New documentary on acid house and the birth of British rave culture launches crowdfunding for release
A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to support the release of a brand new documentary, “All We Wanna Do Is Dance”, which captures the explosion of acid house and British rave culture of the late 1980s to the 90s.
The film – directed, edited and self-funded so far by Gordon Mason – consists of archival footage, mostly unseen and captured from 1988, from various dance music centers, such as Chicago, Manchester, London. . and Ibiza.
The story, says a press release, is “told by the people who were there, the pioneers who took over the establishment and literally fought for their right to party.”
Robert Owens, member of Fingers Inc. and legendary house singer, narrates the film, which includes interviews with over 60 influential figures in house and rave culture history, including A&R producer and Trax Records Marshall Jefferson; key acidic London DJ Colin Faver (died 2015); Paul Oakenfold; Carl Cox; A guy called Gerald; Fabio & Grooverider; and much more.
The film looks back at the makers of Detroit and Chicago who developed the sound of house music and parties from that time, and traces the development to influential British parties, such as Helter Skelter and Fantazia, as well as those which took place at Manchester’s legendary and now closed Haçienda club.
In addition to its extensive interview collection, the film features a soundtrack of 56 pieces of classic house and rave music, which, the crowdfunding page explains, means that “the music release budget is significant, well. that this is compensated by certain frugal archive authorizations and low post-production costs “.
As a result, director Mason has launched a campaign to help fund the film until its final release, which you can support. here, where you can also learn more about the project as a whole and watch a trailer for the documentary.
A new photo book capturing the Haacienda in its heyday has recently been released.
Last year The Haçienda – which was recently recreated in VR – was voted one of the UK’s best historic sites, despite the fact that the warehouse that once housed the Manchester club no longer exists.