SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND: Check out this slamming rave mixtape from indie rockers Butterfly Explosion…

“Open your mind…” Irish group Butterfly Explosion are perhaps better known for their shoegaze-influenced blend of indie rock (“an infectious and hypnotic experience” as a 2010 review of their Lost

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So why DID rocker Paul Weller decide to cover one of the all-time seminal house tracks..? [February 1989]

Given that Paul Weller commenced his career in ‘spit n sawdust’ outfit The Jam, before carving out an impressive four-decade indie career, his decision to cover Joe Smooth‘s Promised Land

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THROWBACK THURSDAY – Brainbug, Nightmare [November 1996]

I was disappointed to read recently about the death of Alberto Bertapelle, an Italian composer and producer who died on stage during a guitar performance in Udine last November –

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Der Dritte Raum – Hale Bopp [August 1998]

It’s rare enough that you can say that a particular track could have been released ‘at any time in the last 20 years’ and still sound relevant, but then Der

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Los Angeles’ ‘Ditch Parties’: all baseball caps and computer cleaner… [1993]

“This teenage partygoer is sucking computer cleaner. It gives him a high, and he stumbles into the arms of his girlfriend…” The opening line of this Fox 11 Los Angeles

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David Morales’ house music essentials [July 1993]…

While David Morales cut his teeth in the 1980s, both as an accomplished remixer and a protege to Larry Levan at the Paradise Garage, in 1993 the Brooklyn-born DJ would

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Sasha details how to ‘read’ a crowd…

In this interview with Skiddle, from 2015, Sasha turns back the clock to recall warehouse raves in Blackpool and Blackburn, his alliance with longtime cohort John Digweed, and his Shelley’s

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Something For The Weekend: Acid pioneer Armando on Chicago radio [1987/88]…

The late Armando Gallop was one of the first Chicago-based musicians to see the potential of the Roland TB-303 as a means to create hypnotic, acid-soaked tracks that to this

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Before The Hacienda, there was Tony Wilson [1984]…

Today marks ten years since the passing of Tony Wilson (10 August 2007), the impresario that gave us Manchester’s The Hacienda, Happy Mondays, Joy Division and a lot more besides…

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Larry Heard and the birth of ‘Jack’…

The great Larry Heard, aka Fingers Inc, aka Fingers Corporation, aka Gherkin Jerks and countless other personae, is coming to Ireland to play at this year’s Beatyard Festival in Dun

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