Acid house pioneer Danny Rampling has announced plans for a very special anniversary party to celebrate 30 years of the revolutionary club Shoom, taking place on Friday 8th December at London’s Pulse club (also known as Bankside Vaults) in SE1 – close to where the brand was once born.
Inspired by the now legendary trip to Ibiza in the Summer of ‘87, Rampling founded Shoom in a bid to re-create the hedonistic experience found on the White Isle and took over an intimate 300 capacity basement fitness centre venue at 56-58 Crown House Southwark for its very first club night on December 5th that same year. Marketed with a simple smiley face logo – now rave culture’s most ubiquitous symbol – and a music policy that’s reputation quickly retained a tight grip on the DJs and clubs of London, Manchester, and beyond, Shoom seemingly changed the face of youth culture and the house music scene forever.
With Shoom’s anniversary party taking place almost exactly three decades to the day later, the club and Danny Rampling’s influence on the scene is still being felt in everything from fashion to film (“Danny who, love….”), to interior design. To mark the occasion, the event will see a range of genre pioneers as well as emerging talent join Danny including Shoom resident Pete Heller and Boy’s Own co-founder Terry Farley, Leftfield (DJ Set), Tony Humphries, Bushwacka!, Saytek, Josh Caffe, CiCi and ILONA.
The event will also feature a unique collaboration between Shoom and Professor William Latham and his VR experience software. The Mutator VR Vortex and Mutation Space are two VR Art Experiences on HTC Vive VR developed by William Latham and his team, which will be on show at the anniversary party – marking the very first time it will be shown in a music venue. www.mutatorvr.com
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