Guitar Rob Presents Wap Squad Project* – Disciples Of Hardcore
|Label:||ID&T – 7002115|
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
|A1||Disciples Of Hardcore (DJ Edit)|
Backing Vocals [Background Vocalz] – Evert*
|B1||The Dopest DJ||5:32|
|B2||Disciples Of Hardcore||4:43|
- Marketed By – ID&T Music BV
- Copyright © – ID&T Music BV
- Distributed By – Mid-Town Distribution
- Arranged By, Written-By, Mixed By [Vocal Mixing By] – F.R. Verkerk*
- Artwork – Dennis Glorie
- Co-producer – R. Schouten (tracks: A1, B1, B2)
- Cover [Cover Design] – D. Glorie*, Guitar Rob
- Lyrics By [Lyrics Written By], Producer – Guitar Rob
- Mastered By – R. van Enteren*
- Presenter – Guitar Rob
- Recorded By [Vocal Recording By] – R. Schouten
- Vocals – MC Remsy (tracks: A1, B1, B2)
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 8 715576 021152
- Rights Society: BIEM / STEMRA
- This vinyl is written by the talented Guitar Rob, known for his work with Waxweazle and Delirium. I always assumed the record sold very well because it was released by ID&T (and Thunderdome by association), but I bought my brand new copy in 2000 at BPM Records in Sydney for $5!
The Dopest DJ is my favourite track on the record. A well produced Gabber track with excellent Alpha Juno synth riffs. The main riff is very good but it's the middle section of the track that impresses me the most. It never fails to get my head nodding to the beat! As a Hip Hop head, one of the vocal samples actually comes from De La Soul's Millie Pulled A Gun On Santa. It's very weird to hear it here, but Guitar Rob makes it work. Even though the record is from 1998, The Dopest DJ sounds like it was made in 1997, an amazing track which could easily be released on Cenobite Records......
Mad Effected is another fast Gabber track but the main melody seems to have been influenced by Marshall Masters - I Like It Loud. I Like It Loud was popular at the time, so I suppose it makes sense. I still think its too simple and almost childish, which is a shame because the rest of the track is good. This song is performed live by Wap Squad at Mystery Land Indoor 1998, watching sexy dancers in sexy outfits trying to dance to it, is highly amusing. To their credit, they actually have a live drummer, who is clearly having a lot of fun.
Disciples Of Hardcore is an attempt at New Style Hardcore and its boring as fuck. They perform this track at the second Global Hardcore Nation party in Antwerpen in 1998. The crowd look bored out of their minds. Well done Wap Squad. M.C. Remsy (the vocalist) does mention the track has some Techno influences. So to bring this full circle, Guitar Rob eventually produces two tracks for Cenobite Records with Leviathan (Michel Klaasen): Electrified on The New Generation record and Radical Disaster - Evil Spiritz. Both of these tracks are slow Techno orientated Hardcore, and are not particularly memorable either.