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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

DJ A.K. - Ultimate Hardcore Cheddar Mix 17.12.21

It's time for some cheese. And I don't mean the actual bit you put in your mouth and tastes disgusting, but no: cheesy music! You all know I'm a huge fan (sometimes, not always!) But today I fancied a bit of it, and one of the first mixes that appeared on my timeline on Soundcloud was a mix made by DJ A.K. Not his first mix to appear on this website (mine of course), and I'm guessing it won't be the last. Today's mix is all about the cheese, and his selection of tracks made me wonder; can it be any cheesier than this?

You will know what I mean if you look at the tracklist below. So much cheese, but that's part of my youth: you had your gabber, and your happy Hardcore music. It was both present during my teenage years, and yes, I've raved to both. Not saying these are really amazing records, but they were on cassettes and CDs when I was younger.

Don't get me wrong: most of these artists and songs were played by me, and I still find extremely satisfying to listen to. But some are just beyond cheese. Would that bother me? Not really, as this mix is all about happiness. DJ A.K. delivers yet another wicked set, and all these songs fit in nicely. To put it into perspective: I've not even skipped once. Yeah, some tracks are just bad, but they fit in. If that makes sense.

You now want to see the tracklist. Don't lie to me. You really want to. So here it is:

  1. DJ Paul Elstak - Don't Leave Me Alone (Album Version)

  2. Critical Mass - Happy Generation

  3. DJ Paul Elstak - The Promised Land (Digidance Extended Mix)

  4. 4 Tune Fairytales - My Little Fantasy (Scarface's Remix)

  5. DJ E-Rick & Tactic - Bring The Noise

  6. Critical Mass - Believe In The Future

  7. Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo - Hardcore Feelings (Club Mix)

  8. Love Child - All Out Of Love (DJ Weirdo & DJ Sim Remix)

  9. Wicked Dimension - Everytime I Think Of You

  10. Critical Mass - Burning Love (2 Da Core Mix)

  11. Highlander - Last Forever

  12. Dune - Rainbow To The Stars

  13. Marusha - It Takes Me Away

  14. Interactive - Living Without Your Love

  15. Mark'Oh - Love Song

  16. Credibility - Always Peace

  17. Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo - Party

  18. Universe - Everybody Is A Star

  19. Trancehistory - Doo Dey Doo Dey

  20. Mindtrust - Ravers Groove

  21. Wonderland - Be On A Star (Ferocious Mix)

  22. Uranus - Flowed On A Vibe (Club Mix)

  23. DJ Paul Elstak - Rave On

As much as we might hate cheesy music, we do need it, right? Not every day! Hell no, it would drive me mad. I have already listened to this over and over in the 90s, I couldn't do that anymore. But once every blue Moon is acceptable. As wouldn't you believe it: today's that day!

DJ A.K's mix is very good. A good selection of everything 'known' and 'unknown'. Yes, he had to play a few well known classics by Paul Elstak, Critical Mass, Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo, 4 Tune Fairytales and more. A nicely balanced mix. And I like it.

But which track did I like the most? Well, it's Marusha's 'It Takes Me Away'. Fuck me, what a banging German track! Still to this day a banging tune. Play that in any set, and the crowds will loose their shit!

It is cheese fest galore, but A.K knew that there are people out there who LOVE it. And secretly I do too! Not so much of a fan of Mark'Oh, or most of Paul Elstaks early stuff. But hey ho, you can't have it all, eh?

DJ: A.K.

Genre/Style: Happy Hardcore

Mix Info: DJ A.K. - Ultimate Hardcore Cheddar Mix 17.12.21

Length Mix: 01:12:57

Tracks: 23 (twenty-three)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE

File Size: unknown

File Type: unknown

Release Year: 2022

Audio: Stereo

Sample Rate: unknown

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