The Stone Roses played Spike Island on this day 30 years ago…

Do you remember what you were doing on Sunday 27 May 1990? Chances are it wasn’t anywhere near the experience of some 28,000 loved-up punters that descended on an island

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Kamaflarge – Discotamination (Dave Angel Rework) [1998]

Seeing as yesterday marked Dave Angel‘s 54th birthday (happy birthday Dave!), this week’s Throwback Thursday features one of 909originals’ guilty pleasures. Released on Billy Nasty’s Tortured Records imprint, Angel’s rework

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“Why limit your expression to certain sounds? If the world was full of purists, music would go nowhere…” Andrew Weatherall in 1994

It’s a little under three months since we said goodbye to musical alchemist Andrew Weatherall (sadly, not the only legendary figure to depart this mortal coil recently), and in the

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: D-Shake – Techno Trance (Paradise Is Now) [1990]

Some grooves are just timeless. Despite being thirty years old this year, Techno Trance (Paradise Is Now) by D-Shake, aka Dutch producer Aad de Mooy, sounds as fresh as anything

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“I’ve just always been a melancholy, reflective kind of person…” Larry Heard on (almost) quitting the music industry [December 1997]

There are few tracks as synonymous with the birth of house music as Mr Fingers’ Can You Feel It, released in 1986 – the soundtrack to a million ‘hands in the

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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