Monday 29 September 2014


White Tower returns,today with a blazin EP!
Motiv brings the familiar quality Greek sound while White Tower newcomers Rehalibitaion Units back Motiv up
superbly!I look forward to upcoming releases from them!

1.Motiv,After Your Blue Eyes

Nice crisp and punchy drums with classic breaks accompanying slide into a lush piece of early millennium trance.
If you go back to early 00's John B,this would not sound out of place in one of his epic sets.
Sliding more modern influences into the tune,this is as hard as it is nice,lush and musical.
Beautiful pads and synths do not take away from the growling bass thats underneath!
DJ's do not sleep on this!This needs to be in your sets! - 7/10

2.Rehabilitation Units,Final

Nice mellow intro builds nicely into some rolling DnB beats with the pads swirling and building.
Reminds me of the 80's and some old movie soundtracks,again sounding like that good ol John B style.
This ones not so much for the dancefloor but would be lush on a long car journey or games console session.
Really nice use of arps and synths! - 5/10

3.Rehabilitation Units,Monday Morning

More great Trance & Bass from this EP,this one starts with great synths and keys slowly filtering in a half
tempo drumbeat before dropping a dirty,spitting bassline,then the synths return but at the same time feel the
sub that accompanies it!more filtered drum breaks and spitting bass,
this is a great track that will grow on you the more you hear it! - 7/10

Overall,this EP is pure quality,pushing a sound we don't hear enough of!
This is musical Drum & Bass and if you're a fan of John B or Camo & Krooked I suggest you check this out!
I'm going to give this EP overall - 7/10


[KF62] Kingsize & Vibena – Midlife Crisis EP (KNITEFORCE CD RELEASE - OUT NOW!!!!)

Midlife Crisis EP
1/ Kingsize & Vibena - Got To Have It.
2/ Kingsize & Vibena - Hot Temptation.
3/ Kingsize & Vibena - Come My Selecta.
Remastered Kniteforce Records Back Catalogue
4/ DJ Force & The Evolution – Escape The Feeling (Remastered).
5/ DJ Force & The Evolution – Mine All Mine (Remastered).
6/ Alk-E-D – Absolutely Flying (Hero Mix) (Remastered).
7/ Alk-E-D – Absolutely Flying (Zero Hero Mix) (Remastered).
8/ Future Primitive – Full Metal Jacket (Remastered).
9/ The Trip – The Snowball (Remastered).
10/ Alk-E-D – Selector (Remix) (Remastered).
11/  The Trip – The Snowball (Remix) (Remastered).
Following on from their Cru L T 'No More Ideas EP' CD release, Kniteforce returns once more with a brand new 3 track EP from original oldskool, happy hardcore producers Kingsize (Class-A-Records, Panic Project) and Vibena (Universal Records). Combined with 8 additional Kniteforce Records back catalogue re-masters from DJ Force & The Evolution, Alk-E-D, Future Primitive and The Trip.
The brand new tracks by Kingsize and Vibena follow a strong happy hardcore path, with underlying breakbeats. The Force Mass Motion inspired 'Got To Have It' features stabs aplenty over a pumping kick drum accentuated by a rolling amen break and instantly recognisable vocals. 'Hot Temptation' combines classic oldskool vocals with rushy stabs and pianos and a similar breakbeat and kickdrum percussion to great effect. The 'Midlife Crisis EP' is rounded off by the pounding 'Come My Selecta' which implements euphoric riffs and uplifting pianos with chipmunked female vocals and ragga MC quotes.    
As in tradition with previous Kniteforce exclusive releases, the 'Midlife Crisis EP' CD will contain secret links to WAV copies of the 3 Kingsize & Vibena tracks, plus other digital goodies and 'other stuff' which is being kept under close guard from Kniteforce headquarters, and available only with CD orders.
All this for a criminally low price of $9 (which averages around £7.39 including P&P to the UK). So no excuse not to get this one ordered pronto. Details for purchase are available on the link below...

A digital MP3 release of Kingsize & Vibena tracks 1-3 will be made available soon at

Here's a little mini-mix of the first 3 tracks by Vibena to whet your appetite...

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Sunday 28 September 2014

SIDESTALKER Interview @ BBC Radio Introducing - Northampton [27 Sep. 2014]

It's the return of a mighty producer/dj from the early 90s, the man like Breyt Redvers under the name SIDESTALKER (based in Milton Keynes) who had the chance to got involved some ages ago with the legendary Criminal Minds and released his own stuff on the TCM Records/Labello Blanco Recordings in the age of 15 under the alias 'Autonomy'.
Breyt's latest project, Sidestalker, can be described like a  recreation of Old Skool Digital Hardcore combined with Modern Day Experimental Sequence Design.

Check out his interview on BBC Radio Introducing in Northampton talking about the acid house & breakbeat scene back in the day and how's at the moment, such as his influences, his equipment and many more! 

(The tunes playing during the interview are produced by him and you can find them on his bandcamp + soundcloud page)


Check out some fresh and powerful Oldschool inspired tunes of him on an Album called "The Return of Oldschool" >


Friday 26 September 2014

HCLD029:: NEFTI 'I Can't Stand It' [out now on Hardcore Lives Records]

Hardcore Lives Records strikes back after 7 months since Sparki Dee's personal EP, and is ready to hit the charts again with a well known producer/dj in the Nu-Rave scene and owner of the Intensive Recordings the man like Nefti from Poland on a pure Oldschool inspired gem like 'I Can't Stand It' but the truth is that...nobody can't!!
Quality pianos, stabs, vox all fit in a great result to this release, which features also 2 amazing remixes. First one by polish producer/dj Oneplayz on a rave breaks mood and second one by greek producer Orestiz, who's...testing your skills on the dancefloor!

No more to describe as the names involved are all talented and always thirsty for Hardcore!
So..Show your support to the HCL label, which is having a great value all over these years in the scene and grab you copy from the official Hardcore Lives Records website here  .

Shortly from Juno & Trackitdown and in all major stores in a couple of weeks.

36HTZ043:: SR & Digbee - Double Dipped EP [f/c on 36HERTZ Recordings]

UK based d&b duet SR & Digbee return to 36HERTZ Recordings after their last drum & bass kickin' 'Level Up EP', delivering a brand new oldschool inspired 4 track EP titled 'Double Dipped EP'.  If you remember well their 'On The Run' tune on 'Back to 92 EP', then you can see what's all about their fresh work. Four massive rollers with amens, 'back to the day' bass, sublime vox and chaotic breakbeats fit for the dancefloor and let yourself go and transfer to the past sounds of the...future!

Available soon in all major digital stores.


01. Contagious Double
02. Body Swerve
03. Special Dedication
04. Zoom Zoom 

Njoy the clips and watch this space for the official announcement of the release date.



Tuesday 23 September 2014

A2DR004:: JAKAZID 'Maximum Sass EP' [Pre-Order via Aural Adrenaline bandcamp]

JAKAZiD is one of my fav producers at the moment representing the Nu-Rave scene with his own very special way. Class happy hardcore, rave breaks and j-core tunes so far and worth to mention also the fact that some of them have been featured on TV-advertised compilations and also video games by KONAMI. He's beloved in Japan as he's been playing in various gigs, made several releases on Japanese labels like MPT, Hardcore Tano*C etc. (under the alias Joshka) and collaborated with producers like DJ Shimamura, Buzzmasta, M-Project.
His personal label Aural Adrenaline was relaunched in 2012 and after couple of releases and last year's successful 'Need U More [Remixes]' is finally back alive and kickin' with a brand new personal EP by JAKAZiD titled 'Maximum Sass EP' delivering storming hardcore buzz perfectly fit to burn your legs to the dancefloor!
'Maximum Sass EP' features four fresh killer tracks which deserve your support and attention if you are into the Nu-Rave scene and Oldskool spirit, as JAKAZiD knows well how to explode the crowd. Just let yourself travel into this world! The world of Hardcore and Rave!

The release will be officially out on 3rd October 2014 - on digital format
(.mp3 .wav .flac)
You can pre-order your copies now from here


01. D/D/P/U
02. Have 2 Survive
03. Incomprehensible
04. My Beat

Njoy some clips from the EP here:


Artwork of the 'Maximum Sass EP' by Stuart Robert Foy (



You can check out JAKAZiD's fresh project along with ANNiE POP called WE ARE BOTH ALiENS []

Saturday 20 September 2014

[KODE 075] Silent Force - 1993 (Out Now On Kode 5 Recordings)

1/ Silent Force - 1993.

Athens based producer Silent Force makes his debut on the infamous Kode 5 Recordings label, and he's not taking any prisoners with this dark amen assault. Taking cue from breakbeat hardcore/jungle tracks from 1993, this single is all out darkcore, tear-out vibes. With a cinematic sweeping string intro and half speed breaks, '1993' shifts up a gear with the introduction of a huge rolling yet expertly chopped-up amen section. Further breakbeat splicing continues further into the track along with well incorporated 'Bride Of Frankenstein' dialogue samples. If you like your hardcore dark and oldskool sounding then '1993' delivers the goods.
'1993' by Silent Force is available from the following digital music stores...

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The return of DJ CRIP (Come Rave In Peace)

A legendary man in the oldschool scene since 1988, DJ CRIP (Come Rave In Peace) from Switzerland, producer/dj and of course manager of the mighty Oldskool Massive Recordings is back again revealing his new plans for 2015.
Already uploaded couple of new tunes & dubplates on his personal Soundcloud page and if you are fancy of this style of oldschool breakbeat then watch this space for some serious forthcoming release from him.

Njoy his freshness 

Beach Club & Relic - Rave New World [out on Dred Collective]

Dred Collective is a 2yr old label focusing on the nuskool sounds of footwork, breaks and jungle. It has already released lots of class tracks, EPs and LPs from some very talented producers wordwide, while this week the new offer comes from two well known gents to this label like Beach Club and Relic.
The theme is 'Footwork Jungle' cooked with Rave and oldskool vibes. 'Rave New World' is the name of this 3track EP collaboration between Beach Club and Relic (both of them run their own label Tribal Sound
Three outstanding gems blending footwork and rave giving a new sense to the Nu-Rave scene! Oldskool lovers and Nu-Ravers should dig this one out now!

Grab your copy from here

njoy the clips




FRINGE- Can't Sleep [Kode 5 Recordings]

We warmly welcome the return of Fringe with his second release for Kode 5, dreamy 94 style jungle with a ever so slightly sinister edge, once again with a nod to Foul Play/Omni Trio and other production teams of the golden era, superb layered and chopped up breaks, amazing pads and ever so slightly sinister with clever switches from dreamy to dark sounds, essential listening and an essential purchase

Buy from BeatportJunoDjtunes and all good download stores

Friday 19 September 2014

Rocksted E-Phantasy [HC Recordings]

Fresh out on HC Recordings today is 'Phantasy' by Rocksted E, kicking off with a bit of beat boxing into some nicely layered amen breaks and warm 91/92 esque pads reminiscent of Psychotropic's 'Hypnosis', quality rolling vibes with a nice uplifting feel

Buy On TrackitdownBeatportJuno Download and all good download stores

Thursday 18 September 2014

Kode074:: DJ Ziyad 'Triforce EP' [out now on KODE 5 Recordings]

UK based hardcore head, DJ Ziyad premiere release on KODE 5 Recordings is a 3track EP titled 'Triforce EP' delivering hardcore breaks and nu-rave spirit as it has to be in our days.
Three fresh nu-rave/nuskool tracks are ready to show off the reel oldskool feel and get you back to dance and..shock out!
Kode 5 Recordings needs no further description as it's one of the leading labels in the scene and on this nu-rave sound so the result should be successful.

Rush it down and...grab your copy now showing some support to the producer and KODE 5 crew.

TrackitDown here
Juno here
Beatbucket here
IMO here



Wednesday 17 September 2014

NGNB002:: BeatRapist 'Amenator EP' [out now on Good News Boppers]

BeatRapist a.k.a 'The Amenator' is back on his main 'music home' like Good News Boppers. This time delivering 2 new tracks titled 'Ruff In The Jungle' and 'Rewind My Selecta' full of his special insane hardcore jungle dope. 

Grab your copies now and prepare for a new hit of him or just say.... "Hasta La Vista Baby'

Soundeo here
Amazon here
TrackitDown here
Beatport here



Tuesday 16 September 2014

Strictly NuSkool Blog Podcast 006 - DJ Mystery & Stormski


Audio Noir-R3wind 1988
Gohda-Ocean Fresh
Base Club-Piano Mash Up 001 (Rave Mix)
Triple Sod-A Couple Of Fortnights In A bad Baloon
MR Sin-Bust That Groove
C J Reign-Ignition Beats
Gareth Monks-Acen's Urban Breakdown
MR Sin-Stoopid
DJ Flow-Journey Into Sound
Sparki Dee-Pursuit Of Darkness (The Beat The Bass)
Shilton & Justify-Years Of Solitude
A Bit Of Ruff-Higher Then
Amiga Breaks-True Rush
Cavil-Abaddon Riddim
DJ SS & EQ-DJs Anthem Vol 1 (Nicky Allen 2014 Remix)
DJ Nicky Allen-Fantasy
DJ Mark C-Sightseers From Space
DJ Mark C-Respect Ya Bass Bins
Stu Chapman-Cuts Like A Ninja (Ruff Tactics 2004 remix)
DJ Nicky Allen-Bad Boy
Beat Rapist-Coming Up Cold
DJ Mark C-Into The Unknown
Mad Dog-Monged Out (DJ Mystery & Nicky Allen 2014 Remix)
Pursuit-Oh Yeah
Tango & Ratty-Tales from The Darkside (DJ Nicky Allen 2014 Remix)
Tango & Ratty-Tales from The Darkside (Gareth Monks Remix)
Terry Sun-I Like The Bass
X Nation-Inner City
Tic Tac Toe-Ephemerol (Mulder 2014 Remix)
Stormski-Not In Our Name

Monday 15 September 2014

WTDIGINU001:: Motiv 'Come Alive EP' [out now on WHITE TOWER DIGITAL]

It's the rebirth of the Greek Nu-Rave label, White Tower Digital Records, which 'comes alive' to the masses! Motiv a.k.a Stamatis & Vassilis delivering a massive nu-rave d&b oldskool inspired gem with atmospheric vocals and uplifting mood, while Orestiz switches to a 140 jungle breaks rework of it. 'Come Alive EP' is the title of the release and the best thing you have to do it let yourself join the world of nu-rave emotions and hard beats!
I'm personally really happy supporting these guys through my radio show and this Blog, as they are true spirits and hardcore heads! This release is out now and calling you to dig it and spread it.


Come Alive [EDIT]
Come Alive [ORESTIZ 140 EDIT]

Grab your copy now:

Beatport here
Soundeo  here




Sunday 14 September 2014

Dani B - All Believers (100me Remix) [out now on Bad Habit Muzik]

Bad Habit Muzik hits the #1 spot on TrackItDown, once again, delivering a fresh tune from Dani B part of the 'All Believers Remixes'. This time the solo project of Alex Hilliar, a.k.a. 100me, on the remix duties bringing a big 140 future jungle breaks vibe! Great EP indeed with Stranger Rollers /Bad Habit on wicked UK garage rework.

(Mastered by Audio Animals)

Grab your copy here

Check out the official video of 'Dani B - All Believers [Original Mix]'

Bad Habit Muzik


Friday 12 September 2014

Silent Force - Silent Force EP [Limited To 200 Copies Vinyl Out Now!!!]

A1 - Tiger Feeling.
AA1 - Afterlife.
AA2 - In The Groove.
Brand new oldskool sounding, Jungle/Drum & Bass label Silent Force Recordings from Greece based artist Silent Force steps into the fore with it's first vinyl , 3-track EP. Opening track 'Tiger Feeling' features soothing flute sounds and ferocious breakbeat choppage over a lively, bouncing bassline to create an intensely energetic track. 'Afterlife' follows next with tearing amens and gorgeous harp twangs before a twisting synth stab is introduced. Last but not least, 'In The Groove' rounds up the EP on a soulful groove with stepping breaks, chilled bass throbs and soothing synths.
The 'Silent Force EP' on a whole is steeped in classic jungle styling and wouldn't have sounded out of place on classic labels like Reinforced and Whitehouse, or even on more current labels like Scientific Wax and Foundation X. A pure Jungle/Drum & Bass EP where breakbeat manipulation is has been a fore running factor.
Mastered by jungle/drum & bass/future jungle legend Bay B Kane, this is an essential release for all vinyl heads and junglists.
To order your copy at the UK & Europe price of £9.99 per copy (plus P&P) follow the link below...

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Thursday 11 September 2014

Gareth Monks - The Manix Stampede [Strictly NuSkool Blog Exclusive Free WAV Download]

1/ The Manix Stampede.
Hardcore Breaks producer extraordinaire, Gareth Monks brings to the Strictly NuSkool Blog another epic blend of oldskool anthems. Borrowing elements from the classic Reinforced Records and Suburban Base artists and combining them to create another hardcore belter with strong 1992 influences.
If you have fond memories, or an appreciation of the Dave Charlesworth 'Energizer' series, then this'll float your boat.

Please give your support to Gareth on the link below...

[KFA62] Doughboy – Heartbreaker E.P (Executive Edition) [Kniteforce Again - Out Now]

1/ Heartbreaker.
2/ Bass Is Kickin.
3/ Pump It.
4/ Holiday.
5/ Chill (Executive Edition Only).
6/ Hardcore Sirens (Executive Edition Only).

Kniteforce Again returns onto the scene once more, this time introducing label newcomer Doughboy's debut release the 'Heartbreaker E.P'. featuring 4 full on, pumping, euphoric, bass driven tracks (6 if you get in early for the Executive Edition release).
From the trance-tinged title track 'Heartbreaker', a pounding piece of upfront hardcore with clever use of vocal edits and it's trap/bassline house influenced companion 'Bass Is Kickin'. It becomes clear that Doughboy has spanned his EP across several genres whilst keeping a similar ecstatic vibe throughout.
'Pump It' adds a touch of modern drum & bass to the mix, whereas the excellent 'Holiday' takes us on a moodier and unexpected hardcore-ragtime romp (trust me on this, it works a treat!). There's piano-infused, acid hardcore on the cards for Executive Edition exclusive track 'Chill' and to round things up Doughboy bookends the EP with some classic, breakbeat happy-hardcore with 'Hardcore Sirens'(just check the oldskool rolling breaks on this one!).

All in all, a future classic 6-track EP packed with energetic dancefloor bangers.

The Doughboy 'Heartbreaker E.P' is available from the Kniteforce Revolution link below...

Tuesday 9 September 2014

LUFFY Mix by DJ Tony D [FREE DL]

Luffy from Hungary is one of the most outstanding producers and new talents in the Nu-Rave scene, already supported by radio djs in the scene (including me and Tariq) and his personal 'key' is to keep the oldskool element alive on his productions!

You can check out a 'best of Luffy' mix by DJ Tony D and grab it on free download too.


1. I like it
2. get into the music
3. deep in the underground
4. I want you baby
5. strike it up
6. euphoria
7. so special
8. kick the beat
9. give yourself to me
10. the journey - feat. chiqui
11. take my love - feat. chiqui
12. ecstacy field
13. definition of love
14. keep the fire burning
15. I love it
16. people of all nations
17. autumn valley


Tuesday 2 September 2014

TOTAL 009:: V.A. Members of Total Destruction "Welcome to the Killing Fields" (out on TOTAL DESTRUCTION RECORDS)

Stefan Lernout a.k.a DJ Casketkrusher is a young producer/DJ from Netherlands and owner of Total Destruction Recordings aiming to spread the sound of  'early hardcore'.
There are already 8 great releases from his label and some days ago a fresh 11track compilation hit the Nu-Rave masses! 
The title of it is 'Welcome to the Killing Fields' and its the new addition to the label available from here featuring 11 ultimate early hardcore, gabber, hardcore tekno dancefloors.
Sometimes more words seem like useless so i leave your ears to do the job and your body to work out to these hardcore sounds as it deserves!! Props to Casketkrusher for all this outstanding work so far to his label.


01. Sir Trancelott - Raver's Groove (Remastered)
02. Casketkrusher - Love Is...
03. The Reactors - Bass Reaction
04. Casketkrusher & Warhead - Buzzin' (Casketkrusher Version)
05. Casketkrusher & Warhead - Buzzin' (Warhead Version)
06. Earprotector - I Control Your Mind (Mindcontrol)
07. Warhead - The Power of the Bass
08. Casketkrusher - Get Down
09. Warhead - I Love Tempo
10. Casketkrusher - Bassdrum
11. Casketkrusher & The Soul Seeker - Bastardo!!!

Artwork by - Stefan Lernout.
Mastered by - Casketkrusher.
Written, composed & produced by - Stefan Lernout



Catch him up live on  [more info here ]