Tag: Hacienda

Rare mini-doc shows 20 year-old Laurent Garnier at Haçienda

Roll the tapes all the way back to October 1987 when 20 year old Laurent Garnier discovered Manchester’s dance music church, Haçienda. This video shows now the french legend of house preparing to play at the fundamental Manchester club that saw the rise of acid house and hosted the first English raves. See also: LAURENT GARNIER TO CO-WRITE FILM VERSION OF ‘ELECTROSHOC’ It happened one night in October 1987. One year before it, then a 20 year old house music charmeur français, had arrived to Manchester (following a girl, as often). He had been wondering around the restaurants of Altrincham, South Manchester and spreading his mixtapes all around the ... Read more

Seth Troxler Buys Up Hacienda Resident’s Entire Record Collection

Seth Troxler has just announced that he will become the new owner to over 4,500 records previously owned by the legendary Hacienda nightclub resident, Dave Haslam. After hearing the news that Dave was selling his entire collection of vinyl, Seth jumped at the chance to not only expand his already impressive personal vinyl collection, but also accept the baton from a true visionary of dance music and put the needle back on the hidden gems of a by-gone era. Seth explains “I think my great joy will be finding new music, hearing things I never knew existed from people forgotten ... Read more

New Documentary Traces The Legacy of Manchester’s Hacienda

Manchester’s Hacienda was the un questioned centre of acid house youth culture of the 1980’s and 90’s. Though demolished 15 years ago, its influence is still present and legend still strong. Now, a new documentary looks to trace the legacy of the infamous hot spot by focusing its narrative on its array of preserved items. The only remaining aspect of the buildings physical construction is its name as an apartment complex stands in its place. Though demolished, Hacienda has not been discarded. Instead, everything from its urinals to dancefloor were auctioned in 2000 and have found new homes around the world. The documentary, titled ... Read more