• Martin van Zeelandt / TCD

Call It Early Hardstyle Episode 023 November 2016 - HemQade Special


The weekend has landed! Most of us are chilling, but some are getting ready to party later tonight. I'm neither of those, I've been working hard in the garden, it was in a bit of a state. So the grass needed some cutting, and with that pesky little job, I needed something to keep me going. Some good and decent tunes. Something that could make the job go by quicker, and make me work as efficient as possible. Et voila, as the French would say, this mix. A mix made by DJ Mani, who I've never heard of, but his dedication mix was heard by me, at max volume. And I fucking loved it!

This two hour long megamix contains the early Hardstyle anthems we all fell in love with. And those tunes were played in the Hemkade, for sure. I've sadly never been, but it was the place to be, for Hardstyle lovers. I can only imagine how good it must have been, the early Hardstyle years at this majestic location. But even though I've never been, I do recall the early Hardstyle sound very well, and remember how good it was. And still is.


When Hardstyle became the number one style, I jumped on as hard as someone who would do that fucking ridiculous Jumpstyle dance. I was hooked. It had all the ingredients I needed to get me going through the night, especially when Hardcore was on a short hiatus. So to see 80 records in a 2 hour mix, and all of them are known to me, it certainly puts a freaking smile on my face.


My garden duties were done before you know it. I thought it would take me longer, but this mix got me through it. Even when it looked like it was going to rain. But which tracks am I talking about? Which ones got me hyped up to the max?


  1. Tatanka Project - General Sound Master

  2. Marcel Woods - De Bom 2001

  3. Warmduscher - 10 Kleine Bassdrums (Pille Palle Mix)

  4. So Project - Direct Disko (Original Mix)

  5. Derb - In Afrika

  6. DJ Arne LII vs M.I.T.C.H. - Base Generator

  7. Carambola - Blue Horizons (Deepack Remix)

  8. Atlantic Wave - Love Killer (Live In The Bush Mix)

  9. Tatanka & Ado The Dream - Kriminal Flash

  10. Frederik - Musica (Frederik Goes Hardstyle Mix)

  11. Cosmic Commando - Heartbreak (Arne LII Remix)

  12. DJ Arne LII - R.I.P.

  13. Starsplash - China Lounge

  14. Hennes & Cold - The Second Trip (DJ Scot Project Remix)

  15. DJ Gollum & DJ Yanni presents Shithead - Shithead

  16. Starsplash - Daytona Beach

  17. H.A.Z.A.R.D. - James Brown Is Dead 2002 (Gary D's Deadly Hardbass Mix)

  18. Twisters Silence - Listen To Me Mama (DJ Scot Project Remix)

  19. Yoda Inc - Definetely (DJ Scot Project Remix)

  20. Zenith DJ - Energy (Hard Mix)

  21. Yoji Biomehanica - Ding-a-ling (DJ Scot Project Remix)

  22. Derb - Derb

  23. Arome - Hands Up! (DJ Scot Project Remix)

  24. Hunter - The Hammer (Techno Mix)

  25. DJ Tom X - Cocaine (Club Mix)

  26. Pep N Up - Time & Space (Warp Brothers Remix)

  27. The Hose - Call It Hardstyle (Technoboy Remix)

  28. Jimmy The Sound - LOGICO (Black M Version)

  29. DJ Isaac - On The Edge

  30. Giada - Diamond (Technoboy Remix)

  31. DJ Act - QT13

  32. Cosmic Gate - The Truth (DJ Isaac Remix)

  33. Southstylerz - Pounding Senses (Zany & Walt Remix)

  34. The KGB's - The Disco Fan (Harddisco Mix)

  35. Julian DJ & Davide Sonar - Techno Noise (Frequency Mix)

  36. Psy Man feat Slutmaster MC - Scratch My Bitch Up (First Mix)

  37. Builder - Skyscraper (DJ Luca Antolini Hard Mix)

  38. DJ Stefano Bonato - Magik Vision (DJ Activator Remix)

  39. Julian DJ & Davide Sonar - Go Go Go (Original Mix)

  40. Tuneboy - Housenation (Da Kicker Strikes Again)

  41. Autokriminal - Express J

  42. Tuneboy - Demolition (Technoboy Remix)

  43. Donkey Rollers - The Sound Of The Beast (Zany Remix)

  44. Southstylerz - E-Town

  45. Pacifik Link - Rings Of Jupiter (Original Mix)

  46. Beholder & Balistic - Decibel Anthem (Original Mix)

  47. Deepack - 100%

  48. JTS - Bow C Bow (Bow C Bow Traxx)

  49. Luna meets Trilok & Chiren - DHHD (The Anthem)

  50. Jimmy The Sound - M.O.D.U.L.O. (M.O.D.U.L.O. One Version)

  51. Supermarco May - Hardstyle

  52. Analogic Disturbance - Dusky Noises

  53. Technoyboy - Ravers' Rules (K-Traxx Remix)

  54. Zenith vs Avex - I'm Your Deejay

  55. K-Traxx - Noisetool (Technoboy Remix)

  56. Pavo - Shutterspeed

  57. Ard und Jorn - 16

  58. DJ Zany - Rock The Beatz

  59. Acid Step - Lazy (Noise Mix)

  60. Hardheadz - Wreck Thiz Place

  61. Marc Et Claude - Loving You (DJ Isaac Remix)

  62. DJ Zany - Hectik

  63. UNKNW - Thriller (Isaac Bootleg)

  64. Warmduscher - Hardcore Will Never Die (Derb Remix)

  65. K-Traxx - Hardventure (Technoboy Remix)

  66. TNT - First Match (Technoboy Remix)

  67. Analogic Disturbance - Hunting 1

  68. DHHD - Rush

  69. Tamok - The Resistance Is Futile (Zed & E's Remix)

  70. Donkey Rollers - Motherfuck (DJ Zany Remix)

  71. Space Frog feat The Grim Reaper - Follow Me (Derb Remix)

  72. Technoboy - Harddrive (Lesson 2)

  73. ZX a.k.a. Zenith & Avex - Scream

  74. DJ Narcotix - HC Impression

  75. Geal - Losing My Feeling (Beholder & Balistic Remix)

  76. DHHD - Funky Shit

  77. Megaphone - HCMF

  78. Brain Ovulation - Kicks & Bass (Acid Step Mix)

  79. Bison meets The Quakers - I Got Tonight (Morpheus Mix)

  80. DJ Duro - Just Begun (Showtek Remix)


As annoying as it was to type the whole tracklist, it was worth it. So many glorious memories from those early Hardstyle years. And even to this day does it stand tall: it's still appreciated by many Hardstyle fanatics, including yours truly.


DJ Mani's mix is truly a megamix. 110 minutes of madness, and a shit ton of excellent tunes. It does make me wonder why this sound disappeared into thin air? Why did we let that happen, and why aren't we reliving it again? This needs to NOT change, and we need this kind of Hardstyle 24/7!


The memories, the anthems. And so many names! It is nice to see those names again after a few years. There's just too much to look up, and so much to reminisce to. DJ Mani's mix is truly one that has got everything for everyone. And it's so damn cool to hear what they were capable of during the early years, and how it evolved into the present day Hardstyle.


It was literally a mashup, wasn't it? The term Hardstyle was linked to Hard House, Hard Trance, Hard Dance, Hard Jump, and many more. It was diverse, and that's what made it so great. As an example: Scot Project is in here multiple times, but I wouldn't call his music Hardstyle, more Hard Trance. But it still fits in well. And those early Scot Project tunes, you cannot beat them. Truly classics, without a shadow of a doubt.


I really liked this mix. A few tiny mixing errors, but nothing major. Jump on this mix before you go out, and you will gain an extra level of energy and excitement. We all need it: our weekends seems to fly by quicker than ever!



DJ: Mani

Genre/Style: Hardstyle, Hard House, Hard Dance, Hard Trance

Mix Info: Call It Early Hardstyle Episode 023 November 2016 - HemQade Special

Length Mix: 01:51:01

Tracks: 80 (eighty)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE

File Size: 254 MB

File Type: mp3

Release Year: 2016

Audio: Stereo

Bit Rate: 320kbps

More Information: DJ Mani - Soundcloud Channel


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