DJ Spun / Various | The Beat by SPUN – West Coast Breakbeat Rave Electrofunk 1988-1994 Vol 2



DJ EFX (Beta Test) - Star Trax  

Wechselspannung - 220V (Extract)  

Jupiter 6 - A8  

The Ultraviolet Catastrophe - The Trip (Trip Harder)  

Electroliners - Loose Caboose  

High Lonesome Soundsystem - Champion Sound  

Single Cell Orchestra - I Hear the DJ’s Here  

Jim Hopkins - C’mon Now  

Central Fire - Kamba (The Lost Mix)  

DJ Emma - The Duster (Fuck Off and Dance Mix)  

PART 2: Most interesting historical underground music snapshot from San Fran…

In the late 1980s, Disco was taking a backseat to the burgeoning psychedelic scene in San Francisco, marking a pivotal shift in musical culture. A dynamic transformation was underway as the younger generation sought a fresh auditory adventure, all while the devastating AIDS epidemic cast a somber pall over the city's nightlife. A subtle sonic movement quietly emerged often referred to as "The Beat." This musical tapestry encompassed everything from Hip-Hop and Freestyle to Industrial, New Wave, Boogie, Miami Bass, and Techno – the unifying thread being the distinctive vibe that characterised this eclectic mix.

As House, Techno, and Raving gradually gained prominence along the West Coast, a distinctive interpretation of these evolving sounds took root. Drawing inspiration from influential hubs like New York, Chicago, Detroit, Europe, and notably the UK, which saw a wave of talented young DJs migrate to California, San Francisco became the backdrop for its own version of the second Summer of Love. While the exact chronology might spark debate – some recalling '92, while others leaning towards '93 – what remains indisputable is the era spanning from 1990 to 1994, an unparalleled epoch of exuberant dancefloor revelry on the western shores.

A grassroots movement of labels and producers emerged organically, ardently championing this distinct sound and catapulting it onto the global stage…these volumes offer a vivid snapshot of the melodious tapestry that coloured San Francisco and the broader West Coast during that era. Each track featured stands as a 100% Sure Shot that was played heavily by DJ Spun back in those very heady days.

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