45 episodes

Taking you on a nostalgic journey back in time through big-name interviews with the legendary DJs, MCs, producers, promoters and pirates who got you dancing through the rave-era, and who you’ve loved ever since.

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    • 4.8 • 90 Ratings

Taking you on a nostalgic journey back in time through big-name interviews with the legendary DJs, MCs, producers, promoters and pirates who got you dancing through the rave-era, and who you’ve loved ever since.

    Stu Allan, 4/4 – The ups and downs of happy hardcore & creating new ravers through radio

    Stu Allan, 4/4 – The ups and downs of happy hardcore & creating new ravers through radio

    Rave and Radio King of the Northwest STU ALLAN completes his interview with ROAR by giving his take on the birth, death and rebirth of happy hardcore, and how his shows on Piccadilly Radio and Key 103 inspired a generation of new ravers. Plus Stu tells how he’s managed scene politics and discusses how he’s coped without gigs during the pandemic. Watch Donate ENJOY ALL THIS GREAT RAVE CONTENT? IN THAT CASE WE NEED *YOUR* SUPPORT TO KEEP GROWING AND DEVELOPING! With lots of big plans and costs increasing, we have a new membership scheme where you can support us...

    • 33 min
    Stu Allan, 3/4 – Pop success, a brush with tragedy & a bit of Peter Andre!

    Stu Allan, 3/4 – Pop success, a brush with tragedy & a bit of Peter Andre!

    In the third of a four-part interview with ROAR, STU ALLAN looks back at his period of pop success with Clock, and discusses for the first time about the strange and upsetting time one of his early tunes became the soundtrack to the horrific torture and murder of a young woman. Plus he talks about remixing his music icons including Nile Rogers…and Peter Andre! Don’t miss the fourth and final part 3 on Wednesday where Stu gives his take on the birth and death and rebirth of happy hardcore, reveals his pride at having got so many people into rave...

    • 44 min
    Stu Allan, 2/4 – Hacienda years, refusing to be pigeonholed & chucking mics in the sea

    Stu Allan, 2/4 – Hacienda years, refusing to be pigeonholed & chucking mics in the sea

    In part 2 of a four-part interview, STU ALLAN tells ROAR about his experiences of playing the legendary Manchester rave venue The Hacienda and those exciting years in the early ‘90s where he was able to play a range of dance music and refused to be pigeonholed. The Rave King of Radio and the Northwest also talks about his superstar pal Carl Cox’s departure from the scene and how they kept in touch over lazy Sunday roasts plus Stu reveals how he once got so annoyed with one irritating MC that he not only unplugged the poor lad’s microphone, but...

    • 45 min
    Stu Allan, 1/4 – Anglesey’s sole soul DJ, moving to Manchester & becoming its Rave King

    Stu Allan, 1/4 – Anglesey’s sole soul DJ, moving to Manchester & becoming its Rave King

    ROAR welcomes the evergreen figure of Stu Allan for the first in a four-parter interview spread across a fortnight where he discusses exactly how he became the Rave King of Radio and the Northwest! In part one Stu AKA, well, Stu Allan tells The ’90s Rave Podcast about his musical childhood in a band and how he became almost the only DJ from the small island of Anglesey in northwest Wales actively pushing soul music in the ‘70s and ‘80s, before being forced to move to Manchester due to unemployment in the Thatcher years. Despite admitting he didn’t much enjoy...

    • 36 min
    Episode 32: Magika, Part 3/3: Falling out of love with happy hardcore & *THAT* Vibealite fallout

    Episode 32: Magika, Part 3/3: Falling out of love with happy hardcore & *THAT* Vibealite fallout

    MAGIKA finally tackles one of the reasons why so many of you were clamouring for ROAR: The ‘90s Rave Podcast to get the MC on the podcast as he puts *HIS* side of the story to the fall-out with VIBEALITE promoter GARY JACQUES. In third and final part of our in-depth interview, the self-confessed Mister Marmite of rave AKA AIMRAN MAJID, or ‘G’ also lays bare the shocking racism that he says he’s experienced “countless” times in a rave scene which prides itself on peace, love, unity and respect. And he admits falling out of love with happy hardcore, explians...

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Magika, Part 2/3: Getting in with Carl Cox, buttering up promoters & the odd regret

    Magika, Part 2/3: Getting in with Carl Cox, buttering up promoters & the odd regret

    In this episode MAGIKA explains how he solidified his position as one of the ‘90s rave scene’s leading MCs, and assesses why he thinks he has come to divide opinion, admitting with honesty that he could have acted better at times and that he regrets some of his past actions. In this the second of a three-part in-depth interview with ROAR: The ‘90s Rave Podcast, Magika AKA AIMRAN MAJID, or ‘G’ also discusses how he came to work as host of the CARL COX CONCEPT and managed to MC at both HELTER SKELTER and DREAMSCAPE by getting pally with their...

    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

Se_cu ,

Gets better

First few episodes, felt a little commercial. But since then it’s got better. It’s finally starting to find it’s own way and some of the guests have been amazing. Keep it up.

Dolly34 ,

On a constant build up to that classic, old skool high!

I had my doubts about the first few episodes, for me it did feel a bit commercial but further down the line Tom definitely brought it back on track. If you were a raver or even still are, then you need this podcast in your life. The fact that Tom is also an old skool raver means he can relate to his guest and can pitch the interview perfect so we can hear what we’ve been waiting to hear about the scene and our hero’s all these years!
Proper buzzin!

Shane5581 ,

A must for anyone who loves dance music

I love this podcast. I went to my first rave when I was 16 back in ‘97 and never looked back. Lucky enough to go to a few dreamscapes and helter skelters. It’s super interesting to hear from the DJ’s I have loved for most of my life.

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