Sunday 28 October 2018

PRVEP002:: VA PARANOID RECORDINGS 2 [Crowdfunding - 12" Vinyl; EP / tunes by DJ Gaffer/RenegadeGenius/Simon Harris]

A1 - Gaffer - Run The Scene
A2 - RenegadeGenius - All Over Again
B1 - RenegadeGenius - Nothing Compares To Hardcore
B2 - Simon Harris - F***ng Rip Off Man

When we deal with Hardcore Breaks then we should not skip on Paranoid Recordings, the almighty and hard working label from London and its great management behind like Gaffer & RenegadeGenius.

The truth is that every year turns to be repeatedly outstanding in regards with 'vinyl releases'.
Seems unreal but its a fact that year by year 12" Vinyl releases have rised up within the scene. Furthermore there are more undeground labels born, even more producers and extra motivation & passion.
Thus, Paranoid crew have made up their minds to re-release Vinyl again after a couple of years and this time it will be strictly a Vinyl release aside digital versions of the tracks.

At first hand, this is a Qrates crowdfunding project, which means that all fans are called to purchase this project if they're up to order it and of course support it.

This upcoming 12" Vinyl EP is all about a modern revival of label's favourite music years, specifically 1992 & 1993. Hardcore Breaks. From the slamming 160bpm Jungle Techno opener 'Run The Scene' by Gaffer to the junglistic gem 'All Over Again' by Paranoid co-manager RenegadeGenius, who gets in on a darker tip on the flipside with the magnificent and catchy 'Nothing Compares To Hardcore'. Yes. It's the chipmunk side of Sinead singing about Hardcore!
Last but not least, Paranoid crew have achieved the unexpected and that is to recall Simon Harris, (who's been on the 1st Paranoid 12" EP back in 2010, and hasn't done any tune for many years) to make a tune for their superb Hardcore plate. And he didn't disappoint them at all.
B2 is a proper dark bomb by Simon, stepping between the classic 'Lord of Nulls Lines' and some of his favourite games from the 90s.

"PRVEP002:: VA PARANOID RECORDINGS 2" is limited to 200 copies only, it won't be repressed and no digitals available. Once funding hit the target, it will proceed into cut. So if you love Nuskool Hardcore you should not sleep on that. It's a must item for your collection and appreciation to these 3 great gents!






Friday 26 October 2018

Type​-​303 - The New Ravelution EP [INSULT TO INJURY]

01. The New Ravelution
02. Nautilus
03. Acid Earth
04. Thousand Pieces

You're already aware of UK culture & music mag of Ransom Note but maybe you're missing its sub-label? Or not? Well never too late, especially when you can get a release like this one.

Insult To Injury is the very young, just a few months old, label run by London established DJ Timothy Clerkin with the essential help of Ransom Note Records; and its new installment is just gorgeous!
Finland's based producer and Acid passionate, Type-303 has just delivered an outstanding personal EP, which pays homage to the Oldskool Rave scene and couldn't get any better due to its great result and devoted hard work from this producer.

A must to watch producer who has already been signed on labels such as I Love Acid and X0X Records and strikes back stronger again with a deep warehouse feeling, rave nostalgia and hot stabs onto his 4track weapon.
'The New Ravelution' is his new digital release coming out on Insult To Injury; and we'd highly recommend that you should save in your memory both the label and Type-303.
Even brighter things to come...

Till then, enter yourselves into the new ravelution!



Friday 19 October 2018

[ICP002] Innercore Project ‎- Volume Two [Vinyl Crowdfund Reservations Available Now From Music Preservation Society!!!]

A - Trippin On Beats.
AA - Terminal Velocity.
B - Stay Tuned.
BB - Feel So.

After the overall success of 'Innercore Project Volume 1', the Music Preservation Society is ready to take crowd-funding pre-orders to deliver a second helping of authentic, oldskool hardcore sounds with the forthcoming release of 'Innercore Project Volume Two'.

We are first hit with a manic slice of breakbeat hardcore with 'Trippin On Beats', jam-packed with all of the required elements to get you moving; euphoric stab patterns, uplifting pianos, bubblin' 303 acid riffs and chunky breakbeats coming straight outta 1992.
Up next Innercore takes on a trip to the darkside with 'Terminal Velocity', a heavyweight, amen break fuelled jungle tekno number infused with brain searing mentasms, bouncing Tango & Ratty-esque bass throbs and razor-sharp stabs to put the 'fear' right into you. 

The flipside sees 'Stay Tuned' drop an ecstatic piano melody on the intro before hitting you with a juggernaut of rush inducing riffs, overlaid with rugged breaks, booming bass and a choice selection of oldskool hip-hop scratches and vocal snippets.
We are then brought to the EP's conclusion with 'Feel So', a track which raises the E-lation bar to maximum with a flurry of rushy, female 'Oooohhs' set to an emotive piano section that's guaranteed to get all hands raised in the air, or your money back!!!

The Innercore Project proves that hardcore is well and truly alive and well with this stellar selection of upfront, contemporary rave tracks. If the spirit of 1992/1993 rave flows through you then you will need this 12" in your collection!!!   

Pre-orders for the Innercore Project 'Volume Two' EP are available to purchase now, exclusively from the Music Preservation Society webstore for only £10.00 (plus P&P).

This releases is currently awaiting a minimum of 94  more pre-orders before being pressed to vinyl, and as of now, has 1 month and 22 days left for pressing to go ahead. If you want to own this contemporary piece of jungle techno then please don't hesitate to get those pre-orders in now!!!

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Wednesday 17 October 2018

[BOOM00070] Aeon Four - Cities [Available From All Good Boomsha Recordings Digital Stores Now!!!]

1/ Water Margin.
2/ Jupiter Dawn.
3/ Transient.

Boomsha Recordings joins forces with Finnish production duo Aeon Four to unleash three deep and atmospheric jungle tracks spanning a spectrum of tempos, from restrained, 140 bpm future jungle to hectic 160bpm, retro drum & bass rollers, with the release of the 'Cities' EP. So come with us... It's time for the Strictly NuSkool Blog to do a bit of urban exploration... 

Setting off the proceedings we have 'Water Margin', a sublime fusion of crisp, 150 bpm breaks and deep bass pulses, set to a series of luscious pads, periodically interspersed with choice oldskool hardcore snippets (DJ Edge!) for that perfect nod to the Golden Age of rave.

'Jupiter Dawn' ups the tempo a few notches to deliver a frantic, layered amen break driven slice of junglism, complimented by fragments of female vocals and a gossamer light, pad section which instantly sets your soul soaring, capturing a similar vibe as 4 Hero's 1993 classic, 'Universal Love.

Rounding off the trio we have 'Transient', a potent jungle breaks fusion, pairing skeletal breakbeats and thunderous 808 bass booms with awe inspiring, ascending and descending synth drones and vintage hardcore MC samplage, to add a little touch of the oldskool into the mix.

With this latest label offering, Boomsha along with Aeon Four offer up a stellar selection of jungle, all of which incorporates the very best of the scenes' long and rich history to deliver three essential pieces of contemporary breaks and bass.

The Breakbeatscientist's pick of the bunch... 'Jupiter Dawn'.

Aeon Four's 'Cities' EP is available to download now from all Boomsha Recordings digital stockists and streaming sites.... 




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Tuesday 16 October 2018

[SCR006] Krave - Revenge EP [12" Vinyl & Digital Pre-Order Available To Purchase Now From Sub Code Records!!!]

A1 - Part 4.
A2 - Revenge Remix.
B1 - Run It... Cos Dis Is How We Roll.
B2 - Untitled.

Up and coming producer, Krave has seen his distinctive, authentic jungle works grace a plethora of labels over the past two years, including the likes of Amenology, Dark Til Dawn, Phatt Bubba, Supercharger and Switchblade Digital. This November sees the his debut vinyl and digital appearance on the mighty Sub Code Recordings, with pre-orders for the 'Revenge EP' available to purchase now.

First up we are introduced to a heavyweight round of hip-hop flavoured junglism with the Biggie Smalls and KRS One sampling 'Part 4', which combines crunching breaks with '90's rap vocals and jazzy sample flourishes set to a booming 808 bassline to get your head nodding in appreciation.
Up next Krave drops a punishing barrage of rolling, sliced and diced amens on the 'Revenge Remix', a 1995 style jungle belter jam-packed with ragga vocal snippets and cavernous, Reese bass drones that'll get any sound system shaking.

On the flip we are hit with a hard hitting Soul Pride meets 'Scottie' breakbeat workout with 'Run It... Cos Dis Is How We Roll', a frenetic slice of expert level drum programming interspersed with Cypress Hill horns and spine-tingling diva vox to inject a little of soul to balance out all the ruffness.
'Untitled' rounds off our quartet of jungle gems with a veritable 21 gun salute of rapid-fire Think breaks and machine-gun amen snares, paired with soothing pad washes and an infectious, bubbling bassline.

Over the past few years Krave has proven himself to be a producer to keep your eye on, and with the 'Revenge EP' he shows no sign of slowing down any time soon. An essential purchase for anyone who loves their 1994-1995 jungle!

The Krave 'Revenge EP' is available to purchase in both vinyl and digital formats from the official Sub Code Records Bandcamp store, for £11 and £5 (vinyl orders come with a free digital copy also), and are expected to be ready for postage around 01/11/18.

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A brief history of Acid House by Suddi Raval [AFTERTOUCH PUBLICATIONS]

This could have also been titled as "How a synthesizer has acidentally changed the world'' taken from a recent video teaser by the legendary Suddi Raval, a loyal soldier of the true skool of Acid House and a member of Together, co-responsible for the anthem 'Hardcore Uproar' which has reached #12 in UK Charts back in early 90's.

Suddi Raval is the man behind a personal new project of a book on behalf of the Acid House movement 30th anniversary. The book is called 'A brief history of Acid House' and comes out on an attractive illustrated edition showcasing its colorful history as well as stand out events & pioneers like Ikutaro Kakehashi, Tadao Kikumoto, Frankie Knuckles, Ron Hardy, Phuture etc.
In addition there's some special mention to the TB-303 synthesizer, The Hacienda night club, Shoom, Blackburn, The Media, the UK Government, Football casuals, 1980’s Police aggression.
On top of that, Suddi has printed 303 copies of the book but as he has announced there will be more, however one way or another make sure to purchase your copy as soon as possible.
A brief history stated from a real man who lived it up directly from the birth of the genre to its evolution and transfer to the clubs to date.

A highly recommended book for the Acid House lovers, fun to read and essential for you collection.

And if you want some music action, Suddi Raval doesn't quit, thus he has already set up a brand new 5track 12" EP written by himself and Matt Sargeant.
An EP which kinda represents the return of Together. Don't sleep on that!
"The House Sound of Together" can be pre-ordered now here

Sunday 14 October 2018

KNITEFORCE hits 100 releases! [KF100 Bundle] Triple Vinyl, Triple CD, Bonus Content!!

From 1992 till now the almighty Kniteforce Records counts 26 years of action with a quality music arsenal, a hungry collective of Hardcore troopers, a united family, an outstanding brand within the Hardcore Breakbeat scene and some weeks ago it has finally reached the remarkable and frenzy number of 100 releases in total!
Not so many labels (especially representing this type of sound) can achieve that. However, Kniteforce has proved that despite all difficulties over the years, it has turned stronger year by year and maybe more ambitious that ever; since 2016 when it begun re-releasing Vinyl again!

And now the new celebrating bundle from the label is simply ridiculous due to what's provided! 
The 100th release (seems unreal to me even while I'm typing that) is called 'The Triple Threat' and couldn't get bigger I think.

It's called 'triple' because it's a triplepack 12" Vinyl and each Vinyl represents something off Kniteforce movement.
Kniteforce Records, KFA and Knitebreed. So every Vinyl features 4 tracks being remixed by artists from the other sub-labels of Kniteforce. And the artists in? Starting from legendary names like head honcho Luna-C, Hyper on Experience, Liquid, Future Primitive, DJ Ham, DJ Jedi to nuskoolers TNO, Audio X, Alex Jungle, Paul Bradley, Empyreal, Ant To Be, Scartat.
In a few words a dream team of a very skillful Hardcore army from present-past and future.

On the top of that, there is a triple CD version including an unmixed double CD with 24 remixes totally (the ones from the 12" version + others new) and a mixed CD by DJ Brisk. All of them will be available for free as digital when you purchase this limited bundle and there's also some extra praise for your purchase.

That is the 'KF100Bonus - The Triple Threat Overflow LP' which includes 8 digital tunes. Specifically:
01. Dj Brisk - Airhead (Sanxion Remix)
02. Luna-C and Lowercase - Bad Enough (Ponder Remix)
03. Sublove - One By One (Paul Bradley Remix)
04. Abyss - Wicker Man (Dj Deluxe Remix)
05. TNO - Orphanage (Dj Beeno Remix)
06. Beeno - Beggin in The Jungle (Shaun FM Remix)
07. Disrupta & Sonic Fixation - The Feeling
08. Bucksta - Neon Lights

Last but not least you can get Paul Bradley's "After The Triple Threat: Preview Mix" (digital again) and an exclusive sample pack to "Bomb Da Bassline" by DJ Luna-C.

In conclusion this Autumn's gift goes out to you dear good reader and Hardcore fan, in terms of your respect to Hardcore, respect to Kniteforce and willing to add this essential phenomenal release in your personal collection.

And the History to be continued...


Thursday 11 October 2018


4 THE CORE is the name of a brand new label born these days by a great supporter & lover in the scene, and on top of that an ambitious man aiming to offer something fresh!
And what's fresh?
There's a 4piece Nuskool Hardcore first installment presented by some outstanding skillful Nu-Rave gents! Four new singles available digitally with the likes of Langham, Beeno, DJ Revive and Yannick Biscuits. Mad breakbeats and Happy Hardcore tornados all around make an ideal debut for 4 the Core them 4.

4 The Core Recordings came in surface in order to stay and to provide quality evolved hardcore breakbeats, not strictly an Oldskool revival, but the next level. All these tunes are absolutely a great sign for the future and Mark (the label manager) wants more people to be involved and send over their demos. Open to good music, open to people who appreciate the scene!
You can buy now the first pack of digis as available on label's Bandcamp page.


Wednesday 10 October 2018

[LBTR01] Various - The Return [Available Now From All Good Liquid Boppers Digital & Streaming Sites!!!]

1/ Simple Souls & MC Astro - Can't Do Without It .
2/ Miss Guided - Choose You.
3/ Ji Ben Gong - Lost Past.
4/ Link - Live Life.
5/ Marcus Tee - My Groove.
6/ Woodtekr & Lady Emz - Creamy Clouds.
7/ TS - The Sun.
8/ The Seventh Plane - Decisions.

After a 3 year period of slumber the mighty Liquid Boppers label makes a welcome comeback to the world of liquid drum and bass with the release of 'The Return', an eight track album featuring the very best in underground, liquid drum & bass talent.

We are first introduced to the immensely uplifting sounds of 'Can't Do Without It' by Simple Souls & MC Astro, which sees soul diva vocals meet rhythm and blues piano melodies, set to a thundering combination of breaks and bass and Astro's positive vibed, lyrical flow. 
Miss Guided presents to us a spine-tingling example of soulful, Motown style R&B meets liquid D&B with 'Choose You', where yearning female vocals intermingle with steppin' breaks and warm bass notes to deliver a fine example of soul & bass.

Ji Ben Gong returns to the Liquid Boppers fold bringing with him a contemplative slice of piano led jungle with 'Lost Past', a track which expertly adds a touch of wistful melancholia, with it's use of minor keys, to a soundtrack of frenetic beats.
Up next we see Link drop a potent dose of uplifting funkadelica, with 'Live Life', an energetic number, jam-packed with '70's flavours deftly engineered to get your feet moving on the dancefloor and put a smile on your face.

Taking us back to the present we have Marcus Tee deliver some deep and soulful liquid grooves with 'My Groove' which incorporates luscious, Good Looking style, synth melodies and spoken word, female vocals over a fusion of crisp breaks and jazzy bassline.
'Creamy Clouds' sees Woodtekr join forces with legendary chanteuse, Lady Emz who lends her unmistakable, freestyle vocal refrains to a precision crafted 2-step backing and jazz 'n' bass fusion guaranteed to get people's head nodding in approval.

The last stretch introduces TC's hauntingly soulful 'The Sun', which pairs intricate breaks and enveloping sub bass with fragile, heavily reverberating male vocals, reminiscent of Burial's trademark, cavernous dubstep sound.
Bringing the collection to a close we have The Seventh Plane who presents 'Decisions', an epic and exhilarating marriage of rapid-fire beats and ascending/descending bass, set to sumptuous pads and poignant synth pattern to pull at your heart-strings.

The Liquid Boppers brand may have been absent, but with 'The Return' album marking it's reemergence to the scene, the label proves that it has been far from resting on it's laurels. An essential purchase for any lover of liquid drum & bass! 

'The Return' album is available to download and stream from all good Liquid Boppers digital stores and streaming sites.




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Sunday 7 October 2018

[Bandcamp] DJ Roko - Scary Faces EP [6-Track Darkside Jungle EP Available To Download Now!!!]

1/ Scary Faces.
2/ Drones.
3/ Deadly Sins. 
4/ Reality.
5/ Torment.
6/ Sirens (Bonus Track).

Something wanton, something wicked is coming your way to Bandcamp! Darkside don, DJ RoKo unleashes his dark soul to present to you the 'Scary Faces EP', a mini-albums worth of some of the heaviest and most pitch black, breakbeat hardcore and jungle straight from the depths of hell. It's time for us to dig out the garlic and holy water, and step into the DARKSIDE!!!

The dark tone is set perfectly by opening track 'Scary Faces', a thundering slice of darkcore, junglism which blends together a potent mix of heavyweight breaks, doom-laden bass patterns and a flurry of razor-sharp stabs, accompanied by choice 'Hellraiser' dialogue samples. As Pinhead says... "welcome to hell"!!!
'Drones' up next introduces us to some authentic, 1993 style, menace fuelled jungle with it's expert use of ominous pads and rolling amens, which lead you to an unexpected uplifting before descending into chaos once more. 

We are hit with a series of creepy, lonesome 'Landlord' piano stabs on 'Deadly Sins', before the mayhem is let loose under a maelstrom of layered, Formation Records style breakbeats and hyper-kinetic, rave riffs, which in turn are interspersed by periods of eerie calmness.
Our Lead Cenobite returns once more to bring us some 'Reality', which in this case come in the format of ten ton amens, brooding bass, moody synth melodies and a plethora of stab sections (watch out for that Tango & Ratty style riff!!!) that'll get your skin crawling in anticipation. 

'Torment' follows next and delivers a rapidfire selection of tearing beats overlaid with an ascending/descending pad section which immediately evokes the works of 1993 era DJ Junk in terms of atmosphere and breakbeat choppage. Plus points for the added mentasm drones!
We reach the EP's conclusion with bonus track, 'Sirens', a relentless slice of moody hardcore and jungle set to a monstrous bubbling bassline, rolling breakbeats and sinister Jesse Deep 'Planet Mystery' synth notes ramping up the tension perfectly.

If your musical tastes veer towards the dark and infernal, then by the power of Christ, you are compelled to buy this EP before Beelzebub comes to claim your mortal soul!!!

Roko's 'Scary Faces EP' is available to download now from Bandcamp page for a bargain price of £6 (or more if you are feeling generous!), so if you want some horror-core beats for the Halloween month, then you know where to go!!!

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Saturday 6 October 2018


[KOR028] Non Compliance - Kick The Habit E.P [Available To Download & Stream From All Good Kut Off Records Digital Stockists Now!!!!]

1/ Kick The Habit.
2/ Hear Dis.
3/ Feel The Bass.

Breakbeat dons, Non Compliance and Kut Off Records are back with yet another top notch selection of chunky beats and booming bass to test your sound-system, with the release of the 'Kick The Habit E.P'.

The Non Compliance crew sets the ball rolling with title track 'Kick The Habit', an energetic 134 BPM breakbeat number which expertly layers crisp, rolling breaks over a thundering bassline and twisted midrange riff accompanied by gorgeous, 'Inner City Life' style strings and Old Harry Rox's trademark gruff vocals.

Up next we are treated to a heavy dosage of uplifting, dub-breaks with 'Hear Dis', a track which effortlessly incorporates rocksteady, percussive elements and trumpet melodies alongside soaring, euphoric pads and head-nodding bass to create the perfect marriage of reggae and rave.

To round of the collection we are presented with 'Feel The Bass', which gives a respectful nod to the past by utilising everything from oldskool, rave diva vocals, rugged jungle breaks, chilled-funk melodies and iconic Jungle Brothers' rhymes in the mix.

For anyone who appreciates a bit of the old with the new for their breakbeat fix, then the 'Kick The Habit E.P' easily ticks all the required boxes and then-some!!! 

The Non Compliance 'Kick The Habit E.P' is available to download for £1.99 from the official Kut Off Records website. Just subscribe to the mailing list for your copy now...

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