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Bass-D - Thundermag-Mix (2016)

I have reviewed this mix. Haven't I? I am not sure. Normally every mix I review gets a like on Soundcloud, but it turns out this one hasn't received one from me, which is odd. Strange, to say the least. So I'm guessing that I might have forgotten to like it, when it was released back in 2016, to commemorate the upcoming event Thunderdome. It has obviously already happened, so no point in me talking about how amazing it was bla bla bla. There's no point in doing that. Let's therefore talk about the mix, made by Bass-D.

He's a legend, Bass-D. He's made a lot of excellent megamixes over the years, and during the 90s he was alongside King Matthew, and dominated the scene. He's made a lot of records over the years, and some have turned into all time classics. You will find a few of them in here, but also a lot of records taken from Thunderdome 1 to whatever number it was around 2016. I've lost track on how many they have actually released. I stopped buying them after 27, so I'm guessing it must be around that number? On Soundcloud you will find the tracklist including the numbers of each Thunderdome behind each track, where they were originally from.

If I'm correct, this mix was also to celebrate the brief return of the legendary Thunder Magazine. I wasn't a member/subscriber of it, but I did buy them occasionally. So I do know of its existence. Don't have any of the original magazines, but only the collection one, released around 1999, which had images of parties over the years. A good trip down memory lane for me.

But this mix is the same. A trip to my youth. And this is one of the reasons why I will never grow old, or grow up. Hardcore is always part of me, and it has been a part of me since 1993. I will always be the 10 year old boy, dancing in his bedroom, driving his parents mad.

Check out this tracklist, if you haven't already!

01. Bass-D & King Matthew - The Thunder Anthem ('96) (Intro)

02. E-Man - Bass Machine

03. Promo & Catscan - Midnight Impact

04. Sim - Simbiosis

05. Distortion & MC Raw vs Bass-D & King Matthew - Raveworld

06. Catscan - The Agency

07. Headbanger - Sweet Dreams You Bastard

08. Base Alert - Zoo

09. Omar Santana & The Prophet - Old To Da New (The Prophet Mix)

10. Thunderball - Bonzai Channel One

11. Promo - Brother Of Conflict

12. Bass-D & King Matthew - Nuclear Hardcore

13. Tommyknocker - The Revolution

14. The Masochist - No Newstyle (Buzz Fuzz Remix)

15. Bertocucci Feranzano - XTC Love

16. Wayward - Hardcore Hijacked Me

17. Evil Activities vs Panic & MC Alee - Never Fall Asleep

18. Mad Dog - Welcome Down

19. Promo - Fuck Them Followers

20. Day-Mar - Embrace The Night

21. Knightvision - Who Is It

22. Predator - Mind Of A Lunatic

23. Square Dimensione - Brand New Dance

24. Too Fast For Mellow - We Gonna Get This Place

25. Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo - DJ Fuck

26. Promo - Cold As Stone

27. Chosen Few - Name Of The DJ (Buzz Fuzz Remix)

28. 3 Steps Ahead - Drop It

29. Bertocucci Feranzano - E-Motion (Buzz Fuzz Mix)

30. The Prophet - Dominatin'

31. F. Salee - The End Of The Beginning

32. Rob Gee - Ecstacy You Got What I Need

33. 3 Steps Ahead - Hakkuh

34. Rotterdam Terror Corps - Sound Of Madness

See, I told you that you were going on a trip down memory lane. But don't worry: you've probably also spotted the fact that some of these records aren't that old. Yes, some are from the early Thunderdome's, but also a few recent records. A nice mash of literally all the Thunderdomes released over the years.

Of course Bass-D does not need an introduction. You do know him from the wicked Thunderdome years, or even from the Masters Of Hardcore years. You are aware of who he is, and what he's capable of. And this mix proves yet again why he's a true mix master. An hour and a half of pure Thunderdome madness. Not one of his ultimate megamixes, where he crammed in 1276423 records in 20 minutes, but still a descent megamix.

I've got absolutely no negative comments regarding the mixing qualities of Bass-D. They are tight as fuck. Obviously they only negative feedback I can give relates to the records selected. Yeah, you can't please us all. The only record I can say has diminished in quality over the years is Rob Gee's record. I used to hear this at least once a day, now I can't stand it anymore. Once a year will suffice me.

But which is my favourite? Well, I can't pick. Can you? See the predicament I am in? So many great anthems, old and new. So fuck it, 33 amazing records. Good choice, mr Bass-D, good choice. Excellent mix.

It might be three/four years old, but it still packs a punch. Destroying eardrums and speakers all over the world. And that's the power behind Thunderdome. And as we all said in the 90s: Hardcore 4 Life. Never grow old, people. Embrace the gabber inside of you, and let it out!

DJ: Bass-D

Genre/Style: Hardcore, Early Hardcore, Millennium Hardcore, Gabber, Happy Hardcore

Mix Info: Thundermag-Mix

Length Mix: 01:34:36

Tracks: 34 (thirty-four)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN

File Size: 216 MB

File Type: mp3

Bitspeed: 320kbps

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