My addiction with dance music began in 1994 after my parents bought me Dance Hits 94 - 2 for my Birthday that year.

In 1997 I started a part time job whilst studying for my A Levels and this gave me the funds to start building my music collection.

Every Saturday morning, after finishing the morning shift at work, was spent in my local record shops in Newark; R&K, Inner Sleeve (later known as More Than Music) and Blitz.

Whilst at university, I created and ran the Dance Label Discography website, which later became LabelsUK.tk

http://web.archive.org/web/20030122043738/http://www.labelsuk.tk:80/

Although I was a student at the time, I still managed to find money to continue purchasing music from Woolworths, Andy's Records, Virgin and other retailers in Stafford.

Sadly, as the shops closed one by one, the purchasing moved to the Internet through HMV, CDZone, Juno, Action Records, Amazon, Gemm and eBay.

I've used Discogs as a resource for many years to help me build up my collection, but for reasons unbeknown even to me, I only got round to adding my collection in January 2009. Nine months and many long, tiresome nights later, I finally finished adding all 3,700 titles to my account.

The majority of my purchases were bought as new releases between 1997 and the late 2000's until the CD Single, as a format, ceased to exist in the UK.

I continue to add to my collection, however the frequency of purchases is now more sporadic.

I do not trade files; I’m only interested in physical releases.

None of my collection is for sale, although I may consider swapping for one of the releases below:

The Headliners - Who’s My DJ (1, 2, 3)?
[AM:PM]
CDAMPM124

Power Circle - A Little Love A Little Life
[Deep Distraxion/Edel UK]
EDEL 0090905DDX

Kim English - Learn II Love (CD1)
[Hi-Life]
571653-2

Kim English - Learn II Love (CD2)
[Hi-Life]
571651-2

Perpetual Motion - Rompa Stompa
[Radar/WEA]
WEA 301CDDJ

Tanya Louise - Deep In You
[Multiply]
CDMULTY 16
Recent Activity
Fantom - Faithfull
posted a comment on Fantom - Faithfull. about 1 month ago
Just missed out the UK Top 75 and entered the chart at #79. https://www.officialcharts.com/charts/singles-chart/19970525/7501/
Pearl Jam - Last Kiss
posted a comment on Pearl Jam - Last Kiss. 4 months ago
In the UK, Last Kiss was sent to fan club members as a Christmas freebie the previous year one can excuse the way it only reached Number 42 to rank as their only hit single ever to miss the Top 40. See number 22 here:... See full review
posted a comment on LINBO. 4 months ago
Later changed to Linbo 1 https://www.discogs.com/label/29481-Linbo-1-Records as show by the URL on release 3 here.
posted a comment on Linbo 1 Records. 4 months ago
Related to this label: https://www.discogs.com/label/1190610-LINBO LINBO 3 has the Linbo1.com URL on the label.
Jack Rokka vs Betty Boo - Take Off
posted a comment on Jack Rokka vs Betty Boo - Take Off. 4 months ago
I just checked the official UK Chart page and this didn’t do so well in the charts:-

27.10. 2007
TAKE OFF
JACK ROKKA VS BETTY BOO
GUSTO
#92

It was played a bit on radio so I’m surprised it didn’t perform any better.
Adamski - Killer
posted a comment on Adamski - Killer. 5 months ago
Originally an instrumental track called ‘The Killer’, this is the story behind the track; https://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/mar/11/how-we-made-killer
posted a comment on BLU2000 / Evolution. 5 months ago
It looks like the label name changed to Bubblin’ Blu on later releases; https://www.discogs.com/label/125631-Bubblin-Blu-Records
posted a comment on Bubblin' Blu Records. 5 months ago
Releases on this label are related to Bubblin’ Blu through the Blu2000 shown on some releases here plus The Chemist release is Nik Dresti: https://www.discogs.com/label/258458-BLU2000-Evolution
Hasha - Everybody In The World
posted a comment on Hasha - Everybody In The World. 5 months ago
moomintroll
Paul Masterson here. Yes this was one of my first mixes from Discomagic.

Hi Paul, what was the deal with Hasha? Was it ever meant to be a separate release from A.S.H.A.?
Power Circle - A Little Love A Little Life
posted a comment on Power Circle - A Little Love A Little Life. 7 months ago
Agreed. Although the Shakra Mix of Power Circle is excellent.
posted a comment on Fatboy Slim vs. Eminem - Shady Fatboy. 8 months ago
Hi Gez, I never knew that, thank you for letting me know. Did you make many other bootlegs? By the way your trance stuff was amazing. Heliotropic’s remix of Chicane ‘Lost You Somewhere’ and Tenth Planet ‘Ghosts’ are two of my all time faves.
Tongue 'N' Cheek* - Tomorrow
posted a comment on Tongue 'N' Cheek* - Tomorrow. 10 months ago
The acapella was sampled by Love Decade for ‘Dream On (Is This A Dream)’.
posted a comment on The Beach Bums. 10 months ago
Also released under a different artist name / title: https://www.discogs.com/South-Coast-Surfin/master/332718
posted a comment on South Coast Surfers. 10 months ago
Also released as under a different artist name / title https://www.discogs.com/The-Beach-Bums-Phat-Vibrations/release/2573407
South Coast Surfers - South Coast Surfin'
posted a comment on South Coast Surfers - South Coast Surfin'. 10 months ago
[quote=Briankeys] So here's the thing. I made this record and when it was signed it was presented for Radio 1 playlisting December 1999 and we were told 'lets wait til Jan'. A new A&R came in and dropped the track. If I'd signed it 4 weeks prior,... See full review
Diana* - All I Need Is Love
posted a comment on Diana* - All I Need Is Love. 10 months ago
Crazy, isn’t it?! They probably would lose less money that way, distribution and if they were on sale or return would mean that they ended up even more in the red. Although not every retailer was on sale or return I would expect. My local independent... See full review
Shaft - (Mucho Mambo) Sway
posted a comment on Shaft - (Mucho Mambo) Sway. 10 months ago
Mucho Mambo was set for commercial release only for the copyright holders of the Clooney track to refuse permission for the sample to be used commercially. This led to PPL slapping a total moratorium on the track, no radio or TV station could use it... See full review
Mucho Mambo - Mambo # 98
posted a comment on Mucho Mambo - Mambo # 98. 10 months ago
Is this the version with the original Rosemary Clooney sample?
Big Country - Fragile Thing
posted a comment on Big Country - Fragile Thing. 10 months ago
This release was chart ineligible due to the packaging. To quote James Masterton ‘Fragile Thing only made Number 69 last week when the sleeve of one of the CD formats was found to contain "too many folds" and was thus chart ineligible.’... See full review
2 Unlimited - Twilight Zone
posted a comment on 2 Unlimited - Twilight Zone. 10 months ago
You are right, thank you! I get their tracks mixed up sometimes.
2 Unlimited - Tribal Dance
posted a comment on 2 Unlimited - Tribal Dance. 10 months ago
Some versions have a ‘say that again’ sample near the start of the track. This is sampled from Back To The Future.

https://youtu.be/_Mq1PvYOu0s
Jeremy Healy & Amos - Stamp!
posted a comment on Jeremy Healy & Amos - Stamp!. 10 months ago
James Masterton said that Jeff Patterson (2) worked on this track (vocals?) but there is no mention in the credits. Anyone know if this is true? Source: number 17 here: https://chart-watch.uk/archives/1999/week-ending-july-31st-1999
Back II Front* - Viewfinder
posted a comment on Back II Front* - Viewfinder. 10 months ago
Like so many on Deep Distraxion. And when there was a CDS then it was rare, e.g. Power Circle ‘A Little Love A Little Life’ and that had the backing of Edel too.
Dave RMX & Aldo Vanucci Present Hardly Subtle - Oh Diggity
posted a comment on Dave RMX & Aldo Vanucci Present Hardly Subtle - Oh Diggity. 11 months ago
The A-side fuses Julio Bashmore ‘Au Seve’ with the Blackstreet track in the title. The B-side is a remix of Finley Quaye.
posted a comment on Mathew Frost. 11 months ago
This is https://www.discogs.com/artist/6635478-Matt-Frost-4 who has been responsible for numerous dance music aliases.
Yolanda Rivera
posted a comment on Yolanda Rivera. 11 months ago
The ‘vocalist’ behind ATB’s first two worldwide hits, 9 PM (Till I Come) and Don’t Stop.
Blank&Jones* - Cream
posted a comment on Blank&Jones* - Cream. 11 months ago
A fine tribute to the famous nineties Liverpool superclub of the same name.
Trickster (CMV's) - Move On Up
posted a comment on Trickster (CMV's) - Move On Up. 11 months ago
AM:PM really messed up the artist name for this release. The original white label (HUZZ 1) was credited to C.M. V’s ? which meant Curtis Mayfield Versus ? (which turned out to be Trickster). Why AM:PM thought they needed to call them Trickster... See full review
posted a comment on Imajica. 11 months ago
Matt Frost confirmed on YT that Imajica was a project for MOS compilation tracks only. Sadly Sol and The Big Blue were never released on vinyl. They are hopefully going to become available digitally at some point in the near future.
Deejay Davy T* Presents Porn Kings - Sledger
posted a comment on Deejay Davy T* Presents Porn Kings - Sledger. 11 months ago
It sounds like they’ve used the same synth patch on the radio edit (https://youtu.be/16fQP3E0Uis). Also used the same zoom fx as in Rockafeller Skank.
posted a comment that has since been deleted. 11 months ago
Hotbox - Too Spicy
posted a comment on Hotbox - Too Spicy. 12 months ago
Pulled from general release due to a legal dispute between Telstar and Peperami (Unilever), it was scheduled for release on the 25th November 1996.
Gay Dad - To Earth With Love
posted a comment on Gay Dad - To Earth With Love. 12 months ago
https://chart-watch.uk/archives/1999/week-ending-january-30th-1999

This single was briefly notorious for the extraordinary writer and producer credits its Music Week listing carried when it first made the charts: “information withheld by label” was a... See full review
Bis - Eurodisco
posted a comment on Bis - Eurodisco. 12 months ago
I’m sure this was supposed to be a p*ss-take about dance music / the night club scene? If it was then it is kind of ironic that it was their second biggest hit (after The Secret Vampire EP) yet not in their true style. It’s even their post played... See full review
posted a comment on Maddladds. 12 months ago
Where Angels Fear To Tread was the missing second release on the Ministry Of Sound’s Frisky? offshoot label.
Spacedust - Music Feels Good With You
posted a comment on Spacedust - Music Feels Good With You. 12 months ago
The most famous ‘unofficial remix’ of Music Sounds Better With You that was played to death everywhere. Not a massive departure from the original in terms of elements (just some different drums, Bucketheads percussion and crowd chants) plus broken... See full review
Shimmer (7) - Naked World
posted a comment on Shimmer (7) - Naked World. 12 months ago
deejamesbrown
Downloadable at iTunes

Thank you, it’s also on Spotify at the moment. Two mixes which sound similar. Reminds me a bit of Way Out West ‘The Gift’.
OC Connection - Let You Go
posted a comment on OC Connection - Let You Go. 12 months ago
The A-side is named after DJ Ziad’s Brother, Tarik Nashnush.
The Happy Sundays - Dee Jay
posted a comment on The Happy Sundays - Dee Jay. about 1 year ago
Is this a bootleg of Happy Mondays ‘Step On’? There used to be a video on YouTube but it’s been taken down.
Indo - Are U Sleeping
posted a comment on Indo - Are U Sleeping. about 1 year ago
Who would’ve guessed that The Outhere Brothers wrote this (along with K Fingers)?! Although it was obviously the B&F 2 step take that really made it famous. Grant Nelson’s mixes aren’t bad either though.
Various - Versatility Compilation
posted a comment on Various - Versatility Compilation. about 1 year ago
The vocals on More Rockers ‘Saying’ are by Vee Scott.
ATB - 9pm (Till I Come)
posted a comment on ATB - 9pm (Till I Come). about 1 year ago
Did you keep all your old copies. I collected Mixmag and DJ but foolishly binned them years ago for space reasons. I used to buy Muzik from time-to-time too.
Power Circle - A Little Love A Little Life
posted a comment on Power Circle - A Little Love A Little Life. about 1 year ago
Just bought a copy on vinyl; it looks like the promo version ended being the one they used for the official release but just added the full colour sleeve.
ATB - 9pm (Till I Come)
posted a comment on ATB - 9pm (Till I Come). about 1 year ago
Where do you get all your info Ian? Did you work in the industry?
Run-D.M.C.* Vs. Jason Nevins - It's Like That
posted a comment on Run-D.M.C.* Vs. Jason Nevins - It's Like That. about 1 year ago
The track that ended the Spice Girls run of 6 UK number one singles in a row. ‘It’s Like That’ crashed straight into the top spot on Sunday 22nd March 1998 and outsold ‘Stop’ by the Spice Girls by a margin of almost 2–1 that week. It spent 6 weeks at... See full review
Camisra - Let Me Show You
posted a comment on Camisra - Let Me Show You. about 1 year ago
Tall Paul Newman’s debut release under his Camisra guise. The huge popularity of this track was shown by it entering the official UK Singles Chart at number 5 on Sunday 22nd February 1998. Not bad for a hard(ish) house track consisting of a few... See full review
Bamboo - Bamboogie
posted a comment on Bamboo - Bamboogie. about 1 year ago
Denied the top spot in the official UK Top 40 by the All Saints ‘Never Ever’ in January 1998. This was tipped for a number one hit but ‘Never Ever’ surprised everyone as it was released back in the middle of November 1997 and took 9 weeks to reach the... See full review
Various - CD Collection 125 - 6/93
posted a comment on Various - CD Collection 125 - 6/93. about 1 year ago
Ben Liebrand’s remix of 2 Unlimited ‘Tribal Dance’ replays the main synth sound to recreate ‘U Got 2 Know’ by Cappella.
The Headliners (2) - Who's My DJ (1, 2, 3)?
posted a comment on The Headliners (2) - Who's My DJ (1, 2, 3)?. about 1 year ago
The ‘1, 2, 3’ sample sounds like Flavor Flav ?
Frisky? Records
posted a comment on Frisky? Records. about 1 year ago
The missing second release is Maddladds ‘Where Angels Fear To Tread’.