Back To The Hardcore (2022)
This new Gabber/Hardcore sound is appearing more and more online. And I'm liking it more and more. As I've been an advocate for making this style bigger and bigger, it seems that it's gained some momentum, and that's good. It's not as big as Gabber/Hardcore used to be, or as big as mainstream Hardcore is, but it is slowly getting there. And I'm really happy that this is happening. It honours the old Gabber/Hardcore sound from the 90s, but with a 20s approach to it. And that is a formula that should work. And hopefully it will gain more fans, it deserves a bigger stage.
J.O.E. has made mixes like this one before, and only recently did I review his 'Future Gabber' mix. Was it called Future Gabber' or something similar. But the focus was similar. The tracks were all 'new' but had this distinctive 90s sound. A sound sorely missed. Whenever I do find a mix that focusses on this new Gabber, I have to listen to it, but I can't keep still. I have to share it with you, the reader. You cannot deny that this revival of 90s Hardcore/Gabber is a thing, and it's growing in popularity.
And because of J.O.E. I am now listening to this instead of focussing on what's happening in the UK. The Jubilee is important and is one in a lifetime, but to me music is more important. The wife can fill me in on everything that is currently broadcasted... (not that I'm that interested, but she will share with me all the info... that's how she is).
So for now, let's focus on J.O.E.'s latest mix, and the tracks. Which tracks, you might ask? Well, these:
Arvid - Delivered From Evil
Painbringer - Share Your Pain
Gabberf#%ker - Dying Of The Light
Wicked XXX - The Underground
Biodome - Pump Up The Volume
Painbringer - Words Of '95 (Gabber Remix)
X4phantom & DJ A.D. - Make The Floor Burn
Gabberf#%ker - Utopia
Wicked XXX - The Miranda Moon
X4phantom & DJ A.D. - Can't Stop
Wicked XXX - Danga
X-Fly - Pass The Old
Painbringer - Sidious
Wicked XXX - Timetripping
X-Fly - I'm Juggernaut, Bit$h
B.S.E. - Suckaz
X-Fly - Do You Have Static?
Gabberf#%ker - Unjustified Terror
James F - Give Me A Guitar
Gabberf#%ker - Mr Hydrochloric Acid
Wicked XXX - Ruffer
X-Fly - Motherf#%king Now
The Ctrl & Recharge - Take It Down Low
Painbringer - The Religion
Arvid - Heartbreak
Kamikaze - Spiritual Awakening
X4phantom & DJ A.D. - Bass And Flow
Gabberf#%ker - Testing More Bombs
Hellfish & Diplomat - The Acid We Praise
The Bloody Deamon & DJ A.D. - I'm A Freak
Painbringer - Afterglor
Biodome - Make It Clap
The DJ Producer - 100 Years Of Deathchant (The Deathchant Will Never Die 100 Megamix)
Ferra & GreenSequence - Never Too Much
This is a good looking tracklist, but what you should be focussing on, is the music. And the music takes me right back to the 90s. Close your eyes, and let J.O.E. take you back to the present day that represents the 90s. That doesn't make really 100% sense, but to me it does.
The tunes are solid as a fucking rock. I love to see these tracks get more momentum, and get played more and more. This style is surely one that the raving community need to hear, and gain traction.
I am really in love with this new kind of Gabber, and J.O.E.'s mixes are really, really entertaining. Worth checking out. Some small mixing errors, but nothing to write home about. So come on, what are you waiting for? Check this out, and check it out right NOW!
Best record? It has to be B.S.E.'s 'Suckaz'.
Genre/Style: Gabber, Hardcore, New Gabber
Mix Info: Back To The Hardcore
Length Mix: 01:02:41
Tracks: 34 (thirty-four)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Release Year: 2022
Sample Rate: unknown
More Information: J.O.E. - Soundcloud Channel