Bang The Future Featuring Joanne Robinson ‎– Dont Try & Hide / Atomik Lullaby

Vinyl, 12"


A Dont Try & Hide
AA Atomik Lullaby



Track A samples:
Vocal from Public Enemy - Public Enemy No. 1



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December 10, 2017
A while back, I described my Top 10 favourite Hardcore tracks, usually I'm conflicted between DJ Eclipse - Ultraworld 5 and a stunning little B-Side track called Atomik Lullaby as the crowning glory of Hardcore Trance from England. Anyway, here's how I feel about this record:

Bang The Future - Atomik Lullaby
Probably the most obscure track in the list, let me explain. In the mid 90's several UK Happy Hardcore artists were becoming increasingly bored with the music and its ultra cheesy trajectory. One of these artists was Billy "Daniel" Bunter. The story goes that Billy and Rob Vanden met on a flight from Switzerland (I think) and wanted to start a crazy label that had everything from Trance to Gabber. Billy was into the harder stuff and Rob was more into Trance and Techno, thus GBT Records was born. On the THIRD release you'll find a pretty cheesy Happy Hardcore track, but if you flip the record over you'll find something completely different. Atomik Lullaby was a combination of genres that GBT was inspired from and would replicate effectively over the next two years. German Hard Trance, Gabber, uplifting (not cheesy) Hardcore, a touch of Techno and possibly Hard House. There's an intense throbbing (giggity) throughout the track, its almost hypnotic. The breakdown is soooo lush, some of the hi hats sound like a military marching band. This is possibly the first Trancecore (yep that is what they called this genre) track and shortly after a number of producers came out of the woodwork: DJ Fury, Helix, Tekno Dred, Citadel Of Kaos, DJ (Kevin) Energy and most famously DJ MC Sharkey. Both Sharkey and Hixxy were signed to React in 1996 and produced the now famous Bonkers CDs. Although Hixxy's cheesefests pushed the music to new audiences, Sharkey's mixes were the highlight of these CDs. Surprisingly good mixing and 70 odd minutes of truly extraordinary music. Trancecore died off in the late 90's and Billy Bunter was playing Hard House, however it was resurrected by Sharkey and Kevin Energy and given a new name: Freeform.