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Various - Fingertrips - Vol. 1 randyj

December 13, 2019
Finger Trip Theme a deep as jam the jumps right into a piano solo over a an old skool bassline - this is break-it-down music once you've peaked and want to keep it rolling. Other DJ nuggets on here too - extremely underrated ep and well worth $5. Todd Terry and Kenny Dope = dope.
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Reload - The Reload EP randyj

November 26, 2019
edited 18 days ago
You had me at the BARKAYS' "Sexomatic" sample (use on A1). I used to play that funk/boogie track back in da day and when I heard it used in this left-of-center, acid-techno cut, I just knew these guys had what I wanted in music.
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Hohokam - King randyj

November 11, 2019
Their best tune with a nice lead string synth and popular bassline that permeated lots of dance records of the time by New Order, Dead of Alive and even Divine. I discovered it as it was played at a club I regularly attended. Gary Numan produced it and, of course Numa is his record label. One of my favorite synth dance records of the mid 80s as it wasn't in everyone's record bag - and it was worthy.
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Ween - Even If You Don't randyj

November 11, 2019
Cornbread Red is a non-LP B-side. It's a relatively simple fiddle-laden (complete with solo) country song that has twang in the vocals. It's played in a serious manor. Seems like they wrote it quickly and it's not their best B-side - but it's Ween and it's executed and produced well and has a hook and some harmony. And it better than your average country song not by ween. Perfect for a B-side. A side is on the album and a catchy pop Ween song that sounds a bit Kinks-meets-Paul McCartney - but with a proper guitar solo.
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Post Malone - Circles randyj

November 9, 2019
Pop song, hooky and melodic and very easy to swallow. He's got a pleasurable voice. This is NOT hip-hop - this is modern Top 40/radio friendly and chill. For people who like "safe music" that's clean and relatively easy listening - not challenging or cutting edge.
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Various - Djhouser randyj

November 9, 2019
What exactly is the problem - lining it up? Is the pressing low levels - or pressed off or funny? Does it sound OK - please explain. Thanks.
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Dyewitness - Observing The Earth randyj

November 2, 2019
Put the A-side on it's - but don't overlook the b-sides as they work great in the mix and aren't as dated or known as "Observing..."
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David Bowie - The Man Who Sold The World randyj

October 31, 2019
I can attest that the audio on the boot is not very good. When I was young I didn't notice this much but I rarely played this copy as I had a later pressing too. I mostly bought it for the artwork, knowing it was a boot.
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Aphex Twin - London 14.09.2019 randyj

October 8, 2019
PRESS IT UP! Longtime fans who still love vinyl - want to own and want to spend a reasonable amount on it. -Maybe make a public statement about a future release date. Thanks Richard! Fans want a proper release - even if a short run.
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The Octagon Man - Vidd randyj

September 27, 2019
RDJames just dropped Vidd in his Red Bull set -- yes this does have some of his vibes - Big ups J Saul Kane for keeping it real...and beyond real.
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B-Art - Baby Wants To Ride (XTC Mix) randyj

September 25, 2019
Solid raunchy underground tune with gay tinge going on. But works in all environments underground. Make love don't fight - I wanna f*#k tonight. Bleepy Baby Wants To Ride melody bleeps. I like the old skool vibes of this '88 recording.
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High Spirit (2) - Get Fucked randyj

September 25, 2019
Not a hit but fun and works well in the mix -- has a vintage sound and stands up in a warehouse environment.
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Return Of The Living Acid - Crazy Acid Shit randyj

September 25, 2019
My copy does not have a sticker on the printed Chill outer-sleeve. Basic tune but fun and a quality DJ tool that goes well with Wortk That Muta F*#ker, etc.
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Hysterix - Talk To Me randyj

September 17, 2019
That's the 7 minute version - not the FULL 8 min version - but yes.
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Beastie Boys - Show Vinyl Record 5 Misc. Breaks randyj

August 24, 2019
This is a show vinyl for the DJ for LIVE GIGS. In this particular case, somebody pressed up a bootleg of the show vinyl with a full-on picture sleeve and labels, etc. As a big fan and a vinyl DJ and turntablist, I bought it on sight when I saw it - knowing exactly what it was. Like previously mentioned, it's not for listening like an album - there are lots of snippets and short cuts for specific parts of the show for the specific tour this was made for. As you can see there are original pressings that are rare and there are the bootleg(?) copies with full-on picture sleeve for hardcore fan or serious DJ and serious fan consumption. There are earlier show vinyls floating around out there and they are a neat rare collector's item. Not for the casual fan.
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Hex - Psychic Dentist EP randyj

August 13, 2019
Solid ambient dub type gem "Harmonic" on B.1 is a winner as stated in other reviews. I personally was drawn in by the Static Shield Bag the record is housed in. Love that. This is a record that captures a moment in time (90's electronic) where people were still making interesting electronic music to be discovered by dance DJs in record shops. I personally WAS playing ambient and downtempo and triphop type sets at parties and for mixtapes - so I bought this sight unheard based on a recommendation from a record shop employee ;)
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Urin 8* - Bizarresque EP (I'm Gonna Get You Special Remixes) randyj

August 12, 2019
A UK hardcore punky version of Bizarre Inc.'s I'm Gonna Get You - a novelty record. Funny artwork ripping off Altern 8 and changes in the label etc. make for a strange release that I never saw until someone referenced it years after it's release. Fun.
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Eve Electro - Take A Bite randyj

August 7, 2019
Always loved this record but could never find it back in the day. Resorted to that Dance Classic DC001 record with yellow label with Narobi on the flip...that's still the only copy I own. Great tune that adds a little bit more as it progresses.
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Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force - Yermande randyj

July 10, 2019
edited 5 months ago
Mesmerizing tribal rhythms, patterns and syncopation - love this album. Absolutely has a signature Mark Ernestus sound but with different drum (and other) textures. Turn it up and get lost. A perfect combination of his sound and acoustic and even vocal.
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Carl Cox - Lets Do It randyj

June 22, 2019
The main sample Bass Kickin' Beats version of Roll it Up by Success n Effect.
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Lhasa - The Attic / Sexxor randyj

June 14, 2019
Cheers for this - wanted it for so long and didn't want to pay up for sky high prices - big ups - happy camper on this long-overdue reissue.
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Jeff Dam - Does It Really Matter / 194 randyj

May 30, 2019
Came out around when Zinc's 138 Trek dropped - A-side works well in the mix with breaky jams of that nature.- chill breaks vibe - not over the top.
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The Dust Brothers (2) - My Mercury Mouth E.P randyj

May 18, 2019
There must be more than 50 of the original pressing. People clicking they own it may easily be mistaken on which one they own - as the original and reissue pressings look alike on the surface (they just have different versions of that tune and a slight difference in the matrix code).
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Bizzy B - Science EP - Volume VI randyj

April 18, 2019
That is incorrect - due to somebody's youtube post that screwed up the tracks. This posting of the tune is correct: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WLIDfm9MkA
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Fire On High - Float In A Dream Of Ex-Tc randyj

April 18, 2019
Seems like the number of beats in each version is parenthetically part of each track title - The A-side version being a little longer than the B1 version and thus slightly more beats - the B2 version is much shorter and has 378 beats ;)