Sunday, 21 July 2019

TERRORRYTHMUS - Dubcore Volume 16 [12" + Digital on Sozialistischer Plattenbau]

A1 - Something Unreal
A2 - Sike
B1 - Low Drop
B2 - Shake That
B3 - Depression

One of the best representers of the rave angle of Juke and Footwork is German based producer/DJ, Terrorrythmus, known of his unique style combining strong basslines, trancy elements, immense boucing as well as hardcore mentality into his tunes.

One of his latest and noteworthy releases came out a while ago on his locals Sozialistischer Plattenbau. This was the launching release of the label for this year, but never too late for such intense stuff like this 5-track bang in here.

'Dubcore Vol.16' presents Terrorrythmus offering 5 fresh personal vibes of him, stronger than ever.
Kicking off with the happy ravy 'Something Unreal' turning a happy hardcore vibe into Juke, while 'Sike' is maybe the biggest killa track of the whole release bouncing hard to the bone! Beware of that! On the flipside we got the experimental juke aspect of 'Low Drop', then it's 'Shake That', which is a certain junglistic beast with firing hardcore kicks, but if its not too much there's also another juke amen breakin vibe entitled 'Depression'
That's the right title when a record like this one comes to an end, isn't it?
This release is available on limited edition of 12" Vinyl and Digital too.

Sozialistischer Plattenbau


[BB1013A] Zombie Skank Squad - The Vibes EP [BULABEATS RECORDS]

01. The Vibes
02. Ina Dance
03. Durty Mondays
04. Do The Skank
05. The Sunrise Crew

Ireland's Bulabeats Records mastermind, versatile and busy in many fields around arts & music, the man like JohnnyPluse presents one of his very latest side projects called Zombie Skank Squad.

'The Vibes EP' is the first EP release of this project, combining Drum & Bass, Ragga and Ska stylee under strong basslines, from the smashing self-titled opener to the closing dreamy dub of 'The Sunrise' Crew', this new 5-track digital release will offer uplifting shinny vibes for an appropriate summertime.
Get ready for the ultimate vibes inna ragga summer!

Beatport - Junodowload

Finally if you're fancy getting more familiar with the label, it's highly suggested to watch this film above, introducing the spirit of Bulabeats Records including many interviews in (with John Gibbons , Mark Kavanagh , Johnnypluse & The Storm Troopers of Love , Dirty Dubsters , Dusty Tonez , Dj Moneyshot) and showcasing its 10 amazing years of action!


Saturday, 20 July 2019

STOMP! - Limited Edition 10" + Unknown Artist - Decadence/In My Mind DJS001 12"

A. Untitled
B. Untitled

Who's fancy bouncing inna darkness?

A brand new 10" Vinyl EP has landed these days through a still unknown but very friendly and hard-workin label right after 2 previously released Garage EPs.
This time it's a double trip to '93-'94 made by an unknown artist but scoring high! Out on limited 10" vinyl copies, only from the Bandcamp page, so follow the link above.

A. DJS001 - Decadence
B. DJS002 - In My Mind

We remain in the year 1993 and the same imprint presenting two fresh Jungle Techno inspired tunes made by an Unknown Artist again. Both of these 2 smashers speak for themselves on a 4 to the floor speed! Outstanding rollers with a bit of Trancy paths inside and on a strictly Hardcore tip, all like a marvellous Oldskool treat!
Available now on a limited number of 12" Vinyl copies; on the Bandcamp page of the following link.

Monday, 8 July 2019

[XTRA141] Deadly Nightshade - Welcome To tHE Asylum [9-Track Digital Album Available To Download Now!!!]

1/ Welome To The Asylum.
2/ Nuclear Disaster.
3/ Silent Hill.
4/ HeatWave (Part A).
5/ HeatWave (Part B).
6/ Ghost Of Jebedia.
7/ Jebedia Lives On.
8/ Temptation.
9/ Escape From Miami

The tune-making powerhouse that is Deadly Nighshade is back once again with another top notch collection of breakbeat hardcore cuts, from the darkside, with the release of the 'Welcome To tHE Asylum' album. It's time for the Strictly NuSkool Blog to face it's incarnation... and enter the "Asylum"!!!

We are first introduced to the sound of madness with the album's title track,
'Welcome To The Asylum' which layers rolling amen breaks, and burbling technoid synths notes over hysterical laughing and dissonant sound FX.  

Up next we reach critical meltdown with 'Nuclear Disaster', a claustrophobia inducing darkcore cut utilising 'Radio Babylon' breaks, swirling mentasmic snarls and blaring Public Enemy style air horns to create a perfect sense of unease. 
The darkness continues with 'Silent Hill', which sees Deadly Nightshade combine house of horror bell chimes, razor-sharp hoover stabs and relentless breakbeat patterns with choice, fight flick samples.

The pitch blackness abates for a short while with 'HeatWave (Part A)', which opens to the sounds of euphoric pads and trance style bleeps, before unleashing a flurry of breakneck beats, moody atmospherics and ominous synth stabs. 
'HeatWave (Part B)' provides an alternate take of it's other half, by extending the originals running time and injecting rasping, industrial screeches paired with a thumping, 4/4 backbeat.

The second half of the album introduces us to another two part musical saga, beginning with the haunting 'Ghost Of Jebedia', a thundering darkside cut which just oozes cinematic menace. 
The sequel soon follows with 'Jebedia Lives On' which offers up a slightly lighter touch in comparison to it's companion piece, yet still keeps it's dark tone.

'Tempatation' up next sees vintage hip-hop breaks do battle with Clive Barker's very own Hell Priest, set to a backdrop of pitch black, hypnotic synth riffs and Belgian style rave drones. 
It's at this point we reach the end of or internment and are presented with 'Escape From Miami', an adrenaline soaked, energetic hardcore number which expertly mixes together both euphoric and menacing elements with it's use of soaring pads and abrasive 'Anasthasia' stabs. 

In conclusion, Deadly Nightshade has once again come up trumps with yet another storming collection of darkside future classics. If you appreciate the more sinister side of rave music then you need this one in your collection!!!

The Breakbeatscientist's top pick of the bunch... 'Temptation'!!!

The 'Welcome To tHE Asylum' album is available to download now from Deadly Nightshade's Bandcamp page for £7.00, or more if you wish to support the label and artists to fund future releases.

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[HOH007] Insane & Mind + Digital Pilgrimz - One Vibe [HOH RECORDINGS]

A massive collaboration is the brand new instalment by HOH Recordings, namely Insane & Mind catching up with Digital Pilgrimz.
Right after their successful first 12" Vinyl EP, the History of Hardcore boys are back with a marvellous Junglistic offering joining the forces with Digital Pilgrimz on the large 'One Vibe' unleashing ragga spirit and oldskool beats from back in the day!'One Vibe' is out now digitally, available to stream and buy in major digital platforms.




Monday, 1 July 2019

[VMRDT122] Dr Prozak - Rude Boy EP [Viral-Mental Records Juno Download Exclusive Available Now!!!]

1/ Fuc The Beat 
2/ Rude Boy.
3/ Info.
4/ Rastafari.
5/ DROMA - Damaged Minds (Dr Prozak Remix).

Dr Prozak makes a welcome return to Viral-Mental Records and brings with him a quintet of heavyweight jungle and drum & bass bombs, with the release of the appropriately titled 'Rude Boy EP'.

Opening track 'Fuc The Beat' employs a furious blend of manic rave pianos, tearing amens and powerful Reese bass blasts to create an intense slice of oldskool flavoured jungle which is guaranteed to to raise the roof wherever it's dropped.

Title track 'Rude Boy' vertures into dancefloor friendly, drum & bass territory with it's utilization of a heavyweight, buzzing bassline, rolling Boymerang breaks paired with a compellingly catchy and gloriously uplifting, ascending piano motif.

'Info' up next takes inspiration from an early nineties, pop-ragga hit and gives it a 2019, dark jungle makeover complete with dub reggae, piano skanks rasping bass riff and scuttling, skeletal breakbeats intersepersed with adrenalising, amen inserts.

Things get outright rootical with the dubwise, jungle stepper 'Rastafari'. A track which expertly combines a selection of tearing amen breaks and droning bass notes over choice, Rasta vocal snippets and infectiously head-nodding, off-beat guitar licks

To conclude the collection, Dr Prozak remixes fellow V.M.R. labelmate DROMA's 'Damaged Minds' and gives it a fierce junglistic update, complete with jazzy Rhodes keys and monstrous, subsonic bassline set to a steady, stepping breakbeat.

Anyone who consders themselves an afficionado of authentic, contemporary jungle will definitely find the 'Rude Boy EP' ticking all the required boxes. No jump-up to be found in here, this one's for the serious headz out there!!!

Dr Prozak;s 'Rude Boy EP' is available to download now exclusively from Juno Download for 2 weeks, before being available to all good Viral-Mental Records digital and streaming stores.

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[WJS024] Msymiakos - The Departing [Wicked Jungle Records 2-Track Single Available To Download Now!!!]

2/ The Voyage.

The latest offering from the ever reliable Wicked Jungle Records sees us venture on a journey into the deep jungle, with the release of Msymiakos' 'The Departing' single.

Stepping up to the plate first we have 'Stabbed', a fierce fusion of tearing amens and rugged Think breaks, driven by poweful bass throbs and lush pads, peppered with menace dripping, movie dialogue, creating a perfect balance of both light and dark elements.

'The Voyage' up next certainly lives up to it's title, by layering sublime, soaring pads over a backdrop of filtered Cold Sweat breaks before the track evolves into a flurry of sliced and diced Amen breaks and thundering 808 bass booms.

As always, the Wicked Jungle camp along with Msymiakos brings us yet another high quality slice of authentic and retrospective jungle that's guaranteed to satisfy even the most picky of junglists out there. Comes highly recommended!!!

The Msymiakos' 'The Departing' single is available to download now, direct from the official Wicked Jungle Records Bandcamp store for $2, or more if you wish to support the label and artist to make more music!!!

... and from the following digital stores and streaming sites...




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Sunday, 30 June 2019

[SUBB006] Esc - Arrowhead EP [12" Vinyl + Digital - STRAIGHT UP BREAKBEAT]

A1 - Arrowhead
B1 - Black Tiles
B2 - This Generation

D&B heads you better watch out cos Finland is still here stronger than ever, offering amazing releases via the hard working Straight Up Breakbeat label from the city of Helsinki.
This time, they're very proud to announce the debut Vinyl release by their local friend and hero ESC (former known as Escher).
"Arrowhead" is the name of this new delivering including 3 deep Junglistic rollers that even the legendary LTJ Bukem has rated like "5/5 Taking us back with this one, nice!!"

With early support including Mantra, Double O, DJinn, Gremlinz, Kenny Ken, Jesta, Muffler, Two Hungry Ghosts and DnB Dojo, this new EP is definetely a worth for your collection coming from a label that has been running an amazing row of modern Jungle releases the last 2 years.
Keep your eyes peeled for an outstanding blend of deep melodies and frenetic rhythms on the "Arrowhead" EP.
Till the next quality plate by Straight Up Breakbeat...

Beatport Exclusive from 21 June 2019
Vinyl + digital full release 5 July 2019

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Mastered by Fanu and cut to vinyl by Beau at Ten Eight Seven Mastering




Saturday, 22 June 2019

Introducing:: Crimea's rave boy STICK

STICK was born in 1988, and is one of the names that will enter your scope from now on. Born in Crimea with full of energy & big passion for music, Alexander Chikalin (his real name) has started his music trip from a very young age. In the 5th grade at school, a neighbour gave him a tape recorder, and his first sounds were couple of oldskool rave tunes and a collection with tunes by The Prodigy.

After these, he started playing the guitar too, helping himself to develop his music ear and boost his passion for music. And at the end he hardly finished school.
"So I played in groups for a long time and walked with punks until 2010. That year I went to my first DNB party at Volna Club. There was lots of cool electronic tunes and I've inspired by the oldskool Prodigy vibes and decided to experiment on something like that. So in 2010 I started to write electronic music in Fruity Loops."

Alex can't hide his deep love to Breakbeat music, thus he got himself playing this genre under the name CJ VAlid around 8 years ago and in 2017 decided to move to Simferopol in where he has set up his STICK project.
"After writing 60 tracks, I've quited the CJ VAlid project and created the new STICK project that was originally focused on Breakcore/Jungle. I was very inspired by Venetian Snares and Aaron Spectre, so I recorded the albums "Downtown" (2017) and "EP Hello!" (2018). After this work I got myself a lot into synths.

At the moment, the Stick project is focusing and paying homage to the Oldskool Rave Breakbeat of the golden 90's. So, Alex has recently released two EPs which are available on his personal bandcamp page (link)

"This style is very fun and powerful. I really like to create it. Of course I want to record everything on analog synthesizers, but in the Crimea it's very difficult to get something like that, so I use VST such as Roland TB-303, TAL, JEM SX1000 and so on. I create everything in Ableton; in my opinion this is the best and easiest sequencer to use."

We're wishing the best of luck and success to this outstanding East coast machine.
Label managers and all within the scene, keep your eyes peeled for this energetic Nuskool trooper! We do believe that you will eventually...stick!

[RGR016] Bay B Kane - Future Destination Exit 7 [Available To Download Now From All Ruff Guidance Records Digital Stores!!!]

1/ Suspect.
2/ JazzMint.
3/ Dark Manors.
4/ Boxed V2.
5/ Mr Lick Gunshot.
6/ Reminisce (Bonus Track).

The month of June sees original oldskool jungle master, Bay B Kane make a triumphant return to the scene, with his seventh instalment of the long running 'Future Destination' series dropping in Ruff Guidance Records. It's time for all junglists to get their tickets ready for boarding and head for 'Exit 7'. We're going on an expedition into deep drum & bass...

We are first introduced to the shady sounds of 'Suspect', which layers a simple, yet unnerving piano melody and trademark Bay B Kane, oppressive bass riff over an alternating, 2-step and amen combo to create a perfectly moody and energising piece.

Up next we are whisked off into the realms of jazz-step drum & bass with 'JazzMint', where roller-coaster, "live" drum-breaks are interwoven with sultry female vocal snippets, ghostly pads and a hypnosis inducing, looped piano section.

'Dark Manors' drops deep and reflective lyrical flows over a pitched down "Think" break backed by globular bass notes, before unleashing a rolling, heavyweight amen expertly juxtaposed with soaring, soothing pads.

'Boxed V2' lifts a line from an instantly recognisable, cinema classic to form the basis of an exhilarating, bass heavy number, backed by skeletal, stripped back amens and intricate, contemplative synth patterns to get your head nodding.

The man like Kane goes back to his deep, jungle roots once more on 'Mr Lick Gunshot' by dropping a heady blend of rugged breaks, thundering, 808 bass thumps and ruffneck, ragga vocal elements, paired with ominous keys which instantly captures that classic, dark and atmospheric BBK sound.

Bringing the collection to a rousing close, we have the epic and emotive 'Reminisce' which layers melancholic, Rhodes keys paired with matching bass melody and female vocal freestyles over a rugged, stepping breakbeat, flavoured with jazzy saxophone flourishes.

As come to be expected from a veritable jungle pioneer, Bay B Kane delivers a precision crafted collection of contemporary jungle / D&B anthems in the making for those who are seeking a little bit more depth in their music. An absolute essential!!!

The Breakbeatscientist's pick of the bunch... The sublime and portentous 'Mr Lick Gunshot'.

Bay B Kane's 'Future Destination Exit 7' is available to download now from the official Ruff Guidance Records webstore...

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Thursday, 13 June 2019

[INVSN026] TwinBrix - Saqqra / Moving Shadows [Available To Download Now From All Good Invasion Recordings Digital Stockists!!!]

1/ Saqqra.
2/ Moving Shadows.

Germanic production duo, TwinBrix joins forces with Invasion Recordings once again to assault your senses with the release of two pitch black, neurofunk beasts on the drum & bass masses, with 'Saqqra / Moving Shadows' hitting musical stores now.

'Saqqra' delve deep into the catacombs of neurofunk to bring you an Egyptology flavoured, darkly atmospheric 2-step anthem powered by crunching breaks, industrial mid-range synth riffs and an unnerving, subsonic bassline to set your teeth on edge.

Up next we are presented with a series of heavenly, ascending pads which introduce us to 'Moving Shadows' before the listener is dropped deep into the depths of tech-step bliss, fuelled by booming bass thumps and futuristic, computerised chatter.

If you are seeking the heaviest, Kevlar plated neuro D&B to add a touch of darkness to your sets, then it's time to get acquainted with TwinBrix. You'll not regret it!!! 

The Twinbrix 'Saqqra / Moving Shadows' single is available to download from the official Invasion Recordings Bandcamp store...

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