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posted a review of Eddie Matos Presents Disko Method - Ghetto Style. over 10 years ago
Eddie Matos (half of the DJ / Producers duo Mateo & Matos) delivers one hell of an album. This compilation is a collection of tracks released on 3 earlier EP's dating from the 1998-1999 era. Mateo & Matos are known for their soulfull disco rip off house ... See full review
posted a review of Seekness - The Crack Between The Nothing. over 10 years ago
In 1995 Belgium had a free clubbing / music magazine that was called "Behind the scene". It was published as a reaction to the more wide spread magazine OutSoon. OutSoon focused more on clubbing and less on music. In one of the first editions of Behind ... See full review
posted a review of Eva De Roovere - De Jager. over 11 years ago
After years of collaborating with other groups such as Kadril and Oblomow Eva De Roovere funally decided to go solo. The result is stunning. "De Jager" covers a wide range range of styles that Eva has ran into over the years: pop, folk, rock and a genre ... See full review
posted a review of Maxwell / Prince - If I / Sexy Dancer. over 11 years ago
"If I" is a deep & sweet bootleg remix of Maxwells' soulhit "NoOne". I heard this track for the first time back in 2001 when it was played by Raoul Belmans on the Belgian national radioshow Switch. I never got to ID the remix but I bumped into it by ... See full review
posted a review of Unknown Artist - Souls Get Down. over 12 years ago
Few people know that Luke Solomon (Freaks, Music for Freaks) is the producer behind this bootleg. The recipe for this Derrick Carter favourite back in '99 is simple: take Michael Jacksons' "Thriller", strip it down, throw away the vocals, keep the ... See full review
posted a review of Sandée* - Notice Me. over 12 years ago
The common househead will surely recognize Sandée's "Notice Me" in Kenny Dope's plain rip off "Jam The Mace" under his House Syndicate moniker (1990). Too bad that apparently almost no one knows that this astonishing piece of music is the original ... See full review
posted a review of The Holy Ghost Inc.* - Walk On Air. over 12 years ago
Imagine a slow building foreplay, bodies being sensually entangled, evolving into a more deeper expression of emotional connectivity, reaching for an ultimate prolonging climax, craving for more and more... and more, all night long untill noon. "A Walk ... See full review
posted a review of MC Solaar - Prose Combat. over 12 years ago
MC Solaar's "Prose Combat" must be about my favourite hip hop album. Why? First of all there is the complete lack of attitude, the bling! bling! and all those other bitch-better-have-my-money-or-I'll-slap-her-with-my-.38 tendencies. Instead Solaar takes ... See full review
posted a review of Push - The Real Anthem. over 12 years ago
"Universal Nation" was probably the stand out track of the year 1998 for loads of people. I've always liked the deep drive that 'pushes' the melody on this epic slammer. It feels as if the artist (officially named Dirk and not Mike at that time) had ... See full review
posted a review of Malin - Kinky People. over 12 years ago
The "Strangefruit Dazy Age Mix" of Kinky People is a quite remarkable release. I never knew that the typical dutch "progressive-techno-trance" sound from the 1994-'95 era would find it's emanation in an obscure Norwegian release. The influence of this ... See full review
posted a review of Li'l Louis* - Frequency / How I Feel. over 12 years ago
When it comes to the history of electronic music some people always tend to rant about the same Detroit releases and the way they inspired people. Everybody knows that by now, it's all part of common knowledge as a matter of speaking. But if you are a ... See full review
posted a review of Milk Inc. - Tainted Love. over 12 years ago
By accident I heard this Milk Inc. "Tainted Love" release. At first I thought it was some kind of a remix of Mike Delgado's and Matthias "Matty" Heilbronn's "Deepzone - It's Gonna Be Allright" clubhit. I was wrong, at least I thought I was. Regi Penxten ... See full review
posted a review of Various - The Night Is Young. over 12 years ago
A completely overlooked and forgotten release. This compilation instantly caught my eye when it was displayed in my preferred record shop. The artwork is distinct, beautiful and attractive. The excelling treat however is the music. The subtitle "Deep ... See full review
posted a review of Luc Van Acker - Zanna. over 12 years ago
The excellent Luc Van Acker & Anna Domino collaboration on 'Zanna' is one of those tracks that are known, loved and treasured by a small crowd of Belgian synth pop lovers or eighties melancholists.

I remember hearing this song in the 1984-'85 era of ... See full review
posted a review of Tan-Ru - Changeling. over 13 years ago
The first time I heard this record was in spring '95 on the weekly Friday evening radio show 'Teknoville' on the belgian national alternative radio station 'Studio Brussels'. The host was really ranting about this release and he insisted that everybody ... See full review
posted a review of Pet Shop Boys - Back To Mine. over 13 years ago
This is one of the best compilations I heard in the past years.

Chris Lowe takes it on a tasteful retrospect compiling early 80's electro, italo disco, rock and gospel. Ideal for cruising in that old Porsche 928 or Volvo 480 of yours.

Neil ... See full review
posted a review of Daniel Wang - Idealism 2005. over 13 years ago
If you ever wondered how the music would sound like at a party at some other planet in our solar system: Daniël Wang's Idealism 2005 pretty much covers it. Disco-electro-funk at it's best. No pretention, no attitude whatsoever but full on pleasure on ... See full review
posted a review of 2 Flying Stones - Maybe Tomorrow. over 13 years ago
The "After Outside Mix" of 2 Flying Stones' "Maybe Tomorrow" was one of those trance cuts that marked the Belgian clubscene in '95. Loads of people had a good time on this moody trancer. Although that it is a great track, it's highly overrated because ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Serious Beats Vol. 5 Mega Dance Party Mix. over 13 years ago
At the end of the eighties and the early nineties there were two options if you wanted to have a mix with your favorite electronic club music on it: clubtapes or computermixes. Some of these - sometimes tv advertised - computermixes are true gems. ... See full review
posted a review of The Shamen - Ebeneezer Goode. over 13 years ago
Basically the nice thing about this mediocre The Shamen release 'Ebeneezer Goode', is the metaphorical humour. The track is about this strange guy called Ebeneezer Goode and everytime when he's around it's funtime. In fact the track is just an hommage to ... See full review
posted a review of Club Session - Don't Move (Jon Cutler's Remixes). over 13 years ago
Jon Cutler's Distant Vocal Remix of Club Session's "Don't Move" is an amazing deep and warm vocal house cut. As if the original already wasn't a cream of the crop release, the remix is a 100% pur sang dancefloor monster. The gutpounding kick drum forms ... See full review
posted a review of Ultra Shock - The Sound Of "E". over 13 years ago
Spot on for Circus with this "The Sound Of E" release. The 'Energy Mix' stands for an excellent gimmick driven pounding hardtrance track. The gimmick consists out of a cut up vocal sample of "The Sound Of C" by The Confetti's (hence the title: "The Sound ... See full review
posted a review of Les Sabotages - Secrets. over 13 years ago
While everybody is ranting and raving about Bonzai's great merits to the hard trance-, jump- and rave scene, one of the best - if not the best - releases in their catalogue is this downtempo co-operation between Dave Davis and Fredrico Santini under the ... See full review
posted a review of The Oblique - The Oblique. over 13 years ago
Jan Vervloet really outdid himself with this release under his The Oblique guise. At first when this record came out probably every person who heard it for the first time was stupified. It's hard to discribe the sound and the type of style on the A1 ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Take One - Recent Clips. over 13 years ago
When the highly acclaimed deep house label Guidance Recordings called it a day, their spiritual heirs decided to launch Subtitled Records. Under the motto "Soundtracks For Movies That Don't Exist Yet" Subtitled releases quality dubby downtempo trip hop ... See full review
posted a review of Harry The Bastard - Club "H". over 13 years ago
An absolutely stunning mix compilation by Harry The Bastard.

Back in 1999 this cd instantly caught my eye when it was displayed on the "latest acquiries" shelf of my record shop. Besides the thought "What a lovely artwork", the second thing that ... See full review
posted a review of T.T.C. Toronto Track Company* - Untitled. over 13 years ago
Another exquisite slice of vinyl by Nick Holder. All three tracks breathe in a film noiresque atmosphere and demonstrate once again Nick's love for dark and sleazy jazz. Every track sounds raw and underproduced, to great effect. The soaring female vocal ... See full review
posted a review of Jerome Pacman* - Jerome Pacman's Family. over 13 years ago
Disc 1 on this 'Jérôme Pacman's Family' double pack mix compilation embodies plain brilliance. The mix starts of with a railway station scenery and dwells into a dark and gloomy soundtrip which guides/seduces/lures the listener into another dimension. ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Fluid - Sounds Of OM: House Compilation 01. over 13 years ago
This mix compilation is a true hidden gem in the OM Records catalogue. I bought it back in '98 and it gathered dust for over 4 years in my collection. So when I gave it a first proper listen in 2002 I was immediately hooked on it. Although Naked Music ... See full review
posted a review of Sven Van Hees - Tsunami (Inside My Soul). over 13 years ago
I don't known who at N.E.W.S. came up with the idea to let techno producer Richard Brown aka Cherry Bomb remix the downtempo masterpiece 'Tsunami (Inside My Soul)'. One thing stands out: Richard did one hell of a job. The remix is custom fit for the more ... See full review
posted a review of Jii Hoo - Let Me Luv U. over 13 years ago
'Let Me Luv U' is pure dope. This record is the highlight of Jori's mid nineties french influenced house period (and he did made some other great stuff at that time!). Although almost every other Jori Hulkkonen production/remix is pure quality and ... See full review
posted a review of Jestofunk - Love In A Black Dimension. over 13 years ago
Jestofunk's debut album 'Love In A Black Dimension' is one of those that have inspired many people in general and a lot of dj's and producers in particular. Outstanding Italian jazzdance-deephouse-reggea-dub-funk without any pretention.

I've heard ... See full review
posted a review of Joey Beltram - Aonox. over 13 years ago
I'm not much of an ambient fanatic but sometimes a release drags my attention. Mostly this is the case with some Aphex Twin, Solar Quest, FSOL or Global Communication albums. But this particular Joey Beltram one shares a special place in my heart and ... See full review
posted a review of Lance DeSardi - Fire Hydrant. over 13 years ago
I got hold of a test pressing copy of this record at the end of 2001. It's a regular white labeled black vinyl with a stamp on it. I wonder why the official release (May 2003) took so long.

'Fire Hydrant' is my favourite. It combines a catchy deep ... See full review
posted a review of US3 Featuring Rahsaan & Gerrard Presencer* - Cantaloop. over 13 years ago
Cantaloop is the type of track that you'll never get tired of if you're into this kind of productions. The song opens with some sample of an introduction on a jazz club stage. The jazz lines get spiked by some smoky sounding rap lyrics combined with ... See full review
posted a review of Bob Sinclar - The Ghetto (Uptown). over 13 years ago
I'm not shure if most people who like Ian Pooley also now about his Paradisiaque Mix of Bob Sinclar's 'The Ghetto'. The original cut is already pretty much okay, but here Mr. Pooley takes the plot on a higher level. Besides the uplifting bassline, the ... See full review
posted a review of Sunday Brunch - Midsummer. over 13 years ago
The first time I heard this track was in July 1999 at 9.30 a.m. at a party to celebrate the third birthday of Belgium's top notch deephouse club at that time: Food. I still remember this very clearly because it was an especially hot day in an especially ... See full review
posted a review of WestBam - Let Yourself Go. over 13 years ago
I never was very keen on 'Let Yourself Go', the title track of this record and neither are you, probably. The cut one should be after is 'Mr. Peanut' on the flipside. Nor production wise, nor dj wise I am or was a big Westbam and I'll never be one, too. ... See full review
posted a review of The Mackenzie Featuring Jessy - Without You (Arpegia). over 13 years ago
Originally 'Without You' was released as a shorter instrumental track. This release contains the famous 'Long Trance' mix with the added Jessy vocals. The whole main concept from the original version was turned into a haunting 12 minute epic trancetrip ... See full review
posted a review of Confetti's. over 13 years ago
As a matter of fact Serge Ramaekers and Dominic Sas were looking for a stageact to market their Confetti's project. The 'The Sound of C' record was ment to be a publicity stunt for the Confetti's club (Brasschaat, Belgium). Peter Renkens, who became the ... See full review
posted a review of The Mackenzie Feat. DJ Marko - Black Science / Ghost. over 13 years ago
'Ghost' is a killer track; starting with a moody intro going over in an epic drive with a haunting, up-lifting melody layered over the top. Class !

I remember when this record came out in '96, shortly after the 1995 burst of succesful Belgian trance ... See full review
posted a review of Jones & Stephenson - The First Rebirth. over 13 years ago
If you are looking for the best hardtrance record ever, look no further this is it. When 'The First Rebirth' was released nobody liked it. It even got worse: when Yves Deruyter played the track for the first time in the wellknown hardtrance club Cherry ... See full review
posted a review of The X Factor - Desert Rain. over 13 years ago
This first Mantra Vibes release was a true crowd fave back in '95, especially during the hot summer. The main theme consists of a the-sound-of-rain gimmick combined with tribalesque beats and bass, fully flavoured with some deep voiced diva inviting: ... See full review
posted a review of Erot. over 13 years ago
Tore was incredibly creative and always succeeded in approaching music from an original angle, which resulted in clever, fresh and unique sounding productions and remixes. A genuine talent. Without any doubt his death leaves a void in many people's ... See full review
posted a review of Davina - Best Of Both Worlds. over 13 years ago
My first introduction to Davina's voice was Joshua's - aka Iz from the dj/producers duo Iz & Diz - superb bootleg remix of 'Come Over To My Place' and I was really amazed by the warmth and the depth of her voice. A while ago I found a copy of this full ... See full review
posted a review of Daydream (14) - EP Vol. 1. over 13 years ago
This record was made as a tribute to the legendary Nota Bene café in Louvain (Belgium). This spot was highly frequented and recommended by the likes of many national dj's (who didn't play there in the mid-ninieties?), promoters, record company dons, a ... See full review
posted a review of Steve (4) - Samambaia - World Of The Unknown. over 13 years ago
This track was made as a joke/tribute to the Samambaia club in Louvain (Belgium) where dj Steve had his residency since he was 17 years old. Although the guy has a very nice record collection containing stacks of very sought-after records, the spot was ... See full review
posted a review of Ottorongo - Five O'Clock... My Ass, Let's Tango !!!. over 13 years ago
When the local authorities forced the legendary Boccaccio club in Destelbergen near Ghent (Belgium) to close at 5 a.m. this record was released as a protest against that measure. After 5 a.m. the entire party crowd used to drive to the nearby after club ... See full review
posted a review of Wally's Groove World. over 13 years ago
Very nice Belgian label, founded by the ever-busy Koenie, which was one of the first to put out some deep house releases when Belgium was being hit by the deep house craze which derived from a club called 'Food' and which had a super club/cult status at ... See full review
posted a review of Da Cuban Heelz - Keep It Steady. over 13 years ago
Miguel Migs did an excellent job on remixing this average house track. Surprisingly - considering his regular work - this remix treatment not only included the typical Migs' vocal lick and deep bassline but also a very techhouse like aspect. Consider ... See full review