The Kitchen Nightclub closed 16 years ago today…

Arguably the finest purpose-built club venue this country has ever seen, the U2-owned The Kitchen Nightclub closed its doors on May 4th, 2002. With Podje and Dave McDonnell on the

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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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Remember when the BBC’s ‘Casualty’ went all acid house? [November 1992]

“How are we supposed to make money with all your runners loved up in your front room?” Back in 1992, as rave was storming the charts, the BBC’s long-running drama

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Homelands Ireland 2000 was 18 years ago today. Check out this amazing video of Mr Spring’s set… [April 2000]

While the first Homelands Ireland (click here for more) was a landmark moment for the Irish dance movement, Homelands Ireland 2000, which took place on this day 18 years ago

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Ruff in the jungle… did drum and bass kill acid house’s high? [April 1994]

Back in April 1994, as the nascent drum and bass scene was growing around the UK, Mixmag ran an interesting analysis of the impact jungle had on dance music –

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Liquid – Sweet Harmony [1991]

Featuring arguably the all time greatest piano loop in acid house history (borrowed from CeCe Rogers’ Someday), Liquid’s Sweet Harmony is just as devastating now as it was when it

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Hallelujah! 808 State are coming to save Christmas..!

Some three decades on from their stonking debut, Newbuild, 808 State have just announced a 30th anniversary tour that will track the evolution of the original, and arguably most important,

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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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Check out these party goers raving the night away at Paris’ Castel Club in the 1990s…

Legendary Paris nightspot Chez Castel has been the centre of sophistication in the French capital for close to six decades. Since 1962, when it opened, the club has welcomed celebrities

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Yes, Record Store Day is important, but let’s not kill the golden goose…

Founded in 2007 in the US, Record Store Day has undeniably played a part in the revival of vinyl as a format. As evidenced by queues outside record shops around

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