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 600+ lists covering everything I've known or loved on RYM
https://rateyourmusic.com/list/TheScientist/

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

Check out that comprehensive Genre Project on RYM. New portal here https://rymboxset.blogspot.com/
Or the classic view, here https://rateyourmusic.com/list/TheScientist/rym-ultimate-box-set/
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.
Recent Activity
posted a comment on Various - Killerbeats (Feed Your Head). 4 months 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.
posted a review of Gus Gus* - Purple. 4 months 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 it ... See full review
posted a review of Sons Of Mecha - Rocweiller / Rocweiller (Rennie Pilgrem Remix). 4 months ago
The first Tearout Breaks record? Might be.....Utterly wicked tune. Agree?
posted a review of DJ Hardware - Phunky Breaks From The Vault Vol.I. 5 months 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 remix ... See full review
posted a comment on Deadly Avenger - Coney Island Baby. 5 months ago
Actually that was from an issue of Playboy, artist is Vargas.
posted a review of Lunatic Calm - Metropol. 5 months 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 From ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Hardware - Trip Hop Acid Phunk 3 - The Hard Edition. 5 months 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 comp ... See full review
posted a review of Various - ID&T Classics Part 1. 5 months 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
posted a comment on Spicelab - The Spicelab E.P.. 6 months ago
Why do people keep saying techno on a classic trance release. lol.

Great EP. Oliver Lieb is a master.
posted a comment on Various - Disco Re-Adventures. over 4 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.
posted a review of Various - New York City Disco. over 4 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
posted a review of The Creatures (2) - Expansion - L'Altro Mondo Studios. over 10 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.
posted a review of Bent - Always. over 10 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 would ... See full review
posted a comment on Electribe 101 - Talking With Myself. over 10 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
posted a review of Black Rascals Featuring Roger Harris (3) - Keeping My Mind. over 10 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
posted a comment on The Police - When The World Is Running Down (You Can't Go Wrong). over 10 years ago
Fantastic bootleg!!
posted a review of Headrillaz - Spacefuck. over 10 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.
posted a review of Various - The Trip Hop Test - Part One. over 10 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 rather ... See full review
posted a review of Propellerheads / David Arnold - On Her Majesty's Secret Service. over 10 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.
posted a comment on Yazoo - Situation. over 10 years ago
well its a white label bootleg from 2005... were you expecting quality? see the original then.
posted a review of David Morales, Dave Seaman And BT - Renaissance Worldwide: Singapore. over 10 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.
posted a review of Lustral - Everytime. over 10 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 trancey ... See full review
posted a comment on React 2 Rhythm - Whatever You Dream. over 10 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!
posted a review of Ralphi Rosario Featuring Xavier Gold* - You Used To Hold Me. over 10 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
posted a review of Various - Classic Garage Mastercuts Volume 1. over 10 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
posted a review of Nine Inch Nails - Head Like A Hole. over 12 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 who ... See full review