Throwback Thursday: Sabres Of Paradise: Smokebelch II (Beatless Mix)

Here at 909originals, I’ve decided to use Thursdays as an opportunity to dig into the record box of history and appreciate some of the most important tunes (some well-known, some

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Orbital’s ‘Chime’ still hits the right notes [2001]…

Orbital’s Chime is rightly considered one of the electronic music masterpieces of all time – and still a show closer, some 28 years after it was first released (as evidenced

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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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A rave in Mickey Mouse’s back garden [September 1993]…

“Flights, check. Accommodation, check. DJs, check. Now, all we need is a venue. How about Euro Disney..?” While I doubt that the conversation that led to the creation of the

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Eric Schlosser raves it up [October 1998]…

Author Eric Schlosser is probably better known for his damning critique of the fast food industry, in Fast Food Nation. But before he flipped Ronald McDonald’s burger the wrong way,

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Something For The Weekend: Acid pioneer Armando on Chicago radio [1987/88]…

The late Armando Gallop was one of the first Chicago-based musicians to see the potential of the Roland TB-303 as a means to create hypnotic, acid-soaked tracks that to this

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Before The Hacienda, there was Tony Wilson [1984]…

Today marks ten years since the passing of Tony Wilson (10 August 2007), the impresario that gave us Manchester’s The Hacienda, Happy Mondays, Joy Division and a lot more besides…

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Indigenous culture meets electronica…

Today (9 August) is the UN ‘International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples’, and while indigenous culture and electronic music aren’t always considered in the same breath, a bunch of

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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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It’s (not so) grim up North…

YouTube is a goldmine for old rave footage and documentaries, such as this BBC North piece from 1992. While there’s an element of sensationalism at certain parts, it’s also welcome

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