Irvine Welsh – the Scottish novelist and playwright – could easily rest on his laurels for the rest of his life as the author of the novel behind the cult-classic film Trainspotting. Instead, it’s just been announced that Welsh has embarked on his newest writing project, this time for television.
He is co-writing a dramatic series about the origins and rise of acid house music and rave culture in the late 1980’s.
The show is titled Ibiza87, and is loosely based on the hedonistic exploits of the holy trinity of rave culture DJ’s: Nicky Holloway, Paul Oakenfold, and Danny Rampling.
All three men are contributors to the TV series’ script, and will collaborate on putting together the show’s soundtrack. Fact Magazine reports that the series will be “loosely” based on an infamous trip the three friends-turned-acid house legends took to Ibiza in 1987 (hence the project’s title).
In a statement, Paul Oakenfold said:
“I’m very excited about this project… It ties in with the 30-year anniversary of our trip to Ibiza and what followed thereafter; the birth of the dance music club and festival scene as we know it today.
It’s great to celebrate with this project as well as my world tour this year which is about just that, three generations of dance music.”
While T2 Trainspotting is already out in select theaters, there’s been no release date announced for Ibiza87 as of yet.
The press release for the series calls it “…the missing link between 24 Hour Party People and Straight Outta Compton,” and promises to broadcast “rollercoaster highs and lows [and] drug-fuelled excess” into the comfort of your living room.
So get your glowsticking routines in order, party people…