If you can’t stand the heat… U2’s legendary The Kitchen nightclub opened 25 years ago… [February 1994]

Saunter along Dublin’s East Essex Street on a sunny afternoon, and if you look closely, you might find an inconspicuous wooden door with the letters THE KITCHEN engraved in the

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Laurent Garnier on how The Haçienda ‘blew his mind’ in 1987… [October 1994]

Paris native Laurent Garnier, who celebrated his 53rd birthday last Friday, was an early convert to dance music – at the age of five, his babysitter was the managing director

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Do not go gentle into that good night… What Ireland’s nightclub industry does next

Last weekend saw the closing of another ‘institution’ of Irish clubland – the Tivoli Theatre in Dublin – with a lineup featuring the best of Irish and international talent. Techno

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On the road again… what DJs played the most gigs in 2018?

Life, it has often been said, is one big journey, and that’s even more the case when you are a top-flight DJ. Using data scraped from Resident Advisor event pages*,

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Bodytonic set to open Jam Park… you’ve come a long way, baby

Bad news is often contagious, and when the announcement was made on Friday 5th January about the impending closure of The Wright Venue, the biggest club on Dublin’s Northside, it

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The New Years Eve lineup for HYTE Berlin is 24 hours of insane techno…

For those of us that want our ‘Auld Lang Syne’ to run well into the following afternoon, the lineup for HYTE’s New Years bash in Berlin takes some beating. Taking

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20 bliain ag fás… Galway’s 110th Street hits a milestone

In November 1998, a young Kerry-born DJ, Cian Ó Cíobháin, threw a party for his friends in Galway Town Hall, in the West of Ireland. Two decades on, that club

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Here’s how the critics viewed Fatboy Slim’s You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby at the time of its release in October 1998…

“Like a visit to a chitlin-circuit roadhouse along the Information Superhighway…” With a title borrowed from a advertising tag line for Virginia Slims tobacco (see the link there?) and featuring

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Liverpool’s Cream opened on this day in 1992…

Before there was Creamfields, or Cream Ibiza, there was Cream, the hedonistic nightspot on Liverpool’s Wolstenholme Square, which opened on this day, 17 October, in 1992. One of the first

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Water, water everywhere… and not a drop to drink

One of the most-read articles on 909originals over the past year was about the availability (or lack thereof) of free water in clubs, and whether nightclub owners are unnecessarily putting

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