THROWBACK THURSDAY: Bam Bam – Where’s Your Child? [1988]

With Halloween fast approaching (and on the back our review of pizzicato house track Nightmare last week), this week we turn the clock back to an acid house track dipped

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So why DID rocker Paul Weller decide to cover one of the all-time seminal house tracks..? [February 1989]

Given that Paul Weller commenced his career in ‘spit n sawdust’ outfit The Jam, before carving out an impressive four-decade indie career, his decision to cover Joe Smooth‘s Promised Land

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Dutch Gabber – often copied, never equalled… [January 1996]

Whatever your take on Gabber – the 160bpm-plus electronic music scene that emerged out of Rotterdam in the early 1990s, there’s no doubt that it played a huge part in

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What is Trance music? Understanding a new sound… [February 1996]

Spurred on by the success of DJ Misjah & Tim’s Access, one of the standout tracks of 1995, MUZIK magazine sought to explore the emerging ‘trance’ movement, as it began

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I used to think the year 2000 wasn’t that long ago… until I saw this ad for MP3 players… [April 2000]

We all love them. Looking through old magazines and coming across ads for Sony Walkmans, Nintendo Gameboys and the like – pure retro chic. But nostalgia has the history to

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SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND: Larry Levan, last night at the Paradise Garage [September 1987]

This past week has seen the 30th anniversary of the closing of one of the clubs that started it all, New York’s Paradise Garage. On September 26 1987, nine and

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Check out this video of The Prodigy horsing around during the making of ‘Out of Space’… [October 1992]

The Prodigy’s seminal Experience celebrates its 25th birthday today, having been released on 28 September 1992. The fact that the band are still going strong is testament not only to

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THROWBACK THURSDAY – Brainbug, Nightmare [November 1996]

I was disappointed to read recently about the death of Alberto Bertapelle, an Italian composer and producer who died on stage during a guitar performance in Udine last November –

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Laurent Garnier: “I’m not going to play on CDs… fuck that, no way.” [1994]

Laurent Garner has always been one of techno’s more imaginative producers, following up early rave stompers with The Man With The Red Face and more ambient work such as The

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The comments on this rave video keep getting better… [January 1994]

Earlier this year, Shortlist published one of the most life affirming posts on the rave scene, writing about a video that has been doing the rounds on YouTube for a

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