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...
El Mefti, Holy Priest & FAC - Fuck This
Creeds - Push Up
BYØRN - Shivaya
Bollman - Rampage
Alignment - Old School
Konstruct Alliance & NOO - Unleash
MAHTAL - All In This
Alignment - Close Your Eyes
Gonzi & Creeds - Donkers
Niereich - Bring That Shit Back
Luciid - AC130
DJ Mad Dog & CANCEL - Remind
El Mefti, Holy Priest & FAC - Fuck The Police
Alex Farrell - 90's Motherfucker
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?
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
Bit Rate: 192kbps
Release Year: 2023
More Information: History of Happy Hardcore - Soundcloud Channel