Published on January 16th, 2020 | by Tariq Ziyad0
Kniteforce Radio Allstars Part 2
Kniteforce gathers together 20 quality cuts produced by Kniteforce radio DJ’s on a double CD and digital album loaded with ravey anthems
Over 20 excellent productions, the broad spectrum of modern rave music broadens even further beginning with Audio X’s rousing ‘Last Temptation’, a hardcore breaks slammer that slams on the breaks, throttles the engine of Prodigy inspired mayhem and surges ahead with a full head of steam
Next, Luna C remixes Sublove ‘Always On My Mind’ into a racy musical maze of myriad breakbeats and intelligent 1992 rave riffs and housey organs
Ross Fader takes us to ‘Infinity’ and beyond with mega pianos, slick beats and darkside stabs with R&B vocals all rolled into one absolute killer track
Veteran, DJ Deluxe takes it back to 94/95 with ‘Could This Be Love’, a happy roller very much in the style of Grant Nelson (Naughty Naughty, Wishdokta),Norty But Nice (Ellis Dee) and Higher Level (Krome & Time)
Shadowplay injects a hybrid modern genre style into the Breakbeat Hardcore blueprint with bright electro bass chords and Dubstep style riffs melting into oldskool amens and dreamy 94 jungle soaring chords on ‘Allstars’
Mr Arthur rolls into town with ‘Keep Keep’, a track with strong oldskool Kniteforce influences right down to the signature beats and emotive piano and vocals
That absolute legend, Ant To Be provides yet another jungle tekno masterclass with dub reggae strings and bleepy analog stabs hurtling along in time to the hyper busy breaks
It’s DnB time with Ponder who combines utterly gorgeous Jean Michel Jarre style strings with uptempo liquid DnB that won’t fail to lift your spirits
Hardcore legend Dave Skywalker parks the X Wing long enough to contribute some mentalist breakcore in the lively form of ‘I Am Your Spirit Animal’, a freeform hardcore slammer that packs in a multitude of rave staples into one uplifting and explosive tune
Al Storm remixes the Hip Hop Hardcore of Luna C ‘I Run These Streets’ into a skull rattling DnB smasher with utterly filthy bass, roaring mentasms and fist punch beats
Staying at the DnB tempo, Scartat blends grungy guitars, spiritual chants and industrial kicks on ‘That Good Hippy Shit’
For the 4×4 crew, the stompy beats and spooky vox of Strange Brotherhood ‘My Ghost’ (Saiyan & Luna C Mix) make for a super tight slice of hardcore with lovely keys and awesome energy
Hardcore stalwarts, Bustin & Skampy rattle off a beastly dose of Hardcore/DnB/Drumstep that would go down great at a RAM Recs rave, remember ‘The Name On The Map’
Thibor dons a tracksuit and suitable stomping boots for the sharp as a blade, hard as nails acid gabber of ‘Go Fuck Yourself’ with a mind bending melodic drop midway
We’re back on the breakbeats for the manic cut up samples of DJ Beeno ‘Let’s Do This’, a crazy but brilliant slice of amentalism that defies descripton and sounds amazing!
Next is Sunny & Deck Hussy’s superb remix of DJ Brisk ‘Airhead’ that starts with a huge Rap style intro before switching into breakcore junglism and happy hardcore stabbage that completely refreshes and reinvigorates the original
DJ Revive throws down some ecstatic 95 Happy Hardcore with touches of Euro Rave and a dark Metalheafz jungle mid section and yes, it all works!
Paul Bradley mixes up euphoric ‘crasher’ 90s trance with bouncy late 90s Hardcore for the rushy and epic ‘Counting Down’
Idealz opens ‘Take Ya Time’ with stepping ‘warhead’ DnB beats that progress into super squelchy basslines and some pure Kniteforce piano bliss-splicing genres like a boss!
Lowercase & Shadowplay finish up the comp with some 95 style Breakbeat Hardcore on the super lush ‘So Real’ combining the breaks, kicks and piano with modern electro bass and 303 acid for a track that is new and nostalgic at the same time
So, three word summary? It’s wicked innit!