Friday, March 03, 2006

Rewind That

Dance label owner and dj Dave Piccioni on the recent wave of retro rave compilations:

Dance music has been around a long time, but this current cycle, the one that started with the rave scene has really now matured. New people entering the scene want to know about its history so these compilations are relevant and you’ve also got younger DJs coming along now bringing their own different histories. So there’s enough room and I think there’s a demand for these CDs definitely and they are interesting albums. Though in some ways they’re a labour of love, because we don’t make a lot of money off them because all the tracks are licensed from major labels, and are really a nightmare to put together.

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