I have a personal vinyl collection, some of which I am selling. Former DJ. Sometimes go by the name of DJ Beaker, hence the profile pic.
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posted a comment on I Hate Models. about 1 month ago
Yes, respect is important. I could also write stuff about my opinion on some of the tracks that you have reviewed, but I am a gentleman…
posted a comment on joeFarr - Dedicate. 2 months ago
Both Dedicate and Future 6 are cracking, atmospheric, techno tunes.
posted a comment on Analogic Front - The End. 7 months ago
Great brooding monster of a track! Apparently this is not enough words to constitute a comment, but it is now…
posted a review of Syndrome (15) - MFT. 7 months ago
The Chris Mate reconstruction on here rocks. This could merit a repress with the reconstruction on the A side.
posted a comment on The Orb - No Sounds Are Out Of Bounds. 9 months ago
Just an observation - the person complaining about the quality of the vinyl has made many similar comments about other releases. https://www.discogs.com/user/dmitry.matvienko Doesn't mean he's wrong though. My copy is still in the shrink wrap as I am ... See full review
posted a comment on Chris Moss Acid - The Waiting Room EP. 10 months ago
The last track on this EP - the numbered track - is up there as one of the finest pieces of electronic music I've ever heard. Seriously, take the time to listen to the entire 13 minutes. It is epic. Force play it to anyone who argues that dance music 'is ... See full review
posted a comment on Scooter. 10 months ago
It is not to my taste either - apart from 'Back in Time', which is one of the best trance tunes ever. Not sure how to square that with the rest of the releases, however! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pR8Ix8KIHng
posted a comment on I Hate Models. about 1 year ago
Best techno artist I have heard emerge in the last five years by a country mile. Effortlessly bridges genres such as Acid, Techno, Trance and Ambient - sometimes in the same track. I cannot wait to see where this artist will go, what they will do and ... See full review
posted a comment on Daft Punk - Da Funk. about 1 year ago
Just want to mention that Rollin' & Scratchin' is a top tune for anyone into the analogue synth sound. First heard it in the 90s in a hard techno set and had to ask the DJ what it was. Surprised to hear it was Daft Punk. In summary, the song features a ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - System Rejects 006. about 1 year ago
While it is true that in general, UK Acid Techno has got a bit formulaic (apart from notable exceptions like Mobile Dogwash), this release is perhaps the exception that proves the rule. Just LISTEN to Chop Shop…fantastic piece of techno, never mind the ... See full review
submitted Joakin & Kryz - Nos Vimos En Berlin. over 2 years ago
posted a review of Tassid & Eski (3) / Vlado (5) / Ciuciek - Down Boy / Still Do The Things / It's Like That. over 2 years ago
The track for me on this one is 'It's Like That' - intelligent and rhythmic acid line at the end, plus doesn't overuse the Beastie Boys sample…
posted a comment on Blue Amazon - No Other Love. over 2 years ago
Excellent track with a kicking acid line popular both with the progressive house guys, but also making it into early Goa sets. THE best Blue Amazon track IMO. If you want to buy a slice of history, this is worth purchasing, given that the prices on ... See full review
posted a comment on Dr. Octopus - Dr. Octopus. over 3 years ago
TOP ACID! Way before its time. No cheese at all and a proper build up. Played this recently and got asked where it was from. Got told off when I mentioned it was from '96. Always the sign of a good tune.
posted a comment on Finitribe - Love Above. over 3 years ago
The sourmash NRG mix is simply one of the best pieces of electronic music ever. That is all.
posted a review of Astral Projection - Power Gen EP. over 4 years ago
The tune that converted me from grunge to dance. I had just got back from whirl-y-gig in 1993. Consumed many planets, as I had a friend who was into sourcing them. Put on the radio. Danny rampling (yes, I know, but in the days of vinyl, djs planned their ... See full review
posted a comment on Public Energy - Hemi-Sync. over 4 years ago
Three o'three be some fine acid, 2b sure.
posted a review of Chris Liberator & Sterling Moss - I'm Bored (Remixes). over 4 years ago
Geezer's remix is, quite simply, one of the best pieces of Acid Techno I have ever heard.
posted a review of Genetic - Transmission. over 4 years ago
First heard the original at Whirl-y-gig @ Shoreditch Town Hall in '94. Due to the state I was in, I didn't know what the tune was until years later, when I heard it on a compilation. The original mix is, in my opinion, a classic. It blends the softer ... See full review
posted a comment on Crash N Burn* - Infect Your Love. over 4 years ago
Couldn't disagree more with the reviewers. Stomper. And I am a fan of brain recordings, and you don't get less cheesy than that...
posted a comment on Various - System Rejects 001. over 5 years ago
All the tracks on this are quality, but for me, the standout is mk303's little number. Along with 'acid in my mind' by osmo, this is the acid techno track of 2013 for me. Initial subtle acid lines progressing into full on mayhem, but in a tweaked, clever ... See full review
posted a review of Juno Reactor - Bible Of Dreams. over 6 years ago
The opening track, Komit, was used in the Matrix series of films featuring Keanu Reeves. Yes, I am a trainspotter…
posted a review of Dynamo City - Dynamo City / Miasmatron. over 6 years ago
Dynamo City - Dynamo City was the track that originally got me into playing Acid Techno. The layering in this track is unbelievable. Just when you think it can't get any more extreme, another layer is added, making this one of the 'hardest' SUF releases ... See full review
posted a comment on Immersion* - My Name Is Acid / All In. over 6 years ago
I bought this directly from Lawrie in 2010, from the Routemaster website. Lawrie told me then that he was rebuilding his studio, so that might explain the lack of recent releases. Not sure when that rebuild will be finished - should have asked. Lawrie, ... See full review
submitted ManMadeMan - Lovetechnology. over 6 years ago
posted a comment on Bumbling Loons - Rumbling Toon EP. over 6 years ago
Fantastic the way this slowly twists and builds the same basic phrase over and over. A masterpiece. A strongly pulsing baseline is offset by the entrance of the clear treble line - which has a fantastic 'hook' - followed by the midrange. My only ... See full review
posted a review of The Antidote - Sunrise / Walk On The Moon. over 6 years ago
'Sunrise' is arguably one of the most atmospheric and powerful Goa Trance releases before the 'Alien' culture took over and Goa Trance became Psy Trance and it all got a bit silly. Starts funky, builds slowly with Acid Breaks and driving bass, before ... See full review
posted a review of Stay Up Forever. over 7 years ago
Now approaching its 100th release, SUF is THE label that defines The London Acid Techno sound. Fun, uncomplicated and fierce 303 mayhem. Although tracks such as London Acid City are printed with runout grooves such as 'made in a squat on drugs', the ... See full review
posted a comment on Sonic Youth. over 7 years ago
Oops - thanks for pointing that out! I will adjust accordingly - you rightly realise that for me, Sister was the band's best work. How about you?
posted a comment on Rising High Collective - Fever Called Love (Hardfloor Remix). over 7 years ago
A track that truly defines the spirit of the dance scene at the time it was released. Hardfloor's remix of 'Fever called love' blends the uplifting melodic dance of the early 90s with the emerging acid sound of the harder techno scene that was still ... See full review
posted a review of TIP Records. over 8 years ago
Simply the best goa/psy trance label of the 1990s. TIP managed (and still manages) to combine the psychadelic mood of the genre with pulsating, powerful beats and rhythms that some early 'goa' trance releases lacked. Classic tracks such as X-Dream's ... See full review
posted a comment on Sonic Youth. over 8 years ago
Sonic Youth pioneered a new approach to making music, a fusion of post punk and art rock that focused more on the music and the moods created by it, rather than a traditional verse/chorus arrangement. This can be powerful (Joni/Daydream Nation) and ... See full review