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Thanks for visiting my discogs profile. for those unfamiliar with me, some background info -- Im of Scandinavian + English Anglo/Saxon descent (Turku Finland/Stockholm Sweden) + (Sheffield/Nottingham England) but I was born + have lived most of my life just north of Toronto, Canada

"Chris Nova" is not my real name its what i use as an alias on the internet, and it comes from the nick/alias/nickname i used back in the 90s on IRC chat #313 #house #rave, "Radionova", "nova9", "nova909" were my nicknames that i used i stole/took the name as my own after hearing the track "Whats New" by St germain (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Xr8ZksXZlI) on a brilliant mixtape mixed by DJ Simon DK Smith (DiY soundsystem) (visit here: https://www.discogs.com/group/thread/700251 for tracklist + download) it was winter/spring in early 1995 when i received that package of 4 cassette tapes in the mail from someone who send it to me from Leeds, UK - i was always very emotionally affected by music i heard on the radio + tv growing up in the 1980s.. but by the time i was 10 years old i was spending all my allowance on buyingmostly "dance" + hip-hop albums. i started going to raves in August of 1993 and left my love of hiphop behind, and got hooked on techno/breakbeat/jungle "rave" music. 4/4 House was always enjoyed by me from around 1991 (thanks to a local "all ages" house club called "Spotlight" in Newmarket that used to broadcast LIVE! to local radio) but my tastes switched back to 100% house in summer/fall 1994 and i left the rave scene in favor of house music events put on by "futureshock!"; by the end of 1995, BUZZ started at 480 spadina i think in Oct 1995 and from that point on that was what i was all about... i still went to some techno/rave events but i was mostly focused on 'housier' side of things;

back around summer 1995, i was one of the first users in Canada to have Broadband cable modem internet because i happened to live in the testing location for "Rogers Wave" ( https://web.archive.org/web/19961113232824/http://rogerswave.ca/ ) and i learned HTML just so that i could build my first website which was called "GetSorted.com / Soulpower Enterprises" the whole reason i created this site was to make a place that was all about trading mixtapes via mail packages (long before MP3 was invented) we posted lists of cassettes and organized trades via Email: https://06165062160021244642.googlegroup.com/attach/fc0bb64803398328/CYBRFREQ.TXT?part=0.1&view=1&vt=ANaJVrFmx2bIDSNhaYxR7nveDNIjmQ0a5kft1yzjm051upGikEyyYW7ZiQmvbVtbEdCfSTqSWhUyUWWg5ZvehV23e-OWK3r3TeUJAQLLHLFN6PkQ6tFlmCQ (https://06165062160021244642.googlegroups.com/attach/fc0bb64803398328/CYBRFREQ.TXT?part=0.1&view=1&vt=ANaJVrFlN5ObKnE-Cg1ZOzQevia7ePQdNqGRgk8REUtI1RD1crLxLd0ZT0C-9UwtxzhC28YYKr2O_rVGu7Z_TSRgR3vvGYEsgrKfJTNqtVsVQ8gkdKfbxpU a list of my tapes that i posted to a newsgroup on June 1st 1996) back then i idolized the djs so much i never even thought that i could actually become one and actually learn to mix but i eventually bought my first silver technics turntables in spring of 1997 that i still own to this day. ironically one of the most influential tapes on my tastes came from my girlfriend Dee Thornton (RIP) in 1995, who had gone on a trip to England to visit family, and recorded DJ EZ from FREEK FM 101.8 - that tape went on to become one of my favourite mixtape of all time!! recorded i think in her hotel room, back in early 1995, the tape was stolen from me around 2003 or so? from my apartment in Toronto (toronto people suck) id give anything to hear that tape again! if anyone has any pirate radio tapes from summer of 1995 with Dj EZ or DJ Operator, please share with me;)

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Matthew 7:12 + Luke 6:31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.

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90s tracklists group on discogs.com
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90s trax group on facebook:
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FACEBOOK PROFILE
http://www.facebook.com/chrisNova777
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PLAYLISTS: (from youtube)
https://www.youtube.com/user/chrisNovahouse/playlists

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my mixcloud account: (my djs sets)
http://www.mixcloud.com/chrisNova777

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my soundcloud account (my audio production)
http://www.soundcloud.com/chrisNova777

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my forum info-site on vintage music production topics: (my website)
http://www.oldschooldaw.com

a page that lists all the music production gear i own + use
http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=2230.0

also you can read my discogs comments/reviews here:
https://www.discogs.com/user/chrisnova777/reviews?header=1

https://www.discogs.com/lists/Favorite-Artists/32436
https://www.discogs.com/lists/Favorite-Labels/32437

90-91 https://www.discogs.com/lists/house_9091/372877
92-93 https://www.discogs.com/lists/house_9293/264953
94-95 https://www.discogs.com/lists/house_9495/264822
96-97 https://www.discogs.com/lists/house_9697/265514
98-99 https://www.discogs.com/lists/house_9899/370734
00-01 https://www.discogs.com/lists/house_0001/489148
02-03 https://www.discogs.com/lists/house_0203/489145
04-05 https://www.discogs.com/lists/house_0405/494608

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Recent Activity
Vince Ailey
posted a comment on Vince Ailey. 3 months ago
gotta give some props to my man Vince Ailey - doin his thing since i was a teenager, lots of great releases.. i think i was gifted the Urban Gear EP from Paul Jacobs back in the late 90s when he gave me a big stack of aquarius vinyl for working on his... See full review
Kamasutra - Running Away
posted a comment on Kamasutra - Running Away. 3 months ago
"black sky version" is sampling Roger Sanchez speaking on the classic "Logic" release of "Celebrate Life" https://www.discogs.com/release/33745-Logic-Celebrate-Life-One-Step-Beyond Released way back in November 91
Low End Theory (2) - Sometin I Wanta
posted a comment on Low End Theory (2) - Sometin I Wanta. 4 months ago
"sometin i wanta" features clever sampling of gil scott herons 'the bottle' ?? https://www.discogs.com/release/1553127-Gil-Scott-Heron-Brian-Jackson-The-Bottle
Franco Moiraghi* Presents Amnesia (5) - Ay Niños
posted a comment on Franco Moiraghi* Presents Amnesia (5) - Ay Niños. 4 months ago
this record brings back memories of dancing in early morning back in 94/95 at raves in toronto ... gives me goosebumps!!
DJ EFX - Volver Volver (The Remixes)
posted a comment on DJ EFX - Volver Volver (The Remixes). 4 months ago
this track was an anthem back in 1995 that made for some intense dancefloor drama.. few of the mixes have a sort of house-breaks feel.. the little breakbeat-breakdown was popular back then
John Ciafone
posted a comment on John Ciafone. 4 months ago
John Ciafone is alive and well as of January 20th 2022 is what i was just told from a friend - dont believe everything you read on the internet
Jamie Loring - Love Or Infatuation
posted a comment on Jamie Loring - Love Or Infatuation. 4 months ago
original production by jamie principle + steve silk hurley - the original mix is a dark mysterious dramatic journey, the groovy dub by e-smoove brings the garage piano track vibes while maurice's mix is another take on the dark mystery trip, the... See full review
Noni / D'Pac With Terrance FM* - Be My / I Wouldn't
posted a comment on Noni / D'Pac With Terrance FM* - Be My / I Wouldn't. 4 months ago
the revamped dub always takes me back to new years eve 93/94 classic track from a classic time very unique + simple at the same time i remember the rolling bass sounding so amazing on the huge speaker stacks thank you pleasure force ;0
The Right Attitude - Never Knew Love Like This Before
posted a comment on The Right Attitude - Never Knew Love Like This Before. 4 months ago
one of the most criminally underplayed house classics from 93! sounds of incredible joy i remember freaking out when i heard this back in the day;ahead of its time i think mike e bloc + danny hybrid introduced me to this in 93
The Gateway Experience - Living Body Map (LBM) / Twin Freaks
posted a comment on The Gateway Experience - Living Body Map (LBM) / Twin Freaks. 4 months ago
this is the stuff of legendary flashbacks to insane indescribable moments raving on the dancefloor back in 92/93
i remember hearing this LBM track mixed with some Derrick May beats back then... top notch
Fabio Paras
posted a comment on Fabio Paras. 4 months ago
anyone have anymore info on this guy? maybe someone on the UK Side could ask Terry Farley
Island Noyze Productions - Visions Of Paradise / Vision' De Paraiso
posted a comment on Island Noyze Productions - Visions Of Paradise / Vision' De Paraiso. 5 months ago
dont forget that the vocal by nato was sampled + by bob sinclar in his huge + best release "Paradise" (1998) https://www.discogs.com/release/2054957-Bob-Sinclar-Paradise which ultimately ended up naming his whole LP
Pliers & Chaka Demus* - Murder She Wrote
posted a comment on Pliers & Chaka Demus* - Murder She Wrote. 6 months ago
this is soooo 1992 this got played at every club i ever went to in 92; classic!! good vibes
Alëem (2) - Filtri Organi
posted a comment on Alëem (2) - Filtri Organi. 7 months ago
i cant hear Filtri Organi without being reminded of amazing nights clubbing in Montreal in 97 + 98!!! reminds me of club sona + stereo. Sneak used to flex this at industry in toronto aswell
Llorca - Can't Take It
posted a comment on Llorca - Can't Take It. 8 months ago
wow this brings back great memories i remember seeing Llorca play live somewhere on Bloor st in Toronto cant remember if it was in the late 90s or early 2000s; who could forget that huge upright bass
JT Donaldson* & Chris Nazuka - The Quiet Life EP
posted a comment on JT Donaldson* & Chris Nazuka - The Quiet Life EP. 8 months ago
oh wow i forgot about this record! this was one of my fave releases at the time "speaking with sounds" i used to play this tons with other similar "sampled piano hook tracks" from the same time period ie: fafa monteco le piano bar, Anakyne Psycho Funk
Emmanuel Top - Ecsta - Deal
posted a comment on Emmanuel Top - Ecsta - Deal. 9 months ago
this is the record that samples MC ICE-T saying various bits ie: "This drug dealer.." "just a tempo.." "high high" over a steady repeating/building acid framework definately an anthem that instantly brings back clear memories of 1994
Brersoul - Joy
posted a comment on Brersoul - Joy. 11 months ago
anyone know what month/week in 94 this came out? "joy" was in heavy rotation for me for all of 95 + 96 on some of my favourite mixtapes; its funny i had no idea at the time that many of the tracks i preferred were often created by some of the same... See full review
Sandals - Feet
posted a comment on Sandals - Feet. 12 months ago
the "Wrong side of town" mix was very very popular with the 1994 rave scene - i always thought that mix was done by the Hardkiss brothers, here i am reading that it was in fact done by Charles Webster!! wow
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Snoop Dogg Feat Charlie Wilson And Justin Timberlake - Signs
posted a comment on Snoop Dogg Feat Charlie Wilson And Justin Timberlake - Signs. 12 months ago
i just heard the sample for this in a GAP Band song called "Early In The Morning" - The Gap Band (1982) https://www.discogs.com/The-Gap-Band-Early-In-The-Morning/release/1160414
The Martian - Journey To The Martian Polar Cap
posted a comment on The Martian - Journey To The Martian Polar Cap. 12 months ago
ooh this red atmospheres track im trying to remember what tape i had this track on but great memories <3 good energy
The Undisputed Truth* - Down To Earth
posted a comment on The Undisputed Truth* - Down To Earth. 12 months ago
the female vocal on fool for you brings to mind "car wash" from the Rose Royce band
DJ Red Alert + Mike Slammer* - Hold Tight E.P.
posted a comment on DJ Red Alert + Mike Slammer* - Hold Tight E.P.. 12 months ago
i first heard MASTERDUB on a cassette by DJ TOMMY, HARDCORE 6 from his "HARDCORE" series of mixtapes; HEAVY DUTY i first heard on a killer grooverider mixtape from 1993.
Trends Of Culture - Valley Of The Skinz
posted a comment on Trends Of Culture - Valley Of The Skinz. 12 months ago
this cut is borrowing from Roy Ayers "everybody loves the sunshine" Roy Ayers Ubiquity (1976) which is surprising because i thought Brand Nubian had that one on lock from '91 :)
Doug Lazy - Let It Roll
posted a comment on Doug Lazy - Let It Roll. 12 months ago
this is sampling Big Daddy Kane from (1988) the year prior https://www.discogs.com/Big-Daddy-Kane-Set-It-Off/master/62091
Doug E Fresh And The Get Fresh Crew* - Keep Risin' To The Top / Guess Who?
posted a comment on Doug E Fresh And The Get Fresh Crew* - Keep Risin' To The Top / Guess Who?. 12 months ago
on keep risin -- "aint no half steppin" i think those words are lifted from HEATWAVE! rip rod templeton https://www.discogs.com/Heatwave-Aint-No-Half-Steppin/release/1107152
Speaker Phreaker - Products Of Our Enviornment E.P.
posted a comment on Speaker Phreaker - Products Of Our Enviornment E.P.. about 1 year ago
silly me i guess i didnt notice that the Typo/Misspelling is actually on the label of the 12" itself..
Bernard Badie Featuring Louis Lang - Motivation
posted a comment on Bernard Badie Featuring Louis Lang - Motivation. about 1 year ago
the bass dub is insane piece of dance floor history
Speaker Phreaker - Products Of Our Enviornment E.P.
posted a comment on Speaker Phreaker - Products Of Our Enviornment E.P.. about 1 year ago
someone please correct the typo in the title that was stopping this EP from coming up in search for me for the last few weeks - what a pain in the ass - the search engine needs to be a little more intelligent on this site
Unknown Artist - Enjoy EP
posted a comment on Unknown Artist - Enjoy EP. about 1 year ago
i think this record is taking samples from work by Miguel Graca + Robert Ouimet https://www.discogs.com/Effervescence-Featuring-Cuchy-Keep-It-Open/master/1015712 or possibly from... See full review
Swag
posted a comment on Swag. about 1 year ago
according to someone elses comments this release might have been the first SWAG release possibly dating back to (1992), under a different name https://www.discogs.com/The-3-Amigos-3-AM/master/360135
Various - On A Sapho Tip Volume 1
posted a comment on Various - On A Sapho Tip Volume 1. about 1 year ago
the original mix is the one here - classic rave anthem track
Kenny Glasgow - Pressing On
posted a comment on Kenny Glasgow - Pressing On. about 1 year ago
"Big boy" is a reference to another Toronto legend, Noel Nanton, https://www.discogs.com/artist/9852-Noel-Nanton https://www.discogs.com/artist/88473-Big-Boy
Syko & Mak - Homicide EP
posted a comment on Syko & Mak - Homicide EP. about 1 year ago
dream cycle is takin a vocal sample from mantronix got to have your love
Studio 2 - Dirty Games / Who Jah Bless?
posted a comment on Studio 2 - Dirty Games / Who Jah Bless?. about 1 year ago
this was from alot earlier than 1995 because i had it on a tape from 2 years before that at least; it was on a tape called jumpin jack frost 2 sold by x-static in toronto in early 93/late92
Ashley Beedle - Roots Revolutions
posted a comment on Ashley Beedle - Roots Revolutions. about 1 year ago
the sleeze track's main sample was revisited later in (1999) on the earth tones label Natural Rhythm - Smoldering Island https://www.discogs.com/Natural-Rhythm-Contrast-In-Nature-LP-Part-One/release/1275
Scottie Deep* Presents Daddy's Moods - C.H.A.N.T.S. / About You
posted a comment on Scottie Deep* Presents Daddy's Moods - C.H.A.N.T.S. / About You. about 1 year ago
the MOW MOW mix features the same bassline as the popular track "Slid" by FLUKE back in 1993 https://www.discogs.com/Fluke-Slid/release/50027
Robot Man* - Do Da Doo (Remixes)
posted a comment on Robot Man* - Do Da Doo (Remixes). about 1 year ago
didnt know until recently but this track is sampling an earlier 1988 production by marshall jefferson https://www.discogs.com/Marshall-Jefferson-Presents-Dancing-Flutes-Do-The-Do/release/36019
Dee Fredrix - Whatever It Takes
posted a comment on Dee Fredrix - Whatever It Takes. about 1 year ago
the video version posted here is a different version then the version sasha played, which was probably the dub or possibly a mix of the two?
Scott Grooves - Mothership Reconnection (Daft Punk Remix)
posted a comment on Scott Grooves - Mothership Reconnection (Daft Punk Remix). about 1 year ago
guys help me out - was this record out on promo in 97? - just trying to piece together memories of first hearing this and i could swear that this was out earlier than 1998?
Mental Detector - Illogical EP
posted a comment on Mental Detector - Illogical EP. about 1 year ago
mental detector really reminds me of this other release https://www.discogs.com/Danny-Tenaglia-Featuring-Roxy--Thats-What-I-Want/master/155248
Half Tone Feat. Stella Jones - Deep My Soul
posted a comment on Half Tone Feat. Stella Jones - Deep My Soul. about 1 year ago
a soulful house female vocal cover of Oliver Cheatham "Get Down Saturday Night"
Robin S. - Show Me Love
posted a comment on Robin S. - Show Me Love. about 1 year ago
the stonebridge + new club mixes are very similar but the stonebridge version was THE version that made this track a huge huge hit in 1993 where the previous versions didnt achieve the same level of success
Ivan Iacobucci - Deep And Dance EP
posted a comment on Ivan Iacobucci - Deep And Dance EP. about 1 year ago
the bassline from wonderbra is emulating another (superior) track can anyone think of it? (i cant at the moment, but recognize it)
LaTour - Blue
posted a comment on LaTour - Blue. about 1 year ago
i cant help but hear the chameleon project track when i listen to this https://www.discogs.com/The-Chameleon-Project-Feel/release/68691
LaTour - Craziaskowboi
posted a comment on LaTour - Craziaskowboi. about 1 year ago
the round em up dub on this release brings back memories, i probably had it on a dj sasha tape back then
Bipo - Why?
posted a comment on Bipo - Why?. about 1 year ago
lemme just point out the connection between this release and another later release from (1992) https://www.discogs.com/Ivan-Iacobucci-SP12-Double-Pack/master/1082020
Mental Detector - Illogical EP
posted a comment on Mental Detector - Illogical EP. about 1 year ago
I remember hearing the foxglove mix of this 12" being played @ parties in 94 in Toronto; possibly from a mixtape i have of local dj; dj lotus
Mr Roy* - Something About U
posted a comment on Mr Roy* - Something About U. about 1 year ago
the mr roy deerstalker dub mix is sampling the piano riff from St Etienne - Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Masters at Work Dub) (1991) https://www.discogs.com/St-Etienne-Only-Love-Can-Break-Your-Heart/release/45820