Monday 20 December 2021

An underground raving round-up for 2021


The year 2021 comes to an end in a few days from now and nothing is better than a proper round-up of what's hot delivered over these 12 months.

It's been three decades since the revolution of Bleeps in the first days of rave and the future of the underground dancefloor is aspiring and can be only reloaded through our unity. Remember that for the hard days we're living the last 2 years... Instability makes people disappointed, but the choice is to think positive and act wisely.

Fast forward to present and the annual series of Strictly Nuskool Blog entitled 'Hall Of Fame' presenting the best (or some of the best) tracks of this year. Tracks that stood out and offered something special, credited to breathrough producers or even established already acts and labels. For anyone unaware, this series is made every year just before Christmas time by myself and my good old fella, Tariq Ziyad.
You can download this full series of 40 mixed tracks here and do not forget to show your support to the producers, labels and every single Nuskool soldier.

Also, worth to mention some of the top names that made sense to me this year: 

And here's my personal selection and mix for the 'Hall Of Fame 2021'


The Course - Ready Or Not (BEC Rave Remix) [ALTRA MODA MUSIC]

Shygirl - TASTY (Boys Noize Remix) [BECAUSE MUSIC]

Lo5ive & Z. James - Pray For Love [KULTURA COLLECTIVE]
Dunman - OMG, Is That Insomnia [SELF RELEASE]

India Jordan - Watch Out! [NINJA TUNE]

Club Cab - Go Cowboys! [DAS BOOTY]

DJ Jimmy - Original Style [PARANOID RECORDINGS]
NRG - Feel The Fury (Hyper On Experience Remix) [KNITEFORCE]
AK Sports - Back In The Game [CLUB GLOW]
Shawn Cartier - WILD [DAS BOOTY]
InnerCore - Other Worlds [SELF RELEASE]

Ramos & Supreme - Sunshine (Try Unity Cover Version) [KNITEFORCE]
Local Group - Watch This Beat [1Ø PILLS MATE]

Zensation feat. Carmen Naida - All Night Long [RETURN OF THE VIBE]

EJECA - My Heart [YOM TUM]

Olive - You're Not Alone (POLO LILLI Bootleg)
We Rob Rave - Sunshine Junglist [SELF RELEASE]

Last but not least I would like to share 6 albums that attracted my senses during this year. Albums from acts and people that display something quite different and it would be shame if you slept on these. But never too late, don't worry.
As you can see I've included albums that are available through Bandcamp as it's the best place and platform to buy music, in my humble opinion. Always next to the art of music.

So, enjoy the new breed of underground and its different paths!

Merry Christmas and best wishes for a bright, creative and energetic 2022!