Tag Archives: Vinyl Fanatiks

X-Plode ‘Reignited’ EP

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The second release on Amen Brother sees the return of another old school legend that only released one EP and vanished for the next 28 years! Lee X-Plode put out a self-funded EP in 1992 on a white label that became highly sort after in the vinyl collecting world, with copies changing hands for up […]

DJH ‘Unfinished Biznizz’ EP

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DJH was 15 when he wrote his first EP back in 1993. That EP became a near mythic release within the hardcore vinyl collecting circles with a price tag of over £700 on Discogs! Vinyl Fanatiks tracked down Danny and organised its re-release back in 2019, with the release selling out rapidly. Now DJH is […]

Rhythm Section ‘Rhythm Takes Control (Refix)/In Perfect Love (Original Mix)’

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“Things were very smoky back then” Rennie Pilgrem tells me as we get stuck into our chat. “We would down tools if we were likely to run low. Everything would stop until we managed to get some more weed. We didn’t work without it! The more we all smoked, the louder the bass would get. ‘Check Out […]

Utomica – Rok A Bye / Rok A Bye (Hopa Remix)

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Utomica ‘Rok A Bye’ – its one of those holy grails that people were always asking me for. “It would be great if you could make this one happen” the emails and messages would say, and these messages were regular, not just from one super keen person, but from many people. It became a quest […]

X-Plode – First Of Many / Watch This Go EP

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Originally released on a self funded white label, 1993. At the start of the 1980’s X-Plode’s dad had a second-hand colour TV business in Bolton, Lancashire where he would buy, sell, repair and trade TVs. He would come back home with all kinds of things he had traded for a TV but the most memorable, […]

Norty But Nice – Do You Want It / Give It To Me Baby

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“By 1994 I was concentrating on jungle. I thought I was over the old school and wanted to move forward. But I always loved the piano’s from the past, so I wanted to try something different with my jungle. I didn’t want to make something dark. I did it under Norty But Nice as I […]

Ova Doce – Rediscovered #01

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There must have been something in the water, or perhaps some other kinds of substances, up in the West Midlands. It’s a part of the country that embraced the hardcore scene, inspiring many to not only go out and rave at the weekend, but also start making tentative steps into producing their own records. Nathan […]

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