After a long absence from their main Genosha imprint, The Outside Agency – finally back from being awesome elsewhere – returns with a 12” vinyl sampler for their long-awaited Scenocide 202 album. Hardcore Beyond the Bone is a promising title that delivers as expected. The a-side starts off with The Next Storyteller, which is a beautiful melodic extrapolation of the original version that appeared on Otaku Records over seven years ago. This same side also features a collaboration project with Tapage entitled Industrial Cooking Spray. In this case the title doesn’t say it all: it’s brutal and inexcusable with a dash of acid.
On the b-side TOA goes all green with a 140 BPM rollercoaster ride called Hidden Strengths, which manages to combine bassline house, oldschool chemical breaks and dubstep with hardcore. (This actually sounds better than it looks.) The final track on this side, Waste Management, is a fast Japanese bullet train through 2006 atmospherics and 2012 kicks. Remember: if there's a bright center to the universe, you're on the planet that it's farthest from.
DJ support by: Evil Activities, Endymion, Neophyte, Paul Elstak, Tha Playah, Nosferatu and Mindustries.