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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

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.

  1. gladde paling – wilhelmus 2022 intro

  2. gladde paling – een vliegtuig

  3. gladde paling & vieze vaatdoek – jetzt geht’s los

  4. gladde paling – brutale aap

  5. gladde paling & brokko piloot – fissa x 13

  6. gladde paling – eekhoorn

  7. gladde paling – een vis

  8. gladde paling – bluetooth baslijn

  9. gladde paling – intermezzo

  10. gladde paling – hap slik weg

  11. gladde paling & UH! – lalala

  12. gladde paling – mijn superheld

  13. gladde paling – innerlijke kracht

  14. gladde paling & brokko piloot – wastedd

  15. gladde paling – overstroming

  16. gladde paling – oei

  17. gladde paling & vieze asbak – draaiorgel

  18. gladde paling – big paling sound

  19. ame bibabi – chin up high (gladde paling dnb mix)

  20. vieze asbak & dikke baap – WHATEVER (gladde paling remix)

  21. gladde paling – supermarkt baslijn

  22. gladde paling – dodelijke 5G paling

  23. gladde paling & vieze vaatdoek – nieuwe tune

  24. gladde paling – fiësta-modus (insta special)

  25. gladde paling – sprinter/intercity

  26. gladde paling & hYn – broccoli beat

  27. gladde paling – miel monteur (150 mix)

  28. gladde paling – lekker dansen

  29. 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

Audio: Stereo

Sample Rate: unknown

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