I'm a DJ who's been mixing vinyl for twenty-plus years (I got my tables in spring of 1998). I performed at perhaps 40 or so rave-parties in Southern California and Arizona between 1999 and 2003. I then took a hiatus for a few years, but got back into mixing with a passion around 2009. As of 2018, I continue to mix almost exclusively vinyl (acid techno, acid trance, acid core, hardcore/gabber, hard trance, melodic trance, squat techno, and even a tiny bit of acid house every now and then), though I do put together digital sets of psybient/downtempo/chillout. Since 2015, I've begun gigging again, though only occasionally.

And to be fair, I originally cut my teeth on hardcore punk rock, with bands such as Propagandhi, Subhumans (UK, though the Canadian band isn't bad, either), Bad Religion, Operation Ivy, and the Dead Kennedys representing my primary tastes. I also listen to some ska (Op Ivy, Culture Shock, and a few others), reggae (Pato Banton, Yellowman, Steel Pulse, Bob, etc.), hip-hop (Wu-Tang, Del the Funkee Homosapien, Chalie 2na, etc., as well as a lot of early '90s rap), Western Classical music (Beethoven, Dvorak, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, etc.), and many other styles of "normal" music. So, put simply, my musical tastes are expansive and diverse.

Anyway, long live vinyl records. Keep the BPM high and acid lines flowing. Cheers.
Recent Activity
posted a review of Nick Sentience & Ed Real - Easy On The Cut. 29 days ago
Surprised no one has ever commented on this one. BK's mix of Easy on the Cut is a major tune from him, Nukleuz, and the hard house/hard trance genre-benders from this era. The percussion is decidedly hard house, but there are some twisted and bubbly ... See full review
posted a comment on Nuclear Hyde - Plug One. 2 months ago
Yep, Persuader is a twisted and somewhat dark (or perhaps melancholic?) masterpiece from the tail end of Nuclear Hyde's creative output. That said, it's not really like most of their earlier acid trance, as those tracks tended to be bright, bounding, and ... See full review
posted a comment on Nuclear Hyde - X-Tention EP. 3 months ago
I'll admit, this sort of represents the turning point for Steinmeier and Nuclear Hyde---before this, most of their stuff was driving, acid-soaked hard trance, but starting with this record, their sound turned more toward the then-evolving ... See full review
posted a comment on Pablo Gargano - Girotondo. 3 months ago
Perhaps a millimeter shy of its predecessor (the rightly legendary Senza Volto), this is still a brilliant album. Indeed, if this album came from any other artist in the late '90s hard trance scene, I think it would have a much bigger reputation. But it ... See full review
posted a comment on Pablo Gargano. 3 months ago
What do you even say? One of the true legends of '90s acid trance, and someone who genuinely charted his own musical path in ways few producers do. I won't even bother listing all my favorite tunes from Pablo, because we'd be here all day. Indeed, I ... See full review
posted a comment on Push - Universal Nation. 3 months ago
Vintage late '90s trance. I'll admit, there are other trance tracks (acid, hard, progressive, psy) from this era that I'm fonder of, but there is no denying this is an epic, memorable tune. Ahhh, good times. :)
posted a comment on Moonrise - Evolution 4-Ward. 4 months ago
My copy is a tad warped at the outer edge but still plays like a gem 21 years later. What a fierce, haunting, and utterly epic tune the original mix of Evolution 4-Ward is. The acid, the synths, the melody---they're all spot-on. Indeed, I think this tune ... See full review
posted a review of Skylab (2) - Backup EP. 4 months ago
Nothing wrong with the tunes on the B-side, but dear me, this release is all about "Accident." This is a real lesser-known gem, and one that excellently captures the eccentric, sophisticated genius of mid-to-late '90s hard acid trance.

It starts with a ... See full review
posted a review of The Binmen - Surfs Up E.P.. 4 months ago
I feel like more people tend to talk about "Wipeout" when it comes to this release, but I'm actually fonder of "The Bird." Indeed, I like "Wipeout," but it comes across as slightly more of a novelty (gimmicky, perhaps) than "The Bird." I can't really ... See full review
posted a review of DDR & The Geezer - Drugs Work / Spades. 4 months ago
I agree with Neurodynamo, in that "Spades" may be the star attraction on this record and the tune everyone remembers, but "Drugs Work" is a delicious little acid gurgler with a sort of funky vibe. Very tasty.

On the flip, the legendary "Spades" is ... See full review
posted a comment on DJ Spice P - Tribe-A-Go-Go. 4 months ago
Ha, of course you know this release too, and of course you highlight that track. I completely agree "The Acid Move" is an underrated acid tune with a really sweet yet sort of dark acid buildup and release. Fantastic track.
posted a comment on Punk Floyd - Floyd As Dub. 4 months ago
This is a vocal-less version of "Floyd as Fuck for the Y2K," which is certainly enjoyable, and indeed, I say that as someone who often feels that overuse of a vocal---especially a sung vocal---can drag down an otherwise solid track.

However, I don't ... See full review
posted a comment on DDR & The Geezer - Suicide Raving E.P.. 4 months ago
Somewhat surprised by the lower-than-4.0 rating for this release. I think this is a well-worthy addition to the DDR & Geezer joint catalog, with both tracks having a dark, brooding sort of vibe. My favorite of the two is "Suicide Raving," which has a ... See full review
posted a comment on Choci / Solar Quest - Bombay Aloo / Acid Air Raid (Remix). 4 months ago
It's interesting---if you compare the two tracks (the original and this remix here) as musical works of art, I agree with your assessment. But if you ask me which one is the meanest, fiercest, and biggest dancefloor-destroyer of all the different ... See full review
posted a comment on D.O.M. - Lethal Enforcers / The Game / Cocaine / Paranoid. 4 months ago
I normally don't comment if I'm not fond of a record, but this record really does stand out to me as one of the outliers of the SUF catalog. The original "Acid War" and the related SUFR release are brilliant (and I know lots of people like 404 and a few ... See full review
posted a comment on Bad Religion - Into The Unknown. 5 months ago
Well said, agreed completely. It's very different from every other BR album and EP, but that doesn't mean it's not interesting and memorable in its own right (and if taken on its own terms without expectations of what it "should" sound like). So yeah, ... See full review
submitted Various - Christmas Adagios. 5 months ago
submitted Various - The Time-Life Treasury of Christmas - Holiday Magic. 5 months ago
submitted Various - The Time-Life Treasury Of Christmas - Christmas Memories. 5 months ago
posted a comment on Punk Floyd - Stella Artois Overdrive. 5 months ago
As others have noted elsewhere, the Punk Floyd moniker is sort of a weird thing. Indeed, with the three individuals in question, you might expect a more brain-melting catalog of furious acid-techno bangers; but they seemingly used the Punk Floyd name to ... See full review
posted a review of Nullifidian Ray + The Geezer* / OB1 (6) - Pharmacological Freedom /Seeing With Your Eyes Closed . 5 months ago
Great release, though if I'm being completely honest, I would say this record doesn't quite reach the same dizzying heights as the previous record(s) (certainly Anarchway 002, which might have been my favorite record of 2017, and possibly Anarchway 001 ... See full review
posted a comment on D.D.R. And The Geezer* - Mad Cows On Acid. 5 months ago
I like just about every version of Mad Cows, but I think I enjoy the Mr. Burns & Geezer remix the best. It's just a lush, rising acid screamer of the highest order, and very much in the flavor of Burns' Skankadelic label. Absolutely brain-melting track.
posted a comment on Matt & Kim. 6 months ago
Amazing people and fantastic performers. I can't listen to a Matt and Kim song or hear them talk without being in a good mood. Their positivity is infectious.

As someone with longstanding interests in punk rock, techno/electronic music, and quality pop, ... See full review
posted a comment on DJ Buzz Fuzz* - Nostalgica Volume 2. 6 months ago
Agreed with the previous reviewer---"Millennium" really is the standout track on the record. Solid hardcore tune with a choice sampling of the broadcast of the Armstrong/Aldrin moon-landing, followed by a killer buildup and fantastic, heavy drop. Major ... See full review
posted a comment on Nullifidian Ray. 6 months ago
Pretty sure this is a Geezer/Guy alias, not only for reasons of style, but also given some hearsay that's come my way.

Regardless, solid acid tunes very much in the Geezer-acid idiom.
submitted Mellow Trax - Phuture Vibes. 7 months ago
posted a comment on Kai Tracid - Trance & Acid. 7 months ago
"Yes and no," I would say. I have both tunes on vinyl, and they are not identical. Yes, the main dark synth/melody is similar, but even then, it's not exactly the same. Plus, the overall sound of "Trippin Out" is much more plodding and chugging in tone, ... See full review
posted a comment on Rebel Yelle - Purple Heart Remixes. 7 months ago
Sweet vinyl with four quality remixes. My fave is probably the Gizelle and Geezer "Return," which won't surprise too many people who know my tastes. Still, the Dynamic Intervention mix is energetic and enjoyable, the Acid Ted reworking has a bit of a ... See full review
posted a review of Dougie - Second Draw Down. 7 months ago
Really great record, as both mixes of Second Draw Down are quite tasty. I know the YouTube videos here label the tracks as "acid techno," but I would personally say they're in that late '90s/early 2000s style that was sort of a hybrid between searing ... See full review
posted a review of A*S*Y*S - Acid Head Cracker (Remix). 7 months ago
Solid remix tune from the harder side of Kai's acid output (and Ellrich's, given that this is an A.S.Y.S tune), though not nearly as fast as some of the earlier acid trance he made under the "Acut Genius" and "Formic Acid" monikers. Still, this is a good ... See full review
posted a comment on Choci + Guy* - Welfarre / Hong Kong Garden. 8 months ago
Both sides are fantastic, if admittedly similar. Welfarre is slightly darker and grittier, while Hong Kong Garden has a catchy and oddly melodic riff right at the main break. But both exude that hard, driving '90s acid sound typical of VCF. ... See full review
posted a comment on Warp Brothers Vs. Aquagen - Phatt Bass. 8 months ago
"Phatt Bass" is a decent tune, but let's be honest---it's basically a hard-house influenced version of Pump Panel's Confusion (the "Reconstruction" mix, technically speaking), which came out half a decade earlier in 1995. Not a knock, but an homage ... See full review
posted a review of DDR & Dave The Drummer* - The Goose. 9 months ago
To me, "The Gander" and "Duck Pond" are irrelevant; I don't think I've ever used them in a mix. But I still give the record 5/5 because "The Goose" is such a massive firecracker. Eccentric, fast, and deranged, this track really captures the feel of a lot ... See full review
posted a comment on DJ Mishka vs. Mad Gay Mafia - Space 5000. 9 months ago
The recording in the YouTube video here is poor quality, but the Asteroid Mix of Space 5000 is a '90s acid-trance bomber with some serious pace and energy. The main dissonant synth (which stands out throughout the track, but is particularly prominent in ... See full review
submitted Various - Virtuosi - Cassette Edition. 10 months ago
posted a comment on Sound Of Acid Core. 10 months ago
An unreal CD series for those who love '90s acid trance and acid techno. I personally only had the first 4 volumes back in the day (and I still own most of all four releases, though I'm missing one disc from Vol. 2 ... which is tragic), but one look ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Sound Of Acid Core Vol 2. 10 months ago
Indeed, I must have mistakenly written what I saw in the track listing here, but I certainly knew that, as I have three copies of Noom 018! All three tracks on the release are great, but Matabu Part 2 is definitely the masterpiece.
posted a comment on Various - Sound Of Acid Core. 10 months ago
Kunda is seriously a monster. That opening drop is unreal. I still remember the first time I heard it.

And yeah, this compilation is truly legendary. I'm so happy I happened to buy it that fateful day back in '96.

Cheers on the review.
posted a comment on Captain Tinrib & Dynamic Intervention - Found What We're Lookin 4. 10 months ago
The DAVE Remix. The. DAVE. Remix. What an unreal behemoth. For me, this one is even better than his remix of Acid Disco (also on hard-house heavy Vicious Circle, a decent label if you like the harder, nastier end of the hard house spectrum). Heavy, ... See full review
submitted Dvořák* - Chicago Symphony Orchestra*, James Levine (2) - Symphony No. 7. 10 months ago
posted a review of Nullifidian Ray - Acid Therapy . 11 months ago
The original version is a Geezer acid bomb of masterful quality. Gritty, grinding synths giving way to frenetic, charged acid work all sprinkled with some reggae vocals and similar stylings. But it's mostly about the acid with this one. Top tune, ... See full review
posted a review of Steve Mills (2) And D.A.V.E. The Drummer - You're Only Old Once !! / Owsley Acid. 11 months ago
If you're looking for "You're Only Old Once" specifically, there's no need to pay through the teeth here. Jump over to Project 303 records and check out Project 005, which features that tune and a collab between Mills and Jack Wax (also a good tune). ... See full review
posted a review of Various - High In Chicago EP. 11 months ago
Alright, I'm going to commit virtual blasphemy here, though to be clear, I do like this record a great deal (and no, I am not interested in selling my copy). But even just looking at Scythe as a label, I wouldn't put this in the top three of the catalog, ... See full review
posted a comment on Nostrum - EP 4. 11 months ago
So much awesome in one EP. Baby is unreal---fast, hyper-acidic, and bursting with energy in that trademark Nostrum idiom. Polaris is a very underrated track in my opinion; it's driving, acid-drenched, but also emotional, even wistful. Epic, pensive ... See full review
posted a comment on Biri 'N' The Geezer - U.F.O.007. 11 months ago
Just a quick word this time. I'm quite fond of Rise of the Machines. The sample is classic and choice, and the tune has an interesting structure, in that it features contrasting "light" and "dark" sections. By that, I mean the opening segment of the ... See full review
submitted Beethoven* - Symphonies 1 & 3 Eroica. about 1 year ago
submitted Rodrigo* - Complete Orchestral Works - 5. about 1 year ago
submitted Schumann* - Overtures. about 1 year ago
submitted Rimsky-Korsakov* - Suites. about 1 year ago
submitted Dvořák*, Tchaikovsky* - Violin Concertos. about 1 year ago