Paul Oakenfold, Nicky Holloway and Danny Rampling are all involved in the project.

A new TV series, penned by Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh, will tell the story of the birth of acid house and rave.

Ibiza87, also written by award-winning screenwriter Dean Cavanagh, is loosely based around Nicky Holloway, Paul Oakenfold and Danny Rampling. It will chronicle the beginnings of the rave movement, from the trio’s fateful Ibiza trip in 1987 to the second summer of love.

The press release unbelievably goes as far as to bill it as “the missing link between 24 Hour Party People and Straight Outta Compton“.

Holloway, Oakenfold, Rampling will compile and curate an acid house soundtrack for the series.

“I’m very excited about this project,” Oakenfold says in a statement. “As you know, 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.”

A release date for Ibiza87 is yet to be announced.

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