Updated for late 2021: I'm still a grouchy Yankee. I'm still an electronic music snob. I'm now so old an hopelessly unhip that I haven't foggiest idea what the current genres of electronic dance music are. Given how awful they sound, I can't say I'm sorry.

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The Ya Ya's - Looove
posted a comment on The Ya Ya's - Looove. 20 days ago
This is a proper oldskool jam, made additionally famous by the Quadromania Mix being featured prominently in the nightclub scene of The Bad Lieutenant.
Lords Of Acid - Let's Get High / Take Control
posted a comment on Lords Of Acid - Let's Get High / Take Control. 20 days ago
This statement isn't wrong, but more specifically "Let's Get High" is played at the end of the nightclub scene and for a relatively short amount of screen time. For most of the scene, the song playing is The Ya Ya's - Looove, specifically the Quadromania Mix.
Woob - Woob 1194
posted a comment on Woob - Woob 1194. 2 months ago
People have been waiting 28 years for a vinyl release of this, the second greatest ambient album of the 1990s (bested only by Biosphere - Substrata.) This is momentous moment for ambient fans and vinyl junkies.
RPR -  Past Tense EP
submitted RPR - Past Tense EP. 3 months ago
The Market* - M6
submitted The Market* - M6. 3 months ago
State Of Mind (8) - The State Of Mind Experience. Chapter 2
posted a comment on State Of Mind (8) - The State Of Mind Experience. Chapter 2. 5 months ago
"Real McCoy" was a not insubstantial anthem among DNB circles in the mid 00s. There's been some longstanding confusion as to what the sampled vocals are actually saying. I've seen wild guesses like "come get my medicine in, oh boy" "come to my ganja... See full review
Various - Ambient 4:  Isolationism
posted a comment on Various - Ambient 4: Isolationism. 10 months ago
Tim Cain, the mastermind behind the original 1997 Fallout retro-futuristic post apocalyptic role playing game said in an interview that he... See full review
Keep Shelly In Athens - In Love With Dusk
posted a review of Keep Shelly In Athens - In Love With Dusk. about 1 year ago
A significant release for two reasons: It launched the career of Keep Shelly in Athens, and the opening track. Running Out Of You is of course an absolute classic that will prove to be a timeless piece of music. Over a decade later it's one of the... See full review
Keep Shelly In Athens - In Love With Dusk / Our Own Dream
posted a review of Keep Shelly In Athens - In Love With Dusk / Our Own Dream. about 1 year ago
This somewhat obscure release is one sense the first proper long player from Keep Shelly in Athens. It collects a bunch of early songs with founding singer Sarah P. Ignoring any differences in sound quality between the vinyl versions, the are a... See full review
Keep Shelly In Athens - In Love With Dusk / Our Own Dream
submitted Keep Shelly In Athens - In Love With Dusk / Our Own Dream. about 1 year ago
Keep Shelly In Athens - Our Own Dream
posted a review of Keep Shelly In Athens - Our Own Dream. about 1 year ago
Keep Shelly In Athens were on a roll in 2011. Our Own Dream is significantly more consistent than their other efforts from the early 2010s. It's quite possibly the strongest EP they released before 2013's At Home (the only full length album with... See full review
Keep Shelly In Athens - Campus Martius E.P.
posted a review of Keep Shelly In Athens - Campus Martius E.P.. about 1 year ago
An early KSIA release from the Sarah P era, and an absolutely essential one ...for exactly one song on it. The stunning remix of Solar Bears' "Cub" is arguably still KSIA's greatest work. It's such a departure from the original that it is effectively... See full review
Pork Recordings
posted a comment on Pork Recordings. about 1 year ago
To paraphrase Harvey Dent, you either die as Pork Recordings, or you live long enough to see yourself become Ninja Tune.
Iron Maiden - Twilight Zone / Wrathchild
posted a comment on Iron Maiden - Twilight Zone / Wrathchild. about 1 year ago
A copy sold for over $8000 in 2020: https://www.revolvermag.com/culture/white-whale-vinyl-iron-maidens-ultra-rare-twilight-zone-brown-mispresst

No idea on how many extant. Single digit number I strongly suspect.
Dillinger's Massive Dub Beats Vol. 1* - Sensimilla
posted a comment on Dillinger's Massive Dub Beats Vol. 1* - Sensimilla. about 1 year ago
This an 800lb gorilla of a release that precious few people know about. It's produced heavily (if not entirely) with an E-Mu SP-1200 sampling drum machiner. The SP-1200 was beloved by beat producers in the late 80s and early 90s for its 26KHz sample... See full review
Archive - Londinium
posted a comment on Archive - Londinium. about 1 year ago
I found this album in a used record shop for $15 in the very early 00s. I bought it on a whim, mostly because I liked the cover art so much. Ironically I almost didn't buy it because I thought it was too expensive. Little did I know what I had... See full review
Control X - Pay It Back
posted a comment on Control X - Pay It Back. over 4 years ago
"Wires" is a sublime piece of downtempo breaks. Gorgeous analogue pads, a burbling acid synth under miles of reverb and almost IDM-like percussion make for a gorgeous slice of mid-90s bliss. What elevates Wires to greatness is the dialog sampled... See full review
Simon From Deep Divas Vs Corona - The Rhythm Of The Night
posted a comment on Simon From Deep Divas Vs Corona - The Rhythm Of The Night. over 8 years ago
Every one of these mixes is unimaginably terrible, except for the Lanfranchi & Farina mix. The other five mixes all make excessive use of ear bleeding "electro" noises and utterly irritating sample stuttering. They are so actively bad, one wonders if... See full review
Smith & Mudd - Vegetable Square
submitted Smith & Mudd - Vegetable Square. over 9 years ago
Hypetraxx - The Darkside
posted a review of Hypetraxx - The Darkside. over 11 years ago
Such a guilty pleasure for me. This track follows the then-ubiquitous trance formula to a T, and adds some truly questionable spoken vocals on top of it. For some reason this dubious combination works far better than it has any right to do. Reminds me... See full review
Morcheeba - What New York Couples Fight About
posted a review of Morcheeba - What New York Couples Fight About. over 14 years ago
I've been listening to Morcheeba for over a decade at this point, and I've always enjoyed their music. It's smooth, groovy trip hop, and makes for delicious ear candy. That said, it's never carried much emotional impact for me. No one's going... See full review
DJ High (2) - Ambient Planet Vol. 1
posted a review of DJ High (2) - Ambient Planet Vol. 1. over 15 years ago
Quite a strange release here. Purported to be a DJ mix, it's hardly mixed at all. Each track stands on its own, with only slight crossfading at the end. The track selection is fairly incongruous, and not in a clever, juxtaposed way. I have no idea... See full review
Andreas Krämer & Thomas Pogadl - Lecker Mädche' EP
posted a review of Andreas Krämer & Thomas Pogadl - Lecker Mädche' EP. over 15 years ago
I am by no means an expert in German, but "Lecker Mädche" roughly translates to "Licking Girl." It follows then that track B1 contains the spoken sample "Give me head / Until I'm dead" continually looped throughout it. Krämer & Pogadl have visited... See full review
Chino (4) - Winding Down / Copantl
posted a review of Chino (4) - Winding Down / Copantl. over 16 years ago
To those unhip to drum n bass parlance, the terminology of the genre can seem rather odd and obscure. While there isn't a dnb glossary printed on the label of this release, the A-side will clear up at least one junglist definition: it is the... See full review
Chris Su* - Sphere EP
posted a review of Chris Su* - Sphere EP. over 16 years ago
Quite a mixed bag here, really. "Need You Tonight" is not awful, but is ultimately forgettable. "Bad Girls" is one of the most painfully annoying dnb tracks I had the misfortune to hear in 'aught four. "Do you know that bad girls have to listen to... See full review
Artificial Intelligence
posted a review of Artificial Intelligence. over 17 years ago
The poster boys for the liquid funk sub-(sub)genre of drum n bass. Their songs (at least the good ones) aren't so much "formulaic" as they "follow the exact same blueprint." This, however, is not a bad thing. These guys essentially make house music... See full review
Woob - Woob 1194
posted a review of Woob - Woob 1194. over 17 years ago
One of the most soul-stirringly beautiful albums I've ever heard. I highly recommend listening to it with a really _good_ pair of headphones. The half hour plus opening track is a challenge even for deadicated ambient-heads, but anyone who sits... See full review
Various - Voodoo Roux Deux
posted a review of Various - Voodoo Roux Deux. over 17 years ago
A classic release for three reasons: tracks 2, 7 & 8. Deep Dive Corp's "Relaxer" is by far the best thing about their _Blackmail Recordings_ album. Spooky, creepy, ethereal downtempo with a massive bassline. "wave upon wave carried me over, beyond... See full review
Moguai Pres. Punx - The Rock
posted a review of Moguai Pres. Punx - The Rock. over 18 years ago
Funky filtered bassline, and brilliant use of an Audio Two "Top Billin'" sample. It's no secret why Data picked this one up.
Teste - The Wipe
posted a review of Teste - The Wipe. over 19 years ago
The Wipe is amazingly beautiful and exceedingly painful at the same time. Not merely a track, it's a miniature piece of performance art. To be done right, the audience should be wincing from ear-shredding treble while being unable to stop moving... See full review
Sasha - Xpander EP
posted a review of Sasha - Xpander EP. over 19 years ago
This possibly the only production by Sasha I like. In truth, most of the credit is due to his studio techs for dailing in the perfect reverb and effects, and tweaking things to perfection. I like Expander, but for me the Baja is the real gem here. ... See full review
Skeleton (2), Bandulu - Nomithule
posted a review of Skeleton (2), Bandulu - Nomithule. over 19 years ago
"A four piece Maskanda band from Zululand that grew from the ashes of a band called M'Shoza - three members of which were gunned down in one of South Africa's less publicised atrocities - Skeleton exemplify the philosophy of 'optimism from adversity'.... See full review
Node - Node
posted a review of Node - Node. over 19 years ago
Like a lost Tangerine Dream album, only better. Dave Bessell, Gary Stout, Ed Buller, and Flood (who's produced U2 and Nine Inch Nails) cling tightly to their vintage keyboards and make them click, howl, sweep, and pulse with nothing less than... See full review
Various - Turntable Tastemakers 2 - These Are Hooj Choons
posted a review of Various - Turntable Tastemakers 2 - These Are Hooj Choons. over 19 years ago
An odd release in many ways, containing some absolute gems (Carnival Da Casa, Dem Dem, Music), and some real chunder (Don't You Want Me). It shows just how ahead of the curve Hooj was on the "progressive" sound. Several of the songs were extracted... See full review
Grace - If I Could Fly
posted a review of Grace - If I Could Fly. over 19 years ago
When it came out in 1996, I loved the Oakey & Ozzy full-on trance mix. Its phantasmagoria and hyperactivity matched my youthful exuberance on the dancefloor. Listening to it some seven years later, I find it has not aged well at all. Some dance... See full review
Pob - Boiler
posted a review of Pob - Boiler. over 20 years ago
This record is yet another case of a completely uninspiring track that is turned into a massive track by a deft remixer. The original mix is vaugely bleepy and pseudo-tribal, but spends far too much time noodling about and never *goes* anywhere. The... See full review
posted a review of Drivenchild. over 20 years ago
Drivenchild was a project by Steve Porter and Aaryn Blane when Steve still lived in Amherst, MA.
Deadbeats - Got It Goin On
posted a review of Deadbeats - Got It Goin On. over 20 years ago
Truth be told, the Deadbeats aren't much to write home about. Their sample-and-cycle pseudo downtempo comes across as a "chilled" take on Armand Van Helden's _Sampleslaya_ That is, the more obnoxious bits of hip hop looped ad nauseum. "Got It Goin'... See full review
Deetron - The Cutters Revenge
posted a review of Deetron - The Cutters Revenge. over 20 years ago
Funky techno-with-jungle-basslines in the style of Adam Beyer's Mr. Sliff project.
System F Featuring Armin van Buuren - Exhale
posted a review of System F Featuring Armin van Buuren - Exhale. over 20 years ago
The original is, more or less, a textbook example of everything that is wrong with trance. Blippy, uninteresting percussion, overbearing pretentious build ups, and a gag-inducing string patch. However, Sander K's mix is gritty, funky and deeply... See full review
Dub Pistols - Official Chemical
posted a review of Dub Pistols - Official Chemical. over 20 years ago
The Dub Pistols generally ebody everything that is insipid, lame and wrong with big beat, and "Official Chemical" is no exception. That said, Eric Kupper's Deep Dub mix is amazingly effective. He wisely removes all but a few key lines from the... See full review
Funky Technicians - Airtight
posted a review of Funky Technicians - Airtight. over 20 years ago
Instantly recognizable. Possibly the greatest single moment of the "intelligent" drum n' bass movement.
L.S.G. - Blueprint E.P.
posted a review of L.S.G. - Blueprint E.P.. over 20 years ago
I own over 100 OL 12"s (not including this one, sadly), and I am fairly sure at this point that this is Mr. Lieb's crowning achievment. Epic, orchestral trance, miles deep and full of emotion.