I run 8205 Recordings, http://www.blogtotheoldskool.com and used to produce crazy unfriendly music as Dev/Null (still do now and again)

fan of lots of styles but I've mostly been collecting lesser known 1991-1995 hardcore/jungle on vinyl for the past 16 years. Feel free to contact me if you've got a bunch of that kind of stuff you're interested in selling, especially rarities / white labels/ unreleased acetates / etc. I do a radio show with Tim Reaper every other Sunday on jungletrain.net (archived sets up at http://soundcloud.com/devnull-dj and http://mixcloud.com/devnull) so I still play this stuff a lot.

Also FYI for people hitting me up about records I've rated: I rate lots of records I don't own on here, probably more than ones I do own, mainly to keep track of what I've heard and liked. So hitting me up for rips or asking me to sell obscenely rare records just because I rated them is kinda pointless, I prob don't even own them :)
Recent Activity
posted a review of Nookie - Spellbound. 2 days ago
100 copies only? Given 122 "haves", I don't think so. Regardless, this is a nice 92 hardcore tune (even better if you like "Twin Peaks"). Big respect to Nookie, one of the first to open up his back-catalog of previously unreleased 92-95 stuff for ... See full review
posted a review of Unknown Artist - Untitled. 2 days ago
having owned 3 copies of this over the past 10 years (big secret weapon!), I'm fairly confident it's called "Trance Dance" as every copy has been labelled as such. All about the 16th note kick rolls, utter mayhem!
submitted Unknown Artist - Untitled. about 1 month ago
submitted Adam F - Pressure / Rushin'. 2 months ago
submitted Unknown Artist - Untitled. 2 months ago
posted a review of Bass Influence - Bass Riddim. 3 months ago
93-95 jungle fans who skip the Impact back catalog due to it being known primarily for happy hardcore, do so at their own risk. Amongst the happier stuff, there's EPs like this nestled in there! "Bass Riddim" is a pretty underrated 93 darkside track - ... See full review
submitted The Vision - Spectral Nomad. 3 months ago
posted a comment on General Levy - Billy The Kid. 5 months ago
Decent tune, wasn't sure if this would sound like dnb or what given the year it was made... has a bit more of a simple repetitive steppy beat, but done with classic breaks so it could fit in with earlier stuff as well (no big aggro dnb drums in sight)
posted a comment on Beenie Man - Bad Man Medley. 5 months ago
I'd say the year of this has to be after 2000 since the amens on side B sound "recycled" (ran through the program Recycle and pitched up at the individual hit level vs the whole break) which wasn't traditionally done in mid 90's jungle.
submitted Deefine Ltd., Darkers (2) - Hit It. 5 months ago
submitted Darkers (2) featuring Nick Sterrett(2), Deefine Ltd. - Jungle Horns. 5 months ago
posted a comment on Unknown Artist - Untitled. 6 months ago
This is actually B-Jam - Show Me EP. just stamped with the Road Busters logo. I know this because the guy who listed it here on discogs (not the current seller) had it for sale, before buying I asked him to check the audio against that EP due to similar ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Speed Limit 140 BPM+ Presents Law Of The Jungle. 6 months ago
I'm pretty sure the Potential Bad Boy tune is the same as "rollin" on https://www.discogs.com/Potential-Bad-Boy-With-MC-Det-So-Simple-Rollin/master/45229 Not sure whether this track should be renamed or which is the "official" title.
submitted Unknown Artist - Good To You / Speed. 7 months ago
posted a review of DJ Massive - The Mad Skills E.P Part 1. 9 months ago
Years later and still no comments on this Easygroove Classic? Absolutely killer, all the dj massive eps on HCV are good, but this one is definitely a step beyond the previous 4 (6 if you count the first 2 alias ones), if you like your tunes fast and ... See full review
posted a review of Tim Reaper - All Right / Innerspace. 9 months ago
Initial press limited to 300 copies, definitely needs 200 more copies pressed. All Right is a total anthem, don't tell Tim I said that though because it'll go to his head! Great great tune though, easily one of my favorites of the year so far.
posted a review of Flex* - Hope You're Making Out O.K. 9 months ago
Beats are ok, bit repetitive and loopy, with some additional chopped break layers on top that are right on the line between charmingly loose and plain old out-of-time. Main problem here is that, in lieu of a good central melody or swiped hook sample, you ... See full review
posted a review of Equinox (3) - Let's Go Back / Rollin' Out. 9 months ago
Absolutely killer record, Marlon can do no wrong! Slightly newer sounding tunes by him with sharp production (certainly not grimey amiga throwbacks) but with that timeless oldskool feel, sounds as good mixed with 95 tunes as it does with 2016-2017 ... See full review
posted a review of Unknown Artist - The O. 10 months ago
Really underrated EP and a personal favorite F Project. All three tunes are great and, dare I say a bit more "developed" than a lot of the f projects up to that point. Don't get me wrong, there were plenty of great tunes before this volume, but in a lot ... See full review
posted a comment on Mike Ink - Illegal E.P.. 10 months ago
Rck Pty is an acid remix (bootleg?) of Cool House- Rock This Party Right (Fast Eddie's Raw Mix)
posted a comment on Mystical Influence / Repins - Dub-Plate Pressure / The Game. 10 months ago
posted a comment on Demo - Control / Supremacy Of Sound. 11 months ago
Pretty sure "supremacy of sound" is just "set me free", at least my copy is a pure white label as described here and came with an insert referring to "supremacy of sound" but the B side track has a big vocal sample that says "set me free"
posted a comment on Jumping Jack Frost - Underworld EP Vol II. 12 months ago
Betting this is just a copy of Requested Sound / Chemical Warfare unless the submitter can clip it and prove otherwise.
posted a comment on Dubtronix - Horny / Lighter Massive. about 1 year ago
the dubtronix LP is 5 tracks to a side, not necessarily easily playable in a set due to quiet pressing etc.
posted a comment on DJ Renegade* - The Clash EP. about 1 year ago
Don't watch the overpriced copies listed for sale here, a repress is being discussed. More info on the 8205 facebook page and mailing list if and when it is sent off.
posted a review of The JB & Asend* - Let It Go / The Dreamer. about 1 year ago
Shame on anybody who rated this less than 10 stars out of 5. Both sides are beyond amazing: "Let It Go" is my personal favorite, played by Gachet back then (prob a dubplate mix if I remember right though) those pitch shifted breaks-as-melody coupled w/ ... See full review
posted a comment on Fuzzy Logic (5) - Fuzzy Logic?!. about 1 year ago
"Black Secret Technology" comparison is spot on, there's also definite Reinforced influence in the "Fuzzylogic?" tune (those pads) Low fi super vibey weirdo jungle goodness. Doesn't exactly play nice with other tunes in a mix but very good listening ... See full review
submitted DJ Renegade* - The Clash EP. about 1 year ago
submitted DJ Renegade* - The Clash EP. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Unknown Artist - Untitled. about 1 year ago
got a feeling this record isn't actually from the mid 90's, the tracks are just too busy with too much sampling... as someone pointed out to me, not that many samplers had that much space back then!

Also there was just one copy up originally but now ... See full review
posted a comment on Bassface Sascha / DJ Redoo - Crusher. about 1 year ago
Can anyone confirm this record is different from DJ Redoo - Crusher (DRUM 003-6), and Crusher Remixes (DRUM 003R, which is currently this EP's master release)? I've tried ordering it twice, both times the EPs turned out to be the DJ Redoo - Crusher EP
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posted a comment on Hardatac - Jungle For The Masses. about 1 year ago
"Can't Wait" sounds like a remix of Bass Mekanic "Can't Wait Tonight" on https://www.discogs.com/Various-The-Sound-Of-Obsession-Volume-One/master/64111
posted a review of Champa B - Modified Magic 003. about 1 year ago
Absolutely awesome record, effortless mash up of classic darkcore sounds without sounding like a pastiche in the slightest . buy on sight!!
posted a comment on DJ Exodus & Head Pressure - The Dread Killer EP. about 1 year ago
300 copies
Does anyone know how many of these were pressed? Ten words.

posted a review of DJ Second Beat - Blue Eye / Brain Storm. about 1 year ago
No offense to the guy who made this, but out of thousands of 1991-1996 era hc/jungle related records I own, this is probably one of my least favorite. Shoddy samples and beats throughout both tracks. I guess you could say, to its credit, it stands out a ... See full review
submitted D-I-E* - Detroit In Effect. about 1 year ago
submitted Various - Storm of the Century. about 1 year ago
submitted Mad Deep & Mental - Da EP.. about 1 year ago
posted a comment that has since been deleted. about 1 year ago
submitted U.R.* - The Final Frontier. about 1 year ago
submitted Tha Diskoballer D.J. Chip* - Imported Booty Music. about 1 year ago
submitted The 10* - Player / (F*ck The Critics). about 1 year ago
submitted Unknown Artist - Untitled. about 1 year ago
submitted Lil' Jay (2) - I Gotta Move On (Street Life). about 1 year ago
submitted Mr. De' - Y2K EP. about 1 year ago
submitted G.P.P. - Shake The Booty. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Narc - Small Hours EP. about 1 year ago
BEWARE OF BOOTLEGS. Suspicious whitelabel copies popping up, likely from the person responsible for the sewage monsters, dj dance and eastern promises EP bootlegs
submitted Various - Jungle It Mann 2. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Modula Cix - Na' H'a Mean Dread. about 1 year ago
Played in Doc Scott 'Roasted' studio mix from April / May 1993 according to JJ / DeepInsideTheOldskool