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):-

2.Chicago House
4.Detroit Techno
6.Vocoder Funk
9.Drum n Bass / Jungle
10.Old school Rap / Hip-Hop
11.80s R & B
13.Electronica / Ambient / Soundtrack
14.Miami Bass
15.Latin Freestyle
16.Bass & Bleep
17.Hardcore / Breakbeat
18.Dubstep / Bass / UK Funky / Grime / UK Garage
20.Belgium New Beat
22.New York / New Jersey Garage

Keep it real!

Recent Activity
posted a comment on Sound Source - A Naked Theme. about 1 month 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. about 1 month ago
'Stop To Start' on the flip is a pretty cool vocoder ballad / slowie that you can play alongside similar slow vocodered classics like Kleeer - 'Tonight', Roy Ayers ‎- 'Programmed For Love' , Gene Dunlap - 'She Had No Place To Go', The Jets - 'Emotional' ... See full review
posted a comment on FBD Project - The Core - 2016 Remixes. about 1 month 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
posted a comment on FBD Project - The Core - 2016 Remixes. about 1 month ago
I concur with Ed_Jungle that 'The Core' remixes just don't cut it (sorry guys). So yes, it's most definitely all about 'Gesture Without Motion' (94 VIP Unreleased) & 'Journeys'. Pure class!
posted a comment on Series - A - Evolution ⁵ Technology. about 1 month ago
Such a shame that the 9 minute plus K-Mix wasn't included :(. Even so, I guess we should be grateful that it came out at all when you consider how rare the original 12" is.
posted a comment on Otis Clay - Love Bandit. about 1 month ago
Check out the cool vocoder only version on the flip!

The original Detroit import release usually goes for £30 - £50, but the UK copies usually go for around half that price.

posted a comment on Slang (4) - Shake It To Me Baby / Turn Me On. about 1 month ago
Ultra rare Detroit Boogie / Electro Funk! Produced by Don Davis.

If 'Mad' Mike Banks had been making tracks back in 1983, this is how it would sound! :) ;) Definitely in my all-time Detroit Electro top10 list.
posted a comment on Various - The 90 Dance Detroit Dance Comp. 1. about 1 month ago
FYI:The sleeve says that Neal Howard's 'Indulge' is a remix version. Pay to attention to this as it's exactly the same version that appears on Network Records! Just wanted to mention it in case someone wanted to buy it for that alone.
posted a comment on Rashid Salaam - "D" Old Skool Dances. about 1 month ago
I don't know who Rashid Salaam was (this seems to be his only release) but there's a very nice 'Mad' Mike / Underground Resistance mix on here. Now jit to da sh*t!!
posted a comment on E-Lions - Jacks Havin A Party. about 1 month ago
Errm...new to me. Is this an old school record from the late 80s or an new school release with an old school Chicago House sound? If it's from back in the day, any idea on the year? Thanks.
posted a comment on Marcus Mixx. about 1 month ago
You're not wrong there! But weird to think that most of us had never heard of him back in the day (if only)!

110% respect to you Marcus.
posted a comment on Underground Resistance - Sweat Electric. about 1 month ago
Well, what can you say, yet more 'Mad' Mike Banks brilliance - just so funky and bumpin'! This is definitely a mid '90s Detroit Electro classic, and it's certainly the best in the Somewhere In Detroit series (the Drexciya one coming a close second), ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - UK Garage: The Pirate Anthems. about 1 month ago
Yep, the same goes for any dance music genre. At the end of the day, they want to make money and the only way to do that is to put out lame, crappy comps filled with mostly chart stuff. Sad, but true.

"Sadly, there aren't anywhere near enough "real ... See full review
posted a comment on Ollie & Jerry* - Electric Boogaloo. about 1 month ago
Good call on 'Physical Clash'; it's always one I forget about.
Note:You can only get 'Physical Clash' on 12" on the UK pressing only.
posted a comment on The Invisible Man - The Invisible Man Collection Volume 2. about 1 month ago
'The Flute Tune' was actually released on this rather fine Drum n Bass compilation 8 years earlier (albeit on CD only):https://www.discogs.com/Various-DrumBass-Sessions-On-A-Jazz-Tip/release/2097828 . You can also find the ultra rare and sought after ... See full review
posted a comment on Krust / LE1 1FB - Crystal Clear (Remix) / Step Correct. about 1 month ago
DJ Krust's - 'Crystal Clear (Remix)' finally got a release a year later on this compilation: https://www.discogs.com/Various-Versatility-Compilation/release/52154 . Never received a 12" release apart from the 10" '96 Dubplate / Acetate.
posted a comment on Sacred - Come On / Bionics. 2 months ago
'Bionics' samples Joey Beltram's 'The Melody'.
posted a comment on Various - Routes From The Jungle - Escape Velocity Volume 1. 2 months ago
Bodysnatch - 'Secret Summer Fantasy' & DJ Krust's - 'Asian Love Dance (Remix)' are exclusive to this CD compilation. Both amazing and sought after tunes! Such a shame it was never released on wax.
posted a comment on Rubies (2) - Waiting For Your Love. 2 months ago
FYI:This record is more Hi-NRG than Freestyle.
posted a comment on FBD Project - The Core - 2016 Remixes. 2 months ago
That makes two of us LOL. But something tells me there's never going to be a reasonably priced copy here or anywhere else for that matter! A collector is never going to want to part with it and if someone got a copy just to sell it on through here (think ... See full review
posted a comment on Photek - One Nation / Say It. 2 months ago
FSOL are fine ones to talk about sampling, they have sampled loads of peeps over the years! I'm guessing it was more to do with the label they were on at the time rather than FSOL. Weren't they with Virgin Records around that time? Say no more. If Rupert ... See full review
posted a comment on Artemis - Silver Dawn EP. 2 months ago
A real shame that 'Seafarer' was exclusive to CD only (and an exclusive Japanese only CD at that). What a track!
posted a comment on Bridgett Grace* - Take Me Away. 2 months ago
I just prefer the original Detroit Techno and House mixes. Sorry if I offended you? I could've worded it better. I know the versions they played at all the big Raves were very, very popular.
posted a comment on Mr. P (7) And The Star Skate Crew - Roller Skate Rap. 2 months ago
It is certainly a cool one. Great that you have it in your collection.
posted a comment on Bass Culture (2) - The Facts Of Life. 2 months ago
Probably since I included it in my bleeps list. I've noticed quite a few others sky rocket too. Lists are cool and all but they can make the prices go right up. Not only that but glowing reviews also help push up the price of a record. Even so, it's hard ... See full review
posted a comment on Shebba - We Should Get Together. 2 months ago
Although it doesn't mention it on the label the 'B' side is a dub version. Cool track.
posted a comment on Rhythim Is Rhythim / Model 500 - Strings Of Life / Off To Battle / KAOS. 2 months ago
Disposable? Really? I personally see these two other mixes more as cool mix tool versions rather than trying to compete with the well known, cult and classic main mixes. I'm guessing this is what Derrick had in mind when he did them.
posted a comment on Model 500 - Sound Of Stereo / Off To Battle. 2 months ago
The version of 'Off To Battle' that came out on the UK Jack Trax label was actually an exclusive remix version. I think you can also find it on the 1993 Model 500 compilation on R & S.
posted a comment on D.J. "Funk"* - House The Groove. 2 months ago
Not to mention that you won't get all the other tracks from the EP.
posted a comment on Larry Heard / The It - Black Oceans / Endless Flight. 2 months ago
The It's 'Endless Flight' was warmly welcomed and appreciated by many as it was previously only available on the CD version of the original album. A lot of Larry Heard fans would not even have been aware of it back in '89 / '90! I know I wasn't. Lovely ... See full review
posted a comment on Infamix - Ee 45. 2 months ago
Amazing to see how much this has gone up in price since I included it in my bleeps list. I guess that's the only downside to making lists.
posted a comment on Gene Hunt - Chicago Dance Tracks Part 1. 2 months ago
I would love to know for sure what year the Larry Heard track was made. Anyone know? I'm guessing 1987 or 1988.
posted a comment on September (2) - Are You Free Tonight. 2 months ago
Surely one of the earliest examples you can find of having 'House Mix' printed on a label? Either way, a fantastic mix by Brett Wilcots and Erasmo Riviera.
posted a comment on Lite Year - Heartbreaker. 2 months ago
'Heartbreaker' has some very cool vocoder going on in the intro.

"Are any freaks around, freaks around?"
posted a comment on Jack Ruby - Untitled. 2 months ago
I can always add them to YouTube unless someone beats me to it (someone may have to remind me).
posted a comment on Carl Craig - Untitled. 2 months ago
God only knows ! I wish I knew !! Surely someone must know?!
posted a comment on Dark Comedy - War Of The Worlds. 2 months ago
Rare first promo pressings on Kenny's own Art Of Dance label before going on to be released on May's Transmat imprint later the same year. Also comes with a longer, cooler original mix of 'Without A Sound'. Definitely a 1992 Detroit Techno essential!
posted a comment on Jiraffe - Out'A The Box. 2 months ago
New York's Richie Weeks in effect!

Most will know and remember Richie for his fantastic Disco and Boogie productions for cult labels like Salsoul and Prelude. He's definitely another important and influential producer to add to an already big list of ... See full review
posted a comment on Jamie Principle - Waiting On My Angel. 2 months ago
Jamie's first and best track IMHO, although 'Your Love' obviously comes a very close second (if not joint first).

BTW, for some great history into this track and other Jamie Principle highlights be sure to check this great ... See full review
posted a comment on Dr. Derelict* - Undercover (Remix). 2 months ago
Dr. Derelict = Wayne "Ambassador Of House" Williams. Wayne was a very important figure in the formative years of Chicago House and still remains an unsung hero to most . It's a shame he didn't make more tracks, but he did have a few great records ... See full review
posted a comment on The Temptations / Dazz Band - Treat Her Like A Lady / Let It All Blow. 2 months ago
'Let It All Blow (John Morales & Sergio Munzibai Instrumental - Blowy's Reprise)'.

A Larry Levan Paradise Garage classic!

A piano House tune with stuttered vocal refrain in 1984? You betcha! And it still remains fairly under-the-radar. John Morales & ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - World Of Music. 2 months ago
Peshay's 'World Of Music' samples Model 500 - 'The Passage' (Network Records) 1992
posted a comment on Mirage (2) - Feel My Dreams / Personal. 2 months ago
'Personal' has a tiny sample from Psyche (aka Carl Craig) - 'Elements' from 1990.
posted a comment on Source Direct - Future London / Shimmer. 2 months ago
Source Direct were obviously big fans of Detroit Techno. Off the top of my head they also sampled Carl Craig ('Elements', '90) and Aux 88 ('Phantom Power', '95).
posted a comment on Mirage (2) - Deep Rage / Bewildered. 2 months ago
'Bewildered' sounds like it samples 'Phantom Power' by Aux 88.
posted a comment on Forme (2) / Axis (5) - New Element / Flutes. 2 months ago
'New Element' samples The Connection Machine - 'Mind Design' (Planet E Records) 1994.
posted a comment on Jack Ruby - Untitled. 2 months ago
Isn't the version of 'Innate' on Knowledge Records a little longer / different? I can't find my copy right now so I can't clarify.
posted a comment on Roni Size / Roni Size & Krust - Eye Water / Destiny. 2 months ago
Roni Size & Krust - 'Destiny' was finally released two years later on this Full Cycle Records comp: https://www.discogs.com/Various-Music-Box-A-New-Era-In-Drum-And-Bass/release/118931

'Eye Water', as mentioned above, still remains unreleased.
posted a comment on Roni Size / Krust - It's A Jazz Thing / Asian Love Dance Remix . 2 months ago
You can find the rare and sought after 'Asian Love Dance (Remix)' on this compilation release: https://www.discogs.com/Various-Routes-From-The-Jungle-Escape-Velocity-Volume-1/release/105553

As a very cool bonus it also includes this exclusive: ... See full review
posted a comment on Phortune - Can You Feel The Bass. 2 months ago
The only way to get the classic and sought after 'Jiggerwatts' on 12".