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Vinyl Fanatiks
posted a comment on Vinyl Fanatiks. 3 months ago
Without knowing which tracks it's difficult to know for sure what is going on, but if your stuff was released on a label, then it may be that the label owner is licensing it, which would be above board on Vinyl Fanatiks' end and then a matter to... See full review
Kurtis Blow - Deuce
posted a comment on Kurtis Blow - Deuce. 5 months ago
Apart from being a solid hip hop album this is the original source for the intro break for Double D & Steinski's seminal Lesson 2 and then circa 15 years later the massive jungle breakbeat popularized by LTJ Bukem on Horizons in 1995. Though it is... See full review
submitted The Egyptian Lover* - 1985 Instrumentals . 6 months ago
Michael Viner's Incredible Bongo Band* - Bongo Rock
posted a comment on Michael Viner's Incredible Bongo Band* - Bongo Rock. 7 months ago
>even if master tapes have been available...it seems that record master tapes, are the only thing in the world which get better over the years.

It's not that they get better but they will have the separate tracks available to work on independently... See full review
Rockers Revenge Featuring Donnie Calvin - Walking On Sunshine ‘82
posted a comment on Rockers Revenge Featuring Donnie Calvin - Walking On Sunshine ‘82. 7 months ago
This is/was a popular track to sample, here is a list:
https://www.whosampled.com/Rockers-Revenge/Walking-on-Sunshine/sampled/
Hopefully the track you are looking for is among them.
Potential Bad Boy - Work The Box EP
posted a comment on Potential Bad Boy - Work The Box EP. 11 months ago
Work the Box is a work of pure genius. Try and figure out why it works, you can't!
Noise Factory - Urban Music / One More Time
posted a comment on Noise Factory - Urban Music / One More Time. 11 months ago
Urban Music features serious bass and serious jungle bizznizz. Only for those that know.
Various - Streetnoise Vol. 1
posted a comment on Various - Streetnoise Vol. 1. 12 months ago
My own personal guess is that after this one they thought to release full compilation LPs of this sort of stuff and made the StreetSounds series as a result?
Tom And Jerry - The One Reason
posted a comment on Tom And Jerry - The One Reason. 12 months ago
There are not many records from this era that I truly regret missing or passing up, and not because they became in demand high dollar records either, but this is definitely one of them. This leads onto the second regret of not searching this out... See full review
Captain Rock - Cosmic Blast
posted a comment on Captain Rock - Cosmic Blast. 12 months ago
Cosmic Blast is one of the greatest tracks of this period and one of my personal favorites of all time. As noted by other reviewers, I also was introduced to this via Electro 6 in a slightly remixed form, which became my default choice to play once I... See full review
Baby D - Let Me Be Your Fantasy
posted a comment on Baby D - Let Me Be Your Fantasy. about 1 year ago
puttybutty1 : "This is the track that people who really aren't at all ravey say is their favorite tune. Whenever someone says they like this or mention it I switch off."

I look it another way: it's the track that people who were nicking flyers out... See full review
Various - Street Sounds Crucial Electro 4
posted a review of Various - Street Sounds Crucial Electro 4. about 1 year ago
It's been a long time since this was released now and it seems that this was possibly the most looked forward to release that ended up disappointing as much when it finally did drop.

Personally, my view is that Crucial 4 was a flawed concept from the... See full review
Zero B - Module E P
posted a comment on Zero B - Module E P. about 1 year ago
It's definitely not from there. The Let It Go break is in that track, but it isn't clean to use.
Brain Killers* / Family Of Intelligence - Border Line
posted a comment on Brain Killers* / Family Of Intelligence - Border Line. about 1 year ago
Dread_junglist Are you trying to suggest that Jungle was not part of the rave scene?
Sugarhill Gang - Livin' In The Fast Lane
posted a comment on Sugarhill Gang - Livin' In The Fast Lane. about 1 year ago
Yeah, I found out afterwards.. Never got around to editing it. Appreciate the correction.
Raze - Let The Music Move U
posted a comment on Raze - Let The Music Move U. about 1 year 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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DJ Edge - *1
posted a comment on DJ Edge - *1. about 1 year 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
Cut 2 Kill - Listen To The Basstone
posted a comment on Cut 2 Kill - Listen To The Basstone. about 1 year ago
HaydenLewis: Which begs the question; was this before or after he was cut out of the deal?
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Metal Heads* - Terminator
posted a comment on Metal Heads* - Terminator. about 1 year 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!
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Various - Electro Empire
posted a comment on Various - Electro Empire. about 1 year 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
DJ Krust* / Roni Size & DJ Die - The Resister / Music Box
posted a comment on DJ Krust* / Roni Size & DJ Die - The Resister / Music Box. about 1 year 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
MC Jay J (SL2) DJ Devious D* - Time Of Our Lives / Drive Ya' Crazy
posted a comment on MC Jay J (SL2) DJ Devious D* - Time Of Our Lives / Drive Ya' Crazy. about 1 year ago
Essential record, Time of Our Lives is the main track but don't sleep on Drive Ya' Crazy.
Skanna - Heaven E.P
posted a comment on Skanna - Heaven E.P. about 1 year 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.
Utomica - Rok A Bye
posted a comment on Utomica - Rok A Bye. about 1 year ago
/takes a look at discog sales for repress ...... That's a funny one for those who missed out on it.
C-Jam & Kid Frost - Commando Rock
posted a review of C-Jam & Kid Frost - Commando Rock. about 1 year 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 review that has since been deleted. about 1 year ago
Freestyle (7) - DJR - Madness / Wont Stand Still
posted a comment on Freestyle (7) - DJR - Madness / Wont Stand Still. about 1 year 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
Utomica - Rok A Bye
posted a comment on Utomica - Rok A Bye. about 1 year ago
This got played in AWOL a few times that I can remember, can confirm, meltingly good.
Cloud Nine* - Blacka' Shade Of Dub
posted a comment on Cloud Nine* - Blacka' Shade Of Dub. about 1 year 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.
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DJ Krust* / Roni Size & DJ Die - The Resister / Music Box
posted a comment on DJ Krust* / Roni Size & DJ Die - The Resister / Music Box. about 1 year 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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Syko & Mak - Homicide EP
posted a comment on Syko & Mak - Homicide EP. about 1 year ago
Assuming that you're talking about Set Fire To The Fader, it's Fat Larry's Band - Down On The Avenue
Nookie - Return Of Nookie
posted a comment on Nookie - Return Of Nookie. over 2 years 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
Manix - Rainbow People
posted a comment on Manix - Rainbow People. over 2 years 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
Dynamite Two - We'll Make You Rock
posted a comment on Dynamite Two - We'll Make You Rock. over 2 years 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.
Various - Street Sounds Electro 1
posted a comment on Various - Street Sounds Electro 1. over 2 years 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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Various - Word 2
posted a comment on Various - Word 2. over 3 years 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
Various - Street Sounds UK Electro
posted a review of Various - Street Sounds UK Electro. over 3 years 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
TronikHouse - Spark Plug
posted a comment on TronikHouse - Spark Plug. over 3 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.