Review: Hooversound, the creation of Naina and Sherelle, is back with its fourth release. It might be their best one yet, as Private Caller and Mani Festo step up to contribute two tracks each, a cool format and one which yields a foursome of songs which are firmly grounded in the UK's breakbeat tradition. 'Inside' by Private Caller builds on a bed of hardware driven, synthtic suspense before flipping into rolling amens and a superbly slick reece bass. On 'Titan', Mani Festo brings probably the heaviest track of the release, a seismic clattering of breakbeats that carry an absurd amount of weight and move and duck into effortless rolls and shakes. A new height for the two women taking the whole of dance music by storm. Big.
Review: We were thrilled to see Private Caller back at it once again as the return is made to Hardcore Energy, delivering a very exciting four track project in the process. The 2020 Lockdown mix of 'Helter Skelter' is why we find ourselves kicking off, as nostalgic rave chords and sweeping junglist basslines are let loose to run wild before the spacy pads and crunchy breakbeat murmurs of 'Backwards' arrive shortly after. Next up, the bouncy synthesizer melodies and shuffling drum lines of 'Bring That Back' give us another throwback punch, before rounding the project off on the incredibly acidic Fantazia mix of 'History In The Making', another rave-ready piece of breakbeat brilliance.
Review: It's time to dive into some delicious new breakbeat creations as Samurai Breaks land on Hardcore Energy for a very exciting four track selection, showcasing their breaksy brilliance. We kick off with the sounds of 'Putting In Werk', a smart roller, dripping in finesse and original breakbeat energy, followed by the more futuristic tripletted pulses of 'Rush'. Next, we move into the nostalgic realms of 'Bad Boy Beats', a super choppy, party ready rinse out, followed by 'Power Hour' as Private Caller gets involved on the perfect sign out track, laced with high energy drum manoeuvres and booming bass tones.
Review: ONEPUF are back at it again, bringing us yet another super tasty breaks inspired original as they employ the talents of Private caller for two super crunchy original creations. We kick off with a look at 'Let Me Know' which combines an organ driven, reverby introduction with lethal 808 drones and shimmering vocal scatters on its breakdown. On the flip side, the tempo is dramatically decreased to allow the hardcore influences of 'Want Me' to shine through in serious style, with scatty chord stutters and subtle breakbeat lines shimmering away, bringing a touch of nostalgia to this wicked two track selection.