Celebrate the 90s all through June on Double J
Was the 90s the greatest decade in music?
That’s the question we’re asking you all throughout June, as we go deep on the decade that shaped so many of us musically.
We have a heap of exciting things planned, only some of which we can tell you about today. Including the following:
The 50 Best...:
We’ve voted, tallied, argued, voted again and finally come up with four exhaustive lists that get to the bottom of the best and most important music and figures of the '90s.
Here's what we'll look at:
Saturday 3 June: The 50 Best Australian Songs of the 90s
Saturday 10 June: The 50 Best Overlooked Tracks of the 90s
Saturday 17 June: The 50 Best Female Artists of the 90s
Saturday 24 June: The 50 Best Live Acts of the 90s
Online, our team of music lovers will drill down into what makes these songs and artists so special.
On air, we'll play the entire countdown each Saturday from 3pm.
The J Files:
The biggest scenes of the 90s go under the spotlight in The J Files this month. We’ll go deep on the music that was so vital at the time and remains so influential to this day.
Each week, Caz Tran reminds you about (or introduces you to) a different classic album from the 1990s. It’s a diverse range of music, but every record is an absolute killer.
Myf is bringing back the quiz for June. Some very special guests will join her each week and fight it out to become the all-knowing ultimate 90s geniuses.
Week one featured the great writer and broadcaster Helen Razer in the hotseat.
Week two saw ABC News Breakfast host Virginia Trioli get grilled.
Week three featured comedian Lawrence Mooney testing his memory of the decade.
Week four had Myf reaquainted with her old housemate, Stephanie Ashworth of Something For Kate and Sandpit fame.
Week five featured saw acclaimed author Christos Tsiolkas test his soundtrack knowledge.
You can try your luck on our quizzes too:
How well do you know the 90s?
How well do you know Britpop?
Which 90s scene are you?
How well do you know 90s Australian music?
Test your 90s hip hop knowledge
How well do you remember the soundtracks of the 90s?
Do you have the biggest Big Beat brain?
Artist In Residence:
Kram, our Artist In Residence for June, had a massive decade in the 90s. He has called a bunch of friends and, together, they spin plenty of tales about the scene they found themselves such a big part of.
Week One: Why Kram thinks ‘Glockenpop’ might be the best song Spiderbait ever wrote
Week Two: Powderfinger's metal moment and the hypocrisy of anti-corporate 90s bands
Week Three: Rhys Muldoon schools us on Canberra underground music
Would your favourite ‘90s records stand up today? What year was Livid Festival at its peak? Whatever happened to Jill Sobule? We’ll answer all these and so much more in a series of special feature articles all through June.
- Oasis: Which Gallagher Brother is the best Gallagher Brother?
- Not From There released a classic, won an ARIA and split up: what happened next?
- The music and mayhem of Livid '94
- Snout were masters of peculiar pop through the 90s: what happened next?
- Could you improve these 90s hits by adding a verse from Snoop Dogg?
- Jill Sobule had hits with 'I Kissed A Girl' and 'Supermodel': what happened next?
- What Australian electronica really sounded like in the 90s
- The enduring power of music shines through at Double J's 90s party
- Quindon Tarver was the child star of Romeo + Juliet: what happened next?
- Inside Sydney's thriving electronic music scene of the 90s
Live At The Wireless:
With our archives bursting at the seams with great live sets from the '90s, it was mighty tricky to narrow it down to just four. But we think you'll be very pleased with the huge artists whose sets we've chosen to relive each Tuesday.
We’ve called upon some of the best DJs of the ‘90s (or at least those who've been heavily inspired by the decade) to cook up mixes that celebrate the decade. They’re diverse and they’re pretty awesome.
Of course there's plenty of 90s gold to get through, so we'll dedicate all weekend to playing the best rock, dance, hip hop and more that this amazing decade gave us. We're dusting off plenty of classics and some stuff you won't have heard in years.
Stay tuned to Double J all through June to relive some of the greatest music of our lives, and wonder whether the ‘90s was the best decade in music.