1990s Rave Trivia Quiz

Test your basic early 1990s RAVE facts with this short quiz, and share your results with your friends. More quizzes coming soon. Send a PM if you’d like to add some Q&A’s. Thanks

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#1. The correspondence for going to illegal raves was...

To attend an illegal rave you first had to pick up or receive a flyer for the party which included a phone number only, and no location address. On the night of the event, usually 1-hour before it began, a corresponding location address was typically on a recording when you called the number. This location called a Map Point is where you picked up your ticket and a Map to direct you to the real location of the party. Promoters went through these lengths to keep Police and Authorities away.

#2. Eat em up yum yum, Eat em up yum yum. Give Em an ________.

Ecstasy was the go-to preferred drug of choice in the rave movement as it accelerated a euphoric sense for dance and music. Give M an E by Skin-Up embodied this high with the perfect breakbeat tune.

#3. I'm the one and only __________.

Another Techno banger from 1991 from Dutch duo Johan van Beek and Robert Mahu aka Human Resource

#4. He who controls the spice, controls the universe

The late Ian Loveday, better known as Eon. His sound was a link between the early Detroit techno and contemporary dance music. “Spice” was released in November 1990. A Tune that was blow up the dance floors. SEE EON Wiki

#5. _________ Techno

Detroit Techno roots come from Motor City and the production of machines building cars. Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson and Derrick May started it all

#6. Spinning is when...

A widely used term in the days of Vinyl Records. A turntable platter spins thus when a DJ puts a record on the platter they’re spinning.

#7. __________ says always "tell your mommy before you go off somewhere."

The massive breakbeat tune from Prodigy 1990 that propelled them to new heights. this tune would also make a frenzy of the crowd

#8. What year did Rave Music really hit the airwaves?

While there were many Pirate Radio stations playing underground music, there was also commercial stations like KISS FM London playing some hits here and there, but, there were no dedicated EDM-only stations until Mars FM 103.1 Los Angeles in 1991

#9. Hits like Cubik and Pacific were late 80s tunes by

The tune Cubik by 808 State incorporated electric guitar in a tune at the right time.

#10. The origins of House Music

While its roots lay in New York City Disco, the true House Music sound is from Chicago.

#11. The Origins of Trance

Although trance is a genre of its own, it is an amalgamation of sounds and influences from other musical styles such as techno, house, pop, chill-out, classical music, tech house, ambient and film music- Wiki

#12. Balloons were...

Balloons were filled with Nitrous oxide gas and inhaled. It would produce a rapid rush of euphoria that would enhance sounds and sensations. The high lasted a short period of time, usually a few minutes. In the early 90s, a full balloon would cost anywhere from $2-$5

#13. The origins of Drum n Bass

Drum n Bass is an amalgamation of sounds that came together from sped up Reggae, Breakbeats, Techno, Hip-Hop, Jazz and so fourth, into Jungle Music. A sound that rooted in North London City in 1991. by 1994/95 it had developed into Drum n Bass

#14. the Origins of Acid House

#15. ____________ & AdamX

The most influential duo to come out of New York City’s early scene were siblings, Frankie Bones and AdamX. Billed together for countless events in Europe and America – See Wiki

#16. 2 Bad _______

2 Bad Mice was a hardcore breakbeat group in England. originally two members of a group and the third was owner and creator of Moving Shadow Records.

#17. the Acid House sound is from which synth?

Watch this!

#18. __________ is gonna rock ya! It's 3 A.M., 3 A.M.

The KLF a British electronic band that formed in London, 1987. In 1991 they released “the White Room” which reached #3 in the U.K. Their video made it’s way across the pond and was very popular.

#19. Massive Raves Began in...

The first all electronic music festival was in Berlin 1989 titled, Love Parade, though, with only 150 people.. Undoubtedly the earliest Massive/Festivals that were wholly electronic dance music were happening in the U.K. starting in 1990

#20. Everybody's Freeeeee to feel good

A Breakbeat Rave Anthem by Rosalla that hit the dance floor hard by making everyone come together 😛


The history of underground raves can be traced back to the 1980s when electronic music was first emerging as a genre. In the early days, raves were often held in abandoned buildings, warehouses, or other empty spaces, with little or no promotion beyond word-of-mouth.

In the UK, the underground rave scene emerged as a subculture in the late 1980s, fueled by the growth of acid house and techno music. These raves were often held in remote locations, such as fields, warehouses, or industrial sites, to avoid detection by law enforcement. The parties were organized by a network of DJs, promoters, and music enthusiasts who were passionate about the new sound.

As the rave scene grew, it began to attract larger crowds and gained a reputation for being associated with drugs and other illicit activities. In response, governments around the world began cracking down on the rave scene, imposing stricter laws and regulations.

In the 1990s, the rave scene began to evolve and expand, with new sub-genres of music emerging and raves becoming more mainstream. Many rave promoters, such as fresh PRODUCE began to move their parties to legal venues, such as clubs and music festivals.

Today, the underground rave scene continues to thrive, with events organized around the world by a network of dedicated music enthusiasts. While the raves of today may be more organized and legal than those of the past, the spirit of the underground rave lives on in the music, the culture, and the sense of community that still defines the scene.