Andy Whitby’s HARD brand has been the leading new hard house brand in 2014, with events across the UK as well as albums and of course his ever-popular monthly HARDkast. This debut release on his HARD label sees Andy team up with UK No.1 producer Technikal for a high energy hard house monster, with great rap vocal, bouncy bassline and sharp UK percussive drive.
Continuing on the “powerstomp” sound sweeping the UK hardcore scene at the moment, this collaboration is pure four-to-the-floor bouncy action. The hook of the track is a sample from the '70s power ballad from Foreigner! Despite already having been sampled many times within the rave scene, it’s been just long enough to make this a welcome return of a classic, especially with the new powerstomp twist.
I’m not really sure how to take this. It’s all a bit too saccharine, try hard and busy, and the vocal effects just feel contrite. Nah.
This dark and brooding track has a callous and twisted, menacing vibe. Doing its rounds on the dub circuit for a while, it’s finally time to be fully unleashed to the world. Jungle drum patterns and distant fog horns.