Energy flash
Simon Reynolds

Energy flash

a journey through rave music and dance culture

[Updated ed.].

Published by Soft Skull Press in Berkeley, CA .
Written in English

About the Edition

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.

Table of Contents

Prologue. 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 : Manchester, 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.

Edition Notes

Previous ed. published as: Generation ecstasy : into the world of techno and rave culture. Boston : Little, Brown, c1998.

Includes index.

"A Generation ecstasy extended remix for the twenty-first century"--Cover.

Other Titles
Generation ecstasy : into the world of techno and rave culture.


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ML3540 .R49 2012

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xxxvii, 570 p.
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