If you ever spent any time in an altered state of mind inside of a chillout room at a rave at some point in the 1990s, chances are you were privy to the DJing skills of Matthew Hawtin, the brother of none other than RPM icon Ritchie “Plastikman” Hawtin. Once Again, Again is a seamless compilation of 29 of Hawtin’s most highly favored 12-inches from his crates during the years spanning 1993 and 1998, when he was a regular at such legendary Detroit parties as Sputnik, Hardest, and Heaven and Hell, as well as major national events like Tribal Gathering and Time Warp. And with key chillout classics from Solar Quest, Irresistible Force, Dubtribe Sound System, Sun Electric, Squid, MLO, and a pre-prog Porcupine Tree among many others woven into the blend, this also serves as a definitive anthology of mid-‘90s ambient that any recovering raver should check out.
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