We need to talk about Salvatore Ganacci…

I’ve written in the past on this blog about how the EDM scene (the hyper-commercialised, Instagram-friendly variant of trance music) has become, in many ways, a parody of itself, with

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Time to ditch the robots? Five years on from ‘Random Access Memories’, we deserve something truly DIFFERENT from Daft Punk…

Five years ago this week (17 May to be exact), Daft Punk unveiled their fourth studio album (or fifth if you include 2010’s Tron Legacy soundtrack), Random Access Memories. Following

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Check out these party goers raving the night away at Paris’ Castel Club in the 1990s…

Legendary Paris nightspot Chez Castel has been the centre of sophistication in the French capital for close to six decades. Since 1962, when it opened, the club has welcomed celebrities

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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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This new book on Paris’ club culture in the 1990s looks like a coffee table essential…

Paris in the 1990s was a special time and place for electronic music, seeing the emergence of artists such as Daft Punk and Laurent Garnier, as well as clubs like

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Thunderdome’s early TV commercials underline just how insane the whole gabber scene was…

It’s testament to the hard work of ID&T founders Irfan van Ewijk, Duncan Stutterheim and Theo Lelie, that Thunderdome, the primary exponent of gabber in the Netherlands, celebrated its 25th

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Daft Punk’s Discovery, 17 years later… [February 2001]

Daft Punk released their second album, Discovery, on 26 February 2001, and while 17 years and two studio albums have passed (five if you count the soundtrack to Tron:Legacy and

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Daft Punk – ‘Drive’ [1994]

This week marks 21 years since the launch of Homework, the album that catapulted two young Parisians, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, to superstardom as Daft Punk. Two years

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Check out this video of the acid house scene in Hamburg in 1988… [December 1988]

Think ‘acid house in the late 80s’ and you inevitably think of clubs like The Hacienda or Shoom. But Hamburg, Germany, also played host to a blossoming acid house scene,

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: T99 – Anasthasia (1991)

Is this the most devastating opening chord salvo in dance music history? Belgium was the place to be for quality techno back in the early 90s; labels such as PIAS

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