As the legendary house DJ and producer Jean Claude Ades tells it, stepping into Amsterdam’s iT club in 1993 was like a moment of movie magic where a black and white screen turns into vivid technicolor. The dance Mecca was an Aladdin’s cave of self expression; under the lasers you could expect to see foot-high pompadour wigs, revellers dressed as woodland nymphs, and day-glo ravers mingling with jocks, queerdos, punks, and the occasional celebrity — Grace Jones or Boy George were known to occasionally drop by. “It was so eclectic,” recalls Ades. “There were straight people, trans people, bankers wearing ties… It was amazing.”