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posted a comment on Jonny L - She's Mine / Van Allen Belt. about 1 year ago
Superb tracks. Very different, but equally high quality. Jonny L - 25 years in the game and still at the top :)
posted a comment on Alpha Omega - The Lost Dats Vol 1. about 1 year 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!
posted a comment on Soul Intent - The Tide EP. about 1 year ago
This is excellent TechStep - will there be a little bit of a techstep revival going on soon?
posted a comment on Various - Black Hole. over 2 years ago
Quite versatile release, from Nuerofunk(-ish) to breakbeat-oriented tracks. Also varying in tempo. All in all, a solid release.
posted a comment on Dom+Roland* - Can't Punish Me. over 2 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
posted a comment on Southstar** & Miracle / Menacer - Omega Amen / I Can't Take It. over 2 years ago
I think whitelabels of this release were released in September 2003
posted a comment on Jonny L / Need For Mirrors - Welcome / Day Of Mercury. over 2 years ago
The Jonny L track is superb, a classic. Too bad it's so little known
posted a comment on Dom & Roland - The Trap / Swarm. over 3 years ago
Not certain but very likely late '96, 97 (judging from the sounds, track structure etc)
posted a comment on Soul Intent - Drifting. over 3 years ago
Superb tracks, these got laid back, dreamy vibes with an edge. Highly recommended !
posted a comment on Eljay & Ruffstuff* - L Plates Volume 7. over 4 years ago
Very good 2 Tracker, unfortunately quite neglected :( deep and dubby stuff :)
posted a comment on Tango And Ratty* - Steel Fingers / Snake Style. over 4 years ago
Ah a few heads still remember - splendid :)
posted a comment on Various - Darkside Compilation 2014. over 4 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.
posted a comment on Tango And Ratty* - Steel Fingers / Snake Style. over 4 years ago
Awesome slammer with an oldschool feel to it. Very underrated respectively totally forgotten today :(
posted a comment on Omni Music (2). over 5 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 am ... See full review
posted a comment on Skrillex. over 6 years ago
Have to agree to some point. I don't hate Skrillex at all or whatever, but he ain't hardcore at all and his stuff is more "Lamestep" than anything else. Listen to some 2004 Wiley, John E Cash etc. to get a grip.
posted a comment on Nasty Habits - As Nasty As I Wanna Be. over 6 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 alien ... See full review
posted a review of Paradox - Aries Maze / Reykjavik. over 6 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
posted a comment on DJ Peshay* - Psychosis / Represent. over 6 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 ... See full review
posted a review of Aquasky - Tranquility (Remixes). over 6 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.
posted a review of Optimo (2) - Optimo Present Psyche Out. over 6 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 Soul ... See full review