Why Fischerspooner decided to re-‘Emerge’…with a little help from Michael Stipe

When the annals of electro-pop are written, Emerge by Fischerspooner deserves to be considered as the Gimme Shelter or Hey Jude of the genre – from the bubbling synth intro

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Full on cartoon rave hysteria…

A few weeks back, The Guardian ran an enjoyable piece on how ‘cartoon rave’ changed pop – with the likes of Sesame’s Treet by Smart E’s and Urban Hype’s Trip

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Amnesia Ibiza: Opening Party, 25 years ago… [1992]

Ibiza was a well-known stop off point on the global hippy trail in the 1970s, and it was this promise of a new beginning that led a young businessman from

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SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND – This 1994 mix by Colin Dale is a bit special…

Colin Dale has been one of the hardest working men in dance music since he joined the then-pirate Kiss FM in the mid-80s. His Abstrakt Dance radio show, alongside the

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That time Carl Cox mixed it up with Zig & Zag… [February 1996]

The legend that is Carl Cox has been a mainstay of the dance scene since before most of us were in nappies, and has shared the stage with any number

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Friday 13th? More like history repeating… [October 2000]

It’s Friday 13th, and that can mean only one thing… techno! And what better man than Dave Clarke, the baron himself, to deliver it (as this flyer pinned to my

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Get ready for an Italo Disco revival…

It was only a matter of time before Italo Disco made a comeback, and a forthcoming documentary on this classic 1980s dance genre is likely to be the spark that

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Paul Oakenfold tells NME about the emerging acid house scene… [October 1988]

“The official line is this. Yes, there are some drugs involved, but not as much as you’d like to think. Instead, why don’t you concentrate on the good things. The

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Deee-Lite: A Momentary Lapse of Psychedelia… [August 1990]

There are breakthrough singles, and then there’s Groove Is In The Heart… Deee-Lite were one of those bands that best encompassed the positivity that pervaded at the start of the

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What happens when a rave gets shut down… [1989]

While the late 80s and early 90s saw countless free parties held around the outskirts of London’s M25, some were sadly nipped in the bud early, as this interview clip

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