The intersection between early rave and drug culture will be explored in an upcoming BBC podcast. Produced by Danny Brockhurst and hosted by Chris Warburton, Ecstasy: The Battle of Rave will be available via the BBC Sounds app.
As with previous BBC documentaries like last year’s Everybody in The Place: An Incomplete History of Britain 1984-1992, the episodic series will shed light on the epicenter of the U.K. acid house explosion. What sets it apart is its combination of factual depictions and dramatized scenarios, according to DJ Mag. Accompanying the podcast is a soundtrack comprised of early house from Chicago and Britain alike, including songs by Shaun Ryder of Happy Mondays, and The Haçienda resident Graeme Park.
Warburton is a presenter for BBC Radio 5 Live. Prior to 2014 he delivered a news and technology program, and has since accompanied Eleanor Oldroyd in presenting the series Sunday Breakfast.
Ecstasy: The Battle of Rave will be available on Thursday, September 11th via BBC Sounds.