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submitted Helmet (2) - Stuck EP. over 3 years ago
posted a comment on Steve Stoll. over 7 years ago
...Steve Stoll gets down to the nitty gritty / brass tax of techno. Most of his vinyls dwell in my collection in great honor. He champions vinyl & remains a true hero
posted a review of Dustin Zahn - A Sleepless Malice EP. over 12 years ago
A1 is a rolling workhorse. It demonstrates just how progressive techno can be. Very methodical use of breakdowns, smart percussion & tastey samples make this one of his most refined releases to date.
posted a review of Hardcell & Grindvik* - Gainlane: Live Techniques. over 13 years ago
This is an amazing display of Techno, of the highest quality. It seems to me that Pär & Nils sequenced/mixed their Gainline material in Ableton Live. I have duplicate copies of Gainline 1-5 on vinyl and enjoy the hell out mixing them all together. Great ... See full review
posted a review of Hardtrax (2) - What I Stand For Speaks For Itself. over 13 years ago
Great Stuff. I love the format...all producers should offer their work like this. It really shows that he's about spreading his music, not making money. As far as the tracks, well I feel they are top-notch. Many great tracks, dark, painful and ... See full review
posted a review of Dave Clarke - World Service 2. over 13 years ago
World Service 2 picks up exactly where the first one left off, (Part 1 ended with Electro/Part 2 starts with Electro). On this installment however, Dave really unloads his turntable talents. He scratches, samples, back spins, delays, filters & chops ... See full review
posted a review of Henrik B - Bullet In The Bed. over 13 years ago
From my understanding Bullet In The Bed is mastered/cut in Mono. I believe this is why most listeners tend to freak out over the track. It is a gem of Techno work, not sure if it would be any more better if it were in Stereo, but queing in Mono can lead ... See full review
posted a review of Vadz - Rust-Off / Punktire. over 13 years ago
Vadz!!! You are kicking ass!!! I really like Rust-Off, (great play on words to name a track for his native region of Russia). It has nice subtle tones with a driving beat that is in the standard techno feel. Punk Tire is more calm with an lysergic feel ... See full review
posted a review of Vadz - Pisdez. over 14 years ago
...a tasty bit of dirty techno...Vadz is really starting to show off his lust for fucked up grooves with snarling synthlines. I prefer the B-side myself, but both are just as alerting and captivating. I urge those who are interested in intelligent, ... See full review
posted a review of Paula Temple. over 14 years ago
This woman is amazing. She is a phenominal DJ. Her abilities behind the decks are intense, crafty and ultra-moving. She flips thru plates as quick as Mills and peppers in effects as thoughtfuly as Umek. Paula's record choices cover most all bases of ... See full review
posted a review of The Replicant - Hot Flash. over 14 years ago
This is a great release which includes a tremendous Al Ferox mix. The vocals are sexy and his basslines are just fucking sick...ACID all the way :-) The Original mix is in the vein of electro-klash: nice guitar riffs w/ old school breaks thrown in. ... See full review
posted a review of Beyer & Lenk* Feat. Tiga - Heartbreak / Ananda. over 14 years ago
Not quite sure what chischis is on...but I don't want any. I must state that each ear is different and has different tastes. My ass digs the hell out of this EP. It has great versatility and really pumps dancefloors to max pressure. The vocals are ... See full review
posted a review of Anthony Rother - Synthetic / Young. over 14 years ago
I would like to shed light on the previous comment by robotronic. I don't think that you should be all that worried over Mr. Rother falling into any dry spells. He is an amazing creator of beautifully complex Electro. I feel that Datapunk allows him ... See full review
posted a review of Artillery. over 14 years ago
If Ali G loved mayhem techno...he'd say "BOOYA-KA-SHA". I love it and simply will say that this label promotes the pain of mayhem. Truelly damaging to any audience interested or not. The modern face of hard, schranz techno has evolved into mayhem and is ... See full review
posted a review of Pseudo Records. over 14 years ago
This is a great French techno label that showcases some very thoughtful work...intelligent and soulful stuff here. Something for the headz, goes with anything Detroit, (also works well with Paul Kalkbrenner).
posted a review of Datapunk. over 14 years ago
This label is very special. It might be considered poppy or commercial. I think otherwise: it does something that commercial pop music doesn't-speak the truth. Rother has kept the flavor of his newest label tight and similar...but it communicates ... See full review
posted a review of Corb. over 14 years ago
Thee definitative Swedish techno label that best explains the subterranian flavor. Many will argue that Drumcode and Illgorhythm are the ones...but I must maintain that Corb(ism) does the true sense of deep down and dirty techno from Sweden. Hybrid ... See full review
posted a review of Abe Duque Records. over 14 years ago
Abe presents himself in nothing but true spirit here on his own label. He's got some true skills and displays them well. I have a lot of respect for this man and how he does it. Each release from his name sake label is worth obtaining and playing ... See full review
posted a review of C.L.R.. over 14 years ago
I disagree that CLR is one of the best underground techno label's of Germany. CLR has not really pushed the envelope that far. I feel that Liebing's past work has been monumental in shaping hard techno or "schranz" (which is a bullshit term that fan ... See full review
posted a review of Pornographic Recordings. over 14 years ago
This Label spotlights established talent alongside great new comers. It's overall flavor holds the typical recipe to energentic, driving club techno that gets play from Umek, Bailey, Redhead and friends. There is sufficient amounts of under-rated ... See full review
posted a review of Dynamic Tension Records. over 14 years ago
Surgeon's more minimal work can be found here on Dynamic Tension...true bliss. The landscapes found here I consider to be organic and fluid, (would go well with Ho, Ruskin, Mulero or anything found on Tresor). Not in the same vein as his Downwards or ... See full review
posted a review of Al "La Feccia" aka Al Ferox, Davide o' Marsigliese aka David Carretta, Tonino o' Pazzo aka DJ Tonio - The BadGuys. over 14 years ago
One of the best pieces I own. It should be played in duplicate, with the second record just about one measure behind, (it creates a superb delay and allows for killer beat juggling). As they both reach the major breakdown, Murder Wasn't The Bass ... See full review
posted a review of Alessandro F.. over 14 years ago
The true Gigolo in my opinion. Alessandro has one of thee premier collectives going right now. A great man with a great vision and some of the best work with 303s and 101's. I want an SH-101 because of him. Peace Al ;-)
posted a review of David Carretta. over 14 years ago
A true master. Carretta captivates the crowd with some of the best synth lines money can buy. He really seems to lust for syncopation (as evidenced by on Vicious Game). Shocktreament is my favorite track of his to date. Bravisimo!!!!!
posted a review of Dave Clarke. over 14 years ago
No One has anything on this man or his ability. If he seems moody, lazy or pissed off, I think it's because of wack, commercial sell-out fan boys/girls that are trying to turn techno into "mtv pop-culture". I feel Dave's reaction is just reflection of ... See full review
posted a review of Dirty Princess - Jugar Al Reves. over 14 years ago
Totally slutty electro from Spain!!! I must admit that I really get turned on playing records with hot babes on the label, but this picture disc beats them all. The four mixes ain't too bad either. A2 Jugar Con Amigas (AI Mix) is the best track, but ... See full review
posted a review of Jel Ford. over 14 years ago
Mr. Ford deserves some major cred. I would rank this man's work right there with Jesper Dahlbäck: super high quality, great dedication and most of all always a pleasure to play. Ford's tracks generally boast his trademark synth lines that are mellodic. ... See full review
posted a review of Energun 22. over 14 years ago
...very much agree with texnomladenec. These 3 masters are tremendous. They wield a most devasting arrsenal of studio gear with them to shows and absolutly rock. I have not had the honor of seeing them perform, but I have kept up with them for a while ... See full review
posted a review of The Hacker - Reves Mecaniques. over 14 years ago
agreed with muetdhiver, took a while to grow on me...but not really what I would like to pay money for...it's great to chill out to, but very repetative and not much change...not his best work in my opinion...
posted a review of Jesper Dahlbäck. over 14 years ago
I can't believe this man has not received any comments prior to this...he is one the the greatest techno artists. He uses the 303 in a warm, melodic manner that others don't. You can surley notice that he has great knowledge and background in writing ... See full review
posted a review of Oscar Mulero. over 14 years ago
Oscar Mulero has excellent djing abilities: his eq-abilities flow and blend tracks within themselves. More importantly his productions are some of my all-time favorites. His sounds are dark and foreboding. His productions create environments that are ... See full review
posted a review of Vadz. over 14 years ago
This man is an exceptional young producer. I have had the very honorable priveledge in playing his release "Spiderman EP" on Television Records. It should be welcome in any open minded and crafty dj's set. Look out for his next release on the same ... See full review
posted a review of Dancefloor Killers. over 14 years ago
I have played entire sets devoted to this label and it does what it says-kill dancefloors. I am very pleased to see Håkan Lidbo show up here. Great work. Yes DK is a sub/sister label of Kobayashi, but it's flare is unsurpassed by any other label of it's ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Mahatma - Idiosyncrasy: Heinzland Outtakes 03. over 14 years ago
I really like this release because it is versitle. It contains hard techno, thoughtful bleepy electro and really slick samples/fillers. Idiosyncrasy: Heinzland Outtakes 03 would fit in snuggly into any set...a great effort by Herr Wiegand.
posted a review of XXX Flicks Records. over 14 years ago
Wow...the women of XXX Flicks first caught my attention. I accquired the vinyls and found what was contained within. You must attend the webpage in order to truelly appreciate what these two cats are doing. The tracks are full of tech/house delights ... See full review
posted a review of Roulette Rekordz. over 14 years ago
This label puts electro into an entirely new realm. It is under a sharp guise that only seems to put out serious and intelligent music. I have doubles of all releases except for RR05 Various CarJack City Volume 1. I enjoy mixing these records with my ... See full review
posted a review of Chris McCormack. over 14 years ago
Yes indeed, I must concur with klotsy in stating that Chris McCormack is so very special. I feel that his vision and attitude best explain techno music: he's not a dj and doesn't make music to gain acceptance from a mass audience. That is what techno ... See full review
posted a review of Henrik B. over 14 years ago
Henrik B is one thee most influencial techno producers on the scene. His productions are always guarenteed to rock the house. His synth work is infectious and boils the dancefloor to maximum pressure. His basslines have an acid feel and his kick drums ... See full review
posted a review of Valentino Kanzyani - Learning How To Do It. over 14 years ago
Whoah! :-) Mr. Kanzyani has really out done himself this time. What a damaging track. Every dancefloor-rocking ingredient is included on both A & B sides. A true masterpiece in my opinion, this track getting much play from the top jocks around the ... See full review
posted a review of Session Recordings. over 14 years ago
Solid, Straight-Forward Belgian Techno from the "man" himself. Showcases some of the true luminaries of modern techno, plus showcases some newer tallent such as Hades, Preach, Casseau friends. There are very memorable stand alone works here!!! I have ... See full review
posted a review of Gaiden. over 16 years ago
Gaiden is a really great effort. I first heard of them off of a DC Tech stream. It's a great 2XLP of thumping MinimalTech; goes with almost anything.
posted a review of Various - Imprint. over 16 years ago
Very kewl compilation of Ubrban style. I use some of this as "in the middle shit". Some solid stand alone trax.
posted a review of Kobayashi Recordings. over 16 years ago
This is thee techno label in my opinion. Anything on Kobay is just plain sick. The cast of characters, minds & talents on the label makes it that much better. If you have any taste for electro/dark/make people phreak material, you should check out ... See full review