BBC Radio 4 remembers the wrath of acid house 25-years after the explosion
BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme played the unlikely hosts to a retrospective segment on the development of acid house and its influence upon the British music scene. Pioneering Radio One DJ Annie Nightingale and Paul Staines, better known to most as ex-genre spokesman and now prolific blogger Guido Fawkes, commandeered the rare and wonderful prime time segment dedicated to the sound that ultimately provided the UK with its own dance floor revolution. Picking up on the humble origins of its notorious ‘field raves’ and the political backdrop that made it one of the decades hottest topics, Nightingale and Staines trace its history to the now burgeoning culture for superstar DJs and commercialised rave culture. The acid house movement may not get as much retrospective attention as that of Chicago house and Detroit techno, but it takes just five minutes for the BBC to assert just how vital this British sub-genre was to club movement both at home and across the globe.
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