Monday, 17 December 2018

[RGRLP013] XBass - First Bass [11-Track Album Available To Download Now From Ruff Guidance Records!!!]

1/ So Low (Bad Boy Sound).
2/ Big Batty Gal.
3/ Rise (featuring Mighty Mini).
4/ Exit That Way.
5/ They Call Him Jugu.
6/  Blind Fold.
7/ Core.
8/ Sound System.
9/ Latin Dancer.
10/ Straight Run Up.
11/ Discotek.

We may be buried in an avalanche of saccharine sweet, Festive mulch at this time of year (I'm looking at you Buble`, Cliff, et al), however Ruff Guidance Records come to our rescue to wash away all signs of lingering Stilton with the release of XBass' 11 track, jungle/drum & bass magnum opus, 'First Bass'.

We are taken right back to the oldskool with opening track 'So Low (Badboy Sound)', which expertly incorporates euphoric, 1992 rave elements alongside a tearing, amen driven drum & bass backdrop. 'Big Batty Gal' up next takes us on a smooth yet rolling tip with it's use of crisp, snappy breaks and rasping bass perfectly juxtaposed by laid back male vocals and gorgeous, chiming pad sounds.

XBass utilises the vocal talents of Mighty Mini on 'Rise', a track which fools you with it's lush uplifting intro before sucker-punching you with a barrage of rapid-fire breakbeats and moody, rubber-band bassline. Things get even darker with the sinister jungle stepper 'Exit This Way', which lays down some seriously menacing vibes with it's use of punchy bass stabs, eerie sine-wave bleeps and aggressive ragga chatter.  

'They Call Him Jugu' opens up to the sounds of lush pads set to a rugged Think break backing, before unleashing a tearing amen and twisted bass riff combo that's destined to give raver's a right old "screwface". We are first introduced to a metallic, time-stretched, half tempo combined with Rastafari soundbites on the "12 Tibes of Israel" with 'Blind Fold', which soon evolves into a potent maelstrom of rolling beats and thundering bass.

We take a step back from the jungle to fast-forward into the realms of sleek, futurist drum & bass with the hi-octane stepper 'The Core'. which expertly layers soaring female vocal "whooahs" over warm bass notes and frenetic 2-step breaks. 'Sound System' also combines retro-futuristic elements from the scenes rich history to create a contemporary jungle masterpiece, with it's use of rich, "Detroit" style pads set to a rugged junglist template. 

On 'Latin Dancer' we are presented with a sound-clash of rough and smooth elements, with the opening melancholic piano melody which is contrasted by hard-hitting beats and sinister synth riffage. 'Straight Run Up' takes us back into jungle meets D&B hybrid territory with it's blend of rolling breaks, subsonic bass and snippets of dancehall MC-ing..

Rounding off the collection to a stilling close we have the feelgood, jungle stepper that is 'Discotek', a track that's destined to put a smile on faces and feet on the dancefloor!!!

To sum up XBass's 'First Bass' album, all I can say is that if you love your jungle, drum & bass with a huge helping of oldskool attitude, whilst still sounding current, then you will not be disappointed by this.

The Breakbeatscientist's pick of the bunch has to be the slamming 'Rise'!!!

The XBass 'First Bass' album is available to purchase now, exclusively from the official Ruff Guidance Records Bandcamp store in any digital format for £9 (or more if you wish to support the label and artists to fund future projects!!!).

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Generation X [RadioShow] pres. 'The Prodigy - No Tourists' Special @ Kniteforce Radio (15.12.2018)

GL0WKiD calls all warriors all around the globe to unite by the fresh Prodigy vibes of their brand new and No.1 album, 'No Tourists'.
This show was broadcasted on 15th December @ Kniteforce Radio and it includes a special blend of all 'No Tourists' smashing tunes alongside few oldies, remixes & fan bootlegs and hosting also some exclusive chat with various fans of the band and GenX show talking about the new album.


The Prodigy - Everybody Say Love (Champion Breaks aka Badboy Pete Remix)
The Prodigy - Claustrophobic Sting
The Prodigy - Time To Get Funky And Raw (DJ Sashay Mental Acid Remix)
The Prodigy - Weather Experience (Top Buzz Remix)
The Prodigy - One Love (Original 12" Mix)
The Prodigy - No Good [Start The Dance]
The Prodigy - Light Up The Sky (Special Request Edit)
The Prodigy - Light Up The Sky
The Prodigy - Boom Boom Tap
The Prodigy - Champions of London
The Prodigy - Give Me A Signal
The Prodigy - We Live Forever
The Prodigy - Need Some1
The Prodigy - Fight Fire With Fire
The Prodigy - Resonate
The Prodigy - Timebomb Zone
The Prodigy - No Tourists
The Prodigy - Need Some1 (Friction Remix)
The Prodigy - Need Some1 (Jim Pavloff Remix)
The Prodigy - No Tourists
The Prodigy - Light Up The Sky (PENGSHUi Remix)
The Prodigy - Resonate
The Prodigy - TimebombZone
The Prodigy - Smack My Bitch Up (Live @ Warriors Dance Festival 2010)


You can buy The Prodigy new album 'No Tourists' here

Tuesday, 11 December 2018


'Do You Own The Dancefloor?' is a film directed & produced by Bolton/UK based Chris Hughes, aiming to revive and bring into light again the legendary Ha├žienda times till its dawn, the offer to the music scene delivered by these nights with special events and evolution made by groundbreaking acts & talented artists.
There are also some essential interviews in, with the likes of Hacienda DJs Graeme Park and Mike Pickering, Liam Gallagher of Oasis and Peter Hook of Joy Division/New Order.

This music documentary is available on DVD and it's certainly something needed for your collection. If you love your music, if you remember those days, if you're still Oldskool and respecting the roots!
Moreover, noteworthy the fact that all proceeds will be donated to Cancer Research UK.

Rough Trade
Picadilly Records

Do You Own The Dancefloor - Official trailer from Do You Own The Dancefloor? on Vimeo.


Monday, 10 December 2018

#GLOWBUZZ: Episode 004: Calling The Hardcore Brighton + Exclusive Try Unity Interview!!!

#GLOWBUZZ Episode 4 is finally here and this time the Strictly NuSkool Blog's very own GL0WKiD shines the spotlight on the legendary Brighton club night, 'Calling The Hardcore' which has been pushing the sounds of nuskool breakbeat hardcore back into clubland. 

GL0WKiD also gets up close and personal with event organisers, and rave artistes, Try Unity (aka Sam & Francessca Purcell and Jim Shimmer) about their mission to bring hardcore back to the masses, their recent cover of oldskool anthem, Jimmy J & Cru-L-T's 'Six Days' on Remix Records, as well getting an input into as band's creative process and forthcoming musical ventures for the new year.

Rounding off this episode, GL0WKiD makes his pilgrimage to East End London's No. 12, Dalston Lane to visit the site of the Four Aces Club, location of The Prodigy's debut live performance and the former location of the infamous Labyrinth events. 

Time to tune in, turn on and drop out for #GLOWBUZ: Episode 004!!!

#GLOWBUZZ Episode 004 was shot in November 2018 in various places around East London/Brighton in UK.

✶ Presented & Directed by GL0WKiD...
✶ Video Editing by Akrivi Kollia...
✶ Intro Music by 2NZY/Damage Inc.

✶ Powered by the Strictly Nuskool Blog...

✶ Artist and Associated Label links...

Try Unity...
Rave Radio Records...
Calling The Hardcore...
Volks Nightclub (Brighton)...
Club Labyrinth...

And don't forget to check out Try Unity's massive remix of  Jimmy J & Cru​-​L-​T's oldskool anthem, 'Six Days' available exclusively from Kniteforce Records...


GL0WKiD would like to thank: Badboy, Pete, Try Unity (Sam, Fran & Jim), MC Strict, KeeZee, DJ Jedi, Gareth from Damage Inc./Sonic Fortress & all the Calling The Hardcore ravers!!!

Everything on this video was intended for promotion & information purposes only. All pictures & videos on this video are used by the kind permission of the artists.

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BASE CLUB - Street Dubz 1-2-3-4 [4track series of 4 EPs]

One of the leading Hardcore Breaks acts, BASE CLUB from the Nu-Rave capital that is Lodz in Poland, have just set up an official Bandcamp page including some previously released material either on vinyl or digital plus unreleased tracks.
They're all offered now digitally in high quality sound and packed on a series of 4track EPs, entitled 'Street Dubz' specified to any DJ out there who pushes hard the HCB scene, anyone who's not aware of the scene's present and a small amount of people who want to get to know about Polski perspective in Hardcore!
Witness the pianos, the breaks and the euphoric sensation!
Roll on BASE CLUB!


Saturday, 8 December 2018

[GHR023] LEEROY THORNHILL - The Calling/ Vibrations [GET HYPE RECORDS]

01. Leeroy Thornhill - The Calling
02. Leeroy Thornhill - Vibrations
03. Leeroy Thornhill - The Calling (Bladerunner Remix)
04. Leeroy Thornhill - Vibrations (Night Shift Remix)
05. Leeroy Thornhill - Vibrations (Shades of Rhythm Remix)

UK almighty duet of The Prototypes have been doing a supreme work within their own imprint GET HYPE RECORDS over the last 2 years, moreover it seems that this place is at the moment the most appropriate home for the legend that is Leeroy Thornhill, in regards to his solo stuff.

Following his first EP on GET HYPE, which came out during summertime and has reached no.3 on Beatport charts, Leeroy delivers this week a 5track piece of heavyweight bass. And that's too intense that you cannot expect that seriously!
One half of Smash HIFI and multi music perfomer, Leeroy, has an incredible music year and this new work will turn to become better than his debut on GET HYPE.

Just watch out on 1:14 when that beat drops on 'The Calling' and you'll get that high quality of creation as well as a bomb of evil dark breaks tune entitled 'Vibrations'.
Noteworthy the fact that there are 3 fair smashing remixes accompanied to the originals with the likes of Bladerunner, Night Shift and Shades of Rhythm!

No time to waste. Just reply back to the Calling of Vibrations and the new Thornhill; pre-order this fresh digital dish now via all major digi stores & the official GET HYPE store.

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Sunday, 2 December 2018

[TUNZ003] Elementz Of Noize - Infinite Leap - First [4-Track EP Available To Download Now From Tunnel Noize Recordings!!!]

1/ In Aether.
2/ Dust Or Rust.
3/ Quasar.
4/ Someday We'll Make It Back.

Ever since Elementz Of Noize's conception way back in 1994 as production duo Alan Clark and John Maughan (on the Labello Blanco 'Dig The New Breed Volume One' EP jungle historians!). The name has always held a firm fixture throughout the long and varied history jungle and drum & bass. With appearances on many ground breaking labels throughout the yeas, including S.O.U.R., Emotiv Smokers Inc., Fuze Recordings and more recently, Lossless Music's Exkursions imprint  and self released label Tunnel Noize Recordings as Alan Clark carrying on the the moniker as a solo artist. November 30th saw Elementz Of Noize continue on with his continuing mission to deliver forward thinking drum & bass well into the present day with the release of the 'Infinite Leap - First' EP.

We are first greeted with 'In Aether' which lures the listener in with a series of chiming, synth flourishes before unveiling a rolling, live percussion sounding breakbeat paired with powerful 808 bass throbs and soaring pads. 'In Aether' seems to effortlessly weave together a luscious combination of 'live' and organic elements which are contrasted by digital samples in the latter half (the infamous "Compton" amen for example). Which in turn creates a devastatingly effective collision of rough and smooth elements that equally satisfy the mind and desire to move your feet. 

'Dust Or Rust' flips the script by layering  frenetic, skipping beats and gentle bass notes over a gorgeously warm, reversed synth pattern and evocative piano melody that balances on the knife-edge between nostalgic fondness and melancholia. The feelings of sentimentality are further enhanced by the use of washes of dusty, vinyl crackles. If you can imagine vintage Boards Of Canada set to a D&B tempo, then you wont be far off .

Up next, 'Quasar' follows a similar 'ambient electronica' path as it's predecessor whilst dialling down the tempo a few notches, with it's heady blend of tropical themes. Imagine fluttering synths, bird call effects, tribal, bass-drum thuds, luscious female vocal refrains. You could easily find 'Quasar' becoming the soundtrack to someone's a spiritual trip to some far off, exotic land. A perfect accompaniment for finding oneself.

With closing track, 'Someday We'll Make It Back' we are once again taken back to the realms of epic drum & bass, by the means of a powerfully emotive and epic, string driven intro geared to tug at your heartstrings. Elementz Of Noize then delivers a payload of rolling breakbeats on the drop, which adds a welcome touch of intensity before winding things to a close

If your appreciation for electronic music encompasses soothing I.D.M. mixed in with deep and atmospheric, drum & bass, then the 'Infinite Leap - First' EP will soon become essential listening for your audio sensibilities. Highly recommended!!!

The Elementz Of Noize 'Infinite Leap - First' EP is available to download now from the offical Elementz Of Noize Bandcamp store for £3 (or more if you wish to support the artist further!).

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