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1999 marked the end of a decade of great social, economic, and cultural change in Ireland. Significant social milestones included church scandals, divorce and abortion referenda, the decriminalisation of homosexuality and the end of the Troubles. Improved economic success saw unemployment and emigration give way to immigration and full employment. Within this broader national context, Dublin was embarking on its own period of urban regeneration. Over the course of the 1990's, vast derelict areas of the city would be transformed into offices, hotels and apartments.
Club flyers were an integral part of dance music culture and they played a central role in the promotion of Dublin’s dance music scene in the 1990s. Throw Away is not a comprehensive social or musical history of that period, instead, it provides insights into Dublin city’s dance music scene. Across 304 pages, with over 1,100 reproductions, the book reflects the scene’s progression from initial rave phenomenon to mainstream acceptance. Throw Away documents a changing Dublin city, where the dance music scene took hold with a generation of ambitious promoters and venue owners. Almost all of the venues have since been demolished, or have changed use. The flyers contained in this book reflect a Dublin that has largely disappeared.
Published by image text sound editions
Limited Edition of 400
210 x 245 mm