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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

DJ A.K. - New Hard Techno Mix 14.06.19

The last couple of days I've been extremely busy at work. Even had to go to Burnaston for a seminar. Hence why I've been a bit quiet on here. But not for long. For my drive up North I saved a few mixes I wanted to hear, and this is the first one I think you should check out. Mixed by DJ A.K., this mix contains only Hard Techno records. And it has been quite a while since I last heard a Hard Techno mix (not a liveset). Must have been at least a year or two.

I think (and correct me if I'm wrong) his previous mixes were focussed on Hardcore. Be it UK or NL. But for this mix he decided to play Hard Techno, which he has done before. So nothing new for him, but for me it is. I've not noticed his previous Hard Techno mixes. And they don't appear too often on my timeline either. So you can imaging that the second I started listening to this mix I became a very happy Dutchman. I'm always a fan of every style that contains the word 'Hard' in it, be it Hardcore, Hardstyle, Hard House, Hard Trance, or Hard Techno.

So what can you expect to hear in this mix? Well, a lot of dark and obscure Techno records. I've not heard the majority of them (but I'm not following the scene as close as I should do). Check out this tracklist, it's a beauty!

01. Hell Driver - 86

02. Emanuelle Millozzi & Luke Di Lullo - Let It Go (T78 Remix)

03. Giovanni Carozza - Vertical

04. Cherrymoon Trax - The House Of House (Thomas Schumacher Remix)

05. Hell Driver - Gunship

06. Thick As Thieves - Jack To The Sound (T78 Remix)

07. ROBPM - Double Slap

08. Spektre - The Maze

09. Hell Driver - This Is Not A Test

10. Veerus - Hypnosis

11. Enrico Sangiuliano - Symbiosis

12. Hell Driver - Ride Or Die

13. Raito - Give Yourself

14. Spektre - Gates Of Dawn

15. Eats Everything - Space Raiders (Charlotte De Witte Remix)

16. Sebastian Groth - Snow Leopard (Gary Burrows Remix)

17. A*S*Y*S - Acid Test

A very interesting mix. Dark, but just the way I like it. I like music to be on a different level. It becomes more exciting to listen to, and to let yourself go completely. I don't like music that dictates your every move and thought (like pop music). Techno just does the trick. It can be straight forward hard and rough, but at times it can uplift your body, or pound you into the ground. Techno is definately timeless.

DJ A.K.'s mix is tight. Really tight. I have not spotted any mistakes or errors. It's an hour of absolute blissfull music. Really a delightful mix to hear on this Saturday morning. Or whenever you are listening to this (obviously). My journey up North became more interesting and more exciting.

I've got absolutely no complaint. Go no negatives to mention. The only thing I would mention is the fact that this mix is downloadable. So it's for free! And you should definately check this mix out. It has made me a happier person, and I'm now hunting down Hard Techno mixes on Soundcloud. So be prepared for more Hard Techno mix reviews in the future.

Epic mix, only one score suits it:

DJ: A.K.

Genre/Style: Hard Techno, Techno, Acid Techno

Mix Info: New Hard Techno Mix 14.06.19

Length Mix: 01:05:45

Tracks: 17 (seventeen)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN

File Size: 105 MB

File Type: mp3

Bitspeed: 224kbps

More Information: DJ A.K. - Soundcloud Page

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