"Wreckin Shit" 12"
Genres: breakcore, Ragga jungle, hardcore
622 N. Ft. Thomas Ave.
Ft. Thomas KY
June 21 - 27 2004
Sonicterror Records is an amazing, Cincinnati-based experimental electronic
label that has been quietly putting out a very impressive array of
twelve-inch records. Wreckin Shit is a particularly
important release for the label, as Enduser is quickly becoming
a leader in the modern Ragga jungle scene. This record will
prove to be quite a wicked ride for fans of the genre; not only does Enduser
pile on the beats, but he has also injected these tracks with a whole
load of infectious melodies. The combination is immediately
accessible, though still distinctly hardcore.
The record starts off with the title-track, an explosive slab of
hardcore techno infused with ragga vocals and an impressively dark
melody not far from some industrial work. "Rukkus,"
meanwhile, is an incredible Dancehall track - its spacey melody is
refreshingly infectious, making it the most immediately catchy track on this slab
of vinyl - with the sample carnage of "Def (Version 2)" as a
close second. "Epiphany," on the other hand, is a dark, aggressive
chunk of harsh electro, while "Plan B" is a dramatic slice of
ragga breakcore that employs a chilling piano melody to keep things
Every true hardcore techno lover will need to go out and purchase
this 12". Sonicterror has found themselves a serious gem,
and anyone with a pulse - ragga jungle fan or not - will want to enjoy
what these five tracks have to offer.
Fun Fact: It is Enduser, not
Enducer. It is pronounced "end user." Important!
[Vitals: 5 tracks, distributed by the
label, released 2004]