Designer, 1/2 of Bell Boys, DJ, and co-owner of Stripped & Chewed.

I will not record anything in my collection for you, PLEASE DON'T ASK. In general, I am not looking to sell anything, if you happen to have something on my wantlist I would entertain possible trades, but no promises.
Recent Activity
posted a review of Traffik - Sonic Pleasures EP. 2 days ago
Prime, lush stuff. Can’t help but love Apache Scratchy, plus points for most on the nose title ever.
posted a review of The Believers - Who Dares To Believe In Me?. 2 days ago
Know and love the original, but having the 12 in hand I’m blown away by the Mind Readers mix, which just grooves and never stops.

Interesting to see it produced in part by Billy Williams aka Utterance, who’s release on Deep4Life is remixed to... See full review
posted a review of House Of History - Welcome. 9 months ago
Throbbing, filtered-disco tech house groove with a great sax solo. It's so house Y2K it hurts (in the best way).
posted a review of Natural Rhythm - Be Loved EP. 10 months ago
Quintessential west-coast sound that nails all the tropes—white noise, filter sweeps, bouncy sub-bass, ethereal vocal snips—without ever coming near cheesy. Sweet Dubbin' is the standout for me, but it's all deep evocative grooves from one of my... See full review
posted a review of Nico Georis - Shirley Shirley Shirley!. 11 months ago
Lovely and hypnotic soundscapes, one my favorite records of 2019. I feel very lucky to have happened upon this at the Henry Miller library while driving through Big Sur, saw a poster for a live performance for the album's release that had happened... See full review
posted a comment on The Miracles - City Of Angels. about 1 year ago
REENO Just not my particular flavor of disco, a bit too grandiose for me and always felt the lyrics were leaning too hard in to the cheese. To each their own, of course! I certainly see the WAR similarities, good spot, just really love the subdued... See full review
posted a review of Patrick Cowley - Mechanical Fantasy Box. about 1 year ago
Probably my favorite of the Dark Entries Cowley comps, for me it really shines in the trance inducing long-form ambient/kraut pieces, two standouts being Sensitivity and Sea of China. Great sound, too, many of the songs are more lush and dynamic than... See full review
posted a review of Alex J - The Deep. about 1 year ago
Formulaic in the best sense of the term—slamming, deep, emotional house sounds done just right.
posted a review of Elegia - From Nowhere With Love. about 1 year ago
A remarkably multifaceted, beautiful and ethereal release. A serious standout on a label with no shortage of serious standouts, F Comm never ceases to surprise and impress.
posted a review of Brown Hardware Inc. - Untitled. about 1 year ago
Love this whole record, but the standout is probably the original mix of Sleeping World, quirky and jacking Fingers worship, lovely without coming off as derivative.
posted a review of Julie Brannen - Keep My Love Alive. about 1 year ago
Chase my blues away, garage dub. Quirky and effective DJ tool intro gives way to a quintessential serene 1994 vibe, throw in some stabs and heavy-handed delayed cut up vocals for house music perfection.
posted a review of Wag Ya Tail Featuring Lonnie Liston Smith - Xpand Ya Mind (Expansions). over 2 years ago
The Groovin Lonnie mix is such a tune, the epitome of crispy, slamming, 45 RPM 90s house.
posted a comment on Wasserfall - HESP005. over 2 years ago
Beautiful record, particularly enjoy the shuffle and ebb of Twilight - keep coming back to it.
posted a comment on Freedom Group Featuring Roy Davis Jr. & Peven Everett - Red Hot. over 2 years ago
Jay's Love Vibration Mix has slow burning Moodymann-esque vibes, best enjoyed at a HIGH volume, but the real stand out on this 12 is the Innervision mix. A true exercise in restraint, it spends its entire playtime on the verge of morphing in to a full... See full review
posted a comment on Airliner Series - Muisto EP. over 2 years ago
Couldn't agree more, this release is a timeless and illuminating landmark in the topography of the dub techno genre - honored to own it and will never let it go!
posted a comment on Various - Ethos Series . over 2 years ago
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posted a comment on Radius - Obsolete Machines. over 3 years ago
Lovely release, something I noticed aside from the quality of the tunes was the really excellent price point in the States for the record. Perhaps a result of some of the newer plants springing up? A trend I hope to see continue...
posted a review of Local Zero - Airbag / Bury The Hatchet. over 3 years ago
Picking this up is such a deal, Airbag is a spaced out jungle meditation.
posted a review of Various - Cultivation - First Edition. over 3 years ago
I keep coming back to this record, a definite favorite of 2017. Contemplative and enveloping.
posted a comment on The Poets - N.Y.C. The Ep. over 3 years ago
Say what you will about the prices, but I Gotta The Move is a cool track.
posted a comment on Sven Weisemann - Shove EP. over 3 years ago
Goo gone and a little scrubbing did it for me, great record.
posted a review of Gamayun (2) - HESP004. over 3 years ago
Beautiful record, favorite HESP yet! That piano line from Ascension won't leave my head.
posted a review of Happy Meals (2) - Full Ashram Devotional Ceremony (Volumes IV - VI). over 3 years ago
Beautifully executed modern berlin school-style album, a highlight of 2017 for me.
posted a review of Sebastian Mullaert - All The Keys Are Here. over 3 years ago
Absolutely beautiful and introspective cuts from Sebastian. This release and his recent release as WuWuWe on Kimochi represent some of my favorite pieces out of his catalog, really excited to hear more upcoming material.
posted a comment on Metamatics - Neo Ouija. over 3 years ago
Agreed with Blurb10, the sound is surprisingly nice for the amount of material per side. That being said, the grooves are very close together, so extra care when handling is essential. The release comes in a poly-lined inner sleeve, which should help... See full review
posted a comment on Metamatics - NeoOuija*. over 4 years ago
Wow, illuminating. . . . . . . . .
posted a review of Anthiliawaters - The Miles Without You. over 4 years ago
The best electro record of 2017 is a CD from 2008! Familiar in the best ways, yet undeniably fresh – funky, deep and melancholy.
posted a comment on Various - The Focal Point. over 4 years ago
"Worth" aside, it really is a lovely record. Just like the comment below, I have have spun the Altitude cut many times, a truly enjoyable experience through a nice sound system. Timeless, deep music.
posted a comment on Mort Garson - Mother Earth's Plantasia. over 4 years ago
I'm fairly sure that The Great Thunder is another alias for whoever is behind Fifth Dimension, if you look at their forthcoming release 2 out of the 3 are represses of previous Fifth Dimension reissues. Bootlegging controversy aside, I own the Fifth... See full review
posted a review of Baast - Bazaar. over 4 years ago
Astoundingly beautiful. Constant rotation on both the turntable and in my mind.
posted a review of Manta (4) - Citadel. over 4 years ago
An exceptionally powerful and multi-faceted excursion, equal parts deep, beautiful, abrasive, and groovy. One of my favorite techno records of the last couple years.
posted a comment on Billy Brooks - Windows Of The Mind. over 4 years ago
Much appreciated! ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
posted a review of Dusty Baron - A Little Comedy, A Little Drama. over 4 years ago
An early top contender for album of the year, a beautiful and enchanting image of what a modern-day Mort Garson album could sound like. Absolutely floored by this one, and my favorite Leleka release to date.
submitted HVL (2) - Bizarre Realms EP. over 4 years ago
submitted Planetary Assault Systems - Arc Angel. over 4 years ago
posted a comment on Modaji - Belle Epoque EP. over 4 years ago
One of my favorite records of the year, just beautiful.
posted a comment on Known Chic - Dance. over 4 years ago
Respectfully disagree about the rest being filler, T. Terry's "Toddy Groove" has always held a special place for me, great groovy tune.
posted a comment on Fred P* - Sound Destination. over 4 years ago
While I agree he has been releasing at a slightly overwhelming pace, referring to this particular release as quantity over quality is a grave oversight, Sound Destination is one of the best albums of 2016 so far.
submitted Savile - No Sleep, Not In America. over 4 years ago
submitted Savile - No Sleep, Not In America. over 4 years ago
posted a comment on E.R.P. - Ancient Light (Hubble Telescope Series Vol. II). over 4 years ago
This is one of the greatest reviews of an electro record ever.
posted a comment on Giovani & Mosler - 1. over 4 years ago
This 12 is such an unbelievable bomb, the b-side slams.
posted a review of Peggy GOU - Art Of War (Part II) EP. over 5 years ago
The Terekke remix is one of my favorite cuts of this year, beautifully deep and organic with a slightly more hi-fi take on his sound.
posted a comment on Willie Colón - Set Fire To Me. over 5 years ago
No words for the Inferno Dub, one of those songs that is just pure mood. I love records :)
posted a comment on Jump Cutz - Jump Cutz Volume Five. over 5 years ago
No one on here, go to real record stores, make friends with the people who work there - you're much more likely to get hooked up in that manner.
posted a comment on Cosmo Knex. over 5 years ago
Lovely work, some of my favorite jackets of the last couple years.
posted a comment on Dorisburg - Irrbloss. over 5 years ago
sivamato Thank you for the info! Will be nice to see more copies in the States.
submitted Moppy - Moppy's Science Of Sound V. 1. over 5 years ago
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posted a review of Area (3) - Entireless . over 5 years ago
Harsh noise wall, indeed! :) Kimochi-affiliated thundering 3am techno, get it while you can. Beautiful / subtle packaging with a debossed jacket - white vinyl copies spotted in the wild.