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We're building the world's biggest archive of electronic music and culture. 

The Dance Music Archive brings together 30 years of electronic music history through DJ mixes, radio shows, live sets, festival broadcasts, lost tapes, blogs, artwork, magazines and forgotten recordings. It is a time machine for our scene, containing an ever-growing library, collected and curated by our community from around the world. 

Explore the DNA of dance music and club culture by choosing a year from the menu at the top, or search the archive for something specific below.
 

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The worlds biggest archive of dance music

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.D.M.A 
.EXCLUSIVES 

A selection of our latest uploads,  mixes, radio shows and videos  exclusive to the archive .

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FEATURED YEAR

This week's time capsule of dance music

1994

NINETEENNINETYFOUR

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 A LITTLE RESPECT  

How queer people created a global scene and changed the clubbing world. Listen to our 3 part documentary for Vigin Radio now. 

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READ

Articles, profiles and interviews

 A SHORT HISTORY OF... 
 DEFECTED RECORDS 

 A SHORT HISTORY OF... 
 CAFE MAMBO 

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WATCH

The stories of our scene..

World In Action - Acid House

Thames TV

1988

Rave, Acid House, Documentary, London

All Black - Jungle Fever Documentary

BBC 2

1994

Jungle, Drum & Bass, Documentary, BBC

1989 The Summer of Rave

BBC TV

1989

rave, acid house

BPM at Club Labyrinth 1995

ITV

1995

Jungle, Drum & Bass, London

Radical Radio - The Story of Kiss FM

Kiss FM

1990

Kiss 100, Radio, Pirate Radio

BBC 2 Close Up North - Clubbing City

BBC 2

1997

Leeds, Back II Basics, Majestyk, Speed Queen, DMA Exclusive