N.R.G. ‎– He Never Lost His Hardcore

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He Never Lost His Hardcore 5:00
It's Ruff 4:38
The Music Makers 5:29
Funky In The Place 5:06

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gewellburn

gewellburn

April 24, 2020
referencing He Never Lost His Hardcore, 12", EP, TUV 21
He Never Lost His Hardcore is 5 minutes of musical bliss that will get your granny up and dancing. Worth every penny.
djNostik

djNostik

April 23, 2018
referencing He Never Lost His Hardcore, 12", EP, TUV 21
Not one mention of (IMO) the best track- the music makers. Nice dark psychotic track.. with samples Willy wonka
eazyflow

eazyflow

August 1, 2017
edited over 4 years ago
referencing He Never Lost His Hardcore, 12", EP, TUV 21

When I was a nipper I used to have a ZX Spectrum 128k. I loved that computer to bits, and each month I would buy magazines like Crash, Your Sinclair, and Sinclair User for the free demo tapes that came selotaped to the cover.

One month, one of these free tapes didn’t contain a game at all, but instead contained a music demo. Once loaded up, each key on the keyboard would trigger a different piece of music - One key I think gave you a 128k rendition of Krafwerk’s ‘Model’. Other keys were original compositions I think…

Anyway, to this day I remain convinced that the bleeps you hear on ‘It’s Ruff’ were taken from this music demo. Everytime I hear them I’m instantly taken back to being a kid again, sat enthusiastically in front of the computer, prodding different keys to listen to the music. I would love it if Neil Rumney confirmed where those bleeps came from, even if it was just to say that I’m way wide of the mark!

It’s a cracking tune from a cracking EP regardless - one that I’ll always cherish.
AndyPandy2000

AndyPandy2000

July 23, 2017
referencing He Never Lost His Hardcore, 12", EP, TUV 21
Never Lost His Hardcore was obviously the big one back ih the hardcore era and was also massive again in bangin' clubs around 96/97 playing trance and hard house. Not many tunes fitted in so well in two different periods. I lost the sheer lumbering massiveness of the groove if it was any heavier it'd gringd to a halt but instead continued to do the damage in the rave wherever it was played.
Johnmarcus

Johnmarcus

February 5, 2017
referencing He Never Lost His Hardcore, 12", EP, TUV 21

Big Old School Hardcore 12".
"He Never Lost His Hardcore" is the big obvious tune on hear and was the biggest in its day.
But the other 3 are all little gems and played heavily too so take your pick.
Classic Old School Hardcore from Chill.
djrobovw1

djrobovw1

June 27, 2016
referencing He Never Lost His Hardcore, 12", EP, TUV 21
an amazing e.p hear. and you can grab it at a reasonable price, ITS RUFF is the favourite on hear, sounding a bit like MASTERS AT WORK - JUSTA LIL DOPE, each time i hear it, it reminds me of when dj fantasy played it when hit man & her were going live, also on that night was carl cox. Energy Rave - Eclipse Coventry (Hit man and Her) 1992.
aidiothir

aidiothir

May 29, 2016
edited over 5 years ago
referencing He Never Lost His Hardcore, 12", EP, TUV 21
This is my favourite release from ''Chill'' , with four out of four excellent hardcore tunes full of nrg from Neil Rumney.
earwax7

earwax7

December 31, 2015
referencing He Never Lost His Hardcore, 12", EP, TUV 21
This is an all round classic 4 tunes all demanding a listen and all taking you in different directions,the order is dance floor drum and base or high energy rave I used to cane this back in the day
tangee

tangee

July 30, 2015
edited over 6 years ago
referencing He Never Lost His Hardcore, 12", EP, TUV 21
Funky In The Place is a tune that has something about it, when I play it I feel just like I did in 1992, its a nicely different tune, can't really explain it, suffice as to say It's Ruff is a quality tune too but Funky In The Place is a little gem..only my thought's of course..
sashaiscool1

sashaiscool1

February 17, 2012
referencing He Never Lost His Hardcore, 12", EP, TUV 21

its ruff IS the greatest track ever , there can not be any doubt ,surely!!! amazing ,awesome basslines, and very ,very catchy bleeps ,, amazing , a must have for any serious d&b hardcore jungle bass massive old school skool geezers out there