THROWBACK THURSDAY: Public Energy – Three ‘O Three [1992]

If Change The Beat, released on R&S Records in 1991 established Dutchman Jochem Paap (aka Speedy J, aka Public Energy) as a producer worth watching, the Hemi-Sync EP, which followed

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The man behind arguably the most important magazine in Germany’s techno history… [March 1996]

Jürgen Laarmann may not be a household name outside of Germany, but for a generation of clubbers east of the Ruhr, he is synonymous with one of the most important

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Legendary Belgian techno club Fuse opened its doors 24 years ago this week. Here’s a documentary about how it all came together… [April 1994]

Paris has Le Grand Rex, Berlin has Tresor, and Brussels has Fuse. The legendary Belgian techno club opened its doors 24 years ago this week (on 16 April to be

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

Looking back, 20 years later, on a list of the ‘best dance tracks of all time’ you would expect there to be a few duds. But yesterday’s reveal of numbers

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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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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Steve Poindexter – Computer Madness [1989]

By the end of the 80s, the initial acid house wave had given rise to serious experimentation; with legends such as Larry Heard, Mike Dunn and Armando Gallop crafting psychedelic

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Derrick May’s ‘Relics – A Transmat Compilation’ is well worth another listen… [May 1992]

Today, 6 April, marks Derrick May‘s 55th birthday, and it’s a sign of an unyielding devotion to quality techno that May, one third of the famed ‘Belleville Three’, is still

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot – Bonnie & Clyde (Herbert’s Fred & Ginger Mix) [2002]

Rarely pictured without a ‘Gitanes’ in his mouth (and buxom blonde under his arm), legendary French songwriter Serge Gainsbourg would have turned 90 years old this week… Back in 2002,

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What if Donald Trump had been elected on a platform of protecting American techno?

A funny thought came to me last night, what if Donald Trump’s election platform had been founded on protecting American techno? The much-mooted ‘Wall’ would likely be a Funktion One

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This new book on Paris’ club culture in the 1990s looks like a coffee table essential…

Paris in the 1990s was a special time and place for electronic music, seeing the emergence of artists such as Daft Punk and Laurent Garnier, as well as clubs like

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