Italian duo Digital Boy + Shark debut a massive mix of time-warping proportions. This “Spirit of ’91″ mix (originally from the fantastic blog Discobelle) is definitely something that teeters between dope and are-you-kidding-me?! Tunes that are bass-driven, loud and pulse-pounding are meshed with some of the most fantastic early ’90s rave riffs ever. Anyone who has avoided hearing the sounds early ‘ardcore, wise-up. This mix could possibly be your chance to get a free lesson in what you’re missing. This mix is definitely a “ready-to-rave” sort of thing. If you’re not going to go crazy, you’re doing everything wrong. Also make sure to peep their soon-to-be-released remix of Congorock’s “Babylon” in the mix. Tracklist and D/L link after the jump.
I wouldn’t go so far as to call Bloody Gears a hardcore band, but its punk gets pretty nasty. There’s no thrash and nary a breakdown. But since the band hails from Boston, which has one of the deepest HC histories in the country, it’s understandable. Don’t expect the F.U.s or SSD, just some adept, quick step street punk. Oddly enough, though, the band’s singer comes off a bit like Greg Sage from the Wipers every once in a while.
Regardless, the group’s demo has been made available through its blog. So cop it and find out what Maximum Rock ‘n Roll was gushing about.
MP3: Demo 2009