I used to have a strong passion for Techno & Trance, mainly Belgium retro trance from the 90's.

I have started to sell my private collection here on Discogs because the lockdown fucked me up... so for me the deejaying and collecting is nearly over, I just keep the essentials.

Also interested in Nu-Disco/House.

Former Hardcore, Hardtrance & Hardstyle freak.

Most important being that it takes me on a journey to a new universe !

My ratings are usually 4 or 5 stars, I only rate what I like/love (because the rest wouldn't be my style, and it's very rare that I find that a production is not correctly crafted)
Recent Activity
posted a review of Various - Untitled. 4 months ago
Crazy B side on this one ; two ways to take a walk in your inner forest : B1 for a dazzling light head experience through the morning rays, B2 for the full fog in the night...
posted a review of Various - 5 Years of Rave. 5 months ago
Great release, B2 & C1 take the top prize for me ! Rave on !
posted a review of Antaris In Cooperation With Casseopaya - The Underground 4-Tracker EP Incl. Overdose. 7 months ago
For me it's all about Confession, relentless kick drive with the open hat, very very well suited for good old rave atmosphere !
posted a review of Samui - The Big Blue. 7 months ago
The flanged pluck synths of John Johson's remix are SO FRESH it gives me the chills. Absolutely immense progressive intro.
Original mix is also a great classic !
posted a review of Marshall Jefferson - The Animals EP. 7 months ago
I am vegetarian but ... I love the cow !
posted a review of Various - Broken Promises EP - Part 4. 7 months ago
I always think about Faithless - Insomnia when I hear A2
posted a review of Westcoast Goddess - The Inner Snoopy. 8 months ago
THAT moment at 1:45 on B2 is PURE BLISS, like sunshine after the rain ; wish it lasted longer !
posted a review of B.B.E* - Seven Days And One Week. 8 months ago
Hypnose is my favourite Emmanuel Top's track (and he has made many huge ones !), something that goes beyond the "what a trip" description, back to primitive roots, to the meaning of trance state. 15 minutes to let your mind wander far from our... See full review
posted a review of DJ Senior Vasquez - No More Drama. 9 months ago
No More Drama is just pure dope chill beats with a nasty melody, too bad for those who miss this choooooon
posted a comment on Giada - Chains. 9 months ago
The melody used is furiously similar to Interactive - Koma
posted a review of Lesamis - No More Worry. 9 months ago
I can't believe this is from 1994... Eternal Sleep sounds like a production from 1998 !
posted a comment on Annexia - Annexia E.P.. 9 months ago
Yes it's a plain blue sleeve without anything on it
posted a review of Sosak - Fairy Lane Headbutt. 9 months ago
Mansewood Toi is clearly the kind of crazy trippy stuff I would like to hear on a big soundsystem. I bet this would be a huge banger if events were allowed ! Btw, someone knows the origin of the choir sample used ?

EDIT : Japanese Nr 10 is also crazy... See full review
posted a review of Amandra - Sarbacane d'Antan EP. 10 months ago
Hypnotic journey in the techno jungle for A1, have a nice trip
posted a review of Ramirez - Hablando. 10 months ago
I still keep coming back to this record even 20 years after... Hablando has one of the most memorable riffs ever, and yet this Push remix managed to transpose it to a hypnotic trance trip sending us fly far away. I love how he played the riff with... See full review
posted a review of Myler - Gack EP. 10 months ago
Very strong Manu Kenton / Jamie Dill influences here !
posted a review of THC - Vol 2. 11 months ago
You should not miss the greatness of Walk in Chicago. A mixture of nervous kicks and rough acid getting to an uprise of emotional strings, a journey with changing patterns to lift up your mind. Absolute forgotten classic IMO.
posted a review of Showtek - Black 2008. 11 months ago
The best hardstyle anthem ever made ? I'm still impressed by the incredible technical quality of this record, Showtek were at their finest when releasing this dark masterpiece. The sounds, distortions, melodies, build-up, crafting, everything is just... See full review
posted a review of Man Power (2) Featuring Private Agenda - Do It Thin. 11 months ago
It's actually a very good song, but the mastering could have been better. The vocal is great, creative vibe !
posted a review of TNT (4) - First Match. 11 months ago
Absolute classic for the early hardstyle lovers ! Good to know : melody is originally from Kike Boy & Demolition - Basic
posted a review of Ace Da Brain - Depths Of Doom. 12 months ago
Come on, no one reviewed this ? Magic Waters ? Uplift doesn't get much better than this... the masterpiece of Andreas Schmidt for sure ! Instantly restores your faith in anything
posted a review of Vin Sol - Instinct. 12 months ago
1 3 1 4 is the best track to eat with my cereals. Such an awesome crunchy mastering. And some groove !
posted a comment on Energy 52 - Café Del Mar. 12 months ago
Thanks for the info Hans, I got it with the previous repress :-)
posted a review of Kalabrese & Kayyak - Make No Time / Painting Of Relaxation. 12 months ago
The kind of record where I won't be able to decide which side is the best for the next three decades.
posted a review of Sycum - Speicher 116. 12 months ago
TRACK OF THE YEAR
Decoded is HUUUUGE ! In a boring world where 95% of tracks are slow, artsy, lame and tame, here we get a non-stop full energy fueled track launched on the fast lane ! No time to breath !
posted a review of Dj Barney - Hierbas. 12 months ago
One of the best edit records of the year, and yet so few seem to care... congrats to you if you found it ;-)
posted a review of Keith Carnal - SEC004. about 1 year ago
Sadly Mistaken has the best gimmick I've heard this year from the techno scene. 100% Psychedelic trip burning your brain.
posted a review of Rank 1 - Awakening. about 1 year ago
I challenge anyone to find a more energetic trance track than Awakening. It's just impossible to stand still on the intro.
posted a review of Emmanuel Top - Climax V 1.1. about 1 year ago
Absolute essential record Both tracks are legendary material, the best of Emmanuel Top.
posted a review of Ultra Vibe - Choose Freedom. about 1 year ago
If you ever feel down in your life, just choose freedom.
posted a review of Ivan Carsten - Amazing Combination. about 1 year ago
After 12 years I still can't decide which version I prefer... Both are fantastic !
posted a review of Various - Bonfido Disques 002. about 1 year ago
To this day, the best vaccine against this shitty lockdown period.
posted a review of Voiski - Our Brilliant Failure. about 1 year ago
Chasing Shadows is a mind-blowing futuristic mind-trip, and the last one has a hell of a groove. Serious stuff !
posted a review of Segue - Pacifica. about 1 year ago
P A R C H M E N T !
posted a review of Ado The Dream - Roll Of Bass. about 1 year ago
One of my favorite >2000 hardtrance records of all time. Everything is just perfect.
posted a review of Quantic - Theme From Selva. about 1 year ago
Honestly I was starting to feel really depressed this year, not much original good releases, covid-19 shit and so... and hopefully this BOMB comes out. Both sides are FIRE ! So good to have this, thank you William.
posted a review of DeFeKT (8) & Extrawelt - Field Day / Off Planet. about 1 year ago
Off Planet is a great futuristic/post-apocalyptic journey full of piercing, heart-rending sounds, very progressive approach. Me like it !
posted a review of Stephan Jolk - Analogy EP. about 1 year ago
I want to not like those tracks, but I cannot. Analogy gives such a feeling and emotion with the synth work... Yes it's basic but it works so well... you can connect it so easily with the beauty of our planet..
posted a review of Bostro Pesopeo - Meti. about 1 year ago
I don't understand why nobody is interested in this record, Meti and Baal are very touching pieces, delicate, well-crafted, and can enrich many sets. So much better than many Tech House tracks !
posted a review of Silicium (2) - Nowhere E.P.. about 1 year ago
Many tracks from that era have poorly aged and sound outdated, uninteresting. Spirit of Ankh is different. Years have given it a certain charm, like good whiskey, the synthesizers' warmth in the mid frequencies just have the ability to rekindle the... See full review
posted a review of Andy Blueman - Sea Tides / Neverland / Everlasting. about 1 year ago
Simply the best uplifting trance ever released in the 10's, maybe even of all time.
It's a bit sad that the mastering hasn't been done with more caution... but the material made by Andy is unforgettable, the best build-ups and melodies ever created... See full review
posted a review of Headhunterz - The Sacrifice. about 1 year ago
The Sacrifice was a game changer for the Hardstyle world. Back in the days it was played everytime at every event (often more than once). It was the starting point of the rise of Headhunterz thanks to the help of The Prophet ; probably the most iconic... See full review
posted a comment on K-Traxx - Little Red Noisy Thing. about 1 year ago
And I wear my sunglasses at night . . .
posted a review of Trance Wax - Trance Wax Seven. about 1 year ago
OK I think I am going to get a lot of hate here, but I strongly agree with djnash
I don't understand why everyone went crazy with this one : I think it's the second most pricey release of the series, yet for me it's technically and artistically the... See full review
posted a review of Marcus Henriksson & P-Woland - Arvet EP. about 1 year ago
The A side is breathtaking, trance-inducing, really intense piece merging techno rhythm and acid with enchanting vocals (I wonder what she actually says ?). The kind of track where you are forced to dive all your senses deep into it. Very fine work... See full review
posted a review of Adam Beyer - No Defeat No Retreat. about 1 year ago
A side samples Liaisons dangereuses - Los niños del parque. Really nice energy, but unfortately I find the mastering/pressing a bit poor, especially for a big label as Drumcode...
posted a review of SIRS (4) - Banana Hard & Disco Kisses Remixes, Part One. about 1 year ago
Strongly agree with previous comment, Austin Ato strikes again, what a mood ! Late summer vibes...
posted a review of Ramos & Supreme - The Journey Part 1 / Crowd Control. about 1 year ago
Great repress, the re-mastering mainly consists of a tweak in the hi mids, a bit turned down which is nice compared to the original, but also less warm. Choose what you prefer :-)
posted a review of DJ Nature - Comforting Fantasies EP. about 1 year ago
Flutter is a gem, I can't keep my eyes open, it talks to my guts. What a progressive build-up. Mesmerizing.
posted a review of MDK* - Mr. Nobody. about 1 year ago
Simply sheer beauty bringing tears to my eyes ...