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posted a review of Regis - Unreleased Projects. about 1 month ago
This is pretty good though... raw-sounding and not making any compromises. Has aged well.
posted a review of Innerzone Orchestra - Bug In The Bassbin. about 1 month ago
This particular version is quite abstract and very deep, providing the listener with an experience which will last a long time way beyond specific trends. Very under-rated, and a bargain today.
posted a review of Gadgets - Blue. about 1 month ago
"Ow#1" Hypnotic and moody electronics that leave the soul yearning for more of the same sort of vibes. Classic!
posted a comment on LaSo - Another Star. 2 months ago
You're missing 1999 Salome De Bahia* - Outro Lugar :: summery house with brazilian female vocal - was a big hit worldwide.
posted a comment on Ras Midas - Rain & Fire / Can't Stop Rasta Now. 6 months ago
As the photo indicates, confirming that the labels are mis-printed. Side A is listed as "Can't Stop Rasta Now" (when in fact it's "Rain & Fire") and side B is listed as "Version" (when in fact it's "Can't Stop Rasta Now")
posted a comment on Various - Quantum Mechanics. 8 months ago
Let it be said that this package is absolutely awesome. Twenty years later and it doesn't seem to have aged one bit, in fact in some ways it sounds better.

This collection should be highly recommended to anyone who's serious about being a Drum&Bass DJ ... See full review
posted a review of Sona Diabate* & M'Mah Sylla - Sahel. 8 months ago
Highly recommended for all-around quality: memorable melodies, superlative performances and great audio. Don't sleep on this!
posted a comment on Nicole Mitchell And Haki Madhubuti* - Liberation Narratives. about 1 year ago
Powerful and truly essential album for the times we are living through. It's a living example of works that dis-spell the notion that music is just a bunch of beats and patterns put together on some software program, and its message reaches deep into the ... See full review
posted a review of Sounds Of Blackness - The Pressure Pt.1. about 1 year ago
From the first time it was played, Frankie Knuckles' Classic Mix of "The Pressure" has remained one of the true NYC dancefloor classics.
posted a review of Charles Earland - Odyssey. over 2 years ago
Terrific album, some real sleeper cuts on there. As others have commented, one can wonder why this was never re-issued digitally.
posted a review of Grover Washington, Jr. - Mister Magic. over 2 years ago
"Earth Tones" is so psychedelic, a pretty spectacular groove propelled by Harvey Mason's tight drumming, Bob James' liquid Fender Rhodes and Phil Upchurch playing mean bass. A star-studded cast of musicians here! Any serious jazz-funk collection should ... See full review
posted a comment on Lace - Can't Play Around. over 2 years ago
This version here is the one to get, it is the pressing that has the longer 6:21 dub that includes the vocals at the end. If this is what you're after, do not buy copies of this promo pressing that have two mixes on the B-side. Make sure there is ... See full review
posted a review of Lace - Can't Play Around. over 2 years ago
Clarifying matters, the catalog number may be the same on this issue, but the instrumental version on the B-side is shorter here and therefore less desirable than Lace - Can't Play Around (promo). The way to tell is that this pressing contains two versions on the ... See full review
posted a review of Braxton Holmes & Dewey B. - Weezie Jefferson - The Adventures Of A Full Figured Woman. over 2 years ago
A2 samples and loops a piece of the fender rhodes solo, from Janice McClain - Smack Dab In The Middle. The real scorcher on here is AA "Our Separate Ways" ...
posted a review of Dubkasm - Victory (Mala Remix). over 2 years ago
Everyone probably went straight for the A side remix of "Victory", and it's lovely indeed. But don't sleep on that B-side "Stealth", it's actually devastating. Lethal dark groove.... Big up to Dubkasm!
posted a review of JS-03* - JS-03. over 2 years ago
Devastating record in the right hands. One of the late 90s defining 'deep techno' records that seem to be all the rage now, it never grows old. Just be careful as many pressings appear to have a fair amount of surface noise.
posted a comment on Chic - Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah). over 2 years ago
This or the US promo Chic - Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah) are the ones to get... the sound is so crisp and punchy, the Atlantic pressing always felt so weak and less defined.
posted a review of Karma - 9. over 2 years ago
Both sides actually very listenable, lovely stuff just waiting to be discovered by someone.
posted a review of Passion Dance Orchestra - Language Of Symbology. over 2 years ago
It's all about the B-side "The Voice Inside"...big sleeper cut there!
posted a comment on Electra (2) Featuring Tara Butler - Feels Good (Carrots & Beets). over 2 years ago
Revisiting this track got me thinking that this is where James Murphy's LCD Sound System got their inspiration for the bass line on "Losing My Edge"... We'll never know, but it certainly feels plausible.
posted a comment on Keith Barrow - Physical Attraction. over 2 years ago
The album version of "Turn Me Up" that appears on this CD is different from the one that was originally issued on the US vinyl LP. Many of the elements are arranged differently, and some parts of the lead vocals being used are from different takes. The ... See full review
posted a review of Robert Wyatt - The End Of An Ear. over 2 years ago
Masterpiece of a recording made with such technically limited means! It's a good example of what Wyatt could do solo, when left to his own devices, a vehicle which allowed him to experiment with his unbridled imaginative approach to music and ... See full review
submitted Fela Kuti - Opposite People / I.T.T.. over 2 years ago
posted a review of Harry Thumann - Underwater. over 2 years ago
Mesmerizing back then, and still an awesome slice of electronic music today. Respect!
posted a review of Dego & The 2000Black Family - Don't Stop (Let It Go). over 3 years ago
This is pretty beautiful, with an actual string arrangement. Quality release.
posted a comment on Joe Gibbs & The Professionals - African Dub - All Mighty - Chapter 4. over 3 years ago
Surface noise is so awful and constant on this particular 1981 pressing. Oh, and it's off-center too. The UK Lightning pressings are usually pretty good, so any buyer would be advised to go with these instead.
posted a review of Jaymz Bedford* - Just Keep My Boogie. over 3 years ago
Such an incredibly underrated release. I also concur that "Happy Music" is the more endearing one of the two, but both are stellar. Guaranteed to brighten up your day.
posted a comment on Stravinsky* - Carlo Maria Giulini, Chicago Symphony Orchestra* - Petrouchka / The Firebird. over 3 years ago
Of all the many versions of "Firebird" I have had the pleasure to hear, this particular performance may well qualify as the one where some of the middle movements are interpreted in the sweetest and most emotional manner. An absolute tearjerker, and a ... See full review
posted a review of Soft Machine - Third. over 3 years ago
The music on this release is profound and very deep. It shows the original band (minus Kevin Ayers) at its fully matured best, both in terms of songwriting and performance, but just as importantly in its overall conceptual approach. Even though they went ... See full review
posted a review of Airto* - Fingers. over 3 years ago
What a fantastic and timeless piece of music. It hasn't aged a bit, in fact rather the opposite. This is the sort of stuff that was probably way ahead of its time. For anyone who is curious, listening to it now will be a refreshing and hopefully ... See full review
posted a review of Irakere - 2. over 3 years ago
Such a brilliant-sounding record, very tight band clearly miles above anything we hear today. The musicianship is so good and fluid, they have at least three headline-grabbing members whose names are quickly recognized by the public. (Sandoval, D'Rivera ... See full review
posted a comment on Signal Hill - The Signal Hill EP. over 3 years ago
Another very dope and completely overlooked release from the fabulous mid-90's
submitted Kangaroo (2) - Bahamas. over 3 years ago
posted a review of Idjut Boys & Laj - Jaz Fook. over 3 years ago
"Jazz Fook" definitely the stand-out track in this release. Very deep bass line with a lovely synth solo that leads to an even beefier ending. Highly recommended for the adventurous DJ. An absolute bargain at current prices.
posted a review of Ex Tras* - Haven't Been Funked Enough. over 3 years ago
Pretty amazing record, still sounds like nothing else over 30 years on. Has a raw sound which seems to work no matter what. Great live drums too!
posted a comment on Cheek - Venus (Sunshine People). over 3 years ago
If you listen closely, the original contains a very short looped and filtered sample of George Duke's "I Want You For Myself" (horn & string piece with keyboard pad underneath)
posted a review of Shafty - Deep Inside (Of You). over 3 years ago
This record has a deep groove to it, not merely another house track like so many from that time period. Some glimmer of grand ideas with the horn-like keyboards in the dub version (Deep Creep) that almost hint at Trevor Horn. Definitely one of those that ... See full review
posted a comment on G.Q.* / Rinder & Lewis / Secret Service - Disco Nights (Rock Freak) / Lust / Flash In The Night. over 3 years ago
The version of Rinder&Lewis' "Lust" on this release is about two minutes longer than any other edition of this title. Even though the audio quality may not quite be as good as that of the original 45 rpm AVI pressing, it's an essential bit for disco ... See full review
posted a review of Manu Dibango - Big Blow / Soul Makossa. over 3 years ago
In case someone wants to have a superior-sounding version of "Soul Makossa" on vinyl, this pressing seems to beat everything else by much when it comes to quality, low noise, crisp highs, good bottom and generally great mastering at 45 RPM.
posted a review of Inertia (2) - Nowhere To Run. over 3 years ago
Gorgeous record, so totally overlooked. This is timeless beauty, and its appeal will probably never fade.
posted a review of Ron Hardy - Muzic Box Classics Volume Two. over 3 years ago
"Trust Track" is mesmerizing and hypnotic.. There are a couple of audible edits points where the music jumps a bit, but it's top-shelf material nonetheless. audio quality a bit subpar, would be good to track down original of this, which incidentally ... See full review
posted a review of Rod Taylor - Be Sensible. over 3 years ago
Absolutely devastating dub on the flip. One of the most under-appreciated classics of that era, and most likely the work of King Tubby.
posted a comment on Mike Grant - How Long Must I Continue.... over 3 years ago
Listening to that remix by Mr G and I have to admit it sounds so fresh and essential today, hard to believe that this was made 13 years ago! There's so much stuff like this out there we all slept on when it was first made.
posted a review of MFSB - Love Is The Message. over 3 years ago
This cannot be... that no one has even taken the time to write anything about this record. This is foundation material here... should be required listening for anybody who loves soul music and dancing. Truly among the greatest music to come out of ... See full review
posted a comment on Peter Tosh - (You Got To Walk And) Don't Look Back. over 3 years ago
Don't sleep on this one... a very under-rated dub on the B side. Pure groove, great pressing.
posted a review of Change - Paradise. over 3 years ago
Sonically this is by far the best mastered and pressed version of it, far superior to the 33 1/3 rpm US version.
posted a comment on Chas Jankel - Glad To Know You. over 3 years ago
For those who know: Essential 'Loft on Prince Street' record.
posted a comment on Denroy Morgan - I'll Do Anything For You. over 3 years ago
Big Garage record from the minute this was out... Essential for anyone trying to understand what happened on King Street
posted a comment on Anstam / Phon.o - Albert / II62. over 3 years ago
The Phon.o track on the B side is just so dope. Very dark, moody and hypnotic. **recommend**
posted a comment on Sass & Sameer* - In Roots. over 3 years ago
After "Selection One" and "Selection Two", both sides also include some unlisted but very useful sound efx for dub atmospheres.