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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Dana Live @ Innercity 22-12-2002

2002. That's 22 years ago. Roughly. And I remember this day like no other day in 2002. I did not go to Innercity. I planned it, but I just didn't. The event back in 2000 started my love for it, but I decided not to go to this event. Why? Who knows. I should have gone to it, as the line-up was really good looking, but it just never happened. Disappointed as I was, I decided to listen to ID&T radio, and I did. Hearing Lady Dana play, that was just insane. Sitting there in my parents living room, with multiple cassettes ready...and hearing Dana play the finest Hardstyle anthems.

I feel young again. Because that actually happened. And somewhere in this house is that cassette. Lady Dana, or she would be known as Dana, at Innercity mainstage. That must have been a dream come true. And the crowd's response at the beginning is insane, and it creates goose bumps. It felt like everyone was ready for Dana. And the mainstage had some big names too, like Tiesto, Sven Vath, Benjamin Bates, Kevin Saunderson, and Marco V. But it sounded like the crowd were only there for Dana. Good reasons for being there though: she is the Queen. Queen Dana, to be precise.

I wanted to feel nostalgic, and this one brings back memories. Reminder: I was not at this event, but at home, listening to it being broadcasted through ID&T radio. And I hated myself for not going. Oh, how awesome would it have been. But thankfully there are these sets online, many decades after they happened. And I cannot believe this set is nearly 22 years ago. Dana rocked the stage, and years later I am still enjoying every tune she played. Not so much a fan of the MC. He does not add any value to the set.

But what did she play, to get everyone so extremely hyped up?

  1. Yakooza - Cocaine (Derb Remix)

  2. Marc et Claude - Loving You (Isaac Remix)

  3. Showtek - Seid Ihr Bereid

  4. Kai Tracid - 4 Just 1 Day (Derb Remix)

  5. The Raiders - Electric Ant (Explosion In The Anthill Mix)

  6. Dana - Excuse Me

  7. The KGB's - The Discofan (Hard Disco Mix)

  8. Zany - In My Mind

  9. Schalldruck - Turntable Junkie (Uberdruk Remix)

  10. Ado The Dream & Andrea Montorsi - Bass Drum (Drum Mix)

  11. Duro - Time To Dance

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

  13. Deepack - 100%

  14. K-Traxx - Hardventure (Technoboy Remix)

  15. Ard und Jorn - 16 (Bitte Ein Beat Mix)

  16. Psycho Hardstylers - The Game

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

Oh yes! I am a Hardstyle fan since the beginning, and hearing these anthems again brings many smiles on my face. I walk around with a massive grin on my face right now, so if you do see a Dutchman in the UK with a too big of a smile, that's me!

I'll say the same as I did 22 years ago: I wish I was there. But not to worry: sooner than expected did I see Dana play at some club in Heerlen, or was it Kerkrade? But I did hear her play these awesome tunes. But this Dana set at Innercity is truly a wicked one. She selected a shit ton of amazing records, and the crowd do love her. I cannot remember if this was the best set of the night, but to me it holds the most memories.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but she was known in the Hardcore scene as Lady Dana, but when she made the move from Hardcore to Hardstyle, she 'dropped' the Lady part, and became 'just' Dana? Or am I being presumptuous?

Whatever she was called, she destroyed the mainstage at Innercity in 2002. And the set is awesome. The MC a lot less. He could have stayed at home, and no one would have lost any sleep. But Dana kills it. So many classics (now) in this set. They would have become timeless Hardstyle classics, and they still do damage on the dancefloors.

A wonderful set, can only give credit to Dana. And I'm blessed to have seen her on a few occasions. She was, and still is, the Queen. Think I'm wrong? Just listen to this set, and then you will understand why the crowd were screaming so much for her. She nailed it. And she gave everyone what they were waiting for: a wicked set. Dana rules!

''M.O.D.U.L.O.'' remains a classic and the best one in this set. Fight me in the comments if you disagree.

Also, would be interesting to find out who went to Innercity 2002, and who remembers this whole Partyflock debate if it was her, or wasn't. Was she at Innercity or not?

Or were you one of those sitting at home, recording this set, on cassettes?

DJ: Dana

Genre/Style: Hardstyle

Liveset Info: Recorded @ Innercity 2002 Mainstage

Length Liveset: 01:23:45

Tracks: 17 (seventeen)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): STREAM HERE

File Size: unknown

File Type: unknown

Audio: Stereo

Sample Rate: unknown

Release Year: 2002

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