The history of Rave in France in the metaverse and auction » PACA economic and political paper

Saturday 4 February 2023 will take place an event dedicated to the origins of French Raves.

Original collections coming directly from the main actors of the Rave movement in France, will be exhibited at the club Le Sacré in Paris. They are systematically accompanied by a digital version and an NFT certificate. Organized by the Boischaut auction house, the sale will also take place directly on

This auction with a strong historical character brings together physical and digital collections from the 3 forerunners of Raves in France:

· Manu CASANA — creator of Rave Age parties since 1989, such as the famous raves of Castle of Champigny or Armenian College. He is also the founder of the label Rave Age Records

· Olivier DEGORCE – artist-photographer, who has visibly published Plastic dreams, Rave and Club scene (1991-1999)published in 2018 by Headbangers Publishing (related tag Ed Banger Records)

· Michael MULLENDER — Sound and image reporter, evening and afternoon co-host, he captured many raves with his Sony Hi8 analog camera, a unique and legacy testament to this era (see excerpts from video, AQUATIC 06/29/91The first authorized rave organized in France, with the participation of 2 to 3000 people, Lot no. 42).

For the first time, physical pieces from the French night heritage and electronic culture will be sold, systematically accompanied by a digital version for the metaverse and an NFT certificate. This is how they are offered in the sales catalog :

· 12 original flyers and letters from the first Rave parties in France, hosted by Manu CASANA and a flyer from a TheJAMs party, commented by Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty and 1 new, original, cellophane-wrapped copy of the legendary What The Fuck’s Going On? » from 1987, absolutely rare because it is banned as soon as it comes out

· tracks from the Rave Age Records label, such as First French Maxi house vinyl matrix : Sexe de Discotique, Patrick Vidal and Christophe Monnier (Lot n°5), sequencer TB-303 by Manu CASANA, which was used especially for the production of titles from Les Pills, but also Nova Nova and Juan Trip (Lot n °6 ) and a collection of 69 badges (pins) distributed during raves, designed and hand-made by organizers with large tables (Lot No. 16)

· 25 photographs by Olivier Degorcesome of which have already been published in his now cult book, Plastic Dreams – Rave and Club Scenes (1991-1999). Fine Art photographs will be limited edition under dibond or non-limited edition

· 2 new videos from Michel Mullender a montage of which will be broadcast in situ, in the Sacré (see excerpts from the video AQUATIC 29/06/91 – The first authorized rave organized in France, with the participation of 2 to 3000 people, Lot 42).

Access catalog at Interencheres

The digital part of a set consists :

a digital filedepending on the nature of the lot: HD photo, MP3 music or HD video, given to the buyer on a USB key

a NFT certificate registered on the Polygon blockchain will also make it possible to prove the origin of Manu Casana, Olivier Degorce or Michel Mullender. This NFT certificate will be delivered to a dedicated wallet for the buyer, who will be given a document (paper wallet) that allows them to hold this NFT without any manipulation by the buyer.

A the license agreement is included in the NFT certificate. Thanks to this contract, the buyer benefits from unique security: for example, in case of loss or theft of the NFT, a new NFT certificate is issued and the lost certificate is registered in a certificate database. NFTs degrade, causing its loss. full market value.

A tearful exposition in the metaverse

The NFT of each physical part of this sale will be pre-exhibited in the metaverse in a space specially designed by Moving through the virtual gallery, it is possible to display the description of each lot on display, like a cartel in a museum – and enter the auction at Interenchères directly from this metaverse:

go to exhibition in the metaverse

Practical sales information

Place of exhibition and sale on February 4, 2023 at the Club Le Sacré, 142 rue Montmartre 75002 PARIS

· Exhibition from 12:30 to 14:30.

· Start of sale at 14:30 at Sacré and directly on

An Extraordinarily Reunited Acid House set by Discotique (Patrick Vidal and Christophe Monnier) will take place from 12pm to 2pm at the Sacré

Sales Resources

Sales catalog at Interenchères:

· Sales page on the Boischaut website :

Exhibition in the metaverse:

· Detailed presentation of the Rave stage actors offered in this sale:–de-l-acid-house-aux-raves-francaises.html

· Discover the history of Raves thanks to the flyers:

To obtain sales visuals, lots and descriptions, please contact Marc-Olivier BERNARD (Such. : 06 20 10 00 56, Email:

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