THROWBACK THURSDAY: D-Tek – Drop The Rock [1993]

This week marks the 26th anniversary of the very first Essential Mix on BBC Radio 1, which aired on 30 October 1993, thus setting the template for mix shows to

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“Work it, Make it, Do it, Makes us…” Daft Punk’s ‘Harder Better Faster Stronger’ was released on this day in 2001

The fourth single to be taken from Daft Punk’s Discovery, Harder Better Faster Stronger, was released on this day (13 October) in 2001. Built around a bad-ass funk riff, lifted

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“Too many DJs lack identity, they should follow their own instinct, not other people’s…” Frankie Knuckles speaks to Soul Underground [May 1989]

Today, 25 August, marks Frankie Knuckles Day, celebrating the life and work of arguably the most important figurehead in the development of house music. Indeed, if it weren’t for Frankie’s

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Seventh Sense – Get The Music [1992]

Groove Armada might be celebrating 21 years this year, but long before they were Superstylin their way into the charts, the group’s Andy Cato, aka Andrew Cocup, was an established

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Leftfield featuring Djum Djum – Afro Ride [July 1995]

On the back of the tearaway success of Leftfield’s Leftism, released in January 1995, the group’s seventh single, The Afro-Left EP, landed in July of that year (24 years ago

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How a 1981 hit for Chaka Khan powered Stardust’s Music Sounds Better With You… [July 1998]

Stardust’s Music Sounds Better With You was released on this day (20 July) in 1998, and became one of the most infectious hits of that summer (and, let’s be honest,

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: La Funk Mob – Motor Bass Get Phunked Up (Electrofunk Remix)

The world of electronic music is a sadder place today with the news that French house producer Philippe Cerboneschi, otherwise known as Philippe Zdar, has died in an accidental fall

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Ron Hardy – Sensation [1985]

It’s been said that Chicago house music wouldn’t have been the same without the late Frankie Knuckles… well, you could say the same thing about Ron Hardy, whose residency at

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Lionrock – Are You Willing To Testify? [1993]

With tech house titan Justin Robertson heading to Dublin this weekend for the latest instalment of the Phever Legends Series (click here for more details), 909originals delves into the Surrey

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Black Riot – A Day In The Life [1988]

Today, April 18, is Todd Terry’s 52nd birthday, so for this week’s Throwback Thursday, we turn the clock back to the late 80s and a piece of acid house goodness.

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