Tuesday, 21 November 2017 17:02

Gio Goi 1988 Collection

Gio Goi is back, back on the shelves, in the clubs and on the streets as it releases its new range of clothing. But probably the most significant thing about its return is the fact its back in the hands of the guys who gave it us the first time round, The Donnelly brothers.

Published in Culture
Monday, 23 October 2017 15:35

A Celebration of Scottish House Parties

By now, the story of how Acid House and ecstasy was introduced to Great Britain at the end of the 80’s has been told more times than The Hungry Caterpillar has been to kids at bed time by their parents.
Published in Culture
Sunday, 31 May 2015 15:16

Shaun Ryder talks to ZANI

Salford, Greater Manchester, before it became the central home of the BBC, had been a part of England viewed as hostile, deprived, industrial as well as being hugely creative; spawning some major artists and bands that have not only been
successful but also have been highly influential,
Published in Music


The documentary was originally shown on ITV's World In Action current affairs series and was produced by Granada Television. If you weren't there its defiantly worth the watch.
Published in Video of the Week
Monday, 07 April 2014 16:57

Frankie Knuckles Remembered

FRANKIE KNUCKLES 1.

There are ONLY two words, other than the words themselves, which mean House Music … and those two words are … FRANKIE KNUCKLES.

I first read those two words in a New York Record store in 1987, when I was attending the New Music Seminar, looking for tracks to sign to my 'Urban' label. An up and coming DJ by the name of Paul Oakenfold and myself, were in Vinyl Mania on a midweek early afternoon, listening to
Published in Music Archive
Saturday, 14 January 2012 16:48

Danny Rampling - Archive Interview : From PEOM

danny rampling zani 6.1988 was an important year in terms of music and fashion, there was an exciting counter culture emerging, called "Acid House", following in the tradition of Mods of the mid 60's, the hippies of the late 60's and the punks of the 70's, England was buzzing again and there was a media frenzy.

Fashion in the mid 80's, was very conservative and not really saying anything. Then there was a slight flirt with 70's fashion, and all of sudden people were dressing down, jeans, trainers, smiley tee-shirts and bandannas, topped with yells of "acid!" Getting drunk was now not the done thing, there was a new drug in town called Ecstasy; "American House wives choice." And by God, they were good.
Published in Music Archive
Saturday, 14 January 2012 16:46

Dizzie Hites -Archive Interview -From PEOM



dizzie hites zani 1In the winter of 1989, Rap, was not seen as mainstream music and was  still low on radio play lists. However artists like Bomb the Bass with Neneh Cherry with the evocative Buffalo Stance ,  and Mark Moore of S-express were helping to develop the UK urban sound.
In 1988, obscure records were surfacing and doing the rounds on the decks in Acid House/Balearic clubs. Would I find Love by Dizzie Hites was one such record, which  was being played on a regular basis at the clubs which I was frequenting.
Published in Music Archive
Saturday, 03 December 2011 12:58

They Call it Acid

They Call it Acid
Picture This – London Town 1987. A once swinging city paralyzed by a cult of conformity and materialism. The youth more pre-occupied with getting on the property ladder than getting “on one.” But something stirs deep in the heart of the city’s underground – the sound of pumping bass and percussion. A seismic shift in London’s landscape is about to happen.

Published in Film Archive

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