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

By 1997 I'd 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 buy through the Internet to this day, however the frequency of purchases has drastically reduced at present.

None of my collection is for sale.
Recent Activity
added Velvet Underpants - Where Is My Man to their wantlist. 5 days ago
posted a comment on Paragliders - The Oasis E.P.. 15 days ago
Was going to be promo'd by Manifesto in the UK but I have no idea if they released any version of it in the end? https://www.discogs.com/Judge-Jules-The-5HT-Sampler/release/4528749
posted a comment on Popcorn (6) - Tap-Moi-La!. 15 days ago
Was also promo'd on Manifesto in the UK. See https://www.discogs.com/Judge-Jules-The-5HT-Sampler/release/4528749
posted a comment on Bjak - Dusk Til Dawn EP. 15 days ago
DeepNotSleep is such an amazing, deep, lush tune! It gently draws you in with some smooth pads and then a warm bass drives the track forward. Beautiful fx and atmospheric stylings sweep you along in the glow until it changes mood with some soaring synths ... See full review
posted a comment on The One After D. 20 days ago
The one after D... is E for Ecstasy. Simple really.
posted a comment on Flower Power - Papillon. 22 days ago
This ended up being released on Undicovered's offshoot label, Undone.
posted a comment on UXB (2) - Part 1 / Part 2. about 1 month ago
Guessed right. 2 Bad Mice replied back to me: 'Yeah we faked this :) had it shrink wrapped to look like a US import. See how many clues you can spot (hint: there are loads)'

https://twitter.com/2badmice/status/1029067937846620160?s=21
posted a comment on U.X.B.* - Part 1 / Part 2. about 1 month ago
Guessed right. 2 Bad Mice replied back to me: 'Yeah we faked this :) had it shrink wrapped to look like a US import. See how many clues you can spot (hint: there are loads)'

https://twitter.com/2badmice/status/1029067937846620160?s=21
posted a comment on 2 Bad Mice - Bombscare. about 1 month ago
The Graham Gold remix was originally credited under his U.X.B. alias.
posted a comment on U.X.B.* - Part 1 / Part 2. about 1 month ago
There is something strange about this version of the U.X.B. 'Bombscare' bootleg. Large Impact Records has no other releases, the name sounds a bit like it is connected to 'Bombscare' and also the artwork on the label has the 2 Bad Mice 'peace' circle ... See full review
posted a comment on UXB (2) - Part 1 / Part 2. about 1 month ago
Something strange about the other version you linked. Large Impact Records has no other releases, the name sounds a bit like it is connected to 'Bombscare' and also the artwork on the label has the 2 Bad Mice 'peace' circle logo. I reckon that it's a ... See full review
posted a comment on Unknown Artist - Untitled. about 1 month ago
That could be one of the mixes on here :-

https://www.discogs.com/VAST-V2/release/2648765
added Brass Monkey - Big Ride to their wantlist. about 1 month ago
posted a comment on Various - House X Garage. about 1 month ago
You beat me to it on the 187 Lockdown comment, GrooveFM! I think the mastering issue is mainly with the older tracks like 'Sambuca'. They sound like they have used MP3's for sourcing the audio rather than the original DATs. Some of the high end ... See full review
posted a comment on P. Lion - Burn In His Hands Remix. about 1 month ago
After 23 years (when I first heard JJ Tribute) I'm glad someone has explained to me that Italo House vocals don't always make sense. I suppose that is the limitation of sampling sometimes, in comparison to composing original material. Thanks androgyny.
posted a comment on Various - Dirtybird BBQ Sampler. about 1 month ago
Is it just me or does A2 sound like it samples M People 'How Can I Love You More'?
posted a comment on Various - Now That's What I Call Music 4. 2 months ago
Apparently there was only around 500 copies of Now 4 manufactured on the new (at the time) Compact Disc format.
posted a comment on Planet Perfecto Feat. Grace - Not Over Yet 99. 2 months ago
I agree with you; half of my UK CD singles from this time were butchered by that 20 minute rule. I have CD decks so it was a real pain when they didn't include the full length original mix and I ended up using one of the other mixes for a set.
posted a comment on Carl Cox - Two Paintings And A Drum. 3 months ago
Two Paintings ('Phoebus Apollo' and 'Siberian Snowstorm') And A Drum ('Yumm-Yumm')
posted a comment on Jay Walker* / Digital Pressure - Judgement Day. 5 months ago
Ref. 'Infectious', the riff that comes in after the breakdown at the 4 minute mark sounds a bit like a re-structure of the main melody from Hole In One 'Life's Too Short' or Quo Vadis' 'Sonic Boom' later remake.
submitted Bakshelf Dog - No Limits. 6 months ago
posted a comment on Dannii Minogue vs. Jason Nevins - Touch Me Like That. 6 months ago
It could be Mark Summers' company http://www.scorccio.com/ as they are one of the most famous sample replay companies in the industry.
posted a comment on Madam Zu & Jon Doe - 999 Matrix (The Red Pill). 10 months ago
Samples part of Morpheus' 'You take the blue pill...' speech from The Matrix film.
posted a comment on Swag - Dark Corners EP. 10 months ago
It's tracks like this that can show the NKOTB a trick or two. House music secret weapons at their best and way, way ahead of their time. 'Version 2' sounds as fresh now as it did in '95 and you could drop it in a set as if it was made in 2017.
posted a comment on Spacecorn - Axel F. 10 months ago
Has anyone seen the original white label of this:-

Spacecam
Axel F. (white)
2001 (10.02.2001): 122 (-/2)
UK Top 200 Singles Chart
Zobbel.de
posted a comment on Drunkenmunky - E. 11 months ago
Hi Mikkel, thanks for the research on this. The second version you mention by Sjoost is the MP3 I have. I guess it was an Internet bootleg after all. There are quite a few bootlegs I would like to re-create using CD quality sources.
posted a comment on Various - The Annual 2017. about 1 year ago
johnbluebrandon
Just bought one of these from Sainsbury's, sealed, ( mint ) £5. 😀

Same here. They had quite a lot of MOS CD's for £5 which is a way better deal than the MP3 version.
posted a comment on Large - I'm Bigger. about 1 year ago
Does anyone know where the sample 'crowd goes wild when the drumbeat breaks' is taken from?
posted a comment on Drunkenmunky - E. about 1 year ago
I've got an MP3 of this with the Eminem acapella over the top called 'Without E'. Does anyone know if this ever got cut to vinyl or was just one of those Internet bootlegs? I've had a search and there are mentions of it being by DJ Hardwell, can anyone ... See full review
posted a comment on Agenda - Heaven. about 1 year ago
Agenda UK chart positions:-

Heaven (Sony S²)
1999 (13.03.1999): 187 (-/1)

Heaven [rm] (INCredible/Sony)
1999 (12.06.1999): 81 (-/3)
2000 (15.01.2000): 115 (-/2)

Source; Zobbel.de
posted a comment on Whoosh - Corazon. about 1 year ago
A favourite of Judge Jules back in the day on his Radio One shows.
added Various - The Annual 2017 to their wantlist. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on JS:16* - Stomping System. about 1 year ago
Uses uncredited samples from The House Crew 'Dance To The House' and Liquid Liquid 'Optimo'.
posted a comment on Bronx Boogie Crew - Panic!. over 2 years ago
I only knew this existed due to Judge Jules playing this on his Radio One show on Fri/Sat nights. I didn't buy it until a good few years later in the early 2000's when I think I got it off eBay. It has obviously dated badly now but back in '98 it ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Sound Sampler Vol. 1. over 2 years ago
It's taken from Herbie Hancock 'Sun Touch' at the end of the track.
posted a comment on Joshua Ryan - Pistolwhip. over 2 years ago
This was originally scheduled for release on NuLife's Split Recordings offshoot. http://business.highbeam.com/411456/article-1G1-62263523/switch-record-nulife
posted a comment on Spiller vs. Full Intention - Groovejet Over America. over 3 years ago
I heard Dave Pearce play this on his Radio One 'Dance Anthems' show on a Sunday night. He credited it to Solar 'Jet Groove' at the time and it had the Full Intention 'America' vocals.
posted a comment on Stretch 'N' Vern* Present "Maddog"* - Get Up! Go Insane!. over 3 years ago
The 'Get Up, Go Insane!' sample of Korvowrong's words is taken from the start of the Underground Sound Of Lisbon 'So Get Up' (Original Mix).
posted a comment on Square John - Weekend Release EP. over 3 years ago
Your Loving samples Alex Lee 'Take It!'.
posted a comment on Grizzly. over 3 years ago
Haha. You know when you are so sure of something and then you find out you are wrong! Gutted.
posted a comment on The Residents* - Millennium (Music Plays Forever). over 3 years ago
The catalogue number is a non-generic FFRR one but instead relates to the promos on offshoot label Essential Recordings.
posted a comment on Lenny Fontana & DJ Shorty - Chocolate Sensation (Remixes). over 3 years ago
The catalogue number is a non-generic FFRR one but instead relates to the promos on offshoot label Essential Recordings.
posted a comment on Lenny Fontana & DJ Shorty - Chocolate Sensation. over 3 years ago
The catalogue number is a non-generic FFRR one but instead relates to the promos on offshoot label Essential Recordings.
posted a comment on Michael Moog - That Sound (Remixes). over 3 years ago
The catalogue number is a non-generic FFRR one but instead relates to the promos on offshoot label Essential Recordings.
posted a comment on Orbital - Belfast / Nothing Left. over 3 years ago
The catalogue number is a non-generic FFRR one but instead relates to the promos on offshoot label Essential Recordings.
posted a comment on Deetah - Honey Lollipop (Stanton Warriors Remixes). over 3 years ago
The catalogue number is a non-generic FFRR one but instead relates to the promos on offshoot label Essential Recordings.
posted a comment on Essential Recordings. over 3 years ago
ESPDJ005, ESPDJ014 and ESPDJ015 (all Michael Moog 'That Sound') are listed on the parent label, FFRR, only as there are no Essential Recordings logos or text on the releases.
posted a comment on Michael Moog - That Sound. over 3 years ago
The catalogue number is a non-generic FFRR one but instead relates to the promos on offshoot label Essential Recordings.
posted a comment on Michael Moog - That Sound. over 3 years ago
The catalogue number is a non-generic FFRR one but instead relates to the promos on offshoot label Essential Recordings.
posted a comment on Tru Faith & Dub Conspiracy - Freek Me / Dancehall Queen. over 3 years ago
These tracks were later released as: Tru Faith & Dub Conspiracy 'Freak Like Me' (Positiva) and Dinamyte 'Dynamite (Dancehall Queen)' (Incentive).