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Essence Of Aura - The Destiny E.P.
posted a comment on Essence Of Aura - The Destiny E.P.. 12 months ago
I'd say it's from early 1993, it happens to appear in some playlists from march/April '93
Noise Abroad - Vent That Spleen
posted a comment on Noise Abroad - Vent That Spleen. about 1 year ago
Got also played by Italien DJ Legen Daniele Baldelli at the "Cosmic"-Parties in 1984
Amit - Volume 14
posted a comment on Amit - Volume 14. about 1 year ago
"Erazer" is the one on this 12" - a dubby heavyweight groover. Excellent early work of Dub-master Amit.
Friske - Untitled Killa / Persevere
posted a comment on Friske - Untitled Killa / Persevere. about 1 year ago
2020 was a very good year for Metalheadz - at least regarding high quality releases - like this one. Also Digital on form.
Megadrive - Mega 2
posted a comment on Megadrive - Mega 2. about 1 year ago
The A-Side is an early example of the emerging "Darkness"- sound in what soon would become Jungle.
Ed Rush - Killamanjaro / Subway
posted a comment on Ed Rush - Killamanjaro / Subway. about 1 year ago
"Subway" is the one. Absolutely embodies '96 dark Junge/Techstep. One of the best tunes of the era.
Penguin Republic - The Nine
posted a comment on Penguin Republic - The Nine. about 1 year ago
The Seba Remix is absolutely brilliant DnB. Awesome and highly recommended
Fracture & Neptune / Polska - A Glass World / Burning Sun
posted a comment on Fracture & Neptune / Polska - A Glass World / Burning Sun. about 1 year ago
Indeed, such a beautiful track. Polska released gems only. Too bad he was into breaky DnB not for much longer.
Jon The Dentist - France
posted a comment on Jon The Dentist - France. about 1 year ago
An excellent TechStep-release by an artist who is/was normally releasing Trance and Techno.
Pieter K - One Of Them / Set The Records Straight
posted a comment on Pieter K - One Of Them / Set The Records Straight. about 1 year ago
"One of them" is the track to look for. Great drum workout.
Ink* & J.W. / Kemal - Alien Planet / Animation (Konflict Remix)
posted a comment on Ink* & J.W. / Kemal - Alien Planet / Animation (Konflict Remix). about 1 year ago
"Alien Planet" is where it's at. Superb dubby tune with cool breaks
Absolute Zero + Subphonics - The Code / Fugitive
posted a comment on Absolute Zero + Subphonics - The Code / Fugitive. about 1 year ago
Back in the day every big-name dj under the sun used to spin "The Code", which is just boring-ish distorted 2step DnB.

The real gem is "Fugitive" on the flipside, though. At least to me.
Ryme Tyme - We Enter / No Escape
posted a comment on Ryme Tyme - We Enter / No Escape. about 1 year ago
"No Escape " is the track that makes this reocrd worthwile.
Jonny L - She's Mine / Van Allen Belt
posted a comment on Jonny L - She's Mine / Van Allen Belt. over 3 years ago
Superb tracks. Very different, but equally high quality. Jonny L - 25 years in the game and still at the top :)
Alpha Omega - The Lost Dats Vol 1
posted a comment on Alpha Omega - The Lost Dats Vol 1. over 3 years ago
These are great, heavy, heavy tunes - Alpha Omega aka Colin Lindo, what an underrated yet brilliant producer. Rave Delight is brilliant, Congo Dub still very, very good. Excellent release!
Soul Intent - The Tide EP
posted a comment on Soul Intent - The Tide EP. over 4 years ago
This is excellent TechStep - will there be a little bit of a techstep revival going on soon?
Various - Black Hole
posted a comment on Various - Black Hole. over 4 years ago
Quite versatile release, from Nuerofunk(-ish) to breakbeat-oriented tracks. Also varying in tempo. All in all, a solid release.
Dom+Roland* - Can't Punish Me
posted a comment on Dom+Roland* - Can't Punish Me. over 4 years ago
Was definitley released (or at least the full release) in early 2000 as I was buying records like mad around that time and very well remember getting this in spring 2000
Southstar** & Miracle / Menacer - Omega Amen / I Can't Take It
posted a comment on Southstar** & Miracle / Menacer - Omega Amen / I Can't Take It. over 5 years ago
I think whitelabels of this release were released in September 2003
Jonny L / Need For Mirrors - Welcome / Day Of Mercury
posted a comment on Jonny L / Need For Mirrors - Welcome / Day Of Mercury. over 5 years ago
The Jonny L track is superb, a classic. Too bad it's so little known
Dom & Roland - The Trap / Swarm
posted a comment on Dom & Roland - The Trap / Swarm. over 5 years ago
Not certain but very likely late '96, 97 (judging from the sounds, track structure etc)
Soul Intent - Drifting
posted a comment on Soul Intent - Drifting. over 6 years ago
Superb tracks, these got laid back, dreamy vibes with an edge. Highly recommended !
Eljay & Ruffstuff* - L Plates Volume 7
posted a comment on Eljay & Ruffstuff* - L Plates Volume 7. over 6 years ago
Very good 2 Tracker, unfortunately quite neglected :( deep and dubby stuff :)
Tango And Ratty* - Steel Fingers / Snake Style
posted a comment on Tango And Ratty* - Steel Fingers / Snake Style. over 7 years ago
Ah a few heads still remember - splendid :)
Various - Darkside Compilation 2014
posted a comment on Various - Darkside Compilation 2014. over 7 years ago
This was one of my fav compilations/Albums of 2014. Very, very good stuff, especially considered this was/is available for free on the bandcamp page.
Tango And Ratty* - Steel Fingers / Snake Style
posted a comment on Tango And Ratty* - Steel Fingers / Snake Style. over 7 years ago
Awesome slammer with an oldschool feel to it. Very underrated respectively totally forgotten today :(
Omni Music (2)
posted a comment on Omni Music (2). over 7 years ago
Omni Music has become a favourite very quickly. Be it Jungle, ambient or expermiental electronic sounds, the quality control will not slip with this very fine label . Also Chris Eschaton (I assume he is the label owner) always brings in new talent. I... See full review
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Nasty Habits - As Nasty As I Wanna Be
posted a comment on Nasty Habits - As Nasty As I Wanna Be. over 8 years ago
This masterpiece was on any good mixtape in late 1992, early 1993. A seriously heavyweight tune which is the aural equivalent of a steamroller. Absolute classic, can be dropped still more than 20 years after it's release and still sounds absolutley... See full review
Paradox - Aries Maze / Reykjavik
posted a review of Paradox - Aries Maze / Reykjavik. over 8 years ago
Absolutley brilliant early morning sunshine Drum n Bass, or rather "artcore" as the more laid back jungle around 1995/96 was called - although it doesnt sound like done back then, it just gives me the same vibe when listening to it. Awesome drum... See full review
DJ Peshay* - Psychosis / Represent
posted a comment on DJ Peshay* - Psychosis / Represent. over 8 years ago
Tracks from early 1995, and in so far also very typical for that era, when "artcore" arrived and got media coverage. At the same time tho, ragga jungle still ruled the dancefloors very much. nice drum programming, and some jazzy vibes for quieter moments. See full review
Aquasky - Tranquility (Remixes)
posted a review of Aquasky - Tranquility (Remixes). over 8 years ago
A solid, laid back release for more quiet moments. Good tracks for building up a set again towards more powerful releases. This record is well done, but it's not a dancefloor burner. Nevertheless such records are also necessary for building diverse sets.
Optimo (2) - Optimo Present Psyche Out
posted a review of Optimo (2) - Optimo Present Psyche Out. over 8 years ago
Very nice mix-compitation which spans from New Wave and Disco through EBM and more dancable Industrial (Throbbing Gristle) to Acidhouse and early 1990s Techno (Vitamin HMC, Koenig Cylinders, Vapourspace). Even some spacerock (Hawkwind) and classic... See full review