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submitted Grey People - Welcome To My Chevy. over 5 years ago
posted a review of Eduardo De La Calle - Untitled. over 5 years ago
Mastering be damned, great music transcends it. Three years later, some of these early EDLC records are still my favorites of his prolific discography.
posted a review of Bakey Ustl - Untitled. over 5 years ago
Had this since it came out, shit barely leaves my bag to this day. Always a trip, and a guaranteed response from the crowd...even if it's not always positive ;) That's what I call art. A1 all day!!!!
submitted Will Azada - Cliché. over 5 years ago
posted a comment on Mental Blox - This Is The Bass. over 5 years ago
excellent! glad your taking my review so well. Found your record in a crate of freebies I was given. Want it back?
submitted Will Azada - Cliché. over 5 years ago
posted a comment on Anthony Naples - Mad Disrespect. over 5 years ago
Who cares? It's house music. It's foundation is based off sampling. It's in the DNA. What difference does it make when the tracks are as different as these anyway? Really tired of reading people complaining of sampling in house, especially 30 years in. ... See full review
posted a comment on Danny Brown (2) - Old. over 5 years ago
agreed 100%. too sleazy not to be
posted a review of Nirvana - In Utero. over 5 years ago
Perhaps I'm wearing rose-colored glasses thanks to In Utero being my first Nirvana album in 1996 (and one of the first I ever bought along with Green Day), but the impact this record has had on my life is undeniable. After not listening to it for at ... See full review
posted a review of Circulation (2) - Patterins. over 5 years ago
B-side is where it's at for me on this one. Particularly B1 stands out with that smokey deep funk-ass groove. A-side is pretty pedestrian guitar-driven, loopy sunshine bongos and happypaddycake affair. Sounds like a weak imitation of "Deep Burnt" by ... See full review
posted a review of International Pony - A New Bassline For Jose. over 5 years ago
12" mix of "Bassline" is still a killer slice of glitch-grooving French house 10 years down the line. don't mind me, though i just love goofy ass shit like this. the rest of the EP though...meh
posted a review of Dibaba - A Gift To The Night EP. over 5 years ago
tight production, cool grooves, holds up surprisingly well even 9 years later. i've had it that long, and still enjoy busting it out for those times when I need some weirdo micro-deep grooves...at the prices it's going for, definitely worth having in the ... See full review
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posted a review of Marquis Hawkes - Higher Forces At Work. over 5 years ago
solid, but nowhere near the heat that Marquis brought to the table with his first Dixon release.
posted a comment on Will Azada / Jackson Lee - Easy Does It. over 5 years ago
this one needs a repress
submitted Applied Research - Proven Extractions. over 5 years ago
posted a review of Kerri Chandler - Bar A Thym. over 5 years ago
only one of the best house tracks ever...a track that distills the form to the basics, yet holds no punches with its no-BS, real deal, in-the-moment, simple-as-shit, but infectiously on-point hook. i can't believe it's taken me this long to write ... See full review
posted a review of Activ-Analog - Pawn Shop Drum Machines EP.. over 5 years ago
Oliver, one of the artists featured on this release, handed me this record along with the Loner...9 7" at a recent gig, and boy am I glad he did...THIS IS SORELY OVERLOOKED FUCKING RAW NASTINESS OF THE HIGHEST ORDER. Pawn Shop Drum Machines is packed to ... See full review
posted a review of Staffan Linzatti - The Confirmer. over 5 years ago
Excellent modern techno in the vein of Jeff Mills' Purpose Maker output. Well-rounded EP with something for everyone, from the quietly up-and-coming Chronicle sublabel of Brooklyn's Thema.
posted a review of Juan Atkins - Futurepast EP. over 5 years ago
Bought this years ago when it came out, and my first Atkins record (yeah, I never owned his early work until later). Really great EP overall that still holds up nicely to this day, thanks to its weirdo cosmic synths. Which says a lot considering a lot of ... See full review
posted a comment on Chris Mitchell (6) / Grey People - Proper Trax 4. over 6 years ago
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posted a review of Ralphi 'The Razz' Rosario* - I Want You. over 6 years ago
That Dash Riprock Mix is FIREEEEEEE!!!! Recently snagged this as a bargain bin find and I get a group of people begging me for ID every gig. Diverse track that never quite sits still or gets stuck in a loop. Fine work by Ralphi, and happily overlooked by ... See full review
posted a review of Armando - 100% Of Disin' U (Remix No. II). over 6 years ago
B1's like the fucking mega mega mix, booya.
posted a comment on MKDA - Untitled. over 6 years ago
This record is a great example of the irony behind San Soda and Red D's manufactured outrage toward bootlegs and edits of a certain overpriced novelty record from their label We Play House. Nonetheless, decent release.
posted a comment on Levon Vincent - Rainstorm II. over 6 years ago
"People" is definitely THE track of the people on this one, no doubt. Excellent write-up on all points!
submitted Will Azada - Bodyworx EP. over 6 years ago
submitted WA - Rewound/Recycled. over 6 years ago
submitted Alex Falk* - Terse. over 6 years ago
posted a review of Levon Vincent - Impression Of A Rainstorm. over 6 years ago
With over a year of hindsight in tow with "Impressions," I'd like to say that I believe this may be Levon's best, most cohesive, and "polished" EP of all of them. Although each of his NS releases seem to introduce another chapter in the greater "novel" ... See full review
posted a comment on Chris Mitchell (6) / Grey People - Proper Trax 4. over 6 years ago
you find what you're looking for? :D
posted a comment on Levon Vincent - Stereo Systems. over 6 years ago
slight warp on mine from juno, not significant enough to affect playback, most likely due to weather. however, both of my copies of the Joey Anderson on Deconstruct were severely warped, from Halcyon. They wouldn't take them back either. just food for ... See full review
posted a review of Aphrohead AKA Felix Da Housecat - In The Dark We Live (Thee Lite). over 6 years ago
Still as relevant as ever. Happened to pick this one up for about tree fiddy here on Discogs in NM condition about a year back, and it rarely leaves the crate. Felix at the top of his game with this nasty cut.
posted a comment on Andy Stott - Night Jewel. over 6 years ago
Yup, this is how I originally found out about Stott. Amazing jam, and still my favorite from him.
posted a comment on Eduardo De La Calle - Analog Grooves #1. over 6 years ago
Agreed, EDLC can nail it, but I've basically ignored him in 2012 due to his flooding of the market with samey stuff...but this record truly is mental! Ran across it at Spacehall, and had a feeling it was him, but wasn't sure until I asked the clerk if he ... See full review
posted a review of Ron Trent - The Afterlife. over 6 years ago
a homeboy of mine played the original pressing of "Making Love" at an outdoor party this past weekend, with ample surface noise and even some skips...gotta say, I think I like it even better in that context, sounds like a crusty snapshot in time, like ... See full review
posted a review of Chris Mitchell (6) - Phrenetic EP. over 6 years ago
All four tracks here are excellent, and make for a well-rounded EP. Mitchell's style conveys a raw depth with hidden meanings, but with just enough aggression to command a dancefloor and lead the charge into new territory. Although you can get an idea of ... See full review
posted a review of Various - 10 Years Frisbee #01. over 6 years ago
Worthwhile for the Roberto Rodriguez alone. In typical Rodriguez style of fat, but slick and clean hook-driven tech-house with a legit, but not overdone vocal. Other tracks are alright, but come off a little dated to that era of ... See full review
posted a review of Tech Man 1 - Vol. 4. over 6 years ago
More legit than you'd think. I like cheap nondescript oldies.
submitted Mankind Liberation Front - Center Of The Universe (Remixes - Mission C). over 6 years ago
posted a review of Mental Blox - This Is The Bass. over 6 years ago
Middling mid-90s funky/florida/douchebag breaks tracks. A2 could have been cool if it didn't get ruined by the garbly vocal halfway in. Recommended for washed-up DJ Icey fans.
posted a review of Danny Tenaglia - Elements. over 6 years ago
gonna have to agree with Oochy, boring, tepid, dry, and generic NYC tribal tech-house of the day. Does not hold up to scrutiny in 2012, you're off your rocker to claim otherwise (or just nostalgic for days gone by!)
added Various - Treasure Chest Volume 1 to their collection. over 6 years ago
posted a review of Michael Frosinone - No. 2. over 6 years ago
Tough & ballsy kinda-tribal tech-house here, gets weird, highly recommended.
posted a review of Petter (5) - Some Polyphony. over 6 years ago
When I look back into my collection of club tracks between 2005-2008, there are definitely some regrettable choices to be found. However, "Some Polyphony" is not one of them. It didn't shamelessly follow trends like so much "minimal," "electro" or ... See full review
posted a review of Tommy Four Seven - Track 5 / Verge (The Remixes). over 7 years ago
Rob Hood remix here is the reason to own this. Typically basic 1/2 bar Hood techno hook, but combined with the sound design, accentuated by a heavy low frequency pulse, and long stretches of kicklessness...the brooding, dark vibe builds to a frantic ... See full review
posted a review of Levon Vincent - Solemn Days EP. over 7 years ago
Surprised no one's reviewed this one yet...but I supposed its one of his more underrated productions. Solemn Days is a dubby tech-house work out, with a nasty, tricky break....great for the low-slung, concrete basement parties. Polar Bear is a steady ... See full review
posted a comment on DJ Jus-Ed* / Levon Vincent - Minimal Soul Part 2. over 7 years ago
yup. been rinsing this track for a few years now, and have turned on at least half a dozen homies to Levon with this cut....everyone bitin' style now, lol. HEAT
posted a review of Mr.G* - The After Effect E.P.. over 7 years ago
Another underrated piece of G's history. As is usual with G's style, his shit is simple, loopy, sample-driven, tracky...and always fun to mix. I've used all three cuts here, but the A-side is definitely my favorite, letting the whole "story" unfold. ... See full review
posted a review of Mr. G - Step Up To The Plate E.P.. over 7 years ago
Never failed to blow up a crowd with G's Sick Mix. NEVER. Damn shame the ratings are so low here, but good for those of you who know and need a spare copy ;)
posted a review of LoSoul - Open Door. over 7 years ago
0000000000000 is my pick, here, although it seems to be the overlooked one. Early on in Beatport's life, although the selection was small, the site had a focus on quality house & techno for the most part, before it was driven off a cliff to modern "EDM" ... See full review