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posted a review of Echomen - Truth. over 9 years ago
"Ain't it funny how, a simple thought unspoken
Could change my perception
Of the image that I owned of you from the last time,
That I saw you, you changed my direction
From a lie you gave the TRUTH"

Lyrics from Echomen trio's brilliant track ... See full review
posted a review of Robert Babicz - Dark Flower. over 9 years ago
Robert Babicz's Dark Flower is a track of high level and quality production, yet it falls short overall due to its minimal approach to musical arrangement. There is a piece of melody in the original mix that is beautiful yet it is only used for a brief ... See full review
posted a review of Sébastien Léger - Jaguar. over 9 years ago
With Detroit being in an economic depression it's understandable for UR and Submerge to allow their most successful offering, Knights of the Jaguar, to be remade on a different label.

But this is about the most distasteful remake possibly. The entire ... See full review
posted a review of EnMass - Avalon / Bass High. over 9 years ago
Bass High is an average track by itself, nothing special. But next to Avalon, nothing can really compare.

Avalon is one of the finest examples of breakdown and buildup style trance. Once the first breakdown begins with harmony and melody, and a ... See full review
posted a review of Bart Van Wissen - Hard Soil. over 9 years ago
Pako & Frederik take Bart Van Wissen's original work and turn it into an epic masterpiece that should be an essential record for the more progressive house enthusiast and DJ. At nearly 12 minutes long the track is filled with outstanding building ... See full review
posted a review of Mad Mike* - Hi-Tech Dreams / Lo-Tech Reality. over 9 years ago
Hi-tech Dreams is one of the best tracks I've ever heard in quite some time. Flawless harmony and melody, mysterious vocals, and crisp drum machine sounds flow together amazingly. Underground Resistance is still a label of never ending quality and always ... See full review
posted a review of UR* - Footwars. over 9 years ago
Footwars the track was written about the style of dance mainly involving footwork, called the 'jit.' The name jit originates from Detroit’s own ‘Jitterbug’ dance. The Jitterbug involved rapid footwork in the dance, and the growing 'war' between Chicago ... See full review
posted a review of Drexciya - Uncharted EP. over 9 years ago
This release actually has some interesting history behind it, and that's saying a lot for a Drexciyan release considering they are always typically surrounded by extraordinary amounts of secrecy.

Both of these tracks were recorded at least one year ... See full review
posted a review of Underground Resistance - Punisher. over 9 years ago
The Punisher as a track by itself can set off a riot on the dance floor, but it's possible to make The Punisher destroy a nightclub even more...

Underground Resistance in their live DJ performances used to take The Punisher and play it under "Burn ... See full review
posted a review of Clarence (6) - Hyperspace Sound Lab. over 10 years ago
Hyperspace Sound Lab is an extremely rare and important record. The tracks found on this release are the first works ever committed to vinyl by James 'Drexciya' Stinson.

James Stinson chose the alias, 'Clarence G' as a reference to an author ... See full review
posted a review of Uptown Connection - Renegades. over 10 years ago
The vocal samples from the track Renegades come from a relatively old documentary about the history of electronic music production.

"It's sad... In the 20th century, in the 1990's we have to still go the same bullshit route that other artists have to ... See full review
posted a review of Subway - Satellites EP. over 10 years ago
When I first started listening to this release I thought it was fantastic but slowly I've come to believe that Subway basically purchased Arturita's Moog VST plugin...and twiddled around with the presets for a little bit and then added some drums. ... See full review
posted a review of Sasha - Fundacion NYC. over 10 years ago
Sasha has chosen to embrace Albeton Live, software, instead of CD and traditional vinyl turntables, making him no longer a DJ in my eyes. In his own words "Ableton is second nature to me now" and he no longer traditionally mixes. The turntables have been ... See full review
posted a review of Paul Hardcastle - 19. over 10 years ago
Paul Hardcastle's 19 is a great record that is completely surrounded in controversy that serves to increase the popularity of the record, and also tarnish its image. The criticism of this record, as good as the production is, is deserved however.

The ... See full review
posted a review of Lifelike & Kris Menace - Discopolis. over 10 years ago
Just when I thought Lifelike and Kris Menace's Discopolis could not get anymore remixes another 12" comes out. I think the original mix of Discopolis is a superb and fantastic track but I had been unimpressed with all other interpretations and remixes ... See full review
posted a review of Charlie May vs. Sasha - Seal Clubbing. over 11 years ago
The original mix sounds so inspired yet to held back that I hoping immensely that the first two commisioned remixes would do the oringal justice and bring forth the best aspects of the original track and create new monsters. Unfortunately both mixes ... See full review
posted a review of Jaytech - Genesis. over 11 years ago
Pablo La Rosa's Remix is terrific but poorly produced. This remix sounds obviously produced in Ableton Live because the sequencing sounds very live, and therefore not exact, at all. Some of the beats gallop constantly and it's hard to get a consistent ... See full review
posted a review of Brancaccio & Aisher - Darker. over 11 years ago
I actually managed to get copies of this record and I was very familiar with the Reset The Breaks mix having heard it on Oakenfold's Travelling compilation before I bought them. But upon listening to both sides I find myself playing the Sin@Dogstar remix ... See full review
posted a review of Sterac - Asphyx. over 11 years ago
The A side of this EP (or what should be the B side due to the sides being pressed opposite each other) is extremely phenomenal still after 10 years.

Asphyx absolutely demands the entire attention of the dance floor and has the ability to command an ... See full review
posted a review of Pryda - Aftermath. over 11 years ago
This is one of Eric Prydz' strongest releases to date for me. Under the alias Pryda he unleashes the track Aftermath, known for it's extended 14 minute version (this release it is a shortened version for vinyl) and long epic breakdown it is a perfect ... See full review
posted a review of Aphex Twin - On (Remixes). over 11 years ago
The '28 Mix' to On sounds in no way like the original track it is supposed to be based on. This, and the fact that the name of the mix is '28' has given way to the assertion that this mix is actually the 28th track on Selected Ambient Works II that found ... See full review
posted a review of Paul Oakenfold - Creamfields. over 11 years ago
I'm not sure just how much input Oakenfold really had on this compilation because it sounds like nothing I have heard from him in years but that being said, this was a really a breath of fresh air from the often maligned DJ Oakenfold.

The first CD ... See full review
posted a review of Lonestar (2) - New Kicks. over 11 years ago
This track was a real victim of the 'scene' that is electronic dance music now a days.

New Kicks, the original mix, was played back in 2003 by John Digweed and was then used extremely often from that point on through the end of 2004 by Digweed up ... See full review
posted a review of Miss Kittin - Requiem For A Hit. over 11 years ago
The lyrics are actually "I'll beat that bitch with a hit" an ode to the track by Johnny Dangerous "Beat That Bitch With A Bat".

It's a shame though, that while these mixes are good, the Cass & Tom remix that was supposed to be released but fell ... See full review
posted a review of Kolo - Nexus. over 11 years ago
The original mix of Nexus might be one of the best tracks to come out in a long time. For those who are sick and tired of the electroclash sounds many DJs have adopted currently...look no further than the A side of this release. The sound of the A side ... See full review