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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BBC 6 Music is celebrating the women of electronic music for this year’s Delia Derbyshire Day…

This Saturday, 23 November, is also known as Delia Derbyshire Day, in honour of the pioneering BBC Radiophonic Workshop composer whose work influenced artists such as Orbital, Aphex Twin, Stereolab

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What’s in a name? Examining dance music’s strangest pseudonyms…

As post punk outfit X-Ray Spex memorably asked in 1978’s Identity, “When you look in the mirror, do you see yourself..?” Indeed, throughout music history, a good ‘nom de plume’

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Why we shouldn’t be ashamed of ‘Rock & Roll Part 2’

“Is it just me, or is it getting crazier out there..?” Joaquin Phoenix’s stunning reinterpretation of Batman’s arch nemesis the Joker, in the recently-released film of the same name, has

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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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