Launched in July 2017, 909originals is a website dedicated to delving into the past and uncovering the stories behind some of the greatest dance tracks, people and clubs.
While the Rock and Pop industries are saturated with magazines celebrating the achievements of a bygone era (Classic Rock, Uncut, Mojo, Long Live Vinyl, Classic Pop et al), the forefathers that created the 4/4 beats (and synths) that have come to dominate popular music today are perhaps not as widely commended as they should be.
Since our launch, we’ve chatted to some of the biggest names from the past, present and future of electronic music, including Fatboy Slim, Terry Francis, CJ Mackintosh, Dave Clarke, Danny Rampling, Terry Farley, Paul and Phil Hartnoll of Orbital, Josh Wink, A Guy Called Gerald, Shaun Ryder, DJ Paulette, Lee Burridge, Kurtis Mantronik, Paul Woolford, Edzy (Unique 3), Ellen Allien, Darius Syrossian, Roland Clark, Seb Fontaine, Greg Wilson, Rob Birch (Stereo MCs), Justin Robertson, Graeme Park, Alex Paterson (The Orb), Judge Jules, Bill Brewster, Frank de Wulf, Steve Mac, Gez Varley (LFO), Olivier Abbeloos and many more. And we’re only getting started..!
There will be honesty, there will be occasional NSFW moments, and there will be some top tunes – think of it as a ‘warts and all’ appraisal of a game-changing musical movement.
About myself: I’m a journalist based in Dublin, Ireland, working on in a trade magazine that serves the European grocery trade (a more exciting industry that you might think).
But I’m also a dedicated collector of classic vinyl, passionate about the history of dance music and where it has brought us to today.
Such is the nature of the day job, that I’m hoping to post on this site a few times a week, bringing you classic articles, tracks and the occasional interview. It’s not about celebrating a particular genre of dance music… nor is it to be read as a swipe at today’s EDM-saturated culture.
It’s about the past… the present… the Phuture…
In the words of the late Darryl Pandy on Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk’s ’Love Can’t Turn Around’… “Now this is how it started….” 🙂
Disclaimer: Much of the content that I post on this site will be taken from other sites – where possible I will acknowledge the source of said material. if anything that I post contravenes copyright regulations or I do not have permission to share, let me know here and I will remove it. Unless otherwise indicated, the 909originals website and all text are the exclusive property of Stephen Wynne-Jones, trading as 909originals.com. Periodically, links may be established from this website to one or more external websites or resources operated by unrelated third parties. These links are provided for your convenience only. In addition, certain third party sites also may provide links to the 909originals website. These links should not necessarily be deemed to imply that 909originals.com endorses the third party sites or any content therein. 909originals may terminate, change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of this website, including the availability of any features of the website, at any time and without notice. 909originals also reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove any portion of these terms in whole or in part, at any time and without notice. If you have any further questions regarding our site, please contact 909originals directly. Thank you, and remember… dance like no-one’s watching!