1 More Mix 002 - gladde paling (2022)
It's Friday, and you can certainly tell. This review might be a tad weird, but the mix you are about to listen to, does not make any sense. Especially when you are not familiar with the Dutch language of their sense of humour. Or there lack off, depending on your views. But this has to be one of the weirdest mixes of 2022 so far, and the year has still got a few months left. Could this also be one of the weirdest and quirkiest mixes ever made? It's certainly a contender for that title. And the mix in question is made by gladde paling. Translated into English it's sleek eel.
This mix contains Drum & Bass, but not just that, but oh so much more. It starts off with the Dutch national anthem (het Wilhemus), going into Drum & Bass, but throughout this mix you jump from one thing to the next. This is literally a rollercoaster ride I wasn't not expecting. This mix is basically one big ass meme. What gladde paling has done, is add a shit ton of humour to his records. Which mostly are Drum & Bass records, but they could be so much more.
So for this website '1 More Thing', he made a mix. Which contains only his records, and a lot of weird noises and sounds, or weird words, or just things normal for Dutch people. And a lot of songs that would normally make no sense, but it seems to work. And the names of these songs is another epic thing I have to give the artist credit for. It makes no freaking sense, but I'm loving it. I am Dutch, and I try to understand, but what happens instead is that I'm sitting here, laughing my ass off. Crying of laughter. And most mixes I review are serious enough, and sometimes you just need to laugh. And that's certainly what gladde paling does.
I'm digging this mix a lot. Reminds me of the Netherlands. And also a bit of the meme culture, which I do miss a lot. And it's also nice to hear Drum & Bass from the Netherlands, and it being slightly different to your standard DnB. All in all, a very entertaining mix.
gladde paling – wilhelmus 2022 intro
gladde paling – een vliegtuig
gladde paling & vieze vaatdoek – jetzt geht’s los
gladde paling – brutale aap
gladde paling & brokko piloot – fissa x 13
gladde paling – eekhoorn
gladde paling – een vis
gladde paling – bluetooth baslijn
gladde paling – intermezzo
gladde paling – hap slik weg
gladde paling & UH! – lalala
gladde paling – mijn superheld
gladde paling – innerlijke kracht
gladde paling & brokko piloot – wastedd
gladde paling – overstroming
gladde paling – oei
gladde paling & vieze asbak – draaiorgel
gladde paling – big paling sound
ame bibabi – chin up high (gladde paling dnb mix)
vieze asbak & dikke baap – WHATEVER (gladde paling remix)
gladde paling – supermarkt baslijn
gladde paling – dodelijke 5G paling
gladde paling & vieze vaatdoek – nieuwe tune
gladde paling – fiësta-modus (insta special)
gladde paling – sprinter/intercity
gladde paling & hYn – broccoli beat
gladde paling – miel monteur (150 mix)
gladde paling – lekker dansen
gladde paling – 2 violen (1 jaar gp)
The tracklist was taken from the website. But if you are Dutch or familiar with the Dutch language, you can clearly see in an instant that this tracklist is weird as fuck. Artists are called gladde paling, vieze vaatdoek (dirty tea towel) , brokko piloot, vieze asbak (dirty ashtray) etc. And the titles are just fucking weird.
But, as weird as it is, I fucking LOVE IT. During the mix there's many moments where the music takes over and destroys your speakers, and it might have some meme influenced sound bits, but it can be hard when needed. So this combination of fun and cool music works for me. It brings a smile on my face, and I haven't stopped listening to this mix since I saw this on Soundcloud.
If you are not Dutch, the meaning behind these songs might be lost on you, or even the humour.
The only thing I can advice you is to listen to this, and have a laugh. Still enjoy the music though, but you can smile from ear to ear when you are. There are a few quirky songs in here I like a lot, and I just can't name them all, because they are ALL 29 RECORDS. They are all epic. 'eekhoorn' is fucking hard, 'broccoli beat' an epic one, 'sprinter/innercity' nostalgic.
A mix I wasn't ready for, but glad I found. This has made my weekend, and the weekend hasn't even officially started. But in my head I'm already there. gladde paling, you are legendary!
DJ: gladde paling
Genre/Style: Drum & Bass
Mix Info: 1 More Mix 002 - gladde paling
Length Mix: 00:41:29
Tracks: 29 (twenty-nine)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Release Year: 2022
Sample Rate: unknown
More Information: 1 More Thing - Soundcloud Channel