Friday 13th? More like history repeating… [October 2000]

It’s Friday 13th, and that can mean only one thing… techno! And what better man than Dave Clarke, the baron himself, to deliver it (as this flyer pinned to my

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Get ready for an Italo Disco revival…

It was only a matter of time before Italo Disco made a comeback, and a forthcoming documentary on this classic 1980s dance genre is likely to be the spark that

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Paul Oakenfold tells NME about the emerging acid house scene… [October 1988]

“The official line is this. Yes, there are some drugs involved, but not as much as you’d like to think. Instead, why don’t you concentrate on the good things. The

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Deee-Lite: A Momentary Lapse of Psychedelia… [August 1990]

There are breakthrough singles, and then there’s Groove Is In The Heart… Deee-Lite were one of those bands that best encompassed the positivity that pervaded at the start of the

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What happens when a rave gets shut down… [1989]

While the late 80s and early 90s saw countless free parties held around the outskirts of London’s M25, some were sadly nipped in the bud early, as this interview clip

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The UK Charts from this week 25 years ago are a raver’s paradise… [October 1992]

A lot has been written in the past about how acid house stormed the charts at the start of the 90s, but the official UK chart from 25 years ago

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SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND: Check out this slamming rave mixtape from indie rockers Butterfly Explosion…

“Open your mind…” Irish group Butterfly Explosion are perhaps better known for their shoegaze-influenced blend of indie rock (“an infectious and hypnotic experience” as a 2010 review of their Lost

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Bam Bam – Where’s Your Child? [1988]

With Halloween fast approaching (and on the back our review of pizzicato house track Nightmare last week), this week we turn the clock back to an acid house track dipped

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So why DID rocker Paul Weller decide to cover one of the all-time seminal house tracks..? [February 1989]

Given that Paul Weller commenced his career in ‘spit n sawdust’ outfit The Jam, before carving out an impressive four-decade indie career, his decision to cover Joe Smooth‘s Promised Land

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Dutch Gabber – often copied, never equalled… [January 1996]

Whatever your take on Gabber – the 160bpm-plus electronic music scene that emerged out of Rotterdam in the early 1990s, there’s no doubt that it played a huge part in

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