Friday, 15 December 2017

CKNOWEP6:: TEXTASY - Dallas Gun Club EP [Pre-Order now the 12" Vinyl - Out on 15th January 2018]

A1 - Blow Your Head
A2 - Eternal Gurn (Manik Piano Edit)
B1 - I'm The Needle
B2 - 20Th Century Bass

Glasgow based electronic label of Craigie Knowes has recently signed the versatile talent of TEXTASY in order to deliver a mind-blogging while simultaneously reminiscent release combining Hardcore & Electro/Techno sounds.
'Dallas Gun Club' EP is all you need to open the new year with a quality installment to your vinyl library, furthermore if you're a fan of this Blog and Oldschool offspring then this record is more of an attraction.
Pre-orders have already opened and time is nothing till the date of 15th January when you'll obey to the B1 quote sayin 'I'm the Needle of The Record, When The Drumbeats Go Like This'.
All in all the 6th Vinylized offering by Craigie Knowes is an easily conspicuous nuskool Hardcore EP as well as a great addition on the movement's arsenal of quality 'oldschool evolved' stuff coming out the last years.


RATE: 8/10

FAV TUNE:  'Eternal Gurn (Manik Piano Edit)'



Monday, 11 December 2017

[KFA078] AUDIO X - Procrastination Makes Perfect EP [Out on Digital & Limited CD - KFA]

01. Set Your Feelings Free
02. Move
03. The Hero We Deserve
04. The Only Way Out Is Through 
05. Move (Second Movement) 
06. Spider Pig (KFA Mix)

This new release has an abundance of reasons to be assumed as quintessential for a prolific child of Kniteforce movement, like KFA (Kniteforce Again).
First of all this is the official first release with Shane Saiyan on the managing board, as already announced few months ago. Canada based UK Hardcore dog comes into the right place on the right time to offer his passion for music, his new ideas and aims to keep in step with times while renovating a bit KFA into a bright new era.
And who's the man behind the brand new KFA78? Well, it's Joel Wright, namely Audio X and the title of his EP, 'Procrastination Makes Perfect' should help you avoid making a spectacle of yourself by not missing the golden time of grabbing the CD version of it. According to this CD version, it's something newish in the KFA family that hopefully will go the right way, on the grounds that as I'm typing this blogpost there are only a few of them left...

As for Audio X... Well he's a prominent producer over the last 10+ years, standing for different aspects of Nuskool Hardcore, therefore his personal EP on KFA achieves that as well.
Four stunning tunes is the original ruffness flavour alongside 2 executive edition tunes and what stems from that EP is the melody of 'The Hero We Deserve'. A melody where it all begins and ends with rupture. An impeccable tune, personal favourite from this release apart from the other relevant slams of Joel.



Tuesday, 5 December 2017

[VMRDT100] Various - VMR Team Vol. 1 [Available From All Good Viral-Mental Records Digital Stockists Now!!!]

1/ Uzi - i Captain.
2/ DROMA - The Search. 
3/ Jaguar Paw - It Duzn't Exist.
4/ Hektic - Room Service.
5/ SkorpZ - My World.
6/ Laydee Virus - Shadow Cover.
7/ Dredillah - Ay Ay.
8/ Inphekt - Army Of One.
8/ DROMA - A Gun.
10/ Dredillah - Katana.
11/ Inphekt - Phaulius.
12/ Uzi - Fire Burning.
13/ Hektic - If It Bleeds.
14/ Jaguar Paw - The Kings.
15/ SkorpZ - Chaos Theory.
16/ Laydee Virus - Reverse Dimensions (VIP Mix).

After four years of delivering the very finest in dancefloor friendly drum and bass Viral-Mental Records present their 100th release, and have pulled out all stops with the 'VMR Team Vol. 1' album. Featuring sixteen brand new tracks from Viral-Mental Records' artist roster, and spanning everything from ruffneck, jungle rollers to razor-sharp neurofunk. It's time to join in with the celebration!

We are first introduced to Uzi's amen infused, 'i Captain' which gets the album off to a tearing start with it's infectious blend of rolling breaks, smooth sax licks and grimey bass drones. DROMA up next takes us on a deep and moody trip into drum & bass with 'The Search' which expertly combines soothing pads and neuro bassline pressure. 
The inimitable Jaguar Paw offers up a filthy slice of heavyweight, steppin' junglism with the P.O.T.U.S. sampling 'It Duzn't Exist' and is closely followed by Hektic's darkly hypnotic 'Room Service', which easily conjures up vintage bassline rollers from the Golden Era of D&B.

SkorpZ steps into the arena next with his epic amen break driven 'My World', a rich soundclash of frenetic breaks and tension steeped atmospherics. Oz's premier mistress of darkness, Laydee Virus introduces us to her latest stripped back neuro flavoured stepper 'Shadow Cover', a precision crafted exercise in ominous soundscapes and clockwork percussion. 
Dredillah unleashes his deep, dark jungle/drum & bass fusion, 'Ay Ay' which merges together crisp, 2-step breaks and grime encrusted bass riffs with classic, jungle drum rolls before Inphekt drops yet another trademark, neo-darkside bomb with the menacing, Reese bass riff fuelled 'Army Of One'

DROMA returns for another stab at the action with 'A Gun', a track steeped in pensive, orchestral swells, sinister movie dialogue and robotnik synth riffage which is closely succeeded by Dredillah's razor-sharp slice of neurofunk, 'Katana', with it's deadly blend of relentless 2-step breaks and harsh Reese drones. 
Those machine-like, neuro sounds continue on with Inphekt's 'Phualius', with it's heavy industrial D&B flavour underlined by a subtle Euro-harcore undercurrent. Uzi switches things up in a junglistic fashion with the dub-reggae skank fuelled 'Fire Burning', an intense amen rinse-out with one hell of a catchy vocal hook. One for the 'Lighter' crew!!!

Hektic return's to the fray with 'If It Bleeds', taking vocal elements from an iconic, '80's sci-fi/action classic layered with steppin' breaks and a deadly twin-bass combination. Up next we have 'The Kings' by Jaguar Paw, a moody, minimal jungle piece which expertly combines, crisp beats, killer bassline and cheeky "Inglorious" move snippets.
SkorpZ delivers yet another deep and atmospheric, yet hard-hitting cut with the symphonic 'Chaos Theory' which utilises sweeping strings alongside tearing breaks and bass to utterly devastating effect. Bringing the album to it's conclusion, Laydee Virus drops another tech-step bomb with the 'Reverse Dimensions (VIP Mix)' perfectly capturing that classic pre-millennial dark D&B sound.

With this diverse collection of drum & bass and jungle cuts, there is no better time for you to sample the Viral-Mental sound. Grab yourself a copy of this and join the VMR Team!!! 

The 'VMR Team Vol. 1' album is be available to purchase from all good Viral-Mental Records digital stockists now!!!



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Sunday, 3 December 2017

DCLTD002:: Captain Raveman - Rave The Queen [out on CD & DIGITAL @ DANCE CORPS]

Scottish established dancekore label, Dance Corps, has teamed up with Captain Raveman for a superb release offering an exclusive BangFace rebuild of him.
'Rave The Queen' includes a mixture of Raveman's tunes and it was originally performed @ BangFace Weekender 2017. This ultra-rocking release comprises of Cpt Raveman's personal Footwork & Breakcore slams, provided under a Rave umbrella.

'Rave The Queen' is out on a limited number of 125 CD copies only. (CDr with cardsleeve) as well as high-quality digital download in MP3, FLAC, WAV.




Saturday, 2 December 2017

DeBisco:: RE:​CONNECT [out on LTD Digipack CD & Digital @ DANCE CORPS]

01. Leaving Me
02. Fearless
03. Keeping It Together
04. Critics

New Jersey based producer DeBisco (formerly known as DJ Scratchin') has turned 26 this weekend, thus the best way to celebrate his birthday is the release of his debut EP under his new alias, on a friendly label like Dance Corps.
Dance Corps have kind of relaunched this year making their first physical release, looking stronger than ever with new roster, new dreams and ever revolving around Dancekore and a wide diversity of Hardcore insanity!
Entering into this new release, DeBisco is offering 4 belters that will indisputably ignite yourselves, hence the title of the EP is...'RE:CONNECT'.
Individuals can give a listen to this EP and then never come back to square one. All tunes are properly smashing it, with highlight the heaviest one that is 'Critics'. In addition his UK Hardcore influences are conspicuous enough in here served under his own scope.
Well worked release and one more quality offering from the mighty decadal Dance Corps!

'RE:CONNECT' is available to purchase now, coming out on a limited digipack CD version and of course the digital one.

Artwork by Jada Paige & DeBisco Design
Mastering: djUSA.GI



Thursday, 30 November 2017

V.A. - Trancework 2.0 [23track compilation]

South London electronic label, We Buy Gold has recently released an immense and intense compilation comprised of 23 tunes, furthermore this album could be easily described as 'The Juke Release of the Month'.

This time the label 'elaborate display of wealth' heads over its 3rd release, which is a digital combo of absolutely mental and exquisite modern captured tunes that all remix and reminisce some of the oldschool or even better Trance classics. The result is fair & square by all producers involved, in a time when good old trance means new techniques under a deep or euphoric juke & bass umbrella.
'Trancework 2.0.' is the compilation you need to fulfil your desire with good music and indulge yourself to the max.


Monday, 27 November 2017


01. End of Days
02. Go Where
03. Kinetic NRG
04. Banging Builder

Ravestomp Recordings squirms from the trends, complying with its aim to represent the harder side of rave, therefore the usual labe's resident and friend of ours, the one and only Stoke nutter, DJ Rave In Peace returns with a large work!
In this case, mission is already accomplished before the official release date, since as we've already listened to the previews and got blind by his continuous pumping and stompy stylee into these 4 smashing tunes! Sometimes makes you go bananas while listening to the acidic 'Banging Builder' and other moments you feel goosebumps a bit with tunes such as 'Kinetic NRG' or 'Go Where'.

One way or another this new work from Ian (DJ Rave In Peace) can be described as a pretty serious follow-up EP to the long range arsenal of the label.
The 'End of Days EP' is out now in all digital platforms, and apart from that you can grab now for free an exclusive remix on 'End of Days' celebrating this long awaited release.

Props to DJ Rave In Peace and to Paul Cronin (the man behind Ravestomp)