Friday, 29 August 2014


Back in January 1996, Generator magazine published a list of their favourite albums of 1995, and one of those that made the top 10 was the example above, Kenny Larkin's "Metaphor".
The item at the top is the actual review taken from that very issue of Generator.
Underneath it is my copy of the LP - a double vinyl package released on the R&S label.

Friday, 22 August 2014


There were 7 volumes in total in the "Freezone" compilation series which started up in 1994, and so the one featured here (3) comes from approximately the half-way stage.
The ad at the top is from USA magazine "On The One" and is dated summer 1996.
The review of the album is from the same issue of the mag.
The CD details to go with the items is from my own collection, and the album (subtitled "Horizontal Dancing") was released on the SSR label.

Saturday, 16 August 2014


The ad at the top comes from Japanese magazine, Bar-F-Out, and is dated December 1993.
There is the mention of 2 EP's on it - "Jazz Com Bossa" which I've already featured in an earlier post, and "Jazz Powers" which is the one I'm featuring here.
The EP crops up a little later in Europe, with it making the mail order list of Fat City Records in Manchester, this ad dating from spring 1994 and published in Straight No Chaser magazine.
Also from spring '94 and the same issue of SNC is a playlist for Groove Attack in Germany, with Jazz Powers included in the chart.
The 12 inch copy of the EP is from my shelves at home and is actually a various artists release with 4 different acts on it. They are all Japanese acts and are as follows...
Cycle "Quiet Blue"
Little Big Bee "Sunshine"
Cub "Drive"
Hot Juice "Who Made You Believe So?"
The vinyl was released on the Typhoon label.

Sunday, 10 August 2014


The Dorado ad at the top comes from an issue of Check Dis magazine dated summer 1992, and one of the records featured on it is a single called "Impressions" by Giant Step NYC.
Underneath the ad is a review of the single that was in the same issue of Check Dis.
Meanwhile, in a summer '92 issue of Straight No Chaser magazine , they also had a review of the single along with a chart compiled by Hamburg's BeatBox crew in Germany, and featured on the playlist is the Giant Step NYC track.
Below those items is another chart, this time from a September 1992 issue of DJ magazine, and on this playlist (which was compiled by Mike Scott in Scotland) not only does it have the Giant Step NYC single but it also has the other track mentioned in the Dorado ad, "Devil Of Cruelty" by Circle In The Round.
Finally, I have accompanied the mag items with my 12 inch copy of the Giant Step NYC single.

Friday, 1 August 2014


The 2 reviews at the top are for the same album called "Defenders Of The Underworld", a compilation of underground hip hop tracks.
They come from two different publications - the first one cropping up in Straight No Chaser magazine in summer 1999, and the other is from an autumn 1999 issue of Milesahead magazine.
I've dipped into my own collection at home to accompany the reviews with a copy of the CD cover, and the album was released on the excellent Jazz Fudge label.