Review: "Next Generation" is one of the most successful hardcore labels in the world, and continues to take hardcore to another level with mixed styles and amazing artwork. Having done the rounds for a number of months on limited CD promos, "Hit The Deck" has been receiving solid reactions from those in the know for some time. You can expect the usual high octane B&V production: loaded with striking vocals from the talented Tess, elevating pianos, euphoric synths, infectious riffs and a somewhat chunky hardstyle mid section. "Next Generation" partner in crime, DJ Ham, unloads a somewhat banging remix on the flip with a meticulous reworking. Expect clinical production, superb old skool infused bass 'n' breaks sections and a cool, twisted take on the lead melody.
Review: We're in for a treat with the sixth Hardcore Projektz release. This has two killer tracks from Darkus and a third collaboration with Vinyl Junkie. "Stray Missile" is a big rave tune that's enjoyed immense success with its energetic (and slightly crazy!) stab patterns and forward thinking production. "Up in Smoke" is surely one for the herbalists, with its deep basslines, old skool stabs and ganja vocals. Finally "Pacemaker" is a monster of a tune with the perfect combination of warm basslines and brilliant piano breakdown. What else would you expect though, coming from two pioneers of the scene?
Review: Launched mid-2005, Hardcore Projektz has gone from strength to strength and is now recognised as one of the biggest and most successful labels catering to the darker side of hardcore breaks. Enzyme, one of the scene's leading producers, tears up the A1 with "Screwface" - a brilliantly hard and dark production which perfectly captures the essence of what this hardcore label is all about! Using the vocal from the 80's classic "Warriors" and featuring a wonderfully rich and warm bassline, "Our Turf" has been produced by leading hardcore breaks producers Vinyl Junkie and Darkus.
Review: Just when you thought it was safe to enter the dance floor, Vagabond attacks with yet another awesome double header on the uber-cool Blatant Beats imprint. With typically tight production, "Flowing Free" offers a slammin vocal based number loaded with cool raps, riffs and melodies - all underpinned with rock solid beats. "Realm Of XTC" adopts an instrumental flavour making great use of killer riffs, synths, acid and a massive rap and breaks work out mid way through featuring MC Casper. This has been kicking the dance floor to bits with early support from the key players.