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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

I’m in the credits for this release (but they’ve not been added to the notes yet!) https://www.discogs.com/release/4765862-Various-Ibiza-Classics

Recent Activity

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Wood Allen - People On The Move
posted a review of Wood Allen - People On The Move. 3 months ago
Carl Cox played it at Fantazia @ Bowlers in August 1994.
posted a review that has since been deleted. 3 months ago
Boxster - I Feel So Good
posted a review of Boxster - I Feel So Good. 4 months ago
Samples the vocal from Demonstration ‘Hope’, which is an amazing deep house tune!
posted a review that has since been deleted. 9 months ago
DJ Force & Styles* / Dougal - Fireworks / Zurich (Remix)
posted a review of DJ Force & Styles* / Dougal - Fireworks / Zurich (Remix). 11 months ago
Does anyone know the original source for the ‘get ready for some fireworks’ sample? It sounds a bit like it’s from a Transformer.
Jeremy Healy & Amos - Argentina
posted a review of Jeremy Healy & Amos - Argentina. about 1 year ago
Does anyone know where they lifted the ‘always rock the house’ sample from?
Public Domain - Operation Blade (Bass In The Place...)
posted a review of Public Domain - Operation Blade (Bass In The Place...). about 1 year ago
The original Public Enemy ‘Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos’ sample has crowd noises in the background so they used the Genesis ‘Live’ crowd noise sample to make it sound seamless.
Unknown Artist - Angels
posted a review of Unknown Artist - Angels. about 1 year ago
Presumably the A side is the original mix, as The Maddladds (The Madd Ladds) were more akin to that style. I’ve seen a picture of Matt Frost’s DAT collection and its title is ‘Where Angels Fear’. This was supposed to be released on Ministry Of Sounds’... See full review
Atlanta (8) - 5 Star Lover
posted a review of Atlanta (8) - 5 Star Lover. about 1 year ago
I remember seeing this and thought they proper ripped of the Stardust artwork.
Taste Xperience* - Summersault
posted a review of Taste Xperience* - Summersault. about 1 year ago
Amazingly I found that my copy was in the second flight case I checked. The CDr looks in the same condition as when I bought it. I’ve taken a new picture for the image here.
Taste Xperience* - Summersault
posted a review of Taste Xperience* - Summersault. about 1 year ago
Why do you say that? Do you think that the CDr will have deteriorated? Due to storage issues, my collection has been packed away for years, so not had chance to check them.
posted a review that has since been deleted. about 1 year ago
ICE MC - Think About The Way (Boom Di Di Boom Remixes)
posted a review of ICE MC - Think About The Way (Boom Di Di Boom Remixes). about 1 year ago
Tracks 2 and 3 are remixed by Jules & Skins but uncredited on the inlay.
4 Motion - Over 4 Me
posted a review of 4 Motion - Over 4 Me. about 1 year ago
This uses the same sample as Pianoheadz ‘It’s Over (Distortion)’.
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Urban Cookie Collective - Champagne Supernova
posted a review of Urban Cookie Collective - Champagne Supernova. about 1 year ago
Dropped from being released, at the last minute, as Noel Gallagher decided to pull the plug.
Shadow - Pump
posted a review of Shadow - Pump. about 1 year ago
The vocal sample is taken from Eric B & Rakim ‘You Know I Got Soul’.
Small Phat One - Vol. 3
posted a review of Small Phat One - Vol. 3. about 1 year ago
Later released by just Jason Phats and re-vocalled by Ben Ofoedu.
posted a review that has since been deleted. about 1 year ago
The Numb Skulls* - Give It Some Stick / Knob Throttle
posted a review of The Numb Skulls* - Give It Some Stick / Knob Throttle. about 1 year ago
A couple of Easy-E samples on the A-side, too! Still Talkin’ and 2 Hard Muthas.
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posted a comment on LINBO. over 2 years 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. over 2 years 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. over 2 years 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.
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posted a comment on BLU2000 / Evolution. over 3 years ago
It looks like the label name changed to Bubblin’ Blu on later releases; https://www.discogs.com/label/125631-Bubblin-Blu-Records
Bubblin' Blu Records
posted a comment on Bubblin' Blu Records. over 3 years 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. over 3 years 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. over 3 years ago
Agreed. Although the Shakra Mix of Power Circle is excellent.
posted a comment on Fatboy Slim vs. Eminem - Shady Fatboy. over 3 years 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. over 3 years ago
The acapella was sampled by Love Decade for ‘Dream On (Is This A Dream)’.
posted a comment on The Beach Bums. over 3 years 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. over 3 years 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'. over 3 years 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. over 3 years 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
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Mucho Mambo - Mambo # 98
posted a comment on Mucho Mambo - Mambo # 98. over 3 years ago
Is this the version with the original Rosemary Clooney sample?
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2 Unlimited - Twilight Zone
posted a comment on 2 Unlimited - Twilight Zone. over 3 years ago
You are right, thank you! I get their tracks mixed up sometimes.
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Back II Front* - Viewfinder
posted a comment on Back II Front* - Viewfinder. over 3 years 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. over 3 years 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. over 3 years 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. over 3 years 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. over 3 years ago
A fine tribute to the famous nineties Liverpool superclub of the same name.