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DJ Mixes
Steve Eagle @ Soundcloud (all new mixes)
Steve Eagle @ Mixcloud (all previously published mixes, going back to 2002)
Lessons In EBM mix series
When Trance Was Good mix series

Original Trax
Fabrik Nos @ Soundcloud (project is dead/dormant)

Collector, producer and DJ of electronic music of many styles, primarily techno, ambient, downtempo, progressive, psytrance, industrial, EBM and synthpop. Creator of the 10-part When Trance Was Good oldschool trance mix series and the ongoing Lessons In EBM and Synthpop Sessions mix series.

If I had to pick my "desert island" sound, it would be early and mid-90s ambient/techno/trance: Eat Static, System 7, Der Dritte Raum, Sven Väth, Sun Electric, Astralasia, Art of Trance, Pentatonik, Hardfloor, Orbital, Oliver Lieb, Freaky Chakra, Juno Reactor, Union Jack, Underworld, The Orb, and Banco de Gaia being some of my all-time inspirations. Though if I had to select one artist that has influenced me the most it would have to be Front 242.

(PS: It's sad to see Discogs has become a place more to bitch and moan about VINYL ONLY - whether it's because someone has not yet made a vinyl reissue of an album you like, or because they have and you don't like the way it came out. Can we please get back to talking about MUSIC and not spend so much time on the formats and technical details? Thank you!)

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Zen Baboon - Hidden Frogs
submitted Zen Baboon - Hidden Frogs. 4 months ago
Zen Baboon
posted a review of Zen Baboon. 4 months ago
Excellent act from Portugal! I originally discovered ZB through their track Solar Cat on another artist's radio station on Spotify, and was shocked that I hadn't heard them before as they are right up my alley. Very polished music with fun instruments... See full review
Zymosis
posted a comment on Zymosis. 5 months ago
Much love to Zymosis for all the years of incredible music and hope you are staying strong and safe during this crazy war with Russia.
Steve Eagle - 90s Hip-Hop Vol. 3
submitted Steve Eagle - 90s Hip-Hop Vol. 3. 8 months ago
Steve Eagle - Blessings In Black
submitted Steve Eagle - Blessings In Black. 8 months ago
Steve Eagle - Together In Space
submitted Steve Eagle - Together In Space. 8 months ago
Steve Eagle - Synthpop Sessions #1
submitted Steve Eagle - Synthpop Sessions #1. 8 months ago
Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft
posted a comment on Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft. 9 months ago
Re: aesiphron - Absolutely, and you could also make the argument no 242 without Giorgio Moroder! While TG, Jarre, Kraftwerk and such were doing electronics way before Daniel D, I think Moroder was really the first to establish a kind of a real "dance"... See full review
Covenant - Sequencer
posted a review of Covenant - Sequencer. 9 months ago
I shouldn't be surprised by anything I see on Discogs anymore, but I have to admit, I am 100% shocked that fucking SEQUENCER by Covenant has not been reviewed yet. What? We are talking about one of the all-time GREATEST albums in the history of... See full review
Steve Eagle - 90s Hip-Hop Vol. 2
submitted Steve Eagle - 90s Hip-Hop Vol. 2. 9 months ago
Steve Eagle - 90s Hip-Hop Vol. 1
submitted Steve Eagle - 90s Hip-Hop Vol. 1. 9 months ago
Coil - Love's Secret Domain
posted a comment on Coil - Love's Secret Domain. about 1 year ago
"Cute" and "Coil" are two words I never thought I would see in the same sentence before :P
Yello - Pocket Universe
posted a review of Yello - Pocket Universe. about 1 year ago
Pocket Universe will always be my favorite Yello album, because it's when I discovered them as a 16 year old kid dropping acid and watching MTV Amp and seeing the video for On Track come on every coupe of weeks :P After becoming a lifelong fan, PU was... See full review
Paul van Dyk - Seven Ways
posted a review of Paul van Dyk - Seven Ways. about 1 year ago
The main reason to own this US version of the ubiquitous Seven Ways is because it's the only version with Today (Trance Ambient Mix), which is, IMO, the best PvD track of all time, at least to this oldschool Eye Q/Harthouse/MFS freak. It is right... See full review
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posted a review that has since been deleted. about 1 year ago
Hardfloor - X-Mix - Jack The Box
posted a review of Hardfloor - X-Mix - Jack The Box. about 1 year ago
Completely agree with AtomicCow's great review. This is hands down the best acid house mix ever put to CD and features the most legendary tracks of the era, mixed flawlessly by the Hardfloor boys, with several excellent acid tracks of their own for... See full review
Hardfloor - Funalogue
posted a review of Hardfloor - Funalogue. about 1 year ago
The superior edition compared to the US repress, with 3 extra tracks and better artwork (why did almost all of the Planet Earth represses have such terrible artwork!?) While Funalogue was not one of Hardfloor's best moments in their illustrious... See full review
Youth & Gaudi - Astronaut Alchemists
posted a review of Youth & Gaudi - Astronaut Alchemists. about 1 year ago
Really slick release from two old masters of the dub scene. At times very uptempo, featuring an eclectic mix of techno/trance and dub, with great production and mastering. Fun LP with lots of replay value. Get it if you can.
Gabriel Le Mar - Berlin Guitar
posted a review of Gabriel Le Mar - Berlin Guitar. about 1 year ago
Wonderful new release from the ever-busy Gabriel le Mar. This time, he picks up his old guitar and jams along to high energy techno & trance tunes, adding a kind of new wave vibe. This is the fastest tempo I've heard from GLM since his late 90s... See full review
Gabriel Le Mar - Berlin Guitar
submitted Gabriel Le Mar - Berlin Guitar. about 1 year ago
Eat Static - Crash And Burn!
posted a comment on Eat Static - Crash And Burn!. about 1 year ago
Welcome to the world of Eat Static! You have been warned...
C.O.R.N. Recordings
posted a review of C.O.R.N. Recordings. about 1 year ago
What an unfortunately short lived label, as all 3 of these releases are CLASS. Entheogenic's is of course a classic in the psychill world, while Gabriel le Mar - one of my heroes - has one of his better downtempo moments, and Paul m'fin Brtschitsch... See full review
posted a review that has since been deleted. about 1 year ago
Daniel B.
posted a review of Daniel B.. about 1 year ago
THE greatest rhythmic electronic music producer of all time, PERIOD! While it is truly hard to not give this distinction to the legendary Giorgio Moroder, Daniel B. has really earned it with his incredible discography: from late 70s electropunk, to... See full review
Front 242 - 05:22:09:12 Off
posted a review of Front 242 - 05:22:09:12 Off. about 1 year ago
This heavy heart
Heart that I carry
Still holds the weight of you
And when I fall
As I always do
I'm crushed by the absence of you

Wow! It is truly hard to believe that Evil Off came out in 1993, before Underworld was doing techno, when Orbital was... See full review
Shpongle - Codex VI
posted a comment on Shpongle - Codex VI. about 1 year ago
They printed a lot of these originally; as of today (7/14/21) there are still copies on Amazon for only $14.
Deep Forest - World Mix
posted a review of Deep Forest - World Mix. about 1 year ago
This is a little bit strange entry in Deep Forest's discography; a reissue of their debut album with several remixes from their first few singles, released just two years after "Deep Forest," and only to the European & Eastern markets. I had to buy it... See full review
Solar Fields - Reflective Frequencies (Special Re-Mastered Edition)
posted a review of Solar Fields - Reflective Frequencies (Special Re-Mastered Edition). about 1 year ago
For the vinyl freaks who are no doubt wondering how does this remaster/reissue sound... like all Sidereal LPs, it sounds excellent! Out of all the artists I have been buying on vinyl lately, only Solar Fields and Bluetech have had consistently great... See full review
Alexander Robotnick - Vintage Robotnicks
posted a review of Alexander Robotnick - Vintage Robotnicks. about 1 year ago
Lovely record! The tri-color vinyl is truly spectacular and the OG electro is a joy to listen to.
Empirion - Resume
posted a review of Empirion - Resume. about 1 year ago
Resume is the long-awaited return to the music world for Jamie & Austin, the surviving members of 90s industrial-techno act Empirion. And what a triumphant return it is. Energetic breakbeats, devastating kicks, oldschool EBM basslines and TV samples... See full review
DJ Brad (2) - Ecstaticacti
posted a review of DJ Brad (2) - Ecstaticacti. about 1 year ago
Excellent tribal-tech mix by Moontribe stalwart DJ Brad. Back when I was a Moontribe regular in LA, I got to know Brad and really looked forward to his sets, as he was one of the few DJs at those events who played techno with regularity. Ecstaticati... See full review
Der Dritte Raum - Electric Friends
submitted Der Dritte Raum - Electric Friends. about 1 year ago
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Lab's Cloud - The Structure of Emotions
posted a review of Lab's Cloud - The Structure of Emotions. about 1 year ago
Structure of Emotions is a landmark release in the growing discography of Lab's Cloud. For the first time ever, we hear Raul go into totally beatless ambient, and the results are beautiful, introspective, and meditative. I think meditation must have... See full review
Various - Astralasia And Friends - The Darkest Voyage
posted a review of Various - Astralasia And Friends - The Darkest Voyage. about 1 year ago
I finally got my hands on this massive collection of music, as well as the 2xLP "sampler," and first of all thanks Keith for the awesome support especially across the Atlantic. As a longtime Astralasia junkie, I really wanted to have this in the... See full review
Yello - Pocket Universe
posted a comment on Yello - Pocket Universe. about 1 year ago
Yay, another win for music lovers and a blow to greedy resellers. Can't wait to see those $400+ listings drop to probably a quarter of that or less soon ;)
Yello - Yell40 Years
posted a review of Yello - Yell40 Years. about 1 year ago
Damn you Yello for making me buy both this and the 2xLP version. I mean, not really, I love you guys to death, but it would have been nice to have the collector's book AND vinyl in one package, rather than be forced to get the CDs. Which are cool,... See full review
Cinnamon Chasers - Doorways
posted a review of Cinnamon Chasers - Doorways. about 1 year ago
Russ returns to his Cinnamon Chasers project with the excellent Doorways, bringing back his trademark sound that hovers somewhere in between progressive house, 80s synth, electropop and disco. The album really gets going for me with Regency, when he... See full review
Cinnamon Chasers - Doorways
submitted Cinnamon Chasers - Doorways. about 1 year ago
Die Krupps - Stahlwerkrequiem
posted a review of Die Krupps - Stahlwerkrequiem . about 1 year ago
Well this was quite a surprise. A live, improvised, psychedelic-rock-industrial jam session between Die Krupps and a few guests, and it literally sounds like something out of an old Tarantino movie, just amped up to 11. Took me long enough to discover... See full review
Tor - Oasis Sky
posted a review of Tor - Oasis Sky. about 1 year ago
Yay, Tor is back after a 5 year hiatus! Album-wise that is, as he's been releasing track teasers and mixes on his Soundcloud for the last few years. At any rate, I was stoked to see he is continuing with vinyl releases, which started back when... See full review
The Orb - No Sounds Are Out Of Bounds
posted a review of The Orb - No Sounds Are Out Of Bounds. about 1 year ago
Other than the hard-to-find and/or overpriced bundles that include a CD of the instrumentals, this is the only other way to get those instrumental versions. I'm one of those Orb fans that do *not* like the vocals on these tracks, but I love the music,... See full review
Global Communication Retranslated From 'Blood Music' By Chapterhouse - Pentamerous Metamorphosis
posted a review of Global Communication Retranslated From 'Blood Music' By Chapterhouse - Pentamerous Metamorphosis. about 1 year ago
A beautiful repress, both in terms of packaging and vinyl printing. This music is made for vinyl IMO - hearing lush ambient music like this digitally, just strips some of the life out of the music. Certainly a matter of preference but that's how I... See full review
VNV Nation - Automatic
posted a review of VNV Nation - Automatic. about 1 year ago
I can't believe we're already coming up to the 10 year anniversary of Automatic, and that inspired me (an impetus to fight! Ha!) to finally give this album the credit its due all these years later. But first, I want to say something about VNV Nation.... See full review
Wagon Christ - Recepticon
posted a comment on Wagon Christ - Recepticon. about 1 year ago
FYI, PoR mailed me another vinyl and it does not have the skipping issue and sounds great. Thank you Brian & PoR! Much appreciated!
Solar Fields - Green
posted a review of Solar Fields - Green. about 1 year ago
Musically this is my favorite of the 3 RGB comps, and this vinyl remaster sounds incredible, just like its predecessor, Red. Really clean pressing, solid dynamics, just an all around great mastering job. I really wish I had learned about the boxset... See full review
Lab's Cloud - Underwater Galaxy
posted a review of Lab's Cloud - Underwater Galaxy. about 1 year ago
Another excellent "chillgressive" album from Spain's Lab's Cloud. Raúl has released what I consider some of the best examples of this style that merges progressive psy-trance, ambient and downtempo, and Underwater Galaxy is another strong chapter in... See full review
Wagon Christ - Recepticon
posted a comment on Wagon Christ - Recepticon. about 1 year ago
Sounds like there were different batches at the pressing plant, some with the issue, some without. I emailed People of Rhythm about it and hopefully they will be willing to exchange the affected LPs.
Wagon Christ - Recepticon
posted a review of Wagon Christ - Recepticon. about 1 year ago
LOVE this new album by Mr. Vibert, a much welcomed and much needed splash of oldschool, sample-heavy breaks and downtempo in these super annoying recent times. LP is beautiful with a really heavy duty gatefold cover and nicely pressed wax, and came... See full review