On this day in 1990, the Freedom To Party rally took over London’s Trafalgar Square…

On this day 30 years ago (27 January 1990), one of the most important gatherings in acid house history took place, as more than 8,000 attended the Freedom to Party

Read More

“All these kids want to do is enjoy themselves. Why is the law trying to stop them?” Clubland after acid house… [December 1989]

The tail end of the 80s was a period of immense change (not least encapsulated by the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989) and as society looked forward

Read More

“People are still partying in spite of the persecution…” One year on from the Criminal Justice Act [November 1995]

There are few pieces of legislation more reviled in dance culture than the UK’s Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, which notoriously gave police the power to shut down

Read More

Ahead of a screening of ‘Notes On Rave In Dublin’ this Friday, we caught up with director James Redmond to get his take on the past, present and future of Dublin clubbing…

This Friday (18 October) sees a very special screening of Notes On Rave In Dublin take place in The Sugar Club. The documentary, which has had very limited screenings to

Read More

“They’ll never kill the whole thing off completely” – The Prodigy’s Liam Howlett on the future of rave… [July 1994]

The Prodigy’s era-defining Music for the Jilted Generation topped the album charts 25 years ago next week, establishing the former Essex ravers as musical kingpins. To mark the occasion, Melody

Read More

This London exhibition on the emergence of rave culture looks all kinds of awesome…

This Friday (12 July), London’s Saatchi Gallery will launch Sweet Harmony: Rave | Today, a retrospective exhibition on the emergence and ascendancy of acid house and rave culture, featuring photography

Read More

The Castlemorton Common Festival kicked off on this day in 1992… and rave culture would never be the same again

“We are learning about these people. They are now a major phenomenon in this country and each year they get bigger and better organised. Somebody up the line, right at

Read More

To mark the release of Beats, we count down five of cinema’s best clubbing/rave scenes…

In case you haven’t yet seen Beats – a coming of age tale about two lads in Scotland in the mid 90s – stop reading this article now and book

Read More

The Prodigy’s No Good (Start The Dance) Turns 25…

On 16 May 1994, 25 years ago today, THIS dropped… No Good (Start The Dance), the second single from The Prodigy’s Music For The Jilted Generation, remains one of the

Read More

Sehr geil! Check out this insane footage of a Mayday party from 25 years ago… [April 1994]

One of the longest-running electronic music festivals in the world, Mayday traditionally takes place on 30 April each year at Dortmund’s Westfalenhallen, welcoming the great and good of the dance

Read More