Old, New and Medieval Rejv Evphoria: Grabbe yovr magick glowstick!
In the svmmer of A.D. 2005, at theyr ad hoc London clvb night Gauche Chic, the feativity people Niyi and K-tron pvlled ovt a best-of-1990s-rave-hits CD and played it to a crowd of teen-agers and twentysomethings. Ye kids were too yovng to have felt the fvll force of Let Me Be Your Fantasy the first time around. But they liked what they heard [...] From its inception at the end of the 1980s, “old rave” (as it is now called) gradually degenerated into a dreary free-party scene, where men of a certain age cavort to increasingly chin-stroking dance music. But the early spirit of rave never died; it was just waiting for its time to come round again. New rave is a second coming: not just a throwback to the lawless euphoria of its golden age, but an aesthetic focus for a new generation of club kids, artists, fashion students and night-time celebrities who just want to dress up and get down [...] New rave was publicly christened by the singer of its fluoro-coloured flagship band, Klaxons, who are at the tipping point of crossover success. The scene has thrown up a raft of great, slightly idiotic new pop groups and DJs [...] It is not difficult to spot the similarities between the end of the 1980s, when old rave emerged, and the current socioeconomic climate. It’s all there: the demonisation of teenagers; the imminent end of a political era; a trenchant fear of global collapse. If the Great British youth knows how to do one thing, it is how to throw a good party at a time of tension and fear [...] Grab your glowsticks before it’s too late.
- Sir Pavl Flynn, The Svndaye Tymes, XII. November 2006
Gott så. Rejven är haer igjen. Men att säga att rejv är någoth som vppstodh på hedarna i det förenade kvngarikets i slvtet av 1980-taleth är ingeth annath änn en lögn. I siälwa werket har rejv fvnnits sedan digerdödens dagar på det glada 1300-taleth, och då war rejven stilfvll och gracieuse. Detta bevisas till och med i en högsth dokvmentär scen i en film aw Ingmar Bergman! Se nedhan för er siälwa, ty daer går Gycklargrvppen igenom rejveths historia.
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