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Messenger Of Death - Caine - TiLLT Recordings

With a title like this, it was never going to be a cheery affair! Heading down the raw-style route, this sinister hardstyle release makes great use out of the twisted pitch-gliding pads in the main breakdown and ferocious stab sounds, before building to drop with serious power and nasty raw kicks. Not one for the faint-hearted. 

Hold Me - Cooly G - Hyperdub

A dancefloor directed three-tracker here from one of South London’s finest beatmakers, with a track featuring the effervescent Scratch DVA called 'Oi Dirty', a rolling bass-heavy number with flighty percussion and grime inflections. Title track 'Hold Me' features Cooly’s own vocals with a simple lyrical refrain, but fast-forward to' Molly', which builds nicely with decayed chords and tech flourishes.

Simplon EP - Black Loops - Gruuv

Audiojack's Gruuv label is ludicrously reliable as far as stone-cold party music concerned, and this filthy business from Black Loops is unstoppable. Take your pick; 'Simplon' has the rolling, chugging thing down pat. Actually, so does 'Cabron', along with the big room atmosphere. 'Up On You' has a devastating bassline and some swaggering garage attitude. But the Sidney Charles mix of 'Simplon', using the 909 drum palette to devastating effect will slap a big, possibly daft smile across that face of yours. 

Operation Blade (xKore Bootleg) - Public Domain - CDR

One of the UK's hottest exports at the moment, xKore is tearing up dancefloors around the world with his fusion of electro, trap and dubstep - with a harder twist. His latest project is a rework of the seminal millennium rave classic from Public Domain. This track clocks in at a slower tempo than most hard dance music, but with such a brutally pounding kick will more than compliment a hard dance DJ's track collection. Then the curveball trap drop towards the end will destroy whatever is left of the dancefloor. Massive tune for me at the moment.