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Vinyl Fascination (Electronic Beats TV)

Telekom Electronic Beats TV investigates the current resurgence in popularity of the most iconic and recognisable symbol of the electronic music scene – the vinyl record. What fuels this fascination? Why is the relationship between this medium and DJs, producers, artists, label managers, distributors and collectors such a personal one? Hear the thoughts of Claas … Continued

Todd Terry Tells Trevor Jackson About His Legendary Career

The garage legend opens up to Trevor Jackson. Todd Terry is an undisputed garage house master and a titan of dance music history along with the likes of  Masters At Work, Frankie Knuckles, Dennis Ferrer and Bob Sinclar. His talent is spread over almost 20 years of primo releases featuring genre-defining classics like “A Day In The Life”, … Continued

The Genealogy Of Vocals In Club Music

This mix by frequent Electronic Beats contributor Finn Johannsen draws a genealogy of vocals in club music from 1983 to 1986. Check out the comprehensive tracklist below, and then dive into almost three hours of vocal greatness. We’re already excited for the next parts of the series. For more techno and house history, check out … Continued

This Is How Italy Did Clubbing In The ’90s

Nostalgia is great, right? Remember the times when clubs were still real clubs? When sweat dripped from the ceiling and everyone wore ’90s clothes unironically? There were no smartphones, so your poor dance moves could remain safely hidden away—unless someone was running around with a huge camera to capture the whole ordeal on magnetic tape! … Continued

Fingers Inc. ‘Another Side’ Reissue Finally Hits Shops

This classic, ’80s-era Chicago house milestone by Larry Heard, Ron Wilson and Robert Owens gets its triple-vinyl reissue today on Heard’s own Alleviated Records. Originally released as a double LP in 1988 via Jack Trax, Another Side remains one of the most iconic and important house records ever made. In September, Heard and Owens told the … Continued

Hear Live House Recordings From Germany, Circa ’83 to ’97

Let’s delve deep into the basements from bygone eras when techno was barely conceived and house was young and blossoming with a series of tapes recorded at Front, a legendary Hamburg nightclub that operated between 1983 and 1997. It was one of the first such clubs in Germany, so these mixes are historical documents. Have a listen and feel … Continued

Hear A Classic Mix By The Godfather Of House

Back in the mid 80s, Hamburg’s Front club was one of the first house clubs in Germany. Resident DJs Klaus Stockhausen and, later, Boris Dlugosch played weekend after weekend to an ecstatic and predominantly gay crowd. In 1992, nine year’s after the club’s opening in 1983, they invited their first ever guest dj. The guest … Continued