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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Gaspipe - Parkzicht Mix Vol. III (2015)

Parkzicht. Many of you oldschool Hardcore and House fanatics might know the name and the legacy, and I do know of the location, but never been, due to the fact that it got closed down around 1996, when I was too young to start raving. But I always link the location to the rave scene, as it was mentioned in many documentaries, and was praised by a lot of DJs. I've heard a lot of Parkzicht mixtapes and Gabber has always been on my radar, But Parkzicht was so much more than just a rave location to many...

In the early 80s it became a haven for New Rave and Punk, and later it turned in a Disco, R&B and funk focussed location. House emerged later, and slowly that changed into Hardcore House, or Gabber House as some call it. This location in Rotterdam was quite diverse, but toward the early and mid 90s it became the must go to location for Gabber events. Sadly in 1996 there was a shooting incident, which resulted in the location being closed. But the legacy remained alive.

Many mixes can be found online, mixtapes and liveset, but they are mostly focussed on the harder side of House. This mix, made by Gaspipe, is focussed on the softer side of House. Hits that would immediately take you back to the early 90s, and were played at Parkzicht.

This mix was uploaded roughly 6 years ago, and don't know where volume 1 and 2 are. And there aren't many other mixes on this Soundcloud channel. But this third instalment should be good enough for you to go back into the 90s. Flashbacks overload!

So which House tracks were selected by this DJ? Well, these:

  1. DJ Caligula - Piano Junkie

  2. Joe Inferno - Satanika

  3. Cajmere - Percolator

  4. Fix - Flash!

  5. LNR - Work It To The Bone (DJ T Edit)

  6. George Morel - Let's Groove

  7. Space Trax - Take Me Away (Part 1)

  8. Grooveyard - Mary Go Wild

  9. Joey Beltram - Forklift

  10. Robert Owens - I'll Be Your Friend

  11. Smooth Touch - In My House (More & Phearce Mix)

  12. Secret Cinema - Timeless Attitude

  13. Maurizio Braccagni - Mosquito

  14. DJ Misjah & Groovehead - Trippin' Out

  15. Rave Gang - House Hip Hop

Yes mate, these are the classics! Some forgotten House anthems, and some obviously big hitters like 'Timeless Attitude', 'Mary Go Wild' and 'Work It To The Bone'. Proper early 90s vibes coming through my speakers right now, and I'm loving it. Loving it a lot. Seriously impressive, this tracklist.

Gaspipe, or Richard van Nellestijn, has made a wicked mix. I can picture these being played in Parkzicht (or any other venue for that matter), and the place would have exploded. So many classic anthems. Well respected and loved classics. Nicely mixed together. Good selection of songs, in my honest opinion.

This is when I discovered House music, and fell in love with it. The 90s were so damn good, when it comes to House music. Truly amazing sound, and it created a vibe so unique and fresh, it's a 90s thing. You can (mostly) tell if a House track was early 90s, mid 90s, or late 90s. It had a sound, a feeling surrounding it.

Gaspipe's mix is a solid one. If you are digging this, there are plenty of other mixes like this one online. Just take a trip down memory lane, and relive the 90s. They were oh so good!

Oh, and the best track for me is Joey Beltram's 'Forklift'. Big Techno anthem!

DJ: Gaspipe

Genre/Style: House, Techno

Mix Info: Gaspipe - Parkzicht Mix Vol. III

Length Mix: 01:01:45

Tracks: 15 (fifteen)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE

File Size: unknown

File Type: unknown

Release Year: 2015

Audio: Stereo

Sample Rate: unknown

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