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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 Hard Leaders - A History Of Drum & Bass (Volume 2), Drum & Bass Collection 2 (Original Jungle From The Original Junglists) 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

AS FROM THE FALL OF 2016 I DECIDED TO START SELLING PARTS OF MY COLLECTION - BY NO WAY I'M GETTING OUT OF THE SCENE BUT MERELY TRYING TO SCALE IT DOWN. THIS DOES NOT MEAN WHAT'S NOT LISTED FOR SALE WON'T SELL IT - IF YOU SEE ANY CD OF ANY STYLE IN MY COLLECTION YOU WOULD LIKE MESSAGE ME - I MAY SELL IT TOO!

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Mykill & Kevin The Bongo Man - End Of Summer Mix 08
submitted Mykill & Kevin The Bongo Man - End Of Summer Mix 08. 9 days ago
Various - Transient Dawn
submitted Various - Transient Dawn. 14 days ago
submitted Various - No New Style!!! Compilation 10. 15 days ago
Various - V Classic
submitted Various - V Classic. about 1 month ago
Various - The Eternal Frequency
posted a review of Various - The Eternal Frequency. about 1 month ago
One good psychedelic trance compilation as expected from Phantasm or any of the great British labels of the time. Nothing ground breaking or unheard before, just 9 solid tracks as you would expect from these already by then established artists - just... See full review
The Future Sound Of London - Environments
submitted The Future Sound Of London - Environments. 3 months ago
Various - Psy-Trance By Bionic Orgazm Productions
submitted Various - Psy-Trance By Bionic Orgazm Productions. 3 months ago
The Mato Project - Nuclear Sun EP
submitted The Mato Project - Nuclear Sun EP. 3 months ago
Zucchero Sugar Fornaciari* - Blue's
submitted Zucchero Sugar Fornaciari* - Blue's. 7 months ago
Various - Malta Rocks...We Come From Malta
submitted Various - Malta Rocks...We Come From Malta. 8 months ago
Richie Hawtin & John Acquaviva - X-Mix-3 (Enter: Digital Reality!)
submitted Richie Hawtin & John Acquaviva - X-Mix-3 (Enter: Digital Reality!). 9 months ago
Doof - The Love Mixes (1992)
posted a review of Doof - The Love Mixes (1992). 10 months ago
It doesn't fit on an 80 minute CD sadly unless it's released as double CD. Or a multi-LP maybe.
Various - Goa Trance - Psychedelic Flashbacks 2
posted a review of Various - Goa Trance - Psychedelic Flashbacks 2. 11 months ago
Mine played till the end when I used to have this box. Does computer show that duration too? If yes you have an unusual mispress and a perfectly valid separate submission.
Tsuyoshi* - Aurora Psychedelika
posted a review of Tsuyoshi* - Aurora Psychedelika. 11 months ago
The bandcamp page says he released also as Omputer and the track in tracklist is named Omputer not Space Midi though.
Various - Red Box - Club Hits
posted a review of Various - Red Box - Club Hits. 11 months ago
Disc 3 is commercial trance hence not my favourite. Discs 1 and 4 have underground techno/trance mainly, in particular I like the amazing Elektika done by the same group who in 1993 topped the charts and airwaves with their tribal house track... See full review
Mammal (3) - Mammal
submitted Mammal (3) - Mammal. 11 months ago
Eat Static - Ecstatic Collection
posted a review of Eat Static - Ecstatic Collection. 12 months ago
fabriknos - maybe Cleopatra gave him the better deal :) Chapter 2 was also released under same label, so unlikely Merv did not consent.
Various - Rave Anthems 2
submitted Various - Rave Anthems 2. about 1 year ago
DJ Ruby - Living In The Dark (The Album)
submitted DJ Ruby - Living In The Dark (The Album). about 1 year ago
Various - Tunnel Of Terror II
posted a review of Various - Tunnel Of Terror II. about 1 year ago
Track 2-04 - sick tune exclusive to this terrifyingly good CD. Samples amongst T99's "Anasthasia".
Transformer 2 - Pacific Symphony
posted a review of Transformer 2 - Pacific Symphony. about 1 year ago
If I could go back in time, the last track I'd like to hear before before midnight of 1st January 1993 is this tune and if I could I'd keeping waving at this tune while the clock stays @23:59:59 forever.
Q. Project* - Return Of Q. Project
posted a review of Q. Project* - Return Of Q. Project. about 1 year ago
One amusing fact about Champion Sound is that the original never made it to any known CD whether in full or mixed, official or not. The compilation Original Drum & Bass Selection even claims that since it's generally the Alliance Remix appearing they dug a bit deeper to... See full review
Various - Sun Trip - Fifth
posted a review of Various - Sun Trip - Fifth. about 1 year ago
Don't have this but for sure Sun Trip - Goes Fourth is also like that.
Aeon (3) - Transe Modulaire
posted a review of Aeon (3) - Transe Modulaire. about 1 year ago
Osho is the best track here, still remember the first time I heard it on Goa-Head Vol. 5. Too bad it ends so soon faded suddenly at less than 7 minutes. The track as mentioned by draeke in his old review below is simply fantastic too and the rest of the... See full review
Various - Tantrance - A Trip To Psychedelic Trance
posted a review of Various - Tantrance - A Trip To Psychedelic Trance. about 1 year ago
Pulseman vs. Sineman is a mesmerising techno track. The other is from Frenchman Laurent Garnier. Of course if techno is not your style I understand. 33 minutes? Is Vicious Circles also wasted? This track is a trance/techno classic.
posted a review that has since been deleted. about 1 year ago
posted a review that has since been deleted. about 1 year ago
Frankie Bones - Bone Up!
posted a review of Frankie Bones - Bone Up!. about 1 year ago
The End is 'the same' as Winx* - Don't Laugh. I wonder who sampled who...
Chimo Bayo - Asi Me Gusta A Mi
posted a review of Chimo Bayo - Asi Me Gusta A Mi. about 1 year ago
Personally, I used to like this track a lot and still like it. What reviews haven't mentioned below, but fair to assume because they aren't into the kind is that this track together with The Overlods' Sundown has Goa trance resemblances. Check for... See full review
Owen Jay / Duo Blank / Sinister Cyborgs - Escape To ∅∅
posted a review of Owen Jay / Duo Blank / Sinister Cyborgs - Escape To ∅∅. about 1 year ago
One peculiar electronic CD from my country, Malta. I remember when this came out, early December '99. I must have heard some ad on some techno program on the radio - not sure but probably the case was that - and went out to buy it at the Virgin... See full review
posted a review that has since been deleted. about 1 year ago
Datura - Devotion
posted a review of Datura - Devotion. about 1 year ago
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Serious Beats (2)
posted a comment on Serious Beats (2). about 1 year ago
Almost, they don't cut tunes to 2:20-2:40 like the Italians :) At least you have a good part of the track.
Various - Aquadelic Trance Flow
posted a review of Various - Aquadelic Trance Flow. about 1 year ago
Misspellings, short and/or uncomplete questionable tracks wrapped around by amateur artwork which is synonym with the label and even a catalog crisis - what was Hypnotic on when this was compiled?
Various - Techno History 1988-1998 (10 Ans De House, Trance Et Techno)
submitted Various - Techno History 1988-1998 (10 Ans De House, Trance Et Techno). about 1 year ago
Antico - We Need Freedom
posted a review of Antico - We Need Freedom. about 1 year ago
Together with Digital Boy's Gimme a Fat Beat and Cubic 22's Night in Motion this was on of the first electronic tracks that grabbed my attention in the summer of '91. What a track!
Prometheus Process / Hallucinogen - Clarity From Deep Fog / Spiritual Antiseptic
posted a review of Prometheus Process / Hallucinogen - Clarity From Deep Fog / Spiritual Antiseptic. about 1 year ago
You're sure? As per submission TWST 3 was released in early '97, way before Juan Verdera's track.
The Overlords - God's Eye
posted a review of The Overlords - God's Eye. about 1 year ago
You mean 01/01/94? Then he had it on some DAT/tape since officially released in 1994.
Various - Trance Mania
submitted Various - Trance Mania. about 1 year ago
Various - Syndicate - Ambassadors In Harder Styles - Chapter 2012
submitted Various - Syndicate - Ambassadors In Harder Styles - Chapter 2012. about 1 year ago
posted a review that has since been deleted. about 1 year ago
Sasha And John Digweed* - Northern Exposure
submitted Sasha And John Digweed* - Northern Exposure. about 1 year ago
Out Of The Ordinary - Der Weisse Hai
posted a review of Out Of The Ordinary - Der Weisse Hai. about 1 year ago
It's 1992, what from the mid-90's circa onwards we started to call 'hard house' didn't yet exist in '92 so 'Hard House Mix' is not to be taken literally.
Various - Hardcore Deathmatch
submitted Various - Hardcore Deathmatch. about 1 year ago
Various - Eurobeat 2000 Club Classics Volume One
posted a review of Various - Eurobeat 2000 Club Classics Volume One. about 1 year ago
Well yes, the cover and title would have alluded to a Eurodance compilation back then, but if you flip the record you'll find some incredible techno tracks. CD sells cheap and LP is still reasonably priced so far.
posted a review that has since been deleted. about 1 year ago
Various - Pro Cannabis II
posted a review of Various - Pro Cannabis II. about 1 year ago
Track 1-4, Mama Indica - Ganja Experience samples something (or re-creates a similar melody) from CJ Bolland's Nec Plus Ultra (1995).
posted a review that has since been deleted. about 1 year ago
Speedcore Worldwide Audio Netlabel
posted a comment on Speedcore Worldwide Audio Netlabel. about 1 year ago
Thanks, hadn't noticed that there is actually some vinyl already hidden in master releases!
Wax Doctor - Selected Works 94-96
posted a review of Wax Doctor - Selected Works 94-96. about 1 year ago
Still remember when I picked this in December 2000, nice times. It was in the 'reduced' section of the record shop (or had a sticker signalling discount, whatever). Till today remains one of my favourite artist compilation releases. Atmospheric Funk... See full review