Spaniard lost in the big city. Fan of electronica and much other things, a bit "nerd" in some other issues, and trying to listen to adventurous styles while everyone that surrounds me hate those things :) .
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posted a comment on D:Exter - Things Have Changed. 6 days ago
Actually the other way around: the radio mix is the mix of the Adjuster version. If you compare both tunes to what Hakan Lidbo was doing with Data80 at the time, you can tie the dots of which one is the original.
posted a review of Titonton Duvanté - Voyeurism. 16 days ago
Something I love love love about this album is how it sounds as if someone took the 4hero bag of tricks of the Jacob's Optical Stairway record and turned them into techno (not much unlike the first Nu Era album, but way more polished). Sounds so alien, ... See full review
posted a review of Jake Fairley - Touch Not The Cat. 17 days ago
While some drum n bass producers approached the acid jazz mainstream to become well known and popular (mostly failing in the attempt), techno producers did the same with electroclash in the early 00s, and Jake Fairley joined them though he actually ... See full review
posted a review of The Tamperer Feat. Maya - Feel It. 2 months ago
You know, I remember growing up and seeing so many 70s "driving" cassette compilations in the TV, while people praised that music in contrast with the cold and dumb 80s. And the same thing happened with 80s stuff later compared to the disorienting 90s ... See full review
posted a review of Ten Walls - Queen. 2 months ago
It's a bit tragic that this album turned out to be this good, this brilliant. A moody long piece of modern classicism mixed with moody house/techhouse/dubby/deep. It has its eye on the gloom like the Innvervisions stuff Ten Walls was related to, but it ... See full review
posted a comment on Nu:Tone - Back Of Beyond. 2 months ago
I tell you something: in most of the dnb parties I go someone drops Missing Link. Hell, yesterday at the Shogun one they dropped it THREE TIMES. That bassline works.
posted a comment on James Hardway - Welcome To The Neon Lounge. 3 months ago
Velocity Curves is actually a lovely take on Philip Glass. God, I love this album, so catchy.
posted a review of The Sound (2) - Hot House. 4 months ago
One of those rare pure pop singles from The Sound, with a chorus that invites the whole Hothouse to sing along and memorable hooks everywhere (the guitar riff and its callback with the piano, the bassline, Borland's domain of his voice). I love The Sound ... See full review
posted a comment on The Sound (2) - All Fall Down. 4 months ago
It's my favourite too. It is a collection of songs that embrace the darkness and the doom with half pose half chilling sincerity.
posted a review of Afronaught - Shapin' Fluid. 6 months ago
I really love how well this album has aged. Very much a follow up to the Neon Phusion LP, there is a broken beat athem here, "Trascend me", which I am not going to add more apart that it's fantastic, but there are other very funky experiments done with ... See full review
posted a review of Sade - Stronger Than Pride. 6 months ago
I went overboard in some reviews as whatever I don't have to give excuses, but anyway I find it funny how the shadow of this album (and previous from Sade) were everywhere in the downtempo and electronica during the 90s and 00s. Sade and her band - all ... See full review
posted a review of Jazzanova - Boom Clicky Boom Klack. 7 months ago
This came just a bit late to be a co-op or broken beat athem (compare to DKD Future Rage, MDCL Relax Unwind, Domu Save It...) , but it is catchy as as a cold, the bassline is pure goodness and the Mr Scruff version is also really nice. And Shaun ... See full review
posted a comment on Nu Era - Geometricks EP. 7 months ago
Last weekend (regarding the time I wrote this) Marc Mac decided to play as Nu Era in The Pickle Factory in London. And I can confirm that when he dropped "Space Above Us" the room went mad. It's a lovely cascade of arpeggios and Detroit percussion that ... See full review
posted a comment on Jazzanova - The Pool. 7 months ago
Yes, it sounds good, it is very pop, but still this version of Jazzanova that wants to sound like Zero 7 feels a bit dismayed. The songs end and you don't have much to hang to. All sounds subtle, which is a good thing, a very good thing, but I have been ... See full review
posted a comment on A Flock Of Seagulls - A Flock Of Seagulls. 7 months ago
It's 100% new wave, but again, new wave is such a broad label...
posted a comment on New Sector Movements. 7 months ago
As far as I know, it is only featured in the People compilation.
posted a review of Vince Watson - Sublimina. 8 months ago
The only thing that I could say against this album is that it looks like it is from another artist, as it looks like a new version of the Kirk DeGiorgio As One "Reflections" album, but that is all. No one ever has been able to channel that sound that ... See full review
posted a review of Pete Oak - The Science Of Love. 8 months ago
My boyfriend rolls his eyes everytime I say "one of my favourites" as I have million of favourites, but thinking about this Pete Oak one I only feel "this is one of my favourites". A standout of the emo deep house, first track is fantastic, second as ... See full review
posted a review of Seiji / Opaque - Remixes. 8 months ago
At the time it looked like we were going to get a lot of remix compilations from the broken beat gang, but there are not that many in retrospective, so this compilation in general stands out so proud, so fresh. A collection of Seiji at his best, at his ... See full review
posted a comment on St Germain - Rose Rouge. 9 months ago
Back in the 2000s my very moany me was saying "why does St Germain have so much success?". I could not understand why precisely this album and this artist was everywhere and everyone loved it when there was other stuff that I found so similar at the time ... See full review
posted a review of Olga (3) - Universal Dancer. 9 months ago
This track to me is THE definition of hi nrg and all its tropes. The fact that is sounds so menacing is part of what makes it so unique.
posted a review of Benoit + Sergio* - Adjustments. 9 months ago
This was the soundtrack of 2013 to me. "Shake Shake" is absurdly catchy in it's dubby loose glory, probably my favourite of the duo, and "Movements" may be the most beautiful tune ever done about asking a DJ to stop playing around the effects and the ... See full review
posted a comment on Folamour - Melophrenia. 10 months ago
Actually "Mr Clean", but thanks, what a find! This is much better than in the 90s or 00s, where you ate the songs never knowing where they came from as djs were proud in their obscure crate digging references
posted a review of Mikael Stavöstrand - Reduce. 10 months ago
What happened to dance music? In the 2000s you had all these producers doing weird stuff with glitches, rhythms, making mistakes, asking you to make an effort. And then they all went to the same sounds as everyone else, as if their beginnings were ... See full review
posted a review of Arthur Miles (3) - Night Flight. about 1 year ago
Probably my favourite release from 2017. Night Flight is one of the most beautiful ambient house tracks you will ever listen to, and the rest are great deep house, with A2 as the catchiest of the bunch.
posted a review of Ultramarine - Bel Air. about 1 year ago
Absolutely nothing against the ambient folky beginnings, their unique take on folk, their jazzy techno leanings (influential but that only a few producers like Juju&Jordash seem to have followed) or whatever they want to do nowadays, but this is my ... See full review
posted a review of Iken - Image Of A Drawn Sword. about 1 year ago
I thought that the trail of Ultramarine's "A User's Guide" ended with that album, but no! Paul Hammond was leading his label Real Soon and releasing juicy stuff as Iken and Further Details that followed completely the very unique jazzy acid kid trippy ... See full review
posted a review of Stereolab - Dots And Loops. about 1 year ago
Maybe it's my favourite Stereolab album not just because it belongs to that wonderful time when Mouse on Mars, Stereolab and High Llamas collaborated between each other even at the same time, but also because it sounds, at the same time, Stereolab at its ... See full review
posted a review of Bernard Wright - 'Nard. about 1 year ago
This and Weldon Irvine's "Sinbad" were my main two treasures discovered when I start to dig in the blog era. This one has an impressive lineup of musicians (Marcus Miller! Dave Grusin!), of composers (Weldon Irvine! Don Blackman!) and the energy of them ... See full review
posted a review of Weldon Irvine - Sinbad. about 1 year ago
Two wonderful masterpieces here: "Music is the key", referenced all across the smooth jazz/nu jazz/chillout/any kind of jazzy electronica/hip hop during the 90s and 00s, and also featured in a cover in the also wonderful Bernard Wright debut album, and ... See full review
posted a comment on Nu-Era* - Beyond Gravity. about 1 year ago
Today I realised that Mono Concentrate has, during its long duration, a pretty clear cue to Davina - Don't you want it. But not a copy, just a cue. Marc Mac has always been that elegant. More obvious in the reprise.
posted a review of Schnute - Glutamat. about 1 year ago
Second album from Schnute after the, I guess, minor hit in "Foulcrey". Double album, double the ambitions, better when it stays in jazzy territory, not that great when it approaches breakbeat, uk garage or broken beat. In any way, a good addition to that ... See full review
posted a comment on LTJ Bukem - Journey Inwards. about 1 year ago
Note: for some reason Bukem or whoever decided to punish whoever wanted to listen or buy his albums digitally (meaning, major mp3 stores or streaming services) and some tracks are just faded out 1, 2 minutes or more. This happens with "Journey Inward", ... See full review
posted a comment on LTJ Bukem - Journey Inwards. about 1 year ago
Unfortunately as it always have happened in drum n bass :(
posted a review of Makoto - Salvation. about 1 year ago
After the A-Sides colllaboration, I must say that "Salvation" to me is not a good follow up. Indeed, I'd say it's the worst thing Makoto has ever released: his bases are busy without having any hook or structure, and vocalists are either lost or do ... See full review
posted a review of All My Thoughts. about 1 year ago
Label which is very similar to what Coastal Haze releases but with a bit more ambient attitude. And again, with incredibly good results. Cannot stop listening to the Arthur Miles release.
posted a review of Coastal Haze. about 1 year ago
Sister label from Church, the breeziest side of house and kind of similar to the Lobster sublabel Distant Hawaii. All its releases are fantastic, all new talented people.
posted a comment on Various - Boom '98. about 1 year ago
God, every time I try to remember why the late 90s were so frustrating for me I just look at this compilation of the one from the year before. Drum n bass was hitting hard, techno and house were really on a roll, trip hop had delivered a great range of ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - ¡Boom! 6 (El Disco De Los Exitos). about 1 year ago
Fun fact: the version of "en mi prisión" featured here cannot be found anywhere else. And it's my favourite. You can find it in youtube as "album version". As for the compilation, as useful as a time artifact as the rest of the boom compilations (funny ... See full review
posted a comment on Lisa Shaw - Cherry. about 1 year ago
My God, this happens again and again in all the musical genres that have some jazzy touches: they end up wanting respectability and become dangerously stale. Happened with drum n bass, happened with broken beat, happened with uk garage, happened with ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Lo + Mas Disco '91. about 1 year ago
Ariola and Blanco y Negro. If you want a hint of what was listened in Spain in any year, go for their compilations. We had this one in cassette and it shows what was listened to in bars, radios and clubs ("discos"): a lot of eurodance with rapping and ... See full review
posted a review of MRI - All That Glitters. about 1 year ago
In the transition that Force Trax had from dubby techno to dubby house or pure house, "All that glitters" remains as one of the standouts. There is dub, there are uncredited samples (they dedicate the "Try again" dub "Blue" to Aaliyah, and I think they ... See full review
posted a comment on Jakie Quartz - À La Vie À L'Amour. about 1 year ago
This is more hi nrg, just to nickpick, but the song is lovely anyway. And I love the video. Do you know who made it?
posted a comment on Folamour - The Power And The Blessing Of Unity EP. about 1 year ago
The sample is from Enchantment - Dance To The Music . Seems to be a kind of disco classic, btw.
posted a review of Daniel Paul And Tobe Feat. Amra 8* - My Day. about 1 year ago
The club mix of this one always get me. A very loose future jazz breakbeat sample with a synthesised double bass and a weirdly processed female vocal that is at the same time melancholic, chilled, futuristic and catchy. Full of great hooks and amazing ... See full review
posted a review of Andrés - New For U. about 1 year ago
Listening to too many things brings me to like a tune, forgetting about it, hearing another tune that has the same sample but it's drum n bass (Utah Jazz "Growth Comes"), being obsessed on thinking that maybe I heard the string samples in a house tune, ... See full review
posted a comment on Adam F - Dirty Harry (The Remixes). about 1 year ago
Found a reference here. https://medium.com/12edit/adam-f-colours-story-behind-album-dc31e64c97e0 . Adam F, man, please release this. Curiosity kills me.
posted a review of Lars Bartkuhn - The New Continent. about 1 year ago
Probably the most beautiful work from Lars Bartkuhn, and he has an average of "very beautiful". The flow of this one works perfectly, the long compositions breathe and express themselves, and there are some glorious moments where you feel like he is ... See full review
posted a review of Endemic Void - Equations. about 1 year ago
As at least one of the greatest reviewers here in discogs have already reviewed this beautiful album that is so 90s all the way, one comment: Lion Stone heavily samples The Amalgamation Of Soundz "Orchid". As will all the dnb/triphop/downtempo albums of ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Peter's Friends - The Album. about 1 year ago
Old friends get together again, try to recover their friendship as it was some years ago, there are shocking revelations. "The Big Chill" influence has been so overwhelming that at the time it did not look that wrong to have yet another clone, yet over ... See full review