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 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

Prima - Into The Sun [Heat Recordings] HEAT CD023

Tanya Louise - Deep In You [Multiply] CDMULTY 16
Recent Activity
posted a comment on Indo - Are U Sleeping. about 1 hour 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.
posted a comment on Various - Versatility Compilation. 3 days ago
The vocals on More Rockers ‘Saying’ are by Vee Scott.
posted a comment on ATB - 9pm (Till I Come). 9 days 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.
posted a comment on Power Circle - A Little Love A Little Life. 9 days 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.
posted a comment on ATB - 9pm (Till I Come). 10 days ago
Where do you get all your info Ian? Did you work in the industry?
posted a comment on Run-D.M.C.* Vs. Jason Nevins - It's Like That. 14 days 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
posted a comment on Camisra - Let Me Show You. 17 days 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
posted a comment on Bamboo - Bamboogie. 19 days 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
posted a comment on Various - CD Collection 125 - 6/93. 20 days ago
Ben Liebrand’s remix of 2 Unlimited ‘Tribal Dance’ replays the main synth sound to recreate ‘U Got 2 Know’ by Cappella.
posted a comment on The Headliners (2) - Who's My DJ (1, 2, 3)?. 20 days ago
The ‘1, 2, 3’ sample sounds like Flavor Flav ?
posted a comment on Frisky? Records. 23 days ago
The missing second release is Maddladds ‘Where Angels Fear To Tread’.
submitted Fool Boona - Popped. about 1 month ago
posted a comment on M People - Search For The Hero. about 1 month ago
The song was chosen by Peugeot for a series of adverts in 1996. The band resisted re-releasing it and as a result, sales of Bizarre Fruit were boosted.
posted a comment on BT - Flaming June. about 1 month ago
For anyone looking for a remix they heard of ‘Flaming June’ (from 2002 onwards) that they can’t locate then it could be: https://www.discogs.com/3-Fingers-Frozen-February/master/296936
posted a comment on Tiësto* - Adagio For Strings. about 1 month ago
This ‘only’ reached number 37 in the official UK Singles Chart, however it hung around in the Top 100 for 30 weeks!

https://www.officialcharts.com/artist/14412/tiesto/
posted a comment on ApolloFourForty* - Krupa. about 1 month ago
Does anyone know if they used the exact same copies of the first release for the re-issue soon as they were so close together?
posted a comment on The New Power Generation - The Good Life. about 1 month ago
Originally reaching Number 29 in UK Chart in August 1995, this was randomly re-released at the end of June 1997 and reached number 15.

None of the versions here state 1997 so presumably it was a re-issue with the same artwork but potentially there... See full review
posted a comment on Michael Watford & Robert Owens - Come Together. about 1 month ago
Made number 94 in the official UK Singles chart; https://www.officialcharts.com/artist/27297/robert-owens/
posted a comment on Fugees (Refugee Camp)* - Ready Or Not. about 1 month ago
Does anyone know why this made #81 in the official UK chart on the 24th May 2013? Was it due to being used in an advert? https://www.officialcharts.com/artist/32663/fugees/
posted a comment on Fugees (Refugee Camp)* - Fu-Gee-La. about 1 month ago
The Fugee’s debut release in the UK reaching number 21 in April 1996. Following their successes afterwards, including two Number Ones and a Top 10 hit at Christmas with No Woman No Cry the next Fugees single was scheduled to be a re-release of... See full review
posted a comment on Bass Weazal. about 1 month ago
Does anyone know if the remix of The Killers ‘Mr Brightside’ get released on white label?
https://youtu.be/XigwVh9BKEs
posted a comment on Alex Calver. about 1 month ago
Does anyone know if Calvertron’s ‘Superstar DJ’s’ take on the Chemical Brothers ‘Hey Boy Hey Girl’ got a vinyl release?
posted a comment on Armand Van Helden vs. Class Action - Funk Phenomena / Weekend. about 1 month ago
I saw this named ‘Phenomenal Weekend’ all those years ago. Possibly on HTFR or a DJ set list in Mixmag or similar.
posted a comment on Armand Van Helden Vs New Order - Confused Koochy. about 1 month ago
I have an MP3 of this somewhere from many years ago. Back in the days of Napster/Limewire/Audio Galaxy etc., there was hundreds of home made/bedroom bootlegs doing the rounds that I presumed never got a sniff of a vinyl pressing... this was one of... See full review
posted a comment on SL2 - On A Ragga Tip. about 1 month ago
I’ve just read on James Masterton’s UK chart commentary for week ending 15th February 1997 (when the remixes charted at number 31), that upon it’s first release in 1992 it ‘attracted unlikely praise from none other than Paul McCartney’.
posted a comment on Blade Racer - Master Blaster Party E.P.. about 1 month ago
B2 takes a lot of inspiration from Donna Summer ‘I Feel Love’.
posted a comment on Various - Gatecrasher: Black. about 1 month ago
One of the best mix albums in my collection; sadly the cardboard case has taken a bit of punishment due to amount of plays back in the late 90’s. I played CD1 as much as CD2 as I was into my house/hard house as much as my trance around that time. The... See full review
posted a comment on Wildchild - Legends Of The Dark Black - Pt 2. 2 months ago
Why did Hi-Life add ‘Mix’ to the end of every track name on their releases I wonder? The original on Dark Black Recordings shows how they should be listed: https://www.discogs.com/Wildchild-Legends-of-the-Dark-Black-Part-2/release/14356000
posted a comment on Robert Miles Feat. Maria Nayler - One And One. 2 months ago
I’ve just read that ‘One & One’ was originally intended for Whitney Houston but I cannot find anything else to verify this; does anyone know? The writer (Billy Steinberg) means that this is quite possible.

Source:... See full review
posted a comment on Anticappella - 2√231 / Move Your Body. 2 months ago
Did you get the Media/Eurotech Magazine? I remember getting a few after sending away one of the cards that came with the singles.
posted a comment on E-Motion - The Naughty North & The Sexy South. 2 months ago
Re-released in 1996 due to the press hyping it up as it was a favourite of Prince William at the time, I kid you not!
posted a comment on Eskimo (3) - Recycled. 2 months ago
I remember listening to this tune on Juno when it came out; frantic is not the word! Basically a remix of Hyperlogic ‘Only Me’ with a chunk of samples including the kitchen sink thrown in for good measure (Ace Of Space ‘Nine Is A Classic’ / Fedde Le... See full review
posted a comment on Doolally - Straight From The Heart. 2 months ago
Is one of the mixes on this more trancey? I’m sure it was Judge Jules who played it on Radio One back around 1999. Also, on Juno they listed one for release on the 1st March 1999 (DOOLALLY: Straight From The Heart (house & trance mixes) (white label... See full review
posted a comment on Doolally - Straight From The Heart (House Mixes). 2 months ago
Is one of the mixes on this more trancey? I’m sure it was Judge Jules who played it on Radio One back around 1999. Also, on Juno they listed one for release on the 1st March 1999 (DOOLALLY: Straight From The Heart (house & trance mixes) (white label... See full review
posted a comment on Daft Punk. 2 months ago
That happened with The KLF as they deleted all their work when they announced they were quitting the music business. Obviously the world is a very different place to what it was in 1992.
posted a comment on Tatjana - Santa Maria. 2 months ago
Although it did still make #90 the first time around in 1995 and stay in top 100 for 2 weeks:-

https://www.officialcharts.com/artist/78/tatjana/

posted a comment on Tatjana - Santa Maria. 2 months ago
The saga of Santa Maria is one of the more bizarre tales of recent pop history [and that is underselling it]. The blonde Croatian model became a major star in Europe on the strength of this single, first released on the continent in the Spring of... See full review
posted a comment on Tzant - Hot & Wet (Believe It). 3 months ago
Week ending September 7th 1996
36 (NE) HOT AND WET (BELIEVE IT) (Tzant)

Back in the middle of July I received an email from Jamie White, one of the brains behind this dance track. He told me of the imminent release of this single and their hopes that... See full review
posted a comment on Data Records. 3 months ago
Yes, the first 10 releases were vinyl-only sadly, although ATB ‘9pm’ got the big push through MOS’s Sound Of Ministry’ label. Strange how MOS decided to go against their own philosophy of creating brands and shut down their other labels. I always... See full review
posted a comment on Los Del Chipmunks* - Macarena. 3 months ago
Reached number 65 in the UK singles chart in December 1996.
https://www.officialcharts.com/artist/6199/los-del-chipmunks/
posted a comment on Guy Incognito (2) - I Think I Need You In My Life. 3 months ago
I love that wobbly intro of ‘Swept Under’; I can just close my eyes and listen to this and melt. One of my favourite records of the past few years I have to say. Is it Christian Bale / Batman on the spoken word duties?
posted a comment on Bobby Brown - On Our Own. 3 months ago
I’m not entirely sure why but I really fell in love with this song at some point when I was at Uni between 1999 and 2002. It could’ve been due to my house mate (Jamie) who was into spooky stuff, and no doubt we would’ve watched GB2 and heard this.... See full review
posted a comment on Patric - Love Me. 3 months ago
So this is where Pianoman sampled the rap from for ‘Blurred’.
posted a comment on Bingo Bango Bongo Collective - Bingo Bango Bongo Vol 3. 3 months ago
Track 4 (Bongo - 12" Hard 2 Dance Remix) contains a sample from Orbital 'Chime'.
posted a comment on Friday Night Posse - Volume 6. 3 months ago
I have an MP3 of B2 from the early Internet days (Napster/Audio Galaxy/Lime Wire etc.) and I always knew it as ‘Blair Witch Voodoo’ until now, haha!
posted a comment on Fuelin Records. 3 months ago
Was this a NuLife offshoot? The NUX 61 cat number on the vinyl promo release of ‘All Out Of Love’ makes it look like it was and also the parent label is also BMG.
posted a comment on Talizman - Only You. 3 months ago
Chris & James remixed this after being asked to do so by Charlie Chester. Their mix samples the piano from Bocca Juniors ‘Raise’ and the bassline from The Bassheads ‘Is There Anybody Out There’. James Bradley wasn’t present for the remix.
posted a comment on The Delorme - Beatniks. 3 months ago
Inspired by Together's 'Hardcore Uproar'. Contains a Jack Kerouac sample that Chris Day found on an old cassette in Camden market.
posted a comment on Various - The Guitar Dance E.P.. 3 months ago
‘Play That Rock’N’Roll Rhythm’ samples the guitar from Hipsway 'The Honeythief' and the speech is Little Richard.
posted a comment on Chris And James* - Club For Life. 3 months ago
This has got to be named after the club night at The Gardening Club that Chris & James were residents at along with Jeremy Healey.