Side a. HELLRAISER
DIGITAL with J.Bionic & Horrific James
Digital (the man from Ipswich - FUNCTION/METALHEADZ...1995/2015...), the, ‘Godfather’ of D&B engineered this epic dance floor smasher at his legendary studio, which can only be described as ‘Mission Control’. HELLRAISER became an instant dance floor hit on its dubplate debut, when it went off ‘Proper Naughty’ during the mighty DJ Storm’s set at METALHEADZ Vs EXIT night last November. Written at Horrific Studio’s, London by J.Bionic & Horrific James, a car trip over to Ipswich for an all-nighter, & fitted with one of Digital’s super ‘turbo boost’ junglistic amens. ‘Terminator’ style uplifting intro pad’s & ‘Bell Tune’ flavour triangle loops, bass to make you boogie & bleeps to make you shake; HELLRAISER has arrived!!!
Side b. GARDENIA
J.Bionic & Horrific James
First teaming up in May 2014, the two London lads have been working together as a duo ever since. Producing D&B between their studios at Muswell Hill & Hackney Wick. With 12” forthcoming in 2016 on FRESH 86, this is the first taste of good smooth vibes to come. With a blissful vocal sample ‘Girl alright... oh no’, Gardenia is an anthem for the summer 2015 ravers. Pure positive uplifting grooves straight to the garden of your mind. Mastered at an attended Ten Eight Seven cut by Beau of the legendary 1990s D&B outfit ‘INTENSE’.
a. Digital with J.Bionic & Horrific James - Hellraiser
b. J.Bionic & Horrific James - Gardenia
Released 4th March 2016
With tunes forthcoming on Function Records the ‘Synthesis’ album with Digital, & Klutes Commercial Suicide label all fresh for 2016. Horrific Recordings are very proud to announce Dissect’s 1st outing onto vinyl with this double sider from the life long Londoner . I met Dissect in 2001 when I was DJing on Rude FM 88.2 one Saturday night. Dissect was in training on the Technic’s & soon joined us as a full time DJ on the station. By 2003 he was making his 1st beats which were an instant hit to my amenistic ears. By 2005 he had made ‘Chinese Blossom’ which I still play. Dissect is a proper dedicated head , so when Horrific started up in 2014 we approached him for some deadly beats & the man came through nuff killers .
’Bad Man Sound’ is post modern Junglistic Hardcore ,with all the elements of a mid 1993 Randall Awol set featuring in this 2016 darkside riddim.
Jupiter Shield - A smooth crisp futuristic amen piece. Flash back sensations of Studio Pressure 94 ‘flanging’ amen ‘Jump III’ . Pure drum & bass , atmospherics & soundscapes taking you on a cosmic Junglistic drum & bass journey. Paying true respect to the Junglist crew circa late 1993/94 Bukem bass style .
a. Dissect - Bad Man Sound
b. Dissect - Jupiter Shield
Following the huge success of their release for Horrific 001 last year . One year on, Horrific Recordings, the worlds first modern day vinyl only D&B label returns. After recent vinyl hits from the man Digital (Horrific003) & Response (Horrific002) we are very proud to present our 4th Horrific release, a superb 12” from the Nottingham duo dRamatic & dbAudio. Only available on vinyl format, limited press run of 250 copies , 140gram MPO vinyl . Mastering Engineer : Stuart Hawkes, Metropolis, London. Special Full colour 12” Sleeve art on the New York Subway graffiti tip by founding Burning Candy Crew member & London artist James Jessop .
Side a. ‘CLASH OF THE KINGS’
This massive track see’s dRamatic & dbAudio team up with the man Arp-1 who featured ‘Clash of the Kings in his epic Fabric Live Bukem in Session 2014 mix . With club play by Marky & LTJ Bukem ‘Clash of the Kings’ has been eagerly awaited for sometime and asked after on many a D&B forum. This special 2015 lick ‘You Got Me Burnin’ mix’ , ( 1993 Raver’s will know the classic sample on this one). A groovey rollin’ amen break filtering smoothly , with a bliss Hypnotic vocal sample ‘You got me burning up...’. Funkey drums kick in to give it that extra punch of energy, complimented by a phat bassline. ‘Clash of the Kings’ is destined to be a dance floor theme & pirate radio anthem in 2015.
Side aa. ‘FRAGMENTS OF THE PAST’
One for the comsic raving posse . Straight from the intro this one locks you in with the crispest of atmospherics on the ‘Bukem’ tip . Stomping amen begins to filter in , with a stepping kick drum, guaranteed to get everbody in the place buzzing to the max & coming on strong . Tango 1994 style bassline stabs kick in on the break down to bring on the rush. Be warned this is the ‘2015 Horrifically High Mix’... say no more , other than , put on your raving shoes, and groove too the ‘Fragments of the Past’...
a. dRamatic & dbAudio - Clash Of The Kings
b. dRamatic & dbAudio - Fragments Of The Past
Released 22nd December 2017
Horrific continues to lead the way with our tenth release. The world’s first millennial VINYL ONLY D&B label! This release contains x1 Vinyl 12" in full colour disco jacket sleeve (no holes). Consisting of brand new art works on the front and back cover: created especially from Horrific Studio's East London HQ. On the front, Jessop continues his living colourful/burner 'Subway Fiction series', a fresh fantasy graffiti train rolling through the Bronx... 'Flash Backz' in full wild style, on a so called 'clean train' for graffiti crazy D&B vinyl heads out there.
Flip the cover - monumental & dangerous full bleed drawing by Flava. Horrific recordings setting the trend, with producers creating the art works aswell as beats!!! A 'Serpent' injecting a visual venom to your mind. Both sides of the label on this 12" are hand drawn & designed by Flava.
Side a. 'Music Makes Us One' Flava & Sicknote
Klute played it at the re-opening of FABRIC super set slammer, knocking the dance floor into a 720o spin. Since then, Flava's been blowing up mega hit after hit - example - her massive 2017 vinyl release on Commercial Suicide (Cat 092) 'The Test' & 'From The East'.
Mackie master Sicknote punching sound shock waves (like Mike Tyson), yes! Straight to your chest. From its 1st play at LAUNCH over at Bloc E3 on 10" steel plate its the champion tune of 2017.
Side aa. 'Flash Backz' Sicknote & Horrific James
'Dreamscape its six oclock in the morning' MC Conrad 1992 .
Titled Flash Backz after the lads went vinyl shopping at Flash Backz Vinyl store on Bethnal Green Road and took the shopping bag straight to the Emu Sampler the same evening.
Cut at 168pm, pitches in to mix nicely on your Technics direct drive turntable to smooth groove with any era of Hardcore-Jungle-Drum & Bass!!! 1992-2017 no problem, 25 years riddim track right here, all angles covered, no BPM retro tune mix snookering, yes it mixes any era guaranteed either side of your 'green light'.For all you vinyl DJs #pitchriding. The return of post post Hardcore Hardcore Junglism / Darkrider heads will be feeling this one. Following 2017s Jungle revival, 2018s tipped to be the year of the Hardcore sound revival (we got in early).
a. Flava & Sicknote - Music Makes Us One
b. Horrific James & Sicknote - Flash Backz
Released 8th January 2016
Side a. ‘Other Worlds’
Following his recent dance floor smasher on Function Records ‘Too Much’ by Horrific James & Digital (Metal Headz NIGRA 1995, Reinforced NATTY DREAD 2K... ) Horrific Recordings are very proud to announce Horrific James’s first solo track ‘Other Worlds’. Since club-dub plate play from UK legends James Breakage & Equinox (a while back), people have been requesting a Vinyl press of this amen destroyer. 2015 saw the 12” dub plate original steel press of ‘Other Worlds’ getting rewinds in Horrific James sets at FABRIC & THE QUBE PROJECT London. An atmospherical intro with a ’31 seconds’ style 90’s cosmic voice see’s the phattest amen/bass thundering drop of the millennium so far, all fresh on vinyl only format for all to enjoy this January 2016...as written in the run out groove on this one ‘It was like a dream’ .
Side aa. ‘Floor Essence’ Horrific James & J.Bionic
2015 saw their debut outing on vinyl with Horrific 005 ‘Hellraiser’ , produced by Digital causing major damage at FABRIC & THE QUBE PROJECT. The North East London duo have been on fire Ever since & are now signed to Fresh 86 with a double sided 12” recently mastered by Stuart Hawkes set to drop in early 2016 . ‘Floor Essence’ Written, produced & engineered at their studios in Hackney Wick & Muswell Hill features samples from currently massive TV show Gogglebox . A compressed hot pants & ‘Soul R’ mid 2000’s sounding bass stabs, with dub style stretched out laughter sample from the voice of Katy Orkisz (Horrific James special lady). Watch out for the official ‘Floor Essence’ 3 minute video now live at youtube.com/horrificvinyl .
a. Horrific James - Other Worlds
b. Horrific James & J.Bionic - Floor Essence
Release Date: 18th May 2018
Side a. AMEN LONDON
Deep dubwise rumbling intro moves - stepping drums swiftly, spacious mysterious atmospherics touching down with the hardcore, for the new school 'Acid Junglist's' drop hits !!! hard straight to ya chest YES %%% slam down in comes the Goldie sampled live on Toronto radio 1992 ! rarness for you ( love a Hockey shirt) screaming out full of vibes ' This is the brand new sound of inner city London...' , Whack smash - booming in comes the killer amen . Hyper active 1992 'terminater' shock out mentazm's rough stylee + 'Future' 92 sample used to maxiumum effect . Amen London hit the crowd hard @ FUNCTION:AL Lightbox London on Record Store Saturday 2018.
Side aa. THE MYSTIC TUNE
Written, produced , engineered + mixed by Horrific James @ Horrific Studio's London. Hand drawn label artwork well 'Hardcore innit' made for this side by James Jessop under the Invisible man's magic influential spell the originator DR G ( Big respects to Graham full moons ahoy) .
Recorded in Fish Island Village E3 ! east London posse in da place $$$ . Horrific James went to his first rave in 1992 ( Dreamscape II) age 17 = the 'horrific sound' deep rooted in his UK life long raving passion/heart on sleeve approach. 1992 vetrans heritage society.
93 style break beats quantised raw and gritty rolling @ 174bpm remote controlling EXS24 cru get raw . Since late 1999 Total Science / Phantom Audio showed the way for 174bpm vinyl post hardcore Junglism... darkness returned phew :-).
James builds using FM8 atmospherics + soundscapes crafted / layerd up. An epic vocal hits the drop 'Oh no no...' drums switch to 'rough to the smooth' flavours, one of the rarer break beats cut up bites in for the drum heads . Stabs created fresh in massive sampler & bassline from the massive clean = something fresh & unique to your ears in this current over sampling moment in time??? ,cooking up some freshness for your ears /// this first of many solo projects forthcoming from Mr Horrific . In an era when there's no secrets left on how to make this special music left. Soul/hyper active mind cannot be taught via youtube tutorial, vibes come from within.
a. Amen London
aa. The Mystic Tune
Released 23rd September 2016
Following the huge success of the original version on horrific 12” vinyl last year, we bring you the all new fresh made in Madchester Response and Pliskin remix by Manchester’s two wildest brothers! Following their special collaboration on Ingredients 50 the brothers’ duo debut 12”. Response is currently massive, with huge recent hits on Commercial Suicide, Function Records & V Recordings where he collaborated with Phantom Audio.
This epic seven minute all new version of Floor Essence features the voice of Function Records Mr Digital. This Floor Essence remix captures the true essence of the underground rave scene with fresh tinges of 2016 D&B production. The cover features full colour art work by the original track producers with Horrific James’ art on the front cover and J Bionic on the back. Special limited edition of three hundred 10”, pressed at record industry in Holland.
This eagerly awaited version of HELLRAISER became an instant dance floor hit on its dubplate debut. Deep and dark, with a trademark self constructed hyper drum break, ‘Terminator’ style uplifting intro pad’s & ‘Bell Tune’ flavour triangle loops, bass to make you boogie & bleeps to make you shake; laced with splashes of hot pants, darkside e-lab stabs , the classic 93 style jungle is captured on this 10” Horrorshow. J.Bionic & Horrific James have been collaborating since 2014. Producing D&B between their studios at Muswell Hill & Hackney Wick. 2016 saw the release of their cracking double sider 12” out now on FRESH 86 (‘5 Live’ & ‘Saw Dust’).With two 12’s already out on Horrific the lads are building up a solid catalogue of vinyl hits.
a. Floor Essence (Response + Pliskin Rug Chest Man Remix)
b. Hellraiser (J.Bionic + Horrific James Detect Failed Dubplate Mix)
Currently being rinsed out by DJ Storm, Digital & Flava... This is Response's 2nd solo track for Horrific Recordings, he first featured on HORRIFICOO2 back in 2014 with 'Aiden's Tune' an amen piece under the guise 'Ego Scene'. You know Response's trademark sound, his contemporary runnings on V - Recordings,Ingredients,Commercial Suicide,Fresh 86. Manchester's most dangerous D&B purist kicks this one off with haunting perilous chords over a crisp two step break, in comes a high pass amen, switching gear with the baddest Apache pre- drop breakdown. A haunting voice sample smashes instantly into the nastiest darkside ride of 2016, knocking the dance floor over side ways. REWIND !!! EVERYTIME !!! Reminiscent of J.Majiks epic legendary 1994 track ‘Your Sound’ on Metal Headz. Label artwork features ‘Psycho’ 1980s New York subway train graffiti in pure Hip Hop style by James Jessop.
Also seeing regularly club play by DJ Storm this autumn 2016, hypnotic chords weave deceivingly through each dimension re-distributing the frequencies. Shuffling/marching beats and a mammoth, Reece bassline, delivered straight from the deepest vaults. M.O.D is the 'Madchester's two wildest brother's second release on Horrific this year, following their huge 'Floor Essence' 10" on Horrific Remixes 001, our ten” remix series.
a. Response - Psycho
b. Response & Pliskin - M.O.D
Released 2nd September 2016
Horrific James and Voyage‘s Theory 16 with it’s dark-tech-step amen sound is not for the faint hearted, a re-work of an early work by them in 2002 is brought up to speed with this modern 2016 take. It is a track laced full of old school samples and processed drum breaks throughout.
Deep and Jazzy project 998 brings us closer to a classic metal head 96 sound. A deep Jazz sound is captured here on wax. Hypnotic and mysterious Rhodes stabs combine with a clean sax sound that locks you in. The breakdown with its stepping mid 90’s Speed style rhythm comes in smoothly with occasional break edits that drop in and drop out. This track is pure class, superb production of the highest grade.
a. Voyage & Horrific James - Theory 16
b. Voyage - Project 998