THROWBACK THURSDAY: Dr. Timothy Leary Meets The Grid ‎– Origins Of Dance [1990]

The late Dr Timothy Leary – arguably the most famous advocate for hallucinogens in popular culture – was quite prolific in terms of musical (and spiritual) output in the late 60s and

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The origins of Aphex Twin’s Didgeridoo (and its curious link to Leeds United)…

The enthusiastic response to Aphex Twin’s newest track, T69 Collapse, indicates just how much the electronic music industry has missed Richard D James, who, while aged just 46, has been

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Injected With A Poison’s strange, ecumenical origins…

Injected With A Poison by Praga Khan is one of most frenetic rave tracks of the early 90s, packed with piano stabs, synth bursts, and a smattering of whoops and

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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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“You have to play ‘The Birdie Song’ if that’s what people want…” Norman Cook on cutting his teeth as an up and coming DJ [October 1990]

Today, he is better known as Fatboy Slim, the all-conquering ‘Funk Soul Brother’ capable of selling out football stadiums… but in 1990, he was Norman Cook, founder of Beats International

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Competition: ‘The Second Summer of Love’, signed by Paul Oakenfold, Carl Cox and Danny Rampling… winner announced!

The Second Summer of Love: How Dance Music Took Over The World by Alon Shulman is a comprehensive account of the birth of acid house… and the dance culture it

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Interview: ORIGINALS… Paulette Constable, part two

In the second part of our ORIGINALS interview with Paulette Constable (click here for part one), we chat to the Manchester legend about her move to Europe in the mid-90s,

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Interview: ORIGINALS… Paulette Constable, part one

While she might describe her initial foray into DJing as a “happy accident”, Paulette Constable, aka DJ Paulette, knows better than most how to get the party started. Hailing from

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Interview: ORIGINALS… Rob Birch, Stereo MCs, part two

Following on from part one of our exclusive interview with Stereo MCs frontman Rob Birch, here’s part two, in which he discusses the evolution of the group’s live performance, the

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Interview: ORIGINALS… Rob Birch, Stereo MCs, part one

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the debut album by Stereo MCs, 33 45 78, but to suggest that vocalist Rob Birch (aka Rob B) and producer Nick ‘The

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