Feel free to contact me about records in my wantlist, although I won't always be able to afford them. Ditto your Ebay sales.

I will also consider swaps, but most of my collection I won't part with unless it's a really good deal, so don't be upset if I say no!
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posted a review of Moby - Into The Blue. 26 minutes ago
The "Uplifting 4 Beat" remix on here is a real hidden early happy hardcore gem. And when I say happy hardcore, this isn't the over the top cheese that normally implies (fun as that is) - this is something a lot more dreamy, with mellow pads and a piano ... See full review
posted a comment on Drokz & DJ. Tails* - Straight From The Source EP. 6 days ago
The B side makes this one of my favourite old Dutch hardcore records. "I'm A DJ" has a chunky breakbeat with a catchy Anasthasia stab section, with a sample from an old UK tune ("oh my God I'm a DJ") - and "Delete the Beat" is more hoover-heavy, with a ... See full review
posted a review of Sunset Regime - Tribal Chant / Forever Young. 6 days ago
The Bunter & D-Zyne mix of Forever Young is a frustrating tune for me. The main vocal section of the tune is not for me at all - just very bland (and pales next to the much more famous hardcore cover of "Forever Young"). But the stab section in the ... See full review
posted a review of Ballistic (2) - Kiss It / Elysium. 19 days ago
"Kiss It" is an example of happy hardcore at it's most fun - the product of a producer who can write a decent melody making something cartoonishly upbeat. Topped off by a breakdown which hits that perfect feeling of total cheese with just a hint of ... See full review
posted a comment on DJ Kaos & DJ Huxley - Go Mental 9 - Jump To This (Remix) / Loving You. 26 days ago
Fun/boring trainspotter detail about the B side - whereas most Go Mental tunes use a vocal from a pop song (sampled or re-sung), the vocal in this was actually previously used in classic '93 tune "Nightwalker" by Mega City II - of which Kaos was a ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - The Queen Bee EP. about 1 month ago
The A1 here is an oldskool breakbeat remix of the theme from Beetlejuice - and is as fantastic as that sounds. Perfect example of hardcore at its most fun.
posted a review of DJ Raffe - The Pope & The President. about 1 month ago
This is a great record - each full of great ideas, a bit left of centre from most 96 Dutch hardcore, and all quite different. The most familiar track is probably "Pope and the President", as featured on Technohead 4 - quite fast (around 200) with loads ... See full review
posted a review of Search & Destroy - Music For Happ-E-Ness. about 1 month ago
This was the first release for the track which appeared on a few albums as "Madonna" - which would then be remixed on Forze as Life is a Mystery by Eraserhead.

But there are two other highlights here - the Speed mix (meaning Speed Freak mix) of Happ-E ... See full review
posted a comment on Solid Base (2) - I'm The Girl Of Your Dreams. about 1 month ago
The hardcore version of "I'm The Girl of Your Dreams" is one of the best Dutch 90s happy hardcore tracks. It stands out because unlike most Dutch hardcore of the time, the kick is joined by a prominent off-beat bassline that sounds like an early ... See full review
posted a comment on Luna-C Featuring Mad Mind Jox And K.E - Piano Progression / Onward. about 1 month ago
As with a lot of big Kniteforce remixes - I think the B side of this gets overlooked a bit here. I mean obviously Piano Progression is amazing - but Onward is a great tune too! A very catchy wonky riff in the first half and a great piano break, that's a ... See full review
posted a review of Warped Dynamics - Volume Two. about 1 month ago
I love "Rush Remedy" on this - a brilliant recreation of those tunes from the period when jungle and happy hardcore were starting to split, that still fit somewhere between both. A wonderful piano complemented by twinkly arpeggio melodies combined with ... See full review
posted a comment on Monty & Jay Prescott - Are You On Drugs. about 1 month ago
The "R U On Drugs" remix is a bit unnecessary - very faithful to the original, even including the Stone Roses sample at the start. I guess it was basically for people who couldn't get the original.

But it's still worth getting for the B-side - an ... See full review
posted a review of Nasenbluten - The Brick Shithouse E.P.. about 1 month ago
This EP was sort of the follow up to "100% No Soul" and the Bloody Fist sampler - two huge (and influential) releases. This EP isn't as famous but is a great encapsulation of the different aspects of Nasenbluten's sound.

Race Against Time starts with a ... See full review
posted a comment on Vibes & Wishdokta / Edit V - No More Tears / Sensation (Vibes & Wishdokta Remix). about 1 month ago
This is maybe my favourite release on Impact (which is saying a lot!) "No More Tears" is different to most English tunes from this time, as it's influenced by the Scottish/Dutch bouncy techno sound (in fact it was a tune Paul Elstak played at the time!) ... See full review
posted a comment on Richie Whizz - Song Of Angels / Get A Life. about 1 month ago
According to the old Kniteforce site, I think this came out around the time when the popular sound of happy hardcore was shifting from breakbeat to the big kicks and offbeat stab style which was dominant by '96. And that Luna C felt that it was a little ... See full review
posted a comment on Jimmy-J + Cru-L-T* - Six Days / Seventh Day. about 1 month ago
I've never really understood the fuss over "Six Days". I mean, it's still a solid tune - it is Kniteforce after all - but it does surprise me that it became such a huge hit as it did. (I think it's popularity surprised Luna C too if I remember rightly). ... See full review
posted a review of Out Of Orda - Renegade EP. 2 months ago
One of the joys of oldskool hardcore is how much of it was made by producers who didn't necessarily have any musical knowledge, but wanted to have a go anyway. Occasionally this results in tunes with an...unconventional approach to melody. Sometimes it ... See full review
posted a review of Unknown Artist - The Double Sided EP. 2 months ago
Each tune on this is fantastic but it's all about the B2 - which is basically a 93 hardcore remix of 3 Kilos by The Prodigy, off the Jilted album. (I'm sure that tune itself sampled something, but that's where I recognised it). Fantastic work, one of the ... See full review
posted a comment on Marc Smith - Techno Dup. 2 months ago
By far the best tune here is "Yeah Yeah", which starts out with proper ruff breakbeats, leading into a great breakdown with rushy "yeah yeah yeah yeah" vocals, which introduces a kickdrum. Then it's back to the breaks, before finishing off with an ... See full review
posted a review of Mulhouse - Rave In The Jungle. 2 months ago
Surprised there are no comments on this rave classic! This is one of a long line of anthems by Italian producer Maurizio Braccagni, and it's kinda hard to categorise - somewhere in between hard trance and bouncy hardcore, you could say this is an early ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Earth Core. 2 months ago
Yet another obscure release that deserved more play - as it might have done had this come out on a Dutch label, rather than an Austrian one.

I like all three tunes, but the best is definitely the A side - taking the main melody from "Earth Song" by ... See full review
posted a comment on Cybernators - Not Responsible !!!!. 2 months ago
The main riff on the A side of this is actually reused from an earlier tune, called "Are You Sleeping" by Milan - aka Milan Herzet, who is also half of Cybernators. That release remains a bit of an obscurity, so I'm not surprised he decided to reuse the ... See full review
posted a comment on Generation - Feel The Hype EP. 2 months ago
Whilst many of the releases on Evo Gold by less well known artists are of variable quality, this one is an absolute belter. The title track is the one that got play at the time - with Sy and Scott Brown using it as a set-starter, which it works as ... See full review
posted a comment on Trance 4 Motion - Here We Go / Voyager. 2 months ago
The last release on Jolly Roger, and thus one of Gordon Tennant's final hardcore releases. 2 of the tracks are more hard trance in style - with some interesting bits, although the excessive reverb on the kick doesn't really work (for me).

The main mix ... See full review
posted a comment on Technopia - Ultimate Response. 2 months ago
This EP is one of the last examples of the Scottish / North East bouncy techno sound - released at a time when hardcore was in a death spiral in Scotland, and in North East things seemed to be moving towards hard trance and makina.

The A side is a ... See full review
posted a review of Future Viper - Soundwaves EP. 2 months ago
An unusual record for Rabbit City, in that it's a proper hardcore gabber EP. The A side is probably best known, as it appeared on the Technohead 4 compilation - solid early gabber with a few great samples.

My favourite is definitely the B1 - starting ... See full review
posted a comment on EKO - Rush 'N' Roulette / Renegade Rewind. 2 months ago
This is one of those tunes that I don't think was that big in the southern English rave scene, weirdly - I can't think of many of the big DJs who played it - but became a big tune in Scotland / the North East. And I think maybe in Australia too? So I ... See full review
posted a comment on D.R.S. (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels)* - We Don't G.A.F. .EP.. 2 months ago
This is one of the more forgotten releases in Wishdokta's catalogue, it seems - but it's one of my favourites. Less emphasis on the pianos here, and more just on crazy rave music - plenty of hoovers, frantic breaks and a few stabs too. "Shag" might be my ... See full review
posted a review of The Omen - Let The Music Take Control. 2 months ago
I'm pretty sure the reason this is so expensive (when everything else on Trashcan isn't) is the Radio mix of "Let The Music Take Control", which became a huge tune in the North East UK - and anything that's big up there ends up expensive.

It is still ... See full review
posted a review of Frank-E & Mars-L - Control The Universe. 2 months ago
Frank E & Mars L only released a few hardcore records in the mid 90s, before moving into trance - but those they did make are all amongst the best in the style, in my view. Similar in style to a lot of Lownoise & Theo's hardcore work from the same time, ... See full review
posted a comment on Sunshine Productions - DJ Ham Remixes. 2 months ago
This came out at a time when happy hardcore was starting to become a little stale, and a few people were trying to bring the breakbeat influence back into the music. JAL in particular had started putting breakbeat-focused tunes on B sides, but this EP ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Psycangle - Smile, Fuck Up. 2 months ago
This EP was Luna C's first attempt at releasing a gabber record, partly inspired by working with Brisk, who was playing a lot of Dutch hardcore at the time. But it was also inspired by comments from gabber producers (some of whom were lifting breakbeats ... See full review
posted a review of Headware - Force Fields Vol.1. 2 months ago
As a huge fan of Martin Damm across his many aliases, this record was at the top of my wantlist for a very long time. Largely because it's maybe his rarest release. Partly because Weird Beard was a pretty obscure label - although even then, the other ... See full review
posted a comment on DJ Skorp & Chronotrigger - Bass Now. 2 months ago
The "goddamn I'm great" sample was also used in a tune on Babyboom - "Mind Twist" by Obliterator...maybe that's the reason for the diss? I mean if it is that's insane :D Probably something more mundane...

It also samples a riff from "Higher" by ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Empire DJ Tools Vol.2. 3 months ago
Back at the end of the 90s, (happy) hardcore was on the decline across the UK, but particularly in Scotland. A style that had once been so popular had faded almost to nothing. At this time, I was listening to pirate radio in Glasgow, where alongside the ... See full review
posted a comment on Pentium 75 - Back Once Again. 3 months ago
This is one of those releases I only discovered from a Youtube channel for obscure early hardcore. I don't think I've ever heard any DJ play it. A lot of the more obscure Italian stuff from this time is pretty hit and miss - even the other releases on ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Wrecking Ball. 3 months ago
"Open Up The Trunk" is definitely one the best hardcore/jungle tunes of the last few years. Worth it for that alone.
posted a comment on Timo Maas - Final Excess (The Remixes). 3 months ago
For me, it's all about the Mega'Lo Mania mix on here. As with a lot of their remixes - it's a perfect example of how to turn a tune that was already great, if quite simple, and build it into something much bigger. The strings have become more anthemic, ... See full review
posted a comment on Question Mark (2) - ????? (Volume 5). 3 months ago
The A side of this is similar to the previous four volumes - couple of big samples (Horn Track, So Real), with that recognisable Slammin Vinyl style (ruff production, loads of energy).

But the B side is a bit of a mystery. It sounds like it was produced ... See full review
posted a comment on Traffik (2) - Untitled. 3 months ago
Fantastic EP! The A1 is a useful intro track, leading into the highlight of the EP, "Resistance". Starting with a dark intro, with a few well placed amen snares, the drum pattern suddenly gets much more frantic and a 200 bpm Frenchcore style kick ... See full review
posted a comment on Dolphin And DJ Tox* - Weak Motherf*ckers. 3 months ago
I didn't notice the Demilitarized Zone sample - but the riff in the second breakdown with the hip hop breaks is from Tic Tac Toe - Ephemerol.

The tune that samples "Bounty Hunter" is Voice of Your Conscious by The Brutalist on Fix, another late 90s ... See full review
posted a review of Nasty Django - The King Is Back. 3 months ago
Although "Hardcore Muthafucka" was by far the big hit on this record - for me "Let It Roarrr!!!" is the real classic on here. Like many PCP classics it's quite straightforward - with a weirdly tuned hypnotic riff, a familiar rap sample, a few breaks ... See full review
posted a comment on Ech Heftag! / T.O.P.D.R.O.P. - Hakke Remixes & Achtung Remixes. 3 months ago
The highlight of this EP is by far the Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo remix of "Achtung". The track is raw and energetic like their early Master Maximum releases from this time (pre-cheese!) - but they also add in the intro from Little Richard's "Ready ... See full review
posted a comment on Cris B - Mind, Body & Soul / Dark Side Of The Jungle (Remixes). 5 months ago
The DJ Hype remix on here is a bit of an underrated gem I think! As you'd expect from Hype, it's a solid, well constructed track - the breaks are not too heavy, but not too sparse - and the strings and other musical elements are used sparingly but ... See full review
posted a comment on Doomsday (2) - A Whiter Shade Of Pale. 6 months ago
This record turned out to be the answer to one of my longest running unsolved tune IDs, from an old radio show by Tails & Noizer i think? It's the track "Doomsday (Coreacid mix)". Absolutely nothing like the A side, this is a straight up acid hardcore ... See full review
posted a comment on Yudaidhun - Rewind Back. 6 months ago
I'm not sure how I found this record exactly - I hadn't heard of the artist or label before. I don't even know where it's being sold - the website doesn't have many details and I just chanced upon a copy on here.

But I was absolutely delighted to ... See full review
posted a comment on DJ Edge - *12. 6 months ago
This EP is an interesting example of a time when the various subgenres of dance music were splitting into their own very separate scenes, but still had some connecting ground. The Edge releases from this time show that split, and this EP is a perfect ... See full review
posted a comment on Doc Tom - Uzi - Vibes. 7 months ago
This record is one of my favourite oldskool breakbeat EPs. It's probably closest in sound to Biochip C's breakbeat from the same time - there's lots going on in each track, with moments of dark and light, and quite a few strong melodic moments. It's also ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Members Of Torment. 7 months ago
Four of the tunes on this record are pretty typical Torment / Skrewface style tunes - OK if not super memorable early terror.

But the B3, "Human K Jam" is the highlight for me - a breakbeat hardcore track that would have fit nicely on Brain Records or ... See full review
posted a comment on Crowd Pleasers - Volume One. 8 months ago
I love the B side on this the most! Mostly for the first breakdown, which is a weird, distinctive bell sound nicked from techno classic "In the Dark We Live" by Aphrohead - adds a slightly dark touch which not many other tunes in the same style have. The ... See full review