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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Check out this news report on Liverpool’s Cream nightclub in its mid-90s heyday… [February 1995]

Founded in October 1992 in Liverpool, Cream is still one of the biggest names in clubland, and while its residency at Nation lasted a little under a decade, the brand

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The Ormond… 21 years gone, but not forgotten

One of Dublin’s most iconic clubbing venues, The Ormond Multimedia Centre, shut its doors for the last time 21 years ago today, 14 June 1997. Over four years, the venue

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Legendary Belgian techno club Fuse opened its doors 24 years ago this week. Here’s a documentary about how it all came together… [April 1994]

Paris has Le Grand Rex, Berlin has Tresor, and Brussels has Fuse. The legendary Belgian techno club opened its doors 24 years ago this week (on 16 April to be

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20 years ago this week, legendary gay club Heaven entered a new era… [April 1998]

Before there were gay clubs, there was Heaven. The London club, which opened in 1979, was considered a game changer in terms of tolerance and acceptance of the gay community.

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Check out this video from the opening party of The Kitchen nightclub in Dublin… [February 1994]

Despite operating for just over eight years (I had the pleasure of working there for three of them), The Kitchen Nightclub was arguably the best purpose-built venue in Dublin’s clubbing

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