I'm an underground dance music enthusiast - old school and new school - and I love all the following dance music genres (in no order):-

1.Italo-Disco
2.Chicago House
3.Acid
4.Detroit Techno
5.Electro
6.Vocoder Funk
7.Disco
8.Boogie
9.Drum n Bass / Jungle
10.Old school Rap / Hip-Hop
11.'80s / '90s R & B
12.Soul
13.Electronica / Synth Wave / Soundtrack
14.Miami Bass
15.Latin Freestyle
16.Bleeps n Bass
17.Hardcore / Breakbeat
18.Dubstep / Bass / UK Funky / Grime / UK Garage
19.Jazz
20.Belgium New Beat
21.Funk
22.New York / New Jersey Garage

Note: Nothing in my collection is for sale.

Keep it real!



Recent Activity
posted a comment on Various - West Madison Street "Throwdown". 5 months ago
Tyree and Lidell would often share a TB-303 between them back in '88. The story goes that sometimes they would forget who had programmed what acid lines! I have always wondered how they resolved this? Perhaps they just flipped a coin and whoever... See full review
posted a comment on Felix Miranda Featuring Jane Katherine - Take My Love. 8 months ago
But why mention Mickey Oliver on this release? He had nothing to do with this one.
posted a comment on Rhythim Is Rhythim - The Beginning. 9 months ago
Written just by Carl Craig himself? Because on some copies it says 'Salsa Life' was co-written with Carl Craig.
posted a comment on Various - Acid House. 9 months ago
The ultra mysterious Kool Ma Kool is supposedly Rick Siepak (of Rickster - 'Night Moves'/Sound Pak records). Check the CD European release of the Jack Trax records version and you'll see his name is listed in the artist credits;... See full review
posted a comment on R.N.M. - Jazzy Groove. 9 months ago
After many years of speculation (although it now turns out that many drum n bass headz guessed correctly all along) it was recently confirmed that 'Jazzy Groove' was indeed co. written by the great, respected and versatile producer Ron Wells. This is... See full review
posted a comment on Cybotron / Model 500 - Alleys Of Your Mind / Off To Battle. 9 months ago
Note: 'Off To Battle' appears here in its 1993 remixed 'Classics' version instead of the 1987 original.
posted a comment that has since been deleted. 9 months ago
posted a comment on Fast Eddie* And Traxman - Tha Westsiders. 9 months ago
What's the deal with 'Eddie's House (Unreleased 1987)' ? It's exactly the same as Gene Hunt's 'Throwback '87' from this release; https://www.discogs.com/Gene-Hunt-Ron-Hardy-Throwback-87/release/2428469

To my ears it definitely sounds more like a Gene... See full review
posted a comment on Mayday - Sinister. 10 months ago
The versions on this press are not as good as the released ones.
posted a comment that has since been deleted. 10 months ago
posted a comment on DJ Phantasy - Take My Soul (Remix) / Untitled. 10 months ago
Does anyone happen to know the original source of that breakdown?
posted a comment on R.N.M. - Jazzy Groove. 10 months ago
Ha! I knew it had to be Ron Wells behind this one.
Thanks Retroactive-Records for the confirmation.
posted a comment on Wonderboy (4) - Jerk It. 10 months ago
Man was Felix Da Housecat on fire back in the mid '90s or what? Everything he put out was pure quality. On 'Jerk It', Felix samples Larry Heard's cult and classic Gherkin Jerks track 'Acid Indigestion'. 'Jerk It (Nooworld Underground Mix)' is the... See full review
posted a comment on AstroCat* - Deep Realms. 10 months ago
Liquid Base' is excellent and a pretty much slept on acid track. Definitely in my all-time Chicago acid top 10 tracks of the '90s. Produced by the very underrated Astrocat (aka Jordan Trais).
posted a comment on Rog'e Featuring Tanya Stevens* - Body Fidelity. 10 months ago
Another rare one that I managed to score a few months back!! Incidentally, I was also lucky enough to pick up the rare white label Mayday - 'Sinister' / 'Wiggin' release on Pheerce Citi records from the same seller! Massive thanks and respect once... See full review
posted a comment on Rog'e Featuring Tanya Stevens* - Body Fidelity. 10 months ago
That's great to know. Many thanks for the date confirmation.
posted a comment that has since been deleted. 10 months ago
posted a comment on Mayday - Sinister. 10 months ago
Yes!! I've only gone and found a copy (many thanks Jason for the very reasonable price - you da man! :-) ) of this much sought after elusive Mayday release after 31 years of trying!!

The four mixes on this 12" are not as good as the released versions... See full review
posted a comment that has since been deleted. 10 months ago
posted a comment on Model 500 - Classics. 10 months ago
What ?! The remixes sound nothing like euro/rave.
posted a comment on Radio Movie - No Escape. about 1 year ago
The only downside being there was never an instrumental version. I can only imagine how amazing it would've been.
posted a comment on Between The Sheets - Followin' Sacha. about 1 year ago
You mention that the vocals are good, and indeed they are. But have you (or anyone else for that matter) ever worked out all the vocals? I would love to know!
posted a comment on D-Mob* Featuring Gary Haisman - We Call It Acieeed. about 1 year ago
At least that was corrected somewhat with the 'Acid Fingers Living Beat' remix.
posted a comment on Smooth & Simmonds - Pucker Tunes Vol 1. about 1 year ago
I'm really surprised that this rare and in demand EP (admittedly, mainly for the 'Teckno Driven' gem) has still not seen a repress. C'mon, someone, sort it out! It's on 'nuff peeps "want" lists.
posted a comment on DJ Trax - Warmth / B's Theme. about 1 year ago
'B's Theme' samples the piano from Lonnie Liston Smith's 'Garden Of Peace'.
posted a comment on R.N.M. - Jazzy Groove. about 1 year ago
I would certainly say that your educated guess would indeed be correct. I'd be very surprised if it wasn't.
posted a comment on Rhythim Is Rhythim / Model 500 - Strings Of Life / Off To Battle / Kaos. about 1 year ago
As far as I know, this exclusive Jack Trax records version of 'Kaos' has never received a digital release.
posted a comment on Drumdriver - Skyy (Remix) / Chestnatty. about 1 year ago
'Skyy' samples Mr. Fingers - 'Stars' (Alleviated Records) 1987.
posted a comment on Omer Coleman Jr. - Lovin "Babe" Sure Is Fun / So Good. about 1 year ago
Some pretty good TB-303 action here when you consider it was released way back in '85.

Big respect to Left Ear Records for rereleasing this obscure track.

For those that know. :) ;)
posted a comment on pHon (3) - Going Uphill E.P.. about 1 year ago
'Expanded' is one of my favourite latter '90s UK acid trax: deep, dark, relentless, tripped out and unsettling. Tip!
posted a comment on Intelligent Minds - Control. about 1 year ago
'Control' samples Yennek (aka Kenny Larkin) - 'Emperical Reality (Fake Piano Mix)' (Buzz Records) 1992.
posted a comment on Larry Heard Presents Ona King - Premonition Of Lost Love. about 1 year ago
Essential Larry Heard (vocal) deep house gem that was certainly slept on big time when it was released back in '94. Fantastic vocal by one Ona King - surprisingly her only vocal outing to date. Go straight to 'Larry's Extended Adult Mix' like others... See full review
posted a comment on California Dreams - California Dreams Volume 3. about 1 year ago
There's some really great acid lines on a few of these tracks, there's no doubting that, but they are ruined by some. And, unfortunately, the BPMs are on the faster side (hey, it was '93 after all!) - always had to pitch them down!
posted a comment on Various - Jack Trax - The Sixth Album. about 1 year ago
Interesting to read that. I personally give it 5 stars straight away for the inclusion of the exclusive 'Unity' by Phortune (aka DJ Pierre) .
I also really dig the exclusive acid cut '20 Below' and the UK deep house of 'Bassin'.
What fantastic... See full review
posted a comment on Gene Hunt - Freddy's Dead . about 1 year ago
But that record has a lot more tracks stuffed in per side so it will obviously not have as loud a pressing, not to mention that 'Studio 19' (which is basically just a shorter edit) is cut by around two minutes.
posted a comment on Gene Hunt - Wild Dance. about 1 year ago
The 'A' side is actually called 'Pandemonium' and can be found in a longer version on this 2014 release: https://www.discogs.com/Gene-Hunt-Pandemonium/release/5671562
posted a comment on Cyberotic - Passions EP. about 1 year ago
'130 BPM Drive' is surely one of the most overlooked, pure Euro acid tracks from the whole of the '90s? Must-have!
posted a comment on Geezer - Sheet Acid II. about 1 year ago
Surprisingly for the artist and label involved, two tracks on this EP go back to some wicked, slower circa '88 style Chicago acid. The last track in particular (which should in fact be entitled 'D') reminds me of a few exclusive compilation tracks by... See full review
posted a comment on Smooth (6) - Away. about 1 year ago
This release came out either in mid or late 1989.
posted a comment on Steve Poindexter vs. Mr. James Barth - One Side Each. about 1 year ago
A2 is 'Move' from this 1995 Steve Poindexter Dance Mania release: https://www.discogs.com/Steve-Poindexter-USA-Remix/release/1828
posted a comment on Juan @tkins* - Magic Tracks (Deep Detroit Volume Two). about 1 year ago
You're not wrong there; the artwork is truly bad on an epic scale!
posted a comment on Various - Untitled. about 1 year ago
For such a long time this VA 12" sampler for the Techno 2: The Next Generation compilation was the only way that you could get the classic Psyche - 'Elements' on 12". Carl Craig finally released it on 12" on his own Planet E imprint in 2004!
posted a comment on Various - Untitled. about 1 year ago
You can find other reviews on the additional 12" pressings. As well as on the main 'Techno 2:The Next Generation' compilation page itself of course.
posted a comment on Open House Featuring Placid Angles - Aquatic. about 1 year ago
You're way off I'm afraid. The TB-303 line is actually sampled from this 1984 Italo-Disco (one of your fave genres, eh?! ;] ) tune: https://www.discogs.com/Giampiero-Giancarlo-Bigazzi-Present-Naif-Orchestra-Check-Out-Five/release/142675

To say you... See full review
posted a comment on Unique 3 And The Mad Musician* - Only The Begining / The Theme. about 1 year ago
littlemartin: What about 'Frequency' ? It isn't (and never has been) considered a "bleeps n bass" track. Laurent X - 'Machines' also has bleepy parts, are we going to call that a "bleep" tune (as well as acid) as well? The same for 'To Be Or Not To... See full review
posted a comment on Danny Renée And The Charisma Crew - Space Rap. about 1 year ago
I would have to agree with that. Definitely a big fave for me too.
posted a comment on Omer Coleman Jr. - Lovin "Babe" Sure Is Fun. about 1 year ago
Some pretty good TB-303 action here when you consider it was released way back in '85.
For those that know. :) ;)

It was also repressed in 2018 with a longer mix: https://www.discogs.com/Omer-Coleman-Jr-Lovin-Babe-Sure-Is-Fun-So-Good/release/11923381
posted a comment on Partners In Time - Tonight. about 1 year ago
Not to mention that bone-shaking bass. Wicked tune.
posted a comment on Tyree* / Robot DJs - Hardcore Hip House / Energy. about 1 year ago
Yes I know Rocky Jones has always been credited as both the writer and the producer of 'Energy' and 'Remote Control'. A quick glance at the credits tells you that! :) ;) . But over the years, and even more so since the internet came along, I've heard... See full review
posted a comment on Tyree* / Robot DJs - Hardcore Hip House / Energy. over 2 years ago
Chicago producer Tai Davis mentioned on YouTube many years ago that the person behind the Robot DJs guise was in fact Fast Eddie. How true this is I obviously have no idea. Can anyone please confirm if this is true or not ? I would love to have it... See full review