I decided to update my vinyl collection after a long pause.. Here are some comments on what I bought from Street Beat .
JUPITER ACE : 1000 Years [12"]
I woke up one morning to this song playing on Kiss FM. Even though I hate waking up, I pretty much fell in love with the song.
TOMAZ & KOBBE : Saturn Moons [12"]
This is Intec stuff, a bit more techno/minimal than the others mentioned here. Nicely swinging beat with just a little bit of melody to make it interesting.
AXWELL : Feel The Vibe [12"]
If you know Ministry of Sound, this is their standard kind of stuff. Uplifting female vocals, nice bassline driven house/trance beat
WAWA & MAD MARK : I'm In Love [12"]
Nicely driven vocal house/trance. One of the mixes is quite Donna Summer/I Feel Love -style.
ORKIDEA : Embrace [12"]
ORKIDEA : Xpanding Girl [12"]
My first Orkidea records. I was a fan back in 1994 when he used to DJ at Deep Club. Glad to hear he's producing classy stuff. Easy-to-like trance with familiar elements, although using the Apollo moon landing samples is a bit old..
HEADSTRONG : Close Your Eyes [12"]
Nicely flowing female vocal trance with a lot of echo.. Still not too cheesy for my taste.
YES : Owner Of A Lonely Heart (remix) [12"]
Ok, another one of those 80's cover tracks. This one is by Max Graham, but it doesn't really have much content. Just a plain trance/house beat underneath the Yes guitar riffs and vocals.
MK ULTRA PROJECT : Epsilon Eridani [12"]
This is slightly boring techno, I had higher expectations. The main track gets better towards the end (with some melodies coming out) but the first half is pretty simple bassline/drums.
PHONY MC'S : Black [12"]
Cool stuff. Dark straight beat with brief, hipshop-style vocal samples and a very driving riff. First half of the main track is pretty simple, maybe even boring, but it builds and gets better.