THROWBACK THURSDAY: Dr. Timothy Leary Meets The Grid ‎– Origins Of Dance [1990]

The late Dr Timothy Leary – arguably the most famous advocate for hallucinogens in popular culture – was quite prolific in terms of musical (and spiritual) output in the late 60s and

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The origins of Aphex Twin’s Didgeridoo (and its curious link to Leeds United)…

The enthusiastic response to Aphex Twin’s newest track, T69 Collapse, indicates just how much the electronic music industry has missed Richard D James, who, while aged just 46, has been

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Injected With A Poison’s strange, ecumenical origins…

Injected With A Poison by Praga Khan is one of most frenetic rave tracks of the early 90s, packed with piano stabs, synth bursts, and a smattering of whoops and

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Richie Hawtin on his origins… and overpaid DJs [September 1994]

Richie Hawtin has been at the forefront of techno for more than 25 years, and in September 1994, when recording his Musik album (under his Plastikman guise), he gave the

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‘New urbanism’ and the night-time economy…

Investment in a ‘night mayor’ or ‘night-time economy manager’ can have a qualitative impact on a city’s cultural and social well-being. That’s according to a new study by Venezuela-born Andreina

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A non-techno conversation with Dave Clarke… part two

Following on from part one of our interview with Dave Clarke (click here to read), today we discuss how the recent Variations performance, which saw Clarke team up with Mathilde

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Interview: ORIGINALS… Lee Burridge

For someone that first plied his trade as a mobile DJ back in the mid-80s, Lee Burridge is showing no signs of running out of steam. Over the past three

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BBC 6 Music is celebrating the women of electronic music for this year’s Delia Derbyshire Day…

This Saturday, 23 November, is also known as Delia Derbyshire Day, in honour of the pioneering BBC Radiophonic Workshop composer whose work influenced artists such as Orbital, Aphex Twin, Stereolab

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What’s in a name? Examining dance music’s strangest pseudonyms…

As post punk outfit X-Ray Spex memorably asked in 1978’s Identity, “When you look in the mirror, do you see yourself..?” Indeed, throughout music history, a good ‘nom de plume’

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Why we shouldn’t be ashamed of ‘Rock & Roll Part 2’

“Is it just me, or is it getting crazier out there..?” Joaquin Phoenix’s stunning reinterpretation of Batman’s arch nemesis the Joker, in the recently-released film of the same name, has

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