Ibiza Uncovered… A lot has changed in 20 years, or has it? [July 1997]

In July 1997, Ibiza Uncovered was first broadcast on Sky One, introducing the world to a motley crew of characters seeking escapism (and employment) on the white isle… While ‘Brits

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Sasha: The first DJ pin-up…? [December 1991]

Back in 1991, several years before the concept of a ‘superstar DJ’ (with the booking fee to match), Mixmag declared Sasha the ‘first DJ pin-up’, such was the nascent popularity

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This video of the 1995 Love Parade is just the tonic on a cold winter’s night… [July 1995]

With the weather getting colder (2 degrees at the last count!), there’s nothing like a dollop of techno nostalgia to warm the cockles… This video of the Love Parade 1995,

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: T99 – Anasthasia (1991)

Is this the most devastating opening chord salvo in dance music history? Belgium was the place to be for quality techno back in the early 90s; labels such as PIAS

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Frankie Bones on the UK rave scene… [February 1990]

For US-based DJs coming to Europe in the late 80s and early 90s, the rave scene must have been eye-opening – the ‘do it yourself’ ethic, coupled with a soupçon

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Liam and Noel Gallagher invade clubland… [November 1996]

Back in the mid 90s, you couldn’t go anywhere without hearing a blast of Wonderwall over the old tannoy…  including your local nightclub, with a myriad of house and drum

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SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND: Jeff Mills – Live At The Liquid Room – Tokyo [1996]

If you are looking for evidence that Jeff Mills has long been one of the most technically-proficient names in techno, the Detroit native’s 1996 mix album, Live at the Liquid

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Richie Hawtin on his origins… and overpaid DJs [September 1994]

Richie Hawtin has been at the forefront of techno for more than 25 years, and in September 1994, when recording his Musik album (under his Plastikman guise), he gave the

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The great Haçienda sell off… [November 2000]

This is the way the world ends, Not with a bang but a whimper… So it was on November 25, 2000, as literally… well, dozens of former DJs and club

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Why taping Radio 1’s Essential Mix back in the mid-90s was a whole lot easier than trying to stream it online…

Having started broadcasting in October 1993, BBC’s Essential Mix has been the benchmark-setter for dance music radio for close to a quarter of a century, with its helmsman Pete Tong

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