Wayne Anthony (Host)
The Eighty Eighty
Exploring the evolution of music, social culture and technology in the United Kingdom. The Eighty Eight Podcast will share the many stories of people involved in the evolution and production of Music, Fashion, Art, Technology and Life.
The first deep dive into the social evolution of music and culture is focused on the Second Summer of Love circa 1988. Veterans call it Acid House, a term first coined by Chicago producer DJ Pierre. In Europe Acid House defined a generation of people actively engaged in a movement driven by music, warehouse parties and counter culture. A small network of secret parties spurned into some of the biggest illegal gatherings of the 1980’s.
Wayne Anthony is widely known for staging large scale warehouse parties in the UK circa 1988-1990. Under the banner of Genesis’88, Wayne alongside two of his best friends (Andrew & Keith) organised a series of historic events in warehouses around London and within the M25 Motorway circling Greater London. Genesis’88 was the only organisation that collaborated with leaders in the field such as Sunrise, Energy & Biology. The story was later told in Cult Status paperback book published by Virgin titled Class of 88 in 1998. The book was recently reissued by Virgin and available in shops today. Wayne and Genesis’88 has since been named in dozens of books on the topic of Acid House and Rave Culture.