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posted a comment on The Dynamic Duo* Featuring Shaquan - Knights Of The Turntables. 2 months 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* - Mach III. 6 months 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. about 1 year 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 a ... See full review
posted a review of Easy Mike - I Salute. over 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 the ... See full review
posted a comment on DJ Phantasy & DJ Gemini - Vol 1. over 3 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 3 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
posted a comment on Hardcore Rhythm Team - Hardcore - The Final Conflict. over 3 years ago
I find it difficult to believe that, I distinctly recall rejecting a white label copy of this in Zoom Records in Camden because the Emmerdale sample was just too much. Maybe 200-500.. Zoom was good to great at that time for hardcore but at 25 copies and ... See full review
posted a comment on Rocksann - She Died. over 3 years ago
'She Died' is one of my favourite answer records in the whole Roxanne battle saga, it was released around the time that the saga was being taken to an almost Pythonesque level, all that was needed was an answer record entitled 'Roxanne Is Not Dead, She's ... See full review
posted a comment on The Knights Of The Turntables* - Fresh Mess. over 6 years ago
Being someone who owns a copy of the 'original' press from the 80s and also grabbed the chance to get the 'repress' in the early 2000s, having compared the two pieces of vinyl, I find it almost impossible to distinguish the two to the point of believing ... See full review
posted a comment on Kosmic Light Force - Mysterious Waves. over 6 years ago
The thing that I liked about this when I first heard it on a Mike Allen show tape was that it was like a more melodical excursion of Kid Frost's Terminator - it's like Dave Storrs left all the equipment and mixer settings as they were after they were ... See full review
posted a comment on Kosmic Light Force - Mysterious Waves. over 6 years ago
The thing that I liked about this when I first heard it on a Mike Allen show tape was that it was like a more melodical excursion of Kid Frost's Terminator - it's like Dave Storrs left all the equipment and mixer settings as they were after they were ... See full review
posted a comment on MC ADE - Bass Rock Express. over 7 years ago
Peace Kramtronix, fair enough, Green Acres never made it to the UK as far as I can remember so the reference obviously would have gone over our heads. I do remember the TV theme times of the era, but for whatever reason, some themes were well used and ... See full review
posted a review of Fat Boys - Sex Machine / Beat Box Is Rocking. over 9 years ago
Sex Machine was the first of the crossover successes that the Fat Boys recorded, which was possibly a blessing and a curse to the group, how that gets apportioned between blessing and curse is debatable, but this review isn't terribly concerned with Sex ... See full review
posted a review of MC ADE - Bass Rock Express. over 10 years ago
This is a solid record with one problem, the banjo hook used every once in a while is just plain rubbish! Two copies are a must for a DJ to get around this if playing vinyl, or a quick snip or two in CoolEdit for a Serato DJ, however which way you do it, ... See full review
posted a review of Skanna - Heaven E.P. over 12 years ago
'This Way' showed Bukem how to progress and he never quite hit the heights of this jazz soaked jungle/dnb work out, perfect in nearly every way, musical and melodic hardcore that lives up to the term 'intelligent'. Flip it over and you have 'Heaven' ... See full review
posted a review of Divine Sounds - Me & My Posse. over 12 years ago
Me & My Posse is a late 86 NY monster beat rap record, very stripped down and ruff with stomping kick and snare. Do Or Die In Bedsty, it's important to note, is not the same version as can be found on the Changes We Go Through release, which is a cut up ... See full review
posted a review of Marley Marl / Faze One - The Man Marley Marl / Stronger Than Strong (Remix). over 12 years ago
Stronger Than Strong is Wacker Than Wack, but The Man Marley Marl is a lost Marley Marl gem that everyone should have in their collection, a great cut up record that has it's best pressing on this 7", which is a massive shame as it should have been ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Trace - Teach Me To Fly / Inception (After Dark Remix). over 12 years ago
The remix of Inception was a disappointing follow up to the original, however 'Teach Me To Fly' more than made up for it, initially a track that didn't seem to fit the mould and may have been passed over for not being hectic enough in comparison to its ... See full review
posted a review of SL2 - Way In My Brain (Remix). over 12 years ago
The remix of Way In My Brain fails to live up to the original which is more of a statement about the greatness of the original more than anything. However, I was looking for something a bit more inspired than a rehash, but SLEctro made up for it without ... See full review
posted a review of Prime Time - So Damn Tough / He's Def. over 12 years ago
Sounds more like it was made in 1986 than 1989, and that's no bad thing at all! Heavy 808 drums with fresh rap and clean scratching makes this a must if you liked early Two Live Crew.
posted a review of Two Live Crew* - What I Like. over 12 years ago
The Instrumental Scratch Mix of this is an absolute stormer, and only available on this release too. What I Like was the tune back when Two Live Crew were straight up Hip Hop, the scratch mix is 7 minutes of pure old skool scratch and cut biznizz! Don't ... See full review
posted a review of Sugarhill Gang - Livin' In The Fast Lane. over 13 years ago
Don't sleep on this LP, features "Troy" which AFAIK did not get released on 12" and is one of the best Sugarhill Gang tracks they made. The other two major cuts are Kick It Live From 9 to 5 and the title track Living In The Fast Lane, which are better to ... See full review
posted a review of Origin Unknown - Eastern Promise EP. over 13 years ago
Those lovely sine bells, and the squeaky 'I just can't get over losing you'... Hardcore at it's most sublime. Classic twilight period '92 tune.
posted a review of Capt. Rock* - House Of Rock / You Stink. over 13 years ago
Not trying to score a cheap dig, but You Stink was probably the best description for "House Of Rock", but the actual track "You Stink" is a worthy Captain Rock track. "Stay fresh & clean each and every day, you shower in the shower to keep the odour ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Street Sounds Crucial Electro. over 13 years ago
The first side up till Rockit is sublime, one of the greatest mixes ever, humbling to hear such creativity matched with such preciseness, even more so when you realise that this was 1983. Side 2 features the all time classic Clear amongst other greats, ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Street Sounds Crucial Electro 3. over 13 years ago
This to me was the Street Sounds Electro swan song to the original skool before the likes of KRS1 & Public Enemy took control of the Hip Hop game and laid the foundations of what rap has become, and also before the impending tsunami-like arrival of House ... See full review