To mark the anniversary of David Mancuso’s passing, check out this playlist of epic Loft classics…

Today (14 November) marks three years since the passing of one of the most influential DJs in the history of popular music, New York native David Mancuso. Long before the

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What’s in a name? Examining dance music’s strangest pseudonyms…

As post punk outfit X-Ray Spex memorably asked in 1978’s Identity, “When you look in the mirror, do you see yourself..?” Indeed, throughout music history, a good ‘nom de plume’

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“This whole thing about making DJs into stars is a load of b***cks really…” Guest DJs – a help or a hindrance? [June 1993]

These days, the concept of the ‘jetsetting DJ’ is well-established, with the biggest names in the business criss-crossing the globe on a weekly basis, but back in 1993, the question

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“You have to play ‘The Birdie Song’ if that’s what people want…” Norman Cook on cutting his teeth as an up and coming DJ [October 1990]

Today, he is better known as Fatboy Slim, the all-conquering ‘Funk Soul Brother’ capable of selling out football stadiums… but in 1990, he was Norman Cook, founder of Beats International

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The medium is the message… dance music’s biggest Instagram celebrities

Founded in 2010, and owned by Facebook, Instagram surpassed one billion active users last year, with some 4.2 billion ‘likes’ generated every day – underlining its status as a powerful

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