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posted a comment on John Digweed - Last Night At Output. 8 months ago
A "clubbers club"....with seating "everywhere"? God things have changed a lot since my clubbing days in the 1990s. Seating was definitely not seen as desirable.
posted a comment on John Digweed - Bedrock XX. about 1 year ago
Absolute bollox! I buy all the Live in sets and they are definitely not dominated by tech house and techno, so how can you say that's what he spins? You don't know what tech house is. Plus I don't care what's "dead" or whatever as my taste isn't ... See full review
posted a review of John Digweed - Bedrock XX. about 1 year ago
For me, disappointing. After waiting 3 months for my pre-ordered signed copy I was annoyed to find it to be about 75% Techno. Apparently this is "looking to the future" of Bedrock, so I think I'll pass from now on. If you like Techno, then you should ... See full review
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posted a comment on James Zabiela - Balance 029. about 1 year ago
Completely agree. Zabiela is one of the most creative DJ's in the world. He signed my copy of one plus one at Circus in Liverpool and he seemed really shy. This is as good as "Utilities", which is his best up to now imo.
posted a comment on Tale Of Us - Fabric 97. about 1 year ago
Their Renaissance mix blew me away. I'm not quite as touched by this. It lacks the same level of emotion and sublime, ethereal uplifting yet melancholic atmosphere.
posted a comment on Henry Saiz - Reality Addendum. about 1 year ago
It's nice to have this to feel like the compliment to "reality" is in place but these tunes really seem like the main album rejects to me. "Dust and Rust" and "Not Final Words" are good tunes and tracks 3 and 6 on the bonus disc are also worth having (6 ... See full review
posted a comment on Hal Incandenza - Calor. about 1 year ago
Pop, pop, pop! Go to Natura Sonoris for non-pop Henry Saiz and you will be amazed. Ventura is the only thing I love from Half Incadenza, released on Natura Sonoris!
posted a comment on Tyrant - No Shoes, No Cake. about 1 year ago
Great, but not as good as the first one. Not as diverse and not quite as deep and engrossing. I really like it, but I would take the first one to my proverbial "desert island".
posted a comment on Henry Saiz - Reality Is For Those Who Are Not Strong Enough To Confront Their Dreams. over 2 years ago
Totally 100% amazing album! This makes me feel like I should go back to every release I've rated 5 and lower them to 3 or 4. That's probably the best compliment I can give this because a lot of those are described with deserved superlatives. My CD sounds ... See full review
posted a comment on Magda - Balance 027. over 2 years ago
Don't grade this unless you can appreciate minimal techno. This is so different to the other balance mixes and will dissappoint if you are a prog/tech fan. It is a bit unfair to rate it very low if you just don"t like the style.
posted a comment on Nick Warren - Balance 018. over 2 years ago
Guffie24"s comment got me thinking, so I listened to this and compared it to GU3, Nick Warrren Live in Prague, which was done in the 1990's, on Technics 1210's in a club, so not polished. Do the same and see which is better. I estimate 80% would go for ... See full review
posted a comment on Sasha - Involver. over 2 years ago
In my opinion, the last good thing he did, DJ mix/album/compilation wise. Guy J and Henry Saiz have been doing the sort of stuff I expected Sasha to be doing around now.
posted a comment on Sasha - Xpander EP. over 2 years ago
I agree xpander does not sound like little bullet live mix.On Charlie May's album "mayhem volume 1" the sleeve notes say "Sasha tasked May with engineering a new version of an unreleased Spooky track xpander", so if that's correct then it seems like it ... See full review
posted a review of Patrice Bäumel - Balance Presents Patrice Bäumel. over 2 years ago
Probably genius, but, I have to say the overall style is sort of slightly chilled progressive house so not quite what I expected from Balance. Sections sound like the longest build-up ever and then there's no bang after the wait. It's a bit like a Guy J ... See full review
posted a comment on Deep Dish - Yoshiesque. over 2 years ago
Just bought this for some older stuff to get into and I am not disappointed. This is the Deep Dish pre Renaissance and Global Underground. Their Ibiza mix for Renaissance was great, but this is a different DD altogether. Not much Prog and lots of sassy ... See full review
posted a comment on D-Bridge & Instra:mental - FabricLive. 50. over 3 years ago
Why is this only rated 4.5/5? Sometimes it's better not to rate a release if you just don't get it.
posted a comment on Fabric (London). over 3 years ago
My post was pre-sandwell. I agree it's a top fabric mix.
posted a review of John Digweed - Live In Montreal - Finale (Stereo). over 3 years ago
Just got this to complement the first 6 discs, which are amazing and the standard has been maintained. These 3 discs fit snuggly into the box which houses the other 6 to make a smashing addition to my collection. Of these 3 I like the first and last more ... See full review
posted a comment on Radio Slave - Balance 023. over 3 years ago
Deserves a much higher averege score. CD2 is probably effecting the score as it's not typical Balance but CD1 is extremely good. Better than Radio Slave's Fabric mix.
posted a comment on Alan Fitzpatrick - Fabric 87. over 3 years ago
One of the very best in the Fabric series. I decided to put my headphones on and listen to a little bit of it before going to bed and now I'm so exillerated I'll need a drink to make me sleepy! I got lost in a dreamy space at about track 5 and I was ... See full review
posted a comment on Stacey Pullen - DJ-Kicks. over 3 years ago
Paul Oakenfold used bladerunner samples in his Goa mix back in 1994, the Roy Batty death scene being the best in my opinion.
posted a review of John Digweed - Live In Montreal (Stereo). over 3 years ago
After the disappointment of re-structured I was worried this would be poor and I'd decided it would be the last "live in" I buy, if it was. In my opinion, it's the best "live in" yet. It is 6 awesome discs.....SIX!!! 3 and 5 are my favourites but they ... See full review
posted a review of Guy J - The Trees, The Sea & The Sun. over 4 years ago
CD2, for me, is not a club banger at all (maybe it depends on what club you go to?). Anyway, this is my current favourite thing and I can't stop listening to CD1. 5/5 without hesitation as CD1 is so damn good!
posted a review of John Digweed - Re:Structured. over 4 years ago
Got this for Christmas....Santa, you git! I looked at it briefly when I unwrapped it and it seemed to an interesting concept album at first glance. Now I don't know what it is. It seems to have no point. I saw "original structures" and then "Re ... See full review
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posted a comment on Mory Kanté - Yeke Yeke. over 5 years ago
Like what you like! Who cares what's now "generally despised" or ever is despised by "serious music types", most of whom are complete arseholes anyway. I cried this year at Dolly Parton in Glastonbury and I'm proud of it.
posted a comment on Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath. over 5 years ago
Sabbath did not plan or try to be evil-sounding of anti-christian (try listening to some lyrics). Fans and the media interpreted the music that way and the band members thought it was funny, at first, and then they saw it as ridiculous. They definitely ... See full review
posted a comment on Metallica - Master Of Puppets. over 6 years ago
Metallica's peak, without doubt. They made thrash metal sophisticated with this album. It's so intricate. I even compare this to classical, not sure why. It moved them on from the punky thrash metal of the first two albums, which I also love. Next album ... See full review
posted a review of Marcel Dettmann - Berghain 02. over 6 years ago
Definitely one of my favourite Techno mix CD's with many different styles and certainly not dominated by pounding 4/4 tunes. The Jacking Zone does however spoil it just a little for me but I'm all for DJ's dropping in the unexpected or quirky tune. I ... See full review
posted a comment on Guy J - Balance Presents Guy J. over 6 years ago
Sorry, I mean Seaman's 2011 masters CD. It was the comeback release from Renaissance who had been in administration. I think it's awesome but the next few in the series are pretty bad. I wasted a few quid there. Also, to me, it all sounds like ... See full review
posted a review of Guy J - Balance Presents Guy J. over 6 years ago
Grew on me, so now 5/5. I should know after 20 years that the best mixes grow on you! Sorry Guy J fans for my earlier review.
posted a review of Renaissance. over 6 years ago
Had enough now I've just Heard Francois K Masters. What happenned after Dave Seaman's in 2011? So disappointed with the mix output since then.
posted a review of Sasha - Invol<3r. over 6 years ago
Almost as disappointing as Involver 2 but only because the first one was so good I had higher expectations when I wasted my money on the second one. "Battleships" is OK and so is "The Healing". The transition from "Turn The Tide" to "Chrystalfilm" sounds ... See full review
posted a review of Nick Warren - The Masters Series: Part 18. over 6 years ago
Another disappointing, lacklustre mix in my opinion. I bought both this one and Hernan Cataneo's on the strength of Dave Seaman's sparkling little gem. If the next one is as dull, no more Renaissance for me.
posted a review of Hernan Cattaneo* - Renaissance: The Masters Series Part 17. over 6 years ago
I can't understand the high rating for this one. Renaissance made such an amazing come-back with Dave Seaman and then this dreary affair. I waited for my signed copy to arrive in anticipation and I'm very disappointed. Still, a high rating so I must be ... See full review
posted a review of Ben UFO - Fabriclive 67. over 6 years ago
I'm awestruck by the ability of Ben UFO to combine styles as effectively as this. I listened to it all the way through in WINamp with the Milkdrop visualisation in front of me. What a perfect combination! I was totally engulfed in an audio-visual sensory ... See full review
posted a review of Guy Gerber - Fabric 64. over 7 years ago
This is brilliant!
When I saw the tracks were all his own it annoyed me as it always does. I mean, cheeky isn't it? I put it away and I only listened to it through boredom with everything else I've got. Then I listened again and now it's going in my car ... See full review
posted a comment on Dave Seaman - Renaissance: Awakening. over 7 years ago
The popiest mix DS has ever made. A reflection of how crap clubbing and superclub music had become in the year 2000. Not a bad mix but really commercial. Is it any wonder the scene died on its backside from NYE 1999 to about 2002.
posted a comment on Sasha - Global Underground 009: San Francisco. over 7 years ago
Yes, to be fair the Athens one is great, but not London, no way, in my opinion, one of the worst GU's
posted a review of Henry Saiz - Balance 019. over 7 years ago
I agree, it's on a par with balance 14.
posted a review of Dave Seaman - Renaissance: The Masters Series. over 8 years ago
I've just put disc 1 in my car CD player for the third time and I've heard disc 2 twice. I only bought the thing three days ago and I've worked 8 hours every day, so basically almost all my spare time has been spent listening to this! That's how good ... See full review
posted a comment on Fathers Of Sound - Renaissance: The Mix Collection Part 3. over 8 years ago
Absolutely agree in terms of ageing. I listened to the first one recently all the way through and then this one about a week later and though the first is still my all-time favourite mix compilation, this one has stood the test of time better!
posted a comment on Sasha & John Digweed - Renaissance: The Mix Collection. over 8 years ago
"This was the first “mixed” CD that I purchased; prior to this I had only experienced dance mixes on tape".

I think this was the first official dance mix to be released on CD. Not sure but I think so.
posted a comment on Paul Oakenfold. over 8 years ago
I think the Goa Mix is easily his best, followed by GU New York.
posted a comment on Shackleton - Fabric 55. over 9 years ago
I think it's supposed to be a "mixed album" and that's what it is. That's what the Fabric series of CD's is all about, is it not? Just because he's used all his own tracks doesn't make it an artist album, or am I missing some information about this ... See full review
posted a comment on Sander Kleinenberg. over 9 years ago
Sanders best moments were "My Lexicon" and "Sacred", which both feature on GU13 mixed by Sasha. His Nubreed mix, in my opinion, coincided with a tipping point for prog house. Prog had become over-exposed and the formula of the music was so predictable. ... See full review
posted a comment on Sasha. over 9 years ago
I'm sitting here listening to CD1 of Northern Exposure 2, still blown away by it after all this time but I have to say, in my own opinion, Sasha peaked (at his peak he was untouchable for creative mixing) in the 1990's. Since then, Involver was very ... See full review
posted a review of Agoria - Balance 016. over 9 years ago
Deserves a lot credit for endeavor, experimentation and thinking alone, before anything else is considered. The submission describes this as Techno, Minimal and Tech house but you could add House, Disco, Funk, Soul, even Rock and there's probably more in ... See full review
posted a comment on Eddie Richards - Imagination Of The Shape. over 9 years ago
In 1999 when I first heard of Tech-House, I imagined this and it took me over 10 years to realise it! Other mixes hint at it, some flirt with it, but to me, this is the sound I imagined in 1999 and now I have finally found something to satisfy my hunger. ... See full review