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Fixate – Throwback Therapy [Exit Records]

Ready to get ravey? The new EP from Fixate for Exit Records is certainly that, at least on appropriately named title track Throwback Therapy. Mining the sounds of old skool hardcore and jungle and throwing in a pinch of footwork and a hint of D&B, this one doesn’t seem to be taking itself too seriously and is all the better for it.

Digital bonus Sueno treads similar territory, chopping the jungle breaks with some some classic vocal “woo”s for another tidy little rave up. The other three tracks on the EP dial back the nonsense a little in favour of footwork inspired explorations of the halftime D&B pattern, all of which are worthy additions to this growing niche of the D&B community. For me though it’s really all about the less po-faced exuberance of the title track. Check out the clips below and grab this one from the Exit Store right now!

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SR & Digbee – Level Up EP [36 Hertz]

SR & Digbee return to 36 Hertz with an EP plying their old-skool tinged D&B flavours. If you’re looking for deep and meaningful then you’ve come to the wrong place…if however you’re looking for dancefloor weapons, you’re in for a treat!

Nightmare gets things off to a slamming start with choice horror movie samples, heavy amens and massive distorted bass hits the order of the day. All the energy of jump-up but without resorting to ear grating duck-quack wobble bass. Nostromo follows things up with a rolling break and some serious sub action; you’ll need good speakers to get the most out of this one.

Harmony dials back the aggression a bit and brings in big floaty pad work in it’s place, keeping the energetic drum edits going to keep the vibe rolling. Finally Badbwoy Style rounds off the EP with another hefty amen workout and some great break pitching and glitching. Boom! Check out the clips below and grab this from your favourite digital retailer now.

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Back To 92 EP [36 Hertz]

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36 Hertz take us back to the old school once again with the appropriately titled Back To 92 EP. Featuring four top notch 90s style breakbeat hardcore cuts from DJ Vapour, SR & Digbee, ESP and Indigo Virus, this one does exactly what it says on the tin; amen cutups, hefty sub bass and rave stabs abound.

Grab your hat and whistle and check out the mini mix below! This one drops on Juno and the 36 Hertz website from Feb 3rd.

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The Not So Future Jungle EP [36 Hertz]

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36 Hertz take us back to the old skool on their latest release, bringing together four tracks with a distinctly jungle flavour. SR & Digbee kick things off nicely with the appropriately named Back To Basics; classic chords, simple pads, chopped up amens and some timeless samples. “Stop the beat, drop the beat” – yeaaaah boi!

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Elsewhere on the EP Jem One delivers some classic rave euphoria with the oddly titled Bullet To The Head and DJ Vapour brings us some classic amen darkness complete with authentic stretched ragga vocal on Never Feel. Finally Skink goes in deep with the tribal, atmospheric sounds of Trapped Inside the Dream.

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Look out for the EP dropping on June 24th.

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Optiv & CZA – Bring It Back [SGN:Ltd]

Optiv & CZA (both of Cause4Concern fame) have teamed up to make a 12″ for Shogun sub-label SGN:Ltd and it’s a bit of a belter! Bring It Back has all the hallmarks of an old school rave tune on the intro, with classic synth stabs and soft pads building things up. When it drops…well, just listen for yourself below! This one will be huge!

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JQE7eTGeh0]

Watch out for the release on March 11th.

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