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Massively big into all genres of serious dance music that started off in Chicago and ended across the Atlantic and took root here in Manchester, before the rest of the UK followed suit by 1988!

Everything from rare grooves and black American music of the early-mid 80s to the early Chicago house scene of the early 1980s.

And massively big into acid house, rave, old skool hardcore ('91-'93), darkside jungle techno (1992-94), jungle/drum 'n' bass (1993-97), happy hardcore (1993-98), house, deep house, funky house, trance, hard house and Wigan Pier/Maximes/Pleasure Rooms bounce and donk music.

Started to go off music as a whole somewhere between 2010 and 2013, when the majority of what was coming out was the usual big room house/EDM rubbish, X-Factor and chart music being masqueraded as "house" and "trance" (post-2000s DJ Tiesto and Armin Van Buuren et, all springs to mind!)

Whenever I place an order, I aim to send payment within 24 hours of receiving an invoice but occasionally I can run into some problems outside my control which means it can be a little more than that.

However, if that does happen payment will ALWAYS be within the deadline that you may of set but otherwise most of the time it's within 24 hours (usually instantly or within the next day).

I also receive loads of messages on here that I can't possibly keep up. I will eventually get round to sending feedback as and when I can/reply as soon as I can (regarding payments/orders I always reply within the next day) - please bear with me.

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Deep Jungle
posted a comment on Deep Jungle. 3 months ago
Legendary label! My No'1 go to label for new material done in the same classic style as the 1993-96 period as well as releasing selected original material from the original golden era as well as releasing previously unreleased tunes from the original... See full review
Noise Factory - The Capsule EP
posted a comment on Noise Factory - The Capsule EP. about 1 year ago
I agree wholeheartedly! This is 100% illegal pirate radio fodder! Futuroid for me is definitely ahead of it's time for a tune released in late '92 (sounds more like it's from mid '94 IMHO!!)

Top E.P. 100%!
QBass Featuring Skeng Gee - Gun Connection
posted a comment on QBass Featuring Skeng Gee - Gun Connection. about 1 year ago
All about the Skatearound Mix for me! Fodder for the illegal pirates of London and Manchester of the 90s! <3
Babylon Cru - Welcome To My Nightmare / Bad Like Yards
posted a comment on Babylon Cru - Welcome To My Nightmare / Bad Like Yards. about 1 year ago
All about "Welcome To My Nightmare" for me! Proper dark and belongs in the late '93 era (when it was first recorded)! <3
Various - The Dark Side (Hardcore Drum & Bass Style)
posted a comment on Various - The Dark Side (Hardcore Drum & Bass Style). about 1 year ago
Got this CD, as purchased here not so long ago. All the tracks featured are from late '92 and the beginning of '93, just as the dark side was starting to evolve and the majority of the producers were starting to move away from the "uplifting" era of... See full review
J Majik - Telepathic / Hard Distance
posted a comment on J Majik - Telepathic / Hard Distance. about 1 year ago
Both originally recorded in 1995 but not released until 23 years later! Top tunes, I have a feeling these would of been released on Metalheadz had these of been released when they were first recorded!

Both top tunes! All about "Hard Distance" for me,... See full review
Kid Lib - Massiv 03
posted a comment on Kid Lib - Massiv 03. about 1 year ago
The maximum rating for me! 5/5!

Especially for B2 (Falling) - all about this tune especially for me! Reminds me of the early Metalheadz days circa 1995! <3 <3 <3
The Original - I Luv U Baby
posted a comment on The Original - I Luv U Baby. about 1 year ago
I agree wholeheartedly! Such a timeless classic that will NEVER grow old! I only turned 16 at the time this was commercially released (Summer 1995) and on the cusp of my college days!
Kid Lib - Faces Of War / Do Not Respond
posted a comment on Kid Lib - Faces Of War / Do Not Respond. about 1 year ago
"Do Not Respond" takes us back to the early days of Creative Wax circa late '94 and mid '95! Huge amen roller done in that style! <3 <3 <3 <3
U 96* - Das Boot
posted a comment on U 96* - Das Boot. about 1 year ago
Huge techno classic to come from Germany! The flip is (Tiefenrausch - German for "deep intoxication") is almost the same as "Das Boot" but still a top tune all the same!

If you love your Belgian and German techno vibes from the early 90s, this is a... See full review
Various - The No.1 Old Skool & Rave Breaks Album
posted a comment on Various - The No.1 Old Skool & Rave Breaks Album. about 1 year ago
I used to have this CD myself. The first two discs sadly don't do much for me as I just cannot get into the big beat-style breaks (hardcore released after the original era of the 90s has to be done in the same or similar style of '92-'94 for me or I... See full review
Equazion - (Part Two) Hardcore Nation EP
posted a comment on Equazion - (Part Two) Hardcore Nation EP. about 1 year ago
Wicked EP from back in the day! Highly recomomended IMHO!!

"This Mutha F**ka" is the usual breakbeat style hardcore done in the style of late '92-early '94, "Hardcore Science" is the typical bouncy happy hardcore vibe Glasgow style and "Intergrator"... See full review
Stephanie Mills - Put Your Body In It / What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin'
posted a comment on Stephanie Mills - Put Your Body In It / What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin'. about 1 year ago
First heard this on Grand Theft Auto - Episodes From Liberty City in 2009. I was born in August 30 years earlier!

Absolute timeless classic disco hit, not the usual stuff clichés of that era. Pure underground IMHO!
Donna Summer - Bad Girls / Our Love
posted a comment on Donna Summer - Bad Girls / Our Love. about 1 year ago
"Our Love" was one of a few that was influential to "Blue Monday" by New Order, released four years later. You can hear the beat in the song.
Klein & M.B.O. - Dirty Talk
posted a comment on Klein & M.B.O. - Dirty Talk. about 1 year ago
This song was heavily influential to New Order and Bernard Sumner in particular, which their single "Blue Monday" was influenced by this huge Italo disco classic!
Jason Orange
posted a comment on Jason Orange. about 1 year ago
Jason Orange lived not a million miles away from me, originally from Crumpsall (I think), he lived in Wythenshawe pre-Take That days.
Mega City 2 - London To Essex In 3 Hours / Darker Side Of Evil
posted a comment on Mega City 2 - London To Essex In 3 Hours / Darker Side Of Evil. about 1 year ago
All about Darker Side Of Evil for me! Truly belongs in the very heart of the darkside era of late '92 and '93!
K.C.* And Zed Bias - Kool Cutz Vol 1 - (Let Me Know)
posted a comment on K.C.* And Zed Bias - Kool Cutz Vol 1 - (Let Me Know). about 1 year ago
1999 was the year of trance (this E.P. was first released in August that year), 2000 was the year of UK Garage even though it's been around since circa 1995.

Just got back into the sound of UK garage and Zed Bias alone is based in Chorlton,... See full review
Clio - Faces
posted a comment on Clio - Faces. about 1 year ago
Don't know why but Italo-Disco of the 1980s to me is always fodder for the discotheques - especially in New York, Los Angeles and Miami and of course here in Manchester, UK

Absolute classic is "Faces" - certainly puts today's rubbish to complete and... See full review
Tom And Jerry - All Alone Wid Dog Face
posted a comment on Tom And Jerry - All Alone Wid Dog Face. about 1 year ago
All about "Escape" for me! Slightly ahead of it's time yet still fits in the dark side era of '93 and still sounds fresh today as it did back then!! <3 <3 <3 <3
Bizzy B & Technochild - The Slate
posted a comment on Bizzy B & Technochild - The Slate. about 1 year ago
Both top tracks! "Dubplate Wars" is fodder for the illegal airwaves of London and Manchester IMHO!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Unknown Soldier (11) - Unknown Soldier EP2
posted a comment on Unknown Soldier (11) - Unknown Soldier EP2. about 1 year ago
All about "The Weight" and "Broken Wings" for me - the latter reminds me of mid-late Summer '94 and the stuff LTJ Bukem would of played in many of his sets back in the day!! <3 <3 <3 <3
Angel City - Love Me Right
posted a comment on Angel City - Love Me Right. about 1 year ago
The Rezonance Q remix is Wigan Pier/Maximes/Pleasure Rooms fodder! Top tune!! <3 <3 <3 <3
Cosmo & Dibs - Sonic Rush / Body Work
posted a comment on Cosmo & Dibs - Sonic Rush / Body Work. about 1 year ago
All about Sonic Rush for me but Bodywork is equally just as good!! <3 <3 <3 <3
Asend - Can't Hold Back (Back 2 Basics Re-Touch) / 12 O'Clock Drop
posted a comment on Asend - Can't Hold Back (Back 2 Basics Re-Touch) / 12 O'Clock Drop. over 2 years ago
12 O'Clock Drop is the one for me!! Illegal pirate radio fodder!! <3 <3 <3 <3
Ultrabeat - Better Than Life
posted a comment on Ultrabeat - Better Than Life. over 2 years ago
All versions are great but it's all about the CJ Stone remix for me!! <3 <3 <3
Slinkee Minx - Closer / Careless Whisper
posted a comment on Slinkee Minx - Closer / Careless Whisper. over 2 years ago
All about Summer Rain for me! Remixed by fellow Australian producer Alex K whose style of bounce would become huge in Wigan (Wigan Pier, Maximes) and Pleasure Rooms in Birkenhead
Cascade - Transcend (Moonman's Trancentral Remix)
posted a comment on Cascade - Transcend (Moonman's Trancentral Remix). over 2 years ago
All about the Moonmans Transcentral Remix for me! The other remixes are great too!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
DJ Ignite & DJ Reign - Volume 2
posted a comment on DJ Ignite & DJ Reign - Volume 2. over 2 years ago
Just bought this of a fellow buyer not so long ago! Wicked E.P.!

All about "Giving Everything" for me! They don't do them like this anymore!!
Interactive - Forever Young
posted a comment on Interactive - Forever Young. over 2 years ago
Both the original 1994 and the later 2002 versions are definitely of their times. Both are equally good IMHO! Unlike the pap that's out these days! (Generally speaking and from my point of view at least)
Aurora - The Day It Rained Forever
posted a comment on Aurora - The Day It Rained Forever. over 2 years ago
Released on the cusp of the Clubland era that later arrived (mid-2002 onwards) - love both versions of this tune!! <3 <3 <3
Force And Styles* - Simply Electric (Remixes)
posted a comment on Force And Styles* - Simply Electric (Remixes). over 2 years ago
All about the Bang The Future remix for me! Recently purchased this here especially for this remix <3 <3
Force & Styles Featuring Junior - Pretty Green Eyes
posted a comment on Force & Styles Featuring Junior - Pretty Green Eyes. over 2 years ago
Timeless classic from the peak of happy hardcore! Like "Pretty Green Eyes" as sung by the late Junior but it's all about Apollo 13 [Pt II] (The Journey Home) for me - had a fair few mixtapes including what I recorded of Key 103 by Stu Allan back in early '97!! See full review
Force & Styles - Shining Down / Apollo 13
posted a comment on Force & Styles - Shining Down / Apollo 13. over 2 years ago
I second that! An earlier version of Apollo 13 [Pt II] (The Journey Home) - love this myself!! <3 <3
Semtex - The Semtex EP
posted a comment on Semtex - The Semtex EP. over 2 years ago
I remember "Hardcore M.F." getting played on a pirate radio station in Manchester back in the Summer of '95 (had the cassette tape back in the day containing this!!) - proper mental!! Only for the headstrong!! <3 <3 <3
Various - Now That's What I Call Music 3
posted a comment on Various - Now That's What I Call Music 3. over 2 years ago
I was wracking my brains as to why Bob Marley was omitted from the CD but now it's starting to become a little clear from the other replies. As for Gary Glitter, no one in their right mind would include tracks featuring convicted paedophiles - solo... See full review
Blinded By Science - Scanners / Afterlife
posted a comment on Blinded By Science - Scanners / Afterlife. over 2 years ago
One of Basement Records top EP's yet!

Scanners is in true early-mid '94 form with it's amen breaks and dark breakdowns whereas Afterlife is slightly ahead of it's time and is fodder for many LTJ Bukem sets!

Highly recommended!! <3 <3 <3 <3
Liquid Gold - Dance Yourself Dizzy
posted a comment on Liquid Gold - Dance Yourself Dizzy. over 2 years ago
Partly sampled in "Synth & Strings" by Yomanda some years later! Like this!
DJ Arre - Magnetic Fields
posted a comment on DJ Arre - Magnetic Fields. over 2 years ago
First heard the Techno Mix of "Magnetic Fields" being played on Key 103 here in Manchester, UK back in July 1996 - I remember recording the end of "Expediente Mix" on tape when I tuned in to hear Stu Allan play mixes every Saturday night (I thought he... See full review
Various - Ahora '98
posted a comment on Various - Ahora '98. over 2 years ago
The "Ahora" series appears to be a mere parody of the UK version of the "Now That's What I Call Music" series ("Now" in Spanish is "Ahora") and the album cover?

A parody of Bill Clinton, his wife Hillary and Monica Lewinsky inside the White House in... See full review
Wippenberg - Neurodancer
posted a comment on Wippenberg - Neurodancer. over 2 years ago
This bleeds mid 90s trance! Such a huge classic from back in the day!!

A must buy!! <3 <3 <3
Various - Expediente Mix
posted a comment on Various - Expediente Mix. over 2 years ago
Came across this purely by chance! I heard the Expediente Mix Megamix not in it's native country Spain....but on a radio station here in the UK.....Manchester to be precise. Key 103 one Saturday evening back in July 1996!!

Back on topic, all about... See full review
Sub-State - We Got It / Higher / Move
posted a comment on Sub-State - We Got It / Higher / Move. over 2 years ago
Got this!

Released in late '94 when the happier side had already become 4-beat and jungle and DnB was in full swing.

"You Got It" is a slightly happier affair and the two on AA "Higher" and "Move" are more on the jungle side of the spectrum - all... See full review
State One - Forever And A Day
posted a comment on State One - Forever And A Day. over 2 years ago
Although BBC ONE stopped being BBC ONE with the new idents such as the "Festival" ident in which this track is based on (nothing against change but I always associated BBC ONE ident with the globe) - I absolutely love this tune!

One of my favourite... See full review
Crystl* - Sweet Dreamz / Your Destiny
posted a comment on Crystl* - Sweet Dreamz / Your Destiny. over 2 years ago
Wicked E.P.!

Sounds of the Summer of '94!

Sweet Dreamz has that chilled summery feel to it and was around the time when the ambient and intelligent side of drum 'n' bass was just starting to emerge. Your Destiny is more the sort you would hear at... See full review
Red Kult Featuring Mike & The Mechanics - Miracle
posted a comment on Red Kult Featuring Mike & The Mechanics - Miracle. over 2 years ago
I'm partial to many of the Clubland-era dance music that came in around late 2001-mid 2002 up until around 2010 (before it went more R&B and EDM/big room orientated - which generally does nothing for me whatsoever)

All about the Roman Salzger remix... See full review
DJ A.K.A. - The Right Way / Farside
posted a comment on DJ A.K.A. - The Right Way / Farside. over 2 years ago
Another top E.P.! Although both jungle/DnB orientated "The Right Way" is a slightly happier affair with the euphoric breakdowns and piano samples. The Farside on the other hand is a mere forerunner of what was to come in the next year.

Released at... See full review
DJ Seduction - Imagination / In The Mix
posted a comment on DJ Seduction - Imagination / In The Mix. over 2 years ago
All about Imagination for me though In The Mix is equally good. Had this on a few mixtapes that I played over and over again way back in the Summer of '95! <3 <3 <3
A Sense Of Summer - On Top / Easin On
posted a comment on A Sense Of Summer - On Top / Easin On. over 2 years ago
Two quality tunes!

On Top is in true 4-beat form which was the way the happier side of hardcore had become whereas Easin On is more in the style of late '93-mid '94 before the original hardcore scene had fully split into jungle/DnB and 4-beat.

The... See full review
Seduction* & Eruption - Bust The New Jam / Break It Down
posted a comment on Seduction* & Eruption - Bust The New Jam / Break It Down. over 2 years ago
Another timeless classic by Seduction & Eruption!

Bust The New Jam is a forerunner to which direction happy hardcore was heading towards, the happy scene was starting to move away from the 4-beat era (which "Break It Down" retains) that was the... See full review