Otiz F. Angel moves Electrybe to the Gass club Wardour street hosting a jammed packed Monday night rave.
Electrybe produce a strong stable of unknown Djs and MCs, some of them would go on to become top names in the jungle scene. The Electrybe MCs included Skibadee, MC IC3, MC Neat (from MC Neat & DJ Luck), MC Cuckoo, CKP, IC3 and MC Foxy..
Rave There-after. Fully licensed, commercial raves take over the event landscape across the UK. Corporations even finance a rave in Wembley stadium. These watered down events were now well funded and much larger than the original raves, run by many of the same corporations who supported the criminal justice bill. And so to today. . .
While the illegal raves are over and the Magic Roundabout years have been and gone, the United Kingdom's passion for dance music has remained. In fact, dance culture has invaded everywhere: TV advertisements, radio jingles, film soundtracks as well as in the clubs and bars all across the country. The current fashion for nostalgia has seen a sea of early dance anthem compilations being released, with names like Back to the Old Skool and Old Skool Euphoria. Novels like Rave Story has become top sellers. Thirty-somethings and 40+ can now reminisce about the golden age of rave over dinner parties. Ecstasy's popularity has not died, either - approximately half a million people regularly use the drug in the UK alone. Illegal parties haven't stopped too, but they will never be close to the same scale of the early illegal raves. In fact, in rural areas where the club scene is more mums and toddlers than super-club, gatherings in woods, quarries and cliff tops happen all the time, while in London illegal squat parties can be found at the ring of a number - if Ketamine and dark drum 'n' bass is your bag. The big festivals have begun to cater for today's rave generation.
Homelands and Creamfields attract maximum capacity crowds, while in 2005 Glastonbury increased its dance tent to a village, and now has eight stages. The Criminal Justice Act also caused many ravers to look abroad for kicks, spending summers in places like Goa, Ibiza and Ayia Napa. Looking back, when superintendent Mick Bromwich
of the Coventry Police claimed the rave scene was 'Just a fad' in 1990, he couldn't have been further wrong. Thirty years later, the rave scene is still here and going strong. Although now it has many musical cousins, at it's core, its still the same. The parties we take for granted now, would never have existed if it wasn't for the early rave scene. Like one of the predictions in Otiz F. Angel's mission statement back in 1991, the Rave scene HAS helped to shape our modern society. It has changed British culture, it has influenced people across the world and it has united generation after generation. The efforts of Tony colston hater, Tin Tin (Energy) and the many other rave organisers, djs and die hard ravers have left a magical mark in history. We want to take a moment to remember all to people who stuck their neck out and went through hell to help to keep the scene alive. Most of these people have been forgotten but not by us.
We, The True Ravers Give Thanks & Tribute To:
Carl cox, Trevor Fung, Ian St Paul, Emix, Adamski, Paul Oakenfold, Tony Colston-Hayter, Johnny Walker, Nicky Holloway, Danny Rampling, Brett & Sting, Paul Stone ,Lu Vukovic, Otiz F. Angel, Richard Clarke (DJ Clarkee), James Barton, Robert Darby, Leslie Thomas, Grooverider & Fabio, Richard Okuno, Densil Roberts, Daddy Chester, Wayne Antony, Joe Wieczorek, Andy Swallow, Tony Wilson, Jarvis Sandy, Rat Pack, John Kelly, Tommy Smith, Tony Creft, Anthony & Chris Donnely, Jeremy Taylor, Paul Archer, Paul Dawks, Mike Knowler, Andy Carroll, MC Chalky White, Chris Griffin, Mickey Lynas, Martin Redmond, DJ Bod, Mark Chamberlain, James Perkins and Gideon, Steve Gordon, Mark & Alex Harrison, Debbie Giffith, Simon Feeney, Chris Nelson & Sir Richard Branson – Yes the millionaire and the countless other people who contributed to the existence of the Rave culture.