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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Dutch Hardcore Anthems Mix (2021)

I don't know what's wrong with me, but lately I've been listening to a lot of mid 90s Hardcore/Happy Hardcore, and I'm feeling those tunes again. I am full on Hardcore mode right now. Yes, sometimes I do listen to other styles, but the majority of my time is spent listening to Hardcore from the glorious 90s. To those who experienced the sound, they all agree that the music was so much better then, than it is now. I think there's a nostalgic factor coming into play here. We grew up with it, and how could we turn out backs to the sound that made us who we are?

So the mix you are about to listen to is focussed on the Dutch Hardcore sound. And you might disagree with my opinion, but they are mainly Happy Hardcore anthems. Come on, even during the 90s we knew the difference between Happy and normal Hardcore. Yes, some of the happier anthems did appear on the harder Hardcore compilations, but I would say that most of these records mixed by AW Music Factory are Happy Hardcore anthems. And that is fucking awesome!

I mentioned this in an earlier review, I do prefer the happier sound over the regular Hardcore sound. Maybe it's because of the fact that I'm a cheerful bloke, who knows. I do like myself some rough Hardcore from time to time, but not always. I much prefer to hear Happy and smile from ear to ear. And the AW Music Factory has created a cheese fest of a mix, and the tracklist will make you feel a tad guilty, that you are about to listen to this. But it's OK, no one is going to shame you.

The tracks. I don't know if you are ready, but here they come:

  1. Bodylotion - Always Hardcore

  2. DJ Isaac - Bad Dreams

  3. Profound - Let Da Music Play

  4. DJ E-rick & Tactic - Bring The Noise

  5. 4 Tune Fairytales - My Little Fantasy (Bass-D & King Matthew Remix)

  6. Critical Mass - Burning Love (DJ Weirdo & DJ Sim 173.683 Remix)

  7. Highlander - Everytime (Hardcore Mix)

  8. Bass-D & King Matthew feat XD - Like A Dream

  9. DJ Weirdo & DJ Sim - Go Get Busy (Extended Rave Version)

  10. Happymen - Love Is You (The Stunned Guys Hardcore Mix)

  11. DJ Weirdo & Dr. Phil Omanski - Young Birds

  12. Chronotrigger - Mammamia

  13. The Prophet - Big Boys Don't Cry (Original Mix)

  14. Bertocucci Feranzano - XTC Love

  15. Micado - It's Gonna Be A Fine Night

  16. Damage Inc. - Turn Around

  17. Lovechild - All Out Of Love

  18. DJ Buzz Fuzz vs Bass-D & King Matthew - It's Alright

Those were the anthems. And who remembers the labels these were released on, like Pengo, ID&T, Babyboom, BZRK, and more. Those were the golden years for me, personally. I can still remember most of these records, and know exactly how the song goes. This led up to me quickly going to establish if AW Music Factory used the normal versions or different remixed versions. A few of the titles were adjusted accordingly.

There's so many memories linked to these records. And I'm guessing, seeing as you are reading this, you must have a lot of good memories too. And one of the things I hate about hearing these records again, is that no one gives this the credit it should deserve. What happened to this sound, what happened to these acts/producers, like 4 Tune Fairytales, DJ Sim, Dr. Phil Omanski, Highlander, Profound, and more. Time does fly by too damn fucking quick, doesn't it?

A nice trip down memory lane. Cheesy? Check. But memorable anthems? Check. Which records makes me miss the 90s the most? Well, it has to be 4 Tune Fairytales' 'My Little Fantasy', remixed by Bass-D & King Matthew. What a fucking epic and underrated classic. This gets me going, no matter what is happening. I hear these oh so familiar chords, and I'm off. Gone mate.

A nice selection by AW Music Factory. One record was a tad too cheesy for me, and that's 'Mammamia' by Chronotrigger. Not my cup of tea. And some cross fading errors. But all in all a good and pleasant mix to hear on a Saturday night. 90s, here we come!

DJ: AW Music Factory

Genre/Style: Happy Hardcore, Hardcore

Mix Info: Dutch Hardcore Anthems Mix

Length Mix: 01:14:34

Tracks: 18 (eighteen)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE

File Size: unknown

File Type: unknown

Release Year: 2021

Audio: Stereo

Sample Rate: unknown

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