- Joined on February 22, 2004
I was moderator (electronic) from Nov 2004 to February 2006.
All records in the collection of my sales profile are for sale. If you're interested in one of the records in this collection: those rated 1 or 2 have a good chance to become yours, 3 depends, and releases with 4 or 5 found their home. Please do always include an offer. I will not provide MP3s.
My Style: I can't find a single word for for my musical style.
French & Disco House (e.g. Thomas Bangalter, Richard Grey, Ben Delay, Antoine Clamaran, Dave Armstrong, DJ Tonka), Happy 2-Step (e.g. Sunship), Happy Hardcore (e.g. Search & Destroy), even Happy Party Trance (e.g. Master Blaster), no matter how plain or commercial it may be. Happiness is the thing.
(2) Extreme stuff
My roots (~1992) are Rotterdam Hardcore (e.g. Euromasters, DJ Paul); after some time I turned to Hard Trance (e.g. RMB, Gary D., Cocooma, nowadays Warmduscher) and, less commercial, Hard Techno (e.g. Energun 22). Acid Techno (e.g. Hardfloor) is another thing I'm submissive to, although I was too young to witness it in its biggest days.
(3) Shredded samples
Ever listened to spanish megamixes (e.g. Max Mix)? They don't have much to do with common mixes by a DJ, but are a crazy mix up, excessively using samples. They sound like a bunch of remixes of the original tracks, very creative stuff - although the sounds themselves are mostly commercial dance crap, or pop from the 1980s. The Dream Team once made these mixes; Fatboy Slim does this kind of sample shredding with broken beats, Todd Edwards and Para One are housier examples.
(4) Progressive stuff
If weather, life or the mood are grey, constant, unspectacular, hypnotized, ... Tech- & Progressive House is my thing. Not too much movement, calm stuff... actually I don't like this state too much, but the music just fits perfectly.
This is what I'm spinning. Besides I like listening to nearly all kinds of electronic music: Deep House, Minimal, Ambient Techno, Turntablism, Video Game Music, and the stuff I have no words for.
What I don't like is New Wave / Darkwave / Industrial / Psychedelic stuff. And I don't like saxophones.
Ishkur's Guide to Electronic Music
In contrast to Wolfgang Gartner's earlier releases on Kindergarten, this tune sounds less progressive but is more a mix of electro and funky house. Nevertheless, it is unmistakably carrying Gartner's signature. I was surprised to find that the melody ... See full review
"Body Angels" is a heavy Disco House track which makes use of samples from "Ain't Nobody" by Diana King. This is quite hard to find out since the samples are massively shredded and rearranged in the style of Todd Edwards. Definitely worth to give it a ... See full review
His tracks may be called too commercial, or all the same - but they just work. Tonka has got a simple recipe that is unique - the pianos make you feel good, the bass kicks (at least on releases until 2000, later on getting softer), the bassline grooves, ... See full review
This tune is one of those which just make you feel happy. It's a lightweight tune that won't get out of your head once it's in. Sounds like a neverending sunset, and can perfectly be played in the beginning, middle or end of any house set - it just never ... See full review
This man is a mix-god! I had the chance to experience him live on some underground party in Austria, and I can't say anything else than that he's awesome. The mixture of fat, kicking tech-house and techno beats together with his superb scratching skills ... See full review
Continuing the rivalry between Rotterdam Hardcore and Amsterdam House, the A1 track "A Message From Hell" ridicules the tune "Plastic Dreams" by Jaydee. It's introduced by the words "And now - a message from heaven: stay mellow!", then played ... See full review