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Record collector since 1981. DJ since 1990. From Nottingham, England. Inspired by drum machines & electronic music. Survived the rave/hardcore/breakbeat/acid house/early house, techno, drum & bass, 80's/90's electronic music scenes & far beyond to present day. Raised/schooled on Hip Hop & electro. Drum break fanatic. Major Jazz & Funk disposition. Original broken beats & experimental garage head. Loves a bit of obscure disco/boogie. Tastes: B-R-O-A-D!

Obsessive about music, sound & vinyl. I'm fussy about grading. I grade close up, critically, under bright light, & have 20/20 vision & no ear- wax. I am not a trader, these are my personal records for sale & all have been treated with care. Your in very safe hands...

My advice when selling on this site is to read the Discogs grading rules, read them again, put your glasses on, open the curtains, study the vinyl surfaces & grade correctly, close up under a bright light. Would make it a better place for all. I don't believe that grading is subjective, I believe that some just don't do it correctly... Some folk apparently need glasses & a good Johnsons ear bud session!

I have sold many more records than my feedback shows on Discogs (around double) plus double that previously on eBay & other platforms, however not all can be bothered to leave feedback. From those buyers, no news is good news, so rest assured, your in very safe hands. I keep my records in prime nick & bin garbage/damaged records, I don't sell them. Right now I am selling a very small selection of unwanted records, all in great condition. I am yet to disappoint, & intend to keep it that way...

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DJ Spinna - Drive / Rock (Unplugged)
posted a review of DJ Spinna - Drive / Rock (Unplugged). about 1 month ago

On todays listing page, 22/04/24, there's a near mint copy going for €2.99. Yes €2.99. plus x45 further copies available.

And? I guess your thinking...

The original cut of 'Rock', on Rawkus circa 1999, is a bonafide CLASSIC, the party never gets... See full review
The Last Poets - This Is Madness
posted a review of The Last Poets - This Is Madness. about 1 month ago

My sealed as new copy, pressing variant 2, came with a blood red paper inner sleeve.
Ive never seen one like it in another release...

In addition to the classic musical content, this is also one of the best LP cover art releases of the 1970's.
Not... See full review
Ohio Players - Angel
posted a review of Ohio Players - Angel. 3 months ago

I shunned this on 1st listen; today it has grown on me 10 fold. It is a subtle listen for sure. I would however say that 'The Funky Worm' is pretty f%$ing outstanding! 😉 ... and a good few more.
Various - Café Del Mar - Volumen Dos
posted a review of Various - Café Del Mar - Volumen Dos. 6 months ago

This LP & a good few more things from the wonderful José Padilla are about as close as I got to Ibiza**.
The more experienced influential types I knew back the 90's were veterans of the Balearics; by the time I cottoned on, it had turned into... See full review
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Bandana Beats
posted a review of Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Bandana Beats. 7 months ago
Too many profanities to warrant the labour involved, and you'd end up with so many dings/dongs/rewinds/eff's etc to make for smooth listening!
Debbie Malone - Rescue Me
posted a review of Debbie Malone - Rescue Me. 8 months ago

Even a mere thought towards this record gives me goose bumps.

Helping pave the way for the evolution of James Brown from 'the hardest working man in showbusiness' to 'the hardest working man in outer- space' (actually the hard work here was John... See full review
Goat (22) - Oh Death
posted a review of Goat (22) - Oh Death. 9 months ago
Please, could somebody help me out here?

What is the sample at the very start of 'soon you die'? I know it, I know it, I know it from somewhere a long time back & I can't scratch this itch!

If I die not knowing, I'll never rest 😉

Edited - of... See full review
Da Beat Terrorists, Big Willie Smith - Big Willie Smith EP
posted a review of Da Beat Terrorists, Big Willie Smith - Big Willie Smith EP. 10 months ago

https://www.discogs.com/release/6150396-Big-Willie-Smith-Keep-It-RealRepresent

For any suckers wearing make up out there that can't get their paws on the OG 12" ;-)

This is hall of fame material. 'Wearing Make Up' is a track Dr Octagon would be... See full review
DJ Krust* - Warhead (Steppa Mix) / Check Dis Out
posted a review of DJ Krust* - Warhead (Steppa Mix) / Check Dis Out. 10 months ago

Either you think of this as a classic, or a decent basic tune; and that depends on what sort of D&B you are/were into.

Me? Hard, stripped jungle & tough futuristic liquid atmosphere's were & are my thing. Nothing pretty, no 4/4 beats, & a... See full review
Bishop Nehru - Elevators: Act I & II
posted a review of Bishop Nehru - Elevators: Act I & II. 10 months ago

I still can't fathom why 'Rooftops' didn't make it onto a vinyl single, or a vinyl version of the full LP ?

Missed opportunity.
Cal Tjader - The Prophet
posted a review of Cal Tjader - The Prophet. 10 months ago

As if it weren't a great enough album, with Cal's signature ambient glockenspiel keys taking you to the very top floor via the best elevator in town (!!), the real bonus on the LP is the addition of 'Aquarius', which if positioned in my fictitious... See full review
Madkap* - Da Whole Kit And Kaboodle
posted a review of Madkap* - Da Whole Kit And Kaboodle. 10 months ago

This jazzy swingin' track from Madkap got much love back in the day. Today? Slipped under the radar, along with acts like Rumpletilskinz.

Good time Hip- Hop & indeed with an East Coast feel, chuck it in the box with The Alkaholiks & Fuschnickens...
Various - Loud '95 Nudder Budders
posted a review of Various - Loud '95 Nudder Budders. 10 months ago

I never understood why so many CLASSIC Loud recordings LP's (Wu Tang Clan, Beatnuts etc.) came through so quiet, compressed onto one plate.

Here however we have X2 plates, & I never heard an LR release sound so good. All tracks including the... See full review
T99 - Anasthasia
posted a review of T99 - Anasthasia. 10 months ago
Better than the original Belgium pressing on Who’s That Beat?
T99 - Anasthasia
posted a review of T99 - Anasthasia. 10 months ago
I’ll have to switch the tempo on this one, firstly seeing this in its correct light as a Belgian techno track with hardcore leanings, & so not comparing with straight UK hardcore. Actually the Belgian techno scene started incorporating breakbeats &... See full review
Laraaji - Vision Songs - Vol. I
posted a review of Laraaji - Vision Songs - Vol. I. 10 months ago

I’ll take what’s left after the chop; this is stunning music to own on vinyl & not a half bad job at all sound wise, considering this is a transfer from tape. That hazy hiss works so well, it was meant to be.

A new discovery for me, & already up... See full review
Cal Tjader - The Prophet
posted a review of Cal Tjader - The Prophet. 11 months ago

As if it weren't a great enough album, with Cal's signature ambient glockenspiel keys taking you to the very top floor via the best elevator in town (!!), the real bonus on the LP is the addition of 'Aquarius', which if positioned in my fictitious... See full review
Kristofer Maddigan - Cuphead - Original Soundtrack
posted a review of Kristofer Maddigan - Cuphead - Original Soundtrack. 11 months ago
... Or the 'ghosting' effect, which results from either the groove being so tightly cut, you can hear 'bleeding' from the adjacent passage due to play on the next rotation. It can also be caused by a poorly maintained/cleaned tape during the recording... See full review
D.J P.C* - Inssomniak
posted a review of D.J P.C* - Inssomniak. 11 months ago

I remember all sitting around listening to an old friend (RIP Kynan) put this on the platter at home for a 1st spin after coming home from town with it on import.

'YES!' I thought; having heard it on a pirate radio show only days before &... See full review
STR4TA - Aspects
posted a review of STR4TA - Aspects. 11 months ago

'STR4TA' are more than inspired by 1980's Brit- Funk; your listening to the crème de la crème: core musicians from Galliano & Incognito among others, dropping some NOW sh*t with a foot in jazz- funk, served up for todays dance floors.

Giles & Bluey... See full review
Afrorack - The Afrorack
posted a review of Afrorack - The Afrorack. 11 months ago

Original modular config & yet sounds as fresh as hell. Definitely an inspired listen from start to finish.

Bought on cassette on the strength of the music; I don't even own a cassette player anymore.
Vinyl just landed. Thanks for issuing Hakuna... See full review
Tashan - Chasin' A Dream
posted a review of Tashan - Chasin' A Dream. 11 months ago

... 'Read My Mind' and 'The Finer Things In Life' (the latter by Chuck Stanley) were IMHO the 2 standout highlights from 'The Def Jam Sampler Vol.1. The compilation came out in 1987, & as a 13 year old living in the nowhere-ness of downtrodden... See full review
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Mtume - Juicy Fruit
posted a review of Mtume - Juicy Fruit. 11 months ago

Us Grandad's know Teddy Riley was the 1st to score a hit nabbing a 'juicy' chunk of this boogie- funk stepper, with Wrecks N Effect in 1989... Stetsasonic got in there 1st a year earlier, but just with a low key drum snippet...

This is an all time... See full review
Dr. Dooom - You Live At Home With Your Mom
posted a review of Dr. Dooom - You Live At Home With Your Mom. 11 months ago

Incredible LP & a highlight on this ltd 12" with signature Kool Keith dis track 'You Live At Home With Your Mom', + gnarly instrumental.

'Housing Authority' is also a killer, check the flow & check the instrumental, very DOOM in more ways than... See full review
Plunky* & Oneness Of Juju - Every Way But Loose / Run Away Baby
posted a review of Plunky* & Oneness Of Juju - Every Way But Loose / Run Away Baby. 11 months ago

... Actually according to sources at the time, this is a licensed copy put out by Juju himself.

The typo in the track 'One Away Baby' on the original promo (mis-spelled as 'Run Away "Bay"') has been corrected on this reissue.

Sadly it would seem... See full review
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Funkadelic - Funkadelic
posted a review of Funkadelic - Funkadelic. 11 months ago

There's a high chance this one came out of Detroit; likely because it is a 1970 original 1st press, but with no pressing plant ID's.

Armen Boladian was both the link to the birth of Funkadelic (via supporting George Clinton's vision & offering him... See full review
David Munrow - The Mediaeval Sound
posted a review of David Munrow - The Mediaeval Sound. 11 months ago

Great library record of unusual sounds from early instruments, nice clean pressing too....

Side B: Quite how Henry VIII has artist credentials is a touch baffling. its amazing these recordings are so clear & with such fidelity, if recorded somewhere... See full review
Connie Case - Get Down
posted a review of Connie Case - Get Down. 11 months ago

As the proud owner of the copy used for this listing & the only white label test of 'Get Down' I have seen in many years of collecting, I can tell you this is a both a west coast rarity, and one of the greatest tracks to emerge from the touch of Noel... See full review
John Carpenter In Association With Alan Howarth - Christine (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Score)
posted a review of John Carpenter In Association With Alan Howarth - Christine (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Score). 11 months ago

Beautiful clean sound on this EU original pressing.

A soundtrack so insanely good (as the movie is), it would be mad not to listen on the best format...

Its a fact, they rarely can press a clean record these days, without warps & issues, my money... See full review
Dougie* Meets Artman (5) - Artman / Dub Ya
posted a review of Dougie* Meets Artman (5) - Artman / Dub Ya. 12 months ago

3 badass dubs on here, a real gem from Conscious Sounds, a label that is ageing increDUBly well
Cymande - Brothers On The Slide
posted a review of Cymande - Brothers On The Slide . 12 months ago

There are classics, and then there are CLASSICS...

Like Curtis Mayfield meets The Meters with an afro- rock hand-shake. Badass.

That breakdown towards the end, & the splattering of Pablo Gonzales' (RIP) conga's throughout set this apart from... See full review
Snazzback - Ruins Everything
posted a review of Snazzback - Ruins Everything. 12 months ago

Tight as a mosquito's chuff & that's a fact.

Fellow Bristol crew on a roll, REAL jazz of today, world make way.

Can't wait to see these guys get the global acclaim they deserve, still early dayz, watch this space.

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Gaucho - Dance Forever
posted a review of Gaucho - Dance Forever. about 1 year ago

DJ Harvey broke this one out many a time; utter pandemonium usually followed....

Having both versions, it is however frustrating settling on the very best version, & I disagree in opinion with one viewer here regarding the US remixes. Sure, its... See full review
Cymande - Cymande
posted a review of Cymande - Cymande. about 1 year ago
Not roots reggae, but, infused with Rastafarian vibes due to drummer Pablo 'Paul/Batman' Gonsales, born in Jamaica & of Rastafarian faith.
Cymande - Cymande
posted a review of Cymande - Cymande. about 1 year ago

I remember when really getting into the routes of Hip- Hop & breakbeat, buying 'Super Disco Brake's Volume 3' from a second hand store. Must have been around 1986. There's one track on that compilation that will never leave me. I've had months... See full review
Cloud One - Patty Duke
posted a review of Cloud One - Patty Duke. about 1 year ago

Hey, just about all the original releases from Pat & Pete state incorrect timings, this is the usual / norms!

Best way to check yours is original is the 'FW NY HP' etchings. If you know Herb Powers' signatures you know if its legit or not. If not... See full review
The Planty Herbs - The Planty Herbs Edits
posted a review of The Planty Herbs - The Planty Herbs Edits. about 1 year ago

If ya dig these cuts, you may not be entirely surprised to learn they re the handy work on none other than Bobby Van Putten.

'Who?', I hear ya cry.

One half of the duo responsible for owning the Space Grapes label, and contributing musically to 5 of... See full review
Space Grapes
posted a comment on Space Grapes. about 1 year ago
Fantastic label, too bad a few folk were sleeping & didn't stroll into their local shop, or online, when these all dropped ;-)
Harvey Mandel - Who's Calling
posted a review of Harvey Mandel - Who's Calling. about 1 year ago

Come on Tompkins Square records, where is the record!
This is a superb album & needs a superb medium to host such sounds...
Early Bee* - Imitator
posted a review of Early Bee* - Imitator. about 1 year ago

Any heads out there no the rough release year on this one?

1st time around for the Replay Version, second time on Early B's vocal take; both on holy ground for sure, with the version setting the bar that renders many dubs stale.

808 drums remind of... See full review
The Moody Boys - Journey Into Dubland
posted a review of The Moody Boys - Journey Into Dubland. about 1 year ago
'FREE' is a classic, some may say accidental (in the dub realm), but, with Jimmy Cauty (The Orb) 'on the nobs', it's no accident...

Absolute class, your not free unless this is playing...
The Revolutionaries - Kunta Kinte
posted a review of The Revolutionaries - Kunta Kinte. about 1 year ago
Trigger happy Discogs police in action again; this plate has nothing in the spirit of dub & reggae to warrant a block.

Based on this block ALL dub 45's, 12"s. acetates etc. should be blocked as all use rhythms unofficially. It's the culture.

Ridiculous.
Cymande / Arawak All Stars - Bra / Apache
posted a review of Cymande / Arawak All Stars - Bra / Apache. about 1 year ago

With 'Bra' being one of my dessert Island tracks (perhaps not actually, as its best enjoyed with other humans, could be a tad depressing!!) I tend to hunt down every original copy, or buy on sight for releases like this one.

I'd put the release date... See full review
Hot Source (3) - Hot Source Vol 2
posted a review of Hot Source (3) - Hot Source Vol 2. about 1 year ago

A side tears DMS 'Exterminate' into a new dimension, unofficially this track is known as Godzilla'.

Great track & great use of a hardcore CLASSIC. Heard Sam Binga drop this a good couple of months before it was released, that was a painful, anxious... See full review
Hot Source (3) - Hot Source Vol 2
posted a review of Hot Source (3) - Hot Source Vol 2. about 1 year ago

What Etherwood & other sellers do is attempt to tip the marketplace. They know their copy wont sell at £165 now, but it influences other sellers to go high on price, so by the time sales are at their steepest, more profit for Etherwood. They are... See full review
Nathaniel Merriweather Presents Lovage Avec Michael Patton* & Jennifer Charles - Music To Make Love To Your Old Lady By
posted a review of Nathaniel Merriweather Presents Lovage Avec Michael Patton* & Jennifer Charles - Music To Make Love To Your Old Lady By. about 1 year ago

Wow, its ever more apparent they just can't cut records properly today. We rarely saw this in the many years leading up to the 00's, since when all the good pressing heads are near extinct, the the general knowledge of when & how to store the records... See full review
Busy Bee - Express
posted a review of Busy Bee - Express. about 1 year ago

Jazzy Jay on the cut! This one goes under the radar...

If Busy Bee's rap isn't your thing, check the instrumental... BT Express & Bambaataa cut up...