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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 Chillgressions 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, FSOL, 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.

Recent Activity

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Fabrik Nos - Lessons In EBM Vol. 8
submitted Fabrik Nos - Lessons In EBM Vol. 8. 18 days ago
Steve Eagle - Chillgressions 3
submitted Steve Eagle - Chillgressions 3. 25 days ago
Various - The X-Files - Songs In The Key Of X
posted a review of Various - The X-Files - Songs In The Key Of X. about 1 month ago
Great pressing and the vinyl looks spectacular, but some of the tracks just don't sound very good - Meat Puppets, Danzig and Rob Zombie especially - but this is due to the original source material and not the vinyl. They just didn't have great... See full review
Steve Eagle - Chillgressions 1
submitted Steve Eagle - Chillgressions 1. 2 months ago
Steve Eagle - Chillgressions 2
submitted Steve Eagle - Chillgressions 2. 2 months ago
Steve Eagle - Synthpop Sessions #2
submitted Steve Eagle - Synthpop Sessions #2. 2 months ago
Steve Eagle - Where Have U Been
submitted Steve Eagle - Where Have U Been. 2 months ago
The Human League - Travelogue
posted a review of The Human League - Travelogue. 6 months ago
Weak, needless, boring, unconvincing, unmemorable... wow, I thought I was one of the grumpiest guys on Discogs but you win the prize by a landslide! I'd like to hear your strong, necessary, engaging, and memorable musical recordings from 1979/1980 and... See full review
Beborn Beton - Darkness Falls Again
posted a review of Beborn Beton - Darkness Falls Again. 7 months ago
Musically, I love the new BB album. It's exactly what you would expect from the German synthpop masters - catchy, with a range of emotions from happy to melancholy, tightly produced, and right to the point. It's slightly updated for today's times, but... See full review
Entheogenic - Spontaneous Illumination
posted a review of Entheogenic - Spontaneous Illumination. 7 months ago
Wow. Just wow. Matthias & Nebulosa is doing a truly phenomenal job with pressing these Entheogenic albums onto wax, and I couldn't be happier with how sophomore album turned out. One of the better sounding LPs I've heard all year, and there is... See full review
Solar Fields - Random Friday
posted a review of Solar Fields - Random Friday. 8 months ago
Another fantastic Solar Fields pressing on Sidereal. I always thought this was one of the better mastered SF albums originally, so it sounds simply divine on vinyl. So tight and balanced, with plenty of low end oomph but also a soft sheen over... See full review
Camouflage - Greyscale
posted a review of Camouflage - Greyscale. 8 months ago
Returned to this album after playing it on repeat for weeks in 2015. What an incredible album - i wish the Camo boys would follow this up with something soon.

Count On Me - one of the greatest duets in synthpop history, IMO! Not enough of these... See full review
Information Society - Peace And Love, Inc.
posted a review of Information Society - Peace And Love, Inc.. 8 months ago
Peace & Love is my favorite InSoc album by a long shot, and I was incredibly excited to hear it on vinyl finally. Sadly, it was a major disappointment for a number of reasons.

- A victim of the loudness war. While it's not technically listed as a... See full review
Eat Static - Ecstatic Collection
posted a review of Eat Static - Ecstatic Collection. 9 months ago
jrporter1 - you could be right, but of all the labels in the world Merv could have given his blessing to, why would he choose Cleopatra...
Entheogenic - Kykeon
posted a review of Entheogenic - Kykeon. 9 months ago
Another beautiful and high quality release from Entheogenic and Nebulosa Records! Like Animism before it, this Kykeon vinyl comes in a thick, sturdy gatefold with poly-lined inner sleeves, great art printing, and solid, noiseless 180g wax. I'm one of... See full review
Eat Static - Ecstatic Collection
posted a review of Eat Static - Ecstatic Collection. 10 months ago
Uhh... where did this come from? Did Merv have anything to do with this? As usual for Cleopatra, I see incorrect information (there are no "alternate versions" of any tracks that I can see), and why was Crash & Burn randomly included? While I love... See full review
Entheogenic - Kykeon
posted a review of Entheogenic - Kykeon. 10 months ago
Last one available is actually €100,00! But he always seems to find more after the fact, so I doubt this is truly the last one. Also, this marbled version is only slightly more limited than the black one, and black vinyl always sounds better anyway,... See full review
Bluetech - Phoenix Rising
posted a review of Bluetech - Phoenix Rising. 10 months ago
Incredible sounding remaster, as we've come to expect from Bluetech's ongoing vinyl remaster series. The analog equipment used to produce these remasters shines through beautifully and creates an almost-new sounding album. I can't even remember what... See full review
Cut / Copy* - January Tape
posted a review of Cut / Copy* - January Tape. 11 months ago
Excellent pressing and an excellent musical deviation from the norm for the Cut Cop boys. Dreamy ambient and a little bit of energy thrown in here and there. Seven years ago this was released on cassette only, and of course sold out fast. While I'm... See full review
Cut / Copy* - January Tape
submitted Cut / Copy* - January Tape. 11 months ago
De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising
posted a review of De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising. 11 months ago
Super solid reissue of one of hip-hop's all-time classic LPs. While not a gatefold, the jacket is thick and well made, and it contains two nice, glossy record sleeves and a cool comic strip insert. Unfortunately, as is all too often the case with... See full review
The Birthday Massacre - Walking With Strangers
posted a review of The Birthday Massacre - Walking With Strangers. about 1 year ago
While I totally feel you... that is not how the vinyl market works my friend. Vinyl runs these days are usually fairly limited (maybe a few hundred to few thousand depending on the release/artist/label), so that's why it's important to buy them when... See full review
posted a review of Underworld - Drift Series 1 - Additional Releases. about 1 year ago
Did Underworld not provide a cover image for this download?
posted a review that has since been deleted. about 1 year ago
Carbon Based Lifeforms - Stochastic
posted a review of Carbon Based Lifeforms - Stochastic. about 1 year ago
Music: Stochastic is a deep, beatless, sleepy ambient album from the Swedish masters. It's not the most accessible album of theirs and might leave a few fans wanting for those tasty 303 lines and kick drums, but it's still an interesting foray into... See full review
Kliment - Path To Extinction
posted a review of Kliment - Path To Extinction. about 1 year ago
More sinister psy-tech from Kliment, who has taken a total 180 from his earlier days of ambient & downtempo. Path to Extinction features two serious bangers, Oblak and Jung's Junk, the latter of which is possibly my favorite track of Kliment's so far.... See full review
Kliment - Interdependence
posted a review of Kliment - Interdependence. about 1 year ago
Fantastic dark, twisted, psychedelic techno (or is that techy psytrance?) from Kliment. I love this shit. While at its core it's psytrance, it features way more creative programming than most producers in that genre, with endless sounds and textures... See full review
Sven Väth - Catharsis
posted a review of Sven Väth - Catharsis. about 1 year ago
Sven Väth is back! Catharis is Sven's 30-year anniversary album, a nod to his roots in techno, ambient, and trance, with modern production sensibilities courtesy of Gregor Tresher. The two work together wonderfully on this album, which features... See full review
Tecnica - Blockchain
submitted Tecnica - Blockchain. about 1 year ago
Rammstein - Herzeleid
posted a review of Rammstein - Herzeleid. about 1 year ago
This is a must-have reissue of a classic German metal album. In my opinion it sounds great with really strong dynamics, especially across the lower freqs (those kick drums kick ass) and vocal mids. It comes in a lovely, thick gatefold with embossed... See full review
Judas Priest - Firepower
posted a review of Judas Priest - Firepower. about 1 year ago
My god this vinyl sounds amazing, and the album is (wait for it... blasphemy coming...) possibly the greatest Priest album start to finish that I've ever heard! I remember seeing them on the Firepower tour right after it dropped, and I couldn't... See full review
Megadeth - The Sick, The Dying... And The Dead!
posted a review of Megadeth - The Sick, The Dying... And The Dead!. about 1 year ago
Vinyl-specific comments:
The Pros: Comes with a special 7" single, the records all sound incredible, and the lenticular cover is gorgeous.
The Cons: The lenticular cover isn't really a cover at all - just an insert - not attached to the gatefold... See full review
Fabrik Nos - Lessons In EBM Vol. 7
submitted Fabrik Nos - Lessons In EBM Vol. 7. about 1 year ago
Zen Baboon - Hidden Frogs
submitted Zen Baboon - Hidden Frogs. about 1 year ago
Zen Baboon
posted a review of Zen Baboon. about 1 year 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. about 1 year 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. over 2 years ago
Steve Eagle - Blessings In Black
submitted Steve Eagle - Blessings In Black. over 2 years ago
Steve Eagle - Together In Space
submitted Steve Eagle - Together In Space. over 2 years ago
Steve Eagle - Synthpop Sessions #1
submitted Steve Eagle - Synthpop Sessions #1. over 2 years ago
Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft
posted a comment on Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft. over 2 years 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. over 2 years 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. over 2 years ago
Steve Eagle - 90s Hip-Hop Vol. 1
submitted Steve Eagle - 90s Hip-Hop Vol. 1. over 2 years ago
Coil - Love's Secret Domain
posted a comment on Coil - Love's Secret Domain. over 3 years 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. over 3 years 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. over 3 years 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
posted a review that has since been deleted. over 3 years ago
posted a review that has since been deleted. over 3 years ago
Hardfloor - X-Mix - Jack The Box
posted a review of Hardfloor - X-Mix - Jack The Box. over 3 years 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