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Collecting is creepy. Record collectors put each other down for their various fixations. Everybody is convinced that his way of collecting is superior. They look down on casual collectors, who are just accumulators - the kind who'll just pick up anything and let it pile up. - Robert Crumb

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posted a comment on Steve "Silk" Hurley - (Back To) Jack Your Body '92. 5 months ago
Steve Hurley's 1986 classic and UK chart-topper gets the Cologne treatment. The "Ambient Remix" is the best of the pack; lush soft-trance that elegantly weaves glistening synths around that somewhat over-familiar bassline and turns it into a much more ... See full review
posted a comment on Amokk - EP 1. 6 months ago
Decent, if severely dated rave EP from the Third Electric/Audiosex/Dr. Walker crew. The track "Wake Up" features a sample from Cheech & Chong's "Little Mary Elephant" skit, in which an exasperated substitute teacher screams her lungs out in an attempt to ... See full review
submitted David Byrne - Forestry. 6 months ago
posted a comment on Vauvenage - Flange Stereo. 6 months ago
"Flange Stereo" is basically just a loop sampled from VDT's "The Rise" (Container Records, 1991) with added FX and percussion. Yet it's a perfect example in how to accomplish a lot with an extremely limited toolbox - and it's nearly 25 years old. Blows ... See full review
submitted Rockie Robbins - I've Got Your Number. 7 months ago
submitted David Grant - David Grant. 7 months ago
submitted Adept (10) & Rude Lead - The EP. 8 months ago
posted a comment on Sven Van Hees - Planet Jupiter 6. 8 months ago
It's not the pressing. I've got this on CD and it's the same there. May have been recorded from a dodgy DAT.
posted a comment on Save The Vinyl. 9 months ago
Trance-oriented sublabel of Logic Records, run by Mark Spoon (RIP). The records were easily rezognizable by their unusally large center labels. The sleeves were fitted with matching holes, too.

Most of the releases were frankly sub-par and sound a bit ... See full review
submitted Redeye - Guinea Pigs Agree. 10 months ago
submitted Monosol - 3753 Tørdal EP. 11 months ago
submitted Robert Bergman - B02. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on House Of 909 - Soul Rebels Album Sampler 1. about 1 year ago
Love the Future Soul Orchestra remix on this. Impossibly lush deep house.
posted a comment on Marko Laine - Shuffled. about 1 year ago
Pounding Chicago-style drum tracks injected with a healthy dose of distorted industrial techno. "So What" is the chef-d'œuvre. It drills into your brain and stays there. Music to pour vodka on your sauna to.
posted a comment on Sextant - Sextant 4. about 1 year ago
An unusual release on Fax; it was their only 12" on coloured vinyl that I can recall, and I don't remember any other records on the the label that had three tracks on one side either. As for the music, the "Circuit" tracks are typical Namlook trance ... See full review
posted a comment on DJ Edge - *3. about 1 year ago
"Transfer", such a frustrating tune. It has all the necessary elements to create a deep house classic, and could easily pass for an early 90's Italian production on Heartbeat or MBG. But it's too short! Why, why, why does it stop after less than 3 ... See full review
submitted Fazer - Hyperspace. about 1 year ago
submitted Illuminum (2) - The Lightstalker EP. about 1 year ago
submitted Tom Ace (3), Bejjer - Ullis Tapes Vol. 1. about 1 year ago
submitted Snorre Magnar Solberg, Torstein Mills, Tom Ace (3) - No-No 3. about 1 year ago
submitted Younes Khalif - Sjalusien Dreper Oss. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Various - Mermaid Tracks. about 1 year ago
Early compilation of Danish techno. Perhaps the first one ever, I'm not sure. I bought it on CD in Copenhagen the year it came out, but regrettably lost it/sold it/can't remember a while later. In the spirit of nostalgia, I've now bought the vinyl ... See full review
posted a comment on Nitro Deluxe Featuring Silk (2) - Hypno House. about 1 year ago
Nowhere near as renowned as his milestone release "Let's Get Brutal", "Hypno House" is mr. Nitro's stab at hip-house, that long-dead genre which was all the rage for a few months around the time when the Berlin wall came down; when lines such as "hypno ... See full review
posted a comment on Ruzina Frankulin - Electroblue EP. about 1 year ago
"Quxy" is a subtly designed and skillfully executed IDM/broken beat fusion of sorts that combines lush electronics, rattling & unconventional beats and a wobbly bassline to create a very unique sounding track. The John Tejada remix is a mellow d'n'b ... See full review
posted a comment on Interactive - Who Is Elvis. about 1 year ago
OK, so it's a novelty tune, but I kind of liked this when I was a little whippersnapper, and I guess I still do, if only for nostalgic reasons. But "Sanctuary" is the one I'll actually pull out of the shelf and play these days. It samples Reese & ... See full review
posted a comment on Frequency X - Hearing Things. about 1 year ago
Thought I'd drop by and give "Hey No Fear (Deep)" an honourable mention. Nico (who left us much too soon) later recycled the 303 line on the fantastic "Darkstar" on ESP.
posted a comment on Kraze - The Party. about 1 year ago
Basically a series of idiotic utterances from a rowdy, annoying yobbo who jumps the queue to get into a party and then spends the rest of the song shouting his lungs out over a stupidly simplistic piano loop. Bona fide classic.
posted a comment on Joey Beltram - The Beltram Re-Releases 1989-1991. about 1 year ago
How they came up with the title for this thing is a bit of a mystery: None of the tracks had been released anywhere else before (with the exception of "Fuzz" which appeared on the "Lost Entity" EP on Permanent, also in 94). And I don't believe for one ... See full review
posted a comment on Casey Tucker - Knoe 2/2. about 1 year ago
"Stratosphere" hasn't been mastered very well, unfortunately. The highs are unpleasant and harsh, particularly compared to the 1997 original. Still, the two previously unreleased tracks make this a recommended purchase.
posted a comment on The Thrillseekers - Synaesthesia. over 2 years ago
I quite like this. I know I'm not supposed to. It's the aural equivalent of an empty carbs rush, a Gatecrasher-era fortress of cheese. And for someone who grew up on Eye Q/Harthouse, MFS etc., it felt like a personal insult when this style of music ... See full review
posted a comment on Nick Kamen - I Promised Myself (Independiente Mix). over 2 years ago
Always thought this was a bit dodgy. The vocals are bland, the lyrics are sixth-grade nonsense and the song sounds like a Eurovision act trying to emulate Erasure's "A Little Respect" - and failing miserably. Yeuch. So, as you can imagine, when a friend ... See full review
posted a comment on Babylon Souls - Triton. over 2 years ago
"Triton", pointless, pointless track, the sound of a complete identity crisis, a tune which has absolutely no idea what it wants to be or what it's trying to do. Sounds like three producers took three different tracks to the studio and then tried to glue ... See full review
posted a comment on Selway* - Turbo. over 2 years ago
John Selway released a few records on Ultra around the turn of the millennnium. Glossy picture sleeves and everything. A bit like the music, really. Not his best work, to put it mildly. Some of the tracks sound like a proto-version of what would ... See full review
submitted Nico Awtsventin - Tranquility EP. over 2 years ago
posted a comment on Various - Here's The Break. over 2 years ago
Peacefrog's head honcho Pete Hutchison is a bit of a serious audiophile - in 2013, he produced the most expensive vinyl release ever made, a Mozart box set which will set you back £2.500. And I suspect that his preoccupation with such things is why this ... See full review
posted a comment on Kelley Polar - Love Songs Of The Hanging Gardens. over 2 years ago
"Black Hole" is fascinating; a love song it might be, but the vocals are oddly detached and impersonal and feel more like additional decor for the sleek, polished bit of electro-pop that constitutes the backing track than anything remotely heartfelt. And ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Trace Elements Vol. 3. over 2 years ago
Killer Dan Curtin track on this. It's got all his trademark quirks and unexpected changes, and the groove is deadly. Pure techno funk.
posted a comment on Various - Biosphere E.P.. over 2 years ago
Cool compilation of melodic techno and deep house on this one-off Damon Booker label. Dan Curtin kicks things off with a remix of "The Path", also released on Buzz. I think I prefer the original, but this version is great too, and as you'd expect from an ... See full review
posted a comment on Conforce - Presentism . over 2 years ago
Could have been a solid doublepack, but there are too many humdrum tracks to justify three slabs of vinyl. Then again, Boris Bunnik has released seven albums and umpteen singles in the last five years, so it's perhaps not too surprising that they're not ... See full review
submitted Snuff Crew - Winter In June. over 2 years ago
posted a comment on 3 Down - Deep Trip. over 2 years ago
Samples a record that samples another record that samples yet another record. "Deep Trip" is basically a take on SL2's "DJ's Take Control", which took the synth riff from Nightwriters and the beat from Uptown, which, in turn, was lifted from Kool & The ... See full review
posted a comment on Techno Grooves - Mach 5. over 2 years ago
You tend to come across the Techno Grooves records in second hand shops. Which isn't exactly a mystery: They were pressed in their thousands, they never became collectable, and they're extremely inconsistent. A lot of the tunes feel like dated, throwaway ... See full review
submitted Reese - Rock To The Beat. over 2 years ago
posted a comment on S.D.L* - Vol. 1. over 2 years ago
"Space Traveller" is a gargantuan, howling at the moon acid trance classic. The other tracks on this EP are fillers, but it matters not.
posted a comment on DJ Aardvärck* - The Second Groove 2 The Same Nation. over 2 years ago
This fairly dull collection of nondescript rhythm tracks takes on a bit of a weird twist on A1, which comes complete with pig noises. (A selected snort is also lovingly added as a locked groove in the runout of side B). Ideal for giving your mixes that ... See full review
posted a comment on Millsart - Every Dog Has Its Day Vol. 3. over 2 years ago
Pleasant enough but a bit plodding and wishy-washy all told. Except for D2 - a marvellous melodic techno track with a phosphorescent glow. Worth the price of admission alone.
posted a comment on UR* - Dark Energy. over 2 years ago
Much better sound quality than the atrocious original pressing. However, "Midnite Sunshine" and "Atomic Witchdokta" are both heavily edited - the former is seven minutes shorter than on the 1994 release! OK, so the original goes on a bit, but this is ... See full review
posted a comment on Karen Joy* - Talk To Me. over 2 years ago
Not sure why this wasn't given a full release - contractual issues, a last minute change of mind or the fact that the B side is quite a bit off-center? (I've checked three different copies and the tonearm oscillated considerably on all of them). Or ... See full review
posted a comment on Tournesol - Tournesol. over 2 years ago
An interesting and diverse doublepack from this Danish artist. The A side contains a lively and unusual sounding breakbeat track - very original. The B side track is an outstanding piece of melodic ambient techno. Disc 2, on the other hand, comprises 2 ... See full review
posted a comment on It's Thinking - Afterglow. over 2 years ago
The Sensurreal guys team up with Mark Ripmeester on this mellow Dutch techno classic. "Afterglow" was the dancefloor hit, but I prefer the original version of "Mild At Heart" which is just as serene as the title suggests. If you like this, try ... See full review