There’s a heatwave on the way… let’s take house music on to the streets!

With a heatwave reportedly on the way, isn’t it about time that the local authorities here looked to bring something like THIS over to these shores? These weekly ‘house music

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Is anyone else excited about Larry Heard’s first album as ‘Mr. Fingers’ in a quarter of a century?

Under his ‘Mr Fingers’ moniker, Larry Heard released some of the most jacking, acid-infused tracks of the early Chicago House movement. such as Bring Down The Walls and Washing Machine,

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Happy birthday to the ‘Godfather of House Music’…

Today, 18 January, would have been Frankie Knuckles’ 63rd birthday. Arguably the most important name in the foundation of what we now call ‘house’ music (so named due to his

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THE FACE goes clubbing in Chicago, c.1986…

While I may have been too young to fully appreciate it at the time, THE FACE magazine was undoubtedly a barometer of the direction youth culture was headed in the

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SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND: I-F rolls back the years with this Chicago house mixtape… [1989]

Dutch producer I-F, also known as Interr-Ference (and Ferenc van der Sluijs to his mother) has been at the forefront of quality electro since the mid 90s – his epic

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So why DID rocker Paul Weller decide to cover one of the all-time seminal house tracks..? [February 1989]

Given that Paul Weller commenced his career in ‘spit n sawdust’ outfit The Jam, before carving out an impressive four-decade indie career, his decision to cover Joe Smooth‘s Promised Land

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Something For The Weekend: Acid pioneer Armando on Chicago radio [1987/88]…

The late Armando Gallop was one of the first Chicago-based musicians to see the potential of the Roland TB-303 as a means to create hypnotic, acid-soaked tracks that to this

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Larry Heard and the birth of ‘Jack’…

The great Larry Heard, aka Fingers Inc, aka Fingers Corporation, aka Gherkin Jerks and countless other personae, is coming to Ireland to play at this year’s Beatyard Festival in Dun

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