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posted a comment on DJ Krust* / Roni Size & DJ Die - The Resister / Music Box. about 1 month ago
The production quality on this is amazing for 1993. It sounds more polished than releases made by the same duo years later.
posted a comment on FZ - Forbidden Zone. 5 months ago
Is there any difference musically with the silver and orange label versions?
posted a review of Ils - No Soul Remixes. 6 months ago
Superb remix by HC. Really rate this, was it played out much?
posted a comment on Smart E's - Sesame's Treet. 9 months ago
Every cloud has a silver lining.... This tune and others turned producers into making serious dark and quality music and also gave the funds to suburban base and helped create kniteforce records.
posted a review of Kev Bird & The Wax Doctor - The Visit To 14B E.P.. 11 months ago
Dark Matter samples One Tribe Inimitable Attitude.
One of my favourite tunes of '92 heard it on Ratty Dance nation tape first.
posted a comment on Ed Rush • Trace* • Nico (4) - Mad Different Methods / The Droid. about 1 year ago
Believe this is a definite tech step track. I have been into jungle since before it even existed and bought this on first listen in a shop back in the day. Torque is regarded as one of the top ten drum and bass lps of all time. Ed rush trace and others ... See full review
posted a comment on 4 Hero - Journey From The Light. over 2 years ago
Still sounds like something from another planet, a true visionary piece of music.
posted a review of Suburban Delay - Energy Rush. over 3 years ago
Excellent first release on the fairly commercial label. Menthol and intelligent techno are both excellent tracks. I wish Scottish techno stayed like this rather than follow the bouncy kick drum route, this is quality stuff.
posted a review of Eon - Spice. over 4 years ago
The J. Saul Kane version sounds very much like tech-step drum and bass except this is 1990 not 1995!
I think this beat was used on most tracks of that era, very much ahead of its time before producers tried different non formulaic things.
No surprise ... See full review
posted a review of X-Certificate (2) - Take Me. over 4 years ago
Dark affair should have been played out more, doesn't really sound like Ibiza at all.
If you could combine Doc Scott and Bizzy B production it would probably sound something like this.
posted a review of The Mental Block - The Banshee / Sheet Metal. over 4 years ago
Sheet metal is one of those tunes you hear and think it's run of the mill, like the other reviewer says, but suddenly you get this crazy riff that makes you stop in your tracks and think yeah this is a proper tune.
Nobody would even contemplate coming up ... See full review
posted a review of Matrix. over 4 years ago
How can someone who made something as amazing as Mute produce this control bollox tune in the charts?
What a sellout.
posted a review of The Charm - Bass Overdose E.P.. over 4 years ago
De-men-Tation is the best tune on this, excellent build up and a great tune to start a set with.
After such a great start to the label it was a shame that none of the other releases were really of much note.
My copy of this is on extremely thin and ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Krust* - Soul In Motion. over 4 years ago
In an era of mostly jump up or intelligent bukemesque amen tearouts Krust came up with this amazing piece of music.
Before the millennium for me drum and bass was untouchable in terms of innovation and trying different things and this is a great ... See full review
posted a review of The Ambassador - Communism Is Gone. over 4 years ago
Forget the main tune worth picking up for mass hysteria.
posted a review of Wardance - Sleeplessness / Jammin. over 4 years ago
Not sure what this tune is doing on Formation?
A superb bukemesque tear out that would have been an anthem if released on good looking.
Buy this on sight.
over 4 years ago
posted a comment on Nasty Habits - As Nasty As I Wanna Be. over 4 years ago
Quite simply one of the most important releases in jungle drum and bass.
Up there with terminator ep.
posted a comment on Automation - Yellow E.P.. over 4 years ago
Off yer face - great tune that would bridge techno with breakbeat.
Really well constructed, deserves more attention.
posted a review of Uncle 22 & Navigator - Choose One / Crazy Kid. over 5 years ago
The original an the best version of 6 million ways to die.
For me the eerie breakdown in the middle of the tune is the best thing about it and was left out of the remixes on RAM records.
posted a comment on D.J. Tony B.* / Quick Spin - Different Dimension. over 5 years ago
Different dimension samples heavily from Crystal Vortex ‎– Children Of The Liam Crystal.
posted a comment on Danny Breaks - Droppin' Science Volume 03. over 5 years ago
Pretty sure that this samples dialogue from the film Serpico with Al Pacino from the firing range scene.
posted a comment on 4 Wise Men Featuring F.A.T.S.* - On 'A' Trip E.P.. over 5 years ago
Pretty sure Peshay sampled the b-side of this for the protege EP on reinforced records. Well ahead of its time for 92.
posted a review of DJ Smokey Joe* - The Crimewatch Project EP. over 5 years ago
Friday night style samples heavily from reggae tune Saturday night style by mikey dread.
Top ep well worth the cash, watch out for the bootlegs from vinyl vibes though!
posted a review of Cool Hand Flex - With You / Future Remix. over 5 years ago
Both sides are great tunes but I'm not sure about the titles.
Future remix sounds more like a remix of Livin Xtasy on De Underground http://www.discogs.com/Flex-The-Program/master/317611
Great use of the bassline from House Syndicate ‎– Jam The Mace.
posted a review of E-Z Rollers - Tough At The Top (Remixes). over 5 years ago
Quite simply one of the best basslines in drum and bass.
posted a review of Origin Unknown - The Speed Of Sound. over 5 years ago
Pretty surprised that there's no comments about this already. Torque by ed rush and nico is quite rightly regarded as a seminal drum and bass lp but IMO this is a more dancefloor and dj friendly offering. Highlights include quest remix, cause 'n' effect, ... See full review
posted a review of MI5 (3) - I Can't Understand / Experience. over 5 years ago
I think that experience is my favourite crystl tune. Not many will agree but for me it's better than crystalize and warpdrive which quite rightly get lots of attention.
This tune really is a work of art, one of the few that manages to bridge the gap ... See full review
posted a comment on L.T.J. Bukem* - Demon's Theme / A Couple Of Beats. over 5 years ago
You can't slate a tune for being groundbreaking?!
Dance music would never have progressed if it wasn't for epic tunes like this. To produce a tune like this in 1991 is nothing short of sensational and an act of genius.
posted a review of Sunshine Productions - Take Me To The Top / Just A Melody. over 5 years ago
Always preferred Just A Melody, never heard piano like it in a hardcore tune until Kniteforce a few years later.
posted a review of UK Apachi & Shy FX - Nuttah VIP. over 5 years ago
T-Power remix is a great example of how a remix should be. I couldn't really get into the original version back in the day but I really like this version. The machine gun lyrics are slowed right down and they fit perfectly over the bassline and beats. If ... See full review
posted a comment on Oblivion - Volume 1. over 6 years ago
Not sure why there's such a demand for this tune for me it's a poor remake of Spinback & Q. Project's ‎– Riker's Island.
I really like Source Direct though.
posted a comment on Satin Storm - Think I'm Goin' Out Of My Head. over 6 years ago
Pretty sure that the main vocal sample in this tune is from:
Little Anthony & The Imperials - Going Out Of My Head

posted a comment on Mental Overdrive - The Second Coming. over 6 years ago
This EP was very influencial for the hardcore/jungle era.
Soma and Electric sunrise were played by Top Buzz, most notably in the 91/92 Fantazia NYE set.
Soma was later sampled heavily in 'this is derranged' on NHS records (Doc Scott's label).
Just one ... See full review
posted a review of 175 Crew - Volume 3. over 6 years ago
The flip side to the Busta Rhymes tune is an amazing dark number that sounds like something from the Ram Records or No-U-Turn stables.
Well worth tracking down.
posted a comment on LSD (2) - The Eclipse - Simply The Best - LSD 10. over 6 years ago
Rhythm Section - Circuit Breaker (remix) Rhythm Section Recordings
4-Mega - Drop This White House Records
Desired State - Expansion Out Of Romford Records
Menace Makes 3 - Pure Hysteria (Give Me A Mother Mix) Danse City Records
Bass2Base - Hypno 2 ... See full review
posted a review of Earth Leakage Trip - The Virtuality EP. over 6 years ago
For me this is their best early release, Psychotronic EP gets a lot of attention as it was the first release on Moving Shadow but in my opinion none of the tracks are as good as Trip Virtuality with it's trippy sounds and well placed Klangers sample from ... See full review
posted a review of Art Academy - The Banker. over 6 years ago
Head straight for Energie on the flip side. Amazing tune.
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posted a review of Fozbee & Cooz / Dimension (3) - Psychology EP. over 6 years ago
It's not very often that you get an EP with six great tracks on it but this is a rare example.
Free Your Mind, Chamber Of Dreams (Remix) and Phenomena are all superb tracks.
posted a comment on Sykosis 451 - This Town / Hurricane. over 6 years ago
Hurricane is a brilliantly produced tune and played out by everyone at the time.

posted a comment on Omni Trio - Vol 5 - Soul Promenade Remix. over 6 years ago
To improve the already brilliant soul promenade should be impossible but Nookie nailed it. Amazing track.
posted a comment on Bounty Killaz - Bounty Killaz - Part 3. over 6 years ago
posted a review of Problem House / 4 For Money - Untitled. over 7 years ago
This tune was massive in Scotland and played out by Tom Wilson and others all the time.
posted a review of DEA - Injunction Fever EP. over 7 years ago
Sphere Of Destiny is a great track featuring HAL from the film 2001 - very manic and the best tune on the EP.
posted a comment on Sharada House Gang - Let The Rhythm Move You. over 7 years ago
I have a white label version of this with 'Chunky Bumpy EP' stamp.

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posted a review of Dub II* - 1991. over 7 years ago
This sounds exactly like samplemania by DJ Seduction - the style doesn't sound anything like something produced in 1991 also and I believe that it was made recently.
posted a review of フォーテック* - 七人の侍 / 複合. over 7 years ago
Complex is a superb tune: atmospheric,complex and has the right amount of amen to make it fit into any set.
A real gem and imo one of his best tracks.
posted a review of Chimeira - Deeper Life / Jacobs Ladder. over 7 years ago
Deeper life is the standout track on this 12". Played out by most dj's at the time.
Similar drum patterns to cold fresh air remix on moving shadow.