Author: Sally Carlier Hull

A closer look at acid house and Pete Tong

This week iconic English DJ and BB1 broadcaster Pete Tong releases Pete Tong Ibiza Classics. To shed some light onto the cultural era in which this legend of acid house is embedded, (one of) STACK‘s resident Pom(s) gives a little insight via her own experiences. Before we get into it, here’s a short clip that’ll give you an idea of how long Pete Tong has been broadcasting; here he is reading out his show’s website address for the first time on air.   A few things you might not know about acid house and the explosion of the UK dance...

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Pete Tong, The Heritage Orchestra and Jules Buckley, ‘Pete Tong Ibiza Classics’ review

Back in 1991, Pete Tong’s BBC Radio One show Essential Selection introduced a nation of fresh-eared kids to new DJs and different styles of house music. Ravers found an institution at 7:30pm every Friday night, as they pulled on their dungarees and floppy hats ready for a night/weekend of dancing. Twenty-six years on and the groundbreaking British DJ is offering a completely unique and magical combination of classical orchestral instruments and iconic dance tracks spanning the last 30 years, on Pete Tong Ibiza Classics. The 65-piece orchestra transforms the album’s opening instrumental track, Rob Dougan’s 1995 Clubbed To Death,...

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TUNESDAY Track – Notorious B.I.G., ‘Juicy’

It’s Tuesday at STACK HQ, and that means one of our esteemed staff members picks a ditty they’re listening to today and explains why they’re so fond of it. Today’s tune: Notorious B.I.G.’s Juicy, chosen by STACK’s Sally Carlier-Hull. The same week Biggie Smalls married Faith Evans in 1994, the New York rapper had his first chart success with the funky, lyrically brilliant Juicy. It was the record’s producer Sean “Puff Daddy/Puffy/P Diddy/Diddy” Combs who suggested sampling the ’80s funktastic hit, Juicy Fruit by Mtume…  worth noting that this song has now been used in 39 other tracks! I was a teenager when this tune...

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Classic horror: Behind-the-scenes photo gallery

October 31 – the one night of the year we clumsily carve pumpkins and throw them in the bin, dress our kids up as movie maniacs they’ve never heard of, and dispense ample amounts of lollies to the neighbourhood trick or treaters so they don’t tangle our trees up in toilet paper. Yes, it’s Halloween! Another aspect of this pagan tradition is scaring yourself silly with a horror movie marathon. So as a special treat prior to this evening’s night of terror, we’ve compiled a gallery of behind-the-scenes photos from some classic horror movies. What’s scary up on the screen...

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12 Star Wars pumpkin carving stencils

Need a little Force in your Halloween decorations? Well, we have the answer!  Just choose and save your design from below (there’s Chewbacca, Kylo Ren, Vader, porgs and more), print out the stencil, trace onto your pumpkin, and get carving!   Discover Star Wars at JB...

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