rave

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
4.18.18
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
Photography

documenting the traveling ravers, clubbers, and hippies of the late 80s and early 90s

Matthew Smith’s images document the UK's outsider youth movements at the end of the Thatcherism in all their mud-caked, pill-soaked bliss and righteous anger.
Felix Petty
3.1.17
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

slava lepsheev: music to... discover cxema

As we explore Kiev’s underground rave scene, discover the raw, DIY sounds of Cxema.
i-D Staff
5.31.16
Music

lose yourself in the new sound of kiev

As we delve deep inside Kiev's underground rave revolution, follow Lesha Berezovskiy's lens into the night.
Kate Villevoye
5.31.16
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
5.31.16
Music

download a crate of vintage rave tapes from techno guru mike dred

The legendary producer and DJ has uploaded 28 mix tapes, recorded between 1988 and 1994, to his Google Drive.
Hannah Ongley
4.5.16
News

trash and vaudeville saved from the garbage heap

The beloved downtown NYC source of fuchsia Manic Panic, fetish-wear, and fishnets is not leaving us forever.
Laura Vogel
2.20.16
techno

how berlin's rave fashion was born

In the early 90s, Berlin was dancing in clothing that looked like it was on a trip -- probably because it was made it the middle of one.
Lisa Riehl
10.13.15
Music

the i-D guide to the music videos of the rave era

Hardcore… you know the score! Here’s eight awesome rave visuals from the 90s that you need to see. Grab your smily face t and get ready for a serious Smartie party…
Ian McQuaid
7.22.15