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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Evolution of Hardcore (Part VI) (2019)

It's a long time ago since we last heard a Selectabwoy mix. Maybe a bit too long ago. His 'Evolution Of Hardcore' mix series is doing serious damage all over the world! This is a unique concept, for which Selectabwoy goes through all the crates and asks people for specific records, and creates this hour-ish long mix, containing the finest DnB/Jungle/Early Hardcore records. It's a success concept that should get the recognition it deserves.

And now we've come to the sixth instalment, for which he has dug deep, and found some serious contenders for being all-time favourite records. But, before we continue, let's address the elephant in the room. I'm not familiar with the rich history of Hardcore music as such. I do know the most played and well received records, but the underground stuff, that's something new to me. I've missed out on a lot when these tunes dominated the clubs. This sound simply did not cross the pond. Or maybe I wasn't open to it?

Whatever the reason might be, it's time for me to go deeper into this sound. And for this he got some awesome gems. If Selectabwoy was a drug dealer, this would have been crystal meth. The finest of the finest. 'Say my name'-good.

This hour will fly by. And truth be told, it's not an hour. It's an hour and a half. I was so focussed on the music, I wasn't even bothered about the length of the mix.

01. DJ A.K.A. - The Farside

02. DJ Fokus - Media

03. Acro - Superpod

04. DJ Mayhem - M-Power

05. Intense - Time Space Continuum

06. 4 Horsemen Of The Apocalypse - We Are The Future

07. 4 Hero - Wrinkles In Time

08. 4 Hero - Students Of The Future

09. Cortae - Short Term Memory Loss (Part 2)

10. Spinback, Q Project & Gwange - Lively Connection

11. Fugitive - Fugitive

12. Studio Pressure - Junglistics Part 1

13. Skanna - Until The Night Is Morning

14. The Full SP - S-Capaid

15. Bounty Killaz - Lay Back

16. Bounty Killaz - Bounty Killaz

17. Chalke - The Future (Now)

18. Flat 47 - Hideaway

19. Skanna - This Way

20. Mickey Finn - D-Pressed

21. Peshay & Roger Johnson - See The Light

22. DJ Gwange - Adrenalin

23. DJ Krust - The Resister

24. DJ Crystl - Meditiation (Remix)

Someone said about this mix and the mix series (and I quote): ".. is fucking outrageously sick mate..". Well, no word of a lie! Selectabwoy ALWAYS impresses me, and this sixth mix is just another slammer. And bwoy, those tracks are ricidilously insane! The commenter on Soundcloud was so damn right.

Normally I'm picky, and I always find something wrong. But nothing, absolutely nothing. I have tried to find an error, but nothing could be found. Every record is on spot, the mixing is dope, and, well, the vibes this mix has generated are all wicked!

What this mix also points out to me is that these 'underground' records still stood the test of time. These records are around 23/24/25 years old, you have got to remember that! And they weren't made on laptops and shitty software: the producers made an effort, on basic machinery (compared to the present day equipment). And it's still strong, powerful music. It hasn't lost the meaning behind each and every record.

Selectabwoy, damn you. You've made another AWESOME mix. Credit where credit is due! An all out 5 out of 5 stars from TCD! But would you have expected anything less?

DJ: Selectabwoy

Genre/Style: Hardcore Jungle, Drum and Bass

Mix Info: Evolution of Hardcore Part VI

Length Mix: 01:27:27

Tracks: 24 (twenty-four)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN

File Size: 160 MB

File Type: mp3

Bitspeed: 256kbps

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