1/ Pursuit - Tenebrosity.
2/ Deadly Nightshade - Mobius.
3/ Mr Anderson - Camp Blood.
4/ Necrotype - The Pursuant.
5/ Virtuoso - Illusion Of Confusion.
6/ Master Mash - Spiralling Into The Void.
7/ Roko - Blinded By Darkness.
8/ Beat Rapist - Dark Methods VIP.
9/ The Shade Brothers - The Crow.
10/ Beats Are Broken - Death Trap.
11/ Abyss - Perfect Science.
Another Autumn looms ever closer which means it's time for Switchblade Digital to unveil another compendium of darkness to welcome in the pitch black nights. The label has rounded up eleven dark breakbeat hardcore, jungle and drum & bass tracks to compile the 'Darkcore Massacre' album available on Limited Edition CD exclusively from Switchblade Digital, and featuring a whole host of underground talent. It's about to get grisly!!!
Kickstarting the slaughter we have Pursuit's amen rinser 'Tenebrosity', which sets the tone by fusing together rolling breaks and an ascending/desending bassline alongside a monstrous, terror-riff fuelled drop to get those bassbins shaking in fear.
Deadly Nightshade up next introduces us to some symphonic, hoover action with 'Mobius', to deliver a 2018 take on vintage, dark, late '92 era of breakbeat hardcore, complete with rich synth textures and hair-raising stab riffage.
The mysterious Mr Anderson captures that classic 1993 darkside vibe on the 'Friday The 13th' sample-fest, 'Camp Blood' which expertly melds together breakneck speed beats and sub bass with skin-crawling, sinister pads.
Jumping from 1993 style darkcore into 1996-1997 tech-step, Necrotype delivers a contemporary update on that classic No U-Turn / Emotif era of oppressive D&B with 'The Pursuant', complete with heavyweight, 2-step breaks, harsh mentasm stabs and deep, groaning bass notes.
Coming in like a spiritual successor of Crystl's 'Warpdrive', Virtuoso's 'Illusion Of Confusion' ramps up the atmosphere to intense levels with it's fusion of razor-sharp amen edits, reversed, 'Dread Bass' notes and menace-dripping, droning pads.
Representing the jungle techno contingent we have Master Mash, who unleashes his hypnosis inducing 'Spiralling Into The Void', an expertly crafted fusion of pounding kick-drums, rolling breaks and vertigo inducing, arppegiated synth riffs.
The DJ Roko up next takes no prisoners with his relentlessly heavy, dark D&B / 1993 darkcore hybrid, 'Blinded By Darkness', an exhilarating amen rinse-out perfectly balanced with it's use of spine-tingling, cavernous synth notes that'll rip your soul asunder!!!
The infamous Beat Rapist sets forth to batter your subwoofers with the foundation shaking 'Dark Methods VIP', which instantly conjures up visions of some monolithic, deep space dreadnought locked in conflict and unleashing monstrous Reese bass depth charges and a barrage of rapid-fire breakbeat laser blasts.
It's time for some militant hardcore and junglism courtesy of The Shade Brothers, whose 'The Crow', track blends together hardstep breaks and 808 bass with deep and dark synth textures and choice movie dialogue samples.
The one and only Beats Are Broken lets loose his manic slab of twisted acid driven jungle, 'Death Trap' on any unwitting ravers out there, only to ensnare them in it's myriad of eclectic samples and stylistic twists.
Last, and most certainly not least we have Switchblade Digital, label-boss Abyss who unveils his "creation" with 'Perfect Science', an epic exercise in soaring pads, deep rumbling bass notes, amen break choppage and vintage monster flick samplage.
The 'Darkcore Massacre' collection sets out and succeeds on it's mission to bring you the heaviest and darkest breakbeat hardcore, jungle and drum & bass for 2018. This one is strictly for the headstrong junglists only!!!
The 'Darkcore Massacre' Limited Edition CD is available to order now, directly from the Switchblade Digital webstore for the bargain price of £8 (plus P&P), but you better be quick as they are due to fly out!!!
... And be sure to check out DJ Roko's tearing 'Darkcore Massacre (Promo Mix)' showcase on Mixcloud...
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Beat Rapist... https://soundcloud.com/peterbisseker
Beats Are Broken... https://soundcloud.com/awtudella
Deadly Nightshade... https://soundcloud.com/maximum-acceleration
DJ Roko... https://soundcloud.com/jamie-griffiths-3
Master Mash... https://soundcloud.com/master-mash
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