Nexus & Blowback ‎– Boomin Tunes Volume II

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F Project ‎– WHITE 021
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Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
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Tracklist

A Untitled
AA1 Untitled
AA2 Untitled

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Some copies have an orange label, while others have a blue label.

Track AA2 samples:
Vocal from Janet Jackson - Interlude
Vocal from The Fat Boys - Human Beatbox

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  • Matrix / Runout: WHITE-021-A-1 PA6718
  • Matrix / Runout: WHITE-021-AA1 PA6718

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larry_f

larry_f

January 18, 2012
edited over 4 years ago
Towards the end of its run, F Project began to bring out hardcore that was a bit more experimental, or at least the usual hardcore sound taken in its own direction. This EP is one of the strongest examples of this, having the traditional riffs and breaks of '93 breakbeat hardcore, but with an overall darker tone... almost dark ambient breakbeat hardcore?

In comparison to the first "Boomin Tunes" EP released on F Project some time before, which went in a happier direction with chipmunk vocals and cheeky stabs, Volume 2 takes on a more minimal route with its (in my opinion better) emphasis on a less hyper, moody sound. At times it's as if the dark nature of how this EP came out wasn't exactly intended whilst it was being made, as the tracks still very much have a "made for the underground rave" feel about them, but this is no bad thing. On the A side there's a great tune that begins with a break that suggests the track might be going in a ragga direction, only for a sinister choir synth to suddenly enter over it in a track with more beats, bass and brooding melodies than uplifting strings, and no vocal samples. The tune that really makes this release, though, is the first track on the B side. Again featuring no vocal samples, this track is drifted along by a gentle, not so much uplifting, piano line, and finally drops into some of the most melancholy stabs I've heard in a hardcore tune, which unexpectedly fade away only for the piano to enter again.

On the whole this is a great EP, hinting at the darker direction of jungle that was soon to come, although in its structure, riffs and breakbeat energy (this release doesn't so much emphasize the choppy breakbeats jungle became known for), this one still has more of an old skool hardcore feel. Definitely worth a purchase for any F Project fan or people who appreciate the darker side and era of old skool hardcore.