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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Hedonistik Ritual @ Cosmic Hard Dance, London, November 2022 (Hard Trance)

Hedonistik Ritual, ever heard of him? You might have seen his name appear in other mixes before, mainly Freeform mixes, but he's an all round artist. Not just focussed on Freeform, but also a bit of Hard Trance. And he was asked to perform at The Albany in London last year, at Cosmic Hard Dance. He played there alongside Matt OD, Spyro, Gumbar, Karkasaurus, Rulebreakerz, Altered Circuitry, and Jonno. I might have seen some info about this event on social media, but unfortunately I've not been to this event. Thankfully, the set is now online, so we can get a taste of what happened on Saturday the 19th of November 2022... are you ready for the madness?

As you all know, I am a huge sucker for Hard Trance music. Anything Trance related brings a smile on my face (hence why I am a lover of Freeform music). So when Hedonistik Rituals uploaded this set a few days ago, I had to listen to it. And boy, did he not disappoint?! I wasn't ready for the madness, I wasn't ready for such an ace set with so many wicked anthems!

This has got to be the first set ever (as far as I can tell), that is literally 50 minutes long. Not one second longer or shorter: exactly 50 minutes. And within those minutes, he takes no prisoners, and plays 9 records. You know what that means, right? Full length versions, no short radio edits. Sometimes shorter versions are OK, but not when you are in a club, raving your tits off. You just want to experience the full madness, and if it means hearing a song at its fullest, that's what you need to hear. Hedonistik Ritual has got your back.

But which songs did he pick to intoxicate the crowd? Well, these:

  1. JTB Live - Refactored

  2. Weirdo - Photic Zone (Lab4 & Quade77 Remix)

  3. Hedonistik Ritual - Sunshine & Rainbows

  4. Symmetrik - Lost In Translation

  5. Ava Max - Torn (Renegade System Remix)

  6. Kevin Energy & Dan Kelly - Cyclone One

  7. Scot Project - FM (Shugz & David Rust Remix)

  8. Armin van Buuren - Control Freak (Rick Guyez Remix)

  9. Renegade System - Power Of The Mind

An easy tracklist to type, that's for sure. But it's not about the title of the songs, it's all about the music and what it does to the crowd. And I'm just guessing here, but I'm guessing the people at Cosmic had a great night out. Especially during this set. I would have loved it, hearing these excellent Hard Trance anthems.

Really impressed with the songs selected. Only know a handful of them, but they are worth your time. And if you have been to this event, let me know how it was, how was the experience for you, hearing and seeing Hedonistik Ritual perform? Must have been ace, right?

A solid set. 50 minutes long, and within those 50 minutes, he just gets on with the job, and pleases the listeners. It's a solid set, with a lot of excellent records. It starts off with an excellent opener, and just continues.

The one track that blew my mind into a billion pieces has to be Ava Max's song, remixed by Renegade System.

I really enjoyed this set a lot. I went into this set without any prejudice, and came out with a huge ass smile on my face. Hedonistik Rituals set is a wicked one. Go jump on this one right now!

DJ: Hedonistik Ritual

Genre/Style: Hard Trance, Hard Dance

Liveset Info: Recorded @ Cosmic Hard Dance, London, November 2022

Length Liveset: 00:50:00

Tracks: 9 (nine)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE

File Size: unknown

File Type: unknown

Audio: Stereo

Sample Rate: unknown

Release Year: 2023

More Information: Hedonistik Ritual - Soundcloud Channel

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