Dance Music Documentarian Kirk Field Unveils New Book: Rave New World

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Dance Music Documentarian Kirk Field Unveils New Book: Rave New World

Embark on a journey through the exhilarating world of club culture with Rave New World: Confessions of a Raving Reporter, the must-read holiday book for all avid clubbers seeking a behind-the-scenes account of 20th-century dance music. Author Kirk Field, renowned as Mixmag’s pioneering journalist dedicated to covering raves, invites readers to relive the transformative era of DJ culture. From his early days as a barman to becoming an intrepid in-the-field reporter, Kirk vividly recounts the pivotal moments that shaped dance history, akin to a “Forrest Gump of clubland.”

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Rave New World captures the essence of modern clubbing, introducing readers to a colorful cast of characters encountered by Kirk on his journey. With wit, humility, and unyielding energy, Kirk provides a lively and insightful narrative that goes beyond his own role, recognizing the broader legacy of dance music journalism. Tracing the expansion of rave culture from dimly lit warehouses to unexpected corners behind the iron curtain, and eventually reaching the sun-soaked shores of Ibiza and beyond, Kirk offers a captivating exploration of social and political contexts. He sheds light on how dance culture challenged the norms of the time, navigating the intricate dance of evading authorities and embracing the freedom of expression.

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Amidst the pages of Rave New World, readers will encounter tales of accidental acid trips, close encounters with security forces, and exclusive revelations from Ibiza’s clandestine club scene. Notable figures such as The KLF, Diego Maradona, and even Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II make captivating cameo appearances. More than a memoir, Rave New World serves as a testament to the evolution of nightlife and the collective efforts of individuals like Kirk, who recognized the transformative power of raving. It is a testament to the movement’s impact as a global force for positive change. This exhilarating, enlightening, and highly recommended read offers a front-row seat to the captivating history of dance music and its profound cultural influence.


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