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23 Things You Tried To Forget About Nu Rave

It was a simpler time, when nothing was ironic and everything was neon and lamé.

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6. As was Lightspeed Champion.

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Aka Dev Heynes, aka Blood Orange. He might be living a cool minimalist life in New York now, writing songs for Solange, but we all remember his origins. We remember.

12. Hadouken!, Klaxons and Crystal Castles were on every playlist.

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Plus New Young Pony Club, CSS, and Robots in Disguise.

13. Skins really spoke to you and maybe you even tried to emulate the ridiculous lifestyle it portrayed.

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"My mum and dad were away for the weekend so we all went round mine and had like two WKDs each. It was like something out of Skins." – You at some point, probably.

14. And your mind was kind of blown when Crystal Castles were on Skins.

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Two things you loved, combined into one, with a really emotional bit thrown in for good measure. Your little 14-year-old heart couldn't handle it.

15. You also probably wore leggings. Lots and lots of leggings.

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17. There were lightning bolts on everything.

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18. All jewellery was plastic.

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And Tatty Devine did the best plastic jewellery.

20. Also everyone had a bizarre obsession with cassette tapes but no one actually used them, even ironically.

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They were mostly just spray painted then used to make accessories.

21. There were a lot of '80s themed parties but everyone basically just wore their same clothes, maybe with more neon.

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They were in no way representative of the '80s.

23. It was a simpler time.

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A purer time.

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