A personal history of hardcore – Mixed by Basic Rhythm

One of dance music’s most diligent history scholars takes us on a personal journey across myriad strands of hardcore and beyond.

East London producer Anthoney J Hart has releases on Arcola, Planet Mu and Sneaker Social Club under East Man and this current project Basic Rhythm. His latest LP for Planet Mu, On The Threshold, is a masterful interpretation of dub and hardcore that reshapes the genres into distinctly modern club bangers, while his latest as East Man (a collaboration with Walton) is out now on Hi Tek Sounds.

From house and techno to d’n’b and footwork, in his specialist mix he retraces his steps through dance music. In his own words: “The aim of this mix was to focus on the roots of the music I make, through a personal history of dance music, with a focus on the sort of sounds, producers and labels that have had a direct impact on the music I make – from Chicago and Detroit, to the UK rave scene and full circle back to Chicago again.” 

We’re delighted to present this deep dive into the sounds that led him to now.

Adonis – No Way Back
Forgemasters – Track With No Name
Rhythim Is Rhythim – Sinister (Trolley Mix)
Reese – You’re Mine
Nightmares On Wax – Dextrous
White Label
Network Promo
The Raid – Jump Up In The Air
Plez – Thing For You (Factory Mix)
Rythmatic – Frequency
Nightmares On Wax – Aftermath
Black Label
Spiritual Combat – Rat Trap
Addiction – Mind Penetration EP
Noise Factory – Bring Forward The Noise
Kaotic Chemistry – Drumtrip II
Tek 9 White Label
FBD Project White Label
Potential Bad Boy – Work The Box
FBD Project White Label
Hoppa – Pro One EP
Coolhand Flex – Mars
Dillinja & Mystery – Deep Love (Remix)
DJ Trust – The Resister
Alex Reece – Basic Principles
Hello Lover (Dubplate Version)
DJ Crystl – Let It Roll
Scarface featuring Ice Cube – Hand Of The Dead Body (Goldie’s Possible 187 Remix)
Roni Size – Physical (Dubplate Version)
Photek – Consciousness
Roni Size – Fashion
H.M.P. – Runnins Promo
Intalektive Records White Label
Ed Rush – August
Roni Size – Secrets
Scorpio – Trouble
Concept 2 – No Mistakes
Optical – Moving 808s
Dylan & Facs – Yewsh!
The Spirit – Freezing Point
DJ Rashad – Every Day Of My Life
DJ Nate – Get Off Me (Betta Get Back) [Basic Rhythm Remix]
DJ Roc – Fuck Dat
Traxman – Bubbles
DJ Diamond – Rep Yo Clique (Remix)