Download Side A – 48:27, 90.8MB
Download Side B – 47:47, 89.6 MB
256kbps, 44.1kHz stereo
This is a special tape for many reasons. First and foremost, it was recorded by 2 awesome and versatile Toronto DJs. Second, it was recorded at The SpacE! (aka The E! Space) at 28 Gunns Road which was an institution of the Toronto underground rave scene in the late 90’s. Finally, this mix was recorded during the pre-party for the first Hullabaloo party which became a world famous happy hardcore series.
The track selection is fantastic and the mixing is sloppy. In my opinion this mix really captures the true spirit of Hullabaloo in that its collaboratively mixed arrangement makes for some lighthearted and fun exchanges between the selectors.
The original tape fades out for about a minute and back in again midway through side B which is a real shame since SOS is in the middle of spinning a great trance track. I think they must have changed the DAT or something there. There’s nothing I could do about the fade but I snipped the long pause in post production.
Considering the zillions of times I’ve played this tape I’m astounded at how clear the audio still is. This is a very rare bit of Hullabaloo memorabilia and I’m thrilled to share it with you as my first mixtape submission.
Are you enjoying this mix? Did you attend the E! Space or the Hullabaloo parties? Please leave a comment and share your thoughts!
Big respect and thanks to Len, aka DJ SOS, for contacting me via email 7 years after I posted this mixtape! He has kindly provided a link to a huge archive of his live sets as SOS and P4L4DiN. Enjoy!