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Amen Andrews Vs. Spac Hand Luke - Amen Andrews Vs. Spac Hand Luke
posted a review of Amen Andrews Vs. Spac Hand Luke - Amen Andrews Vs. Spac Hand Luke. over 16 years ago
"Cutting edge", "ground breaking" and "boundary pushing" aren't words you can really use to describe this album, however "varied", "well crafted" and "fun" certainly are. If you like big grimey bass and beats, there's plenty for you here, along with... See full review
Sonic And Silver* - Rocket Launcher
posted a review of Sonic And Silver* - Rocket Launcher. over 19 years ago
"Rocket Launcher" is pure funk at 500mph. Strangely enough it contains some 4/4 sections which do at first seem like a bad idea, but they work. Very fast tempo, but still very funky.

"Funkstation" does seem a bit too fast at its original speed.... See full review
Paul van Dyk
posted a review of Paul van Dyk. over 19 years ago
A year and a half later I come back to listen again to some of his works. Clearly a lot has happened in that time, as I am now frankly embarrased by the previous comment. Technically proficient and jolly enough melodies, but ultimately I find it hard... See full review
Soul Of Man & Phantom Beats - 21st Century Breaks
posted a review of Soul Of Man & Phantom Beats - 21st Century Breaks. over 19 years ago
What a throroughly bloody unbelievably brilliant compilation. Damn this is good. Soul Of Man do their funky thing on the first CD, with all manner of top stuff such as Terminalhead's remix of "King Of The Land", some Aquaksky vs Master Blaster, a few... See full review
Tipper - Supersport
posted a review of Tipper - Supersport. over 19 years ago
As far as I can tell, the "SE" mix is exactly the same track that appears on The Critical Path album. Also, I think this 10" was only released as a promo, although I can't be sure. Rather nasty, glitchy breaks business going on in the SE mix, you know... See full review
Special Forces - The End / Babylon
posted a review of Special Forces - The End / Babylon. over 20 years ago
Indeed, those old skool stabs are quite something. Plus the beats are superdense, and the ambient background FX adds to the sinister element of the track, to make it quite possibly one of my favourite slices of the ol' drum 'n' bass ever.

The main... See full review
Graham Camp - Stabilizer
posted a review of Graham Camp - Stabilizer. over 20 years ago
The Main Element remix just does it for me every time. That bass is just so damn funky, and so is the percussion. Those lovely delicate Main Element melodies sit somewhat procariously over the top of the funk, which is probably why it is so damn good.... See full review
Terminalhead - Weekend Warriors
posted a review of Terminalhead - Weekend Warriors. over 20 years ago
I've been waiting ages for this (well, what seems like ages), so my expectations were quite high. Thankfully, they've come up with one of the best breaks albums i've had the pleasure of hearing. "What Time Is It?", is a right monster. I wasn't too... See full review
Dave Clarke - The Wolf
posted a review of Dave Clarke - The Wolf. over 20 years ago
I would agree that it's not the most original of tunes, but that's not what this is about. This is about laying down huge big sounds, wedging a mammoth beat and room-shaking bassline underneath them, and letting it roll. In my book, that's more than... See full review
Plump DJs - FabricLive. 08
posted a review of Plump DJs - FabricLive. 08. over 20 years ago
I can't stop listening to this. It all starts off with a great little custom intro, something you come to expect in any mix by a Finger Lickin affiliate. And then in comes the insanely funky and instantly arse-mooving Hexadecimal mix of Sound... See full review
Orbital - Style
posted a review of Orbital - Style. over 20 years ago
"Style" is a track made almost completely with a Stylophone (as used by Rolf Harris!). Even the drum sounds and high hats were made with the clicks and feedback from the machine. The vocals aren't made from it though, they're not that clever. Clever... See full review
Orbital - Style
posted a review of Orbital - Style. over 20 years ago
This is possibly my most precious disc, as this was what first got me into Orbital. I'll never forget hearing "Bigpipe Style" for the second time. The first time blew my mind, but the second time was a very weird experience. I was watching a nature... See full review
People Like Us
posted a review of People Like Us. over 20 years ago
I think this People Like Us is just one person - Vicky Henderson. Very interesting use of samples - cleanly and professionally done, but in a silly way, if that makes any sense. Everything i've heard by her has been great fun. If you like the Cuban... See full review
Corellian - The Fallen / State Of Mind
posted a review of Corellian - The Fallen / State Of Mind. over 20 years ago
This is a lot chunkier than your average 12", I think this is one of them 180 gram monsters.

"The Fallen" is a rather tasty piece of prog house, but for me it pales in comparison to the extroadinary b-side "State Of Mind". It starts off like a... See full review
Ashtrax - Digital Reason
posted a review of Ashtrax - Digital Reason. over 20 years ago
This has been around since about 2000, I think, so why it took so long to get released I don't know. Worth waiting for though, as the man Ashley Casselle creates something quite magical. The way he layers all manner of different sounds upon each other... See full review
Tomaz vs Filterheadz* - Sunshine
posted a review of Tomaz vs Filterheadz* - Sunshine. over 20 years ago
Something to be played VERY LOUD. Stomping but lovely. I would use the word "euphoric", but that might put some people off. Quite the opposite of minimal, but i'm sure your average house or techno head couldn't find much wrong with this. An absolute... See full review
Ed Rush & Optical - The Creeps (Invisible And Deadly!)
posted a review of Ed Rush & Optical - The Creeps (Invisible And Deadly!). over 20 years ago
Big, nasty, virulent drum 'n' bass, with and more than tolerable MCing. Although the basslines are very synthetic and pulsating, it has live sounding drums, but the two elements compliment each other nicely. For such a big, ominous sound, I think this... See full review
Manic Street Preachers - Tsunami
posted a review of Manic Street Preachers - Tsunami. over 20 years ago
I'm not sure if this is electronic, that really pushes the limit for me. However, I did think it was bloody marvelous. Quite a surprise to hear something as lovely as this when I am used to the dull droning of usual Manics songs. A Stereolab remix is... See full review
Photek - Solaris
posted a review of Photek - Solaris. over 20 years ago
I thought this album was stunning. Really. To avoid this ridiculous drum 'n' bass feud, I thought it was a masterpiece from beginning to end. "Terminus" is totally unique, those huge dubbed-out beats are some real heavy shit, and the breaks over the... See full review
Dave Seaman - Back To Mine
posted a review of Dave Seaman - Back To Mine. over 20 years ago
This really is one superb selection of chillage. The Back To Mine series is brilliant, but this is one of the highlights. Craig Armstrong's "Weather Storm" takes things deep, then Sasha's "Baja" brings you up into bliss, and by K&D's mix of The Mode's... See full review
James Holden - Horizons
posted a review of James Holden - Horizons. over 20 years ago
This is obviously fantastic if you like melodic, deep trance, but I think this is cut way too fast. You really need to pitch it down a bit, it sounds much better. Well, it does to me anyway. Or maybe I just have a dodgy copy.
Way Out West just bang... See full review
Bolz Bolz - Take A Walk (Begg & Bone Remixes)
posted a review of Bolz Bolz - Take A Walk (Begg & Bone Remixes). over 20 years ago
Jesus Christ! My pathetic speakers have no chance of coping with the bass on Si Begg's incredible re-take. It's a classic Begg remix, big and bouncy and weird and loads of fun. The key ingredient here I think is the fun, but it will blow the arse out... See full review
Charlie May - Bug
posted a review of Charlie May - Bug. over 20 years ago
What first attracted me to this was the first track - "Behemoth", for obvious reasons. An absolutely gorgeous progger, but a bit glitchy and experimental at the same time. And the end section with that ridiculous bassline shows he has a sense of... See full review
Tipper - The Critical Path
posted a review of Tipper - The Critical Path. over 20 years ago
I bought this on the strength of Tipper's mix of Leftfield's "Dusted", which was possibly the evilest thing I had ever heard at the time. The sleeve says "Standing before you is the sound you never wanted to hear", so naturally I was expecting it to... See full review
Tipper - Holding Pattern
posted a review of Tipper - Holding Pattern. over 20 years ago
This is quite a different sound to the first album, "The Critical Path". Holding Pattern has less of a glitchy, doom-laden and dark atmosphere, like it's predecessor, which at first dissappointed me. Tipper's first album blew me away with things that... See full review
John Peel - FabricLive. 07
posted a review of John Peel - FabricLive. 07. over 20 years ago
Now this really is something special. 100% unique. This is Mr Peel's first ever compilation/mix CD, which is interesting considering that he is 63 years old. I don't know about anyone else, but my copy comes in an embossed metal tin encased in a... See full review
posted a review of Tresor. over 20 years ago
The influence this label (and the club) has had on electronic music, not just techno, cannot be understated. They are true innovators, pushing things into new places and new directions. All the big techno DJs have links with Tresor, and should be damn... See full review
Orbital - The Bedroom Sessions
posted a review of Orbital - The Bedroom Sessions. over 20 years ago
The least you can say about this is that you're going to hear something new. Classic Moving Shadow hardcore mixed up with dark breaks, punk and The Divine Comedy - eh? I bet you'll never see that again. It's a bit like your listening to John Peel,... See full review
Sasha - Airdrawndagger
posted a review of Sasha - Airdrawndagger. over 20 years ago
Sasha and co. only started working on this in 2001, it's just that he mentioned he was going to make an album many years ago. But even if it was started just after the invention of shoes, it wouldn't matter to me - it's a bloody gorgeous piece of... See full review
Tiga & Zyntherius - Sunglasses At Night
posted a review of Tiga & Zyntherius - Sunglasses At Night. over 20 years ago
It really is quite special. Blue Monday meets Sunglasses At Night? What were you thinking Middleton? A bloody great idea, but bloody hard to pull off. But the Jedi geezer does pull it off, and it goes right off. The Force is obviously strong in him... See full review
Terminalhead - Beats, Rhymes, Flavour
posted a review of Terminalhead - Beats, Rhymes, Flavour. over 20 years ago
MC Spee delivers the simple but devastatingly effective line "Who got the beats and the rhymes and the flavours?", and it's obvious that they certainly do. The original is a damn fine piece of breakbeat, real cruchy betas going on there. But for... See full review
Wink* - Superfreak (Freak)
posted a review of Wink* - Superfreak (Freak). over 20 years ago
Well, whether this is Wink's work or not, it fantastic. Not in the conventional sense of fantastic, but fantastic in the sense that it's FUCKING EVIL and SCREWS WITH YOUR MIND. If this record was a person, it would be a deranged psychopathic stalker,... See full review
Orbital - Orbital
posted a review of Orbital - Orbital. over 20 years ago
Apart from obvious classics Belfast and Chime, you also get the first version of Satan, which is not quite the nasty, angry, frothing-at-the-mouth monster it is now, but does have some brilliant noises in it. Other highlights include the noisy Choise,... See full review
Venetian Snares
posted a review of Venetian Snares. over 20 years ago
What the hell is this? Just utter relentless noise, uncompromising gabber beats, ear-splitting SFX, and sounds that really shouldn't exist. Therefore, well done - give yourself a gold star. Is it music? I don't know, but I like it. I love it. I wish I... See full review
Various - Showreel 2001
posted a review of Various - Showreel 2001. over 20 years ago
I don't think this is commercially available, but if you have a chance of getting hold of it, go for it. This is a wonderful example of just how unique and fantastic his productions are, and proves that Mr Shaw certainly has some impressive abilities... See full review
James Lavelle - Barcelona #023
posted a review of James Lavelle - Barcelona #023. over 20 years ago
I expected a James Lavelle mix CD to be a bit more, well, UNKLE. I do like a bit of UNKLE, but I was very pleased to discover that it was an extremely varied selection of tunes. It's also (IMHO) one of the best in the entire GU series. Tracks range... See full review
Underworld - Dubnobasswithmyheadman
posted a review of Underworld - Dubnobasswithmyheadman. over 20 years ago
Mmm Underworld we love you. Saw this album for £2.99, no excuse for not investigating. Best £2.99 I ever spent, a marvellous album from beginning to end, with "Mmm Skyscaper I Love You", "Dirty Epic" "Cowgirl" and "M.E." being particularly brilliant,... See full review
Cosmos - Take Me With You
posted a review of Cosmos - Take Me With You. over 20 years ago
I think this has been over-hyped - a very overrated record (but that's just my opinion). It is, however, rather lovely - there's no disputing that. Great cover art too. The vocal was a bad idea though, thank god they left the instumental on there.
Forme (2) - Kick A Hole
posted a review of Forme (2) - Kick A Hole. over 20 years ago
Fantastic breaks here. The main mix is dark and menacing, but not full-on - it's quite minimal. I do like it, but it's the Tigerstyle version that does it for me. That bassline is fantastic, the vocal sample is played about with more, and the electo... See full review
Scan X - Higher / The Soul
posted a review of Scan X - Higher / The Soul. over 20 years ago
Now this is the type of techno I like. "Higher" is one of those tracks that doesn't stop once it gets going, really quite a dark one. It pulls you in and won't let go, quite overwhelming. "The Soul" has similar qualities, but isn't as dark. That lead... See full review
Timo Maas - Connected
posted a review of Timo Maas - Connected. over 20 years ago
The mighty Mass has done a corker of a mix here. It starts off quite nice and floaty on CD1, before Mad Dogs - "Sudden Journey" (Leon Alexander Remix) kicks in, getting deeper and deeper, then rising up for Ogenki Clinic - "First Light", and then... See full review
Boards Of Canada - Geogaddi
posted a review of Boards Of Canada - Geogaddi. over 20 years ago
Very interesting trivia people, nice one.
I really like this album, it really flows. It sounds like they are just doing what they like, and not caring what people are going to think. "Music Is Math" is quite an overwhelming piece of glitch... See full review
Orbital - Chime
posted a review of Orbital - Chime. over 20 years ago
No need to mention the a-side - everyone knows that. But the b-side you might not be so familiar with. Orbital have always done excellent b-sides, and this is no exception. It's an acidic sizzler with excellent bleepy-bloopy noises. It has an amazing... See full review
Knifehandchop - Dancemix2000
posted a review of Knifehandchop - Dancemix2000. over 20 years ago
This is one of those tunes that 99% of the population will hate, but the other 1% will love it and cherish it forever. It samples Eminem, Destiny's Child and The Vengaboys, and basically rips the piss out of them by underpinning classic distorted... See full review
The Youngsters - Lemonorange
posted a review of The Youngsters - Lemonorange. over 20 years ago
This album is the best thing out of France since Daft Punk's "Homework". A fantastic album from start to finish, I really can't fault it. "Illogique" is just unspeakably brilliant, a brooding techno monster with a well-used vocoder (no, really).... See full review
Plump DJs - Big Groovy Fucker / T.B.Reality
posted a review of Plump DJs - Big Groovy Fucker / T.B.Reality. over 21 years ago
Great title, blinding tune. A quite sinister Spanish guitar preceeds things until it all goes off. This track takes no prisoners. The flip is also fantastic, an unstable track with 303 punishment throughout. WIDE!
Radioactive Man - Dive And Lie Wrecked
posted a review of Radioactive Man - Dive And Lie Wrecked. over 21 years ago
BRILLIANT! I just love this EP. "'ave That" just goes off on one, with the maddest squelchy fart bass ever. It's a piece of mental techno insanity that causes instantaneous silly dancing. "Bassick Element" is a damn fine piece of trademark RGC machine... See full review
Mathias Schaffhäuser Feat. Rob Taylor - Hey Little Girl
posted a review of Mathias Schaffhäuser Feat. Rob Taylor - Hey Little Girl. over 21 years ago
The Pascal F.E.O.S. mix is utterly fantastic. You really have to hear this record, it's beautiful, man. And twisted. Genius.
Shimon & Andy C* - Body Rock
posted a review of Shimon & Andy C* - Body Rock. over 21 years ago
You know this tune. It's an utterly stupid, fucked piece of genius. A monster track that apparently got 17 rewinds at Fabric once - i'm not surprised. If this doesn't make dance like a fool, nothing will.
Sasha - Xpander EP
posted a review of Sasha - Xpander EP. over 21 years ago
Utterly fantastic. I was even surprsied I hadn't commented on it earlier. "Xpander" is the biggie on here - on monster prog trance stomper, with an unforgettable synth line and just generally incredible production. "Belfunk" is my personal favourite,... See full review