This dance festival lineup from 20 years ago is insanely good… [May 1997]

Where were you on May 24th, 1997? If you were anywhere near the Brighton, UK area, chances are you were at Essential Festival, a three day session on the south

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For rent: An iconic piece of London clubbing history…

Anyone got a couple of million to spare? Commercial property consultants Lambert Smith Hampton have among their listed properties one Crowne House, located at 56-58 Southwark Street, SE1, London. From

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Los Angeles’ ‘Ditch Parties’: all baseball caps and computer cleaner… [1993]

“This teenage partygoer is sucking computer cleaner. It gives him a high, and he stumbles into the arms of his girlfriend…” The opening line of this Fox 11 Los Angeles

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Why don’t DJs turn up…? [December 1993]

Most of last week was taken up with the somewhat shocking, mostly amusing saga of French DJ Jeremy Underground and the cancellation of his gig at Abstrakt, a club night

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SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND: David Holmes, BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix [December 1993]

Northern Ireland’s David Holmes is today perhaps better known for his soundtrack work – including Hunger, Oceans Eleven, Buffalo Soldiers and Out of Sight, among others – but back in

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Cygnus X – The Orange Theme

Few dance producers can cite 17th century Baroque composers and filmmaker Stanley Kubrick as influences, but in releasing The Orange Theme back in November 1994, producers Matthias Hoffmann and Ralf

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When techno met toytown…

Can you tell me how to get…to Sesame’s Treet? It’s 25 years since the autumn of 1992, a period (as this Guardian article from last Monday pointed out) when you

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NME reviews Acid House, live… [October 1988]

With the post-Smiths, pre-Stone Roses late 80s a largely stale period for British rock, music weekly NME cast its eye over the burgeoning acid house scene, and, judging by these

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Aphex Twin on harnessing the power of dreams… [April 1995]

Aphex Twin, aka Richard D James, has been behind some of the most dramatic soundscapes and piercing noise of the past 25 years, and as the Limerick-born impresario’s interview with

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Holger Czukay – Cool In The Pool forever…

While I never considered myself a fan, I always admired Krautrock band Can for their persistent driving rhythms and dashes of psychedelia – and thus I was sad to learn

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