On any given weekend thousands of people, regardless of age or social class, party to underground dance music in Dublin city.

Over the next six months Dublin Community TV will be working on a two part documentary to capture the raw energy and labours of love that keep us buzzing each weekend.

Part one will go right back to the old-skool. The emergence of our original rave nation, the people, clubs, labels and pirates that broke ground for repetitive beats in the city.

While we doff our hats to the origin myths, this doc refuses to regale in clichéd war tales from 1990s clubland with its well worn paths of tabloid hysteria and super-clubs. This documentary is about the rich cultural legacy of the hardcore explosion in the city. Part two looks at how this memory lives on through the work of today’s promoters, bedroom producers, DJs, DIY record labels and radio shows.

This is a documentary about a community that battles backward club opening hours and criminalizing caricatures yet works hard to keep an organic, mutating dance culture alive.

To get involved talk to us at asantalamh.tumblr.com

Directed by James Redmond.
Edited by Conor Hinfey.
Musical Score by Rory St. John.
Camera Work by John Breslin, James Redmond, Connor Hinfey and Sean Treacy.
Footage from D:Ream Rave at the Mansion House in 1991 comes from a VHS given away with DFC Zine. We'd love to trace who made it...

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