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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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Various - Kick Four
posted a review of Various - Kick Four. 6 months ago
All about "Precursor" by Innercore and "Shockwave" by DJ Skye for me, the latter sampling dialogue from the 1960s kids show Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons from 1967-68
DJ Sofa (2) - FR011
posted a review of DJ Sofa (2) - FR011. 7 months ago
Loving "Helsinki To London Connection" especially! This would of been fodder for London (and Manchester's) illegal airwaves had this of been released in 1993-94 rather than April 2023, and would of been (in my personal opinion) released on Dee Jay... See full review
DJ Sappo, Sync Dynamix*, Antares (36) - New Dawn EP
posted a review of DJ Sappo, Sync Dynamix*, Antares (36) - New Dawn EP. 11 months ago
Wicked EP! All about "Hold It" for me, originally written & produced in 1994 and of course DJ Sappo is from my home city of Manchester! (Hence my username!)
Neekeetone - 1984 EP
posted a review of Neekeetone - 1984 EP. about 1 year ago
Top EP! All about "Warship" and "Control" for me especially but all are highly recommended IMHO!
Subjects (5) - No Other Way / We Run It
posted a review of Subjects (5) - No Other Way / We Run It. about 1 year ago
I agree wholeheartedly! I've recently ordered this through Bandcamp and there's NO way I'm gonna sell it....certainly no more than the price I paid for!

Those who hike up the price are not TRUE fans of the genre IMHO!
Orca - 4am
submitted Orca - 4am. about 1 year ago
Subjects (5) - No Other Way / We Run It
posted a review of Subjects (5) - No Other Way / We Run It. about 1 year ago
Top EP on the mighty Deep Jungle label! Love both sides equally! If you love your late 1994-mid 1995 sounding amen rollers, this is the one for you! <3
Pixl* - Obsidian Order
posted a review of Pixl* - Obsidian Order. about 1 year ago
Wicked EP! If you love your 1996 dark and atmospheric jungle and drum n bass, then this is for you!

All about "Empath" for me!
Deep Jungle
posted a comment on Deep Jungle. about 1 year 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. over 3 years 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. over 3 years 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. over 3 years 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). over 3 years 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. over 3 years 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. over 3 years 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. over 3 years 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. over 3 years 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. over 3 years 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. over 3 years 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. over 3 years 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'. over 3 years 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. over 3 years 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. over 3 years 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. over 3 years 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. over 3 years 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). over 3 years 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. over 3 years 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. over 3 years 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. over 3 years 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. over 4 years 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. over 4 years 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. over 4 years 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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