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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Artcore Vinyl Mix (2019)

Artcore. A word that resembled a movement started in the 90s. It was Hardcore, but more futuristic. The main man behind the label was Ruffneck, and with his forward thinking he created this awesome label (well, several labels to be precise), and the movement was born. It still has a huge following all over the world, and I'm amongst those who think this is a sound we need more in our lives.

Fusco's mix was highlighted on Soundcloud to me, and seeing as the logos used in the picture are known by me, I had to give this a go. And I wasn't disappointed! Yes, it's an Artcore mix containing shitload of records from labels such as Gangsta Records, Ruffneck Records, Ruffex Records. So what's there NOT to like?

He used vinyl only. And he selected 14 wicked records from the back catalogue of the Artcore movement. The end result is an hour long mix. Is it worth checking out? Is it worth to sit for this an hour long? Well, we're about to find out!

01. Wedlock - Mirrors

02. Dark Syndicate - Straight Up Hardcore

03. Juggernaut - Don't Fuck With A Ruffneck

04. Ectomorph - The Fall Of Babylon

05. DJ Ruffneck - 20 Bullets To Comply

06. Wedlock vs Knightvision - Holy Kingdom

07. Paradox - My DJ .... Cutz

08. Wedlock - Evolution Theory

09. Trypticon - More Gangsta

10. DJ Ruffneck - Napalm (Burn!)

11. Nosferatu - The Future

12. Undercover Anarchist - The Craziest

13. Wedlock & Nosferatu - Fingerprintz

14. DJ Ruffneck - The Enemy

I'm aware that DJ Ruffneck used a lot of aliases but I'm not sure I know them all. I know of at least one name in this mix who isn't Ruffneck (Nosferatu). This could be 'spot the Ruffneck alias' - game?

Of course Fusco selected the well known records, but also a few I've not come across before. But no matter if they are true underground or obscure underground records, they are still true to the Artcore movement. The tracklist is a thing of beauty.

It's always a bonus if a mix is made by using vinyl only. And that's exactly what he has done. Tiny (really tiny) cross fading errors, but nothing else. I'm not taking points aways from the main score for those tiny errors..

Anyway, what's the biggest and best record in this mix? By far the most famous one in this mix is 'Don't Fuck With A Ruffneck'. But it's not my favourite! It's actually the last record used in this mix, 'The Enemy'. Fuck me hard, that's a beast. I forgot the drop in the middle of this record: has blown many speakers in the past! This has got to be the most Artcore record I've ever heard, and the best Ruffneck song BY FAR!

Thanks Fusco for this wicked mix. Thanks for reminding me how wicked Artcore was, and still is!

DJ: Fusco

Genre/Style: Artcore, Gabber, Industrial Hardcore

Mix Info: Artcore Vinyl Mix

Length Mix: 00:58:37

Tracks: 14 (fourteen)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN

File Size: 591 MB

File Type: .wav

Bitspeed: 1411kbps

More Information: Fusco - Soundcloud Page

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