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Hard Dance

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Deniz Koyu 'Bong' (Refune)

Friday, 08 June 2012 Hard Dance
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German producer/dj Deniz Koyu’s latest offering, Bong, has had our sound waves bouncing ever since its leak by NightTunes last month. Known for his ferocious festival bangers the rising star continues to portray his energized production skills with releases like this. Koyu is leaving nothing less then a destructive path, look out for him as he raises havoc on a stage near you. Released on Refune Records June 8th....
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ANNE SAVAGE, VINYLGROOVER & THE READ HED
PAY ATTENTION
TRAFFIC RECORDS

Wednesday, 05 October 2005 Hard Dance
Update favourite’s Scott and Jim are back with their 7th Traffic outing, this time hard dances leading lady Anne Savage joins the boys on this breathtaking big room monster. The track is all about the awesome bassline tearing up the place and progressing into a headfu*k of messed up beats and cut-up rhythms.Pay attention to this baby because it ain’t going away for a long time.5 Out Of 5Reviewed By: GUY GARRETT...
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ALI WILSON
IN THE ZONE
TEKELEC RECORDINGS

Wednesday, 05 October 2005 Hard Dance
Hard dance legend Ali launches his brand new label with a barnstorming release; the production gone into this is amazing and goes beyond the standard boundaries of hard dance. Full of rises and swells with a main hook kicking in with devastating damage. Good luck Ali, though by the sounds of things us DJ’s are the lucky ones.4 Out Of 5Reviewed By: GUY GARRETT...
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BOOTEK VOLUME 6
BOMBARRATT
BOOTEK

Wednesday, 05 October 2005 Hard Dance
The highly acclaimed Bootek series delivers once again, the mystery producers behind these productions may have given us a few clues as to their origin, ‘BomBARRATT’ is the one to drop peak time, sounding like a freight-train stuck in top gear and screaming across the tracks and having Afrika Bambatta at the wheel courtesy of his vocal from ‘get up and dance’. Halfway across the vinyl you enter the Bermuda triangle, as the full force drops to a latin carnival break of the highest funky degree, b...
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THE BLACKNIFICENT SEVEN
ERE COMES DA BLACK
DARK HORIZON REKORDZ

Wednesday, 05 October 2005 Hard Dance
Skeme, Roots Manuva, Rodney P, Estelle, Karl Hinds, Jeff3 and Seanie T is a cast fit to grace any wanted poster, but a lack of barnstorming action has the septet heading back into the horizon after barely breaking sweat over a fidgeting, flute-looped cyber-skank. ‘Mrs Onda’Syde’, a sharply twanging Jeff3-Seanie T hook-up juggling significant others, is the much better bet.3 Out Of 5Reviewed By: Matt Oliver...
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ILOGIK
THE SOUND OF NOW
ELASTICMAN

Wednesday, 14 September 2005 Hard Dance
The superstar of hard dance had done it again! Ilogik's definition of sound is unique and breathtaking. This baby kicks in rockin' the shit out of the dance-floor with it's rolling bassline and stabs, now hears the twist. The music by numbers formula has been left to gather dust as an onslaught of funky breakbeats shake your head to a point of splitting until finally crashing back in with the heavy bass once again. It's been a pleasure to drop this in a set and watch the roof blow off!5 Out Of 5...
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MARCEL WOODS
ADVANCED
HIGH CONTRAST

Wednesday, 14 September 2005 Hard Dance
After the massive 'Cherry Blossom" earlier in the year Mr Woods had a tricky task ahead to match it's power over the dance-floor, fear not as this new track straight from High Contrast is rocking. It's not as dirty but sure kicks a mighty fine punch when the lead rif drops in. This has a lot more cross genre appeal and will therefore be canned over the next 6 months. Very hot.4 Out Of 5Reviewed By: GUY GARRETT...
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ALPHAZONE
SUNRISE (CYGNIFIC REMIX)
WATERWORLD

Wednesday, 20 July 2005 Hard Dance
Alphazone are the don’s of hard trance and their new tune is as expected essential, so how do you go about remixing it? It’s all gone dark and the chord structure is a little twisted but this really rocks the dancefloor, it’s more tec-trance than hard trance but that wont stop Marco V and others spanking this baby out.4 Out Of 5Reviewed By: GUY GARRETT...
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PAUL JANES PRESENTS
SOULDROP NIGHTS
HARDASFUNK

Wednesday, 20 July 2005 Hard Dance
With plays from Carl Cox and also featured on the latest Tidy Euphoria CD, this is going down a storm across many different genre’s. The title is taken from one of the first UK rave venues based in Northants. The musical influences of the acid house generation can be heard all over this hard funker and is a true bootyshaker. Is it techno? Is it hard house? I know it’s bloody good and needs to be found.4 Out Of 5Reviewed By: GUY GARRETT...
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VINYLGROOVER AND THE REDHEAD
GOBSTOPPA
TRAFFIC004

Wednesday, 20 July 2005 Hard Dance
Scott and Jim return with their 4th release on Traffic records. These guys’s sure know how to be creative in sound and production. Gobstoppa is an unstoppable hard techno steamroller that blasts everything around it off the turntable, its relentless driving bassline really rocks the house.4 Out Of 5Reviewed By: GUY GARRETT...
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JAMES LAWSON & CARL NICHOLSON
TIMES LIKE THESE 2005
NUKLEUZ

Wednesday, 20 July 2005 Hard Dance
Taken from the Hard Trance EP no 9 on Nukleuz, Times Like These gets a serious kick up the ass by Mr Nicholson and his good mate Technikal! I guess it is a paint by numbers arrangement but it still works on the dancefloor, all the lifts and builds are fantastic but I guess if everyone made fantastic hard trance it wouldn’t be fantastic anymore.3 Out Of 5Reviewed By: GUY GARRETT...
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AXEL KARAKASIS
RADIOGRAM
OMEGA AUDIO

Wednesday, 15 June 2005 Hard Dance
Greece's foremost dance label steams in with label boss Axel letting rip with barrelling turbo-sequence, clanking percussion and one funky hippo's bottom of a bassline. The mighty Tom Hades has done a thunderous remix with rib-cage stabbing riffage running amok and a drop which follows the current preoccupation with bringing a bassline up from the depths to ejaculation level. Add bonus track 'Context' heaving along on its metallic roller-coaster in minimal style and you have a bit of a winner wh...
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FERGIE
CHEEKY BISCUITS VOLUME ONE
CHEEKY BISCUITS

Wednesday, 15 June 2005 Hard Dance
It's sometimes refreshing to encounter a record that makes no bones about the fact that it's aimed squarely at a horde of people who are off their collective cake. Yes, it's the Radio One DJ, seemingly in cahoots with the Jericho crew, and he's aiming his big room guns at the highest level of whoopee maintenance. 'Lift' scoots along on a groove that bends, bubbles and whizzes in all the right places and, after a drop designed to whisk away the sternest toupee, brings in the kind of one-finger ke...
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IGNITION TECHNICIAN
VOLUME TWO
PIRATE AUDIO

Wednesday, 15 June 2005 Hard Dance
The first venture from Ignition Technicians new venture certainly hoisted a sturdy flagpole. The second racks out a hefty three-pronged assault of untitled outings which marry old school techno styles with modern groove-power. The A side rides a tribal carpet topped with sparkly synth sequence which bursts into a French Kiss riff-variant after the first drop. A sustained Hammond organ holds the tension. Very nice. B1 boasts an omnipresent Detroit-style string riff to great effect, while the rave...
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MARKO NASTIC
RETURN OF EVIL DICK NINJA
RECYCLED LOOPS

Wednesday, 15 June 2005 Hard Dance
Great title...and the EP's not bad either. Marko hails from Slovenia; three out of the four track titles must be in that language - except for  'Shut Up And Dance', which is all you need to know. It's mainly no-frills minimal techno with extra propulsion, the occasional melon-friendly riff and tribal ingredients down below. An all-round jolly romp. 4 Out Of 5Reviewed By: Kris Needs...
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OLIVER HO
LAYERS EP
META

Wednesday, 15 June 2005 Hard Dance
Mr Ho returns with a first outing on his Meta label since last year's esteemed album The Soft Machine, which spawned that great 'Magik' EP. This goes all the way, whipping out references to Techno Past and planting them firmly in the present for maximum impact. 'Symbolic Harmonic' fires up a classic metallic piano clank-motif over a raging gallop which breaks down occasionally to let its stately magic boost proceedings to near-orbit. 'Solserol' rides a funky tribal groove into his Detroit fixati...
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PATRICK SKOOG
AT THE GATES
FLUX

Wednesday, 15 June 2005 Hard Dance
Swedish producer - whose already appeared on Synewave, Planet Rhythm and several others - is latest signing to Chris Finke and Andy Hawes' label and debuts with a strong four-tracker. The title cut is sturdy, stomping and quite malevolent with its dark, sphincter-jabbing riff. 'Redeye' is dark and boomy, while 'Bats' goes rattlingly tribal before dropping a jacking stomp into the jigsaw. 'Response' follows that percussive groove in a speed machine hung with old school colours.4 Out Of 5Reviewed ...
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RENATO COHEN
NOVA/VODU
SINO

Wednesday, 15 June 2005 Hard Dance
Sino is developing into a great label with its impressive array of releases by the likes of Joris Voorn, Technasia and Steve Rachmad. Now Brazil's Renato Cohen steams in with a sledgehammer blast of disco fractures, tribal rhythm whoopee and a dramatic 'Basic Channel'-style riff. But the killer lurks on the flip where 'Vodu' goes in tribal before a subterranean heartbeat drop ushers in a seismic double kick drum effect which leaves few roofs unblown. 4 Out Of 5Reviewed By: Kris Needs...
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SPLINTER CELL FEAT.FERGIE
MOODS VOLUME TWO
PLATFORM

Wednesday, 15 June 2005 Hard Dance
Jel Ford, Oscar Charlie and Stefano Murano turn in a second bombastic volume - this time with Radio Ones Fergie on board. Devious rides a metallic fly-swatter of a turbo-groove, helped along by a smart insert of scratching. The riff comes over like a post-wank satisfied duck. If anything it shoots its load too soon - building up to major half-time climax before settling into cruise mode. The old school riff-drop recalls classic Orbital - as does Satisfied, which is harder and darker aboard a met...
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TOM HADES
EXCHANGE RATES
RHYTHM CONVERT

Wednesday, 15 June 2005 Hard Dance
The label owned by Mr Hades, Marco Bailey and Redhead lets fly with another beefy eruption. The title cut busts down the door and devours everything in its path. 'R47' is an energised pounder crowned with ringing bell noise and torpedoed into mayhem country via its unfeasibly large gnu tesicles and drop to match. 'Creatures' goes vole-on-bowl minimal with evil bass before 'Freezer' rides out with all guns blazing on a tribal tip.The sinister riff action is heightened by a great droning bass unde...
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