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posted a review of The Smiths. over 14 years ago
I think Johnny Marr knew exactly what he was after when choosing to collaborate with Morrissey in 1982. These songs would be absolute relics; the most cutting edge folk songs ever to have been composed. With such an inspiring word-smith, and a ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Classic House Mastercuts Volume 2. over 14 years ago
Worth obtaining this compilation primarily due to the rare inclusion of a record that has astonishingly managed to avoid any attention (even the sleeve-notes here skip along without a specific comment to this track's relevance): 'Strings of Life ... See full review
posted a review of Virgo - Free Yourself. over 14 years ago
I was just thinking about the few amazing Virgo tracks that I've ever heard. Thought I'd check out the comments for 'Free Yourself' and so must add some more high praise. It's the only one I've heard off the EP so far (it's on the FK Essential Mix), ... See full review
posted a review of Doc Martin - Fabric 10. over 14 years ago
Perhaps it would be going too far to call a 70 minute mix album a work of genius: it probably is, but the extremely loose term of the word is necessary just to highlight the pure quality and skill that Doc Martin presents here. I have listened to this ... See full review
posted a review of Mark Williams - Latin Sessions. over 14 years ago
'Latin Sessions' conjours an image of a African tribal procession up in the clouds. It is as though emancipation is about to be granted, and the relentless, excited high energy of this song nestles in a divine place between the old world and the new one.
posted a review of The Concept - Mr. D.J.. over 14 years ago
A gem that symbolises the time very well. The cyclical groove works brilliantly, and can dig deep if you're in the right mood. Evokes images of sun-soaked global scenes from 1985, enhanced by the entertaining voice-over.

Would also be a good track ... See full review
posted a review of Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love. over 14 years ago
'The Big Sky' is a unique song. Some sort of hybrid african vibe that soars on a pulsing groove, whilst vocals and instruments wrap round in an excitable, unhinged way, as though constantly receiving blue bolts of electricity. An amazing LP as well.
posted a review of Sublevel (2) - Just Us. over 14 years ago
A man has been running five days straight on a vital mission to get to Los Angeles. It is around mid-day and the sun beats down on him as he continues his journey. On the horizon, he can see the outline of the city's back-drop, clouded by haze, from ... See full review
posted a review of Bang The Party - Release Your Body. over 15 years ago
All 4 mixes are amazing pieces of music. Mayday delivers both a jackin' and a deep mix which still sound fresh today. The 'vocal' mix has a brilliant build up start emphasising that unique melodic section, and the 'Release the Acid' version is one of ... See full review
posted a review of A Guy Called Gerald - Voodoo Ray (Remix). over 15 years ago
Following on from FAC-IENDA's comment. Gerald was Manchester's answer to Derrick May. A tune that I will never fail to love. The original mix is the best. It sounds like the sun rising over Manchester on a summer's morning at the beginning, and just ... See full review
posted a review of Shalamar - Take That To The Bank. over 15 years ago
A smooth disco-soul tune that glides along effortlessly. The chorus line is the final touch; a proper end-of-the night tune.
posted a review of Aleem Featuring Leroy Burgess - Get Loose. over 15 years ago
A wicked piece of bass-line, groove-funking soul. Sounds like an early version of Incognito's 'Castles in the Air' (Vikter Duplaix Afrotech remix) which appears on The Unabomber's compilation, 'Saturday Night Sunday Morning'. The song has a great ... See full review
posted a review of Rhythim Is Rhythim - The Beginning. over 15 years ago
Truly innovative. After that amazing techno, swirling intro comes a thudding bass-line with a real dynamic rhythim. Things get even better. The second bass-line stands on its own even today. I don't think there's anything else like it anywhere. ... See full review
posted a review of Happy Mondays - Bummed. over 15 years ago
'Bummed' is one of the greatest, most original, and untouchable albums ever released. It's surprising that it never even gets in any of the album polls. Martin Hannett produced this, but as it's a departure in sound from all the other stuff he did, the ... See full review
posted a review of Fresh (2) - Dum-Dum. over 15 years ago
'Dum Dum' is a unique piece of house from right back when it all started. A very clever hypnotic vocal line combined with a few well placed atmospherics make this an unforgetable tune. It also draws on Funkadelic's, 'One Mation...' for a smooth change ... See full review
posted a review of François K.* - FK-EP. over 15 years ago
Every track on the EP is top notch. Francois really does possess the x-factor. 'Edge of Time' somehow manages to fuse deep dub disco with an african vibe and 'Moov' is perhaps the greatest piece of ambience ever created. Respect always to the man.
posted a review of Virgo* - Do You Know Who You Are?. over 15 years ago
The instrumental track perfectly reflects its title. This is an early deep house cut with a subtle sinister/haunting overtone created by the insistent synth-strings. An ambient guitar glides through it, again with a somewhat thought provoking dynamic. ... See full review