Nostaglia and Capitalism

Simon Reynolds is one of the Men I trust. He has written a number of books that have maintained prominence in any serious scholarship regarding current music trends and rave culture. His work ‘generation ecstasy’ (1999) (1) is perhaps the most comprehensive study of rave culture and electronic dance music ever conducted; a truly fine piece of scholarship, managing to synthesise myriad perspectives from Achim Szepanski and Gilles Deleuze to Juan Atkins and Frankie Knuckles; Reynolds has consumed every piece of information available on the topic and managed to bury it in a book without it collapsing into a black hole..