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Techno Activate | MayDay Radio
October 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm BST
Join MayDay Radio for an evening with the archive of the Underground Techno Scene.
As a mass popular movement that involved and united many subcultures, the rave scene gained political bite after John Major’s introduction of the Criminal Justice Act (1993). The ephemera deposited at MayDay focuses on a period from 1993 and the Dead By Dawn/TechNet/Alien Undergound/Datacide assemblage centred on Brixton’s 121 Centre. Amongst the papers are zines from the period, flyers, news cuttings, correspondence and typescripts and drafts of TechNet writings.
During the course of this evening there will be opportunity to look through the archive, make recordings, construct playlists and map the rave scene as we go.
With all this material, Poppy Tibbetts (Synaptic Island) will produce a track that we will then use as a basis for a walk, a walk through some of the abandoned sites of the rave scene. Details of this are to follow.
All this will be stored and archived on MayDay Radio’s new website, coming soon. If you want to get involved, please feel free to get in touch with us.