‘Love this book! It triggers so many memories of the rave era. Thoroughly recommended.’ – Fatboy Slim
‘Captures the hedonism and humour of the nineties with a laugh-out-loud honesty. The perfect Ibiza holiday read…if you can get it through customs!’ – Judge Jules
‘Like myself, Kirk was there right from the start of the ‘rave new world’, reporting and recording our revolution as it happened. This book is full of great tales and laughs – the perfect balance of history, hedonism and humour.’ – Slipmatt
‘Kirk Field took a fathoms deep dive in to the chaotic, curious, and sometimes highly ridiculous world of DJ’s and nightclubbing and lived to tell the tale. And what a tale it is.’ – Richard Norris, The Grid
‘The rave era was a time of exploration and new possibilities and here Kirk Field documents his discoveries and experiences with skill, humour, and warmth. Whether you were there too, or just interested to learn more, this is a great read.’ – Nick Halkes, XL, Positiva Records
‘A wonderful first-hand account, direct from the front-line Kirk Field was right there in the eye of the storm of those early, incredible, halcyon days of Rave. His wide-eyed enthusiasm lights up every page as he blazes through anecdote after anecdote from a truly pivotal time in the UK’s cultural history.’ – Dave Seaman, Mixmag editor, DJ, producer
‘Such an enjoyable book. I loved Kirk’s playful style of writing and finding out about all his lively antics in clubland. Kirk is one of the most interesting people I’ve met in clubland, so it was a joy reading all the mischief he’s got up to over the years.’ – Lisa Pin-Up, producer
‘An excellent insight to what it was like to eat, sleep and breathe the vibes of the original raves. I feel like I’ve been transported back in time and reliving the journey!’ – Aston Harvey, The Freestylers – hardcover edition.
About the Author
Kirk Field was re-born in June 1989 in a courtyard in Hackney and spent the next decade of his life dancing, travelling, writing, singing and promoting some of London’s biggest club nights, his words appearing in the likes of Mixmag, DJ Mag and the NME.
In 1999, he formed a bespoke clubbing travel company, becoming the first person to deliver international club cruises from the UK. His knowledge of the scene led to him penning Ibiza guides for everyone from The Sun to Time Out and presenting features on Radio 1 and MTV.
Since 2005, Kirk has helped to develop the world’s premier alpine music festival, Snowbombing in Austria, for which he continues to provide creative consultancy and media hosting
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