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Strangeland
Strangeland
Offered by Bridge_Records
Price: £4.89

9 of 44 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Too wet even for mum., 13 May 2012
This review is from: Strangeland (Audio CD)
Whenever you see a cd in the mother's day section of HMV you know it will be truely awful.
This sounds like a band having a period. The fat lad from barnsley at my work likes this, enough said.
Even their name is awful and reminds me of Roy Keane, the footballer, who I also despised, but at least he had some balls and could probably write music with more balls than this.
To sign off this music is so wet that even my mum won't listen to it.
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Fabric 39
Fabric 39
Price: £10.98

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid Techno Pusher, 2 May 2008
This review is from: Fabric 39 (Audio CD)
I went to see Robert Hood at the end of February in Manchester and he was very impressive, so I was quite excited when I found out he was due to do a Fabric CD. The recent Fabric CDs have been disappointing and I hoped this won't be the same, however when I saw the track listing on the Fabric website I could see we were in for a treat. Tracks such as `UK Gold - Agent Wood' and `Jeff Mills - Skin deep' standout straight away.

The mix starts with Monobox - Silicone Fingers and the listener could be mistake for thinking they have purchased another Villalobos bore fest, however Robert Hood is from Detriot where they know have to make and play techno, so this track is faded out and Hood brings in the first of many of his own tracks. The mix continues with solid Detroit techno also encompassing a European flavour in `Joris Voorn - Fever'. The mix goes from strength to strength as Jeff Mills comes and goes and familiar funk of UK Gold leaks through the dark industrial beats. As the mix comes towards the end we are treated to one last piece of Hood's magic in the shape of his `The greatest Dancer'. As this track fades in you'll probably be reaching for local listings to see if Hood is coming to a club near you.

In Conclusion, this is a good solid Detroit techno mix from one of the original innovators of the scene and is worthy of a place on the CD rack of anyone who likes good intelligent music. If you don't already own Jeff Mills - Exhibitionist buy it now.


San Francisco Sessions 5 (Mixed By Jt Donaldson & L Desardi)
San Francisco Sessions 5 (Mixed By Jt Donaldson & L Desardi)
Offered by PressPlay
Price: £16.63

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool House, 6 Jan. 2006
The San Francisco Session is now on to its fifth installment and probably the best yet previous ones have been mixed by the likes of Mark Farina and Kaskade.
This double cd is mixed by two of house's hottest properties JT Donaldson and Lance Desardi both making their debutes on Om records.
First up is JT Donaldson's mix, which is a superb mix of deep/soulful house. There are too many good tracks to name them all but by the time he drops Ralph Lawson's mix of Mula 'All in the head' with its desinctive riff and catchy vocals you'll probably be searching the club listing to see when he might come to your local club. The other highlights on the mix are Miss Me 'Surprise Me' with its soulful vocals and simple drum loop and Freaks 'Love Hate' which cheekliy teases in the familar 'creeps' riff. JT's mix gets better with each listen and it will be in your cd player for ages.
The second disc mixed by Lance Desardi is just as good as the first but with slighty more variety. Again this mix is packed with great tunes some my favourites being Grey Love's 'Nurse' with its haunting vocals and bleepy bassline, Derrick Carter's superb remix of Royksopp's 'So Easy' and Cass and Tom Mangan's Iknowyouknow' with dreamy vocals and distaunted bassline.
Both mix are great and can be listened to at any time of the day whether thats on your walkmen on your way to work or while enjoying the after party with your friends.
If you enjoy this CD as much as i do then i would suggested that you also purchase Derrick Carter and Mark Farina Live at Om.


Rebel Futurism Vol.2
Rebel Futurism Vol.2
Offered by westworld-
Price: £6.98

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars electro tech-house, 27 Feb. 2005
This review is from: Rebel Futurism Vol.2 (Audio CD)
Damian Lazarus is one of the pioneers of this form of dance music. It draws from acid house, techno and electro. Its being called a electro-house.
This is part 2 of his rebel futurism series and it does dissappoint. Its perfectly mixed and his song selection is superb. The highlights for me are Steve Bug's Loverboy, which is a bleepy electro track with a pulsing bassline, Jennifer Cardini & Ho's Stay, which is a dirty filthy house track with acidy vocals and Beanfield's Tides with its jazzy bassline and piano.
If you not yet discovered Damian Lazarus i recommend this album, its a great mix which is perfect for the late night/early mornings.
If you have discovered him then you won't need me to tell you to go buy this.


You Can Be Special Too
You Can Be Special Too

20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The evilest of nines guaranteed to shoot crooked!, 19 Dec. 2004
This review is from: You Can Be Special Too (Audio CD)
This is a great breaks/ hip hop/ rock album.
The album starts with my favourite track of 2004 'crooked' i first heard this tune on james lavelle barcelona mix. since then it has had vocals added by Aesop Rock and is even better. Next up is 'Devil Stuff' which is a solid breaks tune, followed by the funky hip hop of 'earth'. This album goes from strength with 'we have the energy' and 'snack bar lounge' two very different tunes the first being a heavy mix of breaks and vocals, the second more chilled.
'Pearl Shot' is a mix of breaks and hip-hop which is pure class. The album rounds off with 'Restless' another great mix of breaks and hip-hop, and 'Hired goons' which Adam Freeland remixed on his fabriclive.
This is a great album and it shows evil nine's ability to make a variety of tunes, but also they're best when making breaks/hip-hop tunes such as 'crooked' and 'restless'.
If you like this album then go see them live, they are mint.


Another Fine Mess
Another Fine Mess
Offered by J4G
Price: £9.95

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This is After Hours, 17 Oct. 2004
This review is from: Another Fine Mess (Audio CD)
This is the first mix in the new serious titled 'another fine mess' and the boys from leeds(FC Kahuna) make this a excellent start. The first few tracks are quiet drity electronic laced with drug referring lyrics. such as; 'everyone wants to be wide eyed, everyone wants to be loved.' By track 6 you'll hear brian molko from placbo singing about the metric system. The mix continues with a blur remix of their music is my radar and a track from wink which are both excellent. Finally we get FC kahuna - mindset 2 cycle, which can be found on their debut album 'machine says yes' and nightmares on wax. To finish the mix we have polyphonic spree and by the end of this you'll probably be ready for bed.
'i didn't come to party, i didn't come far, i came hear to stop myself from bouncing off the walls'
Buy it for the after club party.


Product Placement
Product Placement
Offered by Music-Finder
Price: £34.90

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars takes a few listens, 22 Sept. 2004
This review is from: Product Placement (Audio CD)
This review isn't written after a couple of listens. what you'll find in this album is DJ shadow (ex-unkle) and Cut chemist (jurassic 5) mixing they favorite 45"s. This includes Bobby & James Purify's I`m Your Puppet, Earnest Jackson's Funky Black Man, Dennis Coffey's A Whole Lot Of Love and some weird ads for the 'real thing'. This album takes a few listen, but if you're a shadow fan then this is a worthy addition to your cd collection.


De-loused in the Comatorium
De-loused in the Comatorium
Offered by 247dvd
Price: £3.94

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ten Years Ahead of its time, 28 Dec. 2003
I brought this album on the day of release as i was a big ATDI fan and had been looking forward to this album i was not disappointed. This is the best rock album i have heard for years. i remember hearding Relationship of command and thinking that was good this surpasses that with the first few tracks. There are more ideas on this record than some bands have in their entire life. Buy this record and buy some history as this album will back other artists think about their music and how to compete with this album. Easily the best album of 2003 and probably of the last five years.


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