Various ‎– Noise 3


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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LP TOT 8 Various Noise 3(2xLP, Comp) Jumpin' & Pumpin' LP TOT 8 UK 1992 Sell This Version
CD TOT 8 Various Noise 3(CD, Comp) Jumpin' & Pumpin' CD TOT 8 UK 1992 Sell This Version
MC TOT 8 Various Noise 3(Cass, Comp) Jumpin' & Pumpin' MC TOT 8 UK 1992 Sell This Version


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November 26, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Noise 3, 2xLP, Comp, LP TOT 8

Well worth picking up. Not least because it includes some belters such as Bass Ballistic’s ‘Smoke Dis One (Remix)’ and Run Ting’s ‘Back Again', but it also includes 4-5 tracks that so far as I’m aware were not released elsewhere.

The Dionysus and Spirit Level tunes are a couple of nice little dubbed-out breakbeat numbers that still sound fresh in 2016. Hardware’s ‘Let’s Go’ is more of a 4-to-the-floor affair with hands-in-the-air strings, pianos, and a lovely section of rave stabs reminiscent of the likes of Rhythm Section. The real gem for me though is Blatant and Dangerous’ ‘What The World Needs’ which is an absolute firing piece of old skool hardcore complete with energetic beats, Landlord stabs, and a spine-tingling breakdown.

With 4 tracks per side, the sound quality does suffer somewhat, but with a little careful EQ-ing all should be well.


July 10, 2012
referencing Noise 3, CD, Comp, CD TOT 8

This compilation of oldskool hardcore would have been 50% better if they had not tried to cram in so much filler material. On the plus side, it contains some underground classics from the likes of Satin Storm, Bass Ballistics, Project One and Energy Zone. As well as some more recognizable artists from Sub Base, Strictly Underground and Urban Shakedown.

Unfortunately there are some really harsh edits to some of the tracks at the end of the disc making you wonder why the compilers thought it was worth adding them in such cropped form. Especially when a track like Mars, Doom & Freshtrax' 'Intensity' is shorn down to 3.05 mins and Star Preacher's utter cheese-fest, 'Space Brains (Hyper Space Mix)' is left untouched. They did included some nice little rare surprises which boosts the appeal of 'Noise 3'. Dionysus' 'Space' is a right little gem of a track, showing hardcore's more chilled side. A 4/5 compilation purely due to the cropping.