Fan of mid 90's Trance and Progressive House. Favourite labels are Steel Fish, Skinnymalinky, Limbo, Stress, Fluid, Jackpot and Sperm. My entire collection isn't listed on Discogs, as I have several releases which aren't in the database as of now and I am way too lazy to add thtem all myself! Also, it's only my vinyl collection here, I have a much bigger collection of CD's.
Recent Activity
posted a comment on John O'Callaghan - Two Trees. 9 months ago
My quote was "when your credibility is as low as John Askew, I'm afraid you have no business writing negative comments about anyone else". I'm not making shitty music and acting like I have artistic superiority over commercial electronic music. Neither ... See full review
posted a comment on John O'Callaghan - Two Trees. about 1 year ago
"John O'Callaghan is probably the most consistent trance producer of the past decade"

The most consistently generic and soulless, yes.
posted a comment on Carmen Electra Feat. Bill Hamel - I Like It Loud (The Remixes Part 1). about 1 year ago
So, Bill Hamel is on a hiatus for more than half a decade, then suddenly re-emerges in 2012 by putting his name to this piece of garbage? What the hell is going on?
posted a comment on DJ Tommyboy. about 1 year ago
Given that there already was a well known electronic music producer called Tommyboy (Tamás Pacziga), known for his collaborations with Sultan, I can't imagine why this cookie cutter software trance producer chose to use this name.
posted a comment on Sash!. over 2 years ago
Sash! was one of many artists on the German X-IT Records label in the mid 90s, with close links to producers Jurgen Driessen, Ramon Zenker, Blank & Jones, Oliver Klein (King-O) and Stefan Bossems of Cosmic Gate. The only distinction is that Sash! managed ... See full review
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posted a comment on Direct Hit Remix Service. over 3 years ago
It seems that they didn't actually do any actual remixes - just basic re-edits of other people's mixes that anyone could make with some basic audio editing software.
posted a comment on Tom Colontonio. over 3 years ago
Another hopeless cookie cutter Trance producer. May as well call himself John O'Callaghan II.
posted a comment on The Morrighan - Remember (To The Millennium). over 3 years ago
If you liked Crescendo - Are you Out There? from the same producers , then the original mix here is almost like a follow up. Very similar elements, but excellent in its own right.

Unfortunately the Lange Remix is the one that everyone has heard and ... See full review
posted a comment on Russell Hancorne. over 3 years ago
It's such a shame that so many of the best just don't produce anymore. No one can make music like this nowadays. "Sunset at Dawn" is one of the best tracks ever.
posted a comment on B.B.E* - Seven Days And One Week. over 3 years ago
Future Breeze never remixed this.
posted a comment on trance[]control. over 3 years ago
Probably the reason for them being number one on is because when you searched for the word "trance" they were the first result, as their artist name had the word "trance" in it.

Personally, I remember their music being uninspiring and generic. ... See full review
posted a comment on Graemel* - New Beginning. over 4 years ago
Qattara Remix of "New Beginning" is excellent IMO.
posted a comment on Perfecto Fluoro. over 4 years ago
This was once a fantastic label, back in the mid to late 90s and every release was something special. However, the recent relaunch has been an insult to the name, judging by the material I have heard. What on earth are they thinking signing up Talla 2XLC ... See full review
posted a comment on Green Court. over 4 years ago
Um, hardtrance? This stuff wasn't hard at all!
posted a comment on Earl Of Locsley - Nature. over 4 years ago
I'm sure this isn't Markus Schulz. I own the CD single and it says it only says "M Schulz". This was a German release, and Markus Schulz in the mid 90s was based in Arizona and then Miami, and produced house and progressive house music with CL McSpadden, ... See full review
posted a comment on Little Jam - Black Hill. over 4 years ago
I'm a huge fan of Little Jam's work, especially tracks like "Alone In The Desert", "The Great Bear" and "Flaming Star" in their original forms. However the spectacular X-Cabs Hell's Bells Mix eclipses both the original and the other X-Cabs Remix on this ... See full review
posted a comment on John O'Callaghan. over 4 years ago
It's a sad state of affairs when someone will call this guy "king of trance". Shows how bad this genre has become.
posted a comment on DJ Marco Bailey* - Place To Heaven. over 4 years ago
I wouldn't say his his attempts at trance were rare. Before he started producing techno in the late 90s, almost all of his productions were trance. "Dreamswaves" is indeed very nice, as is the whole "Planet Goa" album which also includes the other two ... See full review
posted a comment on John O'Callaghan. over 4 years ago
The king of trance at its most soulless and generic, yes!
posted a comment on The Shaker - Star. over 4 years ago
Both mixes have almost nothing in common with each other but are excellent in their own ways. The original is a nice, feel good piano number while the Canyon Remix is dark and driving - typical Hook Recordings style, reminiscent of Chris Cowie's work ... See full review
posted a comment on Amethyst. over 4 years ago
Then most purists are musical snobs. The most emotive edm music I have heard has been trance.

"Trance" as most people know today has become a complete embarrassment and therefore it's rather easy to see why purists would ... See full review
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posted a comment on Flip & Fill. over 4 years ago
Haha! Good reply. Happy Hardcore as a genre was some of the cheesiest music ever produced. There is no "classic" happy hardcore. It was bad then and is bad now. You can't "cheese out" something that was cheesy as hell from the moment it was made. You say ... See full review
posted a comment on John O'Callaghan. over 4 years ago
You call me "very uneducated" but you're the one who thinks John O'Callaghan is "pure quality"? If "very uneducated" means favouring real Trance that was produced between 1992-1997 and not generic Fruityloops producers, then I'm honoured.

I have been ... See full review
posted a comment on John Askew. over 5 years ago
I have never heard anything from this guy that's even remotely worth listening to. His early stuff is unoriginal fluff with a PvD rip off kickdrum and flat uninspired production values. His later stuff doesn't sound so much wannabe PvD but it's still ... See full review
posted a comment on John O'Callaghan. over 5 years ago
The guy is truly the epitome of "trance" at its most soulless and generic. I have never heard anything by him that's even remotely interesting. Many of his own releases have really cheesy vocals, and his production standard is flat and dull. Look at his ... See full review
posted a comment on Lost Witness. over 5 years ago
I don't think their production standards were lacking at all. I thought the original "Seven Colours" was fantastic and much better than the ultra-generic Angelic remix.

And the remix of Delerium - Innocente was excellent, much better than the dull ... See full review
posted a review of Gigi D'Agostino. over 13 years ago
While I'd agree that much of what he's done in the past 5 years has been really bad, it wasn't always that way. Listen to "Sweetly", "My Dimension" or his remix of 2 Culture In A Room - Android. These are all inspired moments; unique, powerful and ... See full review
posted a review of Me & My - Lion Eddie. over 14 years ago

Anybody who purchases this for the "Copenhagen Trance Express Mix" by Caucasuss and Little Jam is in for a huge dissapointment. The "Mix" is just Little Jam - The Great Bear with a different vocal sample. That's it. Everything else is ... See full review
posted a review of Johnna - In My Dreams. over 14 years ago
The Forth Coded Dub is absolutely sublime. Builds beautifully with the Acid 303 and sweeping piano. Defines the sound of mid 90's UK Progressive House/Trance.
posted a review of X-Avia - Dreaming. over 14 years ago
Classic vocal trance done the way it should be. Haunting vocals coupled with a beautiful light piano melody and impeccable production values. I'm amazed this went by with so little notice.
posted a review of Art Of Trance - The Complete Madagascar. over 15 years ago
The 1998 Cygnus X Remix is the best version of this IMO. The Ferry Corsten Remix done in 1999 was a complete rip off of Cygnus X's, and being released at a time when Ferry Corsten was enjoying a huge amount of success is probably the only reason this was ... See full review