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Blank Mind announes 90s breakbeat hardcore compilation

A new compilation on UK label Blank Mind shines a light on '90s breakbeat hardcore tracks. Slated for release on 25th March, ‘Lost Paradise: Blissed...

mallorcalee

DJ and co-founder of the prominent Scottish '90s rave act Ultra-Sonic, Mallorca Lee, has died aged 51 after a short battle with cancer. The Paisley-born...

Dua Lipa press shot

Dua Lipa has revealed that her third album is “a psychedelic-pop-infused tribute to UK rave culture”. In a new interview with journalist Brittany Spanos for...

Perfume inspired by “high-octane energy of hardcore techno raves” goes on sale

A new perfume inspired by the "high-octane energy of hardcore techno raves" has gone on sale. Developed by niche fragrance brand UFO Parfums, 165 BPMs...

Photo of the landscape at Rhigos Mountain

Five people have been arrested after an illegal rave on South Wales’ Rhigos Mountain. Police were first called to the Cynon Valley area during the...

Berlin club community to throw protest rave in response to A100 motorway expansion next month

Berlin's clubbing community are set to throw a protest rave in opposition to the A100 motorway expansion next month. Scheduled for Saturday, 2nd September, the...

Sabrina standing in a dark blue dress with a black denim jacket off her shoulders

London’s Sabrina channels classic rave NRG in her high-speed, peak-time mix for the Fresh Kicks series, and chats to Becca Inglis about growing up in the squat party scene, developing an expansive sound, and her dreams of supporting The Prodigy

For Sabrina, dance music is a family affair. Reluctant to be apart from his young daughter, her dad — who raised her after her parents...

wiltshire

A DJ has stolen van keys belonging to police and thrown them in a bush during an illegal rave raid in Wiltshire. According to a...

free_film

The history of the European Free Party Movement is explored in a new documentary. Produced by Doc'n Roll, F[R]EE – Behind The Scenes of the...

Kyiv and Liverpool to host simultaneous Ukraine fundraising raves in May

Kyiv and Liverpool are set to host simultaneous Ukraine fundraising raves next month. Taking place as part of EuroFestival, which will be held across two...

Rave ice cream van, Mr Whompy, goes on sale

The legendary Bristol rave ice cream van, Mr Whompy, is up for sale. According to a report by Bristol Post, the ice cream truck-turned-travelling DJ...

'90s rave culture and activism explored in new book

A Kickstarter campaign has been set up to help fund the publishing of a new book exploring '90s rave culture and activism. 'Exist To Resist...

Viral “gurning rave guy” recreated as action figure

The viral “gurning rave guy” has been recreated as an action figure. Shaun Jackson became an unlikely meme back in 2014 after a video, titled...

The history of Spiral Tribe, the UK’s most notorious travelling sound system

Spiral Tribe were ‘90s Britain’s hardest hardcore techno crew –  a travelling party troupe of anti-authoritarian acid-adventurers, and a scourge of the establishment. With co-founder Mark Harrison in the midst of writing a book on their story, and PRSPCT Recordings recently releasing a collection of classic cuts from live Tribe duo R-Zac, Harold Heath dives into their history, legacy and vow to 'Never Stop'

In the 1970s, a teenage Mark Harrison and his younger brother would hitch-hike to free festivals, the country-wide network of large-scale, outdoor music events which...

Watch a new documentary on jungle and drum & bass’ early days

A new documentary on the formative years of jungle and drum & bass has been released at select UK cinemas and via the VOD service...

The Lost Acid House Membership Cards

A new book collects the most prized of all rave memorabilia: the membership card. Filled with classic design work, it’s a window on a transformative era. Collector and compiler Rob Ford tells DJ Mag about how the project came together, while DJs and designers share their memories of the time

“It’s almost like drug dealing,” laughs Rob Ford, a 52-year-old author and music producer, who spends his evenings meeting strangers in car parks and exchanging...

‘90s rave crew Spiral Tribe’s live duo R-Zac reissue 1993 album of Free Party anthems: Listen

‘90s rave crew Spiral Tribe’s live duo R-Zac have reissued their 1993 album of 'free party' anthems, 'Trailer Trax'. On July 8th, the UK production...

This exhibition celebrates Valencia’s early ‘90s rave scene

A new exhibition capturing the vibrant visual identity of Valencia’s early ‘90s rave scene, la ruta del bakalao, is currently open. Held at the region's...

Man on solo camping trip accidentally joins illegal rave, has “unbelievable weekend"

A man on a solo camping trip on the Yorkshire Moors has revealed how he had an "unbelievable weekend" after accidentally joining an illegal rave...

The event will take place in a yet-to-be-revealed location this May

A new festival celebrating dance music from the ‘90s and ‘00s will take place in Manchester this summer. 

Flashback Festival, organised by Dance Generation...