Thursday 30 November 2017

V.A. - Trancework 2.0 [23track compilation]

South London electronic label, We Buy Gold has recently released an immense and intense compilation comprised of 23 tunes, furthermore this album could be easily described as 'The Juke Release of the Month'.

This time the label 'elaborate display of wealth' heads over its 3rd release, which is a digital combo of absolutely mental and exquisite modern captured tunes that all remix and reminisce some of the oldschool or even better Trance classics. The result is fair & square by all producers involved, in a time when good old trance means new techniques under a deep or euphoric juke & bass umbrella.
'Trancework 2.0.' is the compilation you need to fulfil your desire with good music and indulge yourself to the max.


Monday 27 November 2017


01. End of Days
02. Go Where
03. Kinetic NRG
04. Banging Builder

Ravestomp Recordings squirms from the trends, complying with its aim to represent the harder side of rave, therefore the usual labe's resident and friend of ours, the one and only Stoke nutter, DJ Rave In Peace returns with a large work!
In this case, mission is already accomplished before the official release date, since as we've already listened to the previews and got blind by his continuous pumping and stompy stylee into these 4 smashing tunes! Sometimes makes you go bananas while listening to the acidic 'Banging Builder' and other moments you feel goosebumps a bit with tunes such as 'Kinetic NRG' or 'Go Where'.

One way or another this new work from Ian (DJ Rave In Peace) can be described as a pretty serious follow-up EP to the long range arsenal of the label.
The 'End of Days EP' is out now in all digital platforms, and apart from that you can grab now for free an exclusive remix on 'End of Days' celebrating this long awaited release.

Props to DJ Rave In Peace and to Paul Cronin (the man behind Ravestomp)





[BPR010] Opius - 3.142 LP [Available To Download From All Good Digital Download Stores!!!]

1/ Heavy Hearted (feat. Anthony Greninger).
2/ Red Admiral.
3/ The Green Room VIP.
4/  Doin' It.
5/ Dusty Needle.
6/ Time To Ride. 
7/ 3.124.
8/ Sound Crew VIP.
9/ Walking The Planets (Rollerz Mix).
10/ They're Real.
11/ Primitive Savages.
12/ Spirit Weaver.

Veteran drum & bass producer, Opius unveils his latest magnum opus with the release of his brand new '3.142 LP' on Ballpark Recordings. Featuring twelve storming D&B tracks spanning a range of styles from the rough to the smooth, it's time for us to delve into this musical adventure...

The album sets off with a collaboration with US piano maestro, Anthony Greninger on 'Heavy Hearted' which expertly blends together crisp rolling breaks and gentle bass notes with a gorgeous, uplifting piano melody before being succeeded by liquid jazz and bass fusion, 'Red Admiral'. Up next 'The Green Room VIP' ramps up the smokey blues flavours to maximum with it's live instrumental elements and laid back saxophone notes, to create a proper head-nodder of a tune.

On 'Doin' It', the laid back, live grooves continue, but are enhanced with the addition of a monstrous, growling bassline overlaid with steppin' breaks. 'Dusty Needle' takes us back in time by dusting off old bebop LP's and melding them with a rolling breakbeat and positively joyous bassline that will not fail to get people moving on the dancefloor. 'Time To Ride' then steers the album onto more tear-out territor with it's melting pot of spaghetti Western movie dialogue and heavyweight breaks and bass combo. 

The album's title track '3.142', sees Opius continue on with the big, bad and heavy D&B formula with it's rubber band bassline and vintage Flava Flav/P.E. samplage and is soon joined by the equally bombastic 'Sound Crew VIP', which tips it's hat to the vintage jungle sounds of the mid-nineties whilst giving it a meaty 2017 update. We are next introduced to the deep and atmospheric amen workout, 'Walking The Planets (Rollerz Mix)' which serves up an exquisite soundscape of space-age speech samples , soaring pads and razer sharp amen edits.

'They're Real' takes us to the darkside of drum & bass with it's tearing fusion of hyper-kinetic breaks, dirge like synth drones and horror flick dialogue and is followed up in a similar, ominous fashion with the trippy, sci-fi, psychedelia infused 'Primitive Savages'. The album is then brought to it's conclusion by 'Spirit Weaver', a track which pays homage to those classic Blue Note, tech-step sounds of '96-'97' with it's ten-tonne amen edits and sinister bass heavy synths (a la Dillinja's 'Unexplored Terrain'). Providing a perfect close to an altogether richly texture drum & bass album.

If your tastes in drum & bass span all sub-genres of the scene, then the '3.142 LP' is guaranteed to satisfy even the most discerning headz musical appetite. Get on this one, now!!!

The Opius '3.142 LP' is available to purchase now from the following Ball Park Recordings digital stockists...



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Sunday 26 November 2017


01. Remorse02
02. Consumed
03. Block Tech 
04. Zanzibar

Czech based electronic label, Aeronema has just released the 'Juke of the Month' due to our preferences.
It's all about 4 ravey belters coming out from the versatile brain of Toronto based Adrew Juke.
Not just a name but a genre that Andrew has been exposing throughout the years and via his own imprint Hood Records and various firing mixes of him.
All in all, 'Raver's Complaint' is the new weapon of 160bpm raving profusion. An answer just before ravers complaining for anything negative. An ode to the rave revival under a modern approach drawn on Andrew's skills and Hardcore conscience.


Fav Tune: 'Consumed'



Saturday 25 November 2017

Hakkûh and the Gabberz - Raver's Space (4track digital EP)

01. Speed Rider
02. XTC Run
03. Raver's Space
04. Rotterdam Smack Attack

Early Hardcore and Gabber lovers this one goes out to you from an act that's unknown to us all, might be a side project, new project or whatever, it achieves taking us along the mad illecit harsh rhythms of Hardcore!
'Raver's Space EP' by Hakkûh and the Gabber, is comprised of 4 belters leaving no space and no doubt to any raver who doesn't envy of them. Strictly for the headstrong crew, coming out from Rotterdam!
In addition this is one of the finest and freshest releases of this kind on the late Movember.


[INVSN009] Laabreeze - Stratch Thing EP [Available To Download Now From All Good Digital Music Stores!!!]

1/ Stratch Thing.
2/ Bugs.
3/ Time.
4/ Sirius.

The Invasion Recordings crew are back again with another firing selection of high octane drum & bass, this time showcasing the talents of label newcomer Laabreeze who presents the 'Stratch Thing EP'.

We are first introduced to the sci-fi sounds of title track 'Stratch Thing', which expertly blends together sweeping synths and gnarly mid-range riffs with crisp breaks and organic bass notes to create what could easily be mistaken as a soundtrack to an imaginary futuristic anime series. Up next 'Bugs' adds some twisted, neurofunk synth pressure into the mix, layered on top of a relentless 2-step breakbeat and bubbling, industrial bassline.

On 'Time', we are taken on a deep, cinematic journey with it's combination of dark, cavernous atmospherics and near orchestral swells set to an adrenalising percussive backing. In contrast to the futuroid sounds of it's predecessor, 'Sirius' takes us back to the present/past by interlacing rolling drum & bass beats with smooth, jazzy liquid textures to provide a perfect conclusion to the collection.

Once again, Invasion Recordings pulls off another premium quality release that should be a welcome addition to any drum & bass connoisseur's music library. Make sure you pick up your copy now!!!

Laabreeze's, 'Stratch Thing  EP' is available to download from all the official Invasion Recordings Bandcamp store...


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MONARCHR012:: Monarch Records Reign One [13track digital compilation]

Aussie D&B label, Monarch Records celebrates 1 year of acitivity and hard work in the movement, furthermore has decided to put out an elegant compilation of tunes including well known or up and coming producers. "Reign One" is out now digitally and seems a good time to start to be aware of the label and Sydney's d&b scene.
Let the formidable music speak inside and all around!


NVR001:: DOLPHIN - Feel Like [NuVision Records]

21 year old boy-wonder, mr. Takumi aka Dolphin is indisputably one of the most talented and must to watch producers at present. This young producer based in Tokyo, is the man behind the debut release of a new sub-label of London's HOH Recordings.

Ladies and gents in the community, get to know the NuVision Records. A label aiming to deliver the idea of revived Hardcore, following the same rules like on HOH Recordings.
Its first digital release is titled 'FEEL LIKE', therefore Dolphin is dressed up with his Tshirt of happiness all in all by a modern approach.
Monstrous uplifting biz coming straight from Tokyo, fair & square out to all!




Sunday 19 November 2017

[Bandcamp] Master Mash - Hardcore In Darkness EP [Available To Download Now!!!!]

1/ Hardcore In Darkness.
2/ Afraid Of The Dark.
3/ (I Know What's) In The Basement.

As the seasons have drawn ever deeper into the Winter bleakness Master Mash unveils the perfect darkside, junge tekno soundtrack to accompany the glacial climate with the release of the 'Hardcore In Darkness EP'

We are firstly introduced to a sinister slice of acid-techno flavoured darkcore with title track 'Hardcore In Darkness', which expertly combines relentless 4/4 kickdrums with rolling breakbeats, hardcore stabs and brooding  acid bassline to devastating effect. 

Up next we are presented with 'Afraid Of The Dark', which ramps up the feelings of unease by dropping a creeped-out, off kilter piano melody into the jungle tekno mix alongside a series of electrifying, rapid-fire 'Anasthasia' stabs. 

To complete the darkcore triptych we have '(I Know What's) In The Basement)', a veritable dark hardcore symphony which interweaves eerie synths and pads with adrenalising stab patterns, pounding kicks and militant breaks.

Master Mash once again proves that he is one of the undisputed 'masters' of neo-darkside jungle-tekno, and with his latest collection of tracks, he has guaranteed that the spirit of 1993-1994 dark hardcore is far from dead. A must for any darkcore fanatics!!! 

The Master Mash 'Hardcore In Darkness EP' is available to purchase now from the official Master Mash Bandcamp page for a "Name Your Price" deal. So if you are enjoying the tunes then support the artist to make future releases!!!

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[VMRDT099] Hektic - Taken EP [Available From All Good Viral-Mental Records Digital Stockists Now!!!]

1/ Taken.
2/ Nah Dead.
3/ Dead Leg.
4/ Selecta.

Viral-Mental Records and label mainstay Hektic take you deep into the jungle with the 'Taken EP', featuring four heavyweight, contemporary jungle tracks which give a tip of the hat to those Golden Era sounds of '94-'96.

The collection is kicked off by title track, 'Taken' which fuses together crisp, stepping breaks and moody atmospherics coupled with a deadly reversed Dead Dred/Reese bass combo and iconic 'Predator' vocal snippets to cement that oldskool feel.
Up next 'Nah Dread' drops ruff and rugged ragga and haunting dub vox over a minimal 2-step break, evocative pads and bouncing bassline to deliver a powerful stepper, dripping with menace.

'Dead Leg' captures the very essence of mid nineties, classic jump up wih it's layering of obscure vocal samples, orchestral swells and rolling breaks, brought together by a massive, electrifying sine wave bass riff that would put the likes of Mampi Swift to shame.
Perfectly rounding off the EP we have 'Selecta', a potent blend of classic ragga vocals, bubbling bass notes and snappy breakbeats that's guaranteed to get your heart pumping, you head nodding and your feet moving. 

If vintage Tru Playaz, Dread Recordings and Trouble On Vinyl were your bag back in the day. or have inspired your musical directions today, then look no further than this fine selection of moody, jump-up junglism from Hektic here. You'll be glad you did!

The Hektic, 'Taken EP' is available to purchase from all good Viral-Mental Records digital stockists now, so get ready to do damage with these badboys!!!



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FAT FRUMOS - The fat of the Cat [13track Digital Album - SUCK PUCK RECORDZ]

01. Acid Dancer
02. No donk limits
04. Baba Vika Raver
05. Bananas from my garden
06. In da wood
07 evaR dancing fever
08. Chughie v google tebya iskali
09. Soplika
10. Fish boy danses (Captain Raveman Remix)
11. Bananas from my garden (Goreshit Remix)
12. z-outro
13. Black mettal reage (sleepy cat remix)

Ukraine's finest Ravecore nutter, Fat Frumos has just released his brand new album aiming to burn each and every brain cell till nothing left to follow!
Dima from Odessa is one of the greatest and illustrious Ravecore/Breakcore producers/DJ worldwide, with a tough undeground standpoint, big production skills blending styles and great djing.
'The fat of the Cat' is a 13track digital album from him, coming out alongside 2 seriously mental additions of Swedish Cock Rock co-manager, Captain Raveman and UK Lolicore honcho, Goreshit. This album fulfils everyone's desire to get congested with Odessa's Speedcore/Acid/Hardcore Techno rhythms all under a neo-rave umbrella.
Noteworthy also the fact that you can also purchase the bundle of the digital copy of the album alongside 6 FF stickers.
All in all, Fat Frumos scores again! Top work!


Fav Tune: Chughie v google tebya iskali

Saturday 18 November 2017

[KK 009] RadioKillaZ - Dead Man Walking [Available To Download Now From All Good Digital Stores!!!]

1/ Dead Man Walking.

The RadioKillaZ are back once more to pummel your eardrums with yet another relentless barrage of the filthiest breaks, grimiest rhymes and booming basslines with the release of their latest release 'Dead Man Walking'
Combining a razor-sharp series of crisp breaks paired with an electrifying bassline, 'Dead Man Walking' is brought to completion by Harry Rox's gruff, lyrical flow telling a tale of inner city hardships and inequality. 

The RadioKillaZ once again excel in delivering contemporary hip-hop flavours for 2017 which successfully delivers an on-topic message without ever compromising on danceability. Get yourself acquainted with 'Dead Man Walking' now!!!

The RadioKillaZ 'Dead Man Walking' single is available to download for just £0.99 from the official Killa Kutz label store...

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Sunday 12 November 2017

[.rav02] ORK MAN - Grave Marker EP [Out on .rave]

01. ddd
02. scrap night
03. moog dust

Very close to the recent release of a big compilation like 'dokidoki jungle' from this outstanding Japanese label, dot rave (or .rave) returns with a gift out to all followers and Breakcore/Jungle lovers. It's all about a brand new alternative weapon of Jungle under experimental & IDM sounds given now on free download/donation by Japanese producer Ork Man on his fresh 3 track 'Grave Marker EP'.



RN045:: Neurygma & Nayim - Saved My Life [RAVENOYZ RECORDINGS]

Tenerife's towering HCB duet like Neurygma meet one of the most talented juvenile in our scene, the badboy Nayim and deliver a magnificent piano breaks tune using a classic and well known sample. High Spanish temperament and skills in effect by the infamous duet of Neurygma who return after a while and collab for the very first time with Nayim.
'Saved My Life' is out now digitally on hard working mr. Wislov's label, Ravenoyz.
And more to follow soon ...



Amaretto - Boogie Bang

21 year old Japanese producer DJ Takumi, returns under his breakbeat moniker, Amaretto offering a 1994 inspired Happy Hardcore belter of a tune!! Flawless and rolling as most of his tunes, 'Boogie Bang' is out now digitally via his personal bandcamp page.
And for those who fancy for more, keep your eyes peeled for his forthcoming release on NuVision Records (preview here)


Saturday 11 November 2017

Aeon Four - Sonic Lianas [4track EP]

01. Touch Down
02. Skylines
03. Crimson Love
04. Collaborate

The almighty and versatile Jungle Breaks duet of Aeon Four (a.k.a Matti and Heikki) has recently returned with one more quality addition and ideal following up release to their album 'Tales From The Stroboscopic Ocean' which came out this summer.
These two brothers from Finland deliver now 4 fresh deep cuts of Oldskool inspired Jungle buzz under modern techniques offering an intense effect with their solid and clear beats!
Above board, this intensity of production in every tune they've released, is a key to a successful result, thus the boys already know the drill truly. Props goes also to the culpit behind mastering, and their fellow citizen Fanu who has made one more expert work!

On this, 'Sonic Lianas EP' should be on your alert and in case you haven't heard of the boys you can simply read about our introduction feature about them.
People say that a good beginning is the half battle, moreover time will stay as a friend to their future & forthcoming projects.



"The Best Of Sparki Dee Mix" - by Sparki Dee


01. Big Kids
02. Iconique - Step Into The Mood (Sparki Dee Remix)
03. Vice Den
04. Kicks Like A Mule - The Bouncer (Sparki Dee 2016 Remix)
05. I've Been Watching You
06. Energize 92
07. Undergrowth
08. Pursuit Of Darkness (The Beat The Bass)
09. The Prodigy - Your Love (Sparki Dee 2014 Remix)
10. Round The Twist
11. Slow Down
12. I Want You
13. Uplift Me
14. Lost My Mind (Shot Away Mix)
15. Meant The World To Me
16. In Hackney
17. Darkness Inna Babylon
18. Shadows Of Dane Valley (Darkness In Thanet)
19. Yoji - Domt Wake Me From The Dream (Sparki Dee's 160 Remix)
20. Tommy Tank (Off The Rails Mix)
21. A.N.G.R.Y (Back On The Attack)
22. Pleasure