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posted a review of Rinkadink - Pirate Signal. over 11 years ago
This was the first Rinkadink album I heard. It is still the full-on psychedelic trance album that I like most!

Even when compared with Rabbit From Darkside I actually like this album better, because for me his first album is a bit too crazy; it's too ... See full review
posted a review of Void Settler - None Follows The Sunrise. over 11 years ago
Wow this album is really worth a listening! Or I should actually say a few listenings, because it's not very 'accessible'. Void Settler as himself or as Sandling and/or Labyrinth, puts beats, samples and voices in a blender and shakes and cuts it up. ... See full review
posted a review of Gotan Project - Lunático. over 11 years ago
This is such a sublime release! I think it is even better than their debut album 'la revancha del tango'. The cd takes the blend of tango and electronics to another level; most tracks are more classical tango tracks with electronic support than the ... See full review
posted a review of Les Rythmes Digitales - Darkdancer. over 13 years ago
This is a VERY strange cd. Tracks sound like electro-pop of the early days, but with a techy edge. A weird combination of these two styles yields this album with brilliant but awkward tracks. It became famous by the song used in a car commercial in 2005. ... See full review
posted a review of Rude Awakening - Forward Observer. over 13 years ago
As Rude Awakening, the alter-ego for DJ Promo, he cuts loose the bounds of the mainstream hardcore. I personally think that DJ Promo is one of the major (and one of the best) promotors of hardcore and it is due to him, amongst others, that hardcore has ... See full review
posted a review of Various - The Revelation. over 13 years ago
Very good double LP with hardcore/hardtrance tracks in Cenobite style. I have to say the quality of this release stands way above their 'Machines In Motion' Compilation CD. I wish they had those tracks on cd.. My favorite is Drug Invasion, in which the ... See full review
posted a review of Bonobo - Live Sessions. over 13 years ago
If you liked Bonobo's albums, be sure to get this album. Live versions of tracks from 'Dial M For Monkey' and 'Animal Magic' on one cd. Brilliant! With added some live instruments as the sax. I love the live version of 'The Plug'. Great song, and even ... See full review
posted a review of DrMacabre* - Paranoid Archives. over 13 years ago
This is probably the best archive to have of Dr. Macabre. On these 3 cds a lot of tracks are included that were released under another producer name, so if you didn't know Dr. Macabre was behind it, you will know now...

Every cd has its own style. On ... See full review
posted a review of Funk D'Void - Technoir. over 13 years ago
No comments yet??? This album is full of very melodic and warm techno, with some trips to future jazz (Herbie On Rhodes) and some real techno stompers for the dancefloor (Bad Coffee, and V-Ger). I really like this album. The melodies are multi-layered ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Hypnotizing - A Higher State Of Goa And Trance. over 13 years ago
Decent Goa Trance cd with some tracks that could have been left out as far as i am concerned (two songs are too much like Robert Miles' dreamhouse and one is a bit too fast). The second cd is good and is filled with good and relaxing goa trance songs. ... See full review
posted a review of Project Omeaga - Prednison Attack VIP. over 13 years ago
Really good release.... with next to the brilliant Prednison attack three new 'attacks'. Although these all are in some way similar to 'prednison', they all have their own style. All tracks are relatively slow hardcore tracks, with distorted and filtered ... See full review
posted a review of Marco Bailey - Sacrifice And Dedication. over 13 years ago
Marco Bailey's try to shift from the trance world to the techno world. With this album he tries to make ambient electro and techno. Nice attenpt, but all in all a bit of a boring album if you are not into minimal repreating techno. Most songs are like ... See full review
posted a review of Technohead - Headsex. over 13 years ago
Not your average hardcore release. When I listened to this cd for the firts time, I was listening mainly to the Thunderdome hardcore. Although there are tracks from this album included in the Thunderdome series, most tracks are... well, different. I ... See full review
posted a review of Dave Clarke - Archive One. over 13 years ago
Archive One is an album every techno lover should have or at least should have listened to. It contains most tracks of the 'Red' series that were released on vinyl. Archive One contains tracks which strech the boundaries of techno: 'storm' and 'thunder' ... See full review
posted a review of Ancronix / Ophidian - Protocast #02. over 13 years ago
One word: Great! This release has four hard-techno tracks of two producers that are known from drum'n'bass (Ancronix)and industrial/experimental hardcore (Ophidian). The result are four amazingly well arranged tracks that will fill the dancefloors. Only ... See full review
posted a review of Jonny L - Sawtooth. over 13 years ago
First album of Jonny L on XL recordings, the label of The Prodigy. Before I found this album, the only track I knew by Jonny L was the remix of The Prodigy - One Love.

I have to say that te standard of this album is much higher than that track. This ... See full review
posted a review of The Prodigy - Music For The Jilted Generation. over 13 years ago
What is needed left to say about this album. This album represents the quality and originality of 'The Prodigy' and Liam Howlett at the same time. Very diverse and powerfull album that shows that The Prodigy has developed from a young rave band to ... See full review
posted a review of The DJ Producer - Doomsday Mechaniks. over 13 years ago
The DJ Producer, mainly known by his ripping speedcore/breakcore sets together with Hellfish, delivers a very diverse album. It ranges from industrial hardcore to breakcore/speedcore to more ambient and acid breakbeat tracks. Allthough I am not a big fan ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Hypnotrance (The Intergalactic Hard Trance Collection). over 13 years ago
Very good quality hardtrance/rave on this double cd with tracks from (mostly German) known and unknown artists. To bad that after the second cd ID&T took over and changed it into a series of trance cd's not worth listening to.

This cd is in my ... See full review
posted a review of Nu NRG - Freefall. over 13 years ago
This cd took me some time to really enjoy it. At first, the tracks sound a bit too surfacial and too simple, but after some time this feeling diasappeared and I really started to like the tracks on this cd!

After listening a few times, my attention ... See full review
posted a review of Jonny L - 27 Hours A Day. over 13 years ago
Clearly the hard kickin bass drums of Jonny L on this album are to be found, but im my opinion the tracks just do not stand out as on his former two albums. Still a decent album which contains a protest song against Bush Jr. using samples of his speach ... See full review
posted a review of Jonny L - Magnetic. over 13 years ago
Second album of Jonny L. Good album and some tracks have the same clean, minimal feel of those on the 'Sawtooth' album. Favorites are Intasound, Brother, Focus, See Red, Phase Shift, In Vain which are exactly in that style.

Other tracks include more ... See full review
posted a review of [rmb]* - Widescreen. over 13 years ago
Nice album with many tracks in different styles, some very ambient, some rave tracks (spring, reality, break the silence, everything (the rise), of which the first three songs are among the best tracks of the album) and lots of breakbeat and chemical ... See full review
posted a review of Holy Ghost* - The Mind Control Of Candy Jones. over 13 years ago
This album features techno on the hard side, yet delicate at the same time. Minimal pounding tracks are coming your way! Well composed tracks which keep interesting due to ever changing rythms, minimally, but sure. Zombie assassin is my favorite: a nice ... See full review
posted a review of The Prodigy - Experience. over 13 years ago
To bad The Prodigy thried muttering on after 'Music For The Jilted Generation'. Although there are some brilliant tracks on 'The Fat Of The Land', it cannot beat their two first albums, of which 'Experience' is very dear to me.

I got this album from ... See full review
posted a review of Mindustries - //.DeusExMachina//.Exp:001. over 13 years ago
Dark, industrial, hardly any text samples and experimental; this album is very hard and still very intelligent. These two relatively unknown producers are at the top of their thing. Never a track released it is very daring to come out with a 13 track ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Analog Steroids. over 13 years ago
Dark and brilliant collection of harsh drum 'n bass with in some tracks clearly samples are used coming from the hardcore scene. DJ Ruffneck - Jawbreaker contains a terrifying riff that will scare your neighbours away when played at high volume!
posted a review of Capricorn - Lost In Jellywood. over 13 years ago
For this group goes the same as for Head First: decent Dutch big beat style, allthough some numbers are more drum 'n bass orientated. Allthough everyone knows the 20Hz track, only a few people know this album exists (which is very different in style from ... See full review
posted a review of Head First - To Da Bone. over 13 years ago
Decent Dutch Big-Band style album. Bought this album straight after a live set played in Wageningen, The Netherlands for a small crowd who went bezerk on every track. Especially in the first two tracks you can hear that the lead man of the band comes ... See full review
posted a review of Laurent Garnier - Unreasonable Behaviour. over 13 years ago
Must have album for people who have an open minde and feel at home with different house and techno styles. Some of the tracks on this cd would blend in very nicely with Funk D'Void or St. Germain tracks. My favorite would be city sphere, a very ambient ... See full review
posted a review of RMB - This World Is Yours. over 13 years ago
Hard, but decent composed and very good and strong melodies. RMB started producing real 'german' rave in the same direction as marusha, westbam and ravers nature. The rave era is over now and RMB are evolving to more trance/techno productions. But this ... See full review
posted a review of Ophidian - Betrayed By Daylight. over 13 years ago
This is one of the most innovating and progressive albms in industrial hardcore. Well done productions with that explicit Ophidian Style make this album to a real example for other producers out there. The album ranges from more melodic piano-influenced ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Bonzai Records - All The Hits & More. over 13 years ago
This compilation is probably the best you can get from the Bonzai label. It includes their hits from the good old hardcore days and goes as far as the 'The Rebel' hit by Yves Deruyter. Nowadays, the label is in my opinion releasing occasional brilliant ... See full review
posted a review of Ophidian - Blackbox. over 15 years ago
If you want to have intelligent hardcore without "explicit lyrics" and with other elements than just distorted bass with only one meaning: make you dance, you should listen to this cd! Amazingly young as this guy is, he is one of my favorite hardcore ... See full review
posted a review of Funk D'Void - Technoir. over 15 years ago
First Techno album I really liked from the time I began to explore house genres other than hardcore ;). This album has so many diverse tracks you can listen to it dayly. The tracks are well arranged and even after twenty times you can still hear new ... See full review
posted a review of Rank 1. over 15 years ago
Although Rank 1 produces trance with a typical dutch "cheesy" trance sound at first sight, I really like their album Symsonic. It shows these guys know how to build up a trance track, and the melodies in it are of such a good composition it makes me get ... See full review
posted a review of Weirdo - ImInTouchWithYourWorld. over 15 years ago
Although the tracks sometimes sound a bit similar, this guy knows how to build a track that is very uplifting and energetic! This is good NRG with nice melodies, and Weirdo sure knows how to use filters in his tracks... My faforite: Curva Peligrosa: ... See full review