Austerity, gentrification and tunes that are big why unlawful raves are flourishing

Austerity, gentrification and tunes that are big why unlawful raves are flourishing

Amid disillusionment with main-stream clubbing, illegal activities are harking back into the spirit that is original of – but police keep they have been as dangerous and unlawful as ever

Dancers at a party that is squat London’s King’s Cross, October 2019. Photograph: Wil Crisp

Dancers at a squat celebration in London’s King’s Cross, October 2019. Photograph: Wil Crisp

We t’s one hour after midnight on New Year’s 2020, and a stream of revellers is gathering in an alleyway next to KFC on London’s Old Kent Road day. They pass between heaps of automobile tyres and via a space in a gate the place where team, covered with caps and scarves, are using ?5 records from each individual whom goes into the garden of the recently abandoned Carpetright warehouse.

Inside, the lights take and categories of partygoers are huddled in groups talking, waiting and smoking being a behemoth sound system and makeshift club are built against one wall surface. Across the street, in a bigger abandoned warehouse that has been previously a office Outlet, a straight larger audio system has been built.

There’s an awareness of anticipation while the warehouse fills up with mohawked punks, tracksuited squatters, crusties, rude men, accountants, graphic artists, students, and veteran that is grey-haired heads. Continue reading “Austerity, gentrification and tunes that are big why unlawful raves are flourishing”