The Summer of Rave [Documentary]
“We are going to change the world, we’re gona make everyone happy people, we’re gona make everyone like us” DJ Fabio
This documentary is about a time when you were possibly not even a twinkle in your daddy’s eye. The Summer of 1989 in the UK (and beyond) was a turning point for our nation and notably the illegal raves and rebellious teenagers of the time did a fantastic job of reflecting this social evolution in the culture of Dance music.
Back when raves would draw in 10,000 dedicated party-goers to various random venues such as farmer’s fields or aeroplane hangars and the only way you’d know how to get there is by calling a mobile number on the bottom of a flyer, receiving the location and commencing your journey around the M25 followed by a convoy of hundreds of other ravers, stopping on the hard shoulder every once in a while for an excitable catch up and a dance ’round the motor to the tape blaring from your cassette deck or boombox.
Without the hardcore dedicated teams and individuals taking the opportunity to put on these raves, how different would our music culture be right now?
The doc was originally aired on the BBC and is now available to watch on youtube below and here
Nikki has worked in various positions in the Music industry for over ten years including Artist Management, Booking Agency and Record Label Management. She runs Synchronicity, Spentshell, UKBM and Manages Flowdan.
“Bass does something to me. I absolutely immersed myself in Drum & Bass during my teens and early twenties, and when Dubstep came along I was thrown into that love once again, not just the music, but the whole community surrounding it.
Working in the industry has been a dream for me, and being involved in such a vibrant scene means that I constantly come across incredibly talented individuals who I just want to shout about and that’s what I use the UKBM platform for, to promote talent whether known or new.”