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 been translated by Adrian Nathan West and will be published in July by Fitzcarraldo Editions, who describe it as “a fragmentary novel that attempts to capture the feel of debauchery from within”.
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, The Ultimate 90’s Rave, which was originally set to take place this weekend but was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
A new photo book documents the 1990s Berlin techno scene.
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 with the political establishment in a similar fashion to the punk movement.
In the '90s, electronic music and club culture was still very much the preserve of the underground and out of the hands of corporate greed — which is not something we can say about today's clubbing enviroment, which is used as a vehicle to sell brands.
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 90s that was really magical.
All That Is Interesting blog has uncovered a treasure trove of long-forgotten rave photos from the 90s which is proof that it was the ultimate decade for dance music headonism.
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 last week (20th July).
The infamous Manchester nightclub is considered by many as the birthplace of acid house, and Walsh captured the club at the peak of its popularity, before the police cracked down on the venue.
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 30 years now — famously subverting the mainstream when rapping “Es are good” on prime-time telly when part of chart-topping act The Shamen — and has inspired and helped countless people with their careers in music, and rocked literally thousands of dancefloors.
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 and 90s in this new radio documentary, Roots And Future: A History of UK Dance.
From jungle and drum and bass through to garage, grime and dubstep this informative radio documentary speaks to key figures like Shut Up And Dance, Kool FM, Karl ‘Tuff Enuff’ Brown and grime MC D Double E about the impact of these influences on the UK’s burgeoning rave scene in the late 80s.
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 The Rave’ and ‘We Got A Love’ a couple of years ago, but unlike those previous two pieces of work ‘What Follows’ is a lot more analogue. “I wanted it to reflect my DJing style a bit more — less pop, less disco, more machines,” says Lambkin.