Just what is it that you want to do?
We wanna be free. We wanna be free to do what we wanna do.
And we wanna get loaded, and we wanna have a good time.
And that’s what we’re gonna do.
We’re gonna have a good time. We’re gonna have a party…
Peter Fonda, The Wild Angels (1966)
Andrew Weatherall certainly knew how to have a party. An early participant in the notorious British acid house scene who was known for his six-plus hour sets and his writing for the cult Boy’s Own fanzine, this prolific DJ, remixer and producer was behind so much of the music I danced myself silly to in the 1990s. More than simply an underground club DJ with a penchant for a good time, his work has rightly become hugely influential over the last couple of decades. You may not perhaps think you know any of his work, but – trust me – you do.