"When veteran UK dance producer Paul Woolford unveiled his Special Requestalias back in 2012, dropping a handful of raw and rugged 12”s inspired by the halcyon days of UK pirate radio, he may not have expected his mid-life flush of nostalgia to evolve into one of his best-loved projects. Six years on, the appetite for hands-in-the-air hardcore done the old school way seems undiminished. Fueled by the sample-and-splice culture of early 1990s rave music, “Brainstorm” hangs on a snippet of Ultramagnetic MCs-era Kool Keith and a buttery gospel vocal lifted from a Kerri Chandler cut. Amidst a flutter of euphoric piano stabs and booming kicks, Woolford proves his years of experience in honing complex, heavyweight techno moods. Finely tuned for hangars and house parties alike, “Brainstorm” squeezes all your spine-tingling rave memories into a package made for instant detonation."
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