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posted a comment on Hijack (2) - Gold Standard . 1 day ago
Straight up embarrassing, they have the skills yet it seems to be about selling merchandise & sticking it to Supreme. Yet another & possibly final blow to the legend of Hijack. Meanwhile Supreme knocks out dope tracks.
posted a comment on The Future Sound Of London - Cascade. 1 day ago
Which main sample? are you sure its Transient Generator I don't hear it. I know the microcosmos sample is in there.

posted a comment on Joe Smooth Inc.* Featuring Anthony Thomas - The Promised Land. 4 days ago
The track titled Radio mix is from memory the freestyle mix as someone may have already pointed out, which is actually the opposite of your typical radio type mix, its a really nice dub version that gets over looked but holds its own.
posted a comment on Cybotron - The Best Of Cybotron. 4 days ago
As much as I don't like nor want to support bootleggers this is a pretty well done comp and the sound quality is fairly good.
posted a comment on Illformants / Angel Zero* - Artifact / Satellite's End. 8 days ago
Also the production on this is big, clear & crisp.
posted a comment on Mall Grab - Sun Ra EP. 9 days ago
Hmmmmm deliberate lofi mastering pressed to coloured vinyl, whats next? the pressing plant running sandpaper over the record coupled with a couple of deep scratchers to give it that authentic second hand feel. Seriously what is going on today.
posted a comment on Aim - Cold Water Music. 12 days ago
Nilesh mastered the first version so I don't quite know why a "remaster" would be needed.
posted a comment on Aphex Twin - Cheetah EP. 12 days ago
Hmmmm shall I buy a copy of this hold onto it for 20 years and maybe make $100 profit, which is less than half a days wage................seriously.
posted a comment on B12 - Electro-Soma. 15 days ago
An "idiot" that loves B12 enough to pay good money for it.
posted a comment on Vernon - Vernon's Wonderland. 17 days ago
Listening back to the original mix now I forgot there is a rolling break in there, which wasn't that common for big trance numbers like this back then.
posted a comment on Xenophobia - Rushing The House / The Wobbler. 18 days ago
Sorry I didn't catch that, so who was the one who did this track, one more time?
posted a comment on Handsome Boy Modeling School - Rock 'n' Roll / Holy Calamity. 19 days ago
Holy Calamity (Bear Witness II) is for me THE greatest battle track of all-time.
posted a comment on Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works Volume II. 21 days ago
Just went to try to re-listen to this 1972 re-issue and after 4 minutes I took it off again and nearly threw it in the bin, that is how bad it sounds. I hate CD's but I am going to get the cd because this pressing is worthless. Don't waste your money, ... See full review
posted a comment on Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works Volume II. 21 days ago
Well if that is true were did they get the masters from? because to most people me included the 1972 pressing is absolutely worthless because of the terrible sound quality.
posted a comment on Dominic Woosey. 22 days ago
Prolific producer during the late 80ies into the 90ies but unfortunately relatively unknown nor name checked for his work in the ambient/trance scene.
posted a comment on Sasha. 23 days ago
Not many djs can build a room as perfectly, no matter how sideways he might have been he was always flawless. In 93 whilst in Australia (Elevation in Perth I think) a sneaky promoter hooked up not one but two tape decks to record his set the first tape ... See full review
posted a comment on Christian Jay Bolland* - Ravesignal III. 23 days ago
Interesting that Mindwar was the A-side, I am guessing Reneet thought it was the strongest track. I should also mention that the mixing & mastering is excellent.
posted a comment on The Todd Terry Project - To The Batmobile Let's Go. 23 days ago
As Ease said dope jackin' beats from 88, I think the Batman reference put people off a bit as Batman mania was in full effect during this period and was played out. As a B-boy in 88 I loved this album as it was obvious Todd had some roots in the hip hop ... See full review
posted a comment on Mental Cube, Smart Systems, Indo Tribe - Pulse Four. 24 days ago
Its a bit of a pity that Brian & Gary are not seen within the hardcore scene as a big influence, Space Virus along with most of the Smart Systems tracks are killer.
posted a comment on Bomb The Bass - Clear. 28 days ago
This album did nearly as much for Tim's Bomb The Bass name as Into The Dragon. It gained the attention of artists like Depeche Mode and turned Tim into a producer as much as an artist.
posted a comment on 030 Feat. Dr. Motte - Ki. 29 days ago
Its a pity that the vinyl release was cut down to 6 tracks omitting Synapsit, Anabata & Chill Out In Europe. Anyway nice varied collection of trance..ish tracks.
posted a comment on Marc Schilkowski. about 1 month ago
For a lot of people Marc is best known for his work with the MFS label, Marc helped put MFS on the map nearly as much as the artists which might sound like a bold statement but his covers went a long way in giving MFS a strong identity and helping it ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Relics - A Transmat Compilation. about 1 month ago
I find the sound quality is not the greatest on this knock off, track down either the original press or the 12"s
posted a comment on Gunshot. about 1 month ago
Front and centre of UK hip hop during the late 80ies & early 90ies. Most quote Hijack, Hardnoise etc as the driving force but Gunshot put out as much music as nearly all of them (except Blade) put together.
posted a comment on Various - Modulation & Transformation. about 1 month ago
Quite a few of the tracks are exclusive to this release, such as the Air Liquide & Jörg Burger ones.
posted a comment on Various - Modulation & Transformation. about 1 month ago
Quite a few of the tracks are exclusive to this release, such as the Air Liquide & Jörg Burger ones.
posted a comment on Max Q - Sometimes. about 1 month ago
Video shot at Nott St studios in Port Melbourne, the video took twice as long to shoot because Ollie & Michael spent most of the time in the bathroom of studio 2.
posted a comment on Tuff Crew - Still Dangerous. about 1 month ago
That is up for debate because Krown Rulers were tight with TC at that time & 8 tracks can be seen as an album. Its an iffy one.
posted a comment on Various - Trance Europe Express 5. about 1 month ago
For me this is the weakest of the TEX series.
posted a comment on Smart E's - Sesame's Treet. about 1 month ago
I am glad that Danny & Luna C etc made some cash off this because whether you want to believe it or not they were in the scene as opposed to the countless other producers who just cashed in on the scene they were never a part of. The didnt get Culture ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Mayday - A New Chapter Of House And Techno '92. about 1 month ago
I am pretty sure this was the first place to find Aphex Twin's Metapharstic, later included in the Classics release in 95.
posted a comment on Various - Covert II. about 1 month ago
I'm betting Ceephax is maybe somewhere in the mix here.
posted a comment on Turntable Orchestra - Gonna Miss Me. about 1 month ago
Based from the cat numbers it would have to be 91 or later.
posted a comment on F.O.L.S. - Multicoloured Laser EP. about 1 month ago
Ratty roughly (but perfectly) dropped Enviromental Health at Fantazia 91-92 and torn the crowd a new asshole.
posted a comment on Sven Väth - The Harlequin - The Robot And The Ballet-Dancer. about 1 month ago
Sven (and Ralf) made some beautiful music and quite often the cover artwork did a dis-service. I remember avoiding this album back in the day mainly because of the cover which is swallow I know but seriously this and a few others around the same time ... See full review
posted a comment on Analord. about 1 month ago
Take them out of those plastic sleeves......although by now its probably to late.
posted a comment on Ian O'Brien. about 1 month ago
So underrated I think I will say it again, one of techno's most underrated artists and how he still isn't recognised as the true genius that he is a crime.
posted a comment on The Black Dog. about 1 month ago
I find it weird that no one has commented on one of the greatest electronic "groups" or I should say names of all time......I wonder if it has a little to do with the sometimes controversial history. For me there is 3 distinct stages of The Black Dog ... See full review
posted a comment on Joe Smooth - Disco Acid 4. about 1 month ago
Nice clean pressing, not really much "acid" happening here just really good deepish house.
posted a comment on Various - Four313 EP. about 1 month ago
I won't bother commenting on the dope collection of tracks by these local legends as I am sure most can check them out online for themselves but I will comment on the sound quality. Big, warm, clear and loud!
Ok I will comment on the Fowlkes track, as ... See full review
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posted a comment on The Future Sound Of London. about 1 month ago
It always intrigued me who they decided to remix or probably more realistically remix offers they accepted. Prefab Sprout, Nomad, Stereo Mc's, Shamen, Curve, Jon Anderson, Robert Miles etc surely artists & labels with closer audiences to FSOL wanted them ... See full review
posted a comment on The Ragga Twins - Ragga Trip / Hooligan 69. about 1 month ago
Bassline taken from Kinchen's Area 10 Love Take Me Over track.
posted a comment on The Ragga Twins - Hooligan 69 (Remix). about 1 month ago
Bassline taken from Kinchen's Area 10 Love Take Me Over track.
posted a comment on Rufige Cru* - Darkrider. about 1 month ago
Menace takes a LARGE chunk from Roland Clark/Urban Souls "Alright"
posted a comment on The Prodigy - Experience. about 1 month ago
Yep Mark Ryder did a hell of a lot for the scene plus he producing a lot of cracking tunes, another crew that were a little bit of a step above the rest were the often forgotten Citadel Of Chaos.
posted a comment on Kyle Dixon (2), Michael Stein (9) - Stranger Things - Volume Two (A Netflix Original Series). about 1 month ago
From my perspective, frequency wise this pressing is 90-95% with a very slight flatness. I ran it through a Smart Matrix and it is still far from quiet with clicks & noise throughout, not enough to not listen but definitely noticeable. I really wish this ... See full review
posted a comment on Boards Of Canada. about 1 month ago
Boards Of Canada really are a time signature analysts dream.
posted a comment on AIR - Casanova 70. about 1 month ago
Take it out of the hard PVC sleeve as soon as you buy it however by now it is probably too late. For me the A-side is nearly unplayable & the B-side not much better.
Sound quality is like a busted iPhone 3 playing a 96kbps under a mattress, this current ... See full review
posted a comment on The Prodigy - Experience. 2 months ago
For me the 1% would have been Marc & Dego, Goldie & Rob, Acen, HOE, maybe Nookie maybe Ryder and maybe a few others including er....um Altern-8 but not many. Not saying I didnt love most of the 99% but arrangement, choice of samples (bar Charly) & ... See full review