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Published on June 26th, 2018 | by Tariq Ziyad


MindTransit- Carmina Optima

MindTransit believes in keepin’ it oldskool, so much so that his new LP is available on cassette format! ‘Carmina Optima’ is a summer ravin’ selection of Hardcore Breaks, Euro Techno and Experimental Sounds to keep you jumping!

This album opens with the 92 Prodigy influenced sounds of ‘Summer Of 92’, for anyone who listened to rave music on the radio or went raving in summer 92, this track nails that window of time and the sound that went with it.

‘New Rave Is dead’ opens in a similar but darker fashion to Smart E’s ‘Magnificent’, a bouncing energetic Belgian Techno style track

‘Josh’ first made an appearance on a Bad Habit Muzik release at the tail end of 2017. IT’s trippy, tongue in cheek and just a whole load of fun. Check out that Northern banter pulled from a hilarious You Tube video!

‘Waves Of Euphoria’ carries on the Summer/Autumn rave vibe with dreamy uplifting synths, marching beats and ecstatic pianos.

Nefti’s remix of ‘Nobody But You’ is a masterclass in rolling breaks and 95′ style ‘Happy Hardcore’ keys. ‘Soul’ is a mellow roller with Jungle Breals and melodious pianos 91/92 style.

‘Birdcage’ pushes up the overall tempo of the album adding in some Euro Techno synth stabs and huge anthemic pianos reminiscent of the Kniteforce Records sound

We move seamlessly into another Kniteforce style stomper ‘Love (It’s Over). This one’s a big hands in the air moment for the club with powerful vocals and a hefty bassline.

Things take a twisted turn with the acid soaked pumpin’ Techno of ‘It’s Just Begun’ followed by the Scottish Bouncey Techno circa 92/93 style ‘Samplophile’, back in the day Carl Cox would have given this a spin!

We dip back into 1991 with the gritty bass heavy ‘Blackmarket Polyphony’, a track rooted in the sounds of labels like Moving Shadow and Reinforced. The dark and intense experimental breakbeat hardcore of ‘Interregnum’ continues in this vein.

The album concludes with ‘British Columbia’, a track that blends hazy dub reggae with early hardcore a la Phuture Assasins. Enjoy the experience of authentic oldskool hardcore inspired sounds in a truly oldskool format!

Buy MindTransit ‘Carmina Optima’ on Cassette Here


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