20 years ago this week, legendary gay club Heaven entered a new era… [April 1998]

Before there were gay clubs, there was Heaven. The London club, which opened in 1979, was considered a game changer in terms of tolerance and acceptance of the gay community.

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Are we still having a debate about free water in nightclubs? Really?

At the start of the month, Mixmag posted an April Fools Day ’exclusive’ claiming that Ibiza clubs are set to offer free water this summer, meaning you can now ‘get

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I can’t get no sleep… Faithless’ debut album ‘Reverence’ turns 22 … [April 1996]

Coming five months on from the single that established Faithless as a headline dance act – Insomnia – Reverence was the group’s first album, taking cues from the growing trip

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Massive Attack’s Blue Lines was released on this day in 1991… [April 1991]

“The big wheel keeps on turning, On a simple line day by day, The earth spins on its axis, One man struggle while another relaxes…” Spawning a whole new genre

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On Andrew Weatherall’s birthday, check out the tracks that inspired Screamadelica…

Something magical was obviously in the air on 6 April 1963, as both Detroit legend Derrick May and Andrew Weatherall share the same birthday. As a producer, remixer, DJ and

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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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Why Underground Resistance don’t celebrate Independence Day… [August 1996]

Hell hath no fury like Mad Mike scorned, as this article from MUZIK magazine in August 1996 demonstrates. The Underground Resistance head honcho sent a fax (remember them?) to the

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