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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

DJ Casketkrusher - Thunderdome: "The Ear Damaging Megamix" (Mix 1) (2020)

The year is 2012. DJ Casketkrusher was awake on the 8th of September, and he decided to create this new mix. Seeing as he loves his mixes, he thought he would make one focussed on probably the most recognisable label in the whole Hardcore universe: Thunderdome / ID&T. And knowing Casketkrusher, he picked the finest anthems from the early years of Thunderdome, and crammed them into a 72 minute long mix. And now, back to the present year, 2020, and our pandemic. We can't rave, we have to stay indoors, and I just felt the urge to hear a Thunderdome megamix. I have reviewed his previous second instalment mix before back in 2018, and now it's time to check out the first mix he made 8 years ago.

The previously reviewed mix contained the wicked anthems, and I really loved it. I gave it 5 out of 5 stars. And now it's time to listen to the mix. The originator. The original. The first of its kind. Well, not in the Hardcore universe, but in the Casketkrusher universe. He has made plenty of mixes in his DJ career lifespan, but a Thunderdome mix always gets a lot of attention, and praises. But it all depends on if the mix is any good. I've come across the usually 'crap' mixes and mixes by DJs who didn't even make it themselves. They used an already existing Thunderdome mix and called it their own. SMH.

In this 72 minute long mix you can find the finest of the finest anthems. Some forgotten. Some overhyped. Some just awesome, and some OK-ish. But what you do get is a flashback to the good days of Hardcore. The innocent years. So which anthems did Casketkrusher use for his first 'Thunderdome' megamix? Well, these:

  • Megamix: Intro (Welcome... To Another Edition Of Thunderdome)

  • DJ Sim - Cartoons In Progress (Original Mix)

  • Tony Salmonelli - Hey! (Buzzy's Ragga Mix)

  • DJ Dano - Parade Of Love

  • El Bruto - Hypnotizing

  • DJ Gizmo - Rescue

  • Section 8 - Punnany (The Prophet Remix)

  • Dance Overdose - Wake Up To The Overdose (The Marc Smith Notorious Mix)

  • The Prophet - Warrior (Original Mix)

  • Club X - Don't Deny The Beat

  • Bass Generator - The Event (Can I Have A Lime Top In My Shandy Andy Mix?)

  • Q-Tex - Equazion Part IV

  • DJ Isaac - Bad Dreams (Remix)

  • Tripax - What The Fuck Are You Laughing At?

  • Jean Sibart & Joel Trambel - Right Is Wrong

  • Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo - Ultimate Sextrack

  • DJ Weirdo & DJ Sim - Kick This Muthaf#@ka!

  • Wasting Program - Bring That Shit Back (DJ Buzz Fuzz Remix)

  • Nitrogen - Bad Bwoy

  • Ectomorph - Mindblower

  • Hard Attack - Bonehead

  • Marc Smith - Pump Up The Noize (Raid Mix)

  • Bass-D & King Matthew - The Witch

  • Bunkor Beats - This Is Wicked|!

  • The Nerds - Are Back

  • Body Lotion - Happy Is Voor Hobo's

  • DJ Promo - Boomin' Out The Box

  • Ectomorph - Totally Computerized

  • T.N.T. - Kiss The Ground

  • Masters Of Ceremony - Hardcore To Da Bone (Masters Of Ceremony Dope Mix)

  • Darrien Kelly vs Attic & Stylzz - Beaten Like A Bitch!

  • DJ E-Rick & Tactic - Rocked Da House

  • General Noise - Hey, Mr DJ!

  • DJ Weirdo & DJ Sim - It's Gonna be Allright!

  • Unsatisfied Evil - Bad Creations

  • Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo - Live At London (Hardcore Mix)

  • Tellurian - Squash The Floor

  • Turbolenza - I Am The Creator (Future Mix)

  • Lady Dana, DJ Skorp & Chronotrigger - Devistading Rhythm

  • DJ Delirium & Da Grimreaper - Speakerblower

  • S.V.E.N. - Cranium Accelleration

  • Mutoid - The Necronomicon (DJ Buzz Fuzz Mix)

  • Undercover Anarchist - Kingdom (CD Version)

  • Nightstalkers - Warehouse Beats

  • Ramirez - Apocalixis (Placid K Remix)

  • Renata Ricciardi - Return Of A Looney (DJ Jordens Mix)

  • 50% Of The Dreamteam - Bullshit

  • The Prophet - Spiral

  • Psylocke - New Day

  • Baba Nation - Jesus Words

  • Megamix: Outro (Thunderdome, Then It's Your Choice)

As expected Casketkrusher made it into a festive mix. No, I'm not fucking saying he has mixed all Christmassy songs or jingle bells into the mix, but he has made the mix cheerful. Reminiscing the past by hearing these anthems. And boy, they are good.

Some of these records I completely forgotten about! Yes, I know, I shouldn't forget these classics, but it's not like I only listen to Thunderdome CDs 24/7. I wish I could, but I reckon it would drive me completely mad. I am not 18 anymore.

There are plenty of awesome records to choose from. I cannot just pick one anthem which is my favourite one, but I had to pick a handful: 'Return Of A Looney' by Renata Ricciardi, DJ Gizmo's 'Rescue','Bullshit' by 50% Of The Dreamteam, Masters Of Ceremony's 'Hardcore To Da Bone'... I could just go on for hours. Good selection mr Casketkrusher.

As good as the tracklist is, the mix itself contains a few errors, more than I am used to hear from Casketkrusher. Like, a lot more lol. And it's kind of unexpected. I know he has the skills and potential to become a very great DJ, but maybe in 2012 he was still 'learning'? It's not as smooth as I'd wished it was. He has defiantly mastered that to be fair. But as good as I wished it was, it's not perfect.

A good mix nonetheless, but not Casketkrusher's finest. Still worth listening to, don't get me wrong.

DJ: Casketkrusher

Genre/Style: Early Hardcore, Gabber, Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, Rave

Mix Info: Thunderdome: "The Ear Damaging Megamix" (Mix 1)

Length Mix: 01:12:24

Tracks: 51 (fifty-one)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE

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Audio: Stereo

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