THROWBACK THURSDAY: Bizarre Inc – Playing With Knives (Quadrant Mix) [November 1991]

If there was a track that summed up the two sides to the rave scene in the early 1990s, it has to be Bizarre Inc’s Playing with Knives, which skips

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the29nov films – making techno a full-on visual experience…

Today being 29 November, I thought it was fitting to pay tribute to the29nov films, a video production team that has provided techno with surreal, captivating visuals for more than

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Ibiza Uncovered… A lot has changed in 20 years, or has it? [July 1997]

In July 1997, Ibiza Uncovered was first broadcast on Sky One, introducing the world to a motley crew of characters seeking escapism (and employment) on the white isle… While ‘Brits

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Sasha: The first DJ pin-up…? [December 1991]

Back in 1991, several years before the concept of a ‘superstar DJ’ (with the booking fee to match), Mixmag declared Sasha the ‘first DJ pin-up’, such was the nascent popularity

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This video of the 1995 Love Parade is just the tonic on a cold winter’s night… [July 1995]

With the weather getting colder (2 degrees at the last count!), there’s nothing like a dollop of techno nostalgia to warm the cockles… This video of the Love Parade 1995,

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: T99 – Anasthasia (1991)

Is this the most devastating opening chord salvo in dance music history? Belgium was the place to be for quality techno back in the early 90s; labels such as PIAS

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Frankie Bones on the UK rave scene… [February 1990]

For US-based DJs coming to Europe in the late 80s and early 90s, the rave scene must have been eye-opening – the ‘do it yourself’ ethic, coupled with a soupçon

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Liam and Noel Gallagher invade clubland… [November 1996]

Back in the mid 90s, you couldn’t go anywhere without hearing a blast of Wonderwall over the old tannoy…  including your local nightclub, with a myriad of house and drum

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SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND: Jeff Mills – Live At The Liquid Room – Tokyo [1996]

If you are looking for evidence that Jeff Mills has long been one of the most technically-proficient names in techno, the Detroit native’s 1996 mix album, Live at the Liquid

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Patrick Cowley – Menergy (1981)

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we go right back to 1981, and one of the tracks that symbolised the morphing of disco into Hi-NRG, a genre that continues to influence

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