I'm a Drum & Bass zombie from New England. I've completed my collection (so far!) of the following labels: 611 DnB, DAONE Records, Human Imprint Recordings, Metalheadz Platinum, Refuge Audio, Revolve:r, Samurai Music, The Contrast Recordings
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posted a review of D Kay* - Beat The Machines / Give It 2 You. over 11 years ago
Great release by D.Kay here. 'Beat The Machines' shows the harder-edged, ravey side of his productions work, and 'Give It 2 You' shows the softer, deeper side. Quality tunes from one of my favorite producers.
posted a review of John B - Brainstorm. over 11 years ago
John B's take on Drum & Bass may not be to everyone's taste, but when you hear music like this, you can't help but smile. By adding in elements of trance, electro and new wave means that the material on this mix covers much terrain, and is definitely not ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Sage* - Drum & Bass Elements 01. over 11 years ago
It's really a shame that there will never be a 'Drum & Bass Elements 02' since Moonshine Music closed its doors, because this sets such a high standard for D&B mixes. Sage does a great job of blending America's upcoming talent with some of the UK's ... See full review
posted a review of Goldie - Goldie.co.uk (A Drum & Bass DJ Mix). over 11 years ago
To me, this mix reminds me of everything that was good about Drum & Bass when I was first getting in deep. It does a good job of covering a wide variety of styles, but keeps it dark and eerie like you expect Goldie to. Tracks like 'Obsession', ... See full review
posted a review of Impulse (3) & Submerged - Corrupt Souls. over 11 years ago
This record does a great job of conveying emotion even though the production is so clinical and tight. These songs are dark and heavy, but they're really sad, too. Really makes you feel like you're trapped in Hell, or at least purgatory! It's too bad ... See full review
posted a review of Raf & Ill Logic* - White Noise EP. over 11 years ago
A very solid release here from Ill Logic & Raf, especially considering that they're most known for their jazzier productions for 31, Hospital, and Ebony's 'Music Lounge' series. 'Art & Illusion' and 'Uneasy' are the best songs on this EP. The title is ... See full review
posted a review of High Contrast - True Colours. over 11 years ago
I was very pleasantly surprised by this album. The first 2 plates show the sound that Lincoln's known for (and have been rinsed the fuck out). The second 2 plates show him branching out a bit into tougher territory and getting away from the cliches of ... See full review
posted a review of Dom* vs. Calyx - Pneumatix (Sledgehammer) / See The Light. over 11 years ago
A single of epic porportions, as would be expected when two producers of this magnitude get together. Dom's input is more dominant on 'Pneumatix', a raging tune with rap vocal snippets and razor sharp beats. Calyx shines through on 'See The Light' with ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Probe & Sylo - Ghetto Dub / Booby Trap. over 11 years ago
Some proper summertime party vibes here! Both tracks on this release go together well, and have some of the same elements. There's dub, some killer 80's drum machine action, and the dirty bass that Infrared is known for. 'Ghetto Dub' has a vocal loop ... See full review
posted a review of Various - The Four Elements (..Future Drum & Bass). over 11 years ago
"The Four Elements" series is one of my favorite projects from Renegade Hardware (after the "The Harder They Come" series), and this CD sums it all up quite nicely. Friction's mixing is really clean and straightforward, and the track selection is ... See full review
posted a review of Potential Bad Boy - Submission / Show Me. over 11 years ago
'Submission' is one of the best so-called "dub & bass" tunes to come out, in my opinion. The song is very simple, but it just rolls and bounces. Spikey T's vocals are so catchy, and the bassline is incredible. Throw in some spacey effects, a rugged beat, ... See full review
posted a review of J Majik & Wickaman - U Disgust Me / Sandstorm. over 11 years ago
'U Disgust Me' is one of the sickest dancefloor bombs around. J Majik & Wickaman's trademark rough beats and dirty dirty bass combine with some orchestral breaks to set the mood. The Hanna-Barbara-esque vocal sample adds some humor to the situation, and ... See full review
posted a review of Slam - Fabric 09. over 11 years ago
I'm not really into house and techno at all, and I ended up with this CD because of an international ebay deal gone wrong, but it definitely has grown on me quite a bit. I don't really like the way the mix starts off, but as it progresses, it just gets ... See full review
posted a review of Grooverider - FabricLive. 06. over 11 years ago
I wish more drum & bass mixes could be like this one. It's really good to hear at least 4 or 5 minutes of a tune rather than the mixes of today when 30+ tunes are crammed into a 70 minute space and you only hear about 30 seconds of a tune before the next ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Hype - FabricLive. 03. over 11 years ago
This CD, on first glance, has an incredible track selection, but unfortunatley, a lot of my favorite tunes are ruined by random knob-twiddling. I suppose that a lot of the really well-known tracks were getting completely rinsed-out to the point of ... See full review
posted a review of Rufige Kru - Beachdrifta. over 11 years ago
This tune has the most addicting melody I've ever heard. An incredible piano loop sucks you in before the Metalheadz flava kicks in and the bassline stumbles through the track alongside a sleepy beat(by today's standards), leaving a feeling of sadness ... See full review
posted a review of Q Project - 40 Below / Safety Clause. over 11 years ago
This release is pure quality from front to back. You can bet Quiff was having a great time making them because they give off such a fun vibe, without being cheesy or obnoxious. He is an excellent producer, and these tracks really do him justice. Every ... See full review
posted a review of Mason (2) & Fuzzy Logic (7) / Basic Operations - Punishment / White. over 11 years ago
'White' by Basic Operations shows the true potential of the melding of drum & bass and metal. A looped electric guitar solo fades in and out over killer sub stabs and nasty beats to make this song stand out from the crowd of other dark drum & bass ... See full review
posted a review of Cartridge - End Of The World / Dark Shadows. over 11 years ago
What a killer single from Cartridge. 'End of the World' is an incredible song with a great atmospheric intro and some killer beats and edits. 'Dark Shadows' uses some good hip-hop samples and rugged bass to rinse things out. If you love this release, ... See full review
posted a review of Drum Kru - Thin Air / Poltergeist. over 11 years ago
5 years later, this record is still great. 'Thin Air' is a real stomper in the tradition of Bad Company's other huge tunes, while 'Poltergeist' comes with some more subtle flavors. D-Bridge's input really shines on this track, as you can draw parallels ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Kingz Of The Rollers EP Volume Three. over 11 years ago
This installment of the "Kingz Of The Rollers" series shows a wider range of styles than the others. Pendulum's 'Vault' is a big, big, big tune that has a really good intro. Sci-fi synths then pave the way for the beat-bending drops. Total Science's 'Can ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Kingz Of The Rollers EP Volume 2. over 11 years ago
This is one of my favorite releases in the "Kingz Of The Rollers" series. Every track has a funky, atmospheric vibe to it, and every track is consistently good. Photek's remix of 'How You Make Me Feel' is very stripped down, with a deep driving bassline ... See full review
posted a review of Drumsound & Simon "Bassline" Smith. over 11 years ago
I know this is a bit late, but I'm really feeling Drumsound & Bassline, especially what they started doing in 2004. I've heard some of their older material, but it never made an impression on me, but as soon as I heard 'The Odyssey' on Prototype, I knew ... See full review
posted a review of Seba & Paradox - Move On. over 11 years ago
Wow, hard to believe no one has had anything to say about this amazing release. When Seba & Paradox's rough, deep beats combine with the soulful, introspective lyrics of Robert Manos, it's incredible. This tune has such a great melody to it, and you ... See full review
posted a review of Hive - Neo / Gemini. over 11 years ago
This release brought some very well-deserved attention to the Violence camp, amd for good reason. 'Neo' is definitely an anthem, with it's swrirling guitar intro and an excellent sample from "The Matrix". 'Gemini' finds Hive on a more experimental tip, ... See full review
posted a review of Futurebound* + Jaquan / Futurebound* + Codek (2) - Blind Cobblers Thumb / Pied Piper. over 11 years ago
I was lucky enough to stumble upon a promo copy of this at my local record shop before I'd heard thse tracks. Wow! Pure dancefloor pressure from front to back! 'Blind Cobbler's Thumb' is as hard as the title would suggest. An eerie intro gives way to ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Ram Raiders (Volume One). over 11 years ago
These were some of the first proper drum & bass tracks I heard when I was getting into thse scene, through the mixes of Dieselboy and AK1200. Six years later, I still think these tunes are killing it. 'Firewire' incoroprates the tech-step style that was ... See full review
posted a review of Dillinja - Thugged Out Bitch (Adam F & DJ Fresh Remix) / Rainforest. over 11 years ago
'Rainforest' has such a killer intro, with really lush, steamy instrumentation. Then the trademark Dillinja bass hits and it becomes a bit predictable. It's still a great tune, though. The 'Thugged Out Bitch Remix' is a little too confusing for my taste, ... See full review
posted a review of Drumsound & Bassline Smith* - Palomino (Silver Remix) / Tyrant (Nightwalker Remix). over 11 years ago
The Silver remix of 'Palomino' is a great tune, but I picked up this release because I'm a huge fan of 'Tyrant'. I don't think that the Nightwalker remix really does the original justice, though. I think that the impact and urgency got watered down a ... See full review
posted a review of Seba & Paradox - Frost / Sound On Sound. over 11 years ago
'Frost' is an amazing track, showing true stone cold production skills. Even with the clinical vibe, emotion still shows through. Great winter-time action here.
posted a review of D Bridge* - The Monochrome EP. over 11 years ago
This EP really shows the two sides of D-Bridge, from lighter sounds to deeper, harder sounds. When I first listened, I wasn't all that impressed, considering the hype that D-Bridge has been surrounded with since leaving Bad Company, but after a few more ... See full review
posted a review of Blame - Asylum EP. over 11 years ago
This is an amazing release from Blame, showcasing the true breadth of his production talents. Each track has a different vibe and style, but all retain Blame's flawless production style. 'Amazon Girl' shows his progression in more jazzy sounds after his ... See full review
posted a review of Loxy & Ink - Twisted 3rd Mind EP. over 11 years ago
I believe that this EP is some of Loxy & Ink's finest work. It truly has a twisted, schizophrenic nature. 'Shine' is just an excellent track, which I first heard on the MDZ.02 album in it's VIP form. The original is excellent as well. There are also some ... See full review
posted a review of Subfocus* - Frozen Solid / Juno. over 11 years ago
When I first listened to this record, I was a little disappointed because I thought it sounded like a rehashing of 'X-Ray', which is a killer tune in it's own right. After a couple more listens, I realized that 'Frozen Solid' is just following the ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Back To The Void. over 11 years ago
Unlike some hard and heavy drum & bass releases, this EP has not only brutality and heaviness, but it has an underlying brooding, melancholy nature, especially the first record. The second record is more standard heaviness, but still excellent.
posted a review of Klute - Breakbeat Science Exercise.003 (A Drum + Bass DJ Mix). over 11 years ago
This mix is destined to be classic. It shows the true diversity of the Commercial Suicide label and also, Klute's ear for picking up great, interesting, different drum & bass tracks. Ranging from tech, to dub, to deep, to uplifting, to dark, this has ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Rap - Bulletproof. over 11 years ago
This CD is a bit disappointing because it's supposed to be a DJ mix, but it sounds more like ten tracks played in iTunes and faded in/out in the last 5 seconds. If it was actually mixed by DJ Rap, the mix is highly suspect, but I don't believe she even ... See full review
posted a review of Kryptic Minds & Leon Switch - Hide The Tears. over 11 years ago
All that can be said about this tune is heavy. Really, really heavy. An eerie voice tells you to "hide the tears" before all hell breaks loose layers and layers of tight drums and noise roll over you without letting up. All you can do is bury your head ... See full review
posted a review of Total Science - Defcon 69 / Loose Ends. over 11 years ago
This release, in my opinion, is one of Quiff and Spinback's most solid to date. Each side brings a different flavor to the table. Defcon 69 brings the ruffness, and Loose Ends is a tad bit lighter, but with some rough dirtiness running ... See full review
posted a review of Various - The Winter Of Content. over 12 years ago
I've always been very impressed by the quality and selection of the MDZ compilations. but MDZ 05 left me a little disappointed due to all the songs sounding pretty similar. This album, in my opinion, makes up for all that.

I would give this album a 5 ... See full review
posted a review of Leftfield - Swords. over 12 years ago
Leftfield's 'Swords' is a piece of music that is so amazing that five years after first discovering it, still gives me shivers down my spine when I hear it. Beautiful vocals, swooning synths, and a throbbing bassline all make this one of my most favorite ... See full review
posted a review of Verse + D-Bridge - Solitudes Weakness / Sonic Tension. over 12 years ago
A truly haunting release by man of the moment, D-Bridge, and his co-consirator Verse. A great spoken word sample sets the mood in the intro, laying down the foundation for a moody, beautiful, yet hard-edged piece of work. One for the deep thinking ... See full review
posted a review of Mr L (2) - Hey / Joe. over 12 years ago
This release follows in the vein of the previous releases on Jonny L's new venture; quirky, yet interesting and danceable. The A side is alright, but the B side is what's hot in my opinion. Following the blueprint set up my the huge tune 'Back To Your ... See full review