“My dream is of locking myself in a room with two big speakers and all my equipment…” A Guy Called Gerald on Manchester’s rise [February 1990]

Back in early 1990, A Guy Called Gerald (aka Gerald Simpson) was riding the crest of a musical wave, with a recently signed deal with CBS that would lead to

Read More

This 1991 interview with Andrew Weatherall illustrates the late producer’s understated musical mastery…

“I have no desire to be in the limelight, I’m a lot happier staying in the backroom, keeping myself to myself.” In 1991, Melody Maker journalist Push interviewed ‘the most

Read More

O.T. Quartet’s ‘Hold That Sucker Down’ turns 25 today…

It’s not often that you can say that the title of a track does exactly what it says on the tin, but when O.T. Quartet christened this tune the Builds

Read More

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Portishead – Glory Box [1994]

Question: what links anarchic cartoon show South Park and arguably the stand-out track on Portishead’s debut album, Dummy, which celebrates its 25th anniversary today (it was released on 22 August

Read More

“Music should be threatening…” Factory Records founder Tony Wilson, interviewed in 1978

From Factory Records to The Hacienda, the world of music owes a debt of gratitude to Tony Wilson, the Salford-born impresario who sadly passed away on this day (10 August)

Read More

Paul Oakenfold interviews Nicky Holloway… [July 1993]

The dance scene was barely of school-going age when Paul Oakenfold approached long-time friend (and colleague for the infamous 1987 trip to Ibiza) Nicky Holloway, for an interview for Generator

Read More

Hyper! Hyper! Happy hardcore’s trip to the supermarket

German pop-cum-happy-hardcore outfit Scooter are somewhat of a divisive force in dance music – having been formed out of the ashes of new wave band Celebrate the Nun in the early

Read More

What links Utah Saints, Macho Man Randy Savage and an abandoned prison?

Readers of a certain age will have fond memories of GamesMaster, the first TV game show dedicated to computer and video games, which featured The Sky at Night’s Patrick Moore

Read More

909originals is TWO! Thanks to all our followers and supporters

“I love the site. My kinda nostalgia!” – Fatboy Slim It’s party time here at 909originals HQ, as this week we celebrate our second birthday! Since July 2017, we’ve strived to

Read More

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Subliminal Cuts – Le Voie Le Soleil [1994]

Dutch producer Patrick Prins is known for his many pseudonyms, covering everything from ‘hardbag’ anthems to uplifting trance – Movin’ Melodies, Artemnesia, Indica etc. But it’s arguably his 1994 release, Le

Read More