Saturday 26 November 2022

Strictly Nuskool Blog pres. 'HALL OF FAME 2022'

 


The annual series of mixes by GL0WKiD & Tariq Ziyad returns again with a special Double Mix showcasing the best tunes that came out during 2022.

Strictly Nuskool Blog's 'HALL OF FAME 2022' consists of two mixes made by GLOWKiD and Tariq Ziyad, running over 3 hrs & 56 tracks of fresh Nuskool Breaks, Jungle Techno & Hardcore Breaks vibes with the likes of Kniteforce Records, D-Zone, Top Drawer Digital, Amen Brother, DJ Jedi, Pete Cannon, Stu Chapman, Stormski, Innercore, Hardcore Energy, TNO Project, Skooler & Flare, DAWL, Swankout, Z-Neo, Rave Radio Records, Bassrock Records etc.
Massive Bigups, best wishes to each & every Artist, Label, DJ representing the Nuskool vibe!


FREE DOWNLOAD BOTH MIXES HERE


  • MIX 1 by GLOWKiD

E Zee Possee - Everything starts with an E (Disaffected Bootleg) [FREE DL]
Blu Terra - Oooze (Sarah Farina remix) [CรฉAD]
Skin Teeth - I.C.A. [SOUNDSYSTEM BASSROCK]
Denham Audio & Swankout - Keep On [CHEEKY SNEAKERS]
Core Dimension - Freedom [SELF RELEASE]
PERA STA ORI - Garidaki [SELF RELEASE]
Stu Chapman - Get Ready (VIP) [REMIX RECORDS]
B I N O - STEREO [SELF RELEASE]
on-drรฉ - Work It Out (House Crew remix) [D-ZONE]
Ratpack - Searching For My Rizla (Pete Cannon Remix) [KNITEFORCE/DOPE AMMO]
Z-Neo - Keanu Raves [RAVE RADIO RECORDS]
Skooler & Flare - Be Free (Well Wicked) [AMEN BROTHER]
Justin Jay - Warp [1ร˜ PILLS MATE]
DJ Sofa - Kill a Soundboy [FLATLINERS]
Lamediscos - Rave Supplies [SELF RELEASE]
Prism B.R.K. - Burning Love [TOP DRAWER DIGITAL]
DJ Y - Hard Attack [FACES OF BASS]
Stu Chapman - Rude Boy (The BradderCase Remix) [KNITEFORCE]
Ant To Be - Just Anthem (TNO Project Remix) [KNITEBREED]
Radicall - In The Air [CANTINA CUTS]
Nice1Tom - Mouse Wants Cheese [SPECIAL BLENDS]
MAID TWIST - Feel It In The Eternal (Pray For Something Mix) [SUIHEI RECORDS]
Polo Lilli - Love Will Be There For You [DAS BOOTY]
Unknown Artist - OPUS III [FOKUZ]
I. JORDAN - First Time Back [NINJA TUNE]

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  • MIX 2 by TARIQ ZIYAD


INFEKTO - Everything Hardcore [FLATLINERS]
Arkley - Back 2 Love (House 89) [OUR SPACE]
Future Flex - Really Love [NEW STATE]
Innercore - Music From Within [KNITEFORCE PRIME]
Swankout - Come In Tekno [HARDCORE ENERGY]
4am Kru - Pianos Raining Down (165bpm to 134) [ANOTHER RHYTHM] 
Sam Deeley x Sensa - Take Me Away [KNITEFORCE/DOPE AMMO]
Subjective - Breakout Ft LaMeduza (Binary State Rage Remix) [THREE SIX ZERO]
Doctor Jeep - Dissociate (Hardcore Mix) [HARDCORE ENERGY]
DJ Jedi - Dance With The Speaker [UNDERDOG RECORDINGS]
Daffy - Check 1 [Time Is Now] [SHALL NOT FADE]
Justice - MC On A Mission (Skit) Yes Man (Oh My Gosh Mix) [AMEN BROTHER]
DAWL - Pump Up The Noise [AMEN BROTHER]
Sense - The Drop [KNITEFORCE/DOPE AMMO]
BUSSPASS - Come Back [SOUNDSYSTEM BASSROCK]
Stormski - Dream Of Heaven [KNITEFORCE/DOPE AMMO]
Justice - My New Record (Skit) Lush Life [AMEN BROTHER]
Bad Interrupt - Already Dead (Skin Teeth Remix) [TORRE]
Tribe Steppaz & 6Blocc - Down With The Underground [HARDCORE ENERGY]
DJ Physical & Ika Sile - Bootybounce [SHALL NOT FADE]
Pillz Vol. 2 - Spaced Out [PILZZ]
Lucas - City Nights [TORRE]
Dunman - 4AM [DA DEMOLITION SQUAD]
EQ - Hear Me Now [AMEN BROTHER]
PILLZ003 - Cutting Up Samples [PILLZ]
Diplomat & Beagle - Equatorial Bass (Remix) [AMEN BROTHER]
Damage Inc - Get Enuf [RAVE RADIO RECORDS]
PILLZ003 - Listen To The Sample [PILLZ]
on-dre - Work It Out (Manix Remix) [D-ZONE]
Adam F - Circles (Disaffected Edit) [FREE018]
Jahganaut & Tim Reaper - Flying Plains [THE GAME]


Listen:
https://www.mixcloud.com/CeratedRocket/strictly-nuskool-blog-hof-2022-tariq/

Sunday 20 November 2022

DJ ZET presents his debut album 'Original Natto'


From Japan with passion for Hardcore, the man like DJ ZET shouts his first debut album release. And, what makes sense at first point is the name of the album, which goes under the title 'Original Natto' and could remind you a bit of the classic 'Original Nuttah'. In the artwork of the album, you can see DJ ZET standing in front of the 'Natto' monument.
The monument is based in front of Mito Station, Ibaraki Prefecture and it was built as a homage to the fermented soybeans. Natto is also a cool superfood from Japan.


Regarding the musical part, our friend from Tokyo spits some exquisite bangers for every taste and preference. Either 4/4 rushing stompers or rave breaks and dancefloor wearpons, he achieves getting your hands up in the air and your body jumping into his rhythms.
'Original Natto' consists of 11 tracks in overall including also superb guests (e.g. DJ Shimamura, MC STONE) and it's one of those contemporary releases that will be in your head for a long time.
The album comes out digitally via Bandcamp and just for the record it had a limited number of CDs releases last year on the 'M3 2021 Autumn" @ Tokyo Ryutsu Center (TRC).

Enjoy it loud!


Thursday 17 November 2022

'The History Of Hardcore Show' by Insane & Mind - Sunrise FM (15th Nov 2022)


The History of Hardcore show is right here. In case you missed out the recent one, relax and enjoy the recording of i credited to UK's finest Nu-Rave duet, Insane & Mind, broadcasted on Surise FM. Once again, the boys provide a splendid and discernible mixture of styles and Nu-Rave subgenres. According to their freshness productionwise, if you're curious to learn about, they've just released a remix on DJ CDC track for DMO.





Tracklist

Heaven - Neurygma
Baptised By Dub “Slipmatt Remix” - Criminal Minds
Express Yourself “Gareth Monks Remix” - Family Foundation
The Bouncer “Gareth Monks Remix” - Kicks Like A Mule
Dirty Cash “Shimano Remix” - Mind Electric
Babylon System - Paul Bassrock
Time For Destiny “Bobby Lasers Remix” - Digital Pilgrimz
I Need That Drug “Rave In Peace Remix” - DJ CDC
Headrush - DJ Nee
Ever Before - Matty B
Sued To The Moon - Damage Inc.
Sub Dub 2018 - DJ Seduction
The Beginning - Insane & Mind
Life to Grey - Mata
Never Been To Berlin - Z-NEO
Let's Do It (HCB Mix) - DJ Rave In Peace
U Got 2 Feel It - Pete Cannon
93 Dark & Light (Ere Dis) - Billy Daniel Bunter & Sanxion
Cool Kids (Sped Up) “Insane & Mind Remix” - Echosmith
Ideal Raves “Insane & Mind Remix” - DJ Limitbreak
Wine Or Honey - Ant To Be
Visions Of Rage “DJ Pursuit Remix” - Dragon Fly
Jumped Down - Aseity
Terminatah! - ESPR
Rave 4 Life (Pressure Euphoria Mix) - Spiral S
Energizer 2020 - Sunny & Deck Hussy
Hurt Me No More - 4am Kru
Take Another Look - Billy Daniel Bunter & Sanxion


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Sunday 13 November 2022

Listen to the new Hardcore mix by Candy Cutz

 


The established Nu-Rave queen that is Candy Cutz has returned with a new mix of happiness, published last month on her Soundcloud page. Known off her Nu-Rave radio days since the late '00s days among her massive hits 'Insanity' on Hardcore Lives and 'Feeling Yeah' on Endor Records, Julia hits it again with a powerful arsenal.
Her mix provides some fabulous, stompy, slamming Hardcore vibes all around.
One of the latest mixes that we had fun to listen to and hopefully you enjoy it as well.

Tuesday 1 November 2022

MIX OF THE MONTH:: 'Hardcore Breakz 1' mixed by Craig Scott

 

 

Our mix of the month Movemember has to be energetic and even more uplifting that you'd expect. So, we picked Craig Scott's fresh Hardcore Breaks mix including some of the biggest tracks released this year and so.


"The task was simple. How much energy could I cram in to an hour mix…answer, plenty!
If you were out raving in 1992 or love that 1992 Fantazia sound, hopefully I've hit the spot. This relentless sonic audio assault of uplifting hardcore breakz brought right up to date highlights the current talent we have in producers. Special thanks to them for keeping the vibe alive! Was so much fun to mix!
The louder, the better! Watch ya bassbins…I’m tellin ya!" - Craig Scott



Tracklist

01 - Z-Neo - Dope Enuff
02 - Dystance - Rewindz
03 - Z-Neo - Never Been To Berlin
04 - Vinyltrixta - Make It Hardcore
05 - Z-Neo - The Next Generation
06 - Zensation - All Night Long
07 - Z-Neo - High As A Kite
08 - The Prodigy - Rip Up The Sound System (Paul Cronin Mix)
09 - Z-Neo - Keanu Raves
10 - Beardy - The Race
11 - The House Crew - We Are Hardcore (Pete Cannon Mix)
12 - Drafon Fly - Visions Of Rage (HWND Mix)
13 - Gareth Monks - Power Plate
14 - DJ H - Break Em
15 - DJ Nexus - Techwaxer
16 - BufoBufo - Golden Frog (Crashead Mix)
17 - Crashead - Voidwalker
18 - DJ Flow - Let’s Go (Boizo Edit)
19 - Z-Neo - For Your Love


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CRAIG SCOTT

Monday 31 October 2022

Order now the debut Vinyl EP of Phonomena Records


 

[Phon001] Renegade & Rage - Lazerdrome Vol.1 - 12" Yellow Vinyl +3D
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the '92 big bang of Breakbeat Hardcore kistarting from UK and there's nothing better during this year than having an astounding row of class releases from producers and labels that take it even further.
This week, we got an e-mail (as already signed on the mailing list) from the hard working crew over Def Star about the brand new absolutely slamming debut Vinyl of a fresh label called, Phonomena Records.

Based in Bournemouth, the label is launched by Rage and Renegade, who have been working together in the rave scene since 1993. Growing up just west of London they started with a residency on pirate Radioactive FM, which led to performances at venues such as the Roller Express and many events around the UK and Europe. A shared love of Hardcore and Jungle and the resurgence of the sound has resulted in the pair’s debut release, part 1 of the ongoing LazerDrome series with 3 tracks in the Hardcore Jungle style.


The A side is a flashback to the early Slammin’ Vinyl style of releases, loud and full of energy with many musical twists and turns, designed for DJs to have fun mixing with.



First up on the AA side is 'Chains'. featuring big rave pianos layered with Landlord stabs to bring a fresh sound to the classic A.S.H.A. riff. Finally, 'Jagged Edge'  - twisting up the synths and layering it with a dirty beat to make a Hardcore stomper that’s quite a bit rowdier than the famous original.


With advance DJ support from the likes of Bizzy B and Tim Reaper, this release comes on strictly Limited yellow edge glow vinyl with hand stamped labels in assorted colour combinations supplied at random from a strictly limited run of just 175 we do not anticipate these hanging about.


ORDER HERE




Last but not least, exclusively on Def Star you can order one out of the 25 vinyls hand stamped with a blue & red combo on the label that give a '3D effect' when viewed through 3D glasses (which are supplied with the 25 limited 3D STAMPED vinyls only).

Option to choose 1 colour standard stamped or "3d Effect" ltd stamped with retro 3d glasses.





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Sunday 30 October 2022

GLOWKiD showcases Z-Neo 'Trueskool LP'

 



GL0WKiD's Generation X [RadioShow] highlights the brand new record of Z-Neo, 'Trueskool LP'. The show was broadcasted on 25th October @ Kniteforce Radio and you can listen back on mixcloud on the link below.

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Friday 28 October 2022

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Sunday 23 October 2022

PREMIERE:: Kazuho - Lismo [Club Glow]


Strictly Nuskool Blog premiere of 'Kazuho - Lismo' [Club Glow]

Club Glow is back for another instalment of our Cassette series, getting on board label favourites and good friends Estella Boersma & Kazuho onto the label.
Side A is EstellaBoersma at her finest, a sci-fi journey through the breakbeat continuum while Side B is Kazuho's interpretation of UK Rave culture with a Japanese influence.

Available digitally and on Lilac cassette tape with a double sided comic panel designed by both artists. Release date November 4th 2022.

About 'Lismo:
"๐˜ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฏ'๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ต. ๐˜‰๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ.๐˜ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ซ๐˜ฐ๐˜บ ๐˜ง๐˜ญ๐˜บ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ณ". - Kazuho

Saturday 15 October 2022

"Hardcore Breakbeat is made from people who love high energy" - Interview with Z-Neo

 


'Z-Neo - Trueskool LP' - The story so far

It was the very last day of this summer when Brighton's finest Rave Radio Records made a statement about the orders of the Test Presses of their next installment. The previews were credited to an 'Unknown Artist' for a few days - a proper teaser to the masses, till the first days of September when they dropped the name of the artist. And it was no one else but the German Hardcore Breaks prince, Z-NEO.

Coming back stronger right after his storming 'New Hope EP' from last year, which went down a storm, Z-Neo brings about a sophomore chapter of an ultimate raveolution to your soul. Again it's all about the intensive storming beats, obeying to the oldskool ethos and most of all to his passion to produce breakbeats and to remain hardcore in everything.
Kickstarted his journey in the early days of the 90s and swamping with an Amiga 2000 alongside his brother, till his Psychedelic, D&B and Ambient creations, Martin (his real name) has been always musically busy. And his brand new material is once again absolutely stunning!

"Originally Z-Neo and I were about to release a 4-track EP called the 'Dope Enuff ' EP, which just included the 4 tracks on disc 1 and because of the delays in the pressing plants and Z-Neo was continuing to send me some new tracks that blew my mind and were so good that I felt that this wanted a 2 or 3 disc EP into an album. So we both felt that an album would really compliment his hard work." recalls Sam Purcell, the owner of Rave Radio Records who signed this new material by Z-Neo.

The support has been huge since the Test Presses gone out easily and eventually all of the 12 tracks from there stand out differently. Eventually, this means a lot.
"And as a label manager I asked quite a few different individuals in the scene who bought Test Presses or I sent them Test Presses to, to gain their information of what's their top 3 from the album. And what was really quite amazing is that there was no pattern to what these people came back to me with. Everyone has different preferences. Z-Neo was able to really show versatility in his production whilst keeping just absolute banging Hardcore music coming up from the studio." mentions Sam, who's feeling grateful for all the support off this release and happy as well getting the established street artist, illustrator SNBU23 from Brighton to make the artwork for this album.



"As a label manager, Z-Neo's final 12 tracks made me feel incredibly proud to put out his music. The music that he produced there really captulates what I feel like pure energy music. It's relentless in my mind and it makes me feel so invigorated when I hear it." - Sam Purcell








"Rave Radio Records Presents: Z-Neo - Trueskool. 12 brand new tracks across 3 discs. The exclusive album artwork illustration is by SNUB23, one of Brighton's prolific graffiti/street artists"


Z-Neo inside his studio


On behalf of this amazing album we had the chance for a quick chat with the German artist Z-Neo who's opening his files about his projects and how his heart beats for Hardcore.




GK: Martin, you currently live in Frankfurt, Germany. How's things over there regarding the Electronic music scene?

Z-NEO: For about 27 years I was living in Berlin, 4 years ago I moved away to a small town near Frankfurt called Butzbach :) So I’m out of the big city-biz, living a peaceful life. Can’t say much about the Electronic music scene in Frankfurt, not sure if Techno is as big as it was in the beginning of the 90s when Sven Vรคth and other guys ruled the city, guess I’m old now haha. But in the early 90s in Frankfurt we enjoyed going to the club ‘XS’ (later ‘The Box’), where Hardcore and Jungle was played.



GKThere are already some massive releases from your locals: Dragon Technical Records, Parallax Recordings, Systec, Shar-Pei, TNO Project, Alex Jungle and a few others. I'd like to know from your perspective how a producer from a Techno capital, thinks about Hardcore Breakbeat?

Z-NEO: In Germany, Breakbeat was never as big as in England, though there were enough people who lost their heart and souls to the broken stuff, guess I’m one of them :) When I started to listen to Electronic music the DJs from Germany were playing various styles in their sets, mixing Rave/Techno-stuff with Breakbeat which I liked a lot. From '94 on there came the big separation when DJs no longer dared to play anything but one style.

I guess Hardcore Breakbeat has always a very special place in my mind because the raw untamed energy is outstanding – especially compared to other ‘boring’ electronic music. I think the music is made for people who love high energy. Yeah and it’s nice to see that people and labels from Germany are also part of the Hardcore Breakbeat- and Jungle scene.


GKWhat are the records that inspired you to get into Breakbeat?

Z-NEO: There were a few records but mainly it was the 'Ganja Man' EP by Mike Slammer and Red Alert, also Prodigy kicked ass with the 'Everybody In The Place' EP. Also NRG/Liquid Crystal, Acen and Hyper On Experience have been a big inspiration.

GK: Is it true that you're also into Psychedelic Trance and Ambient music? Are there any similarities with Hardcore Breaks in any kind of spirit that also helped you with your HCB productions?

Z-NEO: Yes that’s true, together with my mate Oli I’m doing dark Psychedelic Trance, our name is Nobot (https://soundcloud.com/nobotno). We’re doing this since 7 years, before we produced some Electro-stuff. In the last 29 years I produced electronic music in several styles, from Rave to IDM/Braindance, Hardcore Breakbeat, DnB, I’ve also produced two tracks for a relatively well know Hip Hop artist as well as some Dub and some special commissions.

About the similarities: When an artist produces several styles of music, I guess there a two major ways: One way is to use the sounds from a certain style also in your other productions (other styles) which – for my ears - often results in music that’s neither fish nor meat. The other way is to clearly separate the styles (as much as it’s useful) but use your growing experience regarding sound production for the other styles. To be honest I think I didn’t produce any Psytrance-track without layering a breakbeat on top haha. But for example when I produce Hardcore-Breaks I wouldn’t use Psy-sounds – even if they are way more diverse, there are unlimited Psy-sounds coming out of the Modular System, but I don’t feel that they would be useful to capture the 92/93 Hardcore Breakbeat vibe :)




GK: Last year you released one of the greatest records within the scene, the 'New Hope EP'. How you got in touch with Rave Radio Records - the whole deal and general feedback for your tracks?

Z-NEOThanks a lot mate, means a lot to me :)
While I was producing the 4 tracks I stumbled across some Breakbeat mixsets from DJ Systec and Shar-Pei on Youtube which blew me away. I contacted Systec and asked if he wants to give my tracks a listen. He liked the tracks but told me that they’ve stopped with their label Dragon Technicals a few years before. But he was really kind and was sending the music to Sammy from Rave Radio Records. And Sammy is such a nice guy, I think it’s awesome that he was putting it on wax :)
Also afterwards he pushed me into making an album which resulted in the 'Trueskool' LP. Really glad to work with him!!!

And the feedback was really nice, gave me the energy to do more. Also you and me we were getting in contact through the first EP, awesome to see when music connects people :)



GK: 'Trueskool' LP. Is it true and how come with this title?
Can you give an insight of the progress of your new work and a track-by-track short description from your own perspective?

Z-NEOYes it’s true, damn true :) The title should reflect that the music was mainly made for people who are staying true to the oldschool-sound and that it’s coming from a guy who loves the 92/93-spirit of the broken beats.

On my album I wanted to deliver tracks within a certain range of styles. My goal was to nail the 92/93-vibe using all the necessary ingredients like craziness, darkness, light and also some kind of childish naivety – because I think most of the producers back then didn’t care much about typical song- or track-arrangements.

As far as the individual tracks are concerned, a description of each track would go beyond the scope of the interview :) But here are a few things I generally do when I produce Hardcore Breakbeat:

In almost all my tracks, I try to use a lot of inversion in the chords (piano/strings), because that usually sounds more exciting from my point of view. At the same time, I often try to play a counter-theme with the bassline (and other elements) and not just play the basic notes of the chords. These two methods ensure that I don't get bored with the songs too quickly :)

Another thing I like to do: When there is a section where only the beats and the main sound is playing I like it to add energy to the main sound in the bass range (but only down to 70/80 Hz, so that the illusion of a bass is still created, but not blowing deep down like a sub), to make the whole sound picture sound relatively complete, even without a real sub-bass line. If you then thin out this 'bass range' a little bit on the next 1 with a high-pass filter, you can layer the actual sub-bass line underneath, which can then play a contra melody to the rest. This can create the effect that the listener thinks that you are adding a sub-bassline, although there is already a supposed bass.

Apart from that, I’m using some synths to create my sounds (Moog Voyager, Roland SH-101 and OB-6) that would be difficult to achieve with virtual instruments - especially when it comes to fatness. And of course the Roland U220 for the strings :)


GKYour thoughts about the Hardcore Breaks scene currently?


Z-NEOThere are some massive tracks out there and it’s nice to see some legends come back. I also love the technical quality of the new productions. Never expected a comeback for Hardcore :)

GKWhy somebody will choose a Hardcore Breakbeat banger for a proper rave?

Z-NEOIf it’s timed right you could make the crowd go wild.
Imagine a rave where the
audience is already in a good mood – and then Liquid Crystal ‘You Got Me’ is being dropped.


GKWhat are the next steps for the Z-Neo project? Any kind of a live set maybe for future gigs etc. ?

Z-NEOI guess I will do some more tracks and see if a live set could be possible in the future, really burning for this idea! At the moment there is a massive change about the priorities of my private life (including a move to a new apartment) so I have to see how long it will take until I’m able to go on.



GKWe're totally buzzing from track 1 when played the promos of this LP, however we'd pick our personal highlights that are 'Turn The Heat Up', 'High As Kite' and 'The Sound'. Amazing work Martin! All the best for your next steps mate. Forever hardcore, forever strong!

Z-NEOThanks a lot dear Peri and also thanks a lot for your support :)


GKYour final essential shouts out ?


Z-NEOYeah, shouts are going out to my lovely girls, to my family and friends, to Sammy and the RRR-crew, to the Dragon Technicals and DJ Systec, to Sir Rice and Stephano – and to the Trueskool-crew for keeping the vibe alive!





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Thursday 13 October 2022

The first 10" vinyl release of Straight Up Breakbeat with DJ SOFA

 


Finland's established Straight Up Breakbeat is one of those label that shine into the Drum & Bass scene and every release they put out is always into the point. This time they debut their first 10" Vinyl driven by the talent of the Helsinki based DJ Sofa.

DJ Sofa (a.k.a Kia Sรบmen) is one of those raising tune machines and selectors sparking the interest of many people out there.
With major releases on labels such as Straight up Breakbeat, Myor Massiv, Future Retro and a forthcoming collab with Tim Reaper and Dwarde on Shall Not Fade from Bristol, DJ Sofa proves how stronger she becomes day by day expanding her vibes to every place.

The brand new 10" Vinyl from her, is comprised of 'Junglist Respect' and 'K-Feet' and it's the first of this 10" series that the mighty Finnish label is about to deliver in their next chapter. Two feel-good Jungle tracks that stand for the 90s ethos and theaesthetics that the label preserves.
If you purchase the vinyl on Bandcamp you'd get also the 'Skatta' as bonus track on digital version - it's available exclusively on Bandcamp.

Early support from Mantra, DJ Flight, LTJ Bukem, DJ Aries, Jay Cunning & more.


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Release: 4 November 2022 - 10" vinyl [SUBB 9604]
Mastered by Fanu
Vinyl cut by Beau at Ten Eight Seven





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