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posted a review of The Spirit* - Open Spaces / Science Fusion. 9 days ago
Nice under the radar release from The Spirit. I keep returning to Science Fusion... serious beats, drum vibes laced with cosmic style strings & chords combined with a rolling B line. There is a break towards the end... remember people slapping the walls, ... See full review
posted a review of LSB (3) - About Tonight EP. 17 days ago
LSB is one of a bunch of talented D&B jocks/producers around at the moment. Alongside people like Lenzman & Technimatic.

This release for me revolves around About Tonight. Very similar to an old Good Looking release 'Voyager - Apollo' which Bukem went ... See full review
posted a review of Rantoul - System Sylence / The Ladder. 3 months ago
The Ladder... in my humble opinion, one of the masterpiece 'intelligent' amen rollers. Slick production, bubbling b line, a break & sample that work really well plus fierce beats.

The latter part of the sample from the Jacobs Ladder movie sums it up ... See full review
posted a review of フォーテック* - 七人の侍 / 複合. 3 months ago
Just a wonderful release from Photek. For me, it's all about Complex. Heavy vibes, string heaven and a chilled melodic break. Lovely use of the amen loop to top it off...

Photek is and was on a completely different level from the majority of artists ... See full review
posted a review of Future Bound - The Ephemeris. 4 months ago
Ah yeah... all about The Ephemeris. Bukem opened up his sets for a while with this superb release. Deep as the ocean, beautiful string intro, classic beats and pads over a hypnotic relaxed melody and vibe.

Lovely climatic break mid track. People lavish ... See full review
posted a review of Greenfly / J-Laze / Soul Purpose (2) / Intense - G-Funk / Chinz & Grinz / Dominion / Timecode. 5 months ago
Simple... All about Greenfly - G Funk. The starting track on Bukem's Progression Session Tokyo CD. As the title says, a funky rolling jazzy slice of D&B.

Big funky keys & sax, trumpet touches... rumbling bassline and a simple but catchy beat. What's not ... See full review
posted a review of Jon Cutler Feat. E-Man - It's Yours. 6 months ago
Original Distant Music Mix...

This is how soulful house should be done... Effortless, catchy, funky vocals and full of quality.

Easy to mix with it's clear 4/4 beats & still sounds wonderful.

Great piece of house music right here.
posted a review of The Sentinel - Dig Deeper / Toulépleu. 6 months ago
Masterpiece. Key. Fresh. Photek, Rupert Parkes once again strikes gold with this double A side of atmospheric, deep D&B. Way ahead of the game... As others have stated - Fabio & LTJ Bukem went in on this throughout '96, no explanation needed.

No sky ... See full review
posted a review of Kenny "Dope"* Presents The Bucketheads - The Bomb! (These Sounds Fall Into My Mind). 6 months ago
One slick piece of house right here... with intro beats long enough you can make a cup of coffee - the trumpet groove & melody finally kicks in... Very catchy & a track that is easy to mix with it's clear beats.

Some people will say a bit too mainstream ... See full review
posted a review of Sandy Rivera - Changes. 7 months ago
Nice piece of house... Changes was pretty big around release time. While it isn't full on funky/disco house - it's dark progressive feel makes it still sound decent today.

Heavy beats & b line. Smooth catchy vocals... easy to mix with intro & outro ... See full review
posted a review of KMC - Polaris / Drifting. 8 months ago
Deep and dreamy stuff from KMC. I reckon if the likes of Bukem, Photek or PFM released Polaris it would have been a lot bigger...

Lovely strings & chords, soothing sax sounds, catchy three tone steel drum riff and a rearranged chopped beat which I ... See full review
posted a review of Harry "Choo Choo" Romero - Tania. 9 months ago
4/4 beat piano roller from Harry Romero when House music was very popular in the UK...

Catchy, easy to mix with it's clear beats & still sounds decent, rock bottom prices on Discogs too.

The Oliver Klein remix is pretty good also.
posted a review of Mulu - Pussycat. 9 months ago
This is all about the PFM mix... Early liquid style D&B before the genre really kicked in. Lush jazzy touches over a sweet beat with subtle female vocal touches - a track that's smooth as waves.

Didn't get a huge amount of exposure at release time as ... See full review
posted a review of Phyllis Nelson - Move Closer. 10 months ago
Classic piece of deep soul music which was huge in the UK due to being pushed by BBC London radio & numerous pirate stations.

Also used as the soundtrack to a few tv commercials.

Big love anthem... one for the ladies.
posted a review of Krome & Time - This Sound Is For The Underground / Manic Stampede. 10 months ago
A heavy wild hardcore track with the mother of all drops/kicks. Used to send masses of people crazy back in the day.

Big keys & chords, one snappy beat and key sample use - 'This Sound Is For The Underground'.

Up there with the other summer 1992 big ... See full review
posted a review of Greg Packer / Furney - Peoples Music / Life Starts @ 40. about 1 year ago
Two decent tracks on this 12". Both Peoples Music by Greg Packer and Life Starts @ 40 by Furney are jazzy type rollers.

Peoples Music is the first track on the Bukem Fabric Live 46 release, head nodding stuff. Life Starts @ 40 is typical Furney, ... See full review
posted a review of Hyper-On Experience* - "The Remixes" By Kaotic Chemistry & Foul Play. about 1 year ago
Foul Play remix!! As Mr Logical mentions below Lord Of The Null-Lines was all over the pirate stations... & rightly so.

Big, big tune - really well produced & full of quality. Starting with a bassline only, moving into heavy beats with the little ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Rap - Divine Rhythm. about 1 year ago
A nice feel good uplifting slice of old skool. Divine Rhythm is the one for me - a well produced track with some great samples that really hit the spot.

From the Mister Mister synth & vocals, to the sample from 'The Warriors' movie plus the little ... See full review
posted a review of Motiv One* - Cosmik / Loop Progression. about 1 year ago
Rolling, rolling jungle... Two quality tracks from Motive One who released the slightly better (in my opinion) 'Life' just before this 12".

Cosmik is a light roller with a nice little key break and a slightly jazzy, futuristic sound. Not too heavy, no ... See full review
posted a review of The Criminal Minds - Baptized By Dub. about 1 year ago
Baptized By Dub is a stone cold classic, doesn't quite get the credit it deserves in my opinion.

A few tunes had used the dub, ska, ragga influence... Way In My Brain, Spliffhead, We Are IE - Criminal Minds then join in with a massive b line that you ... See full review
posted a review of Photek - U.F.O. / Rings Around Saturn. about 1 year ago
Rings Around Saturn is simply a classic, ground breaking piece of drum & bass, jungle - whatever the label/genre is... it sounds great.

Initially heard on the Logical Progression album by Bukem, known as 'Pharoah' - rinsed by the same DJ, plus Fabio etc ... See full review
posted a review of Q.-Project* - The Instrumental / Solar System. about 1 year ago
Two tracks that are a touch above... 'Instrumental' is a classy intelligent tune. Heavy chords + strings set the intro tone, making way for the beats & a big rolling bassline, few bridges follow rounded off by outro beats. This wasn't played out a great ... See full review
posted a review of Adam F - Circles. about 1 year ago
Adam F - Circles 12", heavy vinyl from 1995.

Catchy innovative jungle tune, using a classic jazz sample from Bob James 'Westchester Lady' in 1976.

Y'know you love a track when you recall the 1st time you heard it. I was lining up outside the London ... See full review
posted a review of Sneaker Pimps - Spin Spin Sugar. about 1 year ago
Dirty... I'm talking about the Armand Van Helden remixes. Excellent stuff. I saw an interview with AVH & he mentioned how the UK wasn't letting go of the jungle sound & how big it was.

The Spin Spin Sugar mixes are a combination of music 'types', house, ... See full review
posted a review of MC Conrad & Makoto - Golden Girl. about 1 year ago
A 12" that has built up a cult status down the years... Huge lush roller with Conrad doing his thing over the top, Makoto's classy production is naturally all over this. Great amen loop, nice breaks & vocals, heavy bass...

Golden Girl hasn't aged, ... See full review
posted a review of Foul Play - Vol III Remixes. about 1 year ago
Going against the majority of reviews here, the Tango remix isn't for me... The Foul Play remix is a nice piece of 'Diet Jungle'. Light + rolling, this mix makes full use of the vocal sample from Sahara's 'Love So Fine' from 1985.

I used to listen to ... See full review
posted a review of Innocence Featuring Gee Morris - Natural Thing. about 1 year ago
Innocence - Natural Thing 12" vinyl from 1990. Slick house/r&b, very big in the UK. Excellent track, samples of James Brown 'Funky Drummer' plus a Pink Floyd guitar, topped off with a nice hypnotic vocals and you have a great catchy track. 🎶🎶 Still ... See full review
posted a review of Armand Van Helden Feat. Duane Harden - You Don't Know Me. about 1 year ago
A healthy slice of house cheese... AVH doing his thing, slick production, nice beats, heavy sample use + catchy vocals.

Great to mix and one for the ladies.

Many years ago I remember the DJ Norman Jay dropping this at The Cross club in Kings Cross, ... See full review
posted a review of LTJ Bukem - Music (Technicolour Rework). about 1 year ago
A truly superb remix... Obviously Technicolour has great reverence for the original version of Music.

Slow chord intro, which then drops with a massive kick. Hypnotic keys over the top of great beats followed by a small bridge and a euphoric little ... See full review
posted a review of Motive One - Wise Moments / Life. about 1 year ago
I'll just comment on Life... A heavy tune which as Karl Richard says was rinsed by Bukem in his sets for a while.

Amen roller with lush chords and a serious vibe topped off with a great sample from the Bruce Lee movie, Enter The Dragon. Some deep ... See full review
posted a review of P.F.M.* - One & Only. about 1 year ago
Beautiful... I've listened to way too much jungle, d+b tracks, mixes, whatever...

To think One + Only was produced in 1995?! Superb piece of music, anybody who owns it, don't sell it.

Great beats, pads, chords and strings, nice vocal, plus a cool ... See full review
posted a review of Neuromancer - Pennywise / The Unforgettable Feeling. about 1 year ago
Boom! They don't make them like this anymore... One of the most famous old skool tunes (deserves to be rated) around. Pennywise used to send people nuts back in the day. Showing it's age now - but a monster for it's time.

Smooth intro... then an ... See full review
posted a comment on Nasty Habits - Shadow Boxing / Prototyped. over 2 years ago
Dark + deadly... I was never a huge fan of the darkcore, darkness element of jungle around the mid nineties. Shadow Boxing however is a class tune and still kicks today. Straightforward but simple... heavy and grooving. Changed the game slightly as ... See full review
posted a comment on Photek - Mine To Give. over 2 years ago
Fantastic! For me... two heavyweights collaborate, Photek and Robert Owens to produce 'Mine To Give'. Photek's background may be jungle, d&b but he's an extremely talented producer and pioneer... check 'Rings Around Saturn' which even now in 2017 is a ... See full review
posted a review of The Ragga Twins - Illegal Gunshot / Spliffhead. over 2 years ago
All about the B side on this... Spliffhead - fiery but catchy. Very much like Steve J's review below (from 2007!) - this was a fusion mix of different styles... A speeded up hip hop loop, a few acid synths, ragga style b line and vocals all combine to ... See full review
posted a review of A Guy Called Gerald - The Peel Sessions. over 2 years ago
Hold on... Complete acid house class. Dreamy vocals over a smooth, soft 4/4 house beat enhanced by deep strings and a break similar to 'Pacific' by 808 State. The vocals... with a nod to the ahem... drugs around at the time; 'I can feel there's a force ... See full review
posted a review of Thick D.* - Insatiable. over 2 years ago
Lovely little track right here. Under rated vocal house groove from 2002... the E-Smoove mix is the well known version.

A nice rolling track that will fit in with most sets, Insatiable has smooth beats, vocals and is one to nod your head to - quite ... See full review
posted a review of L.T. Bukem* - Logical Progression. over 2 years ago
LTJ Bukem is a pioneer when it comes to all things drum + bass, jungle etc... This is Danny's first 12" - a mixture of house, jungle and breakbeat. A slow build up with slick beats (for the time) which then eases down into a Sueno Latino style piano ... See full review
posted a comment on The Sabres Of Paradise - Smokebelch II. over 2 years ago
Lovely little dreamy downtempo 7". The beatless mix was heard on the Orange (UK cellphone/mobile provider) commercial on TV and featured on pretty much all the chillout CD compilations. Trippy stuff - can't remember how I picked this up, nice addition to ... See full review
posted a review of KMC / Rantoul - System / Too High. over 2 years ago
*System - KMC*... You know you love a track when you can remember the first time you heard it. Living in London, radio on... Bukem in the mix, chopping & cutting with the fader, Kiss FM 'Mother Of All Weekends' or whatever it was called around 1998. ... See full review
posted a review of Steve Huerta - Smoky EP. over 2 years ago
Smooth as silk house music... Smoky is featured on the Defected Ibiza 2014 compilation. It's a classy 4/4 piano groove with a little vocal over the top. Simple but effective and one you will listen to again and again. Great tune to start a house set off ... See full review
posted a review of Seba & Lotek - Sonic Winds / So Long. over 2 years ago
Absolute masterpiece... Two slices of jungle royalty. Both So Long and Sonic Winds were way ahead of the game. So Long is a chilled journey into d+b bliss... Bukem favourite and rightly featured on the Logical Progression mix CD. The breakdown in So Long ... See full review
posted a review of LTJ Bukem - Mixmag Live! Volume 21. over 2 years ago
Huge stuff from Bukem. For me this is a famous mix CD before his Progression Sessions mixes were basically pushing his GLR releases (nothing wrong with that, this mix features a variety of labels).

Some stone cold classics shine here... Sonic Winds, ... See full review
posted a review of Return Of Q Project* - Champion Sound & Night Moves (Alliance Remixes). over 2 years ago
All about Night Moves for me...

'Rainforest jungle'... Great track, builds perfectly, delivers big time and is a great 12" to own.

Randall and Mickey Finn amongst others used to rinse this in '93 - including their Yaman jungle tapes. Everything about ... See full review
posted a review of Intense / Lacarno - 3.5 / Future Shock. over 2 years ago
Lacarno - Future Shock... Under rated jazzy roller, great tune. A Bukem favourite. Slick production, a beat that will get your head nodding, killer b line with a neat sample used in the break. Surprised this tune isn't more well known. Bargain prices, if ... See full review
posted a review of Alaska + Paradox* - Planet³ / Space-age. over 2 years ago
I'm just going to comment on Space Age. Drum city! As Shades says below not your typical GLR release, tough driving rolling beats, chords & b line. Few smooth jazz type keys then appear with a vocal wailing sample... Ooh ooh, hu hu hu. A brief breakdown, ... See full review
posted a review of DJ LTJ Bukem* - Hardcore Volume 7. over 2 years ago
Great mix from Bukem who at the time (1993!) was turning heads with his sets. Great selection of different styles... few ragga pieces, some nice rollers, various well known tracks while adding a few harder tunes too. All combined with the cross fader ... See full review
posted a review of Revelation - Chapter 2. over 2 years ago
A tune I had been after for years (25!) before a kind soul on Discogs ID'd this for me. This is all about Masochist Trip for me - the title is a little misleading as it's a decent little roller with a catchy bleep sound and a nice beat. Battered by the ... See full review
posted a review of Bachelors Of Science - Song For Lovers (Lynx Remix) / Match Point. over 2 years ago
Solid 12". The original goes for big bucks on here, the Lynx remix is pretty good and quite similar. This version is a little more jump up with harder beats. The flip side Match Point is a decent spacey house/disco roller which would go down well in any ... See full review
posted a review of Planet Funk - Chase The Sun. over 2 years ago
BEFORE the darts and cavemen began using Chase The Sun as their ringtone... this was a decent house track from the year 2000. High production, lovely beats, funky catchy guitar break and the balearic like vocals. Nice stuff... I remember this being ... See full review