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 Strafe - Set It Off. about 9 hours 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. 4 days 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. 5 days 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. 5 days 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. 5 days 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. 5 days 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. 8 days ago
Great review & info for those thinking electronic music began in the 70's! Excellent.
posted a comment on Justin Cudmore - Crystal. 9 days 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. 9 days 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. 9 days 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. 10 days 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. 13 days 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. 14 days 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. 15 days 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. 15 days 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. 17 days 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. 19 days 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. 19 days 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). 19 days ago
Heavy synth intro= 12" version. The other version is the LP cut...
posted a comment on Dinosaur - Kiss Me Again. 22 days 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. 28 days 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. 29 days 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). about 1 month 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. about 1 month 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. about 1 month 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. about 1 month 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. about 1 month 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. about 1 month ago
1972. Now that boggles my mind more than the track itself. Shockingly beautiful.
posted a comment on Fantasy Three - It's Your Rock. about 1 month 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. about 1 month 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. about 1 month 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. about 1 month 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. about 1 month 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. about 1 month ago
'Computer Love': Purist electro H-E-A-V-E-N. Futurist, minimal & sublime machine funk of the highest pedigree, and one of the best from the lover. Still makes my spine tingle today. A very special record...
posted a comment on Wagon Christ - Rissalecki EP. about 1 month 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. about 1 month 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
posted a comment on Ben Sims - The Loops. about 1 month ago
"Liaisons Dangereuses - Los Ninos Del Parque" has a lot to answer for in the world of Techno. From Jeff Mills to this release & the Killer Bite series, some of the best nasty tracky techno owes much to the Post Punk Industrial/New wave era. Hawtin ... See full review
posted a comment on Nightmares On Wax - Aftermath #1. about 1 month ago
... 'Down, down, down' female vox on Aftermath: Sampled from the 84' electro classic by Newcleus- 'Jam On It' along with various other parts of the track on both Aftermath and I'm for real. Warp had ... See full review
posted a comment on Valery Allington - Stop. 2 months ago
Italo Disco in fine style- 3 versions, don't let the sweet vocals fool you- this is high tech Italo electronics at its best, bubbling analog bass & snarling drums providing an A1 dance floor journey- impossible to stand still to. Choice cut.
posted a comment on Trickeration - Rap, Bounce, Rockskate. 2 months ago
Vaughn Mason's much loved groove 'Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll' gets the 1980 disco rap treatment from NY's Disco Rick (of the Outlaw Four). Great alternative to the original, great rap & good times vibes. 'Western Gangster Town' you may have heard before ... See full review
posted a comment on Trickeration - Rap, Bounce, Rockskate. 2 months ago
No difference between this version and this one here: other than the cat numbers & runouts. 'S.N.Y' vs 'S.O.N.Y'
posted a comment on De La Soul - De La Soul Is Dead. 2 months ago
No listing for double promo's with skits- can you help & make a listing using your copy? Can only find versions with skits- on 1x record..!
posted a comment on George Clinton - Atomic Dog (Special Atomic Mix). 2 months ago
BTW P-Funk fans: I have here the above promo release, only with the entire label stuck on after the disc was pressed- meaning slight bubbling & no inner circle in the label. Etchings: L 29040 (Greg Lee??) SPRO- 9901- 98593-B G-1 / G-2. Its either a ... See full review
posted a comment on Star Quality & Class - Betcha Got A Dude On The Side. 2 months ago
... Not forgetting the instrumental on the flip. What a class break, as originally dug out by DJ Shadow for Latyrx ‎– 'Lady Don't Tek No'. 2 versions, this & the Panache vocal- both painfully hard to find. R&R records was a Brooklyn outfit, and these are ... See full review
posted a comment on Trickeration - Rap, Bounce, Rockskate / Western Gangster Town. 2 months ago
Not sure how this test press managed to be made AFTER the S.O.N.Y commercial releases!!! Ummm... So its either 1980, not 81, or this Peter Pan test was for another label to release after the S.O.N.Y releases.
posted a comment on Big Daddy Kane - I'll Take You There / Wrath Of Kane. 2 months ago
Surely 'Wrath Of Kane' must feature high in most real Hip-Hop lovers top tracks of all time- Pure aggression over a relentless break which tears the roof off every time. Grab it cheap- while they all sleep!!!
posted a comment on Hot & Sassy - Christmas Strutt / Let's Funk It Up. 2 months ago
Cletus Anderson opened a fat can of funk all over this one!!!! Ill.
posted a comment on Struggle / Dean Frazer* / Sly & Robbie - My Baby / Rent A Car / Billie Jean. 2 months ago
I struggle to see why this is both without a review, and going for peanuts. S&L's version of Billie Jean is an electronic masterpiece! I can only draw conclusion that it is perhaps better suited to synth & disco lovers than dub & Reggae heads, hence ... See full review
posted a comment on Telesis Featuring Brickhard, The Mechanik And Friends - Volume 1 / Volume 1½. 2 months ago
I love the groundwire interference on 'TV Tunes'- all this modern digital perfection is a tad tame & squeaky clean for me. Great sampling on this one, really works- the whole EP is top notch, 8 west coast electro dubs for the DJ. One of the best from ... See full review
posted a comment on Spoonie Gee - Street Girl. 3 months ago
Aside from obvious Spoonie Gee classics like 'Spoonin' rap' & 'Love Rap' & a ton more, 'Street Girl' is a diamond, both due to its electro leanings & production by David Franklin Reeves Jr, AKA Davy-D/Davy DMX. Warm, sublime & on point to this very day. ... See full review