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posted a review of Monna Lisa - Starway To Heaven. 21 days ago
Italodance version of Zeppelin's classic. Either you hate it, despise it, or spin it as a cool satirical DJ to an audience that rolls their eyes in disbelief. It's all there; cheap "electric guitar" synthsounp, perky italovibe with the easiest accessible ... See full review
posted a review of I Blagueur - Balla. ? .. No! .. / Ti 'D Bale ?. 27 days ago
Similar to early Pino D'Angio's stuff, especially to "Ma Quale Idea", the vocal raps on this are SO similar to Pino, that I had to check if he was the singer. The track is OK, nothing that special. More originality needed. I can image the boogie fanatics ... See full review
posted a comment on Subliminal Aurra - A Decongestant For The Mind. about 1 month ago
There was a short period of time in the very early 90s when there was a bunch of these "hypno-house" records released. Like it was a mini genre. Some sampled actual hypnosis LPs intended for therapeutic use (Orbital - Deeper), some sampled movies with ... See full review
posted a comment on Cloud City (3) - T.H.C.. 2 months ago
I bet few of their friends bought shitloads of these nice but nothing that special 2€ records, waited for a while for the "DJ impact": A mix hit the Internets and BOOM! Some cash made of fanboys rush to buy their heroes' playlist records. Instead ... See full review
posted a comment on Knight Action Featuring Sedenia - Single Girl B/W R=Trax. 2 months ago
The sound quality is top notch on this reissue. Pressed by MPO. The other side plays at 45rpm, D-rail side at 33rpm.
posted a review of Ronald Langestraat - Searching. 2 months ago
Whow! Smooth! Very nice mixture of different genres mixed together: Jazz, latin, lounge, funk, latin and a bit of cosmic-vibes. This one has sort of timeless ethereal sound, funny considering it was recorded in 1984. With those instruments and a sense of ... See full review
posted a review of Peu - Peu. 3 months ago
Jesus God... Like Aphex Twin once said: It's a thin line between taking the piss and being serious. This is one of those records. "Italo" sure... but with a finnish angst suicide twist. More wavey old skool italo circa 1983-84 this is, like Decadence "On ... See full review
posted a review of Brian Ellis - Mirror/Mirror. 3 months ago
Wow! I usually am a sceptic of any "retro"attitude of any new music, meaning that trend that the younger generation tries to emulate sounds and shit from the past. NOT with this release! Sure, the atmosphere and style is of that of imaginary laid-back ... See full review
posted a review of Fancy Rosy - Punk Police. 3 months ago
I have to disagree with NWpunx's review of the B-side. It's obviously a piss take on disco music, and a decent one at that too. Sort of pre-wave collage, that mixes old school retro music styles with "funny" lolita-esque vocals, groovy synth sounds and ... See full review
posted a comment on Paul Parker - Don't Stop (What You're Doin' To Me). 3 months ago
How about releasing a normal priced repress? Too much elitist attitude is killing this music scene.
posted a review of Ania (4) - Ma'king Love.... 3 months ago
"On the telephone"... is rather basic wave pop tune, nothing special. There's tons of similar stuff out there. "Ma'king love" is more interesting, proper stoner disco for exclusive parties. Think of darkrooms, bath houses, sleazy bars etc.
posted a comment on Boo Williams Vs Glen Underground* - Boo Williams Vs Glen Underground. 4 months ago
How's the sound on this re-release, compared to the originals?
posted a comment on Daisy Glow - Daisin' The Glow ep. 5 months ago
It's Discogs fishing. Some will bite, 'cause they young and don't know where to search.
posted a comment on Devastating Daryl - C: Jack To The Lost Chicago Reels. 7 months ago
They were transferred from old reel to reels, that had been stored in a warehouse locker for a long time. I guess the muffled sound is present in the original master reels as well: ... See full review
posted a comment on Dave Hammond - Take Me Higher. 8 months ago
It's not that bad :D I guess they were going for that Jimmy Somerville vocal sound.
posted a comment on Esa Saario, Eino Virtanen Kuoro* - Desiderata. 8 months ago
I correct myself: The text "Desiderata" was written by an american lawyer Max Ehrmann in 1927 :)
posted a comment on Blackbones (4) - Black Bones 3. 8 months ago
Any idea on the original of A1? Some late-70s / very early 80s U.S. disco with strong female vocals; "love potion", funky synths, string orchestration etc. Heard it years and years ago, can't remember what the hell it was...
posted a comment on Various - The Mood Mosaic 12: Mondo Porno. 8 months ago
Good Lord, a Bill Cosby track like this can be quite unnerving since his "dating habits" were exposed :/ Takes double meaning to a whole new level!
posted a review of Hysteric - Life Is Cheap. 11 months ago
Hmm, I usually don't bother commenting the prices on Discogs, but this needs en exception. Why the ridiculous over-the-top prices for such a mediocre record? The record is "OK" at best, the edits are basic, nothing to write home about. You can easily ... See full review
posted a comment on Esa Saario, Eino Virtanen Kuoro* - Desiderata. 11 months ago
Indeed, a-side is genuine advice for modern day hipsters. Super troll record. I think he's quoting the Bible, though I'm not sure as I skipped my junior Bible classes, ha! For the ultimate sh*t in the pants moment on the dance floor, stop what you're ... See full review
posted a comment on Suiciders / Type-303 - Sex Mask / Rub-A-Duck. 11 months ago
Nice underground sounds from Turku! Suiciders cut is commando-electro with dark end-of-the-world flavors, while Type-303 delivers heavy beats and distorted 303 basement boogie with jackin' vocal chops. No B.S., straight to the point.
posted a review of The Control Band - Susanna La Colegiala. over 10 years ago
The reason for getting this 12" is not the a-side, which is rather boring version of "Susanna/ La Colegiala", but the B-side "Someday", which sounds very much like OP.8's "Butterfly". Song writers credited are R. Hanson / M. Perretti, so an educated ... See full review
posted a review of Movin' Melodies - Bailando Guitarra. over 10 years ago
"A Moment With The Mind" is a surprisingly ambient tune on this record. Quite smooth actually. Sounds a little bit like those early San Francisco break ambient tunes. "Bailando Guitarra" is very typical 90's dutch perky guitar sampling up-tempo house. It ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Best Of Acid. over 12 years ago
This is a good find if you're after old school Chicago acid sound. Rare tracks and old acid standards. It should read as "TRAX essential and rare acid", since almost every track was licensed from Trax.
I think this was one of the first CDs that ... See full review
posted a review of Amorphous Androgynous - Liquid Insects. over 12 years ago
Anyone watching the good old "Predator" movie from 1987 will instantly recognise the aliens' snarling and growling sounds, and the eerie music that marks the predators presence. Yes, FSOL started "Liquid insects" with straight samples from the movie. ... See full review
posted a review of Wladimir M.* - As The Leaves Fall From The Trees. over 12 years ago
This is one of my all time top-10 techno records ever. It's totally amazing that it was released in 1991, and even more amazing is the fact it has vocals with meaning and message! Especially "Evil" is a masterpiece, it's almost industrial sound with a ... See full review
posted a review of Catnip (2) - Showgirls. over 12 years ago
This is a record which really makes me curse the crappy Trax-pressings! A helluva old school record (even though it came out in '96) with dirty acid sounds and sexy cheap female vocals. Maad releases were the ones that really made me wonder what ever was ... See full review
posted a review of Visual - The Music Got Me. over 13 years ago
"The Music Got Me" was big in Chicago in the early 80s. It was pre-house, or proto-garage. They used to play with 2 copies of the record, re-editing it live, stretching the murky bass line and those legendary up-mixed spitting hi-hats. The vocals are ... See full review
posted a review of Felix Da Housecat - Temptation. over 13 years ago
"Temptation" is one of Felix Da Housecat's best tracks ever. It is all classic old school sounding Chicago deep house. With it's infectious bassline, tranquilizing vocals and sad chords, it easily meets the standards that Mr.Fingers, Virgo or Joe Lewis ... See full review
posted a review of Mono Junk - Beyond The Darkness. over 13 years ago
"Beyond The Darkness" was the first Finnish techno track to be taken seriously. Taking it's influences from Detroit & Germany sound, it was way ahead it's time at a time all finnish productions were more or less clumsy attempts to try to sound like ... See full review
posted a review of Teste - Regions / Praecox. over 13 years ago
These are one of the most darkest tracks ever put on vinyl. It's a journey into abyss of darkness of the human mind. One minute the vocals sound like whisper of temptation, then it breaks and sounds like a woman screaming her lungs out. Add the bleepy ... See full review
posted a review of Space Cube - Kool Killer E.P.. over 13 years ago
For me the stand out track is "Dolphins".
All the other cuts on this 12" are typical german techno aggression & rush hour stuff, but Dolphins is an easy, smooth instrumental house track. With it's moody 303 bassline, lush strings, haunting melodies and ... See full review
posted a review of Unknown Artist - Megatron Man. over 13 years ago
The Fusion label versions of this classic are different from the Megatone ones. After Cowley and Blecman left Fusion recs to found their own company Megatone, Fusion released these early versions of Megatron man.
posted a review of Jamie Principle - Waiting On My Angel. over 13 years ago
Jamie Principle's first commercial record. VERY influential at the time. The track was played from tapes and reels before it was released in '85. After this record house producers started to expand their production horizons to more that just beat tracks. ... See full review
posted a review of Glenn Underground - The Unborn. over 13 years ago
"101 Dolmations" is one of the best Chicago tracks EVER!
The complexity of Detroit-style arrangements and the funkiness of Chicago pressed tightly together. The whole record is superb, not just disco samples, but thought and originality put in music. ... See full review
posted a review of Steve Poindexter / Eric Martin - Whiplash / Emergency. over 13 years ago
This release offers slightly re-edited versions of the classic Chicago-tunes, on a good pressing 10" vinyl. If you're a fan of rougher and true Chicago sound, get this!
posted a review of Point Blank - Meng's Theme Remixes. over 15 years ago
Beltram RMX stands out as one of his best works ever. Really amazing and strong Phylyps trak -sounding metallic spacey epic techno spiced with nice & effective short 303 sweeps.
Simply one of the best techno recs ever.
posted a review of Marshall Jefferson Presents Dancing Flutes - Do The Do. over 15 years ago
Richie Hawtin ripped this classic and did his lame Robotman version.
posted a review of Olivier Le Castor - In Deep EP. over 15 years ago
An underestimated release from Mr.Castor.
It might be because in '93/94 every other techno record was this sort of trancey stuff, I guess people didn't see anything spectacular in this.
Nevertheless, it's good 303/analogue bubbling original techno ... See full review
posted a review of Steve Poindexter Presents Kareem Smith - N B Battle Track. over 15 years ago
The original pressing has a funny (& typical TRAX) misspelling in the artist name: Steve PoindextYer:)
"America's most wanted" & "To the Motherland" are both deep classics in my opinion. Cheap and definitely lo-fi, yes, but they have the soul and ... See full review
posted a review of Armando - The New World Order 4. over 16 years ago
"So In Love With You" samples Cherrelle's "Saturday love", Colonel Abrams' "Trapped" and Oliver Cheatham's "Get down Saturday night" very effectively. This track is again work of a genious, with very minimal arrangements and vocal samples manually mixed ... See full review
posted a review of Revoked - Pieces. over 16 years ago
Classic, classic, classic! Ron Hardy used to jack this to the max @ Muzic box. This is true old school homemade-tape-edit-exclusive-remix-culture at its best, can't get no better.
posted a review of Gherkin Jerks - Stomp The Beat. over 16 years ago
A milestone Chicago track record from 1988, simply one of my favourites and one of the deepest ever old school true track records.
"Acid indigestion" is one of the most sampled bleeby Chicago tracks (as used by Felix da Housecat in his "Jerk it" track ... See full review
posted a review of Tim Harper - Orgasmic Space. over 16 years ago
It's amazing how many extremely good records came out of Chicago in the early 90's, like this one, one of my favourite Djax-releases.
"Orgasmic space" is classic Chicago track material: deep, hypnotic and funky as hell, while "202 Ocean spray" is THE ... See full review
posted a review of Glenn Underground - Future Shock. over 16 years ago
Classic and super good Glenn Underground material.
Like with his "The Unborn" release on Djax, the sound quality on this 12" is occasionally pretty lo-fi. It wouldn't surprise me if some of the tracks were made in his Chicago Underground days in ... See full review
posted a review of Mike Dunn - So Let It Be Houze!. over 16 years ago
"Magic feet" is go(o)d, but so are "So Let It Be House" & "Life Goes On". This is really one of the best "5 star" EPs that came out of Chicago, same quality as the first Warehouse for example, all class-A stuff.
Life goes on, life goes on, life goes ... See full review
posted a review of Tullio De Piscopo - Stop Bajon (Primavera). over 16 years ago
Although most hadcore Italo disco devotees dis this record (as it is not italo disco), I think this record captures the essence of the sunny 80's in a very special italian way:) Classic summer feel good record if there ever was one.
posted a review of Charlie - Spacer Woman. over 16 years ago
I almost prefer the B-side, it has the melody played with a very cheap synth sound. In fact, production-wise this lacks the "hook", or the melodies of best italo records, you're gonna need 2 copies to play with to make it interesting.
posted a review of Virgo - Free Yourself. over 16 years ago
"My space" is one of Marshall's darkest (and best) tracks ever, with a KILLER murky 303 bassline and dramatic synth strings that make you shiver in sweat.
posted a review of Den Harrow. over 16 years ago
Say what you will about Den Harrow and his looks, but "Mad desire" and especially "A Taste of love" are all classy and good early 80's Italo sound, music from a very special era of disco.