Why one- or two-hour DJ sets just don’t cut it… [October 1993]

There are few things more frustrating than having to persevere with a seemingly-endless procession of support DJs while waiting for a headline act to take to the decks. Worth the

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Artemnesia – Bits and Pieces [January 1995]

Released on Hooj Choons (one of the all time great labels) in early 1995, Artemnesia’s Bits and Pieces is arguably the best known track from the short-lived, delightfully-titled ‘hardbag house’

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Happy birthday to the ‘Godfather of House Music’…

Today, 18 January, would have been Frankie Knuckles’ 63rd birthday. Arguably the most important name in the foundation of what we now call ‘house’ music (so named due to his

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Let’s settle this… Is it ‘Old School’ or ‘Old Skool’?

Let’s settle the debate once and for all. Is the correct term to use, when referring to, say, The Prodigy‘s first album, ‘old school‘, or is it ‘old skool’? For

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A breath of fresh Air… [January 1998]

Released 20 years ago today, 16 January 1998, Air’s Moon Safari was THE soundtrack to countless post-rave chillout sessions, dinner parties and student digs in the latter part of the

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The must visit nightclubs… of 1996 [January 1997]

Were things really better in the 90s? A quick glance at Mixmag’s list of the Top 15 Clubs of 1996 would indicate that the answer is undoubtedly in the affirmative.

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Underground Resistance embrace the ‘Code War’… [July 1992]

“The Cold War is over, this is the Code War…” Back in July 1992, while filming an event dubbed Public Tranceport in Vienna, videographer Konrad Becker perhaps unwittingly captured a

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Camisra – Let Me Show You (Tall Paul remix)

For the first Throwback Thursday tune of 2018, we go back 20 years, to February 1998, and a certified club banger: Camisra’s Let Me Show You. Looking for evidence? Look no

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The Brothers’ gonna work it out… [June 1995]

Having forged an early career as master remix duo The Dust Brothers, schoolmates Ed Simons and Tom Rowland unveiled a new identity in 1995: The Chemical Brothers. Today, more than

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Club flyers? Nah, I’m gonna use my pager…

How did tech-savvy clubbers in the late 90s look to keep up to date with the latest club listings? Flyers? Pah! They used their pager, of course. Looking to develop

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