Friday, 7 February 2020

DJ Dossa - Thru The Core EP [4 THE CORE RECORDINGS]



DJ Dossa is not a new entry in the game of Hardcore. The man who came into spotlight during the birth of Hardcore Breaks with some serious row of releases over various labels like Rinse Repeat, Ninety Two Records, Total Recall, Back To The Oldskool, Magnetic Loops etc. is back again with a new EP over 4 Th Core Recordings.

Dan has always been an Oldskool fanatic and this new year is simply getting it...'Thru The Core'.
This is the title of his brand new work comprised of four absolute belters spitting crisp breakbeats and piano rushers with 'Sweet Dream' being an ideal example of a modern UK-Rave tune, breaks & bass under 140 bpm range with pumping acid. Top tune and quite different from the other featured on this digital weapon.
A pretty smashing EP for every Nu-Rave DJ out there.
4 The Core Recordings remain hot in the game with their first signing for the new year and apparently there's more to come...



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Monday, 3 February 2020

V.A. - FJmusic Compilation Volume 5



The East coast is back!
FUTURE JUNGLE MUSIC launches 2020 with the most appropriate compilation representing mainly the 140 Jungle sound and anything all around with it, as ever with strong basslines.

Once again doing their serious January strike, FJ Music and the Russian crew ready to follow and obey their roots and Jungle tradition.

There are 15 brand new tunes with the likes of the usual suspects such as BR selecta, FeyDer, Spotovsky, Raw Takes, Limit, Roots Massive and lots of other talents, including also one of the best producers from UK, that is Borai (known off his collabs with Denham Audio and Club Glow collective).
Expect a variety of preferences and sounds from the distinctive Msymiakos heavyweight junglistic stylee to the mad Hardcore Technoish '23000' by Roots Massive, the deep dubstep by SIMDC, the piano breaks of 'Cookin Up' by Raw Takes, till the UK Bass, Breaks 140bpm new gem by Borai.

A 15-track compilation that unites different producers from many countries offering a diversity of modern styles under the Jungle flag.
Something that is totally worth for support and furthermore a quality compilation to make you search, follow and get to know these amazing producers.


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Friday, 31 January 2020

[LAZ004] Ross Fader - Pianist Envy EP [LAZARUS RECORDINGS]

Sydney based producer and resident DJ of the Kniteforce Radio (playing live on a weekly basis) the man like Ross Fader, is a soldier of Hardcore mentality and devotee of the '90s spirit.

Our Aussie good friend came into spotlight with his personal EP on Kniteforce Digital and is definetely one of the new talents that should enter your scope.

'Pianist Envy EP' is the title of his debut new work over Lazarus Recordings and you can surely realize and feel what he's all about. This digital weapon is comprised of 5 tunes, 4 originals and one remix by Lazarus head honcho DJ Deluxe putting his own aggressivenes under 160 bpms.
Highlight from the whole project must be the crispy hardcore breaks on the clever 'Gangsta's Paradise' sampling and noteable also is the good use in overall of the '90s inside his tunes, showing respect to his early sounds while following the modern Breakbeat techniques of nowdays.



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Monday, 27 January 2020

Introducing:: DOUBLE GOOD GARMENTS (Clothing Brand)


What happens when two Electronic Dance devotees and Acid House aficionados collab together for something new and aspiring?

Then it's something double good, apparently.
And that makes it Double Good Garments, eventually.

It's all about one of the very recent and interesting clothing brands representing the underground Rave, Warehouse output; aiming to take you on a trip from Back in the Day to Back to the Future

Double Good Garments was born out of nostalgic love as the official description states about, and its target is to create and unleash exclusive gear and varied garments that anyone always wanted to get however couldn't find the right place for it.
And from now on beware that every single Raver can find the right source in the right place, which has a modern appeal obeying to present's vibes simultaneously.

This astonishing UK based brand produces some outstanding Tshirts, Long Sleeves, Hoodies, Vests, even Bags, Mugs and Slip Mats being not only just a clothing brand but offering almost anything that you can imagine or need, proper going out to a club, a rave or a festival as well as...dressed up for a cool uplifter day!

What makes sense is that the two main men behind this new brand are differently raised up but sharing their experience with clothing. Craig as an 80's kid, going to 90's raves, and being around for the Britpop explosion and also being into the football casual scene in back end of the 90's to the late 00's. On the other hand, Andy is an original Madchester head, being out and about and of age in the height of Acid House and the Hacienda times.
As you can realize, the boys will keep on exponentially grow their passion for quality while remaining forever true spirits paying homage to their roots!


Inspired by snare drums and pulsating beats,
Disused warehouses on gritty tough streets,
Squelching basslines, whistles and horns,
Illegal substances and dancing 'til dawn,
Crate digging on saturdays after grafting all week,
What's your name, mate?, where you from?..sweet!,
Balearic sunsets and uplifting sounds,
Not in with the masses but still part of the crowd,
Open air raves and white label tracks,
808 cowbells or that 909 crash,
This is our scene, our passion, our love,

You won't forget us, we are Double Good.



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Saturday, 25 January 2020

SIMON HOLMES - Machine Learning [LAZARUS RECORDS]


01.Stars
02.Straight Up
03.Lost It
04.Rescue Me
05.Meditation
06.Right Here
07.Relent
08.Onanon
09.Eternal


One of the mightiest producers within Nu-Rave/Hardcore Breaks, is indisputably the UK based Simon Holmes (owner of Sharkfin Records).
And this time a new label entry Lazarus Records run by DJ Deluxe signs Simon for a good cause moreover an outstanding album release.
A breakbeat-driven fusion of Oldskool and modern style of Nu-Rave offered in 9 fresh tunes by this very talented prince within the scene the last 15+ years.
'Machine Learning' is out now digitally and worth to mention that all proceeds will be donated to CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably).

DJ Deluxe has stated about it:

"Mental Health Awareness is something we all need to work on, and I am very humbled that Simon has chosen to use us at Lazarus Records to bring us his unique style of production, and to help those that do struggle with mental health challenges. Big Ups to you Sir!!!
So please, buy this album. Add a little more if you want, but whatever you do, please support us.
Should you not want to purchase the album, but still donate, please follow this link: www.gofundme.com/f/lazarus-records-fundraiser
Thank you."



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Tuesday, 21 January 2020

JUNIOR TOMLIN 'Flyer & Cover Art' book release



The Salvador Dali of Rave, UK based and Arts king Junior Tomlin is a legend within the scene the last 30+ years, working relentlessly with big brands, promotors such as Telepathy, Dreamscape, Slammin’ Vinyl, One Nation, Dream Odyssey and Ravealation, plus a wide variety of influential labels, such as Kickin’ Records, React, ZTT and Mute (just to name a few).
In addition to these, John Brown Jr. Publishing, Titan and Panini and he's licensed to produce Marvel comics in the UK, as a digital colorist with credits including Action Man, Transformers Armada, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Judge Dredd and numerous pocket book covers and collectors cards.

And after all these years, it was definetely a matter of time, to release something that celebrates his quality work and showcasing his absolute talent, packed on 1 release only.

Velocity Press from UK, goes for the publishing of his some of the most memorable and iconic artwork associated with Dance and Rave music. Designs that inspired quite a lot lots of generations to catch up with the field of Arts and Music. The 'Flyer & Cover Art' book will come out on 1st June 2020 and it's available to pre-order now with a priviledge to get it signed by Junior Tomlin himself plus getting your name in the thank-you section.


"Junior Tomlin’s visionary capabilities led to a long-running career as a flyer artist. His fantastical projections of the future and often surreal imagery earned him the title ‘The Salvador Dali of Rave’. Tomlin’s iconic work was highly sought after, with ravers collecting his remarkable work and promoters queuing up to commission him to produce imagery for their flyers. Junior’s imagination conjured up alternate worlds, references to outer space and gave us a peek into the endless possibilities presented by an unknown future. It was the perfect representation of the brave new world being cultivated by rave promoters and the community that sprung up around the culture.

Junior worked with a range of seminal rave promoters from 1989 onwards including Telepathy, Dreamscape, Slammin’ Vinyl, One Nation, Dream Odyssey and Ravealation. 30 years since he designed his first flyer Junior Tomlin: Flyer & Cover Art documents his work across 180 pages, with commentary and draft sketches provided by Junior himself. Divided into two distinct sections – Record Covers and Flyers – the book will also feature an in-depth interview with Junior and a foreword by Chelsea Louise Berlin (artist, flyer collector and author of Rave Art) plus words and commentary from members of the public, former clients and, of course, the wider rave community.

Chronicling the work of a pioneering artist whose art was intrinsic to early rave culture, Junior Tomlin: Flyer & Cover Art marks a critical time in British history. In a time where division and conflict seem to be more prevalent than ever, the book allows us to escape into Junior’s fantasy worlds and travel back in time to an era when social barriers were being broken down.

The book will be 25cm x 25cm, printed on premium 130gsm full colour paper. It is the first time his work has been documented and presented in such a comprehensive, cohesive fashion."



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“His record sleeves are classic examples of a hugely important artform now sadly deceased in the digital age.”
Danny Briottet (Renegade Soundwave)


“When I think of music and the concept of what I wish to express, I always want the visual representation to be in total synergy with that I am creating. Artwork is so important! This is why I did not hesitate when it came to choosing an artist and legend like Junior for specific work projects I had in mind.”
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