“When you feel it, it wraps itself around you…” Frankie Knuckles on the devastating impact of the Roland TR-909

Today, 9 September, marks ‘909 Day’ – an annual opportunity to commemorate the impact that the Roland TR-909 has had on electronic music – this site, for example, would likely be called

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Queen – Football Fight [November 1980]

With Bohemian Rhapsody likely to clean up at the Oscars this coming Sunday, it’s only fitting that for this week’s Throwback Thursday we pay tribute to a little-known synth pop

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Happy birthday to New Order’s ‘Blue Monday’, which turns 35 today… [March 1983]

It’s hard to believe that Blue Monday, the track that cemented New Order’s transition from a post punk outfit to synth pop superheroes, turns 35 years old today, 7 March

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A ‘Divine’ intervention [1982]…

Maybe I’m watching too much Ru Paul’s Drag Race at the moment (!), but back when the glamorous star of that show was just a twinkle in her creator’s eye,

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Happy 808 day everyone..!

To a generation of techno/acid/hip hop aficionados, August 8 means only one thing – an opportunity to reminisce about the mighty Roland 808, arguably the ‘rhythm machine’ of its generation

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Giorgio Moroder toasts 40 years of ‘I Feel Love’…

Now THIS was a good idea… Brooklyn, New York-based Schimanski pulled a jewel out of the record box on 27 July when it convinced moustachioed maestro Giorgio Moroder and Francois

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