The benefit of being a reviewer is that you get music sent to you way before its official release. In this case I got sent this beautiful digital album, released on the 27th of November, and it’s called ‘Venom Vault Vol 2′, and as you’ve already guessed it, it’s mixed by JAJ. But that’s not the whole truth: you get 10 tracks, AND a DJ mix by DJ JAJ. That’s exactly what you can expect.
Only a couple more sleeps until this will be released digitally. And it’s an album you should think about, because it migth astonish you. With albums like this one it’s always tricky, because by judging the tracklist I don’t know most of the artists involved, and would it be a good album to purchase? But the good thing about this album is that you can already find the tracks on Soundcloud, and the music itself is something you really should be waiting for a couple more days.
Giving the ‘unknown’ artists a stage to showcase their determination of making UK Hardcore and make it well is always good. I find it interesting that there are still people out there who want to push the unknowns forward. The gesture is nice, it has to be said. But Venom Drive are pushing these artists forward, are they worth it? Is this album any good? Are the tracks satisfyingly good or maybe a bit less? Let’s find out.
01. ANCore – The Jumps
02. Brenergy – Into The Blue
03. Brodster – Rush
04. Estcore – Caribbean Blue
05. Lingreent – ASDF
06. litmus* – Luminance (Pointless Remix)
07. NDEX – Utter Cosmos
08. ViolonC – All Night
09. X-A7T, Camo & Hazelnut – Club Shaker (VIP Mix)
10. zalas – pH3
If this doesn’t persuade you because you don’t know the names, don’t worry, I’ve added the Soundcloud player underneath, so you can hear what’s on the album, and get a taste of what you will get after the 27th of November. Get your creditcards ready, this will be worth your pennies.
10 tracks + a bonus mix by JAJ. Who would say no to that? If you would say no, please leave this page now. And basically leave this Earth. If you would say ‘yes, I want this album’, you are absolutely right! A smashing album with a lot of great anthems on it. The music speaks for itself, and it’s not boring or lame, it’s awesome! You get a feeling of individualism, everyone makes UK Hardcore differently and it might have influences from the bigger tracks, but they still sound unique and fresh.
Which track made me rave the hardest? ‘Rush’ is just my cup of tea. Maybe a tad simple, but that’s how I like it. Not very complicated, just music coming through your speakers. A nice build up, slow section in the middle… heaven. Oh, and let’s not forget ‘Into The Blue’. The vocals are amazing!
The 27th is near. Make sure you follow Venom Drive on Facebook so you know where to get this beauty from!
Artists: Various Artists
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, EDMCore
Album Info: Venom Vault Volume 2 – Mixed By JAJ
Release Year: 2016 (27-11)
Length Album: 00:44:01 (+1 DJ Mix)
Tracks: 10 (ten)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: 100 MB
File Type: mp3
More Information: Venom Drive – Facebook Fanpage