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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Holger Czukay – Cool In The Pool forever…

While I never considered myself a fan, I always admired Krautrock band Can for their persistent driving rhythms and dashes of psychedelia – and thus I was sad to learn

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SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND – Jeff Mills pushes a Roland TR-909 to its limits…

Ahead of official Roland TR-909 day this Saturday (9th day of the 09th month), 909originals pays tribute to a man who understands better than most how to get the most

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THROWBACK THURSDAY – Lil’ Louis ‎– The Original Video Clash [1988]

Sometimes a track is so good, you start to hear it everywhere, although in the case of Lil’ Louis’ Video Clash, released in 1988, there’s no guarantee that the track

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What A Guy Called Gerald did after Voodoo Ray [April 1989]…

How do you follow up a track like Voodoo Ray? Back in 1989, around nine months on from its first appearance in the clubs (and to coincide with its entry

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SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND Plastikman Peel Session [September 1994]

This week would have marked John Peel‘s 78th birthday, and as well as breaking some of the most underground acts in rock, the legendary BBC radio DJ also had an

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