With Danny Ramping, Terry Farley, Pete Heller, Bushwacka!, Saytek and more
Unbelievably, it's been a full 30 years since Danny Rampling and then-wife Jenni set up Shoom in the basement of an East London leisure centre. And December will see a very special party taking place at nearby Pulse (AKA Bankside Vaults) in London SE1 to mark that anniversary.
Inspired by his now legendary summer '87 trip to Ibiza with Paul Oakenfold and Nicky Holloway, Rampling opened Shoom on 5 December 1987. The club wasn't the first in Britain to play house music - that honour goes to The Garage in Nottingham, according to most accounts, swiftly followed by The Haçienda in Manchester. But it was at Shoom that the UK house music revolution really kicked into gear, not least because its birth coincided with the arrival of a strange new variant of the artform that they called 'acid'.
Now, on 8 December - precisely 30 years and three days on from that very first night - Rampling will return to East London for a special one-off Shoom party. He'll be joined by fellow UK originators Terry Farley and Pete Heller and London scene stalwart Matthew 'Bushwacka!' B, while contemporary hero Saytek is (we have it from the horse's mouth) working on a new live acid house set specifically for the occasion. Drag artiste Jonny Woo, who hosts Glastonbury's Block9 arena, will be compering the evening, while also on the bill are Josh Chaffe, ILONA and CiCI.
The party kicks off at 10pm and runs through till 7am, and tickets are available now. So if you fancy going mental mental radio rental just like the old days, you can get yours here. Nice one matey!