New book captures London’s “era-defining” late-1980s club culture

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Revellers carry on the party after closing time at Trip in London, 1988 (Image credit: © Dave Swindells)

The most significant youth movement to happen in Britain since punk in the 1970s – the acid house explosion of the late 1980s – created a musical culture that still endures today. 

DJs and musicians who were there at the beginning still play to large audiences around the world, and several global mega-music festivals owe a debt to the can-do ethos and visual aesthetic of the UK’s early acid house parties. 

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