Loud and fast music. Electric lights. Surely you need no further stimulus, beside whatever's in your blood already. But if you really fancy a game, it's best to get weird.
In the heyday of raving, you could walk into a party with a bunch of pills and walk out with £6,000.
Psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Bailly basically said that can happen.
There's been a spike of apparent "riots" reported in the British media recently. But are they even really riots, and how much do police tactics have to do with the escalation of these otherwise peaceful situations?
Ahead of Carnival, we spoke to the guys behind the Hot Wuk parties about why dancehall has never really had its moment in the British sun.
Meeting the guys behind Kool, London's longest-running jungle pirate station.
Taking in acid house, Public Enemy and Pussy Riot, Matthew Collin's new book Pop Grenade tells the story of music's ongoing fight to change the world.
Pills in England and Wales are the strongest they've ever been.
Tanayah Sam was about to be charged for armed robbery, before skipping bail and heading to Yemen to study Islam – a decision that saved his life.
Council restrictions are killing UK nightlife.
Nottingham's DiY collective had a vision for a new society.
The story of FC Inter Avinit, Nottingham's highest ever football club.
We have street parties that go until dawn and we've decriminalised all drugs. WAHEY!
A round up of the week's most crucial news in GIFs.
So long and thanks for all the raves, Sasha Shulgin.
I spoke to the teen who's trying to overturn the anti-rave act.
Dancing in a dark room with strangers is too important to suck.
Getting messy in Glasgow with worshippers of the evil EDM.
"English Shaun" made his money young, so moved to Arizona and spent it all on partying.
Now that you're all taking ecstasy and going nuts to "EDM", it's time we had a little talk.
The government's threatening to send in tanks.