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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Hardstyle Carnaval 2020

Carnival is about to happen. Before you are assuming that I'm talking about Brazilian carnival, you are wrong. I am talking about Dutch carnival, known as carnaval. Especially the Southern areas in the Netherlands. Down South is where they celebrate it the most. They try to do it 'above the river', but they fail. Only the South understands the true meaning behind carnaval, and we have the best parties. Fact. There's still an ongoing debate where carnaval is best, Limburg or Brabant, but I cannot judge. I've never celebrated carnaval in Brabant, seeing as I'm a Heerlenaar. But we do it extremely well in Limburg though.

Anyway, let's talk about carnaval, and the emerging Hardstyle sound. When I grew up, we didn't have this. We only had the die-hard carnaval anthems but not Freestyle sounding tracks. I wish I was partying now. It's so damn cool to hear two really unique styles coming together, and the blend resulting in a wicked party sounding style. You need to please the youngsters too. The old carnaval anthems are boring. BPMs to be increased, and more bass. Always more bass.

Someone on Soundcloud uploaded this Hardstyle Carnaval 2020 mix, and if you do not understand the Dutch language, you might be a bit baffled, but don't worry: you just need to feel the vibes. And understand that we like to party. 24/7, 365 days a year.

I am not lying, in saying that I don't know at least 95% of the artists. I've heard of a few, but remember I left the Netherlands 4 years ago, and I haven't invested any time in carnaval since. I am sorry.

Time for the traclist. Oftewel, tijd voor de tracklist. Enjoy it.

01. Hollandse Herrie & PartyfrieX - Brewery Of Lunacy (Het Stuiterbal Anthem)

02. PartyfrieX - Ik Heb Gezopen (Hardstyle Remix)

03. Schorre Chef, MC Vals, Plug 'N Play - Het Mooie Brabant

04. Lawineboys - Joost (Rogerson Bootleg)

05. Snollebollekes & Kalvijn - Leuke Sfeer Wel (Ephoric Bootleg)

06. Stefan & Sean feat Bram Krikke - Frikandel Special (Rogerson Hardstyle Bootleg)

07. Lamme Frans - Handjes Handjes Bloementjesgordijn (P!mpteam Remix)

08. Het Feestteam - Malle Babbe (Bass Chaserz Remix)

09. Feest DJ Maarten - Mama Laudaa (Hardstyle Remix)

10. Marco Kraats feat Peter vd Veire - Links Rechts Voor Achter (Resolved & Feest DJ Remco Bootleg)

11. Parla & Pardoux - Liberte (Zany Remix)

12. Vieze Jack - De Hut Verbouwen (Confetti Ravers Remix)

13. Opgeblazen feat Wilbert Pigmans - De Toreador (Crude Intentions Remix)

14. Craniax & Joey Martens - Barman Waar Is Mijn Pils

15. Andre Hazes - Kleine Jongen (Ephoric Bootleg)

16. Peter Selie - Hoemoes Da Ok Alweer (Slagerij Janssen Remix)

17. BC Den Peejkes & De Kapers Van Het Zuiden - Koning Carnaval (Hardstyle Carnaval)

18. Alex - Adio Amore (Ephoric Bootleg)

19. Ferry De Lits - Ademloos Door De Nacht (Pittboy & Jeremiah Remix)

20. Bestia feat Schorre Chef & MC Vals - De Barman (Snowbass Festival 2020 Anthem)

21. Django Wanger - Kali (Outsiders Remix)

22. PartyfrieX feat Schorre Chef - Ik Moet Zuipen! (Hardstyle Frenchcore Remix)

I don't know what to say to the tracklist. I only know a handful of records, but never heard of the majority of artists. It's like a whole sub culture which has emerged after my last carnaval! I have lost touch with my roots, my Dutch roots. It even felt difficult typing the tracklist in Dutch. Boy, 4 years abroad does a lot to you.

But, all in all, it's an entertaining mix. It brings a smile on your face, and gets people excited for carnaval. It's happening on the 23rd of February 2020, if Google is correct. So get you costume ready, make sure you've got enough make up, and money for boozing throughout carnaval. I remember, when I grew up, that some people saved up throughout the year, just for carnaval. That's dedication.

A few small errors did occur throughout the mix, but who cares? If you hear these tunes, you are probably getting into the carnaval zone, and probably drunk. So who cares? You just want to party and enjoy life! I fully understand.

Let yourself go, and be careful. Don't overdo it. Alaaf, iedereen!

DJ: Fran-E

Genre/Style: Hardstyle, Frenchcore, Carnaval

Mix Info: Hardstyle Carnaval 2020

Length Mix: 01:00:03

Tracks: 22 (twenty-two)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE

File Size: unknown

File Type: unknown Bitspeed: unknown More Information: Fran-E - Soundcloud Page

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