Mr. Ripley – Heck The Rules (2017)

Mr. Ripley - Heck The Rules (2017)

Mr. Ripley – Heck The Rules (2017)

Artist: Mr. Ripley
Genre/Style: Breakbeat Hardcore, Rave Breaks
Album Info: Mr. Ripley – Heck The Rules
Release Year: 2017
CDs: 1 (one)
Length Album: 01:44:52
Tracks: 12 (twelve)
Product Number: unknown
Purchase Album: BUY ALBUM HERE
Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
More Information: Mr. Ripley – Official Website

The perks of being a reviewer is the fact that you get new music sent to you every so often. Last week I received Mr. Ripley’s latest album, which is called ‘Heck The Rules’, which you can get right now via his own website. Released online on the 31st of March, this digital album is different compared to the usual stuff he makes. An album dedicated to ‘create fresh, fun, underground dance music’. Well, he’s done exactly that.

On this album there are 10 tracks, 1 bonus track and an album mix, and only that for 7 pounds! How about that, eh? Go and hurry up and go to his website. Follow the picture with the man in front of a wall, wearing a dog in space (I think it’s that?) t-shirt and hoodie, and you will get there!

The tracks are all made by Mr. Ripley, who doesn’t need an introduction. His album isn’t focussed on the UK Hardcore side of life, but the Breakbeat Hardcore side of life. 11 tracks filled with Breakbeat bits and piano bobs. Could we have wished for anything more? Christmas has come early this year!

The tracklist is something you might want to see, but could also not be, because you haven’t heard the tracks before, so these are all new and fresh!

tracklist

01. Mr. Ripley – Nu Dimension
02. Mr. Ripley – I Found U
03. Mr. Ripley – Something Within
04. Mr. Ripley – To The Clouds
05. Cruze & Darts – Music Is My Life (Mr. Ripley Remix) 
06. Mr. Ripley – Power Up
07. Mr. Ripley – Love So Good
08. Mr. Ripley – Maximum Borkdrive
09. Mr. Ripley – Resurgence
10. Mr. Ripley – F**k You

Bonus Track 
01. Mr. Ripley – Maximum Bork Dub

Bonus Mix:
01. Mr. Ripley – Heck The Rules Album Mix

A nice and fresh album from a man, who has made another album (which you can still get digitally), which you also should get. From UK Hardcore to Breakbeat Hardcore, this man covers everything!

The tracks are good and fresh. A touch of other styles can be heard every so often. For example Trance, you do hear a bit of Trance in for example ‘Nu Dimension’. But all in all it’s a nice Breakbeat Hardcore album.Maybe an idea for him to make a full-on Trance album?

Which track did the most for me? Well, there were two. ‘Nu Dimension’ and ‘To The Clouds’. Have a listen to the clips on Soundcloud and you will know why I picked these two records!

A good album, but some tracks are missing something crucial. Can’t tell you what it is, because I’m no musician, but it’s the extra flavour that makes things sound even better. Just a tiny bit extra would have made the album even better.

A good album (as I said two lines ago). Worth a listen, worth a download. Come on, you must have 7 quid left on your account, eh? Whilst you are at it, why not download his previous album too?

Ps. what in God’s name is a bork?

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Lucky Breaks And Hardcore 313 Present: Bustin Almost Live In Detroit (2016)

Lucky Breaks And Hardcore 313 Present: Bustin Almost Live In Detroit (2016)

Lucky Breaks And Hardcore 313 Present: Bustin Almost Live In Detroit (2016)

DJ: Bustin
Genre/Style: Drum & Bass, Breakbeat Hardcore
Liveset Info: Bustin Almost Live In Detroit
Length Liveset: 00:49:38
Tracks: 15 (fifteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Lucky Breaks – Facebook Fanpage

The first liveset I’ve heard for a long time. I can’t even remember when it was, the last time I heard a liveset!? Anyhow, we should focus on this liveset, which was (sort of) recorded at Pirates vs Ninjas, and the DJ involved is DJ Bustin (yep, the one who you always see with Skampy). He made his US debut at this event, and it was an amazing night (according to him). His set is kind of live, don’t know how you can make a liveset ‘almost live’ as the title mentions, but I don’t care if this was live or not, it still rocks socks!

Breakbeat Hardcore should become more popular, and it’s good to hear that people in the States are opening up and also appreciating it as we do it. Sadly this liveset hasn’t got high listen stats, but we are here to get mixes and livesets heard. And if you are digging Breakbeat and Drum & Bass in one mix, you should check this out! A nicely balanced liveset, from Drum & Bass to Breakbeat Hardcore and backwards. Bustin knows how to please the crowd and the listeners, and this mix is really nice to hear on this dreadful and boring Saturday morning.

Tracklist was added, and it’s one you really need to see!

tracklist

01. The Prototypes – Abyss (VIP)
02. Wizbit – Capacitor (Bustin & Skampy Remix) 
03. Krept & Konan – Letting Go (CLSM Remix) 
04. Hamilton – You Had It
05. Bustin & Skampy – Under Mi Sensi
06. Fracus & Darwin vs Reese – Cross The Line
07. Sparkle & Pinnacle – Wishing On A Star (Bustin & Skampy Remix) 
08. Dreadzone – Fire In The Dark (Teddy Killaz Remix) 
09. Ponder & Wizbit – New Zealand Story (Bustin & Skampy Remix) 
10. Noisia – Sweet Dreams
11. Bustin & Skampy – Ain’t Got A Prayer
12. Entity – Stargazer (Reese Remix) 
13. Rene Lavice – Hotblooded
14. Bustin & Skampy – Forever Young
15. Bit On The Side – My Immortal

What did I tell you? You needed to see this tracklist! A bit of new stuff, and a few older tunes, some being updated/remixed. A nice set, this must have destroyed the crowd completely!

What I immediately noticed after hearing the mix is the fact that a few tracks used a lot of ‘classic vocals/lyrics’ from well known  tunes. ‘Wishing On A Star’, ‘Ain’t Got A Prayer’, ‘My Immortal’. Is that the new trend? Bringing back old vocals/lyrics?

What’s my favourite tune? ‘You Had It’. Those vocals/lyrics (I know them,but I don’t know the tune it originally came from) will not leave your head. I had a bath, a visit to the toilet, went to the shop, went to work, and still it followed me everywhere.

A very nice liveset (is this live or not? I don’t know, and basically don’t care). Not really fond of the ‘bringing back old lyrics’, but I will get used to it the more I listen to them. I will and must listen to this liveset again, and again. A very nice liveset, this has made my day! Bustin, you are a hero for this wicked set. And the crowd must have embraced you and the tunes you fired at them!

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DJ Terror 92-94 Oldskool Studio Mix – October 2016

DJ Terror 92-94 Oldskool Studio Mix - October 2016

DJ Terror 92-94 Oldskool Studio Mix – October 2016

DJ: Terror
Genre/Style: Oldskool, Breakbeat Hardcore, Rave, Breakbeat, Happy Hardcore
Mix Info: 92-94 Oldskool Studio Mix – October 2016
Length Mix: 00:48:28
Tracks: 19 (nineteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 66.5 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 192kbps
More Information: DJ Terror – Facebook Fanpage

Another day, another mix. This time it’s a mix made by DJ Terror a.k.a. Accuser. Yes, you must know his name, you’ve probably seen his name on my website (I’ve interviewed him a couple of months ago, worth checking out). But for now you should check out this mix, because it’s a beauty. If you weren’t born in the 80s or 90s and you have no idea what Breakbeat Hardcore/Rave/Happy Hardcore is, it’s definately time for you to figure out what it is, and why not let this mix be your guide to the wonderful world of beats, basses, melodies, and a lot of piano bits and bobs?!

This era meant the most to me. To me this era beats the present day when it comes to the quality of the music. Yes, music has progressed, but sometimes I wonder why this kind of music has stayed in the past and not moved along aswel? I think this bass-filled music should have moved too, but on the other hand it’s good that we’ve got something to look back at, and acknowledge that it had a tremendous impact in our little rave culture.

The tunes DJ Terror has selected are raw, and filled with the dirtiest basses you haven’t heard in a while. The tracklist is insane, trust me. If you are old (as I am) and you know the music, you will get an erection if you just glimpse at this tracklist.

tracklist

01. DJ Seduction – My Own
02. SMD – SMD#1
03. Just Another Artist & Matthew Quinn – Rhythm (Billy Daniel Bunter Remix) 
04. Devious D & MC Jay J – Time Of Our Lives
05. D-Force & J.James – Ruff
06. DJ Red Alert & Mike Slammer – I Don’t Need Your Love
07. SMD – SMD#2
08. DJ Invincible & N Zo – Funky Sensation
09. Ellis Dee – Desire
10. Slipmatt – Breaking Free
11. DJ Red Alert & Mike Slammer – In Effect
12. DJ Seduction – Drop The Bass
13. Different Vibe & M. Quinn – Can You Feel It
14. DJ Slam – Hold On
15. DJ Seduction – Sample Mania
16. Love Nation – Positive
17. Slipmatt – Hear Me
18. Ellis Dee – Don’t Stop Rocking
19. Billy Daniel Bunter, J. Wilkinson, JDS & M. Quinn – Let It Lift You

Beautiful. Got no other word to describe this tracklist. Well, maybe gorgeous, or outstanding. You get the gist. It’s an good looking tracklist, and in all fairness this is what I was after.

DJ Terror has made a seriously insane mix! I’ve downloaded this only a day ago, and I’ve already played it 40 times! The reason why? Well, it’s bass-focussed, and even with my bog standard Volvo s40 speakers this mix made my windows tremble. When I drove passed people walking down the street, they were looking at me, thinking that I must be completely insane to play this out loud! The bass levels were ridicilous, it made everything move! It was like experiencing earthquakes inside my car for about 50 minutes!

Best record? ‘Ruff’. End off.

Check this mix out right now!

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Inspector Sands – Can’t Stop (2016)

Inspector Sands - Can''t Stop (2016)

Inspector Sands – Can”t Stop (2016)

Artists: Inspector Sands
Genre/Style: Breakbeat Hardcore, UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, Rave
Release Year: 2016
CD Info: Inspector Sands – Can’t Stop
CDs: 1 (one)
Length CD: 01:14:32
Tracks: 14 (fourteen)
Label: CLSM
Product Number: unknown
Download/Listen (via Bandcamp): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
More Information: Inspector Sands – Facebook Fanpage

As all of you know I’m a fan of Inspector Sands, even though I know little about him. He’s been in my life for quite some time, and since the first time he shared his first own track via Twitter I’ve been following him. In the last couple of months I’ve been reviewing two mixes dedicated to push forward his recently released album, which is called ‘Can’t Stop’. Yesterday was the day I finally received my copy, and immediately I played it in my bedroom (well, I tried, the bloody CD player didn’t like it at all, and started skipping). After an unsuccesful moment in the bedroom I moved to the car, turned the bass levels quite up, and started listening to it. My God, I’ve been waiting for this for some time, this is an highly anticipated album!

I might say it too often, but get this album RIGHT NOW! You won’t find an album so good and so refreshing and inspiring as this one! I’ve been on the hunt for the ultimate Breakbeat Hardcore album, and seriously I haven’t found it yet (haven’t purchased CLSM’s album yet, maybe that’s an even better one). Inspector Sands’ first artist album, and it’s a big one! Already hailed by many who purchased the album and who listened to the promo mixes. Breakbeat Hardcore has become interesting again!

Not only did he work on this album, he asked a few people to join in. Some very high profile artists, and if you’ve got the best of the best helping you on tracks you know you are going to be succesful, and you just need that small push to become a legend. Now in my book Inspector Sands has become that legend. His music is spot on, and it touches nerves I never knew I had.

Oh, also a nice story to mention: nearly got killed during ‘Can’t Stop (Luna-C Remix)’. But I will tell that story another day!

tracklist

01. Inspector Sands with Hattrixx vs CLSM – Motivader
02. Inspector Sands – Superfly
03. Inspector Sands with Hattrixx – Feel The Heat
04. Inspector Sands – What A Rush
05. Inspector Sands – Can’t Stop
06. Inspector Sands – I Call Your Name
07. Inspector Sands – Rippin’ Up Showz
08. Inspector Sands – Lay My Beatz
09. Inspector Sands – Superfly (Chris Ross Remix) 
10. Inspector Sands – Can’t Stop (Luna-C Remix) 
11. Inspector Sands – I Call Your Name (Fracus & Darwin Remix) 
12. Inspector Sands with Jason UFO – Dance
13. Inspector Sands with Hattrixx – Did I Dream
14. Dynamite Crew – Hard Daze (Inspector Sands & CLSM Bring Back Breakbeat Again Remix) 

This album has blown me away into a million pieces! What a fantastic album. Normally I’m not a fan of DJ friendly albums, I get quite bored easily and I’m more a mix listener, but this pleased my ears so much, I much prefer this one than the previous mixes promoting this album. This album is dope! How dope? As dope as a cat on acid with XTC up it’s bum!

As I just said, you get full lengthed, DJ friendly tracks. And they are a must have! So many great anthems are in here: if there’s one underrated DJ/producer in the Breakbeat Hardcore scene, it’s Inspector Sands. I think he deserves more credit for what he has achieved with this album.

This easily went up into my top 10 ‘all time favourite albums’, alongside Goldie’s ‘Timeless’, The Prodigy’s ‘Music For The Gilted Generation’, and the list goes on. This has been influenced by many other artists, and it’s good to hear those influences in each and every track. It’s also nice to hear a nice blend between the oldskool sound and the newskool sound. He has balanced it so good, it’s scaring!

My favourite track? There are a few: ‘Can’t Stop’, obviously the Luna-C remix!, ‘Motivader’, ‘Superfly’, ‘Dance’, etc. Can I just say that this album is just perfect? Not in your face annoying, sooting for the ears. The piano bits, dirty basses, this is just superb! Has Inspector Sands made the ultimate Breakbeat Hardcore album? I guess so!

I’m always easy with throwing stars, but this one actually deserves each of the 5 stars! There are still a few copies left, and I would urge you to get one! Look and listen to this album on his Bandcamp page, order it, and he will send it to you as soon as you’ve paid. For once it’s worth your money!

If you love Breakbeat Hardcore, no other album can compete. No other. Did you hear me?

For a strange reason I can’t share the album player from Soundcloud, so here’s the second promo mix! Enjoy, and get the bloody album!

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