Massive Attack’s ‘Unfinished Sympathy’ entered the charts on this day in 1991… [February 1991]

When the annals of dance music come to be written, Massive Attack’s Unfinished Sympathy will likely go down as one of the all-time masterpieces. Having been released earlier that month,

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Like Moby’s ‘Go’? Here are all the original remixes, back to back, over the course of an hour…

The Twin Peaks-sampling Go by Moby deserves to be held up as one of the epoch-defining tracks of the 90s, However, along with the familiar Woodtick Mix, arguably the best

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Dance music invades the (commercial) airwaves… [January 1995]

This year, as many of you know, marks the 25th anniversary of the first BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, broadcast on October 30 of that year. But while the broadcast

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Beat Dis! Bomb The Bass’ epic debut hit the charts 30 years ago today… [February 1988]

“The names have been changed to protect the innocent…” There are debut singles, and then there’s Beat Dis, the first release by Bomb The Bass, the alter ego of producer

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Haçienda founder and Factory Records guru Tony Wilson would have been 68 today…

It’s not often that you see Happy Mondays’ frontman Shaun Ryder get all emotional, but then again, Tony Wilson had that effect on people. Today, 20 February, marks what would

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Further evidence why the KLF’s Jimmy Cauty is an absolute legend… [December 1996]

You’ve heard the one about the KLF’s Jimmy Cauty buying up two old Saracen tanks and turning them into ‘weapons of audio destruction’, right? Back in 1996, Cauty picked up the

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Armand Van Helden – Witch Doktor [1994]

Armand Van Helden turns 48 tomorrow, and so for this week’s Throwback Thursday, we recall the record that arguably sprung the Boston native to superstardom, 1994’s Witch Doktor. Having received

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Satoshi Tomiie – the musical prodigy behind the Def Mix sound… [November 1994]

It’s been 29 years since producer Satoshi Tomiie recorded one of THE standout house anthems, alongside the late Frankie Knuckles: Tears. But I’ve always wondered how the Tokyo-born Tomiie ended

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Beloved – The Sun Rising [October 1989]

Whisper it quietly, but the evenings are starting to get longer. Ok, as I write this, the temperature hasn’t been above two degrees for days, and it’s getting increasingly difficult

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How classical music invaded the chill-out zone… [July 1994]

What goes up, must come down, as the old expression goes. Long before The Orb, Mixmaster Morris or Thievery Corporation were crafting the perfect soundtrack to the post-club chill, classical music

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