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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!



DJ: Abraxas

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

Audio: Stereo

Sample Rate: unknown

More Information: Abraxas - Facebook Page



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Martin van Zeelandt / TCD
Martin van Zeelandt / TCD
12 de set. de 2020

thanks for this insightful bit of information, and also the images.

never knew how a 'pirate' radio station looked like. it is cool to look back into time, and see how they did it all for the love of music :)

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Bunker Headz
Bunker Headz
12 de set. de 2020

Some flyers and pics, so you now know what the fabled studio looked like.. (spoiler, its an small attic room of a squatted building) On the pics: Mickey V from Getto Tone with Kenny Larkin and Abraxas, Gino and Josh Wink https://imgur.com/a/u1pJ9Mg

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Bunker Headz
Bunker Headz
12 de set. de 2020

Thats my old tape rip, think Magpie grabbed it from my FB page or forum on Discogs :) Set was done live as he always played live on the radio, it was never pre-recorded. His radio show was named House On Fire - Hour Of Power Of Dance Noise and was every saturday from 18:00 till 19:00 to be followed by Paul Jay & Edwin B their show Soul Power that was House and Progressive House orientated. Abraxas was playing whatever he felt like that day, one week it was Amnesia like Gabba, next week Deep House or Acid or Techno or UK Hardcore. Regular stand in DJ's for his show were Gino and Jeroen Flamman.

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