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1987 is the 987th year of the 2nd millennium, the 87th year of the 20th century, and the 8th year of the 1980s decade.

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  • September 27, the Paradise Garage, the quintessential "Garage" club closes its doors forever. Famed DJ/producer Larry Levan is out of a job.
  • Todd Terry dispenses with vocal narrative altogether on Royal House's "Can You Party," and created a dance classic out of a delirious, near chaotic collage of electronic samples.
  • Acid house
    • When Marshall Jefferson, DJ Pierre and Spanky pissed about with a then defunct, cheap bass synthesiser and came up with this burbling, idiotic, weird sound, they thought it sounded like acid rock. Hence the title of the tape they handed to DJ Ron Hardy at The Music Box in Chicago. Within a couple of weeks they had the hottest record in Chicago. Within a year the sound they had created had become the rallying cry of a brand new youth movement - . - Mixmag
  • Acid jazz at Dingwalls
    • In 1987 Gilles Peterson, having done his apprenticeship at the Electric Ballroom and developed his own thing as part of Nicky Holloway's Special Branch, was setting up a new club at Dingwalls on a Sunday afternoon. He invited Patrick to join in and for the next 4 and a half years the club ran and pioneered that Acid Jazz thang.

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