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Mental Groove Classics Vol. 3

by Various Artists

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    releases May 24, 2024

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    2x12" limited Edition of 500, 350gsm inside out sleeve, Gold pantone.

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  • Full Digital Discography Full Digital Discography

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1.
Ben J'ammin M (Matthew B) - Evolvic (1991)
2.
Uncle 22 - Pain (1991)
3.
Point Zero - Coastal (1994)
4.
Escape - Escape (The Optical Mix) (1993)
5.
Ike - Euphoria(1989)
6.
Minimal Man (Baby Ford) - Outside The Window (Track 1232) (1993)
7.
Mad Musician - Jazz Out (1991)
8.
Unknown Artist - Sunflower (1997)

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The Mental Groove Classic series returns with a treasure trove of rare and hard to find tracks plucked from the personal collection of label founder Olivier Ducret, a pivotal figure in Switzerland’s acid house and rave-era party scene.

On Volumes Two and Three of the series – the first installment hit stores in 2017 – the Mental Groove and Musique Pour La Danse label founder takes us back to the turn of the ‘90s, a time he spent promoting parties in fields, squats, forests, warehouses and former factories in and around Geneva and behind the counter of a record shop of the same name. While others in Switzerland’s emerging dance music scene gravitated towards US house and garage, Olivier and his crew opted for a bass, breaks and techno-focused sound inspired by regular trips to clubs, raves and record shops in the UK.

Drawing directly from his own record box and a memory bank full of snapshots of euphoric dancefloor moments, Mental Groove Classics volumes Two and Three sees Olivier reaching for cuts of near-mythical rarity, genuinely overlooked gems, and undeniably brilliant tracks that have left a long-lasting impression on the local raving landscape. It’s an autobiographical audio document, historical archive and personal musical statement all rolled into one, inspired by a moment in time where musical boundaries were being redrawn in a wave of carefree optimism and freedom inspired new rave scenes across Europe and far beyond.

Matt Anniss

Original artwork by Soho's Brain Club co-owner and artist of early British club culture Mark Wigan.

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releases May 24, 2024

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