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Recent Activity
posted a comment on Steve O'Sullivan - Bluespirit #002. about 1 month ago
B side of this (both tracks) is some of Steve O's funkiest stuff. Lots the Bluespirit stuff is pretty austere and generally not my thing but these are fun loopy tools with lots of personality.
posted a comment on Kevin Henry (2) - I Tried. about 1 month ago
Dub is an absolute ripper of dark stepping promo-ukg. Pete Parsons on productions. Seems like he produced a couple of these UC records, wonder if he did any other ukg...
posted a comment on Crosstown Records. about 1 month ago
If you find yourself thirsting over the releases here, check out the deluge of other amazing UK labels from 94-97 that were likewise attempting to make American garage house and created UK garage in the process. Groove Yard, early Nice N Ripe sublabels, ... See full review
posted a comment on R Factors - Upstream Sequences. about 1 month ago
the touche catalog gets a lot of attention it seems but this one has been steady flying under the radar. 4 tracks of swung and stabby hardware tech house here, which seems to be all the hype in recent years. Great DJ pack, all 4 tracks are killer as ... See full review
posted a comment on Brersoul - Joy. 2 months ago
Joy = trashy mdma bomb for the bold steppin dj. Funny how it seems these guys thought it was a good idea to sing on all three of these tracks
posted a comment on DJ Disciple - The Banji Boy EP Vol. II. 2 months ago
what I imagine to be J Sylvesters first house credit? Not sure if the other versions feature the original or his remix
posted a comment on Quantum Leap - Fotoplay. 2 months ago
really stunning album. Sounds like the music Carl Craig should have been making in the late 90's early 2000s. Very detroit in its use of samples, melody and general off-kilter wonkiness. The 2x12 is a great buy but is missing Mind Bending which is a ... See full review
posted a comment on Alexander East - Deeper Shades. 2 months ago
Great 2x12 of varied house heat. Lots of swung n stepping chicago cuts that are just a bit too baroque to be considered tech house. AE keeps the drums hot and unique across every track here. There's always one or two rhythmic elements that hit harder ... See full review
posted a comment on Brotherz In Armz - Ice Queen. 2 months ago
A quite a great, freaky and funky record here that suffers from some very strange and not so great, at times, mastering. Runout grooves are stamped characters consistent with major label / non-electronic music mastering practices. No catalog number and ... See full review
posted a comment on Eniola* - My Star Is Mars. 3 months ago
DJ Assassin-produced UK techno / trance. Pushes the arpeggios to the brink but never crosses the threshold to being cheesy. Hot one!

edit: all videos are on YT. Incels have struck again if there are no vids here
posted a comment on Chanelle - Work That Body. 3 months ago
bizarre dutch house record. Sounds so much like 96' era uk garage i thought I had found a not-on-discogs ukg white label
submitted Vytamin - Neurotransmission. 3 months ago
posted a comment on Morgan Geist - Pushed EP. 3 months ago
seems like Broom has been going back to his older stuff and remixing it with more boom, for better or worse...
posted a comment on Yellow Pencil - Yellow Pencil Remixes. 3 months ago
it was only linked as a remix by Matthew Benjamin. Not linked to Bushwacka or any of his other aliases
posted a comment on Edison Carter - C.F.O's Cuts. 4 months ago
discogs illuminati mods dont want you to know that this is shawn rudiman
posted a comment on David Byrne - Forestry. 4 months ago
Less Space Mix is the backbone of DJ Hell’s My Definition of House Music
posted a review that has since been deleted. 4 months ago
posted a comment on Nemo Vachez - Terraformation EP. 4 months ago
unfortunately the current 'digger scene' has gone the way of the mnml scene that preceded it. Should surprise no one as its the same people, only their taste has broadened slightly since 2015 or whenever they were all climbing over each other for ... See full review
posted a comment on Walker* - Business Card E.P.. 4 months ago
getting a reissue via Holding Hands. Shoutout Liam for picking another good one
posted a comment on Connective Zone - Palm Palm. 4 months ago
my copy is on the way so I can’t speak for the track that’s not on YouTube. Even if it’s just a 180bpm donk kick this is still one of the most beautiful collections of tracks ever committed to vinyl
posted a comment on Yellow Pencil - Yellow Pencil Remixes. 4 months ago
perhaps the last bushwacka deep cut to be unearthed? only time will tell
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posted a comment on Dhamas - The E-Project. 4 months ago
all of these are on youtube btw. Incels have removed the vids if they arent here
posted a comment on Pan-Tone - The Essential XP. 5 months ago
lol i was listening to this and thinking 'oh nothing special'... just another record scalped to shit beyond merit. UNTIL Take Me started playing and this proto-grime flute tune blows me away....

Edit: Incels strike again. All vids are on youtube
posted a comment on Louie "Balo" Guzman - Runoffs. 5 months ago
im not much for the massive-room Junior Vasquez ballroom / tribal NYC flavor of house, but Deep in Your Heart is an absolute masterpiece. Killer 13 minute epic that needed an edit imo, pressing could be better too but a total weapon nonetheless.
posted a comment on Chris Korda - I Like To Watch. 5 months ago
capital 'A' Art. Politics, sexuality and sophisticated composition aren't exactly hallmark features of most dance music. Here you have all three
posted a comment on Off And Gone - Off And Gone. 5 months ago
Coming up in the midwest leads one to have a bit of a built in prejudice against all the spiritual, post-hippy, west coast dance music of the 90's. Chicago and Detroit reign supreme and everything else is either trashy acid breaks or fluffy candy raver ... See full review
posted a comment on DJ Assassin - Old Skool Flava. 5 months ago
DJ Assassin only put out a handful of records but each is truly a masterpiece. 10+ min. deep spacey/soulful dubby house excursions seem to be his MO. This one slots in there nicely with the Ugly Music release and his EP on Groove Yard, which houses one ... See full review
posted a comment on Teknotika - Exotika EP. 5 months ago
A1 is basically a very strange collision of weirdo gary martin techno and 2-step
posted a comment on Jupiter 6 - The Tracking System. 5 months ago
Lot of assumptions going on here.... Maybe a labels commitment to quality precludes them from reissuing a vinyl rip, especially if the original pressing isnt great. Also, many artists want to honor fans that own the original press and do so by excluding ... See full review
posted a comment on Morgan Geist - Pushed EP. 5 months ago
Now that the reissue has happened and the original press is available for reasonable prices, I’m happy to report that Room 120-4 is a total gem. Ethereal, chipper swung tech house that perfectly personifies multiplex to my mind
posted a comment on Subhead - 002. 5 months ago
The best of the Subhead cat, but also just one of the best techno EPs ever based on the (literal) strength of Forest Friends, Bumpy Pilot and Keepers of the Frequency. Forest Friends is incredible berserker, facemelting techno.
posted a comment on Froyd - Climax And More. 5 months ago
Climax & More is a lovely bit of deep electro. Flip to Alien Girl and you've got a really nice poppy, funky, fun and spacey electro cut . Nice plate
posted a comment on Loxodrome - The Loxodrome E.P.. 5 months ago
Why reissue a record if you can’t produce something faithful to the quality of the original? There’s a legacy at stake here with 90s techno and so many of these reissues totally disregard that. If you can’t do it right leave it be
posted a comment on Bam Bam - Street Beat. 5 months ago
At first I didn’t dig this one as much as the other d*fusion records but on another listen this really holds it own, albeit with different steez
posted a comment on DJ Perception - Phenomenal EP. 5 months ago
Def the hardest ukg 12” to drop in 2019. Beefy and big when everyone else stripped it back.
posted a comment on Hi-Ryze - Bellboy EP. 5 months ago
absolutely rippin run from Partout. Juan Atkins > Solenoid > Hi-Ryze. Zzzzzap!
posted a comment on Various - Trancefusion EP. 5 months ago
beautiful, deep and trippy track from Chris Sattinger here. Showing in 93 he was already tapped into the freakzone
posted a comment on Franco & Grimm - The Future Funk E.P.. 6 months ago
this one isnt by Roland. Its Franco and Grimm.
posted a comment on Chris Korda - Akoko Ajeji. 6 months ago
this album has nothing to do with rhythmic noise. Its nonetheless quite beautiful and well executed. Chris has a way of eliciting emotion through melody that is all but lacking in dance music as a whole. Really refreshing listen
posted a comment on Tubejerk* - Dirty Black Discotheque. 6 months ago
Black Dirty Discotech is another one of those late 90s techno tunes that repurposed ukg drums to great effect.
posted a comment on Themis - Close Your Eyes. 6 months ago
for my money the best of the Velocet material from Nail.
posted a comment on Oligo. 6 months ago
Reissue of some of this material forthcoming per BIll .
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posted a comment on BPMF - Abide the Glide - Volume 4. 6 months ago
quite a nice 4 tracker of fun techno tools. Recommended
posted a comment on Kalahari Oyster Cult. 6 months ago
leaders in the pack as far as modern labels go. Proving that vinyl is still alive and viable in 2019
posted a comment on Dhamas - The E-Project. 6 months ago
DJ dream pack here. 8 cuts, I'd say 7 are playable and the one i dont dig is purely a matter of taste. Super functional mix-friendly tracks that range from deep dubby openers, to peaktime bangers and euphoric breaky closing tunes. At risk of hyperbole, ... See full review
posted a comment on In-Zoom - Transfer. 7 months ago
Silver is really the only track here that fits the 'Trance' designation. Jam up the Pump is a post-chicago, thumpin house jammer in the vein of Touche. Transfer is a breaky 303 number that I'd squarely call Techno. Very good stuff.
posted a comment on Chris Nazuka - The Butterfly EP. 7 months ago
really beautiful double pack. All tracks are good but Pick Your Poison (Internal Mix) is the zenith of ethereal spacey stabby house
posted a comment on Mosaic. 7 months ago
just for some perspective, heres a list of artist who have contributed to Mosaic: Ricardo Villalobos, Titonton Duvante, Nail, Mark Broom, Baby Ford, The Memory Foundation, Paul Mac, Bens Sims, Ben Neville, Roman Flugel, Cari Lekebusch, Mr C., John ... See full review