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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Early Hardcore Mixtape (2013)

Early Hardcore. Are you a fan of it? Or are you too young , and you've simply missed it all? Or do you think it's a load of garbage, and you just prefer styles like Uptempo or Mariah Carey Speedcore? Well, if you do not appreciate Early Hardcore, you've come to the wrong place. I'm a fanatic since 1993. Wow, it just made me think: 26 years of being a raver. That's an achievement too, you know. And everyone was saying that it was only going to be a phase, a short lived thing. We're in 2019, and people are still raving! And it's a multi million euro worth scene.

Maybe I'm biased, because I'm Dutch, but I do prefer the early sound. I grew up listening to it, and have fond memories of it. To me it's life. Part of my life. So, what I do to please myself, is to go on Soundcloud and search for good mixes. And today I found one, made by Daniel Lindemans. And as you can see from the picture above, he thinks it's 'simply the best', to quote the legendary Tina Turner (who's voice funnily enough was used in the legendary 'Welcome To The Thunderdome' song'). I've not come across any other mixes by this DJ, but the reason why I picked this one, is because the tracklist is so fucking epic.

This mix contains records you might hear from time to time, but it also includes records the majority have forgotten about. And it also had a few 'new' songs. Well, technically not new, but I've not heard them before. Enough reasons to give this a go, and trust the Dutchman: it does not disappoints me. Nor will it you.

01. Intro

02. DJ Toad - Check It Out

03. Buzz Fuzz - Intergalactic

04. Old School Terrorist vs Mixelplix - Terror And Mayhem

05. Bass-D & King Matthew - Is New York In Da House

06. DJ Delirium & Guitar Rob - The Wat That We Rock

07. The Judges feat DJ Promo - The Law

08. G-Town Madness - Punks & Bitches

09. Neophyte & The Stunned Guys - Army Of Hardcore

10. Neophyte - Execute

11. Masters Of Ceremony - Hardcore To Da Bone

12. The Stunned Guys & DJ Paul - Confusion

13. Bodylotion - Always Hardcore

14. Masters Of Ceremony - Mass Hysteria

15. Prezioso - Raise Your Power (The Stunned Guys Remix)

16. General Noise - Inssomniak

17. DJ Rob & MC Joe - The Beat Is Flown

18. DJ Paul & Teenage Warning - Brohym

19. DJ Paul Elstak - Rockin' Beats

20. Darrien Kelly & Omar Santana - Bounce It Like This

21. DJ Isaac - Bass & Sound

22. DJ Lancinhouse vs DJ Jappo - Real Motherfuckers

23. El Bruto - Hardcore Motherfucker

24. MD&A - Hardcore

25. The Prophet & DJ Buzz Fuzz - Freddy's Revenge

26. DJ Distortion & MC Raw vs Bass-D & King Matthew - Raveworld

Daniel has picked the all-time classics for his mix. Those records you will hear on every top 100 CD released. Which records, you might be wondering? Well, if that's a genuine question, I am wondering if you are even a gabber, or a zwabber? 'Always Hardcore', 'Hardcore To Da Bone',' The Way That We Rock','The Beat Is Flown','Confusion'... and more. The classics. You all know them.

But not only the classics, but also a few genuine anthems, like 'Real Motherfuckers', 'Bounce It Like This', 'Punks & Bitches','The Law', and of course 'Execute'. This music just is too damn perfect. And so is this mix. I just love its diversity and usage of obscure anthems. I'd only wish they would use more of these 'forgotten' anthems in mixes. They do deserve more recognition.

Some records selected by Daniel are just so damn bad, but they would still get the crowds going. But not me. If I'd hear these records in a club, I would dive straight towards the bar or toilet: I cannot rave to these anthems. So overrated, or just plain bad: 'Brohym' and 'Freddy's Revenge'. The last is just so damn bad, and not something I would have expected Buzz Fuzz and The Prophet even making or releasing. But those were the 90s: experimental songs were released, to see if they did catch on. Thankfully they didn't.

Of course the biggest record of the 90s had to be put in: 'Hardcore To Da Bone'. Fight me if you hate this record. There's no need to hate. Why? Because it's Masters Of Ceremony's best record of all time. Pure filth, pure Hardcore.

A nice mix, with a few minor tracks, and some small mixing errors. But nothing major. So go get this down you. Press play, and go down memory lane. It's that time of year when Christmas is lurking, and you all want to avoid those crappy tunes on the radio? Well, listen to TCD and just listen to what I'm suggesting. I'm well respected (*ahum*), so my judgement is king.

And who does not like Early Hardcore? Are you even human?

DJ: Daniel Lindemans

Genre/Style: Early Hardcore, Gabber

Mix Info: Early Hardcore Mixtape

Length Mix: 01:16:24

Tracks: 26 (twenty-six)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE

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