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posted a comment on Brain Killers* / Family Of Intelligence - Border Line. about 22 hours ago
Dread_junglist Are you trying to suggest that Jungle was not part of the rave scene?
posted a comment on Sugarhill Gang - Livin' In The Fast Lane. 7 days ago
Yeah, I found out afterwards.. Never got around to editing it. Appreciate the correction.
posted a comment on Raze - Let The Music Move U. 7 days ago
Retrac & Chromaboy

For both of you:

https://www.discogs.com/Vaughan-Mason-Bounce-Rock-Skate-Roll-Rocking-Big-Guitar/master/122842

Also check the Raze production credits against the above linked track.
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posted a comment on DJ Edge - *1. 19 days ago
djmystery Looks like it is fixed now, but I got my copy in Zoom Records, Camden around April '92 time too, and that was a little bit before it blew up. Amazing record, I wasn't totally convinced when I first heard it in the shop, the staff member was... See full review
posted a comment on Cut 2 Kill - Listen To The Basstone. about 1 month ago
HaydenLewis: Which begs the question; was this before or after he was cut out of the deal?
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posted a comment on Metal Heads* - Terminator. 2 months ago
>I think I remember a Goldie interview where he said the first time they played it out the crowd basically left the room and weren't feeling it at all.

Not in AWOL they didn't!
posted a comment on DJ Red Alert & Mike Slammer - Ganja Man EP. 2 months ago
Would not be surprised if Bizzy B had a hand in this one.
posted a comment on Various - Electro Empire. 3 months ago
I was also a judge for this competition, I agree that Wildthing's track was too good not to win, really well put together and as EE at the time definitely skewed more to the old school, was a sure fire winner. However, my personal pick; Metric... See full review
posted a comment on DJ Krust* / Roni Size & DJ Die - The Resister / Music Box. 3 months ago
Going to add to the building chorus in regards to Resister. It's heartwarming to see it getting some love. Music Box was everywhere and rightly so, but Resister was just as good in its own way; deep and expressive unlike so many other records at the... See full review
posted a comment on MC Jay J (SL2) DJ Devious D* - Time Of Our Lives / Drive Ya' Crazy. 4 months ago
Essential record, Time of Our Lives is the main track but don't sleep on Drive Ya' Crazy.
posted a comment on Skanna - Heaven E.P. 5 months ago
Bukem did strings and sampled the rest. I can't vouch for his 2000 and onwards stuff as I didn't follow it. I never said Bukem wasn't good but in the context of the time, this was beyond Bukem.
posted a comment on Utomica - Rok A Bye. 5 months ago
/takes a look at discog sales for repress ...... That's a funny one for those who missed out on it.
posted a review of C-Jam & Kid Frost - Commando Rock. 5 months ago

I first heard this on Mike Allen's show in 1985 and fell in love with Commando Rock immediately. Great vocoder, synths, cool rap, funky scratching and even the Hendrix inspired guitar solo crushed it. Post apocalyptic sci-fi hip hop electro punk rock... See full review
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posted a comment on Freestyle (7) - DJR - Madness / Wont Stand Still. 6 months ago
LOL, Madness rocked the house, choppy production and all :) It's an essential record. I get that the prices are so mad, I'm glad I got mine new at the time. Hopefully these will all get pristine digital releases so the collectors can have it their way... See full review
posted a comment on Utomica - Rok A Bye. 6 months ago
This got played in AWOL a few times that I can remember, can confirm, meltingly good.
posted a comment on Cloud Nine* - Blacka' Shade Of Dub. 7 months ago
B1 & B2 were/are my go-to tracks on this EP. You can hear that Gavin took the B1 template for some of his later Cloud 9/Nookie stuff too.
posted a comment on Egyptian Empire - The Horn Track. 9 months ago
This was not 1991. Especially the Mickey Finn Foghorn mix LOL
posted a comment on DJ Krust* / Roni Size & DJ Die - The Resister / Music Box. 9 months ago
The Resister is one of the cases of a fantastic B Side being relatively overlooked because the A was so massive - though I just saw that Resister is the A of an AA release lol. I'm sure it got play, it has Randall all over it, though I can't recall... See full review
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posted a comment on Syko & Mak - Homicide EP. 10 months ago
Assuming that you're talking about Set Fire To The Fader, it's Fat Larry's Band - Down On The Avenue
posted a comment on Nookie - Return Of Nookie. 12 months ago
This here is a prime example of a review clouded (pun not intended) on the perspective of this EP's legacy rather than it's actual quality. Go listen to an AWOL tape from '93 when this was first released and listen to the reaction it gets, then tell... See full review
posted a comment on Manix - Rainbow People. 12 months ago
Let's keep it civil chaps. Jungle Techno was a term that can be traced to at least late '91: https://www.discogs.com/Noise-Factory-Loving-You-Jungle-Techno/master/47676 Hardcore Jungle was also a term that was not uncommon by the time this remix ep... See full review
posted a comment on Dynamite Two - We'll Make You Rock. about 1 year ago
I just noticed that mine is like that, the label is correct in labeling A & B in accordance with the vinyl but the track names are switched.
posted a comment on Various - Street Sounds Electro 1. about 1 year ago

Just a note to mention that this pressing features the version of The Return Of Captain Rock that finishes like the 12" version and doesn't fade out earlier as the other pressing does. This is a relatively minor difference and I don't know which is... See full review
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posted a comment on Various - Word 2. about 1 year ago
Newtrament - London Bridge Is Falling Down? I guess because it is a compilation the genre/style tags have to include all possibilities, though I do tend to agree with the other reply about 'Pop Rap' being out of place, but that was probably added by... See full review
posted a review of Various - Street Sounds UK Electro. about 1 year ago
I'm writing this review as a semi-response to another commentator who summed their review up with the recommendation to pretend this LP doesn't exist. Obviously everyone is entitled to their opinion and that goes without saying (though I said it... See full review
posted a comment on TronikHouse - Spark Plug. over 2 years ago
Up Tempo was hot and no-one who was hearing it out would have even known it was Kevin Saunderson, the name meant nothing when it came to carrying this track, it stood on its own and is a classic for that reason.
posted a comment on The Awesome 3* - Don't Go / Headstrong. over 2 years ago
[nitpicky] Don't Go came out way before Let Me Be Your Fantasy so which track sounded like which should be switcheroo'd [/nitpicky]
posted a comment on Super Kids - The Tragedy (Don't Do It). over 2 years ago
Not to take away from the production genius of Marley here, but he was sampling snares before this track, I want to say as far back as Roxanne's Revenge, but definitely on Bite This & Shout Rap by Shante & Craig G respectively, both of those came out... See full review
posted a comment on Bizzy B + Peshay - 2 Dope E.P.. over 2 years ago
Bizzy's early stuff was done with Amiga/OctaMED & 8bit samples until the purchase of an Akai S950. I'm not necessarily against this sort of thing but Bizzy's early ruff sound is very much due to the crunchy Amiga samples, the only way to get it 'hi... See full review
posted a comment on Awesome Foursome - Monster Beat. over 2 years ago
It has been one of the great mysteries of the old skool hip hop/electro collector scene for a long time. My own guess is that there are boxes of them either sitting in an old warehouse somewhere still waiting to be discovered, or they all were thrown... See full review
posted a comment on The Dynamic Duo* Featuring Shaquan - Knights Of The Turntables. over 3 years ago
I guess I can understand why this one was somewhat slept on in the US but blew up in the UK.. a superbly produced/rapped/scratched cut that tells the hip hopified story of a Camelot, knights & damsels etc.. I mean, why wouldn't it have? The only thing... See full review
posted a comment on Ajax Project*, Thor*, Biogen* - Mach III. over 3 years ago
I find it interesting that the first record that Goldie was involved with, a limited edition white label, is selling for so little, relatively speaking.

Oh, and I could never understand what the vocal sample actually said..

Anyway, Ruffige was a... See full review
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posted a comment on Skanna - Until The Night Is Morning / All You Wanted. over 4 years ago
I believe the higher pitch was done intentionally, at -8 it plays at the original tempo. I do agree that you won't notice any discernible loss of quality, after all, some people play(ed) DnB pressed at 45rpm on 33rpm for a more breaks sound. This was... See full review
posted a review of Easy Mike - I Salute. over 5 years ago
It's Real is a hardcore record, real rough sounding with, I dare say it, a bit of a precursor to the approach that the Bomb Squad would take with the PE stuff. There's so much going on and the main hook being a very raw and atonal version of Trouble... See full review
posted a comment on Joint Project - Dark In Da Jungle / Fantasize. over 5 years ago
Dark In The Jungle was part of the first wave of the 'long synth intro' type tracks that later became known as intelligent jungle/dnb and associated very much with Bukem. The problem with the later popularity was that loads of tracks had this style of... See full review
posted a comment on Rufige Cru* - Darkrider. over 5 years ago
What can be said of this EP? There had been exploratory efforts into dark hardcore previous, but many were not ready for this! The thing about it is that it's not all dark, Darkrider was the obvious cut and (deservedly) got played immensely, but every... See full review
posted a comment on Radiänce - This Is A Party. over 5 years ago
Can someone please confirm whether this release is a cheap mp3 style bootleg pressing, symptomatic of the mid-late 00s, or a quality reissue?
posted a comment on Ruff Tuff & Wicked Stuff - Chapel Of Dub. over 6 years ago
The first thing to think is that it was amazing what people got away with back then, this is pretty much a naughty reworking of Some Justice, minus the vocal. However, it must be stated that Nick Power and Aphrodite were studio mates at Pulse FM at... See full review
posted a comment on DJ Phantasy & DJ Gemini - Vol 1. over 6 years ago
Goodness, what a classic, and so cheap to pick up too, there is no excuse not to have this in your collection. None at all.
posted a comment on Foul Play - Vol III Remixes. over 6 years ago
Both tracks work exceptionally well in different ways to each other, but contributing to the greater overall accomplishment of this record, further displaying Moving Shadow as a historically top tier label well into ascension, artistically and... See full review