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posted a comment on Ruff Driverz Presents Arrola - Dreaming. about 1 year ago
Because sometimes the same record is released under a different name for a different market. This isn't uncommon nowadays but back then it happened quite a few times. "Dreaming" was re-released as "La Fiesta" under the name Club FIesta with the Knee... See full review
posted a comment on Barraka - Song To The Siren. over 3 years ago
And to add to what dgauss84 copied from the Lost Language website. The original mix of this particular version is this one: https://www.discogs.com/Vengeance-Song-To-The-Siren/release/52905 It's by the same producers. Why they changed the moniker for... See full review
posted a comment on Sarah Thörnblad featuring Haddock (5) - (Do You Wanna) Feel The Rythm. over 4 years ago
Decent swedish eurodance from the early 90's. It's ok but not more than that. The fact that it currently sells for 10€ or more here on discogs is utterly preposterous though as beyond it's obscure nature it is not worth the sum it has changed hands... See full review
posted a comment on Paul van Dyk - The Politics Of Dancing. over 4 years ago
I've heard from many of Paul van Dyk's biggest fans back in the day that the inclusion of Rapture wasn't his choice exactly as he's only played the record once or twice otherwise where as with most of the other records on TPOD were amongst the tracks... See full review
submitted Awa (4) - Shook, Shook, Shook. over 4 years ago
posted a comment on Paul van Dyk - The Politics Of Dancing. over 4 years ago
The Remix of Rapture, (even though it was released by Markus Moser of Made Records as a Paul van Dyk remix), is infact a rework of John Creamer & Stephane K Remix. Listen closely and you can hear the same sounds. van Dyk kicked up the tempo, added his... See full review
posted a comment on Lost Tribe - The Distant Voices EP. over 9 years ago
i found out that the awful new-age speech is actually a lift from Barbara Marciniak's channeling book "Earth: Pleiadian Keys to the Living Library". you can find the audiobook version on youtube with Marciniak reading her own bullshit. i can tolerate... See full review
posted a comment on Michael Jackson - Beat It. over 10 years ago
In 1992 alot of new remixes was commissioned by Sony of older Jacko tracks and on this one you two of the best ones in the pack along with Frankie Knuckles' timeless remix of 'Rock With You'.

Moby reforms "Beat It" into a hardcore / dub workout and... See full review
posted a review of Tomas Andersson - Washing Up. over 10 years ago
Tomas Anderson apparently made this track to accompanying him when he was doing dishes because he didn't like washing up. This track in it's original form is a simple yet effective analogue ditty.

Tiga's remix is a party piece and along with it's... See full review
posted a review of 2 Unlimited - Never Surrender. over 10 years ago
I remember buying this dirt cheap and it wasn't worth more than that. The nitty gritty was that 2 Unlimited was cheese but funny cheese and to this day people still mock Ray Slijngaard's 'lyrics'. But 2 Unlimited 2.0 was awful, musically it didn't... See full review
posted a review of Funki Porcini - The Great Drive By. over 10 years ago
The original is this really dark mood-piece driven by big ominous pads and slowly grows in. A light jazz drumbreak is brought in after a minute or so and provide some grounding to the track. Halfway in there is some activity going on in the soundscape... See full review
posted a review of Fattaru - 100:- / SthlmsNatt / Klassfoto. over 10 years ago
"100:-" is the track of choice here, I remember hearing this and my mind being blown away. This was my first introduction to something that eventually would be known as 'Skweee'. Pavan's beat was nothing like I ever heard before. It was Nintendo music... See full review
posted a review of Deetah - El Paraiso Rico. over 10 years ago
This was the second single off Deetah's album, a redo of Madonna's 'La Isla Bonita' with a hiphop twist. I quite like it but when i picked up this single not long ago, the version that caught my interest was Ashley Beedle's take.

Beedle much like... See full review
posted a review of Dr. Dre - Dre Day. over 10 years ago
Back in '93/'94, a couple of singles by Dr. Dre ("Dre Day" & "Let Me Ride") and one by Snoop ("What's My Name?") had this weird version on the singles called the "Extended Club Mix".

Now that title for someone who has listened to dance music isn't... See full review
posted a review of Whale Featuring Bus75 - Four Big Speakers / Crying At Airports. over 10 years ago
This release gathers up the remixes from original european releases and adds a Steve Osborne Remix, aimed for the US market.

On "Four Big Speakers, Cut La Roc expands on the original which was already a sort of rock meets big beat thing and does it... See full review
posted a review of Nicolette - Nightmare. over 10 years ago
I revisited this a few weeks ago and it just stood out, it was almost a surreal experience with seeing both sides of this track. The original is one a mighty fine Alec Empire production an is one of the best examples of organized chaos. Empire stick... See full review
posted a comment on Raven Maize - Real Life. over 10 years ago
That is because it's a remake of the 'Corporation of One' track, Joey Negro asked Joey Bastone if he could do it and he got the approval.
posted a review of Inner City - Good Life (Buena Vida). over 10 years ago
This has been a secret tool amongst techno & deep house jocks for over 10 years and I didn't really get C2's version of Good Life until I heard it loudly on a fairly big system. An incredibly deep techno number that starts off with a minimal beat and... See full review
posted a review of Dub Pistols - Cyclone. over 10 years ago
Original is a fun number fueled by it's ska samples and it's low bassline. Stretch & Vern go for a beef up for their main mix and do a more driving progressive house mix for their dub.
posted a review of Armand Van Helden - Ultrafunkula. over 10 years ago
There is a sense of Deja-Vu in this release, Armand has been known to rehash ideas and track from time to time. Fact of the matter is 'Ultrafunkula' is 'Funk Phenomena' part 2. Armand took another hiphop vocal sample, this time courtesy of Lords of... See full review
posted a review of Jacob's Optical Stairway - Solar Feelings. over 10 years ago
"Solar Feelings" is a deep jazzy jungle track with Samantha Powell on vocals. Track itself is filled with clever drum programming & edits and a subby bassline, typical 4Hero quality in general. As for the remixes J Majik keeps the deep m.o. but... See full review
posted a review of Dr. Alban - This Time I'm Free. over 10 years ago
This was quite a different single for Dr. Alban in many aspects. Mainly it was done without long time collaborator Denniz Pop and had a driving breakbeat sound. The lyrical aspect was not that far away from the afro-centric topics Alban had delved... See full review
posted a review of Gusgus - Call Of The Wild. over 10 years ago
Josh Wink's remix is amazing, starts off really deep and atmospheric but grows into a driver. The vocal goes in quite early and has it run with a subdued backing track. Josh wink then echoes the last word "crazy" in and out for most of the first half... See full review
posted a review of Erick Morillo, Harry Romero* & Jose Nunez* Feat. Jessica Eve - Dancin (Fuzzy Hair Remixes). over 10 years ago
The original of "Dancin'" was sort of a normal house record with somewhat deeper tones to it and it wasn't really a record anyone would take notice to. The B-side or (2003 Remix) however was something that most would remember since it had a prominent... See full review
posted a review of Tangoterje - I Want Your Love / Sweet Dynamite. over 10 years ago
Todd Terje's edit had been knocking about before this pressing but was only limited to MP3's given out by Terje. The edit gives it props to KDJ and keeps the groove going but keeps it rawer and less processed unlike "I Can't Kick This Feeling". It... See full review
posted a review of Trentemøller - Beta Boy. over 10 years ago
It was February of 2005 and I was in the store where i bought my records and I was looking for the "Physical Fraction" EP and was gutted when that wasn't available. The clerk said we do have "Beta Boy" instead and I wasn't a fan to be honest of the... See full review
posted a review of Red Astaire - Follow Me. over 10 years ago
The legendary GAMM #1 that has Stockholm beat-smith Red Astaire (aka Freddie Cruger) reshaping D'angelo's "Left & Right" into a jazz/rap hybrid and this has been slaying floors left & right since it's release. It was proven so successful that Quantic... See full review
posted a review of Hipp-E - Psycho-Delics Trip Two. over 10 years ago
"Make Me Rock" is a steady house groove with a nice bassline, it's not anything special but it's a nice tune. Jimi Polar's rerub tightens it up and add some nice dubby soundscapes and improves on the original.

However the best tune on this is on the... See full review
posted a review of Leila K - Electric. over 10 years ago
Denniz Pop & the Cheiron knew how to make hit records but they also knew how to make a cracking dancefloor tune. Leila K is in swedish music quite a nuisance since she had a flare for controversy and to be very honest in most of her eurodance records,... See full review
posted a review of Robert Miles - One And One (Joe T. Vannelli And David Morales Remixes). over 10 years ago
Morales does some nice reworks of this one, you have the Journey & Club Mixes which lean on the progressive house direction and a Dub Mix which has the chunky Def Mix sound. The Club mix starts out with the repetitious synth-line that is driving the... See full review
posted a review of Quant - Quant. over 10 years ago
The original is a wonky yet fast drum & bass excursion which starts off at half-time but kicks right along 90 seconds in. Crunchy percussion and tight drum-grooves set the base for some dubby pads and nice effects.

B-Side "I Like This" is a funky... See full review
posted a review of Gabriella Cilmi - Sweet About Me. over 10 years ago
Around the time Amy Winehouse blew up, record companies started scouting several new Amy clones. You can look at it quite cynically and say that Winehouse was about to die soon and they needed a new one. Gabriella Cilmi had the same type of voice and... See full review
posted a review of Monkey Mafia - 15 Steps EP. over 10 years ago
This was a bargain bin find from a couple of years ago but it's personally more than just that. It was a starting point for my recent love of Jon Carter's work. This music is quite of it's time, the hopscotch of drum breaks, wild percussion grooves,... See full review
posted a review of The Persuader - Stockholm By Night. over 10 years ago
This one is probably my favourite Jesper Dahlbäck/The Persuader record, well after the "City Of Islands" EP. It was with this record that Dahlbäck started naming the tracks after regions of Stockholm. The A-Side "Stureplan", which is considered one of... See full review
posted a review of Spincycle - Drug Games / Freaky Insect (Get Down). over 10 years ago
"Drug Games" is a great versatile record, a nice steady groove which eventually brings in a deep filtered saw bass which just strengthens the darker atmosphere in the beginning. Halfway in the track changes modus operandi into a much funkiers drive... See full review
posted a review of Madison Avenue - Don't Call Me Baby (Remixes). over 10 years ago
The UK release on Virgin/VC of "Don't Call Me Baby" added mixes by Armin van Buuren and a mash-up with Babe Instinct. van Buuren's remixes are very much sonically channelling the sounds of Olav Basoski which Buuren had been working with on various... See full review
posted a review of Armin™* - Blue Fear. over 10 years ago
Armin van Buuren mentioned in an interview that "X Marks The Spot" was the actual A-Side for this EP but that Johan Cyber saw more potential in "Blue Fear" decided to put that on the A-Side. All the tracks have a quite simplistic production style and... See full review
posted a review of Wideboys* - Bomb The Secret. over 10 years ago
The Wideboys jack the same Chicago sample as Kenny Dope used for his classic "The Bomb" and do a Hed Kandi style rerub with added vocals. It's not bad but it's not anything special but the main treat here is the Moto Blanco version which adds some... See full review
posted a review of Mondo Grosso Feat. BoA - Everything Needs Love. over 10 years ago
Shinichi Osawa knocks it out of the park with this track, delivering a track dripping of sunshine and Disco-influences. Track kicks off with a stunning piano and kicks at full force one minute in with a big Philly Disco type string Arrangement and a... See full review
posted a review of Various - Stjärtlapp Presents Sweden - Lesson One. over 10 years ago
YMC's "Wet" is a nice groovy deeper house cut with some steady 909's and sweeping strings. Håkan Lidbo's "Something In My Mind" is a filtertastic disco-sampling houser with a heavy groove. Mhonlink's "Bagis" is a simple tech-house groove, not much... See full review
posted a review of Mr. Negative - Better Than You. over 10 years ago
Big ups to Mr. Laurent Garnier for introducing me to this one, it's a fun number with a bloke telling how better he is than you with a heavy fake french accent. It eventually boils down to him spouting out "Vive Le France Mozzerfacka" in the drop. The... See full review
posted a review of Inner City - Let It Reign. over 10 years ago
This was probably the most different of the Inner City tracks at the time and still it's not something you characterise Inner City with. Reese's Vocal Trip serves as a cross between the darker hardcore techno and soulful side of Detroit Techno. While... See full review
posted a review of Alex Reece - Candles. over 10 years ago
I remember picking this up a few years ago and thought it might be good, and basically this is Blue Amazon making a remix of Candles in their usual fashion but at slower jungle speeds (the lower 150's). The quainter pads & sounds that Reece used are... See full review
posted a review of Circulation - Cobalt. over 10 years ago
A-side is a chunky progressive house track and to be brutally honest, it's one groove and nothing else. Of course some fills and some minor modulation is added to supplement the groove but other than that and a small drop, this is no more than a... See full review
posted a review of Ironbase - Maschine Eisenbass. over 10 years ago
The original is quite a stupid and simple record, it sounds exactly what comes to mind when someone mentions "German Techno" but in a negative matter. An off-beat bassline, a stupid synth riff and some monotonous german vocals. The lyrics don't... See full review
posted a review of Plummet - Damaged. over 10 years ago
The premise of the original was Eric B. Muniz aka DJ X doing a dance remake of a Plumb's "Damaged", he enlisted the help of Cheramy Burgess to sing on it. It was a fairly simple pop-"trance" rendition backed up with remixes by Ford, DJ X himself and... See full review
posted a review of Pablo Gargano - Eve 23. over 10 years ago
The Farringdon EP is a great record in any trance jocks crate, Gargano was never known for overly epic excursions with a lengthy breakdown and this isn't an exception. "Morning Crescent" is a driving techy trancer with subtle influences from... See full review
posted a review of Memphis Bleek Feat. Jay-Z And Missy Elliott - Is That Your Chick. over 10 years ago
"Is That Your Bitch/Chick" was rumoured to be the fourth single of Jigga's Vol 3. album but Jay-Z gave this track to his protogé Memphis Bleek. While Memphis Bleek's additional verse isn't bad, this version omits the brilliant verse by Twista. Jay-z's... See full review
posted a review of Silicone Soul - The Poisoner's Diary (Ewan Pearson Mixes). over 10 years ago
Ewan Pearson took the original which was a New Wave inspired affair and turned his focus and influence from the English & German New Wave and decided to borrow some influences from Italo disco but with a darker edge. And it's just brilliant, it was... See full review
posted a review of Dizzy Gillespie - Manteca. over 10 years ago
From the second Verve Remixed compilation came this joint, a fierce Funky Lowlives re-jig of Dizzy's classic Manteca. Now with this one they worked with a live version which was most suited to transform into a club banger. Basicly they reshape the... See full review