Taped my first music from the radio in 1991, at 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.
-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.

Recently got hooked on Hardtechno aka Schranz; for some reason I prefer mixed CDs of this kind.

My Netlabels Collection: joseph_mp3 ....un-updated since ages; don't really care anymore about digital only releases.

***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 comment on Scooter - No Time To Chill. 6 days ago
I hope you know this is a cover version :) But definitely yes it's nicely performed.
posted a comment on Barbarian - Destroyer. 9 days ago
Really the case of calling the artist a barbarian. (10 words)
posted a review of Various - Trance Mix 9. 14 days ago
Police 106 is my favourite track here, I love that ominous siren sound. You have to experience it while driving on the highway, well, no highways in my tiny country, but still experienced it on a stretch of road. Be careful on the accelerator :)

As for ... See full review
posted a comment on Komakino - Energy Trancemission. 21 days ago
You're right, was merged :) (10 words / 10 words)
posted a review of Petduo* - Metal Rave. 27 days ago
Metal Rave is an album sampling at times elements from rave tunes, think '91-92, and at other times metal riffs, hence album title; over a pounding beat as can be expected from this exemplary duo.

Highly recommended.

(n.b: it is unclear if track 5 was ... See full review
posted a review of Doris Norton - Techno Shock 2. 2 months ago
In early '93 someone had recorded to me the CD on a cassette. Great Hardcore-techno music, especially for me back than always looking for the hardest tracks, but at a ridiculous 30 minutes length in total this album is way too short. Cutting all tracks ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Platinum Breakz II. 2 months ago
Indeed, part 1 is completely paled by this. I remember cranking up the stereo in full listening to this.
posted a comment on Rexanthony - Techno Shock 5 (Future Shock). 2 months ago

This pretty much means that I have a reissue of this cd and NOT the 1995 version due to the mention of Facebook duh, it didn't exist in 1995.

This is quite amusing, which other CDs of this series have you seen being ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Chill @ The Global Café - Blissed Out Beats / Cool Meltdowns / Acoustic Trance. 2 months ago
Last one of the 30 4-CD box-sets Rumour released between late '98 and late 2001. This one came with a quite an amateur yet sweet and tempting to grab cover. Like most of these box sets each disc is mainly one artist with 8 aliases.

Disc 1 is (or rather ... See full review
posted a review of Masaray - Cosmic Trancer. 3 months ago
Seriously, this is the most over-rated Goa album in my books. Sound palette is ridiculously limited, tracks seem to play around with the same sounds continuously without evolving into anything new a production is poor though that is the last (if ever) ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Minimal Techno. 3 months ago
I am always confused when it comes to labelling 'minimal' Techno, that unless of course it's Plastikman. This released is aptly named so and tagged accordingly, yet to my ears most of it is agile, pounding and 'fully armed' for dancefloor mayhem. Unless ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - The Gabberbox 5 - 50 Crazy Hardcore Traxx!!!. 4 months ago
Why the f*ck does this compilation has so many negative ratings? I mean, these cd's always contain hidden gems and this is without a doubt a Gabber classic!

There will always be a hidden gem there and then but to arrive to ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Essential Techno. 4 months ago
Don't let the 'Beechwood Music style' title and artwork (or better lack of) put you off, this is an amazing 3CD box with some well known tracks but mostly filled with unknown yet excellent tunes spanning from minimal Techno to melodic Trance and hard distorted ... See full review
posted a comment on Electric Universe - Stardiver. 4 months ago
I agree with all that you said here. I also find it weird that there was never a vinyl pressing of this album.

If you look carefully at the Spirit Zone discography, it not always released a full album on LP just like the ... See full review
posted a review of Planet B.E.N. - Trippy Future Garden. 4 months ago
Right, let’s make the first ‘not really positive’ review about this so much loved classic. IMO this is one of the most over-praised albums ever. Ant Invasion aside, which is of course a great, original and unique track but otherwise conveniently ... See full review
submitted S.U.N. Project - Macrophage. 5 months ago
posted a review of G.G.E.* - Vital Space / Uniform Planet. 5 months ago
Uniform Planet (Orbit Trance) is a hidden gem. It’s Goa trance, and the style reminds me of the Infinity Project meets Juno Reactor. Hear it. I had this on a mix tape bought in the summer of ’95 and incidentally was followed by Electrotete’s Alcatraz. Oh and ... See full review
posted a review of Joking Sphinx - A La Recherche De La Banane Pyramide. 6 months ago
Indeed a very odd album and not everyone's glass of banana-shake, since we're on that topic. As the review by maroko says this artist used a lot off odd structures and sounds, most times it seems the artist was just experimenting – even with the ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Harthouse - Chapter 8 - 1996. 6 months ago
Last volume of the classic Harthouse series, the only one to have come in double CD in jewel case instead of a single CD digipak and the weakest – or better the only weak one. It is filled with minimal, mostly repetitive, linear and going nowhere music. ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Tranced Out Vol. 888. 6 months ago
On my copy there is a playback problem with track 9: on a couple of occasions you can hear some hissing lasting a second or two; similar to radio interference. Rest of CD plays fine.

Looking at the data side there is a section going almost from one edge ... See full review
posted a review of Ongaku - Mihon. 6 months ago
Mihon #3 - one of my favourite tracks ever. Period.
posted a comment on Etnica - Tribute / Intense Visitation. 6 months ago
I find it amusing that at the moment of writing, there are 3 copies for sale of a vinyl pressed in 50 copies in 1995, all NM, and on the Goa/Psy forum there's another user offering it for sale, so they can be counted as 4; unless of course that user is ... See full review
posted a review of Goa Gil - Spiritual Trance Vol. 2. 6 months ago
Compared to volume 1 there was a big improvement. Volume 2 is now a REAL mix and selected tracks flow marvel whereas the previous volume was in great part anything but mixed and track selection was patchy like if Goa Gil had to quickly pick up the next ... See full review
submitted Taiyo:>* - Tranzen E.P. 7 months ago
posted a review of Schranz Fusion. 7 months ago
It seems that on both volumes in most tracks there is a short, silent gap, seemingly just where the previous track ends into the current one. Other than that they are great mixes.
posted a review of Omar Santana / Rob Gee / Delirium* - Heroes Of Hardcore - American Edition. 7 months ago
Excellent triple DJ mix compilation perfectly capturing the Hardcore sound of 1996. Great mixing with mostly typical Hardcore tunes from that magic year even though it was released in '97 and has tracks from that year too, overall has a very '96 ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Kriss - Absolute Hard Techno 2.0. 7 months ago
Not really 'absolute' hard Techno, not at least to me; however quite a decent mix CD with nice mixing. My only complaint here is the total duration; at just 52 minutes it's a bit too short.
posted a review of Various - Timewalk. 7 months ago
As you may have already guessed this is certainly not the best compilation money can buy even though in all fairness it’s cheap. Artistically it doesn’t help either since it isn’t much of an eye candy. However there seems to be some concept behind this ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Massive Beats 2. 10 months ago
Indeed, nice double disc, even though 'breaks' is normally not my kind of music I still enjoy most of it.
Only flaw I can find here is Underworld's, it has nothing to do with the rest and ruins flow on disc 1.
posted a review of Captain Hollywood Project - Find Another Way. 10 months ago
Odyssey of Emotions is a hidden gem. It's another instance when those notorious chart-topping-disco-dominating Euro-dance artists of the mid-90's showed us they could do quality trance if they removed vocals and rapping and tweaked melodies slightly ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Formation Records Collectors Boxed Set (1990 - 1997 Hardcore Drum & Bass Anthems). 11 months ago
By no way I'm saying the price is worth but in 2016 this is was already almost 20 years old so saying it's not that old is not exact :)
submitted Various - Harthouse Compilation Chapter 2 - Dedicated To The Omen. 11 months ago
submitted Various - Harthouse - The Point Of No Return Chapter 1. 11 months ago
posted a review of Various - Goa Spirit 2 (Hard Psychedelic Trance). about 1 year ago
Now that I don’t have it anymore; I will say it – due to the stupid pitching up quite some tracks sound atrociously out of key and can’t be enjoyed, at least for me personally. I can live with a mix CD with the odd track there and then a bit sped up as ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Strictly Underground - The Compilation 3. about 1 year ago
If anyone has a spare booklet give a shout, mine is missing. On the other hand my copy has two back covers so someone will surely make someone else happy ;)
submitted Holy Ghost* - The Mind Control Of Candy Jones. about 1 year ago
posted a review of Various - 2 Technocal (The Second Rave). about 1 year ago
Brilliant ’92 compilation, mostly staying away from the more commercial and easily accessible ‘rave’ tunes of that magical year. Includes some rare yet excellent tracks like Skin Teeth whose original 12” is one the most sought of this kind and Crazy For ... See full review
submitted Various - The Secret Life Of Trance. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Various - Essential Drum & Bass² Six Pack. about 1 year ago
The six tracks released elsewhere is because as per Beechwood standard the first, second and (rarely) the third track on each disc were well known smasher tracks and the rest was filled with music from their inhouse artists. Often it was dreadful music, ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Drum & Bass Collection 2. about 1 year ago
That's indeed some remarkable info; I never thought about the possibility of tape box sets! So now it's certain that Collection 1 was also out with the mentioned compilations. Fingers crossed you dig them both out especially part 1.
posted a comment on Various - The Spirit Of The Underground Vol. 3. about 1 year ago
In my opinion volume 3 is the weakest out of the three but not because it's a weak compilation by any means but mainly because the previous especially the first volume are so good they are hard to beat.
Starting with 2 Ambient tunes, disc 1 continues ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Trancemaster 7 - The Future Watch. about 1 year ago
Out of the first 10 Trancemasters this is the weakest. Not that the compilation per se is bad but is lacking something the others have, mainly a better track selection. Also the flow isn't very linear, there are great jumps in tempo and styles between ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Acid Flash Vol. V. about 1 year ago
FYI volumes 1, 2 and 3 also use Roman numbering.

I had this one; wouldn't say there is a lot of crap but something is indeed not at par with what you would expect from such a series from the given year; hence why I decided to sell it off.
posted a comment on Various - Drum & Bass Collection 2. about 1 year ago
Despite my copy being numbered 2153 this box must be amazingly rare; partly also due to the fact that like all boxes repackaging original CDs a lot will invariably end up split and sold separately. I only discovered it after having got Drum & Bass ... See full review
submitted Oforia - Read More.... about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Rexanthony - For You Marlene. about 1 year ago
303nation, I agree with most of all your reviews but with this one can never. Looks like HC/gabber is not your thing; fine, but don't say it's without guts. And about this track, yes it's devilishly good. Period.
posted a comment on Chi-A.D. - Earth Crossing. about 1 year ago
Taltala has uploaded scans of the CDr. Yours to watch and judge.
submitted David Morales - Sessions Seven. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Prezioso - Raise Your Power. about 1 year ago
Seems to me that the main melody has been taken from 4 Voice* - Eternal Spirit. Nonetheless great Hard Trance tune right at the very end of the Hard Trance period before Trance became commercial.
posted a review of Proton - Brainfusion Pt. 1. about 1 year ago
Brainfusion Pt.1 is a unique track, not just for it's duration but because it has no breaks. It keeps going on relentlessly without pause, yet keeps grabbing your attention all way since progression is well constructed.
It's no stellar track, just an ... See full review