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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Pump up the JAAAM! We’ve made the shortlist…

909originals is delighted to make the shortlist for Best Music Blog in the 2018 Blog  Awards Ireland, sponsored by Alcatel. The Awards take place on 25 October in Dublin, and

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Reach for the lasers…!

909originals is delighted to be on the longlist for an award in the Blog Awards Ireland 2018, in the Music category, sponsored by Alcatel. Best of luck to all the

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: 2 Men A Drum Machine And A Trumpet ‎– Tired Of Getting Pushed Around [1988]

One of the more unusual acts to emerge from the early UK house scene was 2 Men A Drum Machine And A Trumpet – a spinoff group from She Drives Me

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