Never Lost His Hardcore

It’s relentless. Surely we’re in the end times. It certainly feels like things, in general, are speeding up, escalating, and way past our control.

War, dictators, oil. Pandemics, climate collapse, capitalism, cost-of-living-crisis. Got the T-Shirt and locked into a monthly subscription I can’t cancel.

Surely it’s the end of this era, maybe the end of everything. Doom-scrolling into oblivion.

Like many, when the chips are down and the bombs are falling – I listen to hardcore techno.

I think it’s perhaps some sort of regression; reminds me of happier times when I wasn’t so aware of the constant toil or war and other grown-up problems.

My current go-to track is Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo – Live at London (The Big “Bang” Mix)

I’m not going to wax lyrical about it (I could – potentially the first ‘happy hardcore’ record? The samples? Every hair on my body standing on end when the first riff kicks in, still, every fucking time?), but I won’t, cos there’s a war on – but needless to say, aside from Midas ‘Groove Control’ – this is probably my all-time favourite, timeless hardcore track.

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