Be prepared for this one, most certainly not for the faint hearted as Dutch hardcore producer Nosferatu drops his much anticipated album on Be Yourself Music. Holland has long been the breeding ground for the worlds biggest hard dance talent with the likes of headhunterz and Wildstylez. Raw and vicious are two words the label use to describe the 25 tracks, which is a fitting summary.. that said there is plenty of clever melody work and the production is massive. There are plenty of MC / hype-man vocals throughout and appearances from the likes of Evil Activities, The Playah, and Ruffneck. If you like it hard, fast, and crazy, then don't waste anytime in grabbing this. Prepare for the walls and windows to shake and shatter!
Unique techno munchers The Outside Agency really are one of a kind. Mutating, morphing and mangling sounds from dubstep and drum & bass with nail-like hardcore glee, the unpredictable duo show a refreshing darkness on here on their third album. Stretching from the Squarepusher-eats-three-distortion-peddles breakbeats of "The Fabric Of Life" to the gabba-like headbuts of "Cautionary Tale" via the brave breakneck powerstomps of "End Boss", it's consistent, fun and at points damn scary.