22:55 Newcastle (UK) - After Simon Underground's Show on KraftyRadio. com Tues 11 March 2008
I've been starved of my Tuesday evening fix of decent tunes for TWO WHOLE WEEKS (phone line down and PC sick)before Simon's show earlier this evening. And it's been a hell of a week. This is what I needed; a sonic fix of the pure stuff, undiluted, uncut. It should be bottled and sold as a Universal Tonic. Now there's an idea.....play these tunes over the supermarket tannoy system and observe the fallout. It would add a whole new dimension to shopping; 303's on max gain and variable bpm would improve the experience, an event even. Enough verbal diarrhoea. It's a cliche, but you must know what this show is about by now, the score is known. One hour of unreleased tunes and exclusives (of course), and the following hour full of tunes selected by the truly crazed individuals to be found in the chatroom. As I write the reviews, I get to pick out the highlights...so the forthcoming Deathmachine release on Rebel Scum (SCUM022) is a solid tune which continues the high quality of sonic hardcore breakbeat tunes that the label is rightly known for. The previously unheard track by Mystification ("Computers?") on a new label, Manticore, is as awesome as their previous tune 'Crack up'. Devastating hard as nails d8b stuff; awesome. From the latter half of the show, there was a really wild acid track by Liza Eliaz under another name; don't know what it was and I intend to find out real soon! It was a good 10 years old which just goes to show that a proper tune doesn't age badly. And then we got towards the finale of the show which properly kicked off with the Neophyte classic, "Braincracking" (ROTSP2). I requested this because it's fab. Proper Gabba. Dynamite on a dancefloor, I reckon. This was followed by a rare scratch mix by the man himself on the show; the first I've heard on the show for a good while. Simon picked the tunes; they were great. It was proper exciting. And I have no recollection of what was played. Actually, that's not correct; Da Suicide Squad was in the house - brill.
Marvellous. Glad to be back.
Tuesdays is the best day of the week, official. We now have Cyno banging out FIST tunes before Simon rules the airwaves and the rumour is that Pinhead will be taking on the slot after Simon. Life doesn't get much better than this.