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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For those of you that thought good music died in the 90s, this is for you… part two [April 1998]

Looking back, 20 years later, on a list of the ‘best dance tracks of all time’ you would expect there to be a few duds. But yesterday’s reveal of numbers

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Steve Poindexter – Computer Madness [1989]

By the end of the 80s, the initial acid house wave had given rise to serious experimentation; with legends such as Larry Heard, Mike Dunn and Armando Gallop crafting psychedelic

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I will never get tired of watching Shaun Ryder trying to describe ‘Voodoo Ray’…

Not content with featuring one Happy Mondays-related post today, here’s another, which also features another Manchester music icon. One of THE seminal acid house tracks of the late 80s, A

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Catching up with 808 State in 1996… [July 1996]

In 1996, seven years on from Pacific State going massive, 808 State released their fifth album, Don Solaris. Featuring a giant cock (really) on the front, and released on ZTT,

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Beat Dis! Bomb The Bass’ epic debut hit the charts 30 years ago today… [February 1988]

“The names have been changed to protect the innocent…” There are debut singles, and then there’s Beat Dis, the first release by Bomb The Bass, the alter ego of producer

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