There are few things more satisfying than posting an ‘out of office’ message ahead of a summer holiday, and for the hardworking team at 909originals, that time has come. We’re ‘pausing’ the site for the month of August, but will return in September with more of the news, insight and interviews you’ve come to expect. And then some.

In fact, we’ve been so busy that we neglected to celebrate our fifth anniversary, which took place at the start of July. Happy belated birthday to us!

Over the past year we’ve examined the legacy of the legendary Temple Theatre… had a non-drum ‘n’ bass conversation with Brazilian legend DJ Marky… discussed the glory days of Manumission Ibiza with custodians Mike and Claire… chatted to Dimitri From Paris about his Night At The Playboy Mansion mix series… discovered the history of Waterford’s short-lived South nightclub… caught up with Glaswegian techno legends Slam… delved into the origins of the Detroit scene with Orlando Voorn… explored the archives of the late, great Al Keegan… discussed the origins of Kompakt with Michael Mayer… spoke to Justin Robertson about his foray into literature… went interplanetary with Marc Romboy… surfed through a myriad of genres with Steve Bug… examined the origins of Dublin’s The Pod… talked to David Morales about the influence that house music has had on his life… reported live from Primavera Sound festival… welcomed the return of Asymetric with Inigo Kennedy… previewed AVA Festival via interviews with Carlton Doom, Mark Blair and Caoimhe… explored the art of Dublin club Rí-Rá with artist David Begley… explored why Paul Van Dyk returned to Café Del Mar… uncovered the early influences that helped shape Richard Norris’ career… talked past, present and future with Mauro Picotto… discovered Ken Ishii’s top techno classics… reappraised the cover art of Primal Scream’s Screamadelica… examined why the TR-808 makes the theme tune for Succession so damn memorable… explored the disco origins of Thomas Bangalter’s dad… chatted to up and coming garage stars on DJ EZ’s Nuvolve label… expanded the Rave Tapes Ireland archive….

And we’ve spoken to a huge variety of artists, including Mark Broom, Dam Swindle, Dom Dolla, Ost & Kjex, Supermen Lovers, Wild Flowers, Sam Divine, Joseph Ashworth, Kasztan, Satori, Johannes Brecht, Silicone Soul, Kraak & Smaak, Tim Green, ATB, YokoO, Anna Tur, Davide Squillace, Weiss, BEC, Andrea Oliva, Sascha Braemer and more.

Oh, and we also held a major exhibition celebrating the history of Dublin club culture, Analog Rhythms, at The Bernard Shaw… which may be in line for a return in the months to come.

See you in September. Stay funky. 🙂

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