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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

DJ A.K. - 93 - 94 Oldskool Breakbeat Hardcore Mix 22.07.23

I started this review on the 1st of this month, completely pushed it to the side, as I went on a holiday and could not be f**ked to write anything, but then I got buried in a lot of work. But I kept on playing this mix over and over. You can check my Soundcloud statistics: this mix has had the highest plays of any mix this month for me. And the reason for this? Well, I've been craving Breakbeat Hardcore for quite a while now, and this mix was there, at the right time. And it's got the tracks you all want, need, and deserve to hear!

DJ A.K. was behind the decks again, and this time he decided to do a mix, dedicated to the wonderful years of 1993 and 1994, And it's jam packed with Breakbeat Hardcore anthems. My craving also increased due to multiple videos on YouTube, dedicated to this glorious sound. And the most important thing: the music. The music speaks for itself, and has grabbed my attention since day one. Such an underrated yet influential style, it deserves more credit!

DJ A.K. is the Soundcloud channel you need to follow. Not only is it the source of excellent music, but it's the page that will give you continuous joy, on multiple levels. I've reviewed quite a few of his mixes, and this Breakbeat one isn't even his latest one: only now have I seen a Happy Hardcore mix on my Soundcloud timeline, so he keeps on making new mixes, and every day could be a day which might make us slightly happier, knowing we are closer to yet another A.K. mix.

But let's focus on this Breakbeat Hardcore mix, and the amazing tunes he has picked!

  1. D-Force - Original Bad Boy

  2. DJ's Unknown Vol 2 - Side A

  3. DJ Seduction - On My Own (Slipmatt Remix)

  4. DJ Edge - The Remix

  5. Question Mark Vol 2 - Side A

  6. Harmony & Xtreme - Journey Through Time

  7. Naughty Naughty Vol 3 - Side B Green Side

  8. Ramos & Supreme - Crowd Control

  9. SMD Vol 2 - Side A

  10. Future Primitive - We're Flying (Vibes & Wishdokta Remix)

  11. SMD Vol 2 - Side B

  12. Harmony & Xtreme - Love In My Heart

  13. Question Mark Vol 3 - Side A

  14. Oaysis - Incredible Bass (Slipmatt Remix)

  15. DJ Vibes - Obsession (Music's So Wonderful)

  16. N-Zo & DJ Invincible - Funky Sensation

  17. Naughty Naughty Vol 1 - Side A

  18. DJ Red Alert & Mike Slammer - In Effect (Slipmatt Remix)

  19. Ravers Choice - Vol 1 Side X (Loving You Is Easy)

  20. DJ Red Alert & Mike Slammer - Ganja Man

  21. Sunshine Productions - Above The Clouds (Vibes & Wishdokta Remix)

  22. DJ Slam - Looking Into The Light

  23. Jimmy J & Cru-L-T - Six Days

  24. DJ Dougal & DJ Vibes - Feel Free

  25. Jimmy J & Cru-L-T - Take Me Away (Slipmatt Remix)

  26. Omni Trio - Renegade Snares (Foul Play Remix)

  27. Luna-C - Piano Progression

This mix is monstrously good! This gives me goosebumps, and makes me smile from ear to ear! DJ A.K. has done it yet again, and has given us an hour and a half of pure ecstasy!

The tunes were all successful anthems you would hear at each single rave during the early 90s, but not just in the UK, but all over the world. Hell, you would even find them on Happy Hardcore compilations in the Netherlands, hence why I know a few of these records. I knew of these artists not because they were Breakbeat Hardcore ones, but 'Happy Hardcore' artists. Strange world, right?

The mix is tight, and the anthems are glorious! It's only been 30 years since these songs were released, but they still sound awesome, and can get a crowd going, loose their freaking minds! If I would hear these at a rave, I would not leave. The cleaners would have to call the police, as I would be stuck to the dancefloor, still in the zone, not wanting to let go. This music is so freaking good, and I might be an old geezer now, but I'm still feeling the music. I feel it rushing through my veins, and it makes my heart beat faster and faster.

Not too damn fast. Don't want to be in the back of an ambulance (again)...

Absolutely no negative comments. Only positive ones. Spread the love, the happiness, and embrace the importance of Breakbeat Hardcore for modern day music. Where would we be without it?

Best record? 'In Effect' by Red Alert & Mike Slammer, remixed by Slipmatt. Timeless masterpiece!

No need to have been born in the 70s/80s and have raved during the glorious early 90s. You can still catch up on this awesome music. Just close your eyes, and let yourself go!

DJ: A.K.

Genre/Style: Breakbeat Hardcore, Jungle, Oldschool, Happy Hardcore

Mix Info: DJ A.K. - 93 - 94 Oldskool Breakbeat Hardcore Mix 22.07.23

Length Mix: 01:25:05

Tracks: 27 (twenty-seven)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): STREAM HERE

File Size: unknown

File Type: unknown

Audio: Stereo

Sample Rate: unknown

Release Year: 2023

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