exploring the golden age of melbourne's 90s rave scene
'Techno Shuffle' traces the rave scene's evolution from tiny underground clubs to vast waterfront wonderlands.
Photos courtesy of Melbourne Books
During the 90s Melbourne, Australia was a haven for ravers. The city’s warehouse party scene was at its peak as thousands of party-goers and club kids expressed themselves through music and the iconic local move: the Melbourne Shuffle. In his new book Techno Shuffle Paul Fleckney charts the rise and fall of the Melbourne scene from tiny underground clubs to vast waterfront wonderlands. A highlight of the book is the original photographs, hyper-colour ravers clinging to plush toys or decked out in sportswear, a selection of which we've shared below.
‘Techno Shuffle: Rave Culture and the Melbourne Underground’ by Paul Fleckney is published by Melbourne Books and available for pre-order now .