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'Better Days' is a new short documentary on the history of UK rave

It features interviews with Sherelle, Paul Hartnoll of Orbital, Afrodeutsche, Luke Unabomber and more

  • Jemima Skala
  • 8 May 2021
'Better Days' is a new short documentary on the history of UK rave

‘Better Days: The Story of UK Rave’ is a new 30-minute documentary about the last 30 years of UK rave culture.

It will premiere on Twitch on May 28 at 7pm BST, and will then be available to watch via the Amazon Music app and Amazon Music youtube channel from May 31.

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Spanning the original free party movement to the recent illegal parties that have been happening throughout the pandemic and lockdown, it features interviews with Paul Hartnoll of Orbital, Terry Farley, Colin Dale and Luke Unabomber.

The film also profiles contemporary dance artists like TSHA, Sherelle, Afrodeutsche, Denis Sulta and Prospa.

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Overmono have also created an original score for the film.

Have a look at a trailer and full poster below.



Jemima Skala is Mixmag’s Weekend Editor. Follow her on Twitter

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