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posted a comment on DJ Q - Face The Music. about 1 month ago
I have a Japanese CD release of this if anyone is interested.
posted a comment on A Man Called Adam - Farmarama. 4 months ago
No CD? Come on guys. Don’t be so trendy. Next it’ll be download only.
posted a comment on Various - Siesta II Sunset at Mambo Cafe. 4 months ago
Mix CD not listed as such. I thought that was too good to be true.
posted a comment on Various - Paradise Garage 2. 4 months ago
Not as good as the first one but that is almost impossible. It's still nice to have a follow up.
posted a comment on Various - Paradise Garage. 4 months ago
An excellent compilation. For some reason it sat on my shelf for many years as I thought it was mixed. It isn't and the tracks are given room to take you away.
posted a comment on Various - Best Of Acid. 5 months ago
If you are looking to go deeper into the Acid sound this is a good place to start. Even if you love the acid squelch you are likely to go a bit mad after 40 tracks featuring it.
posted a comment on Various - Jazz In The House 2. 5 months ago
Do you remember house? Play any of these tracks in a space with a good system and watch the smiles appear.
posted a comment on José Padilla - Ibiza Sundowner Presented By José Padilla. 5 months ago
An incredible deep Balearic mix. This one will send you.
posted a comment on Talamanca System - Talamanca System. 5 months ago
Get yer hands up. Life is good when this album is playing.
posted a comment on Bäs Noir* - My Love Is Magic. 5 months ago
A brilliant record. Guaranteed to get any dance floor moving.
posted a comment on Various - The Morning Side Of Love. 5 months ago
Remember when music was made by musicians who were really good at playing their musical instruments? This album is packed full of delightful, engaging and just damn fine music.
posted a comment on Black Box - Dreamland. 5 months ago
Great album. I love the uptempo tracks but am I the only one that also really likes the balearic moods of Dreamland and Ghost Box?
posted a comment on Psychemagik - Magik Cyrkles. 5 months ago
I grew up in Kent. A friend once took me to an apple farm that had a "bar" that served strong scrumpy. There were rumours that the farmer added other ingredients that happened to grow locally. Endless country lanes to get there and no idea how the hell ... See full review
posted a comment on Mark Barrott - Sketches From An Island. 5 months ago
I love this album. I have listened to it many, many times and it never fails to charm me.
posted a comment on Hatchback - Colors Of The Sun. 5 months ago
I quite like this album. But there are times when I can't help thinking that it all sounds amateurish. There must be better musicians out there and better albums than this that I could be listening to.
posted a comment on DJ Harvey - Old Testament. 5 months ago
I was lucky enough to be given this on the door when Harvey played NYE in an old wrestling hall in Tokyo. He played all night. Everything from acid house to acid rock. At one point, I thought I heard the theme tune to Noddy!
posted a comment on DJ Harvey - The Sound Of Mercury Rising (Volume 1). 5 months ago
I'm not sure if all do, but my copy does. I got it when Harvey played at Contact in Tokyo. "Oh, a signed copy!" Maybe they all were!
posted a comment on Backbeats. 6 months ago
Successor to the original Mastercuts series. Buy them all. You won't regret it. Music that will make cry with happiness.
posted a comment on Various - Música Sin Fronteras Vol. I. 6 months ago
I came across this after searching for a compilation with the track “Cafe Del Mar” by Frank Fischer on it. In addition to that classic, there are many treasures to be found on this volume and the others in the series. These kinds of soundtrack/new ... See full review
submitted Dead Kennedys - Mutiny on the Bay. 10 months ago
posted a comment on Marlene (16). 11 months ago
Just picked up Summer Nights album for next to nothing. Impulse buy, I thought I had read that it was good somewhere. Not wrong, extremely talented vocalist. Kind of showy at first, but she wins you over! The last track, My Song, will move you.
posted a comment on Ken Muramatsu - Green Thoughts. 11 months ago
A gem. I bought this because I liked the cover and title. Lovely, chilled piano with pleasantly dated drum machine use.
posted a comment on Gilles Peterson - Back In Brazil. about 1 year ago
This CD is mixed. Just what you don't want. Shame that.
posted a comment on Various - Yacht Rock. about 1 year ago
An Amazon reviewer claimed these were re-recordings not originals. Can that be true?
posted a comment on Gilles Peterson - Gilles Peterson In Africa. about 1 year ago
God, I hate mixed CDs! I want to hear all of the track.
posted a comment on Various - Trip Tease Vol. 1 - Fine Moments From The Blue Note Catalogue. about 1 year ago
This compilation is "lightly mixed". Which is a shame if you wanted to hear the tracks from beginning to end.
posted a comment on Various - That's Eurobeat Non Stop Mix Vol. 5. over 2 years ago
This was the first Eurobeat album that I bought. I had no idea what is would sound like and when I listened to it I realized that I had discovered an era of dance music that I had totally missed out on. There was music like this in England when I was ... See full review
posted a comment on Dynamix II - Electro Megamix. over 2 years ago
I bought this on a whim in Tokyo when it was released. When I got home I was blown away. I had been into old school electro in the early to mid-eighties but had never heard of Dynamix II. They seemed to have never stopped cranking out the electro since ... See full review
posted a comment on Larry Heard - Where Life Begins. over 2 years ago
As stated above the last two tracks on the Japan release, titled "Evening Dance" and "True Love" are different to the US bonus tracks. Except when you play them you find out that they are actually the same tracks with different names. It seems that ... See full review
posted a comment on François Kevorkian. over 2 years ago
I saw Francois at Air in Tokyo a couple of years ago and didn't really get it. Why the pounding techno? Then, on NYE 2016, I heard him at Contact. He worked the system in the main room like it was his own studio. Some of the best techno I have ever heard ... See full review
posted a comment on Bob Sinclar & Dimitri From Paris - Knights Of The Playboy Mansion. over 2 years ago
The mixed version also does not have this track as far as I can tell.
posted a comment on Bob Sinclar & Dimitri From Paris - Knights Of The Playboy Mansion. over 2 years ago
Strange. I have the iTunes unmixed version of this and nowhere does Cookie Watkins' I'm Attracted To You appear on it.
posted a comment on Frankie Feliciano - Club Nervous Vol. 2. over 2 years ago
This mix never really got the recognition it deserved. In my opinion it's a classic! Soulful and slamming.
posted a comment on Beloved* - The Sun Rising. over 2 years ago
One of the best electronic music tracks ever produced. Simple and hypnotic. For a remix, it has to be Tony Humphries. Enjoy.
posted a comment on Paul Weller - Modern Classics - The Greatest Hits. over 2 years ago
I used to have this framed on my wall. Yes, really. Cool cover.
posted a comment on Paul Weller - Wild Wood. over 2 years ago
When I moved to Japan in 1995, I couldn't stop playing this. It had something to do with the fact that I had very few albums with me, but anyway it was the soundtrack to those first few months settling into a totally alien environment. I had some remixes ... See full review
posted a comment on Defected. over 3 years ago
Used to be very good but really seem to have lost their way. The Ibiza in the house annual compilation in particular was a pretty decent round of top tunes until a couple of years ago. Now the tracks are all a snore-fest, tapping away in the background. ... See full review
posted a comment on Tony Humphries - Mangiami (La Compilation). over 3 years ago
If you have followed Tony's mixes over the years you will know that he sometimes goes deep and this is one such example. Slow house beats that take you back but are hard to place. I saw DJ Harvey a few years back and this was the kind of sound he was ... See full review
posted a comment on Daniel Wang - Idealism 2005. over 3 years ago
Well, I have been collecting, listening to and generally obsessing over electronic music for about 30 years (yes, I'm old and I remember the 80s), and I can't believe this guy passed me by. I had heard of him but somehow his tracks never seemed to show ... See full review
posted a comment on Tony Humphries - West End Master Mix 2015. over 3 years ago
This was a surprise discovery being sold at the Three Kings of House event in Tokyo. Quite similar to the Masters at Work West End Mix from a few year's back. A nice modern production sound with some classics thrown into the mix. In a way it's like going ... See full review
posted a comment on "Little" Louie Vega*, Tony Humphries And Tedd Patterson - Sessions Twelve (The Magic Sessions). over 4 years ago
Oh yeah! This is a dope mix that most people probably missed. Proper slammin' house,
posted a comment on Janet Jackson - Janet Jackson. over 5 years ago
Just bought this in Tokyo for 300 JPY. No obi unfortunately but what do you expect. I have never seen this on the shelf. Rare. Very happy.
Got home and put it on. Janet has never had the strongest voice but she is a sweetheart. I'll always have time for ... See full review
posted a comment on The Artist (Formerly Known As Prince) - The Beautiful Experience. over 5 years ago
Just bought this in Tokyo from Disc Union for 2,300 JPY. Mint condition, in shrink wrap but not sealed. Happy. A treasure.
posted a comment on Various - Wire 02 Compilation. over 5 years ago
Extremely cool compilation. First disc is heavy on the electoclash. Second is straight up techno.
submitted The Doors - Waiting For The Sun. over 6 years ago
submitted The Doors - Morrison Hotel. over 6 years ago
submitted The Beach Boys - Ultimate Christmas. over 6 years ago
submitted The Beach Boys - Instrumental Hits. over 6 years ago
submitted DJ Jason Ojeda* - A Night At The Tunnel. over 6 years ago
posted a comment on Prince And The New Power Generation - Love Symbol. over 6 years ago
I just bought this in Tokyo, it is the German vinyl version, but the catalogue number matches the US vinyl release shown here. I was told before that a US version of this doesn't exist so this entry might be wrong. Heads up.