rave

Culture

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.
Gemma Jordine
7.25.18
Culture

dancing for freedom in tbilisi

At the weekend, Georgian youth threw a protest rave outside Parliament after armed police stormed a Tbilisi nightclub. Following the protest, i-D talked to Tbilisi’s creative youth about what happened, and what's next.
Anastasiia Fedorova
5.16.18
Culture

angelwave is the euphoric future of moscow's rave scene

Teens in Russia's capital are rejecting the darkness typically associated with electronic music, donning all-white streetwear and dancing under showers of feathers.
Andrew Pasquier
4.19.18
Culture

a comprehensive video history of rave culture

Take a trip back to Frankie Knuckles’s Chicago warehouse parties, Britain’s most notorious weekender, and early-90s New York institution NASA with the ultimate playlist of documentaries, alarmist news segments, and as-it-happened camcorder footage.
Alice Newell-Hanson
3.17.17
Arts

documenting the new age travellers, ravers, clubbers, and hippies of the late 80s and early 90s

Matthew Smith’s images, collated and soon to be published in new book Exist to Resist thanks to a Kickstarter campaign document the outsider youth movements of the end of the Thatcherism in all their mud-caked, pill-soaked bliss and righteous anger.
Felix Petty
2.28.17
Music

raveheart: inside the 90s world of tartan techno

For the second of our Global Street Style documentaries, we went to Scotland to meet the young people ripping up Glasgow's underground clubbing scene. Here, we look back to i-D’s Supernova Issue, and revisit a time when gabba ruled, beats were four-to...
Bethan Cole
2.8.17
Fashion

lfw goes nightclubbing

As London's spring/ summer 17 shows got underway, the city's new generation of young designers put the fun back in fashion--and the establishment joined the party.
Anders Christian Madsen
9.18.16
Music

​i-D throwback: recreating the rave dream with happy hardcore

For it’s 1995, and this is happy hardcore – a bunch of kids across the UK who are trying to re-ignite the rave fantasy of love, peace and unity. Taken from The Sharp Issue, no.140, May 95.
Simon Reynolds
8.18.16
Culture

​energy flash: the rise and fall and lasting influence of the rave scene

Looking beyond rave’s traditional sites to trace its influence through fashion and art, from Mark Leckey to Walter Van Beirendonck.
Jeppe Ugelvig
6.24.16
documentaries

exploring ukraine's underground rave revolution

The 2014 revolution brought Kiev nightlife to a complete standstill. As protests turned into riots, and government security forces opened fire on protestors, the country fell into crisis. But out of the ashes of revolution has risen a new generation...
i-D Staff
6.1.16
Music

venture into tehran’s illegal rave scene

A new documentary follows two techno DJs defying the Islamic regime simply by indulging their passion.
Hannah Ongley
4.20.16
think piece

sydney’s lockouts have lead to a rave renaissance

The infamous Sydney lockout laws were introduced to make the city a safer place to party. But for many, the illegal rave culture that grew in their shadow has provide the real sense of security.
i-D Staff
3.22.16