Fatboy Slim has been announced to play a huge warehouse rave this November. The legendary UK DJ/producer will headline a massive party at EXIT’s brand new No-Sleep festival, set to take place from 15th to 18th November in Belgrade.
Fatboy will headline the festival’s Warehouse Rave on the 15th with support coming from DJ Tennis, who will play b2b with Berghain Marcel Fengler. You can check out the trailer for the party below.
Mark Archer is a true acid house hero.
Producing music and releasing records since 1988, he was the driving force behind early rave pioneers Altern-8 and techno legends Nexus 21. He also co-founded Dansa Records in 1993 and has produced under an array of pseudonyms including Trackman, DJ Nex and Xen Mantra, amongst others.
As Altern-8 he was part of the duo responsible for 1992 album ‘Full On .. Mask Hsyteria’ as well as legendary rave anthem, ‘Activ-8’.
“I remember buying this then hearing it the same weekend in Shelley's and losing my shit to it. One of the more musical breakbeat hardcore tunes out there and just a beautiful piece of music.”
2. Frank De Wulf
(Music Man Records, 1990)
“One of a whole heap of absolute belters that Frank De Wulf produced and a huge influence on the Altern-8 sound. This used to get hammered at Introspective in Longton (before Shelley's) alongside many other of the belgian techno tracks.”
3. The House Crew
‘Euphoria (Nino's Dream Remix)’
(Production House, 1993)
“House Crew were there right from early on in the scene with tracks like ‘Deja Vu’ and continued to kick out absolute corkers right through. This one is again a more melodic breakbeat track and was huge in 1993.”
4. Shades Of Rhythm
“Early one from Shades of Rhythm. Really distinctive sounds that have been sampled on loads of rave tracks since, and made by the nicest lads in rave.”
(R&S Records, 1991)
“If this tune doesn’t get a reaction then you’re playing in a cemetery. One of the biggest tunes of the rave era, off the brilliant R&S records.”
6. The Prodigy
(XL Recordings, 1991)
“One of my favourite Prodigy tunes and another that's guaranteed to get arms in the air, a pure piano breakbeat classic from the Essex crew.”
7. House Syndicate
‘Jam The Mace’
“Wicked track from one half of Masters at Work (Kenny Dope) and a huge warehouse anthem. Proves you don't need cheesy piano riffs to have a big tune.”
(ITM Music, 1989)
“One from 1989 and I can remember hearing Kelvin Andrews play it at a club in Newcastle under Lyme when it was on promo and having to go find out what it was straight away.”
(Plus 8 Records, 1990)
“First heard this at the Dome in Birmingham and went and bought it off the DJ for £8 there and then. Have loved it ever since and play it most weekends.”
“Another track I first heard at the Dome and a huge bleep track. The big ‘bleep’ noise was actually sampled on Altern-8’s ‘Infiltrate 202’. Never knew the name of this back in the day, and took me until 2005 to find out what it was.”
A young trailblazer on the Irish festival and club circuit, Tommy Holohan has been one of the names to bring fast, relentless techno to the country’s ever-expanding scene in the past couple of years.
South Wales police and ITV have posted some advice on how to spot an illegal rave rave in your area.
Released via an online news story on the ITV website, the information explains how to identify one of the “unlicensed events” which they say “usually turn anti-social with large-scale disorder, criminal damage and substance misuse taking place.”
A new book compiled by Mike Pendegast features the rave posters he collected while attending UK events in the late 1980s and early ‘90s. While no release date has been confirmed, the book has been entitled, 'Flying Over England: Rave Flyer Art Of The Early 90s'.
There's a massive rave in the works for the German industrial park Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord on 16th June.
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.
Raving just might be the perfect means to reach your new year fitness goals. New data suggests the average electronic music fan shuffles through nearly 5 kilometres per gig attended.
The Prodigy— AKA Keith Flint, Liam Howlett and Maxim— need no introduction.
From courting controversy through music videos and associations with the anti-establishment origins of British dance music, to platinum selling albums and festival headlining shows, you only get acts like this every so often.
Pharrell Williams is reportedly producing a film adaptation of young adult novel SURVIVE THE NIGHT. The book follows a group of female college students trapped inside an underground warehouse rave on Halloween night.