Friday, 27 February 2015

Intensive18:: Nefti - The Game EP [out on 6th March 2015 - INTENSIVE RECORDINGS]

Dropping on the 6/3/2015

A brand new EP from 1 of the legends in the scene!
Nefti has a new EP release in March - you know that's essential listening/mixing/skankin material! Nefti is like a Rave machine,he delivers the goods consistantly!
The Polish producer/DJ has made his mark long ago and continues to show why he is one of the most important names in Rave Music. This is his new release 'The Game EP', the 18th release on Intensive! Let's check the tunes out!

The Game:
Starting off with lush Trance vibes and a teasing filtered breakbeat you know Nefti's gonna deliver something special! Dropping into new territory for Nefti a dirty, Techy bassline leads the way showing a new direction for Nefti's work?
Lots of little chops and Old Skool stabs subtly used in the background before the tune drops into the opening Trance flava again with that filtered break letting you know the bass is about to drop again! Simple? Yes, but the 3 important elements stand out, great breakbeats, big dirty bass and that nice Trance riff. This is one that is going to work on the dancefloors and on the radio shows, I for one will be playing this tune as I know it will go down a treat!

Love Me:
Ok, now this sounds like more familiar Nefti style Rave music!
Kicks off with Nefti's trademark Piano and Beats - somehow Nefti always seems to twist pianos and beats into something that instantly screams Nefti!
Little vocal chops "If you wanna love me" give the track it's title, then, Pow!

Nefti's new experiments into Bass music show he's already awesome Rave music maturing into new flavas and promise an incredible future for his music and forthcoming tracks!

Rave Force,Amigos Forever (Nefti Remix):
Breakbeats start the ball rolling into an acid led bassline that drops into a piano and bleep break that uses the familiar 'Amigos Forever'riff, this drops straight into some dirty, twisting bass! Nefti promised he wanted to make his Rave music have some more Bass/Jungle elements and he's certainly delivering without losing his vocal/piano signature sound! Personally I think this is very important that he hasn't lost his trademark sound while moving and merging into new musical territory!

The Game (NeuroNative Remix):
I dont know who NeuroNative is but could this be a tease of the future of this label and direction of this sound?! Very nicely produced,starts off very Trancey even with a 4/4 kick and bass sound before dropping into some nice little breaks!
Very lush sounding with a vocal pad and risers building into what sounds like a twisted Reese basss is to come!

Overall,a solid and essential purchase!
Stands out musically and quality wise!
Intensive 18 Nefti - The Game EP

[reviewed by 2nzy (Damage Inc.)]

TMMD124 - Cruze 'n' Jump - The Music Makers [Out now on TRACKMASTER MUSIC]

Get ready for a dose of uplifting & bouncy UK Hardcore stylee tune from the well known suspects like Cruze & Jump on their latest offering, which is out now on Trackmaster Music.
'The Music Makers' is the 124th digital release of the Birmingham based label, Trackmaster Music (founded by DJ Cruze about 5 years ago and representing UK Hardcore genre with devotion!) Cruze remeets once again Billy Jump and the result is a mental rusher!

Get into this one!
Grab your copies on TrackItDown here




Thursday, 26 February 2015

Mandidextrous / C3B / Mitosis - AMEN4TEKNO003 [LIMITED EDITION 4-TRACK VINYL OUT NOW!!!]

A1 - Mandidetrous - Gal Dem Bad.
A2 - Mandidextrous - Give It Up.
B1 - C3B - Solskank.
B2 - Mitosis - Back To The Jurassic.
AMEN4TEKNO Recordings have unleased their 3rd 4-track EP of thumping jungle/hard-tek genetically-spliced mutations onto the public's innocent ears, and man are they belters!!!
Label owner Mandidextrous opens up the EP with the first of her two contributions, 'Gal Dem Bad', which merges twisted bass growls, D&B breaks, female ragga chatting, pounding kicks and an intricate uplifting synth melody to devastating effect. 'Give It Up' follows next and throws more MC chatting, air-raid sirens, reggae skanking rhythms, amen drumrolls and pounding 4/4's into the mix. Oh yeah, and a cheeky use of an infamous sample from BCUK's 'The Nine' for all you hardcore drum & bassheads. 
The flipside kicks off with C3B's wicked jazz and reggae tinged 'Solskank' with it's infectious saxophone melody fused with crisp breakbeats and thumping kickdrums to bring real Summertime vibes to this bleak, Wintery February. Mitosis rounds things off with his homage to rap back when it was still worth listening to. 'Back To The Jurassic' mashes J5 rapping with snippets of Wu-Tang into a drum & bass and hard-tek monster guaranteed to wreck any dancefloor!!!
All in all the 'AMEN4TEKNO 003 EP' delivers 4 uniquely lethal slabs of Jngle-Tek madness for all DJ's and ravers who dare to venture out of their comfort zones.
The 'AMEN4TEKNO 003' EP can be ordered from the Toolbox records webstore along with copies of 'AMEN4TEKNO' volumes 001, 002 and 003 for 10.30 Euros (plus P&P). So go get yer kickdrum on!!!


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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

"TOP 5 OF THE WEEK" by GL0WKiD's Generation X [RadioShow] @ Planet Rave Radio (24FEB.2015)

The latest GenX radio show featured 2hrs full of nuskool Hardcore Breaks, Happy Hardcore, Hardcore Techno, Gabber, Acid dressed up with glow_energy and rave attitude! This showcase was mostly influenced from my latest daily sounds of some talented & established Japanese producers/labels like Speedking Productions, DJ Technorch, PPS, Guchon, Hujiko Pro, Chocoxina, sdhizumi etc.
(This show was broadcasted on Planet Rave Radio on 24th February)

So.... What's hot atm?
Starting up with number 5 and a fav underground Dutch label like Total Destruction Records run by DJ Casketkrasher and his personal happy hardcore tune 'Don't Worry About It' part of the 1st anniversary and 13th so far release of the label. 
In number 4, Rave Force (side project of Nefti) meets 90s eurosounds and my beloved Waldo euro tune 'Feel So Good' on a massive uplifting piano breaks work! Simply zdumiewajÄ…cy!
Number 3, the might DJ Jedi returns with his second Jedi Recordings vinyl release and my beloved  3yr old happy hardcore remix of 'Keep It Locked', which Jedi originally co-produced back in 2001 by one of hardcore's most famous duos, Sy & Unknown. 
A mid00s hardcore breaks UK producer in the name of DJ Rave in Peace is back and stronger during this year with several 2k15 releases on Rinse Repeat, Dred Collective and also forthoming stuff on the Strictly Nuskool Blog. 'LMAO' is a sick propa hardcore bomb sitting on number 2 of this week's tops! 
Closing with the one & only Leeds/UK based producer like Paul Cronin and his insane ardcore meeting with...N.W.A. Won't say anything more as DJ Rave in Peace has already commented on soundcloud with the best way/expression/description or whatever.. STRAIGHT OUTTA LEEDS.. !

TOP 5 (GL0WKiD's GenerationX [RadioShow] @ Planet Rave Radio-24th Feb. 2015)

05. Casketkrasher - Don't Worry About It

04. Rave Force - Feel So Good
03. JSD Project - Keep It Locked (Sy + Unknown Remix) [JEDI RECORDINGS]
02. DJ Rave In Peace - LMAO
01. Paul Cronin - Straight Outta Leeds

Monday, 23 February 2015


Odessa's hardcore son Fat Frumos is back to Sheffield's established label like Off Me Nut Records, offering a personal album of 12 fresh bombs! The album's title is 'YAD' and its his second take over on Off Me Nut after almost a year, and his latest release ('Cherry Nalivka Madness') along with his hardcore brother AleX Tune.
YAD is a 12track album full of hardcore, rave, acid, breakcore, ravecore, 8bit and complete mess on the dancefloor!! Worth to mention some collaborations inside like 3 tracks featured with the great vox of Starrrgasm . Both of them are already involved on a side project called Acid Borsh Band 'Trip' 'Black Birds' and 'So Alone' set a special journey of jungle/breakcore tone to the listeners while 'Raggamuffin Life' (ft. Stas Konkin & JahMaikl) is a sick raggacore nuclear result!
 'Take Away This Tambourine To The Devil Mother' is the introduction track to this rave UA fever, placed also by2 remixes from Bob the Builder! and RI.
But the serious hit of this release is.......... 'Jesus Raving For Your Sins'. Is he? Well since it became a tune and sounds like this, that can be definetely true!

Grab this album (free/donate) now by clicking here your and let the Cartoon Mask Madness to save you from sadness..

Don't forget of course that YAD is followed by the K-orse N Basshound album a week after, and the big forthcoming rave in The Night Kitchen (Sheffield) Off Me Nut along with the mighty Stanton Warriors and more acts tba!!





Saturday, 21 February 2015

[CRTNPR 008] Artificial Skys & Griever / Stunna - Our Kingdom / Burning Sky [OUT NOW ON LIMITED 12" VINYL FROM CRITERION RECORDS]

A - Artificial Skys &  Griever - Our Kingdom.
AA - Stunna - Burning Sky.
Now into it's 2nd year and 8th release, the Criterion Records label has staked out it's agenda as pioneers of atmospheric yet dancefloor friendly drum & bass and staunch supporters of vinyl only releases.
For the next Criterion release Artificial Skys teams up with Griever with the inspirational and uplifting 'Our Kingdom' which features some seriously head-nodding, live sounding drumwork coupled with occasional amen edits and drifting synth melody.
Stunna backs up on the double A-Side on the flipside with his driving, pitched-down amen break led 'Burning Sky'. Which combines a killer throbbing bassline with a lush ascending synth pattern to create a gorgeous 'yearning/melancholic' vibe.
If labels continue to release vinyl as good as these then it will be a long time before our turntables are put to pasture.
The 'Our Kingdom / Burning Sky' 12" vinyl release is only available in limited quantities, and in a choice of pink, orange and green coloured vinyl, and in single copy or 2 special vinyl bundles from the Criterion Records webstore links below... Be sure to grab your copy soon as these are due to fly out!! 
10 Euros 1 x vinyl (choice of Pink, Oange or Green).
25 Euros 3 x vinyl bundle (Pink, Orange and Green).
60 Euros 3 x vinyl bundle (Pink, Orange and Green), 1 x Criterion Records t-shirt (black or white)and 1 x Criterion Records tote-bag.


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