Rockers Info
Create an account
Log in

90s rave scene

90s Rave Scene

90s Rave Scene

The late 80s and early 90s were the peak of the rave scene movement. With independent bands adopting a more dance sound and ethos, the baseline was funky and electronic dance beat which transcended to the popular music scene which was received by a wider audience. Such bands were The Stereo MC’s, The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays to name just a few.

Acid House crackdown

Acid House crackdown

The weekends were spent finding the rave that all your mates were talking about whether it a field, house or locally in Jersey, “bunker parties”.

Rave Culture

Rave Culture

People would hire a sound system or use the DJ’s and advertise by word of mouth only, there were no mobile phones or social media, events were created by buzz alone.

90s Rave Scene

90s Rave Scene

Organisers would put on rave nights at local nightclubs. Most famously was a night put on in Camden town called “Clockwork Orange” which was since had a comeback of the back of 90s revival which is strong in today’s youth culture.

Clockwork Orange Camden

Clockwork Orange Camden

Locally in Jersey C.I. a popular rave scene event was Inn on the Park, it was so significant in our Islands rave movement people gather for reunions 25 years on.

Local raver from Inn on the Park - Jacqui B

Local raver from Inn on the Park – Jacqui B

Jacqui tells me this event was significant in the youth culture of the 90s and bringing the rave scene more mainstream with an underground element.

“It was a really exciting time to be in. Even in todays dance music it is rejuvenated from what was about then, acid house and the late 80s hip hop.”

Some of the House DJ pioneers of this time were Todd Terry, John Digweed, Underworld, Pete Heller, Frankie Knuckes, Sasha plus many more.

DJ -Sasha

DJ -Sasha





History of Rave Culture

In the late 1950s in London the term “Rave” was used to describe the “wild bohemian parties” of the Soho beatnik set. In 1958 Buddy Holly recorded the hit “Rave On,” citing the madness and frenzy of a feeling and the desire for it to never end.

Never wanting the party to end

Never wanting the party to end

The word “rave” was later used in the burgeoning mod youth culture of the early 1960s as the way to describe any wild party in general. People who were gregarious party animals were described as “ravers”. Pop musicians such as Steve Marriott of The Small Faces and Keith Moon of The Who were self-described “ravers”.

Keith Moon

Keith Moon

In the mid to late 1980s a wave of psychedelic and other electronic dance music, most notably acid house music, emerged from acid house parties in the mid-to-late 1980s in the Chicago area in the United States.

Chicago Rave Scene

Chicago Rave Scene

After Chicago acid house artists began experiencing overseas success, it quickly spread and caught on in the United Kingdom within the clubs, warehouses, and free-parties first in Manchester in the mid 1980s and then later London.

By the 1990s, genres such as acid house, house music, old school jungle, techno, and electronica were all being featured at raves, both large and small. There were mainstream events that attracted thousands of people (up to 25,000) instead of the 4,000 that came to earlier warehouse parties).

Hacienda Massive in UK Rave Movement

Hacienda  Club In Manchester Massive in UK Rave Movement

Acid House Music parties were first re-branded “rave parties” in the media, during the summer of 1989 by Neil Megson during a television interview, however, the ambience of the rave was not fully formed until 28 May 1991.

Hacienda Manchester Nightclub

Hacienda Manchester Nightclub

In the UK, in 1988–89, raves were similar to football matches in that they provided a setting for working-class unification, in a time with a union movement in decline and few jobs, and many of the attendees of raves were die-hard football fans.

Warehouse Rave

Warehouse Rave

In 1990 Rave came also underground in several cities as Berlin, Milan, Patras in basements, warehouses and forests.

Forest Rave

Forest Rave

British politicians responded with hostility to the emerging rave party trend. Politicians spoke out against raves and began to fine anyone who held unauthorised parties.

Police crackdown on ravers

Police crackdown on ravers

Police crackdowns on these often unauthorised parties drove the scene into the countryside. The word “rave” somehow caught on in the UK to describe common semi-spontaneous weekend parties occurring at various locations linked by the brand new M25 London Orbital motorway that ringed London and the Home Counties.

Police crackdown on ravers

Police crackdown on ravers

(It was this that gave the band Orbital their name.) These ranged from former warehouses and industrial sites, in London, to fields and country clubs in the countryside.

Industrial rave site

Industrial rave site


  • Silvia
    Posted at 22:19h, 09 August Reply

    This is my first time visit at here and i am genuinely impressed to read
    all at single place.

  • Lucia
    Posted at 13:18h, 11 August Reply

    Hello.This artjcle was really motivating, especially because I was searching for thoughts
    on this topic last week.

  • Brenna
    Posted at 04:51h, 12 August Reply

    It’s remarkable to go tto see this site annd reading the views of all colleagues
    oon the topic of tuis article, while I am also keen of getting familiarity.

    Posted at 07:20h, 12 August Reply

    An impressive share! I have just forwarded this onto a co-worker whoo had
    been doing a little research on this. And he in fact bought
    me breakfast because I discovered it for him… lol.
    So let me reword this…. Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, than for spending some
    time to discuss this subject here on your web page.

    Posted at 07:59h, 12 August Reply

    I was reading through some of your content on this internet site annd
    I believe this internet site is really informative!
    Continue putting up.

  • Jarrod
    Posted at 23:49h, 12 August Reply

    Incredible points. Outstanding arguments. Keep up the good effort.

  • Latanya
    Posted at 02:34h, 14 August Reply

    Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This
    is an extremely well written article. I’ll be sure tto bookark it and come back to read more of your
    useful information. Thanks for the post. I’ll certainly return.

  • Delmar
    Posted at 02:51h, 14 August Reply

    Appreciating the commitment you put into your blog and in depth information you provide.
    It’s nice to come across a blog every once in a
    while that isn’t the same unwanted rehashed information. Fantastic read!
    I’ve bookmarked your site and I’m including your RSS feeds
    to my Google account.

  • Ferdinand
    Posted at 18:13h, 16 August Reply

    I don’t even know how I stopped up here, but I thought this publish was good.
    I don’t know who you aree but crtainly you are going to a well-known blogger shouldd you are not already.

    Posted at 05:06h, 17 August Reply

    I would like to thnkx for the efforts you
    have put in writing this website. I am hoping tthe same
    high-grade website post from you in the upcoming as well.

    In fact your creative writing skills has encouraged mme to get my own site
    now. Really the blogging is spreading its wings rapidly.
    Your write up is a good exampl of it.

  • Delilah
    Posted at 06:43h, 17 August Reply

    Hi there are using WordPress ffor your site platform?
    I’m neew to the blog world but I’m trying to get started andd set up my own. Do yoou require any html coding expertise to mak your own blog?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    • lauren
      Posted at 10:42h, 17 August Reply

      I find Word press super easy to blog through and easy to use plus there are loads of tutorials on You Tube! Good Luck!

  • Arnold
    Posted at 21:41h, 17 August Reply

    Thanks for sharing your info. I really appreciate your
    efforts and I am waiting for your further write ups thwnk you once again.

  • Web Scripts
    Posted at 04:49h, 24 August Reply

    Hello, you used to write fantastic articles, but the last several posts have been kinda lackluster… I miss your super posts. Past few posts are just a little bit out of track!

  • Elliot
    Posted at 07:49h, 24 August Reply

    Hello there, You have don an incredible job. I’ll definitely digg
    it and personally recommend to my friends. I am sure they’ll be benefited from this site.

  • cheap custom logo
    Posted at 15:52h, 29 August Reply

    i am a certified Gleek and i really love the TV Show GLEE. Diana is very pretty-

  • Salvatore
    Posted at 19:58h, 31 August Reply

    Hi there i am kavin, its my firs time to commenting anyplace,
    when i read this piece of writing i thought i could also mqke comment due
    to this sensible post.

  • Blondell
    Posted at 02:46h, 01 September Reply

    This website was… hhow do you say it? Relevant!! Finalpy I’ve found something that helped me.

  • Javier
    Posted at 15:35h, 01 September Reply

    I genuinely treasure your work, Great post.

  • Loren
    Posted at 21:15h, 16 September Reply

    There’s certainly a great deal to lerarn about this subject.

    I really like alll of the points you have made.

    Posted at 09:21h, 18 September Reply

    Good day! I know this is kinda off topic however I’d figured I’d ask.
    Would you be interested in trading links or mayube guest writing a blog post or vice-versa?
    My blog discusses a lot off the same topics as yours and I think we could greatly
    benefit from each other. If youu might be interested feel free to send me
    an email. I llok forward to hearing from you!
    Superb blog by the way!

    Posted at 09:24h, 19 September Reply

    Hi there! This post couldn’t be written any better!
    Going through this article reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He always kept preaching about this. I most certainly
    wilpl forward this information to him. Pretty sure he’ll have a very gopod read.

    Many thanks for sharing!

  • ergfirnolikz
    Posted at 20:54h, 19 September Reply

    Nice post. I learn something more challenging on different blogs everyday. It will always be stimulating to read content from other writers and practice a little something from their store. I’d prefer to use some with the content on my blog whether you don’t mind. Natually I’ll give you a link on your web blog. Thanks for sharing.

  • ergfirnolikz
    Posted at 05:49h, 20 September Reply

    I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoying every little bit of it I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post…

  • trade leads
    Posted at 07:38h, 20 September Reply

    I am impressed with this web site , rattling I am a fan .

    Posted at 03:00h, 21 September Reply

    This piece of writing is genuinely a pleasant one it helps neew internet users, who are wishing for

  • Banner Exchange Script
    Posted at 04:17h, 21 September Reply

    Thank you for another informative website. Where else could I get that type of information written in such a perfect way? I have a project that I’m just now working on, and I’ve been on the look out for such information.

  • Ramiro
    Posted at 04:37h, 21 September Reply

    Great blog here! Also your website loads up very fast! What host
    are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host?
    I wish mmy website loafed uup as quickly as yours lol

  • Tammara
    Posted at 12:08h, 21 September Reply

    I have read so many articles or reviews regarding the blogger lovers however this piece of writing
    is truly a fastidious paragraph, keep it up.

  • music company
    Posted at 17:05h, 21 September Reply

    It’s аctually a nice аnd useful piece of info.

    I am glad that you simрly shared this useful
    info with us. Please keep us up to date like this.

    Thank you for sharing.

  • web scripts collection
    Posted at 15:23h, 22 September Reply

    Thanks for spending the time to post this information. I am now one of your most passoniate followers. I have your RSS feed in my iphone and will read your blog regularly.

  • Bernardo Bramhall
    Posted at 17:03h, 24 September Reply

    Wow! Thank you! I permanently needed to write on my blog something like that. Can I take a portion of your post to my site?

  • Kieth Johannes
    Posted at 21:25h, 24 September Reply

    Hi , I do believe this is an excellent blog. I stumbled upon it on Yahoo , i will come back once again. Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and help other people.

  • wwe wallpapers of john cena
    Posted at 18:53h, 26 September Reply

    These are in fact impressive ideas in about blogging.
    You have touched some good factors here. Any way keep up wrinting.

  • Ramon
    Posted at 19:14h, 30 September Reply

    Nice post. I used to be checking constantly this weblog and I am impressed!

    Extremely seful info particularly the last phasse :)I care for such information much.
    I was seeking this particular information for a long time.
    Thank you and good luck.

  • music agency
    Posted at 19:20h, 04 October Reply

    I enjoy what you ցuys tend to be up too. Thiѕ қind оf cleᴠer work and exposure!
    Keep up the superb works guyѕ I’ve incorporated you guys to bloցroll.

  • Techno Music
    Posted at 06:05h, 18 October Reply

    Hello! I seriously enjoy this webpage, especially the arrangement. 😀 Anyhow, I simply wanted to mention hi and thanks for all the articles as well as plz continue the good work. I honestly look forward to reading through a lot more.

  • ประตูเหล็ก
    Posted at 13:07h, 09 November Reply

    Hi there! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to
    give a quick shout out and tell you I truly enjoy reading through your blog posts.
    Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that go over the same subjects?
    Thanks for your time!

  • Fidelia
    Posted at 17:33h, 09 November Reply

    Its not my first time to go to see this website, i am visting this web page dailly and get good facts from
    here everyday.

  • Kurt
    Posted at 17:51h, 09 November Reply

    Pretty! This has been a reaoly wonderful post.
    Many thanks for providing this information.

  • Edna
    Posted at 22:12h, 09 November Reply

    I got this site from my pal who told me regarding thiss websijte aand now this time
    I am visiting this website and reading very informative articles at this time.

  • find more information
    Posted at 19:57h, 28 November Reply

    Simply, the article is actually the greatest on that worthy topic. I agree with your conclusions and can eagerly look forward to your forthcoming updates. Saying thanks definitely will not simply just be sufficient, for the fantasti c clarity in your writing. I definitely will right away grab your rss feed to stay privy of any updates. Admirable work and also much success in your business endeavors!

  • Lara
    Posted at 23:08h, 12 December Reply

    What i don’t understood is in reality how you’re now not actually
    much more neatly-appreciated than you may bbe right now. You are so intelligent.
    You understand therefore considerably with regards to this subject, produced me for my part consider it from so many various angles.
    Its like men and women aren’t involved until it’s one thing to do with Girl gaga!
    Your own struffs outstanding. At all times maintain it up!

  • Louise
    Posted at 13:23h, 23 December Reply

    Hello there! I simply wish to offer you a big thumbs up for
    your great info you have got right here on this post.
    I’ll be coming back too your sitee for more soon.

  • Trevor
    Posted at 20:14h, 23 December Reply

    I enjoy reading through an article that can make peple think.
    Also, thanks for allowing me to comment!

    Posted at 17:23h, 25 December Reply

    Wow, awesome bloog layout! How longg have you been blogging for?
    you made blogging lok easy. The overall look of yur
    site is great, let alone the content!

  • Forrest
    Posted at 03:30h, 27 December Reply

    I wwas suggested this web site by my cousin. I’m not sure whether this post iss written by him as nobody ellse know
    such detailed about my trouble. You’re incredible! Thanks!

  • Rebbeca
    Posted at 10:47h, 27 December Reply

    This blog was… hoow do I ssay it? Relevant!!
    Finally I’ve founnd something whoch helped me.
    Thank you!

  • Keith
    Posted at 01:24h, 28 December Reply

    Yes! Finally someone writes about vosit now.

  • Ilana
    Posted at 00:13h, 29 December Reply

    Goood day! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after checking
    through some of thee post I realized it’s new too me. Anyways, I’m definitely happy I found it and I’ll bbe book-marking and checking back frequently!

  • Roseanne
    Posted at 04:30h, 01 January Reply

    Oh my goodness! Amazing article dude! Many thanks, Hoowever I am encountering issues with your
    RSS. I don’t understand why I can’t subscribe to it. Is
    there anybody having identical RSS issues? Anyone who knows the solution can you kindly respond?


  • Derek
    Posted at 09:15h, 01 January Reply

    Veryy good info. Lucky me I found your site by accident (stumbleupon).

    I’ve book-marked it for later!

  • Cecilia
    Posted at 07:25h, 02 January Reply

    I needed to thank youu for this good read!! I certainly enjoyed every little bit off it.
    I’ve got you saved as a favorite to look at
    new stuff you post…

    Posted at 17:36h, 02 January Reply

    Great post. I was checking constantly this blog and I’m impressed!
    Extfemely helpful info specially the last part 🙂 I care
    for such information a lot. I was looking for thos certain information for a long time.
    Thank you and good luck.

    Posted at 03:46h, 03 January Reply

    Thiis is really interesting, You’re a very skilled blogger.

    I’ve joined your rss feed and look forward to seeking more of yyour great post.
    Also, I have shared your web site in my
    social networks!

  • Sherman
    Posted at 07:41h, 03 January Reply

    Hi there very nice site!! Man .. Beautiul ..
    Amazing .. I’ll bookmark your web site and take the feeds
    additionally? I’m satisfied to seek out numerous helpful information here within the put up, we need develop more techniques in this regard,
    thanks for sharing. . . . . .

  • Trudi
    Posted at 00:35h, 05 January Reply

    Hello! Do you use Twitter? I’d loke to follow you if
    that would be okay. I’m undoubtedly enjoyingg your blog and
    look forward tto new updates.

  • Fernando
    Posted at 05:46h, 05 January Reply

    First of all I want to say excellent blog!
    I had a quck question that I’d like to ask if you do nnot mind.

    I was interested to now how yyou center yourself and
    clear your thoughts before writing. I’ve had a difficult
    time clearing my thoughts in getting my thoughts out.
    I do enjoy writing however it just seems like the
    first 10 to 15 minutes tend to bee wasted simply just
    trying too figure out how to begin. Any ideas or tips?
    Appreciate it!

  • Korona królów odcinek 6 online
    Posted at 02:29h, 08 January Reply

    Great article, just what I was looking for.

  • Gregg
    Posted at 04:10h, 11 January Reply

    I love lookiong through a post that can make men and women think.
    Also, thank you foor allowing me to comment!

  • Johny Jackson
    Posted at 15:55h, 18 January Reply

    Hurrah, that’s what I was searching for, what a information! existing here at this blog, thanks admin of this web site.

  • Mellisa
    Posted at 17:47h, 01 February Reply

    You’re so cool! I do not believe I’ve truly read through something like this before.
    So great to discover another erson with a few original thoughts on this subject.
    Seriously.. many thanks for starting this
    up. This site is onne thing that is required on the internet,
    someone with a bit of originality!

  • agencja reklamowa
    Posted at 13:50h, 18 February Reply

    Yeah bookmaking this wasn at a bad determination outstanding post!

  • agencja reklamowa trójmiasto
    Posted at 07:09h, 24 February Reply

    Major thanks for the article.Really thank you! Will read on

  • Jed
    Posted at 15:19h, 15 June Reply

    Hello, i thuink that i ssaw yyou visited myy web site thus i cqme to “return the
    favor”.I’m attempting to find things to improve my site!I suppose its ok to use some off your

  • Broderick
    Posted at 08:12h, 28 June Reply

    I love it whenever people get together and share thoughts.
    Great website, stick with it!

  • Jeana
    Posted at 01:27h, 28 August Reply

    I like the valuable info you provide in your articles.
    I’ll bookmark your blog and check again here regularly.
    I am quite sure I’ll learn lots of new stuff right here!

    Best of luck ffor the next!

Post A Comment

10% Off your First order when you subscribe to our mailing list!

Stay Fresh and up to date on all our latest news and blog updates!!
* We hate spam and never share your details.

10% Off your First order when you subscribe to our mailing list!

Stay Fresh and up to date on all our latest news and blog updates!!