Sunday, 17 February 2019

[SFR008] Redshift & DJ Problem Child - Failsafes / Rainham Nights [Limited Edition 12" Vinyl & Digital Available To Buy Now!!!]


C - Failsafes.
D - Rainham Nights.

This February sees Redshift & DJ Problem Child make a welcome return to Silent Force Recordings, and while their previous release saw the production duo delve into the realms of pitch black tech-step, 'Failsafes / Rainham Nights' sees them takes us on an excursion into the deeper side of drum and bass.

Opening track 'Failsafes' lays down a precision crafted fusion of floating, luscious pads and jazzy elements, which are in turn contrasted by heavy, stepping breakbeats, dissonant synth drones and deep bass notes to create a potent slice of futuristic jazzstep. 

Following on from it's predecessor, 'Rainham Nights' takes us on a more experimental, drum & bass tip with it's use of spine-tingling, soaring pads, off kilter, percussive melodies and powerful bassline, all set to a flurry of intricately layered amen breaks.

It is clear from the outset that Redshift & DJ Problem Child have taken notes from the mid-nineties Golden Age of deep drum & bass. I'm talking about vintage Photek, Source Direct and Digital here. If you like your D&B with a bit of depth to it, then do your collection a favour and treat yourself to a copy of this one!!!


The Redshift & DJ Problem Child 'Failsafes / Rainham Nights' 12" vinyl is available to purchase 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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Saturday, 16 February 2019

[BREED 23] WISLOV - From Another World 12" EP [KNITEBREED RECORDS]


A1. Your Mind
A2. Do You Wanna Stay
B1. From Another World
B2. Give Up The Funk


Tenerife's finest son over the last decades, the man like Wislov has found his Promise Land, which is based on the KF planet of nuskool Hardcore aliens who make some outstanding releases especially the last couple of years.
New breed, new blood, new talents, extra force; and Wislov has signed his 2nd personal work on KF sub-label, Knitebreed!

'From Another World' is the name of his 2019 launching release and it's surely a remarkable record to get. We can't skip our most favourite tune from there which is 'From The Other World' or a Wislov trademark track that is the opener 'Your Mind'. First time I played the A1, it felt like 'Yes! This is the original and official Wislov stylee!''. Amazing tunes all around, professional work and proud to say that we're dealing with some quality Breakbeat Hardcore, ladies & gents!
But what Luna-C, the head honcho says about this new 12" EP?

"Wislov has honed his sound and produced something sublime. This new EP is darker than the previous one, and more serious. It is more underground. And it is much better for it. Subtle yet in your face, this is the music of my early rave days, it is an EP full of tunes that make the night special. I literally had chills listening to it. It made me feel like I did in my first raving years at Labrynth. All the tunes are amazing, and the drumwork is brilliant. This EP remains uplifiting without ever resorting to obvious tricks or easy options. It is superb."

As always, this brand new 12" Vinyl EP comes out on limited units and non available digitally!




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DJ NEST - Jungle Valentines Massacre Mix 2019



Greek based Amiga Junglist and D&B addict, DJ Nest has recently offered a marvellous Vinyl mix showing his Valentine love to the Oldskool Drum & Bass & Jungle.
Keeping it oldskool with Vinyls and SL-1200MKII gear.

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[SF031] eZeeJay - Step To This/The Flow [SONIC FORTRESS]



01. eZeeJay & MC Reset - Step To This
02. eZeeJay - The Flow



Sonic Fortress is still in BOOYAKA! mood; a compilation which was one of the biggest within the Hardcore scene from last year. And this year, the SF crew plans to cook more immense stuff & more dopeness. Till then, they've just launched 2019 with a remarkable 2track digital EP by a good local producer eZeeJay.

'Step To This' is a collaboration of himself featuring the almighty MC Reset, a ceremony mightyhead who knows how to burn the stage of huge Rave festival brands (e.g. Epidemik).

The selft titled tune is a serious uplifter originally produced some years ago, getting a fair release now over SF. MC Reset knows how to 'hug' this lovely driven piano rhythms. A really really addictive Nu-Rave track!
Track number 2 is titled 'The Flow' and it's a ruff Hardcore Breaks badboy tune that goes mad with the flow! An absolutely slamming tune for your sets, hailing all DJ heads out there, searching for something sophisticated!

Finally, noteworthy also to mention that eZeeJay runs his own imprint over the last 10+ years. And f
or more details, you can read the story so far of Fusion Recordings in here.









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Friday, 15 February 2019

[SUBB004] FANU - 12-BIT / DRUMS FOR FREEDOM [12" + Digital on STRAIGHT UP BREAKBEAT]


A.  12-Bit
AA.  Drums For Freedom

Two veterans and legends in the game team up for a class release, and specifically a massive reload of the label. Namely, it's all about Finland's producer/DJ/mastering engineer FANU brand new release on Straight Up Breakbeat, therefore this EP can be also described as a maximum reboot of the label which was a bit quiet in releases the last years.


For those who are unaware of the story so far, Straight Up Breakbeat is the first and of course the oldest Jungle/Drum & Bass label in Finland born in 1996; founded and run by DJ Dizzy an old chap in the D&B game since mid-90s.


So, this fresh EP consists of two amazing tracks delivered with intensity by FANU, a proper D&B bizz, absolutely oldschool inspired, moreover something from the good old days of Intelligent. But it's not past. It happens now and it's fresh! If you still don't believe that, you got to listen to the 'Drum For Freedom', the most favourite from this plate, especially on the jazzy part. Sexy and tight as it can get!
This EP seems to be the most ideal way to launch the new year; reboot of a legendary label, followed also by a big release on Metalheadz.

All in all, this personal EP by FANU is out now and available on 12" Vinyl and Digital. 
Beware of the SUBB004 vibes!



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Thursday, 14 February 2019

REVIVE - Re-revived [4 THE CORE RECORDINGS]



01. Higher
02. Rock To The Beat
03. Get Funky
04. Why Can't We See


Is anything Hardcore over the South East of UK?
The answer is a big YES by 4 The Core Recordings, a label that stands out since last year, delivering the message of quality & uplifting Hardcore music made by some talented producers all around the globe.


This hard working label launched the new year with the second personal EP by DJ Revive, who's in mad progress the last period, especially since his EP on Strictly Nuskool Blog and in regards to this new work; it's an absolute elevator EP! 
In full effect!
This is the modern aspect of Happy Hardcore sound of the second decade of 00's inspired of course by the '94-'95 era, displaying also some UK Hardcore uplifters!
Revive has that key element to boost your 4/4 happy mood up in the sky.
Pianos, Breakbeats, Oldskool style, ravey synthesized stabs and even more...re-revived!
This is the real deal and something that won't disappoint yuou at all.


'Re-Revived' consists of 4 amazing belters and is out now digitally!








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Wednesday, 13 February 2019

ETHAN FAWKES - Hoovers & Stabs Album [CD + Digital]




The long anticipated album by Belgium based Ethan Fawkes has been unveiled and you can tell that the clear message in here is simply hidden on one single tune.

'Belgium Is Back' is namely, a proper banger, easily could be off 1991 core of Oldschool Techno sound, followed by 10 other tunes, some of them already released during last year on digital & limited 7" Vinyls.


'Hoovers & Stabs' is the name of the Ethan's 3rd personal album coming out on a CD & Digital format and seems to be at the moment a perfect weapon for those who're fancy for bleeps, hoovers, rave stabs, hardcore mentality and proper illecit raveness!

These vibes were raised and championed in Belgium back then, thus this release is an ultimate reminder for it.
Full support to this great artist who's specified on this genre and respects his music roots & influences.
Everything's covered in complete on 'Hoovers & Stabs'. Are you ready?







Last but not least and just to whet your appetite, here's a videoclip of 'Belgium Is Back' with Ethan Fawkes expressing himself on his vibe. Proper nutta for a proper nutta tune!






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[PARA004] Tim Reaper - Dead & Buried + [PARA005 / KVA009] Freshtrax & HMS - 2 Go Mad In Boscaland / A Man Called Doom [2 x 12" Vinyl Pre-Orders Available Now!!!]

The Parallax Recordings and Keeping Vinyl Alive crews are back with a vengeance in 2019, with two essential 12" vinyl pre-orders available for reservation, with jungle don, Tim Reaper's deep and dark 'Dead & Buried' EP, and two rare-as-hean's-teeth, oldskool classics from Freshtrax & HMS, the '2 Go Mad In Boscaland' and 'Man Called Doom' complied together on one exclusive and official EP!!!



[PARA 004] Tim Reaper - Dead & Buried.

A1 - Dead & Buried.
A2 - Dope Break.
B1 - Journey  To The Moon.
B2 - One 1 Crew - Bad Dreams (Tim Reaper Remix).

For anyone with even the most basic knowledge of contemporary jungle, the name Tim Reaper will need no introduction when it comes to tearing amens, deep atmospheric and cavernous basslines. For his debut appearance on Parallax Recordings, Tim rewinds us back to 1993 to bring us his contemporary take on darkside jungle tekno with his 'Dead & Buried' EP.

Opening to the pitch black sounds of thundering, amen junglism, with title track 'Dead & Buried', which holds the torch of Golden Era darkcore aloft, with it's fusion of rapid-fire, machine-gun snares, relentless 4/4 kicks and sinister pads. And if that ain't enough to convince you the wait for the twisted breakdown!!!

'Dope Break' up next takes us on a more melodic, jungle techno trip with it's use of sweeping strings and melancholic pads, all set to a precision crafted combination of rolling amens, pounding kickdrums and descending bass pattern.

Kicking off the flip-side we have my personal favourite out of the four, the sinister slice of darkcore that is 'Journey To The Moon', which hits the listener with a barrage of rolling breaks, kicks and booming bassline comparable to output of classic 1993 labels such as Dark Horse Records and Symphony Sounds.

The collection is brought to an explosive close with a track which featured on K.V.A. and Parallax's debut joint venture release, the On 1 Crew's 'Bad Dreams' which receives a heavyweight, 2019 revamp from the man like Tim Reaper himself.

With the 'Dead & Buried' EP, Tim Reaper proves that the sounds of darkly atmospheric, yet brutally uncompromising jungle techno is still far from being run into the ground. This fresh take on the darkcore style is not to be missed and is an essential addition to your vinyl collection. Buy it now!!!

Tim Reaper's 'Dead & BuriedEP is available to pre-order from the official Parallax Recordings webstore for €14.99 (plus P&P)...





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[PARA005 / KVA009] Freshtrax & HMS - 2 Go Mad In Boscaland / Man Called Doom.

A1 - Do It.
A2 - The Believer.
B1 - Version Excursion.
B2 - No Limits.
B2 - Feel It.

Requiring little introduction for any self-respecting enthusiast of oldskool hardcore, the legendary pairing of Freshtrax & HMS on the infamous Little Giant Music label in 1992 saw the duo unleash a flurry of extremely sought after underground anthems. Parallax Recordings in collaboration with Keeping Vinyl Alive pull off a major coup by unleashing fully remastered and restored, reissues of the '2 Go Mad In Boscaland' single and the 'Man Called Doom EP' on vinyl. Two veritble hardcore Holy Grails!!!

'2 Go Mad In Boscaland' opens up to the dubwise, rave sounds of 'Do It', a potent blend of euphoric stabs, crunching 'Hip This House' breaks and a rumbling bassline that is just positively overflowing with good vibes, guaranteed to put a smile on your face. 

'Do It' is joined by 'The Believer', an adrenalising fusion of hadcore and techno elements driven by an infectious 'Landlord' stab riff, pounding kicks, breaks and hi-hats and soulful, male vocal snippets that will get all hands aloft on the dancefloor.

The flipside opens with 'Version Excursion' from the 'A Man Called Doom' EP, which takes us down the route of early jungle tekno with it's usage of deep, techno bass notes paired with thundering breaks, ascending rave synths and iconic dancehall vocal samples. 

'No Limits' follows in close succession with a pulsating mash-up of instantly recognisable, euphoric rave staples - an undulating bassline, J.F.K.'s iconic "we choose to go to the moon" speech, D Train 'Keep On' vocals and piano stabs aplenty, to create an unashamedly uplifting piece of breakbeat hardcore.  

Bringing the quintet to a resounding conclusion we have 'Feel It', a track which borrows the electrifying synth from The Prodigy's 'Fire (Genaside II Remix)', and interweaves it into a maelstrom of stabs, hoovers and house vocals to devastating effect. 

The professionally restored and remastered '2 Go Mad In Boscaland / A Man Called Doom' EP ensures that oldskool vinyl fanatics will now finally be able to won a piece of rave history, as well as ensure that the memory of the late, great HMS is remembered by generations to come.

The Freshtrax & HMS '2 Go Mad In Boscaland / A Man Called Doom' EP is available to pre-order from the official Parallax Recordings webstore for €14.99 (plus P&P), or from Keeping Vinyl Alive for £12.99 (also plus P&P).

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rira - Texture EP [4track digital EP - Free Download]


01. Crayon
02. PARKGOLF - Slik Curtain (rira Remix)
03. Milky Way
04. Hideout Feat. .楽天斎



22 year old producer/DJ from the city of Sapporo in Japan, the man like rira, proudly presents his first official personal work, making a self introduction to himself.

rira is definetely one of the greatest Hardcore/Jungle Breaks talents of the long island; signed already on RewindBack Records, having also many impressive tunes over his Soundcloud page.
For us who live far away from Japan, we can tell that this young producer has everything to gain attention.

'Texture EP' is the title of his first work, given away on free download via his bandcamp page and you all can get is some timemachine breakbeats & rhythms by giving back to him some full support.
Very good work to launch a release like this one, marked by 'Milky Way' as the highlight off there.




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Sunday, 10 February 2019

[CTX06] CHRISSY - Resilience [3 x 12" & Digital LP - CHIWAX]



Early of late Autumn time, the ever busy & versatile US musician, Chrissy (former Chrissy Murderbot) has revealed his plans about his new stuff in progress, while opening his soul completely for something that wouldn't be just reminiscence but a type of a revolutionary sound in terms of how all started with Rave back then.

"The album is inspired by the early-'90s rave records that got me into dance music in the first place, with nods to jungle and Chicago house"


'Resilience' is the name of Chrissy's brand new personal album, divided in 3 parts, each one's offering its own character & sound while retaining the same core of spirit. Available on 12" Vinyl EPs; and late March all tunes on digital format, this album is full of timemachine memories, catchy pianos, choppy breakbeats, smiley bass and warehouse bleeps that will surely attract you into his brand new world of resilience.
Noteworthy to mention a few guests involved on this astonishing work, namely the vocalist Carrie Wilds, DJ/singer Maria Amor and Techno don Dean Grenier.

As officially stated this album "calls on the classic rave sounds of Chrissy's Midwestern youth to explore themes of love, positivity, perserverence, acceptance, and the fight against cynicism."

All in all, this is by all means one of the best releases of the year, and not at all early enough to admit that, because it has that element that wants to display, thus it scores in everything!
Furthermore, you may keep your eyes peeled for Chrissy's sets and DJ gigs as well as his session entitled 'My Year Mixtapes' and of course his installments on his own imprints, Cool Ranch and The Nite Owl Diner.

Chrissy is certainly an artist to watch and follow, and you won't get disappointed at all...



'Resilience' [3x 12"/Digital LP - CHIWAX - sublabel of RAWAX]
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Saturday, 9 February 2019

[ADRUK 001] Sparki Dee - Creatures EP [Available To Download Now From Addiction Records UK!!!]


1/ Creature.
2/ Run Tings.
3/ Cold Sweat.
4/ Rack Off.

Brand new digital Music label, Addiction Records UK unveils it's debut release from the multi-talented beat-fiend, Sparki Dee who introduces us to some fresh and heavy drum & bass to rattle your bassbins. The Strictly NuSkool Blog gets it's bass-face ready to investigate the 'Creatures EP'...

First up we encounter title track, 'Creature' a full-on, 200mph slice of hectic drum & bass composed of eclectic vocal samples, an exhilarating, trance-style melody and tearing Tramen breakbeat that'll get your heart racing full-pelt. 
Next we have 'Run Tings', a moody bassline driven number complete with dark, ominous pads, rolling, layered breaks and hysterical, vocal screeches to set your nerves on edge.

'Cold Sweat' sees Sparki throw down some more amen mayhem, accented with Phantom Audio style pitch changes, monstrous reversed bass patterns and a choice selection of 'psycho' movie snippets and female vocals to add in a little atmospheric variation. 
Rounding off the collection in a heavyweight fashion we have 'Rack Off', which pulls out all the stops to hit you with a combination of thundering breaks, rasping synth notes, melancholic guitar riffs and bubbling acidic elements.

If innovative and inventive drum & bass is what you desire to liven up your music collection, then make sure you add this one to your next digital shopping basket. You'll be glad you did!!!

Sparki Dee's 'Creatures EP' is available to download now for £4, in any digital format that you may desire, from the official Addiction Records UK Bandcamp page.

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DEEKLINE - Be Happy (VIP Mix) [TINTED RECORDS - 3BEAT]


The Breakbeat leader is back!

And this time we've caught himself stating on his socials that this new single must be his favorite tune ever so you can realize that this is not to be missed from your digi library.

'Be Happy' is the brand new release from the one and only Deekline, who's very delighted about it and can't hide it, so do we.
A supreme vibe getting you back way back to your nasty youth into a sensational warehouse, with innocent smileys all over your head under a modern approach.
Definetely a catchy strike coming off UK to all ravers worldwide.



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Wednesday, 6 February 2019

[Destroy Oh Boy] Various Artists - Destroy Oh Boy Presents... Vol. 2 [Digital Download Available To Purchase Now!!!]


1/ Sum - True Dark.
2/ Ronin - Folding Device.
3/ Wayne Lonesome & Erik E - Techno Melody.
4/ Dr Colossus - Destroy Dem Soundboy VIP.
5/ The Artbreaker - 29th.

Hot on the heels of t's previous various artists instalment, 'Destroy Oh Boy Presents... Vol. 2' sees the label drop a quintet of genre defying, breakbeat and bassline driven soundscapes from the cream of the underground scene's most boundary pushing talent.

We are first plunged into the realms of breakcore junglism with Sum's sinister 'True Dark', a track which expertly combines ominous movie snippets with skin-crawling strings to ramp up the tension, whilst battering the listener with razor-sharp drum programming.
The pressure continues with Ronin's frantic footwork, drum & bass hybrid 'Folding Device', which delivers a potent payload of skittish breaks, thundering bass pulses and a flurry of futuroid, acid flourishes and FX. 

Up next we drop the tempo back a few notches as Erik E joins forces with Kingstonian ragga don, Wayne Lonesome to drop some heavweight, dancehall vibes with the brutalist 'Tekno Melody', before the good Dr Colossus sets up practice and hits us with some precision crafted, ragga-breakcore mayhem with his tearing 'Destroy Dem Soundboy VIP'.

Rounding off the collection, The Artbreaker lays down a deceivingly soothing, pad driven intro to his track, '29th' before unleashing a full-on, amen jungle assault complete with cavernous, Reese bass drones to create a perfect blend of darkness and light elements.

Once again, the Destroy Oh Boy camp present another eclectic selection of radically experimental rave music that would most certainly find itself at home, tearing up the dancfloor at the likes of Bangface. Open your mind and ears and get yourself in on some D.O.B. action, NOW!!! 


The 'Destroy Oh Boy Presents... Vol. 2' EP is available to download now for "A Name Your Price" fee from the official Destroy Oh Boy Bandcamp page.


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