Rave Diaries & Tower Block Tales – Uncle Dugs (Book Review)

Rave Diaries & Tower Block Tales – Uncle Dugs (Book Review)

Simply put “Rave Diaries & Tower Block Tales” is the story of a man with rave music running in his veins. If you grew up outside of London you might be forgiven for not knowing the name “Uncle Dugs” until more recent years, but don’t be fooled… Through his work on pirate radio, particularly Conflict,… Continue Reading

Big, Bad & Heavy – Jumpin Jack Frost (Book Review)

Big, Bad & Heavy – Jumpin Jack Frost (Book Review)

There must be hundreds of untold stories from the early days of rave. It was a time when innovation and hedonism collided, producing something truly great – today’s huge dance culture has it’s roots in the events of those early years. DJ’s, MC’s, promoters and punters, all with their own untapped memories of a burgeoning… Continue Reading

The Love Dove Generation – Billy “Daniel” Bunter (Book Review)

The Love Dove Generation – Billy “Daniel” Bunter (Book Review)

In recent times, Billy “Daniel” Bunter has been responsible for giving a number of rave pioneers the opportunity to tell their story. Titles such as Mark Archer’s “The Man Behind the Mask”, Uncle Dugs’ “Rave Diaries and Tower Block Tales” and Jumpin Jack Frost’s “Big, Bad & Heavy” have given an insight into the early… Continue Reading

The Man Behind the Mask – Mark Archer (Book Review)

The Man Behind the Mask – Mark Archer (Book Review)

Being only 13 years old in 1991, the sight of two guys in chemical warfare suits on Top of the Pops stood either side of a 12 foot android left a deep and lasting impression. It came at a time when rave acts were just starting to appear in the mainstream and tracks by The Prodigy and Bizarre Inc were getting more… Continue Reading