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posted a review of Siouxsie & The Banshees - Fear (Of The Unknown) (Techno-Vertigo Mix). 1 day ago
What in the actual...

I have to say, I never expected to hear industrial-tinged Rave from Siouxsie!

Ok ok, it's the remix by Junior Vasquez. He delivers a pounding mix, full of metallic percussion and grinding rave stabs.

Also, you can forget about ... See full review
posted a review of D.J. Professor* - Runner / Anxiety. 1 day ago
Mauro Picotto's R.A.F. "Extended Mix" (A1) is quite something indeed, as it was released in 1992 yet it has the exact sound of '93-'94 Media Eurodance (think Cappella etc).

Very forward thinking, and a cracking tune to boot.
posted a comment on M & G - When I Let You Down. 1 day ago
To be honest I'm done with reissues now.

It seems that 95% are poorly pressed, recorded from lossy digital sources or straight up vinyl rips.

Even the highly respected Dark Entries appears to be having more & more issues (see Spacer Woman).

From now ... See full review
posted a review of AIR - Talkie Walkie. 3 days ago
There was something about Talkie Walkie that really struck with me upon first listen back in 2004.

I was already a fan of AIR, but after the first few listens to this LP I fell kinda in love, and it continues to this day.

It brings hazy memories of ... See full review
submitted The Long Blondes - Century. 6 days ago
posted a review of Lost - Ten Commandments / Peace. 12 days ago
Proper oldschool 'ardkore, sure to appeal to fans of The Hypnotist.

Nothing is spared, so you get menacing acid basslines, vocal samples from Moses himself and ultra evil "Hardcore U Know The Score" style riffs!

Peace starts off much more mellow, with ... See full review
posted a review of D.I.P. (3) - Give Me Your Lovin. 14 days ago
Absolute Eurodance bomb!

This track has got it all. A strong, commanding female lead vocal, a cool rapper, a nice heavy bassline and a main synth melody to die for.


No wonder it's so in demand!
posted a comment on Romanelli* - The Pulse / Imagination. 15 days ago
Fans of Space need to check out "Imagination".

Superb fast paced synthesized Space Disco, with a touch of Jarre.

The soundtrack to that childhood animated TV show you never watched, but have a memory of somehow.
posted a review of Ladytron - Soft Power. 18 days ago
The only remix worth mentioning is by Brendan Long & Loz.

They take Helen's original "aahs" and meld them to a dark, sinister Techno underpinning with plenty of Grenoble sound (think The Hacker).

A warped bassline guides you through dark alleys, while ... See full review
posted a review of Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel / Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - White Lines / Scorpio. 18 days ago
Anyone else with this reissue find that the start of Scorpio is totally fucked up on the right channel?

Same thing halfway through the track. Sounds like someone was messing around with the gains.
posted a review of Aalto - Rush. 18 days ago
Head straight to the Super 8 vs. Orkidea remix on this.

The influence of Orkidea is apparent, with his outstanding flair for melody helping the track to shine.

There was such a wealth of talent in Finland around the mid-2000 Trance scene.

Massive ... See full review
posted a review of Above & Beyond Feat. Zoë Johnston - No One On Earth. 18 days ago
Gabriel & Dresden were the hottest property in the Progressive scene around this period, and one listen to their remix of No One On Earth is enough to understand why they were held in such high regard.

While a lot of Progressive artists could sound ... See full review
posted a comment on Gouryella - Gouryella. 19 days ago
Gouryella is one of the '99 Trance anthems, beloved by many people.

Did you read the comments below?

Or did you just decide to piss upon something that's not really your thing just to make yourself feel better?

You don't see me slagging off Soulful ... See full review
posted a review of The Prodigy - Fire • Jericho. 21 days ago
Fire is a decent enough track, but amongst the wealth of classic material Liam produced up to '92 I think even he would agree that it is one of the weaker efforts.

Flip it over to get one of the absolute best Prodigy tracks of any era: Jericho.

This ... See full review
posted a review of The Hacker / Millimetric, David Carretta - Moskow Reise. 21 days ago
You really can't go wrong no matter what mix you choose here.

The original is a throbbing EBM-meets-Techno monster, complete with menacing vocals & aggressive synth stabs. It's hard to hear who had the biggest influence on the track, as it does sound a ... See full review
posted a review of Talla* And Ace* - Redrum O.T.D.. 22 days ago
Released a few years after "Euphoric Trance" had died commercially, Redrum O.T.D. actually stands as one of the finest examples of this classic sound.

It's almost like a final swansong for the sound we all loved so much.

The beats are strong, the main ... See full review
posted a review of The Criminal Minds - Joyrider EP. 23 days ago
Joyrider is a proper oldschool anthem, very uniquely UK.

Where else would you get vocal samples such as "Joyriders, like yourselves, like I used to be"?

Clearly the sample was taken from an ex-joyrider. For those who don't know, joyriding was a pastime ... See full review
posted a review of Neon Neon - Stainless Style. 29 days ago
While this debut is commendable as a concept album about DeLorean, the mixture of 80's styled New Wave jarres violently against the rap tracks.

I find it impossible to enjoy the album as a whole, which is typically what you need to do for a concept ... See full review
posted a comment on Reflekt Feat. Delline Bass - Need To Feel Loved. about 1 month ago
Last sold 16th March 2017: 200 Euro.

That's supply & demand, nothing to do with greed.
submitted Robert Holmes (6) - Different Dwelling. about 1 month ago
posted a comment on Jean Michel Jarre* - Waiting For Cousteau. about 1 month ago
@ adiscombug: I saw Jarre last week in Montreal and he used Waiting For Cousteau here too, around 24 years after your concert in London!

It's a great choice for a warmup track. People who don't know it don't mind (it's just background music before he ... See full review
posted a comment on Joy Division - Closer. about 1 month ago
"Atrocity Exhibition" is quite apt for the sleeve of this release.

Collectors will buy any old shite, won't they?
posted a comment on Soviet - We Are Eyes, We Are Builders. about 1 month ago
This album is crying out for a vinyl pressing, and all we get is a limited run of 250 tapes?

Sort it out, Soviet! Get on the phone to Medical Records LLC pronto.
submitted The Long Blondes - Sampler. about 1 month ago
posted a comment on Kebu. about 1 month ago
So I guess that this guy makes what you would call "Space Synth"?

That's the closest thing I can think of, those old 80's artists like Laserdance who had a kinda Italo Disco rhythm but were instrumental with very Jarre-esque melodies.
posted a review of Bogart (9) - En Cas D'Urgence. about 1 month ago
A decent album of fast paced late 80's tracks, synth-heavy and with plenty of drive.

Standout tracks include En cas d'urgence, Rumeur & Rêve, which stylistically have a bit in common with A-Ha. Of course the difference here is a female vocal, and she ... See full review
posted a comment on Lene Lovich - Flex. about 1 month ago
Gold promo stamps on sleeves do not actually equate to Promo copies.

For an item to qualify as Promo, the information needs to printed directly on the item (sleeve, labels) as a part of the original design. Basically, as part of the original process and ... See full review
posted a comment on Radiohead - Kid A. about 1 month ago
Yeah just another positive report for the "Made In The EU" version. A fantastic pressing, richly dynamic.

A quick A/B comparison with my original Kid A 10" was actually quite impressive. The original 10" copy sounds superb of course, and it has ... See full review
submitted Infinity Night - Eternal Love. about 1 month ago
posted a review of Caspar Pound Feat. Plavka - Liquid Love. about 1 month ago
Very classy Trance with a progressive edge. It may be from '99 and it may have a hands-in-the-air riff, but it still manages to sound credible (unlike so many '99 era tunes).

Full credit to the legend that was Caspar Pound. We all thought Rising High ... See full review
posted a comment on The Durutti Column - The Return Of The Durutti Column. about 1 month ago
It's a free market mate, sellers are free to ask a price that they see fit.

If buyers choose that price continually, then that's the going market rate. If nobody buys it at their price, then yeah they're overpricing. But who cares?

They're stuck with ... See full review
posted a comment on Vitalic Feat. Mark Kerr - Use It Or Loose It. about 1 month ago
I don't mind the vocals that much, but thankfully there's also an instrumental available.

Vocals or not, this is a great track. Typical inspired melody from Vitalic.

I'm almost temped to dock this release 1 star for the misspelling of "Lose" though. ... See full review
posted a review of Various - 7" Up!. 2 months ago
A fantastic little compilation, full of songs that I personally had never heard before. You never got these on Radio 1 during the afternoon!

Musically, they range from Punkish aggression to Electronic minimalism, but they all hold a certain quirkyness ... See full review
submitted The Long Blondes - Someone To Drive You Home (Album Sampler). 2 months ago
posted a review of Oxia Vs The Hacker - GoodLife EP. 2 months ago
As a fan of The Hacker since around 2000, I'm ashamed to admit I have never heard The Last.

I think I always got it confused with Nothing Lasts (The Remixes).

Well, I just stumbled upon a copy of this Goodlife EP today and my word am I glad!

The Last is a dark, ... See full review
posted a review of Yves Deruyter - To The Rhythm. 2 months ago
M.I.K.E. once again proves best choice of remix.

He starts things off pretty minimal, indeed you could mix into the first half of the track without clashing.

But then, after the first drop, he introduces a throbbing electro bassline which really ... See full review
posted a comment on Black Sabbath. 2 months ago
Mate, you need to stop copying reviews from other people and passing them off as your own work.

It's not acceptable.
posted a review of Alice Deejay - The Lonely One. 2 months ago
One of those tracks that you can play in a Tech Trance (or even pumping Techno) set, and people will be guaranteed to come up and ask you what it is.

A solid, thumping rhythm with a dark acidic bassline growl away until the 2 minute mark. Then what can ... See full review
posted a review of Urban Hype - Sycopath. 2 months ago
Industrial Evolution is a straight '91 UK Techno track, with a tasty rasping riff and tight percussion.

It also has plenty of melodic flourishes, which were typically absent from contemporary Belgian releases of the same period. Not to suggest this is ... See full review
posted a review of Solitary Dancer - Dualism. 2 months ago
Pretty dark & sinister stuff on the a-side, kinda reminds me of Visonia and The Hacker. Plenty of atmosphere.

I prefer Emails 2 Myself (featuring Marie Davidson from Essaie Pas), though. It's got a great Shari Vari style synth line and a ... See full review
posted a comment on The Mackenzie - Brain Killer. 2 months ago
"The rest of the EP is an example of the kind of stuff that gives the police a reason to invade house parties, and why noise abatement orders got given to people having Barbeques. It sums up perfectly the kind of techno that the general public think ALL ... See full review
posted a comment on Best Record Italy. 2 months ago
@ SHODAN_2114: I understand. I am a massive fan of Dark Entries, but I have read reports that Spacer Woman is not the best pressing.

I hope to secure copy of that original 12" soon, to do a side-by-side comparison. It won't be cheap, but I'm ... See full review
posted a review of Z100 - Testa Don't Stop. 2 months ago
This track was massive in the UK. Northern English, Scottish & Northern Irish DJ's championed this tune and to this day it's fondly remembered.

It has a unique mixture of classy progressive with peak time club sound, so everyone could appreciate it. Not ... See full review
posted a comment on Best Record Italy. 2 months ago
Do they make a habit of using vinyl rips? I don't mind that practice if it's mentioned, but their reissue of Future State is clearly a vinyl rip and they do not mention it.

Or is that what you mean by "faithful", in that they simply record the original ... See full review
posted a comment on Hurricane (3) - Power To Jump. 2 months ago
Have you seen how much it's sold for in the past year mate? We're talking £50 for a NM copy.

That's called supply & demand, nothing to do with what you personally think it's worth.
posted a review of Aki - Tokio's. 2 months ago
Incredible that this track hasn't got a review!

This is absolute peak-time mid-80's Italo Disco. Every single thing you want or can think of is here.

A strong, solid rhythm. Massive, booming percussion. Slightly odd lyrics. Epic SFX. Memorable chorus. ... See full review
submitted Solitary Dancer - Solitary Dancer. 2 months ago
posted a review of Lee Marrow Feat. Charme - Try Me Out. 2 months ago
The Corona version is the one that got worldwide fame, but this original mix is pretty awesome too.

It's got a more clubby house vibe (less Eurodance), but it still rocks along very nicely.

The vocalist is very good indeed, and there's even some ravey ... See full review
posted a comment on Mr. Oizo - All Wet. 2 months ago
Wonderful album full of pleasant sounds to nod your head to.

I especially enjoy No Tony ("No pizza today, no English today") and Your Liver ("Give me your liver, and I'll give you my heart").

However, the version of Hand In The Fire sucks balls on this ... See full review
posted a review of Stratosferic Band - Splashdown. 2 months ago
Very cool Space Disco, which is "inspired by" Magic Fly.

...let's be honest, it's a complete ripoff.

Hey, it's Italian. What do you expect?