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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

DJ Smurf @ Lindisfarne Festival (High Tide Tent) Beal, England - 31-08-2019

Lindisfarne Festival. I've never heard of this event, but it turns out, it's quite a big event. This event took place this year from Thursday the 29th of August until Sunday the 1st of September, and the line-up was huge. And I do mean huge. So many areas, so many acts... most of them I've never even heard of. I think the area 'High TIde' contained the most known artists to me: Goldie, Ragga Twins, Slipmatt, Dream Frequency, and of course DJ Smurf. Now we all know DJ Smurf for being a bit daft from time to time.And some might think he only plays funny Hardcore/Terror tunes with smurf sounds in them. He does a little more than that, you know?

His set was recorded, and for an hour long you are feeling the oldskool vibes. And those vibes, ladies and gentlemen, are the best ones on God's given Earth. Fuck the rest, oldskool is the best. And he played a few wicked anthems. According to his Soundcloud page, he really enjoyed his set at this High Tide tent, and I don't blame him.

There was another Smurf mix I wanted to review, but couldn't find the tracklist that easily. So I quickly went on his page and saw that he had another set online. And this one has got a full tracklist, so here it is:

01. DJ Smurf - Dippedy Dukkja (135 Mix)

02. Pleasure Game - Le Seigneur Des Tenebres (Terminator Mix)

03. N-Joi - Adrenaline (De-construction)

04. T99 vs Smart Systems - Tingler 99 (Smurf Mashup)

05. Human Resource - Dominator (Original Mix)

06. DJPC - Insomniak (Lagoa Extreme Mix) (Smurf DJ Friendly Edit)

07. Dr. Dre vs L.A. Style feat Eminem - James Brown Forgot About Dre (Mashup)

08. Phenomania - Who Is Elvis (+9 Mix)

09. Dyewitness - Observing The Earth

10. Robin Wants Revenge - Robin Wants Revenge (Remastered)

11. Neon - Don't Mess With This Beat (Instrumental)

12. D-Shake - Techno Trance (Yaaaahh)

13. Digital Orgasm - Moog Eruption

14. Shades Of Rhythm - Extacy

15. Mig 29 - Mig 29

16. Synthesis - House Time (Extended Mix)

17. Mental Cube - Q (Santa Monica Mix)

18. Suburban Delay - Energy Rush

19. Praga Khan - Injected With A Poison (Adam's Power Mix)

20. Love Decade - So Real (Power Mix)

21. The Prodigy - Your Love

A good looking tracklist, doesn't it? I really enjoyed a few of the forgotten gems, and of course Smurf had to play them. There are some dope records in here, and I think it deserves at least one listen from you, reader, today.

But, before we continue, let me talk about the bear in the closet. Is that even a saying? Well, there are two records I do not like. The mashup that used the original L.A.Style record, which was my first ever single, and sadly DJ Smurf's own record. Smurf's were big in the Netherlands when I grew up, and I always hated those blue annoying creatures. I do not know what the evil bloke was called in other countries, but he was called Gargamel in the Netherlands. I related to him very quickly. Who wants to live with those creatures? Not a fan of anything blue Smurf related. But if we are talking about the human Smurf, that's another story.

Besides the two tracks I do not like, there are shitloads of excellent tunes in here, including the best one I haven't heard in years: 'Insomniak' by DJPC. Fuck me sideways and up & down, what an anthem! But don't forget 'Dominator' by Human Resource, and N-Joi's 'Adrenaline'. Three absolute classics, but 'Insomniak' remains my favourite, be it the original version of this DJ friendly edit.

A good set, all in all. Really enjoyed this trip down memory lane. I've had another mix in mind to review (the 4 hour long mix), but as I said, couldn't find the mix. Maybe that's next time. Another trip down memory lane. But for those who love the classic Hardcore/Breakbeat/Techno classics, enjoy this set by the one and only (likeable) Smurf. Not those fecking creatures.

DJ: Smurf

Genre/Style: Oldskool Rave, Hardcore, Breakbeat, Techno

Liveset Info: Recorded @ Lindisfarne Festival 31-08-2019

Length Liveset: 01:03:29

Tracks: 21 (twenty-one)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN

File Type: mp3

File Size: 145 MB

Bitspeed: 320kbps

More Information: DJ Smurf - Soundcloud Page

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