Everybody Dance Now! The story behind C+C Music Factory’s biggest hit…

There was a period, sometime around late 1990/early 1991, when you couldn’t turn on the radio without an enthusiastic voice declaring, “EVERYBODY DANCE NOW..!” Today, 24 January, marks the anniversary

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Pete Tong: “I know I’m an old git, but I still enjoy the scene…” [December 1998]

Amazingly, BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, marking yet another landmark in host Pete Tong‘s long career. Tong, who has been at the BBC since

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Check out this video of the acid house scene in Hamburg in 1988… [December 1988]

Think ‘acid house in the late 80s’ and you inevitably think of clubs like The Hacienda or Shoom. But Hamburg, Germany, also played host to a blossoming acid house scene,

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Why one- or two-hour DJ sets just don’t cut it… [October 1993]

There are few things more frustrating than having to persevere with a seemingly-endless procession of support DJs while waiting for a headline act to take to the decks. Worth the

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Artemnesia – Bits and Pieces [January 1995]

Released on Hooj Choons (one of the all time great labels) in early 1995, Artemnesia’s Bits and Pieces is arguably the best known track from the short-lived, delightfully-titled ‘hardbag house’

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Happy birthday to the ‘Godfather of House Music’…

Today, 18 January, would have been Frankie Knuckles’ 63rd birthday. Arguably the most important name in the foundation of what we now call ‘house’ music (so named due to his

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Let’s settle this… Is it ‘Old School’ or ‘Old Skool’?

Let’s settle the debate once and for all. Is the correct term to use, when referring to, say, The Prodigy‘s first album, ‘old school‘, or is it ‘old skool’? For

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A breath of fresh Air… [January 1998]

Released 20 years ago today, 16 January 1998, Air’s Moon Safari was THE soundtrack to countless post-rave chillout sessions, dinner parties and student digs in the latter part of the

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The must visit nightclubs… of 1996 [January 1997]

Were things really better in the 90s? A quick glance at Mixmag’s list of the Top 15 Clubs of 1996 would indicate that the answer is undoubtedly in the affirmative.

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Underground Resistance embrace the ‘Code War’… [July 1992]

“The Cold War is over, this is the Code War…” Back in July 1992, while filming an event dubbed Public Tranceport in Vienna, videographer Konrad Becker perhaps unwittingly captured a

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