“IT’S NOT LIKE IT USED TO BE..”
…they often say, and it’s no different when trying finding 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.
DIGITAL: CLASSIC HARDCORE & JUNGLE
ADR & Universe (Dave Charlesworth) – Bandcamp
Kniteforce Records – Direct – Bandcamp – iTunes – JunoDownload – Beatport
Moving Shadow – iTunes – Beatport
Reinforced Records – iTunes – JunoDownload – Beatport – Bandcamp
Suburban Base – iTunes – JunoDownload – Beatport
VINYL / CDs / MERCH: CLASSIC HARDCORE & JUNGLE
I want to first list the places that are fairly consistent with releases and my go-to places to buy / pre-order:
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.
MPS (Music Preservation Society) – Direct – These guys have done a great job re-mastering and re-releasing some classics, also check their Facebook Group for requests.
HardcoreJunglism.com – Direct – Massive selection of artist/label approved digital (and now vinyl) from the likes of Dillinja, Foul Play, Cool Hand Flex and many more!
Underground Music – Bandcamp – These guys are doing a wide selection of represses from the likes of Ellis Dee, Cheeba City, Bogwoppa, Criminal Minds, Skanna and many more!
Vinyl Fanatiks – Direct – Bandcamp – A new project run by Brent from Aquasky to bring back some major classics and underground bangers!
And the rest….
21st Century Impact (DJ Seduction) – Direct
8205 Recordings – Bandcamp
Deep Jungle – Bandcamp
Ibiza Records – Bandcamp
Jedi Recordings – Bandcamp
Justice & Mercury– Bandcamp – Couple of represses from back in the day and a few new bits as well
Keeping Vinyl Alive – Direct
Kemet Records – Direct – Got a lot of respect for the Kemet crew with new releases as well as classics from back in the day.
Kniteforce Records – Direct – Chris aka Luna-C has been relentless in releasing new Hardcore as well as remastered classics. A must!
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!
RAM Records – Direct – Couple of old bits and of course lots of newer releases.
Redeye Records – Direct – LIke with Juno, you’ll need to hunt through to find the gems, but worth it.
Reinforced Records – Direct – Bandcamp
Skeleton Recordings – Bandcamp
Slipmatt – Direct – The full SMD collection and more!
V Recordings – Direct – few old releases among the newer ones.
NEW HARDCORE & JUNGLE VINYL & DIGITAL
Here’s a selection of sites making new and authentic Hardcore & Jungle
Ako Beatz – Direct
Creative Wax – Bandcamp
Flash Cats – Bandcamp
Hardcore Vinylist Records – Bandcamp
Seventh Storey Projects – Direct
Spandangle Selection – Direct
Sub Code – Bandcamp
Trigger Happy – Bandcamp
Tru Unity – Bandcamp