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DJ Thera - Hit You With That Oldskool - Mixtape 3 (2020)

DJ Thera is back with a new mixtape. This time it's his third mix for his already legendary Oldskool mixtape series. I've reviewed the second mix in this series, and now it's time for the third instalment. We are fully aware what this mix is about, but if you are not sure, this mix is all about the Early Hardstyle sound, from the early 2000s. The sound we all miss, and love with a passion. This is music that has shaped the present day Hard/Rawstyle scene,

I do praise people for bringing back the early sound, from whatever style it is: be it Hardcore, Techno, Hardstyle, hell, even House music. But today the focus is Hardstyle, the early Hardstyle sound. And boy, is it packed with awesome tunes! I've forgotten most of them. I should have stayed true to the original sound, and still played those compilations over the years, but sadly they have been collecting dust.

What this mix also shows me and makes me wonder, is what happened to most of these names? I've not seen a few over the last couple of years. Maybe I'm just not that much into social media, and should invest more time in exploring who's still active. Ah well, we've got the time now (thanks COVID-19).

Here's the tracklist if you are interested:

01. Brennan & Heart presents Nightflow - Day Of Forever (Hard Mix)

02. DJ Hellraiser - The Outer Limits

03. Donkey Rollers - Thunderbeats

04. Atlantic Wave - The Creation (Giada Remix)

05. DJ Ricky T - Generation T (Hardstyle Mix)

06. JS Ten - Louder (JK Walker Remix)

07. Headliner - B.O.D.Y.P.U.M.P. (Showtek Remix)

08. DJ Tomcraft - Prozac (Tony H Yeah Remix)

09. Orion's Voice - Cockroaches (DJ Scot Project Remix)

10. Warmduscher feat Lamont Humphr - Hardcore Will Never Die (Derb Remix)

11. Dana - Back In Time

12. Sa.Vee.Oh - Nohacker.exe

13. Builder - Skyscraper (DJ Luna Antolini Hard Mix)

14. Kai Tracid - Destiny's Path (Warmduscher Remix)

15. Chiren - Equalize It

16. Jimmy The Sound - Modulo (Modulo One Vrs)

17. The Juvenile - Hardcore Sukkas

18. Walt - Let The Music Play

19. Origin Unknown - Red Planet (Misdome Remix)

20. Brennan & Heart - Disappearance

21. Overdrive - Listen To The Fat Bass

22. The Raiders - Disk Warrior (Disk Mix)

23. Ayumi Hamasaki - Trauma (Dumonde Remix)

Wow. These are truly forgotten gems. Can't believe some haven't stood the test of time. This meaning that they do not appear in more mixes. They should deserve a bigger stage. Like when the early sound dominated the charts.

Anyway, Thera's mix. It's awesome! Flawless. And packed with the tunes that we need to hear during the lockdown. So many great records by big names such as Kai Tracid, Warmduscher, Tomcraft, Donkey Rollers, etc. Thera's selection is truly inspiring. And I hope he continues making these mixes: they do bring a huge smile on my face.

I'm not saying that I dislike the present day Hardstyle, but the early sound still beats the present day sound. Sorry guys and girls, but for that is the truth. Can't beat those original sounds.

The best record? Pff, there were a few, but 'Modulo' has got to be the best. It just grabs your throat and holds onto you, and latches itself into your brain. This is a track which remains in your big skull for the rest of the day.

Turn the volume right up, and also check the previous two mixes! Thera, thanks for these mixes so far, but don't stop: we need more!

DJ: Thera

Genre/Style: Hardstyle

Mix Info: DJ Thera - Hit You With That Oldskool - Mixtape 3

Length Mix: 01:02:40

Tracks: 23 (twenty-three)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE

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