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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Garf Got Hard (2023)

After listening to an oldskool mix, I went onto Soundcloud to check out the latest uploads, and the one you are about to listen to, is one uploaded to History of Happy Hardcore's Soundcloud channel. It was a mix done by a friend of the channel, hence why my shock and horror was quickly turned into happiness. This mix isn't Happy Hardcore, but stil worth a listen, according to the channel. Don't know who Garf is, or why he/she got hard, but let's go into this mix, before we are destroyed by the angry looking figure on the image above (is that Garf?)....

So what's in this mix? The title or the image don't give the answers, but a quick look at the tracklist and the hashtags underneath the mix, they will provide us with the answers. A bit of Techno, Hard Trance, Hardstyle, and everything in-between. And even though I'm not an expert, I do have to say that the mix is interesting enough to give it a go.

It's only an hour long, but within that hour, Garf goes nuts. The tunes thrown at us are a bit bonkers, The BPMs might not be a thousand, but they are close enough for you to move your body, raise your fists high up in the air, and you might even sweat a bit. It is highly energetic, and extremely catchy.

So which tracks made Garf go hard? Wow, that sounds like an innuendo...

  1. El Mefti, Holy Priest & FAC - Fuck This

  2. Creeds - Push Up

  3. BYØRN - Shivaya

  4. Bollman - Rampage

  5. Alignment - Old School

  6. Konstruct Alliance & NOO - Unleash

  7. MAHTAL - All In This

  8. Alignment - Close Your Eyes

  9. Gonzi & Creeds - Donkers

  10. Niereich - Bring That Shit Back

  11. Luciid - AC130

  12. DJ Mad Dog & CANCEL - Remind

  13. El Mefti, Holy Priest & FAC - Fuck The Police

  14. Alex Farrell - 90's Motherfucker

  15. Klangkluster & Oberna - Die Weit Brent

I was expecting a Happy Hardcore mix, when I saw that it was posted on the History of Happy Hardcore channel, but this Techno focussed mix was a nice and warm welcome. Something different, something unexpected. And the hour has flown by.

The mix itself is nice. Getting a bit fed up of hearing those 'Push Up' vocals as those vocals are played everywhere, and it's getting on my nerves now. Maybe I need a short break from it, for it to become epic again. But it works well in this mix. Garf's mix is a good one, with some solid anthems.

I think, for me, the first track is the best of this mix. Especially when the beat kicks in after they say 'fuck this'. Love that, and it's a good opening record. It sets the tone, and gives us a glimpse of what's about to happen.

I wasn't expecting this mix, but I'm glad I gave this a go. Worth a listen, and whoever Garf is, thanks for this mix. More of this quirky mixes, please.

Ps. can anyone clarify, is the DJ behind this mix Garf? Or is it just a quirky name selected?

DJ: Garf

Genre/Style: Techno, Hard Techno, Industrial, Hard Trance, Donk, Hardstyle

Mix Info: Garf Got Hard

Length Mix: 01:01:13

Tracks: 15 (fifteen)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE

File Size: 83.9 MB

File Type: mp3

Audio: Stereo

Bit Rate: 192kbps

Release Year: 2023


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