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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

EHA 22 Yearmix 2023 Mix

Some might say Christmas is over, and you can get rid of your Christmas CDs and stop listening to those Christmas radio stations, and I do agree. Between Christmas and New Year you cannot listen to it anymore, and you need to go back to 'normal'. But what is normal for some, might be a tad different to others. I am one of those weirdos who loves to listen to Hardcore 24/7, and that's exactly what I'm doing right now. I'm listening to a yearmix, done by someone called Nightshifter, which contains a lot of 'new' Hardcore anthems that resemble the 90s sound a lot. And you know I am a sucker for that kind of music.

I literally just saw this fly by on my timeline, and I had to jump on it. It is because a) it's got the word 'Yearmix' in the title and b) behind the DJ there are covers of Thunderdome albums, and you gain my attention by showing that. And once I had a quick look at the tracklist, I knew it was going to be a very special mix. It's got so many names in here I recognise, and it's also tracks with this distinctive sound I truly love.

I keep forgetting what they call this kind of music, but it's 90s sounding Hardcore but made in the 20s. It's got this specific name, and I don't know what it is. Newskool? Nu Hardcore? I don't know, but if you do, leave a comment below.

I do recognise plenty of names in this mix, and it's a mixture of literally everything old and new, but sounding dope as fuck. This is mainly due to the fact that it resembles a sound long lost, which we call 'Early' or '90s' Hardcore. And a handful of artists keep it alive, and I love them for doing exactly that. Hardcore will never die, and I'm glad it's still alive, and still sounding fresh!

But what has Nightshifter used for his hour and 15 minute long yearmix? Well, these records:

  1. DJ Elmo - We're The Generation

  2. Project XTC - Straight Ahead (Hardcore Mix)

  3. Predator - Wild Stylz (Original Mix)

  4. Mortifer - Artcore Battles

  5. Januskopf - Chug-Jug-Chit-Chat (Original Mix)

  6. Bio-Forge - Desolated Rhythm

  7. Biodome - Do That Shit

  8. Stormtrooper & Project XTC - Hoover & Out

  9. Predator - Human Blood (Arjuna Remix)

  10. Ophidian - Back To The Oldschool

  11. Technohead - Smash The Disco (Wicked XXX Remix)

  12. Chosen Few feat DJ Pila - The Break (Wicked XXX Remixxxx)

  13. Wicked XXX - Acid Dreams

  14. Greensequence - Shadows

  15. Arvid - Defender Of The Faith

  16. Januskopf - Please Refrain From Speaking

  17. Biodome - Watch Your Eardrums Pop

  18. M-Project - Battlefield

  19. Speedy Lo - Destructive

  20. DJ Ad - Roots

  21. Lenz - Gonna Be Okay

  22. Painbringer - Born For This

  23. Speedy Lo - I'm Perfekt

  24. Biodome vs DJ Ad - Fuck Up The Party

  25. Omar Santana - Hype The Funk (Wicked XXX Remix)

  26. MESSI4H & Hellboy - Never Turn Your Back On Drugs (Club Mix)

The mix has made me a very happy bunny, and the songs are all solid as a rock. I might put out a statement some might disagree with, but to me this new/old sounding Hardcore is the kind of music we should have had in the 90s. Some tracks made in the 90s lacked the quality they put on these newly made records. Not slating the whole scene, but certain records made in the 20s sound way better than some made in the early years.

The quality is amazing of some of these records, and by putting them all in one mix, it has made this mix even better. The songs are insane, and truly astonishing, and some exceed my expectations. Hell, if they were released in the 90s, they would have dominated the charts, and would have been on plenty of compilations, and played at many raves, they are that good.

The one that stands out the most, has to be M-Project's 'Battlefield'. What a brilliant record. I had to look twice to check if it was indeed a new record, or a track made in the 90s.

It's a solid mix with some dope ass records. They are as good as the songs released in the 90s. And some would have suited it extremely well. Or, to put it in my own terms: the 90s have never ended, and it's still going on strong. The sound will never die, and I'm so happy. 90s Hardcore is just sublime, and it has made thousands/millions of people happy. And if you are one of those people, you will certainly like this mix too!

DJ: Nightshifter

Genre/Style: Hardcore, Early Hardcore, Gabber

Mix Info: EHA 22 Yearmix 2023 Mix

Length Mix: 01:15:37

Tracks: 26 (twenty-six)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): STREAM HERE

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Audio: Stereo

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Release Year: 2023

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