Australian hardstyle duo Dillytek are back on Frontliner’s Keep It Up Music label with their third release, raising the bar each time as they prove why they are one of the hottest new acts on the scene. Keeping very much in the theme of this label, this new release features soaring hard trance melodies, big anthemic drops and a great vocal from Ellie, which is reminiscent of a UK hardcore tune. It's great to see new talent like this coming through from distant shores.
Coming hot on the heels of his 'Yahoo or the Highway' LP, Lockah’s latest EP continues his 8-bit obsession for all things synth and programmable. There’s a flutter of live musicianship on this outing, however on the whole it sounds like a discarded power play soundtrack from an '80s movie that went straight to VHS. We see where he’s going on the slightly more serious ‘Barcelona Drums’, but other than that it’s rather disposable.
A clash of two Dutch hardcore legends on this one, bringing nothing less than pure fire to your speakers. Rampant beats and repetitive hip-hop hype vocals give this track incredible energy, which is offset perfectly by the pop-rock style break, which gives the dancefloors a brief moment to draw breath for the ‘stadium clap-a-long’ section of the track. Follow this up with a killer melody, and drop back to the raging kicks, and you have a mainstream hardcore hit.
"An understated anthem from an artist receiving some well-deserved recognition."