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Ten artists bringing back the old-skool

Rave like it's, erm, 2015

  • Rob McCallum
  • 1 May 2015

Seth Troxler announced his Acid Future at London's Tobacco Dock last week, which is set to pay homage to the UK's acid house history, and also looks set to be one of the parties of the summer. Rave nostalgia for a time when pirate radio ruptured the bass bin of every Vauxhall Nova across the land has been building for a minute now, but the new faces of the rave revival are taking elements of acid house, jungle, hardcore and more from the golden era of dance and blending them into a new and exciting renaissance of the original UK sound that will continue through '15.

As well as these artists re-appropriating everything that was exciting about early rave music, they have also made it acceptable again to listen to scratchy Fantazia recordings and the rolling bass tapes of Strictly Jungle, which have lined attics across the country for over 20 years. Earlier this week we gave you the A-Z of Acid. Now we give you ten artists bringing back the old-skool

1 Seth Troxler

As well as launching Acid Future, the inimitable Troxler is also set to drop his debut release on one of his own new labels, Tuskagee. The cover art for Troxler's first release on the imprint bangs of an original Dreamscape flyer, and A-side 'CZ' is a pure slice of future acid house.

2 Jamie xx

All eyes have been on Jamie xx ahead of the release of his debut solo record 'In Colour' in June. When preview track 'Gosh' landed in March, it signalled that he is set to pay a similar homage on the record to that of last year's Fantazia sampling 'All Under One Roof Raving'. Jamie xx knows where his roots lie, and he isn't afraid to show them.

3 Burial

What hasn't already been written about London-based producer Burial probably doesn't really need writing, but his ability to re-contextualise the history of UK electronic music within the echoes of his music is unmatched over the last decade. 'Temple Sleeper' dropped in January, following 'Lambeth' last year, and both demonstrate the producer is still very much at the top of his game.

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