A riotous romp through imaginatively used samples, familiar piano riffs, customary beats and other rave tropes, the master of mischief Luke Vibert puts together a 10 track ode to the era of M25 convoys, mobile phone hotlines and raving amongst dogs on strings in British aerodrome fields. Culling from a long and extensive history in the UK's dance counterculture spanning three decades, Vibert stiches together a collage of sounds, samples and beats for Luke Vibert Presents UK Garave Vol. 1 that captures the essence of the rave era perfectly.
Shuffling breakbeats and spine-tingling synths provide the flashbacks on "Heard It All B4" whilst an onslaught of classic vocal hits come at the listener faster than a double drop rush on "Feel The Melody." "Feel The Riddim" doffs it cap at the dawn of UK garage with big bass bin rumbling riffs and Todd Terry beats on +8 whilst "U Can't Touch Dat" fuses skippy garage beats, rave-tastic stabs and another rewind on the "Can You Feel It" vocal sample that never fails.
Whether you are an ageing raver, or a wide-eyed newbie, Garave Vol. 1 is a hugely enjoyable frolic in rave's DAT tape archives, with Luke Vibert playing master of ceremonies to a musical genre that quite simply refuses to die!