This 1983 video of Jeff Mills ripping up wax at a Detroit nightclub is simply outstanding…

Under his persona of The Wizard, Jeff Mills was more than just a sorcerer’s apprentice, as this video from 1983 illustrates. This footage was shot at Cheeks Nightclub on Detroit’s

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Carl Craig – At Les [1997]

Given that this week marked techno legend Carl Craig’s 49th birthday – happy belated tidings Carl! – this week’s Throwback Thursday highlights one of the jewels in the maestro’s back

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Derrick May’s ‘Relics – A Transmat Compilation’ is well worth another listen… [May 1992]

Today, 6 April, marks Derrick May‘s 55th birthday, and it’s a sign of an unyielding devotion to quality techno that May, one third of the famed ‘Belleville Three’, is still

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What if Donald Trump had been elected on a platform of protecting American techno?

A funny thought came to me last night, what if Donald Trump’s election platform had been founded on protecting American techno? The much-mooted ‘Wall’ would likely be a Funktion One

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Why Underground Resistance don’t celebrate Independence Day… [August 1996]

Hell hath no fury like Mad Mike scorned, as this article from MUZIK magazine in August 1996 demonstrates. The Underground Resistance head honcho sent a fax (remember them?) to the

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WIRED explores the ‘roots’ of techno… [July 1994]

WIRED magazine has long had its finger on the electronic pulse of modern society, and one year on from its formation, the Condé Nast-owned publication headed to Detroit to discover

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Kraftwerk By Numbers…

What happens when Kraftwerk’s ‘Numbers’ comes on in the club? You get in line and wait your turn to bust a move of course… This has been doing the rounds

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Jeff Mills – The Dancer [1996]

Having developed his Axis label (as well as providing a boost to the emerging Tresor sound in Germany) in the early 90s, and conscious of the emerging tribal techno sound,

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SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND – Derrick May – Chemistry on 3 Mix, Amsterdam [1996]

Detroit’s finest Derrick May has a history of combining a myriad of styles, from disco to house to mind-numbing techno, over the course of a two hour set, and this

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SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND – Jeff Mills pushes a Roland TR-909 to its limits…

Ahead of official Roland TR-909 day this Saturday (9th day of the 09th month), 909originals pays tribute to a man who understands better than most how to get the most

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