Drawing together music genres including house, new beat, breakbeat, acid house and techno, Rave was a movement or even a protest. Growing out of the Manchester acid house scene of the 1980’s (itself an import form Chicago), the scene took root in the 1990s as a defiance of authority. Illegal gatherings in fields, disused airstrips, warehouse and squats put the Ravers at odds with the law.
Clubs including Fabric, Ministry of Sound, Sankey’s, Cream and Heaven owed their birth to Rave and the Hacienda included Rave in its extensive repertoire.
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