Crack Magazine

How Kiev and Tbilisi's dancefloors became hotbeds for social change

They called it The Second Summer of Love, that brief moment in the late 80s when acid house and the rise of ecstasy collided and rave was born. It’s a period of UK dance history which has been so thoroughly mythologised that even those too young to experience it seem to feel the nostalgia. Rave wasn’t the first music movement to have an impact on British society, but its drug-fuelled, anarchic hedonism upset the establishment like no other.