Tag Archives: rave

A Succession of Repetitive Beats

A Succession of Repetitive Beats. BBC Radio4 8pm o 14th May 2022 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0017f1b Political journalist Tom Barton recalls the rave that changed Britain, at Castlemorton Common in May 1992. In the weeks leading up to Castlemorton, New Age Travellers had … Continue reading

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Bristol venue to host legendary 90s rave sound systems and DJs at ‘free party’ exhibition

The event at Lost Horizon will bring together some of the most instrumental people from the early 1990s free party scene bristolpost Festivalgoers these days are used to paying hundreds of pounds for the privilege of spending a few days … Continue reading

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BBC Click – Virtual Raving

BBC Click – Virtual Raving !!! Crickey … whatever next [starts at 19.00mins] https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00178ks/click-drones-rapping-and-raving

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Book Review: Dreaming in Yellow by Harry Harrison

Book review from UK Free Parties and Free Festivals 1988-1994 First off, a disclaimer: this review is going to be biased. Why? Firstly, because Dreaming in Yellow is a veritable treasure trove for anyone documenting the free party scene of the early … Continue reading

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How DiY Sound System blazed a trail for the ’90s 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 many ways it was an England that was freer than today: you could still squat … Continue reading

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“We were young, relentless and skint”: Smokescreen soundsystem celebrates 30 Years

This year, the UK-based free party turns 30 and looks back at some of its most outlandish raves WORDS: GEMMA ROSS, OSBOURNE DANIEL | PHOTOS: ALAN LODGE, MATTHEW SMITH, JENNY PLATES, JORGE & AI 22 FEBRUARY 2022 In April of … Continue reading

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“It’s never too far” : The inside story of Castlemorton – History’s most infamous rave

Read an excerpt from DiY founder Harry Harrison’s new book, Dreaming in Yellow: The story of DiY Soundsystem WORDS BY: HARRY HARRISON | EDITED BY: GEMMA ROSS | PHOTOS BY: ALAN LODGE 7 MARCH 2022 Never has there been a … Continue reading

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Smokescreen Crew, 30 years

In case you didn’t know ,When it comes to the UK free party scene, one of the most prominent Sound Systems over the last quarter of a century has been Smokescreen. Their parties and club nights have become synonymous with … Continue reading

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Jeremy Deller flow diagram – Acid House Vs Brass band.

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Everybody In The Place – An Incomplete History of Britain 1984 -1992 by Jeremy Deller

Some of my piccys from 42:49mins Originally aired on BBC Four 2nd August 2019 – an excellent acid house documentary by Jeremy Deller. Acid house is often portrayed as a movement that came out of the blue, inspired by little … Continue reading

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The Secret History of Spiral Tribe

The Secret History of Spiral TribeNot many people know this, but the horse-drawn travelers had a big part in shaping the direction of Spiral Tribe in 1991.Back then we were urban squatters. Occupying empty buildings in London to live, work … Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE: PRITI PATEL USED INCORRECT DATA ABOUT ILLEGAL RAVES TO JUSTIFY EMERGENCY POWERS FOR THE POLICE

FEATURES EXCLUSIVE: PRITI PATEL USED INCORRECT DATA ABOUT ILLEGAL RAVES TO JUSTIFY EMERGENCY POWERS FOR THE POLICE An investigation by Mixmag has found that The Met was using a flawed methodology to calculate the number of raves that it was … Continue reading

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Has The Left Forgotten How To Have Fun? | Downstream

Give this a listen when you get a chance. Musical styles and a bit of history

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Tash’s Traveller, Festival Rave etc …. Playlist of past broadcast programmes, about it all

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Joe Rush & Friends – I am a Mutoid – A Glastonbury Hero

Documentary about the work of Joe Rush and The Mutoid Waste Company I Am A Mutoid a documentary by Letmiya SZTALRYD Spreading the gospel of “Mutation”, Joe Rush and his Mutoid Waste Company, an underground collective of wild and subversive … Continue reading

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Fight for the right to party

For a brief moment, at vast and lawless raves such as Castlemorton, a generation glimpsed an alternative way of life. Speaking to survivors of the early 90s free party scene, Tim Guest tells the story of how the state crushed … Continue reading

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Zine Shop: With new titles

Alan ‘Tash’ Lodge, Photography Zine Shop: With new titles: https://alanlodge.co.uk/index.php/shop

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DiY Digs & Woosh Castlemorton 1992

earlier version of tracks with Pete and Rick. Piccys [mostly] by me

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Zine :: Castlemorton Common. May 1992

The annual Avon Free Festival which had been occurring in the area around the May bank holiday for several years, albeit in different locations. [Inglestone, Sodbury Commons etc]. However, 1992 was the year Avon and Somerset Police intended to put … Continue reading

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New documentary on history of the uk’s free party movement is in the works

A Kickstarter campaign has been launched to help the documentary get released BRIAN CONEYTHURSDAY, MAY 20, 2021 – 11:34FacebookTwitter A new documentary exploring the history of the UK’s Free Party Movement is in the works. Free Party: A Folk History … Continue reading

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