Abraxas - Radio 100 Amsterdam - 1994
Let me make one thing clear: I might be from the Netherlands, but I am certainly NOT from Amsterdam, like everyone thinks I am. There are more places than just A'dam, to be fair. And I lived miles away from the capitol of the Netherlands, namely Heerlen in Limburg, Probably one of the least exciting city in the whole of the Netherlands. We do not have as much as the rest of the Netherlands. OK, enough down talking of my birth place, let's talk about the mix, which is obviously focussed on something that is A'dam related.
If you were alive and kicking during the 90s, you all know Flamman & Abraxas. This duo has made some classic Hardcore anthems, most known obviously being 'Drugs', 'Good To Go', 'I Need Love', 'I'll Be Your Only Friend' , and they were also known in the House/Dance scene by their other name Fierce Ruling Diva. But back in 1994 I had not heard of them before, 'Drugs' was released back in 1995.
I always thought that they were both from A'dam, but Abraxas was a DJ from New York, who moved to A'dam. And back in 1994 he made this mix for Radio 100 Amsterdam, a pirate radio station I have never heard of. Again, I wasn't from the capital of the Netherlands, and pirate radio station wasn't widely available. I don't even know if he did it live on air, or he pre-recorded it. But this mix was broadcasted back in 1994 on this pirate radio station, that's for sure.
The tracklist is what you should be interested in. So here it is:
King Dale - Fuckface (Original Idea Mix)
Bodylotion - Fuck The Remix
King Dale - Utter (Reyes/Van Dale Remix)
Predator - Mind Of A Lunatic
The Cybernators - Funky Tales
Predator - 1-2-3-4 !!!
The Cybernators - Ridiculous Lyrics
Lockjaw - Ruff 'N Ruggin'
Bodylotion - Rock Until The End
DJ Limited - Arabsession
The Scotchman - Oblivion
DJ Limited - Devestading
The Scotchman - Gatecrash
3 Steps Ahead - Hardcore
The Scotchman - Bang The Drums
Lenny Dee & Darrien Kelly - Shoom!
Bodylotion - Mellow Moenie Mauwe
Lenny Dee & Darrien Kelly - Move It
ID - ID
Lenny Dee & Darrien Kelly - Speedbump
Rob Gee - Eeg Bor
Dr. Mindfuck - It Is He (Who Commands You)
ID - ID
Rob Gee - Gabber Up Your Ass
Critical Mass - Psychotic Break
This is a tracklist and a half! Fuck me sideways, this is good. A lot of forgotten tracks, some you will only hear once every blue Moon. But it also contained a few big anthems, and probably the worst Hardcore track ever made. I'll talk about that in a minute.
Fuck it, I'll talk about it now. 'Fuckface'. I never understood the fascination about this track at all. Never. I find it the most obnoxious and most boring Hardcore track ever made. Sorry Abraxas, really don't like your first record of your set.
But that's basically the only record I dislike. All the others are hard as fuck, and rough. Hardcore sounded so different back in 1994 and years prior to this. Who would expect Critical Mass to become Happy Hardcore's biggest contributor? So many things have changed after 1994, it has gone too quickly and too fast, and I hate it. Wish I could go back to 1994.
Abraxas' mix was brought to my attention by magpie303, the usual place for everything Hardcore related on Soundcloud. And even though the mix starts off with the worst anthem ever, it still packs a punch. Abraxas' mix is spot on, with a lot of wicked anthems, but the mixing sometimes isn't. But that's OK, it's still 1994, so don't expect high quality mixes like DJs do nowadays. Vinyl and turntables, that's what they had back then. Still impressive though to get a mix to sound like this.
I really like this mix. Worth checking out right now! And obviously it contains my favourite anthem of all time 'Mind Of A Lunatic'. Who dislikes this is an absolute arsehole!
Genre/Style: Early Hardcore, Gabber
Mix Info: Abraxas - Radio 100 Amsterdam - 1994
Length Mix: 00:50:58
Tracks: 25 (twenty-five)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Sample Rate: unknown
More Information: Abraxas - Facebook Page