Acid house exploded into mainstream consciousness in a mash of Ecstasy, all-out hedonism and hazy Monday morning comedowns. As such a colourful and exciting scene, it's always compelling to look back on.

The dance music world doesn’t go a day without remembering those halcyon days, whether it’s 303 bass lines being cribbed in 2015’s latest house productions or Hacienda throwback nights promoted by The Warehouse Project, acid house forced its way into our minds and will forever be a part of the ravers’ worlds.

Here are 10 brilliant photos taken from the Photographic Youth Music Culture Archive, depicting the scene as it burst into life in the late '80s and early '90s.

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