.A.W. memories are limited to the one time I saw him, and the zillions of times I listened to his tapes.

  6. gm April 9, 2008 @ 9:34 pm

    omg i thought i would never hear this again in my life. hell yeah. r.a.w. made many a trip just to hear him

  7. LQQKIE November 19, 2008 @ 11:17 pm

    This site is awesome.. I was going through my old 102.1 tapes from mid-late 90s with Sheppard and Deadly Headly … I have some great mixes with Felix and Usura
    .. thanks man.. i’m sure I’ll listen to all these

  8. Brian November 20, 2008 @ 7:44 am

    Oi Lqqkie, I didn’t get into techno until Shep had moved to 107.9 but he was my hero at the time. Be sure to check out his Pirate Radio Sessions vol. 1 CD that I have on my site!

    Thanks for stopping by! If you ever rip those tapes they’ll have a home here!

  9. LQQKIE November 21, 2008 @ 2:07 am

    thanks for this.. I’ve almost listened to it all since last night.. wow.. takes me back.. it’s amazing how much the music has changed since those days .. i’ll try to dig up my tapes if they are in any good shape.. but Deadly Headly Jones on 102.1 definately started it all for me..

  10. gmecha February 13, 2009 @ 12:02 am

    fuck i got a grip of r.a.w memories….. i rember watching him spin on night in like 95 or 96 and i remember i was baking so hard that when we mix i swear i seen flames come out the mixer….. no joke…. that kid is sick…still…so many memorys i also remember he played @ a show called cream cheese.. in burbank or some city out there in a hanger….. and it was a video shoot for bon joiv .. big big big sound system.. and couches and chairs…..

  11. shane sowtus March 13, 2009 @ 2:07 pm

    yo dude this is fuckin unreal its ace to see people still like this and that we access it on net. im only 21 and never got see any djs but grew up on this music and will love it till i die because of ma bro thanks for makin this site its the dogs bollocks peace.

  12. Dust One April 8, 2009 @ 11:41 pm

    Anybody got the tracklisting for this mix?! I especially want to know the last song on side B. It uses the same sample that The Prodigy use on their Warrior’s Dance song. The original is True Faith w/ Final Cut “Take me away”. I want to know who did the remix. Thanks!

  13. ed September 15, 2012 @ 2:26 am

    happy herdcore hum

  14. Kriptonic July 12, 2017 @ 11:48 pm

    RAW, Kicked Some Ass…..back in the day…..

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