Hi, my name is Leon (aka 'justice808' @ all various forums and blogs etc., 'funk_wid_it' here @ Discogs and 'RealFreshBlog' @ YouTube).

I'm an underground dance music enthusiast - both old school and new school - that loves 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 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

Keep it real!

Note:Nothing in my collection is for sale.



Recent Activity
posted a comment on Paris (38) - I Can Feel It. 2 days ago
What did you think of it? Did you like the track?
posted a comment on Mr Fingers* - Ammnesia. 3 days ago
'Let's Dance All Night' and 'Bye Bye' are exclusive to this LP. Awesome tracks as per usual from Larry.
posted a comment on Various - Trax Records Sampler. 3 days ago
I would love to know what Harry Dennis And Bam Bam's 'Risky Love Affair' sounds like.
posted a comment on Robert Owens / Mr. Fingers - I'm Strong. 3 days ago
A very welcome reissue and remaster of a very hard to find 1987 original Alleviated 12". Thanks Larry and the Clone guys once again!
posted a comment on Fingers Inc. - Another Side. 3 days ago
'I'm Strong' has just been re-released and remastered here: https://www.discogs.com/Robert-Owens-Mr-Fingers-Im-Strong/release/11110677
What other tracks do you hope to be released? I'm sure a compilation will show up at some point!
posted a comment on The Gherkin Jerks* - 1990. 3 days ago
'Mad' Mike Banks was/is certainly a very big fan Of Larry Heard (who isn't?!). And didn't Mike also get influenced by 'Stars' on Red Planet 2 - 'Star Dancer' ? Detroit and Chicago would often influence each other at times.
posted a comment on The Gherkin Jerks* - 1990. 3 days ago
'Mad' Mike Banks was/is certainly a very big fan Of Larry Heard (who isn't?!). And didn't Mike also get influenced by 'Stars' on Red Planet 2 - 'Star Dancer' ? Detroit and Chicago would often influence each other at times.
posted a comment on Blake Baxter - When We Used To Play. 3 days ago
Definitely the best version without a doubt! And to think the so-called 'When We Used To Play (Unreleased Version)' on the 'Retro Techno:Emotions Electric' LP was actually released first three years earlier on a Kool Kat Records compilation in '88! The ... See full review
posted a comment on Larry Sturm. 3 days ago
R.I.P. Larry Sturm.

Larry Sturm was the go to engineer for a lot of the early Chicago House labels. Very talented guy. He was also good friends with Steve "Silk" Hurley.
posted a comment on Le Melange' Inc. Featuring China (2) - Tortured Journey. 3 days ago
Yeah Thomos... 1089 people want to know!!
posted a comment on Le Melange' Inc. Featuring China (2) - Tortured Journey. 3 days ago
It's looking very much like 2018 now (if at all?).
Any update on this at all Thomos? This wait is driving us all insane!!
posted a comment on Maurice Joshua With Hot Hands Hula* - I Gotta Big Dick. 3 days ago
'This Is Acid':The ultimate theme song for all those dope and wild Chi-House Acid burners that we all know and love! :)
posted a comment on Maurice Joshua With Hot Hands Hula* - I Gotta Big Dick. 3 days ago
'Feel The Mood' a little "cheesy" ? What's cheesy about it? It's dope!
posted a comment on Mr. Fingers - The Complete Can You Feel It. 3 days ago
Not unless the Public Enemy main man suddenly decided to go House! But he didn't obviously ;)
posted a comment on Fingers Inc. - Can You Feel It. 3 days ago
The 'vocal' version (A1) on Jack Trax, the one that is playing on youtube opposite, is the one with the original Chuck Roberts sample from this original 1987 release: https://www.discogs.com/Rhythm-Controll-My-House/release/149626

FYI:You can find the ... See full review
posted a comment on Fingers Inc. - Can You Feel It. 3 days ago
Chuck Roberts was an actual artist and actually had nothing to do with the Hotmix 5 guys at all. You can find the original Chuck Roberts track with its "Jack had a groove" " & "Jack makes you do the wrigley worm" etc. vocals on this original 1987 ... See full review
posted a comment on Le Melange' Inc. Featuring China (2) - Tortured Journey. 3 days ago
Damn right! I definitely need a new copy; let's hope that Let's Pet Puppies Records will reissue it sometime next year...finally!!
posted a comment on Mike Dunn - So Let It Be Houze!. 3 days ago
I think you've been tripping mate! :) ;) LOL
posted a comment on Joe R. Lewis* - Lost In Tracks. 3 days ago
There's no connection at all other than they are both from Chi-town.
James 'Jack Rabbit' Martin R.I.P.
posted a comment on The Martian - Ghostdancer. 3 days ago
This Red Planet release was definitely released in 1996.
posted a comment on The Martian - The Long Winter Of Mars. 3 days ago
This Red Planet release was definitely released in 1995.
posted a comment on The Martian - Journey To The Martian Polar Cap. 3 days ago
This Red Planet release was definitely released in 1994.
posted a comment on The Martian - Meet The Red Planet. 3 days ago
I thought this classic first Red Planet release came out in 1991? Anyone agree / disagree?
A new Red Planet release would come out just once a year and I thought they started with this one in '91? You then had 'Star Dancer' in '92 and 'Sex In Zero ... See full review
posted a comment on Florence.* - U.S Heritage. 3 days ago
Agreed. This 12" is certainly one of the best Detroit Techno inspired records to have come out of Europe (and there's quite a few). Respect Stefan Robbers (aka Terrace).
posted a comment on Nick Holder - The Digital Age - Double EP. 3 days ago
'Digital Age' samples the Lil' Louis classic 'Why'd U Fall'.
posted a comment on The Plastic Clothes Mechanics - Cool Down The Bass. 7 days ago
I would agree with Alex if he was referring to the A side.
posted a comment on Blake Baxter - When We Used To Play. 7 days ago
But is it the same version that's on this 12"? Are you sure you're not thinking of the KMS Records original from 1987? This version is a remix and is a lot better than the 1987 version IMHO. It's also exactly the same version that appears on Various ‎- ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Sonar 123. 7 days ago
Does anyone know if Juan's 'Sunlight' track was also written back in 1990? It was probably written new in 1993, but obviously only Juan will know for sure. I'm only asking as I'm quite anal when it comes to the years of tracks (hey, I'm the archetypal ... See full review
posted a comment on SDR & Subsonic - Forbidden Lover / Love Is.... 7 days ago
The date for this one 1996? 'Forbidden Lover' was written and produced in early 1995 (Grooverider played it in a March Kiss 100 FM set) and I'm sure it was also released sometime in mid '95. The second 12" was also released in late '95 so that does ... See full review
posted a comment on Arcade Odyssey - Spring Yard Zone. 7 days ago
I would've loved to hear their take on Space Harrier! That is still one of my all-time fave game soundtracks from the old school gaming days.
posted a comment on The Radio Crew - Breaking And Entering. 22 days ago
Sad, but true. The time duration for any popular dance music genre is usually around 4 or 5 years on average. But that doesn't apply all the time of course. Sometimes the genre either merges with a brand new sub genre or dies out completely. Like ... See full review
posted a comment on DJ Crystl. 22 days ago
That is exactly right whiteawakening. There is unfortunately nothing else more that one can add.
posted a comment on DJ Crystl - Perpetual Motion EP. 22 days ago
I'm kind of glad that this EP wasn't very well received at the time (how could it be?) as it's basically sticking two fingers up at all his fans who had supported and loved all his earlier classics. He had so much talent and momentum within the Jungle ... See full review
posted a comment that has since been deleted. 22 days ago
posted a comment on Marcus Mixx Featuring Tonya Hardison - Just You & Me Forever. 22 days ago
Hey, don't worry...there's only you, me and around another 459 Chi-House freaks after it LOL.
posted a comment on Marcus Mixx Featuring Tonya Hardison - Just You & Me Forever. 22 days ago
And interesting to note that it very recently sold here on oggs for an amazing £239.62!!!!
posted a comment on Patrice Rushen - Let The Music Take Me. 23 days ago
This was "slept on" back-in-the day? How come? It's a fantastic Disco jam that has everything one would surely want in a Disco track? Pure disco heat (as always) by the ever reliable Patrice Rushen !
posted a comment on Interception - Through The Looking Glass / Prescription Underground. 23 days ago
'Prescription Underground' samples A2. 'Untitled Track' (aka 'Sometimes I Feel Like') from this classic 1994 Chicago House EP: https://www.discogs.com/Chez-Damier-Ron-Trent-MD-Hip-To-Be-Disillusioned-Vol-1/release/26800 .

Note that the label is also ... See full review
posted a comment on Quadrant 3 - V.C.R. EP. 23 days ago
Another nice EP from up north (I think the label was Sheffield based).
All manner of bass, bleeps, breaks and clonks going on!
posted a comment on The World Class Wreckin Cru* - World Class. 24 days ago
Tuff? When did Dr. Dre ever look tuff?!
posted a comment on Kosmic Light Force - Mysterious Waves. 24 days ago
You seem to be in the minoritiy here Kramtronix? Most peeps seem to love it (including myself).
posted a comment on Laylaw* - Monster Rapping / Wolfin'. 24 days ago
4 stars given for the dope instrumental 'Wolfin'.
The 'A' side Rap version is really, really bad - reminds me of Monster Mash LMAO!
posted a comment on Mark One (2) - Hoovers + Spray Cans. 27 days ago
No surprises for saying that dara is correct lol :) ;)
posted a comment on Carrie Laporte - Keep On Talking / Lady Luck. 2 months ago
The BPMs certainly fly in 'Keep On Talking' ! The track just rushes along and doesn't let up.

Tune!
posted a comment on Reese - You're Mine (The Remixes). 4 months ago
'The Heavens' is the only must-have reason for getting this 12". Essential Detroit Techno at its very best.

It was also released on Kool Kat Records in the UK with a much better pressing, not to mention that the Mayday mix is also nearly twice as long ... See full review
posted a comment on Mayday - Sinister. 4 months ago
It's not a bootleg, it's just a white label promo test press with alternate mixes. I wish I had it!!
posted a comment on Egyptian Lover - Dance. 4 months ago
Jamie Jupitor did indeed make the beat, effects and do keyboards and here's the proof : https://www.discogs.com/Jamie-Jupitor-Dance/release/7467873

So thanks Jamie and Egyptian Lover for this super dope Electro classic!

Speaking of Jamie Jupitor, be ... See full review
posted a comment on Sound Source - A Naked Theme. 6 months ago
Dave Benus and Wayne Gardiner are two of the most respected New York deep House producers of the early 90s (yep...it wasn't just all about the Burrell Brothers and Bobby Konders...as great as they are :) ;) ). Any records with their names on are ... See full review
posted a comment on L.A. Dream Team - She Only Rock And Rolls. 6 months ago
'Stop To Start' on the flip is a pretty cool vocoder ballad / slow jam that you can play alongside similar slow vocodered classics like SUN - 'Love Affair', Kleeer - 'Tonight', Roy Ayers ‎- 'Programmed For Love' , Gene Dunlap - 'She Had No Place To Go', ... See full review
posted a comment on FBD Project - The Core - 2016 Remixes. 6 months ago
Yeah I forgot to mention 'Journeys'; 'Journeys' is obviously a fantastic and classic tune (I also have it on original press from back in the day) too Neil. As for the other two new mixes of 'The Core' I was just being honest.

Looking forward to the next ... See full review