Wednesday, February 25, 2015


on the edge 12" (1992)
                                             sunriser 12" (1991)

That uncertain feeling were a band from Manchester England formed in the early 90's with Mark Lee who later formed Rain Band. These young lads were still in school when they signed with dead good records. Sounding a bit like revolver and new order with the song "sunriser" heavy laid guitars and distortions plus that amplified early 80's acoustic bass sound easily catches the mancunian groove trained ear and along with their other single "on the edge" a bit of early charlatans  sprinkled guitar reverb/flange effects and catchy bass hooks surely it's unmistakable who and where their influences comes from.

on the edge


Monday, February 9, 2015

POPPY FACTORY- stars 12"

Electronic house music from the band Poppy Factory. This Bradford England trio released a couple of singles and they are all fantastic A blend of electronic house acidfunk whatchamacallit ..released by chrysalis in 1991, groovy tunes to bob your head to while listening in traffic. Ofcourse this goes out to our new wyatt erp who is now seeing stars at the moment (figuratively speaking).....welcome to the world Charlee ahhhhhh!

Monday, January 26, 2015

THOMAS LEER- No 1 (extended version)

A native of Scotland, he was once a part of Claudia Brucken's band Act. This bloke has been making records since 1979 and has released a few albums and singles one of which is called "international" which I also recommend because of the down tempo 80's type rhythm. This 1985 arista 12" single in particular captures the 80's new romantic element in sound like the sax and orchestral arrangement...and knowing myself I'm always a sucker when it comes to sax and orchestra  in new wave music. Well this cut goes to my friend spacekid who was number 1 at my friend DJ-Po's mahjong/ufc fight night bbq hehehe...good luck mate and hoping for a successful delivery.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

SCARED OF THE DARK-give me that feeling

Don't have much info about the bands history except I assume they are English and have a bit of ska mixed in to their music. From cottage industry records released in 1986, this track has a fantastic upbeat tune really really there you go, anyway I wish you filthy animals a merry Christmas...this will be the last entry for this year 2014, and see yah in 2015.

Thursday, April 3, 2014


This post goes out to my buddy and bestman who has been silent in the blogsphere world for a while now...hmmmm hey djkalabit where u at hehehehe  ok so far I had a post titled MAX and now LAWRENCE... well guess who is next and yah knows who you are foo ...anyway released in 1986 under LC label which if im not mistaken is their own private pressing, and hailing from Norfolk UK(?) this 5 piece ensemble never repeated their once masterpiece composition which I may say also fetches a masterpiece like price at discogs that is if you don't wanna give up on getting your new iPhone 6 or a laptop, you will have to fork out an extra 500 smackerooos on top of your budget... whew. the A side cut "sleeper" is also good but I prefer the B side, much more fluid and hearfelt. Hope you enjoy it!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

MAX- little ghost

well this post is for djspacekid who is currently enjoying a long vacay with sun sand and Johnnie ( save some for me and bongski beat hehehe) and ofcourse with his lovely sexy girlfriend...I think? not sure coz he's never mentioned her to us folks back here...but anyway about this record, this was played in the airwaves in manila back in 87-88 and when I first heard it I thought it was a funny little song...appropriate for halloween parties I guess. So here it is ...the little ghost or as my friend cino would call his friend down south hehehehe peace brotha!!!

Friday, March 21, 2014


Sounds like flower power to me, these somewhat son's of the 60's if first heard were actually from the 90's and released this single from Vlaw records back in 1991. Indie pop gem I can assure you however never really made it through the mainstream baggy madchester acid house shoegaze blah blah blah scene, but nevertheless nice guitar hooks. there are 3 tracks to this but only the main track is what I included here. if I can also mention they may have released a track on a single along side MARCH TO THE GRAVE but this is just speculation unless someone can add some info on this.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

THIS FINAL FRAME-my blue heart

Released in 2009 under crashing records, this full length CD comprises of 10 heavenly haunting songs that are well arranged just like what they should sound like way back in 1985. Particularly popular in east asia most especially the Philippines, fans requested that they reform and record brand new songs and hence this CD. I chose the title song of the album because it really resonates what the new wave sound  is like as I remember them, although most of the songs here do,  this one though, really gravitated to me as if they knew what Filipino new wavers taste in sounds really cuts right to the core, ala Care dreamy in a way with lots of guitars and harp synth stuff.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

PERSONAL COLUMN-strictly confidential (dub)

Band from Liverpool formed in 1980, they released a few singles and was pretty well liked in the new wave circuit of Liverpool that time. A favorite of John Peel the band performed a few sessions for him.  This 12" single was released in 1984, and I personally like the cut because of the dance beats.