12 TUNES OF CHRISTMAS: Incredible Intros. #12: Royal House – Can You Party (Club Mix) [1988]

It wouldn’t be Christmas without some sort of a festive countdown, and while other blogs and websites may use this opportunity to cast their eye back over the year just

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Maxine Bradshaw – a pivotal figure behind Carl Cox’s success.. [December 1990]

Behind every great man, the saying goes, is an even greater woman, and in the case of Carl Cox’s emergence from the illegal rave scene to become the global household

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2 Unlimited hit Amsterdam’s not so red light district… [May 1993]

Love them or hate them, there’s no doubt that 2 Unlimited, the Eurodance alter ego of producers Jean-Paul De Coster and Phil Wilde certainly made their impact on the charts

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Ravestock 94: the hippies would have been proud… [August 1994]

The 25th anniversary of the Woodstock Festival was always likely to be a pretty nostalgic affair, and with massive crowds (500,000-plus), acts including Joe Cocker and Country Joe and the

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Cybersonik – Technarchy [August 1990]

Composed of Richie Hawtin, John Acquavia and Daniel Bell, Cybersonik were a short lived production trio – releasing just four EPs over the course of a couple of years in

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Too old to go clubbing? Don’t make me laugh…

They say ‘age is but a number’, but for most middle aged people, spending hours in a sweaty techno dungeon (and emerging just as their friends and colleagues are going

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The storming of Castlemorton Common… [May 1992]

“We are learning about these people. They are now a major phenomenon in this country and each year they get bigger and better organised. Somebody up the line, right at

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Adamski – from chaos to ‘Killer’… [September 1990]

Adamski’s Killer was one of the stand-out tracks of 1990, topping the pop charts for a month, and helping to launch the solo career of Seal. For the man behind

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Bizarre Inc – Playing With Knives (Quadrant Mix) [November 1991]

If there was a track that summed up the two sides to the rave scene in the early 1990s, it has to be Bizarre Inc’s Playing with Knives, which skips

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the29nov films – making techno a full-on visual experience…

Today being 29 November, I thought it was fitting to pay tribute to the29nov films, a video production team that has provided techno with surreal, captivating visuals for more than

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