I'm an underground dance music enthusiast of 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 / Synth Wave / Soundtrack
14.Miami Bass
15.Latin Freestyle
16.Bleeps n Bass
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
Infamix - Ee 45
posted a comment on Infamix - Ee 45. 3 days ago
It obviously wasn't just my list that caused prices to go up. It's a combination of Discog lists (and lists in general), DJs playing rare stuff in their sets and glowing reviews praising these rare records. All of these things will obviously push the... See full review
Various - From Our Minds To Yours Vol. 2
posted a comment on Various - From Our Minds To Yours Vol. 2. 5 days ago
Hi Mark,
I am sorry for the late reply. I have only just seen your message.
Thanks for filling me/us in with the correct info about your track 'Darkside Religion'. You can see that l have now deleted this comment.
I apologize for the confusion and... See full review
The Matchstick Man & Fozbee & Cooz - 7 Track EP
posted a comment on The Matchstick Man & Fozbee & Cooz - 7 Track EP. 5 days ago
Hi Mark,
I am sorry for the late reply. I have only just seen your message.
Thanks for filling me/us in with the correct info about your track 'Darkside'. You can see that l have now deleted this comment.
I apologize for the confusion and... See full review
posted a comment on Model & HLS / Blame - Flights / Overhead Projection. about 1 month ago
WTF?!
This is freakin' awesome news!!
At last!!
You see, the saying really is true. Never say never.
Various - West Madison Street
posted a comment on Various - West Madison Street "Throwdown". 11 months ago
Tyree and Lidell would often share a TB-303 between them back in '88. The story goes that sometimes they would forget who had programmed what acid lines! I have always wondered how they resolved this? Perhaps they just flipped a coin and whoever... See full review
Felix Miranda Featuring Jane Katherine - Take My Love
posted a comment on Felix Miranda Featuring Jane Katherine - Take My Love. about 1 year ago
But why mention Mickey Oliver on this release? He had nothing to do with this one.
Rhythim Is Rhythim - The Beginning
posted a comment on Rhythim Is Rhythim - The Beginning. about 1 year ago
Written by Carl Craig himself? On some copies, it says 'Salsa Life' was co-written with Carl Craig.
Various - Acid House
posted a comment on Various - Acid House. about 1 year ago
The ultra-mysterious Kool Ma Kool is supposedly Rick Siepak (of Rickster - 'Night Moves'/Sound Pak records). Check the CD European release of the Jack Trax records version, and you'll see his name listed in the artist credits;... See full review
R.N.M. - Jazzy Groove
posted a comment on R.N.M. - Jazzy Groove. about 1 year ago
After many years of speculation (although it now turns out that many drum n bass headz guessed correctly all along), it was recently confirmed that this 12" was indeed co-written by the great, respected and versatile Ron Wells. 'Jazzy Groove' is such... See full review
Cybotron / Model 500 - Alleys Of Your Mind / Off To Battle
posted a comment on Cybotron / Model 500 - Alleys Of Your Mind / Off To Battle. about 1 year ago
Note: 'Off To Battle' appears here in its 1993 remixed 'Classics' version instead of the 1987 original.
posted a comment that has since been deleted. about 1 year ago
Fast Eddie* And Traxman - Tha Westsiders
posted a comment on Fast Eddie* And Traxman - Tha Westsiders. about 1 year ago
What's the deal with 'Eddie's House (Unreleased 1987)'? It's the same as Gene Hunt's 'Throwback '87' from this release; https://www.discogs.com/Gene-Hunt-Ron-Hardy-Throwback-87/release/2428469

To my ears, it sounds more like a Gene Hunt track than a... See full review
Mayday - Sinister
posted a comment on Mayday - Sinister. about 1 year ago
In my personal opinion, the mixes on this white label promo are not as good as the released versions.
posted a comment that has since been deleted. about 1 year ago
DJ Phantasy - Take My Soul (Remix) / Untitled
posted a comment on DJ Phantasy - Take My Soul (Remix) / Untitled. about 1 year ago
Does anyone happen to know the original source of that breakdown?
R.N.M. - Jazzy Groove
posted a comment on R.N.M. - Jazzy Groove. about 1 year ago
Ha! I knew it had to be Ron Wells behind it.
Thanks, Retroactive-Records for the confirmation.
Wonderboy (4) - Jerk It
posted a comment on Wonderboy (4) - Jerk It. about 1 year ago
Was Felix Da Housecat on fire back in the mid-'90s or what? Everything he put out was pure quality. On 'Jerk It', Felix samples Larry Heard's cult and classic Gherkin Jerks track 'Acid Indigestion'.
'Jerk It (Nooworld Underground Mix)' is the version... See full review
AstroCat* - Deep Realms
posted a comment on AstroCat* - Deep Realms. about 1 year ago
'Liquid Base' is an excellent slept on '90s acid track and most definitely in my all-time Chicago acid top 10 tracks of the '90s. Produced by the underrated Jordan Trais (aka Astrocat).
Rog'e Featuring Tanya Stevens* - Body Fidelity
posted a comment on Rog'e Featuring Tanya Stevens* - Body Fidelity. about 1 year ago
And here's another rare one that I managed to score a few months back!! I was also lucky to pick up the rare white label Mayday - 'Sinister' / 'Wiggin' release on Pheerce Citi records from the same seller!! Thanks and respect, Jason, for coming good... See full review
Rog'e Featuring Tanya Stevens* - Body Fidelity
posted a comment on Rog'e Featuring Tanya Stevens* - Body Fidelity. about 1 year ago
That's great to know. Many thanks for the date confirmation.
posted a comment that has since been deleted. about 1 year ago
Mayday - Sinister
posted a comment on Mayday - Sinister. about 1 year ago
Yes!! I've only gone and found a copy (many thanks, Jason, for the very reasonable price - you da man!) of this much sought after and elusive Mayday 12" after 31 years of trying!!

The four mixes on this 12" are not as good as the released versions,... See full review
posted a comment that has since been deleted. about 1 year ago
Model 500 - Classics
posted a comment on Model 500 - Classics. about 1 year ago
What ?! The remixes sound nothing like euro/rave.
Radio Movie - No Escape
posted a comment on Radio Movie - No Escape. about 1 year ago
The only downside was there was never an instrumental version. I can only imagine how amazing it would've been.
Between The Sheets - Followin' Sacha
posted a comment on Between The Sheets - Followin' Sacha. about 1 year ago
You mention that the vocals are good, and indeed they are. But have you (or anyone else for that matter) ever worked out all the vocals? I would love to know!
D-Mob* Featuring Gary Haisman - We Call It Acieeed
posted a comment on D-Mob* Featuring Gary Haisman - We Call It Acieeed. about 1 year ago
At least that was corrected somewhat with the 'Acid Fingers Living Beat' remix. Not that I've ever owned either the original or the remix, you understand (honest!).
Smooth & Simmonds - Pucker Tunes Vol 1
posted a comment on Smooth & Simmonds - Pucker Tunes Vol 1. about 1 year ago
I'm surprised that this rare and in-demand EP (admittedly, mainly for the 'Teckno Driven' gem) has still not seen a repress. C'mon, someone, sort it out! It's on 'nuff peeps "want" lists.
DJ Trax - Warmth / B's Theme
posted a comment on DJ Trax - Warmth / B's Theme. about 1 year ago
'B's Theme' samples the piano from Lonnie Liston Smith's 'Garden Of Peace'.
R.N.M. - Jazzy Groove
posted a comment on R.N.M. - Jazzy Groove. about 1 year ago
I would say that your educated guess would indeed be correct. I'd be very surprised if it wasn't.
Rhythim Is Rhythim / Model 500 - Strings Of Life / Off To Battle / Kaos
posted a comment on Rhythim Is Rhythim / Model 500 - Strings Of Life / Off To Battle / Kaos. about 1 year ago
As far as I know, this exclusive Jack Trax records version of 'Kaos' has never received a digital release.
Drumdriver - Skyy (Remix) / Chestnatty
posted a comment on Drumdriver - Skyy (Remix) / Chestnatty. about 1 year ago
'Skyy' samples Mr. Fingers - 'Stars' (Alleviated Records) 1987.
Omer Coleman Jr. - Lovin
posted a comment on Omer Coleman Jr. - Lovin "Babe" Sure Is Fun / So Good. about 1 year ago
Pretty good TB-303 action here when you consider it was released way back in '85.
Big respect to Left Ear Records for re-releasing this obscure track.

For those that know. :) ;)
pHon (3) - Going Uphill E.P.
posted a comment on pHon (3) - Going Uphill E.P.. about 1 year ago
'Expanded' is one of my favourite late '90s UK acid tracks: deep, dark, relentless, tripped out and unsettling. Tip!
Intelligent Minds - Control
posted a comment on Intelligent Minds - Control. about 1 year ago
'Control' samples Yennek (aka Kenny Larkin) - 'Emperical Reality (Fake Piano Mix)' (Buzz Records) 1992.
Larry Heard Presents Ona King - Premonition Of Lost Love
posted a comment on Larry Heard Presents Ona King - Premonition Of Lost Love. about 1 year ago
Essential Larry Heard vocal deep house gem that was slept on big-time when it was released back in '94. Fantastic vocal by one Ona King, surprisingly her only vocal outing to date. Be sure to go straight to 'Larry's Extended Adult Mix' as others have... See full review
California Dreams - California Dreams Volume 3
posted a comment on California Dreams - California Dreams Volume 3. about 1 year ago
There are some genuinely great acid lines on a few of these tracks, there's no doubting that, but they are ruined by some. And, unfortunately, the BPMs are on the faster side (hey, it was '93 after all!) - always had to pitch them down!
Various - Jack Trax - The Sixth Album
posted a comment on Various - Jack Trax - The Sixth Album. about 1 year ago
Interesting to read that. I give it 5 stars straight away for the inclusion of the exclusive 'Unity' by Phortune (aka DJ Pierre).
I also really like the exclusive acid cut '20 Below' and the UK deep house of 'Bassin'.
What fantastic tracks! Such a... See full review
Gene Hunt - Freddy's Dead
posted a comment on Gene Hunt - Freddy's Dead . about 1 year ago
Yes, but that record has a lot more tracks stuffed in per side, so it will not have as loud a pressing, not to mention that 'Studio 19' (which is just a shorter edit) is cut by around two minutes.
Gene Hunt - Wild Dance
posted a comment on Gene Hunt - Wild Dance. about 1 year ago
The A-side is called 'Pandemonium' and features a longer version on this 2014 release: https://www.discogs.com/Gene-Hunt-Pandemonium/release/5671562 .
Cyberotic - Passions EP
posted a comment on Cyberotic - Passions EP. about 1 year ago
'130 BPM Drive' is one of the most overlooked, pure Euro acid tracks from the whole of the '90s? Must-have!
Geezer - Sheet Acid II
posted a comment on Geezer - Sheet Acid II. about 1 year ago
Surprisingly for the artist and label involved, two tracks on this EP go back to some wicked, slower circa '88 style Chicago acid. The last track in particular (which should be entitled 'D') reminds me of a few exclusive compilation tracks by Tyree,... See full review
Smooth (6) - Away
posted a comment on Smooth (6) - Away. about 1 year ago
This release came out either in mid or late 1989.
Steve Poindexter vs. Mr. James Barth - One Side Each
posted a comment on Steve Poindexter vs. Mr. James Barth - One Side Each. about 1 year ago
A2 is 'Move' from this 1995 Steve Poindexter Dance Mania release: https://www.discogs.com/Steve-Poindexter-USA-Remix/release/1828
Juan @tkins* - Magic Tracks (Deep Detroit Volume Two)
posted a comment on Juan @tkins* - Magic Tracks (Deep Detroit Volume Two). about 1 year ago
You're not wrong there; the artwork is bad on an epic scale!
Various - Untitled
posted a comment on Various - Untitled. about 1 year ago
For such a long time, the VA 12" sampler for the Techno 2: The Next Generation compilation was the only way that you could get the classic Psyche - 'Elements' on 12". Carl Craig finally released it on 12" on his Planet E imprint in 2004.
Various - Untitled
posted a comment on Various - Untitled. about 1 year ago
You can find other reviews on the additional 12" pressings. Also, on the main 'Techno 2:The Next Generation' compilation page.
Open House Featuring Placid Angles - Aquatic
posted a comment on Open House Featuring Placid Angles - Aquatic. over 2 years ago
You're way off I'm afraid, mate. The TB-303 line is sampled from this 1984 Italo-Disco (one of your fave genres, eh?!) tune: https://www.discogs.com/Giampiero-Giancarlo-Bigazzi-Present-Naif-Orchestra-Check-Out-Five/release/142675 To say you will hate... See full review
Unique 3 And The Mad Musician* - Only The Begining / The Theme
posted a comment on Unique 3 And The Mad Musician* - Only The Begining / The Theme. over 2 years ago
littlemartin: What about 'Frequency'? It isn't (nor has it ever been) considered a "bleeps n bass" track. Laurent X - 'Machines' also has bleepy parts. Are we also going to call that a "bleep" tune (as well as acid) as well? The same for 'To Be Or Not... See full review
Danny Renée And The Charisma Crew - Space Rap
posted a comment on Danny Renée And The Charisma Crew - Space Rap. over 2 years ago
I would have to agree. It's also a big fave for me too.