Add some Halloween Horror to your DJ set with Vincent Price’s isolated ‘Thriller’ rap…

Nothing screams Halloween like Michael Jackson’s Thriller, released in November 1982, and while Quincy Jones’ epic bass hook is off the hook, Vincent Price’s closing rap, written by Rod Temperton,

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Ready, steady, fashion! What to wear raving in 1993… [January 1993]

Music and fashion have gone hand in hand for more than half a century, and this article from Smash Hits in early 1993 sought to shed some light on what

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NME heads to Manchester to sample the ‘real’ Acid House scene… [October 1988]

“In magazines I read of the ‘London House Explosion’ and how they thought it up… that’s ludicrous! It’s been played in Manchester for years…” This article from the NME, by

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Set these dancing pixels to your favourite tune, sit back and enjoy…

Sometimes you come across a website that just makes listening to music a whole lot more fun… Ivan Dixon‘s Pug of War Tumblr blog is well known in the ‘pixel

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SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND: Sasha & Digweed, Ministry of Sound’s Sixth Birthday [September 1997]

It’s hard to believe that the Northern Exposure mix series – arguably the mixes that established Sasha & John Digweed as dance music’s partnership du jour (following the duo’s earlier

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: OFF – Electrica Salsa [1986]

As Sven Väth celebrates his 53rd birthday, 909originals celebrates one of the diamonds in the Cocoon maestro’s bejewelled crown. Under the pseudonym OFF, Sven released Electrica Salsa in 1986, the

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He’s not the messiah, he’s a very naughty boy… [1989]

Heaven has been a part of London clubland for more than a generation – first opening as a roller disco in 1979 before evolving into arguably the most famous gay

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Why Fischerspooner decided to re-‘Emerge’…with a little help from Michael Stipe

When the annals of electro-pop are written, Emerge by Fischerspooner deserves to be considered as the Gimme Shelter or Hey Jude of the genre – from the bubbling synth intro

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Full on cartoon rave hysteria…

A few weeks back, The Guardian ran an enjoyable piece on how ‘cartoon rave’ changed pop – with the likes of Sesame’s Treet by Smart E’s and Urban Hype’s Trip

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Amnesia Ibiza: Opening Party, 25 years ago… [1992]

Ibiza was a well-known stop off point on the global hippy trail in the 1970s, and it was this promise of a new beginning that led a young businessman from

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