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Dave has photographed the nightlife scene in London and beyond since 1984, as well as writing about it extensively as Nightlife Editor at Time Out from 1986-2009. I have documented countless different scenes (well, OK, that's an exaggeration, but put it this way, I'm still counting) and his photographs have been featured in i-D, The Face, The Observer, Mixmag and many other publications worldwide as well as Time Out.

As part of the 10th Anniversary of the opening in Ibiza of the legendary Es Vive hotel {ourhistory} is proud to announce the opening of “Spirit of Ibiza 89” an exhibition that gives a unique insight on how Balearic beats changed the face of music and life on this much loved  Island. The exhibition is from the collection of photographs taken in Ibiza by the long standing Time Out Clubbing Editor Dave Swindells.

Long-standing Nightlife Editor at Time Out Magazine, Dave Swindells gives you a unique insight into the Second Summer of Love, a period in 1988-89 when electronic dance music exploded on the youth scene in Britain.
His latest exhibition, ‘Spirit of Ibiza 89’, focuses on how ‘Balearic Beats’ – an eclectic cocktail of rock, Chicago house, Eurodisco, and funky reggae – and the ecstasy-fuelled clubbing lifestyle experienced in Ibiza inspired DJs to create a more freestyle and egalitarian club scene in London, albeit in dark, smoke-filled and strobe-lit basements.
With this series of images Dave Swindells shows the nightlife of Ibiza in the late ‘80s, with its open-air dance floors for those hot Mediterranean nights, drawing a polysexual, all-ages crowd in an easy-going hippie-inspired atmosphere which was nonetheless self-consciously stylish (unlike many of the dressed-down Brits).

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A DELICIOUS BOX OF POISONED BOBONS

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At the London Sneak Preview of Dirty Old Town, Spider Stacy and friends did a special rendition of the films title track Dirty Old Town. This is an excerpt.this preview was set by {ourhistory} as part of the EAST END PROMISE exhibition Coming Soon - Dirty Old Town. A film by Jenner Furst, Julia Willoughby Nason and Daniel B. Levin dirtyoldtownmovie.com

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Documentary Feature Directed and Shot by Winstan Whitter

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Legacy Performers Trailer

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DC10: 2003, UK, 4.20 min, Dir Michael Sharck.

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IPSO FACTO YEAH YEAH: 1987, UK, 3 min, Dir Simon Taylor. A short film made by one of the member of design team Tomato, this film documents the infamous London Underground Circle Line parties.

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Prommo Film documenting the exhibition - Film by Alice Masters

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