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posted a review of Doormouse - Mama Didn't Raise No Punk, I Made Myself One EP. over 12 years ago
The real gem here is Toxic Jungle. I remember hearing it for the first time on Doormouse's "Soft And Gentle" tape and couldn't believe that music like this existed. Five years on and it doesn't sound dated at all, to my ears. I still play this track ... See full review
posted a review of Machine Girl / Enduser - Split. over 12 years ago
This is one of Enduser earliest works and I still think it's his best. He makes some of the best ragga jungle/breakcore tunes around and has also taken steps to breath some life into the stale drum & bass scene, but this record reflects a sound that is ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Invasion From XXX Dimension. over 12 years ago
I (like many) looked forward to this release for months. Kept getting delayed, but well worth the wait, IMO. This is a nice snapshot of the artists out there who are taking beat annihilation to the next level.

You've got one of those "Who's who" ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Raviour EP. over 12 years ago
The Rotator track on here is definitely not his best. Normally, I would never think of using the words "Rotator" and "cheesy" in the same sentence, but the Incredible Hulk samples here just do not do it for me. And beyond that, I could almost swear ... See full review
posted a review of Xanopticon. over 12 years ago
Xanopticon makes some of the most unique music around and I've struggled for a long time to get my head around exactly what it is that makes it so. I recently heard (read) someone describe his stuff as "waves of breaks - almost calming ambient music ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Dr. Freecloud's Psychedelic Drugstore. over 12 years ago
Man... the memories this brings back. I had a copy of a copy of a copy of this on tape way back when and now I see there's been a repressing of it. Of course I had to snatch one up!

This was the very first acid I'd ever heard, well before I had any ... See full review
posted a review of Soundmurderer & SK-1 - Limb By Limb Rewind Remix / Bad Sound. over 12 years ago
This is one of my most prized records right here. Of all the 'Limb By Limb' remixes that have been done, I have yet to hear one that tops this. But that's not even the best part about this record. 'Bad Sound' gives me freakin goosebumps everytime I ... See full review
posted a review of Destro - Zod Mix.01. over 12 years ago
I have to say, this is just about the best hardcore mix I've ever heard. The track selection is as good as it gets and Destro's mixing is pretty much flawless. He goes from breakcore to deathchant gabber to speedcore and never misses a beat. And I ... See full review
posted a review of Elastic Horizons - Percussive Quantology. over 12 years ago
All three tracks on here expertly walk the line between dark D&B and breakcore. Good drum programming throughout, but the basslines are what really grab me. They're soooo heavy and dark but somehow do not overpower the rest of the elements. It's a ... See full review
posted a review of Venetian Snares - Moonglow / This Bitter Earth. over 12 years ago
Yeah, it doesn't get much more soulful than "This Bitter Earth". Just has kind of a meloncholy feeling to it, but happy at the same time. Don't ask me how that's possible, but that's what my ears tell me. He was right down to the heart of it when he ... See full review
posted a review of Doormouse - I ♥ Metal. over 12 years ago
Honestly, kind of dissapointed with this one. Obviously, "Warpigs" is a great track and it's nice to have it on a loud cut, but for those of us who already have it on the Criminal '02 compilation, there's not much else here to get excited about. ... See full review
posted a review of Doormouse - I ♥ Rap. over 12 years ago
Great release here. Very mixable for the DJs out there and funky has hell for those on the dancefloor. And as an added bonus you get an assload of classic hip-hop samples in between tracks that are great for scratching or sampling if that's your ... See full review
posted a review of Doormouse And Venetian Snares - Skelechairs. over 12 years ago
Have to say that the original is still the best! Made in, what, 1997? Still sounds like the future to me. Nice to have it on this record because you get the full sided 45 pressing and you don't have to deal with the inside-out cut as on the original ... See full review
posted a review of Soundmurderer - Wired For Sound. over 12 years ago
All old school jungle mixes from this point on are obsolete, perfection has been attained.

What I find really cool is that Soundmurder didn't use a single track of his own in this mix, even though he and SK-1 were responsible for some of the absolute ... See full review
posted a review of Davros - Food For The Gods. over 12 years ago
Excellent record here by Davros/Abelcain. Some pretty high bpm's and an atmosphere darker than just about anything I've ever heard. There's a passage where you've got some droning noise in the background and a guy talking about the Book of Revelations ... See full review
posted a review of Garth Vader / Lobotomizer - Pig Pop / Deaf Trip. over 12 years ago
Pig Pop is the track to pay attention to here. You may have heard this on the Brutal Police Menace compilation:
"Run citizen run, the policeman has got a gun"

Drop this one next time your party is getting raided and you may have a bit of the old ... See full review
posted a review of Jahba - The Part-Time Revolutionary EP. over 12 years ago
Very heavy would sum this record up pretty well. You've got your Warpigz remix here that is done pretty well. True, this is entering territory that has already been covered by Doormouse, but it's good nonetheless.
Given the EP title, this may seem to ... See full review
posted a review of CPUWAR vs. Pisstank - Kool Pop Trash Series Vol. 1. over 12 years ago
Doesn't get much better than this. Both artists turn out some abrasive stuff here. This is breakcore personified... just wild, distorted and frantic, stuff to go nuts to.
I especially like CPUWAR's track Schizophrenetic. It uses samples of Brad ... See full review
posted a review of Knifehandchop - Dancemix2000. over 12 years ago
Before the current wave of "fun" hardcore, there was Knifehandchop, and few do it better. Big respect to this guy for always making unique tunes.
What you've got here in Dancemix2000 is gabber that is strictly for the dancefloor. If you are a person ... See full review
posted a review of FFF - Smiles Are Evil E.P.. over 12 years ago
If you've heard FFF's work before, you might expect heavily ragga influenced breakcore with huge, menacing basslines. He goes a different route here and makes an excellent gabber record. The track here that's probably had the most exposure is ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Die Die Wie Die Ratten Leben. over 12 years ago
Very lo-fi stuff here and to be honest, mostly not that good. However, it's worth buying for the P.E. No 1 remix by Noize Punishment. Nice and noisy with heavy use of the sample it is named for. You can hear it used to great effect on C64's ... See full review
posted a review of Optic - Raver Chix Dig Noize! e.p.. over 12 years ago
I find it odd to see such low ratings for this record. The two spoken word passages are fucking great and, in my view, pretty much sum up the whole concept of music scenes...
"I hate this party man, this dj sucks, where's my ride man? I'm gonna go home ... See full review
posted a review of Delta 9 - Hate Tank. over 12 years ago
Ok, so of course Delta 9 makes some pretty questionable stuff these days, but this record is a classic. Half party tracks and the other half absolutely brutal speedcore. I think there can be little question that this is the best stuff he's ever done. ... See full review
posted a review of Overcast - N©!. over 12 years ago
The track Dermatitis is an excellent showcase of Mark N's skills as a dj. I always find it funny when you see these hip hop kids that absolutely worship guys like Q-bert and the other big names, but are completely oblivious to a guy a like Mark N. ... See full review
posted a review of Frankus & Nick C (2) - Swing From Trees EP. over 12 years ago
Junglist Snake uses the same vocal that LFO Demon used in Classwar Dynamite on his split with FFF.
"She's the dancing queen for life, gonna mashup the place like dynamite" etc.
If you spin ragga alongside gabber, it's nice to have both... nice way to ... See full review
posted a review of Sickboy - Morbid Monster Breaks. over 12 years ago
Well if you're into the hard stuff, then this is probably the Sickboy release that would be most up your alley (so far). If you liked his Ganja Bullet 7" then this is where it's at. A few pop samples thrown in, but mostly it's just hard, fast and ... See full review
posted a review of Baseck - U.S. Tour Mix. over 12 years ago
In my opinion, this is Baseck at his best. Just about every mix he's put out is light years ahead of any other dj out there, but this one... I don't know, it's just more improvisational. He really mashes the shit out of every record he drops on here, ... See full review
posted a review of Stunt Rock - Really Political, Well Produced Super Emotional Maximum Terror Breaks L.P.. over 12 years ago
This record is what breakcore should be! This is music for people who like to get shitfaced and burn stuff. It's raw, it's obnoxious, it's hilarious. It's like your favorite cheesy 80's movie had a nervous breakdown and sploded in a mess of breakbeats ... See full review
posted a review of Heartworm - Red Tide. over 12 years ago
Nice record, this one. Splinter is a rather fast paced breakcore track (about 240 bpm) that mixes well. It's just frantic drums in the beginning, which makes it fun to play with, and then it breaks and a subdued sounding synth part comes in. A good ... See full review
posted a review of Aaron Spectre - Evil Most Foul. over 12 years ago
This is a dope ass record! Buy it for the cut up George Bush bashing at the end of the a-side and fall in love with it for the crazy, stuttering, mashed up juggernaut that is "Mordor", which samples, of course, LOTR. We're talking HEAVY beats here ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Assault - Ass-N-Titties 2001. over 13 years ago
This is probably Dj Assault's most intimate and personal recording to date. You can tell he really took care in crafting his lyrics to give the listener a window into his world, nay, his very soul.
In "Ass-N-Titties 2001" he shares with the listener ... See full review