Record collector since 1981. DJ since 1990. Originally from Nottingham, England. Inspired by drum machines & electronics. Survived the rave/hardcore/acid house/techno/1st & 2nd gen house music scenes. Raised on Hip Hop/electro. Likes a bit of Disco. Tastes: broad.

My advice when selling on this site is to read the Discogs grading rules, read them again, put your glasses on, open the damn curtains, study the vinyl surfaces & grade correctly. Would make it a better place for all...
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posted a comment on Kleeer - Intimate Connection / Tonight. 2 days ago
This is going to soar in value, mark my words: In 2007 when the unofficial 12" surfaced (the black vinyl), there was no link here to the 7" via the page & most thought the Deodato classic 'Tonight' had never before been available as a single... The 12" ... See full review
posted a comment on Kid Frost - La Raza. 8 days ago
???? Hip Hop CLASSIC going for peanuts... A huge influence on so many & a slice of the real era- grab it!!!!!!
posted a comment on Kenny Dixon Jr. / Moodymann - I Like It. 15 days ago
'Emotional Content' samples the loft/garage classic 'Together Forever' by Exodus, as well as the more obvious ones.
posted a comment on Captain Rock - Cosmic Blast. 20 days ago
Perhaps the Captain's finest moment. That chorus melody melts me into tears, it is the definitive sound of when everything truly was 'all good'. Treasured gem!
posted a comment on Pretty Tony - Fix It In The Mix. 24 days ago
... Just to add, the B side instrumental mix is one of the best DJ dubs in the genre. A pure B-Boy electro break, super functional mix tool & hard rocking drum programming. Jam The Box got the most attention, but don't sleep on this. Absolute stone cold ... See full review
posted a comment on Information Society - Running. 29 days ago
Good work! Loaded up. Such a simple tune, still sounds amazing...
posted a comment on The Jonzun Crew - Space Is The Place. about 1 month ago
Whilst hell bent on finding those 1st USA presses & promo's, I'm a sucker also for sub labels like 21; both for the art (amazing logo) and the fact that here in the UK, this was the version available all those years back when buying 1st time round. Sweet ... See full review
posted a comment on Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - Scorpio. about 1 month ago
... It's now 35 years old, and to further add comment, dig out the rarest, craziest indie vocoder electro funk money can by, & this timeless classic will hold it's own. Never shown up, never played down- for the ultimate Flash/Five track, this wears the ... See full review
posted a comment on The Egyptian Lover* - Egypt, Egypt. about 1 month ago
1st press variation also available: all exactly as per the listing, minus the wide label groove, just the smaller circle. 100% authentic, you can tell by the indent from the pressing head its of the time.
posted a comment on Kasso - Key West. about 1 month ago
Key West: This owes more than a gentle not to electro- in fact, the editing here was none other than the east coast's John 'Jellybean' Benitez; Fun House resident & a well respected DJ you would catch spinning to kids from the Bronx & Central New York, ... See full review
posted a comment on Various / Alex & The City Crew* - Breakdance. about 1 month ago
Its not about the track list here, thats for sure, although side B has some great studio instrumentals & mad loops worth a check... Nope, it's pure nostalgia; reminding of a time when it truly was 'all good'... I think I got my copy around 85/86' from ... See full review
posted a comment on De La Soul - Jenifa (Taught Me) / Potholes In My Lawn. about 1 month ago
"Potholes In My Lawn' was the first Hip-Hop song ever to be played on Mars, by NASA's Opportunity Rover in 2004."

Now, if that ain't a claim to fame..! Fitting really, as 'Potholes' samples Parliament's 'Little Ole Country Boy' from the Osmium album, ... See full review
posted a comment on G.L.O.B.E. & Whiz Kid - Play That Beat Mr. DJ. 2 months ago
I love this 'Jonathan' label variation, package looks the same as the Tommy Boy release (Picture cover etc) only check the 70's style Jonathan logo- great slab of nostalgic graphic design!
posted a comment on G.L.O.B.E. & Whiz Kid / Xena - Play That Beat Mr. DJ / On The Upside. 2 months ago
Pop quiz: Anyone know if this is just the Payoff Mix from Double Dee & Steinski's Mastermixes/Lesson 1, 2 & 3, or, a different version???
posted a comment on Strafe - Set It Off. 2 months ago
... The Harlequin Four's version was the one getting played in the UK, which was good enough to be an instant hit in it's own right, despite being released on Champion records as an edited version & without the full dub treatment/instrumental from the ... See full review
posted a comment on The Rapologists* - Hip Hop Beat. 2 months ago
I was 10 years old when this came out, & heard it the same year on the K-Tel Breakdance album (!!), yup, the one with the poster showing you how to moonwalk (Still can't f***ng do it!!) The LP featured an edited version of 'Kids Rap', which for me, along ... See full review
posted a comment on Jedi Knights - May The Funk Be With You. 2 months ago
The ultimate Jedi Knights release. Full OG versions of 'May The Funk Be With You' and 'Intergalactic Funk Transmission', sandwiched between with what sounds like some drunks from the Mos Eisley Cantina pissing around in the studio. 'Intergalactic Funk ... See full review
posted a comment on Fluke - Absurd EP. 2 months ago
... The other Global Comms track this bears more than a passing resemblance to is their Space Jazz remix of Azymuth, 'Jazz Carnival'.
posted a comment on Azymuth - Supafat Re-Rubs. 2 months ago
Only Global Comms could possibly turn out a godly piece of art like this. An almost garage like, rattling 4/4 drum pattern gets the low end treatment with a serious crunch. In comes THAT BASS- the warmest, most sublime thing I think I ever heard. ... See full review
posted a comment on Azymuth - Jazz Carnival Part One Of Two. 2 months ago
Global Communication's ultimate remix & possibly one of the best deep house records you will hear is also available here:
posted a comment on Tom Dissevelt & Kid Baltan - The Fascinating World Of Electronic Music. 2 months ago
Great review & info for those thinking electronic music began in the 70's! Excellent.
posted a comment on Justin Cudmore - Crystal. 2 months ago
I wanted so badly to dislike & dismiss this, on account of such popularity & hefty price tag for a 2016 release- but Mike Servito's mix cuts it as a bonafide acid jacker. Phased hats & a jerky, spiky acid riddim, analog starkness without a whiff of ... See full review
posted a comment on Michael Campbell (4) & High Volt - We Are Making Music. 2 months ago
Ensure your copy has Herb Jr's usual smiley etching: ;-), otherwise its the re-issue from 2004. Also check the label doesn't have a 'brushed' circular effect within, as the original has a flat, matt silver label, without the brushed effect. Keep em ... See full review
posted a comment on Chapterhouse Retranslated By Global Communication - Pentamerous Metamorphosis. 2 months ago
Allow me to shed some positives on this release, in contrast to BDEE412's perfectly valid take on things: The mastering is excellent, crystal clear sound separation & clearly a dedicated, expertly executed session from John Dent @ Loud. The music- well, ... See full review
posted a comment on Global Communication - The Keongaku EP. 2 months ago
'Incidental Harmony' has for years held my attention as pretty much the definitive Global Comms ambient sound- all the ingredients are there, from the thudding heart- beat like bass to the soft synth bursts & ancient yet hi- tech strings. It exists in ... See full review
posted a comment on Palmerforce Two - Street Wars. 2 months ago
A rather obvious cover of Cybotron 'Clear'. I'll let you be the judge of weather it's as good....
posted a comment on Reload - Archives. 2 months ago
Hang on... One of Mark Pritchard's ultimate dance-floor moments here, hell one of the best from Reload/Link/Global Comms affiliated back cat... Soaring is a beautiful slab of acid tinged, pant wetting goodness. A far cry from the earlier hard & fast ... See full review
posted a comment on Global Communication - The Keongaku EP. 2 months ago
As far as the Orb are concerned, I'd guess it was a direct sample, as sampling was a high part of their art, coupled with a broad knowledge of electronic music....
posted a comment on Dwayne Omarr - Save The Children. 2 months ago
In my humble opinion: The Raps 'OK', & the 'save The Children' chorus is, despite being positive, not something you really want to drop on a serious dance floor. Head straight for the dub... Top vocoder slo-mo electro. As good as 'This Party's Jam ... See full review
posted a comment on Panache* - Every Brother Ain't A Brother. 2 months ago
Most Panache joints are hard to come by, with this being no exception... As used by DJ Shadow for Latyrx ‎– 'Lady Don't Tek No'. A cheeky snippet of 'The Message', overlaid with a bad-ass live bass, adding up to some ill, electro-fried street funk... On ... See full review
posted a comment on The Coachouse Rhythm Section* - Nobody's Got Time / Time Warp. 2 months ago
Sorry avvy & contributors- the above image used for this release is of a bootleg copy. I remember this exact version coming out, around 2005 ish. The label image is a digital scan, reworked and impossible to have been created in 1977, and completely ... See full review
posted a comment on The Coachouse Rhythm Section* - Nobody's Got Time / Time Warp. 2 months ago
Worth pointing out: There are more than one bootleg 12"s of this release from different times. Check your etchings very carefully... You can tell year 2000+ unofficial pressings by- well- it just doesn't look or feel like a record pressed in '77. Often ... See full review
posted a comment on Panaché - Get Down! (To The Sweet Music). 2 months ago
Heavy synth intro= 12" version. The other version is the LP cut...
posted a comment on Dinosaur - Kiss Me Again. 2 months ago
They can re-issue AR's back cat as often as they like; the thing is, to hear the original recordings vs 99% of re-issues, you'd be amazed at the difference in sound quality. I don't just mean the vinyl transfer, or if its straight from the masters vs a ... See full review
posted a comment on Pretty Tony - Computer Language. 3 months ago
T-U-N-E!!!!!!! "This is a song about computer language, and I think you'll like it"... 2 bit action from Pretty Tony; dope & melodic electro funk on the collectable west coast 'Music Specialists' label. Great vocoder, great additional ZX Spectrum style ... See full review
posted a comment on Boo Williams - Nuclear Transit EP. 3 months ago
This whole EP is top notch & some of Boo's best work. Sublime, deep, and powerful- a hard balance to pull off & a benchmark in quality house & techno. Every bit as good as his better known early projects for Relief, Guidance etc... In fact for me, my ... See full review
posted a comment on Nightmares On Wax - A Word Of Science (The 1st & Final Chapter). 3 months ago
As a 74' born survivor of the very days you speak of, and still having a foot in current electronic music, I can safely say nothing comes close to that magical, yet messy climax of ecxesty turning football hooligans into cuddly hippies & acid turning ... See full review
posted a comment on Kid Frost - Terminator. 3 months ago
One of the greatest electro tracks known to man- FACTOID. Both rap & instrumental will terminate and destroy most in their path. Relentless.
posted a comment on Tribe - Coke. 3 months ago
Disco heads; Is this an entirely exclusive version, or simply a bootleg of the 12" mix? ...
posted a comment on Jazzy Jay - Def Jam / Cold Chillin' In The Spot. 3 months ago
Not quite as rare as folk make out. Got my 3rd copy last year for £20 at a record fair!! :-)
posted a comment on Colored Music - Colored Music. 3 months ago
I'm fairly certain Luke Vibert (Wagon Christ) used those spooky 'drone' keys from Heartbeat, on the Throbbing Pouch LP.
posted a comment on Makers - Don't Challenge Me. 3 months ago
1972. Now that boggles my mind more than the track itself. Shockingly beautiful.
posted a comment on Fantasy Three - It's Your Rock. 3 months ago
'It's Your Rock', the work of Charlie Rock, Larry D & Silver Fox, is without a doubt about as seminal as early NY electro gets, helped by the rarity of the OG Specific versions and the relatively short pressing runs for a record that blew up in the right ... See full review
posted a comment on Fantasy Three - Biters In The City. 3 months ago
Early electro/rap pioneers Charlie Rock, Larry B & Silver Fox turn out a solid jam, memorable, melodic & catchy, although not quite as genre defining as 'It's Your Rock' . However, flip to ... See full review
posted a comment on Nairobi And The Awesome Foursome* / Nairobi - Funky Soul Makossa. 3 months ago
Now this one here is an authentic & absolute B-Boy classic; HUGE in the Bronx, HUGE in NY & HUGE worldwide, not to mention one of the best on AB's 'Streetwise' label. Had this been a smaller press on an indie label, this would be going for mega bucks, ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Pumpkin - The Old School's Funkiest Drummer. 3 months ago
Not sure what went wrong with this release, but here's the lowdown: The bad news: On side A, both 'The Boogaloo' and 'Million Dollar Legs' sound more than a little nasal & the EQ is all off. For those seeking uber rare banger 'Million Dollar Legs', this ... See full review
posted a comment on Outlaw Four - Million Dollar Legs. 3 months ago
A plate sure to make a few cry, hard to find, & you'll need to re-mortgage your home if your hoping for a second chance to own... Catchy as hell, golden era rap over Pumpkin's fonky- as- hell drum breaks, just a great, great slice of History. Oh, the ... See full review
posted a comment on The Egyptian Lover* - Computer Love (Sweet Dreams) / And My Beat Goes Boom. 4 months ago
'Computer Love': Purist electro H-E-A-V-E-N. Futurist, minimal, dark & sublime machine funk of the highest pedigree, and one of thee best from the lover. Still makes my spine tingle today. A very special record...
posted a comment on Wagon Christ - Rissalecki EP. 4 months ago
'Speakers' takes the proto-funk of 'Throbbing Pouch' down a similar path, but on a different take, making for a great alternative version. In interview, LV stated that he often made his own funk loops from scratch- so well so that it was hard to tell ... See full review
posted a comment on Dynamix II Featuring Too Tough Tee - Just Give The D.J. A Break. 4 months ago
No discerning West (or East) coast electro head should be without this beauty! Also not forgetting 'Straight From The Jungle' on the flip- the kind of cut up stupidity Coldcut chopped to bits in the 90's. No excuses not to own, still a few for sale ... See full review