1994 is such an underrated year. Hardcore/Gabber was so damn good , but it seems all other years are talked about more than 1994, which is a shame. I got into Hardcore back in 1993, but in 1994 my love for Hardcore grew even more and more, and I became obsessed with it. Obviously when the years went by, my love just continued, but 1994 was important to me. Hardcore was still in its infancy, but it was growing into this major player in the Dance scene. The sound was still in the development stage, but it was going somewhere. Was it great? Yes and no. Some records were instant dancefloor smashers and some just so damn obscure, you would only hear them once, and they would disappear from the face of the Earth. But whatever your stance is on 1994, it was an important year.
So why am I talking about 1994? Well, it's because of DJ Radium's mix I found the other day. one he uploaded it 4 years ago. Normally I would just listen to such a mix but wouldn't write a review, but someone was so kind enough to add a tracklist to the mix, so I had to jump on it, and write a review. And seeing as DJ Radium has been in the game since the early 90s, he definitely knows what to play. And this mix is dedicated to the early Hardcore years...
You might like it or you don't. It could be that you are too young to remember the early days, or you aren't into Hardcore at all. But if you are too young, you might want to be educated? You might want to know what the majority of ravers used to listen to during the early years? You might be interested in the kind of songs that shaped Hardcore for years to come?
31 records in 70 minutes long mix. Glorious. It will bring a huge smile on your face, and will leave you speechless. The tracks are gorgeous, but I'm rambling on for too long. Time for you to see the tracklist!
Too Fast For Mellow - In My House
Wedlock - I'm The Fuck You Man!
D.J. Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo - Harm Me
Two Terrorists - M.F.
D.J. Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo - Verrotted
Sauerkraut - They're Back! (Look The Door And Hide The Keys Mix)
Turbulence - 6 Million Ways To Die
Krimson - Praise Jesus (Plaetosaurus Mix)
Neophyte - Back In My Brain
Short Circuit - Motherfucker
Neophyte - In Your Head
Satanic Madness - Hell
Damage Inc. - Total Insanity
Cryogenic - Credit To Dementia
Satanic Madness - Reality
Lenny Dee vs DJ Paul - Anti-Procrastination
Ilsa Gold - Blond Nons (Chicago Remix)
Chosen Few - Gabberdam
Dr. Mindfuck - Ooink!
The Original Gabber - The Headbanger
Sensor - A Sick Mind Is A True Delight
Noisegate - Goddamn' Mind
F. Salee - The End Of The Beginning
Neophyte - Last Recall
Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo - The Bird
T.O.P.D.R.O.P. - Achtung! (Speedcity Remix by Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo)
The Original Gabber - Ad-Da
Cookiemunsta - Cook & Curry (Gangarden Mix)
Riot Squad - Nonshlen Tustokken (Ode To Vortex)
Short Circuit - Megahouse
Boom Terrorism - Gabberhouse (Jailhouse Inferno Remix by Inferno Bros)
This is glorious, and extremely hard as nails! You might think it's a tad too hard, but if that's the case, maybe listen to something from 1996? Not 1994. But if you think that this tracklist is a work of art, just scroll down and press play. You won't be disappointed. Radium has done his best to make this mix work, and it's got raving reviews on Soundcloud.
Radium knows his stuff, but he's one of the OGs. Active since the early 90s, you can leave it up to him to produce a wicked mix.
I really enjoyed this mix. It's got a lot of the well known anthems, but also a few obscure ones. You probably know them, but you don't hear them that often. Which is a pity, if truth be told. We need a bit of everything: known and unknown. Remember the glory days in its fullest way.
Are all tracks great? Well, some are superb, some are OK. But the general gist of this mix is a positive one. I really appreciate Radium going through his record collection, and playing the tracks that demolished the dancefloors back in 1994. It's 70 minutes of pure pleasure, that's for sure.
Best record? A bit biased, but '6 Million Ways To Die'. Still a great anthem!
Genre/Style: Early Hardcore, Gabber, Acidcore, Industrial Hardcore
Mix Info: Early Hardcore #4 ('93'94) - The Car Park Sessions
Length Mix: 01:10:52
Tracks: 31 (thirty-one)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE
File Size: 163 MB
File Type: mp3
Bit Rate: 320kbps
Release Year: 2018
More Information: Radium - Soundcloud Channel