Stratton - Hardcore Live Forever
Stratton returns to Of Paradise with ‘Hardcore Live Forever’, a blistering 4-track journey through a weekend of excess, each track showcasing just how far this DJ and producer has come since he debuted on the label back in 2017.
The A-side opens with the warehouse rattling ‘Coming’, a rollercoaster introduction to the hedonism that awaits. A breakbeat-fuelled homage to the UK raves of the late 80s and early 90s.
Following this is ‘Wide-Eyed And Painless’, a ferocious 7min exploration into the belly of the rave that sees the dials firmly cranked up to 11 as the strobes flicker ever faster and the mind begins to transcend the party.
Kicking off the B-side is ‘Bad Advice’ a storming breakbeat / hardcore number packed full of rolling drums and swirling percussion. This is the sound of the sunlight creeping into view as the party keeps on driving forward.Rounding off the EP is ‘Gettin’ Out (Unhappy Hardcore Mix)’ a sublime piece of breakcore / hardcore that sits just as comfortably on Of Paradise as it could on Suburban Base or Planet Mu. A 166bpm piano fuelled weapon that draws the curtain down on a real tour de force release from Swindon’s finest.