THROWBACK THURSDAY: Armando – Land of Confusion [1987]

The late Armando Gallop was arguably the brightest star in the acid house firmament, with tracks such as 151, Downfall, 100% of Dissin’ You and Land of Confusion, which we

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BBC 6 Music is holding an all-day rave this Thursday…

… Ok, not quite. But it’s still worth getting out of bed (early) for. 🙂 This Thursday, 23 August, BBC 6 Music is hosting a series of programmes to commemorate

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It may be five months till Christmas, but this meticulously-detailed acid house blueprint is top of the wish list…

Could there be anything more beautiful than a chartered history of dance music mapped out on the circuit diagram of a Roland TB-303? The answer is almost certainly ‘no’, which

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Marcus Mixx – The Spell (Ron Hardy mix) [1988]

Every now and again, an unreleased track from the dawn of house music is unearthed, but few are as captivating as Marcus Mixx’s The Spell (Ron Hardy mix), a track

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Today is World Emoji Day. But why is the Smiley associated with acid house?

Today, 17 July, marks World Emoji Day, and with that in mind, 909originals examines the origins of arguably the most iconic emblem of the acid house scene, the Smiley. 🙂

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Remember when Boy George recorded an acid house-themed LGBT protest anthem..? [May 1988]

Back in May 1988, the Thatcher government in the UK, published the controversial Section 28 to the Local Government Act, which required that local councils “shall not intentionally promote homosexuality

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INTERVIEW: Altern-8’s Mark Archer: “I pretty much loved everything from 1986 to 1992…”

***Exclusively published by Future Past Clothing. The full interview can be found here. *** The word legend gets used a lot, but Mark Archer, better known as one half of Altern-8,

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A night out at the Haçienda, Manchester… [1995]

Following on from the announcement of our tie-up with Haçienda resident Graeme Park, here are a few snapshots of a night out in the legendary Manchester venue, from 1995. The

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Public Energy – Three ‘O Three [1992]

If Change The Beat, released on R&S Records in 1991 established Dutchman Jochem Paap (aka Speedy J, aka Public Energy) as a producer worth watching, the Hemi-Sync EP, which followed

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Hallelujah! 808 State are coming to save Christmas..!

Some three decades on from their stonking debut, Newbuild, 808 State have just announced a 30th anniversary tour that will track the evolution of the original, and arguably most important,

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