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 1989 

NINETEENEIGHTYNINE

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 THE NEWS

  • 150 people attend the inaugural Love Parade in West Berlin - founded as a political demonstration.

  • Influential rave events Labrynth, Trip City and Biology are born from illegal warehouse parties in London.

  • It's a huge year for outdoor parties as the illegal warehouse raves become increasingly more dangerous. Biology, Sunrise, Energy, World Dance and many more all compete across the farmlands around the m25 and nothern towns like Blackburn. Locations are spread through secret phone numbers with recorded messages, and pirate radio stations like Centre Force and Fantasy.

  • The term "acid house" is slowly being replaced with "rave".

  • 16 year old Clair Leighton dies after taking ecstacy in the Hacienda.

  • Helter Skelter held their first eeven in Oxfordshire, including an early live set from the KLF - who demand to be paid in Scottish pound notes and throw them out into the crowd.

  • Conservative MP Graham Bright presents his “Entertainments (Increased Penalties) Act” to parliment and the Police’s ‘Pay Party Unit’ begin to hunt down rave organisers.

  • DJs Andy Carroll and Mike Knowler open Quadrant Park in Liverpool.

 

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 THE MUSIC 

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 THE PICTURES 

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 THE ARCHIVE

Sunrise and Back to the Future 1989 - Longwick, Buckinghamshire, UK

Sunrise

GENRE

Acid House

TYPE

YEAR

Live Recording

1989

TAGS

Rave, acid house

Centerforce FM, London 12 Oct 1989

Centreforce FM

GENRE

Acid House

TYPE

YEAR

Radio Show

1989

TAGS

Pirate Radio

Tony Humphries Kiss Mastermix WRKS New York Oct 1989

Tony Humphries

GENRE

House

TYPE

YEAR

Radio Show

1989

TAGS

New York

Coldcut - Solid Steel Show on Kiss 100, London 1989

Coldcut

GENRE

Breaks, Electronic, Acid House

TYPE

YEAR

Radio Show

1989

TAGS

Kiss FM

DJ Hype on Fantasy FM, London 1989

DJ Hype

GENRE

Acid House, Breakbeat, Hardcore

TYPE

YEAR

Radio Show

1989

TAGS

Pirate Radio

Ku Club Ibiza 1989

Ku Club Ibiza

GENRE

Dance

TYPE

YEAR

Archive Video

1989

TAGS

Privilege, Ibiza

Grooverider - Eclipse

Grooverider

GENRE

Dance

TYPE

YEAR

Live Set

1989

TAGS

Grooverider, Eclipse, Dance

Sasha - Hacienda, Manchester

Sasha

GENRE

Progressive

TYPE

YEAR

Live Set

1989

TAGS

Sasha, Hacienda, Manchester