A new documentary exploring the history of the UK’s Free Party Movement is in the works.
Free Party: A Folk History is a chronicle of the movement, in which a new wave of underground and outdoor rave parties swept the nation from the late 1980s to the early-to-mid 1990s.
Photo: DiY / Free Party People (C/O Michelle Miles)
UK free party pioneer Pete 'Woosh' Birch has died.
Birch, who was part of DJ duo Digs & Woosh, and a founding member and influential figure in Nottingham’s DiY Collective, has passed away after a five-year battle with head and neck cancer.
Announcing the news on the Doing it Ourselves: 30 Years of DiY Facebook page, Birch's friend Harry Harrison, also a member of the DiY Collective, called the late DJ and free party pioneer an "inspiration, legend, and friend."
Original House Gangster DJ Sneak will perform an exclusive set for DJ Mag HQ Ibiza tonight at 8pm (Ibiza) 7pm (UK).
The set, in association with our friends at Ibiza Live TV and Playasol Ibiza Hotels, will see the jackin' house selector bringing the funk as the sun falls poolside at The New Algarb Ibiza hotel, in Playa D'en Bossa.
If you are in Ibiza and want to join us, all details are below:
How would you like to dance to sets from Subb-an, Ralph Lawson, PBR Streetgang and Hackman all day long this (sunny?) Bank Holiday Sunday? And how would you like to do it all for free? Well, thanks to the brains behind 2020Vision and London Warehouse Events, you can!
Launched in September with Dyed Soundorom, Audiofly and wAFF, Abode is Studio338's new party, bringing big-scale daytime raving back to London. Rather than bringing after-hours nonsense to grotty basements or a grimy old warehouse, however, Adode's abode is Studio338's professionally fitted terrace for 1200 people, where top-quality bookings and hi-tech production aren't neglected.
YØU.R is a new club project from London based DJs Rik Parkinson and Rob Anderson with a mission to bring A-List DJ talent to small rooms with no entry charge.
The concept kicks off on December 14th, when James Zabiela will rock up to Dalston’s 200 capacity Alibi venue.
Despite its size, Alibi packs a meaty punch, coming equipped with a Void Acoustics sound system, for the Born Electric boss to exploit.
The late 1980s, early '90s were a halcyon time for music. Free parties, electronic music, protest and what later became known as the “second summer of love” spawned a fresh cultural movement. It was during these early days that a collective of like-minds formed under the banner DiY, and took their place within it.