Eric Schlosser raves it up [October 1998]…

Author Eric Schlosser is probably better known for his damning critique of the fast food industry, in Fast Food Nation. But before he flipped Ronald McDonald’s burger the wrong way,

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Something For The Weekend: Acid pioneer Armando on Chicago radio [1987/88]…

The late Armando Gallop was one of the first Chicago-based musicians to see the potential of the Roland TB-303 as a means to create hypnotic, acid-soaked tracks that to this

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Before The Hacienda, there was Tony Wilson [1984]…

Today marks ten years since the passing of Tony Wilson (10 August 2007), the impresario that gave us Manchester’s The Hacienda, Happy Mondays, Joy Division and a lot more besides…

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Indigenous culture meets electronica…

Today (9 August) is the UN ‘International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples’, and while indigenous culture and electronic music aren’t always considered in the same breath, a bunch of

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Happy 808 day everyone..!

To a generation of techno/acid/hip hop aficionados, August 8 means only one thing – an opportunity to reminisce about the mighty Roland 808, arguably the ‘rhythm machine’ of its generation

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It’s (not so) grim up North…

YouTube is a goldmine for old rave footage and documentaries, such as this BBC North piece from 1992. While there’s an element of sensationalism at certain parts, it’s also welcome

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Watch this German brass band perform a killer version of ‘Man With The Red Face’…

I found myself at a corporate gig in Berlin in June, and as well as featuring live performances by David August (sweet) and ’99 Red Balloons’ chanteuse Nena (as you

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Sven & Ritchie, a bromance for the ages…

Cocoon, Sven Väth and Richie Hawtin go together like bread, ham and cheese. Mixmag’s recent interview with the pair, reminiscing about close to 20 years of Cocoon Ibiza is a

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Giorgio Moroder toasts 40 years of ‘I Feel Love’…

Now THIS was a good idea… Brooklyn, New York-based Schimanski pulled a jewel out of the record box on 27 July when it convinced moustachioed maestro Giorgio Moroder and Francois

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Larry Heard and the birth of ‘Jack’…

The great Larry Heard, aka Fingers Inc, aka Fingers Corporation, aka Gherkin Jerks and countless other personae, is coming to Ireland to play at this year’s Beatyard Festival in Dun

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