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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Early Hardcore / Oldschool Gabber Mix (2020)

Sunday. And what a week it has been. Firstly, I would suppose to go back to the office on Thursday, but my catalytic converter got stolen. So that wasn't great. Sadly I am not mobile, and it's kind of driving me insane. Insane to such an extent, that I need Hardcore music to calm me down. I know that sounds a bit like a cliche, but it is true. For many Hardcore music is nothing more than just 'boom boom boom' sounds coming through their speakers, but for me it's as important as religion. It is a religion to me, and especially throughout the 90s it became important to me. So when I found this mix a few weeks ago on Youtube, I had to give this ago on this dreadful Sunday. So here it is.

The mix you are about to listen to, was made by IVXX. Sadly a name which I've not encountered before, but his mix certainly gets me going. Early Hardcore, Oldschool Gabber, who doesn't get moist from those styles? I certainly do. And IVXX has picked a lot of obscure underground classics you don't hear that often. Of course you do get the classic anthems, but also a few I've not heard since the late 90s, or even early 2000s. A bit of everything is in this mix, and that makes me slightly happier.

You get an hour and a half of 90s Hardcore anthems. And I've got to say that I do miss those anthems. I really do. Mixes like this one makes me wish I could travel back in time, to hear those anthems over and over again. That feeling when these tunes were released was ridiculous. I have not felt any hype surrounding a track ever since. The 90s have been so damn good to me, and have played a huge part in my life. And whenever I see a mix with these records, it just brings a tear to my eye. But, the main question obviously is, is this mix worth it? Is this worth 90 minutes of your precious time?

Let the tracklist speak for itself. See for yourself why this mix made me moist.

  1. Darren Kelly, Attic & Stylzz - Beaten Like A Bitch

  2. Steve Shit - Commonya'll

  3. Lunatic Asylum - Chaos Effect

  4. The Scotchman - Asylum

  5. Obliterator - Break It Down

  6. E-Rick & Tactic - What The Fuck (Scott Brown Remix)

  7. Brainblower - To The Top

  8. Enfusia - Lift Me Up

  9. Nightbreed - As One

  10. Davie Forbes - Techno Renegade (Scott Brown Remix)

  11. Myrmidon - Answer Me

  12. Knightvision - Humanoid

  13. Mystic - Photonic Style

  14. Symbiosis Of Sounds - Tales Of Creation And Destruction

  15. Cybernators - Ridiculous Lyrics (Ruffex Remix)

  16. Predator - Now Ear Diz

  17. DJ Tails & Noizer feat General Noise - Throw Your Hands Up

  18. The Stunned Guys - Io Sono Vivo

  19. Cyclopede - Sicko

  20. Ectomorph - The Fall Of Babylon

  21. Masters Of Ceremony - Hardcore To Da Bone

  22. Parasence - My Turn

  23. X-Factor - The Underground

  24. Rotterdam Terror Corps - Hardcore Junkies

  25. Neophyte - Execute

  26. Rotterdam Terror Corps - We Are The Gabbers

  27. Creepozoids - One More Time

  28. Square Dimensione - A Brand New Dance (Buzzy 1995 Remix)

  29. Placid K - Jump 4 Joy (Buzz Fuzz Remix)

  30. Rotterdam Terror Corps - You're Dealing With

  31. Frank-e & Mars-l - Aeon

  32. The Prophet - Rhythm In Your Feet

  33. The Stallion & DJ Waxweazle - Take The Tape Out

  34. Pino D'Ambini feat Beasty Boy - Motherfucker (Buzzy Goes Old School Mix)

  35. Chucky - Don't Fuck With The Chuck (Toys R Us Remix)

  36. French Connection - French Connection

  37. DJ Yves & DJ Maikel - Runaway

  38. The Original Gabber - Headbanger

  39. DJ Mystic - All That She Wants

  40. DJ Weirdo & Guitar Rob - Be A Gangster

  41. The Destroyer - My Brain Is Sick (Happy Hardcore Mix)

This is a proper Hardcore mix. A lot of the darker Hardcore anthems, if I'm being honest. But I FUCKING love it. How often do you hear these records, hmm? Tell me, when was the last time you heard 'Io Sono Vivo', or 'Rhythm In Your Feet', or 'Be A Gangster'? You don't. There's a plethora of Hardcore anthems that have slipped into obscurity, and I don't understand why.

Thanks to IVXX for making this mix. A bit of nostalgia, crammed into an hour and a half long mix. So many cool and wicked anthems. It's just unbelievable that the 90s have already gone, and aren't coming back. 31 years ago the 90s started, and little did we know that this sound, which was going to be called Hardcore, was going to be humongous. At first we thought it was just a one day wonder, but it has stayed with us for many years to come. And in 2021 it is still alive and kicking. All those haters must feel like a right twat now, right?

A wonderful mix. If you weren't around in the 90s and missed a lot of music from those golden years, let this mix be your guide. Maybe you will be highly entertained, or not. I cannot decide on your mood after hearing this, but for me the mood completely changed.

It was damn hard to pick one favourite. I was a huge fan of RTC, and 'You're Dealing With' is still one of their finest. But what about 'Throw Your Hands Up' by Tails and Noizer feat General Noise? Or 'Take The Tape Out' by Waxweazle and Stallion? Or 'Execute' by Neophyte? All these anthems are golden. Even the first record in this mix. But my favourite has to be 'Tales Of Creation And Destruction' by Symbiosis Of Sounds. Haven't heard that one in years, and I'm not even kidding!

Download this and get this down you. This is really a cool mix. Thanks IVXX for this! I'm certainly going to check his Youtube page out, to see if there's more on his page. More of this please.


Genre/Style: Hardcore, Gabber, Early Hardcore

Mix Info: Early Hardcore / Oldschool Gabber mix

Length Mix: 01:32:13

Tracks: 41 (forty-one)

Download/Listen (via Youtube): VIEW HERE

File Size; 234.9 MB

File Type: mp3

Release Year: 2020

Audio: Stereo

Sample Rate: 48 kHz

More Information: IVXX - Youtube Page

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