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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 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!)
Recent Activity
posted a comment on Coil - Love's Secret Domain. 6 days ago
"Cute" and "Coil" are two words I never thought I would see in the same sentence before :P
posted a review of Yello - Pocket Universe. 6 days 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
posted a review of Paul van Dyk - Seven Ways. 8 days 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 of Jiri.Ceiver - Head.Phon. 17 days ago
Agree with simon's review - "misfiring" is a great way to describe this album which to me always felt like it tried too hard to be both IDM and techno, and unfortunately kind of failed at each. YMMV of course - tons of people thought otherwise and... See full review
posted a review that has since been deleted. 17 days ago
posted a review of Hardfloor - X-Mix - Jack The Box. 17 days 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
posted a review of Hardfloor - Funalogue. 17 days 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
posted a review of Youth & Gaudi - Astronaut Alchemists. 17 days 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.
posted a review of Gabriel Le Mar - Berlin Guitar. 19 days 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
submitted Gabriel Le Mar - Berlin Guitar. 19 days ago
posted a comment on Eat Static - Crash And Burn!. 19 days ago
Welcome to the world of Eat Static! You have been warned...
posted a review of C.O.R.N. Recordings. 20 days 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. 20 days ago
posted a review of Daniel B.. 20 days 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
posted a review of Front 242 - 05:22:09:12 Off. 20 days 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
posted a comment on Shpongle - Codex VI. 20 days ago
They printed a lot of these originally; as of today (7/14/21) there are still copies on Amazon for only $14.
posted a review of Deep Forest - World Mix. 26 days 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
posted a review of Solar Fields - Reflective Frequencies (Special Re-Mastered Edition). 28 days 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
posted a review of Alexander Robotnick - Vintage Robotnicks. about 1 month ago
Lovely record! The tri-color vinyl is truly spectacular and the OG electro is a joy to listen to.
posted a review of Empirion - Resume. about 1 month 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
posted a review of DJ Brad (2) - Ecstaticacti. about 1 month 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
submitted Der Dritte Raum - Electric Friends. about 1 month ago
posted a comment on BT - ESCM. about 1 month ago
Yeah, it's silly. It wasn't limited at all when it first hit record stores, I remember seeing it everywhere. Probably a mixture of no one wanting to sell (nostalgia) and the ones that do trying to capitalize on the low inventory. My friend just got a... See full review
posted a review of Lab's Cloud - The Structure of Emotions. about 1 month 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
posted a review of Various - Astralasia And Friends - The Darkest Voyage. 2 months 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
posted a comment on Yello - Pocket Universe. 2 months 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 ;)
posted a review of Yello - Yell40 Years. 2 months 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
posted a review of Cinnamon Chasers - Doorways. 3 months 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
submitted Cinnamon Chasers - Doorways. 3 months ago
posted a review of Die Krupps - Stahlwerkrequiem . 3 months 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
posted a review of Tor - Oasis Sky. 3 months 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
posted a review of The Orb - No Sounds Are Out Of Bounds. 3 months 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
posted a review of Global Communication Retranslated From 'Blood Music' By Chapterhouse - Pentamerous Metamorphosis. 3 months 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
posted a review of VNV Nation - Automatic. 4 months 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
posted a comment on Wagon Christ - Recepticon. 4 months ago
FYI, PoR mailed me another vinyl and it does not have the skipping issue and sounds great. Thank you Brian & PoR! Much appreciated!
posted a review of Solar Fields - Green. 5 months 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
posted a review of Lab's Cloud - Underwater Galaxy. 6 months 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
posted a comment on Wagon Christ - Recepticon. 6 months 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.
posted a review of Wagon Christ - Recepticon. 6 months 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
posted a review of Bluetech - Underwater Cities. 6 months ago
Evan does it again, this time with an oldschool electro influence meshed seamlessly under (water?) his calling card sound palette. A warm, organic intro gives way to the title track, featuring a beat that could have come from Aux 88 combined with a... See full review
posted a review of Sexual Harrassment - I Need A Freak. 7 months ago
Was super excited to get this reissue of LT's classic electro LP, but was let down by the audio quality. Sounds like a cassette honestly. Muted highs, hollow bass, and pretty narrow and flat overall. You'd think a re-release of this magnitude would be... See full review
posted a review of Solar Fields - Red. 7 months ago
Getting this 2xLP re-release of Red made me revisit this chapter in Magnus's history, which was a welcome exercise as I feel the RGB compilations were perhaps not as well received as his main artist albums. As compilations, they collected tracks from... See full review
submitted El Huervo - A Thing With Feathers. 8 months ago
posted a review of El Huervo. 8 months ago
Surprised that Niklas aka El Huervo is not getting more love here on Discogs. This man makes some super original music, and colorful, somewhat abstract paintings, all of which make an appearance on his releases. His last couple of vinyl releases (as... See full review
posted a review of Kick Bong - Zelitude. 8 months ago
Great album (as always) by Franck! Great atmosphere throughout, melodic and melancholy, with a very danceable aspect to some of the tracks. "Chillgressive" I'd call it, to borrow a term I heard from AstroPilot. You'll even hear a kind of oldschool... See full review
submitted Kick Bong - Zelitude. 8 months ago
posted a review of Bola - Soup. 10 months ago
I almost - *almost* being the key word - think Mr. Fitten didn't realize how brilliant his music was at the beginning, because it's not often you get a song like Forcasa 3 to just happen to be on your debut album. To this day, this is *the* most... See full review
posted a review of Sun Electric - 30.7.94 Live. 10 months ago
I *finally* got my hands on this Japanese pressing after years of putting off the cost of admission. I can't even remember how many times I had listened to this album digitally, but it's a different feeling altogether knowing that you've got the real... See full review
posted a review of Bluetech - Sines & Singularities. 10 months ago
So I have bought every vinyl Evan has released since he fully got back into his music and label again, and while I still think Holotrope is the best *new* release he has put out on vinyl to this point (aurally and visually), I think this remaster of... See full review
submitted Front 242 - No Comment. 10 months ago