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.
Mella Dee, aka Ryan Aitchison, returns this month with an EP of hard-hitting techno for his brand new label, Warehouse Music.
The three-track effort, simply titled 'Warehouse Music 001', marks the final step into full-blown, slammin' UK techno for the South Yorkshire producer — a transformation he's been making over the past few years, highlighted by his 2016 'Warrior Charge' EP, released as Noface via the Jericho One offshoot of Dutch hard techno label, Crème Organization.
Billed as the missing link between "24-hour Party People and Straight Outta Compton", the series has also been written by award-winning screenwriter Dean Cavanagh.
The Police were called in to break up an illegal rave in a sewer in Newcastle on Sunday morning after 200 revellers waded through a river to get to the underground location.
The illegal rave took place in a tunnel below a bridge on the River Ouseburn, where around 200 people had to wade through filthy water and cramped conditions to get to the event.
The rave was then raided by Northumbria Police at around 4am after one worried raver contacted authorities over safety fears.
The Police had to breakup a planned DJ lesson at school in Nottingham after 250 people turned up and the lesson quickly escalated into a full-blown rave.
According to a report from the Nottingham Post, the police were called to Rushcliffe School in Nottingham at around 2am on Sunday 12th March to breakup a DJ lesson that had escalated into a full-blown rave.
The Prodigy have announced they will release new music later in 2017.
No details of what the project will entail as of yet, with the veteran UK outfit simply tweeting "New tunes coming 2017".
From the producers of the book, DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM: Land Of The Free, Home Of The Rave, comes their forthcoming project entitled, The Raver Stories Project.
The new book will consist of stories told by self-described ravers about their memorable moments experienced at festivals, in the underground warehouse parties and on the dancefloor of clubs.
The producers are now enlisting the aid of fans to contribute their share of personal experiences, whether it was having your first taste of the scene in the Sahara Tent at Coachella or getting down at your first rave.
Keith Robinson of Glasgow rave pioneers Desert Storm Soundsystem, has died.
According to a post from the Desert Storm Facebook page, the 48-year-old is thought to have commited suicide on Sunday 18th September. "Tragically Keith Robinson ended his extraordinary and wonderful life in the River Thames," the statement reads.
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.