The online map follows the Acid House Love Blueprint poster, which diagrammed the historical progression of dance music.
The project follows the design studio Dorothy's 2018 poster, Acid House Love Blueprint: A History Of Dance Music And Rave Culture. The poster, which mapped the history of dance music onto a diagram of a Roland TB-303, led to an unexpected outpouring of personal dance music histories.
"When we launched the print we were swamped with feedback from individuals about their memories from clubs and club nights from all over the world," ClubTogether's website reads. "So we decided to create ClubTogether, which is essentially a place for people to share memories of clubs and club nights (past and present) to an interactive map which responds in realtime to the content submitted by the clubbing community."
The Wire reports on a ClubTogether anecdote from Haçienda fixture Tim Sinclair. "Chatted to Bernard Sumner once in 1983: I asked him what the new single was and he said, cocking his head to the speakers: 'This is it!' 'What's it called?' 'Blue Monday.' 'Fuck me. It's a bit disco!' I said, and he disappeared into the darkness."
Browse and contribute to ClubTogether.