Greek hardcore DIY label World’s Appreciated Kitsch Records has released its new mixtape compilation featuring 22 bands from all over the world of today’s hardcore scene, featuring some exciting new names to check out! The release is limited to 100 copies and is available on pro-printed transparent tapes with on body print. ORDER HERE.
To celebrate, we asked the label’s owner Apostolis to give us his thoughts on this compilation and share his plans for 2021.
“Definitely love comps and I used to release compilations before even the label shaped in the form it is today.” – says Apostolis. “Compilations used to be the best way for someone to discover hardcore music, long before streaming platforms.”
𝑁𝑒𝑤 𝑊𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑂𝑓 𝐻𝑎𝑟𝑑𝑐𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑖𝑠 𝑎𝑛 𝑎𝑡𝑡𝑒𝑚𝑝𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑔𝑎𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑠𝑜𝑚𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑡𝑜𝑑𝑎𝑦’𝑠 𝑏𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑚𝑜𝑠𝑡 ℎ𝑎𝑟𝑑-𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑏𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑠 𝑜𝑛 𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑝𝑖𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛.
“There’s some hyped and some underrated bands inside, bands from all over the world that I personally dig a lot and have their music on heavy rotation.” – he continues.
“NWOH is my label’s 66th release and I’m very proud of it. It’s my little contribution to the hardcore scene, trying to expose and demonstrate it to everyone that cares. You can grab a tape for cheap and listen to 50’ of music, coming from 22 bands; what better think to do?! Thanks to hardcore and all the bands that still keep the spirit alive!”
As for the nearest future, World’s Appreciated Kitsch Records has 3 relesases scheduled for 2021: Στράφι & Φαλκονέρα 12″s (Greek finest punk rock), Rough Ground 7” (amazing modern hardcore from France), and a limited edition tape of a hip hop project by hardcore scenesters (to be announced).
New Wave of Hardcore mixtape
1. END IT – Lifer (from ’One way track’ EP, Flatspot Records 2020)
2. BLIND IDOL – Cup of rain (from ‘Town & city’ EP, New Morality Zine 2020)
3. LIFEFORCE – Elevate (from ‘Hope and defiance’ 12”, New Age Records 2020)
4. SPIRIT FLAW – Exit wound (previously unreleased)
5. FUSE – Off the leash (from ‘This segregation will end’ 12”, Quality Control Records 2020)
6. CRUSH THE DEMONIAC – Look who it ain’t (from ‘Fugitive soundz’ EP, Life.Lair.Regret 2020)
7. GOING THE DISTANCE – Νιώθω το μίσος (from ‘A battle to win’ EP, self-released)
8. CHOICE TO MAKE – World peace (live cover of Cro-Mags, previously unreleased)
9. NEVER ENDING GAME – Hate you (from the ‘Bleeding / Hate you’ promo, Triple B Records 2018)
10. ARMA X – El crujir de tus huesos (from the s/t promo, Tambores De Guerra 2019)
11. ONE STEP CLOSER – Lead to grey (from the promo 2020, Triple B Records 2020)
1. AGE OF APOCALYPSE – Cowboy behaviour (from ’The way’ 12”, Fuzz Records 2020)
2. BLVD OF DEATH – It is what it is (from ‘Hell is full of good intentions’ EP, Edgewood Records 2019)
3. BERTHOLD CITY – Beware the snakes (from ‘What time takes’ EP, WAR Records 2020)
4. MASTERMIND – Stuck in a rut (from the promo 2020, self-released)
5. WORN – Public execution (live, previously unreleased)
6. BRUTE – Amboy punks (previously unreleased)
7. ANXIOUS – Small (from ’Never better’ EP, Triple B Records 2019)
8. AGAINST ALL ODDS – Hardway (from the upcoming EP ‘Wolfpack’)
9. STOLEN MIND – The act of mercy (from ’Heaven’s packed’ LP, Farewell Records 2020)
10. BLANKET HILL – Defcon one (previously unreleased)
11. SHRED BUNDY – Prisoner (from ‘Chaos cycle’ EP, Slam Records 2020)