Breakbeat Hardcore Jungle (Not On Label A - Z) *** Top 800 ***

By nonsentence nonsentence
updated 2 months ago

This list features Breakbeat Hardcore and Jungle releases that are either Not On Label, belong to 1-Off Labels, or were once considered as such and deserve honorary mention. There are a few outliers on the list. Several hundred in my collection were not included as effort was made to exclude House and bootlegs (there are a few exceptions).

I have most of these on vinyl (97% or more), but there are few that I am still hunting down e.g. A-Z 001

  1. +48V - BZ EP

    Not On Label
    +48V 001 - 1992 - Breakbeat Hardcore - 6.0 / 10
    B1 and B2 are strongest tracks on this release.
    Respectable EP, somewhat experimental.

  2. +48V - Lunchcutter

    3 For Sale from $134.83

    Not On Label
    +48V 002 - 1992 - Breakbeat Hardcore, Experimental - 1.5 / 10
    All tracks are rubbish, avoid.
    Empty set.

  3. Spiral Tribe - U Make Me Feel So Good

    7 For Sale from $37.97

    Not On Label
    00-00023 - 1992 - Techno, Experimental - 7.0 / 10
    Outlier on the list, features some unique techno.
    B2 - Wasp II.

  4. Spiral Tribe - EP

    Not On Label
    00-00230 - 1992 - Breakbeat Hardcore, Techno - 7.0 / 10
    Solid breakbeat tunes with techno aesthetic.
    A1 - Do Et - squelching with breakbeats.

  5. Dub Base - AB = B²EP

    4 For Sale from $8.99

    Not On Label
    001 DUB - 1992 - Breakbeat Hardcore - 7.0 / 10
    Fusion Base alias. Mixed results -- great bass on A1.
    A1 has similar intro as +48V 001 - B2.

  6. The 2 - Lovin' You / We Is 1

    Not On Label
    100 % - 1992 - Breakbeat Hardcore, House - 7.5 / 10
    Atmospheric Breakbeat Hardcore, downtempo.
    Both sides are respectable, side B has bleeps.

  7. Kid Unknown - Nitemare (Daydreemer Remixes)

    4 For Sale from $20.24

    Not On Label
    106 T 002 - 1992 - Breakbeat Hardcore, Techno - 8.0 / 10
    Dark synth with rugged vocals sampled, upbeat.
    Similar mix on both sides.

  8. Captain Scarlet - One Love

    Not On Label
    1193 J - 1992 - Breakbeat Hardcore - 6.0 / 10
    Decent tune turned inside out by outlandish and campy sampling.
    Excellent breakbeats, but tune is ruined by "Captain Scarlett" sample.

  9. Unknown Artist - Untitled

    4 For Sale from $27.85

    Not On Label
    12 FALLOUT 1 - 1992 - Breakbeat Hardcore - 5.5 / 10
    This tune would be improved by omitting main vox sample.
    None of the tunes stand out.

  10. Metronome (9) - Warning

    3 For Sale from $22.72

    1-Off (Serious)
    12 SER T 1 - 1993 - Breakbeat Hardcore, Jungle - 8.0 / 10
    Excellent darkside, eeriness, brilliant sample work, crisp snares.
    A1 is the better mix.

  11. Undertaker - What Is Going On

    3 For Sale from $5.05

    Not On Label
    12 SPR 001 - 1991 - Breakbeat Hardcore - 7.5 / 10
    Manic party tune with lots of busy sampling. On the hardside.
    A side is personal fave. B side is somewhat sparse.

  12. The Liquidator (3) - Sharing All The World

    4 For Sale from $16.85

    Not On Label
    12RTJ-2 1 - 1992 - Breakbeat Hardcore - 6.0 / 10
    Fairground samples over melodic piano break. Fun bit of guilty pleasure. A bit campy.
    All tracks have similar layout, minor variations between mixes.

  13. X Dream, Troy (30), Cortex (15) - X . T . C EP

    1 For Sale from $253.16

    Not On Label
    17/4 - 1993 - Breakbeat Hardcore, Jungle - 9.5 / 10 **** master class
    Masterpiece here. Dark, lush soundscape, fortified with bass and ragga samples. Artistic jungle at its best effort. Fast tempo. All tracks on top shelf. Legendary and worth the effort.

  14. The Core Experience - Junglize

    4 For Sale from $10.11

    Not On Label
    1P14189Z - 1992 - Breakbeat Hardcore - 7.0 / 10
    Samples Scottish post punk / pop band "The Wake"
    Experimental hardcore with playful sampling. A2 is frantic.

  15. 2 Slices Of Jam - Pressing On Ya Mind

    1 For Sale from $95.00

    Not On Label
    2 SLICES OF JAM - 1992 - Breakbeat Hardcore - 8.0 / 10
    People will say what they will say, but this one never gets placed into the old hat.
    A side is an anthem from the mid summer of 1992, B side is more rugged.

  16. MC Uproar - Bad Boy

    5 For Sale from $11.39

    Not On Label
    24-7 - 1992 - Breakbeat Hardcore - 7.5 / 10
    Ragga toasting with latent piano measure and acid squelching over breakbeats.
    Repetitive but effective formula that works.

  17. Vision Masters & Tony King - Keep On Pumpin' It

    1 For Sale from $30.38

    Not On Label
    2R - 1991 - House - 7.0 / 10
    Moody piano break with Euro House vox.
    Nothing bad to say, nothing good to say.

  18. The Urban Tribe - Fred Locks Jungle

    Not On Label
    2T - 1995 - Ragga, Jungle - 9.0 / 10
    Massive bass on this. Razor sharp drum knife cuts. This one plays fast through wind swept coconut trees when Babylon has fallen. Nonstop rush. Buy on sight for A2 alone.

  19. Various - Proper Bloodclaart Pirate Radio Bizness Vol. 2

    Unofficial (Jungle Techno)
    4AM 001 - 2004 - Breakbeat Hardcore - 9.0 / 10
    Amazing sound quality, great pressing of four timeless classics. Everyone knows how expensive these tunes are individually. Big ups for the effort!

  20. The Three Million Dollar Men - This Town / Wanna Be Free

    3 For Sale from $107.58

    Not On Label
    5150 - 1993 - Breakbeat Hardcore - 9.5 / 10 **** master class
    A side brings breakbeat perfection. Master class work done here.
    B side is entrancing, has an other world quality. Overall, bridges 1992 and 1993.

  21. The Tripper - Trippers Revenge

    13 For Sale from $3.50

    Not On Label
    5555\39 - 1992 - Breakbeat Hardcore - 5.0 / 10
    This EP is full of filler tunes. Nothing special, but not offensive either.
    Overall, this tune seems to suffer from writers block.

  22. D-Lusion* - Take You There

    11 For Sale from $2.53

    Not On Label
    5555\41 - 1992 - Breakbeat Hardcore - 5.5 / 10
    This one tracker imparts mixed feelings.
    Hypnotic elements totally ruined by cheesy, uninspiring vocal samples.

  23. Lenny D Ice* & The House Crew - We Are I.E

    4 For Sale from $21.52

    Not On Label
    5555\40 - 1992 - Breakbeat Hardcore - 9.0 / 10
    A most arguably wicked tune showcasing bad boy sampling and breakbeats.
    Well known and heavily remixed. These versions stay truthful to the original.

  24. Eze-G - Old Trainers EP

    2 For Sale from $63.29

    Not On Label
    77777 - 1992 - Breakbeat Hardcore - 9.0 / 10
    Everyone loves this tune for Music Box, but B2 is the real deal.
    Nasty breakbeats, grimy, rugged, simple but highly effective.

  25. Ant B - Solo EP

    3 For Sale from $37.97

    Not On Label
    A BURKE - 1992 - Breakbeat Hardcore - 9.0 / 10
    A1 Infectious dance tune, heats like a fire ball. B1 Nostalgic sweet piano, vicious stabs, cross fader chrips. Overall, Solo EP is a required weapon in the hardcore trenches