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Celebrate #rabble13! Notes On Rave In Dublin and Super Duper Special Guest Fiona Measham!

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Ahoy, to celebrate the launch of #rabble13 and put a bit of steam behind our Patreon we’re absolutely peaked to say we’ve poached the legend that is Fiona Measham from the Club Health Conference to do a presentation on her rave related research and harm reduction work. And to make a real occasion of it, we’re gonna fittingly screen Notes On Rave In Dublin too. It’s been a bit of a scramble, so sorry for the late notice. Fiona Measham Presentation Fiona Measham is Professor of Criminology at Durham University by day and heads up The Loop by night, a … Read More

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Rave Against The Machine.

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Photographer Matthew Smith’s Exist To Resist documents the history of activism and having it in the years before and after the infamous Criminal Justice Act of 1994. This was a cunning piece of legislation designed to wipe out rave culture in the UK. The project smashed through its initial ask on Kickstarter by doubling its target.  This isn’t another huckster making dollar off memory- it’s a sharp reminder of what we’ve lost. Rashers Tierney caught up with Matthew to talk branded protests and the enclosure of counter culture. Looking back these were a really powerful few years, however with my … Read More

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Rave New World.

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  Some weeks ago we stumbled upon a performance called The Rave Space in Cube. This small underground sweat box venue in Cork city was well suited to the tightly woven jungle laced theatrics that followed. The Rave Space was part of the Quarter City Block Party and provocatively strung together spirituality and oral fragments from UK rave’s zenith. Rashers Tierney caught up with main man Will Dickie to find out just what the hell was going on. Firstly can you tell me something about your own backgrounds? I gathered from some of the statements and the jungle obsession within the … Read More

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Notes On Rave In Dublin.

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Some of us rabblers have been squirreled away putting the final gloss on this 100 minute feature length documentary about Dublin’s original rave generation. What’s it about? Well, I guess it maps the mood and movement of those who caught a buzz for dance music and watched particular cultural explosion happen in the city across the 1990s and into the early 2000s. A measure of rose tinted nostalgia served with a hint of dread. This has been something of a side project over the past while, hammering away at it in peaks and troughs over the years. Originating as a … Read More

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Listen To Unique 3.

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While much of hardcore was about getting on one matey, there was also a tinge of anti-drug messaging in some of the MC’s flow – at least early on and from those that came from the reggae sound system culture with it’s bigging up of ganja culture. You’ll find tracks like the Demon Rocka’s Hard Drugs going in strong on the effects of ecstasy as it swept in – lyrical warnings about chemicals alien and new, and how they mash up your brain. Well, here’s Unique 3 on a similar tack, we’d have shared an embed but it’s not on the tube.  Perfect … Read More

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Go East.

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Above: Some amazing photos here by Oliver Wia. They all feature in the book. The top one is Dr Motte, who produced the track Der Klang Der Familie. An early anthem that gave the book its title. The first Tressor club features in the rest. The folklore of English and US dancefloors is a well trodden path of familiar origin myths and falls from grace. Unfortunately there’s very little on the record in English about the early days Berlin’s infamous techno underground. Thankfully a new book called Der Klang Der Familie: Berlin, Techno and the Fall of the Wall by Felix … Read More

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Back To The Old School.

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  Dublin Old School became something of an automatic rabble favourite when we stumbled upon it at the Electric Picnic a few years ago. It’s back for a short run in the Project Arts Centre this week. So, take a look at this interview with Emmet Kirwan from #rabble9 if you need convincing and grab yourself a ticket while you can. See yiz there.

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Come On, Vogue.

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    Vogue what’s her face (from that awful reality bending TV show Fade) St just irked hapes of Dublin commuters at an early morning “Industry Nightclub pop up” at Connolly station. Commuters must have been highly strung if the Independent broke from its churn of nauseating fawning stories about her. And would you blame them? Listen to that muck. However, things didn’t go off script for long. It took a mere three hours for peace to reign again in la-la-land with a bootlicking list about her “equally impressive wardrobe” pushing aside any negative coverage of her DJing in the Independent. It’s … Read More

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The Roots Of Rave.

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There’s no messing with Jerome Hill. The man’s an icon of the London underground and if you’ve ever been looking enough to see him play out, you know he carries around more classics than a lost librarian. Jerome Hill uses his show on Kool FM to explore the roots of rave. It’s always a heady box of tricks with shows as diverse as hip hop and hardcore,  back to backs with Mark Archer or long interviews with leading members of Spiral Tribe.  His latest was a dedication to Colin Faver, one time DJ of Kiss Fm. This obituary of Colin Faver from The … Read More

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The Revolution Is Now.

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  Boomtown continues its internal festival narrative, loaded as always with metaphorical madness about independence and rebellion. Above is their round up video from this years festival, which played with a theatrical theme of how power corrupts the mighty.  The clip features a masked man making some seriously on point statements and a whole blast of festival flavor. “Discontent gnawed at the heart of the people, dissent at first a whisper became a shout and then a scream and then a battle cry. No one will save us from tyranny, no one will come to our rescue we must save … Read More