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London squatters threw a 12-hour rave in a 17th century mansion

The Prodigy and Daniel Bedingfield were among the music of choice

  • Dave Turner
  • 22 May 2017

Residents in Hackney, East London weren't happy this weekend and The Prodigy had something to do with it.

Squatters threw a 12-hour rave in a 17th century mansion on Mare Street, "going through The Prodigy back catalogue since about midnight last night, non-stop," one local said on Sunday morning.

A number of neighbours complained about the loud music, which apparently continued to 3pm on Sunday. With Daniel Bedingfield said to be blaring out of the Grade-II listed building, we don't blame them really.

Police were called, according to the Evening Standard, but they said it was a matter for Hackney Council to deal with.

A Hackney Council spokesperson said: “We received a number of calls last night about noise disturbance at 195 Mare Street. When our enforcement officers contacted residents later on in the night, they were told that the noise had died down. Our enforcement officers will be visiting the property tonight to check for any further disturbance.”

Kev O’Sullivan, who lives nearby, reckoned it was "like being at Glastonbury". He also remarked on the choice of music, from "bad techno to louder 90s r'n'b.

Remarking on the choice of music from "bad techno to louder 90s r'n'b", he added: "The DJ is relentless yet utterly artless and frankly incapable. Not even the squatters can be actually enjoying the party.”

If anyone needs any lessons, a few here at Mixmag can sort you out.

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Dave Turner is Mixmag's Digital News Editor, follow him on Twitter

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