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!)
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posted a comment on Various - Enforcers 9 / Enforcers 10. 1 day ago
Wicked E.P.! All about "Break It Up" by Lemon D for me! Dark as fook yet has a summery feel to it! (Well, it does to me anyway)! <3 <3 <3
posted a comment on Attica Blues - Blueprint (Remixes). about 1 month ago
All versions are great! For me, it's all about the Alex Reece and Photek remixes! <3 <3 <3
posted a comment on Stingray & Sonicdriver - As Cold As Ice. about 1 month ago
Big gabber happy hardcore tune! Also massively played at Club Kinetic, a hardcore/rave club in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent which closed in late 1996!
posted a comment on Shogun - Nautilus EP. about 1 month ago
Nice summery amen track that is "Nautilus" - all about this track for me!! Sounds of the Summer of '96!! <3 <3 <3
posted a comment on Funki Porcini - King Ashabanapal. about 1 month ago
All about the Dillinja remix for me! First heard Intalex (Mark XTC and Marcus Intalex - god bless his soul) drop this on Kiss 102, Manchester way back in September 1995!
posted a comment on Johnny Jungle - Johnny '94 (Dillinja And Noise Of Art & Double D Remixes). about 1 month ago
Of all the 1994 remixes of this legendary Marked For Death-sampling tune, the remix by Dillinja is the icing on the cake for me! (Along with the Origin Unknown and Part 1)

This particular one (Dillinja Remix) holds sentimental value for me, pretty long ... See full review
posted a comment on Subnation - Scottie / Somebody Always Dies. about 1 month ago
First heard Scottie on Luv NRG, a pirate radio station in Manchester back in December 1993! Was totally blown away by this tune big time! Loving the Evil Dead samples. A heavily jungle/drum 'n' bass-influenced track that was definitely a taste of things ... See full review
posted a comment on F.X. - The Sound Of F.X. (Remixes). about 1 month ago
Huge amen roller and quality remixes by both Nookie and Steve Gurley (of Foul Play) - the A side (X) being proper ruff and raw IMHO!
posted a comment on DJ Harmony - Let Me In / So Real. about 1 month ago
First heard Mark XTC and Marcus Intalex - god bless his soul - drop this on Kiss 102, Manchester back in March 1995, before it was released!

Huge amen roller, highly recommended!! <3 <3
posted a comment on Omni Trio - Feel Good '95 The Return Of The Mystic Stepper. about 1 month ago
Huge amen roller from early '95! "Feel Good '95" is basically an amen remix of the original 1993 classic whereas "London Step" is more on the jazzier side of the spectrum but still partially uses the amen in parts!
posted a comment on Pascal - Hyperthermic / Freedom. about 1 month ago
Hyperthermic! Fodder for the illegal pirates of 1994-95! Wicked amen roller!!
posted a comment on Subnation - Scottie III Remix. about 1 month ago
Wicked remixes by Ray Keith of the original 1993 classic! Released early 1994 just as hardcore was splitting into jungle/drum 'n' bass and 4-beat (latterly happy hardcore)
posted a comment on DJ Mayhem - Inesse / Let Me Tell You (Remixes). about 1 month ago
Massively played on the illegal airwaves in London and Manchester back in early '94! Especailly the Ray Keith Remix of "Inesse" - this would put today's garbage to complete and utter shame!

They just don't do 'em like this anymore!
posted a comment on DJ Weirdo & DJ Sim - Go Get Busy. about 1 month ago
"Go Get Busy" - takes me right back to my final days in school and early college days! I was too young to attend raves and clubs such as Die Hard, Leicester and Club Kinetic in Stoke-on-Trent at this time!
posted a comment on Orbital - Mutations. about 1 month ago
Wicked remixes of the original 1989 classic acid house track! For me, it's all about the Joey Beltram and Ray Keith Mutations!
posted a comment on The Prodigy - Wind It Up (Rewound). 2 months ago
Wicked L.P. by the legendary guys The Prodigy! Love all three but "We Are The Ruffest" REALLY does it for me! Also prefer the Top Buzz remix of "Weather Experience" rather than the original that featured on "Experience"

Rest In Peace Keith Flint! Gone ... See full review
posted a comment on The Prodigy - Music For The Jilted Generation. 2 months ago
Keith Flint - 17th September 1969 - 4th March 2019! R.I.P. You're among the musicians who helped shape my music tastes and got me into rave, hardcore and all genres of dance music! <3 <3 <3
posted a comment on Brainstorm Crew - The Storm EP. 2 months ago
All about "Just A Party" and "Jungle Tekno" for me! Reach Up is a great tune but AA1 and AA2 really does it for me! "Jungle Tekno" is slightly more on the darker side of things, when producers started to make more darker tunes!

Wicked E.P. all round! <3 ... See full review
posted a comment on DJ Ham - Green Eggs And....... (Remix) / Most Uplifting. 2 months ago
Loving the Krome & Time remix of "Green Eggs And....... " - love their happier remixes as well as their jungle remixes. It's slightly more on the jungle side of things and on a par with "Hear Me" by Slipmatt. Wicked tune and E.P.! <3 <3 <3
posted a comment on Future Primitive - Lift Me Up / Infect Me. 2 months ago
Wicked E.P. - "Infect Me" is the icing on the cake for me! Definitely of it's time and (IMHO) still sounds fresh today as it did back in '94!! <3 <3 <3
posted a comment on DJ Chewy - Rock This Place / Starjump. 3 months ago
Another timeless classic IMHO! Came out towards the end of 1995 when breakbeats were about to be replaced with the kickdrum!
posted a comment on Brothers In Crime - Hallucinating. 3 months ago
First heard Stu Allan play "Out Of Sight" back in January 1995 on Key 103, Manchester! Proper mental and samples "Sample-Mania" by DJ Seduction and vocals from "Close Your Eyes" by Acen.

Wicked E.P. and the first to be released on Babyboom Records! All ... See full review
posted a comment on Lange Featuring The Morrighan - Follow Me. 3 months ago
As featured in the movie Kevin & Perry Go Large
posted a comment on Ayla - Ayla. 3 months ago
All about the Veracocha and DJ Taucher remixes for me! A bit of useful (or useless) trivia. The Veracocha remix of this tune would soon appear on a McDonalds advert here in the UK towards the end of 1999, the year of trance! ... See full review
posted a comment on Diss Reaction - Emanon Vol. 1. 3 months ago
I too first heard Stu Allan drop this on Key 103. Was totally blown away when I first heard this! Takes me right back to my final year at school and early college days (was 15/16 when this first came out!)
posted a comment on NV - Let Me Do You. 4 months ago
Vocals of this classic would later be used on "Back Again" by Run Tings in 1992!

https://www.discogs.com/Run-Tings-Back-Again/release/34345
posted a comment on DJ Vibes - Sing It Loud / Obsession. 6 months ago
Another timeless classic EP from the era of when the music was either dark or happy....and both happy hadcore and jungle/drum 'n' bass DJ's would play both in no particular order!

"Sing It Loud" is a completely happier affair sampling vocals from ... See full review
posted a comment on Mad Dog - Mad Dog III. 6 months ago
This is proper early '94 jungle/drum 'n' bass at it's very finest! Released in March of that year just as the darker side of hardcore was morphing into such music and moving away from the kickdrums ect (that generally the happier side of things and ... See full review
posted a comment on EQ & Mastersafe - Safe Ways. 7 months ago
I first heard this on Key 103, Manchester myself. All about "Safe Ways" for me! Takes me right back to the Summer of '94 when the intelligent side of jungle/drum 'n' bass was kicking in and was moving away from the usual euphoric rave stabs (which was ... See full review
posted a comment on Slipmatt - Breaking Free / Hear Me. 7 months ago
As a few said, the rave scene here in the UK was still one. Hardcore and jungle (before it split and became jungle, drum 'n' bass and happy hardcore) was all one, all the DJ's played the music in no particular order and everybody danced regardless!

I ... See full review
posted a comment on System A:D - Volume 1. 7 months ago
Another fine L.P. from the legendary Basement Records off-shoot label Homegrown! All about "21st Century" for me! Enough said! <3 <3
posted a comment on The Boy'z Dem From Booby Trap - Mystical Minds. 8 months ago
Fodder for illegal pirate radio!!

Love B2 especially with the "Walking And Falling" sample by Laurie Anderson originally released from the 1982 album Big Science
posted a comment on Remarc!* - Help Me. 8 months ago
This LP bleeds the illegal airwaves of London and Manchester big time! All about "Help Me" for me! Proper darkside '93 bizznizz!!
posted a comment on Starvue - Body Fusion. 8 months ago
Interesting rare groove/funk classic! Love this!

As later sampled in the 1994 jungle classic "Sound Murderer" by Remarc

https://www.discogs.com/Remarc-Sound-Murderer-Drum-N-Bass-Wise/release/30350
posted a comment on Capone - Friday / Alaska. 8 months ago
Definitely 1996! I first heard this on Soul Nation, a pirate radio station in Manchester in the Summer of that year!
posted a comment on Space Opera - Space 3001. 10 months ago
Wicked LP to come from Belgium! All about "Andropolis (Part I)" for me!

"Space 3001 (Part I)" would later be sampled in "Crowd Control" by Ramos & Supreme three years later!
posted a comment on Hoax - Meltdown / Pipe Dreams. 10 months ago
All about Track Y (Pipe Dreams) for me! Loving the jazzy and summery vibes! Another top quality release on the legendary Moving Shadow label! <3 <3
posted a comment on DJ Harmony - Remixes Pt. 2. 10 months ago
Two quality tunes on one LP! Love Moving Shadow's earlier releases circa 1991-96! They don't do 'em like this anymore!
posted a comment on M (8) - Feel. 10 months ago
Top funky house tune from late 2005! Enough said (IMHO!)
posted a comment on Various - Dance 'Til Dawn EP. 11 months ago
All about "Scratch N Riff" by The Wise Man for me! Loving the breakdowns and synths! This would of been on Basement Records IMHO had it been released in 1992 rather than 2009!
posted a comment on Various - No Remorse EP. 11 months ago
Proper bangin' tunes done in the style of 1992 from 2008! All about 6.A.M. for me! On a par with "Outer Limits" by Andy C from 1992 IMHO!
posted a comment on Baby Ford - Chikki Chikki Ahh Ahh. 11 months ago
All about Chikki Chikki Ahh Ahh for me! Love this!! First heard this on a World In Action documentary from December 1988 about acid house <3 <3 <3
posted a comment on DJ Seduction - Feel So Good / Solid Bass. 11 months ago
"Feel So Good" bleeds illegal pirate radio IMHO! Definitely my favourite from this LP! <3 <3
posted a comment on Ester B - The Pleasure Of The Music. 11 months ago
One of my all time favourite Manchester tunes of all time even though this is from Italy (as far as I'm aware!) Massively played in The Hacienda back in the day!!
posted a comment on New Order - Blue Monday. 11 months ago
The biggest EVER selling 12" (and single) by New Order alone! From my understanding all proceeds from this song went to fund The Hacienda rather than the New Order's respected savings.

That aside, this is one of my all time faves! A true classic that ... See full review
posted a comment on Overdubz - I Want Bass / Got Me Up. 11 months ago
Huge classic from back in the day! "I Want Bass" massively played in the clubs in Manchester and on Key 103 back in the day! Personally, it's all about the latter (Got Me Up) for me but both top tunes!! <3 <3
posted a comment on Jonny L - Ooh I Like It. 11 months ago
Jonny L at his finest yet again! All about the Original Sin version of "Ooh I Like It" and "The Ansaphone" for me! First heard Stu Allan play the track on Key 103, Manchester way back in the Summer of 1993!
posted a comment on Alistair Griffin - You And Me (Tonight). 12 months ago
All about the Clubstar Remix for me! The others are complete utter drivel IMHO!!
posted a comment on Storm Syndicut - Knightforce + Man From Uncle Remixes. about 1 year ago
All about the Jimmy J & Cru-L-T Remix of "Hold Me In Your Arms" for me! First heard this on a pirate radio in Manchester in 1995 and was truly hooked on it first time round! Top tune!!
posted a comment on Kofi / Professor Doppler - Didn't I / I'm A Dropout. about 1 year ago
"Didn't I" - nice reggae tune! Later sampled in "The Gun (I See It Around Me)" by Nino in 1992 and released on Production House