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Canadian retro DJ: lifelong music nerd, 70's / 80's / all-kinds-of-disco music archivist and collector.

I blame my pre-school babysitter for kicking it all off in the late 70's, bringing all her 45's and LP's over, playing them while keeping me from destroying the house and injuring myself...unfortunately she hated disco and so did my siblings so I got very little exposure to it, which *thankfully* I would make up for later in life by educating myself on what I *should* have been listening to more of back when I was growing up!

In my school years would collect many 45's of my own as well as comps and cassettes from various genres and sources. Didn't start with 12" singles until the 90's, but like the disco exposure mentioned earlier, I made up for this too by "catching up" as time went on LOL.

First discovered the magic and miracle of beatmixing thanks to this amazing mixed comp, from K-tel of all places. I was blown away by the concept and it made me want to learn how to do that and become a DJ someday. In my teen years I would use double cassette decks to try and replicate mixes I heard!

My much older sister would bring me home mixed tapes from her DJ friends at bars she went to, and to say those tapes got worn out is an understatement. Turntablism fascinated me to no end.

Finally officially got into DJing in the early 90's, played in gay clubs from 1996 to 2008 before deciding to retire before it got too stale. Had enough of the late nights, drama, drunk / high people, and was slowly losing interest in new dance music on top of all that...good time to call it quits I'd say.

Now I spend my time as a serial collector of lossless audio, lost masters and various rare / obscure stuff.

As of 2020 have come out of DJ retirement and now do a weekly online show. It's a dream to be able to not only get back to what I love doing, but to only play the kind of music that *I* like!

I'm always up for connecting with like-minded music fans so feel free to send a message. Same goes if you have any specific questions about any of my items for sale feel free to send a message as well. I try to be as detailed as possible when applicable on the items I sell, but it's better to ask about anything before ordering if you're not sure.

Thanks!

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Various - Warner Music Canada October 2005 - Vol. 512
submitted Various - Warner Music Canada October 2005 - Vol. 512. about 1 month ago
Various - Warner Music Canada July 2004 - Vol. 498
submitted Various - Warner Music Canada July 2004 - Vol. 498. about 1 month ago
BT - R & R  (Rare & Remixed)
posted a review of BT - R & R (Rare & Remixed). about 1 month ago
Mikayekel27
Twenty years later most of this mix holds up. I felt the second disc was superior, but the mixing overall was still pretty good.


Yeah I thought the mixing was excellent as well. Funny thing - BT got Andy Gray to mix it... See full review
Various - WEA Music (June 1989)
submitted Various - WEA Music (June 1989). about 1 month ago
Various - WEA Music (May 1989)
submitted Various - WEA Music (May 1989). about 1 month ago
The Jeff Healey Band - Heart Of An Angel
submitted The Jeff Healey Band - Heart Of An Angel. 4 months ago
Purple Beat - Don't Stop Till You Get Enough ... / Enough
posted a review of Purple Beat - Don't Stop Till You Get Enough ... / Enough. 6 months ago
ckkdragon
...when Prince meets Michael Jackson on an italian Dancefloor ! ! ! 🤪


By 90's standards this is actually really, really good. Love playing this at roller rinks for throwback gigs.
Paul Oakenfold & Mike Cosford - The House Collection Volume 6
posted a review of Paul Oakenfold & Mike Cosford - The House Collection Volume 6. 7 months ago
CheefRoberts
and the Ascension Mix of Chakra's Home is unreleased as well.


It actually doesn't exist! I have this release and it's the Original Mix used on this mix. "Ascension Mix" is a mislabeling.
Madonna - Hollywood
posted a review of Madonna - Hollywood. 7 months ago
olcuriosity
Paul Oakenfold mixes (tracks 4 and 7) are lossy mastered


Yep...unfortunately they're lossy on every single release...EXCEPT Oakenfold's "Great Wall" mixed double CD set...meaning *somewhere* a proper master exists. Wish... See full review
Ben Liebrand - Grand 12-Inches 11
posted a review of Ben Liebrand - Grand 12-Inches 11. 7 months ago
The last 1:27 of track 4-2 is sourced from vinyl. Ben used the master-sourced copy from this 3" CD single for the first 7:20 of... See full review
One To One - Forward Your Emotions
posted a review of One To One - Forward Your Emotions. 7 months ago
cdunat
I can confirm this a proper remaster from original tapes. I purchased a copy upon release and it does not disappoint.

Except the last track which was ripped from cassette and has a few noticeable drop-outs. Thankfully very... See full review
Crystal Waters - Come On Down
posted a review of Crystal Waters - Come On Down. 7 months ago
back in 2001 in my club I gave this record 3 chances. All 3 times I played it right after a no-brainer big floor packing hit, and each time it absolutely cleared the floor.

Filed it away in a storage room, never saw or heard it again
Prezioso Feat. Marvin - Tell Me Why
posted a review of Prezioso Feat. Marvin - Tell Me Why. 7 months ago
The melody in the verses (and only the verses) of this song very heavily 'borrow' from the song "Family Man" by Hall & Oates / Mike Oldfield...similar to how the verses (and only the verses) on Kelly Osbourne's song "One Word" 5 years later would... See full review
Candi - Under Your Spell
posted a review of Candi - Under Your Spell. 8 months ago
Two things:

1) The 7 minute Extended Mix which only appears on the Canadian 12" releases has some poor editing / production issues...so don't bother seeking it out. The 5 minute "Club Mix" from the other countries' releases is much better... See full review
Various - Rampage! 10
posted a review of Various - Rampage! 10. 8 months ago
memeng
Probably the best issue of this short lived series by Ultimix.


Completely! I got so much use out of all tracks except the Morphine one. Issue 9 was good as well but not as much as this.
Ann Margret - Midnight Message / What I Do To Men
posted a review of Ann Margret - Midnight Message / What I Do To Men. 8 months ago
Anyone looking for the awesome "Midnight Message" in master quality on CD can find it on this compilation. It's the 7" edit, but it's the only legitimate CD out... See full review
Ann-Margret* - Ann-Margret
posted a review of Ann-Margret* - Ann-Margret. 8 months ago
Anyone looking for the awesome "Midnight Message" in master quality on CD can find it on this compilation. It's the 7" edit, but it's the only legitimate CD out... See full review
2 Unlimited - Where Are You Now
posted a review of 2 Unlimited - Where Are You Now. 8 months ago
[quote=soundslikethis03] I really wonder how this remix differs from the album version. This is a very interesting release considering this wasn't even a single, but it was put out as this promotional 7" release in the Philippines, and it's apparently... See full review
2 Unlimited - No Limits
posted a review of 2 Unlimited - No Limits. 8 months ago
[quote=CursedCDs] Actual versions:
1. No Limit (No Rap Version - Dutch B-Side Edit)
2. Tribal Dance (custom compositive edit of Edit and Album Version)
3. Mysterious (No Rap Album Version)
4. Faces (No Rap Album Version)
5. Maximum Overdrive (No Rap... See full review
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
posted a review of Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. 8 months ago
It’s quite remarkabe (and unbelievable) that not a single piece of his solo work has seen a vinyl release yet. Talk about a major cash-in opportunity for his family and estate. Would make a hell of a RSD product.
Madonna - Lick Me Down Under
posted a review of Madonna - Lick Me Down Under. 8 months ago
VERY poor sound quality on this one as it's all mono. Look for one of the other boots which will probably sound way better.
Divine Inspiration - The Way (Put Your Hand In My Hand)
posted a review of Divine Inspiration - The Way (Put Your Hand In My Hand). 9 months ago
Tracks 1, 3 and 5 are sourced from extremely low quality MP3 files. Avoid this release.
Various - Nothin' But The Hits
posted a review of Various - Nothin' But The Hits. 9 months ago
Spinecrawler
Cd Contains exclusive single & extended remix edit tracks not listed - i.e Wham!'s - I'm your man (Extended Stimulation Mix Edit)


It's actually the original LP version from their "Music From The Edge Of Heaven" album! ... See full review
Various - Nothin' But The Hits
posted a review of Various - Nothin' But The Hits. 9 months ago
There's only 2 ways to get Cats Can Fly "Flippin To The 'a' Side" on CD: Either buy this disc, or spend hundreds of dollars buying a CD copy of their debut album.
Various - The No. 1 Eighties Album
posted a review of Various - The No. 1 Eighties Album. 9 months ago
Erik_Nielsen
Contains the rare "Jellybean" remix single edit of Power of Love by Huey Lewis. The longer version is available on several collections but the shorter 4:21 edit is pretty rare

Holy shit...I've had this disc set for 27... See full review
Ian Pooley - Roller Skate Disco
posted a review of Ian Pooley - Roller Skate Disco. 9 months ago
Looking for a copy of this which has a reaction flyer / hype sheet included which would have been added to copies distributed by Canadian record pools. My original copy (which for sure had the sheet included) accidentally got given away with a stack... See full review
Toronto (4) - Lookin' For Trouble
posted a review of Toronto (4) - Lookin' For Trouble. 9 months ago
AWFUL reissue...sounds dry and hollow...very poor remastering job. AND the songs are re-mixed.

Stick with an original vinyl copy.
Various - Future Mix 9
posted a review of Various - Future Mix 9. 9 months ago
With a rhythm track masterfully sampled from Big Audio Dynamite's "Union Jack"
Ace Of Base - Beautiful Life - The Singles
posted a review of Ace Of Base - Beautiful Life - The Singles. 9 months ago
Track 17-3 "Everytime It Rains (Metro Club Mix)" is the exact same shitty, low-quality, lossy-as-fuck MP3 sourced garbage that is already on every other digital release out there. Goddammit. I give up.

And of COURSE, as always...the Metro Radio... See full review
Madonna - Golden Girl Mixes
posted a review of Madonna - Golden Girl Mixes. 9 months ago
onepinkball
Why is this blocked from sale in marketplace? copyright issues?


Yes, all On-U Sound releases are blocked from sale because they were all bootlegs.
Various - Warner Music Canada July 1994 - Vol. 213
submitted Various - Warner Music Canada July 1994 - Vol. 213. 10 months ago
Various - Warner Music Canada September 2005 - Vol. 511
submitted Various - Warner Music Canada September 2005 - Vol. 511. 10 months ago
Dionne Farris - Wild Seed - Wild Flower
posted a review of Dionne Farris - Wild Seed - Wild Flower. 10 months ago
BE WARY OF THIS PRESSING BEFORE DROPPING TONS OF MONEY ON IT, and have the seller fully play-test a copy before you buy.

I've run through 5 copies of this, and each one I've seen so far has defects / skips in the same areas on the B side, especially... See full review
Backstreet Boys - We've Got It Goin' On
posted a review of Backstreet Boys - We've Got It Goin' On. 10 months ago
This double promo was my first ever exposure to BB, which is comical considering that these remixes (notice the absence of the album version) so poorly represented the type of "music" that BB would become known for. That combined with there being no... See full review
Yaki-Da
posted a review of Yaki-Da. 11 months ago
When you order Ace Of Base from wish.com...

or Dollar Tree.
Various - The Last Party (Music Inspired By The Book  The Last Party: Studio 54, Disco And The Culture Of The Night)
posted a review of Various - The Last Party (Music Inspired By The Book The Last Party: Studio 54, Disco And The Culture Of The Night). 11 months ago
Great LP set for parties but beware of this pressing - I've had several copies (some even listed as mint), all of which are warped to a degree...some even causing skips. Maybe have your seller check the LP's first before buying.
Various - Electric Dance Floor 2
posted a review of Various - Electric Dance Floor 2. 11 months ago
As with the first volume of this series, this one is also pretty much all edits and early fades...some of which are clumsy: Double You "We All Need Love" has a bad abrupt edit at both points where the bridge ends and goes back into the chorus: ... See full review
Various - Ultimix 37
posted a review of Various - Ultimix 37. 11 months ago
Agree except for the Depeche Mode...Roonie G. absolutely RUINED the song. No wonder DM never let Ultimix touch their stuff again until over 15 years later.
Janet Jackson - Design Of A Decade 1986 / 1996
posted a review of Janet Jackson - Design Of A Decade 1986 / 1996. 11 months ago
On this compilation, "Nasty" is a bit different than the standard album version: the rhythm after the "Gimme a beat!" kicks in a bit later so it's a bit out of time.
Various - Warner Music Canada August 1992 - Vol. 148
submitted Various - Warner Music Canada August 1992 - Vol. 148. 11 months ago
Various - Warner Music Canada Promotional CD - Volume 332 - August 1997
submitted Various - Warner Music Canada Promotional CD - Volume 332 - August 1997. 11 months ago
Twisted Disco
posted a comment on Twisted Disco. 11 months ago
Careful with this series, lots of lossy MP3 sourced files
Pat Benatar - Synchronistic Wanderings
posted a review of Pat Benatar - Synchronistic Wanderings. 11 months ago
I'm sure it's just a coincidence but I can't get over how much the cover art & photo look like the one on this generic 1993 Canadian compilation of ballads.
Vengaboys - Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!
posted a review of Vengaboys - Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!. 11 months ago
That's hilarious, I'm a big fan of both bands and didn't notice that until I sang both in my head after reading your comment. Totally similar.
One thing I did notice back in 1999 though is that the first line of "We Like To Party" "I've got something... See full review
Kim Stockwood - Bonavista
posted a review of Kim Stockwood - Bonavista. 11 months ago
Note that the 1995 releases are missing the songs "Jerk" and "You Won't Remember This", both of which are on the 1996 releases (replacing the songs "Half The Man" and "Strong As I Need To Be").
2 Unlimited - No Limit
posted a review of 2 Unlimited - No Limit. 12 months ago
All 4 of these remixes suck stinky goat ass. Avoid.
Jon Secada - Whipped
posted a review of Jon Secada - Whipped. 12 months ago
If Jon ever did a Q&A and I had the opportunity to ask one of the questions, I would ask him what the story was behind the "Pussy Vocal XXX" version of this song and the dirty vocals he adds to it. Was so random and out of character for such a... See full review
Jane Siberry - When I Was A Boy
posted a review of Jane Siberry - When I Was A Boy. 12 months ago
First 4 tracks were produced by Brian Eno, and from what I know Jane is the ONLY Canadian artist to have ever worked with him. Quite an accomplishment!

Also having Michael Brook involved with the project makes this a super solid album.
Praga Khan - Conquers Your Love
posted a review of Praga Khan - Conquers Your Love. 12 months ago
The version of "Injected With A Poison" contained on this release is the one remixed by Digital Orgasm, and appears on various '92 singles either under the name "Adam's Power Mix", "MNO... See full review
Rainbow Nation Featuring Dionne* - I've Never Been To Me
posted a review of Rainbow Nation Featuring Dionne* - I've Never Been To Me . about 1 year ago
Very fun, campy cover of the Charlene classic. I've never seen a photo of Dionne the vocalist from this version, but after hearing it I definitely imagine she's big, black, and FIERCE!! She even throws in some extra spoken sections to give the song... See full review