JAZZ / FUNK / NORTHERN SOUL / GOLDEN AGE HIP-HOP
90s ALTERNATIVE / PSYCH / FUSION / DOWNTEMPO
AFROBEAT / PUNK / PROG / THRASH / BLUES
REGGAE / BOSSA / HOUSE / TECHNO / TRANCE


Ex-moderator (pre-2008) & current voter.

I'm 27 years old, born and raised in Southern California, USC graduate. I am a drummer with a background in jazz, occasional sample-based beat producer working off an MPC1000, and a dedicated music consumer since age 15.

I'm a crate digger in the classic sense - my natural obsession with music was further fostered through sample culture and classic hip-hop (1986-1997), and therefore everything that can be traced backwards from it is what I'm interested in... hard drums, discovered and undiscovered samples, and source records that I can feel the real musicianship and talent in. I want my music raw, I want mood-inspiring and thought-provoking music that I can nod my head to or vibe out with. I'm an "era" purist for the music I listen to. Every genre has its golden years in sound, creativity, and overall quality, and I cater my collection to those years for the most part. But knowing the exceptions keeps my ears open at the same time.

I joined Discogs at age 15 and spent several years slaving away as a contributor and moderator, back when we had quality control over the content that went live. However, these days I only focus on my collection and can't really be bothered to venture or vote elsewhere.

I run a YouTube channel to share and discuss records with whoever is interested: youtube.com/skyl4r

In 2013, I was chosen to be featured in the official Discogs Community Profiles video series!
Official Edit // Longer Edit (With Extras)

Here's another record collector video series I was featured in (2012): here
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