Manix AKA Marc Mac from 4 Hero released a hardcore album, Living in the Past, the other day. You can grab it on MP3 but the vinyl editions are all gone now including a very lovely looking picture disc which I was lucky enough to grab a copy of…but only just!
The album’s great. 10 tracks of hardcore mastery done as a faithful recreation of the sounds that these guys were putting out back in ’92 and ’93. It doesn’t stray far from the original formula, which is absolutely fine by me considering Manix and the Reinforced lot released some of the finest tunes from this period. Is the album better than the classics of yesteryear? Sadly not, but it’s an excellent recreation of the golden years of hardcore and deserves a spot in everyone’s collection.
Rather overshadowed by some of the other tracks on the same EP I love this little number from Manix on Enforcers 3. Leaning towards the techno end of hardcore but keeping those super distinctive Reinforced pad sounds you can tell instantly this is the work of the Dollis Hill lads. Of course the big tune on this release was Rollin’ Like Scottie which is a dancefloor killer but I like to break out this one every once in a while