SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND – Derrick May – Chemistry on 3 Mix, Amsterdam [1996]

Detroit’s finest Derrick May has a history of combining a myriad of styles, from disco to house to mind-numbing techno, over the course of a two hour set, and this

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Der Dritte Raum – Hale Bopp [August 1998]

It’s rare enough that you can say that a particular track could have been released ‘at any time in the last 20 years’ and still sound relevant, but then Der

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This dance festival lineup from 20 years ago is insanely good… [May 1997]

Where were you on May 24th, 1997? If you were anywhere near the Brighton, UK area, chances are you were at Essential Festival, a three day session on the south

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For rent: An iconic piece of London clubbing history…

Anyone got a couple of million to spare? Commercial property consultants Lambert Smith Hampton have among their listed properties one Crowne House, located at 56-58 Southwark Street, SE1, London. From

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Los Angeles’ ‘Ditch Parties’: all baseball caps and computer cleaner… [1993]

“This teenage partygoer is sucking computer cleaner. It gives him a high, and he stumbles into the arms of his girlfriend…” The opening line of this Fox 11 Los Angeles

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Why don’t DJs turn up…? [December 1993]

Most of last week was taken up with the somewhat shocking, mostly amusing saga of French DJ Jeremy Underground and the cancellation of his gig at Abstrakt, a club night

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SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND: David Holmes, BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix [December 1993]

Northern Ireland’s David Holmes is today perhaps better known for his soundtrack work – including Hunger, Oceans Eleven, Buffalo Soldiers and Out of Sight, among others – but back in

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When techno met toytown…

Can you tell me how to get…to Sesame’s Treet? It’s 25 years since the autumn of 1992, a period (as this Guardian article from last Monday pointed out) when you

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NME reviews Acid House, live… [October 1988]

With the post-Smiths, pre-Stone Roses late 80s a largely stale period for British rock, music weekly NME cast its eye over the burgeoning acid house scene, and, judging by these

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Aphex Twin on harnessing the power of dreams… [April 1995]

Aphex Twin, aka Richard D James, has been behind some of the most dramatic soundscapes and piercing noise of the past 25 years, and as the Limerick-born impresario’s interview with

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