Hornchurch Hardcore ‎– Vol 1

Dark Age Recordings ‎– DA004
Vinyl, 12", EP


A1 Crossworlds 6:43
A2 Crystal Skies 6:59
AA1 Immortal 6:12
AA2 Supernatural 6:24

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): DA 004 A1 SIMON - THE EXCHANGE VINYL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side AA): DA 004 AA1 SIMON - THE EXCHANGE VINYL


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September 21, 2017
my copy comes with pops on second tracks of AA side. Is this a press fault?


May 3, 2017
I just stumbled upon this release and Vol 2 on Bandcamp recently. what a pair of plates! not so keen on Vol 1 side 2 tunes, but the A side is worth the cash alone tbh. I'm also hoping for more from these guys :)


February 17, 2016
edited about 1 year ago

@JVXP - nicely summed up. The thing with the original jungle/dnb sound is that the producers of that time weren't trying to emulate anything just push what could be done within the parameters of the technology. It was essentially experimental and forward thinking. With many producers today, they are trying to capture that but by looking back. I think that is why it often doesn't have quite right feel/vibe and perhaps, why the reissues and unreleased dubs are so popular at the moment.
This is a supremely nice exception, nothing you haven't heard before but still has that fresh sounding feel to it.

still available: https://darkagerecordings.bandcamp.com/album/hornchurch-hardcore-vol-1


November 17, 2015
A nice take on the Deejay Recordings/Lucky Spin sound! If you like DJ Crystl or Pete Parsons productions from 1994 and 1995, this one might offer some refreshing new tunes for you.

It's funny, because everyone is trying to make jungle tunes in an old stylee right now and they all try to sound genuine. But in they end they all sound the same, because all are trying to emulate the anthems from that era.
This sound is falling into a niche, that not many have tried to tackle yet. This is what later became the so called "intelligent jungle/dnb", but everyone that tried to take on that sound recently, had tunes Bukem used to play in mind.

This one is something really special and i hope those guys will come up with some more.