Steve Eagle @ Mixcloud (techno, progressive, downtempo, etc)
Fabrik Nos @ Mixcloud (industrial, EBM)

Fabrik Nos @ Soundcloud

Industrial Radio
Lessons In EBM

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 mid-90s techno/trance: Eat Static, System 7, Der Dritte Raum, Sven Väth, Sun Electric, Astralasia, Art of Trance, Hardfloor, Oliver Lieb, Freaky Chakra, Juno Reactor, Union Jack, Underworld 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 much of my collection hasn't been added to Discogs yet but I'm making progress)
Recent Activity
posted a review of Pentatonik - The Last One And The First. 10 days ago
This is an incredible tune by the talented Pentatonik and the famous electronic music vocalist, Kirsty Hirkshaw. Powerful and profound, both lyrically and musically. The lyrics are so poignant I used them on the back of my wedding invitations.

You are ... See full review
submitted Bluetech - The 4 Horsemen Of The Electrocalypse: The Pale Horse. 12 days ago
posted a review of Bluetech - Prima Materia. 20 days ago
Super stoked to finally own Bluetech on vinyl. After tons of CDs and digital albums, it's refreshing to hear his sound - especially his second album - on good ole wax. It's the beginnings of Bluetech and yet has aged very well. To have this totally ... See full review
posted a review of Brainchild - Synfonica / Hypnotic Shuffle. 21 days ago
Synfonica is one of the greatest trance tunes of all time. Released by Eye Q co-founder Matthias Hoffman, it's instantly recognizable with its gothic piano melody, and that HUGE synth line that gets layered over it. Great composition, super engaging, ... See full review
submitted Kick Bong - Mystica. about 1 month ago
submitted Kick Bong - Mystica. about 1 month ago
posted a comment on Thomas Krome. about 1 month ago
Unfortunately it seems Thomas is done with producing, as he has not released anything since 2008's digital compilations (which, btw, was great to have available on digital finally as I have played his records so many times they sound like crap now) and ... See full review
posted a review of Umek - Hell Archetypes. about 1 month ago
Super dark bangin' techno in true Umek fashion. Good to see him back on the dark side.
posted a review of Bluetech - FWD111. about 1 month ago
Nice long mix from Bluetech - about 01:45 and full of great music. A diverse tracklist with some obscure artists (to me, at least) featuring chilled techno and tech house, a little bit of acid and some funky nu-disco/electro type stuff that reminds me of ... See full review
posted a review of Sven Väth - In The Mix - The Sound Of The 19th Season. about 1 month ago
Wonderful mix from Der Papa that keeps a very consistent, upbeat energy throughout. It's nice to hear him deal directly with techno again as some of the previous Season mixes were a bit more on the housey side.
posted a review of Dead Can Dance - Spiritchaser. about 1 month ago
Incredible pressing. Agree with others that this is one of the best sounding LPs I own. The MFSL remaster of Into The Labyrinth is also stunning. DCD on vinyl is about as good as it gets!
posted a comment on Danzig - Skeletons. 2 months ago
I disagree. I've listened on headphones, decent computer speakers, and an audiophile grade setup. It sounds like crap across it all. The fact is, the money was not spent on a legitimate mastering... or the source material was so bad that even mastering ... See full review
posted a comment on Galaxy. 3 months ago
In the future you don't need to post a permanent comment about something like this on an artist page, just edit the incorrect release to point to the correct artist.
posted a review of Nuclear Ramjet - Mission To Sedna. 4 months ago
Mission To Sedna is in my humble opinion a masterpiece of trance. NR usually gets lumped into the Psy/Goa genre, but it's a bit misleading as their style was much more aligned with early Atmos and Son Kite. Progressive melodies, techno-influenced ... See full review
submitted Transform - Transformation. 5 months ago
submitted Der Dritte Raum - RGB. 5 months ago
posted a review of Chymera - Wish EP. 6 months ago
See I think A Question is the real gem here and is unfortunately only available on the digital and CDr promo releases. I first heard this on System 7's sublime The 69 Steps mix several years back, and it quickly became my favorite track on the mix. This ... See full review
posted a review of Juno Reactor - The Mutant Theatre. 7 months ago
Ben Watkins continues his journey as Juno Reactor with the new live performance concept, Mutant Theater, also the title of his latest studio album. As a JR junkie I got both the vinyl and CD, and rather than go into the boring technical details of the ... See full review
posted a comment on Spacetime Continuum Featuring Terence McKenna and Stephen Kent - Alien Dreamtime. 7 months ago
Not sure what you're smoking as it's been available on CD for 25 years
posted a comment on Alice In Chains. 8 months ago
"If Jerry died instead of Layne, that would have affected the band much more" Wow. I think Layne's passing affected the band about as much as they all could take. His former bandmate took his own life a year after Layne's death. They could barely play ... See full review
posted a comment on Alice In Chains. 8 months ago
Wow, you quoted a bunch of historical info about the band, that says absolutely nothing about who they were as musicians, as artists, as people. Congratulations on reducing the power of this band into a bland history lesson. I wish there was a way to ... See full review
posted a review of Sundial Aeon. 8 months ago
Sundial Aeon is a criminally overlooked act from Poland that has been putting out consistently amazing music for years now. I seriously don't understand how they are not more popular than they are. Their sophomore release, Apotheosis, is one of the best ... See full review
posted a review of Richie Hawtin - Enter.Ibiza 2015. 9 months ago
The strongest mix here, in my opinion, is the opener from Hito. Strong track selection with tight, smart mixing. It's actually very similar to the way I spin tech house myself, maybe that's why I'm drawn to it so much. The other mixes are all very solid ... See full review
posted a review of Forma Tadre - The Music Of Erich Zann. 11 months ago
I was very happy to see Andreas re-release this album in 2017, as I never got the chance to hear it when it was first released almost 10 years earlier. The Music of Erich Zann plays very much like a soundtrack, a very dark ambient soundtrack, at that. It ... See full review
posted a review of Various - The World Of Goa Trance. 11 months ago
I largely agree with jan's review, though as a 17 year old rebellious kid when this came out, this comp was the soundtrack to my late night car rides for a long time. Super heavy, pounding, relentless goa trance that was indeed formulaic and repetitive, ... See full review
posted a review of Juno Reactor / Shaun Imrei - Conga Fury / Two Telephone Calls And An Air Raid. 11 months ago
Back in 1998 when I was 17 years old, I volunteered to DJ my high school's student dance. I had no idea how to DJ at the time, but the school was happy to not have to pay for a professional DJ. The DJ booth had two single-disc CD players and a full size ... See full review
posted a review of Solar Quest - Core. 11 months ago
Much, much better than Sola Luna - the Indian balearic stuff is gone, and George has returned to more of a pure downtempo vibe. Nothing too groundbreaking here, just decent chill out music. Strangely, the first half (Core-1) sounds pretty muffled and ... See full review
posted a comment on MP3.com. about 1 year ago
Also: The Echoing Green, Andreas Tilliander, Bluetech, Voco Derman, Blackbelt Andersen, Christian Bloch... quite a few standout artists called mp3.com home at one time.
submitted Steve Eagle - Summer Of Dub. about 1 year ago
posted a review that has since been deleted. about 1 year ago
submitted Fabrik Nos - Lessons In EBM Vol. 5. about 1 year ago
submitted Der Dritte Raum - Polarized Echoes. about 1 year ago
submitted Der Dritte Raum - Polarized Echoes. about 1 year ago
posted a review of Astralasia - Wind On Water. about 1 year ago
As much as I enjoy the vinyl release of this, it was great to also get a digital lossless version by way of this CD reissue. Listening to the CD reminded me how good this album is, and it now gets more rotation than the vinyl, which I try to treat as ... See full review
posted a comment on Astralasia - Oceania. about 1 year ago
This is by far one of the coolest and most interesting looking vinyls I've ever bought. The package comes with a red bow with Astralasia pin wrapped around black fishnet, and once you get those items off, inside you've got the thick, glossy double vinyl ... See full review
submitted Bola - D.E.G.. about 1 year ago
submitted Bola - D.E.G.. about 1 year ago
submitted Steve Eagle - Still Workin. about 1 year ago
submitted Gabriel Le Mar - Flashin' On. about 1 year ago
posted a review of Cinnamon Chasers - Myracom. about 1 year ago
This might be my favorite CC release from start to finish, with the exception of the track Tetra, which for some reason just doesn't do it for me. But the first four tracks are definitely something special, and capture that wistful 80s vibe perfectly, ... See full review
posted a review of Altar Records. about 1 year ago
I respectfully disagree with Articuno's comment. I have several Altar Releases - granted, they're all the original element comps and all the releases from AstroPilot, who IMO was the best artist on the label. And I have absolutely no issue with the ... See full review
posted a review of Vitalic - Voyager. over 2 years ago
The most complete Vitalic album. Where previous Vitalic albums were hit or miss with me, with dancefloor destroyers next to tracks I would often skip, Voyager is quality from start to finish. The energy has been dropped a notch, and it works great ... See full review
posted a comment on Ishq. over 2 years ago
I wouldn't be so harsh as to say their art went nowhere, however I do agree that there has been a sort of generic sameness with Ishq albums after the first couple. With the lone exception of Orchid, released in 2001, in 9 years Ishq has released 30 ... See full review
posted a comment on Tor - Drum Therapy. over 2 years ago
I don't know if Drum Therapy will ever be pressed on vinyl, but Tor's latest album Blue Book IS available on 180g vinyl, via his web shop :)
posted a review of Abakus - Departure. over 2 years ago
Russ has been on a roll lately, releasing his massive "The Archives" collection of unreleased content, under both his Abakus and Cinnamon Chasers monikers, in addition to his last two excellent CC albums from 2015. Departure marks his first full length ... See full review
posted a review of Banco De Gaia - The 9th Of Nine Hearts. over 2 years ago
Banco de Gaia hasn't had a vinyl release in almost 20 years, since 1997's Big Men Cry. As soon as I heard about it I ordered a copy, because who knows when we'll get this treat again. 9th of Nine Hearts has what I consider a very oldschool Banco sound, ... See full review
posted a comment on Underworld - Second Toughest In The Infants. over 2 years ago
Does anyone know if the tracks contained on Disc 2 were remastered for this release?
submitted Steve Eagle - Workin. over 2 years ago
posted a comment on Ultimae Records. over 2 years ago
Totally agree, and also curious what happened, but check Scann-Tec's latest release from this year. Quite good and in the same vein as his first release and that original psychill sound Ultimae made famous.
submitted AstroPilot - Relicts. over 2 years ago