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Sound Of The Future - Fear Of The Future EP Karl-Haze

July 31, 2019
edited 2 months ago
I like this track (Warning), but for me the piano bit is the deal sealer. I actually wish it continued on for a bit longer with the breaks and bass helping it along.
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The Sentinel - Heavy Vibes / Pulse Of Life Karl-Haze

July 28, 2019
I agree as well.
I compare this release to the first two records on the Photek label. One side is a smashing amen tune, while the other is a "mellower" spacey number.
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Deep Blue - Helicopter (Remix 2) Karl-Haze

July 19, 2019
Sunset Over Stevenage is an underrated tune. It has similar off kilter beats, pads, and bass like Helicopter Tune, but with the addition of a piano line even Nookie/Cloud 9 would be proud of. Don't sleep on this one any longer.
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Foul Play - Vol. 4 (Remixes Part 2) Karl-Haze

July 13, 2019
edited 3 months ago
Beats Track shows that when Foul Play weren't completely nailing it (Being With You, Drowning In Her, We Are The Future), they came really damn close. A fine addition to their long line of excellent tunes. The EZ Rollers remix of Being With You is fantastic as well.
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Scott & Keith - Deranged Karl-Haze

June 30, 2019
Have you ever noticed how Deranged (both mixes) sound quite similar to Krispy Krouton - Chicken & Sweetcorn?
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Atlantic Connection - Situations / Don't Love You Karl-Haze

May 24, 2019
Situations is a near perfect example of deep liquid funk drum & bass.
The beats are simple and tough. The bass is deep and forceful.
The keys are emotive, effective, and drive the tune on.
The vocals are minimal, and chopped in and out of the mix.
No cornball build ups/drops. No cheezball choruses/refrains.
Just heads down grooves.
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Klute - Revolution / Most People Are Dicks Karl-Haze

May 21, 2019
Completely agreed here. Revolution is a deep and energetic roller.
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Q.D.T* - The Cool Tip E.P Karl-Haze

April 28, 2019
I completely agree here. The A1 cut is the tune on this release.
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Digital - Delay / Wrench Karl-Haze

April 13, 2019
I feel this record only gets better with age. I bought it upon release, and I liked it. I didn't play it much in sets though. Now, every time I listen to it, it only sounds more and more fitting with everything good that has come after it.
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Sloan (2) - Smeared Karl-Haze

April 11, 2019
edited 6 months ago
This album is 27 years old. No comment? OK. This record hit me in the chest upon release, and still remains a pleasure to listen to to this day. A (perfect?) blend of wall of noise with power pop/punk, complete with catchy harmonies and clever angst-laden lyrics. This was a staple listen in my early-mid teens, and has continued to stand the test of time. Sloan adopted the cleaner Beatles-esqe approach to songwriting and recording shortly thereafter. While not bad music, it lacked the raw and rugged approach of Smeared... which in retrospect, is sorely missed.
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DJ Crystl - Meditation / Warp Drive Karl-Haze

March 20, 2019
I actually prefer the version of Warpdrive on this release over the original version. Both are obviously massive tracks, and if you can grab copies of both editions then you're laughing.
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Yolk - Sea Food Platter E.P. Karl-Haze

January 30, 2019
Nah. I just re-listened to the Youtube clips here. These tracks are just scattered and unfocused. It sounds like they tried to do what Acen or Hyper On Experience could do well, but these guys didn't succeed in my opinion. The drums are sloppy as well.
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Underground Software - Different Ting Karl-Haze

January 19, 2019
Different Ting is the best cut here. You've got energetic shuffling beats, interchanged with some half time stepping. Then you get interchanging synth stabs with some uplifting pads. Finally, the switch from female vocals back and forth with the ragga snippet ("A different ting") makes for a prime example of all that was dope in 1992.
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Yolk - Sea Food Platter E.P. Karl-Haze

November 3, 2018
I agree with you completely. I bought this EP second hand while visiting London, UK, based on knowing the Sunny-Side Up EP. I was not impressed, and passed it on to someone else in short order. Oh well.
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Sonz Of A Loop Da Loop Era - R Yeah / What The.. Karl-Haze

October 13, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
Suburban Base was a bit crap at the very tail end of '93 and the start of '94, but they sorted it out later that year and into 1995.
However, I really love this particular release!
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The Prodigy - One Love Karl-Haze

September 2, 2018
Full Throttle is the last tune that connects The Prodigy with the hardcore scene, that eventually went on to become the jungle/drum&bass genre. For this I hold Full Throttle up there with the best of The Prodigy's work.
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Subject Matter - Pyramid / No Justice Karl-Haze

September 1, 2018
Probably the best Total Science/Q Project release that wasn't released under either of the more recognizable monikers.
Great breaks, bass, and old school stabs & vibes.
Please also see Tropic on Genetic Stress Recordings.
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Tropic - Cause 'n' Effect / Passion Karl-Haze

September 1, 2018
Probably the best Total Science/Q Project release that wasn't released under either of the more recognizable monikers.
Great breaks, bass, and old school stabs & vibes.
Please also see Subject Matter on Access Recordings.
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Alex Reece - Fresh Jive / Basic Principles / I Need Your Love Karl-Haze

August 8, 2018
Fallen Angels? Radioactive Kids? Unit 1?
Alex Reece knows how to chop up beats.
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Nemeton - D.E. Karl-Haze

August 6, 2018
Underrated (and currently low-priced) Source Direct material from their early '94-'95 peak. Remixes released under their Sounds Of Life alias. Snap it up while you can.
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3 Sample - High On Life Karl-Haze

July 21, 2018
Buy this choon. You will be happy about your decision right away.
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Break - Vanishing Point / Tell Me Karl-Haze

June 1, 2018
Vanishing Point: Probably my favourite roller of all time. That sub/dred bass dive is priceless.
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The Alliance* / Oaysis - Two On One Issue 5 Karl-Haze

February 24, 2018
No comment? This one is just really good. No amens. Just nice vibes. The Oaysis track slightly edges the Alliance track.
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Orca - Dances With Dolphins E.P. No. 1 Karl-Haze

February 3, 2018
A couple of local record shop owners here in Ottawa used a NYC based distributor (alongside Montreal and Toronto based distributors), and brought in a tonne of Lucky Spin, DeeJay, Intalektive, Force Ten, etc. at that same time (late 90's, early 2000's). Still got mine.
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Storm Syndicut - Hold Me...In Your Arms / Give It To Them Karl-Haze

January 23, 2017
I also have the pink vinyl. The logo side label is blue, and the info side label is grey.