Beat Dis! Bomb The Bass’ epic debut hit the charts 30 years ago today… [February 1988]

“The names have been changed to protect the innocent…” There are debut singles, and then there’s Beat Dis, the first release by Bomb The Bass, the alter ego of producer

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Haçienda founder and Factory Records guru Tony Wilson would have been 68 today…

It’s not often that you see Happy Mondays’ frontman Shaun Ryder get all emotional, but then again, Tony Wilson had that effect on people. Today, 20 February, marks what would

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Further evidence why the KLF’s Jimmy Cauty is an absolute legend… [December 1996]

You’ve heard the one about the KLF’s Jimmy Cauty buying up two old Saracen tanks and turning them into ‘weapons of audio destruction’, right? Back in 1996, Cauty picked up the

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Armand Van Helden – Witch Doktor [1994]

Armand Van Helden turns 48 tomorrow, and so for this week’s Throwback Thursday, we recall the record that arguably sprung the Boston native to superstardom, 1994’s Witch Doktor. Having received

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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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