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The cover of New Order's Technique on a light blue background

Released on 30th January 1989, New Order’s fifth album is a sun-flushed pinnacle of dance rock, directly inspired by the hedonistic energy of Ibiza’s burgeoning club scene of the time. 35 years on, with the help of the album’s engineer Michael Johnson, Ben Cardew reflects on its legacy, and its influence on the acid house era

If you want to understand British music’s generational leap from punk to acid house, there is no better lead than New Order’s ‘Technique’. Released on...