The end of the year is near, and year mixes are coming out of the woodworks. And I'm glad that they do. They highlight how great (or shit) a year has been, and some of those mixes you look forward to, and some you just want to see disappear, the same way 2023 is about to disappear. One of the mixes I wasn't expecting, could probably be the one for you all to listen to. It's made by Sound Abuse, and it's a 57 minute long mix, with 53 records in them. That should be sufficient, right?
2023 has been a weird year for Hardcore, as a plethora of records were released which I thought were just OK, and some were just insanely good. But there has also been a chunk of records ready to go into the bin. A mixed year, but it might have been a great year for you all. How has 2023 treated you all? Has it been a good year, a mixed year, or a shit year?
The only thing you could say, is the fact that the year has certainly not been boring. It's been interesting, and I truly found it cool to discover new music. And especially when it was records that could revive the early Hardcore sound. One of my favourite records of the year is in this mix, but can you guess which one it is?
Bit tricky if this is your first time on this page, but don't you worry. I'll reveal the answer soon. But for now, let's focus on the tracks used by Sound Abuse, and how they got them all in a 57 minute long mix.
Hardez - Technology Pt.1
Negative A - Freak Response
Armageddon Project - Believe
Satronica & Lenny Dee - Call The Man (Buzz Fuzz Remix)
BangBas feat CitronHead - Fixing What Matters
Cubic Nomad - Difficult Situation
Starving Insect & Catscan - Merged With Silence
Mad Dog & Marc Acardipane - Sick With It (Original Mix)
Ritchie Gambino - I'm Sick Of All These Lies
Electronic Mind Expansion - Old Hag
Miro - Golden Dawn
Daniela Haverbeck - La Serpiente
RVLT - As We Kick
Promo - Counter Attack (Starving Insect Remix)
Furyan - Mysteries Of Creation
Alex B - Heredity Unleashed
Kilbourne - Milkshake
Dustrializer - Dustortion
Ragnarok - Sleepless
The Silence - Remain Calm
E-Noid - Face Of Chaos
Neophyte & The Viper - 2 Much Junk
Densha Crisis - A Sun That Never Rises
Collision - Sinstate
The Ravenous - Eye Opener
Darksider - Artificial Blood
Kader & God Complex - World Domination
Noisia & The Upbeats - Dead Limit (Evil Activities Remix)
Fixxxer Acid - Wardcore
Embrionyc - The Way I Like It
Neophyte & The Stunned Guys - Get This Motherfucker (Restrained Remix)
Detest - Die In Hell
Miss Hysteria - Escape (Lunatic & Rapture Remix)
Csabi - Clone
DJ Salvo - In The Club
Sunkt8 - Hiatus
Dark Phoenix - Forever
The Prophet - Big Boys Don't Cry (From The Hard Remake)
Visceral - Age Of Reason
Dione - Back 2 Da Oldskool
Viruz - Assassinate
Estefania Jimarez & Otnislash - Oldskool Rave
Square Dimensione - Brand New Dance (Johnny 7 Remix)
The 3eyed - Swarm Of Vipers
Hellfish - Tuning
Arkhyanax - Renegade
Bloodred Shadow - Haagenti
Angerfist & Detest - The Untouchables
Tha KroniK - Hardcore Dangerous
Lenny Dee - Forgotten Moments (DJ Mutante Remix)
SpeedyQ's - No More Yin (IND Remix)
Ani Klang - God Complex
Micron - Journey To The Bottom Of The Sea
The mix starts of slow, if I can call it 'slow'. For the true Hardcore fanatic, it isn't slow, but perfect. But for some it might sound dreadful, true sound abuse, but whatever camp you are in, you should appreciate Hardcore. If you aren't a lover of it, you can fuck off. Goodbye!
Toward the end it goes bananas. It really does. The BPMs go up, and only those that can tolerate the hardest can listen to this. I can listen to all kinds of Hardcore, so I didn't mind it goes bonkers. But what I did notice, is that I only know less than 10% of the artists in this mix. Have I been too long out of the scene? Or are they all new names? Should I spend more time? What's going on?
I do love this mix, and there are a lot of excellent tracks. It's quite the diverse mix, and if you are looking for something different yet cool, you are in luck. Sound Abuse have got your back with this yearmix. It's a cool one, that's for sure.
My favourite is Restrained remix of an all time classic, which actually sounds better than the original. The original was dope as fuck, but this version is one I prefer more. Who would have thought that, that a remix could be better than a 90s classic, eh?
A solid mix. Go and listen to it right NOW. I urge you to do so. You will love it as much as I did. And to prove it? I'll press play yet AGAIN. I want to hear it again!
Act: Sound Abuse
Genre/Style: Hardcore, Gabba, Industrial, Slowcore, Downtempo, Rave, Gabber
Mix Info: Alternative Hardcore Yearmix 2023 - Mixed by Sound Abuse
Length Mix: 00:57:15
Tracks: 53 (fifty-three)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE
File Size: 131 MB
File Type: mp3
Bit Rate: 320kbps
Release Year: 2023
More Information: Sound Abuse - Soundcloud Channel