Bristolian Vinyl Junkie has been carving up rave beats since the dawn of time, with various and successful forays into other scenes through the years such as UK Hardcore and Hard House, but ultimately best known for his contributions towards Old Skool, Hardcore Breaks and Future Jungle. Throwing open his production archives comes this comprehensive collection of sample and sounds, hand-picked from his everyday libraries. The old-stool hardcore ‘name that tune’ breakbeats are worth the price tag alone, all BPM labelled and precisely edited to slot straight into your next production. Naturally, the sounds vary from 140BPM right up to breakneck 175, so there’s enough to keep most producers happy, whatever styles you are laying down. The fun stab and hoovers folder covers many rave classics and will be a welcome relief for many to have these in one place. All key-labelled and ready for war! Also, for fans of Vinyl Junkie’s Ghetto Dub Recordings, there’s a cool remix competition with stems included to help get you through isolation. A polished producer product from a rave legend. Grab it now on Bandcamp.
Reviewed by Nick Coles