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posted a comment on Together - Hardcore Uproar. about 1 month ago
If it was the Unit 7 party on the 4th February, then here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbBQA4KwSs4

Though I'm not sure if you mean the Nelson party on the 24th.
posted a review of Age - Strange Insight EP. about 1 month ago
I rinsed 'Third Sphere' upon buying this; it being an acid journey par excellence. Your feet will follow the mind's course being traced by the 303 squelch and trippy moog drifting like mist. The denouement of 'Strange Insight' and the downtempo ... See full review
posted a review of Coldcut Featuring Lisa Stansfield - People Hold On. 3 months ago
A more deeply contrasting 12 is hard to find. Hitman & Her bollox on the A side, that makes me wanna puke; one of the finest British - or anywhere for that matter - acid house tunes on the B, that's a credit to the scene - and is perfect for a ... See full review
posted a review of N-Joi - Anthem. 4 months ago
Never mind the handbags, here's 'Malfunction'. Coming from that era of British techno characterised by thick, chunky synths - an era that was brief, dated quickly, but was bloody exhilarating - this track is the only good reason to buy this twelve: ... See full review
posted a review of X-102 - Flyby. 4 months ago
This is worth getting just for the incredible 'Mimas', which was previously only available on vinyl here. Jeff Mills' finest moment for me: as it's funky, ... See full review
posted a review of The Sandman - Psychosis. 5 months ago
Heard this on Mix Factory's Sunset 102 show on the Sunday - went out and bought it at Eastern Bloc the following Saturday. In between was an almighty scramble for a pen and paper so I wouldn't ... See full review
posted a review of Heckmann* - Release The Pain . 6 months ago
Chunky sägezahn techno with filter effects that sounds incredible on a big system. Spotless production as always; you should be hearing this everywhere that's worth its salt. Geil.
posted a comment on Last Rhythm - Last Rhythm. 7 months ago
No need for a RECAP of what's been already said about this all time anthem, but, if you're DJing an old school night and want to send the old folks home with a grin across their faces, then make the last tune of the night this one.
posted a review of Various - Infidel Selection Volume II. 7 months ago
Scorching hot sägezahn track from Herr Heckmann; with a 'drill' bassline and a Parrot Torture synth squawking away, determined to be heard. I'd love to have this on vinyl, ... See full review
posted a comment on Motion Unit - Motion Unit Vol. 1. 8 months ago
Sorry to hear that, as this is one of the best acid records of all time. Super funky; super squelchy; super fun.
posted a comment on Mike Ink - 4 Remixe Für Andreas Dorau. 9 months ago
Many thanks for the information. I'll re-edit my original comment to reflect this.
posted a review of Various - Overdreams. 9 months ago
Here's one to tickle your g-spot. Four top quality productions from top quality names. Thomas Heckmann provides a gritty, grinding track which is a further evolution of his sound: this is sägezahn revised - sägezahn plus. WarinD & Huren's contribution ... See full review
posted a review of Thomas P.Heckmann* - Bone Breaker EP. 10 months ago
What a brutal release this is. 'Bonkers' is appropriately named: mad acid, but not any of the pallid imitations of Chicago's past that you may be familiar with: rather, a fluttering, squishy, gurn inducing stomper. 'Breaking Bones' is like a high speed ... See full review
posted a comment on Exit 100 - Liquid. 10 months ago
The punk sample at the beginning of 'Bubble One' was added without Mr. Heckmann's knowledge or permission. The Bandcamp version (where I got this info from) has this omitted.
posted a review of GTO - Elevation - 2 Originals + The '99 Remixes. 11 months ago
TPH has finessed a class remix here. Buzzy sägezahn bassline, chants and channel migrating synths all add up to a fine dancefloor moment.
posted a review of Welt In Scherben - Ton Steine Scherben 2. 12 months ago
The most successful of the Welt in Scherben series is characterised by morphing sägezahn synths and insane dance rhythms. Imagine yourself in Tresor's vault with this washing all over you. Peak time techno.
posted a review of Vernon's World* - Wonderer (Part 2). about 1 year ago
Thomas Heckmann's remix is a beautiful, melancholic masterpiece, that maintains the distinctive melody of the original, and backs it with an undulating sägezahn line that separates it from normal trance fodder. Anyone who still maintains electronic muisc ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Rauschen 13. about 1 year ago
Excellent compilation of (mostly) previously released Force Inc. stuff. Best track is Heckmann's Introverse: done in his own inimitable style - and only available here. That's a shame, as it would have made a great vinyl release.
posted a comment on Autechre - RA.687. about 1 year ago
"Sunday rovers, the 17, 122, 123, 163, 164, and 167. MCWs and old Atlanteans." (Quote from the interview linked by daftcombo below.)

In case anyone hasn't guessed, these are North Manchester bus routes (and bus makes); whilst the Sunday Rover ... See full review
posted a comment on Klockworks. about 1 year ago
Yet again, a German techno label that specialises in unrelentingly superb releases that have the dancefloor as their epicentre.
posted a review of Shimon - The Predator. about 1 year ago
Predator: what a fucking tune. I remember Alex Constantinides saying in one of his early jungle columns in DJ that this got played three times in a row at some night that I can't remember the name of. Unsurprising, when you consider that bassline ... See full review
posted a comment on Stratton - Hardcore Live Forever. about 1 year ago
The old folks are gonna love this. True '92 fodder, with references aplenty. So, dust off your high top trainers, plant a baseball cap on your head backwards, and dance till your Grime consuming kids squirm.
posted a comment on Heckmann* - Kopfgeister. about 1 year ago
Crazy staccato techno on the A, complemented by the crazy analogue bassline on the B1. I think Kopfgeister took some inspiration from Patrick Cowley's rework of [url=https://www.discogs.com/Donna-Summer-I-Feel-Love-Patrick-Cowley-Mega-Mix/release/62697]I Feel ... See full review
posted a review of Jonny L - Ooh I Like It. about 1 year ago
'Ansaphone' is some seriously dark acid; perhaps the darkest use of 303 I've ever encountered. Brilliant tune, which apparently uses an authentic message left on Jonny L's machine according to an interview he did around the time.

Original Sin of 'I ... See full review
posted a comment on Thomas P. Heckmann - Acid Seduction 5. about 1 year ago
'Deep Down Dirty' actually sums up this 12 perfectly. Filthy acid, for filthy, strobe lit basements, with the smoke machine on warp drive.
posted a comment on The Maxx - The Call. about 1 year ago
Bouncing around to the super funky acid of Nic-Nac is always a fun and productive use of time. One of 1991's best tunes.
posted a comment on Gescom - The Sounds Of Machines Our Parents Used. about 1 year ago
The cover pays homage to some of the graf kings who were active in Manchester in the 80s and 90s. There are some real legends on there.
posted a review of Heckmann & Henze - Attack. about 1 year ago
Best quality sägezahn that's just been given a reissue on AFU Ltd. Switches and frequency changes everywhere; whilst Partygirl fully complements the insanity of the A side with ... See full review
posted a comment on Omen Recordings. about 1 year ago
When Autechre were still unsigned, they claimed on IBC Radio that Omen had expressed an interest in signing them. [url=https://www.discogs.com/Autechre-Cavity-Job/release/81009][i]Cavity ... See full review
posted a review of AnD (7) - We Don't Belong Here EP. about 1 year ago
The best thing around right now. AnD give us 1991/92 nostalgia, but in a manner that isn't some 2-D, lifeless attempt to reclaim a past forever gone. Tuff as nails with a good pace (anyone else think the BPMs are creeping up in techno?), this should be ... See full review
posted a comment on Vitamin HMC* - 100% Juice. about 1 year ago
Life Support System: What an incredible funky acid tune this is. It'll have you dancing around as a grinning loon; even if your hair's as grey as a Manchester sky.
posted a review of Ionic Vision - In Between. about 1 year ago
Solid gold EBM from Heckmann and co. Heavy, dark vocals overlain with heavy, dark synths and moog cascade. One to send the kids mental.
posted a review of S.R.I. - Black Out. about 1 year ago
Most Excellent sägezahn techno from one of the best labels of the 90s. 'Black Me' emerges as the best for its simplicity, buzzing bassline and excitement; but all three trax are worthy of play.
posted a review of Cinthie - 803 Crystal Grooves 002. about 1 year ago
'The Worm' is superb Berlin techno, made from the ribs of Chicago and Detroit. Armaniesque with its bleeps and bloops, is an early contender for the best of 2019. The other three tunes are worth ... See full review
posted a review of Boofy - In My Head. about 1 year ago
B-lines from Hades. Heavyweight, forward thinking dubstep that'll stir up a hurricane in your sub-woofers. All four tracks equally good and equally essential.
posted a comment on Second Phase - Mentasm. about 1 year ago
[quote=8892sales] There is a chance that Mentasm might've been produced or at least in the middle of being produced since 1990 but released in 1991, that's depending on who one wants to believe. More brief discussion here ... See full review
posted a review of Heckmann* - Outrage EP. about 1 year ago
Percussive led hooks swarm all over the title track; all the while doused in a huge, throbbing, brooding sub-bass that'll rattle your internal organs on a big system. Magnifico.
posted a review of Drax - Drax One. about 1 year ago
Four blinding tracks; some of which are a reminder of what trance used to be. 'Transduction' is the best one for me: an acid riff monster, with some brutal percussion crashing all around it.
posted a comment on Phuture Assassins - Future Sound (Two Bad Mice Remix). about 1 year ago
Love 'African Sanctus' which is exactly as AskeladdenBlack describes; it quoting the Gospel of Matthew 16:26//Mark 8:36//Luke 9:25.
posted a review of Thomas P. Heckmann - Body Music Remixes. about 1 year ago
Four blistering reworks, all of which do suitable homage to the originals; but a special mention must be given to CJ Bolland, who it's good to see back and on great form. If you're not hearing these at your local club night, then you need to go somewhere ... See full review
posted a review of Shinedoe - Mutant Frequencies. about 1 year ago
Mutant Frequencies: Chugs along very pleasantly; with aspects of it reminiscent of Heckmann's Sodom & Gomorrha: a ... See full review
posted a review of Robert Armani - 98. about 1 year ago
Bonus track is Armani's best ever work; a funky sägezahn beast punctuated by claps, round which the bassline twists and slithers.
posted a comment on James Ruskin - Sabre / Massk. about 1 year ago
Sabre is a track that's so stunningly original and brilliant, it causes mental short circuits.
posted a review of Heckmann* - Tanzmusik. about 1 year ago
Spectacularly superb album from Mr. Heckmann; with ten trax of pounding techno brilliance, from the sägezahn poundings of the title track, the Age echoing 'Sodom & Gomorrha', to the all round danceable ... See full review
posted a comment on Second Phase - Mentasm. about 1 year ago
Misleading editing. I doubt that Renaat was referring to Energy Flash when making his comments; it just gives the doc a dramatic flow.
posted a comment on Thomas P. Heckmann - Body Music. about 1 year ago
Your taste is your own, and is no less valid than mine or anyone else's. However, as quite a simple person, a lack of complexity doesn't phase me. I just want to dance. 😁
posted a comment on Mike Ink - 4 Remixe Für Andreas Dorau. about 1 year ago
Thanks for that correction. Very much appreciated. I'll edit the original comment.
posted a review of Ultrahigh - The Revenge Of The Maya Gods / Teotihuacan. over 2 years ago
'Maya' quite simply has the greatest intro in music history.* Two minutes that lead into another six of fog horns and squelch. Awesome techno from supremely talented producers.

*Highly subjective opinions may vary.
posted a comment on Turntable Overload - T.T.O.. over 2 years ago
I have a copy. It's the Made on Earth white label version (Fantasy UFO mix).
posted a comment on Welt In Scherben - Das Ende Vom Lied. over 2 years ago
It is Mr. Barrett. TPH has also tributed him by recording under the Syd pseudonym.