Danny Rampling about the 25th anniversary of his seminal acid house club night, Shoom.
Dave Pearce talks to DJ Danny Rampling about the 25th anniversary of his seminal acid house club night, Shoom. In this special 6 Mix, Dave Pearce talks to Rampling about Shoom, its legacy 25 years on, and plays the music which inspired and soundtracked the club.
One of the UK's best-known club nights, Shoom was a result of Rampling's trip to Ibiza in the summer of 1987 with his friends Nicky Holloway, Trevor Fung and Paul Oakenfold. Inspired by the "Balearic" DJing style of legendary Ibiza selector Alfredo, who played at club Amnesia Rampling and his wife Jenni decided to create a club night in the UK similar to those they'd experienced on the White Isle.
Shoom started in a south London warehouse in the autumn of 1987 and swiftly became the epicentre of a new genre of music known as "acid house". Alongside Holloway's night The Trip, Oakenfold's Spectrum night and the Hacienda in Manchester, Shoom bought acid sounds to a whole new audience and played a key role in the explosion of dance culture in the UK.
Although the doors were closed for the final time in 1990, Shoom left a lasting legacy on UK dance culture, and inspired some of the biggest names in electronic music from Derrick May to David Guetta.
First broadcast: Friday 30 November 2012
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