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Hardstyle

Baby Tap possessed the hardstyle genre with the maniacal aggression in DEMONS

Hardstyle got infinitely harder with the latest release from one of the most versatile Electronica artists and producers in any scene. Baby Tap’s latest feat of synthesised obscurity, DEMONS, is enough to rival the most visceral hits in $uicideboy$ and Wage War’s respective discographies.

The adrenalized aggression of the flawlessly finished released effortlessly resonates as galvanizingly chaotic energy, which won’t fail to leave you psyched by the UK-based experimental artist’s possession of the hot and heavy domain of electronica.

It may be different from what we have heard from Baby Tap before, but the cornerstones of subversion, darkness and cyberpunk harsh techno remain, and we stand firm on our position that asserts Baby Tap as one of the most seminally superlative acts in the UK right now.

DEMONS will officially release on June 6th; bastardise your ear canals with it by heading to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Take a trip with NSJ’s debut dark techno hit, Aya – Wasca

The up-and-coming artist, NSJ, launched his debut dark techno track, Aya – Wasca, on September 30th. Strap yourself in for a speaker-slamming ride through the transcendent production by Quantum Fractal.

While the solid basslines reverberate, spacey hardstyle kicks and harsh snares become the centre of gravity in this intoxicatingly stratospheric instrumental release that allowed NSJ to assert himself immediately as one to watch. With the latter half of Aya – Wasca, the production picks up industrial intensity before the final crescendo that could easily fill a floor and leave it at the mercy of the builds of this stellar feat of bass-riding euphoria.

Aya – Wasca is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Hardstyle meets hip hop in the Battery remix of DFlexXx’s Mus B

Feel the bass viscerally slam in the Battery Remix of DFlexXx’s latest release, Mus B. After becoming one of the most luminary names in the UK rap scene following his 2020 debut, the Welsh artist, inspired by the likes of Lil Wayne, Travis Scott, Tyga, Drake and Chris Brown, took his sound to the next level with this monolithic remix that will push your speakers to the limits and get your body rocking to the ferociously magnetic hardstyle rhythms.

DFlexXx set out to be as memorable as possible while staying in his own lane, based on Mus B alone, which hits as hard as Showtek’s biggest hits, he achieved it. That’s without mentioning the rapper’s ability to command a crowd of over 10,000 while supporting the likes of Sugarhill Gang, DJ Ironik and Lady Leshurr.

Check out the Battery Remix of Mus B on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

HeartFace wants a taste in his hardstyle techno-pop track, Lick It.

Hedonistic tracks are often hit or miss, but HeartFace is right on the money with his infectiously salacious hardstyle techno-pop track, Lick It, which lyrically gives WAP a run for its money. Fans of LMFAO, Showtek, Pitbull and Dickheadz will want to refresh their playlists with the X-rated danceable drop. When Lick it drops in clubs, inhibition will soon fall away from the dancefloor.

Lick It takes a very different tone to HeartFace’s previous releases, but we’re stoked to see him back on the airwaves after a two-year stint. We can’t wait to hear what follows after he has set the bar so anthemically high.

Get a taste for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Van Den Dries has dropped their latest Acid House Floor Filler “HOT FACE”

With elements of Hardstyle, Synthpop, Acid House, and Ambient EDM laced into the latest drop “HOT FACE” from up and coming artist and producer, you’re treated to a feat of euphoric alchemy like no other.

Finding discernible distinction in EDM isn’t an enviable task. Yet when hitting play on tracks such as HOT FACE you’re generously rewarded with shimmering beats which allow you to taste the ecstasy it was created from.

Even though there are brief glimpses of nostalgia within the soundscape, it still resonates as contemporary thanks to the unbridled curve-creating ingenuity which is more than tangible in the deftly executed mix.

You can check out the official music video to Van Des Dries latest single HOT FACE by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast