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Show airs on Saturday 29th May & 5th June 2100-2200

Rave generation
We asked listeners to send in their personal stories from the early days of dance music and the rave culture for a new documentary.

Read some of the best memories here
Dance music is a now multi-million pound industry, which began in the smoky dives of Chicago and Berlin. The dawn of acid house in 1988 was dubbed “the second summer of love” but its roots lay in the techno and house clubs of Chicago and Berlin. The people credited with forming this acid house soundtrack are now revered as legends.

In a two-part series we trace the origins of dance music and rave culture in this country and we want your personal stories!

Thank you for all the stories you've sent in to the programme makers.

Read some of the best memories here

  • Were you raving during this time?
  • Did you discover the music in Ibiza?
  • How did you find out where the party was on the M25?
  • What was it like?
  • Remember your favourite track from those days and why?

    All personal information supplied is held securely by the BBC and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Your details will not be
    used for any other service.

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    Message Boards
    Share your experiences of the early rave days with other listeners.
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