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Foul Play Vs. Omni Trio Mixtape (Side A + B) (2022)


It's Wednesday, time to relax, and rewind. And today I've got a brilliant two piece mix by Selectabwoy. As we all know, Selectabwoy is a regular to this page, and we've reviewed many mixes over the years. The last mix was the birthday mix he made for his wife, and now he's back with a mixtape. A mixtape, I hear you say? What's that? Well, kids, that's a term we used to describe a cassette with songs on it. Mixed together, obviously. But if you don't know what a cassette is, then all is lost.. but fear not: Google is your friend. Just Google what the older generations used to listen to. What kind of media there was. And you'll be astonished.

Now you all know I'm a huge Drum & Bass, Hardcore, Jungle, etc fan. And I know my bit. But I never went into making the effort in finding out who's behind each alias. The mixtapes I'm talking about, is all focussed on Foul Play and Omni Trio. I've seen the names in many mixes, and heard many of their tunes, but never done any research. And I still won't. Who do you think I am, a gossip website owner? Nah, I'm a music blogger, and my focus is on the music. Couldn't care less if it was an alias created by Santa Claus: as long as the music is ace.


So let's focus on the music. The mixtape was split into two: side A and side B. The first side contains the early Hardcore anthems from around 92/93, and side B more on the music from 94/95, atmospheric Jungle. So you get the best of both worlds. Who doesn't love Jungle, and Hardcore?


These mixes will put a smile on your face, and will take you back roughly 30 years in time. You are going to love this mix, but truth be told, when has Selectwaboy ever released a mix that was bad? That's right, NEVER.


SIDE A

  1. Foul Play - Open Your Mind (Foul Play Remix)

  2. Omni Trio - Feel Good (Original In Demand Mix)

  3. Foul Play - Dubbing You

  4. Omni Trio - Renegade Snares (Foul Play Remix)

  5. Foul Play - Survival

  6. Omni Trio - Original Soundtrack

  7. Foul Play - Murder Most Foul

  8. Haute Control - Future Stylin'

  9. Foul Play - Screwface

  10. Omni Trio - Stronger

  11. 4 Horsemen Of The Apocalypse - We Are The Future

  12. Omni Trio - Mainline

  13. Foul Play - Feel The Vibe (Again)

  14. Splice - Falling (In Dub)

  15. Foul Play - Finest Illusion (Illegal Mix)

  16. Omni Trio - Step Off (Gold Blend Mix)


SIDE B

  1. Omni Trio - Nu Grooves '94

  2. Foul Play - Strung Out

  3. Omni Trio - Rollin' Heights

  4. 4 Horsemen Of The Apocalypse - Drowning In Her (Phantasy & Aphrodite Remix)

  5. Foul Play - Total Control (Origin Unknown Remix)

  6. Omni Trio - Renegade Snares (Foul Play VIP Remix)

  7. Omni Trio - Thru The Vibe (Bongo Mix)

  8. Foul Play - Ignorance Foul Play - Chrysalis

  9. Omni Trio - Living For The Future (FBD Project Remix)

  10. Omni Trio - Soul Promenade

  11. Omni Trio - Feel Good '95

  12. Foul Play - Being With You (E-Z Rollers Remix)

  13. Foul Play - Cuttin' Loose


That's a great looking tracklist. Nice that it's split into two mixes. And as mentioned before, you get a bit of both worlds. The early Hardcore stuff, and the early Jungle stuff. And both are present in the mix. Both Omni Trio and Foul Play get equal amount of airtime. Which is good, because it balances this mix out a lot. And who doesn't want to hear the tracks by these two legendary names in the scene?


There are so many great songs in here. It's only roughly an hour and a half long, but Selectabwoy crammed in 29 records. And they are all worth your time. Obviously the biggest hits are in here, and yes, I do like 'Renegade Snares'. And everybody who loves Hardcore/Breakbeat/Jungle loves it too. A certified classic, that's for damn sure.


Both sides are truly great. A nice and relaxing mixtape, that will give you warm and fuzzy feelings. Never during this mix (be it side A or B) does it become obnoxious, it remains pleasant throughout the set. And that's how music should be. The flow is extremely good, and leave it up to Selectabwoy to make a mix sound epic. He's done yet another epic job, and these two mixes are yet another success story for Selectabwoy.


But if you had to pick, who would you pick? Omni Trio, or Foul Play? I know my answer, but do you?


DJ: Selectabwoy

Genre/Style: Hardcore, Jungle, Drum & Bass

Mix Info: Foul Play vs Omni Trio Mixtape (Side A + B)

Length Mixes: 01:32:26

Tracks: 29 (twenty-nine)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE (A) /CLICK HERE (B)

File Size: 211 MB

File Type: mp3

Audio: Stereo

Bit Rate: 320kbps

Release Year: 2022

More Information: Selectabwoy - Soundcloud Channel



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