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Five reasons for middle-aged clubbers to celebrate this summer

Dance music fans of a certain age have a lot to get excited about in 2015, from classic ’90s acts making a comeback to a banging addition to The Proms

By Oliver Keens
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Kids nowadays, eh? With their Snapchat and their poor excuse for what they think is 'dance music'. What they need is a lesson in proper banging tunes, like wisened DJs used to make in the ’90s. Luckily for the (slightly) older generation, the DJs, producers, musicians and Mancunian maraca players who made those tunes are back, making new music and playing shows again. So book in that babysitter and get raving.

The Chemical Brothers

1. All your favourite ’90s acts are back

If your listening tastes got stuck on a dancefloor in late 1998, you are in luck. The Chemical Brothers return in July with the very impressive ‘Born in the Echoes’ album (featuring St Vincent and Q-Tip). Leftfield return with new album ‘Alternative Light Source’, while Groove Armada are also resurfacing with ‘Little Black Book’. It’s packaged as a super-stylish scrapbook complete with two CDs – a new set of fizzy house bangers and a remix disc of classics like ‘I See You Baby’. Maybe combining books and beats is a new trend? Another ’90s favourite, French house legend Laurent Garnier has released an album-cum-book too, called ‘Electrochoc’.

Basement Jaxx

2. Some are even doing shows again

August’s SW4 festival in Clapham Common features three of the biggest hitters of a generation – Fatboy Slim, Basement Jaxx and Faithless – who are celebrating 20 years of no sleep in 2015. Even though they (miraculously) draw quite a young audience, The Prodigy are another option. They play the SSE Arena in December supported by Public Enemy.

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