05 Aug BBC Four aired a documentary on rave and acid house in ’80s Britain
Turner Prize-winner Jeremy Deller explores the cultural significance rave and acid house had on ’80s Britain in a new documentary.
Everybody in The Place: An Incomplete History of Britain 1984-1992, which was screened last October at the Frieze Art Fair, “upturns popular notions of rave and acid house, situating them at the very center of the seismic social changes reshaping 1980s Britain.”
The documentary includes rare and unseen archive materials and draws lines between protest movements, illegal warehouse raves, ’80s hedonism, Thatcherite politics, the rise of neoliberalism and Brexit.
Everybody in The Place: An Incomplete History of Britain 1984-1992 aired on BBC Four on 2nd August. Watch the entire documentary below.
Meanwhile, White Label Records is going back in time, back to the halcyon days of 1992, when the UK rave scene was at its height. It was one of the most important revolutions in the UK music scene since Punk. With the non stop assault of releases like The Prodigy’s Charly and Smart E’s Sesame’s Treat and even Bizarre Inc’s Playing with Knives plant firmly the years’ significance.
Join us on 17th August like it’s ’92. The very best of 90s Ravetime choons, hardcore you know the score ㋡