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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

BACK TO THE CORE Vol. 3 (2022)

Tuesday morning, and I'm blasting Hardcore through my speakers. My neighbours must be so pleased to have me living next to them. But if anyone is complaining, I would say 'fuck 'em'. Yeah, I might be a tad selfish, but come on: you cannot play Hardcore at the lowest volume level, right? You cannot just sit there, with your speakers at volume 3, and be happy? Hardcore was made to be played at max level. Every bit of the house should be trembling. And if you feel the same, then you are in luck: a new mix by Negative-A today, which contains records you cannot play at a lower volume level. You can, but is it ethical?

So Negative-A has given us a brand spanking new mix, with a lot of darker sounding Hardcore tunes. The third instalment to his 'BACK TO THE CORE' mix series. I've not seen the previous two mixes, but surely if I go onto Negative-A's Soundcloud channel, I will find them. But for now, let's focus on the current and freshest mix. Some might call it Millennium Hardcore, some call it Darkcore, or even Industrial Hardcore. I call it Hardcore

The mix does contain a lot of big artists. And a few tracks I've not heard in a very long time. I did like the harder sound, but wasn't fully emerged into it, when these tunes were released. I skimmed the surface of the darker sounds, and am familiar with a few tunes, but not a lot. So it's nice to hear these records coming through my speakers on this cold yet great looking Tuesday morning.

Are you going to be happy after reading this tracklist? You should be. Big names, truly big names in it!

  1. The DJ Producer - A Journey Of Force (The Realm Remix by Manu Le Malin)

  2. Promo - Patterns In The Chaos

  3. DJ Outblast - Communication (Catscan Remix)

  4. Meagashira - The Dope Hits Da Mind

  5. Negative A & Darkcontroller - Drugz 4 Fun

  6. Promo - System Feedback

  7. The Outside Agency - The New Master VIP

  8. Slavefriese - Stay Down With The Hardcore

  9. Negative A - White Fluids Of DNA

  10. Stormtrooper - No One Gets Me Alive

  11. Tieum - TWM

  12. Catscan - Finishing Profiles

  13. D-Passion - Put Things Right

  14. Battlefield 0180 - My Father Lucifer

  15. Promo & Digital Boy - Severe Damage (Placid K Remix)

  16. E-Noid - Aggressive Behaviour

  17. Tymon vs Negative A - Hell Now

  18. Catscan - Capture In Distress

  19. Tommyknocker - Sometimes

  20. Promo - Different Breed Of Men

  21. Enzyme X - Kapotnaaien

  22. Negative A & Darkcontroller - Hard Vitality

  23. Shadowlands Terrorists - Bang Your Head

  24. The Outside Agency - Screaming Bootleg

  25. Negative A - Audio Hallucination

So that happened. A really dark and edgy mix, filled with excellent tunes. Records that will make your speakers go absolutely bonkers. Trust me: I was driving through Enfield yesterday, and the car speakers were going mad! And so were the people looking at me driving with the music at max volume. Is it healthy? Who cares? As the young kids would say 'YOLO'. So fuck it.

You can listen to this mix, but trust me when I say that you will feel an urge to start raving ad hoc. One of the tracks in this mix was actually one I've not heard before, but after hearing it once, I has stayed in my head, rent free. It's obviously Stormtrooper's song 'No One Gets Me Alive'. The lyrics are catchy as fuck. And won't leave my brain for a while.

I'm really feeling this mix. Whatever style you might call it, it's glorious. And it gives me enough energy and determination to keep on going. It's time for the rest of the neighbourhood to wake up and listen to the fantastic mix by Negative A. And you should do the same, wherever you live. Turn up the volume, and get everyone going!

DJ: Negative A

Genre/Style: Hardcore, Millennium Hardcore, Darkcore, Industrial Hardcore

Mix Info: BACK TO THE CORE Vol. 3

Length Mix: 01:04:11

Tracks: 25 (twenty-five)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE

File Size: unknown

File Type: unknown

Release Year: unknown

Audio: Stereo

Sample Rate: unknown

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