Illegal Rave!


Ho ho! Possibly the best ‘ardcore compilation I’ve ever come across in a charity shop, from genuine underground label Strictly Hardcore, “…set up in 1991…dedicated to putting out quality rave tunes…releases limited to only 2000, to stop the commercialisation of the tracks and make them collectable and sought after”, so says the blurb on the rear sleeve.

Artists include DJ Scoobie, Hackney Hardcore and Time Syndicate. The vibe is ruff breakbeats, extreme sub-bass and big riffs, probably cobbled together in bedrooms using Atari STs and Akai S01 samplers.

“Warning: Strictly Hardcore Records accept no responsibility for speaker damage caused by this album” – and those dubstep producers think they invented extreme bass frequencies? Ha!!

Published in: on October 22, 2009 at 4:24 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. avin large …. sure I fell around to this stuff back in the day – always had a soft spot for early-90s ardkore !!

  2. I’ve got one of these with a track of ‘ardcore radio adverts on it along side the music, and its almost better than the tunes..

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