‘Now That’s What I Call Music’ has just released its 100th edition – but do you remember when the compilation went proper ‘acieeeed’…?

Everyone remembers their first Now That’s What I Call Music album – for me, it was #7, kicking off with Peter Gabriel’s Sledgehammer. 🙂 The compilation series releases its 100th

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Today is World Emoji Day. But why is the Smiley associated with acid house?

Today, 17 July, marks World Emoji Day, and with that in mind, 909originals examines the origins of arguably the most iconic emblem of the acid house scene, the Smiley. 🙂

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Mutts, maracas and mullets… Why the video for Electra’s ‘Jibaro’ is a kitsch classic [August 1988]

Arguably THE quintessential Balearic Beat track of all time, Jibaro, by the Paul Oakenfold-led Electra, was released in August 1988, hitting a high of 54 on the UK Singles chart.

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Happy Birthday 909originals!

Blow out the candles and crank up the bass! 909originals celebrates its FIRST BIRTHDAY today, and we’d like to thank every single one of our loyal readers for their support

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The Chemical Brothers’ Exit Planet Dust was released on this day in 1995… check out this rare interview [June 1995]

As debut albums go, The Chemical Brothers’ Exit Planet Dust takes some beating – from the big beat stylings of Leave Home through to the psychedelic masterpiece Alive Alone, it

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For those of you that thought good music died in the 90s, this is for you… part one [April 1998]

There’s a school of thought out there that all dance music post 1998 is, frankly, fairly rubbish – you know who you are… While this is only partly true (!),

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Tank fly boss walk jam nitty gritty… Dub Be Good To Me tops the charts [March 1990]

Beats International‘s Dub Be Good To Me, which topped the charts 28 years ago this week, marked a turning point in the career of former Housemartin (and soon-to-be Fatboy Slim)

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This video for Carl Cox’s I Want You (Forever) is so 1991 it hurts…

Back in 1991, legendary DJ Carl Cox dipped his toe into the production game, with the release of I Want You (Forever), arguably the great man’s finest solo work. With

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Everybody Dance Now! The story behind C+C Music Factory’s biggest hit…

There was a period, sometime around late 1990/early 1991, when you couldn’t turn on the radio without an enthusiastic voice declaring, “EVERYBODY DANCE NOW..!” Today, 24 January, marks the anniversary

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Let’s settle this… Is it ‘Old School’ or ‘Old Skool’?

Let’s settle the debate once and for all. Is the correct term to use, when referring to, say, The Prodigy‘s first album, ‘old school‘, or is it ‘old skool’? For

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