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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Fracus & Darwin @ Hardcore Heaven, Los Angeles, 21.2.20

The boys at Hardcore Underground have been busy. Not only are they repping their own music, but they've also taken over this legendary UK Hardcore CD compilation, and they also throw events all over the world. A month and a half ago, they were in Los Angeles, and played alongside names such as Hixxy, Macks Wolf, Jakka-B, Sc@r, Saiyan, Flapjack, Ryan Kore, Kitsch, Delusion, and D3tour. The event was sold out, but that's obvious: such a superstar line-up. And look at the picture of Fracus and Darwin: superstar DJs wear sunglasses at night. That's dope.

All jokes aside. Fracus and Darwin are both legends. And they know it. I've seen them perform several times, but truth be told, it's been too long since I last saw them. I've been listening to a lot of their music, but just simply didn't find the time to see them. Lucky bastards in Los Angeles. They had the opportunity to see the living legends play the finest tunes. And their set is filled with both their own classics, remixed classics, and a few brand new anthems.

Thankfully HU added a tracklist. Would miss out one of the best anthem of the year. You'll find out which one I'm talking about, but if we still had the Hardcore Awards, this would be a contender for the anthem of the year 2020.

01. Eclipse - 24/7 (Fracus & Darwin's 2019 VIP)

02. Maxi Malone - The Only One I Need

03. Fracus & Darwin - Together We Grow

04. Scott Brown & Cat Knight - All About You (Fracus & Darwin Remix)

05. Skinny & Darwin - Waxin' Waxin'

06. Fracus & Darwin vs Gavin G - Falling Out Of Love 2018

07. Michael Mansion - Let Me In (Fracus & Darwin's Blu The Roof Mix)

08. Fracus & Darwin - Heart On Fire (Remix)

09. Fracus & Darwin - 8Bit Is Everything (Megadrive Mix)

10. RedMoon & Meron Ryan - Never Let Go (Fracus & Darwi Remix)

11. Fracus & Darwin - Now It's Over

12. Brisk & VAGABOND - The Only Ones (Fracus VIP)

13. DJ Red Alert & Mike Slammer - In Effect (Fracus & Darwin Remix)

14. Fracus & Darwin vs Macks Wolf - Hold On To The Fire

15. Fracus & Darwin - Share This Love (Remix)

16. Fracus & Darwin feat Jess Palmer - Love Comes Back (Remix)

I have to say that their set is truly astonishing! Really exciting stuff in here. If you don't know who they are, this is a good introduction. But how come you don't know who they are? Everyone, and I mean everyone knows Fracus and Darwin! Darwin invented this theory, right, and it's about evolution. Fracus, well, he's a producer. And together they make this awesome UK Hardcore. Blending worlds together.

I am obviously talking out of my ass here. But seriously, if you are reading and think 'who are these two dodgy looking blokes in the above image', something is seriously wrong with you. They are true Hardcore legends, and have paved the way for new talent, and have done wonders, by sharing UK Hardcore all over the world. Mighty producers, and also excellent DJs too. And nice blokes too. Last time I met them both, we had a wonderful time. Could be because I was wasted, but hey, at least I had fun.

This mix is jam packed with classic anthems. This is truly a F&D mix. They've selected the finest records in their already immense back catalogue, and treated the fans in Los Angeles to a very fucking fine set.

Judging their skills is easy: they are top notch DJs. Producing skills? The best of the best. And in February they played probably the dopest record of 2020: 'Hold On To The Fire'. What a beast of a record! I heard this one for the first time just now, and I've already increased the plays on this set by 27697. I've kept playing this record over and over. Who's the vocalist by the way? She's got the voice of an angel.

It was a highly enjoyable set. And I must imagine that those who were there, had a wonderful time. I didn't enjoy the MC. Thankfully he's silent throughout most of their set. But the MC aside, this is yet another epic set by the boys. I am a proud supporter of these guys. Legends. Living legends.

Ps. you might want to read on Darwin's theory. It is quite interesting.

DJs: Fracus & Darwin

Genre/Style: UK Hardcore

Liveset Info: Recorded @ Hardcore Heaven Los Angeles 21-02-2020

Length Liveset: 00:59:24

Tracks: 16 (sixteen)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN

File Size: 117.4 MB

File Type: mp3

Audio: Stereo

Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

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