“IT’S NOT LIKE IT USED TO BE…”
…they often say, and it’s no different when trying to find the music you love from back in the day in either digital or vinyl form. The fact is, there’s a very healthy re-press and second-hand market out there, it’s just spread all over the place instead of in one tidy record shop!
I still buy a lot of records and as a result, I often get asked where I buy them, so I decided to put all the stores and links together in one place for an easy one-stop place to get your beloved Old Skool Hardcore, Rave & Jungle.
NOTE: This is by no means a final list, I’m positive there are plenty more links to be added and I’m more than happy to do so to spread the word. Please feel free to drop a comment below with recommended links or get in touch via the contact page.
CLASSIC HARDCORE & JUNGLE
21st Century Impact (DJ Seduction) – Direct
ADR & Universe (Dave Charlesworth) – Bandcamp
Creative Wax – Bandcamp
Deep Jungle – Bandcamp
Face Records – Beatport
Ibiza Records – Bandcamp
Jedi Recordings – Bandcamp
Just Another Label – Direct
Kemet Records – Direct
KLP Records / DJ Monk – Bandcamp
Kniteforce Records – Direct – Bandcamp – iTunes – JunoDownload – Beatport
Liftin Spirits – Direct
Lucky Spin – Beatport
Metalheadz – Direct
Moving Shadow – iTunes – Beatport
RAM Records – Direct
Reinforced Records – iTunes – JunoDownload – Beatport – Bandcamp
Ruff Guidance / Bay B Kane – Bandcamp
Skeleton Recordings – Bandcamp
Sound Entity – Facebook
Suburban Base – iTunes – JunoDownload – Beatport
Trouble On Vinyl – Bandcamp
V Recordings – Direct
Acen – iTunes
Altern-8 – Bandcamp
DJ Pooch- Bandcamp
DJ Red Alert & Mike Slammer – Beatport
DJ Zinc –Bandcamp
Fat Controller – Direct – Beatport
FBD Project – Bandcamp
Force Mass Motion – Bandcamp
Jack Smooth aka Ron Wells – Facebook (he posts all his releases here)
Justice & Mercury- Bandcamp – Couple of represses from back in the day and a few new bits as well
Krome & Time – Bandcamp
Manix – Bandcamp – iTunes
Nookie aka Cloud 9 – Beatport
Orca – Beatport
Pascal – Beatport – iTunes
Seduction – Bandcamp
Shades Of Rhythm – Bandcamp
SL2 – iTunes – JunoDownload – Beatport
Slipmatt – Direct – The full SMD collection and more!
Synchronome – Bandcamp
Tango (RIP) – Bandcamp
ONLINE RECORD SHOPS, RE-PRESSES & RE-MASTERS
Discogs – A really obvious one but my go-to for 90% of the records I buy!
Juno Records – Can be a little tricky discovering tracks on here but worth keeping an eye out as they do stock re-presses.
Vinyl Junkie UK – All the new releases for Hardcore & Jungle in one place!
8205 Recordings – Bandcamp
Blueskin Badger Records – Direct – Instagram – Discogs
Deep Jungle – Bandcamp
Disc World – Direct
Flashback Records – Direct
Flex and many more!
HardcoreJunglism.com – Direct – Massive selection of artist/label approved digital (and now vinyl) from the likes of Dillinja, Foul Play, Cool Hand
Keeping Vinyl Alive – Direct
MPS (Music Preservation Society) – Bandcamp – These guys have done a great job re-mastering and re-releasing some classics, also check their Facebook Group for requests.
Music Mondays – Run by the cheeky chappy of Hardcore, Billy ‘Daniel’ Bunter, A great selection of old and new records as well and Rave autobiographies!
Ninety-Two Retro – Run by the Elusive Dave Birch, the releases are fairly spread out but when they come, they come BIG!
Redeye Records – Direct – Like with Juno, you’ll need to hunt through to find the gems, but worth it.
Take It From The Top – www.takeitfromthetop.co.uk
Two Twelve Tens – Direct
Underground Music – Bandcamp – Selection of represses from the likes of Ellis Dee, Cheeba City, Bogwoppa, Criminal Minds, Skanna, and more!
Vinyl Fanatiks – Direct – Bandcamp – A project run by Brent from Aquasky to bring back some major classics and underground bangers!
NEW HARDCORE & JUNGLE VINYL & DIGITAL
Here’s a selection of sites making new and authentic Hardcore & Jungle
4 The Core Recordings – Bandcamp
Ako Beatz – Direct
Flash Cats – Bandcamp
Good2Go DMR – Bandcamp
Hardcore Vinylist Records – Bandcamp
Pete Cannon / N4 Records – Bandcamp
Seventh Storey Projects – Direct
Sneaker Social – Bandcamp
Spandangle Selection – Direct
Sub Code – Bandcamp
Parallax – Bandcamp
Peace On Wax – Bandcamp
Trigger Happy – Bandcamp
Tru Unity – Bandcamp
Violet Nights Recordings – Bandcamp