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Gammer - I'm Old Now... WTF Happened? (2015)

I can't believe it! This album is nearly 5 years old! That's insane, it feels like I only purchased a year ago. But not 5 years ago. Bloody hell, time has flown by. But anyway, let's talk about this masterpiece, made by Gam Gam, back in 2015. I was a huge fan of Gammer when he was dominating the UK Hardcore scene. He's been on top of the charts since he came out into the scene, and gave us everything he had. And whatever he had, was pure gold. He was a tremendous influence to many, and has had multiple awards to back his success up. Obviously we all know that he moved into the EDM scene and has become this superstar DJ, playing at the dopest events, but I'm still feeling a bit sad. He made UK Hardcore extremely big. His back catalogue is impressive, and so was his quick mixing skills. But seeing as we live in a world where we should embrace people's happiness, I am happy for him to have made it. He can still look back at a wicked time in the UK Hardcore scene, and I've got the album that shows us all why he was one of the greatest. And probably stepped out of the scene just in time.

Again, I've got no hate towards the man. Some literally hated him for moving forward, but I didn't. Honestly, I am happy for him. But I cannot get my head around the EDM sound. I'm still stuck in the golden years of UK Hardcore, and Gammer is still my super hero. Anyone who spreads hate, should know the word PLUR. The meaning behind it is impressive, so live by it.

Anyway, Gammer was approached by Billy Bunter, and Billy had an idea: make a compilation. Not something new, if truth be told, but the compilation was going to focus on him solely. It's was going to be a full on Gammer CD, mixed by Gammer, and with Gammer's face on the cover. And it also included the most awesome title for a CD ever 'I'm Old Now, WTF Happened?'. That's Gammer for you. Quirky,yet honest.

The album contains two discs. The first is Gammer's solo stuff (kinda), and the second contains collaborations, but most of them were with his best buddy Dougal. So what do you get? Two discs, 72 records, mixed in a way only Gammer can do it. And of those 72 records, I'm guessing 99% of them are dancefloor classics. So, the tracklist. Here it is:

CD 1 - Solo Stuff (Kinda)

01. Gammer feat Cat Knight - A New Feeling

02. Gammer - Let It Go

03. Gammer - Back 2 Front

04. Eclipse - Things You Do (Gammer Remix)

05. Breeze & Styles - The Beat Kicks (Gammer Remix)

06. Frisky & Hujib - Get Away (Gammer Remix)

07. Gammer - Into The Future

08. Gammer - Rip Roar

09. Gammer - Pound It Loud

10. Gammer - Bust

11. Scott Brown - This Is How We Do It (Gammer Remix)

12. Gammer & Francis Hill - It Will Be Alright

13. Gammer - Cube Negative VIP

14. Gammer - Rippin

15. Gammer - One More

16. Brisk & Ham - Angel Eyes (Gammer Remix)

17. Tom Parr - Missing You (Gammer Remix)

18. Klubfiller & Viration - Rock This Party (Gammer Remix)

19. Nathalie & Technikal - Big Sky (Gammer Remix)

20. Clear Vu - I Adore (Gammer Remix)

21. Gammer - Switch

22. Darren Styles - Getting Better (Gammer Update)

23. Gammer - Major Panic (Have It Back)

24. N-Force vs Darren Styles - Right By Your Side (Gammer Remix)

25. Matt Lee - Wait A Second (170 Mix)

26. Petruccio & Modulate feat Marie Louise - Missing (Gammer Remix)

27. Ruffage - Paradise (Gammer 'Parakick' Remix)

28. Clear Vu - Never 2 Late (Gammer Remix)

29. Gammer - Good Life (Bad Day)

30. Gammer & Becci - Look Back

31. Gammer - Nostalgia

CD 2 - Collabs (But Mostly With Dougal)

01. Dougal & Gammer - Get Hype

02. Dougal & Gammer - Fires In The Sky

03. Dougal & Gammer feat Jenny & MC Smiley - Ordinary People

04. Dougal & Gammer - The 6th Gate

05. Dougal & Gammer - 3000 Cycles

06. Dougal & Gammer - Make Noise

07. Dougal & Gammer - Crackwhore

08. Dougal & Gammer feat Jenna - All The Tears I've Cried

09. United In Dance - Rockin With The Best

10. Scott Brown - Neckbreaker Remix

11. Dougal & Gammer - This Is A Virus

12. United In Dance - Boom Daka

13. United In Dance - 1,2,3,4

14. Marc Smith & Gammer - Building Shaker

15. Dougal & Gammer - Rock This

16. Hixxy vs Dougal & Gammer - Phase To Phase

17. Dougal & Gammer - The Tunnel

18. Dougal & Gammer - Don't Stop Go

19. Dougal & Gammer feat Jenna - When I Close My Eyes

20. Dougal & Gammer - Wii Go Crazy

21. Gammer & Whizzkid - We Are The Vampires

22. Hypasonic vs Jorg Schmidt - Doesn't Matter (Dougal & Gammer Remix)

23. Dougal & Gammer - Horns Of Jericho

24. Dougal & Gammer - Fuck Me On The Dancefloor

25. Dougal & Gammer vs Mickey Skeedale & Jenna - Guitar Hero (Through The Darkness)

26. Dougal & Gammer vs Chris Fear - Super Sonic

27. Gammer & Whizzkid - Could Be Real

28. Dougal & Gammer feat Nicki Mak - Everytime I Hear Your Name

29. Gammer, Re-Con & Klubfiller - Bang Yer Head Off

30. Darren Styles & Gammer - You & I

31. Dougal & Gammer feat Nicki Mak - Bak Home

32. Gammer & Klubfiller - Future Fuzz

33. Dougal & Gammer - Lifting Me Higher

34. Dougal & Gammer - Trust In Me

35. Gammer & Klubfiller - Late Night Klubbed Up

36. Dougal & Gammer feat Hannah Faulkner - Knight In Shining Armour

37. Dougal & Gammer - Float Away

38. Dougal & Gammer - Burn

39. Darren Styles & Gammer - Tom Riddle

40. Gammer & Whizzkid - Killed The Rave

41. Gammer & Michael Scout - Bye Bye

I have to disappoint you, if you are reading this an hope that this album is available anywhere. I've checked Music Monday's website, and cannot find it anymore. It was sold out. Only 500 copies were made, and I got one, signed and all by the mighty Gammer. Don't know if it's anywhere on any other outlets, but if not, you are reading a review of an album you cannot get anymore. I am sorry.

The mixing is okay. Not as quick as certain other mixes he's done. Certain bits I would be a bit 'meh' about, but it's Gammer, he can do whatever he fancies. It still kept the entertainment level high up. And it's also the level of anticipation: everyone loves a bit of the oldskool Gammer sound. Oh, and let's not forget the Dougal sound.

There was a treat on Happy Hardcore's website, regarding this and other albums Gammer released in a short period of time. Some weren't happy about it, but I couldn't care. Maybe it was his way of saying 'goodbye' to the scene, seeing as he was slowely going towards the EDM world?

The album has a lot of wicked anthems. Some very shortly played, but that's Gammer for you. Too many wicked anthems, still able to pack a punch, years after their release date. Gammer's back catalogue is impressive, be it on his own, or with others.

I have to say that he should be proud of any album he has worked on. And for the raving community, we should be proud of his impact. When Hardcore was big, he made it even bigger. And gave us a lot of excellent memories. Many dancefloor anthems were made by this legend.

A good album. I really enjoyed it. Some mixing bits were a bit 'non-Gammer-ish'. But besides that a good album. Which you cannot get via Music Monday anymore. I am sorry for this very late review....

Ps. I only found out today twho was behind United In Dance! Never knew who was behind it. Shit, and I call myself a true raver? Shame!

DJ: Gammer

Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore

CD Info: Gammer - I'm Old Now... WTF Happened?

Length CDs: +/+ 2 hours

Tracks: 72 (seventy-two)

Label: Music Mondays

Product Number: MMCD011

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