DJ Ben Venom - Kniteforce And Remix Records Showcase Mix. (2023)
I am ashamed to admit that, even though I know of Kniteforce Records' existence, my knowledge about the labels and it sublabels is very limited. I wouldn't call it non existent, but it's certainly at a level that I'm not comfortable with. So you can imagine my enthusiasm after finding a brand new showcase mix by Ben Venom, who I've also never heard of, and after a quick browse on Discogs, it turns out the main label has got quite a few sublabels, So there's a huge change my knowledge is extremely limited, so I do apologise for that!
There's limited info on Discogs and Soundcloud about the DJ/producer who goes by the name Ben Venom. The only info I could find is the fact that he's a DJ and producer of Breakbeat and Hardcore music since the early 90s, and he's played at Vibealite, Pleasuredome, and Helter Skelter. And he's 45. Well,that could be different, don't know when he got his Soundcloud channel, he could be a tad older now.
The only bit of info that I can share, is that he's part of the Kniteforce crew. I'm not going to go into the details behind the label, because there's plenty for you to find out. But what I can say, is that the label is still active, alive and kicking, And Ben Venom has had a few releases on the label, and you'll find his mix filled with his own productions. And one stands out, and is already a classic. You'll figure it out, which one it is!
NRG - Its Ruff (Ben Venom Remix)
Ben Venom - That Boulder Track
Ben Venom - Call Me Gnome
Luna-C - Free As The Sky (Ben Venom Remix)
Ben Venom - Heart And Soul
Ben Venom - Stylin Like 85.
Ben Venom - Kickin The Bass
DJ Ham - Here We Go Again (Ben Venom Remix)
Ben Venom - The Games You Play
Ben Venom - The Dance Of The Kniteforce
Ben Venom - Forever
There aren't many records, but it's not about the quantity but the quality. And the quality is amazing! I've not heard of Ben Venom before, but he's gained a new follower! Especially after hearing that one track that made me smile and be happy the most.
I wasn't expecting to hear such a diverse mix. From Hardcore to Breakbeat to Rave to Oldskool sounding Hardcore to Happy Hardcore: it's all in here. And the one track that got me excited the most, and reminds me of the UK Hardcore sound from the Millennium era, has to be 'Heart And Soul'. This is a new record, but a very strong and powerful record too. I have fallen in love before, but not this quickly! I heard this song once, and knew immediately that this was the biggest record in this mix.
It is. Come on, what can compete with this record?
I love the oldskool sound in each record! It's so happy, cheerful, and enlightening! We need that happier sound to return, and take over the charts. More Breakbeat, more Rave, more Happy Hardcore...
It's a very cool mix. And it contains a record that should be on everyone's minds! Or on everyone's heart and soul. What a brilliant record, a UK Hardcore anthem that deserves to rock the dancefloors!
Side note: I will delve a bit deeper into Kniteforce and its history and subsidiaries. Don't want to feel embarrassed anymore!
DJ: Ben Venom
Genre/Style: Hardcore, Breakbeat, Rave, Oldskool, Happy Hardcore
Mix Info: DJ Ben Venom - Kniteforce And Remix Records Showcase Mix.
Length Mix: 00:54:39
Tracks: 11 (eleven)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): STREAM HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Sample Rate: unknown
Release Year: 2023
More Information: BenVenom - Soundcloud Channel