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Rolling gives me early 90s vibes with a future twist

A neon-drenched trip down memory lane, “Rolling” by BAS6, released on our very own sponsors Disko Intelligence recordings label, the lovechild of ex-Awesome 3 member Shane Hughes explodes onto the scene with the unapologetic swagger of a 90s rave anthem. From the opening bar, it’s clear this track isn’t just influenced by the golden age of breakbeat – it inhabits it entirely. The scratchy bass heavy breaks opening thumps with primal energy, laced with razor-sharp snares and dark hi-hats that dance across the soundscape like laser beams. The melodic repetitive hook gives the whole track a sparkle whilst laying the foundation for the sonic euphoria to come.

But “Rolling” isn’t just a nostalgia trip. It remixes the classic elements with contemporary flourishes, ensuring it feels fresh and vital. The producer masterfully weaves in warped vocal samples, echoing with the spirit of forgotten raves, while the cleverly layered melody, energetic breaks shuffles and snares add a layer of depth and intrigue. The track builds and builds, each element locking into place like a perfectly timed light show, the only thing missing for me is the true breakdown and euphoric hands in the air moment. But to be perfectly honest, having listened to this track now several times, its a perfect antidote for the often cliched breaks, drop, breaks formula that has so often been laid down and rehashed. What BAS6 have managed to do here is not only create something fresh and exciting but stay true to the darker side of the old skool breaks era when tunes didn’t rely on the cheap gimics of a bit of M1 piano (though I do love a piano!).

“Rolling” isn’t just a throwback; it’s a love letter to a bygone era, meticulously crafted for a new generation. It’s a reminder that good music transcends time, and that the spirit of the early rave scene – the energy, the community, the pure joy of movement – is alive and kicking. So crank up the volume, dim the lights, and let “Rolling” transport you back to a time of pure, unadulterated dancefloor bliss.

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