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posted a comment on 2-Bit Project - Bump That Pussy. about 1 month ago
Jonny Rock has released another artists' track as his own...

This "4KH Edit" is exactly the same as Alkalino's edit
https://soundcloud.com/alkalino/2-bit_project_make_u_dance_alkalino-edit
posted a review of Various - Special Series 20.5. about 1 month ago
Funnily enough, Bootek had almost the exact same idea as A1 here, on BOOTEK13 in 2006 (Renegade Master / Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'). Daisychain's mix is the harder of the two, but both are groovy and fun.
posted a review of Various - Fantazia New Year 93 / 94, Sydney, Australia. 3 months ago
Somebody please upload the Aussie sets! Paul Holden / Peewee / Thief especially!
posted a review of Various - CMYK. 7 months ago
Why the f*ck was this released by the label in 256? Kind of funny but it's a crying shame, these are all top-shelf minimal dub techno tracks with a light pleasantness about them, perfect for courtyard/boat parties
posted a review of Deetron - Vertigo EP. 7 months ago
Absolutely brilliant release. Smart, groovy, and very sexy (especially B2 'Metaphor'). This is a very fine example of the no-frills upbeat semi-tribal Detroit sound from this era.
posted a review of Seahorse Divorce - Seahorse Divorce . 7 months ago
copied from a facebook post i made in june '18 to commemorate this beautiful record.

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5 years since the greatest album ever recorded by a Brisbane band was released.

The awkwardly-named Seahorse Divorce were in many ways a direct mirror of their ... See full review
posted a comment on Kid Lib / Percussive P - Jookie Jookie / Ragga Dis. 9 months ago
Aesthetically I kinda like it!! And it does sound fully intentional in hindsight. Comes in hot as HELL compared to most jungle records, but a good booth or headphones will sort that out of course.
posted a comment on Various - Filter Sessions. 11 months ago
If anybody is selling this, please get in touch !!
posted a review of Robert Babicz - The Owl And The Butterfly. 11 months ago
This is without a doubt Robert's most cohesive and stunning full-length under his own name.

Ethereal, beautiful, mesmerising grooves, taking hold of many modern deep house elements and pushing them all high above the clouds... it's music that makes you ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - The 1991 Technics World DJ Mixing Championship Final. about 1 year ago
Please get in touch if you have a copy!! Cheers.
posted a review of Fre • Dee - Beware Of The Dark. about 1 year ago
A2 is such a cool, delectable deep groove experience. Undeniably oldskool but with a timeless, airy sexuality, very reminiscent of Dream 2 Science and every bit as good.
posted a review of Soul Habitat - Midnight Grooves EP. about 1 year ago
Detroit Detour (Doug Gomez Remix) is a super nice breezy house tune, as if the Motor City has been transported to some tropical oasis for one night only...

Definitely stands out amongst the fairly subpar garage on the rest of the EP (and SLHB001) which ... See full review
posted a review of Jackal / Godhead (2) - Out On A Limb EP. about 1 year ago
Nice abstract dubby downtempo from Jackal, but Godhead's tracks are what you need this for.

"Before Conception" (115 BPM, though the video I uploaded to youtube is pitched up +8%) is a great little intelligent broken-beat groover which sifts fluidly ... See full review
posted a review of Percy X - Day 3 EP. about 1 year ago
"Face On" [142 BPM] is an exceptionally high-quality example of deep, groovy Detroit techno!
One of the best Detroit-style tunes you will find on Soma Quality Recordings.

The A side contains two slightly above average filler tracks, and the odd ... See full review
posted a review of Marko Laine - Mosaic. about 1 year ago
"Read And Write" just grinds on unpleasantly for me after a while... apologies to the previous reviewer.

However "Mosaic" is a nice pumping acidic club techno tune, and "Moisture" is an absolute sweatbox slammer that would demolish any modern-day ... See full review
posted a review of Deputy Dawg - Dirtbag. about 1 year ago
"Dirtbag" is a MASSIVE tune, got to be one of the best hard techno tunes of 1996. A must for any lover of pure, sweaty, dirty, headbanging techno.

"Gunslinger" manages to follow nicely on the flip with a driving, entrancing club workout. "Draw" is a ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Umek* - Glutamate, The Sound Of Slovenia. about 1 year ago
Gotta give this one 5 stars for the hard plink-plonk whomper that is C1 "Argynine".

There are two exceptional quirky/raw/druggy techno crowdpleasers in A2 "Guaninine" & B1 "Glutamate" as well.
posted a review of Evil C & The Hustler - Terrasse. about 1 year ago
This is a fantastic record. "Hi Sexy" marries the deep, sexy jazz-stained grooves of Hanna with a sort of 'sensible tech house' championed by acts like the Cab Drivers to great effect. If St. Germain's French Traxx EP was served as a main course, "Hi ... See full review
posted a review of Willpower - R-Pegio. about 1 year ago
"Aquatic" is the jam here... bleeps & bass BOMB with strong pre-95 Detroit/Euro techno influences.

"Moby Dick" is in a somewhat similar (albeit deeper) vein, but is far less memorable.

The A-side should be more familiar to fans of Relief's signature ... See full review
posted a review of Rok - Defender 1 EP. about 1 year ago
Grab this for the incredibly hot Detroit-style techno workout "Live Drummer".

The flow is very sensible using simple ideas with lots of sweet fx and cuts happening over the top. In that respect, it reminds me a lot of Jan Driver's "Filter". ... See full review
posted a review of Bürger Tom* - Mondschein. about 1 year ago
B2 "Herr Müller" is a pummelling acid techno ride. Manic and powerful, yet balanced and focused ... the aural equivalent of a skilled cowboy taking on the meanest bull at the rodeo.
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posted a review of Saba - Die Strasse (Remixes). about 1 year ago
Rob Acid remix is fantastic. Straight acid techno w/ hints of tech trance til a very euphoric breakdown leads us into the clouds for the rest of the track with that uplifting, punchy "Babiczstyle" edge... lovely! Would be great for an outdoor block ... See full review
posted a review of Takkyu Ishino - Galactik Pizza Delivery Vol. 1. about 1 year ago
This is absolutely incredible!!

Fantastic production & bass on all tracks. Bleepy, spacey electro-techno is on offer here... could imagine DJ Stingray (2) banging the phat-as-hell A1 in a dark warehouse somewhere.

TRACK BPMs
A1: 137 | A2: 133
B1: ... See full review
posted a review of Calix - Deep Fried Porn EP. about 1 year ago
A2 'Deep Inside' is a groovy flanged-out hard bleeps/acid techno jam with a similar structure to early 00's Superstition material albeit tougher. Fantastic builder!

Elsewhere we have the quirky breaks/electro/techno hybrid A1, the floating ethereal ... See full review
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posted a review of Various - Probe Mission 1. about 1 year ago
A1 is a powerful, energetic, upbeat acid techno jammer that makes you want to jump so high you touch the ceiling. Was used to devastating effect on Mix-Up Vol. 2 Featuring Jeff Mills - LiveMix At Liquid Room, Tokyo and also played by DJ Angus (RIP).
posted a comment on Shrill - Twinker. about 1 year ago
Nice review! You should put that N2O tape on youtube if you've got it :)
posted a review of Phil Mison - Out Of The Blue. about 1 year ago
Absolutely essential. Some blissful island-vibe music on this one, as well as two jazzy deep house classics (B3, C2).

LINER NOTES:

Like countless others, I made the pilgrimage in my youth to the Spanish island of Ibiza to enjoy the delights of its ... See full review
posted a review of Já Dene - Can't Read Your Mind. about 1 year ago
Absolutely beautiful. The R&B Radio Mix is enough to bring tears to the eyes of the most seasoned house-head. An amazing vocal and blissful arrangement... that chorus-laden plucked guitar line is just lovely.

For the floor you can't go past the sparse, ... See full review
posted a review of Various - A Decade Ilian Tape. about 1 year ago
Where to start with this brilliant VA???

Essentially, it is the definitive breakbeat techno compilation of this decade. Of that there can be no question. What's surprising is the maturity shown by many of the Ilian Tape regulars here including Skee ... See full review
posted a review of Airpeople - Matterhorn. about 1 year ago
This record is stupidly underrated. The A side is a beautiful, measured, groovy 10min ambient breakbeat techno/downtempo journey...the B side is an amazing intelligent UK techno tune with a noticeable Detroit influence.

This would not be out of place on ... See full review
posted a comment on Mark Spoon & Pascal F.E.O.S. - The City: Bigger & Better. about 1 year ago
Agreed, the original is really fun hard trance fare too. Baby Doc remix is meh but the B side kicks.
posted a review of Fantastic Plastic Machine - Whistle Song. about 1 year ago
Have to disagree with the previous reviewer on the Grant Nelson mix. It is a brilliant dub house/garage mix which perfectly sums up the Tokyo/Shibuya late-nite-club sound of this period and is probably one of Nelson's best remixes. I still play it in ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Untitled. about 1 year ago
A1 is M People - How Can I Love You More (Sasha's Master Mix) **NOT the Qat mix from Renaissance series**
A2 is Rythm Invention - Chronoclasm (Nick Simpson's Portable Mix) from Can't Take It
B1 is LaTour - Blue (Hermes Trance Mix) from Blue
B2 is ... See full review
submitted Space Opera - Space 3001. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Probe (7) - Beyond My Planet E.P.. about 1 year ago
Is there some kind of remix / ripoff of "Born To Freak"?

I remember hearing a slightly harder track with the same samples of "Go, go, go, go" and "breakit-breakit-down like Dis!" which sounds like it could have been on Influence as well. Can't find it ... See full review
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posted a review of Maarten van der Vleuten - No Poppycocking. about 1 year ago
Whilst there is a lot of background noise that is almost too much at times, it's not enough to fully detract from this incredible release. B1 is definitely the best tune on the EP (bleepy, uplifting Detroit techno gold) and it is playable... people will ... See full review
posted a review of Subsonic 808 / DJ Tonka - Force Inc Limited Edition Vinyl. about 1 year ago
I've got a feeling this is a bootleg as the sound quality is a bit rough in places (still playable though). The dodgy sticker and non-Force Inc. catalogue number also lend credence to this theory. Still a bargain as it contains three of DJ Tonka's best ... See full review
posted a review of Blue Boy - Scattered Emotions EP. about 1 year ago
Very overrated record with two stock-standard disco/funk house tracks in "So Lonely" and "Funky Friday", and the half-decent mainstream triphop of "Remember Me".

B2 "Clickwork '91" is a great subdued Detroit house shuffler which would warrant the ... See full review
posted a comment on Pocket - Knife EP. about 1 year ago
No it's the original mix, which is a breakbeat acid prog affair less on the techno side compared to the Head Affect remix (which can be found on Inbred EP)
posted a review of Vadim Svoboda - George Send. about 1 year ago
Well this is quite a unique record...

A1 is the clear club favourite, with a bouncy, playful and funky broken-beat core. The sample work is fun and raw (maybe that's where the previous reviewer heard a 'french touch' influence, though I don't really ... See full review
posted a review of J. Wiltshire - SH003. about 1 year ago
A1 & A2 are very nice alien/machine-funk electro techno tunes. Top notch, especially A2 which is clean and funky as hell.
B1 is a groovy, sneaky Detroit house shaker, wasn't expecting that!! But it's a very welcome inclusion.
B2 is straight up ambient, ... See full review
posted a review of Language (8) - In The Lab EP. about 1 year ago
From the liner notes of the aforementioned "Out Of The Blue" compilation by Phil Mison (written by Language's Alex Swift regarding 'Tranquility Bass')~

Recorded in Bristol, UK in 1991, this track was an expression of our love for the music coming out of ... See full review
posted a review of All Saints - Pure Shores. about 1 year ago
The Cosmos remix by Tom Middleton is inexplicably brilliant... it is the perfect dance reworking of what was the 00's greatest pop song. Imagine in a few hundred years from now, a festival is held on the coastline of a not-too-distant planet. Dancers ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Untitled. about 1 year ago
Worldwide Epidemic from New Zealand rocks it on his two tracks here which are both very fresh synthesised hardcore/techno/jungle techno fusions. The big surprise is from Afterlife who lays down a phat '92 Italian Techno/rave style on "The Joint", which ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Relapse. about 1 year ago
This is the best hardcore release of 2017 hands down. '92 hardcore/techno stylings throughout, sounds so authentic, each track is superbly produced. B1 is a euphoric hardcore mix of Kylie Minogue's "I Just Can't Get You Outta My Head" and it is a stone ... See full review
posted a comment on Methylizer - Wodka. about 1 year ago
it's from 2 Live Crew - Fuck A Gang

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMEpsQ1qtCM .
submitted Infra-Red - Metamorphosis. about 1 year ago