Wednesday 28 November 2018

GL0WKiD's Generation X Radio Show Presents The 'Calling The Hardcore Special' (Kniteforce Radio 24/11/18)

The Strictly NuSkool Blog's GL0WKiD makes his trip over to the UK to experience the sights and sounds of Brighton's legendary 'Calling The Hardcore' events, and get's to interview hardcore and jungle legends, DJ Jedi, KeeZee and Calling The Hardcore event organiser, and founder of nuskool rave act Try Unity, the one and only RadioSam. 

As showcased on Kniteforce Radio, the Calling The Hardcore Generation X Radio Show delves into the event's mission to bring the unmistakable sounds of rave back to 2018's clubland, and underpins exactly how vibrant the contemporary breakbeat hardcore scene is today. As well provide a taste of the forthcoming 'Calling The Hardcore' triple vinyl LP, which includes contributions from oldskool and nuskool pioneers
Damage Inc., InnerCore, Dave Skywalker, Ellis Dee, Ron Wells, DJ Jedi, KeeZee, Nervous & Anxious, Systec & SirRice, Blackmass Plastics Try Unity, and Raving Overdose Productions.

Check out the 1 hours 42 minute GL0WKiD Generation X Radio Show 'Calling The Hardcore Special, aired on Kniteforce Radio on 24/11/18 on the Youtube player below...

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Friday 23 November 2018

[BF327] LIQUID vs AK1200 - The Rave Revival Vol.1 [BROOKLYN FIRE RECORDS]

01. The Light
02. The Dark

Brooklyn Fire Records go ahead to their 400th release providing tons of energy and quality modern vibes for the dancefloor and your pleasure. Till then, there is a seriously remarkable collaboration right in here with two Rave dons, one's based in UK and the other in US.
Namely it's all about the very prolific over the last 2 years, Eamon Downes from Liquid and the almighty and one of the longest Drum & Bass runners, AK1200 from US.

Liquid, well known off the '92 chart topper "Sweet Harmony" has returned stronger than ever with a second personal album released last year, entitled "Energy Flows" as well as various stuff coming out on Kniteforce Records & Music Mondays.
Currently living in Rome but his blood is still pumping with the infamous UK rave revival spirit, thus allowed him making this fresh collaboration with OrlanDON AK1200, offering two fresh gems on a digital release called "The Rave Revival Vol.1".

BigRiddim Recordings head honcho, AK1200 skips a little bit of his D&B roots and delivers something very nostalgic ('The Dark') & uplifting ('The Light') alongside Liquid on two Rave Breaks similar tunes that differ only to the emotions they can give you while listening to them.

"The Rave Revival Vol.1" is out now. A DJ friendly weapon of a good set, a highly recommended release for your digital collection, moreover when being fan of those two iconic heads & this great label run by Tommie Sunshine.





[OMN152] Earthworm Jim + Spongebob Squarewave - Moonshine E.P. [OFF ME NUT]

01. The Condition
02. Run Away
03. So Hard
04. Nothin Can't Stop Us
05. Somebody

Sheffield's manic act of Spongebob Squarewave returns to his Off Me Nut base to deliver an extreme collaboration with Earthworm Jim and a super work of 5 stomping stormers all packed digitally & entiled "Moonshine E.P.". It's a modern approach of Happy Hardcore mixed up with bassline mode with wisse sick sampling and a banging result in full effect!
Highly recommended for all the rave up crew. Hands up to the "Moonshine E.P." and to Off Me Nut party crew. An ideal 5track weapon for every DJ who want to get it over 170 bpm of sweat!



[DCLS002] DJ Style 90.6 - Dark Power / Trans-Elevation [12" Vinyl Single Available To Download Now From Hardcore Vinylist Records!!!]

A - Dark Power.
B - Trans-Elevation.

Following through after the success of the 'Alirght / Satisfied' 12", DJ Style 90.6 and Hardcore Vinylist Records makes a welcome return and brings with him yet another vinyl exclusive slice of contemporary junglism, with the 'Dark Power / Trans-Elevation' single ready to set your SL1210's on fire.

The collection kicks off with the deep, dark and atmospheric 'Dark Power', which deftly combines luscious pads with thundering bass pulses, rolling Amens and Soul Pride breaks and ominous movie dialogue snippets which sets a perfect tone of unease before destroying the listener with a devastating, stab fuelled drop.

On the flipside we are presented with an adrenaline soaked piece of jungle-tekno with 'Trans-Elevation', a potent blend of relentless kick-drums layered over crisp breaks and an uplifting synth riff, flavoured with swirling mentasms and ragga sound-clash vocals which perfectly captures that pivotal point when jungle, techno and hardcore merged together late 1993-1994. 

Whether your rave flavours veer towards the dark or lighter side of hadcore, the 'Dark Power / Trans-Elevation' single has all bases covered. This one is  recommended for all fans of Dark Horse Records, Tango, Pascal & Sponge and Unatural Light!!!

The DJ Style 90.6, 'Dark Power / Trans-Elevation' 12" vinyl single is available to purchase now for £9.99 (plus P&P) from the official Hardcore Vinylist Records Bandcamp store, and is vinyl only. So if you wish to own a copy you better move fast as limited copies are available!!!

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[4TCR-EP02] Beeno, Stammers, Thibor - 3 Peas In A Pod [4-Track EP Available To Download Now From 4 The Core Recordings!!!]

1/ Beeno - Trip Dem.
2/ Beeno - The Ghostbuster.
3/ Beeno & Khyzer Zuke (Stammers) - In Heaven.
4/ Beeno & Thibor - Thanks.

Hot off the heels of the slammin' DJ Revive EP, 4 The Core Recordings are back with another quartet of breakbeat hardcore belters to set the rave alight, with the release of the '3 Peas In A Pod EP' from Kniteforce Radio regular DJ Beeno, alongside fellow K.F.R. cohorts Khyzer Zuke (aka Stammers) and Thibor

The man like Beeno opens up the collection with the tearing 'Trip Dem', a contemporary update on that 1992 breakbeat hardcore template which combines 180 mph, D&B amens with hardcore sampleadelica with nuff pilfering from the likes of classic house diva vocals right through to Ennio Morricone's iconic 'Chi Mai' melody.

Beeno follows up with a madcap, four-to-the-floor hardcore mashup of classic '80's paranormal comedy movie clips and uplifting, Jackie Wilson samples with... 'The Ghostbuster', which comes jam-packed with contrasting happy and dark jungle-tekno elements to catch out the unwary raver.

'In Heaven' sees Beeno join forces with Khyzer Zuke for a thundering slice of 1992-style breakbeat mentalism, complete with chunky beats, booming bass notes and a plethora of exhilarating stabs and rave riffs, as well as expertly implemented borrowings from vintage child safety ads and 'Everything Is Fine' vox from 'Dr Adamski's Muscal Pharmacy' LP.

Rounding up the collection we have Beeno & Thibor's 'Thanks', which takes us on a fill-on hardcore/('90's) jump-up jungle assault, where rolling amens do battle with thundering kickdrums, monstrous bass 'whoomps', ragga chatter and Dido (!?). Which despite sounding nigh on impossible to gel together effectively, it works a treat!

The 4 The Core Recording camp comes up with yet another inspired selection of genre-defying tracks from breakbeat hardcore's up and coming elite. If you seek the very best in boundary pushing hardcore, then you need this in your collection!!! 

The Beeno, Stammers, Thibor '3 Peas In A Pod' EP is available to purchase now from the official 4 The Core Recordings Bandcamp page for £6 in high quality digital format (320 MP3, WAV, FLAC, etc).

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Thursday 22 November 2018

[SFR007] Redshift & DJ Problem Child - Stepping Stones / Hegemon [Limited Edition 12" Vinyl & Digital Pre-Orders Available Now!!!]

A - Stepping Stones (featuring Man Parris).
B - Hegemon.

Silent Force Recordings welcomes Redshift and Problem Child to the fold with the release of the 'Stepping Stones / Hegemon', 12" vinyl and digital single. Ushering in a new era of dark mid-nineties themed, tech-step drum & bass. It's time to batten down the hatches, as we prepare for a full-on audio assault...

We are first introduced to the moody, sci-fi futurism of 'Stepping Stones' which drops crisp, 2-step breaks over thunderous bass notes, ominous industrial drones and subsonic rave stabs, complimented by legendary MC, Man Parris on vocal duties. 'Stepping Stones' instantly brings to mind the very essence of those infamous Blue Note Sessions by delivering no-nonsense, headstrong drum & bass.

Flipping things over we are once more plunged into the darkness with the pitch black  'Hegemon', a track which unleashes desolate atmospheric tones set to a punishing, layered amen break, rib-cage shaking, 808 bass booms and eerie movie dialogue snippets. If your D&B appreciation falls within the realms of Renegade Hardware/Dylan/Droppin' Science/Twisted Anger, circa 1996, then 'Hegemon' will tick all your boxes.

With this heavyweight slab of wax, Redshift & Problem Child present an essential selection of tech-step cuts for  anyone who considers themselves a lover of headstrong, drum & bass. 

The Redshift & DJ Problem Child 'Stepping Stones / Hegemon' 12" vinyl is available to pre-rder now from the Silent Force Recordings Bandcamp page for £9.99 plus postage & packaging. Quantities are limited to only 200 copies and also include a free digital copy. Digital versions are also available to purchase for only £2.00.

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Sunday 18 November 2018

The Nastysquad @ [17NOV.2018]

DJ Direct from The Nastysquad has returned this Saturday with one more quality showcase @ Sunrise FM offering fresh Hardcore tunes with the likes of Ellis Dee, Nicky Allen, Sparki Dee, Deadly Nightshade, JMT on a special mixture of oldies and nuskool vibes!


[SSV5] D.J. Wax - Spandangle Selection Volume 5 [4-Track Rare & Unreleased Jungle 12" Vinyl EP Available To Purchase Now!!!]

A1 - Morning Drums (Dubplate Mix).
A2 - Ohh Oh.
B1 - Moments So Dark (Remix).
B2 - PD-21.

After the resounding success of the previous Bay B Kane release, Spandangle Selection are back once more with yet another collection of rare and unreleased oldskool hardcore and jungle gems on vinyl only. This time featuring four rare and unreleased tracks from D.J. Wax, who earned a place in jungle history with 1993's legendary 'Moments So Dark'.

We are first presented with the exquisite 'Morning Drums (Dubplate Mix)', a lush piece of atmospheric jungle which was only ever made available on dubplate to a very select number of DJ's back in the day, and delivers frenetic drum-programming layered over luscious pads.
Up next we have 'Ohh Oh', also from D.J. Wax's unreleased D.A.T. collection, a string driven slice of uplifting jungle comprised of rolling breaks, booming, descending bass patterns and ecstatic female vocals to get all hands in the air.

The flipside offers up an undisputed and remastered oldskool anthem in the form of the 'Moments So Dark (Remix)', which was played out by many a rave heavyweight back in the day. Adding even more elements from the Art Of Noise classic to create an intoxicating, rush inducing, hardcore jungle classic. 
Rounding off the collection we have 'PD-21', which also appears courtesy from D.J. Wax's very own personal dubplate archives, and features soaring strings layered over thundering breaks and a bouncing, 808 bassline.

With the D.J. Wax 'Spandangle Selection Volume 5' 12" vinyl, the label has once more excelled itself in unearthing and remastering some lost jungle gems, so make sure you grab yourself a piece of rare and unreleased jungle history before they disappear!

The D.J. Wax 'Spandangle Selection Volume 5' EP is available to purchase now from the official Spandangle Selection webstore for £9.99 plus postage & packaging.

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Friday 16 November 2018

[INVSN019] Grinder - Fake Fear EP [Available Now From All Good Invasion Recordings Digital Stockists!!!]

1/ Fake Fear.
2/ Lost Echo.
3/ Blur.
4/ Silence.

Invasion Recordings return to spread their trademark, pitch black neurofunk sound with the release of 'The Fake Fear EP' by St. Petersburg based D&B producer Grinder

We are first launched into the darkness with title track. 'Fake Fear', which layers atmospheric horror/sc-fi samples over thundering 2-step breaks and rasping bass heavy growl. The tension is further increased by scuttling, sound FX which emulate the aural sensation of cybernetic spiders crawling up your spine.

The tech-step onslaught continues with the darkly atmospheric 'Lost Echo', which expertly combines ominous, atmospheric pads set to a steppin' drum pattern and a deep, cavernous bassline that's guaranteed to get your subs rattling.

Opening up the second half we have the unnervingly sinister 'Blur', a track which instantly evokes a sense of dread by layering industrial synth riffs over a relentless drumbeat, locking the listener into punishing, yet perversely irresistible groove. 

Drawing the quartet to a perfect close, 'Silence' rewinds us back to the late nineties, when the likes of of RAM Records, Renegade Hardware and Virus Recordings ruled the airwaves with monstrous bass pulses locked in eternal conflict with twisted, technoid mid-range riffs. 

If you consider yourself a serious neurofunk connoisseur, then the 'Fake Fear EP' will be a must to have in your collection!!!

Grinder's 'Fake Fear EP' is available to download now from the official Invasion Recordings Bandcamp store...

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Wednesday 14 November 2018

SHUT UP AND DANCE - Michael Caine (Ft. Afghan Dan) [SHUT UP AND DANCE MUSIC]

The real Hackney soldiers and London based pioneers over the last 30+ years, Shut Up & Dance have returned with something fresh & banging!
Of course, none can ever forget their all time classic tunes like the chart topper 'Raving I'm Raving' featuring Peter Bouncer, or '£10 to get in' , '' 'Green Man' and many more others that have put their own character to the intense period of Rave movement and all subgenres!

However things are still rolling and the S.U.A.D. are very proud to unleash a 
very fresh and dirty grime bizniz entitled 'Michael Caine' with maybe the most appropriate MC at the moment, the man like Afghan Dan who's in major progress!
'Michael Cane' is said to be the first single and taster off the upcoming "Shut Up & Dance" album due to come out during 2019, exactly 10 years after the 2 decades celebrational 'How the East Was Won 1989-2009' and this will be for sure an essential history release for your collection.
Till then show you love & support with this ultimate grime smasher, which comes out digitally.




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Monday 12 November 2018

[KAMBO 005] Manarchy - Bass Drama [Kambo Records Single Available To Download Now!!!]

1/ Bass Drama.

Purveyors of the very finest jungle techno, Kambo Records make a long overdue return to the fray with the release of Manarchy's deep, dark and sinister 'Bass Drama' single. 
Steeped in 1993/1994 style, breakbeat meets kickdrum infused energy, 'Bass Drama' layers on an ominous, descending pad melody over a rolling bassline and menacing stabs to deliver a pitch black, jungle techno masterpiece that just oozes with menace.

If you consider yourself a connoisseur of the darker side of hardcore and jungle, then Manarchy's latest production will make a welcome addition to your darkside bestiary!!!

Manarchy's 'Bass Drama' is available to to purchase from the official Kambo Records Bandcamp page for a 'Buy It Now' price. So lay down some cash to support the label and artists to make more music!!!

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Saturday 10 November 2018

[4 The Core Recordings] DJ Revive - The Nostalgia EP [4-Track EP Available To Download Now!!!]

1/ Cry Little Sister.
2/ Get On Up.
3/ Never Give Up.
4/ Rockin Your Body.

4 The Core Recordings and label boss DJ Revive is back again after the successes of the label's first wave of digital releases and his excellent 'The Revival EP' on the Strictly NuSkool Blog's very own freebie label. This time we are presented with four unabashedly ecstatic happy hardcore tracks, coming straight outta the mid to late nineties with the release of 'The Nostalgia EP'

First up we are introduced to an adrenaline packed, 1995 style slice of euphoric breakbeat hardcore with 'Cry Little Sister', which incorporates rolling amens and 'In Complete Darkness' breaks, hands in the air pianos and iconic 'Lost Boys' soundtracks vocals to create a definitive future dancefloor anthem.

Bringing up the rear we have 'Get On Up', a 200 mph combination of thundering, hardcore kicks and breakbeats which are complimented by hi-octane piano melodies and cheese-free, female vocals which expertly meshes together uplifting trance and upfront hardcore elements.

Ecstatic diva vocals, soaring pianos and pounding kickdrums are the order of the day with 'Never Give Up', a track which opens to the sounds if contemporary, detuned synth leads and chopped-up amen break edits, before launching into full-on, 1992 era rave positivity.

Bringing the quartet to a frenetic close, 'Rockin Your Body' piles on lashings of gushing female vox, euphoric trance stabs, relentless 4/4 kicks and heavyweight, tearing breakbeats to ensure that all ravers in the place are on that dancefloor with a smile stamped on their face.

'The Nostalgia EP' sees DJ Revive ensure that upfront and uplifting, breakbeat hardcore is well and truly alive and ready to tear up any rave that it's played out at. An essential addition to the collection of any nuskool hardcore head!!!

DJ Revive's 'The Nostalgia EP' is available to purchase now from the official 4 The Core Recordings Bandcamp page for £6 in high quality digital format (320 MP3, WAV, FLAC, etc), so if you love your hardcore on the euphoric side, then don't hesitate to picck this one up!!!

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