If you don’t know who M-Project is, you should be ashamed. You ain’t into UK Hardcore like the most of us, are you? No worries, it’s time for you to catch up, and know who he is. He’s by far the most succesful UK Hardcore/Powerstomp/Makina DJ/producer from Japan, and his name is known all across the globe. Famous not only for his music, but also for his outfit. You must have seen pictures of him doing weird things, like ironing the side of an escalator? Yep, that’s M-Project. Maybe a bit silly, but shouldn’t we all be a bit bonkers to get through life?
He’s released a brand new album only a week or 2 ago, which is called ‘Weaponized Soul’. A very serious album, if the title is that deep. And on this album he decided to go all the way, and work with the finest names in the industry. And probably the biggest UK Hardcore DJ/producer ever: Scott Brown. Let’s not underestimate the others like Synthwulf, Mitomoro, Relect, and of course S3RL. But Scott Brown! He’s the biggest legend coming out of Scotland, and he’s worked now with someone from thousands of miles away: Japan. Two worlds collided, and let up to this album.
You get this album via GUHROOVY, and only for 1.620 yen (which is around 12 euros), which is a bargain, if I might say so. 10 tracks, highly recommended by TCD (=me). Let me show you the tracklist, it’s a beauty!
01. Scott Brown & M-Project – The Revolution
02. MUZIK SERVANT & M-Project – Muzik For Da People
03. Mitomoro & M-Project – F#=k That Beat Up
04. Relect & M-Project – Nothing Makes Sense
05. S3RL vs M-Project feat Krystal – Heart Attack (Eufeion Remix)
06. S-WORX & M-Project – Bass Cannon
07. Synthwulf & M-Project – Final Form
08. M-Project – The Way We Were
09. T4TSUYA & M-Project – Just Be Mine
10. Scott Brown & M-Project feat Krystal – The Spark
Now that’s a tracklist and a half! Bloody Nora, that’s a beauty! A lot of collaborations for mr M-Project. And as I said, working with the Brown man must have been a wish coming true! I’ve seen M-Project doing remixes for him, and also Dune, but to actually collaborate with him must have been truly astonishing. The result are 2 amazing tracks, and one of those tracks is with the talented female singer Krystal.
The music that you get is a wide range of music. A bit of UK Hardcore, a bit of Freeform, a bit of Powerstomp, a bit of Happy Hardcore, literally everything you want. And even though you might think it’s not going to work, M-Project has made it work. How he did it, I don’t know, but his album is a masterpiece. I like literally every track, even the one on which he collaborated with S3RL, who’s not my most favourite producer/DJ ever (his music is too cheesy). I even like that track.
I like the simple yet sufficient album cover, I like the length of the album, I like the way he composed the record, there’s basically nothing you can not like. Everything is just perfect. But what’s the best record? Oh, difficult. I like the Scott Brown record, on which he stays true to his late 90s/early 00s style, but the two which made me smile for miles the most are ‘Muzik For Da People’ and ‘Final Form’. These two records are so good, they made me iron an escalator. And when I say that, it’s a good thing!
A very mature album. I’m digging M-Project’s direction, the path he’s following. This is definately worth the yens, pounds, or euros. Or even dollars. Get this album now via GUHROOVY, this will be the highlight of this Summer. Is this the best album of 2017? Don’t know it yet, the year hasn’t ended. But for now it is!
Ps. here’s a teaser, if you want to get the album and you are interested….
Artists: M-Project & Various Artists
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, Powerstomp, Freeform
Release Year: 2017 (11-08-2017)
CD Info: M-Project – Weaponized Soul
CDs: 1 (one)
Length CD: 00:42:14
Tracks: 10 (ten)
Label: GUHROOVY / Terraform Music
Product Number: TFCD013
Buy Here: Weaponized Soul – GUHROOVY Website
More Information: M-Project – Facebook Fanpage