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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Headhunterz @ Decibel Outdoor 2018 | Decibel Powerstation

Last week I discovered Headhunterz's Defqon.1 set from this year, and since that moment I've been fully engulfed with his music. I've been listening to a few of his sets online and a few of his records, and came across his set recorded last year at another epic event: Decibel Outdoor. This one and Defqon.1 are on my 'to-do-list'. I've wanted to go to this event since it started back in the early 00s, but never seemed to get tickets for it, or someone to go with me. Going to an event as Billy-No-Mates is never fun, so I had to skip it in the past. But when I found people to go with me, the tickets were already sold out. Bummer.

Before we become all 'Lieve Martine' (only Dutch people will know her) and become all soppy for me not going, let's focus on Headhunterz's set. Only uploaded 4 months ago and on B2S' Soundcloud page, it is a set you need to listen to. His Defqon.1 set was epic (besides the one Dutch lyrically focussed track) was truly amazing, but was his Decibel set any good, or even better? Well, the answer will be reveiled later, but trust me: Headhunterz never disappoints, so don't expect a bad score. He's this wonderkid. He knows exactly how to make Hardstyle extremely euphoric and so damn catchy. So trust me when I say that he won't disappoint.

Someone added a tracklist to the set, which is an added bonus. Be ready for the Headhunterz's madness!

01. Headhunterz & Sound Rush feat Eurielle - Rescue Me

02. Headhunterz - Takin It Back (Headhunterz Edit)

03. Wildstylez - Heartbeat

04. Headhunterz - Leap Of Faith

05. Sound Rush feat LXCPR - Take It All

06. Headhunterz - Dragonborn (Psychedelic Sunshine Edit)

07. Headhunterz - Still Standin' (Gangsta Paradise Edit)

08. Project One - The Creation Of Art

09. Headhunterz - Rock Civilization (Star Wars Intro Edit)

10. Sound Rush - Look At Us Now

11. Headhunterz - The Sacrifice (Max Enforcer Remix)

12. KAYZO - This Time (Sub Zero Project Edit)

13. D-Block & S-Te-Fan & Frequencerz - The Ultimate Celebration (Intents Festival 2018 Anthem)

14. Project One - Resurrection

15. Headhunterz & Sub Zero Project - Our Church

16. Headhunterz - Destiny

The cool thing about this tracklist is, even though there's a lot of his own stuff in here, it contains the 'early' stuff too! I love the fact that he keeps his old stuff interesting, and updates it whenever he can. And his early stuff is the music that got me interested in him as a producer.

The amount of Euphoric Hardstyle records in this mix is amazing! But that's what Headhunterz does: he plays the records at events to make sure the crowd experiences heaven on Earth. He will make sure that everyone present will go home on a high. Who needs drugs when you've got Heady? I certainly don't. I've been listening to this set over and over again and have been on a buzz ever since. Nice one, bruva, nice one.

It's like he has never 'left' the scene. It has been good to all of us that the legend returned. And he came back better, and much stronger. You can tell that he spent a lot of time in the studio, creating music that comes from the heart. And the records played at Decibel, boy, they are all solid as a rock. I've been amazed from the first to the last second.

I had to get used to one record, ' The Creation Of Art'. But that even grew on me more than other records. To me a record is good (being Euphoric) when you can whistle along to it. And ALL Headhunterz records do have that quality. Just listen to this set and you will know why it is, and if you are strong enough, try to stop yourself from whistling. If you are not part of the whistling crew, are you even a raver?

The set is amazing, but the actual recording isn't the best. You wouldn't expect 'firework' noises to be louder than the actual set (at the beginning a noise comes through your speakers, and it does sound like fireworks). Maybe if they left that out, it would be the best Heady set ever. But at least that's the only 'bad remark'. Couldn't find anything else. Can you?

A fantastic set, and to me better than his latest Defqon.1 set. But that's just a matter of opinion. To me it just rocks more. And it was difficult to select one favourite record, but I had to: 'Look At Us Now'. Sorry Heady, but this record is just so damn good. Following closely is 'Take It All' and 'Heartbeat'. This might come across to you all that Heady's tracks are not my favourite, but they are. Fuck it, I'll just say it: the whole set is epic. Not a dull moment.

A wonderful set. It's raining at the moment, and I think we all should embrace the good Summer that might be ahead of us. So reminisce, and take a time machine back to last year's Decibel, when Headhunterz nailed it. Brilliant set. Recording is a bit meh, but who cares?

DJ: Headhunterz

Genre/Style: Euphoric Hardstyle, Hardstyle

Liveset Info: Recorded @ Decibel Outdoor 2018 | Decibel Powerstation

Length Liveset: 00:58:28

Tracks: 16 (sixteen)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE

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Bitspeed: unknown More Information: Headhunterz - Official Website

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