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Energy flash : a journey through rave music and dance culture

Author: Simon Reynolds
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Soft Skull Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Updated ed.]View all editions and formats
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Describes the house music and drug use that created the rave culture of the 1990s, chronicling the musical and social history of the time through interviews with musicians, scene-makers, and participants.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Reynolds
ISBN: 9781593764074 1593764073
OCLC Number: 779347351
Notes: Revised edition of: Generation ecstasy. Boston : Little, Brown, c1998.
Includes index.
"A generation ecstasy extended remix for the twenty-first century"--Cover.
Description: xxxvii, 570 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Everything starts with an E : ecstasy and rave music --
A tale of three cities : Detroit techno, Chicago house and New York garage --
Living a dream : Acid house and UK rave, 1988-1989 --
Twenty-four hour party people: Madchester, positivity and the rave 'n' roll crossover --
'Ardkore, you know the score : the second wave of rave, 1990-92 --
Fight for your right to party : Spiral Tribe and the crusty-raver movement --
Feed your head : intelligent techno, ambient and trance --
Slipping into darkness : the UK rave dream turns to nightmare, 1992-93 --
The future sound of Detroit : Underground Resistance, +8, and Carl Craig --
This sound is for the underground : pirate radio --
Roots 'n future : jungle takes over London --
Marching into madness : gabba and happy hardcore --
America the rave : US rave culture, 1990-1997 --
Sounds of paranoia : trip hop, Tricky and pre-millennium tension --
War in the jungle : intelligent drum and bass versus techstep --
Digital psychedelia : sampling and the soundscape --
Fuck dance, let's art : the post-rave experimental fringe --
In our angelhood : rave culture as spiritual revolution --
Outro : nineties house, speed garage and big beat --
Trance mission : the late-nineties resurgence of trance --
Two steps beyond : UK garage and 2step --
In the mix : DJ culture and remixology --
Back to the future : retro-electo, nu-wave and the eighties revival --
Crisis and consolidation : an overview of rave culture's second decade --
Flashbacks : a dialogue with the author.
Responsibility: Simon Reynolds.

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Describes the house music and drug use that created the rave culture of the 1990s, chronicling the musical and social history of the time through interviews with musicians, scene-makers, and participants.

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