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Philips BDP3100/05 Blu-Ray Player (1080p,HDMI,BD-Live Profile 2.0)
Philips BDP3100/05 Blu-Ray Player (1080p,HDMI,BD-Live Profile 2.0)

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Noisy, 23 Mar. 2011
The amount of clicking and ticking from the machine when playing discs is terrible. It's so loud you can hear it over the films, series, etc.

Also the remote stopped working after a couple of days.

Not impressed at all.
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Baxter [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Baxter [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Lise Delamare
Offered by supermart_usa
Price: £4.84

3.0 out of 5 stars Ignore the cover..., 4 Feb. 2011
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Talk about misleading sleeves. You'd be forgiven for thinking this is going to be like Amores Perros, but it turns out to be a strange and sinister black comedy about a very grumpy and nasty dog (he seems to be the canine equivalent of the Butcher in Gaspar Noe's Carne and Seul Contre Tous) who passes through a number of different owners, each who fail to please his lust to be challenged or dominated as they are either too affectionate or are too scared of him. Through dark and mysterious circumstances he finally ends up with a young boy who might just be his perfect master, or is he?
It's a pretty dark affair and the humour is pitch black throughout. Some might say it's bereft of emotion, but I think there's some attempt at a moral at the heart of the story about isolation and the despair it can cause.
Interestingly it's co-written by one of France's best living directors; Jean-Jacques Audiard who recently won a BAFTA for his extraordinary Un Prophete.

Stone Cold
Stone Cold
Price: £0.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute and utter classic., 12 Dec. 2009
This review is from: Stone Cold (MP3 Download)
El-B's Stone Cold is an absolute gem. Sampling the sweet and sultry Aaliyah and turning her RnB vocals into a stripped down sexy 2 Step number with an absolutely demonic bassline just shouldn't really work, but it does, and it does perfectly. I'll never tire of hearing this tune and it should be uncovered and loved by more people.

Fabriclive 49
Fabriclive 49
Price: £8.66

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Music that defies bodily stillness..., 12 Dec. 2009
This review is from: Fabriclive 49 (Audio CD)
Superb outing from the Portuguese crew that have been lighting up dancefloors for the last few years with their amazingly rhythmical productions and remixes. The order of the day is dance, and this mix makes you want to pound all over your bedroom/living room/whatever. Bouncy basslines, Angolan rhythms add a funky fiesta feel to this Fabric treat. Slickly mixed and with the odd Dubstep wobbler thrown in for weighty good measure this is a sure fire winner and follows on nicely from Toddla T's bass excursion - now I have to wait for Martyn's Fabric 50 mix.

5 : Five Years Of Hyperdub
5 : Five Years Of Hyperdub
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £12.22

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Consistency of tunes like early Warp..., 11 Dec. 2009
Double CD compilation of one of the most innovative labels to emerge in the last five years. Kode9's Hyperdub has really gone from strength to strength with each of its releases. Since Kode9's early 10"s via Burial's debut, various Kevin Martin aliases and the purple sound of Joker; Hyperdub's mission is to spread the virus of Bass music in all of its strains.
Anyone who has witnessed Kode9 spin in the last few years will know that his sets always feature a number of Hyperdub dubs and it's more often than not these tunes that really standout and make his sets that little bit more fulfilling and simply jaw dropping.
Forward facing music from the underground for the underground.

Rinse 07 - Mixed By Spyro
Rinse 07 - Mixed By Spyro
Price: £4.19

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A little underwhelming..., 11 Dec. 2009
By no means is this a bad mix, but you can't help but get the feeling that Spyro's trying too hard. The mix is fast and frantic, but feels a bit all over the place, as though there's no end in sight, just an attempt to get loads of tunes in there. There are some top quality tunes such as; Reservoir Dogs' Buddha Finger and Scratchy's wicked Shangooli, and Spyro's mixing on CD decks is pretty entertaining. But I'd liked to have heard more of Spyro's own productions, which, if anyone has heard his Rinse show in the past, are sick. And I'd have liked a little bit more of set cohesion. All in all it's an OK mix CD from the Rinse series, but I think Spyro has way more to offer.

Roots Of El-B
Roots Of El-B
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: £12.40

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The orginator..., 11 Dec. 2009
This review is from: Roots Of El-B (Audio CD)
After cutting his teeth in the (now) seminal Groove Chronicles outfit with Noodles, El-B started churning out some of the most forward thinking music in the first part of the 21st century. Soul music with an attitude, Nu Dark Swing as it was codified by Kode9. His Ghost crew and imprint delivered a slew of tracks that were the precursor to Dubstep, his productions have been name checked by the reclusive music maestro, Burial and over the last few years; second hand copies of his productions have been going for £30+ on ebay.
Put together by Bass music blogger Martin Clark aka. Blackdown (who supplies an excellent micro-essay for each track and good bio of EL-B in the sleeve notes)this fantastic compilation brings together a selection of some of El-B's greatest productions. Dirty basslines, swinging wood block rhythms and minimal steppas that just make you move and groove. These truly are timeless classics that every Dubstep fan should lap up because without El-B those TRG, Burial, Skream, etc. tracks you hear may sound very different.

Rinse 02 - Skream
Rinse 02 - Skream
Price: £9.44

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Seeing in 2-D then Tek-a-Pill and Wobble That Gut..., 11 Dec. 2009
This review is from: Rinse 02 - Skream (Audio CD)
Great mix from Skream that showcases a large number of his ace productions (as mentioned in my title), and a handful of corkers that aren't his, in particular: Kode9's superlative remix of Badawi's Den of Drums and Distance's Night Vision. As always from Skream the mix flows well and all mixes are smooth as hell. This is my wife's favourite Dubstep mix (unbelievably she doesn't agree that Kode9's Dubstep Allstars is the best, but at least she likes something I listen too!).

Bingo Beats - Vol. 3 (Mixed By DJ Slimzee)
Bingo Beats - Vol. 3 (Mixed By DJ Slimzee)
Price: £11.18

3.0 out of 5 stars Some top tunes, but tainted by 5 Jammin' tracks., 10 Dec. 2009
From the title you can probably surmise that I'm not a Jammin' fan. Zinc's Breakbeat/Garage productions really don't do it for me, they are too similar to his DnB sound and just bore the hell out of me, but seeing as Slimzee did this mix for Zinc's Bingo Beats the it's to be expected that a spot of showcasing was necessary.
This niggling factor aside there are still a slew of top notch tracks (tons of VIP mixes) that are mixed to perfection from Horsepower's classic Golden Nugget to Oddz's Bump Dis and my favourite Geeneus's stonking remix of Wonder's What.
This CD really reflects that era when 2 Step was in it's death throes and Dubstep was in its conception and producers were experimenting with bigger, weightier basslines and breakbeats. If you're a breakbeat fan then you'll probably enjoy this a lot, but if you're more of a Garage head then this could be a little too frenetic.

Chest Boxing
Chest Boxing
Price: £0.79

5.0 out of 5 stars Violent track in all the right ways., 10 Dec. 2009
This review is from: Chest Boxing (MP3 Download)
Chest Boxing opens with familiar Skream arpeggios that build up to the drop that hits like a Tyson sucker punch. The bass kicks in and comes on like a Norse God with colic. Absolutely driving Dubstep from one of the scene's originators.

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