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THIS SITE IS DEDICATED TO

ANDY WILLIAMS - AKA

DJ PURE, 1966-2006 - RIP

  THIS SITE IS DEDICATED TO ANDY WILLIAMS

- AKA DJ PURE, 1966-2006 - RIP

....1989 THE SUMMER OF LOVE,  MY FRIENDS AND I WERE HEARING THIS NEW ACID HOUSE MUSIC CONSISTING OF NEW BELEARIC AND RYTHMICAL ELECTRONIC BLEEPS , LIVELY PIANO RIFFS AND WE LOVED IT!... I REMEMBER HEARING A GUY CALLED GERALD-VOODOO RAY, FOR THE FIRST TIME IT BLEW ME AWAY (CLASSIC)  IT WAS ONE OF THE FIRST SINGLE CDS I BOUGHT. WE ALL LIVED 30 MILES OUTSIDE OF LONDON ON THE SURREY, HAMPSHIRE BORDER AND THIS RAVE WAVE OVERCAME EVERYONE IT WAS NEW, EXCITING AND VERY FRESH. WE HAD NEVER HEARD THIS TYPE OF MUSIC AND HAD NO CLUE TO WHERE THIS MUSICAL REVOLUTION WOULD LEAD .... WE WERE ALL 18 - 20 YRS OLD, AND ENTERING A NEW ERA. SUDDENLY EVERYONE I KNEW WHO WAS INTO THIS NEW MUSIC SCENE CULTURE; WERE WEARING SHELL SUITS, TRAVEL FOX TRAINERS, LA GEARS, KICKERS, BRIGHT BAGGY CLOTHES, SILLY HATS, WHISTLES ETC - GOING TO ILLEGAL PARTIES IN FIELDS, EMPTY WAREHOUSES AND FACTORIES, POPPING PILLS EVERY WEEKEND AND LOVING IT! A FAR CRY FROM THE  CHEEZY WEEKEND DISCOS WE WERE USED TO.

 IT CHANGED EVERYTHING....

THIS NEW YOUTH CULTURE TOOK OVER OUR LIVES, WE DEFINATELY LIVED FOR THE WEEKEND!! THE BUZZ AT THE RAVES WAS CONTAGIOUS AND THE FEELING WAS MUTUAL, THE HYPNOTIC MUSIC AND HAPPY CROWD MADE YOU FEEL AT ONE WITH YOUR SELF, EVERYONE LOVED EACH OTHER AND THE FEELING OF UNITY WAS OVERWHELMING, THERE WAS A HUGE SENSE OF BELONGING AND FREEDOM - I PERSONALLY NEVER FELT THAT WAY BEFORE. ALL I CAN SAY IS THAT I WAS THERE AND LOVED EVERY BIT OF IT AND WOULDNT OF CHANGED IT FOR THE WORLD. MORE AND MORE INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC WAS OVERFLOWING ONTO PIRATE RADIO STATIONS, LOTS OF UP AND COMING DJS, LOTS MORE RECORD SHOPS AND NEW RECORD LABELS.  BIG PROMOTERS WERE ORGANISING SECRET ILLEGAL RAVES EVERYWHERE, YOU HAD TO RING A HOTLINE LATE AT NIGHT FOR DIRECTIONS AND GO TO A SECRET MEETING PLACE AND JOIN THE CONVOY (SO EXCITING) FOR UP TO 25000 PEOPLE, SOMETIMES MORE.

IT WAS ALL HAPPENING!!!!!

WE ALL GOT INVOLVED AND WANTED A PIECE OF THE ACTION. WE LOVED THE EXCITEMENT OF MEETING UP WITH PEOPLE, JOINING IN CONVOYS AND TRAVELLING ALL OVER THE COUNTRY MAINLY ROUND THE M25 AND LISTENING OUT FOR LOUD THUMPING MUSIC AND LOOKING FOR LAZERS AND LITERALLY LANDING IN A 50K SOUND SYSTEM IN A FIELD WITH SMILEY FACES.  THIS WHOLE SCENE TOOK OVER OUR LIVES.

ANDY WILLIAMS (MY OTHER HALF) WENT STRAIGHT INTO BEING A DJ, AS HE WAS A  DISCO DJ IN THE EARLY EIGHTIES, BUT THIS WAS A DIFFERENT BALL GAME, OUT CAME THE TECHNICS 1210s AND THE CONSUMPTION OF VINYL WAS REBORN AGAIN. HE BECAME A WELL RESPECTED DJ, AND WAS WELL KNOWN IN OUR AREA. HE ALSO RAN RADIOACTIVE 101.8 FM PIRATE RADIO STATION. I MYSELF BECAME A DJ TOO, EVERYONE WANTED TO BE A DJ, AND THEY DID, IF THEY WERE GOOD ENOUGH THEY WENT ON TO CREATE A GOOD PROFESSIONAL CAREER FOR THEMSELVES AND SOME STILL ARE. ANDY WENT ON TO ORGANIZE PARTIES SUCH AS, CHOBHAM COMMON, ORBITAL 89, RADIOACTIVE, SHYBOYZ, ONE NATION, PANACHE, ARE A FEW TO MENTION.

SO FOR ALL OF YOU RAVERS OUT THERE  WHO ARE OVER 30 YOU WILL REMEMBER THIS ERA FROM 1989-1995 VERY WELL; ESPECIALLY IF YOU WERE DOING WHAT MOST YOUNG PEOPLE WERE DOING AT THAT TIME, IT WAS HARD TO AVOID. WE ALL HAD SUCH A GREAT TIME AND I KNOW FOR SURE THAT THE ACID HOUSE SCENE WAS A ONE OFF AND HAS INSPIRED THE MUSIC SCENE AND PARTIES TO WHERE THEY ARE TODAY.

 ANYWAYS....... AS IT HAPPENS I WAS AND STILL AM A PASSIONATE PHOTOGRAPHER AND AT THE TIME I WAS JUST BREAKING INTO IT, SO MOST PARTIES WE WENT TO I TOOK MY TRUSTEE 35MM COMPACT CAMERA AND TOOK PHOTOS .... LOADS OF THEM. SO HENCE THE IDEA FOR THIS SITE, I WANT TO EXHIBIT/SHARE MY PHOTOS FOR ALL TO SEE, AND MAYBE YOU ARE IN THEM YOURSELF......

 I HOPE YOU ENJOY LOOKING THROUGH MY COLLECTION OF RAVE PHOTOS  AND FLYERS AS MUCH AS I HAVE PUTTING THEM ALTOGETHER, AND PLEASE IF YOU HAVE ANY PHOTOS, FLYERSAND  STORIES YOU WANT TO SHARE WITH US OR ANY QUESTIONSYOU MAY HAVE, ALL WOULD BE WELCOME. I WANT TO START THIS SITE FOR ALL YOU EARLY RAVERS AND BRING BACK NOSTALGIC MEMORIES FOR YOU AND FOR YOU TO JOIN OUR NETWORK OF RAVERS AND REMINISCE ABOUT THE GOOD OLD DAYS...

YOU WILL SEE LOTS MORE ON THIS SITE VERY SOON INCLUDING CDS OF RARE MIXES, VIDEOS  FROM ALL THE OLD PARTIES, AND MORE PICS AND FLYERS ...

THERE DOESNT SEEM TO BE ANY OTHER SITES WITH AS MANY OLD PICS AND FLYERS AS I HAVE, SO LETS BUILD IT UP....SO PLEASE JOIN IN THE FORUMMESSAGEBOARD AND CHAT ROOM N LET RAVERS REUNITE!!!

TO PURCHASE FLYERS & PICS PLEASE CONTACT ME

THANKS FOR LOOKING

 SAM AKA DJ NAUGHTY