“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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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On this day in 1985, Ferris Bueller took his legendary ‘Day Off’

As the titular character at the centre of 1986 classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off puts it, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a

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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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