There is no denying that the music scene back in the 90s was going through a pretty strange phase. There were people who were head over heels because of Nirvana, and then there were people who were losing their religion because of R.E.M. The music scene in the 90s was in one word, “weird” to say the least. Why am I saying this? Because in the midst of all the mainstream artists taking most of the playtime on radios, you would hear some really strange, almost drug infused rave music, and not just any rave music, a type of rave music that would include samples of TV tunes of children’s TVs. Samples that was hard for the teen, or pre-teen generation of the 90s.
If you are wondering, there were a lot of tracks that actually defined the weird music that I am talking about the Sesame’s Treat by Smart E – the track that reached number 2 in the UK, and number 60 on the US. Then we had Trip to Trumpton by Urban Hype, as well as Summers Magic by Mark Summers, and not to forget Charly by The Prodigy.
When people heard this music, it was a strange feeling for most of them as they could not find the right word to explain it. The music they were listening to had influences of pop, rave, dance, techno, as well as the children’s cartoon. Some people started calling it cartoon rave, while others were calling it toytown techno. Whatever the case it was, this weird music was a rather strange phenomenon that was short lived as it soon started to fade away by the 1992s. This made the serious rave DJs a lot, however, the remnants of this eccentric music helped in introducing the 90s children to the strange joy of electronic music, whereas many people who were producing this sort of music achieve a lot of success.
The reason why these tunes ended up being popular in the mainstream even after they faded away was because rave DJs started to pick these records and transformed them into hits. The same formula was used on many of the dance hits of the same era.
According to several experts, the same weird and eccentric music that made many DJs uncomfortable gave them a way of taking the mainstream era during that time, as well as plugging into the excitement that was generated from the raves.
Needless to say, the 90s serves as a keystone where music went through an awful lot of changes; one can almost say that it was a domino effect for the entire industry, because the change was so drastic and severe that it could be felt throughout all the genres in one way or another. Some artists, and bands took great advantage of this change, and decided to go with the flow, while others just rejected it while watching it go into the obscure. We can’t quiet comment on what would have happened to music if it this change didn’t happen.