A 1989 novel set in the London underground acid house scene, Trip City, is set to be republished this year by Velocity Press.
The cult classic novel, written by Trevor Miller, was originally accompanied by a cassette, featuring a five-track soundtrack by A Guy Called Gerald. Now, with the book’s reissue, the soundtrack will be released on vinyl for the very first time.
Every week, we invite some of the world’s best DJs to live stream exclusive DJ sets on our Facebook, Youtube and Twitch channels.
We are delighted to welcome Bushwacka for a very special set dedicated to London's seminal club, The End, this Friday.
The story of rave and ecstasy in the UK has been explored in a new BBC Podcast.
The podcast, entitled Ecstasy: The Battle of Rave, will be online from the 11th September, and will present a deep dive into the emergence of rave and ecstasy into the UK in the late '80s and '90s, through factual and dramatised episodes.
The Haçienda has been recreated in VR.
Opening in 1982, the infamous Manchester nightclub is considered by many as playing a crucial part in the rise of acid house. Ultimately closing its doors in 1997, the legacy of The Haçienda lives on, and has now been recreated in VR for the first time.
FAC51 The Haçienda has announced that an all-day virtual house party will take place on bank holiday weekend next month (Saturday 9th May).
The full line-up is yet to be announced, but the stream follows the bank holiday marathon that was broadcast from midday until midnight last weekend (Saturday 11th April). The line-up for the first stream included David Morales, Roger Sanchez, Todd Terry, New Order's Peter Hook, Orbital’s Paul Hartnoll, Roy Davis Jr., Graeme Park, Jon Dasilva, Tom Wainwright, and K Klass.
The Hacienda has been voted one of the UK's top historic sites, despite the fact the warehouse that once housed the Manchester club no longer exists.
The endorsement, from Historic England, has ranked the lost institution, widely regarded as one of the birthplaces of both post punk and acid house, on its list, A History of England in 100 Places.
It joins ten other addresses renowned for music and literature, including Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon birthplace, London's 100 Club, and Jane Austen's house in Chawton, Hampshire.
A rave will raise money for the family of late acid house pioneer Sleezy D.
On 22nd November, Gorilla Manchester will play host to a party that will raise funds for the late Chicago producer's family.
Local Action, the London-based label we ran an in-depth feature on this summer, and producer-cum-audio visual artist Sim Hutchins have launched a new interactive online project based on clubbing memories to coincide with his new EP, ‘Club Love’.