Check out Sasha rocking a castle party in County Louth back in 1993… [May 1993]

Bellingham Castle, in County Louth, Ireland, is, according to the official website, ‘an elegant and spacious 17th Century Irish castle bursting with rich history, splendour and old-world luxury’. For a

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Thunderdome’s early TV commercials underline just how insane the whole gabber scene was…

It’s testament to the hard work of ID&T founders Irfan van Ewijk, Duncan Stutterheim and Theo Lelie, that Thunderdome, the primary exponent of gabber in the Netherlands, celebrated its 25th

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Daft Punk’s Discovery, 17 years later… [February 2001]

Daft Punk released their second album, Discovery, on 26 February 2001, and while 17 years and two studio albums have passed (five if you count the soundtrack to Tron:Legacy and

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This video for Carl Cox’s I Want You (Forever) is so 1991 it hurts…

Back in 1991, legendary DJ Carl Cox dipped his toe into the production game, with the release of I Want You (Forever), arguably the great man’s finest solo work. With

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Check out this video from the opening party of The Kitchen nightclub in Dublin… [February 1994]

Despite operating for just over eight years (I had the pleasure of working there for three of them), The Kitchen Nightclub was arguably the best purpose-built venue in Dublin’s clubbing

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Massive Attack’s ‘Unfinished Sympathy’ entered the charts on this day in 1991… [February 1991]

When the annals of dance music come to be written, Massive Attack’s Unfinished Sympathy will likely go down as one of the all-time masterpieces. Having been released earlier that month,

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Like Moby’s ‘Go’? Here are all the original remixes, back to back, over the course of an hour…

The Twin Peaks-sampling Go by Moby deserves to be held up as one of the epoch-defining tracks of the 90s, However, along with the familiar Woodtick Mix, arguably the best

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Dance music invades the (commercial) airwaves… [January 1995]

This year, as many of you know, marks the 25th anniversary of the first BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, broadcast on October 30 of that year. But while the broadcast

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Beat Dis! Bomb The Bass’ epic debut hit the charts 30 years ago today… [February 1988]

“The names have been changed to protect the innocent…” There are debut singles, and then there’s Beat Dis, the first release by Bomb The Bass, the alter ego of producer

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Haçienda founder and Factory Records guru Tony Wilson would have been 68 today…

It’s not often that you see Happy Mondays’ frontman Shaun Ryder get all emotional, but then again, Tony Wilson had that effect on people. Today, 20 February, marks what would

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