Born in the 80s, in love with the 90s: still sounding like the future in my ears!
Cybernetic Broadcasting System and Intergalactic FM defined my 00's: No Station Such Dedication! http://www.intergalactic.fm
Regularly attending Southport Weekender schooled me in house music. It's a feeling!
Good Life = Love + Family + Friendship + Music + Good food + Art + Football

Self-confessed Compact Disc fetishist: Less storage issues, no need to turn over records, no pressing issues, no overpriced bullshit, just musical bliss!

Dedicated bedroom deejay since 15 years. Check my mixes on Soundcloud or Mixcloud:
- https://soundcloud.com/starborough-1/ (recent)
- https://www.mixcloud.com/ (recent)
- https://soundcloud.com/starborough (old)

I mostly listen to ambient, electronix, techno, electro, house, drum 'n bass, the bass continuum, soul, jazz, funk, disco, reggae, dub, african, latin american, hiphop, kraut and postrock, with some noiserock, grunge, metal, classical and modern composed, punk, pop, blues and country added to the diet for extra variation. "Verandering van spijs doet eten". Expand your mind!

Recent Activity
posted a comment on Cheikh Lô - Né La Thiass. about 1 month ago
He he, ooops, thanks for the feedback, just corrected it!
posted a review of Various - Warp20 (Recreated). about 1 month ago
Quite the mixed bag, but definitely including some really cool versions of classic warp tracks. My personal highlights, by Jimi Tenor, Rustie, Luke Vibert and Autechre, are all on cd1, but there are also some downright annoying tracks there. Be sure to ... See full review
posted a review of Orlando Voorn - In My World. about 1 month ago
Supersolid and diverse effort by Mr. Voorn, who knows how to make his machines groove like little other producers do. Top class Detroit techno album by a one of the game's true veterans. Strange that not many people have been talking about this one. I am ... See full review
submitted Foofer - 2. about 1 month ago
posted a review of Arp (2) - ZEBRA. 2 months ago
Delicate listening electronica full of detail, that's jazzy, playfull, cinematic and immersive. Works very well as background music like more records in the synth ambient balearia corner, but starts being really rewarding when listened to with more ... See full review
posted a review that has since been deleted. 2 months ago
posted a review of The 7th Plain - Chronicles III. 2 months ago
Ostgut Ton's A-TON imprint shines a light on Luke Slater's armchair techno recordings as The 7th Plain with their Chronicles triptych. We had to wait for a while for part II and III (as part I was released in 2016), but it was well worth it. All three ... See full review
posted a review of Cheikh Lô - Né La Thiass. 2 months ago
Senegalese singer Cheikh Lô's impressive debut album for Youssou N'Dour's World Music imprint, remastered and rereleased 23 years after it first came out. The Cuban influence on Lô's music shines through clearly on these recordings, although the overall ... See full review
posted a review of Miles Davis & John Coltrane - The Final Tour (The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6). 2 months ago
Did we really need another Miles and Trane compilation? Apparently we did! This gorgeous looking 4 disc digipack compiles the best available recordings of the last European tour Davis and Coltrane did together (in 1960, organised by Norman Gantz) before ... See full review
posted a review of Smith & Mighty - Ashley Road Sessions 88-94. 2 months ago
Bristol's top dubstep labels Tectonic and Punch Drunk collaborated to release this compilation of old Smith & Mighty recordings, and for good reason. It's a really special collection of tracks that melt together late 80s acid house, early 90s UK rave, ... See full review
posted a review of Various - We Out Here. 2 months ago
Hats of to mr. Gilles Peterson for staying on the pulse of fresh jazz (informed) music for decades now. On We Out Here he brings together some of the most exciting names in the current London jazz scene. After older jazz records influencing electronic ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Gumba Fire (Bubblegum Soul & Synth​-​Boogie In 1980s South Africa). 2 months ago
Soundway has been unearthing heaps of quality African music for years now. After buying their Ghana Soundz compilation (released in 2002), they got me hooked and helped me develop my taste in African and Latin American music with their great compilations ... See full review
posted a review of GD Luxxe* - The 21st Door. 2 months ago
An album full of dense and complex electro tracks with wavey vocals, that sound quite digital (for lack of a better word).. Like Autechre jamming with Cybotron or so. Definitely no retro music. Gerard Potuznik is pushing boundaries, without losing focus ... See full review
posted a review of Brian Eno - Music For Installations. 2 months ago
Compilation of ambient tracks by the inventor of the genre, in a lovely packaged box set, including a very nice booklet with essays by the man himself on the purpose and context of these recordings and music for installations in general. Disc 5 of the cd ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Studio Barnhus Volym 1. 2 months ago
Studio Barnhus has been one of my favorite european house labels of recent years, releasing quality albums by Kornel Kovacs, Baba Stiltz and Axel Boman, all full of largely sample based, playful house that is as poppy as it is danceable. The tracks on ... See full review
posted a review of Jonny Nash / Suzanne Kraft - Framed Space: Selected Works 2014​-​2017. 2 months ago
A compilation of lovely ambient songs by two producers that relocated to Amsterdam.. Both a part of the scene around Red Light Records that also brought us incredible records and compilations on Music From Memory, this compilation of work released on ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Air Texture Volume VI. 2 months ago
Dutch producers Martyn and Steffi curated the sixth volume of the lovely Air Texture series, that always contains exclusive tracks and usually is rather ambient focussed. Their collaborative effort leads to a more rhythm driven compilation of deeper ... See full review
posted a review of Slam - Athenaeum 101. 2 months ago
Continuous downtempo techno trip by the Glaswegian veterans. Immersive music for late night driving, with a Detroit techno vibe (in a Landcruising kind of way), on a steady 100 bpm pulse. If you lost interest in Slam after Headstates like me, be sure to ... See full review
posted a review of Nu Guinea - Nuova Napoli. 2 months ago
Contemporary Italian disco jazz funk album, that is truely standing out amongst all those obscuriosa compilations, edits and reissues that saturate the disco market.. An actually refreshing and very funky sound from the homeland of European disco boogie. ... See full review
posted a review of Lonnie Holley - Mith. 2 months ago
I stumbled upon Lonnie Holley's Mith by accident, and only needed 1 minute of listening to know I found something special. Poetic, highly socially urgent lyrics, delivered with a unique and deeply soulful voice in a style that seems like a cross between ... See full review
posted a review of Jon Hassell - Listening To Pictures (Pentimento Volume One). 2 months ago
While a new generation of electronic music listeners showed interest in Jon Hassel's Fourth World albums and the whole concept of Fourth World music, mister Hassel himself keeps moving forward, at the impressive age of 81. On Listening To Pictures, his ... See full review
posted a review of Tom Misch - Geography. 2 months ago
Top notch blue eyed soul pop by young Londoner Tom Misch, who first made name on Soundcloud as a bedroom producing Dilla disciple, and turns out to be a great singer, guitarist and songwriter as well. This is the album that my wife and I played in the ... See full review
posted a review of Specter - Built To Last. 2 months ago
Soulful, melodious hardware jams on Theo Parrish' Sound Signature label. Although there are some more jacking tracks on the album, the overall vibe is deep and emotional. Chicago deejay and producer Andres "Specter" Herrera is "Not new to this", as one ... See full review
posted a review that has since been deleted. 2 months ago
posted a review of Mr Fingers* - Cerebral Hemispheres. 2 months ago
The inventor of deep house returns in style. All sides of his musical personality are represented on this album: gentle jazzy grooves, soulmoving tearjerkers with Larry's signature vocals, futuristic acid, even a reggae'ish groove featuring the legendary ... See full review
posted a review of R+R=NOW - Collagically Speaking. 2 months ago
Christian Scott Atunda Adjuah, Robert Glasper and Taylor McFerrin on one album, I guess that says it all! Perfect collision of modern US jazz, hiphop and neo soul, that feels both laid back and urgent. I keep coming back and back to this one, and it ... See full review
posted a comment on Hieroglyphic Being - The Red Notes. 2 months ago
If Larry Heard, Legowelt and Sun Ra were jamming it out in a dim lit chicago basement on a sunday morning, I guess this is what it would sound like. Deep chicago house, jazz and even gospel collide on this truly original house album. A lot less hectic ... See full review
submitted Nu Guinea - Nuova Napoli. 2 months ago
submitted The 7th Plain - Chronicles III. 2 months ago
submitted The 7th Plain - Chronicles II. 2 months ago
posted a review of Fushara - Tomorrow's Symbolism. 2 months ago
Really well executed take on that lovely early 90s atmospheric jungle sound.. Rhythmically really interesting with amen breaks shifting shapes all over the tracks like the whole repetitive tech step thing never happened, layered atmospheric pads, deep ... See full review
submitted Ufocus - Guidance For The Puzzled . 2 months ago
submitted Cheikh Lô - Né La Thiass. 2 months ago
submitted Jacco Gardner - Somnium. 2 months ago
posted a comment on Sepultura - Chaos A.D.. 4 months ago
Thanks for such a solid review!! And nice one with the Nailbomb reference :-) Very cool album indeed.
submitted Jimi Tenor - Order Of Nothingness. 8 months ago
submitted Seahawks - Eternal Beams. 8 months ago
submitted Mr Fingers* - Cerebral Hemispheres. 10 months ago
submitted David Judah - Presents Hebrews Volume 2. about 1 year ago
submitted David Judah - Hebrews Volume 1. about 1 year ago
submitted Ruby Rushton - Trudi's Songbook: Volume Two. about 1 year ago
submitted Dego & Kaidi* - A So We Gwarn. about 1 year ago
submitted Panafricanist - African Panorama Dub. about 1 year ago
submitted Ruby Rushton - Two For Joy. about 1 year ago
submitted Young Marco - Selectors 002. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Smoke DZA x Pete Rock - Don't Smoke Rock. over 2 years ago
"Real heads don't wanna hear 1 million hi hats on a song." Singleminded purist remark. YOU might not like that many highhats on a track, but that has no implications on the authenticity of one's love for this music we call hiphop.
posted a comment on Smoke DZA x Pete Rock - Don't Smoke Rock. over 2 years ago
Completely disagree with the review. The sound is clearly Pete Rock, but updated to this millenium. Soulfull, but thugged out, kinda like Harry Fraud beats but without the 80s rock samples. Really suits the rappers that are on board too. Love it!
posted a review of Charles Mingus & Booker Ervin - The Savoy Recordings. over 2 years ago
CD1 (that is misprinted as CD2) is the album Cookin' by the Booker Ervin Quintet.
CD2 (that is misprinted as CD1) consists tracks by Mingus, mostly from the releases Moods of Mingus and Jazz Composers Workshop.

Rather sloppy reissue, but especially ... See full review
submitted Tall Black Guy - Let's Take A Trip. over 2 years ago
posted a review of I-f - Mixed Up In The Hague Vol. 2. over 12 years ago
Please note that Alant1000's above comment isn't completely accurate. This mix hasn't been released until 2006, so it couldn't have been out of press as it wasn't pressed, but available for download only. However, this year (2006), it has been released ... See full review