Remember when electroclash took over Berlin’s Love Parade…?

Described in some circles as ‘synthcore’ and ‘nu-new wave’ (who comes up with these titles?), the musical genre that came to be known as electroclash arguably reached its zenith in

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Five great Dave Clarke DJ sets…

Today, 19 September, is techno legend Dave Clarke’s 50th birthday. The Brighton native, who will be celebrating the occasion in style this coming Saturday at Fuse in Brussels, has been

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Ok, forget ‘Electrica Salsa’, THIS is my new favourite mid-80’s Sven Väth masterpiece… [September 1986]

As dance music memes go, Sven Väth’s Electrica Salsa takes some beating. The video for the track, recorded during Sven’s period as the lead vocalist in German pop group OFF

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Olivier Abbeloos’ ‘New Beat’ series of mixes are essential listening for anyone into early house and techno…

The ‘New Beat’ genre, which emerged out of the EBM and New Wave scene in the mid- to late-80s is arguably one of the most important, yet under-appreciated, in the

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Artificial Life Begins At 40: Why Kraftwerk’s The Man-Machine is more relevant now than ever… [May 1978]

“We’re charging our battery, and now we’re full of energy. We are the robots.” Kraftwerk’s The Man-Machine was released 40 years ago this week (May 19, 1978), and while the

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The International DeeJay Gigolos CD back catalogue is a masterclass in electro goodness…

It’s not everyday that you can say that a record label inspired a whole genre, but DJ Hell’s International DeeJay Gigolos imprint was arguably the driving force behind the electroclash

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Why Fischerspooner decided to re-‘Emerge’…with a little help from Michael Stipe

When the annals of electro-pop are written, Emerge by Fischerspooner deserves to be considered as the Gimme Shelter or Hey Jude of the genre – from the bubbling synth intro

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DJ Stingray: Detroit’s master craftsman…

Part of the ‘second wave’ of Detroit artists to emerge in the early 90s – Jeff Mills and Carl Craig are among the others – Sherard Ingram, aka DJ Stingray

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A ‘Divine’ intervention [1982]…

Maybe I’m watching too much Ru Paul’s Drag Race at the moment (!), but back when the glamorous star of that show was just a twinkle in her creator’s eye,

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