Magazine article Screen International

Fulwell 73, Irvine Welsh, Sony Team on 'Ibiza87'

Magazine article Screen International

Fulwell 73, Irvine Welsh, Sony Team on 'Ibiza87'

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TV drama series to chronicle dance music scene.

I Am Bolt and Class of 92 producer Fulwell 73 is in development on Ibiza87, a TV drama series charting the rise of electronic dance music in the late 1980s.

Loosely based on the exploits of UK DJs Danny Rampling, Paul Oakenfold and Nicky Holloway - all of whom are attached to the project - the series chronicles the story of a group of friends from south London who became well known DJs at the forefront of the acid house and electronic dance music scene.

Trainspotting writer Irvine Welsh and Dean Cavanagh are on board as writers.

Leo Pearlman at Fulwell 73 is producer; executive producer is Josephine Rose for Sony Pictures International.

The soundtrack is set to be curated and compiled by Rampling, Oakenfold and Holloway.

Pearlman said "This is the story of a youth culture movement that swept a nation and eventually the world, the wider cultural impact it had and the legacy it left behind. Our aim is to make anyone who lived it look back with misty eyes and anyone who missed it wish they'd been along for the ride and in Irvine and Dean we have the perfect writers on board to achieve that goal. …

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