Trainspotting meets Ibiza: Irvine Welsh is penning a TV series on the birth of acid house and rave culture

Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh has been tapped for a new TV series based around the advent of acid house and rave culture.

Ibiza87 will be “loosely” inspired by the the antics and burgeoning careers of DJs Nicky Holloway, Paul Oakenfold and Danny Rampling.

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Ibiza87, a new TV series penned by Irvine Welsh, will catalogue the tumultuous birth of acid house and rave culture in the late 80s.

All three of the DJs are involved as well, curating an acid house soundtrack for the new series.

“I’m very excited about this project. As you know, it ties in with the 30-year anniversary of our trip to Ibiza and what followed thereafter; the birth of the dance music club and festival scene as we know it today,” Oakenfold said in a statement.

“It’s great to celebrate with this project as well as my world tour this year which is about just that, three generations of dance music.”


This article originally appeared on Pitchfork.