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Himalia Interview

Himalia Interview

Thanks to Himalia for sharing this great interview with us (you can read it below). His Situations EP is out now on Pegdoll Records. Buy it here  (more…)

Pursuit – A Rave Nu-World

Pursuit - A Rave Nu-World

Pursuit, DJ, producer and label owner based in Hull, York’s has spent decades mixing up the best in oldskool hardcore and jungle. He also makes some of the best modern breakbeat hardcore and jungle.

A long time fan of the legendary DJ Seduction, Pursuit has released on labels like Paranoid, put out countless free tracks and releases on his own label, This Is Nu-Rave.

This new double CD album features a fresh selection of tunes from the prolific Pursuit ranging from the dark tearout jungle style of his Switchblade Digital signed productions to deeper Jungle Tekno circa 93 inspired sounds. On CD 2 we get a mix of all the tracks from CD One.

If you’re just a little bit tired of the same old 90s rave anthems and fancy some crisply produced new tunes in the style you’ve loved since that golden era, this album has a wide range of tunes to keep you more than happy!!!

Insane & Mind – Taking A Chance

Insane & Mind - Taking A Chance

NuRave just the way we love it from Insane & Mind on their HOH Recordings imprint. Let’s go back to 92′ with new track ‘Taking A Chance’

Following a string of excellent releases on their own label and remix work for the likes of Digital Pilgrimz, rave warriors, Insane & Mind gift us with a big rushy blast of 91/92 era inspired NuRave called ‘Taking A Chance’

An electrifying vocal intro starts the dance of oldskool breaks, a tantalising tease into pianos that pay homage to X Ray Experiments ‘Take No Chance’ In fact, we get all kinds of cut up callbacks to the ravin’ days from Mariah Carey vox to the infamous ‘Can’t beat the system’ refrain and a subtle not to Terrorize ‘It’s Just A Feeling’

If you even needed further proof that the sound that filled fields and large venues back in the early 90s truly never dies, this ready for the reload NuRave banger is that proof! Hardcore never dies, when the old warriors lay down their synthesisers, a new group is always ready to take the flag and Insane & Mind are flying it high!!! You can’t beat the system so go with the flow!!!

Document One – How Low Can You Get? / Girl

Document One - How Low Can You Get Girl

Document One get jazzy with a double helping of quality DnB on Technique Recordings

Document One dish out DnB delights, first up some techy fiyah with ‘How Low Can You Get?’ and then some jazzy smoothness with vocal gem ‘Girl’

As with all Technique Recordings releases, great contrast and finely crafted beats are a given. Give your speakers and the neighbours a treat by copping this EP and seriously cranking up the volume!!!

The Past & The Future [Raveskool Recordings]

The Past & The Future [Raveskool Recordings]

42 tracks representing The Past & The Future of Raveskool Recordings featuring artists Paul Cronin, DJ Rave In Peace, Richard Champion, Gareth Monks and more…

If you’re one of those staunch types who think breakbeat hardcore ceased to be of any merit after 1994, you’re in for a pleasant surprise when you listen to Raveskool Recordings’ compilation ‘The Past & The Future’

There are bona fide modern rave classics to be heard on this album like the joyous piano anthem ‘I Miss Your Loving (DJ Absolute Remix) by Sweenee & EzeeTee. Redshift gives 1991 a fresh take with ‘Ruffer’ while on the other side of the spectrum, Yudaidhun roughs it up 1994 stylee with ‘That Style’

DJ Rave In Peace pops up a few times on this awesome LP but ‘Stand By’ is by far the craziest and most fun of his featured tracks, a stompathon through 1991 Belgian Techno waters.

The album features a number of contributions from hard working Richard Champion. A few highlights from his offerings include the chunky rolling breaks of ‘Come My Selecta’ and Acen influenced ‘Finally’

The hardcore captain himself, Paul Cronin has some fine work on display with tracks like the insane ‘Take Me Away’ and super crunchy ‘Ya Might Get A Rush’

Plenty more breakbeat hardcore excellence can be found on this collection thanks to Gareth Monks, Master Mash, DJ Cdc, Nayim, DJ Mark C and more leading names in the rave revival.

Our favourite track? Well, it has to be the brilliant ‘I Knever Knew’ by Monks N Mort, a rushy trip back to 92′ in the style of Ramos & Sunset Regime.

Bensley – ‘Under The Sunshine’ (RAM Records)

Bensley - 'Under The Sunshine' (RAM Records)


Something a bit different and very fresh from the RAM Records camp. Presenting Bensley ‘Under The Sunshine’

The first half of Bensley’s new track is a half time beat and a great piece of song writing, We all know RAm Records for the pedigree and lineage it has in Drum & Bass. Andy C continues to source great new talents and push boundaries, unafraid to cross over into quality mainstream sounds. ‘Under The Sunshine’ is a fine example of crossover DnB that does not sacrifice a shred of quality.

Beats without Borders Top 5 15 08 17

Beats without Borders Top 5 15 08 17

Trying out something a bit different with a weekly streamable Beats without Borders Top 5 tunes!!!!

Each week, we will attempt to put together a top 5 in this fashion, streaming only, no downloads and a slightly lower bitrate than standard out of respect for the labels and artists, do support their music with buys, sharing buy links on social media and streaming the tracks on sites like Spotify


1.John Steel & Ian Campbell & Andy Lakey-You Get So Give [motion]
2.Luss, CURVA & Matt McLarrie-Free Your Beard (Never Shave Again Dub) [FXtion Records]
3.Sound Out-You Know I Want You [Jeepers! Music]
4.Alan Fitzpatrick-They All Called ‘Em Garys [We Are The Brave]
5.Mac Attack & Skeme-Junos (Armour Mac & Nunny Remix) [Jedi Recordings]

Stormski- Soul Shakin’

Stormski returns from a string of great releases for labels like Kode 5 with a fresh slice of cut up Hip Hop style Oldskool Hardcore ‘Soul Shakin’

They’ll be some love makin’, heart brakin’ and soul shakin’ when this brand new oldskool hardcore track by Stormski booms out the speakers. This is pure 92 from start to end and we love it!!! Cut up funky breaks, trippy 92 rave synths and a reprisal of Stormski ‘s love for classic R&B, just wait for the vocals to come in!!! No mention of a release as yet but we certainly hope this becomes available. Share on your socials and make Donald Trump cry into his golf caddy!!!

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