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posted a comment on The Age Of Love* - The Age Of Love (The Jam & Spoon Mixes). about 20 hours ago
The 'E' in BBE is of course Emmanuel Top and his 1997 mix of AOL is incredible. An electro-acid monster!
posted a comment on The Age Of Love* - The Age Of Love (The Jam & Spoon Mixes). about 20 hours ago
Jam el Mar from Jam & Spoon IS one half of Dance 2 Trance :-)
posted a comment on The Irresistible Force - Kira Kira. 17 days ago
Finally realised what the looped sample on Space Elevator is taken from: Maenad by the Psychick Warriors Ov Gaia. Phew!

https://www.discogs.com/Psychick-Warriors-Ov-Gaia-Maenad/release/93803
posted a comment on The Future Sound Of London - The Isness. about 1 month ago
This is the version on Spotify, which completely drops The Lovers and includes a different version of The Mello Hippo Disco Show. What a mess!
posted a comment on Pleasure (2) - Please. about 1 month ago
Totally with you. This is just a drop dead gorgeous record. What the hell happened to Oakenfold? He was incredible during this era then he went down a trance rabbit hole. Such a shame.
posted a review of Seahawks - Starways. about 1 month ago
Visitors (Marius Circus' Garden Acid Dub) = sex on vinyl.
posted a comment on Pete Tong - The Pete Tong Collection. about 1 month ago
[quote=_Wadsy_] This album isn't too bad, actually. This is mainly because of the first CD which featured the early 90's dance hits, whereas the second focuses on the mid-late 90's, leaving the final CD for the 2000's. It is a compilation, and the songs ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Artificial Intelligence. 3 months ago
I still can't fathom why they included 'Up'. It's not home listening and sticks out like a sore thumb. I love it but it just doesn't work on here imho.
posted a comment on Sisterlove - The Hypnotist. 3 months ago
He also got into all kinds of trouble for tax evasion before he died in 2018...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barrie_Leslie_Konicov
posted a comment on The Sabres Of Paradise - Haunted Dancehall. 5 months ago
Chapel Street Market 9am was used to stunning effect on the Channel 4 (UK) show The Trip back in 1999. Lots of old NASA footage with an electronica/IDM soundtrack. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Trip_(1999_TV_series)
posted a review of Trentemøller - Obverse. 6 months ago
One Last Kiss To Remember is a staggering piece of work, OMG. The riff is reminiscent of Joy Division's Transmission but that's no bad thing. Easily in my Top 20 tracks of 2019.
posted a comment on Rhythim Is Rhythim / Derrick May / Mayday - Innovator - Soundtrack For The Tenth Planet. 8 months ago
Can anyone tell me which version of Strings this is? According to NWKCD 21 it clocks in at 6.15 but neither of the 1987 mixes are this length but bizarrely on Strings '89, the so-called Original Version on the flip clocks in at 6.08 (according to the ZYX ... See full review
posted a comment on The Caustic Window* - Joyrex J9 EP. 11 months ago
Oh God yes, it's been sampled by countless other artists.
posted a comment on Renegade Soundwave - Renegade Soundwave. 12 months ago
Couldn't agree more. The Leftfield Mix is an absolute belter of a floor destroyer! ESSENTIAL.
posted a comment on Shut Up And Dance* - Dance Before The Police Come!. about 1 year ago
For the trainspotters out there, the 'And I'll return a stronger man' sample on the seminal Derek (May! Wow, who knew?!) Went Mad is from a Terence Trent D'Arby song called 'As yet untitled' from his debut album: ... See full review
posted a comment on Shut Up And Dance* - Derek Went Mad. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on The Step - Yeah You! (Remix). about 1 year ago
One of my all-time favourite Warp releases. I played this to death in 91!

The same vocal sample ("Eyhyeahyeah") turned up on the Edge of Motion remix of this Speedy J release: https://www.discogs.com/Speedy-J-G-Spot-Remixes/release/34357
posted a comment on Mr. Fingers - Washing Machine. about 1 year ago
I know this one well. Interesting comparison for sure. Will go back and investigate.
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posted a comment on Various - Now That's What I Call Music 7. about 1 year ago
This is fab intel, thanks so much for your insight into this mystery.
posted a comment on Shock To The System (2) - Shock To The System EP Remixes. about 1 year ago
Are these the original versions of 'Release to the system' (Beaumont Hannant Remix) which appeared on this...? https://www.discogs.com/Various-Artificial-Intelligence-II/master/21134
posted a review of William Orbit - Water From A Vine Leaf. about 1 year ago
The Xylem Flow Mix is simply one of the best pieces of music your ears will ever hear. I want to climb inside it and take a long bath. "Exquisite" doesn't come close.
posted a review of Various - Premier Toons Vol. 15. over 2 years ago
The mix of Led Zeppelin is also known as the Prince Quick Mix or PQM which originally appeared here: https://www.discogs.com/Led-Zeppelin-Queen-Babe-Im-Gonna-Leave-You-We-Will-Rock-You/release/98245 and is basically just a mash-up of the title song and ... See full review
posted a comment on Space (3) - Space. over 2 years ago
So this album is basically a modern interpretation of Holst's 'The Planets', surely? It even samples it on Uranus (I think!) https://www.discogs.com/Holst-London-Symphony-Orchestra-The-Planets/release/8765095
posted a comment on Saint Etienne - Avenue. over 2 years ago
I'm not convinced this record exists. I was a St. Etienne obsessive in this era and worked for HMV and also knew the label's distributor, Pinnacle, well. A promo exists with a blue sleeve (see separate entry) but I have never seen a commercially released ... See full review
posted a review of Pat Hurley (2) / Wing Commander - Green One / Ghetto-Phunk. over 2 years ago
Ah, Pat Hurley. Was mesmerised when I first saw/heard him DJ at the Pleasure Rooms in Camberwell, South London around 98/99. Green One was his debut as a producer and what a track! Still never figured out where he sampled the strings from though. A James ... See full review
posted a review of Hoover - 2Wicky. over 2 years ago
The main drum loop is from Isaac Hayes' cover of Walk On By from 1969 fact fiends: https://www.discogs.com/Isaac-Hayes-Walk-On-By-By-The-Time-I-Get-To-Phoenix/release/9478829
posted a review of Hoover - A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular. over 2 years ago
One of my favourite 90s albums. Classic post Massive Attack/Portishead material. The main drum loop on lead single, 2Wicky, is from Isaac Hayes' cover of Walk On By from 1969 fact fiends: ... See full review
posted a comment on Mr. Fingers - Washing Machine. over 2 years ago
Nope but thank you for the suggestion. I really appreciate it.
posted a review of Cranium HF - Summer Rain EP. over 2 years ago
OMG, no reviews?! Darhma Body is easily one of my favourite tracks of the 90s. Absolutely incredible. The huge swirling reverb towards the end just blow my mind every time. A lost gem. Grab one!
posted a review of Daniel Avery - Song For Alpha. over 2 years ago
Never has something so blatantly derivative sounded so damn good. Born in 1986 so too young to have experienced the explosion of unprecedented high quality electronica in the early 90s, Daniel has clearly been doing his homework and immersing himself in ... See full review
posted a review of Flashmob feat. Laila Walker - Pieces. over 2 years ago
One of the best records of the past 5 years. I rarely buy new vinyl anymore but had to seek out a copy of this. The Garage Mix morphs into a mad acid stomper half way through! Stunning.
posted a comment on Biosphere - The Hilvarenbeek Recordings. over 2 years ago
What was the original 12"? Wasn't aware it was a reissue. Some of the tracks are reprises of others too, no?
posted a review of David Holmes - LateNightTales. over 2 years ago
One of the best tracks on here is Alain Maclean "Talking Judgement Day Blues" but the original version on the mixed version is a wistful, folky acoustic thing whilst the version on the unmixed version is a moody, dark, electronic thing (and far superior ... See full review
posted a comment on Sasha - Scene Delete. over 2 years ago
Anything by Ulrich Schnauss - he's the overlord lush soundscapes.
posted a comment on The Future Sound Of London - Life In Moments. over 2 years ago
Any know why this is listed as a compilation? All these track titles were new when this was released in 2015.
posted a comment on Depeche Mode - In Your Room. over 3 years ago
Why is this so valuable? I had no idea it was sought after.
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posted a comment on Depeche Mode - World In My Eyes / Happiest Girl. over 3 years ago
This contains the exclusive, full-length version of "Happiest Girl (The Pulsating Orbital Mix)" (7'51), an edit of which (6'28) appears on all other formats.
posted a comment on Cookie Crew* - Got To Keep On. over 3 years ago
Just in case anyone's not already aware, the backing track to this is Kraftwerk's 'Numbers'.
posted a comment on Laurent Garnier - Tribute EP. over 3 years ago
From The Crypt To The Astrofloor is beyond question the best techno track I've heard in years. LG is still the man. Holyshit!!
posted a review of Slowdive - Slowdive. over 3 years ago
Fuck the format, I can't believe no one's bothered to actually review this album. WHAT a comeback. Best album of 2017 by a country mile + Star Roving the single of the year. I could just eat it. Pure gorgeousness. Humans eh? Clever buggers when they ... See full review
posted a review of Karl Hyde & Matthew Herbert - Fatherland (Original Music From The Stage Show). over 3 years ago
Melting Man is one of the freakiest things you'll hear this year. If it's a true story then it's proper fucked up! We All Hurt is one of my fave tracks of 2017. The rest I can live without tbh.
posted a comment on Odd Nosdam - Sisters Remix EP. over 3 years ago
Hahaha. Friendly bit of jousting. Actually, this is the first BOC record I've bought since Geogaddi.
posted a comment on Pontus Björland - Nature Pt.2. over 3 years ago
Singularity is completely and utterly mindblowing/bending. Deep acid tastic. WOW!
posted a comment on OB1 (3) - OB1 EP. over 3 years ago
Thanks for this. I don't think this is the record I'm looking for then. Also just remembered that the intro is nicked from Depeche Mode's Blasphemous Rumours - https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=Jus3BE9mdfI
posted a comment on Innocence - Natural Thing. over 3 years ago
They got lucky. Cooltempo was an EMI label. Easy to get sample clearance.
posted a comment on Shut Up And Dance* - Dance Before The Police Come!. over 3 years ago
I honestly can't tell if you're taking the piss or not! Lol.
posted a comment on Depeche Mode - Going Backwards [Remixes]. over 3 years ago
It's coming soon apparently. With you on the MJC remix. Best remix of this package by quite a stretch.
posted a review of Suzuki K1 >> 7.5cc* - Satellite Serenade. over 3 years ago
The Transasianexpress Mix is arguably the best piece of music you will hear in your lifetime. 10/10 just doesn't come close. Musical perfection. End of.