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posted a comment on Unknown Artist - Destination. over 6 years ago
This is a LETHAL remix, and I think there should be a petition to make it an official one.
posted a comment on Various - This Is Techno Volume 2. over 7 years ago
NOTE: There are certain versions of the CD with a slightly different tracklisting: #5 is "Cactus Rhythm" by Plexus, #11 is "Raving Madd" by Middle Finger, and #12 is "Break" by Turntable Terror.
posted a comment on Various - Serious Beats Vol. 4. over 7 years ago
For What It's Worth, the Mass Hysteria track is actually called "Havoc" and is originally found on this EP: http://www.discogs.com/Phenix-Mass-Hysteria/release/87704
posted a review of Todd Rundgren - With A Twist.... over 7 years ago
The title of this CD applies both figuratively and literally, as this is a collection of Todd Rundgren's classics...the way they would be performed in a tiki lounge. You can almost feel the cool breezes blowing and smell pineapple and citronella in the ... See full review
posted a comment on Todd Rundgren - Reconstructed. over 7 years ago
I have a CD that looks exactly like this one....but the track listing is in a different order and it does include the Skip Heller remix of "Bang The Drum..." (The Rosetta Stone remix is missing). Also, it's the Spahn Ranch remix of "Emperor..." that is ... See full review
posted a comment on Pigface - Washingmachine Mouth. over 7 years ago
Is it just me, or are tracks 6 and 7 reversed on anyone else's copy of the CD?
posted a review of Goldfrapp - Utopia. over 8 years ago
Two distinctively different interpretations of Goldfrapp's icy electronic ballad that are worth having. The Plaid remix is a percolating, caffeinated treatment that has twinkling digital stars and pixelated comets zooming across a burbling analog ... See full review
posted a review of Wally Lopez - Seven Days And One Week 2006. over 10 years ago
The original BBE version of "Seven Days And One Week" is one of those songs that you hear a couple of times and don't pay much attention to it. Then, days later when you least expect it, the simple echoing lead reappears in your head - and gets stuck ... See full review
posted a review of Walter Becker And Donald Fagen - Android Warehouse. over 10 years ago
This is a really awesome collection to own for any Steely Dan fan, because it shows you not only where they started, but where they were clearly going. Obviously you get stripped-down renditions of future classics such as "Parker's Band" and ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Have A Very Bass Christmas. over 10 years ago
It's exactly what you'd think it was...a compilation of Christmas tunes, reinterpreted Miami bass-style. As much fun to play for people who have never heard of 69 Boyz or DJ Laz as it is to play for your friends who have more speakers than passenger ... See full review
posted a review of The Hard Hop Heathen* - Pure Havoc / Crystal Jelly. over 11 years ago
One of the sickest electro/breaks records ever conceived. "Pure Havoc" may be one of the most cruel things anyone could do to a crowd of excited partygoers, a no-nonsense boom boom bap beat blaster that stops and starts in all the right places before ... See full review
posted a review of Minilogue - Spam EP. over 11 years ago
This is an absolutely awesome track, with a nasty, undulating bassline and rhythmic bleeps and boops abounding. If you're a fan of James Holden or the Distinctive Records label, you should get this.

By the way, the opening line of dialogue in the ... See full review
posted a review of TKC* - Back Jack. over 11 years ago
Another DJ tool from That Kid Chris. The original mix of Black Jack is a kick and filter-assisted cut up of Steely Dan's "Do It Again" which makes a great opener (and also plays well with Icey-style breaks). Flip for a tribal flavor...
posted a review of Ocean Parkway - Universal. over 11 years ago
A raw, no-nonsense track consisting of a hard kick-and-clap pattern, a low acid wob, and a woman alternating between singing the track's name and "blowing" with her fiery "pipes". TKC proceeds to drop these elements in and out until he finally builds up ... See full review
posted a review of React 2 Rhythm - Intoxication. over 11 years ago
One of the most perfect remixes ever crafted. Leftfield showed that they were destined for greatness (a fact which LEFTISM later proved) with this anthemic rework of "Intoxication". And on top of that, they turned in two different journeys! The ... See full review
posted a review of Silk Cuts - 1. over 11 years ago
If you can lay hands on a copy, it's worth owning just to see the look on their faces when you play what sounds like it's going to be a nasty, acid-y, revved up hardcore tune...and then THAT OPENING UNDERWORLD CHORD drops.
posted a review of Xtravaganza - The Orgasm (Never Get Enough). over 11 years ago
Frederick Jorio is T3H S3X, and you should know that. A classic tune from a classic label, "The Orgasm" is a subtle slice of sexed-up house. It's got a funky bassline, a luscious pad progression, and the ever-present skip-to-my-808 beat. And of ... See full review
posted a review of Annie Lennox - Little Bird. over 11 years ago
A sassy, soulful number by the unforgettable Annie Lennox. Being the "old skool" freak that I am, my favorite on this disc would be the N'Joi remix. N'Joi do exactly what you would expect them to do...take the original vocal, cut out the appropriate ... See full review
posted a review of Sub-Urban Soul - Domything. over 11 years ago
The worst thing I could say about this record is that they should have pressed more copies. This is one of the most fabulous house tracks ever conceived of, and the fact that you get five different mixes of it only makes this more necessary. You have ... See full review
posted a review of Primal Scream - Rockers Dub. over 11 years ago
The track that makes this one worthwhile is the Portishead remix of "Give Out But Don't Give Up", a sinister, strung-out slab of funk that is more than happy to remind you that before there was a "Flash Light", there was a "Maggot Brain"...can you dig ... See full review
posted a review of Urban Soul - Love Is So Nice (Remixes). over 11 years ago
The Colour System Inc. Classic Vocal Mix is a full-on, no-nonsense slab of fabulous house, perfect for sweating it up on the floor with your paramour. The remaining mixes are all quite formidable and diverse (ranging from funky to tribal), but I almost ... See full review
posted a review of Secret Cinema - Cartoon Clip. over 12 years ago
"Cartoon Clip", "Carton Clip", "Kartonclip"...however you spell it, it doesn't change the fact that the A side track of this disc is one of the most frenetic, driving, no-nonsense pieces of music ever recorded. It is the aural equivalent of a ... See full review
posted a review of The Bomb Squad (3) - Pressure. over 12 years ago
"Life is a pressure, when life is a pressure, when life is a pressure, when life is a pressure..." The vocal snippet at the core of these four mixes is definitely a good building block for a strong track...however, only one mix of the four delivers the ... See full review
posted a review of Triple X - Feel The Same. over 12 years ago
The original version of "Feel The Same" is a well-crafted slice of disco house, but it's DJ "Mad Skunk Burner" Sneak that puts this one over the top with his sped-up, cut-up, and filtered-out rework that comes on like an intense house hallucination.
posted a review of Gat Decor - Passion. over 12 years ago
Darren Emerson's mix of Gat Decor's "Passion" is the definitive mix in every sense of the word definitive. A 14 minute journey with almost strategically timed builds and breakdowns, it is a mix that makes everyone on the dancefloor feel a bit ... See full review
posted a review of Time Modem - Transforming Tune. over 12 years ago
I found this in a used CD store and it sounded worthy of further investigation when I tried it out, so I bought it. There is definitely a significant amount of Kraftwerk influence, but the focus here tends to be more on dark, atmospheric dancefloor ... See full review
posted a review of Push - Universal Nation '99. over 12 years ago
Of all the mixes of Universal Nation that I have heard (and I have heard most of them), I think Ferry Corsten has done the best job with it. He works the track into a smoldering frenzy, then drops the whole thing into nothingness. And then those ... See full review
posted a review of Infernal - Serengeti. over 12 years ago
The standout mix in this double pack is the "Azzido Mix", a pumping trancey pounder with a percussive hook from a certain 80's hit record (Wild Boys! Wild Boys!). But it's the breakdown of this mix that will send a wave of gooseflesh rippling through ... See full review
posted a review of Jark Prongo - The Mirror. over 12 years ago
I will lay odds it's only a matter of time before this shows up in someone's electroclash mix. If it doesn't, then it ought to. The title cut on this EP is one of the nastiest, rawest tracks I have heard in a while (and with cowbell, no less). A ... See full review
posted a review of The Seven Grand Housing Authority* - I Wanna Go Higher. over 12 years ago
Terrence Parker proves once again why he is destined to be a legend of house on this 10 inch that is every bit as warm as its bright yellow color. The A side opens with a subtle high-hat line that you can use to sneak the record into the mix on an ... See full review
posted a review of Armand Van Helden - The Boogie Monster / Cum. over 12 years ago
ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE BOOGIE MONSTER? You should be. This track kills, and I have seen it. Especially when the nasty funk bass drops and hips start jerking. A sure fire way to get your dancefloor moving...and if you're looking for something a little ... See full review
posted a review of Armand Van Helden Feat. Reverend Jerri Curl - Necessary Evil. over 12 years ago
Like the saying goes, "If you don't know...you betta ASK somebody." This is the perfect cut for left-hooking your crowd...after all, opening with a rhythmic loop of a hand saw tends to make people's ears perk up - "Am I HEARING that right?" And when ... See full review
posted a review of Brett Johnson - Forever Young EP. over 12 years ago
Sex-cellent collection of perky, beat-heavy house tracks. My personal favorite is "Up & Out", with its cantankerous shuffle, sunny-day synth work, and of course, the pitched-up vocal sample..."I'm leavinI'm lea-vinI'm lea-vinI'm lea-vinI'm leeea-vin' ... See full review
posted a review of JB³ - Close Grind. over 12 years ago
WARNING: This album will make your speakers hate you. Techno legend Joey Beltram trades the hoover for hard techno with a collection of punchy, no-nonsense rhythm trax that will add beef to any mix. No divas, piano breaks, or ragga toasters here - ... See full review
posted a review of Third Eye - Third Eye. over 12 years ago
That (to my knowledge) this album was never released in its entirety on vinyl is a tragedy. It's one that takes a play or three to grow on you, but ultimately becomes one that you're glad to have in your collection. The tracks skate around the vague ... See full review
posted a review of Prince Quick Mix. over 12 years ago
Prince Quick Mix also created many stunning remixes that never saw official releases, most notoriously a progressive tribal remix of Led Zeppelin's "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You", which circulated on a white label among many top DJs in the early 90's before ... See full review
posted a review of Copyright Presents One Track Mind* - Where Would You Be?. over 12 years ago
To paraphrase Dane Cook, this track is so good I wanna PUNCH myself in the FACE! A sassy, soulful, singalong number built around a soul crooner asking you "Where would you be without a song?" Add to that the snappy scat singers backing him up and the ... See full review
posted a review of Chiba - Time Flies. over 12 years ago
A beautiful, ethereal trance classic. Breathy angelic voices flow softly over hypnotic, pulsating analog synth. The remixes add a bit of additional percussion work to the mix, but the original's sparse beauty is almost impossible to improve upon. It's ... See full review
posted a review of Mr Spring* - Voyager 1.56. over 12 years ago
Love this record! The A side walks a fine line between the "wub-wub" groove of a speed garage record and the psycho-hoover stabs of a hard house track...and makes it work (in every sense of the word). But I personally have always been a B-side kind of ... See full review
posted a review of Atahualpa - Luna De Sangre. over 12 years ago
If you haven't heard Florian F's reworking of this Guatemalan-flute laced trance mover, FIND IT. The perky clubbiness is gone...replaced by a massive booming kick and spattering snares, reinforcing a deep, dark, analog chug and drumrolls that are ... See full review
posted a review of Jestofunk - Big Lover. over 12 years ago
This is one of the most awesome remixes I have ever heard. The effect of this mix is like a party being held in a centrifuge...a big funky juggernaut of a sound that hurtles along, with a no-nonsense vocal fronting it up. It's the kind of record you ... See full review
posted a review of Gwar - Scumdogs Of The Universe. over 12 years ago
I can't put my finger on exactly why I like GWAR so much. It could be because it reminds me of my "carefree youth", or it could be because they hail from my home state. Then again, it could be because the album flat-out rocks while simultaneously being ... See full review
posted a review of Ultraviolence - Psycho Drama. over 12 years ago
This is the first (and possibly the only) gabber opera ever created. Picture Romeo & Juliet with elements of Orpheus and Prizzi's Honor, tossed in a blender with a beef heart and pureed. PSYCHO DRAMA tells the nihilistic tale of Jessica (a child ... See full review
posted a review of Dan Zamani & Tim Taylor* - Planet Of Drums 04. over 12 years ago
You may find yourself wanting two copies of this, if for no other reason than the first track, a psychotic, frenzied conga workout that is repeatedly underscored by a MASSIVE POUNDING KICK. The kind of track that might just kick in the "fight-or-flight" ... See full review
posted a review of Dan Zamani And Tim Taylor* - Planet Of Drums 02. over 12 years ago
This entry in the "if you've heard it, you have to have it" series of no-nonsense techno pounders fades in a frenetic conga rhythm before adding a blunt hammer kick to tenderize soft butts on the dancefloor, just before a NASTY 303 line slithers into ... See full review
posted a review of Portishead - Sour Times (Nobody Loves Me). over 12 years ago
Being a worthwhile collection of remixes and reinventions of the infamous "Sour Times" track from DUMMY, it should be noted that two of the major standouts are "Airbus Reconstruction", a notorious reworking of the song by [P] themselves as a grunged-out ... See full review
posted a review of Keith Thompson + N.S.P.* - Not Enough Loving. over 12 years ago
Anyone who owns or has heard Dave Aude's excellent house/garage mix for Moonshine, THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT, will immediately know the A side of this set of remixes as the closing track. The Smack Dub is an absolute pleasure with its warm and bouncy ... See full review
posted a review of Gorillaz - Demon Days. over 12 years ago
I'm going to go out on a limb and predict that this is one of the best albums that comes out in 2005. Once again, the Gorillaz manage to walk a tightrope between the silly and the sinister, but at the same time those familiar with the first album will ... See full review
posted a review of Louie Vega - Thousand Fingered Man. over 12 years ago
A scintillating rework/update of the if-it's-not-a-classic-it-ought-to-be by Salsoul artist Candido. Only one of the Masters At Work could make such a timeless track groove any better, and Louie's capable skills take everything that made the song ... See full review
posted a review of Marc Acardipane - Today Tomorrow Forever / Only God Can Judge Me. over 12 years ago
While the A-Side of this 12 is not too shabby, it's the B-Side (which apparently the record is named after) that makes this a must-have for hardcore fans who live to terrify their audience. An ominous and apocalyptic choir is rhythmically underscored by ... See full review