Wednesday 5 June 2024

Unknown - Pillz Vol. 4



The elusive Hardcore Mashup maestro returns for a fourth installment of the Pillz series.

 

 I've been a fan of this series from it's Inception a few years back and this is easily my favourite release to date.

Like Oldskool Hardcore gold to a happy raver's ears, 'I Can Feel It' and 'Buzzing' both hit the sweet spot with DJ friendly intros and outros, the former, a rushy affair with plenty of 'I remember that' moments that induce mass endorphins at a rapid rate (if you raved or just loved the tunes , you will understand). The latter, a darker but equally pleasing affair with adrenaline fueled nostalgic darkside.

Mashups but more than just mashup s, these beauties stand alone on their own creative merits, striking the balance between way back when and the surging new wave of Breakbeat Hardcore, Pillz that go down a treat!  

Monday 3 June 2024

Natural Selection: Selected Works Vol.1



Natural Selection release a 38 track compilation charity fundraiser compilation for the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund.

The Natural Selection collective is known for a diverse range of artists and some of the very best Techno, IDM and Electronica. 

This 38 track album featuring artists like SHXCXCHCXSH, Nørbak, The Advent, NX1, Charlton, MAEDON, Somatic Responses, Plant43, Annie Hall provide a heavyweight soundtrack of tough and very rave orientated grooves, in short, there's no shortage of bangers on this comp due out on the 28th of June with all profits going to the PCRF to help Palestinian children affected by the ongoing war in Gaza. You can listen to a preview below 👇 


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Sunday 2 June 2024

NEW: Strictly Nuskool EP by Stu Armstrong

 



We are more than pleased to present our brand new release introducing the sounds of Essex based Stu Armstrong. You have met up Stu on our recent 'Strictly Nuskool Vol.3' with his tune ''Hold On 2 U'' and it was about time to cook up something personal. In his words, he was very delighted to put out something special for the Strictly Nuskool. So, the mane of it is 'Something About U EP' - comprised of four belters!

Stu went on a track-by-track lil review to get you inside the game...


"Got Your Soul"
This is an old skool 92/93 style track I absolutely love this era of hardcore. The track has SL2 infuences in it and some oldskool hip hop samples that have been used before. I also cheated a bit with the piano riff but it just had to be done its such a cool riff.

"Hardcore Skankin' "
This is s a totally experimental track. This has a bit of a '93 jungle techno vibe to it. I used some old samples I have on a Amega sample pack and an old scratch vinyl. I experimented with the bassline and chucked in some old 303s ad there you have it. I had fun with this one it kinda just all fell into place nicely.

"Rinse It Propa"
This is an original style jungle track with a late 94/early 95 vibe to it. I sampled from an old rave tape that i was suprised still worked. I used a very naughty sample from the wildsyle soundtrack had to add an eliment of oldskool hip hop and used the theme music from and old Japanese style cartoon movie that I liked as a kid. Then threw in some busy amens and breakbeats. I hadn't made a Jungle track in a while so it was good to get stuck into 1 again.

"Something About U (Back To 94 Remix)"
This is remix of the 1st track of mine that GLOWKiD played back on his show on Kniteforce Radio. This was also the first attempt at a hardcore track when I origially went back t production during Covid. This was 1 of many little lockdown projects that i did so had to go back and have another go at that again. I just wanted to update it a little bit and use the new skills that I have learnt over the last couple of years and also it would fit as the title track for the EP as the orignal production has contibuted to me being able to get into making music for this incredible rave scene of ours.


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