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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Annie Mac has a point about mobile phones, but cigarettes on the dancefloor were much worse…

Annie Mac got a lot of coverage last week for her comments on the use of mobile phones in clubs, in an interview with Music Week. “I noticed a distinct

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Why one- or two-hour DJ sets just don’t cut it… [October 1993]

There are few things more frustrating than having to persevere with a seemingly-endless procession of support DJs while waiting for a headline act to take to the decks. Worth the

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The must visit nightclubs… of 1996 [January 1997]

Were things really better in the 90s? A quick glance at Mixmag’s list of the Top 15 Clubs of 1996 would indicate that the answer is undoubtedly in the affirmative.

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Club flyers? Nah, I’m gonna use my pager…

How did tech-savvy clubbers in the late 90s look to keep up to date with the latest club listings? Flyers? Pah! They used their pager, of course. Looking to develop

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A look at Cream Liverpool’s website… from 1997

Nostalgia ain’t what it used to be, as the saying goes, but Archive.org still throws up the odd gem – as I discovered the other day when I searched for

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Too old to go clubbing? Don’t make me laugh…

They say ‘age is but a number’, but for most middle aged people, spending hours in a sweaty techno dungeon (and emerging just as their friends and colleagues are going

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Why don’t DJs turn up…? [December 1993]

Most of last week was taken up with the somewhat shocking, mostly amusing saga of French DJ Jeremy Underground and the cancellation of his gig at Abstrakt, a club night

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