Acid House was a defining moment when everything changed - music, youth culture, life. It announced the arrival of the dance music movement and led to the birth of clubbing as we know it. On the Guardian blog, Jim Butler looks at the birth of a movement and compares it with the 'rave revival' of today

Acid House was a defining moment when everything changed – music, youth culture, us. It announced the arrival of the dance music movement and led to the birth of clubbing as we know it. On the Guardian blog, Jim Butler looks at the birth of a movement and compares it with the ‘rave revival’ of today:

In September 1987 four British lads went to the Balearic island of Ibiza to celebrate one of their number’s birthday. However, rather than indulge in the familiar trappings that San Antonio had to offer – the chip shop and the boozer – Paul Oakenfold, Johnny Walker, Nicky Holloway and Danny Rampling sampled the bountiful delights of the island’s more exotic side.

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