A fascinating insight and read into how rave dancing started in Moss side as a predominantly “Black” thing before it was appropriated by the white Indie kids in the same city and went hyper commercial.  This amazing must read feature is by Greg Wilson and if you’re into dance music and wish to know about some of its origins then you should take the time to check this out and absorb the history.

Cutting Shapes – How House Music Really Hit The UK – Greg Wilson

Proto foot shufflers? This is remarkable footage of a black audience dancing to House music at Moss Side Community Centre 27.09.86 (almost a year ahead of the famous Ibiza DJ trip). Features a performance by Foot Patrol. Mike Shaft is the DJ. The full recording can be viewed here:

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