Dummy DDances in the rain with BBUC
Raindance, now that was a rave. Full on field-based acid house gurning to a riot of lasers and piano riffs and basslines. Tens of thousands of nutters in a tent, throwing shapes with eyes like saucers until the sun came up.
The new BBUC for Dummy rain jacket has nothing to do with Raindance but it does share more with the 90s rave scene in the UK than you might think.
The jacket is a collaboration between Vienna’s on-point BrilliBrilliant/Unicorn cycling brand and Dummy, the music discovery platform that can trace its DNA back through UK rave history. Dummy is the latest media enterprise of Paul Benney, a co-founder of the now legendary Jockey Slut magazine and the Bugged Out club nights at Sankey’s Soap in Manchester.
These days Benney prefers to do much of his dancing on pedals as part of the Sunday club ride. Dummy, meanwhile is as relevant today as any of his previous endeavours, championing emerging talent in electronic music such as Peggy Gou and Mavi Phoenix.
Dummy is taking off just as the fashion focus is shifting to that very nineties rave scene. Back then cycling gear was all the thing at these nights, clubbers rocking up in Molteni jerseys, stashing their water bottles in their back pockets next to their pills so they could really give it some to the sounds of Sasha and Digweed and the like. Both hands unencumbered.
Who else would Dummy partner with for the first in a series of products that bring the cycling vibe back into mainstream dance fashion than BBUC, who like nothing better than tearing up a dancefloor after doing the same on the hills around Vienna?
Together they’ve created a jacket that’s as credible on the dancefloor as it is on the bike. Three layer, breathable waterproofing, every-way stretch and taped seams with visually stunning graphics, this looks as good dodging showers on a night out as it does dancing serenely up a road cutting through the trees, nothing but the sound of rubber on tarmac to interrupt the silence.
Dancing in the rain never felt so good.
Read here for our thoughts on fashion’s fascination with cycling gear.