Thee-O – Planetary Rave Series


Thee-O’s Planetary Rave Series, was released in 1995, but also includes mixes from 1994. The following text is from the back cover of this incredible 4 tape box set release:

The year is 2007 (the distant future) and our orbit is complete. The interplanetary rave was a success. The Global Intelligence Agency and local governments thought it could not be done. They wanted to use our alien friends as experimental lab rats. We knew what would unite us all. It has united different cultures and colors for years, so why not different alien races? A huge mega rave spanning our solar system!

We started off on Venus and danced as the sun went down. A full moon guided us through our stop on Earth. On Mars we picked up steam and pranced around the huge mountain of speakers. Finally we arrived on Saturn, where the sun peeked through like a fireball amidst the orbiting rings.

Yes, it was a night to remember. It was the same as it ever was. It was our time and place. It was our destiny. Fly safely.

Thee-O – Sunset On Venus (Inside The Outside)


Thee-O – Sunset On Venus (Don’t Stare At The Sun)


Thee-O – Evening On Earth (Inside The Clear Blue)


Thee-O – Evening On Earth (Full Moon Maddness)


Thee-O – Midnight On Mars (Raving On The Red Planet)


Thee-O – Midnight On Mars (Will This Madness Ever End)


Thee-O – Sunrise On Saturn (The Sun Can Burn)


Thee-O – Sunrise On Saturn (The Sun Can Heal)


If you now any of the tracks in these mixes, post them in the comments. Tell your friends about this site if you like it!

Tape Source: DJ Thee-O and Ryan D

19 thoughts on “Thee-O – Planetary Rave Series”

  1. Sunset On Venus is a brilliant mix that covers many walls of this eclectic room. This mixed tape brings back some of the most wonderful memories of my early raves. The integrity of this tape has it’s roots in Thee-o’s mind that was a planted gift in the ears of the masses.

  2. Evening on Earth seems to be the same on both sides…. Input error, I assume?

  3. The Sunrise on Saturn tapes are brilliantlly mixed. I love the Dreamish Ambient Over tones it carries. It’s the perfect set to listen while cleaning, playing Chess or simply driving to go do the daily tasks. Also the Sun Can Burn side is a good side to use on Holloween while trick-or treaters knock on your door for candy.

  4. I was so lucky to have sunset on venus as one of my first introductions to electronic music and it’s still IMHO the most creative and enriching mixtape listens i’ve ever encountered. just listened to it tonight and it still sounds classic and beautiful. would love a full tracklist

  5. This is probably one of my favorite things I have done mixtape wise. Thank you sharing this. It takes me way back and sometimes you just need that :)

  6. Raving On The Red Planet is madness. Such a good tape. It captures that outdoor (Desert/Mountain) gig vibe. Trance like this was awesome to get lost to.

  7. sunset on venus is my favorite ambient mixes EVER!!!!!!! I NEED A TRACK LISTING!!!! whats after autechre lowride?

  8. Sunset On Venus (Inside The Outside)
    0:03 Spacetime Continuum – Fluresence
    Only reason I know that is because of DJ Dan’s “Weed Wacker” tape.
    10:53 Autechre – Lowride [thx Justin]
    43:30 Freaky Chakra – Halucifuge (Blind Dive)

    Sunset On Venus (Don’t Stare At The Sun)
    Anyone know the 2nd track @ 5:25? First heard that on a B-Side (Ben Hebel) mix (& nowhere else since).

    Evening On Earth (Full Moon Maddness)
    11:56 sounds very nice, never heard that before.
    22:29 Salt Tank – Eugina

  9. Starting at about 31 min. on Inside the Clear Blue is:
    Hardfloor – Into the Nature (South of Detroit Mix)

  10. 17:19 on Sunrise On Saturn (The Sun Can Heal) is:
    Union Jack – Morning Glory
    (also on Sasha & Dillweed’s “Northern Exposure: Expeditions” album).

  11. @alexey the track on the b side of sunset on venus @ 5:25 is new london school of electronics
    voices of the rainforest!!!

  12. Would be nice to see the ‘Synthetic/Organic’ double pack on here.

    Or, how about ‘Chemical Music’.

    Does anyone have these?

  13. Hey Brian, I’m definitely interested in the Thee-o tapes! I’ve sent you an email, but just in case you didn’t receive it, here’s mine.
    And if you’re interested in listening to more SoCal 90’s underground electronic goodies checkout:

  14. Sunset On Venus (Inside The Outside)
    1. Spacetime Continuum – Fluresence
    2. Tranquility Bass – Cantamilla
    3. Autechre – Lowride
    4. Richard H. Kirk – Come
    5. Alien Signal – Virgo Cluster
    6. Biosphere – The Fairytale (Remix)
    7. Robert Leiner – From Beyond And Back
    8. ?
    9. Essa – Up There Out There
    10. Freaky Chakra – Halucifuge (Blind Dive Mix)

    Sunset On Venus (Don’t Stare At The Sun)
    1. Material – Mantra [The Orb Praying Mantra Mix]
    2. The New London School Of Electronics – Voices Of The Rainforest
    3. ?
    4. Jam & Spoon – Follow Me!
    5. ?
    6. ?
    7. Sequential – A Trip To Paradise

  15. Evening On Earth (Inside The Clear Blue)
    1. Speedy J – Symmetry
    2. Atypic – Focus Mel
    3. Ken Ishii – A.F.I.A.C.
    4. ?
    5. ?
    6 ?
    7. Hardfloor – Into the Nature (South of Detroit Mix)
    8. ?
    9. ?

    Evening On Earth (Full Moon Madness)
    1. ?
    2. Close Up Over – Caz
    3. ?
    4. Salt Tank – Eugina (Pacific Diva)
    5. Joey Beltram – Electric
    6. ?
    7. ?

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