Category Throwback

Wet Play: a potted history

Tales of debauchery, picnics and nuclear reactors… a short story of one of Manchester’s legendary nights by its members…

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Throwback: Bluedot Festival

Bluedot Festival opened its festival doors for the first time this summer: Based just south Jodrell Bank Observatory this year back to the home to the ‘Lovell Telescope’and with a focus on space exploration as its theme, in many ways it could be seen as the perfect setting for such as festival, especially with famous physicists like Brian Cox pencilled in […]

Ruffy talks: the DJ Harvey effect

“Recently I discovered a fantastic album – ‘Rain Forest Music’ by J.D. Emmanuel. It’s an old New Age album from 1981, it’s exactly what you might think it is from the title – lots of animal noises and some plinky plonky synths that aren’t too offensive. Lovely stuff. Recently this kind of New Age music […]

Throwback: A Tribe Called Quest – Midnight Marauders

‘Midnight Marauders’, released in 1993, was the highly anticipated third album from New-York formed hip-hop group, A Tribe Called Quest (ATCQ). The group consisted of four members; Ali Shaheed Muhammed, Phife Dawg, Q-tip and sometimes, the elusive Jerobi. Following on from the success of their second album,The Low End Theory, the pressure was on… and they […]

Throwback event: Paranoid London, Blawan

Hopefully, live acts will become more of a norm in electronic music, which has of late been somewhat lacking in originality. Paranoid London has shown us the vibe that live electronic acts can achieve.

Throwback event: Pangaea Level 10

Pangaea returned for its January edition, providing the opportunity for many wearied students to let loose the exam induced frustration that had been accumulating since the bleak entry into the New Year. Pixelated Pac(wo)men and ghosts were pinging around; Mario and Luigi were also in abundance, but by far the most popular get-up was the […]

Throwback 2015: Top five labels

We thought then we’d at least try and be a little more interesting, so here (in my totally biased and extremely techno-centric opinion), are the top five record labels of 2015…