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A PSYCHEDELIC JOURNEY

︎︎︎ 08.23.2022 ︎︎︎ 11.00 AM

A PSYCHEDELIC JOURNEY

08.23.2022, 11.00 am / Jan Swam + Antonio Ramírez



A year ago, in August 2021, we got together in Madrid to share some ideas about the possibility of creating something. There was still not a very clear idea, but everything revolved around music in the form of a label but with a twist in some way. The final result is Organic Signs,  a record label and hybrid platform focused on knowledge and musical synergies for a community that, due to the COVID-19 and its consequent lack of social stimuli, is dispersed.

With this starting point (and why not to say it, a tremendous admiration for the rave culture of the 90s and early 00s) Organic Signs is born as complex warehouse (mental, for the moment) where the golden ages of rave culture are still alive and our mission is to build a cosmic gate from nowadays to those precious (and psychedelic) times.

In this first year of life, Organic Signs is tracing a magical path in which we are meeting wonderful people to learn from and with whom we are developing very nice initiatives and projects that are taking shape slowly, starting from our most important launch: our first EP: “Soma Junkies” by Seb Taylor, one of the most iconic music producers bring from the golden age of rave cultura in United Kingdom in 90s. Also, our first meeting that took place at the Paraíso festival in Madrid last June or the collaboration with Tómbolo in their first festival at the Independance Club. In addition to this, we are adding several artistic initiatives, apart from music proposals, such as the launch of Solar age, our first rave essential, and the production of our first exhibition of visual and sound archives focused on rave culture existing between the 90s and early 00s that took place in the UK.

Undoubtedly, this first year has been full of life, love and beautiful people that we find in this magic and mystic journey.

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WHAT THE QUE CLUB MEANT

︎︎︎ 09.26.2022 ︎︎︎ 02.00 PM

WHAT THE
QUE CLUB MEANT

09.26.2022, 02.00pm.



The Que Club is an incredibly important part of the rave culture in United Kingdom. It’s not just nostalgia what its nearly people feels when they listen that name, it’s part of their identity. It was one of the best clubs in the country and a brilliant venue, like nothing else in the city. You could stand on the balcony and look down on 3,000 people dancing to a great sound. You could lose your friends in the maze of rooms and make new ones.

The Que Club, in Corporation Street, was a massively popular dance club during the acid house and Britpop years and als it was the magic place where David Bowie and Daft Punk played in its golden 90s.

Running from 1989 to 2017, The Que Club was a key part of the city's nightlife scene, with the former church hall becoming a temple to music industry, specially techno and goa trance, that many fondly remember as 'the ultimate rave venue’.

Following the explosion of dance music and rave culture across the UK in the late 1980s and early 1990s, The Que Club became the home for Birmingham and the Midlands’ burgeoning new DJ and MC community with events including Atomic Jam, Flashback, House of God, Drop Beats Not Bombs, Spacehopper and The Bubble Club, among others, attracting thousands on a weekly basis.

The venue went on to achieve further national recognition following BBC Radio One’s use of the venue to host Essential Mix nights, with the likes of Carl Cox, Sven Vath, David Holmes, and Paul Oakenfold DJ-ing to an audience of tens of millions via the station’s Saturday night broadcasts.

In The Que is not only about the music. It’s also concerned with what The Que Club tells us about the social, cultural and political history of the city and club and youth culture.


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