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Watch: Generation Acid


As we’ve mentioned in 1987, something happened in the UK that brought an entire generation together. They called it the Second Summer of Love, and it was all made possible by Acid House.

This year is 30 years of Acid House (check out our playlist here) and when Acid House exploded onto the shores of Britain in the late ’80s, life became about fun and adventure, cliques were shattered, celebrating diversity became the norm, and drink-related violence disappeared from clubs. It changed British society in fundamental ways and these changes were felt everywhere from the football terraces to the boardrooms of corporations.

In ‘Generation Acid’, The Sound explores the history and future of this profoundly influential subculture, its effects on British society, and how it fundamentally changed the notion of “youth culture”.

This weekend Acid house pioneer Danny Rampling is celebrating 30 years of the revolutionary club Shoom, on Friday 8th December at London’s Pulse club (also known as Bankside Vaults) in SE1 – close to where the brand was once born.

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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