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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Audiotricz | The Sound of Hardstyle @ Studio Shelter (2020)

It's another day in paradise! Today I've got a mix for you all, which you might have missed, when it was released back in 2020, but it's never too late to catch up on things you've missed. And truth be told, I only stumbled across this mix by accident, because I was looking for another mix which contained one of the dopest tracks for me at the moment. I listened to the Art Of Creation year mix of 2020 and a few records grabbed my attention. Those records were made by Audiotricz.

It is weird to say, but even though I love Hardstyle, I'm not up to date with names and who's who in the scene. Maybe it's laziness, but what I do makes more sense to me: the music speaks for itself, and whoever made it will become known the second I stop listening, and become more interested. Audiotricz is such a name that became more interesting to me after hearing the year mix. I wanted to find a mix with a few more of their records, and this liveset is definitely one that contains a shit load of their anthems.

Obviously I am a picky person, and even with Hardstyle I like my music a specific way. Some artists do disappoint me, not because of their production skills, but the fact that their music doesn't speak to me. It doesn't grab me as much as other artists do. And as I'm not 100% up to date, I thought I'd hear more of Audiotricz. And this mix certainly provides me with all answers to unanswered questions I had.

It's an hour long. And it's got guitars.Not sure how I feel about that, but keep on reading to find out my opinion, if you are that fussed. But for those who are here only for the tracklist, here it is:

  1. Audiotricz & Ecstatic feat MERYLL - You

  2. Demi Kanon - Closer

  3. Audiotricz feat Michael Jo - Skywards

  4. Bass Modulators & Max Enforcer - Our Soul

  5. Audiotricz & TNT - Ghettoblaster (Edit)

  6. Toneshifterz & Audiotricz - Put Your Hands Together

  7. Former Hero - Changing Tense (Next Chapter Edit)

  8. Demi Kanon - Supersonic

  9. Fabian Mazur & NXSTY - When I Drop This (Audiotricz Edit)

  10. Bass Modulators - Let Me See Ya (Noisecontrollers Remix)

  11. Audiotricz & E-LIfe - Supersonic

  12. D-Block & S-te-Fan & DJ Isaac - Harder State Of Mind

  13. Audiotricz - Let There Be Light (Code Black Remix)

  14. Audiotricz - Shamed

  15. Audiotricz & Villain - World Is Mine

  16. Audiotricz & Atmosfearz - What About Us (Next Chapter Edit)

  17. Ghost Stories - The Enemy (You Cannot See)

  18. Atmozfears & Audiotricz feat MC DL - Way Of The Wicked

  19. Audiotricz & Demi Kanon - Renegade

  20. Bon Jovi - You Give Love A Bad Name (Audiotricz Edit)

  21. Audiotricz & E-Life - Different

  22. Noisecontrollers - Spirit Of Hardstyle (NCBM Remix)

  23. Audiotricz - VIII

  24. Audiotricz & Bass Modulators - Thriller

  25. Knife Party - Boss Mode (Audiotricz Edit)

You might have looked at this tracklist and thought 'Do I really see Bon Jovi in there?'. Your eyes are correct and not misleading, you do see Bon Jovi on the tracklist. And yes, as mentioned before, there's also a few guitar bits in here. Don't get me wrong, don't assume that this is a rock mix! This is a full on Hardstyle mix, with guitar bits thrown in, as added bonus.

Let's get one thing straight, I have got no hatred towards guitars, but they are not my cup of tea. The wife has got a guitar, and within a few days, I already broke a few strings on her guitar. By accident I must add, but still. Never passionate about any guitar related, and never a fan of it being in the harder styles scene. Sometimes it does work, I'll give you credit for that, but it's not my favourite musical item.

All the negatives out of the way, let's talk about the positives. Audiotricz's set contains a lot of their own stuff, which gives us an insight into their production skills and capabilities. And it's a good introduction into their world, if you are not familiar with what they do. A few of their records have already gained my attention, and thankfully I can find them in this mix.

This mix contains some fucking epic anthems, and they pave the way for a bright future for Audiotricz. Their name will be among the finest names in the scene for years to come. They just capture the sound and the scene so beautifully. And I love the fact that it's so damn euphoric. You all know I love a bit of euphoria in my music. Soppy old git I am, eh?

The best tracks? Pfew, that's difficult. There are a few hard hitters in this mix, like Demi Kanon's 'Closer', 'Skywards' by Audiotricz, 'Different' and 'Let There Be Light', but the winner (if you can call it that) is 'Supersonic'. And with them playing the guitar it gives this record another level, a depth previously not heard. But I still prefer the non guitar version though. But it is cool that they do think outside of the box. Be different. We are different.

A wicked set. Still need to get used to guitars and Hardstyle, but one day I might fully like it, and adapt my music collection and buy everything guitarry Hardstyle related. But until then, I might damage another guitar, if that's OK with you all?

Act: Audiotricz

Genre/Style: Hardstyle, Euphoric Hardstyle

Liveset Info: Recorded @ Studio Shelter - The Sound Of Hardstyle 2020

Length Liveset: 00:59:11

Tracks: 25 (twenty-five)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE

File Size: unknown

File Type: unknown

Release Year: 2020

Audio: Tricz

Sample Rate: unknown


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