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DJ, producer, and lifelong electronic music fan, Dan O’Connell, meets some of the people instrumental in paving the way for what would become known as dance music.

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DJ, producer, and lifelong electronic music fan, Dan O’Connell, meets some of the people instrumental in paving the way for what would become known as dance music.

    EP8 The Best Of...

    EP8 The Best Of...

    We've come to the end of the road. So if you've not found the time to deep dive into every episode check out the best of! Adamski, Brandon Block, Judge Jules, Dave Haslem, Eamon Downes, Jon Marsh, and Norman Jay MBE all contributed to making this possible. And a massive thanks to you for listening.

    • 29 min
    EP7 Norman Jay MBE

    EP7 Norman Jay MBE

    Norman Jay MBE has been part of the British music scene for decades. From warehouse parties in the 80s, to his carnival sound system, Norman's dedication to live music and his perfectly formed DJ sets, have led to an incredible career - that's still flourishing. He was also one of the pirate pioneers, and helped set up Kiss FM in the UK. His book 'Mister Good Times' is out now. We delve into it, and try to find out who nominated him for the MBE all those years ago...

    • 44 min
    EP6 The Beloved

    EP6 The Beloved

    Jon Marsh set out on his musical path in the early 80s as a schoolboy. He got a band together, contacted John Peel to play their music on Radio 1, and eventually formed The Beloved. By the 90s, John found massive success with the track 'Sweet Harmony' which took him around the world as a bonafide popstar.

    He later became resident DJ at Ministry of Sound and Fabric in London, as well as touring the world, playing with everyone from Tony Humphries to Sasha.

    We talk everything from teenage dreams to naked videos, and the club scene in New York in the 1980s. And we find out if The Beloved are ever going to make new music...

    • 39 min
    EP5 Liquid

    EP5 Liquid

    Eamon Downes, a.k.a Liquid, is the man behind one of the defining tunes of the rave generation. Sweet Harmony was a massive crossover hit that took him all around the world...but the fame wasn't something he was looking for, and increasingly, it became more uncomfortable. Eamon continues to tour the world and make music. His insight into the music industry during the 90s, and the adventure he's been on since, is filled with some eye (and ear) opening moments.

    • 42 min
    EP4 Judge Jules

    EP4 Judge Jules

    Judge Jules started his life in dance music promoting warehouse parties in London during the 80s. He went on to host one of the biggest dance music shows on the planet for BBC Radio 1, and in 1995 was voted the number DJ in the world by DJ MAG. He's constantly toured the world, playing to thousands every night, all whilst hosting his own night in Ibiza. And these days, while his diary is still filled with gigs, he even finds time to be an actual lawyer, helping the next generation of music industry superstars.

    • 42 min
    EP3 Dave Haslam

    EP3 Dave Haslam

    Dave Haslam talks us through not only the history of dance music, but the history of one of the world's most iconic clubs - The Hacienda in Manchester. Dave has a whole chest of stories from a life behind one of the most influential dj booths. The club's legacy lives on through many different people in the world of dance music, from Sasha to Laurent Garnier. And as Dave tells us, The Hacienda's story is much bigger than just the gangs, guns and drugs it became infamous for.

    • 48 min

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13 Ratings

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Stuart

So interesting, please keep them coming!

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Amazing podcast! Make some more of them please! Brandon blocks was such a great listen...
My only complaint is the sound levels on you and your guests are way different ... you are very loud and they are not ... and the ads make your ears bleed 😂
Other than that top podcast

duncanwallaceuk ,

Great idea.

Love the idea behind this, looking forward to the Judge Jules episode.

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