Pint, anyone? The story behind Guinness’ classic ‘Anticipation’ ad, 25 years on…

On this day 25 years ago (18 May 1994), a then-little known Irish actor, Joe McKinney, danced on to our screens as the face of the latest TV campaign, Anticipation,

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Timmy Mallett… acid house legend

Back in the 80s, breakfast TV may have been in its infancy, but it was truly a golden age, with Roland Rat, Ulrika Jonsson, Rustie Lee… and the ubiquitous Timmy

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Daft Punk were christened (sort of) on this day in 1993… [May 1993]

On this day 26 years ago, a review was published in Melody Maker that would shape music history, at least for two young Paris-based musicians. In early 1993 Guy-Manuel de

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A Date With Destiny… Fatboy Slim vs Armand Van Helden [April 1999]

As dance music gimmicks go, this one was a knockout. Twenty years ago today (16 April 1999) Fatboy Slim and Armand van Helden set foot in a boxing ring for

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Soul II Soul – Jazzie’s Groove [April 1989]

This week marks the 30th anniversary of the release of one of the most influential dance/hip hop/jazz/funk/soul… you name it… albums of the 1980s, Soul II Soul’s Club Classics Vol.

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Carl Cox – Let The Bass Kick [1991]

Techno legend Carl Cox is a national institution, having been at the forefront of the scene for close to three decades, and he hasn’t been afraid of dipping his toe

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Super furry animal! Mr Oizo’s ‘Flat Beat’ celebrates a milestone… [March 1999]

As poet William Butler Yeats once mused, ‘How can we know the dancer from the dance?’. Well, in the case of Quentin Dupieux, aka Mr. Oizo, the question is rather,

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“That is the punk-attitude, DIY aspect of the Prodigy” – Keith Flint on ‘Firestarter’ [August 1997]

The pop charts of March 1996 were a heady mix of boybands, Britpop and bad Eurodance… the perfect environment for The Prodigy to drop the devastating Firestarter, which was released

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“For us, the important thing is being able to enjoy ourselves…” Daft Punk’s Discovery turns 18

Daft Punk’s Discovery, largely regarded as the French duo’s high water mark, was released on this day (26 February 2001). Released four years after the group’s storming debut, Homework, Discovery

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A huge THANK YOU to everyone that has supported us at 909originals…!

Last night (25 October), 909originals was named the Best Music Blog at the Blog Awards Ireland 2018, an acknowledgement that means so much to us. When the blog was founded

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