Author Archives: Andrew Hicks

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ROBOT VOODOO PARADE mix(ed) by ANDYCAPP

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This is it, and what an it, it is. The big final mix of the year compiling all my favourite new songs, recent finds, and nostalgic reminders of years gone by. I hope you enjoy. If you want a physical … Continue reading

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THE MOST VALUABLE HIP-HOP RECORD OF ALL TIME!!!

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Jean-Michel Basquiat’s history with rap music goes deeper than Jay Z’s punch lines and bragging rights. That engagement was most visible in the “Beat Bop” 12-inch, a ten-minute sparring match between MCs/graffiti artists K-Rob and Rammellzee, which the legendary Brooklyn … Continue reading

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Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack: Death To Disco?

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Disco should’ve been dead. By late 1977, when the movie Saturday Night Fever and its soundtrack were released, many of the biggest hit disco singles had come and gone: “Rock The Boat,” “Kung Fu Fighting,” “Lady Marmalade,” “The Hustle,” “Get … Continue reading

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20 BEST HIP-HOUSE RECORDS EVER MADE!!!

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1989 my next-door neighbour Jennie was seeing the DJ from the local roller disco, thus instantly catapulting her to demi-legend status in Rusthall, one of Tunbridge Wells’ less prestigious satellite villages. One pivotal day she told me that if I … Continue reading

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Still Music Uncover a Rare 1984 Mix of Chicago House!!!

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“So this is a mix that aired in the mid 1980′s on Chicago’s WBMX. The show was the ‘Saturday Night Live Ain’t No Jive Dance Party.’ The Hot Mix 5 were the main DJ’s but every week they put on … Continue reading

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MEDUSA’S : Chicago’s missing link – Jacob Arnold

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There are a handful of American dance clubs from the 1980s—the Paradise Garage, the Warehouse, the Muzic Box—whose names have become synonymous with underground music. Then there are those whose impact has gone unacknowledged. Medusa’s, a Chicago teen club that … Continue reading

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HISTORY OF THE BEAT TAPE!

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From Cassettes to Donuts: the history of the hip-hop beat tape Sept. 3, 2013 Written by Laurent Fintoni Got beats? If you’re a hip-hop fan – or a fan of music in general – then you’ve probably heard at least … Continue reading

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RICHIE HAWTIN IS WAAAAAYYY OVERATED!

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Richie Hawtin continues to perplex me, but that’s probably because I don’t ingest ketamine. Yes he is really, really good at what he does; play really boring minimal techno and get paid lots of money to do so. There are … Continue reading

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HOW HOUSE MUSIC HIT THE UK – By Greg Wilson

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I’ve always been intrigued by the ways by which different forms of dance start, percolate, merge, or are assimilated into different cultures around the world. My next foray into art production is documentary film which explores how many different dance … Continue reading

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THEO PARRISH – The Essentials…

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Theo Parrish & Moodymann has always remained staples in my sets in one way or another since I started playing house and eclectic sets more frequently (Sometime around 1998). The last time I saw Theo at Plastic People in London … Continue reading