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Lost Paradise: Blissed Out Breakbeat Hardcore 1991​-​94

"Carefully woven threads of Sheffield bleep ambience, rave futurism,
and soul-synchronised synth pads are dewy drops of pure club-floor epiphany"

Blissed Out Breakbeat Hardcore – do we need to convince you anymore, if the title does not already itch under your nose, late-night cravings for a slight misbehaviour detour into the cosy murks of the underground?

A breakthrough compilation, ‘Lost Paradise: Blissed Out Breakbeat Hardcore 1991-94‘ sprouts peripheral visions of glory, as cleverly intended, rough frenzied breaks on a big merger multiverse of 90’s nostalgia, curated with excellent taste by Sam Purcell and Tammo Hesselink for London’s Blank Mind label. Within its hallowed rhythms, particularly niche to the UK, carefully woven threads of Sheffield bleep ambience, rave futurism, and soul-synchronised synth pads are dewy drops of pure club-floor epiphany.

Ruptured breakbeat is the sound of liberation—the more aggressive, the better. The 2×12″ beauty of a record articulates a collective consciousness of a generation, the aftermath of which we continue to thrive gregariously. Core narratives of social-political injustice of its time slither within layers of jungle-massive, like its other sonic genre friends. In the record’s reference, it happens to be local neighbourhood outlaws, striving against the harshest anti-rave Criminal Justice Act that befell the UK during the times of Thatcher.

Each track on the record is a forgotten realm, laced with the memories of the lads dancing deep in the early UK burrows, reality out-of-touch, only sound, only rhythm of the body, only mass escapism. Listen closely to DJ Mayhem’s ‘Inesse‘, Skanna’s ‘This Way’, Hedgehog Affair’s ‘Parameters‘, to name a few, a strong dose of calibrated ecstasy from creators lost and found once again, each time a curious mind finds its way to the earth’s centre.

‘Lost Paradise: Blissed Out Breakbeat Hardcore 1991-94’ is scheduled for release on the 25th March via Blank Mind. Order a vinyl copy from Inverted Audio Store and digital from Bandcamp.

TRACKLIST

1. Sleep Walker – Age Of Aquarius (L.D. Remix)
2. Hedgehog Affair – Parameters
3. DJ Mayhem – Inesse
4. Luxury – Twirl
5. The Invisible Man – The Flute Tune
6. Escape – Escape ( The Optical Mix)
7. Skanna – This Way
8. Xray Experiments – Techcore

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