Hi, my name is Leon (aka 'justice808' @ all various forums and blogs, 'funk_wid_it' here @ Discogs and 'RealFreshBlog' @ YouTube).
I'm an underground dance music enthusiast - both old school and new school - and I love all the following dance music genres (in no order):-

1.Italo-Disco
2.Chicago House
3.Acid
4.Detroit Techno
5.Electro
6.Vocoder Funk
7.Disco
8.Boogie
9.Drum n Bass / Jungle
10.Old school Rap / Hip-Hop
11.80s & 90s R & B
12.Soul
13.Electronica / Ambient / Soundtrack
14.Miami Bass
15.Latin Freestyle
16.Bass & Bleep
17.Hardcore / Breakbeat
18.Dubstep / Bass / UK Funky / Grime / UK Garage
19.Jazz
20.Belgium New Beat
21.Funk
22.New York / New Jersey Garage

Note:Nothing in my collection is for sale.

Keep it real!



Recent Activity
posted a comment on The Martian - Particle Shower / The Voice Of Grandmother. 16 days ago
The explanation of the title brelson is something like thus: The actual title and thinking behind 'Voice Of Grandmother' is to do with a native american 'spirit' grandmother (remember that the Red Planet series has a deep connection with Native America ... See full review
posted a comment on The Martian - Ghostdancer. 16 days ago
Then I stand corrected. Thanks Neilypeeel and dexterfeng once again for the correct confirmation date. Nice one.
posted a comment on The Martian - The Long Winter Of Mars. 16 days ago
My bad. Many thanks dexterfeng for the correct confirmation date.
posted a comment on Psyche / Rhythim Is Rhythim - Relics (Album Sampler). 16 days ago
'Kao-Tic Harmony (Relic Of Relics)' was actually mixed by both Derrick May and Carl Craig.
posted a comment on "Pretty" Tony* - Get Some. 16 days ago
Init! What the hell was up with the Dick Van Dyke vocals on this release? Did Pretty Tony think that was cool or something? I've seen this happen, producers from the USA adding these DVD style vocals, quite a few times with records from the 80s. Weird. ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Enforcers (Volume One). 16 days ago
I could be wrong but I believe Is This is a solo project of Dego from 4 Hero.
posted a comment on Station Bass - Bass - The Countdown Remixes!. 16 days ago
FYI: The year for this release is 1997.
posted a comment on Cybotron - Motor City Machine Music: An Exploration Of Cybotron. 16 days ago
Damn, did anyone else read the sleeve notes for this release? Juan talks about an unreleased Cybotron track that they did called 'Shuttle Flight '. He also mentions Derrick May having something to do with it! How I would love to hear that!
posted a comment on Derrick May - Innovator. 16 days ago
"Yes, its a an anthology of Techno's most important producer. Yes, it's lavishly packaged and yes, it's stupidly rare now, but I've never figured out why so many of the tracks are little more than snippets (why chop "Emanon" in two, for instance?), ... See full review
posted a comment on Derrick May - Innovator. 16 days ago
Note that 'Icon (Montage Mix)' is a different version to the same titled mix that appears on the '93 'Virtual Sex' compilation on Buzz Records. It starts out with additional strings and is also shorter than the version on Buzz Records. But what a track!
posted a comment on Strand - Floyd Cramer's Revenge. 16 days ago
What an absolute beauty 'Zephyr' is! It's certainly one of the best Detroit Techno tracks of 1996 as far as I'm concerned. But no doubt discovered by most first via the classic 'Real People: The Detroit Techno Album' on React Records from the same ... See full review
posted a comment on K-Hand* - Feel. 16 days ago
'Mystery' first came out in 1993 on this Tresor records compilation EP: https://www.discogs.com/detroit-techno-soul-ep/release/26462
posted a comment that has since been deleted. 16 days ago
posted a comment on Juan Atkins - 20 Years 1985 - 2005. 16 days ago
Out of all the many numbers of Juan's own back cat of tunes that he could've picked he goes and leaves out the essential 'Techno City'. I, for one, would've thought it would be one of the first on his list to add. Weird, eh? But it surely has to be ... See full review
posted a comment on Derrick May - Innovator. 16 days ago
I'm just curious...what's "poor" about the Juan Atkins remix of 'Wiggin'? I personally think it's very good as with all Juan's tracks and mixes over the years.
posted a comment on Michael James (5). 16 days ago
It should be noted that Michael James also co wrote 'Dreams Of Dreamers' with Derrick May. He should certainly be a lot more well known than "that guy that did the piano part" on 'Strings of Life'.

Respect Michael.
posted a comment on Derrick May, Rythim Is Rythim*, Mayday - Innovator. 16 days ago
'Dream Of Dreamers' was written by Derrick May and Michael James. This track unfortunately has never had a 12" release.
posted a comment on DJ Marcello & Derrick May - Serenity. 16 days ago
This joint release turned out to be a bitter disappointment for me. Considering the label and the two artists involved, this is surely one of the worst releases that Mr. May has been involved with? Only three stars I'm afraid and that is really out of ... See full review
posted a comment on Reese - Just Want Another Chance. 16 days ago
It's all about the two amazing versions of 'Just Want Another Chance' for me. Definitely a highlight from the motor city releases to come out that year. I'm not going to go into its later influence on UK Jungle and UK Garage etc. as it has already been ... See full review
posted a comment on Valène - Sauve-moi. 18 days ago
That's a pretty dope track when you consider the year. Many thanks for bringing it to my attention...now straight in the vocoder list it goes!
posted a comment that has since been deleted. 19 days ago
posted a comment on Steven Rutter* & John Shima - Step Into The Light. 19 days ago
I would tend to agree with you regarding the artwork. It seems a little childish (if that's the right word)? Amazing music anyway.
posted a comment on Baby Pop - Minimal Structures. 19 days ago
1 currently for sale for £500 ?! Get in the god damn real world why don't you?! Yep, the madness of certain Discogs sellers continues.
posted a comment on Model 500 - The Chase. 19 days ago
Yes, it is definitely a shame that the 'Smooth' mix wasn't included on the UK pressing. Then again, as enfore quite rightly says, the sound is a lot better quality. My advice? Buy them both and you win/win!
posted a comment on Yvette - Pump Me. 19 days ago
To be fair, this one used to be quite rare and you have to bare in mind that comment was made back in 2004!
The Mayday mix of 'Pump Me' is obviously the killer on this release and is therefore essential for any fans of Detroit Techno. The rest of the ... See full review
posted a comment on The Suburban Knight* - Nocturbulous Behavior. 19 days ago
I had always personally thought that it was released in the winter of 1992.
posted a comment on Yennek - Serena "X" Remix. 19 days ago
Two amazing classics from Kenny Larkin (one with a very good Carl Craig remix); plus one excellent Dan Curtin classic! What a 12"!
posted a comment on MK* - Strider. 19 days ago
Marc used to be a massive computer game fan (no doubt he still is) and 'Strider' was named after the classic Capcom 1990 Sega Genesis computer game of the same name.

FYI:there was also supposed to be a remix by Chez Damier. For some reason it never ... See full review
posted a comment on Egyptian Lover - The Alezby Inn. 19 days ago
Damn straight dylaf. Tell it as it is homie!
posted a comment on BFC - Evolution. 19 days ago
I really don't think the artwork was done by Alan Oldham on the Fragile records releases; his artwork was very different and in a completely different style to the ones that appear on the 1990 Fragile and Transmat ones. But he certainly did the artwork ... See full review
posted a comment on Infiniti / Reel By Real - Techno Por Favor / Sundog. 21 days ago
I didn't know about this! Super!

We should also perhaps mention that 'Techno Por Favor' was co written with James "Suburban Knight" Pennington and one Durrant (his only one writing credit to date), just in case someone thinks this is solely a Juan ... See full review
posted a comment on The Martian - Cosmic Movement / Star Dancer. 21 days ago
Did this really get released in 1993?? I'm sure it came out in 1992.
posted a comment on Dark Comedy - War Of The Worlds. 22 days ago
As the notes say: "Limited to 300 copies. Clear vinyl advance promo release before the Transmat copy was released.
Kenny gave these out at the 1992 New Music Seminar in New York.
The catalog number ART-2001 was used again on another release."

I hope ... See full review
posted a comment on The Teknokrats - Dropout. 22 days ago
What's this 1990 tune like? Any bleeps at all on any of the mixes? I've been wondering for ages now lol.
posted a comment on Sully (5). 22 days ago
WTH, no comments on Sully yet?! Like a fine bottle of red, Sully just keep on getting better and better by the year! So expect 2019 to be another very busy year choc full of essential and must-have Jungle tunes!
posted a comment on Gnork (2). 22 days ago
Cool and versatile producer that can easily go from deep house (in his Gnork guise) to jungle (in his DJ Shark guise) in a heart beat.
posted a comment on Bakground - Clubjammerz. 22 days ago
Bakground is definitely one to watch right now. Big tip!
posted a comment on Various - Point Of Origin. 22 days ago
Now this is what I'm talking about! What an unbelieveable roster of artists!
Big up to DJ Stretch and the Ako Beatz crew.
posted a comment on Sully (5) - Vacancy / Digitalis. 22 days ago
Sully does it once more! Expect big tings again in 2019 (natch) !
posted a comment on Funkadelic - Reworked By Detroiters. 22 days ago
I can't believe that Juan Atkins - given that he's such a fan - wasn't asked to contribute a mix to this damn fine collection of Detroit mixes. Perhaps he was busy, ill or simply didn't have the time? Go figure.
posted a comment on K·OS (Chaos)* Featuring Simianne - Definition Of Love. 25 days ago
Come on, be honest now, do any of you real and true Detroit techno bods actually like this track? I always found it far too commercial for my taste. For me, it's Saunderson's weakest track along with the truly terrible 'Dear John'. Sorry Kevin.
posted a comment on Various - Techno! The New Dance Sound Of Detroit. 25 days ago
I agree that it's funky (as only Detroit can do), but the somewhat tacky vocals spoil it for me. The House mix on the 12" version is a lot better and nearly all instrumental.
posted a comment on Various - 313 Detroit. 25 days ago
Just to correct you on a few mistakes that you've made:-

1.Real By Reel is a Martin Bonds project and has nothing to do with Juan Atkins.
2.Martin Bonds has nothing to do with Aux 88.
3.Keith Tucker and Tommy Hamilton are behind the Aux 88 and Alien FM ... See full review
posted a comment on Moul'e & Lucida* - Aquarium / City In The Clouds. 25 days ago
Each to their own at the end of the day, init? It's all subjective. We're all individuals so we're always going to have a different take on what is good, bad or mediocre. But there's no right or wrong ratings! This 12" is, for me at least, a 5/5 rating. ... See full review
posted a comment that has since been deleted. 25 days ago
posted a comment on Circuitry - Freak. 27 days ago
Big up Wayne! It's so wonderful to see your super hot jamz (finally) getting released at long last!
Cannot wait for more!
posted a comment that has since been deleted. about 1 month ago
posted a comment on Jack Ruby - Global Torrents / Another World. about 1 month ago
'Another World' samples Speedy J - 'Symmetry' (Warp Records) 1994 : https://www.discogs.com/Various-Artificial-Intelligence-II/release/2966
posted a comment on Vext - Recognition / Bubble. about 1 month ago
You definitely should! You certainly won't be disappointed!
posted a comment on D.J. Funk #1* Presents Houz' Mon - Trax From The Dark Side. 2 months ago
'Fear The World' is one of the best Chicago House tracks of the 90's.