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24 photos revealing the colourful essence of France's '90s rave scene

A stunning snapshot of France's party culture

  • Harrison Williams
  • 18 April 2018

The wild and colourful essence of France's booming rave culture in the 1990s is on full display in Olivier Degorce new photo book titled Plastic Dreams.

Degorce's work showcases intimate and raw snaps of various familiar faces at a time when dance music was sweeping through France. There's a fully dreaded Josh Wink, a cheesing Laurent Garnier, Carl Craig as focused as ever and The Chemical Brothers getting into something on the rooftop of Radio Nova.

Plus photos of Jeff Mills, Miss Kittin, DJ Pierre, Matthew Herbert and more as well as gritty raves going down at Radio Nova, Rex Club, Le Queen, Royal Moncel Abbey, Radio FG, Bourget and more.

Through the snapshots of Plastic Dreams we're presented with a clear example of France's incredible rave history. View a collection of photos below.

Plastic Dreams by Olivier Degorce is out now via Headbanger Publishing. Order your copy here

A picture disc at Radio FG (Paris, 1994)

The Chemical Brothers on the rooftop of Radio Nova (Paris, 1997)

100% Isis at Folie's Pigalle (Paris, 1993)

The afterparty at St. Louis Hospital (Paris, 1992)

DJ Pierre at Radio FG (Paris, 1994)

Josh Wink on the balcony at Radio FG (Paris, 1995)

The esplanade at the Musée d’art moderne (Paris, 1994)

Carl Craig at Bourget (Paris, 1994)

Jérôme Pacman at Le Queen (Paris, 1994)

Arnaud Rebotini (Zend Avesta) on rue de Charonne (Paris, 1997)

Jeff Mills at Royal Moncel Abbey (Pontpoint, 1993)

Dave Clarke at Radio FG on rue Rébeval (Paris, 1994)

Sextoy & la Bourette at the American Center (Paris, 1995)

Untitled (Paris, 1993)

Le Queen (Paris, 1997)

Lady B at Rex Club (Paris, 1994)

Laurent Garnier at Rex Club (Paris, around 1993)

Manu le Malin at Aqualand (Gif-sur-Yvette, 1992)

Rave in the house on stilts (outer Paris, 1992)

The rave at Aqualand (Gif-sur-Yvette, 1992)

Miss Kittin at Radio FG (Paris, 1996)

Matthew Herbert at Rex Club (Paris, 1996)

DJ Krush at Payenne Square (Paris, 1995)

Untitled (Paris, 1993)

[Via: Noisey]

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