Could there be anything more beautiful than a chartered history of dance music mapped out on the circuit diagram of a Roland TB-303?
The answer is almost certainly ‘no’, which makes the recently-launched poster series by design agency Dorothy all the more epic.
Available in royal blue and ‘Haçienda’ yellow, the blueprint charts more than 900 clubs, raves, soundsystems, DJs, fanzines, radio stations and other key influencers that helped shape the past, present and future of the scene we know and love.
Where else (apart from on 909originals of course!) can you find, according to the official blurb, a record of “Manchester’s Twisted Wheel (famous for its all-nighters), New York’s legendary Loft parties (organised by David Mancuso) and Paradise Garage (home to DJ Larry Levan’s residency), Chicago’s Warehouse (where Frankie Knuckles pioneered Chicago House), Detroit’s Belleville Three (creators of Detroit techno), Phuture (Chicago band credited with creating acid house’s distinctive sound) and London’s Rare Groove scene (championed by Norman Jay and later Gilles Peterson)”?
At 60cm by 80cm and printed on 135gsm uncoated paper, it’s the perfect filler for that space in the living room reserved for family photos and/or ‘treasured memories’. It’s available to buy via the Dorothy website.
Hopefully Santa will realise what a good boy I’ve been this year (there’s still time!) and drop one of these down the chimney…
Kudos to the Dorothy team for a job well done 🙂