THROWBACK THURSDAY: Cybersonik – Technarchy [August 1990]

Composed of Richie Hawtin, John Acquavia and Daniel Bell, Cybersonik were a short lived production trio – releasing just four EPs over the course of a couple of years in

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Bizarre Inc – Playing With Knives (Quadrant Mix) [November 1991]

If there was a track that summed up the two sides to the rave scene in the early 1990s, it has to be Bizarre Inc’s Playing with Knives, which skips

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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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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Patrick Cowley – Menergy (1981)

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we go right back to 1981, and one of the tracks that symbolised the morphing of disco into Hi-NRG, a genre that continues to influence

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Emmanuel Top – Acid Phase [November 1994]

Lille-born Emmanuel Top was one of the great techno producers of the 90s, and his most recent release, on the deliciously-titled Filth on Acid Records, This is Cocaine, is a

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Jeff Mills – The Dancer [1996]

Having developed his Axis label (as well as providing a boost to the emerging Tresor sound in Germany) in the early 90s, and conscious of the emerging tribal techno sound,

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: OFF – Electrica Salsa [1986]

As Sven Väth celebrates his 53rd birthday, 909originals celebrates one of the diamonds in the Cocoon maestro’s bejewelled crown. Under the pseudonym OFF, Sven released Electrica Salsa in 1986, the

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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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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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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Der Dritte Raum – Hale Bopp [August 1998]

It’s rare enough that you can say that a particular track could have been released ‘at any time in the last 20 years’ and still sound relevant, but then Der

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