turns four years old today (7 July), and it’s fair to say that we’re delighted with how things have gone so far.

This past year has been anything but normal due to the coronavirus pandemic, but we’ve endeavoured to keep your spirits high with a myriad of interviews, features and even ‘Under The Stairs’ DJ sets to keep you primed for the return to the dancefloor… which will hopefully be just around the corner.

As we say every year, we’re only getting started – over the coming months and years we will continue to bring you the best of the past, present and future of electronic music.

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In no particular order, here are some of our highlights from the past year…

Rave Tapes Ireland – an archive of DJ mixes from Ireland’s clubbing history

909originals meets Ten City’s Marshall Jefferson and Byron Stingily

“Music has been one of the greatest escapes from the lockdown period…” 909originals catches up with John Digweed

Orbital’s ‘The Box’ was released 25 years ago today. Here’s the story behind its iconic video

909originals chats to Dave Clarke about the enduring legacy of ‘World Service’

How LFO made ‘LFO’ – 909originals catches up with Gez Varley on the 30th anniversary of a techno classic

“The message still resonates with people…” Heaven 17’s Martyn Ware on ‘(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang

Todd Edwards on new single ‘The Chant’, what’s next for Daft Punk, and the inspiration behind his productions

909originals catches up with David and Stephen Dewaele of Soulwax/2 Many DJs

“Sometimes it’s good to fly in the face of what outside perceptions of ‘good taste’ are, and just do what the f**k you want…” 909originals chats to Paul Woolford

909originals catches up with Black Box legend Daniele Davoli

“If you’re feeling down, you’ve got to find things to be grateful for…” 909originals chats to Mark Wilkinson about his new book, Life Remixed

Just a gigolo… 909originals catches up with DJ Hell

“We looked at each other as if to say ‘are we wasting our money on this project?’” Tricky Disco’s Michael Wells on the creation of a Warp Records classic…

“Try to use music as a vent for the pain and frustration…” 909originals catches up with techno legend Umek

“Music should always be at the top of the pyramid…” 909originals meets Duke Dumont

Interview: ORIGINALS… Purple Disco Machine

“It’s a place to escape to…” Lee Burridge reflects on ten years of All Day I Dream

Interview: ORIGINALS… Kurtis Mantronik

909originals catches up with Toolroom boss Mark Knight to discuss new album ‘Untold Business’

Interview: ORIGINALS… John Acquaviva

909originals chats to Harry Sword about his new book on the history of drone, Monolithic Undertow

“I have so much music in the pipeline…” 909originals catches up with Hannah Wants

909originals chats to Gaetano Parisio about the return of Conform Records

909originals meets minimal maestro Bob Holroyd

Interview: ORIGINALS… Edzy (Unique 3)

“I think I was cultivated and created by the underground…” 909originals catches up with house music veteran Junior Sanchez

Interview: ORIGINALS… Mark Richards, Solardo

… and of course our Eurodance 2021 championship, which wraps up this weekend.

Thanks to everyone for your continued support… roll on year five! 🙂

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