Primarily into deeper d&b. I'm also into deep house and techno on the side, and I love classic 80's synth soul in the vein of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Kashif, etc. Please don't make fun of my 10-15 trance records.
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posted a comment on Unknown Artist - Fight Them (Peshay & Acoustic Research Mixes). 16 days ago
This Peshay remix is amazing. It's Peshay's jazzstep at it's peak. There is a ton of musicality in this that tended to be missing from some of his other jazzstep from this era. The progression of the string elements and the horns into the peak of the ... See full review
posted a comment on Deep Blue - Deep Blue: Mixed Live Using Ableton Live 4. 7 months ago
This is a great mix and very representative of Deep Blue in his (highly underrated) Scale phase. I played this one a lot after picking it up with the magazine. Overall this is a great balance of some darker industrial broken beat stuff like Seba and ... See full review
posted a comment on Mako (17) - The 101 EP. about 1 year ago
I was devastated that Looking Back was not on this vinyl plate. Distributors should advertise the vinyl selection for preorders accurately rather than a blanket dump of more tracks than you may possibly get. It's doubly confusing when you can't know ... See full review
posted a comment on Indo Aminata - Leo Leo. about 1 year ago
This is a great bargain buy for fans of late 90s, speed era drum & bass! There's more of a Fabio tone here than Bukem, but we're talking pre-liquid Funk era Fabio. The Flytronix remix is a hypnotic bouncy stepper. It's got an early Big Bud feel to it ... See full review
posted a comment on Max Fresh. about 1 year ago
RIP. Per Goldie, Mark passed on 11/29/2016. Thank you for the amazing music.

https://www.facebook.com/Goldie/posts/1146503582070857
posted a comment on Spirit - Spark / Close Your Eyes. over 2 years ago
Close Your Eyes is a brilliant two-stepper with technoid synth elements bouncing off the walls around it. This is a highly underrated tool. If you are a fan of Spirit's ventures into the more techno side of d&b you should definitely track down this plate ... See full review
posted a comment on Vandera - Ring The Alarm. over 3 years ago
I bought this for Make Believe, which is a very enjoyable piece of spaced out vocal cheese. Ring the Alarm has a nice bouncy groove too. Unfortunately my plate is a dud on Ring the Alarm. There's some wonky pitch bending going on throughout the tune ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Drum & Bass 2000. over 3 years ago
Disc 3 Track 10 contains a hidden track. The first tune ends @ 5:32 and the hidden track begins @ 5:35. Don't get excited though. The hidden track is a repeat of track 1 on disk 4.
posted a comment on Ulrich Schnauss - Podcast 280. over 3 years ago
posted a comment on Blame - Sigma EP. over 3 years ago
I had to buy two copies of this because the first pressing I got received had the A/B plate pressed off-center. It gave the tunes an unacceptable wobble. Thankfully I was able to find a reliable copy later on. Caveat Emptor.
posted a comment on Blame - Sigma EP. over 3 years ago
I had to buy two copies of this because the first pressing I got received had the A/B plate pressed off-center. It gave the tunes an unacceptable wobble. Thankfully I was able to find a reliable copy later on. Caveat Emptor.
posted a comment on S.A.M.* - Destiny / Continental Drift. over 4 years ago
Very likely Nookie under an alias used while he was under contract with Good Looking Records. Destiny came out on Nookie's Lost files Volume 2 compilation as "Destination Destiny". http://www.discogs.com/Nookie-The-Lost-Files-LP-Volume-2/release/3268278
posted a review of Ed Funk - Lazy Afternoon / Breezin. over 4 years ago
Breezin' is a wicked tune that samples the flute and string intro to George Benson - Breezin'. This song is supremely underrated. I spent a while trying to ID this from an old Makoto set while he was on tour in the states sometime in the mid 2000's. This ... See full review
posted a comment on Splash Collective - Splash Collective Vol.4. over 4 years ago
Physical System is a sneaky little tune that seems out of place on a dancefloor label. It's got hints of electro and detroit techno that would have made this fit right at home in a Blame set from his late Moving Shadow/early GLR days.
posted a comment on Attica Blues - Blueprint (Remixes). over 5 years ago
Be careful if buying individual plates off this. My records are labeled and stamped backward. A/B is C/D and vice versa. Photek and Reece are on plate A/B. Plastikman is on C/D.
posted a review of Furney - Beautiful To Me / Understand Me. over 6 years ago
Beautiful To Me is arguably the best thing from Furney since Drum Toolz and Cali Cali. The bassline is a playful muffled 808 that helps push the track along instead of slowing it down. The break has a subtle layer of Kurtis Blow's Do the Do break ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Trax - Warmth / B's Theme. over 9 years ago
Warmth is pure Speed vibes. Trax hit the nail on the head with this one. Kudos to Paradox for releasing this. Proper rolling classic layered funk breaks + lush pads + bouncing 808s and a crooning vocal sample to die for. When the piano riff comes ... See full review
posted a review of Nebula (8) - Chords Of Sorrow / Frame Of Reference. over 9 years ago
Nebula, you have smacked me in the face with Chords of Sorrow. What a gem this is! It's pure 1996 ethic drum and bass at 2008 tempo and production standards. Pitch it down to -2 and you can happily play this next to your Source Direct and Photek ... See full review
posted a review of Blu Mar Ten - Producer 03. over 9 years ago
This is actually worth getting because it features Small Truths and Cumulmus which were not otherwise released. For some reason Blu Mar Ten are not fond of those tracks and are said to have not been in favor of their release. Chris Marigold can suck it ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Element (3) - Soundtrax For Life Vol. 1. over 9 years ago
MC Manic really impressed me on this mix. Most MC's are weak and usually take away from the music rather than complement. But Manic realy nails it from start to finish here. In some cases, like the Bud remix of Jebar, Manic even makes the tune better. ... See full review
posted a review of Personelle* - Rebound. over 10 years ago
If you're seeking this 12" just for the Nookie remix you're probably better off just tracking down the Promised Land 3 LP. The pressing on this 12" isn't any better than the LP version and the other two versions are only listenable at best. If the ... See full review
posted a review of Alaska (2) / Paradox - Rare Earth / I Get A Kick Back. over 10 years ago
This is an absolutely perfect 12" from Dev Paradox.

On the Rare Earth side Dev dons his deeper Alaska pseudonym for a beautiful cosmic shuffler. Structurally this is the more straightforward and DJ friendly of the two tracks so there's more room to ... See full review
posted a review of Nookie - Look Outside The Circle. over 10 years ago
This yet another case of an absolutely blinding tune d&b tune limited by an MC yapping all over it. Five Alive gives a decent performance but doesn't really add anything to the track. If anything he holds the whole package back as I find myself tuning ... See full review
posted a review of Various - High Karate. over 11 years ago
The pressing on this LP is very low and thin. Gains need to be pushed almost all the way up to play along with most +6DB dance vinyl. In the age of Serato and Final Scratch I would recommend buying the CD version and playing the far better mastered CD ... See full review
posted a review of Sunday Brunch - Midsummer. over 13 years ago
A bit slow tempo wise for mixing in to the average house set, the A-Side is a bona fide classic with the Seba/Forme half of Sunday Brunch dominating the production on Midsummer Night. A little known fact is that this track was initially offered to LTJ ... See full review
posted a review of Odyssey - Expressions / Ritual. over 13 years ago
This is the kind of record that people would trade their firstborn for. It's easily the seminal release on 720 if not one of the greatest of all time for the genre. On Expressions Odyssey not only set the tone for the label but he set the benchmark for ... See full review
posted a review of Artemis - Inner Worlds / Sun Stars. over 13 years ago
After hearing "Inner Worlds" for the first time on Bukem's Progression Sessions #1 I could not get my hands on this 12" fast enough. I had been a long time Oliver Lomax fan from his work on Renegade and R&S under his Shogun alias but this 12" trumps all ... See full review
posted a review of Tayla - Soul Survivors. over 13 years ago
Two versions of this exist so be careful about what you're getting if you find a copy. Both versions have plate 2 (c/d) labeled as Timezone 1 and Testing but on some of the early versions the two tunes on plate 2 are actually "m33" by Atlantiq and ... See full review