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"A fragmentary novel that attempts to capture the feel of debauchery from within"

Rave, a 1998 novel by German author Rainald Goetz, is set to be released in English for the first time this year. 

The novel has...

From the golden age of rave to your living room

This saturday, 4th April, a virtual ‘90s-inspired rave will be live streamed online.

The stream will be hosted on the Facebook page of Scottish festival,...

One of the first legal UK mega-raves to bring dance music culture to the masses was Fantazia. With its emphasis on spending big production budgets...

By the early ’90s, dance music in the UK was already a complex beast. US house and techno cross-pollinated with synth-pop, rare groove and soundsystem...

Photographer Tilman Brembs worked in Tresor during the decade

A new photo book documents the 1990s Berlin techno scene.

Comprising over 180 photos taken from 1991 to 1997, Tilman Brembs' limited edition book Over...

Take a trip down memory lane...

Raving in the '90s wasn’t like it is today, rave culture grew out of a lack of opportunities for young people and a general disenfranchisement...

Back to the 90s...

Whilst dance music is becoming more and more colourful thanks to elrow and the like, there’s something about the early days of rave in the...

The energy is palpable...

Photographer Peter Walsh has released amazing photos from the bygone era of The Haçienda to celebrate a recent talk at The Subculture Archive on Carnaby Street...

The man, the myth, the legend...

One of the great characters in global electronic music, Mr C is a visionary, artist, actor and activist. He’s been prominent in the underground for...

Roots and future: a history of U.K dance...

Narrator Georges Collinet explores the crucial impact that black British musicians, DJs and MCs had on UK on the rave scene in the late 80s...

Here's the tracks that influenced Shit Robot's musical journey...

Marcus Lambkin, aka Shit Robot, has his third ace album on DFA out this month — ‘What Follows’. It follows 2010’s ‘From The Cradle To...

Plus David August, Solomun and Sven Väth

Probably the most innovative Boiler-Room-inspired channel to date, '90s Boiler Room is the latest internet phenomenon to poke fun at the DJ set streaming service....

We interview Jim Tang about the return

To readers of a certain age, and those who know their UK rave history, the name Dreamscape will evoke memories of a transitional period between...

DJ Mag delves into the history of dance culture’s Woodstock...

In 1992 there was a festival in the UK that changed the course of dance music history. A culmination of the acid house explosion, it...

The seminal tracks that changed dance music forever

As was the case in many towns and cities in the UK in the late '80s, a sizeable portion of the youth of Stafford were infected with the rave bug. More or less equidistant between London and Manchester in the West Midlands (18 miles south of Stoke-on-Trent, 16 miles north of Wolverhampton), Stafford became notable for spawning two of the rave scene’s most successful acts – Altern8 and Bizarre Inc. And then, later, Chicken Lips too.


Ageing or raging?

It’s time for fading '90s producers to stop hyping their own records with snotty attacks on EDM and focus on writing some decent tunes…

The band who inadvertently defined the Balearic sound

The Woodentops were an '80s avant-funk indie band who ended up becoming more experimental and electronic and recording the definitive Balearic anthem, 'Why Why Why'. The track was picked up by legendary Ibizan DJ Alfredo, it became an anthem at Amnesia on the White Isle

Dutch DJ/producer is one of Berlin club Panorama Bar's most celebrated residents. Her deep knowledge of dance music's past keeps her one step ahead of...

Programmed and mixed by Steffi, Panorama Bar’s latest mix CD makes it feels like the series is complete. The Dutch DJ/producer’s passion for music is rooted in her deep knowledge of electronic music, which transcends genres and lazy descriptions.

Is nothing original anymore?

There are so many nonsensical phrases that people love blindly bandying about. You know the ones, the proverbial drivel that people throw around in states of cod-philosophical self-approbation, even if it actually makes about as much sense as Joey Barton’s Twitter feed.