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Rave On: Matthew Collin & Kate Hutchinson in conversation at Phonica Records

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Time 19:30
Date 03/04/18
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Altered State author Matthew Collin discusses the music that inspired his new book Rave On: Global Adventures in Electronic Dance Music with the journalist and DJ Kate Hutchinson.

From the pleasure palaces of Ibiza and Las Vegas to ‘new frontiers’ like Shanghai and Dubai, raving is now a multi-million-dollar business. But there are still hardcore believers upholding its DIY ethos - the techno idealists of Berlin and Detroit and the queer subcults of New York, the post-apartheid party people of South Africa and the outlaw techno travellers of France. For Rave On, Matthew Collin (the author of Altered State, the classic acid house history) travelled the world to experience these unique scenes first-hand, talked to the key DJs, promoters and producers and heard the story of how dance culture went global - and found out whether its maverick spirit has survived its own success.

Kate Hutchinson is a journalist, editor and broadcaster living in east London. She is formerly the Deputy Editor of the Guardian Guide, where she put cultural icons such as Skepta, Björk and Gordon the Gopher on the front cover, and remains a regular freelance contributor to the paper. In the Jurassic Period, she was the Clubbing Editor at Time Out, covering everything from the then-nascent grime and dubstep scenes to accidentally inventing the short-lived trend “micro-clubbing”. She currently has a monthly radio show on Worldwide FM where she pretends to be the next Kirsty Young.

Matthew Collin is an author and journalist. He has worked as a foreign correspondent for the BBC, Al Jazeera and Agence France-Presse, and as editor for i-D magazine, the Time Out website, the Big Issue and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network. He has also written for many newspapers and magazines, including the Wire, Guardian, Observer, Mixmag and Mojo.