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 ....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 review of Phantom 45 - Fully Sorted. about 11 hours ago
Although I find it hard to believe it was done especially when packaging looks more like that of a washing powder agent and discs came without artwork the error WAS FIXED on The Ultimate Drum&Bass Collection. I have the box which I submitted myself. The matrix of the box ... See full review
posted a review of Bodh Gaya - Ayahuasca - The Trip To The Fountain Of Culture. 10 days 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 month 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 insert ... See full review
posted a review of Various - This Is Loop Part 1 - The Sound Of Vienna. about 1 month 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 is ... See full review
posted a review of Reche & Recall* - XTC / Worry. 3 months 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. 3 months 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. 3 months 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. 4 months 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. 4 months 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. 5 months ago
posted a review of Sm:)e Communications. 5 months 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 something ... See full review
posted a review of Razor (8) - Hellmarch EP. 6 months 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). 6 months ago
From what I remember, it's unmixed. 10 words. 10 words.
posted a comment on Various - Yellow Box. 7 months 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. 7 months 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). 8 months 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. 8 months 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. 8 months 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. 8 months ago
posted a review of Kinetico - Driving. 8 months 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. 9 months 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. 9 months 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 his ... See full review
posted a comment on Proton - Brainfusion Pt. 1. 9 months ago
I think the verse 'It Opens Doors' is from the movie 'Hellraiser (1987)'.
posted a review of Paradise Connection - Paradise Connection. 11 months 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.. about 1 year 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). about 1 year 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, for ... See full review
posted a comment on Petduo* - Metal Rave. about 1 year ago
Hello, thanks for confirming it was deliberately done :) Actually track plays for 4 seconds not 1.252 though.
posted a review of Various - In Dia. about 1 year ago
Another interesting and obscure French release from that iconic year of 1995. Like it's counterparts Indoor - Progressive Trance and Guy Sebbag & Gal Carmy - In Trance the artwork seems to have been finalized in 1 minute, but that's not the point of the review.

The first 5 tracks on the ... See full review
posted a review of Psylent Buddhi - Secrets Of The Atom. about 1 year ago
One of those releases which me and probably many others had it as their favourite oldschool unreleased goa album when made available for free in the now remote 2008 and seeing it properly released was our wildest fantasy, yet fast-forward a decade and ... See full review
submitted Various - Sundown At The Coastline (A Compilation By Coastline Cafe Ibiza). about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Various - Clubber's Guide To Goa Trance. about 1 year ago
What's your amazement? Hypnotic was notorious for recycling tracks and compilations. Nothing to add. Bare in my though that there are hidden gems in these releases.
posted a review of Various - DrumBass 2K . V5 (Sci-Fi Beats > Distorted B-Lines > Breakbeat Science). about 1 year ago
Frankly, this is the best underground drum n bass compilation I know. If you know these 4CD sets by Rumour you know you should pass on the 'masterring' as usual and accept music just as it sounds.

Funny that disc 1 was released as Drum N Bass 2KV504 none less ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Essential Drum 'n' Bass. about 1 year ago
Having been a collector of jungle/drum n bass boxes for many, many years; habit now shunned off; I can confidently say that this is the best box ever and the rarest of all. What makes this even better is that the 3 CDs aren't a repackaging of previously ... See full review
submitted Various - Goa Trance Vol 3. about 1 year ago
submitted Funky Gong - Beyond The Light. about 1 year ago
submitted Surgeon - Balance. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Goa-Head. about 1 year ago
Actually Tantrance 13 was released 7 years after the previous volume so don't give up ;) However, I don't collect this series or any other series anymore these days so I won't care about the 30th volume.
posted a review of Akasha Project - MDMA Tuning. about 1 year ago
Arguably not a plain and easy one to get into. Some parts of it seem the soundtrack of a horror movie. The music is quiet but with a lot of busy detail going in the background. Minimal to the dancefloor, maximal in intricate details you are invited to ... See full review
posted a review of Darshan - Spectra. about 1 year ago
Would like to add my thoughts here but my fellow antic couldn’t have summed it better. I will add that one of the reasons this album was shunned could be exactly the 1st track – when the tempo accelerates at one point the kick is almost of a ... See full review
posted a review of Biochip C. - TB-Uproar. about 1 year ago
Great CD but lacking a lot in mastering though in all fairness I haven't listened the vinyl singles. Still nothing short of me recommending it.
posted a review of Arkus P. - Musical Prostitutes. about 1 year ago
Last track, 'Typical Outro', is anything but the typical song you would expect to find on such an album, hence the ironic track title. It's a vocal track with a broken beat which could well fit on a radio or advert. The rest of the album is solid ... See full review
posted a review of Various - 666% Techno (Hard Underground). about 1 year ago
A very weird CD, not talking about the musical content here which is mostly pounding Techno but about figures and circumstances. First of all despite being released on ZYX it's hard to spot, it was released in 2008 and submitted only in 2016. When I ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Thunderdome VII - Injected With Poison. about 1 year ago
I think all megamixes were removed. Copyright is a possibility.
posted a review of Gangguru - Be Your Own Guru. about 1 year ago
In one word, this release is WOW!! From the mighty DAT Records with get a triple album from one of the most enigmatic acts in the genre. The promo text says they produced more than a 100 tracks in the 90's but never got anything released except for one ... See full review
posted a review of UnionJack* - There Will Be No Armageddon. about 1 year ago
Percussion on Water Drums is sampled from Up, Bustle & Out's Y Ahora Tu.

Voice at the beginning of Toucan from the 1992 movie 'Man Bites Dog'.

Regarding the album, nothing to add from myself except saying that it's one of the best trance albums ever.
posted a comment on Chris Liberator - One Million 909 Kick Drums / This Sound. about 1 year ago
Not an acid-techno expert but maybe the fact that this was the last release by the label could be that?
posted a review of Mystica - Age Of Innocence. about 1 year ago
Reading the ancient review by SamPope I can understand why he was disappointed buying the album after hearing Bliss. Only China which is similar to Bliss is a slow composition, rest of the album is a bomb of high energy Goa typical Israeli 98-99, or ... See full review
posted a comment on Aphex Twin - 51/13 Aphex Singles Collection. over 2 years ago
Or maybe that was the purpose, so that you still had to buy the singles since full inclusion of tracks would have meant the 3 singles were made redundant except for collectors and fans.
posted a review of T.Power - The Self Evident Truth Of An Intuitive Mind. over 2 years ago
Except for the pointless 8 minutes silence and the studio noodlings stretching a further 10 minutes, this album is an absolute masterpiece.