A new documentary on the history of the UK rave is set to be released this month.
Directed by MOBO-nominated Hugo Jenkins, Better Days: The Story of UK Rave will be available through Amazon Music’s streaming service from 28th May, and will explore 30 years of raving in Britain, spanning the late-80s Second Summer of Love through to concerns surrounding illegal gatherings during the pandemic, and questions about the future of the scene.
Artists and figures featured include veterans such as Orbital’s Paul Hartnoll, Colin Dale, Terry Farley and Luke Unabomber, alongside contemporary artists like Afrodeutsche, Prospa and TSHA. Past DJ Mag cover stars Denis Sulta and Sherelle also make appearances, as do a number of soundsystems, promoters and free party crews. The documentary also features a bespoke score by Overmono, alongside two exclusive cuts: Orbital ‘Chime’ (Special Request Remix) and Dance System ‘Better Days feat. Rush Davis’