Articles tagged with History Of Raves

Raves: The Beginning

1987. A point in time when raves did not exist. Soft rock ruled the airwaves. Nobody had considered that a thudding bass drum, four subbass thuds per bar, could constitute a foundation for popular music. Nobody had thought to combine ecstasy with music. But on a small Spanish island called Ibiza, frequented by hordes of hungry young Brits, Ecstasy and music were being combined - with surprising results. It wasn't long before MDMA made it back to the mainland and exploded all across the UK. No other country reacted quite like it. A heady cocktail of greedy promoters, newspaper scare stories and out-of-control authorities all helped to spread ecstasy use across the country like wild-fire.