Wednesday, 29 January 2014


"On" magazine started up in 1995 and was a free publication that covered a variety of underground music styles such as electronica, global dancefloor, techno and ambient, with a touch of soul, jazz and abstract beats thrown in.
The mag's content consisted of charts, news updates, live events, special features, interviews and record reviews.
On's editor was, Pete Lawrence, the well known London DJ, record label boss and the main man behind The Big Chill.
The item at the top is the front cover of an issue of On dating from Spring 1997.
Under it is a review of On that was published in Birmingham Vibe magazine in 1995, and they recommended you go get a copy of the eclectic publication!
Next up is the Buzz Chart taken from the 1997 issue and shows the variety of music they dealt with.
From the chart, I've picked out the album by Amon Tobin called "Bricolage" as a specific example of the kind of material On indulged in, and so following on is their lowdown of the LP from the review pages.
Finally, I have accompanied the items with a copy of the album from my collection at home, a double vinyl pack released on Ninja Tune.

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