It’s the early 1990s and a revolution is building across the UK.  At night dilapidated warehouses and factories come to life and pulsate to dance music.  Euphoric teens defy police bans and cordons to embrace life and lose themselves on the dancefloor.

This is a world explored in the new film Weekender which is due to be released across the UK on 2 September 2011.

Directed by Karl Golden and written by Chris Coghill, the movie received its world premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in June.

Starring Henry Lloyd-Hughes from The Inbetweeners and Jack O’Connell from Skins this movie tells the story of the rise of acid house and rave culture in the UK in the late 80s and early 90s.

To co-incide with the launch of the film Harmless are releasing a 3 cd album featuring music from the soundtrack.

Inner City – Good Life, Gat Decor – Passion, Kariya – Let Me Love You For Tonight are just some of the tracks on CD1.

CD2 has music from Frankie Knuckles, The Jungle Brothers, The Todd Terry Project and The Night Writers.

CD3 is a bonus weekender mix by Terry Farley who has lovingly compiled the album.

He has used the correct mixes from the era and many of the tunes and mixes are either long deleted or have never before been available on CD.

The package includes a 12 page booklet with photos and key artwork from the film plus extensive notes about music from the era.

If you want to celebrate dance music and experience some of the history you’ve simply got to see this film and get hold of the soundtrack.