An absolute oldskool boy, been following the electronic scene all the way from back in 88 or so. Really dug the whole house (acid-, hip- and classic house) movement with it´s experimental and fresh vibe artists like Phuture, Adonis, DJ Pierre, Hithouse, Technotronic, The Shamen, M.A.R.R.S., Midi Rain, Mr. Fingers, A Guy Called Gerald, S‘Express, D-Mob, The KLF, Frankie Knuckles and Lil Louis.

Then when the big, hard & funky techno rave tunes from Belgium and the seminal UK hardcore sound came along I went completely bonkers, I was hooked for life! Stuff from 808 State, Quadrophonia, LFO, Underground Resistance, D-Shake, Dr. Baker, Eon, The B-sides, Human Resource, N-Joi, Set Up System and lots of other artists. And more on the hardcore breakbeat tip, stuff from artist such as 4 Hero, Kicksquad, The Scientist, Messiah, Lennie De Ice, LTJ Bukem, 2 Bad Mice, Doc Scott, The Holy Ghost, Genaside II, Shades Of Rhythm, A Guy Called Gerald, Acen, Manix, The Shut Up And Dance collective, Altern 8, Baby D, Blame, Carl Cox, Desired State, Release, DJ Seduction, DJ Trace, DJ SS, Isotonik and loads of other acts.

"Hardcore will never die...only multiply..."

The darkside jungle sounds of 1993 (Goldie, 4 Hero, DJ Crystl, Bounty Killaz, The Invisible Man, Bizzy B, Skanna, Wax Doctor etc.) where really my cup of tea; the complex beats, sinister sounds, sample freedom and everything. The jungle & d&b of 94-95 only made me love the whole breakbeat scene even more, cause at that time there was some real innovation and experimentation going on.

I dug the drum&bass sounds from 1996 till about 2000 when I totally lost interest in the sounds like trancestep and other silly sidetracks of the d&b sound. It had really stagnated and gotten incredibly predictable. Finally got back more and more into drum&bass in the last few years with brilliant artists such as Cern, OneMind, Clarity, Homemade Weapons, Stray, Sabre, Dub Phizix, D-Bridge and many more. Things are looking good.

----------

Also really into ambient music and slow‘n‘deep electronic rhythms. Both the old stuff; Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk, Vangelis, Brian Eno, Jean Michel Jarre, Steve Roach etc. and the modern stuff by Pete Namlook, The Orb, Aural Float, Global Communications, Biosphere, Aphex Twin, Dreamfish and last but not least the maestros of The Future Sound Of London.

Also a big fan of the classic Progressive House sound with artist like Leftfield, Sasha, Gypsy, Gat Decor, The Sabres Of Paradise, System 7, Moby, Lionrock, Havana, Blake Baxter and many more. Those old tunes from about 1990 till 1993 are some of the best ones I´ve heard, real classics in my book.

Damn, there´s just so much quality stuff out there that HAS to be listened to and enjoyed forever...
Recent Activity
posted a comment on Urban Wax - Rollin Intelligence / Take Me Up (Remix). about 1 year ago
It's taken from "Auto Pimp" by Amorphous Androgynous. Great track.
posted a comment on E.S.G. - Electric Sound Generator. over 2 years ago
Not so sure that Cybersonik ripped it... in fact it was probably the other way around... producers from Italy were known to rip off popular tunes like this. Both tunes released in 1990... but I defo think "Technarchy" is the earlier and more original ... See full review
posted a comment on Bounty Killaz - Bounty Killaz - Part 3. over 3 years ago
No its a female vocal.. have you heard the tune? ;) It's a different "do it now" vocal featured on the Urban Shakedown tune... but thanks.
posted a comment on DJ Peshay* - Protegé E.P. over 4 years ago
On The Firm

"We found that the surface would incorporate the characteristics of anything it absorbed"

Anybody know where this sample is from?
posted a comment on Grooverider / LTJ Bukem / DJ Rap - Fantazia Takes You Into The Jungle. over 6 years ago
My copy of the 3CD version has only tracks 1-07 and 3-02 digitally edited out. All the other tracks you mentioned are on the release. Can you confirm this... do you have a copy of the album?
posted a comment on Bounty Killaz - Bounty Killaz - Part 3. over 6 years ago
Anybody know the vocal sample on "Do It Now"? Where is it from originally?
posted a review of Intravine - The Lord's Prayer. over 11 years ago
This is awesome end of the world orchestral oldskool hardcore madness. It begins with a sample taken from some science program where it says:

"We believe that the whole universe - at least one theory is that the whole universe which is now expanding, ... See full review
posted a review of DJ SS - Breakbeat Pressure Remixes Part 3. over 11 years ago
The original mixes of "Breakbeat Pressure" and "The Pulse" are some of the best hardcore tunes I've heard and remixing them was quite a task. But DJ SS definitely delivered the goods and the results speak for themselves. The "String Of Life" mix of ... See full review
posted a review of Wots My Code - What's My Name E.P. (Dub Plate Re-Mixes). over 12 years ago
Ray Keith's "Simply Rolling Remix" is a classic. The first time I heard that tune I fell in love with it and even today I still find myself listening to it all the time. It gives so many good memories of great raves and just being totally immersed in the ... See full review
posted a review of After Dark - Come With Me Tonight / Cardiac. over 12 years ago
"Come With Me Tonight (Midnight Mix)" has to be one of the biggest "hands in the air" hardcore anthems of all time. That heavenly breakdown a minute into the track just oozes absolute joy and happiness. You can't help but lift your hands high in the air ... See full review
posted a review of Outa Intelligence - Foolz Gold. over 12 years ago
One of the all time darkside classics, came out in 1993 on the legendary Back 2 Basics label. "Foolz Gold" contains this little sample, really sinister and spooky. Don´t know where this sample is from though.

"Children, we have gathered here today to ... See full review
posted a review of Omni Trio - Mystic Steppers Vol 2 Remix. over 13 years ago
Foul Play always excelled at remix work and their incredible remix of Omni Trio's "Feel Good/Mystic Stepper" is one of my all time favorite tracks. It's an anthem which always got a huge response when played out at a rave, and still does. It's a rolling ... See full review
posted a review of Adam F - Metropolis / Mother Earth. over 13 years ago
THE biggest tune of 1996 without doubt! "Metropolis" rocked the place till the roofs came tumbling down and the walls exploded. This sounded like nothing else at the time, very futuristic and of course it was brought to us by Goldie's Metalheadz label. ... See full review
posted a review of Metal Heads* - Terminator. over 13 years ago
What can you say about this one, well... it's a legend no less. This was groundbreaking stuff when it came out in late '92, with nothing like it around, except maybe some of the Reinforced stuff. Sampling the classic Terminator movies (1 & 2) and ... See full review
posted a review of Skanna - Until The Night Is Morning. over 13 years ago
One of my absolute favorites from the darkside era, "Until The Night Is Morning" blew me away when I first heard it at a rave back in '93. The production is amazing, John Graham (Skanna) was easily one of the best producers at the time. The beats, the ... See full review
posted a review of Ed Rush - Bludclot Artattack (Remixes). over 13 years ago
Excellent remixes of the darkside classic "Bludclot Artattack" by Ed Rush and No U-Turn main man Nico. Smooth rolling beats, heavy sub bass and some twisted dark sounds. But the best part is that wicked sinister sample from Apocalypse Now; "Everytime I ... See full review
posted a review of T.Power - The Self Evident Truth Of An Intuitive Mind. over 13 years ago
This is one of my favorite albums... ever! This came out at about the same time as Goldie's groundbreaking album, Timeless. And although The Self Evident Truth... was overshadowed by Goldie's effort, by no means is it a worse album, for me it's even ... See full review
posted a review of Ethereal 77 - Landscapes. over 13 years ago
This is incredible stuff, so melodic and soothing. This guy has really mastered his synthesizers as is clearly evident when you listen to the professional arrangements, full of ideas and creativity. He must be a learned pianist, because his chords, ... See full review
posted a review of Ajax Project* - Mach III. over 13 years ago
One of the first hardcore breakbeat releases from Iceland (released in the UK as a whitelabel), made by Thorhallur Skulason and Sigurbjorn Thorgrimsson. It was promoted in the UK by Goldie, who also had a small role in making one of the EP´s four tunes. ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Crystl - Crystlize / Deep Space. over 14 years ago
Yet another brilliant release by maestro DJ Crystl. This one from 1993 and still sounding lemon fresh. "Crystlize" is the main attraction here with Crystl´s trademark chopped "Amen"* breaks and some ethereal female vocal chants and strings, worked to ... See full review
posted a review of Genaside II - Narra Mine. over 14 years ago
A very limited and rare release featuring among others the absolutely stormin‘ G Double E remix of Genaside II‘s "Narra Mine". This remix was actually made long before this record was released in 1993 (probably did the rounds on dubplate until then). I ... See full review
posted a review of Intense - The Genesis Project EP. over 15 years ago
This is without a doubt one of the finest EP´s I´ve heard, a real classic in my book. Intense brought us some of the smoothest, darkest, most intelligent jungle/d&b there was back in the mid nineties. I believe this came out in early ´94 (or perhaps late ... See full review
posted a review of L.T.J. Bukem* / MC Conrad - Promised Land (Volume One). over 15 years ago
One of the best compilations in d&b history! It features two CD´s, one mixed to perfection by LTJ Bukem (with vocals by MC Conrad) including brilliant tracks from DJ Crystl, Fokus, Adam F, Voyager, Orca and DJ Trace, and the other full of unmixed full ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Crystl - Meditation / Warp Drive. over 15 years ago
This was truly a groundbreaking release in 1993. Although both tunes are absolutely brilliant, I think "Warpdrive" edges it just narrowly. It´s the harder, more intense tune of the two, while "Meditation" is really smooth but with a hard edge. In those ... See full review
posted a review of Crystl* - Your Destiny / Sweet Dreamz. over 15 years ago
This is really one of the best releases by Crystl. The epic track "Sweet Dreamz" is one of the most hypnotic & soothing d&b tunes I´ve ever heard while "Your Destiny" is a wicked dark piece of sinister sounds and chopped up amen breaks. This one you have ... See full review