Manchester was the British mecca for good dance music in the late 80's with bands like New Order, Guy Called Gerard and Happy Mondays. Here's double pack of documentaries that talk about that scene. The first one is from the late 80's, the second one was made a few years back.
Madchester - The Sound of the North
Joy Division BBC Factory Records
If you really want to dig deep on the Hacienda scene, here's a good hour or two of actual live mix that was played there. Amazing stuff, would have danced my ass off:
Mike Pickering & Graeme Park – Nude @ The Haçienda - 26.02.1989 by djmixes
I'm hoping to do something about the visual side of this blog. Let's see what I can come up with.