- Better Days: The Story Of UK Rave will premiere via Twitch on May 28th.
More than 30 years of UK rave history is being documented in a new film.
Better Days: The Story Of UK Rave will chronicle the evolution of the UK rave scene, beginning with the first illegal dance parties and closing with recent lockdown events. Directed by Hugo Jenkins, the film features anecdotes from pioneers of the scene such as Terry Farley and Orbital's Paul Hartnoll, paired with commentary from newer artists including SHERELLE, Afrodeutsche, Denis Sulta and Prospa.
Further perspectives will be provided by journalist Sheryl Garatt, as well as by essential event organizers, rave crews and promoters from the scene. The score was composed by UK electronic duo Overmono, and the soundtrack features Orbital's "Chime (Special Request Remix)" and Dance System's track with Rush Davis, "Better Days."
"The rave movement's influence is inextricably woven into the music and culture of today, as we see the past reverberate through the sounds and styles of current dance music culture," the film's head of music, Patrick Clifton, said. "With Britain's new breed of ravers living in a time as complex and transformational as their predecessors, now is the perfect time to explore where UK rave culture came from, where it is now and where it might be going next."
Better Days will premiere via Twitch here on May 28th at 7 PM BST. The film will then be available from May 31st on the Amazon Music app and on the Amazon Music YouTube channel.
Check out the trailer.