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Collecting vinyl since 2003.

East Coast, USA
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posted a comment on DJ Edge - *4. 8 months ago
Because it's sampled directly from it (which itself sampled from George Clinton). The whole thing is just a few tracks from that time thrown together. The piano is from "Hello San Francisco" by Dance 2 Trance (also a second generation sample)
posted a review of Denise Lopez - Don't You Wanna Be Mine. 11 months ago
Maybe it's too obvious to mention, but Clivilles and Cole opted to lift the bassline and melody (with minor alterations) from Gwen Guthrie's "Ain't Nothing Going On But The Rent". It works pretty well and is a lot better than the totally unremarkable LP ... See full review
posted a comment on Angel Alanis & Rees Urban Present Pair Of Jacks - Full House. about 1 year ago
"Robber" jacks (without sampling) two Robert Armani tracks - the bassline is from "Ambulance" and the riff is from "Circus Bells". A pair of jacks.
posted a review of Urbanized Featuring Silvano - Helpless (I Don't Know What To Do Without You). about 1 year ago
A few records came out around this time with Masters At Work and Mood II Swing remixes. Masters At Work were at the peak of their game while Mood II Swing haven't really found their sound yet, here they are copying Mark Kinchen and the production is not ... See full review
posted a comment on The Memory Foundation - Timequake. about 1 year ago
The track "Timequake" is a kind of cover version of Planetary Assault System's "Booster" off Planetary Funk Vol. 4. I wish this kind of thing would happen more often.
posted a comment on Fak Records. about 1 year ago
Well, apparently they appear on this "official" website. Though the webpage looks black to me, maybe because I don't have Flash:
http://web.archive.org/web/20030214000406/http://fak-records.com/popup.html
posted a comment on Gladys Knight And The Pips - It's A Better Than Good Time. about 1 year ago
Sounds terrible to my ears. Too much bass, too loud, the sound distorts. It's playable but it's just not the subtle and lush masterpiece as mixed by Walter Gibbons at Blank Studios.
posted a comment on That Kid Chris - Keep On (Pressin' On). about 1 year ago
Excellent tune that can be obtained much cheaper on Feel Tha Vibe / Jus Keep On Pressin On without the "didn't I show you love" sample.
posted a comment on Fak Records. about 1 year ago
Is this the most obscure techno label? Nobody has these records except the last few releases. None of the artists have releases on other label. You can find some tracks on Kajaani Issues - Teil 1/2 and Kajaani Issues - Teil 2/2 but they are unlabeled so I have no idea how they relate ... See full review
posted a comment on Kombination Research. about 1 year ago
As far as I can tell every release is a three tracker with two hard techno tracks and one fast paced electro track.
posted a review of Stewart S. Walker* - Jet Fuel And Longing. about 1 year ago
All about "Proof Of The Long Dark Night" for me. Builds nicely from looped chords over a straight ahead house beat with a snappy snare. A pretty melody comes in toward the end. . The other tracks are too clothed in the glitch aesthetic.
posted a comment on Fresh Fish. over 2 years ago
I don't think much of the originals but the Tensnake remix on Fresh04 and Isolee remix on Fresh05 are really good, trippy minimal house with memorable hooks.
posted a review of The Moderator - Modus Operandi E.P.. over 2 years ago
An excellent EP of varied tracks, I liked it more than ten years ago and I like now. A1 is techno with warm chords and cute melodies. A2 is melodic slower paced electro like Bitstream or Gosub. B1 is a solid piece of Rob Hood or Surgeon-like techno. B2 ... See full review
posted a comment on Bandulu - Changing World. over 2 years ago
More experiments in combining reggae and techno from Bandulu, here on "Changing World" which definitely takes more from techno. The vocal reminds me of On-U Sound productions - very filtered and an exotic feel, you can barely tell it's in English. But ... See full review
posted a review of Bandulu - Presence. over 2 years ago
"Presence" has a booming kick and some sounds that have a lot of delay on it and a resonator or something similar, it does have that Basic Channel feel. Still, very much the sound of its time. But there's this insistent organ-like sound that makes the ... See full review
posted a review of Moby - Mobility. over 2 years ago
Funny how time works. This first release by Moby holds up better than anything else he released in the 90's. You could put "Mobility" in a set today and I doubt anyone would notice it's from 1990. Reminds me of Carl Craig's work around the same time as ... See full review
posted a comment on Moby - Mobility. over 2 years ago
Funny how time works. I was just listening to this record and wondering if people at the time knew it would be what music 20 years from then would sound like compared to the rave sounds that were also beginning to emerge. The Colins were wrong in the ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Q - Face The Music. over 2 years ago
"We Are One" got a Carl Craig remix that largely left the track intact because it was already so close to his style. But "Delirious" is even more like Carl Craig. It's as if he took the programming for Floor and substituted the Bomber's tune for ... See full review
posted a comment on Gaetano Parisio - Profile 1.0. over 2 years ago
"Plastica" is a neat homage to Plastikman's "Spastik", quite groovy.
posted a review of MC Kinky - Roll The Dice / Inna We Kingdom (Androgeny Remixes). over 2 years ago
All three tracks are pretty similar. The main difference between B1 and B2 is that the latter dispenses with the MC Kinky vocal. A1 adds more rave samples (I think I spot a piece of "Dancehall Dangerous" in there) and contains almost no vocals from ... See full review
posted a comment on Migos - Stir Fry. over 2 years ago
Nah, it's a banger. Never stops chugging. The lyrics are whatever but who cares?
posted a review of Grand Theft Audio (5) - Keep Moving. over 3 years ago
"Keep Moving" is a pretty good imitation of Luomo circa Vocalcity
posted a comment on Waterfront Home - Take A Chance (On Me). over 3 years ago
This is indeed Bobby Orlando at the top of his game and like many of his tracks this is a bit of a rip off too. There's a definite resemblance to Take A Chance.
posted a comment on Grant (24) - Grant 002. over 3 years ago
It's 2017, how long are we going to use samples that were stale 25 years ago? Not a good way to keep house music relevant.
posted a comment on Global (2) - No Boundaries EP. over 3 years ago
You are just wrong. This is a really solid EP that has a nice mix of techno and hardcore. Kind of slow for 1992 but America was a little behind the times. I like playing Braindead at 45, it has a nice breakdown with wailing vocals and sounds like that ... See full review
posted a review of Hardfloor - Respect. over 3 years ago
What to do? what to do? None of the tracks on the album do anything for me, it's just taking up space on my shelf. But the bonus 10" is really great! "AM Trip" is like a budget "Acid Eiffel" and "Lost In The Silver Box" is a banger.
posted a review of Propionic - 3. over 3 years ago
"Break M Up" sounds like an AFX or Black Dog track - a bunch of layered breaks, a spacey bassline and in the middle of the track a rather pretty synth appears for a minute or two wandering about. It's a lot more than I expect from a bargain bin techno ... See full review
posted a review of Florian Kupfer - Post Present. over 3 years ago
Florian Kupfer reaching Omar S levels here with how much is accomplished with very little. Side A is the cut for me. A very catchy sample, simple but effective drum programming, a bassline and a synth going back and forth between two notes. That's it. ... See full review
posted a review of Nicolas Jaar - Sirens. over 3 years ago
I must be the only one who finds this album tedious and fussy without any of the melodicism of some of his earlier records. Except for the last track it all has the same somber mood. I don't rate albums based on the sheer amount of stuff the artist puts ... See full review
posted a review of Air Liquide - Space Brothers. over 3 years ago
I don't know if it's the pressing - colored vinyl usually sounds like crap, or the plastic sleeve - it seems like all the records I keep in these PVC sleeves get some kind of gunk on them, but my copy has noise all over it. I bought it used and cleaning ... See full review
posted a comment on Speedy J - Rise. over 3 years ago
I was young and foolish. I have since realized that Speedy J is indeed a master with a great melodic sense and even his simple club tracks, like the Public Energy stuff or "Something For Your Mind" on this EP, have found a warm place in my heart.
posted a review of Chris And Cosey* / The Creative Technology Institute* - Trance. over 3 years ago
Despite the name, this has nothing to do with Trance as commonly understood (synth arpeggios, 140 bpm beat etc.). So, no, it's not one of the first trance albums. It does sound a little bit ahead of its time. "Impulse" has a tough electro beat similar to ... See full review
posted a comment on The Players Association - Love Hangover / I Like It. over 3 years ago
"I Like It" has several moments, usually after a drum roll where it sounds like the record skips. I think it's just a bad tape edit but it's really jarring. Cutting tape is a lot harder than working in a sound editor. Or it could be that music is so ... See full review
posted a review of Samuel L Session. over 3 years ago
I haven't heard anything from Samuel Session on over ten years now, didn't know he kept releasing material steadily. So I can't speak about his newer stuff. But you need about three SLS records. Doesn't matter which ones, they are all good but also all ... See full review
posted a review of Regis / Female - Unclean. over 3 years ago
I prefer the inside tracks on this release. They are lighter than the pummeling outside tracks. On the Regis side the inside track has a one node bassline and on the Female side the drums are pitched to create a kind of melody over a stuttering kick. ... See full review
posted a review of Sticky. over 3 years ago
I don't really know much about Sticky, all I know is that around 2001-2003 he released a string of absolutely banging tunes that left everyone else in the garage scene in the dust: "Boo", "Golly Gosh", "Things We Do". Strange that despite his talent he ... See full review
posted a review of Jay Denham. over 3 years ago
Jay Denham's signature is a very deep, bassy kick drum with a long release. Sometimes it sounds like all the air is sucked out of the room. I don't mean it like a it's a bad thing. He really hit his stride in the late 90's, in my opinion, found his ... See full review
posted a comment on Rhythm Eclipse - 'Feel It' In The Air / Thru The Night. over 3 years ago
That makes so much sense! Only goes to show you that whatever you do people will just make up their own interpretations. I was thinking since so many samples come from R&B/Disco records that it was from one of those and it's from right before the singer ... See full review
posted a review of Actress - Actress Meets Shangaan Electro. over 3 years ago
Actress has made many brilliant tracks but side B here is the one I keep coming back to and thinking about. I don't know which track off the original compilation he remixed but it doesn't really matter, he just took a few very short samples and layered ... See full review
posted a comment on Dark Entries. over 4 years ago
Check the Dark Entries Editions series - https://www.discogs.com/label/671734-Dark-Entries-Editions That's where they reissue the classics
posted a review of Dynamo - Aufenthalt. over 4 years ago
Bears an uncanny resemblance to some of the dubstep records that began appearing nearly a decade later.
posted a comment on New Order Acid House Mixes By 808 State - New Order Acid House Mixes By 808 State (1988). over 4 years ago
I disagree. "Confusion" is totally unremarkable but "Blue Monday" is a nice twist on the original. The bassline is liquid and is quite true to the late 80's acid house sound which was more freewheeling. And I find the vocal sample very addictive. I would ... See full review
posted a comment on Dark Entries. over 4 years ago
I really appreciate the reissue program this label has been running. I've picked some of my favorite italo disco tracks from them. It's done with love and care - full picture sleeves, thick vinyl, good mastering, no extraneous remixes and a postcard ... See full review
posted a review of Prefab Sprout - If You Don't Love Me. over 4 years ago
The FSOL remix has almost all the same samples as "Papua New Guinea". I don't know which came out first. Was this a test run or a quick cash-in job?

Personally I'm a little tired of "Papua New Guinea" so this is the one I go for. "Papua New Guinea" has ... See full review
posted a comment on Vivien Vee - With Vivien Vee. over 5 years ago
Because it's a great record. The production is top notch. The writing and singing are great. There's a variety of sounds/styles on the album. If you don't understand it then it cannot really be explained. Just listen again.
submitted X-313 - World Sonik Domination EP. over 5 years ago
submitted Various - Untitled. over 5 years ago
posted a comment on Mirage (25) - Woman. over 5 years ago
The synth line during the chorus bears a slight resemblance to Gino Soccio's "There's A Woman".
posted a comment on 78th Street Project - A S.U.R.E. Shot Mix. over 5 years ago
I wonder how this 12" wound up on this label. It hadn't released anything for five years. Then almost nothing again.

Very clean production on these. Feel like they are playing in a big hall like Beltram's later releases. But the drums are more ... See full review
posted a comment on 78th Street Project - A S.U.R.E. Shot Mix. over 5 years ago
Funny because "Meltdown" samples "Voodoo Ray" from A Guy Called Gerald.