Co Owner of Collector Cave a small record, CD, DVD, Retro Toy & Collectables shop, 15-19 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3PY. I have loved collecting records and cds since I was very young. Starting with Adam & The Ants at the age of 8, my musical influences and tastes have changed over the years with a particular fondness for dance music. My favourite genres include Liquid Funk, Drum & Bass, Jungle and Hardcore, Techno, Ambient, Deep House and more. Being a ignorant teenager, I dismissed other forms of music until I started to buy and sell records. Thankfully my love for exploring musical genres and styles has lead me to appreciate many of its forms including Classic 60's & 70's Blues Rock, Prog Rock, Heavy / Hard Rock, Soul/Funk/Motown, 80s US Hip Hop & Electro, Dub, Blues, Electronica and Jazz. After many years on this amazing site, I bit the bullet in 2014 and started up as a seller, with a firm commitment to selling quality music, graded honestly at great prices supported by a simple and straightforward service.
Recent Activity
posted a comment on Just Jungle - Sky. about 1 month ago
Wow what a fantastic release. Proper Deep Jungle, on the fringes of the Artcore and Intelligent sounds of the era.

Love the soulful vibes on these two. Superb drums, deep subs and bags of amazing instruments and samples.

Boy oh boy 1995 was a great ... See full review
posted a comment on M.T.S. - Brothers And Sisters / Assembly Line. about 1 month ago
Big rolling tunes with wicked flow, huge sub bass and crisp intricate beats.
posted a comment on Southern Comfort (2) - Rockss. about 1 month ago
Wow, this unknown release is an absolute belter. What a hidden gem this is. If Photek, Jonny L, Adam F or a similar legend had made this it would be worth a kidney, but its completely slipped under the radar. The beats and bass are so good on this 2 ... See full review
posted a comment on Ulterior Motive - The Fourth Wall. about 1 month ago
After missing this completely in 2014, I must confess I lost out big time by not giving this any attention. This is a superbly crafted journey through the depths of modern deep drum & bass. The styles differ across the LP, but it feels very coherent, ... See full review
posted a comment on Dread & The Bald Head - Wicked Piece A Tune / Twenty Four Seven. about 1 month ago
Oh My Gosh...heavy bidness, those Amens and break chops are insane and heavy. Dance floor rocka
posted a comment on Dillinja - The Angels Fell. 2 months ago
'Brutal Bass' is the cut on this phat slab of dillinja gold. All three tracks are seminal Headz bangers
posted a comment on The Warrior - Babylon A Burn. 2 months ago
Agree with the below, 'Devil In Us All' is superb, that acid line is so good and the groove of the track is amazing. Perfect Hardcore
posted a comment on D-Bridge - Bring Da Flava / Keep It Real. 2 months ago
Essential weaponry for any D&B DJ. If you want to start sumtin in the dance, this plate will get it rockin. Both are dangerous beasts to unleash on a PA, with chest pounding subs, fat crunching breaks and tons of swagger, these beats will get the club ... See full review
posted a comment on The Future Sound Of London, Smart Systems, Indo Tribe - Pulse Two. 2 months ago
Wow just wow, as much as I still love modern Dance and Electronic music, I would have to argue that some of the best work ever produced came out in the late 80s or early nineties. This seminal EP is one example of how good it really got. Its an EP ... See full review
posted a comment on Calibre & High Contrast - Mr. Majestic. 2 months ago
Love the horns sampled from Jah Stitch - Ragga Muffin Style, works really well. Badass tuna
posted a comment on Various - Versatility Compilation. 3 months ago
There are some superb tracks on this overlooked and underrated compilation.

Roni Size produces one of his best tracks in my opinion. 'Saturday Night' what a tune with gorgeous heavy bass, snappy and crisp breaks with a wicked groove. It sounds like ... See full review
posted a comment on Danny Byrd / Xploding Plastix - Plastic Surgery 3. 3 months ago
Classic early Calibre remix. A real improvement on the original IMO, with those trademark slick beats, complex basslines and superb liquid vibes. Deep stuff indeed
posted a comment on Goldie Presents Metalheads - Inner City Life. 3 months ago
Wow what an absolute classic release. So what if it didn't get caned in the clubs or Pirate stations, its just a timeless piece of superbly written music.

I love both of these tracks for so many reasons. When I think about my late teens and the effect ... See full review
posted a comment on Big Bud - Rafiki / Memories. 3 months ago
'Rafiki' is such a beautiful track just to sit back and listen to and also a well produced dance floor track. The choice of sounds used is really well thought out. A lovely summer hypnotic trip. Memories is a deep jazzy sounding number that chugs along ... See full review
posted a comment on The Ragga Twins - Illegal Gunshot / Spliffhead. 3 months ago
Side B as others mention is the one, the sound of Pirate Radio from the early early nineties. A track that just stood out with its deep deep reggae subs, snappy break and simple but superb acid lines and eerie atmosphere. Not forgetting the perfect Ragga ... See full review
posted a comment on Flynn + Flora* - Bass Speaker (The UFO Mixdown) / Revolution. 3 months ago
In typical Flynn + Flora style this plate batters you with rugged and raw beats, driving bass and serious attitude. Proper head noddin dance floor smashers. Serious
posted a comment on Flynn & Flora - Flowers / Dream Of You. 3 months ago
'Dream Of You' is raw, but very beautiful. The breaks are nicely put together with lovely sounds used to build the pattern elements. The Harp used really balances out the track. Lovely stuff indeed.

'Flowers' has that early Jungle feel, rugged bass, ... See full review
posted a comment on Minnie Riperton - Lovin' You. 4 months ago
One of the most beautiful pop tracks ever sung. It reminds me of being a very young kid wafting across the radio airwaves.

Timeless and wondrous.

Awesome
posted a comment on Various - Blunted Breaks Vol​.​1. 4 months ago
Bristols' ever fresh and inventive underground Drum & Bass and Jungle scene has produced many greats of the genre over the years, and Alex Eveson / Dead Mans Chest (DMC) should be considered alongside this elite group (although he is really from ... See full review
posted a comment on Greed - Give - Me (Quadrant Remix). 4 months ago
Its all about the original mix. Love its simplicity and that driving Bleep Bassline. Sweet
posted a comment on Various - Trans-Central Connection. 4 months ago
If anyone is selling Plate 1 sides A/B in the UK please get in touch if you have a VG+ or better copy. Thanks
posted a comment on Apollo 440 - Lolita / Destiny. 5 months ago
Two great tracks that still remind us how ahead of its time the Rave Hardcore scene would prove to be. Great energy in both tracks, distinctly sounding warehouse rave techno samples, opera stabs, LFO basslines and tons of atmosphere.

Proud to have this ... See full review
posted a comment on Proxima (4) / Mindmapper - Vital Signs / Tricky Tripod. 5 months ago
Two excellent tracks on this plate. Both have heavy breaks, bass and dance floor vibes. Vital Signs is a classy tech infused roller. The flip is a lovely Amen work out. Nice beats, can't believe this aint selling?
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posted a comment on Various - PSI (Dwarde's S950 Remix) / Badman Style / Jazz Retro / Antacid. 6 months ago
4 tracks of Scientific Wax on one yellow clear disc, this already has my attention and this Ep does not disappoint one bit.

Tim Reaper - drops some seriously heavy beats with 'PSI' remixed by Dwarde. On headphones, this sounds like Pinball Sub Bass, in ... See full review
posted a comment on Reese Project* - Direct Me (Remix) Edition 2. 7 months ago
Side B2 is proper mind. Killer serious thumping beats. Worth it just for this
posted a comment on Jacob's Optical Stairway - Jacob's Optical Stairway. 7 months ago
'20 Degrees Of Taurus' is one serious tune.

Im after plate 1 and cover. any help get in touch if in the UK. Peace
posted a comment on Various - Late Night Squeeze EP. 7 months ago
looking for side A/B at a decent price. Let me know if you have it and are a UK seller
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posted a comment on Various - Enforcers (The Beginning Of The End). 7 months ago
Need plate 5 sides I/J if VG+ or Nm let me know if I can buy it.

Thanks
posted a comment on Fugees - Ready Or Not (Remixes). 7 months ago
Both sides are filth. Proper rinse outs. Love these two don't care what anyone says.
posted a comment on Beaumont Hannant - Neville Hill Depot. 8 months ago
I have a copy for sale. If you want to buy it, UK based seller
posted a comment on Beaumont Hannant - Neville Hill Depot. 8 months ago
I have a copy for sale. If you want to buy it, UK based seller
posted a comment on The Utopia Project - File #1. 8 months ago
Just superb, a masterclass is smooth, cool and deep house vibes. All the elements are perfectly balanced and arranged.
posted a comment on Various - Urban Funk EP. 8 months ago
Solid Sparks remix is epic Electro Dub Step gem. Uplifting, sensual and deep.
posted a comment on Dub One - Brothers Unite / What Goes Around. 8 months ago
"What Goes Around' has a seriously pleasing vibe, some of the best break edits and thunderous bass as you would expect from him. Its one of my fave Dub One plates and i hope to hear this extremely loud as often as possible. Killer
posted a comment on Ikon (2) - Vai E Vem. 9 months ago
God damn that Nu:Tone remix is superb. The beats are tight, the percussion slick as hell and vibe is a jazzed out house hybrid roller. Proper liquid Funk
posted a comment on Kool G Rap & DJ Polo* - Wanted: Dead Or Alive. 9 months ago
Still sounds super tight, with slick heavy beats and flowing raps. This is how Hip Hop should be.
posted a comment on DJ Pogo - The Breaks (Original B Boy Street Funk & Block Party Classics). 9 months ago
Cover and sides C/D needed. Anyone help a brother out?
posted a comment on Brain Killers* / Family Of Intelligence - Border Line. 9 months ago
One of the greatest ever Jungle bangers on wax again. So glad to get this, but disappointed with the sound quality. I would be interested to see what others think about the sound quality of this repress. To my ears it sounds really grainy, muffled and ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - New Beat - Take 3. 9 months ago
Worth it just for 'Rock To The Beat' & 'Something Scary' which are two absolute classic tracks of the New Beat / deep Techno scene for the late eighties warehouse scene
posted a comment on Q Project - Hello, My Name Is Q Project. 9 months ago
'Obsession' is a great track, with slam min beats, great tone bass, great vocal grabs and a lovely rolling vibe. Its got great energy and was always a joy to mix. 'Slowly But Surely' has that classic house bassline, skippy beats, nice clarinet notes and ... See full review
posted a comment on Future Engineers - Life Support (Neil Trix Remix) / Simulations. 10 months ago
Yes Simulations is proper ocean deep with the classic searching sound including Dolphin song, rich pads and dreamy atmospherics. High quality overlooked gem. Neil Trix does a nice remix on the flip too.
posted a comment on JMJ & Flytronix - In Too Deep / Delusions. 10 months ago
'In Too Deep', sit back, close your eyes and just smile as the beautiful pads, dreamy beats and lush Rhodes wash over you. This is what made me take note of the lighter side of D&B back in the mid nineties after hearing this on many sets. The flip is ... See full review
posted a comment on Dom* & Rob* & Goldie - Shadow 100. 10 months ago
Yep I always thought the 100th release across the 3 plates was poor, apart from 'Distorted Dreams'
posted a comment on Smoke Skreen - Nu - Breeze / One Day. 10 months ago
Nice summer vibes on Nu-Breeze with tearing basslines and slammin breaks. Its got the right amount of jazz elements to hold it back.
posted a comment on Everything But The Girl - Blame. 10 months ago
Blame (Fabio Remix) is something really special. Albeit a simple track, the magic that engineer Pete Parsons weaves into this track is tremendous. Its got lushous pads, snappy breaks, lovely bass and of course Tracey Thorns outstanding vocals brings it ... See full review
posted a comment on Gang Related / Mask* - Oh My Gosh!. 10 months ago
Absolute tear outs on both sides. The original edges it for me, but the SS mix is pure fire too. Classic early Bristol sounds. Smash it up my selecta
posted a comment on DJ Die - Reincarnated (The Remix) / Achilles Heel. 10 months ago
The lucky charm on this plate is the B side where deep funk and eastern vibes collide in this swirling, hypnotic and moody progressive roller called 'Achilles Heel'
posted a comment on Roni Size & DJ Krust* - A Touch Of Daylight. 10 months ago
Krusts' 'Touch' is pure class. Deep stuff indeed sounding like intelligent classic stuff from Dee Jay Recordings, Moving Shadow and Good Looking.

'Daylight' is seriously good tight, shufflin Jungle slammer with so much vibe and energy. Deep rumbling ... See full review