DJ Delite - 180 4 Hardcore October'22
October is already done and dusted, and only now have I found the time to listen to DJ Delite's mix. One that has had a few plays so far, and people seem to be very excited to hear it. And if you are like me, you are a UK Hardcore fan, so it's always nice to hear new tunes. As I've not been involved much in the UK Hardcore scene lately, it's my reintroduction of what's currently hot in the scene. And boy, things are getting hot and steamy. But is still the UK Hardcore I remember, or is it slightly different?
That's another debate to have, but not to carry out here. For now, let's focus on DJ Delite and his mix. The October mix got some plays already and some positive feedback, and that's always a good thing to hear. But leave that up to Delite to come up with a wicked mix, and with the finest tracks (according to him).
This mix contains his favourite records from the last few months, and as mentioned before, I've been 'out' of the game a bit. My focus has shifted to other styles, like Hardcore etc. No, not UK Hardcore, but other types of Hardcore. So I might have missed a few songs here and there. But thankfully we've got Delite keeping us on our toes, and telling us what is hot, and what isn't (if it's not in here, in this mix, it isn't hot enough for Delite).
But if you haven't seen this mix yet, how do you know what's hot? Well, let me share you this:
Klubfiller - Magic
Al Storm - I Created A Monster (Frankenswine Remix)
GAYLE - abcdefu (Alaguan Remix)
Al Storm & Rob IYF - Flowers
Fracus - Give Me Peace
Al Storm & Euphony feat Donna Marie - Runaway (Alaguan Remix)
Lockdown & Ben Nicky - The Launch
Darren Styles, Dee Dee & Olly James - Forever
Technikore - We Don't Talk
Darren Styles, Hixxy & Jelle van Dael - I Follow Rivers (Deep Sea Baby)
Darren Styles & Mark Sixma feat Noubya - Louder
Brennan Heart, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike - Because The Night
Da Tweekaz, Tony Junior & Sound Rush - Lambada (Your Love)
Darren Styles & TNT - Got The Music
Gammer & Technikore feat MYLK - Falling Down
Al Storm, Rob IYF & Lacie - Fading Like A Flower
Midas - Can't Sop (Easyvibe, Stompy & Darren Tyler 2022 Remix)
Heidi, Al Storm, Rob IYF & Darren Tyler - Runaway
Darren Styles & Code Black - Six Days (On The Run)
Technikore, Ben Nicky & Dr. Phunk - Ghost Town
W&W, Special D, Harris & Ford - Come With Me
It's nice to see so many good collaborations between artists from not just the UK Hardcore scene, but from others too. It's nice to hear that the UK Hardcore producers finally get recognised for their hard work.
But is it worth it? Maybe. I still love those songs that remind me of the early UK Hardcore sound. 'Forever' anyone? This is a solid song, and it's got that kick I need. A bit of the old, and a bit of the new. That's the kind I am looking forward to.
It's a solid mix, that's for sure, and I would be happy to listen to this in a club or at a rave. It's cheerful and happy, and that's what you need. But are these tracks a reason for me to dive fully back into the sound again?
Not sure. I love the bounciness but then there are a few records which I really not understand. Why would you 'make I Follow You' into a dance record, when the original cannot be topped? Or the horrible 'Lambada' song. I need to be extremely intoxicated to lose myself to it.
It's a hit or miss for me, personally. But that's not bad. Delite's mix does please others, and for that I have to give it the following score (which you can see below). But a few tracks just don't move me as much as they maybe should? Maybe I'm getting too old..
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore
Mix Info: DJ Delite - 180 4 Hardcore October'22
Length Mix: 01:00:05
Tracks: 21 (twenty-one)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE
File Size: 137 MB
File Type: mp3
Bit Rate: 320kbps
Release Year: 2022
More Information: DJ Delite - Soundcloud Channel