Taped my first music from the radio in 1991 when I was 14. That summer I taped Night In Motion and was the track that introduced me to electronic music. Since then I never listened to another genre, and never will.

My styles:

-Hardcore (Gabber-Speedcore-Terror) Although I had taped tracks of this kind as far back as early 1993 I got into it after buying Thunderdome VII (Injected With Poison) in December 1995. This always was, still is and probably will remain my favourite style of music altough it's the music I listen to less these days due to changing life circumstances.
-also old school Happy Hardcore; when the emphasis was mainly on breakbeats and joyous piano notes and not on how much horny the chic on the cover looks.
-Goa Trance (1994 - 1998) My heyday of buying Goa trance is now over. I love it as much as before, I slowed down simply because I have way too much of it and am discovering and listening to other styles. That said I still buy the odd classic Goa CD every now and then.
-The so called "Neo Goa"*** that mushroomed around 2006 or so even though I can't withstand the absurd LOUDness of most of it, though in recent years mastering has improved and it's not just about a 'cheery melody' since music has taken a darker side also.
-Drum & Bass and Jungle (old style mainly). For quite some years was also a collector of box-sets/multiple CD sets of this kind of music. First my fetish was for boxes with unmixed tracks but having collected all I found my fetish spread to those with mixed tracks too. And my 'boxing-mania' eventually spread out to other kinds of music, still electronic of course. During my box-digging era I managed to find rare boxes which were not on database like Hard Leaders - A History Of Drum & Bass (Volume 2), Drum & Bass Collection 2 (Original Jungle From The Original Junglists) and Vocal Jungle Volume One... / Innovative / Intelligent Drum & Bass Volume One... / Ragga Jungle Volume One....
-Early to mid-90's Trance/Hard Trance/Techno/Acid.
-1990-92 (UK) Hardcore-Breakbeat/Techno/House. You know, those sounds coined as 'rave' back then.
-Hardtechno / Schranz; for some reason I prefer mixed CDs of this kind.

My Netlabels Collection: joseph_mp3 ....for years it was un-updated since I didn't care about digital releases anymore. However recently got into Hardcore digital free-netlabels and am updating collection again. Some files in my collection are no longer on any of my hard-disks (or burnt) anymore.

***The point is that real oldschool goa trance from the 90s has a dirty and grimy undertone. it sounds like dirty bong water, like drinking canned beer in the morning, like smoking pot in public transit and not giving a shit about other passengers, like getting a blowjob while sitting drunk at the beach. "Neogoa" might be nice trance music, but it doesn't sound like all this. it rather sounds like non smoking flights, clean hotel rooms, diet coke and sex with condoms.
that's why many people including me don't like it at all.

^^by gentle courtesy of myrath


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Don't forget the international success that track had and still has. This compilation was already good enough - maybe they wanted to seal the quality with that track over and above. As I said in my review too style wise has nothing to do with the... Посмотреть весь обзор
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Usually I frown at 'short' compilations - 2 CDs with 87 minutes total placed in a big box meaning occupying more space is not something I like. However this is a big exception to my likings since this must be one of the best compilations from 1992.... Посмотреть весь обзор
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Do volume 1, 3, 5 and 7 exist? Note how they are the odd numbers missing.
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Jason Little - Industrial Hardtechno Vol 1
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This a little story about how this CD got discovered by me and how it ended up submitted.

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Surprisingly good LoH release, especially disc 2 which contains tracks from the dark side mainly and hardly any mainstream. Quite a nice surprising track selection considering the series.
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Interesting, if the hissing is a mastering error or outright intentional would mean my copy has no physical defect, but it's annoying so can't see it as intentional, instead I say more of a cyclical mastering error.

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Various - Schranz Total 21.0
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Fukem Outro - every time I hear this I feel like they are some of the best 3:03 minutes of my life I can spend.

However the point of my review is about the odd pause around 53 seconds - I wonder if that was intentional or a real glitch.
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Beware, label may now accuse you of not being able to operate a CD burner :)
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Dreampod and Psychopod are two of my favourite tracks ever. I will never forget the first time I heard them on compilations. Here they are together on the only CD single the almighty TIP Records ever released. I wonder why it did an exception of... Посмотреть весь обзор
Various - The Sound Of Goa Trance Part II... Acid Waves
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I also would like to have this one but unfortunately has been billed with a too high price tag - yet someone did pay €200 for this. The lowest selling price €0.01 must be some joke sale. There is nothing not available anywhere but in the world of... Посмотреть весь обзор
Joey Beltram - The Beltram Re-Releases 1989-1991
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I hope you are not rating them 1 star just because of the deceptive title.
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You're right, all CDs up to at least some time in 1993 have bronzed - check the images where available. Once I had Ramirez & Pizarro - ¡Hablando! and was bronzed but played perfectly.
Various - Dance Now 1/2001
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From what I remember, it's unmixed. 10 words. 10 words.
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Means you haven't listened DJ Sim - Cartoons In Progress ;) - 10 words - beware it's Gabba :)
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