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Dj Thera - Hit You With That Oldskool - Mixtape 2 (2020)

I am back! After a short period of not being online due to a bloody kidney surgery, I am slowly getting back into the digital world. And the first mix is a good one. If you love Hardstyle of course. If you hate it, why even bother reading this review? Anyway, during my absence DJ Thera announced that he's got an event coming up, and it's happening tomorrow! A 6 hour solo set, with a few friends. Geck-o, Sjammienators, Pavo, and Aversion.

A wicked night out, if you want to see this legend there. I sadly can't be there, I am limited when it comes to movement, which is really a nuisance, So to be on the dancefloor not moving isn't really my cup of tea. Maybe next time, Thera. It was actually last year I saw this legend for the last time, at GPF's event, still danced with a broken and messed up kidney. But 2020 started with me having only one, and not two. Maybe 2021 I get the chance to see Thera?

For his event he made two promo mixes, and I only found the second one on my timeline. So if you want more, search for more. But for now, let's focus on this second mix, which contains the early Hardstyle records, most of you all have forgotten about. The classic gems, the ultimate early Hardstyle anthems. A trip down memory lane. The glorious years. It was pure and raw. And awesome too!

Check out the tracklist. If you don't fap after, something's wrong with you. (fappen is a word only Dutch and Flemish people would understand).

01. Nishina - Further Closer

02. Tankis & Savietto - Antea (F8T Mix)

03. Hennes & Cold - Born Blind

04. Brain Ovulation - Kicks And Bass (Acid Step Mix)

05. DJ Vortex & Arpa's Dream - Incoming (Arome Remix)

06. Waveliner vs Rude - The Anthem

07. Hunter - The Hammer (Techno Mix)

08. Jendrik De Ruvo - Can I Get A Witness (LaCargo Remix)

09. Donkey Rollers - The Sound Of The Beast (Original Mix)

10. Brennan & Heart - Come Out

11. K-Traxx - Noise Tool (Technoboy Remix)

12. Meredith - Which Way To Go (Brennan & Heart Style Mix)

13. The Beholder feat Max & Mike - Beating Of The Drumz

14. Donkey Rollers - Motherfuck (DJ Zany Remix)

15. Brennan & Heart - Backstabbing (Re-appearance)

16. Ultra Sonic - Ultrabass

17. Kai Tracid - Trance And Acid (Derb Remix)

18. Walt - What U Get

19. Global Cee - Burnin' (Kan Cold Remix)

20. Brennan & Heart - Acid Revenge

21. Space Invaders - Do The Freak

22. Megaphone - Waveform

23. Barthezz - On The Move (Dumonde Remix)

Wow. Chill factor throughout this mix. This takes me back to the early 2000s, when Hardstyle and Hard Trance dominated the dancefloors. Good years. But even I have moved these excellent tunes into the back of my mind. And that's the stupidest thing I've ever done. The early Hardstyle sound is just so God damnit perfect.

The tunes selected by Thera remind me of the Bitte Ein Beat years. Whatever happened to Bitte Ein Beat? Or more to the point: what happened to the early sound? Why did it fade away into obscurity? You cannot just listen to Thera's mix and feel nothing? Nostalgia is what I'm experiencing now. I remember purchasing so many CDs during the early 2000s. I've spent a few grand over those years on compilations. I was hooked.

Thera's selection is great. Good records. A sound that has been moved aside by the present day Hardstyle, but if I could, I would go back into time and experience it once more. The best of the best, seriously.

Best record of Thera's mix? 'Trance And Acid' by Kai Tracid, remixed by Derb. What a genuine classic! Hard Trance. Now that's pornographic music. Full of heart and soul. Can't get more real than this sound.

I hope Thera and his mates are having a wicked time tomorrow. I wish I could be there, but I kidney you not, I can't. Rave safe everyone! I'll be back on the dancefloors soon.

DJ: Thera

Genre/Style: Early Hardstyle, Hardstyle, Hard House, Hard Trance

Mix Info: Hit You With That Oldskool - Mixtape 2

Length Mix: 01:02:45

Trackks: 23 (twenty-three)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE

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