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I'm a german guy in my early 30s and my biggest passion is music. Thinking and hearing music since a young child, went through various phases in my music life. Explored deeper into the wide fields of music as I got older, sometimes returned to my roots. Learned through music that being open can only widen your own horizon, prejudgings not allowed.

Music is such a spacious field and thinking about it makes me feel excited to explore all the stuff that still is unlistened to my ears.

Getting inspired by all you reviewers on this awesome website, so many with huge writing talent. In a same way I want to express my thoughts about music too and learn.

Also I'm planning to expand my record collection (mostly Vinyl but also CD) in the next years.

Here a list of my main genres that I listen to:

/// Electronic \\\
-> Hardcore / Gabber / Happy Hardcore / Speedcore (most of it "Oldschool" 1992-1998)
-> Uplifting Trance / Progressive Trance / Hard Trance / Vocal Trance / Psytrance
-> Eurodance / Euro House
-> Italodance / Lento Violento
-> Progressive House / French House / Hip House / Acid House
-> Euro Disco / Italo Disco

-> Ethereal / Downtempo / Ambient / Breakbeat / Breaks / Chillout / Experimental
-> Trip Hop / Leftfield / Glitch / IDM

/// Rock \\\
-> Shoegazing / Dream Pop / Gothic
-> Progressive Rock / Psychedelic Rock / New Wave / Grunge / Indie Rock / Post-Punk / Alternative Rock / Folk Rock / Hard Rock / Jazz Rock / Rock and Roll / Beat / Surf Rock

/// Pop \\\
-> Electropop / Europop / Synthpop / Indie Pop / New Romantics / Pop Rock / Adult Contemporary / Britpop / Dance-pop ...

/// Funk / Jazz-Funk / Jazz Fusion \\\

/// Folk \\\
-> Contemporary Folk / Indie Folk / Psychedelic Folk...

/// Avant-garde \\\
-> Experimental / Noise / Lo-fi

/// Also a bit of \\\
-> R&B & Soul / Blues / Reggae / Ska / Country / Hip Hop (Oldschool)
-> Video Game Music / Filmscores

... and anything I forgot to mention
Recent Activity
posted a comment on Technohead - I Wanna Be A Hippy. 2 months ago
Pretty much everything has been said here. Just in case you are wondering, the difference between MOK 37 and MOK 37 ½ is the first track. On the MOK 37 we have the Zippy Mix while on the ½ version we can hear the Original Mix (the one from MOK 32). Also ... See full review
posted a review of Riot Nation - Abba-Gabba. 2 months ago
This is a german production from Shockwave Recordings label founder Claudius Debold together with some help from Martin Damm.

The sound of "Abba Gabba" is close to the Search & Destroy releases previously, here we break the 200 BPM border. Self ... See full review
posted a comment on DJ Dano & Liza N Eliaz* - Energy Boost. 2 months ago
Just adding a bit to the very good review by UralTEK: "Energy Boost" is progressive rising both in pitch and speed from 199 to 234 BPM which makes it very interesting. The other highlight on here "Gimme A Break!" with a bassdrum that has an amazing ... See full review
posted a review of Search & Destroy - Work It!. 2 months ago
The first track on here called "Work It!" probably made pure Hardcore/Gabber fans not extremely happy as it contains some Happy Hardcore elements. Mainly 2 samples are included here, only one I know: LNR - Work It To The Bone. Not sure where the refrain ... See full review
posted a review of The Original Gabba* - Kick Some Azz. 2 months ago
Not sure why this was called Original Gabba instead of Gabber like the first release (Headbanger!).
Anyway, Life Is Like A Dance starts with what sounds like a pretty childish sample of a song (not sure which one, it's not Elstak ;-) , then it turns ... See full review
posted a review of Technohead - Mary Jane. 2 months ago
Mary Jane includes vocals from the same titled hip-hop track by Tha Alkaholiks from 1993. Also this is the first time we could hear the original mix of the later supposed to be successful I Wanna Be A Hippy. This must have been released early in 1995 ... See full review
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posted a comment on Haardcore - Toxic. 2 months ago
There was a distortion shimmer lying above many of Haardcore tracks and it was supposed to be like that, but sometimes for me the sound is too heavily crushed and distorted and also a bit too repetitive in some parts. That being said, and I know this all ... See full review
posted a review of Tellurian - Get Stupid. 2 months ago
Get Stupid is the main song on here, dark themed, banging kickdrum, awesome vocal sample from MC Duke - Miracles.
Virtual Reality is a gem too and somewhat of a secret favorite. Starts a bit softer than usual, with a melody and almost a dreamscape ... See full review
posted a comment on Chosen Few - Party! / After Hourz. 2 months ago
Party! is awesome, great sample choice, sounds and atmosphere, shows that Francois Prijt without a doubt is one of the best in the scene. Next track Party People instead is a bit disappointing and doesn't really offer much for me personally.
After ... See full review
posted a review of Search & Destroy - Return To Madness. 2 months ago
This is another really good release, however I'm aware of the fact that it feels a lot more... how to call it... Happy Hardcore styled or more friendly to listen to for common listeners?. It has still a dark quality to it but a lot of elements like the ... See full review
posted a comment on Technohead - Jetset / Accelerator. 2 months ago
To the main public Technohead is a one hit wonder with a "cheesy" track called I Wanna Be A Hippy. Nobody really knows anything behind it, they don't know that what they hear is the Flamman & Abraxas Remix, they don't know anything, not that Lee Newman ... See full review
posted a comment that has since been deleted. 2 months ago
posted a comment on Tellurian - Damn Tough. 2 months ago
Sounds very sci fi and futuristic. So Damn Tough and the updated version of Booster Activated are my faves on this yet again quality release by Tellurian.
posted a review of DJ Fistfuck - Fuck On!. 2 months ago
I wonder when Martin came up with that alias, lol. Pussy Poison is a classic, the Doop Part came really surprising when I heard it the first time. Nostalgic feelings when hearing Pussy Poison. I Wrote the name "DJ Fistfuck" on the board in school many ... See full review
posted a review of Cyanide - Relatic. 2 months ago
This is one of the best releases on Mokum and I like every song on it. Really creative, good sound, high energy, some dark chord sounds/samples (String-X), melodic (Dreamland). It has pretty much everything I like about this genre, my fave being ... See full review
posted a review of Annihilator - I'll Show You My Gun. 2 months ago
Outstanding mixing, without a doubt one of the best mixings in the entire Mokum catalogue. Especially I'll Show You My Gun sounds fantastic, is very forceful and straight forward hardcore at a very high level. This and Into The Wildstyle are my favorites ... See full review
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posted a comment on Maniac Of Noize - Let The Bass. 2 months ago
The A-Side delivers better quality as far as I'm concerned, Chosen Few delivers usual good quality and Mokummania is a nice hardcore smasher with hoover sounds. The B-Side includes some Acid lines (Immortality) and heavy distort guitar like sounds ... See full review
posted a comment on Tellurian - Speed Of Light. 2 months ago
First three songs are pure hardcore bangers with movie references, my favorite being Speed of Light. New World adds some TB-303 Acid lines.
posted a comment on The Salami Brothers - Wet Salami. 2 months ago
Yep, this is based around an order of salami pizza. A decent funny release from Newman/Wells but they had better ones. Two mentions: Love the intro part of the Anti Salami Mix of Wet Salami, sadly after a while it becomes a bit nerve-racking with all ... See full review
posted a review of Chosen Few - Feel The Dream. 2 months ago
First of all Chosen Few was always really creative with Intros which you can hear in all the Fucking Hardcore Compilations, same for the Intro (and Outro) on this release.

Maniac is a rather typical Chosen Few fashioned style track, this time with ... See full review
posted a comment on High Energy - Suck My Dick. 2 months ago
Hi Ventilation is the highlight on here for me, especially that guitar riff is nice. Revolution has good vocal samples and a nice breakbeat only the ending is a bit weird but lets call it creative freedom. Suck My Dick and 20.000 Volt are ok but don't do ... See full review
posted a review of The Original Gabber - Headbanger!. 2 months ago
Another genius output from Mr. Prijt, this time under his Original Gabber alias. Headbanger was one of the most unique and creative songs in this genre back then. The drum intro is legendary but in fact the whole track is done in a very creative way, I ... See full review
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posted a comment on Cookiemunsta - Cook&Curry. 2 months ago
Good first solo release by The Prophet on Mokum.

Cook & Curry is a very nice 220BPM Hardcore track with an indian oriented oriental flavor and hoover sounds.

Madnessinsanity: comes a little "slower" at 203 BPM, another hardcore smasher with various ... See full review
posted a comment on Lenny Dee & Ralphie Dee - Mokum Traxxx. 2 months ago
Indeed a really good release for the genre, especially like the diversity within each song and its garnished with a good sound. Not sure which one is my favorite but The Mobster hectic bee swarm like main synth sound is worth a special mention.
posted a comment on High Energy - Hellraising. over 2 years ago
Good point, maybe it is a combination of both. ;)
posted a comment on Major T. - Keep The Frequency Clear. over 3 years ago
The "voices of DJ Bobo & Intermission" part on the cover was only used because the pure names of the female singer and rapper would not have gained any viral attention. It is not a false advertisement though, the female singer is a girl named Emel, the ... See full review
posted a review of Vitamin - De Ongestelde Flamingo. over 3 years ago
This Vitamin release might be my favorite from this combination of Prophet & Dano, with a little help from austrian artist Konrad Becker (not Conrad!). My favorites on here are "Energy Tribe" and "My House Is Your House". First one has kind of an ... See full review
posted a review of Technohead - The Passion. over 3 years ago
A true gem and classic from Technohead. The Passion #3 is basically a Hardcore/Gabber version of the #1 version, which is a little softer, techno and could have been a GTO output as well. Eventhough only 2 chords the string sound touches something deep ... See full review
posted a review of High Energy - Hellraising. over 3 years ago
While I mentioned in another review that I didn't like the output under his Haardcore alias I do like the High Energy output by R. Meijer.

The Intro to this record is mainly a sample from the Hellraiser movie (1987), "The Box" probably the most well ... See full review
posted a review of Chosen Few - Chosen Anthem. over 3 years ago
One of my favorite releases on the Mokum Records label.
The first track "Chosen Anthem (Against Racism)" was a clear statement of Chosen Few/Mokum Records against racism. It has a dark held intro with the famous voice sample "Fucking Hardcore", which ... See full review
posted a review of Tellurian - My Name Doesn't Matter. over 3 years ago
Michel Klaassen has done consistently good productions for Mokum. I think that every release is worth owning from him. Great choices of samples as well as diversity in style - he could do both: a bit softer acid driven tracks and also harder tracks. ... See full review
posted a review of Haardcore - Hakken. over 3 years ago
I know Hakken can be considered a classic but to me the output from R. Meijer under his Haardcore alias was one of the weakest on the label. To be fair here I really liked his output under the High Energy alias but the Haardcore stuff constantly had a ... See full review
posted a review of Chosen Few - Freedom. over 3 years ago
First release from one of the best in the scene as far as I'm concerned. "Freedom" is the song on here for me, it includes great Hoover sounds. Rest is solid but he has done better later on imo.
posted a review of Hooihouse - Pien An De Eure. over 3 years ago
This release really sounded different from the rest on Mokum, lwiking described it already perfectly. Very distorted and noisy release. The producer Otto van den Toorn today runs a sound production company that does music for commercials and short films. ... See full review
posted a review of Technohead - Happy Birthday. over 3 years ago
Well, I kind of go into a bit of a different direction with this review compared to gabba4life. To me this as well as the Headsex single were both really cheap attempts to recreate the success of "I Wanna Be A Hippy" (particularly the Flamman & Abraxas ... See full review
posted a review of Vitamin - The Point. over 3 years ago
2 legendary Hardcore Producers DJ Dano and The Prophet formed this project, which also marked the start of the Amsterdam based Mokum Records label and is therefore not less legendary.
It must be mentioned here that the tracks on this record were ... See full review
posted a review of Technotronic - Body To Body. over 4 years ago
2 years after the groundbraking "Pump Up The Jam" album Technotronic released the follow up "Body To Body". In style it was mostly similar to it's predecessor, had a little more dark and industrial edge to it though. The opening track and lead single ... See full review
posted a review of Technotronic - Pump Up The Jam. over 4 years ago
An excellent album and a pioneer of the entire Hip house and later dance scene. Even next to the singles really good tracks found it's place on the album. I can only emphasize how unique the style of this project was, the entire production was top notch ... See full review
posted a review of Snap! - Welcome To Tomorrow. over 4 years ago
The third album by Snap has also been not a bad output. Personally I feel that the album got a little too soft, dreamy and even slightly esoteric/spiritual at times. And why have many tracks such a long name included with brackets? Was it very "hip" at ... See full review
posted a review of Snap! - The Madman's Return (3rd Edition). over 4 years ago
Very strong follow up album by Snap, that isn't just limited only to THE top hit. In particular, the rhythms and sound choice must get emphasized. Singer Penny Ford got replaced by Thea Austin during it's process. Also no track really falls down much in ... See full review
posted a review of Snap! - World Power. over 4 years ago
Following the big success of the hip house single "The Power" an album had to follow. The producers Luca Anzilotti and Michael Münzing got into the studio together with rapper Turbo B (Durron Butler) and singer Penny Ford and created World Power. The ... See full review
posted a review of Culture Beat - Metamorphosis. over 4 years ago
This project went through quite a lot in it's life, so it should come as no surprise that the main singers Tania Evans and Jay Supreme were replaced by the likewise relatively well-known Kim Sanders. Fans didn't like it, the sound itself got a bit more ... See full review
posted a review of Culture Beat - Inside Out. over 4 years ago
It was the first album after the huge success with Serenity (particularly "Mr. Vain") and the deadly crash by the main producer Torsten Fenslau, so it marked an important point in this projects run. Obviously they couldn't stop given the pace that ... See full review
posted a review of Culture Beat - Horizon. over 4 years ago
A non-negligible first album before the big throw Serenity, then still with Lana Earl instead of Tania Evans. Stylistically, in the period before Euro Dance, there are mostly House tracks coupled with some ambient influences. The potential of Fenslau ... See full review
posted a review of Culture Beat - Serenity. over 4 years ago
A classic album during the peak of the Eurodance era in 1993. Fenslau/Zweier created one of the best Rhythms and Synth Riffs coming out of this genre while Nosie Katzmann composed most of the material.

Track by Track Review

[b]Serenity ... See full review