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posted a review of 4 Hero - Journey From The Light. about 1 month ago
At 2:38 - The Element - G O O S E B U M P S every tiiime! I bought my mint copy from a 2nd hand store around 2001 and had never heard it before. I got into Reinforced around 1995 so never heard the earlier hardcore stuff. There was a bit of a hardcore ... See full review
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posted a review of Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five - Piano. 3 months ago
Even though Melle Mel and crew were considered old school by 1989, they certainly hold their own with this album! White Lines 2 is brought bang up to date and the title track Piano is up there with some of the best from the era - not to be slept on!
posted a comment on Beatfreaks* - Boo Dem / Test Press. 4 months ago
Yeah me too! I get at least one message a week asking if I will sell my copy.. it's crazy! NO - I'm not selling.. but I have helped a few people with vinyl rips, but I might have to start saying no.. EDIT - I AM saying NO, so please, no more requests for ... See full review
posted a review of Paradox (3) - Jailbreak / Soul Feels Free. 5 months ago
Recently purchased this is part of a bundle, and very pleasantly surprised. I was recently reminded how great 1990 was in terms of experimentalism. The new sampling technology was taken to it's limits and the UK were ahead of the game with regards to ... See full review
posted a comment on Beatfreaks* - Boo Dem / Test Press. 5 months ago
I bought my copy here on discogs just over 6 years ago and I didn't pay much for it. I first heard on a mix by Brighton DJ Donga and I also heard him play it out on NYE - the bass is serious! In fact I blew a really nice speaker playing this too loud. If ... See full review
posted a review of Wots My Code / Total Science - Dubplate (Total Science Remix) / Breakfast Club. 6 months ago
The ONLY D'n'B tune I bought in 2000.. I didn't buy another until 2014. (admittedly I missed out on some great new stuff from the likes of Breakage etc) but I'm so glad I have this. Total Science did absolute justice to the OG and created another ... See full review
posted a comment on Voyager (3) & Ed Rush - Baracuda Part 1. 6 months ago
'Check Me Out' is one of my all time faves from the early tech step era. It's got the hip hop samples, those classic steppin' breaks, and such a dark but grooooovy bassline. Better than Killamanjaro IMO. Get yourself a copy!
posted a comment on Various - DRB05. 7 months ago
Hi. I received mine a couple of days ago, so you should get yours in the next day or two I imagine. There's still some available through the website and already inflated prices from resellers on discogs..
posted a comment on Darqwan Versus Mark One - Round One. 7 months ago
NO comment! Both sides are quality. Bigga Times is an amen stormer that can be dropped alongside contemporary 140 jungle tunes and still stand its head high. As for the flip, Mark One was one on top form in this era. Alongside Raindance, the Stargate ... See full review
posted a comment on Funkaholics - Funkaholics E.P.. 7 months ago
I saw a Precision Breaks takeover at The End in room 2 and loved it.. this is one of my fave releases on Octagon!
posted a review of Baby Fox - Rain. 7 months ago
The Krust remix of rain is simply superb. I'm aware it's not to everyone's taste but I've always loved it. Krust keeps the best of the elements found on the flip (which I'm pretty sure includes a sample from the film 'Taxi Driver') - and then puts that ... See full review
posted a review of Decoder - Pushin' / Nosis . 8 months ago
Quality roller full of groove. Shows what a versatile producer Decoder is. Obviously aimed at the Ruffneck crew. Love this one!
posted a comment on Deuce, Zeed - Talk Back / Sacred Ground. 8 months ago
Really need a copy of this.. contact me if you have one for sale!
posted a comment on 2Pac - Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.... 8 months ago
The European pressing is awful. Really thin slab of wax - the volume is really low compared to most LP's..
posted a review of Red Light (4) - Wake Up. 8 months ago
A quality release. Perhaps not as in demand as some of the other recent releases on Deep Jungle, but for me this is one of the best. IMO a superior release to Dangerous/Greetings which is currently demanding more £ on the used market. Cocaine is such a ... See full review
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posted a review of Whistla - 7th Ray Dub / Thuggee. 8 months ago
A great release from the 'golden era' of dubstep. Highly underrated this one.. particularly 'Thugee' - and a better 12" than Merkaba in my opinion. I'd grab a copy before prices rise! Love to know where that sample comes from! Is it "worship Kali with ... See full review
posted a comment on Conway (6) - Blakk Tape. 8 months ago
I've had no response to my e-mail as yet!! Still waiting for the CD!
posted a comment on Conway (6) - Blakk Tape. 9 months ago
Thanks. I found the original confirmation e-mail and have replied to it - so I'll see what happens!
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posted a review of 2 Much (2) - Wild Thang / Totally Awesome. 9 months ago
Recently purchased this one and can't stop playing it. I've been going through alot of hip hop from 88 to 90 and this really stands out. Production is superior to alot of other releases and the rapping is quality. I bought it for the A side but the B ... See full review
posted a comment on No Smoke - International Smoke Signal. 10 months ago
This album IS the Tony Thorpe from The Moody Boys and all the credits attributed to Tony Addis are also the same Tony Thorpe. However I would say that the photograph used for 'Tony Addis' with the Malcolm X poster behind appears to be a different person, ... See full review
posted a comment on Subnation - Scottie / Somebody Always Dies. 10 months ago
Totally agree.. which I why I was very patient and waited over two years for a reasonably priced (still not cheap) copy to come up and snapped it up. Essential purchase and prized record
posted a review of Various - Lentävät Luupäät. 10 months ago
Really good selection of tracks here. Glad I took a chance on this back in 2007. Some serious acid bangers here. Top stuff!
posted a review of Addis Posse Introducing The Housemaids* - New Found Love. 11 months ago
Oh my! Recently 'rediscovered' this one and boy, it's all about the 'dub mix'! It doesn't sound dated at all, and many house tracks from 1990 have drum patterns that sound very much from that specific period. In fact there are no sounds at all that make ... See full review
posted a review of House Reverends - House Revs. 11 months ago
Oh dear, what a tragedy. And by this, I mean - this is one criminally overlooked slab of wax. Rumoured to be a pair of fairly well known UK producers who worked on this project for at least a year, having some fun and not taking it too seriously. At ... See full review
posted a comment on Conquest (4) & Silkie - Hard Food EP. about 1 year ago
Brings back great memories for me. I had an Alba mp3 player with a very small memory, enough for one mix at a time, and I had downloaded a mix from Heny G, probably on Rinse.. and this was a stand out track. I'm not a massize Dubstep fan but I had a more ... See full review
posted a comment on Junior Makhno - Party Discipline . about 1 year ago
A quality album - Djaz obviously has some skills on the turntables, and the intro sets the album off nicely. Favourite track - Code of The Guru.. well worth a purchase!
posted a comment on Westside Gunn* - FLYGOD. about 1 year ago
It really does my head in! I was supporting Daupe! when it took a month or two for records to sell out. I love the A-Villa album and I bought Hitler Wears Hermes 2 and 3 wuth ease, but now, you need to be on the website dead on 4pm to have ANY chance of ... See full review
posted a comment on 1 Up Front* - Hold Tight. about 1 year ago
Shut Up and Dance - No:Doubt is a very similar tune - a classic slice of breakbeat garage from this era!
posted a comment on Youngstar - Pulse 44 / India Riddim / Messy Beats. about 1 year ago
From what I heard there were many, many variants on the Pulse riddim.. but you can pick this one up for peanuts and in my opinion this is still one of the best. The original and most famous release - Pulse X by Musical Mob is much more affordable now but ... See full review
posted a comment on Markone* - Rain Dance / Bad Mood. about 1 year ago
Unfortunately I think there isn't anything quite like 'Raindance' and it's ashame it doesn't get the respect it desrves.. I first heard it on a mix by Ed Dmx called EDMX in the Mix (look it up) which featured a mix of old skool electro, hardcore, UK hip ... See full review
posted a comment on A Tribe Called Dance - Demari , Kristin , Dontiez EP. about 1 year ago
No reviews? This early one from Claude Young and DJ Tone is pure quality.. still sounds fresh today. Loooovely!
posted a comment on Spoek Mathambo - Mzansi Beat Code. about 1 year ago
THIS NEEDS A VINYL RELEASE!! Come on, someone out there needs to get on the case.. vinyl DJ's need to play this out!!
posted a comment on Apollo Brown & Skyzoo - The Easy Truth. about 1 year ago
I hear you. I came across Skyzoo after his flows stood out on the Westside Gunn LP.. I need to hear some mo'
posted a review of Various - Saran Rap EP. about 1 year ago
A truly amazing slab of wax. I've had this on constant rotation for weeks now and i'm still loving it. REAL HIP-HOP. Really fresh with a nod to the golden age. Even the simpler, less-syllabic of the rappers have a style and tone to keep you interested. ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Fantasy Dancin'. about 1 year ago
A truly great compilation of Fantasy artists/tracks for the UK market. Includes some absolute classics by The Blackbyrds and some less familiar tracks which are all top quality. Highly recommended!
posted a review of Sky Tony - Berri. about 1 year ago
One of the best records I've bought for a while. There are a few artists producing new music heavily influenced by the sounds of the 70's and 80's but this is really something else. Not straight up boogie or disco, it has that post punk/alternative feel ... See full review
posted a review of Killarmy - Wu-Renegades / Clash Of The Titans. over 2 years ago
Excellent production - both sides are brilliant tunes, up there with some of the best Wu-related releases of the time. A bargain to buy now too..
posted a review of Vic Spencer X Big Ghost LTD - The Ghost Of Living. over 2 years ago
Oh boy. What an album. Took a few listens before the penny dropped, but now it's one of my favourite Hip Hop albums. Pure quality. Love it.
posted a comment on Devadip - Oneness (Silver Dreams~Golden Reality). over 2 years ago
Worth a purchase just for the track 'Life Is Just A Passing Parade'.. real damn funky
posted a review of Wayward Soul - PMT. over 2 years ago
Superb breaks track from Tony Thorpe, still goes down a storm. Great vocals by Mary Joy and rap from the mighty Divine Styler. What's not to like?? And for less than £2 for a really nice copy.
posted a review of Lee Moore - Get Off. over 2 years ago
Possibly one of the greeatest re-issue singles ever. I paid a fair whack for a copy of the original 7" so should really have snapped up a re-issue when they were still reasonable prices, just to play out and keep my OG in pristine condition.. but prices ... See full review
posted a review of Master Jam (2) - Freak With You. over 2 years ago
Maybe not quite as good as 'Dancin All Night'.. but still a great tune and very sexy. It's a shame Master Jam didn't release more tunes.
posted a review of Master Jam (2) - Dancin' All Night. over 2 years ago
Got to be in my boogie top 20 for sure, just so much groove to this one, it really will have you Dancin' All Night!
posted a review of The Rapture / Frank Rodas - Come Back To Me (Greymatter Remix) / Still. over 2 years ago
'Still' is a great tune, with it's D'Angelo vocal samples. Love this one
posted a review of Zacky Force Funk* & Kutmah - Fukk. over 2 years ago
Don't get what's with all the negative reviews. I first heard 'The Split' on some mixes from around the time of release. Yes, it's not the most sophisticated of records, but, like Hip-Hop, it takes some obvious and some slightly more obscure samples and ... See full review
posted a comment on XL Middleton + Eddy Funkster - Press Play. over 2 years ago
If you need this on vinyl, but don't want to pay silly money for this 7", then Press Play appears on the Zackey Force Funk album 'Money Green Viper'.. which is a great album, so worth purchasing