“This is a journey into sound…” The sample that made hip hop history

Released in October 1987, Eric B & Rakim’s Paid in Full was arguably the hip hop duo’s biggest single, thanks chiefly to a sample-heavy remix of the track by electronic

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Beastie Boys – Ill Communication [May 1994]

Released 25 years ago this week (31 May 1994), Beastie Boys’ Ill Communication is a majestic blend of rap, jazz, funk, punk and Tibetan chanting that could possibly be the

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Remembering Cut 2 Kill… the group Liam Howlett was in BEFORE The Prodigy…

As The Prodigy’s resident genius Liam Howlett celebrates his 47th birthday, 909originals casts its mind back to a time BEFORE the formation of the seminal rave act (and indeed before

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Happy 808 Day! Check out this documentary about the classic Roland drum machine

It being August 8th (8/08), it is customary to a groundbreaking piece of kit that still forms the backbone of much electronic (and indeed popular) music, close to four decades

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Massive Attack’s Mezzanine is 20 years old this week, and the band are commemorating it in the best way possible… [April 1998]

In the annals of electronic music history, there are few better opening 15 minutes than at the start of Massive Attack’s Mezzanine, released 20 years ago this week. In starting

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I can’t get no sleep… Faithless’ debut album ‘Reverence’ turns 22 … [April 1996]

Coming five months on from the single that established Faithless as a headline dance act – Insomnia – Reverence was the group’s first album, taking cues from the growing trip

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Massive Attack’s Blue Lines was released on this day in 1991… [April 1991]

“The big wheel keeps on turning, On a simple line day by day, The earth spins on its axis, One man struggle while another relaxes…” Spawning a whole new genre

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Minsk’s answer to Beardyman is a joy to behold…

It’s not every day that 909originals finds itself in Minsk, the capital of Belarus – and not every day that we stumble across a beatboxer with serious skills like this

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