Music Archeaologist, Genre Nerd, and RYM Box Set Head. I'm an ex-dj from Denver with a love for the UK and especially dance music, but I'm wide open in my love for all kinds of genres and exploring them. Snobbery and rudeness is not my cup of tea, respect and pursuit of musical history is my passion. I've ran a lot of different blogs, made some of my own amateur and niche music, but my love is in my lists. You can see my 900+ lists covering everything I've known or loved on RYM.

I'm using Discogs more and more for some more lists for upcoming RYM Box Sets. If you have any recommendations on my RYM or Discogs lists shoot a pm! Thanks!

Check out that comprehensive Genre Project on RYM. New portal here
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My Playlists from that Project are on my YouTube and Spotify Accounts.

Anyone in my friend's list has either great reviews, lists, or forum comments. I do have an index of all the great Electronic Discogs lists on my site that are great resources.

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Various - Slowstyle Essence Vol. 1
posted a comment on Various - Slowstyle Essence Vol. 1. over 2 years ago
Tag this and other slowstyle comps with lento violento please.
SpeedyQ's & Armaguet Nad - Untitled
posted a comment on SpeedyQ's & Armaguet Nad - Untitled. over 2 years ago
4 people complaining about prices and not a single one reviewing the release??
Various - Killerbeats (Feed Your Head)
posted a comment on Various - Killerbeats (Feed Your Head). over 4 years ago
The essential progressive breaks mix that no one picked up at the time. So many great tunes and yet nobody knows about this release.
Gus Gus* - Purple
posted a review of Gus Gus* - Purple. over 4 years ago
Purple (Sasha V The Light) is likely the greatest progressive breaks track other than Hybrid's Finished Symphony. While the original and the 1997 solo Sasha remix made it onto a few dj mixes, its was the '98 version with The Light co-mixing that made... See full review
Sons Of Mecha - Rocweiller / Rocweiller (Rennie Pilgrem Remix)
posted a review of Sons Of Mecha - Rocweiller / Rocweiller (Rennie Pilgrem Remix). over 4 years ago
The first Tearout Breaks record? Might be.....Utterly wicked tune. Agree?
DJ Hardware - Phunky Breaks From The Vault Vol.I
posted a review of DJ Hardware - Phunky Breaks From The Vault Vol.I. over 4 years ago

Yet another hard hitting Dj Hardware mix. This one features the Toxic Twins, the combination of DJ Hardware himself and DJ Remix. Those are some of the hardest tracks on this compilation. Omar Santana has an appearance as you would expect with a... See full review
Deadly Avenger - Coney Island Baby
posted a comment on Deadly Avenger - Coney Island Baby. over 4 years ago
Actually that was from an issue of Playboy, artist is Vargas.
Lunatic Calm - Metropol
posted a review of Lunatic Calm - Metropol. over 4 years ago
An industrial mix of Big Beat where The Prodigy left off and where bands like Pitchshifter later picked it up. Again they seemed to succeed less based on album recognition and more on soundtrack cameos (Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, The Matrix: Music... See full review
DJ Hardware - Trip Hop Acid Phunk 3 - The Hard Edition
posted a review of DJ Hardware - Trip Hop Acid Phunk 3 - The Hard Edition. over 4 years ago
Omar Santana makes a third consecutive appearance, this time under the Wizard of OH alias. DJ Voodoo & The Liquid Method makes 2 appearances here, with Slam being much heavier than the first. Omar's influence shines a bit more than unusual as this... See full review
Various - ID&T Classics Part 1
posted a review of Various - ID&T Classics Part 1. over 4 years ago
As you will notice on the ID&T main page, there's a lot whining by older Hardcore fans that their old Hardcore label had changed directions. What is often not discussed or applauded is how important they became as part of Marco V's early arsenal of... See full review
Spicelab - The Spicelab E.P.
posted a comment on Spicelab - The Spicelab E.P.. over 4 years ago
Why do people keep saying techno on a classic trance release. lol.

Great EP. Oliver Lieb is a master.
Various - Disco Re-Adventures
posted a comment on Various - Disco Re-Adventures. over 8 years ago
Just needed to comment this is a fantastic re-edit compilation. This has some of the best disco editors and their tracks. There really is not a weak track here.
Various - New York City Disco
posted a review of Various - New York City Disco. over 8 years ago
Well this is a dj mixed release. With the Ritchie Family track being a 2 min medley that's repeated 3 times and then "Band of Gold" awkwardly jammed in there abruptly before a slightly better mix in of Diana Ross (which is sped up and then noticeably... See full review
The Creatures (2) - Expansion - L'Altro Mondo Studios
posted a review of The Creatures (2) - Expansion - L'Altro Mondo Studios. over 14 years ago
"Machine's Drama" is a brilliant bit of Italo-Disco. Dark as hell electro. The rest is pretty decent space disco and atmospheric soundscapes. Way better then the cover indicates. Worth obtaining for the 1st track alone.
Bent - Always
posted a review of Bent - Always. over 14 years ago
Ashley Beedle's Mahavishnu Remix is magnificent. This is a fantastic record that is a great set starter or finisher. Its one of those records that has been talked enough this decade to really be seen as a highlight for deep house. Certainly one I... See full review
Electribe 101 - Talking With Myself
posted a comment on Electribe 101 - Talking With Myself. over 14 years ago
Sadly both the Knuckles remix and the original do so little for me. I've tried to backtrack and appreciate this often raved about deep house track but it just seems rather weak personally. The original is definitely better but still just does not hold... See full review
Black Rascals Featuring Roger Harris (3) - Keeping My Mind
posted a review of Black Rascals Featuring Roger Harris (3) - Keeping My Mind. over 14 years ago
Another alias of the Blaze duo, this is fantastic house and probably the best example of the difference in "styles" of garage house and deep house. Side A "Keeping in my Mind" is upbeat Garage with a representative vocal. Side B "Blaze Theme Track" is... See full review
The Police - When The World Is Running Down (You Can't Go Wrong)
posted a comment on The Police - When The World Is Running Down (You Can't Go Wrong). over 14 years ago
Fantastic bootleg!!
Headrillaz - Spacefuck
posted a review of Headrillaz - Spacefuck. over 14 years ago
A pretty good big beat track in a Crystal Method meets Uberzone kind of vibe. Nice and spacey but with a ton of energy too.
Various - The Trip Hop Test - Part One
posted a review of Various - The Trip Hop Test - Part One. over 14 years ago
Welll here it is, proto-Big Beat. Still very much not fully formed and reaching out in lots of different directions. You have the Chemical Brothers "My Mercury Mouth" (as the Dust Brothers their pre-album alias) as an early pre-debut track that's... See full review
Propellerheads / David Arnold - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
posted a review of Propellerheads / David Arnold - On Her Majesty's Secret Service. over 14 years ago
My favorite James Bond theme and an amazing adaption by the Propellerheads. The Propellerheads were totally enraptured with 60's spy themes and beat culture so this adaption makes perfect sense. One of their best productions.
Electrofunk - Situation
posted a comment on Electrofunk - Situation. over 14 years ago
well its a white label bootleg from 2005... were you expecting quality? see the original then.
David Morales, Dave Seaman And BT - Renaissance Worldwide: Singapore
posted a review of David Morales, Dave Seaman And BT - Renaissance Worldwide: Singapore. over 14 years ago
Dave Seaman's is seamless and extraordinary. I still play Drunk as a Monk/Elements routinely. Plenty of other great tracks and mixed extremely well. The BT set is also am amazing set of progressive breaks.
Lustral - Everytime
posted a review of Lustral - Everytime. over 14 years ago
While the Mike Koglin may be the better known (ie epic trance) version, the original Nalin & Kane remix I feel is a far superior track. It really does a good job of straddling being a Progressive House track but still has faster bpm's and very... See full review
React 2 Rhythm - Whatever You Dream
posted a comment on React 2 Rhythm - Whatever You Dream. over 14 years ago
Haven't heard this track in almost 15 years, but I remember this long ago off one of those early Trance comps. Amazing tracey prog house track. Light Mix is the one I loved. Tune!
Ralphi Rosario Featuring Xavier Gold* - You Used To Hold Me
posted a review of Ralphi Rosario Featuring Xavier Gold* - You Used To Hold Me. over 14 years ago
A much needed Diva in the mostly male Chicago House scene. The spoken bridge is pretty hilarious and a bit dated but the rest of the song is pretty ace. If the rap bridge on "Last Night a Dj Saved my Life" is forgiveable then certainly so is this one.... See full review
Various - Classic Garage Mastercuts Volume 1
posted a review of Various - Classic Garage Mastercuts Volume 1. over 14 years ago
I've recently been looking into Garage House as it was an important of House history and very detatched from the Chicago sound that has received most of the attention by historians. Well this collection is probably the single best collection of garage... See full review
Nine Inch Nails - Head Like A Hole
posted a review of Nine Inch Nails - Head Like A Hole. over 16 years ago
Opal mix is rather unusual version, also known as the "Hip-Hop mix", although its more of a sped up breakbeat, and the chorus sounds refreshingly different. Distortion eventually consumes the end of the track and Trent's vocal of "you know, you know... See full review