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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Gabber of the 20’s Vol.5 (2024)


It is Saturday, and those that are getting ready to go out, I might have something for you to listen to. Something that will give you the right amount of energy. J.O.E., the man behind many awesome mixes, uploaded a brand spanking new mix roughly 2 weeks ago, and it's doing some serious damage on Soundcloud. But it's all for a good reason: it's gabber from the 20s. Not a new concept, but a concept I truly adore, and much appreciate. One that should deserve more credit, and should get more people behind it.

Gabber isn't a new thing. Hell, it's been around for a while now. I even called myself a gabber during the 90s and early 2000nd. The sound that emerged during the 90s was widely loved by many, but died an unfortunate death around 1999-2000. But it's now brought back into our existence by new and upcoming artists who keep the early sound alive. And DJs such as J.O.E. spreading the love for the sound. Well, I do my bit: I review every 20s Gabber mix I can find (one that comes with a tracklist of course).


I do find it amazing that this 90s sound is still kept alive. The market for it seems to increase bit by bit, and more 'new' names appear in mixes I listen to. A few years ago it was only a handful of artist, but the style just erupted, and got a new cult following. And looking at the plays of J.O.E.'s latest mix, a lot of people seem to find their way to his mixes, and really appreciate this. I am one of those people. I even find the artwork on the image above a tad quirky, and it reminds me of the awful covers of gabber CDs in the 90s (especially ones released in the Benelux). A true throwback.


But which artists are currently doing damage in the 'new' Gabber scene?


  1. Jones & Stephenson - The First Rebirth (SCOOBIX Remix)

  2. Noizadikt - Ether Sonority

  3. The Bloody Deamon - The First Destination

  4. Lysa & Italian Terrorist - Don't Care

  5. X4phantom - Epic Overdrive

  6. Lysa & Italian Terrorist - Still Real

  7. Kick & Kollekt feat Crazy Gabber - Attention

  8. Lysa & Italian Terrorist - Junkie

  9. JEDYNY - Jupiter

  10. IDK - Gabber Dream

  11. X4phantom - Zer09

  12. FUZZY BRAIN - Dos Tres

  13. Pardonax - Carved In Stone

  14. Lenny Dee - Forgotten Moments (DJ Mutante Remix)

  15. Lysa & Italian Terrorist - Lady Domineering

  16. Hellfish - The Ripper (Angerfist Remix)

  17. Dolphin - Golden Linnings (VIP Mix)


Toward the end it goes a bit bonkers. But J.O.E. already warned us that this mix is slightly harder and faster. It starts around 200BPMs and only will increase throughout the mix. Just look at the last two records, and you know exactly what I'm talking about.


J.O.E. loves these records, and so do I. There are some quirky ones in here I need to get used to, but at first glance I do appreciate them. The ones I need to listen to more, are 'Don't Care' and 'Still Real'. But they suit this mix extremely well.


This isn't J.O.E.'s first Gabber of the 20s mix, and hopefully it won't be the last, It's been more than 6 months since the last instalment. I do feel like a fan boy, hoping to see these mixes appear on a regular basis. There's a huge demand for these, and for good reason. Bring back the Gabber sound! Or when you can't, relive the past by making new music sound like Gabber anthems from back in the day, but give it a 20s twist to them.


A solid mix. I can only share my love and appreciation for this mix and the songs selected. They are all amazing anthems.


DJ: J.O.E.

Genre/Style: Gabber, Early Hardcore, Hardcore, Hardcore Techno

Mix Info: Gabber of the 20’s Vol.5

Length Mix: 00:56:42

Tracks: 17 (seventeen)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): STREAM HERE

File Size: unknown

File Type: unknown

Audio: Stereo

Bit Rate: unknown

Release Year: 2024



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