Taped my first music from the radio in 1991 when I was 14. That summer I taped Night In Motion and was the track that introduced me to electronic music. Since then I never listened to another genre, and never will.

My styles:

-Hardcore (Gabber-Speedcore-Terror) Although I had taped tracks of this kind as far back as early 1993 I got into it after buying Thunderdome VII (Injected With Poison) in December 1995. This always was, still is and probably will remain my favourite style of music altough it's the music I listen to less these days due to changing life circumstances.
-also old school Happy Hardcore; when the emphasis was mainly on breakbeats and joyous piano notes and not on how much horny the chic on the cover looks.
-Goa Trance (1994 - 1998) My heyday of buying Goa trance is now over. I love it as much as before, I slowed down simply because I have way too much of it and am discovering and listening to other styles. That said I still buy the odd classic Goa CD every now and then.
-The so called "Neo Goa"*** that mushroomed around 2006 or so even though I can't withstand the absurd LOUDness of most of it, though in recent years mastering has improved and it's not just about a 'cheery melody' since music has taken a darker side also.
-Drum & Bass and Jungle (old style mainly). For quite some years was also a collector of box-sets/multiple CD sets of this kind of music. First my fetish was for boxes with unmixed tracks but having collected all I found my fetish spread to those with mixed tracks too. And my 'boxing-mania' eventually spread out to other kinds of music, still electronic of course. During my box-digging era I managed to find rare boxes which were not on database like A History Of Drum & Bass Volume 2, Drum & Bass Collection 2 and Vocal Jungle Volume One... / Innovative / Intelligent Drum & Bass Volume One... / Ragga Jungle Volume One....
-Early to mid-90's Trance/Hard Trance/Techno/Acid.
-1990-92 (UK) Hardcore-Breakbeat/Techno/House. You know, those sounds coined as 'rave' back then.
-Hardtechno / Schranz; for some reason I prefer mixed CDs of this kind.

My Netlabels Collection: joseph_mp3 ....for years it was un-updated since I didn't care about digital releases anymore. However recently got into Hardcore digital free-netlabels and am updating collection again. Some files in my collection are no longer on any of my hard-disks (or burnt) anymore.

***The point is that real oldschool goa trance from the 90s has a dirty and grimy undertone. it sounds like dirty bong water, like drinking canned beer in the morning, like smoking pot in public transit and not giving a shit about other passengers, like getting a blowjob while sitting drunk at the beach. "Neogoa" might be nice trance music, but it doesn't sound like all this. it rather sounds like non smoking flights, clean hotel rooms, diet coke and sex with condoms.
that's why many people including me don't like it at all.

^^by gentle courtesy of myrath

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posted a review of Various - Thunderdome XVIII (Psycho Silence). 29 days ago
One of my favourite Thunderdomes since the first day I purchased it, early November 1997. By the time this was out Hardcore was already changing however the new-school influence is hardly in here. Sound quality is also very good; whereas the previous... See full review
submitted Various - Party On...(Dance Mix 2001). about 1 month ago
posted a comment on Various - Tranced Out Vol. 888. about 1 month ago
Interesting, if the hissing is a mastering error or outright intentional would mean my copy has no physical defect, but it's annoying so can't see it as intentional, instead I say more of a cyclical mastering error.

At this point as likkevrom said... See full review
posted a review of Various - Schranz Total 21.0. 3 months ago
Last volume of this prolific series had some slight variations. ZYX is no longer a company but a label, note the extra Z in catalog. No company role is visible. The DJ mix and compiling artist name/credit is not on front cover but printed on the tray... See full review
submitted Toby (15) - Journey Beyond The Sun. 4 months ago
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posted a comment on Blue Alphabet - Cybertrance. 4 months ago
Yes, saw that. I was wondering if CD was released before or after Anniversary vinyl because checking Bonzai discography there are a further 5 CDs in 1993 released after Extreme Chapter. I'd say the CD compilation was the very first appearance.
posted a comment on Planet B.E.N. - Trippy Future Garden. 4 months ago
No I had the original, twice. [10 words - 10 words]
posted a comment on The Darkraver* - 100% Hardcore, 200% The Darkraver. 5 months ago
My guess - due to it's Xmas themed artwork it was limited.
posted a review of DJ Jappo & DJ Lancinhouse - XTR Experiment. 5 months ago
Fukem Outro - every time I hear this I feel like they are some of the best 3:03 minutes of my life I can spend.

However the point of my review is about the odd pause around 53 seconds - I wonder if that was intentional or a real glitch.
posted a comment on Axe Gabba Murda Mob a.k.a. Hellfish & Bryan Fury - UK Hardcore - Chapter: 01. 6 months ago
Beware, label may now accuse you of not being able to operate a CD burner :)
The note on submission was put by me, really a shame to an otherwise decent CD.
submitted Various - 100% Dance Hits '95. 6 months ago
posted a review of Psychopod - Dreampod. 6 months ago
Dreampod and Psychopod are two of my favourite tracks ever. I will never forget the first time I heard them on compilations. Here they are together on the only CD single the almighty TIP Records ever released. I wonder why it did an exception of... See full review
posted a comment on Various - The Sound Of Goa Trance Part II... Acid Waves. 6 months ago
I also would like to have this one but unfortunately has been billed with a too high price tag - yet someone did pay €200 for this. The lowest selling price €0.01 must be some joke sale. There is nothing not available anywhere but in the world of... See full review
posted a comment on Joey Beltram - The Beltram Re-Releases 1989-1991. 7 months ago
I hope you are not rating them 1 star just because of the deceptive title.
posted a review of DJ Hypertech - United Nations Of Techno Nonstop Mix III. 8 months ago
I found this when a long standing record shop down here in Malta was closing, March 2007 from submission history. I believe it isn't unofficial as I would have thought back then but more of a S.A.I.F.A.M. release for Thailand/Asia. Release year does... See full review
submitted Various - Café Del Mar - Volumen Siete. 9 months ago
posted a review of Skizologic - The Kingdom . 9 months ago
Without making it long this is one of the very best compilations combining both unreleased and previously released material and as most of the times by this label it's complemented by very nice artwork too. Grab it while there's no price abuse yet!
posted a review of Various - Drum & Bass Euphoria. 10 months ago
My copy has disc 2 defective - visually nothing wrong but doesn't play. If anyone happens to have a spare disc 2 drop a message.

posted a review of DJ Anti - A Progress In Trance. 10 months ago
Still remember when I bought this, one rainy afternoon in late November '99 while wondering aimlessly in a major shopping district and paying the obligatory visit to Virgin Megastore. Going straight to the 'GOA' section (remember the good old days... See full review
posted a comment on Xenomorph - Demagoguery Of The Obscurants. 11 months ago
See https://www.discogs.com/group/thread/820910 (At least 10 words must be entered. Please enter at least 8 more.)
posted a review of Phantom 45 - Fully Sorted. 11 months ago
Although I find it hard to believe error was purposely fixed especially when packaging looks more like that of a washing powder agent and discs came without artwork, on The Ultimate Drum&Bass Collection there is no such issue. I got the box sealed.

The other explanation... See full review
posted a review of Bodh Gaya - Ayahuasca - The Trip To The Fountain Of Culture. 12 months ago
It was ages I wanted to review this album and my two fellows below have quite deservedly beaten me :) Just in case you're reading this folks your reviews are always a pleasure to read.

Anyway, returning to the release, I want to add that if you enjoy... See full review
posted a review of Resistance D - Inexhaustibility. about 1 year ago
For those of you wondering why the release year is missing, go to history and read the drama. On the other hand, if anyone reading this remembers buying this in 1998, the year of debate, check the matrix, comment, update and do whatever is fit to... See full review
posted a review of Various - This Is Loop Part 1 - The Sound Of Vienna. about 1 year ago
Wicked compilation from the best year for electronic music, i.e. 1994, what else could it be? Disc 1 is more on the hardcore side while disc 2 is more on the (hard) techno side of things, always with an ominous acid undertone. How the average rating... See full review
posted a review of Reche & Recall* - XTC / Worry. about 1 year ago
XTC is a nice attempt on recreating a '92 UK Hardcore-Breakbeat track. If you're into that style you'll enjoy this one.
posted a comment on Crazy People Are Happy - I Am Crazy. about 1 year ago
To me it doesn't mystify at all it was tucked away as the B3 - Drokz and/or label may have been thinking Moving Shadow might sue even though this genre knows no shame in sampling :) Nice track indeed.
posted a comment on Various - Globe - Classic Anthems. about 1 year ago
Great release! I often do searches for double CD compilations with classic 'techno-house' anthems and last January I found this. Includes many tracks which I didn't know in between the much more famous and lesser famous ones. Last track on disc 2 is... See full review
posted a review of Marco Zaffarano - He Was Once A Beautiful Woman. about 1 year ago
Haven't listened to this but album title, track titles and artwork are a reference to the 1932 movie Freaks.
posted a comment on Hole In 1* - First Hole E.P. about 1 year ago
You're right, all CDs up to at least some time in 1993 have bronzed - check the images where available. Once I had Ramirez & Pizarro - ¡Hablando! and was bronzed but played perfectly.
submitted Various - Dance Now 1/2001. about 1 year ago
posted a review of Sm:)e Communications. about 1 year ago
There is Best of Techno volumes 5 and 6, then Best of Funky Breaks 7, Best of Hard House 8 and Best of House Music 9. The 'Best of' series is already odd, yet odder seeing volumes 1 to 4 missing. Have they been released or not or am I missing... See full review
posted a review of Razor (8) - Hellmarch EP. about 1 year ago
A1, Hellmarch has some nice melody going. Anyone knows if it's an original composition or sampled?
posted a comment on Various - Transient (Nu Energy + Trance). about 1 year ago
From what I remember, it's unmixed. 10 words. 10 words.
posted a comment on Various - Yellow Box. about 1 year ago
Means you haven't listened DJ Sim - Cartoons In Progress ;) - 10 words - beware it's Gabba :)
posted a comment on Various - Trip Through Sound 2. about 1 year ago
Exactly, volume 1 was Goa's cherry on the cake with the cream of the crop artists while volume 2 showcases the change in sound by then with a lot of techno influenced psy-trance. Beautywise volume 2 can never hold a candle to volume 1, granted, but... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Dimension (Goa A Fine Selection Of Trance Dance). about 1 year ago
They are not chopped, the 'modern' term is Edit ;) This is more leaned towards the people wanting to hear some Goa-Psychedelic for the first time from it's origins to more recent times, which is already a decade now. It's released on Sony after all so... See full review
posted a comment on Promo - Analog Mind In A D1g1tal World. about 1 year ago
Wondering if album title is a take on Showtek - Analogue Players In A Digital World, released 6 years before.
posted a comment on Digital Boy With Asia - The Mountain Of King. about 1 year ago
Which track? The eurodance one (Mountain of King) is memorable if you ask me, and the rare instance were I prefer it over the hardcore one, which IMO is indeed not much inspiring.
submitted Albertino - Deejay Parade 5. about 1 year ago
posted a review of Kinetico - Driving. about 1 year ago
Not sure if it's me or true, but for me Zilla has something very similar to Varisuvia as on Gypsy (4) - Funk De Fino. I doubt it's just a coincidence.
posted a comment on Gangguru - Be Your Own Guru. about 1 year ago
You're judging book from cover only. Your judgement is too harsh.
posted a review of DJ Freddie Fresh* / DJ Tim Taylor* - Transcore Version 4.0 - 400 % X-Tatic. about 1 year ago
Fantastic double mix CD with disc 1 being more into the ambient-acid-experimental side and disc 2 more straight up techno. The production error on disc 2 is a real shame!

Got my copy last year still sealed and had two front covers, anyone missing... See full review
posted a comment on Proton - Brainfusion Pt. 1. about 1 year ago
I think the verse 'It Opens Doors' is from the movie 'Hellraiser (1987)'.
posted a review of Paradise Connection - Paradise Connection. about 1 year ago
I presume this is the original pressing since logically you would add valid details like Peter Huber's contact info after, not remove them while still valid. This is also supported by the fact this has no SID codes which were introduced only the year... See full review
submitted Surgeon - Basictonalvocabulary. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Critical Mass - Critical Mass E.P.. over 2 years ago
You mean the scream sample on Severe Trauma is taken from here ? Nice find, looks indeed it is.
posted a review of Various - Drum 'N' Bass Conspiracy (Dark D'N'B For Dangerous Minds). over 2 years ago
Pretty obscure release which I found while searching 'drum bass' as key words from my main buying source just to fill in basket. I spotted this CD which I never saw before and sampled one track on YouTube. Track instantly struck me so gave it a try,... See full review
posted a comment on Petduo* - Metal Rave. over 2 years ago
Hello, thanks for confirming it was deliberately done :) Actually track plays for 4 seconds not 1.252 though.