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posted a review of Martin H & Oliver Klein - Club Game. over 13 years ago
A straight banger of a release here, this one goes straight for the throat.... just what you would expect from these two heavy players. The vocal sample tips the track into a slightly cheeky vein, but not enough to make you cringe. On the flip, the Nukem ... See full review
posted a review of Shafunkers - Rhythm By Design E.P. over 13 years ago
Cool little EP here from the Shafunkers, two lads who know how to get that tribal groove on. "Rhythm Design" and "Open Skies" are two deep, proggy pieces that will work well with your Distraekt/Older SAW/Addictive releases.
posted a review of Freur - Get Us Out Of Here. over 13 years ago
Most people don't realize that Freur is Karl Hyde and Rick Smith (plus some other Flock Of Seagulls wannabe's) first 80's synth pop band. Yes, this is Underworld before the addition of Darren Emerson. Yes this is horrible music, kind of funny actually if ... See full review
posted a review of Amoebaassassin* - Housevisit. over 13 years ago
Andy Gray's follow up to the Oakenfold favorite, "Piledriver" is pretty much the continuation of "Piledriver", just on this release the vibe takes a deeper, chuggy-ier direction. Male vocals are still predominately on display here (on the main mix, and ... See full review
posted a review of Plump DJs - Soul Vibrates / Bullet Train. over 13 years ago
Finally the Plumps come out with something that rocks as hard as The Push/Scram did. Not to say I didn't enjoy the Eargasm album, but Lee Rous & Andy Gardner are amazing at making nasty tech-y breaks that can whip a dance floor into a frenzy, and "Bullet ... See full review
posted a review of Simon & Shaker & Ramos* Presents Sars - Overbooking. over 13 years ago
I love this label, this is your go to when you need your fix of heavy tribal progressive madness, and "Overbooking" is no different. The original is the heavier Simon & Shaker styled groove, where the D-Formation mix on the flip adds the bigger, ... See full review
posted a review of Infusion - Better World (Disc Two). over 13 years ago
First track off of Infusion's own Polaroid, "Better World" gets the remix treatment by Adam Freeland, who nails it with a stellar remix. Full of rock influenced break beats, and the Freeland edge that meshes so well with the Infusion ideals... would love ... See full review
posted a review of Stef Vrolijk - First Monday Of The Month / Little Julia. over 13 years ago
Stef Vrolijk unleashes two new cuts on his cohort's Little Mountain label. "First Monday..." is tribal influenced floor banger that has all the classic tribal nuances (complete with siren's) packed into this track... nothing to get overly excited about. ... See full review
posted a review of Michael Burns (3) Presents Blue Haze - Into Nothing. over 14 years ago
SAW is taking an interesting turn from its back catalog of Tribal Prog, to the lighter side of things. Starting with Nathan Fake's releases and now Michael Burns latest, it looks like the sun has started to break through the clouds in the world of SAW. ... See full review
posted a review of Shiloh Vs. Jolen Essex - Black Tide. over 14 years ago
"Black Tide" is the definition of a progressive anthem. Jolen's Prog Trance background mixed with Shiloh's inventive style makes for a main floor destroyer with its uplifting arrangements and driving backbone. Rhythm Code deliver the B side with a ... See full review
posted a review of Hertz - Progress. over 14 years ago
Pierre J is my hero. Q records has been one of my favorite labels since "Native Bullet" was released. His latest offering "Progress" is another heavy techno number that drills its message right into the dance floor. On the flip, Subway Baby takes the ... See full review
posted a review of Dave Seaman Presents Group Therapy (2) Featuring Nat Leonard - My Own Worst Enemy (The Remixes). over 14 years ago
Honestly, I was kinda disappointed in the original version of this track. I've been a fan of Seaman and Brothers In Rhythm, but this one didn't do it for me. The remixes however fill in the gaps & add to the track immensely. OMB and Yoshi do up a proper ... See full review
posted a review of MV* - Come Back To Me. over 14 years ago
Martin's work as MV and Envy is the pinnacle of what the dark, tribal progressive is all about. Here with Joystick's first born, Martin keeps his signature style chugging right along. "Come Back To Me" is a bigger, main room cut graced with more synth ... See full review
posted a review of Rhino Drum - Underground EP. over 14 years ago
Martin Kay's one to watch, "Underground Sound" is a great piece that has wound up on Pappa's Balance comp. On disc two we are treated with the Fretwell mix who takes us down a deep, druggy path with great effects and drop outs that bring this track into ... See full review
posted a review of Rowan Blades & Chris Lake - Filth. over 14 years ago
Alternative Route is on fire right now, first we get the massive hit "Ride" and now "Filth" is starting to climb up the ranks. I remember first hearing a leaked MP3 on soulseek awhile back and knowing this would be huge. Big, crispy rhythm builds with a ... See full review
posted a review of Shiloh - Dream On. over 14 years ago
There hasn't been a release by these brothers that I haven't liked, and "Dream On" is no exception. Heavy Force Mass Motion styled beats, a nice bubbly bassline, and quirky vocals spread over tight little synth melodies make for a experience that can be ... See full review
posted a review of Piliavin & Zimbardo - The Dirty Sanchez. over 14 years ago
What can I say... If your not familar with what P&Z are doing, you should definately check them out. Great thumping, tribal grooves that cement themselves in your brain, and the Dirty Sanchez EP is no exception.
posted a review of Underworld - Everything, Everything (Underworld Live). over 14 years ago
Honestly, even being the huge Underworld fan that I am... I've got better Underworld live on some awesome bootlegs. Not to say this album isn't good, I've just heard some other live verisons of these tracks that were on a whole different playing feild. ... See full review
posted a review of Underworld - Videos 1993-97 Footwear Repairs By Craftsmen At Competitive Prices. over 14 years ago
Watching this video collection is like attending an Underworld show, the visuals shown here commonly accompanied Karl and Co on stage. I find it hard to sit and watch the whole thing from start to finish without getting a headache tho, as the random ... See full review
posted a review of Roland Klinkenberg - Inner Laugh. over 14 years ago
If I had to put together my all time favorite progressive cuts, Steve Porter's remix of "Inner Laugh" would definately be high up there. He crafted a huge monster of a remix that swirls up and takes you away to some far off place. One of those tracks ... See full review
posted a review of Dark Providers - Believer. over 14 years ago
Gotta love Simon & Shaker and what they are doing for tribal house. Their latest Inteso release is a dark & heavy one, "Believer" sits on the same level as Piliavin & Zimbardo with is unrelenting groove and nasty synth play. If you like main room tribal ... See full review
posted a review of Echomen - Radar. over 14 years ago
Echomen have established themselves as a group with its own unique sound thats garanteed to mezmerize, their latest outing on Forensic is no exception to the rule. The original is a groovy, prog house cut with a light, air-y male vocals. Production wise ... See full review
posted a review of ASAP - Firebird / Heavy Water. over 14 years ago
A definate classic, Andy Page's ASAP project pushed the limit of the nu school breaks sound. Originaly released as seperate single sided 12" on Zero Tollerance, Cass's Fire label snatched them up and released them here as a double A side. This should be ... See full review
posted a review of Form & Function - Wonderland. over 14 years ago
lately, EQ [Grey] has been taking things in a different route than the usual dark and heavy stuff we've heard on past releases (see: George Jung/ Martin Accorsi). Form & Fuction's "Wonderland" is a lighter house-y track that bubbles a long at a leisurely ... See full review
posted a review of Hybrid - Gravastar / Celebrity Science. over 14 years ago
Don't know why the Hybrid boys didn't include "Celebrity Science" on the full length album "Morning Sci-Fi" as its a great piece of work. The classic "big room breaks" sound that put Hybrid on the map are the heart and soul of this track. A must have to ... See full review
posted a review of Underworld - Back To Mine. over 14 years ago
I hate to say this, being the huge Underworld fan that I am, but this is my least favorite in the "Back to Mine" series (Talvin Singh's being my fav so far).
There really is no continuity within this comp, there are some good tracks here and there, but ... See full review
posted a review of Shafunkers - Everyday. over 14 years ago
More good stuff from the Distraekt imprint, "Everyday" embodies that dirty, quirky feel that you used to find on Choo Choo (ie Mara's remix of Oko Tek's "Bento"). Included is the P&Z rework that adds their signature style, which makes it hard to choose ... See full review
posted a review of Deepgroove - Electricity. over 14 years ago
Lee & Grayson are brining the tribal house vibe to the next level with their new collaborations, and "Electricity" is no exception. A big bottom bass charges through the nasty rhythms, creating a dirty late nite feel. On the flip we get a wacky, acidic ... See full review
posted a review of Way Out West - Ajare. over 14 years ago
"Ajare" (and the rest of Way Out West's "Blue"/self titled album) is a perfect example of what was right about the progressive scene in late 90's. This is some of Nick and Jody's best work, they have captured a unique sound and created a masterpiece with ... See full review
posted a review of Liquid Audio - Chunkai / Oxygen. over 14 years ago
Adam and Norman's release as Liquid Audio is my favorite release for coldtap. "Chunkai"/"Oxygen" are perfect progressive cuts that are constantly in my box. "Oxygen" is my favorite side, its under water vibe and slick synths are topped off with vocal ... See full review
posted a review of Hybrid - I'm Still Awake. over 14 years ago
A huge release for Hybrid and Distinctive, "I'm Still Awake" is a stand out track from Hybrid's latest full length offering. Here we are treated to some great re-rubs by Grayarea and Planet Funk. Funk's remix is a great prog house number with complete ... See full review
posted a review of Hybrid - I'm Still Awake. over 14 years ago
Latest single from Hybrid's full length album "Morning Sci-Fi" gets a monster re-rub from Christian J (Distinctive/Kingsize) who takes the vocal-laden track in a harder, heavier direction with minimal use of the original vocal. S.U.D.'s mix on the flip ... See full review
posted a review of Infusion - Do To You (In '82). over 14 years ago
Infusion have created yet another massive hit with "Do To You" which comes to us in the form a limited Audio Therapy press. The trio from down under take their signature sound and blend in an even bigger electro/80's vibe than their last release (Girls ... See full review
posted a review of Evolution - Crocodile Man. over 14 years ago
Jon & Barry's Evolution project gained them alot of praise with tracks "Walking On Fire" & "Phoenix", however "Crocodile Man" remains one of my favorite over looked tracks. The dub mix is a cut that constantly found a home in my sets for many years, the ... See full review
posted a review of Shiloh - Latex. over 14 years ago
These two brothers are soon to become something huge, they manage to construct refreshing, genre-bursting cuts of progressive & breaks. "Latex" finds them off their home label (Electrofly) and onto Method (the sister label of Baroque) with a 4/4 ... See full review
posted a review of Pig & Dan - Addiction EP. over 14 years ago
My favorite release from Spainish based producers Pig & Dan. "Addiction EP" is the best thing they've put on wax so far. "DJ's Took Pills" is a deep, minimal progressive affair, where "Addiction" is a floor stormer with catchy vocal samples and a great ... See full review
posted a review of Electric Tease - Tear It Up. over 14 years ago
Tim Healey (Paris & Healey/Triple X) lays down a hurricane of a track here, "Tear it Up" is electro, tech-trance and prog thrown into a blender with a pinch of sex appeal, and boy does it taste good. Heavy rhythms build into a sub-bass hook, tech-y ... See full review
posted a review of Habersham - Transparent Sound / Follow The White Rabbit. over 14 years ago
Seaman's Audio Therapy hits the breaks hard with this one. Habersham (Acute) descides to take a 360 degree turn from his tough tribal stuff and lays out two cuts of strange, scattered rhythms that make you stop the record and check to make sure this is ... See full review
posted a review of Vector 13 - Isis / Rise. over 14 years ago
Maybe its just me, but I feel everyone has missed the boat on this one. "Rise" is Aidan Lavelle's first real masterpiece. Alan Thomson's wicked vocal freshly squeezed over Aidan's synth tinkerings and massive, massive bassline really fills a room with a ... See full review
posted a review of Luke Chable - Melburn / Into The Storm. over 14 years ago
Well its official, Luke Chable is huge... he's got a Bedrock release. "Melburn" has heavily sequenced drum patterns and a diffent Chable vibe than we're used to. Don't know if I'd call this one of my favorite Chable productions but it sure as hell isn't ... See full review
posted a review of Gill Norris - Forme. over 14 years ago
Rising star Gwill Norris unleashes a big tune here, "Forme" is a different take from the usual Main Element work he's known for. Brimming with lush square notes and shiney production, "Forme" is the feel good track for the up coming summer months. ... See full review
posted a review of Hyper* - Shock Proof. over 14 years ago
Hyper teams up with John Ross (PFN/The Light) to create Hyper's best production work thus far. "Shock Proof" is a straight up nu-skool banger done right. Flip for "Outsider" which is overflowing with main room appeal, bright Trance oriented synth ... See full review
posted a review of Inkfish - How Can I Believe. over 14 years ago
Inkfish have come a long way in the past years, from the harder styles they released in the late 90's/early 00's. "How Can I Belive" takes them into the chilled side of things with the original mix full of lush synths and vocals reminiscent of something ... See full review
posted a review of Fex - I Want Your Heart. over 14 years ago
Wow, this is a masterpiece... a big crowning jewel for Frank Xavier's FEX project. "I Want Your Heart" is a huge, lush monster of a cut. It breaks down genre barriers left and right fusing Electro, Progressive, 80's Synth Pop, and even a touch on ... See full review
posted a review of Electric Tease - Corsica. over 14 years ago
That "swell" feeling you hear in the production is a gate effect, which gives you the track that pumping energy. I admit it can get annoying and it probubly shouldn't have been used so strongly, but this is a descent record compared to alot of the ... See full review
posted a review of Martin H - Over. over 14 years ago
A great first release for the Stereo Productions imprint, Martin Halinowski (Q Records / ACDC) unleashes a nasty tech fueled house number. On hand to kick out a in-your-face remix is fellow Sweedish production team Inkfish (Mattias Lindblom & Co.) "Over" ... See full review
posted a review of Blackwatch & Greed (2) - Gentle Rain. over 14 years ago
An extremely ellusive record. Originally released via a limited 2X12" promo on M.O.S. back in 2002, when it made a small appearance on Sander Kleinenberg's Essential Mix, then it suddenly dissapeared never to be heard from again... until now. Canada's ... See full review
posted a review of Blackwatch & Quiver* / Peace Division - Loveless / Take Me (I’m Your). over 14 years ago
A interesting double sided white label, On one side we have the proggy trance of Blackwatch & Quivver's "Loveless", a track featured on the over hyped "trance master" Paul Oakenfold's "Great Wall" mix album. This vocal burner is a cool uplifting track ... See full review
posted a review of DPP - M3X1CO (Remixes). over 14 years ago
Hamel's Sunkissed takes a turn for the strange with its two disc release of DPP's drugged up progressive monster. On this disc we get two mixes from two distinctive producers. Kilowatts starts things off with his cut up breaks mix, a beat melting pot ... See full review
posted a review of John Creamer / Stephanie K* - Wish U Were Here. over 14 years ago
A classic gets the re-rub treatment from two of the best progressive producers in the scene today. Lexicon Avenue (Little Green Men and one part Echomen) have been all over the place with remixes on Hooj to their original production on Forensic & Saw. ... See full review