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Kangding Ray - Helios Rave Draft
posted a review of Kangding Ray - Helios Rave Draft. 6 days ago
Proper belly laugh with this being labeled as tech house. Maybe the clocked chords did it?

Lovely release though, as usual from Kangding Ray
Pretty Sneaky
posted a review of Pretty Sneaky. 7 months ago
Sounds pretty German to me. Someone like Thomas Fehlmann or Pole. Either way, lovely tracks.
Blawan - Dismantled Into Juice
posted a review of Blawan - Dismantled Into Juice. 9 months ago
Fucking hell the sound design on this is something else. It's hard, and really intriguing and its fragments of emotion are lovely. Vinyl please!
DeepChord - Functional Designs
posted a review of DeepChord - Functional Designs. 10 months ago
This is a really solid release from DeepChord. Going to buy the extracts too.
Skrillex, Fred again.., Flowdan* - Rumble
posted a review of Skrillex, Fred again.., Flowdan* - Rumble. 11 months ago
This is really very good, and I would dance to it. In fact, I think I have.
Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra* - Promises
posted a review of Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra* - Promises. about 1 year ago
I preordered the 180g version from Bandcamp too. Took ages to get here and sounds absolutely fucking shit. Bunch of noise in the right channel, pops and crackles. Gutted.
Lemon D - Going Gets Tough / Subphonic
posted a review of Lemon D - Going Gets Tough / Subphonic. about 1 year ago
Going gets tough offers deep, deep mechanics. The breaks work so well. The chords, quash!
Luke Vibert - Big Soup
posted a review of Luke Vibert - Big Soup. about 1 year ago
I remember seeing Luke play a live set in Manchester, in a church (an actual working church) in the late 90s. The music and the setting was amazing, we had to drink in a cordoned off area in order to respect God.

It made me go out and buy Big Soup... See full review
Man/ipulate - Watatsumi
posted a review of Man/ipulate - Watatsumi. about 1 year ago
This is not actually that good. Jesus, will people stop ape-ing after the 80s and 90s. Get your own sound.
Ceephax Acid Crew - Box Steady
posted a review of Ceephax Acid Crew - Box Steady. about 1 year ago
Dissenting opinion here. I prefer the albums on WeMe. I'm not a fan of the italo/euro flavored tracks. I mean they're cute, but maybe a little... cheese-y?
Negroni Nails - Slow Motion Drip
posted a review of Negroni Nails - Slow Motion Drip. about 1 year ago
This is absolutely banging, need to enter 6 more words.
Ricardo Villalobos - Neunachi EP
posted a comment on Ricardo Villalobos - Neunachi EP. over 2 years ago
This sounds like the sort of thing Ricardo churns out, and lacks that special something that his best works have.
Unsquare Mode - Turbulance
posted a comment on Unsquare Mode - Turbulance. over 2 years ago
Really surprised this one is still so cheap. Turbulence is incredible. Not a club banger, at all but a hazy dubby roller.

I loved this when it came out, still do.
Levon Vincent - NS-10 T. Rex Edition
posted a comment on Levon Vincent - NS-10 T. Rex Edition . over 3 years ago
Are you familiar with Levon's work? His stuff is always stripped back, and always destroys the dance floor. I'd love to hear the collaboration track out.
Steve Bicknell / The Evader - A Day In The Life.
posted a comment on Steve Bicknell / The Evader - A Day In The Life.. over 3 years ago
Listening to the premiere, this is some heavy shit, wow!
Masters At Work - Mattel
posted a comment on Masters At Work - Mattel. over 3 years ago
It's different to the older Kenlou stuff, yeah but I like it.
Vladislav Delay - Demo(n) Tracks
posted a comment on Vladislav Delay - Demo(n) Tracks. over 3 years ago
I'd totally get the vinyl because the CD isn't even on streaming services!
Villalobos* - Alcachofa
posted a comment on Villalobos* - Alcachofa. over 3 years ago
I'd been out of techno and clubbing for a bit. Things got heated at the end of the millennium, and there was definitely a malaise afterwards. So, I went to other places for kicks. I remember hearing early micro house stuff on Playhouse, Perlon mille... See full review
Smallpeople - Black Ice
posted a comment on Smallpeople - Black Ice. over 3 years ago
Black ice is still a wonderful roller, after all these years. Timeless imo.
Mr. Mitch (2) - Lazy
posted a comment on Mr. Mitch (2) - Lazy. over 3 years ago
This is fucking brilliant. Love Lazy, the whole album is tight AF.
Los Hermanos - Another Day
posted a comment on Los Hermanos - Another Day. over 3 years ago
Ugh! This is sick!!!

Proper vibes for all times. I can't wait to play this out.
Robert Hood - Mirror Man
posted a comment on Robert Hood - Mirror Man. over 3 years ago
I didn't listen to Robert Hood's stuff for a few years, as I was quite committed to his Minimal Nation period. This album is a stonker though. Controlled, and perfected, if not minimal.

Multiple tracks on here would be lethal on the dance floor (if... See full review
Felix Lenferink - Forlane II EP
posted a comment on Felix Lenferink - Forlane II EP. over 3 years ago
this one's for the all the weirdos in the house.
Richard Bartz - Style Wars E.P
posted a comment on Richard Bartz - Style Wars E.P. over 3 years ago
What are you talking about? There was plenty more techno than that... purpose maker, downwards, DJ gigalos? Rhythm & sound were only just getting started by 1996 too. Perhaps a hazy memory from all the raves ;-)
Cristian Vogel - Rebirth Of Wonky
posted a comment on Cristian Vogel - Rebirth Of Wonky. over 3 years ago
I’m halfway through the second tune and already wish this could be pressed on vinyl. Solid new material from mr Vogel. Love it!!!
Pan-Pot Feat. Hugh Betcha - Charly
posted a comment on Pan-Pot Feat. Hugh Betcha - Charly. over 3 years ago
I was listening to this again recently. It sounds quite dated now, but it is an effective banger. The 'head-voice' is remarkably on-point. I'm glad those days are behind me.
Distorted Waves Of Ohm - Zyrcon EP
posted a comment on Distorted Waves Of Ohm - Zyrcon EP. over 3 years ago
My copy has the JTS etching, but not the red stamp. I bought it from Vibe Records in Bournemouth in 1994. Classic days.
DJ Python - Mas Amable
posted a comment on DJ Python - Mas Amable. over 3 years ago
Really nice release, very calming and melodic. I love the pads the producer uses.

But, there's nothing groundbreaking here. It's a collage of samples and chords-over-perc. Nice, but a bit too IDM from the mid-90s for someone who lived through the mid-90s. See full review
posted a comment on ~scape. over 3 years ago
There are few labels that have influenced me more. Thank you Stefan and Barbara.
Pev* & Asusu - Surge / Remnants
posted a comment on Pev* & Asusu - Surge / Remnants. over 3 years ago
In a world where tunes come out and double in price immediately, don't understand how cheap Livity's back catalog is
Taylor & Zamani* - Planet Of Drums 06
posted a comment on Taylor & Zamani* - Planet Of Drums 06. over 3 years ago
90s Atomic Jam, Birmingham, England - The classic warm up track for large venues.
JK Flesh - Exit Stance EP
posted a comment on JK Flesh - Exit Stance EP. over 3 years ago
An absolute monster of a release, solid downwards vibes here and atmospheric to boot.
Parris (2) - Polychrome Swim
posted a comment on Parris (2) - Polychrome Swim. over 3 years ago
Clips sound tasty, yum yum yum (must be 10 words)
Distorted Waves Of Ohm - Zyrcon EP
posted a comment on Distorted Waves Of Ohm - Zyrcon EP. over 3 years ago
That's not true. I have an original copy, with the etchings described above that does not have the red stamp. I bought it back in the day from Vibe in Bournemouth, a small shop just down the road from where this label was based.
posted a comment on Voam. over 3 years ago
5 releases in and Voam is a buy-on-sight label for me.

Very, very well selected cuts showing how sophisticated 'faceless techno bollocks' has become. More please!
Squarepusher - Music Is Rotted One Note
posted a comment on Squarepusher - Music Is Rotted One Note. over 4 years ago
People comparing this to Bitches Brew are crazy. The vibe is similar but impossible to compare this (great) work to an monolithic, awe-inspiring experience like bitches brew.
Neil Tolliday* - Music For Deathbeds
posted a comment on Neil Tolliday* - Music For Deathbeds. over 4 years ago
What an unexpected, beautiful album from Nail. Thoroughly recommended all-time listening.
Primate Recordings
posted a comment on Primate Recordings. over 4 years ago
Primate being a divider of opinions is very true. They put out some good tunes, as would any label releasing that much stuff. But, the quality control wasn't there. So. Many. Average. Tunes. I know, because I lived through it...

if you want to get... See full review
Shinichi Atobe - Ship-Scope
posted a comment on Shinichi Atobe - Ship-Scope. over 4 years ago
Do consider that a lot of the hiss is artistic intent.
Melchior Productions Ltd* - Crown
posted a comment on Melchior Productions Ltd* - Crown. over 4 years ago
I find the fact that someone has classified this as 'Tech House' insulting. I need to get out more.
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Black Merlin - SFORMATOR 2
posted a comment on Black Merlin - SFORMATOR 2. over 4 years ago
Oh. my. fucking. god... I feel like I've just been ripped open.
Moodymann - Sinner
posted a comment on Moodymann - Sinner. over 5 years ago
Or you can listen on a regular streaming service. Soulseek is for soul-suckers.
Luke Slater - X-Tront Vol 3
posted a comment on Luke Slater - X-Tront Vol 3. over 5 years ago
Dave Angel (UK techno DJ) used to hammer A... yessss.
Pole - R
posted a comment on Pole - R. over 5 years ago
My copy of this is fine. Sounds lovely actually. T
Ricardo Villalobos / Max Loderbauer - Re: ECM
posted a comment on Ricardo Villalobos / Max Loderbauer - Re: ECM. over 5 years ago
Sounds amazing. Very much on the outside though. Would've loved some inside too.
Sunrise Society - Edge Of Chaos / Northern Lights
posted a comment on Sunrise Society - Edge Of Chaos / Northern Lights. over 5 years ago
Spira remix... classic Dave Angel-played material right here! Must have 10 words.
Delano & Lekebusch* - Color Clash 2
posted a comment on Delano & Lekebusch* - Color Clash 2. over 5 years ago
Wow, surprised this is going for so cheap. It's a great EP of deeper late 90s era Swedish techno. I loved this then, and still do now (flips the record).
Various - Intergalactic Beats
posted a comment on Various - Intergalactic Beats. over 6 years ago
Carl Craig is an incredible DJ. One of the best. Silly comment.
Regis (17), Sunnie (3) - Remix - Chillin' In The Club - Off The Anomosity Ghetto Fears / Hot R&B Midwest Style -
posted a comment on Regis (17), Sunnie (3) - Remix - Chillin' In The Club - Off The Anomosity Ghetto Fears / Hot R&B Midwest Style - "Sunnie" - From The Album "Sunnie". over 6 years ago
Whoever added this release to regis' page should check some of his other music.... hahah.