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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Flux Overload @ Illuminate - The Classics 2022

A Trance set, a Drum and Bass set, and now a Hardstyle set, to end this miserable Monday with. Music-wise it's been a blessing though, but the temperatures have been through the roof, and only just now did we have the first bit of rain for weeks. The golden garden needs it. And my car as well. And now I've had my dinner, and I'm relaxing. The wife is chilling on the sofa, and we are about to do the dishes. Normally it's not an issue, but I need something hard and rough to get the dishes done. Hence why I'm now playing this mix, a set by Flux Overload. Records at this years Illuminate.

I've been outside of The Netherlands for too damn long, as I've never heard of this event before. It has got some good reviews, and a few of the names playing are familiar to me (Crypsis, The Pitcher, Josh & Wesz, and more). This event was focussed on the early Hardstyle sound, and as you all know, I'm a sucker for this kind of music. I grew up with it, so obviously I prefer this to the current day Hardstyle (sorry fans of the present day Hardstyle).

The early style just does so much more for me. And for me it will always be one of the styles I grew up with, and hold fondly close to my heart.

I'm not familiar with the event, nor with the DJ, but what I do know is that the mix has had some good feedback. And if you were at this event, you must have had a wicked time. But just judging the tracklist by Flux Overload, it's a good looking set. But you are curious now, right?

  1. 2 Best Enemies - Phases (TBY Romantic Mix)

  2. Wildstylez - A Complex Situation

  3. Builder - Her Voice (Headhunterz Remix)

  4. Wildstylez - Back 2 Basics

  5. Brennan Heart & Wildstylez & Noisecontrollers - Just Attack As Easy Again (Mashup)

  6. Zany - Motherfck (Zany Rework)

  7. Showtek - Analogue Players In A Digital World

  8. Geck-E - Soul Train

  9. Tatanka - Afrika

  10. Max Enforcer - Gold (24K Refix)

  11. Wildstylez - Delay Distortion

  12. Noisecontrollers - So High (Sound Rush Mashup)

  13. The Raiders - A Feeling (Tuneboy Remix)

  14. Project One - Rate Reducer (Headhunterz Remix)

  15. Hardstyle Masterz & Max Enforcer - Respect

  16. Bulldozer Project - Arise (The Beholder & Zany Remix)

  17. Wildstylez feat D-Block & S-te-Fan - The Human Soul

  18. Noisecontrollers - Faster 'n Further

  19. Davide Sonar - Natural

  20. The Prophet - Ordinary Life

  21. Headhunterz - Subsonic (Hardbass Edit)

  22. 2 Sidez - Listen

  23. The Nasty Boyz - Angel (Hardstyle Masterz Cut)

Oh YEAH! What a nice looking tracklist. This is something I really needed to hear. The classics in an hour long mix, wahay! More of this please!

Flux Overload has made a very interesting set with a shit ton of excellent early Hardstyle anthems. All very melodic and euphoric sounding dancefloor anthems. I'm guessing it went down well at Illuminate? If you were there, leave a comment below, would be interesting to hear how it was.

Some of these records I have completely ignored over the years, but when they were on many compilations back in the day, I absorbed them like a sponge. Don't know why they disappeared from my musical memory bank, but thanks to sets like this one I am reintroduced to them. Like 'The Human Soul', 'Natural', 'Arise', and more.

Obviously he played the most well known tracks from back in the day. You simply cannot play an early set without these classics in there.

A cool set. Nothing much to add. Flux Overload, you've gained another fan! More of these mixes, please please, pretty please!?

DJ: Flux Overload

Genre/Style: Early Hardstyle

Liveset Info: Recorded @ Illuminate - The Classics 2022

Length Liveset: 01:00:19

Tracks: 23 (twenty-three)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE

File Size: unknown

File Type: unknown

Audio: Stereo

Sample Rate: unknown

Release Year: 2022

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