The comments on this rave video are the reason we love dance music…

Look up ‘acid house’ on YouTube, and it won’t be long until you come across this incredible 24-minute video by The Kino Library, an archive film agency committed to preserving

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‘Biting, severe and even unpleasant’… NME introduces indie kids to acid house [February 1988]

Rock and dance have always made for uneasy bedfellows, yet back in 1988, even the most die-hard indie enthusiast can’t have been oblivious to the fact that a ‘new sound’

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That time Top of the Pops went ‘acieed’…. [October 1988]

This week saw the passing of Gary Haisman, the singer/rapper best known for providing the “acieed!” yelps during D-Mob’s October 1998 hit We Call It Acieed. At the time D-Mob

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Welcome to Acid House… This classic cartoon was published 30 years ago today

While the UK tabloid press initially embraced the acid house movement – The S*n’s £5.50 t-shirt offer being a memorable highpoint – it didn’t take long for the focus to shift

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‘It’s groovy and cool…’ an iconic acid house headline turns 30…

Today, 12 October, marks the 30th anniversary of the publication of one of the most talked about headlines of the acid house era, as The S*n sought to capitalise on

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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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