Ladies and gentlemen, the WINNER of the Irish Rave Championship is…


All good things must come to an end, and over the past few days, 909originals has hosted the inaugural Irish Rave Championship, a contest to determine Ireland’s greatest old school dance track. We’ve had a lot of fun putting it together, and we hope you’ve enjoyed getting involved – thousands of votes were cast!

There an only be one winner, however, and we are delighted to reveal that Ireland’s greatest old school dance track is…

SECRET WEAPON – DREAM LOVER (SOUND CROWD MIX)

Congratulations to Secret Weapon – Dream Lover (Sound Crowd Mix), which achieved 54.2% of the vote in the Final, compared to 45.8% for Sound Crowd Orchestra – Sixth Season. Bragging rights are officially yours! 🙂

Click below to listen to a YouTube playlist of all the tracks that competed in the competition.


A full list of results can be found below.

ROUND 1 RESULTS

Match 1: The 4th Dimension – Storm (58.2%) VS Death Before Disco – Ministry (41.8%)
Match 2: Micky Mac – Dance Nation (54.5%) VS Firstborn ‎– The Mood Club (45.5%)
Match 3: Mark Kavanagh ‎– Bad Boy (44.8%) VS Agnelli & Nelson – El Nino (55.2%)
Match 4: Bumble – West In Motion (44.2%) VS Razor ‎– Doppelgänger (55.8%)

Match 5: Sound Crowd Orchestra – Sixth Season (93.8%) VS DJ Wool – Earthy (6.3%)
Match 6: Rob Rowland ‎– Glocomm (37.5%) VS David Holmes – Gritty Shaker (62.5%)
Match 7: 4 Rhythm – Maniac (73%) VS Mind Over Music ‎– Jacob’s Ladder (27%)
Match 8: Mr. Spring ‎– Voyager 1.56 (72.5%) VS DJ Modelle – Dance To The Beat (27.5%)

Match 9: Ubiquity ‎– Bolivian Angel (88.4%) VS Bass Odyssey – Remote Control Soul (11.6%)
Match 10: Yomanda – Synth & Strings (40.8%) VS DJ Pressure – Pride (59.2%)
Match 11: Mad Sound Disease ‎– MoonBoom (68%) VS Decal – Excelsis (32%)
Match 12: Liquid Wheel – Mutronik (58.7%) VS Phunk’Dup – Hausflake (41.3%)

Match 13: Secret Weapon – Dream Lover (Sound Crowd Mix) (58.2%) VS Johnny Moy – Squirt (41.8%)
Match 14: Liquid Wheel – Blue (90.7%) VS Hyper[borea] – Dulamán (Tribal Club Mix) (9.3%)
Match 15: Basic – Greenback (23.7%) VS DJ Kayos – Prophesy (76.3%)
Match 16: 4th Dimension – Pure Dream (49.1%) VS FishGoTech – In Motion (Sweat Full On Mix) (50.9%)

ROUND 2 RESULTS

Match 1: DJ Pressure – Pride (41.8%) vs Ubiquity ‎– Bolivian Angel (58.2%)
Match 2: Mad Sound Disease ‎– MoonBoom (68.2%) vs DJ Kayos – Prophesy (31.8%)
Match 3: Liquid Wheel – Mutronik (46.5%) vs Razor ‎– Doppelgänger (53.5%)
Match 4: Sound Crowd Orchestra – Sixth Season (87%) vs Micky Mac – Dance Nation (13%)

Match 5: David Holmes – Gritty Shaker (40.6%) vs Agnelli & Nelson – El Nino (59.4%)
Match 6: The 4th Dimension – Storm (40.8%) vs Liquid Wheel – Blue (59.2%)
Match 7: 4 Rhythm – Maniac (35.7%) vs Mr. Spring ‎– Voyager 1.56 (64.3%)
Match 8: FishGoTech – In Motion (Sweat Full On Mix) (25.4%) vs Secret Weapon – Dream Lover (Sound Crowd Mix) (74.6%)

QUARTER FINALS

Match 1: Sound Crowd Orchestra – Sixth Season (50%) vs Liquid Wheel – Blue (50%) [Sound Crowd Orchestra wins the replay]
Match 2: Agnelli & Nelson – El Nino (45.5%) vs Mad Sound Disease ‎– MoonBoom (54.5%)
Match 3: Secret Weapon – Dream Lover (Sound Crowd Mix) (53.7%) vs Razor ‎– Doppelgänger (46.3%)
Match 4: Ubiquity ‎– Bolivian Angel (71.9%) vs Mr. Spring – Voyager 1.56 (28.1%)

SEMI FINALS

Match 1: Mad Sound Disease ‎– MoonBoom (24%) vs Secret Weapon – Dream Lover (Sound Crowd Mix) (76%)
Match 2: Ubiquity ‎– Bolivian Angel (38%) vs Sound Crowd Orchestra – Sixth Season (62%)

THE FINAL

Secret Weapon – Dream Lover (Sound Crowd Mix) )(54.2%) vs Sound Crowd Orchestra – Sixth Season (45.8%)

Thanks to everyone that cast a vote, rallied support for your favourites through social media, and of course to the producers themselves for putting together such epic music… the soundtrack to so many memories on the dancefloor. 🙂

Also, to keep the old school fires burning, why not check out RAVE TAPES IRELAND, our comprehensive archive of Irish rave tapes..?

Thanks again!

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