N.R.G. ‎– The Hardcore EP

Chill ‎– TUV 21
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP


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Published by Chill Music
℗ & © 1992 Chill Music
Made in England

Track A samples:
Vocal from Ice-T - Intro/Rhyme Pays
Vocal from Sir Mix-A-Lot - Square Dance Rap (Live at UK Fresh)

Track B1 samples:
Dialogue from the film Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

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  • Barcode: 5 021995 002164
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings Side A): TUV 21 A1 SIMON . THE EXCHANGE DAMONT OLD SCHOOL TIMES
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings Side A): TUV 21 B1 SIMON - THE EXCHANGE DAMONT

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April 23, 2018
Not one mention of (IMO) the best track- the music makers. Nice dark psychotic track.. with samples Willy wonka


August 1, 2017
edited about 1 year ago

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.


July 23, 2017
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.


February 5, 2017

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.


June 27, 2016
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.


May 29, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
This is my favourite release from ''Chill'' , with four out of four excellent hardcore tunes full of nrg from Neil Rumney.


December 31, 2015
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


July 30, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
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..


February 17, 2012

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


March 1, 2004

The A2 Track of this release contains composed music with a piano track wich is hijacked from an original piece of a great componist Mozart.Very Happy and Classic. A must for a classic house collector.Can't describe it,You should hear this masterpiece of music.
The track "he never lost his hardcore is also a very great classic of 1992.Still today everbody goes wild when hearing this track. A great album of the early 90's.