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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Best Of Clubland X-Treme Hardcore 4 Disc 2 (2023)

Who remembers the Clubland X-Treme Hardcore CD series? Now that's a blast from the past. I remember that I spent a lot of money, getting these CDs sent over from the UK to my local dealer (a.k.a. CD store clerk). We didn't sell them in the Netherlands, so it was a novelty to go to my store and order them. And I think I had most of them. It was a collection that I was proud of, and they were displaced in my house among the thousands of CDs I had. And I really liked the CDs. Clubland in general was releasing albums I wanted to hear, and as I was into UK Hardcore too, I had to have these CDs.

The series started back in 2005, and span 8 years, until it's demise in 2013. And to this day I'm not sure why the series was left to die? It has some amazing mixes over the years, and the music was in general awesome. Yes, some songs were utter crap, but it cannot always be picture perfect, eh? But to kill it seemed a bit harsh, but yeah, the ninth instalment was the last one.

It has the big players behind the mixes. You know them all, and love them all. Darren Styles, Breeze, Hixxy, and Gammer too. They were the big players in the UK Hardcore scene. Their mixes were top notch, and as cheesy as the music was, it still got people dancing. Out of all nine CDs that were released, the 8th edition and the 4th edition were my favourite ones. Yes, I did like the Dubcore sound a lot. Not many people would agree, but they can shove it!

Why am I talking about Clubland X-Treme Hardcore? Well, the Soundcloud channel 'Music I Love' made several mixes, dedicated to these albums, and the most recent mix is dedicated to the second disc of the fourth CD. It's a short mix, but it's got the records you want to hear.

  1. Katie Jewels - Burning Love (Breeze Remix)

  2. M&C feat Rebecca Rudd - Magic Touch (Squad-E Remix)

  3. Micky Modelle vs Jessy - Dancing In The Dark (Breeze vs UFO Remix)

  4. Breeze & UFO feat Vikki Fee - Maybe

  5. Paradise - See The Light (Styles & Breeze Remix)

  6. Styles & Breeze - Come With Me (Unique Remix)

  7. Manian - Heaven (Breeze Remix)

  8. Breeze vs Lost Witness feat Louanne Feeney - Rise Again (Sy & Unknown Remix)

  9. Breeze & Ritmen - If I Were You (Original Mix)

I told you it was short. The mix itself is only 40 minutes long, but I thought it was a good mix to end the day with. 9 records, that's all we need for now.

And if that ain't enough for you, why not just blow off the dust of the physical CD, and listen to it in its entirety?

But all jokes aside, this mix takes me back. 16 years old this CD is. Released in 2007. Isn't that shocking, right? 16 years old, still sounding fresh. But yeah, it brings back a lot of beautiful memories, and I feel nostalgic. I do miss the old UK Hardcore sound from 2005 until 2010. They were the best.

Music I Love's mix contains only a handful of records, but they are solid. Not so much 'Heaven', as this version is a bit meh, but the rest are solid. Styles and Breeze dominated the charts, and their albums were simply the best. To start this mix with a version of Critical Mass 'Burning Love', that's dope. And it's also the best remix of the original I've ever heard.

It's a solid mix. Short, sweet, but it certainly packs a punch.

Enjoy the weekend up ahead! Rave safe!

DJ: Music I Love

Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore

Mix Info: Best Of Clubland X-Treme Hardcore 4 Disc 2

Length Mix: 00:40:17

Tracks: 9 (nine)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): STREAM HERE

File Size: unknown

File Type: unknown

Audio: Stereo

Bit Rate: unknown

Release Year: 2023


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