You can check out a following big review for further info about this EP, his story so far put on his own words, a very interesting trip to his career as well as a mini review about his featured tracks! "The Rebirth EP" is available on Free Download like all Strictly Nuskool releases.
01. Robbies Took Chemicals
02. Nobody Likes The Records
03. Always There
04. Music Is My Life
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" Hello everyone!
First I want to say thank you for taking the time to listen/download my EP, I hope you enjoy it!
I first started playing with making music back in the late 90's around 97ish. I had a programme called goldwave on my old 486 PC with a tape player hooked up to the mic in port
I used to rip samples and songs from rave packs at the time and just mess about rearranging them (haha).
Looking back most of the stuff sounded terrible but I loved doing it! In ‘98 a friend of mine at school introduced me to the world of Fruity Loops (now FLstudio). I would spend hours at his house adding kick drums and snares over some of my favorite oldskool tracks and try to make them more like the ‘97 happy hardcore I was listening to at the time, from that I was hooked!
I kept playing with making music and eventually made a tune called "Do U Know".
It got loads of radio play on the hardcore breakbeat internet radio stations and got played out by some of the best names in the hardcore breaks era.
That tune then gave me access to some of the other producers of Hardcore Breaks at the time, names like Stu and Nee, Agent Kiyo, Saltee, RenegadeGenius, Drift, Bennie D, Richie K and Mark T. Mark T invited me to a Hardcore Breakz night he was putting on. I went there, got drunk as fuck and asked to MC, Mark for some reason said yes and I ended up mcing the whole rest of the night. From then I went on to MC with Mark a few more times and also alongside DJ Saltee and quite a few others. I even got to host a massive BreakPirates night live from Plymouth, the whole night and all the djs where streamed live and we had a massive projector screen showing the BreakPirates chat box…That was pretty cool!
Oh yeah I had also my weekly radio shows on Pirate Revival and on BreakPirates, where I would drop Oldskool and Hardcore Breaks. I used to be known for throwing in Speedcore or Gabba or playing Oldskool at plus 10 so it dropped into a dnb track.
Around 2009 I slowly started to have less and less to do with the scene and music in general as real life started to take its toll. I was working a lot and had a daughter, who took a lot of my time and although my decks where always set up it was rare they got used.
In the past 6 - 7 years I’ve still played with fruity on and off but was lucky to finish a track!
The last 12 months I’ve got my mojo for music back and I’ve been in the studio making sounds, remixing, mashing up, making original tunes and just having fun messing about!
I’ve got back into my DJing and learning about all the new labels and styles of Hardcore that have emerged in the past 10 years is mind blowing but it’s great to see the almost dead Hardcore scene rising up and still putting out amazing content. It’s amazing to see people like DJ Glowkid representing the sound and pushing the Hardcore Breakbeats , mixing Breaks and 4x4 and genres just like the old days of Rave. It’s great to see crews like Damage Inc. still constantly putting out banger after banger and to see Kniteforce is still pushing the boundaries as far as the breaks will go!
It’s an exciting time for Hardcore and I’m glad I’m back around to watch it shine!
A little bit about the tracks...
Robbies Took Chemicals - Well I made this after listening to some live dj sets from wonderland and hearing the chemicals sample , as soon as I heard it, I was writing a tune in my head that I could use in my own style of DJiing .... This is the result! I think it‘s a banger!
Nobody Likes The Records - Nobody likes the records that you play, nobody likes the record that you pla playin’, (haha). Wait until you have that stuck in your head on loop and it drives you insane!
I heard the vocal sample got it stuck in my head that this was the best way to get it out! Enjoi
Always There - This tune is dedicated to a oldskool soldier and friend who is no longer with us. DJ 2 Real , I only knew him for a short time a few years at most but I had a instant connection with Neil and we would speak most days on the phone about producing and what tracks we both had been making and what samples we had been ripping and chopping up, if we wernt talking about music he would be rambling on about cars in great detail and I‘d have to keep reminding him I dont know the steering wheel from the spare wheel when it comes to cards LOL.
He was a massive inspiration to me and taught me alot , this tune reminds me of him and I used some of the tips he taught me while making it.
Music Is My Life - This was originally called ReBirth and didnt have any vocal , this was the first proper track I wrote after my loooong hiatus from all things music, hence the name rebirth (haha).
I was listening to it one day in my sequencer and the vocals popped into my head, Igrabbed the pella’ rearranged the tune abit and it worked brilliantly,, the piano sits lovely in this track and to be honest I think its one of my faves. I was listening to alot of old 95 piano hardcore and alot of Stu and Nee tracks at the time of making this and I think it shows in the overall tune! Shout out to Stu and Nee actually, really nice blokes and some banging hardcore breaks tunes that I honestly dont think get enough recognition! "