Friday, 29 July 2016

[ARR091] Opius - Blue Note Bluez [Available Now From All Good Allowance Records Digital Stockists!!!]


1/ Blue Note Bluez.

Premiere drum and bass label, Allowance Records unveils their latest piece of heavyweight, dance-floor artillery, 'Blue Note Bluez' from the ever prolific Opius

Paying tribute to London's Blue Note nightclub, home to the legendary Metalheadz Sunday Sessions which showcased the most cutting-edge D&B sounds throughout the nineties, 'Blue Note Bluez' takes elements from several classic 'Headz anthems and interweaves them with a thundering 2016 breakbeat pattern and a barrage of razor sharp, synth notes and stabs.

So whether you were a Blue Note regular back in the day, or are just a fanatic for those vintage techstep sounds, given a modern twist, then Opius more than delivers the goods with this retro-futuristic, drum and bass anthem.

The Opius 'Blue Note Bluez' single is available to purchase now from the following Allowance Records digital download stores...

Amazon...
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Blue-Note-Bluez-Opius/dp/B01IFE53YU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1469732137&sr=8-2&keywords=blue+note+bluez

Beatport...
https://www.beatport.com/track/blue-note-bluez-original-mix/8115474

Clone D\G\T\L...
https://clone.nl/digital/item3159364.html

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

iTunes...
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/blue-note-bluez-single/id1127792034

Junodownload...
http://www.junodownload.com/products/opius-blue-note-bluez/3159364-02/

Trackitdown...
https://www.trackitdown.net/track/opius/blue-note-bluez-original-mix/drum_and_bass/10133051.html





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Saturday, 23 July 2016

[VMRDT067] DROMA - Negative Phase [Available From All Good Viral-Mental Records Digital Stockists Now!!!]


1/ Dementia.
2/ The Drone.
3/ Negative Phase.
4/ Dark Arts.
5/ Dope Dealer.

DROMA makes his return to Viral-Mental Records with their second selection of deep, dark and moody neuro drum & bass with the release of the massive, five track strong 'Negative Phase' EP destined to do serious dancefloor damage to all D&B sound-systems.

'Dementia' sets off the proceedings in true moody, neurofunk fashion with it's unique blend of rock solid, two-step breaks layered with Apache edits, growling bass tones and ominous, sweeping strings. Up next, 'The Drone' adds a distinct sci-fi vibe to the mix with it's fusion of soaring pads, twisting bassline, rugged, breakbeat pattern and an ever present, background drone. 
Things get more serious on 'Negative Phase' which captures the very essence of clinically produced, late nineties tech-step with it's precision, clockwork beats and menacing synth notes, sounding very much like an unearthed John B track that had been previously lost in time. 
The cinematic 'Dark Arts' mixes in a series of stirring strings and amen break drum fills to it's mix of stepping breaks and rumbling bass throbs, creating a perfectly balanced blend of tension and release, before the EP is drawn to a close by the brutally sinister 'Dope Dealer', which fuses rolling beats with a monstrous, dark wobble bass riff and gangster interview footage.

If you have a penchant for the dark side of drum & bass, then DROMA's neuro themed 'Negative Phase' EP more than delivers the goods with it's rich tapestry of portentous sounds. Give yourself to the darkside and get your copy now!!!!
DROMA's 'Negative Phase' EP is available to purchase from all good Viral-Mental Records digital stockists now!!!

Amazon...
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Negative-Phase-EP-DROMA/dp/B01I3DTRWM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1469184495&sr=8-2&keywords=DROMA+NEGATIVE+PHASE

Clone D\G\T\L...
https://clone.nl/digital/item3153649.html

iTunes...
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/negative-phase-ep/id1126445715

Juno Download...
http://www.junodownload.com/products/droma-negative-phase-ep/3153649-02/

Trackidown...
https://www.trackitdown.net/track/droma/dementia-original-mix/drum_and_bass/10069299.html





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For all Viral-Mental Records releases, artists and information you can check out the official webpage here...
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Friday, 22 July 2016

JULY 2016 FREEBIES



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SPEEDMOUSE - Big Shit EP [Out on BRUTAL FORCE RECORDS]


Local Dutch trooper Maurice Bergkotte, better known as Speedmouse, returns to his local Brutal Force crew offering 3 storming Hardcore Techno/ Gabber beasts on his second personal release on the label titled 'Big Shit EP'.
This release has already achieved entering into the Top 50 selling releases over Hardtunes and reached also No.13 on Beatport's Hardcore/Hard Techno top 100 releases.
A smashing 3track hardcore distortion, once again strictly for the headstrong and totally recommended to the harsh side of your mind!

Grab your copies now on HARDTUNES here - BEATPORT here




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GL0WKiD Presents The Generation X Radio Show Xenophobia 'Bring On The Rush' Album Showcase, Guest Mix & Interview (Broadcast On Planet Rave 19/07/16)


The Strictly NuSkool Blog's very own resident hardcore head and master of ceremonies of the infamous Generation X Radio Show each Tuesday on Planet Rave Radio, DJ GL0WKiD presents his final show broadcast on 19/07/16, before his well earned break for the Summer. And boy did he go out with a bang with an exclusive showcase of legendary oldskool rave act Xenophobia's brand new retrospective album 'Bring on The Rush', complete with interview and guest mix from original band member Sid Truelove
Expect much oldskool anecdotes regarding the infamous illegal raves of '91-'92 and involvement with The Spiral Tribe sound system, the inception of Xenophobia, their signing to Kickin' Records with the anthemic 'Rush In The House / The Wobbler' single, as well a sneak peak of Sid's more recent forays into the drum & bass, hardstyle genres.

For 2 hours of rock solid, oldskool hardcore vibes as well as details on how to pick up a free digital copy of Xenophobia's 'Into The Darknuss' album, check out the Generation X Radio Show Youtube clip below... 





Xenophobia's 'Bring On The Rush' album is available to purchase both digitally and on CD from the following webstores, and vinyl heads keep your your eyes peeled for the limited edition vinyl edition coming soon!!!

Bandcamp... (Digital)

https://xenophobia.bandcamp.com/releases

Deejay.de... (CD)
http://www.deejay.de/XENO23CD_-_Xenophobia_-_Bring_On_The_Rush__235314

iTunes... (Digital)
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/bring-on-the-rush/id1133567417?app=music&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Junodownload... (Digital)
http://www.junodownload.com/products/xenophobia-bring-on-the-rush/3154087-02/

Juno Records... (CD)
http://www.juno.co.uk/products/xenophobia-bring-on-the-rush/618470-01/

Underground Music... (CD)
https://undergroundmusic.bandcamp.com/album/bring-on-the-rush

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For further reading don't forget to read GL0WKiD's Xenophobia blogpost here...
http://glowkidmusic.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/gl0wkid-wt-xenophobia-generation-x.html

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Xenophobia on Discogs...
https://www.discogs.com/artist/7414-Xenophobia

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https://soundcloud.com/sidtruelove

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Thursday, 21 July 2016

[RARS 14] Dirty Freud - The Talking Cure [Available From All Good Red Alfa Records Digital Stockists Now!!!]



1/ Laxmi & Dirty Freud - Silence Me.
2/ 5 11.
3/ The Assembly Rooms.
4/ Chasing Ancients.

In a departure from their usual drum & bass output, Red Alfa Records in conjunction with label newcomer Dirty Freud take us on a journey into deep, breakbeat driven bass music with their brand new release, 'The Talking Cure' EP.

We are first introduced to the laidback, yet moody breakbeat swing of opening track, 'Silence Me', which combines soulful and contemplative vocals, courtesy of Laxmi with deep bass throbs and sweeping atmospherics. Freud takes us in a more leftfield direction next with the melting pot sounds of '5 11', where shuffling breaks do battle with menacing, looped orchestral strings and electrifying stab melodies conjuring up memories of the instrumental output of legendary, avant-garde hip-hop acts Antipop Consortium.
'Assembly Rooms' opens to a series of intricate piano notes, lulling the listener into a false sense of security before dropping a jaw-dropping and increasingly intensifying, future-electro breakbeat and bass pattern that'll be guaranteed to get anyone with a heartbeat moving their feet. The EP is then drawn to a  perfect close with the cinematic, 'Chasing Ancients', with it's invigourating blend of stirring synths, techno bleeps, brooding bassline and industrial beats.

Dirty Freud's 'The Talking Cure' EP draws inspiration from all areas of breakbeat based music, with flashes of dubstep, I.D.M, electro, oldskool rave and dub to be found within whilst maintaining enough originality to challenge the likes of the mighty Warp Records finest acts. 

The Dirty Freud 'The Talking Cure' EP is available to download now from the following Red Alfa Records digItal stores...

Amazon.com...
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Talking-Cure-Dirty-Freud/dp/B01IC5CESA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1469092179&sr=8-1&keywords=dirty+freud+the+talking+cure

Beatport...
https://www.beatport.com/release/the-talking-cure/1813635

Emusic...
http://www.emusic.com/album/dirty-freud/the-talking-cure/16833083/

iTunes...
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/id1133643890

Junodownload...
http://www.junodownload.com/products/dirty-freud-the-talking-cure/3159635-02/

Trackitdown...
https://www.trackitdown.net/track/laxmi-and-dirty-freud/silence-me-original-mix/electronica/10071245.html

And for all of you physical format fanatics out there, 'The Talking Cure' EP is also available in Limited CD Single format for the bargain price of $3.00...
http://kunaki.com/Sales.asp?PID=PX00ZYMAKD




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And for more news on releases, events and information, check out the official Dirty Freud website here...
http://dirtyfreud.com/


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And while you're at it, be sure to check out the Red Alfa Records back catalogue on their official website...
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Tuesday, 19 July 2016

[Dark Til Dawn Records] NY SkyKore - Flight Lines [5-Track EP Available To Download Now!!!]


1/ Dawn Of The Tiger.
2/ Flight Lines.
3/ Ghosts.
4/ Skywars.
5/ Flight Lines (909 Mix).

Proving that they are no stranger to championing the freshest, underground jungle and drum & bass talent, Dark Til Dawn Records introduces the brand new EP from label newcomer NY SkyKore with the release of the sublime 'Flight Lines' EP.

'Dawn Of The Tiger' kicks things off in an authentically retro, intelligent jungle style with it's gorgeous blend of sweeping, atmospheric chords, deftly programmed bass notes, nature documentary vocal snippets from Sir Dave and intense, tearing amen breaks. A track which if released back in '94 would have been on LTJ Bukem's set-list the moment he heard it. The EP's title track, 'Flight Lines' follows next with a similar fusion of rough and smooth elements, this time combining gentle guitar melodies with an euphoric synth motif, which soon flows into a bombastic bassline coupled with a series of frantically edited, rolling breaks. 

My personal favourite track, 'Ghosts' sees jungle's melting pot formula hybridize with elements of footwork, I.D.M. and house aesthetics with it's heady blend of high BPM, chopped-up breakbeats fuse with scuttering snares, bubbling, acidic bass throbs and stuttering, ecstatic male vocals. 'SkyWars' fast forwards the oldskool jungle format right into the future with it's expertly implemented use of classic, vintage elements and production techniques with current atmospheric elements. The EP is brought to a close with the Roland 909 drum machine inspired '909 Mix' of 'Flight Lines', which sees the original version receive a pulsating, bass overhaul reminiscent of Lemon D's legendary 1996 classic, 'City Lights' on Prototype Recordings. 

If you are seeking lovingly crafted, forward thinking atmospheric drum & bass steeped in vintage jungle history, then NY SkyKore definitely delivers the goods with the 'Flight Lines' EP. No excuses. Grab a copy now!!!

The NY SkyKore, 'Flight Lines' EP is available to download now from the Dark Til Dawn Records Bandcamp page link below for $5, or more if you're feeling generous and wish to support .

https://darktildawnrecords.bandcamp.com/album/flight-lines





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