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The blueprint was compiled using content from the archives of the Acid House Flashback website

A new print documenting rave culture in Blackburn from the late '80s to the early '90s is available now.

Following design studio Dorothy's Acid House...

With Miller Genuine Draft

This week's Big Tune takes us in a more underground direction, as we pay homage to an emerging UK duo who are set for big things in the next twelve months.

It's never the wrong time to hear some techno you've not heard before. With literally thousands of records to choose from – and more being...

Techno's four decades evolution and ubiquity can make it tough for anyone to feel truly knowledgeable. With literally thousands upon thousands of records released, creating...

Taken from the 10th release on Clergy... 

Cleric marks his Clergy label's 10th release this month, teaming up with Setaoc Mass for a eight track EP.

The two Manchester artists are old...

There are some records that define their time so exactly...

There are some records that define their time so exactly that they become inextricably bound with memories, nostalgia, youth. That transcend whatever stultifying definitions are...

The book’s original soundtrack by A Guy Called Gerald will also be released on vinyl for the first time

A 1989 novel set in the London underground acid house scene, Trip City, is set to be republished this year by Velocity Press.

The cult...

Plans will be unveiled in Detroit in early October...

Plans to upgrade existing manufacturing specifications for vinyl records are set to be unveiled next month in Detroit.

 The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), which...

This Chicago news report with Farley Jackmaster Funk is pure gold...

House music hasn't always enjoyed the same level of ubiquity it does today. Way back in '86, now house music legends Danny Sweet-D Wilson and...

Music journalist David Stubbs tells the story of electronic music...

A new book, Mars by 1980: The Story of Electronic Music, written by music journalist David Stubbs is set for release this August.  

The book...

Frankie Knuckles DJ set from 1986 shared online for the first time: Listen

A rare Frankie Knuckles DJ set from Valentine's Day 1986 has been shared to SoundCloud by Chicago music luminary Braxton Holmes. 


The 80-minute recording was...

The first volume is available now

A selection of London pirate radio adverts spanning almost a decade have been compiled into a release.

The first of a two-part series, incoming via...

1989 acid house rave VR experience planned for Coventry City of Culture

An acid house rave VR experience with a 1989-theme has been unveiled as part of the City of Culture programme for Coventry, England, this year. ...

Compilation of the Month: Various Artists ‘Ritmo Fantasía: Balearic Spanish Synth- Pop, Boogie And House (1982-1992)’

DJ Trujillo curates a superb time capsule of early Balearic dance music for Soundway Records, from languid pop and sensual wave music, to velvety house anthems

Throughout the ’80s, the iconic Ibiza nightclub Ku (now Privilege) held a regular party known as Noche Española, in which trendy party goers would dance...

Dorothy Classic Hip Hop Stamp Collection

A new stamp card-style print has been released paying tribute to 40 hip-hop albums, tracing the genre back to its early-1980s roots and celebrating its...

A guide to dance music's pre-rave past...

We've drafted in Greg Wilson, the former electro-funk pioneer, nowadays a leading figure in the global disco/re-edits movement and respected commentator on dance music and...