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Freestyle Maniacs Hardcore Classics 1992 -2002 Early Mix-tape 002

It's Wednesday. Wednesday, Early Hardcore day. It's not an official day, but truth be told, every occupation on God's given Earth has got their own day, and all genders, all sexualities, everything has got their own specific day. Why not have a Hardcore day? And no, not full on Hardcore porn. I'm talking about Gabber, Hardcore. Hardcore House/Techno. That kind of porno. Much better than porno. Is it even better than sex? Sometimes you get even more of an experience when you listen to Hardcore music. Anyway, today is Hardcore day to me, so I went on Soundcloud, searched for 'Early Hardcore', found a ton of shit mixes, and the first one with a tracklist, and actually sounding good, was this mixtape by the Freestyle Maniacs.

I've got this feeling I've already reviewed this before. I can't recollect. Is it due to me partying too much in the 90s and early 00s that my braincells are slowly moving away from my body? I should be a bit more professional, shouldn't I? Anyway, if I have or haven't, it really doesn't matter, and that's why I should be talking about the actual mix. The mix contains a lot of wicked anthems. 47 to be precise. In an hour long mix. So be prepared for an eargasm. Don't you just love it, going back in time?

For this mix the Freestyle Maniacs have selected records from 1992 til 2002. 10 years of excellent Hardcore anthems. Do you think the same? What do you think of the tracklist? Opinions, please?!

01. Hardcore Elements vs Bad News - Tell The DJ

02. DJ Isaac - Face Down, Ass Up

03. Marshall Masters - Stereo Murder

04. Crowd Control - Tranzformer (Attic & Acesone Remix)

05. The Darkraver & DJ Vince - Thunderground

06. Robert Armani - Hit Hard

07. Rave Creator - A New Mind (Cold Rush Phuture Mix)

08. Radical 2 React - Eliminating Suckers

09. Marshall Masters - E-Ternal

10. DJ Promo - Midnight Impact

11. Sons Of Ilsa - Pulsingers Nacht (I'm A Raver Baby)

12. French Connection - French Connection

13. Digital Boy - OK, Alright ('96 Remix)

14. DJ Promo - King Of Pain

15. Nasty Django & DJ Cirillo - Deal Wit' Beats

16. DJ Sim - Simbiosis

17. Hard Creation - Let's Get 'm All

18. T.N.T. - Criminal Mind

19. Masoko Solo - Pessa Pessa (DJ Cerla's 172 BPM Rave Mix)

20. Steve Shit - Commoonya'll (Move Ya' Bodies)

21. Rave Creator & The Mover - Atmos-Fear

22. DJ Isaac & The Viper - Fun-Ky Beats

23. The Stunned Guys & DJ Paul feat MC Ruffian - Thrillseeka

24. Maurizio Braccagni - Mosquito (DJ Paul Mix)

25. The Darkraver & DJ Vince - Intelligent Hardcore (Steve Shit Remix)

26. Rotterdam Terror Corps - Raveworld (The Final Part)

27. Wasting Program - Bring That Shit Back

28. The Viper vs Mad-E-Fact - Control The Party

29. DJ Bountyhunter - Woops

30. Citrus - Fascination

31. Jones & Stephenson - The FIrst Rebirth

32. Ilsa Gold - Up

33. Hard Creation - Bastard/Asshole

34. Forze DJ Team - 909 Trauma

35. English Muffin - The Blood Of An English Muffin

36. The Masochist - No Newstyle?

37. Naked Steel - Viva La France

38. Neophyte vs The Stunned Guys - Get This Motherfucker

39. Hardsequencer - Brain Crash

40. Buzz Fuzz - Dreamgirl

41. Inferno Bros - Slaves To The Rave (PCP Mix)

42. Darrien Kelly & The Stunned Guys - Main Muthafucka's

43. Pinhead - Slammin Beatz

44. DJ Lancinhouse meets The Stunned Guys - Atmosfera

45. Bodylotion - Hurt You Bad

46. Bodylotion - Make You Dance

47. Bass-D & King Matthew - In The Mix

Brilliant selection. It's obviously filled with the most well known anthems in our raving history, but that doesn't spoil the mix. Oh contraire, my friend. Sometimes you just need to hear ALL the classics. And I do mean ALL the classics. And the Freestyle Maniacs have selected a ton of excellent tunes. And made by a wide variety of artists. Beautiful, I say. Beautiful.

You would expect me to choose an all time favourite like 'Simbiosis', 'Midnight Impact', 'Stereo Murder', or anyone similar as my favourite. You are oh so wrong. My favourite, which I haven't heard in years, is 'Slammin Beatz' by Pinhead. Proper oldskool vibes. This track is filled with the early sound. Gosh, I miss that sound a lot. Simplicity is what we need. Back to the 303, 606 and 909s.

A very good mixtape by the Freestyle Maniacs. I will check out if there are more online I can listen to. Even though the edges are still a bit sharp during mixing, it's still a highly enjoyable mix with 47 classic anthems. Who doesn't like a bit of Hardcore on a Wednesday?

Downloadable too! Another bonus. Wicked, sir!

DJs: Freestyle Maniacs

Genre/Style: Early Hardcore, Millennium Hardcore, Gabber

Mix Info: Hardcore Classics 1992-2002 Early MIx-Tape 002

Length Mix: 01:06:10

Tracks: 47 (fourty-seven)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN

File Size: 151 MB

File Type: mp3

Bitspeed: 320kbps

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