The History Of Clubbing

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Pete Tong 's history of the British club scene, starting with the days of the Mecca ballrooms when DJs practised sub-Emperor Rosko lines. He explores the 70s soul scene and its north-south divide with Chris Hill of Canvey Island's Goldmine and Ian Levine of the Blackpool Mecca, not forgetting the Wigan Casino. Saturday Night Fever then knocked the soul scene dead and it split into the underground worlds of jazz-funk and high energy.

Recalling the 80s are Steve Strange , Coldcut,

Dave Haslam and Danny Rampling. But is today's scene really a club scene and do kids really dream of being a DJ?