Started out with hip-hop. Later on, I discovered electronic music. I mostly listen to house and techno, but I'm open to pretty much any genre of music.
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posted a review of Nor'Easter & Dj Qu - Tri-State EP. 9 months ago
The Times Like This track is pretty remarkable. I also first heard it in Levon Vincent's Fabric mix. Completely reptitive but mesmerizing.
posted a comment on Uncle Dugs - Rinse: 20. over 3 years ago
Still listening to this two years later, as far as compilations go I think it's one of the better ones. Great sample of tunes, timeless sound.
posted a review of Major Lazer - Guns Don't Kill People... Lazers Do. over 3 years ago
The only good album from Major Lazer, it's a fun one, with some pop sensibilities in it, but still true to its roots in dancehall music. It's too bad Diplo went off the wayside and pursued dull house music since.
posted a comment on Gesloten Cirkel - Submit X. over 3 years ago
Cause I want to buy it. Would you rather I pirate it?
posted a review of Various - Our Beat Is Still New - Take One. over 3 years ago
"Give Me Some Acid" is indeed a very underrated tune. First heard it on Mike Servito's bunker podcast, its a standout for sure.
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posted a review of Round Four Feat. Tikiman - Find A Way. over 4 years ago
I'm just always impressed how many tracks of this quality the duo has put out over the years. If an artist is lucky, he'll put out a single track like this in his career.
posted a review of SVN (2) & AU (2) Feat. Paleo* - On Tempo / It Takes Time. over 4 years ago
Really unique track with that messy groove, Peverlist played this in a mix and it stands out.
posted a comment on Max McFerren - Real Problem. over 4 years ago
I'm pretty damn sure this is the best techno record of 2014. First heard it on a mix from South London Ordnance.
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posted a review of V.I.V.E.K - Feel It. over 5 years ago
If you were wondering what dubstep is, there really isn't a better track to give you a taste than "Feel It". You will feel those deeper frequencies - and you will like it, too.
posted a review of Akkord - Navigate EP. over 5 years ago
"Navigate" is thrilling dark dubstep track that turns your head when you first hear it. I first discovered it on Akkord's RA podcast (a great mix in its own right) and it stands out, no doubt. Only on a good sound system will you hear the ultra low ... See full review
posted a review of dBridge* / Instra:mental - Wonder Where / No Future. over 5 years ago
Hot record, in case you haven't figured it out yet. "No Future", are you kidding me?
"Lies, confusion, government, control, crime, money, panic, terror."
posted a review of Luke Hess - RA.368. over 5 years ago
An average mix with a strong track selection but mediocre flow or cohesion. I expected more out of Hess, but this mix gave me the impression he just isn't that great of a DJ. At least he has quality taste, however.
posted a review of DJ Rashad - Rollin'. over 5 years ago
Chicago footwork is finally coming onto its own. It's like what dubstep was in the UK in 2006 - something different and fresh for the dance music scene. Smart move by Hyperub to recognize the changing times and adopt a new sound. In particular, pay ... See full review
posted a review of Sven Väth - RA.369. over 5 years ago
On the plus side, there's a great assortment of tracks, not the least of which is the mesmerizing "Seedpods" from the illustrious Brian Eno. However, there's absolutely no attempt made at mixing, with transitions routinely consisting of little more than ... See full review
posted a review of Daft Punk - Random Access Memories. over 5 years ago
So I have sat back and let the shitstorm play out here on Discogs. With an unbiased, objective mindset I finally tackled this album (on Spotify, no less). Frankly, I am absolutely amazed at how much criticism exists, given how much of a forward leap this ... See full review
posted a review of Tadeo - Contacto. over 5 years ago
May very well be one of the most overlooked albums in recent memory. Tadeo is not well known, not hyped, and not mentioned among the relevant techno artists today. So it was bound to happen that an album so strong would go by totally unnoticed. ... See full review
posted a comment on State 808* - Pacific. over 5 years ago
I could respond to this comment, but I think you pretty much did all the damage yourself.
posted a review of Masters At Work - Podcast 297. over 5 years ago
Quality podcast for fans of Master at Work. You get a bunch of dubs and remixes from the famous duo, a few of their original productions under various aliases, and then a couple other house classics straight from the New York underground. Not many people ... See full review
submitted Masters At Work - Podcast 297. over 5 years ago
posted a review of Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. over 5 years ago
Kanye West is one of the biggest douche bags in modern music. Unfortunately, when you have talent like this, you usually can get away with being a self-centered egomaniac. The rap lyrics are all right, but the uncanny ability for West (or his production ... See full review
posted a review of James Holden - RA.367. over 5 years ago
You know, I take back what I said before - this podcast is outstanding. Obviously with the eccentric style of Holden you get something that not many other artists will give you. Granted, Marcellis's was fairly similar. Heavy dose of psychedelic and ... See full review
posted a review of 2562 - Air Jordan. over 5 years ago
Heard "Nocturnal Drummers" on James Holden's RA podcast, and it really stood out as something special.
posted a review of D-Bridge & Instra:mental - FabricLive. 50. over 5 years ago
Quite easily the best drum n bass mix in the entire Fabric discography and a contender for best overall mix in the Fabriclive series. It gets deep, soulful, abstract, dark, heavy and fast, with changes in the tempo. For comparison, consider Kasra's ... See full review
posted a review of Omar-S - Podcast 294. over 5 years ago
This is a really damn good podcast of classic synth-pop, disco, and house tracks with the sort of pop appeal that would make such a set enjoyable even to non-fans of Omar-S. It seems to me Omar-S pulled out a bunch of favorites from his record collection ... See full review
posted a review of Uncle Dugs - Rinse: 20. over 5 years ago
Pretty much as advertised, this is an exploration of all things rave and jungle. Rinse was definitely becoming stale with the dubstep, so it's a welcome change of pace for the mix series. Some have complained this isn't jungle, and that's true, as ... See full review
posted a review of Motor City Drum Ensemble - Send A Prayer. over 5 years ago
Damn, son. I haven't heard a track this dope in ages. Sounds very similar to Levon Vincent's work.
posted a review of Sandwell District - Fabric 69. over 5 years ago
So much hype and a disappointing amount of substance. Make no mistake, it's a good mix CD of the dark, industrial, hypnotic techno that Sandwell District is known for. The bar was fairly high however, and I don't think it meets expectations. It builds, ... See full review
posted a review of Kerri Chandler - RA.315. over 5 years ago
Kerri kills it on this podcast from RA. Deep house for most of the way and a decent amount of words/vocals. Highlights:

Aphrodisiax - My Getaway
Hollis P Monroe* – I'm Lonely (Laura Jones Remix)
Washerman – Basement Chord
Tony Lionni – Hypnotize

The ... See full review
posted a review of Various - American Noise / Volume One. over 5 years ago
It would have been really nice if Terekke's "Damn" was on this compilation.
posted a comment on Redshape - The Dance Paradox / Paradox Dubs. over 5 years ago
Monolake's latest albums were awful, honestly.
posted a review of Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (Seven Minutes Of Madness - The Coldcut Remix). over 5 years ago
Actually in an interview, Coldcut said this:

"When he heard it, Eric B described it as `girly disco music,' and Rakim said it was the best remix he'd ever heard; I thought both assessments were quite brilliant."
posted a review of Jam City - RA.355. over 5 years ago
One of the better podcasts out of Resident Advisor this year. Jam City is known for releases on Night Slugs, a label notorious for a quirky, spacey take on bass music. Here Jam City stays relatively down to Earth, with techno, house, some rap lyrics, and ... See full review
posted a review of Pearson Sound / Ramadanman - Fabriclive 56. over 5 years ago
Fabriclive used to be a drum 'n' bass series. It has since become more of a bass music series, and as FABRICLIVE 56 can attest, this was probably for the better. Bass music can be fairly broad - you still have your dnb sounds, plus dubstep (Pinch), grime ... See full review
posted a review of MJ Cole & Wiley (2) - From The Drop. over 5 years ago
Wiley is my favorite grime MC. He throws down immaculate lyrics on top of a great instrumental from MJ Cole.
posted a review of Wretch 32 Feat. Etta Bond - Forgiveness. over 5 years ago
The Todd Edwards remix (obviously garage house in style) is remarkable.
posted a review of Tale Of Us - Renaissance: The Mix Collection. over 5 years ago
Many are giving this positive reviews, so I'm interested in listening to this. I must say, however, that there are quite a few obvious tracks on here - e.g. "Felicity", "Straight & Arrow", "Hate Transmissions", "Water Jump", and "Distant Shores".
posted a review of Nujabes - Metaphorical Music. over 5 years ago
This is a milestone in modern-era hip-hop. Nujabes was one of the key icons of instrumental hip-hop, along with the late J Dilla, Flying Lotus, and Prefuse 73. Jazz hasn't sounded this good on a hip-hop record since the original "They Reminisce Over ... See full review
posted a review of Alpha Steppa Meets Alpha & Omega - Highest Grade. over 5 years ago
It's great somebody is putting back the dub and reggae into dubstep. Great song.
posted a review of Plastic Little - Thug Paradise 2.1. over 5 years ago
"Miller Time" is where the infamous Harlem Shake was sampled from.
posted a review of Sasha - Invol<3r. over 5 years ago
I never really was a huge fan of the first two in the series. But I think his melodic style really comes through on this one, and the vocal parts, while a bit excessive, are truly well done. Best tracks on this album include the one from The XX and also ... See full review
posted a comment on Aphex Twin - Richard D. James Album. over 6 years ago
This isn't drum 'n' bass and really has nothing to do with the main variant of drum 'n' bass. It's IDM, for better or worse that name has stuck.
posted a review of Thom Yorke - Feelingpulledapartbyhorses. over 6 years ago
Fantastic. I had no idea how skilled Thom Yorke is as a producer, if in fact this is him producing these amazing tracks. Sounds like Panthau du Prince, or Four Tet, or Caribou - in any case, expect intricate beats and dreamy, surreal melodies. Chaotic ... See full review
posted a review of Silent Servant - Negative Fascination. over 6 years ago
It's really damn easy to make a garbage industrial techno album (a plethora of crap is coming out of Germany). Thankfully, there's always Silent Servant and Sandwell District to actually put some thought and effort into their music. Whereas their ... See full review
posted a review of Shifted - Crossed Paths. over 6 years ago
Just a collection of decent tracks. I expect more out of a good electronic album. Can get dull, samey at times. But then again, I'm not really a fan of Luke Slater's Mote-Evolver sound, which can be boiled down to nothing more than repetitive industrial ... See full review
posted a review of Madteo - Noi No. over 6 years ago
It's got some cool ideas, but on the whole it's not all that memorable. I first came across Madteo through the track "Rugrats Don't Techno For an Answer", which was an interesting piece with a catchy, creative use of a Drake sample. I figured the rest of ... See full review
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posted a review of Flying Lotus - Los Angeles. over 6 years ago
Who says Warp is dead? I love the pure chaos and disharmony of most of these tracks. Elements of hip-hop, drum 'n' bass, dubstep, IDM, instrumental come together and the product is legendary. I would certainly rate this as the strongest album from Flying ... See full review