I am an enthusiast of house music, drum & bass, techno, and just about anything else. I have a liking for moody or intense music, regardless of genre. House might be my genre of choice -- quirky or moody tech house -- but I also have a long-standing love for drum & bass, both old and new. I DJ, do production/remixing, and some digital editing & (2-channel) mastering.

Favorite producers/remixers: Brett Johnson, David Duriez, Logistics, Jerome Sydenham, DJ Duke, Marc Romboy, Joey Youngman, Danilo Vigorito (older stuff), Jason Hodges, Ray Keith, Ben Sage, Signum (older stuff), Mylo, John Tejada, Matrix, Phonique, Jason Jinx/Joystick, LTJ Bukem, Armand Van Helden (older stuff), Sharam Jey / Three 'n One

Other non-EDM artists that I like: Stevie Wonder, Bad Astronaut, Marsen Jules, Joe Jackson, Broadway Project, Muse, Bad Religion, Lagwagon, Jethro Tull, Elton John, Everclear, David Lanz, NOFX

If you need a mystery track identfied, and you suspect that your mystery could be a track appearing on a release that I have, just give a yell and provide a sample or something.
Recent Activity
posted a comment on Lagwagon - Let's Talk About Feelings. about 1 month ago
My favorite Lagwagon release (hard to pick; they're all great). Also incredible are the unreleased songs from this album, available on "Putting Music in it's Place" (a Lagwagon box set of sorts, released 2012) and also "Let's Talk About Leftovers" which ... See full review
posted a comment on David Duriez - After The War. 7 months ago
Mixed bag from Duriez. A1 is a quick-paced, steady, looping jack house track. B1 sounds like an acid banger out of the late 90s Frankie Bones catalog. B2 is the winner here tho - a smooth, loopy house ride, with a steady bassline and organ stabs. This is ... See full review
posted a comment on David Duriez. 7 months ago
This guy seems incapable of making bad music. So many great releases through the years. He can deliver it funky, techy, or acidy... but expect quality, cheese-free house music with a chemical edge. Some of my favorites: Tortured Soul; Menth a l'eau; ... See full review
posted a review of David Duriez Pres. Le Dav - The Green House EP. 7 months ago
A little bit of everything "house" with this great record. "Tortured Soul" is the big winner here, with punchy drums, and steady, repetitive piano stabs, dissonant jazz chords, and a worked-in, old, piano jazz sample that sounds like it was from the 40s. ... See full review
posted a comment on Qkumba Zoo - The Child (Inside) (Remixes). 7 months ago
I always liked the Berman Brothers Dub here. Intense keys and strong, moody vibe. No vocals, just the occasional chants. I realize it's otherwise a garbage commercial release but this BB Dub is a strong standout, for that 1996 Rollo & Sister Bliss kind ... See full review
posted a comment on Mike Dominico / Mikee Deep - Red Dawn / Baby. 7 months ago
A superb record! The two songs are both are deep, but in different ways. On side A we have a moody tech-house vibe going on which features an excellent bassline (maybe bass guitar) accompanying throbbing strings. A very moody and progressive chord ... See full review
posted a comment on Scoper & Bubba - Grooveswing. 7 months ago
Side B is an irresistably funky house number, featuring a wobbling bassline & quirky vocals, parts of them are sung and parts spoken rhythmically. This is a terrific tune! Still playing this 13 years later.
Side A1 is very different than the ... See full review
posted a comment on Conjure One - Centre Of The Sun. 7 months ago
While both Rhys Fulber and Poe (producer and singer, respectively) did great jobs on the original verson, it is Lorimer that really adds something special, providing a brilliant arrangement & timing throughout. The breakdown in the "centre" gives me ... See full review
posted a comment on Three 'N One Presents Johnny Shaker - Pearl River. 7 months ago
"Monopol" is one of those overlooked B-sides. Brilliant. Simple and repetitive, with searing keyboard stabs halfway through. Because "Pearl River" is an epic trance single, most techno/house jocks have steered clear of this release; and perhaps it is for ... See full review
posted a comment on Night-Jar - Join Me In My Dreams. 7 months ago
Any one of these mixes is solid, but the problem is that they all share nearly identical elements, making each indistinguishable from each other. Drum-only intros and outros are lacking throughout this release; and you'd think that with six versions ... See full review
posted a comment on Tomie Nevada - First EP. 7 months ago
"Dirty & Raw" is an exceptional track. The problem here is that, sonically, it sounds awful. I have looked into a few different copies of this vinyl release to no avail. I guess the title didn't mislead. Interesting move.
posted a comment on Brett Johnson - Right Turn Left Turn. 7 months ago
This is one of the most quality records I have ever owned. Top shelf house music. These tracks simply thump along with that bumpy, grassroots-style, old school house. "Sigh of Relief" is my favorite here, as it tips on the moody side with some pretty ... See full review
posted a comment on DJ Buddha & Precision* - N-Gioa / La Putana. 7 months ago
Nice pair of Hi-NRG / hard house tracks which clock in around 144 & 140BPM respectively. La Putana has some serious energy. A great build-up & drop in the middle. This record can hang with anything in the old Knuckleheadz/Tidy Trax territory. 4 strong ... See full review
posted a comment on Jeff Lynne - Long Wave. 7 months ago
Short, but solid record from a wonderful producer. This guy just knows how to get from A to B in the studio so well, always the right amount of articulation and touch. I'm a big fan of the production work he did for the Wilburys, Harrison, and Petty in ... See full review
posted a comment on DJ Stephen - 7 Minutes Of Life. 8 months ago
"7 Minutes of Life" is the winner here. A nice techno ride in the 136BPM area, chugs along nicely, without much flair but solid energy is maintained. Reminds me of early Danilo Vigorito records. Not incredible but pretty solid. The other 2 tracks are ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Duke Presents Music Madness - Confusion. 8 months ago
So, so good. The Confused mix is a great slab of 1994 dark NY house fare, with menacing, looping minor triads, a simple bassline, and mechanical hi-hats, and of course complete with your staple Duke wild pitch string. Vocal sample "confusion" is used ... See full review
added Steve Thomas / Knuckleheadz - Tripoli Trax Volume Two (Disc 3) to their collection. 11 months ago
posted a comment on Armand Van Helden - Extra Dimensional. 11 months ago
The Bronx UFO is a brilliant slice of 90s-styled Van Helden magic, complete with chunky drums, MK-like organ basslines, and lengthy hands-in-the-air snare buildups. The rest of the album has its moments, both good and bad, but this is the big winner here ... See full review
submitted Gam (2) - Werk Permit EP. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on T99 - Children Of Chaos. about 1 year ago
I agree, Gardiac is great - my favorite track on the album is "Return of the Guardian" which is the instrumental version of Gardiac. Love the keys & chord progression during the verses.
posted a comment on T99 - Gardiac. about 1 year ago
On my CD5", "Taj Namahaal," track 4, is "Gardiac" but played at differing pitches. Not only is it the wrong song, but every 30 seconds or so, the pitch goes from 0, to like +8%, down to -8%, etc. Totally wacky. I'll never know what "Taj Namahaal" was.
posted a comment on The Prodigy - The Day Is My Enemy. over 3 years ago
I agree, the RMS levels on this album are awful. It's hardly listenable. Shame. People need to start rejecting shit like this. It's just unacceptable.
posted a comment on Keoki - Djmixed.com/Keoki. over 4 years ago
That's funny, the 1st track IMO is the real winner on here. :)
posted a comment on Stanny Franssen - Playing With The Blox. over 6 years ago
Great album, great review, couldn't have put it any better.
posted a review of Angel Alanis - Subsequential Life. over 6 years ago
"Can't Get It" is a rigid tech-house number with great stabs through, while the flip is more of the funky variety, with shuffling hats & great stabs, and a breakdown and build-up to die for. I'm still playing both sides 13 years later -- essential, and ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Torque. over 8 years ago
Jesus Christ, use some punctuation next time!
posted a comment on Ben Macklin - Malibu Sessions EP. over 8 years ago
this is straight up funky house, not an element of electro here -- dead wrong
posted a comment on Various - Lounge Italian Style: Laid Back Beats From Italy. over 8 years ago
this is not mixed
posted a review of Locust - No-One In The World (Armand Van Helden Remixes). over 9 years ago
Legendary... Ten years later, I still drop this when I can. Sick distorted basslines on top of rigid, machine-like drum loops. IMO, one of AVH's best ever, a truly innovative record at the time. This is a wild ride, full of all kinds of stops and starts. ... See full review
posted a review of Jeremy Joshua - Make Dat Shit. over 10 years ago
Bumpy, shuffling house music to keep that head noddin for awhile. All three mixes are very solid but I have to give it up to Joshua's original mix with its rolling, dual-layered bassline, filtered synth leads, and even a few organ stabs for good ... See full review
posted a review of Dieselboy - System_Upgrade. over 10 years ago
IMO, one of the best drum & bass mix CDs of all time. To me, this CD has stood the test of time -- still sounds pretty recent to this day. Hard to listen to this without getting amped. As commented above, it's not the most hardcore collection of tracks ... See full review
posted a review of Stephan Bodzin vs. Marc Romboy* - Telesto / Hydra. over 11 years ago
Telesto... an intense chord progression... deep, deep, deep chords form a moody, almost melancholic vibe. Top notch tech business.
posted a review of Chris Liebing - A, B, C, D EP Part 2. over 11 years ago
C is a slow, grimy techno track pulsing at 125BPM. Tough, industrial strength baby.
Both tracks are excellent, but D takes the prize here. Simple yet relentless tech-house rhythms lay on top of morphing soundscapes and effects. The repetitiveness grows ... See full review
posted a review of Brothers' Vibe - Altered Soul Part 1. over 11 years ago
A soothing pair of SMOOTH SMOOTH SMOOTH deep house tracks here... Very Jovonn-esque. And these are not the kind of pretentiously extravagant deep house numbers which can boringly lull you to sleep, but instead the kind that leave you enchanted and in a ... See full review
posted a review of dJ DukE - SOmE dAy (The Orange Mixes). over 11 years ago
An absolutely splendid house tune here... A driving, somewhat melancholic chord progression is augmented throughout perfectly by seemingly endless synth/key solos. I just get completely lost listening to it. Excellence.
posted a review of D-Culture - Revieuw. over 11 years ago
This record is incredibly solid. "Revieuw" features trippy hi-hat and FX patterns melded on top of a chugging kick and bass backbone. Great buildups throughout. Sounds like Carl Cox meets Jason Jinx... absolute madness! On the flip, "Sensativity" ... See full review
posted a review of F12 Feat. Swedish Hitmusic Strings - № 7 - Go Bang!. over 11 years ago
Moody tech-house at its absolute finest. While the regular version is exceptional itself, the stringed version on side A adds fervent strings to cap an already intense mood. Amazing!
posted a review of 1200 Beats - Lose Kontrol / Remember. over 12 years ago
Two, solid bootleg remixes here. On the A-side we have a quirky house remix of Missy Elliott's "Lose Control," and on the B-side, a remix of Michael Jackson's "Remember the Time." Both mixes feature shuffling beats and quirky stabs. Jackson's remix ... See full review
posted a review of Daft Punk - Time. over 12 years ago
This is a nice little bootleg in that it provides to you a simple and utile remix of the popular tune. Most of the original has been omitted, however, saving only the main disco loops and an occassional "one more time" phrase. It's got more solid ... See full review
posted a review of Stevie Wonder. over 12 years ago
The above comments pay tribute to Stevie perfectly; what more can be said? The guy plays nearly every instrument imaginable with affinity and performs and records with such an uncanny ardor -- such a love and passion for music. While some songs like "I ... See full review
posted a review of Todd Edwards - Fly Away. over 12 years ago
While the vocal in particular is not to my taste, it is not overused, and yields to a very refreshing, invigorating deep house vibe. The Fresh & Low remixes are absolutely exceptional; these mixes have nice, quirky drum programming (without getting ... See full review
posted a review of Ron Hagen & Pascal M. - Take You There. over 13 years ago
Solid release from Ron & Pascal... On A1 we can expect the usual from this duo; stellar keys encompassed by a compelling chord progression. On B1 we find the Signum boys in rare form, though... a juicy euro tech-house number with delicious minor chord ... See full review
posted a review of Armando - Trax Classix. over 13 years ago
While this CD presents some of the finest moments in early acid house, I frankly find the sound quality of this CD to be horrible. I also find it surprising that the original masters were unattainable. Most of these tracks were actually digitized using ... See full review
posted a review of Yoshimoto (2) - Du What U Du. over 13 years ago
What a terrific release! Trentemoller churns some disgusting electro/tech-house madness that really means business. On the flip, Andy Caldwell & co. provide a deeper, flatter take... Good for the deep house heads that are on the verge of progressive ... See full review
posted a review of DHS - House Of God (2001 Remixes). over 13 years ago
Great release here, considering the fact that so many different bases are covered. Included is the original version from 1991, which, still is hard to surpass in greatness. Harlem Hustlers provide a tantalizing, dark, tribal/tech-house remix which is ... See full review
posted a review of Stryke - Everything Is You. over 13 years ago
Boy, this 12" single really hits home. Stryke pulls through with some meaningful progressive/tech business, chock full of minor chord stabs and haunting vocals. Pick this one up.
posted a review of Hook Up Tunes - #3. over 13 years ago
This is really an excellent release. All three tracks are quite stellar, and can please both your deep house and commercial house crowds alike. A1 is a dirty, retro-sounding house electro cut... A2 is a remix of Justin Timberlake's "Rock Your Body" and B ... See full review
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posted a review of Trancesetters - The Search. over 13 years ago
While the original should not be overlooked, Armand Van Helden churns a remix proving to be the big winner here. Relentlessly pounding with Van Helden's signature mid-90's sound, this rigid funker has juicy sampling on top of a chugging, hard beat. ... See full review
posted a review of Delerium Feat. Rani - Underwater (Jim Skreech Remix). over 13 years ago
This is one remix that I'm afraid might be overlooked considering the many other big names that have remixed "Underwater." This is an incredible production here. Absolute brilliance. Sinister, yet lush strings accompany Rani's vocals during the breaks, ... See full review