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 1990 

NINETEENNINETY

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 THE NEWS

  • The Stone Roses play their legendary Spike Island gig in Cheshire with support from MC Tunes, Dave Haslam, Paul Oakenfold and Frankie Bones.

  • Pirate radio station Kiss becomes Britain’s first legal dance music radio station. 

  • Moby releases "Go" and plays it at a UK rave to raptuous applause.

  • Manchester police continue a long running battle with the Hacienda after a death the previous summer. After a long court case the club is allowed to stay open.

  • 20th Anniversary of Glastonbury. It was renamed  “Glastonbury Festival for Contemporary Performing Arts”. There were huge clashes between travellers and police with 235 people arrested and £50,000 worth of damage. As a result of this, it was cancelled the following year.

 

  • The Entertainment (Increased Penalties) Act was introduced to increase the fines for not having a license in a venue used for dancing, music or other entertainment.

  • Alex Patterson (who would go on to form the Orb) and Jimmy Cauty from the KLF begin their residency at the Land of Oz night at Heaven in London, and inadvertently invent Ambient music.

 

  • In one of the biggest mass-arrests in British history, 836 clubbers are detained at the Love Decade party near Leeds.

 

  • Sasha becomes resident at Shellys in Stoke on Trent.

       Notable albums:

  • Technotronic - Pump Up The Jam

  • Happy Mondays - Pills n Thrills and Bellyaches

  • The Beloved - Happiness

  • Adamski - Doctor Adamski's Musical Pharmacy

  • Pet Shop Boys - Behaviour 

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 THE MUSIC 

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 THE PICTURES 

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 THE ARCHIVE

Carl Cox live at Sterns Nightclub, West Sussex 1990

Carl Cox

GENRE

Hardcore, Oldskool

TYPE

YEAR

Live Recording

1990

TAGS

Legend

Frankie Bones & Lenny Dee Live at The Barn, Essex 1990

Frankie Bones & Lenny Dee

GENRE

House

TYPE

YEAR

Live Recording

1990

TAGS

Essex

DJ Nipper at Shellys Stoke - Opening Night 1990

Nipper

GENRE

Oldskool

TYPE

YEAR

Live Set

1990

TAGS

Shellys

DJ Hype Fantasy FM, London 1990

DJ Hype

GENRE

Acid House

TYPE

YEAR

Radio Show

1990

TAGS

Pirate Radio

Jeff Youngs Big Beat Show Radio1 - 5th Jan 1990

Jeff Young

GENRE

Dance

TYPE

YEAR

Radio Show

1990

TAGS

Jeff Young, BBC Radio 1

Jeff Young - Big Beat / Mark Goodier - BBC Radio One - July 1990

Jeff Young / Mark Goodier

GENRE

Dance

TYPE

YEAR

Radio Show

1990

TAGS

BBC Radio 1, Jeff Young, Radio

David Morales & Satoshi Tomiie on Kiss FM New York 1990

David Morales & Satoshi Tomiie

GENRE

House

TYPE

YEAR

Radio Show

1990

TAGS

Kiss New York, Def Mix, house

Radical Radio - The Story of Kiss FM

Kiss FM

GENRE

Dance

TYPE

YEAR

Documentary

1990

TAGS

Kiss 100, Radio, Pirate Radio