rave

Culture

“it wasn't all about the drugs” jeremy deller on the second summer of love

As part of a new series commissioned by Frieze and Gucci, get ready to uncover the real roots of rave with the Turner Prize-winning artist and a class of 6th form politics students.
Steve Salter
7.5.18
Music

like gabber? you’ll love this mix by gabber eleganza

Ahead of his set at Vienna’s HYPERREALITY this weekend, the Italian DJ and producer gifted us this.
Juule Kay
5.25.18
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
5.15.18
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

30 years on, should we still care about the second summer of love?

To make way for the third summer of love, we need to leave the nostalgia behind.
Josh Baines
2.6.18
Music

block out the haters with this dark techno mix

Polish producer We will fail gets experimental for this week’s i-DJ.
Juule Kay
1.12.18
Music

slip into world unknown with six classic warehouse anthems

The best south London party returns with a big bank holiday spesh, in a new venue, with a new line-up. To get you in the mood DJ Andy Blake's got six guaranteed warehouse anthems to whet your appetite.
i-D Staff
4.27.17
Photography

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