Friday 25 February 2022

'Hardcore Energy' @ The Volks - Brighton (8th April 2022)


Get your hands up and reach for the lasers! We're bringing the centre of the rave universe to Brighton, as Origin8a & Propa drop a hand-crafted lineup of hardcore gunslingers to send the bodies flying round the room.

Joining the dynamic duo will be the inimitable Hervรฉ, the spectacular Samurai Breaks, the legendary Nookie, BBC Radio One's Charlie Tee and our own Sherry S. Expect blistering breakbeats, headspinning keys, breakneck rhythms, a smattering of 160 jungle and plenty of tekno attitude. We're going in!

Line up

Origin8a & Propa
Charlie tee (radio 1)
Samurai Breaks
Sherry S

Room 2 Hosted by:
The fastbreak club
Line up coming soon

£10 Early Birds
£15 OTD

18 + Only
ID Required on Entry


Core Dimension meets Angie Brown on an amazing new 12" Vinyl EP

The very fresh 8th installment so far of the hard working Return of The Vibe label, is one of those records that will not disappoint you at all.
To be precise, we're dealing with the definition of Hardcore Breaks with an uplifting sense that could cause full fire on every dancefloor.
[ROTV008] Core Dimension with Angie Brown - Feel the Power/Feel You
The news is that the legendary queen Angie Brown strikes back, and seems as a priviledge releasing a record driven by her magic voice. Known as the leading vocalist behind the anthemic 'I'm Gonna Get You' by Bizarre Inc. which saw them hit No.2 in the U.K. and No.1 in the U.S. Dance Charts as well as plenty of other classics, Angie Brown meets Core Dimension on two fresh slammers. Feel The Power - Feel You!

Thirty years after the strike of the 1992 Hardcore Breakbeat sound and movement, get to know the contemporary side of techniques and slamming breakbeats. Big Pianos, rave stabs and most of all an oldskool feeling surrounded by a pillar in the 90s voices like Angie Brown.
This highly anticipated and invigorating release comes out in coloured Vinyl and is available to order now via




Listen now to the new single by Rory Hoy

One of Strictly Nuskool Blog favorite heroes is the amazing Rory Hoy.
UK multi award musician/DJ returns with a supreme new single by the title 'What's It All About' released via You Funked Up label.
It's originally a pretty 4/4 funky house banger including some catchy soulful vocals, coming amog a club friendly take over by the man like Saad Ayub who's giving his dark techno-ish twist to the original single.

"What's It All About" is out now and available on major platforms.

Thursday 24 February 2022

The new record of DJ X-cess & Ghost Unit will lift you up


The very fresh offering by Burning Bush Communications presents the massive latest sounds of DJ X-cess & Ghost Unit! And if you're still in doubts about the continuation of the British Hardcore Breakbeat, then try to listen to this firing 4-tracker.
Deep in the underground walking on the moon and it's almost 4 o'clock in the morning...
Well-known oldskool samples are put on modern techniques and the result is an exquisite breakbeat mayhem!

"We first met DJ X-Cess back in 1995 when he was running Atmospheric Records in the Dalkeith Arcade In Bournemouth Town. The photo used on the label is X-Cess behind the counter in his record shop back in the day - long before he founded the Organ Donors with his brother Scott and this shop was a meeting place/melting pot and foundation of the Bournemouth Hardcore scene. We have pressed this record in Atmospheric Turquoise - as close a colour match we could get to the paint on the walls in Atmospheric."

The new breed of Hardcore is right here, delivered once again by the hard working and you can get that right feeling from the video above where DJ X-cess (a.k.a. Matthew Harris) is cooking up your taste by a known "la da deeLa da dee la dee da"...

Wednesday 23 February 2022

FOUNDATIONS SERIES: The House Crew, Nookie, Origin8a&Propa, Jerome Hill, MC Chickaboo & More - London (17th April 2022)

FOUNDATIONS SERIES returns for an Easter Special of epic proportions, with a further foray into the early 90's and it's continued influences. This time kicking things off in the preceding '88-'89 summer of love, where acid and bleep went on to merge with sound system, breakbeat and European techno to form hardcore and jungle.

Launching their Production House label in 1987, legends in the game The House Crew will headline Room 1 alongside another legend from the era, Nookie. Room 1 will also play host to Hardcore Energy duo Origina8a&Propa, Jerome Hill and Mixtress B2B Analogue. Room 2 will showcase newer influenced breaks, hardcore, jungle and D&B at the hands of Jay Cunning, Innercore, Sheba Q, Delsa, Pressa B2B Skin Teeth B2B Eleanor. Hosted by the one only MC Chickaboo.



The House Crew 



Jerome Hill 

Analogue B2B mixtress 

Room 2 

Jay Cunning 


Sheba Q


Pressa B2B Skin Teeth B2B ELEANOR

Hosted by MC Chickaboo


Tuesday 22 February 2022

Raindance: "88-89-90-91" @ Electric/Brixton (9th April 2022)


RAINDANCE returns in Brixton on a massive all-night party paying homage to the Oldskool Rave. The first release tickets are now on sale and the line-up will be announced very soon...

Monday 21 February 2022

Get the debut 12" Vinyl EP by Phoenix Breaks Records

Always a pleasure when there are new labels arriving in the wonderful world of Hardcore Breaks. Or even better, rising up...

M-Bass is the main man that we should focus as additionally to his DJing and rave passion since the early 90s, he is into the modern era of so-called Nu-Rave. He met DJ Nee in the mid 00s, the golden era of Hardcore Breaks; a proper introduction productionwise. Then he did some releases, co-owned Pitch Control Records with DJ Trix till we reach last year when Phoenix Breaks was conceived. 
The name of his new physical label.

"The whole aim with the label is to bring a new world of talent into our rave music scene and put new tunes out on vinyl. I feel that records are a very important part of the scene and although digital content is convenient and cheaper, it can be lost whereas with a physical format there's less chance of that happening, so I wanted the label to be a physical format label from the get go. Musically speaking you can expect hardcore breaks, jungle and drum & bass - all made in that traditional 90's style and true to the sound." - Matt recalls.
The debut EP is called 'The Rising' and comes out strictly on limited Vinyl. It includes 4 tracks in total and our personal highlight is a remarkable collaboration between the label manager, M-Bass and the mighty DJ Nee - something that could remind your a bit of the essential mid-00s eruption of Hardcore Breaks. "The tune with Nee is actually an old one. I met Neil in 2005 on the B2VOS forum. At this time I wasn't making music, just playing it. At this time, Hardcore Breaks was in its infancy but was blowing up big time. I asked on the forum about production and Nee very kindly offered to show me the ropes. He spent literally hours on the phone to me teaching me how to use the software, and so on. All this lead up to me asking him if he'd like to make a track together and so that's what happened." - says Matt about his first contact with the mighty Nee.
'Floor Burner' was made way back in 2007 and was supposed to be on my previous label which fell through. I lost the original files for the track after that when my hard drive died and so nothing ever happened with it. Fast forward to 2021 and I started Phoenix Breaks. I asked Nee if he still had the original master and after a few days of him looking on old hard drives, he found it. So that's the story really, the track is 15 years old now so it's amazing for it to finally see a vinyl release. I think it's a pretty cool sounding tune."

And what about the next steps of Phoenix Breaks? Time will tell about the future stuff, going against all odds on what's happening now with the pressing issues.

"The aim for the future is to be consistent with releases. At the moment, the record industry is a different one to how it was before Coronavirus hit the world. As you know, pressing times now are delayed by months and months so all the labels are at the mercy of the pressing plants, which are overrun currently. If we can manage it, we would like to do at least two releases a year and in previous times this would have been possible, but as I said - we are at the mercy of the plants. The next release is ready, and as soon as we've shifted some more of the first EP then we will go to press. For the next EP you can expect some very dark vibes. And when I say dark, I mean DARK!" - adds Matt about the files of his own imprint.

'The Rising' EP is worth every single penny, furthermore it's a pretty good addition to your collection of Nuskool Hardcore. There are still some copies of it available on the link below, just hurry up, before it's too late.






Distant Planet strike back in London (19th March 2022)

Some months before taking over at BangFace 2022, the amazing team of Distant Planet return strong again on 19th March 2022 live at the Fox and Firkin in London!
You should expect an officially announced, 14 hours of raving inside and outside by the sounds of an incredible lineup!

Breakbeat Hardcore / Rave / Jungle / Techno / Reggae / Acid House

Coco Bryce (Myor Massiv)
FFF (3AM Eternal / Future Retro / Myor Massiv)
Equinox (Brain Records / Sci Wax)
Tim Reaper (Future Retro)
Dwarde & Gand (Distant Planet / LWT)
Hughesee & Louise Plus One (Distant Planet / LWT)
Grace Magical (Rain Dance)
Jake Hypastep (Distant Planet)
Hue Jah Fink (Binary Feedback)
More music in the garden.
Hughesee (Distant Planet)
Sherrine (Albion Hifi)
Gizelle (Stay Up Forever)
Master 4 (Distant Planet)

Free entry before 3pm
£5 until 5pm then £12 / £15 after 9pm
Family friendly until 8pm

Early bird tickets available now:


Submit your demo on Gabbaret Records

Dutch label Gabbaret Records are calling all producers to submit their demos on their label. Take a gander on their official announcement below:

Send in your tracks for this upcoming release on Gabbaret Records! All harder styles are welcome! From breakbeat to speedcore, from techno to breakcore, from drum and bass to gabber and everything inbetween! if you want to participate you can send in your tracks in WAV file to:


Pete Cannon/Dwarde/Boca/Rudeboy Morris live in Bristol (9th April 2022)

Bristol crew this one's out for you all.
An exstatic night with an exstatic rave and proper lineup, taking place on 9th April 2022.

Exstatic is bringing you a night of pure ravin' vibes. Jungle, Hardcore, Oldskool, Footwork & all the sounds to keep you dancing till the lights come on. Expect big lasers, bigger sound and the freshest artists on the scene!

Kicking off our opening Bristol event we have special guests Pete Cannon and Dwarde!

Pete Cannon (N4 Records)
Dwarde (Globex Corp)
Boca (Four Jacks Records)
Rudeboy Morris (Jungle Terra)

Pete Cannon is smashing the Jungle/Hardcore revival with a ton of Amiga powered releases across his N4 record label and numerous others including Hospital Records and Kniteforce. A DJ with pure energy, anyone who has caught his recent sets at Fabric, Rinse FM, Mini Rig, Foundation Sessions London will know it gonna be killer!

Dwarde has been leading the Jungle/Hardcore scene for years, producing and running the Globex Corp record label alongside Tim Reaper and has a track featured on the latest Fabric Live album. Dwarde is pure fire behind the decks, whether throwing down deep and dirty Jungle, Rave bangers or Garage under his Highrise name you know your dancing feet are going to be worn out!

Boca has been heating things up recently with his Four Jacks Records label. With tracks covering the spectrum of the Rave sound, from darkside hardcore rollers and ruffneck Jungle to hands in the air bangers and vibing Footwork. Expect the same from his DJ set, anything can happen!

Rudeboy Morris our in house selecta and darkside junglist, you can expect a fast and fun blend of the freshest rave tunes chopped up in a pirate radio style. Morris has smashed the illegal raves for years, earning him a European tour with Aphex Twin’s Rephlex Records and a deportation from the Netherlands along the way. Return of the Jungle Terra!

Full laser show. Sound powered by the mega Undo Cru Soundsystem
Tickets: 50 early birds = £8 - Standard = £12


Sunday 20 February 2022

Competition to get your music in a video game!

A new music competition has just launched from our good friends over HOH Recordings pushing out things on another level.

Isaac Yianni Games & HOH Recordings are offering you the chance to have your music featured in the up & coming multiplayer Rave Brawler - Lazerball.

To be released by Gen42 Games on Steam, the digital platform for video games.
The top 3 tracks will also get their own in-game DJ Character!
Plus! Receive a copy of a Limited Edition CD album Soundtrack, including a worldwide digital compilation release.

'Lazerball' is a 2D multiplayer fighting/sport game set in the distant future. Health and safety laws don't exists and people from around the world, travel to take part in this crazy underground urban sport. Players whack an electrified ball around whilst attempting to zap their opponents with the laser trail. The crowds cheering and shouting with a sponsored DJ spinning some beats with lasers ricocheting off the wallsThe atmosphere in each game is that of a high-tech club, full on rave, a concert, a stadium & roman colosseum all mashed into one!

Music Genres we are looking for can range from approximately 120bpm to 170bpm and can cover most EDM & underground styles from: House, Old Skool, Breakbeat, Hardcore, Drum N Bass, Techno, Trance & every side genre in between.
Tracks should be high energy and get into the main beat fast (within 10 seconds or less)

Closing date for entries will be on 30th June 2022.

For any further info and track submissions, please mail us at
Or message us via our facebook page at
For any budding games designers out there, ICY Games are also looking for your input on development and play testing. Please link to their facebook page at or mail at

'Lazerball' is currently visible on steam.
It isn't released or finished yet, but the page is there for people to add to their wishlist if they so choose!
Video clips of the game in play so far can be found on ICY Games facebook page here..
And their youtube channel here..


Competition Rules and Details::
All track submissions must be originals, royalty free and available for copyright licensing on HOH Recordings.
Each track must be an average of 2-6 minutes maximum!
Winners will be notified and contracted to HOH Recordings for release & licensing.
Runner's up will also have the chance of releasing their tracks via our recording labels as an additional bonus album or single.
Please note!
- Please do not upload or share your music anywhere!! Or you may be disqualified!
- Please only send a single version of any track you submit.
- There is no limit to how many different tracks you can submit.
- Please send the track in 320MP3 format, If you are a winner we will contact you for a final WAV master version later.
- Please send your track via to and please turn on notifications so you know we have downloaded it!
- Please remember to include your full name / artist name & contact details and make sure the digital file is clearly titled with these too..
And one final thought! Please remember these tracks should be produced in a way that compliments the game that is Lazerball!
And although vocals don’t need to be excluded. You should be careful that they wouldn’t be lost or over powered within the games internal sound fx’s.
Other than that! Good luck! Have fun! And let your imagination run wild! And we look forward to developing this forthcoming project with you!

New heavyweight release by Soundsystem Bassrock


Soundsystem Bassrock are totally defining the heavyweight sound of Breakbeat and Bass over the years with an indispensable quality arsenal of releases. A great example of their longevity is their fresh offering, which is nothing else but a serious bomb as the breakbeats in there are completely smashing it!
'Peaked Too Early' is the titlte of the brand new collaboration between two known suspects of the label, Tribe Steppaz and 6Blocc. Bringing rave breaks to a 140 state and onto an invigorating level, this new single is everything you need for your sets.
So try to get it 'peaked too early' before 'picked too late'...
"We've all had it , a cheeky dose of Alexander Shulgin's finest before the rave and boooooom .. It's there , you're in the queue gurning your face off and there's nothing you can do about it ! You were planning on seeing Grooverider rinse it out with the man like Joe Peng but you're sat in the chill out with a nice girl called Moonkitten rubbing tiger balm into your temples whilst Mixmaster Morris drops his first track of a 12 hour set and a lad called Catwomble is giving you a personal light show with his clipper .. anyhow .. Tribe Steppaz & 6Blocc are bringing back the Oldskool vibes ...'Peaked too Early' ... It's really good. #returntorave"



Tribe Steppaz


Saturday 19 February 2022

'I Told You Once' by ESPR


'I Told You Once'
One more astonishing digital single from the mysterious solo project of ESPR.
A newbie producer within the scene that we got to know in the early pandemic days, and since then he's been offering his very own twist in the Nuskool Breakbeat.
This time he has cooked up the perfect combo of R&B vocals and chopping breaks. Still odd how any label out there hasn't signed him yet. Maybe it's the right time now we guess...

Radio DJs this one's definetely for your sets as it's a definite radio hammer!

Join IMAGINATION. A night of proper Hardcore in Brighton (2nd April 2022)


And...what's IMAGINATION?
A new rave near your area if you're in UK. Time to move to the southside and live the ultimate experience with the sounds of an amazing team behind this new project.
On 2nd of April 2022 Brighton wears its Hardcore beauty dress and Jedi meets Renegade, while A1 meets Bradders & Lowercase, Sense meets Dome Ammo, The Remix Records brothers Jimmy J & Vinyltrixta meet Nicky Blackmarket who gives a final good pass to Kniteforce Records head honcho Luna-C and the rest is history...

"IMAGINATION - Showcasing upfront Nu Skool hardcore alongside the classic sounds of old skool ! Organised and run by well known hardcore DJ's and producers. Our mission is to bring you the latest and greatest in breakbeat hardcore.."

11 DJ's = 8 hours of Nu Skool - Old Skool - Drum & Bass
Tickets only £7 and selling fast, so get yours now!



Das Booty pres. We Rob Rave Live In London (19th March 2022)


One of the finest London's underground collectives, Das Booty, presents for the very first time in UK the magnificent duet from Poland, We Rob Rave.
PZG and Dubsknit have formed themselves about 8 years ago and from that time they've been releasing amazing albums and EPs all around the world.
Their fresh work in Mutant Bass Records goes down a storm and it was a matter of time to join and headline a special night among many other amazing local DJs (e.g. Best British Breakthrough producer of 2021, Samurai Breaks)
A proper underground experience for everyone who wants something sophisticated and banging simultaneously.

๐—›๐—”๐—ฅ๐——๐—–๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—˜ - ๐—™๐—ข๐—ข๐—ง๐—ช๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ž - ๐—•๐—ข๐—ข๐—ง๐—ฌ - ๐—•๐—”๐—ฆ๐—ฆ

A banging party from the scuzzier side of the trax.

๐—ช๐—˜ ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—• ๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ฉ๐—˜ (Suck Puck / Mutant Bass)
๐—ฆ๐—”๐— ๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—”๐—œ ๐—•๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—”๐—ž๐—ฆ (SSBB / Off Me Nut)
๐—œ๐—ง๐—ข๐—” (Exit / Juke Bounce Werk)
๐—Ÿ๐—จ๐—–๐—ฌ ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—ข๐—ก๐—˜๐—ฅ (DoesitBANG?)
๐——๐—”๐—ฉ๐—˜ ๐—ฆ๐—›๐—”๐——๐—˜๐—ฆ (Das Booty / Horror Boogie)
๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ฌ ๐—ž (Das Booty)
๐—ง๐—ข๐—ก๐—ฌ ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—–๐—ข (That Thing)

19 March 2022

10PM - 7AM
ID required

£8 Super Early Bird
£10 Early Bird
£12 General Raver
£14 Last Chance

๐—ฉ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜‚๐—ฒ ๐— ๐—ข๐—ง
๐—ข๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—•๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ,
๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฅ๐—ฑ,
๐—ฆ๐—˜๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฐ ๐Ÿฑ๐—ฅ๐—ง


Martin Audio Sound

๐—œ๐— ๐—ฃ๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ง๐—”๐—ก๐—ง: You will need to show proof that you are double vaxxed against COVID or have tested negative within 48 hours of the event.

Saturday 12 February 2022

Univer from Germany debut EP on 4 The Core Recordings

London's 4 The Core Recordings are still working their socks off during the first months of this new year. A label that's surprising us all since 2018, has now a brand new signing taken from the established school of Germany.
Univer, was conceived as a solo project in the early days of 90s experimenting into production with a relentless use of Amiga 500, Action Replay MKIII and a Technosound sampler. Now it's been almost 3 decades after and 4 The Core have sealed the deal with the German hardcore head for a new personal material of him.

'Alliance' is the fresh 4/4 stompy mayhem extended play digital release that introduces to us the talent of Univer. As it's already stated, there are more releases coming out from him very soon.

The stompy mayhem begins with 'Drumbeats', a track that uses the sample made famous by SL2 for some fast, relentless upbeat action! It's hoovers all the way on this way with some, shall we say 'out there' piano? It very makes you feel out of this world!
'Hey DJ, Let's do it' is a call to action welded onto some European style mid to late Hardcore. Loads of melody on this one to the point it would go down well with fans of Makina.
'Kick that shit' goes for a slightly tougher Euro-centric feel, heavy on the stabs with a bumpy Eurodance melodic riff underpinning the melodic madness and call and response vocals.
'Roll the drums' swaggers into the rave with claps, heavy kicks, a sped up 'it takes two' break and a distinctly Rotterdam style (Think Chosen Few 'Name of my DJ'). The tune phases out with a bit of an uplift to complete your rave workout!


4 The Core Recordings