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: No mucking about Hardcore Energy. No nonsense breaks, hardcore and jungle. MKII in full effect! With basslines resonating here as much as pianos, tracks in this M1 EP are shrouded in hall reverbs and supreme compression to bring you the best in hardcore bliss. "Energy '92" kicks things off straight up with classic amen breaks that eventually succumb to breathy atmospheres and mellow chords, with stripped back jungle receiving the same treatment in "Make Me Feel" - while it's breaks and '90s free rave in "The Power", to trance and hip-house in "One".
Play 2092 (Alk-e-d & Beeno remix) - (4:56) 157 BPM
Review: Next up from Hardcore Energy we welcome back the wonderful sounds of Acen, who returns to pay homage to 'Play 2092', a hard hitting creation that has here been re-purposed with three shimmering remix creations. The first comes to us from Danny Styles, who reworks the track into a maze of junglist drums and sizzling sublines, before we jump into the super emotive harmonic structures of the Liquid remix. Finally, Alk-e-d & Beeno give the original a major chop-heavy overhaul, slicing up the drums to create something truly magnificent.
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: It's time to get down and groovy with some original breakbeat mastery here as Origin8a & Prospa touch down with four exciting originals on the Hardcore Energy imprint, perfect for setting the dance alive. We begin with the nostalgic brilliance of the title track 'Friction', stuffed to the brim with nostalgic stabs and rolling vocal slices, followed by the groovy twists and turns of 'The Theme' which is sure to bring the house down. Next up, 'Turn Me Out' looms into play with some hard hitting original breakbeat flavour across euphoric keys and more vocal precision. Finally, the pace quickens significantly across the junglist plains of 'Blow Your Mind'.