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posted a review of CLSM - Heey. over 13 years ago
I love this tune. I play it all the time. It's so upfront and intense. CLSM is definitely one of my favorite producers. The melody and kick bass are sick, but in the first breakdown when the synth/guitar/Heey sound kicks in you loose it. Has a great... See full review
posted a review of Total Science / Q Project - Nosher (Baron VIP) / Safety Clause (Tango & Ratty Remix). over 13 years ago
"Nosher" is fun simply because of it's hysterically obnoxious bass. a tune you release on a crowd and wind up the bass to knock them on the ground and hate you for the ringing tomorrow. I love the bass and I love the tune, but it does get very boring... See full review
posted a review of Klute - Gluesniffer (Hive & Echo Remix) / Oshima. over 13 years ago
Klute is always hit or miss for me. He's got some wicked tracks and some really boring ones.

This version of "Glue Sniffer" is decent, but not great. I love the vocal sample and the rinsing bass is good too. But the bleeping melody gets pretty... See full review
posted a review of Chase & Status - Duppy Man / Top Shotta. over 13 years ago
I love "Duppy Man"! One of my favorite jungle tunes I own. Capleton is the shit, I love seeing him in the jungle sound. Slow, almost tech-step drums get you swaying and nodding, but not so much for the jump-up crowd. Good tune to wind down for a bit... See full review
posted a review of Adam F - 8Ball / Original Junglesound (TC Remix). over 13 years ago
Not a great release from Breakbeat Kaos. After releasing such monster tunes, I expect a lot from these guys, but this isn't anything special.

"8 Ball" has some nice jazzy string bass, but doesn't do much else for me. The melody is driven by some... See full review
posted a review of Kosheen - Hide U (Decoder & Substance Remixes). over 13 years ago
"Hide U" Is such a classic tune. I love these lyrics and the minimal singing. Both these remixes are very low-key with not much build-up or drop, but pulls it off. I normally don't like that, but it fits with this tune. The less melody and drums makes... See full review
posted a review of Jenna G* - For Lost Friends. over 13 years ago
This is a solid release from Jenna G. Her beautiful and powerful voice is a wonderful change from the typical vocalist you get in electronic music. My only criticism is that the lyrics aren't great and the music doesn't always fit her voice. I'd like... See full review
posted a review of BC* - Rush Hour / Blind. over 13 years ago
I wasn't very impressed with this release. I had very high expectations after "The Nine" and this failed to deliver.

"Rush Hour" is boring. The drums are decent I guess, but nothing special. The melody is very repetitive and frankly annoying. The... See full review
posted a review of Ghostface Killah Featuring Ne-Yo - Back Like That (Marky & Bungle Remix). over 13 years ago
What an amazing remix to such a beautiful hip-hop tune. I love Ghostface Killah and Marky & Bungle really transform this into a wonderfully fun, liquid-funk track. I really love this stuff. The piano and strings play great alongside the vocals, fading... See full review
posted a review of AMS & Stormtrooper (3) / Robbie Long & AMS - Freestylin' / Acid Bath. over 13 years ago
Has anyone else noticed that the melody in "Freestylin'" is a total rip of DJ Resists' "Guiding Light"? I mean, maybe they're both sampling some other song I'm not aware of, but I don't think so. Smells like a lawsuit...

That being said, "Guiding... See full review
posted a review of Scott Brown & Brisk - Chase / Do Not Attempt. over 13 years ago
I love Kosheen. I also love hardcore. So to get this tune was huge for me. Some of the best lyrics hardcore has used in years. Fantastic! Typical Scott Brown tune though. hip-hop lyrics added that don't fit whatsoever, but we'll ignore it. Good piano... See full review
posted a review of Adam F - Colours. over 13 years ago
This is a great album marking a bit of a turning point in the world of drum and bass that happened around 1997. Things were switching from that oldskool sound to more of what you hear today. "Metropolis", "Circles", and "Dirty Harry" are definitely... See full review
posted a review of Herbie Hancock - Rockit. over 13 years ago
This is a pivitol tune in the recent history of music. Herbie Hancock, more notable for his jazz sessions, found the new hip-hop sound coming out of the Bronx in the early 70's, as well as the intriguing new frontier of electronic music, as a new... See full review
posted a review of CLSM - (Takes Me) Higher (DJ Seduction Remix) / Drifting Away. over 13 years ago
The funny thing about this record is how it is many ways the inverse of it's counterparts. The original version of "(Takes Me) Higher" was a nice breakbeat hardcore tune with beautiful lyrics but the same as this original of "Drifting Away" is a... See full review
posted a review of Sharkey vs. CLSM - Wicked MC (AMS Remix) / Roof On Fire. over 13 years ago
This is definitely the best version of "Wicked MC" I've heard yet. The same pounding fast kicks you get from AMS with a sound similar to "Kill Bill 2" layed over the trancecore sound of CLSM. The epic synths definitely bring this tune to another... See full review
posted a review of CLSM - Where The Music Plays. over 13 years ago
This is a huge tune from the Clack sublabel of CLSM! If you're into hardcore, I'm sure you've heard it. Enchanting trance-like sound to it with beautiful vocals. CLSM is defeinitely up there when it comes to this brand of trancecore. The rinsing bass... See full review
posted a review of Klute - We R The Ones (Klute Remix) / Chicks (Doc Scott Remix). over 13 years ago
The remix of "We R The Ones" has some great drums and weird, scifi beeps and boops, but it works. Not a great outstanding tune for me, but I like it. Some decent rumbling bass and barely noticeable samples of "We are the ones". Not bad.

The remix... See full review
posted a review of Klute - No One's Listening Anymore. over 13 years ago
Too much to review individually. Pretty good album overall although I was a little disappointed. I've heard such good tunes from Klute I expected too much here. That said, there are still some amazing tunes that make the whole album worth the buy.... See full review
posted a review of Pendulum (3) - Slam / Out Here. over 13 years ago
"Slam" is a huge tune! The slamming bass and wicked guitar licks bring drum and bass to a new level. Starts out with a scifi intro, drops into a thumping hip-hop beat and builds to a crazy drum and bass drop. One of Pendulum's best tunes right here.... See full review
posted a review of Sharkey / Robbie Long / AMS - Wheres The Party At? / Mind Control. over 13 years ago
"Where's The Party At" is one of the most wicked fast, intense hardcore tunes out there. I love it! If you're DJing and you're wondering where the party's at, drop this tune and shit will jump alive. The sirned breakdown in the beginning gets everyone... See full review
posted a review of V.A.G.A.B.O.N.D* - Dancefloor Innovators / Bone Crusher. over 13 years ago
Great record! "Dancefloor Innovators" starts out slamming but breaks down with sick drums and chopped up vocals. Great middle bit. Then of course slams back into typical Vagabond pounding kicks and acid.

"Bone Crusher" is one of my favorite gabba... See full review
posted a review of John B - Catalyst (Drum & Bass). over 13 years ago
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"Fluid Mosaic" is a very chill tune. Slowed down to about 90 bpm with long drawn out synths and a funky bassline. Synth guitar and sax in bits give it an almost cheesey feel though. Not a bad track to chill out to.

Overall, I... See full review
posted a review of John B - Catalyst (Drum & Bass). over 13 years ago
This is a long album, so I'll try to break it all down for you. I'm limited by post size, so I'll split it up.

"Let Rip" is a pretty chill record. Not quite liquid funk, but definitely not a rinser. Nice guitar work throughout that relaxes things,... See full review
posted a review of D. Kay & Epsilon Featuring Stamina MC - Barcelona (Remixes). over 13 years ago
The Bad Company remix is not quite what I expected. Powerful bass as you would expect, but in the breakdown there's this chopped-up twisting bass that's almost eerie, but sounds sick with the beautiful, upbeat guitar work. Great tune to get down... See full review
posted a review of Misanthrop / Konrad & Coda - Eis (Rmx) / Don't Let Me.... over 13 years ago
The Eis remix is a bit of a rumbler. Pretty good drums with some good bass. Not really a floor filler or anything too special in my opinion. No buildup or climax or any standout features. Maybe a filler tune in a mediocre drum and bass set.

Don't... See full review
posted a review of Plus System - Blue Anthem / Is This The Future. over 13 years ago
Blue anthem is such a sick anthem. Plays like one of the stadium big beat tunes (like zombie nation) with the crowd cheering in the background. Epic happycore tune. You really should own it just for this.

Is This The Future starts out real sick... See full review
posted a review of Pain On Creation - Unconciousness / Shine / ReligionX. over 13 years ago
I was a little disappointed of this record. I loved Lush from these guys, but these tracks lack in the psycore/freeform hardcore scene. Sounds a little forced. Some of the lyrics used to strengthen the sound end up making it lame. Shine has this weird... See full review
posted a review of Audio X (2) / Virus (15) & Milo (9) - Feel Free / Not The Only. over 13 years ago
Feel Free is not the type of tune I expected on this record, but it is pretty good. More of a breaks style, possibly oldskool hardcore at best. Has the oldskool feel to it. Much slower and very break beaty.

Not The Only is an epic breakbeat... See full review
posted a review of Frisky & Hujib - You Better Run. over 13 years ago
Some of the best lyrics lyrics from happycore. I love this tune. The breakbeat breakdown with the lyrics thrown in is sick. Huge anthem when the bass drops.

The Vagabond remix is not my style, but have heard it played out. Doesn't have as epic a... See full review
posted a review of Trixxy - Sunrise / Hold On. over 13 years ago
Hold On is a pure classic. One of my favorite epics in the world of happycore. Solid lyrics sung by a female who can actually hold a tune. Nice breaks/hip-hop style breakdowns too.

Sunrise starts out with an acidy feel and then breaks down and... See full review
posted a review of John B - Future Reference. over 13 years ago
I bought this primarily for Emotion. I love that tune. a real beautiful, chill tune. Great horns and subtle vocals. The two spanish tunes are very similar, but both pretty good. Just fun, danceable drum and bass infused with spanish heritage. The rest... See full review
posted a review of N.Phect & Dizplay* - Beautiful Bytes. over 13 years ago
Pretty solid unmixed drum and bass cd. Major standout tunes for me are My Velvet Morning and Shining Through for their beautiful vocals and lyrics. They're more of chill tunes. Motor and White Russian are great, solid, pounding tracks. More like... See full review
posted a review of Impact* vs. Digital Anarchy - Ballistic Bootlegs 1. over 13 years ago
Calling Your Name is a typical trance rip Ballistic Boots likes to put out. Trancecore? anyway, this one is pretty decent. Carries on in a long drawn out way and epic sounding, like trance. The hip-hop sample used as a dropsetter doesn't fit.

the... See full review
posted a review of JHAL / Mr. Cutz - After Summer / Alwayz On My Mind. over 13 years ago
This is a real cheesey record, but it's on Rave'n'Beats, so what do you expect?

"After Summer" is a really bad remix of "Boys Of Summer" except sung by a woman who can't really hold a tune. I'm not really sure who thought this would be a good idea.... See full review
posted a review of Robbie Long And A.M.S* - Kill Bill (Vol.2) / Ear Popper. over 13 years ago
When I first heard "Kill Bill Vol.2", I had to have it. But now that I have it, the more and more I listen to it the more annoying it gets. I mean, it's a pretty good freeform tune with a happycore sound and a pretty wicked breakdown, but I think it's... See full review
posted a review of The Future Sound Of London / Mariah Carey - Papua New Guinea (Wicka Remix) / It's Like That (Wicka Remix). over 13 years ago
In my opinion, Wicka's remix of "Papau New Guinea" is a bit better than High Contrast's. First of all, High Contrast speeds the track up while Wicka slows it down. I think this captures the epic sound of the tune everone loves. Although High Contrast... See full review
posted a review of Visionary (4) - Taste The Funk / 20,000 Years. over 13 years ago
Wow, if you like freeform hardcore, buy this on site. Fantastic release.

"Taste The Funk" is a sick tune with amazing acid and pounding freeform beats. A great breakbeat breakdown with a beatuiful acoustic guitar plucking out individual notes to... See full review
posted a review of David Pamies & Cesar Benito - Torn. over 13 years ago
The original is a pretty cheesey, epic happycore remix. Nothing too special and a little too clubby for my taste. I mean, remixing Torn has to be a joke and I think this track takes it too seriously.

Scott Brown is good for twisting a joke to... See full review
posted a review of Dune (3) - Rainbow To The Stars. over 13 years ago
I don't know how I can review these tunes. They're epic, classics. You can't be into happycore and have never heard of these. In fact, check the original releases, there's probably good reviews of them there telling you the same thing I am. They're... See full review
posted a review of The Qemists - Iron Shirt / Let There Be Light. over 13 years ago
I think "Iron Shirt" was an attempt at backlashing Prodigy's "Outta Space". Or maybe The Qemists wanted to educate the crowd that there are more lyrics to the universally recognizeable "I'm gonna send him to outta space, to find another race." That's... See full review
posted a review of DJ Ham - There's A Heaven / Good In Da Neighbourhood. over 13 years ago
"There's A Heaven" is one of those serious, borderline downer, happycore tunes that tend to come out every now and then. Definitely not something to build the crowd up. It's good though, for that era at least. Good synths and beats. Not cheesey to the... See full review
posted a review of 2 Damn Tuff - Ruff Muff / Techno City. over 13 years ago
"Ruff Muff" is so annoying, it's fun. It's a bouncy, late 90's 4/4 hardcore beat with what sounds like a crow cawing over and over again. It actually sounds like a bird pecking at your skull at 200 bpm. There's also some cheesey piano bits that were... See full review
posted a review of DJ Chosen Few* - Ëбаный Хардкор. over 13 years ago
Aside from the earlier Technohead releases (which were just plain fun), I've never really been a fan of Mokum. I mean, most of their tracks are obnoxiously pounding bass with really annoying sounds in the back. It's not creative at all. Chosen Few has... See full review
posted a review of Matrix+Futurebound* - Universal Truth Album Sampler Part Two. over 13 years ago
Haha, this is such a wicked remix of the Knite Rider theme song. It begins with a crash and a slow fade in of the theme song with a hip-hop beat behind it and then fades away again only to be replaced by a shredding guitar bit cutting up the synths... See full review
posted a review of Wizbit Featuring MC Chit Chat - Straight To The Point EP. over 13 years ago
"Straight To The Point" is a good tune in it's own right and I generally don't like UK hardcore MCs, but this is pretty good.

The Ponder remix is my pick of the bunch. I love the choppy bass and the sick drums he uses. Very nice tune. I throw this... See full review
posted a review of Reese* & Vicky Fee / StrifeII Featuring Serenity (5) / Carbon Based - In My Dreams / Just In Time To Catch The Sunrise / Cyclone (Mitosis Remix). over 13 years ago
"In My Dreams" is a nice breakbeat hardcore tune with a happycore edge to it. Very upbeat and happy with some nice vocals by the wonderful Vicky Free, one of the few happycore vocalists who can hold a tune. Not a real pounding, epic tune, but a nice... See full review
posted a review of Alk-E-D - Step Up. over 13 years ago
"Step Up" is a nice jungle style oldskool hardcore breaks tune. Nice ragga sound to it with a slight hardcore edge to it. Good rolling beats and carribean MCs. Not much more I can say about that.

I expected "Lovers" to be a lovey dovey oldskool... See full review
posted a review of Future Primitive - Love Me / Hapi Face. over 13 years ago
I'm not a huge oldskool hardcore breaks guy, so I relunctantly bought this one, but I gotta say I like it. "Love Me" has a pretty sick beat to it that I challenge most people not to dance to. Decent vocals with an upbeat edge and some slamming, yet... See full review
posted a review of Jimmy J & Cru-L-T / DJ Sike - DJ's In Full Effect (Luna-C Goes Mental Mix) / Bongo Bong. over 13 years ago
The "DJs In Full Effect" remix is pretty off the wall. Set at a nuskool banging tempo, the remix jumps all over the place with different drum patterns, sound effects, and of course samples. Quite a bit of variation in this one you might expect from a... See full review
posted a review of Seba + Paradox* - Move On. over 13 years ago
"Move On" is such a good smoothed out d&b tune. It's got a relaxed, jazzy feel to it with some nice male vocals fading in and out. Very well done. The drum patterns are a little more complicated than your usual d&b, but still within the... See full review