Sound + Vision
Videos and audio from the story...
Autumn 1989. The Police are on top, busting more and more raves as the establishment poured funds into the fight against acid house. One Saturday night in October I documented the crackdown in a 19-minute video, talking to police officers, party promoters, ravers and a young DJ called Slipmatt. It lay in a loft for over 30 years hence the quality.
(1st ever Slipmatt interview (4:00) setting up the rave (15:15) and interviews with ravers (22:22)
Druid ceremony @ Coventry Eclipse Summer Solstice '91
The night I invited my Druid friends from Stonehenge to celebrate the solstice in downtown Coventry. A legendary party featuring Dave Seaman, John Digweed, Nipper, Laurent Garnier, Dave Ralph and Alex Patterson (The Orb)
Guru Josh milks a goat in Mayrhofen, Austria on The Word, Jan 1993.
First coverage of Raindance and Slipmatt by a journalist. Asking why the sound system was silent and the marquee was empty. October 1989, Jenkins Lane, London.
Croatias First Rave
Croatian TV interview explaining Kirk Field's role in taking rave culture to Croatia. Filmed at Under City Rave, also featuring Melanie and Troy Zuluking.
London Book Launch
July spoken word event and book signing to celebrate the release with old friends from the original '89 scene.
Ultimate Lover – URO (feat Melanie):
Zorba’s Dance – Bouzouki Joe:
Let the Sunshine – Solaire (feat Amber):
The Final Countdown – Full Power!
(feat MC Vitamin K):
Talk Radio Europe Interview
Audiobook Extract – Sunrise 1989