Satoshi Tomiie – the musical prodigy behind the Def Mix sound… [November 1994]

It’s been 29 years since producer Satoshi Tomiie recorded one of THE standout house anthems, alongside the late Frankie Knuckles: Tears. But I’ve always wondered how the Tokyo-born Tomiie ended

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Beloved – The Sun Rising [October 1989]

Whisper it quietly, but the evenings are starting to get longer. Ok, as I write this, the temperature hasn’t been above two degrees for days, and it’s getting increasingly difficult

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How classical music invaded the chill-out zone… [July 1994]

What goes up, must come down, as the old expression goes. Long before The Orb, Mixmaster Morris or Thievery Corporation were crafting the perfect soundtrack to the post-club chill, classical music

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Enjoying your Monday? Not as much as these punters enjoyed this Doncaster rave, 25 years ago today… [February 1993]

It’s been doing the rounds one YouTube for some time, but now it’s finally come of age. This legendary footage of a rave in Doncaster, UK, was filmed on 5

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So Sven Väth is moving Cocoon to Pacha. I’m not sure how I feel about that…

“At the end, you probably don’t hear anything, everything just goes black.” This famous (albeit misquoted) line from one of the closing episodes of The Sopranos, kind of sums up

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THROWBACK THURSDAY – Laurent Garnier – Acid Eiffel [1993]

Today marks Laurent Garnier’s 52nd birthday, and I can think of no better track to commemorate this techno legend than Acid Eiffel, released under his Choice moniker (alongside Shazz and

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That time Carl Cox teamed up with James Brown… [November 1998]

Carl Cox has worked with many great artists over the years, however in late 1998, he teamed up with arguably the greatest showman of all. As this article from MUZIK

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Give Us The Night – Isn’t it time we got some clarity on the future of Irish clubland..?

With Dublin venues District 8 and Hangar now earmarked for closure in the coming months, and smaller venues struggling to make ends meet, clubbing in the Irish capital is at

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Pot, Kettle, Black…! Only joking, I think Judge Jules is making a good point here… [July 1997]

There are few things worse than a marauding gang of pissed-up idiots taking over the dancefloor, and back in the summer of 1997, Judge Jules took matters into his own

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Annie Mac has a point about mobile phones, but cigarettes on the dancefloor were much worse…

Annie Mac got a lot of coverage last week for her comments on the use of mobile phones in clubs, in an interview with Music Week. “I noticed a distinct

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