Boomkat Product Review:
Heck peddling hardcore in the crosshair for Tom Boogz’s aka Rat Heart's 18th $hotta Tape, reeking of stale booze, whizz and unwashed band T-shirts for the headstrong!
After sessions of drill, road rap, dancehall, R&B, jungle and practically everything else in between, ’Hardcore’ is a bit of a curveball for Boogz. Sluiced from a grubby set of 45s accumulated over the years, it runs thru dozens of white hot shards of guitars and shouty vox thrown balls-to-the-wall and likely to make the rents blow steam out of their ears like in a Beano comic. It’s full gnarrr, and if you’re au fait with the pit and can still windmill, prob the most fun yr gonna have in ’22.
In a blizzard of energy the tunes come on short, thick and fast with no time to catch your breath, variously echoing styles found on those Moin mixtapes, but more often just going ham for the cruddiest and thrashiest cuts of crust, edging into deathrock and goth, but always with a foaming-at-the-mouth quality that we fucking love.
You’ve been warned; there’s no half-stepping here!