Sunday, 13 January 2019

[BFF01] Coco Bryce / DJ Y - Knock Out [12" Vinyl & Digital / FACES OF BASS]

A - Coco Bryce - Knock Out
B - DJ Y - My Bizz

Faces of Bass is the name of the recent project by Dutch prolific genious, Coco Bryce, and it's all about a sub-label of his very own MYOR imprint.
This time Yoël aims to offer another aspect of sounds putting lots of 4x4 Hardcore and Uk rave inspired releases.
This new try doesn't mean that he has quited from his other regular projects as there's a new Diamond Life EP from FFF & Ark X as well as his massive split with Percussive P on LUV03.

The first installment of Faces of Bass can be described as an ideal debut and something totally personal from him as he combines 2 different sides of himself into 2 amazing slams! You can tell a split between past and present's time...
'Knock Out' is the name of the fresh Hardcore weapon by Coco Bryce while on the flip he wears his old moniker from '90s, called DJ-Y, delivering something harder after a long time. A full on Hardcore techno smasher entitled 'My Bizz' and something that will surely lift you up!
2 tunes, 1 man, 1 fresh label.
Faces of Bass is one of the most aspiring launching labels in 2019. As ever this release is available on limited 12" Vinyl and digitals and every penny is totally worth for this new project.

You got to keep your eyes peeled for plenty forthcoming stuff as well as Coco Bryce long awaited full album and even more extras.
Hats off to Myor & Coco Bryce.



Saturday, 12 January 2019

[WOC010] Conrad Subs - Back & Forth EP [Weapon Of Choice Recordings Digital Download Now Exclusively From Juno Download!!!]

1/ Back & Forth.
2/ Response.
3/ Double Time.
4/ Ultimate.

"Pssst... You looking for some dirty, upfront drum & bass to sauce up your set?" Breaks and bassline filth merchants, Weapon Of Choice Recordings presents four brand new, future floorfillers with the release of Conrad Subs' 'Back & Forth EP'.  

Things get off to a hard and heavy start with moody title track, 'Back & Forth', which drops a succession of relentless 2-step breaks over a pulsating bassline, female vocal repetitions and razor-sharp, mid-range synth stabs. All the ingredients to make a surefire D&B anthem in the making. 
'Response' up next lures the listener into a false sense of security with it's use of ethereal, sci-fi pads on the intro, before unleashing a devastatingly hypnotic, industrial, bass drone and kick-snare combo.

Kicking off the second half we have the sinister rap meets neurofunk number 'Double Time' which delivers a heady blend of menacing, subsonic snarls interwoven into a precision crafted drum pattern, with added amen inserts and choice vocal snippets. 
Leading the EP to a rousing finish, Conrad drops an absolute bomb with 'Ultimate', which eschews the previous darker tingle of it's predecessors to create a real, hip-hop flavoured, bassline roller that is guaranteed to get all ravers on the floor whenever it's dropped. 

Whether you're seeking some deep and dark tech-step or an unashamed, upfront drum & bass banger to rattle your bassbins, Conrad Subs has got all bases covered with his latest release!!!

The Breakbeatscientist's top pick of the bunch... the sleek and sinister 'Response'.

Conrad Subs' 'Back & Forth EP' is available to download exclusively from Juno Download now, before going on general release, so if you're looking for some fresh D&B fire for your sets, you better jump on this now!!!

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Wednesday, 9 January 2019

[GSTR080] Marc OFX - Colorz [Good Street Records Juno Download Exclusive Available Now!!!]

1/ Poverty.
2/ Without Fear.
3/ Without Pain.
4/ Red Kaki.

The ever versatile Marc OFX makes a long overdue return to music the music scene to bring you another sublime selection of jazzy, down-tempo meets jungle, dub and chilled footwork with the release of his latest four-track EP ,'Colorz' on Good Street Records.

Opening track 'Poverty' sees us takes an excursion into the realms of languid jungle meets footwork with it's use of luscious pads and heavy undulating bassline, set to a series of crisp kicks and claps and adrenalising amen inserts. 
'Without Fear' up next delivers an intoxicating fusion of trip-hop and dubwise elements complete with head-nodding bass pattern and a booming kickdrum and snare combo.

Things take on a more relaxed pace on 'Without Pain' which sees Marc OFX conjure up some smokey, late-night, chilled downtempo vibes with it's unique blend of gentles chimes, soothing guitar licks and relaxed breaks.
Drawing the collection to a rousing close we are presented with 'Red Kaki', a stirring sound-clash of moody strings, and double bass twangs expertly interwoven with a potent blend of tearing amen breaks and evocative piano melody. 

Whether it's smooth downtempo, trip-hop grooves or chilled, intelligent drum & bass, Marc OFX once again delivers an essential collection of expertly produced tracks oozing with soul. This one comes highly recommended!!!

Marc OFX's 'Colorz' EP is available to download now, exclusively from Juno Download for 2 weeks before going on general release. So be quick and get yourself  copy before everyone else does!!!

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Sunday, 6 January 2019

[PCDS1] Pursuit ‎- Dark N Light ‎[Limited Edition CD Single Available Now From This Is Nu-Rave!!!]

1/ Jungle Karnage.
2/ Just Another Piano Track.

This Is Nu-Rave makes a long overdue return to bring you another of the label's exclusive, CD only release, with Pursuit's Limited Edition 'Dark N Light' single dropping now to deliver some top quality breakbeat hardcore and junglism.

Pursuit hits us up with some 'Jungle Karnage' first by blending together a smooth, string and bird-call led introduction straight out of 1994 which merges with rolling amens, booming bass, ragga vocal snippets and brain searing mentasm snarls.

Heading over to the light side, we are introduced to the appropriately named 'Just Another Piano Track', an uplifting combination of  crunching breakbeats, phat stabs and an infectious "hands-in-the-air" piano melody that's pure unabashed euphoria.

Once again Pursuit has delivered a top notch selection of authentically oldskool sounding hardcore and jungle tracks which will be a must for any lover of the nuskool rave genre. But you better be quick, as limited quantities of this are available!!!

Pursuit's Limited Edition 'Dark N Light', CD single is available to purchase now for £5 including postage and packaging from Pursuit himself - send payment to via PayPal Friends & Family, and leave your Name & Address in the comments for delivery. 

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Wednesday, 2 January 2019

[Destroy Oh Boy] Dr. Colossus & Kinsugi Feat. Blessed - Destroy Oh Boy Presents... Vol. 1 [Digital Download Available To Purchase Now!!!]

1/ Dr Colossus Feat. Blessed - This Is The Year.
2/ Kinsugi Feat. Blessed - The Unexpected.

The Destroy Oh Boy camp introduces us to their brand new single, 'Destroy Oh Boy Presents... Vol. 1', featuring two heavyweight bassline shakers from Dr. Colossus and Kinsugi, alongside dancehall reggae don, Blessed.

Dr. Colossus steps up to the plate first to deliver a tearin' fusion of roughneck jungle and breakcore pressure with 'This Is The Year', which expertly layers sliced and diced amen choppage and filthy bass riffs alongside Blessed's soulful, reggae vocals to devastating effect.

Up next, Kinsugi's 'The Unexpected' interweaves Blessed's vox into an epic and grimy, dancehall ragga meets juke  infusion, incorporating massive 808 bass blasts and jittery, razor-sharp snare hits which leads into a lush guitar driven, ambient drone midsection to break up the pace.

If uncompromising, boundary pushing music is what you are seeking to vlow away the cobwebs of conformity, then you need look no further than 'Destroy Oh Boy Presents... Vol. 1'!!!

The 'Destroy Oh Boy Presents... Vol. 1 - Dr. Colossus & Kinsugi Feat. Blessed' singles are available to download now for "A Name Your Price" fee from the official Destroy Oh Boy Bandcamp page.

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Tuesday, 1 January 2019

[BPR014] Opius - Cuttin' Mustard EP [Available Now From All Good Ballpark Recordings Digital Stores!!!]

1/ Corrupt Tempo.
2/ Faceless Terror.
3/ Cuttin' Mustard.

The first Strictly Nuskool Blog review of 2019 sees Ballpark Recordings drop a heavyweight selection of upfront drum & bass with the release of Opius' 'Cuttin' Mustard EP' , destined to kick of the New Year with a bang. 

We set off to a hi-octane start with 'Corrupt Tempo' which hits us with a flurry of manic breaks, descending bass pulses and tension packed movie dialogue, accompanied by a generous dose of iconic mid-nineties D&B samplage to give all the 'Headz out there some major flashbacks.

Up next 'Faceless Terror' sets the mood with a series of uplifting, atmospheric pads set to razor sharp, 2-step drum-breaks before we are hit with a devastating cavernous, bass drop that'll be guaranteed to get the foundations shaking!!!

Completing the triptych of breaks and bass we have title track, 'Cuttin' Mustard', a fierce melting pot of relentless beats, buzzing bass drones and ruffneck dancehall soundclash vox, which mesh together to form an intense fusion of oldskool and contemporary D&B sounds.

Opius ensures that the cutting edge aspect of drum & bass is carried forward well beyond the genres' conception in the early nineties with his latest offering, and comes highly recommended for all lovers of hard-hitting beats and basslines. 

The Breakbeatscientist's pick of the bunch... 'Faceless Terror'!  

The Opius 'Cuttin' Mustard EP' is available to purchase now from the following Ballpark Recordings digital stores and streaming sites...




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