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posted a review of Kenny Larkin - Let Me Think. over 14 years ago
Interesting to point out that this track was released 12yrs after it was written. It was played on a Detroit radio station back in 1992, listen to the Pod Vanguard EP on Buzz, you'll hear a little snippet of the show and a mention of the track the DJ is ... See full review
posted a review of Rhythim Is Rhythim - The Beginning. over 14 years ago
The Beginning was a new direction for Derrick and didn't receive the credit it should have. This was because people weren't use to big intro's and consequently Derrick released no new material until the Buzz releases in '92..The Promo release with the ... See full review
posted a review of Psyche - Crack Down. over 14 years ago
Although the ambient version of Neurotic Behavior was released on ART records in 1993 it was actually written the same time as the Transmat release in 1990 and first appeared on an unreleased tape.
This also came out as a hand written copy which was ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Panic In Detroit. over 14 years ago
I have submitted the Promo release which only gave the tracklistings but not the artists. This came in a plain white cover with Panic In Detroit stamped on the front. 1992 was a great year for techno as a whole, and this LP along with the various 12" ... See full review
posted a review of MK* / Never On Sunday - Decay. over 14 years ago
"The Journey" by Never On Sunday is without doubt the highlight of this release, quality deep emotional Detroit Techno at it's finest.Warm analogue bass accompanied by soothing strings. The Red inked Promo is highly sought after, but the Stamped hand ... See full review
posted a review of Octave One - Octivation - The EP. over 15 years ago
An absolute quality 5 tracker, probably the best and most sought after 430 West release todate.

Nicolette steals the limelight with it's warm chords and trumpet sounding riff.
The official release has the track There and Beyond on it which replaced ... See full review
posted a review of Cybotron - Enter. over 15 years ago
This initially came out with the original version of Clear on it, which is 5 minutes shorter than the remix.
It was then later issued with the remix version in place of the original.
posted a review of Kreem - Triangle Of Love. over 15 years ago
First released on Metroplex in 1986, M007.

The label on the original pressings state catalogue no.
KMS 007, although it's obvious that the same Metroplex Dub Plate was used, because the vinyl is identical on both releases, and the KMS release also ... See full review
posted a review of Pod - The Vanguard EP. over 15 years ago
I don't think Kenny Larkin has brought out a bad record yet. Northern Lights (IS THE TUNE!!!) filled with such heart wrenching emotion.This is definately up there with the Icon's & the Kaotic Harmony's. This is the true definition of Techno.
posted a review of Underground Resistance - Waveform E.P.. over 15 years ago
Although this release is catalogued UR004 it was actually the groups 3RD release. Jeff Mills cites the Theory as being the groups 1ST release.
posted a review of Various - There's No Way Out (Of The Groove). over 15 years ago
The Suburban Knight track is a MUST, (as good as or if not better than the Art Of Stalking,) with Paris Grey on the vocals. It's worth getting this LP even if it's just for this track.
posted a review of Transmat. over 15 years ago
Derrick got the name Transmat from Juan's Night Drive track, he didn't know what it meant, just liked the sound of it. He kept the MS abbreviation (still to this day,) as a tribute to Metroplex.
posted a review of Channel One - Technicolor. over 15 years ago
Originally came out as a PROMO.Quality early Electro/Techno from the master himself,and co-written by Doug Craig (Carl Craig's cousin.)This is on the same sort of lines as R9 (CYBOTRON)with the trademark bassline that he's used so often in his early ... See full review
posted a review of Eddie "Flashin" Fowlkes* - Goodbye Kiss. over 15 years ago
one of the two releases for metroplex by mr fowlkes,didn't record again for metroplex due to a pay disagreement {i believe}.a prominent bassline accompanied by the old trusty 909,a vocal sample{i think i can give you a goodbye kiss},wavers in and out of ... See full review
posted a review of Model 500 - Night Drive (Thru-Babylon). over 15 years ago
early dark acid type track which was the final chapter for juan and rick davis{3070}.it originally was going to be a cybotron release but due to choosing different musical paths,juan put it out on his metroplex label.original pressing mint green ... See full review
posted a review of Model 500 - No UFO's. over 15 years ago
this did it for me full stop.original first pressing beige label/brown text,original official pressing white label blue/black text.these were on flimsy vinyl,and instead of having matrix no.m-001 on the run out groove,had archer ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Sampler EP Volume 1. over 15 years ago
originally 500 were pressed {hand written} the others had a printed sticker on the label.{for the groove readers},metroplex,underated and dangerous.
posted a review of Various - Intergalactic Beats. over 15 years ago
original pressing was on grey marbled vinyl,blue was a later issue.the shop 12"/bug in the bass bin originally came out on black vinyl accompanied with an a4 sheet of information,the coloured pressings were later issues.