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 1998 

NINETEENNINETYEIGHT

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 THE NEWS

  • DJ Tony De Vit dies after collapsing on holiday due to complications with HIV.

  • 2 Step Garage takes over the charts and Ayia Napa is the new cubbing hotspot.

  • Fabio & Grooverider take up the Friday night 2am slot on Radio 1.

  • Ministry of Sound launches their own magazine.

  • Fatboy Slim hires Spike Jonze’s for the seminal video to “Praise You”

  • Artists like the Freestylers and Bentley Rhythm Ace introduce the new sound of FSUK to the scene

  • Danbert Nobacon of Chumbawamba pours a bucket of ice over UK Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott at the 1998 Brit Awards

  • Sash - Mysterious Times hit the number 1 spot in the singles charts

  • Cafe De Paris in London becomes the first club in the world to launch a credit card with a credit limit of up to £25,000

  • First public testing of Ecstasy in the UK outside The Fridge nightclub

  • Creamfields launches as a 1 day event in Winchester, Hampshire, with an audience of 25,000 people.

  • Steve Jackson is dismissed from Kiss 100.

  • Skint Records sign multi-million pound deal with Sony

  • Legendary Scottish techno night Slam at the Arches in Glasgow closes its doors shortly after its sixth birthday. Former guests included Daft Punk and Underworld.

  • Gatecrasher joins forces with Ministry of Sound for its first outdoor festival at Lotherton Hall in Leeds, also broadcast live on Radio 1

  • Choice FM is bought by Chrysalis Radio and turned into Galaxy Birmingham

      Notable albums:

  • Fatboy Slim – You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby [Skint]

  • Massive Attack – Mezzanine [Virgin]

  • Paul Oakenfold – Tranceport [Kinetic, 1998) 

  • Boards of Canada - Music Has The Right To Children [Warp Records]

  • Air - Moon Safari [Source]

  • Beastie Boys - Hello Nasty

  • Gatecrasher Black

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 THE MUSIC 

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1. Paul Oakenfold 
2. Carl Cox 
3. Judge Jules 
4. Pete Tong 
5. Sasha 
6. Paul van Dyk 
7. John Digweed 
8. Tall Paul 
9. Danny Rampling 
10. Seb Fontaine 
11. Gordon Kaye 
12. Tony De Vit 
13. Danny Tenaglia 
14. Masters At Work 
15. Roger Sanchez 
16. Norman Cook 
17. Boy George 
18. Sonique 
19. Nick Warren 
20. David Morales 

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 THE DJS

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THE PRESS

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 THE PICTURES 

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 THE ARCHIVE

MC Skibadee & DJ Trend Kool FM 1998

MC Skibadee & DJ Trend

GENRE

Jungle

TYPE

YEAR

Radio Show

1998

TAGS

Pirate Radio

Carl Cox Essential Mix Live in South Africa 1998

Carl Cox

GENRE

Techno

TYPE

YEAR

Live Set

1998

TAGS

Essential Mix, BBC Radio 1

Jeff Mills BBC Radio One Essential Mix (07.6.98)

Jeff Mills

GENRE

Techno

TYPE

YEAR

Studio Mix

1998

TAGS

BBC Radio 1, Essential Mix

DJ EZ at Liberty, Club Colosseum 1998

DJ EZ

GENRE

Garage

TYPE

YEAR

Live Recording

1998

TAGS

Kiss FM

Lottie - Essential Mix 04-10-1998

Lottie

GENRE

House

TYPE

YEAR

Studio Mix

1998

TAGS

BBC Radio 1, Essential Mix

Pete Tong & Paul Oakenfold live from Cream's 6th Birthday 11 Oct 1998

Pete Tong and Paul Oakenfold

GENRE

House, Progressive

TYPE

YEAR

Live Set

1998

TAGS

BBC Radio 1, Essential Mix, Cream

Andi Durrant on Galaxy 105 New Years Day 1998 (First show)

Andi Durrant

GENRE

Oldskool, Happy Hardcore, House

TYPE

YEAR

Radio Show

1998

TAGS

Galaxy 105, Galaxy FM, Andi Durrant, Radio, Leeds

Gatecrasher & Ministry of Sound @ Lotherton Hall

Rapture TV

GENRE

Trance, Dance

TYPE

YEAR

Video

1998

TAGS

Gatecrasher, Ministry of Sound, Leeds