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New Release: I Can’t Stand It

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Long-time aficionados will know of my long-time association as graphics bloke with Hardcore Lives! Records, a small label specialising in new, high-quality breakbeat music with a 90s rave flavour.  There’s not been many releases this year, but one has just popped up and it’s an absolute belter:

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Nefti’s crisp and frenetic breaks are always a joy to hear, and they don’t fail to hit the spot here, either – importantly, I Can’t Stand It manages to pick a short, looped vocal sample that isn’t incredibly annoying when layered heavily throughout, which is definitely a good thing.  The whole package of 3 similar mixes hold together as a solid, cohesive whole, but my personal pick is the Orestiz mix, which ramps up the contrast with some warm, padded breakdowns, big stabs and pleasant flourishes that ensures a last tune-style flow from beginning to end.

I’ve been listening to this heavily for the last couple of days – genuinely recommended.

Album Cover: Other Things

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

Here’s a little something I put together for the excellent electronic artist Electrux over on Hardcore Lives records.

His second full-length album spans the darker spaces of trance and breaks. Recommended.

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In reflection, it’s rather more saturated than I originally intended, but all concerned were satisfied nevertheless.