15 years on Discogs – have seen it grow so much! Over the past few years, however, I've seen a rise of people whose hearts are in the wrong place. In the past, users weren't so frequently arbitrary and pedantic about all submissions – particularly with grey-area, legacy and ill-defined rules. All this serves to do is lock out the novice user.

I assist with the 1990s-era DJ mixtape archive at http://www.ravearchive.com -- feel free to pay us a visit.

DJ since 1995, pretty much retired now. My old mixtapes, radio mixes, and some new things here:
Mixcloud: http://www.mixcloud.com/jondica
Ravearchive: http://www.ravearchive.com/mixtapes/Jon_Dica

Check out my items for sale, and feel free to contact me if you want to make me an offer on something in my collection.

Also am a full-time journalist (primarily a copy-editor, writer and social media strategist), partner/director of business development for the Hong Kong-based beer magazine Coaster, and co-founded Hong Kong craft beer importer/distributor Hop Leaf Ltd.

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Recent Activity
submitted M. Pykett - Night Of The Jackals / Rollation. 25 days ago
submitted The Dever - Worldly Manner. 28 days ago
submitted DJ Liquid - Work Your Body. 28 days ago
submitted Terry Mullan - Live In Toronto / Energy FM. 28 days ago
submitted DJ Bonds - Hip-Hop Elements. 28 days ago
submitted DJ Mitsu The Beats - A Word To The Wise - オリジナル 特典. about 1 month ago
submitted Mos Def - Black On Both Sides. about 1 month ago
submitted De La Soul - Buhloone Mind State. about 1 month ago
posted a comment on DJ Solo + DJ Aura - Justice. about 1 month ago
Gutted as well! I'm gonna try to fix it in the AIFF :)
posted a comment that has since been deleted. about 1 month ago
posted a comment on DJ Mitsu The Beats - DJ Mitsu The Beats & Maru. about 1 month ago
These beats are so nice they'll give your mother flowers.
submitted DJ Mitsu The Beats - DJ Mitsu The Beats & Maru. about 1 month ago
submitted Various - Blue Spirits - The 65th Anniversary Of Blue Note. about 1 month ago
submitted Various - Legends Mix: DJ Mitsu The Beats, Grooveman Spot, DJ Mu-R, 6th Generation, DJ Hi-Rock, DJ Kenchy. about 1 month ago
submitted Jazzcats All Stars - Mix 5.10. about 1 month ago
submitted DJ Kiyo - Primitivism. about 1 month ago
submitted DJ Sen (2) - The Sound Experience Navigator. about 1 month ago
posted a comment on DJ Mark Farina* - Mushroom Jazz 2. 2 months ago
Track #15 actually sounds to be two separate tracks - the second one is an unknown downtempo/trip-hop remix of Gabrielle's "Dreams"...
submitted Captive (2) - Abstract Era. 2 months ago
posted a comment on DJ Solo + DJ Aura - Justice. 2 months ago
Love this record, but there is a common pressing defect - a big skip that forms an endless loop on "Justice" about 1/3 to 1/2 of the way through. I first heard the skip on a live Dieselboy tape from '96, thought someone bumped the tables - but mine has ... See full review
submitted Various - 夜上海 精選 (二). 2 months ago
submitted Various - 夜上海 精選 (一). 2 months ago
posted a comment on DJ Ren - In The Sky. 2 months ago
Gorgeous atmospheric track, but all copies of this record I've ever heard have extremely dirty, muddy sound - sounds like it was recorded directly from DON FM or something. Perhaps why there was never a full release?
posted a comment on Cypress Hill - Black Sunday. 2 months ago
[quote=b0s5] I can't remember when I purchased this CD exactly but I know it wasn't the day of release. I did purchase it brand new and I remember I thought it was odd that my CD wasn't blue. It was like they forgot to put that on there so it was just ... See full review
submitted DJ 3D / J-Logic (2) - Metalogic. 2 months ago
posted a comment on Dread Recordings. 3 months ago
Good question! Ray Keith did a Dread mix for Japanese label Avex in 1997 - https://www.discogs.com/Various-Dread-On-Dread/release/3449009 - but it's very strange...
submitted The Mighty Short Bus* - The Forever Endeavor. 3 months ago
submitted The Mighty Short Bus* - Rogue Nation. 3 months ago
submitted MSB* - When The Time Comes. 3 months ago
posted a comment on Baz Luhrmann - Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen) - The Sunscreen Song (Class Of '99). 3 months ago
Definitely some influence there - excellent tune, great find! :)
submitted Mogli (4) / Mark Dienger - Heads Or Tails. 4 months ago
submitted Atomly - Deez Nutz Were Made 4 Jugglin. 4 months ago
submitted The Little Prince (2) - A Ballad For The Kitty I Met On Earth Mvt.2. 4 months ago
posted a review of DJ Wildchild - Atmospheric Drum & Bass Vol. 1. 5 months ago
Excellent tunes throughout, but incredibly trainwrecky for a commercial mix.
posted a review of Nas - The World Is Yours. 6 months ago
The Q-Tip remix on the B-side has clean/censored vocals. However, it also has completely alternate lyrics throughout, which makes it a must-have for Nas aficionados. (Q-Tip also adds to the chorus vocals.)
posted a review of Lords Of The Underground - Faith. 6 months ago
The "TV Tracks" on the A-side are full instrumentals of each "Faith" mix.
posted a review of Masta Ace - Don't Understand (Pump It Like This) / Acknowledge. 6 months ago
Both of the instrumental tracks here aren't pure "instrumentals" - more like 35%. They cut in Masta Ace vocal bits from the main track every 1-2 seconds (usually 3-4 words) and "Don't Understand" even includes the full Greg Nice chorus.

Quite annoying, ... See full review
posted a review of Chris Energy - The Jazz Step EP. 6 months ago
Class release from an absolutely underrated producer. Chill yet dancefloor-friendly, impeccable programming. Wonderful downtempo/acid jazz track on B1 as well... so many excellent, obscure releases that suffered from lack of distribution/marketing and a ... See full review
submitted Shaolin Fez - Calm Your Storm. 6 months ago
submitted Adeptus (3) - Guardians Of Eden. 6 months ago
submitted Adeptus (3) - As Above, So Below. 6 months ago
posted a review of Dillinja - You Don't Know (The Remix) / Heavenly Bass. 7 months ago
"Heavenly Bass" is a complex, transcendent masterpiece of drum & bass, with ultra-heavy stuttering and panning rhythms broken apart by some soothing horns and howling vocals. Everything on Logic is great, but this is truly one of Dillinja's best ... See full review
submitted Jon Bishop - Joyride. 8 months ago
submitted Various - Hardware Exclusives. 8 months ago
posted a comment on Various - Metalheadz Presents Platinum Breakz. 8 months ago
Of all these tracks, only "Pulp Fiction" appears on the 3x12" vinyl version of the full comp. (All three appeared on the 2xCD release, however.) So this is a great (and, for the time being, price-friendly) way to own three sought-after Metalheadz tunes ... See full review
posted a comment on Sunshine (30) - Scabies. 9 months ago
This tape is named thusly because Josh and his girlfriend at the time got a bed from someone (or off the curb?) and they both ended up getting scabies. True story.
submitted 2 In Time - Deep State / Roll Up. 9 months ago
submitted Vegas House Dealers - Vegas House Deal Vol. 1. 9 months ago
submitted Lillyanne* / James Amato - Summer Sampler 2001. 9 months ago
submitted Bobby D - Edit Crazy #7. 9 months ago