Exclusive! Hardcore Lives Giveaway – 3 classic EPs available now for free

Get your free old-skool.  Get your free old-skool ‘ere.  (Well, the modern equivalent anyway.)

You read it here first.  I’m pleased to announce that Hardcore Lives! are re-issuing 3 of their previous EPs – 003, 005 and 008, for free over at HCL Records right now.  Yep, absolutely nothing.  That’s 6 tunes of breaks loveliness that originally you would have had to pay for.  Now you don’t.

While they’re all obviously worth picking up, my particular picks are ManBearPig’s Can You Old Skool? and T92’s Autimate.  The former is a glorious melange of piano, rap cuts and a breakbeat like banging saucepans against a dustbin.  The latter hinges on a gargantuan, growling bassline and a desire to lull the listener into a false sense of security, and then unleash terror.   To further entice you, there’s an earlier full review of T92’s EP here on Shinypixel.

Regular readers will of course realise that as I tend to favour the quirky standout tracks over traditional forms in much music, you can reliably assume that the other 4 tracks are good old solid hardcore breaks groovers to get your teeth into.

Kudos as ever to Pete & Richie at Hardcore Lives Records for bringing it all together.

3 free EPs at Hardcore Lives! Records