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WEEK STARTING 14 Jun

Genre pick of the week Cover of Hardcore Heaven III by Scuba.
"Hardcore Heaven III", the third in Scuba's series of classic hardcore-inflected vinyl EPs further develops the themes established on the first two installments.

"Hardcore Heaven III" ups the tempo from the first two EPs, with a focus on early jungle on "Truth" and "Give Up Everything". "I Wna doit nth bckst" is a Reece-led baggy number, very Northern / Bowlers-esque. Meanwhile, "Riding" and "Storms Of Love" hit the vintage hardcore breakbeat plug with vamping pianos and cheeky sample drops and "Pocket Rocket" cleverly twists a huge female vocal chorus into a dark bassline beast also resplendant with vintage hardcore tropes. 

Top stuff for ravers north and south, old and young. Whistle cru!! 



STAFF COMMENTS

Matt says: Scuba delivers another killer instalment of his hardcore influenced series executed with pure authenticity and 90s flavour.

TRACK LISTING

A1. Truth 
A2. Riding 
A3. I Wna Doit Nth Bckst 
B1. Give Up Everything 
B2. Pocket Rocket 
B3. Storms Of Love 

SB81

B292 - Part 1

    What started as an experiment, born in the stillness of the early months of 2020, Metalheadz and SB81 are proud to present ‘B292’.

    The largest body of music ever released by Metalheadz, ‘B292’ is made up of 29 tracks across 2 defined parts with a strong emphasis on old skool influences. It’s SB81’s experiences as a youth that give him a real understanding of this era, something that cannot be replicated and where authenticity always stands tall.

    Beginning as a small batch of tracks it wasn’t long before Goldie encouraged SB81 to explore the idea of an album, and via several trips around Low Hill in Wolverhampton (where SB81 lived until the age of 30), it was here where the nostalgia and drive took hold for good.

    SB81 calls this project a ‘pre-1994 Metalheadz sound’, and although no 29-track album deserves such a brief description it does seem so fitting - even more so with a huge amount of respect and admiration for labels such as Reinforced, Production House and Moving Shadow embodied throughout.

    Make no mistake, this is in no way purely an album that tries to recreate the old. The music at its core remains as cutting edge as ever with a fresh on the ears feel and a rave-ready approach.

    SB81’s ‘B292’ releases in full on 31st May 2024, including a 4x coloured vinyl package, bespoke full colour sleeve designed by the incredibly talent EPOD and a bonus box set available exclusively via the Metalheadz website and Bandcamp.

    TRACK LISTING

    1. Need U
    2. Breakin' Bad
    3. Can't Get Enough Of Your Love
    4. Saviour

    SB81

    B292 - Part 2

      What started as an experiment, born in the stillness of the early months of 2020, Metalheadz and SB81 are proud to present ‘B292’.

      The largest body of music ever released by Metalheadz, ‘B292’ is made up of 29 tracks across 2 defined parts with a strong emphasis on old skool influences. It’s SB81’s experiences as a youth that give him a real understanding of this era, something that cannot be replicated and where authenticity always stands tall.

      Beginning as a small batch of tracks it wasn’t long before Goldie encouraged SB81 to explore the idea of an album, and via several trips around Low Hill in Wolverhampton (where SB81 lived until the age of 30), it was here where the nostalgia and drive took hold for good.

      SB81 calls this project a ‘pre-1994 Metalheadz sound’, and although no 29-track album deserves such a brief description it does seem so fitting - even more so with a huge amount of respect and admiration for labels such as Reinforced, Production House and Moving Shadow embodied throughout.

      Make no mistake, this is in no way purely an album that tries to recreate the old. The music at its core remains as cutting edge as ever with a fresh on the ears feel and a rave-ready approach.

      SB81’s ‘B292’ releases in full on 31st May 2024, including a 4x coloured vinyl package, bespoke full colour sleeve designed by the incredibly talent EPOD and a bonus box set available exclusively via the Metalheadz website and Bandcamp.

      TRACK LISTING

      1. I Can't Explain
      2. Bad Trip (Living Nightmare Mix)
      3. Air 180
      4. Quest Kru

      SB81

      B292 - Part 3

        What started as an experiment, born in the stillness of the early months of 2020, Metalheadz and SB81 are proud to present ‘B292’.

        The largest body of music ever released by Metalheadz, ‘B292’ is made up of 29 tracks across 2 defined parts with a strong emphasis on old skool influences. It’s SB81’s experiences as a youth that give him a real understanding of this era, something that cannot be replicated and where authenticity always stands tall.

        Beginning as a small batch of tracks it wasn’t long before Goldie encouraged SB81 to explore the idea of an album, and via several trips around Low Hill in Wolverhampton (where SB81 lived until the age of 30), it was here where the nostalgia and drive took hold for good.

        SB81 calls this project a ‘pre-1994 Metalheadz sound’, and although no 29-track album deserves such a brief description it does seem so fitting - even more so with a huge amount of respect and admiration for labels such as Reinforced, Production House and Moving Shadow embodied throughout.

        Make no mistake, this is in no way purely an album that tries to recreate the old. The music at its core remains as cutting edge as ever with a fresh on the ears feel and a rave-ready approach.

        SB81’s ‘B292’ releases in full on 31st May 2024, including a 4x coloured vinyl package, bespoke full colour sleeve designed by the incredibly talent EPOD and a bonus box set available exclusively via the Metalheadz website and Bandcamp.

        TRACK LISTING

        1. The Force
        2. Layerz
        3. Down To The Molecule
        4. The Wild West

        SB81

        B292 - Part 4

          What started as an experiment, born in the stillness of the early months of 2020, Metalheadz and SB81 are proud to present ‘B292’.

          The largest body of music ever released by Metalheadz, ‘B292’ is made up of 29 tracks across 2 defined parts with a strong emphasis on old skool influences. It’s SB81’s experiences as a youth that give him a real understanding of this era, something that cannot be replicated and where authenticity always stands tall.

          Beginning as a small batch of tracks it wasn’t long before Goldie encouraged SB81 to explore the idea of an album, and via several trips around Low Hill in Wolverhampton (where SB81 lived until the age of 30), it was here where the nostalgia and drive took hold for good.

          SB81 calls this project a ‘pre-1994 Metalheadz sound’, and although no 29-track album deserves such a brief description it does seem so fitting - even more so with a huge amount of respect and admiration for labels such as Reinforced, Production House and Moving Shadow embodied throughout.

          Make no mistake, this is in no way purely an album that tries to recreate the old. The music at its core remains as cutting edge as ever with a fresh on the ears feel and a rave-ready approach.

          SB81’s ‘B292’ releases in full on 31st May 2024, including a 4x coloured vinyl package, bespoke full colour sleeve designed by the incredibly talent EPOD and a bonus box set available exclusively via the Metalheadz website and Bandcamp.

          TRACK LISTING

          1. Music For The Mind
          2. Patterns Of Thought (Physical Objects Mix)
          3. Shadows
          4.A Beautiful Nightmare


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