Tuesday, 28 June 2016

[TDDR056] SwankOut - Get Dark EP [Available To Download Now From All Top Drawer Digital Stockists!!!]



1/ Feelin' Ghetto.
2/ Get Moody.
3/ Listen Bass.
4/ Mobeus.
5/ Ultimate Bad Boy.

Taking a departure from the usual jungle and drum & bass that I tend to review, it's time for some soulful, bassline house and low down and dirty breaks from Top Drawer Digital's SwankOut, who presents his brand new five track strong 'Get Dark EP.

Opening to the smooth introduction of 'Feelin' Ghetto', which drops a series of sophisticated synth stabs and pounding four-to-the-floor house beats, before laying down massive, rubber-band bass throbs and euphoric, high-pitched diva vocals. 
Things get a little bit more serious on the dark breaks and bass driven 'Get Moody', where intricately programmed  breakbeats do battle with a low, growling bassline and a scattering of female, countdown vocals.

The oldskool themed 'Listen Bass' kicks off with a scattering of classic rave vocal samples and a combination of rugged, 125bpm 'Think' breaks overlaid with steady kickdrum thumps to create a prefect fusion of classic and modern styles. We are next taken deep into the darkside, with 'Mobeus', where menacing, sci-fi atmospherics and moody bass pulses are met with tension filled, heart-monitor bleeps and crisp, shuffling breaks.

The EP draws to a close with an all-out, homage to the glory dayz of oldskool hardcore on the MC Mad P sampling 'Ultimate Bad Boy', with it's heady combination of rolling, drum-breaks, uplifting stab melodies and intense, dark bassline. 
The 'Get Dark EP' sees SwankOut draw inspiration from electronic music's rich and varied past and expertly craft those elements into a potent fusion of breakbeat-house bombs. Get on these pronto!!!

The Swankout,  'Get Dark EP' is available to purchase now from the following Top Drawer Digital stockists...

Amazon...
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Get-Dark-EP-Swankout/dp/B01G0CT49O

Beatport...
http://classic.beatport.com/release/get-dark-ep/1768937

iTunes...
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/get-dark-ep/id1112198585

Juno Download...
http://www.junodownload.com/products/swankout-get-dark-ep/3111664-02/

Trackitdown...
https://www.trackitdown.net/track/swankout/feelin-ghetto-original-mix/tech_house_minimal/9819696.html

SainsburysEntertainment...
https://www.sainsburysentertainment.co.uk/music/Swankout/Get-Dark-EP/MUS-REL-0005445039




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Monday, 27 June 2016

SD093 : Weasel - 90's Baby [SCARRED DIGITAL]


The almighty label of SCARRED DIGITAL returns with a supreme 170bpm Happy Hardcore nuskool dancefloor gem heading by Scottish producer WEASEL.

WEASEL is a Scottish producer, who has already released his tracks on labels like Electronica Exposed, Uprising Digital and Nu Age Hardcore and '90's Baby' is his first personal release on SCARRED DIGITAL, aiming to fuefill your nostalgia with all this 90's spirit of Rave and happiness!
It's a vibe of joy, a vibe of dancing!

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[ARR088] Chax - Lock Up EP [Available Now From All Good Allowance Records Digital Stockists!!!]


1/ Lock Up.
2/ Scary Tales.
3/ Quantum.

Looking for some hard-hitting, upfront drum & bass to get your heart thumping and feet stomping? Then look no further than Allowance Records brand new three track 'Lock Up EP' featuring the return of France's premier supplier of top quality neurofunk, Chax.

Opening track 'Lock Up' sets the tone of things to come with a series of ominous drones and dark atmospherics, perfectly building up the tension until a relentlessly heavyweight, 2-step break pattern kicks in accompanied by a bass-heavy twisting, synth pattern. 
The darkness continues on with the horror flick, dialogue sampling, 'Scary Tales' which delivers an intense, stepping breakbeat pattern layered with chiming hi-hats and overlaid by a constantly warping, acid bassline riff that'll get your neck hairs standing.
'Quantum' rounds off the EP perfectly, but does not let up the momentum one bit with it's combination of solid, rolling breaks, menacingly, warped bass growls and dischordant industrial sound effects. 

There are plenty of dystopian, sci-fi vibes to be found making all three tracks an essential addition to any set worthy of the Neurofunk title. So if you like your tunes dark and gnarly, then you need this in your collection!!!

The Chax 'Lock Up EP' is available to purchase now from the following Allowance Records digital download stockists and streaming sites...

Amazon...
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lock-Up-Chax/dp/B01GLX9VAY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1466155496&sr=8-2&keywords=Chax+-+Lock+Up

Beatport...
https://www.beatport.com/release/lock-up/1788266

Digital-Tunes...
https://www.digital-tunes.net/releases/lock_up

Google Play...
https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Chax_Lock_Up?id=Bnreg2muuiypwmdrsjmkofpgomu

iTunes...
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/lock-up-single/id1120541555

Junodownload...
http://www.junodownload.com/products/chax-lock-up/3125232-02/

Spotify...
https://open.spotify.com/album/50rLucJvF4tBodysRtRBwv

Trackitdown...
https://www.trackitdown.net/track/chax/lock-up-original-mix/drum_and_bass/9867073.html
 



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Sunday, 26 June 2016

OLD SKOOL FESTIVAL 2016 @ Lodz/Poland (16-17.09.2016)


Less than 3 months left for one of the biggest Old Skool Hardcore/Breakbeat & Jungle festivals wordwide, which is the Old Skool festival in Lodz/Poland (16-17 September 2016)

Many great and established acts & over 40 others including:
- N-Joi
- Rachel Wallace
- Rozalla
- Kelly Llorenna
- Davos
- N.R.G.
- Fat Controller
- Ragga Twins
- General Levy
- The Freestylers
- MC Cog-Gee
- Sublove (Jody Wisternoff)
- Nicky Blackmarket
- Dreadsquad





OLD SKOOL FESTIVAL 2016 - INFO/TICKETS/LINEUP
https://www.facebook.com/events/570061689815585
http://www.tornadorecords.info/


Fasten your seatbelts for the best Old Skool experience over Poland and book your tickets now by the sounds of this year's anthem made by Oneplayz ft. Martyna Sierminska

Saturday, 25 June 2016

[DOPE33] Bizzy B - 1999 Dub / The Power Of The Darkside [Limited Edition Brain Records 12" Vinyl Available To Buy Now!!!]


A-Side - 1999 Dub.
B - Side - The Power Of The Darkside.

For anyone with even a passing interest in the history of hardcore and jungle, the name Bizzy B, aka Brian Johnson is synonymous with frantic drum programming, fiercely chopped amen breaks and intensely dark atmospherics. With releases on a vast array of high profile labels such as Labello Blanco, Planet Mu, Reinforced, Suburban Base and White House Records and a musical carreer spanning the birth of hardcore, jungle and drum & bass right up to the present day, Bizzy B has been a pivitol force in the evolution breakbeat choppage.
After a several years of delivering a series of under the radar, white label vinyl singles and digital dubs, Bizzy B has chosen to resurrect his legendary Brain Records label with the release of the brand new '1999 Dub / The Power Of The Darkside' 12" single.

The previously unreleased '1999 Dub', straight from deep within the Brain Records D.A.T. archives kicks off the release in a vintage, mid-nineties ragga-jungle style. Combining frantic 'Scottie'/amen break edits with immense, 808 bass booms accompanied by a liberal smattering of ragga-soundclash chatter, '1999 Dub' proves that those classic junglist sounds are just as relevant, and devastating two-decades on from it's inception.
On the flipside we are introduced to the neo-darkcore-jungle sounds of 'The Power Of The Darkside', which drops a fierce barrage of heavyweight, chopped amenss and thundering subsonic bass throbs interlaced with a brain-searing, twisted vibrato-synth line and iconic sci-fi movie quotes. 'The Power Of The Darkside' expertly takes that classic pitch black '93/'94 hardcore-jungle formula and delivers a 2016 twist that's destined to do damage on all 'headstrong', D&B dancefloors.

As the first in a series of forthcoming Brain Records vinyl releases containing oldskool, unreleased archive material, the '1999 Dub / The Power Of The Darkside' single is a perfect taster of what is to come and an essential purchase for all oldskool and nuskool jungle, vinyl collectors!!!

Bizzy B's '1999 Dub / The Power Of The Darkside' limited edition 12" single is available to purchase now for £8.99 (plus postage & packaging) from the Sampleoidz webstore, so get on these quick as they are sure to sell out soon!!!

http://sampleoidz.co.uk/ocart2/merch/Vinyl-Releases-Brian/1999-Dub-The-Power-of-The-Darkside

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MR0025:: UNITED STATES BEAT SQUAD - Lovin' Everyone EP [MUSIC RASCALS]


United States Beat Squad is back with his usual electric nu-rave bass stylee and a release which requests love to everyone.
'LOVE' EVERYONE EP'is the new installement on UK underground label of Music Rascals driven by USBS who attacks again twice with a 140bpm 10's Nu-Rave sound proper for dancefloor!
'Enough For Everyone' is my personal highlight of this release as the main sample sayin 'There is love for Everyone' taken from the 90's classic 'People Hold On' , obeys totally to the spirit of this EP!
This release is out now exclusively on TrackItDown!


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DJ Overdose - Hardcore Breaks - June 2016

"Back on form this month with some proper banging Nu Skool tracks. The big boys, Paul Cronin and Mark C are back with some tracks that really put the meaning into HARDCORE! Couple of tracks from Impact Beat with a lovely old skool feel and a PacMan remake to make you skip a breath.

Fantastic remake of the old Ray Keith classic, Whats My Code. One to get any old skool hardcore cheesy quaver on their feet.

Shouts this month to DJ Gunnee and Laura. Happy birthday matey, sorry to have not made it. Shouts to all the producers and the DJ's. Big ups all Dream FM and Nu Rave radio crew. Howdy doody to Rick and Ginny over the pond."



Tracklist:
01 - DJ OD - Team America Intro
02 - Dubplate 93 (JAM ONES Wots My Remake)
03 - Duff Lung - Horns Of Jerico
04 - DJ Mark C - Time 2 Fly
05 - Paul Cronin - Neva Stop
06 - PURSUIT - FUNK-E FANTASTIK150.7
07 - Impact Beat - Open Your Mind (Original Mix)
08 - DJ Mark C - Waking In Heaven
09 - Impact Beat - Over World
10 - Langham - Power Pill
11 - Moonlight Legend (Yudaidhun '92 Remix)
12 - Impact Beat - éxodo
13 - GARETH MONKS - YOU BELONG TO ME
14 - DJ Dossa - X Control
15 - NRG - Domino
16 - DJ OD - Karate Kid Outro


DL Link:
https://1drv.ms/u/s!Aj4eU-j-E1G0gg_547-Q4HXFGw36