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A little personal history:
I have been a collector of vinyl/quality music since my school days of the late Seventies - my first single was by X-Ray Spex 'The Day the World Turned Dayglo' in lovely orange vinyl. My first LP was by XTC 'Go 2'. They certainly turned my world upside down and I've been hooked on music ever since.

In the late 80s, I got into the rave/dance scene, collecting everything from Electro, Hip Hop, US/UK House, Acid and some of the earlyTechno and going to raves, mostly illegal, around the south coast before they became big corporate affairs. Waiting at a pub or motorway car park for the call for where rave was was all part of the experience - though more often than not you'd whizz off and follow other cars into the countryside and end up in an abandoned field or empty waste ground and find out later we'd been used as a diversion tactic for the police - happy days :)

My favourite DJs: Marshall Jefferson, Eddie-evil-Richards, Colin Favour, DJ Cash Money, A Guy Called Gerald, Cut Chemist, several of the DJ Food collective, Cutmaster Swift, Kenny ken and DJ Hype for his blistering crossfading and scratching tricks.

Wasn't massively into Hardcore, though I'll admit there were some fine examples of this form made and then just as dance music was wandering up its own arse, Jungle came along which felt a bit like the excitement/explosion of punk from the late 70s and Acid in 1988/89

I'm a keen amateur DJ - living room, bedroom, kitchen and even bathroom - playing anything and everything that moves people: latin funk, disco, beats, breaks, jungle, early hip hop.

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Recent Activity

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Twisted Anger - Twisted Anger / Fist Of Fury
submitted Twisted Anger - Twisted Anger / Fist Of Fury. 19 days ago
Splash - Babylon (DJ Trace Remixes)
submitted Splash - Babylon (DJ Trace Remixes). 19 days ago
Rufige Kru / Peshay - Dark Metal / Nocturnal
submitted Rufige Kru / Peshay - Dark Metal / Nocturnal. 19 days ago
The Terrorist / Ray Keith - The Chopper (Ray Keith Dirty Chopper Mix) / Don't Be Afraid
submitted The Terrorist / Ray Keith - The Chopper (Ray Keith Dirty Chopper Mix) / Don't Be Afraid. 19 days ago
Dom & Roland - Thunder / Transmissions
submitted Dom & Roland - Thunder / Transmissions. 19 days ago
Micky Finn & L Double / Unknown Artist - Expressions / Hi Jackers
submitted Micky Finn & L Double / Unknown Artist - Expressions / Hi Jackers. 2 months ago
A-Sides & Cool Hand Flex / Runnin' Man - After Dark (L Double Remix) / Flux
submitted A-Sides & Cool Hand Flex / Runnin' Man - After Dark (L Double Remix) / Flux. 2 months ago
Drumsound & Simon
submitted Drumsound & Simon "Bassline" Smith / Unknown Artist - Higher / Calculus. 2 months ago
Helen T* / Personèlle - Epherial / Rebound (Helen T Remix)
submitted Helen T* / Personèlle - Epherial / Rebound (Helen T Remix). 2 months ago
Q Project / DJ Kid (2) - Instrumental (Remix) / Changing Styles
submitted Q Project / DJ Kid (2) - Instrumental (Remix) / Changing Styles. 2 months ago
DJ Hype / DJ Zinc - Area 51 / Submerge
submitted DJ Hype / DJ Zinc - Area 51 / Submerge. 2 months ago
Shy FX & T Power Featuring Di & Skibadee - Don't Wanna Know (Adam F Special)
submitted Shy FX & T Power Featuring Di & Skibadee - Don't Wanna Know (Adam F Special). 2 months ago
DJ Hype, J Majik & Wickaman / Sub Focus - Look To The Future (TC Remix - Dubplate Version) / Frozen Solid
submitted DJ Hype, J Majik & Wickaman / Sub Focus - Look To The Future (TC Remix - Dubplate Version) / Frozen Solid. 2 months ago
Pendulum (3) - Distress Signal (BBK Version) / Blood Sugar (Dubplate Version)
submitted Pendulum (3) - Distress Signal (BBK Version) / Blood Sugar (Dubplate Version). 2 months ago
Peshay / Inner City - Jammin (Dubplate Version) / Big Fun (Peshay Remix VIP)
submitted Peshay / Inner City - Jammin (Dubplate Version) / Big Fun (Peshay Remix VIP). 2 months ago
D-Bridge & Vegas (2) - True Romance VIP
submitted D-Bridge & Vegas (2) - True Romance VIP. 2 months ago
Sketchy* / Acetate - The Shit '99 / Cold Steel Pressure (Dubplate Version)
submitted Sketchy* / Acetate - The Shit '99 / Cold Steel Pressure (Dubplate Version). 2 months ago
Mental Power / L Double And Sebel - This Song / Kik Da Fax
submitted Mental Power / L Double And Sebel - This Song / Kik Da Fax. 2 months ago
Wishbone (4) / Unknown Artist - Silhouette / Untitled
submitted Wishbone (4) / Unknown Artist - Silhouette / Untitled. 2 months ago
Pendulum (3) / Drumsound & Simon Bassline Smith* - Slam / Big Tings
submitted Pendulum (3) / Drumsound & Simon Bassline Smith* - Slam / Big Tings. 3 months ago
Dillinja - Tunnel Grinder
submitted Dillinja - Tunnel Grinder. 3 months ago
Dillinja - It Ain't Too Loud
submitted Dillinja - It Ain't Too Loud. 3 months ago
M.I.S.T* V High Contrast - 3am
submitted M.I.S.T* V High Contrast - 3am. 3 months ago
45Roller* / Ambisonics - Stomp! / The Uncertainty Prinicple
submitted 45Roller* / Ambisonics - Stomp! / The Uncertainty Prinicple. 3 months ago
Pendulum (3) / Drumsound & Simon
submitted Pendulum (3) / Drumsound & Simon "Bassline" Smith - Hold Your Colour (Dubplate Version) / Killa DJ. 3 months ago
Adam F / Fresh - Original Junglesound (SBS Mix) / X Project
submitted Adam F / Fresh - Original Junglesound (SBS Mix) / X Project. 3 months ago
Dylan & DJ Damage / Unknown Artist - House Nation / Junction
submitted Dylan & DJ Damage / Unknown Artist - House Nation / Junction. 3 months ago
Special K + D'Cruze* / Phobia (8) & Piper (4) - Empty Handed / Still Want Your Touch
submitted Special K + D'Cruze* / Phobia (8) & Piper (4) - Empty Handed / Still Want Your Touch. 3 months ago
Fresh / Bad Company - All Strung Out (Original Mix) / Jellybean
submitted Fresh / Bad Company - All Strung Out (Original Mix) / Jellybean. 3 months ago
Mampi Swift / Concord Dawn - Zion / Tonite (Pendulum Remix)
submitted Mampi Swift / Concord Dawn - Zion / Tonite (Pendulum Remix). 3 months ago
Adam F & Shy FX Featuring UK Apachi - Original Nuttah (VIP)
submitted Adam F & Shy FX Featuring UK Apachi - Original Nuttah (VIP). 3 months ago
Adam F, Unknown Artist - Brand New Funk (Dubplate VIP Mix) / Metal Shit
submitted Adam F, Unknown Artist - Brand New Funk (Dubplate VIP Mix) / Metal Shit. 4 months ago
Pendulum (3) - The Terminal / Follower
submitted Pendulum (3) - The Terminal / Follower. 7 months ago
Adam F / Pendulum (3) - 8Ball (Dubplate Version) / Through The Loop (Dubplate Version)
submitted Adam F / Pendulum (3) - 8Ball (Dubplate Version) / Through The Loop (Dubplate Version). 7 months ago
Wetman - The Transience E.P.
posted a review of Wetman - The Transience E.P.. 9 months ago
Atmospherical Jungle/DnB on a whole different level - Wetman as usual creates his own distinctive musical collages - highly recommended
Various - LS Archives Vol 4
posted a review of Various - LS Archives Vol 4. 9 months ago
Top jungle/hardcore remixes but for me the stand out is Live Together with it's rolling beats, keyboard stabs and that voodoo ray sample deftly thrown it
Goldie - Ring Of Saturn
posted a review of Goldie - Ring Of Saturn. 10 months ago
Without Rob P, LP flops - With Rob, LP manges to cut it.
So, No surprise who engineered Timeless
Killing Joke - Requiem
posted a review of Killing Joke - Requiem. 10 months ago
I wonder. I just wonder if Geordie nicked the guitar riff from War's Me And My Baby Brother and used it for Change.
https://www.discogs.com/release/14172183-War-Me-And-Baby-Brother
As a punk at school I played this to death, thinking they were blowing... See full review
Micky Finn & Darren Jay, Tarzan - Do You Like It / Hold Up
posted a review of Micky Finn & Darren Jay, Tarzan - Do You Like It / Hold Up . 11 months ago
Side A is a Remix of C J Lewis Rough 'N' Smooth. It was released on Black Market International in 1996
Side AA is De-Elite Good To Go (Hold On) --- NOT Tarzan - Hold Up
Regulate - Sound / Thoughts
posted a review of Regulate - Sound / Thoughts. about 1 year ago
Couldn't agree more with the reviewer below - it's the AA side you're going for.
Although my favourite Regulate is the rework of Brotherhood, Thoughts is a classy well put together roller which uses restraint in its build up to the second drop but... See full review
Various - Slammin' Vinyl Present  Absolute Classic Hardcore
posted a review of Various - Slammin' Vinyl Present Absolute Classic Hardcore. about 1 year ago
Don't know what some of the reviewers are expecting from this LP - two tracks per side is not crammed like some comps but it's not gonna be loud like a 45rpm 12"...and it plays bloody well considering that. I've used it to play out, it's a bloody... See full review
Ed Rush
posted a comment on Ed Rush. about 1 year ago
Should be told that it was Nico who pushed the buttons and forged that tech sound - his engineering is what propelled Ed to the heights of a DnB legend
Motorbass - Ezio
posted a review of Motorbass - Ezio. about 1 year ago
I've had several ciopies of this, still got one that I use to play out, and the pressings/mastering are top notch - you must have had a one-off bad press, that's a shame for you as these tunes rock da floor
posted a review that has since been deleted. about 1 year ago
Skanna - All You Wanted
posted a review of Skanna - All You Wanted. about 1 year ago
Had quite a few copies of this and they've not had the issue that leemcuk is talking about
Eusebeia - Ryoko 04
posted a review of Eusebeia - Ryoko 04. about 1 year ago
Sublime, just sublime - so many textures, light and shade, tempo changes, layers upon layers but never crowded, still full of spaces for you the listener to bathe in.
It's intereasting, as all teh seperate elements are not new at all, ones that will... See full review
Grooverider - Untitled
submitted Grooverider - Untitled. about 1 year ago
J Majik - Your Sound Remixes
posted a review of J Majik - Your Sound Remixes. about 1 year ago
You're right...these tunes are pure filth - the dirtier the better
Various - The Remixes - Part Three
posted a review of Various - The Remixes - Part Three. about 1 year ago
Opius remix is a real bruiser but it should go without saying that the special one here is Nookie's remix of Kingsize's Star Machine
Riffz / No_Name - Split EP
posted a review of Riffz / No_Name - Split EP. about 1 year ago
Riffz's The Hallway Tune is the one here - a real interesting drum workout with solid bass end that'll rock any floor - nice to hear someone attempting something a bit diferent from all the usual fare at the moment