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DiY Soundystem

Photograph of the late Simon DK Smith

The house DJ, who helped blaze a trail for the ’90s free party movement, died after being rushed to hospital on Wednesday evening

Simon DK Smith, co-founder of the ’90s rave crew DiY Sound System, has died aged 60. News of the DJ’s death was shared by close...

DiY sound system

Throughout the ’90s, the DiY Sound System put on countless free events, ran a recording studio and two record labels, and took their hedonistic parties around the world. Here, Harold Heath speaks to co-founder Harry Harrison about his new book, Dreaming in Yellow: The Story of the DiY Sound System, and the collective's trailblazing legacy in the free party movement

The origins of DiY Sound System date back to a mid-‘80s England that was a very different place to how it is in 2022. In...