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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

A tribute to Marc Acardipane (2023)


It is Sunday, time to relax. But not for me. Or those that appreciate Hardcore music. We love it when our music is 160 BPM or above. And we want life to resemble the same speed as our music. So let's dive straight into the mix, which is dedicated to the Godfather of Hardcore, Marc Acardipane. The legend. The man who's made countless Hardcore classics, that still hold their value, many years/decades after their initial release. The mix was made by Silvio Aquila, and we are now going to determine if it's a solid dedication/appreciation mix, worth getting hyped up on this glorious sunny Sunday afternoon.

The man with a million aliases. It is hard to keep up if a track was made by Marc under one of his aliases, but to be fair, he's been in the game since the 80s, he's had plenty of time to come up with aliases he could use. It's nice to hear certain tracks made by a certain artist, to only find out that it's Marc behind it all. Seriously, you don't have a clue how many aliases he's got: just check out his Discogs page, and the list is there.


He's been releasing music since 1989, hence why he's got the title 'Godfather of Hardcore'. Mescalinum United's 'We Have Arrived' has got to be the first official Hardcore Techno anthem, right? Do you agree or disagree?


The mix you are about to listen to, has got 33 of Marc's records in it. That's only a short list compare to what he's made over the years, but if we were to make a mix with ALL of his stuff, the mix would be continuous! 33 records is enough for us today, to keep us going.


Which ones did Silvio Aquila pick? Well, these ones:


  1. Ace The Space - 9 Is A Classic

  2. No Sukkaz - 1-2-3-4 All The Ladies On The Floor (Europe Mix)

  3. T-Bone Castro - The Women Here (Are All So Cute)

  4. Friends Of Alex - What Is.. Fick Dich?

  5. Marshall Masters - Stereo Murder

  6. Mescalinum United - We Have Arrived

  7. Pilldriver - Doin' Drugs

  8. Marc Acardipane - Intruder

  9. Marshall Masters - E-Tternal

  10. Nasty Django & DJ Cirillo - Deal Wit' Beats

  11. Ultra Tech - Bel-e-ve

  12. Marshall Masters - World Evacuator

  13. Beethoven - Greatest Work (Part 1 - Original Version)

  14. The Rapist - Mortal Fear 2002 (Marc Acardipane Remix)

  15. Rave Creator - Bleep Blaster

  16. Nasty Django - E-Loco

  17. Marc Acardipane feat The Ultimate MC - Today Tomorrow Forever

  18. Rave Creator - A New Mind (Cold Rush Phuture Mix)

  19. Marshall Masters - Master Anthem (Rave Anthem)

  20. The Stunned Guys & DJ Paul Elstak - Thrillseeka (Marc Acardipane Remix)

  21. Marshall Masters - Return To Zero

  22. The Mover & Rave Creator - O.K. Bassquake

  23. Marshall Masters feat Nasty Django - Hustler For Life (Live At Club X)

  24. The Mover & Rave Creator - Atmos-fear

  25. Pilldriver - Apocalypse Never

  26. Program 1 - Shoot Dis MF

  27. Marc Acardipane feat Da TMC - Only God Can Judge Me

  28. Pilldriver - Pitch-Hiker

  29. Masters Of Rave - Are You With Me (Energie Hallen Mix)

  30. Inferno Bros - Slaves To The Rave (PCP Mix)

  31. 6 Pack - Drunken Piece Of Shit (Mix 1)

  32. Nasty Django - Hardcore Muthafucka

  33. Turbulence - Six Million Ways To Die


An hour and 22 minute long mix. We don't need a mix longer than that. But if there is one out there, check that one out too. You can never have too much Marc Acardipane in your life. The more, the merrier.


So many quality anthems in here. Seriously, I know each and every track in here. The majority of records are solid classics, which have appeared on many 'best of' compilations over the years. And the range is impressive: from 'no fucking about' stomping Hardcore anthems to the more melodic anthems: Marc's range is impressive. And can do whatever he likes, as he's the Godfather.


Yeah, he's made a few stinkers in the past too, but they aren't in this mix.


Silvio's mix is certainly an interesting one. It isn't as polished as I hoped it too be. If it was more polished and sleek, I would have given this 5 out of 5 stars,


An ode to the Godfather. Worth your time. Let this dominate your weekend and the upcoming week! Fuck the rest of the world and their boring music: Marc Acardipane all the way!


Best record? The end track for many DJs, to end a set of an evening: '6 Million Ways To Die'. Fucking stomping record! Those blisters on your feet will certainly burst when this one comes on!


DJ: Silvio Aquila

Genre/Style: Hardcore Techno, Gabber, Early Hardcore

Mix Info; A tribute to Marc Acardipane

Length Mix: 01:22:55

Tracks: 33 (thirty-three)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE

File Size: 911 MB

File Type: mp3

Audio: Stereo

Bit Rate: 320kbps

Release Year: 2023



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