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posted a comment on Source Direct - Approach & Identify / Modem. about 1 month ago

Approach & Identify samples -

Electrotete - "Shark" @ 0:00
Future Sound of London - Papua New Guinea @ 0:21
The Winstons - "Amen, Brother" @ 0:48
City Computer Explains Ankh & Sanctuary ((from Logan's Run) @ 1:15
Jedi knights - "May the funk be with ... See full review
submitted Various - Swing Ting Mix For Fat City. 3 months ago
submitted The Child Ballads - Cheekbone Hollows (Pop. 1/2 Life) EP. 3 months ago
submitted Ercília Costa - My Torment. 7 months ago
submitted Various - Untitled. 7 months ago
submitted Various - Killah Bass & Collie Weed: 60 Mixed Joints. 7 months ago
submitted Various - Mixtape (2018 Special Edition). 7 months ago
posted a comment on T Power* v MK Ultra* - Mutant Jazz. about 1 year ago
The Last Poets - "The white man's got a God complex" from This is Madness, 1971
submitted Orior - Strange Beauty. over 3 years ago
posted a comment on Various - Jazz Hip Jap Sampler. over 3 years ago
Worth buying for the instrumental version of HBS alone
submitted Various - Rastafari (The Dreads Enter Babylon 1955-83). over 3 years ago
submitted Model 500 - Digital Solutions. over 4 years ago
posted a comment on Unknown Artist - Untitled. over 6 years ago
The untitled Carl Craig mix is probably "Picadillo" by Johnny Blas.
posted a comment on Murcof. over 8 years ago
Yeah, and if you take the first 3 letters of his last name (Murillo), the first 2 letters of his middle name (Corona) and the first letter of his first name (Fernando), you get ...
I once shook his hand and told him how much I loved his music, but he ... See full review
posted a comment on The Upsetters / Dub Organiser* - Chim Cherie. over 8 years ago
The Upsetters 'Chim Cherie' is about crucial as it gets, as it marks a pivotal moment in Jamaican music - the first use of a drum machine. Programmed by Aston 'Familyman' Barrett and Carlton Barrett, the drums were incorporated by Lee perry into The ... See full review
posted a review of Lee Perry - Guitar Boogie Dub. over 9 years ago
Rhino Records credit this as a a Lee Perry production when in fact it is Carl Harvey's 'Ecstasy of Mankind'. Harvey was recruited to record the album in 1977 by producer Bunny Lee. Lee never released the album himself. Without his or Harvey's knowledge ... See full review
posted a review of Run Jeremy - Run Jeremy's Window Licker. over 10 years ago
Mr. Anders Trentemøller has done EVERYTHING WRONG with this remix / regurgitation. What little good there is in this release comes from the original Aphex track; all that Mr.Trentemøllerr has managed to do is to re-edit Windowlicker in the most dull way ... See full review
posted a review of Reagenz - Reagenz. over 11 years ago
Jonah Sharp and David Moufang bring the most AWESOME and stunningly sublime ambience to Reflective Records.
I'm not a great fan of ambient music but this record just finds its way inside you in a way that is hard to describe. I don't feel that anything ... See full review
posted a review of Maleem Mahmoud Ghania with Pharoah Sanders - The Trance Of Seven Colors. over 11 years ago
This is trance music of the highest order from master Gnawa musicians of Morocco. The Gnawa are descendants of Fulani, Peul and Bambara slaves and other more recent migrants from West Africa.

The language used in the trance music alternates between ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Choubi Choubi! Folk And Pop Songs From Iraq. over 11 years ago
Choubi = a type of music which is usually danced to in a style called ‘Debkeh’

Most tracks are traditional but were recorded in the 80’s to the early 90’s.

1. early 90’s pop song about Lebanon’s struggles
2. choubi tabla played in a southern ... See full review
posted a review of Psyche - Crack Down. over 12 years ago
RE : "the ambient version of Neurotic Behavior" - this was the first version written by Carl Craig, who didn't have a drum machine at the time (hence the 'ambient' label!). Derrick May listened to Carl's tape and added a beat to the track for the ... See full review
posted a review of Rhythm & Sound - See Mi Yah (Remixes #1). over 13 years ago
Ok the Villalobos and the Tikiman contributions are somewhat less than killers but the Vladislav Delay mix is pure Gold, better than anything on either of the first two SMY releases. Record it, pop it into a good car system, then find some valleys to ... See full review
posted a review of Lego Feet - Lego Feet. over 15 years ago
Skam by Name... ska001 appears 5 times on ebay in one week! Wha'? Dunno, maybe its because Skam are to (re)release Legofeet towards the end of the year. Which is fine if you like squawky CD. Vinyl junkies think once, think twice, think three times before ... See full review
posted a review of Xray Xperiments - Xray Xperiments Vol. 1. over 15 years ago
This is possibly an uncredited Rutter/Golding effort, released around the time of their first B12 releases.
I once read an interview in a fanzine in which Rutter & Golding were asked about pre-B12 material... they didn't own up to any but the ... See full review
posted a review of Cybotron - Alleys Of Your Mind. over 15 years ago
Fancy an argument anyone? imho THIS is the first techno track and not "Sharevari" by A Number of Names. Why? Sharivari sounds more like like weird disco; its lyrics aspire to trendy clothes brands, sports cars etc... yawn)- and that's just not techno ... See full review
posted a review of X-Ray - Let's Go. over 15 years ago
IMHO, Juan's mix and the May mix#1 sound a bit dated now
(bass/drum heavy, clippety-clop techno and far less inventive than a lot of the music coming from the electro scene of that time). The real gem for me is the untitled track on side 2... machine ... See full review
posted a review of Eric B. Featuring Rakim* - Eric B. Is President / My Melody. over 15 years ago
"Eric B is President" uses the break found on "The Champ" (Pama Records) by The Mohawks.
The same break is used by KRS One on "Step into a World" and "Entropy" by DJ Shadow, amongst others.
posted a review of Public Enemy - Rebel Without A Pause (Vocal Mix). over 15 years ago
WORLD IS COMING TO" - vocal sampled from WATTSTAX LIVE CONCERT (2xLP feat. various artists on the STAX label).
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posted a review of Photek - T-Raenon. over 16 years ago
Word! to that. This IS both soulful and intelligent. Beautiful cover and label artwork, a MUST HAVE for all elektroids.
Ranks alongside Innerzone Orchestra's "Bug in the Bassbin" and LTJ Bukem's Logical Progression vol.1 as a landmark classic.Peace.
posted a review of Various - Untitled. over 16 years ago
A.R.T affiliates conjure some awesome UK electronics.
Quite straight & Detroit-esque, but check the menace of Phenomyna's "Swarm"...
posted a review of S'Express - The Return Trip - Promo 2. over 16 years ago
I got the hots...I got the hots...
radical reworking par excellence and the record that got carl noticed big time in the UK.
The predominant feel of the M'Bation Stroke Special Mix is definetely hoose, but with enough material to interest lovers of all ... See full review