2/ Pleasure Your Mind.
3/ September Dreams.
4/ Off My Face.
5/ Lift Us Up
6/ Lost In The Void.
7/ Leave You Wanting More.
8/ New Dawn.
9/ Jack It Up.
XTRAHard Records are back again with yet another bumper collection of upfront and uplifting, nuskool rave belters from Pulsar (aka Deadly Nightshade), with the release of the ten track 'Jetwaves' album. It's time for the Strictly NuSkool Blog to put on it's wetsuit and jump on in...
First off the bat we are introduced to the sounds of 'Pleasure Your Mind', an energetic slice of melodic breakbeat hardcore, further enhanced by energising, arpeggiated synths. Up next we have 'September Dreams', an unashamedly ecstatic piano-rave number jam-packed with electrifying mentasm stabs.
Things go a touch harder with the aptly titled 'Off My Face' which goes full on, headstrong hardcore, with it's use of trance like synth melodies, thundering breaks and expletive laden vocal samples. 'Lift Us Up' delivers some more 'hands-in-the-air' rave goodness by laying down bubbling, euphoric pads and house diva vocal snippets.
Acidic bass notes open up the intro of 'Lost In The Void' before hitting the listener with a heady mix of rolling amen breaks, female vocal samples and gorgeous, uplifting pianos. The electrifying 'Leave You Wanting More' up next drops 'nuff hoovers and stab riffage over roller-coaster breaks and ascending / descending synth patterns.
The Nina Simone sampling (and MC Kinky!) 'New Dawn' hits you with a no-nonsense, hard-hardcore intro before switching things round to deliver some more feelgood vibes. 'Jack It Up' brings the back the focus onto the breaks, by dropping a thundering drum sequence over a moody bassline before unleashing an overwhelmingly powerful and euphoric breakdown.
With 'Stories', Pulsar digs through some more contemporary vocal samplage to weave together a rush-tastic, melodic hardcore anthem. Bringing the collection to a close and ushering in the sunshine, we have the Summertime vibed 'Jetwaves', a track which expertly melds together disco-house flavours with hardcore in order to ensure that smile's are put on all ravers faces.
For those of you who love your breakbeat hardcore tinged with a generous helping of euphoric, arpeggio trance riffs, you need look no further than Pulsar's excellent 'Jetwaves' album!!!
The Breakbeatscientist's pick of the bunch..... 'Jack It Up'!!!
The Pulsar 'Jet Waves' is available to download now from Deadly Nightshade's Bandcamp page for the bargain price of £7, or more if you wish to support the label and artists to fund future releases.
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