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Intents Festival 2018 - Warmup Mix By Demi Kanon

I know, I know. I am fully aware that Intents Festival 2018 is long behind us, but there's a reason, a reasonable reason why I am talking about Demi Kanon's warm up mix for that year's event. Well, there are multiple reasons, but the main one being: I was looking for a specific track on Soundcloud, and the first mix that appeared, was this one. I was looking for 'Get Up' by Adrenalize feat ADN. Such a big anthem, obviously, and when this warm up mix appeared, I couldn't let it slip by, and pretend that nothing happened. I had to review this mix. Why?

It's a big mix. That's why. You will know what I'm talking about once you see the tracklist. Yes, I know this mix is 2 years old, and 2020 has been a horrible year for the festival season, but we can still enjoy good music, and maybe look forward to 2021, which will be the return of the festivals. I couldn't let this go by, I am terribly sorry. And I know, I should have listened to this back in 2018. But what happened, happened. And I missed this mix completely.

I have to be honest though: I didn't know who was behind Demi Kanon. I have seen the name before, but never did any research. A few minutes ago I read this rather interesting interview, so I am now aware of Demi Kanon, and the person behind it. And to gain attention so quickly within the Hardstyle scene, and to leave a permanent mark on it, is always an achievement. Much respect for this 'newcomer'. Well, after 5 years I wouldn't call him a newcomer anymore, right?

So he did this promo mix. It's a short one, but it's highly addictive, and very, very powerful. Only 9 tracks, so typing the tracklist shouldn't be much of an issue.

  1. Demi Kanon & Inverze - Close Your Eyes

  2. Demi Kanon feat Nino Lucarelli - Nothing At All

  3. Headhunterz & Sound Rush feat Eurielle - Rescue Me

  4. Demi Kanon - Closer

  5. KELTEK - Through The Night

  6. Hypnose & Airtunes - Shaman

  7. Audiotricz & Demi Kanon - Fallen Horizon

  8. W&X x Vini Vici - Chakra (Wildstylez Remix)

  9. Adrenalize feat ADN - Get Up

I can only give this mix as much credit as possible, but this mix deserves so much more. I only discovered it this morning, and I haven't stopped listening to this. Such an addictive mix. I had to go back into my work office, and seeing as it was nearly dead (no one there), I could just put my headphones in, and put the volume on maximum. And even on the way home it's been an absolute bliss. A fucking epic mix!

The weird thing is that there were no comments underneath this Soundcloud player! Which I simply do not understand? How come no one responded? This mix should deserve so much more. It's filled to the brim with Euphoric Hardstyle, and don't we all love that? It's such an emotional style, it's rough and raw and yet beautiful and melodic at the same time.

It has received a few plays though. No doubt that people wanted to hear this mix. The last 20+ plays have obviously been myself. Sorry.

I do adore Euphoric Hardstyle. It just makes me feel so damn good. And Demi Kanon's short but exciting mix contains 9 epic dancefloor and festival slammers. And now the big question, which is the biggest of them all?

You would expect me to say 'Get Up'. The lyrics are so good, touching and emotional, but I did not select this as my favourite! (shock!!). I have selected 'Fallen Horizon' as my favourite one. No mucking about, just straight into the melodic stuff. From the first to the last second of this anthem I feel euphoric. Like I'm in a tent, somewhere in the Netherlands, raving my arse off, while the sun is beaming down on me, and making my drink nearly undrinkable. That's what this track does to me.

A wicked mix. Definitely worth checking out. And it's also downloadable! So, even though 2020 is shit, we can still pretend to be at a festival. Just close your eyes, raise your hands in the air, and let yourself go! But please, don't do it in public, you might look like a fool. And rave safe, of course!

DJ: Demi Kanon

Genre/Style: Hardstyle, Euphoric Hardstyle

Mix Info: Intents Festival 2018 - Warmup Mix by Demi Kanon

Length Mix: 00:30:42

Tracks: 9 (nine)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN

File Size: 83.9 MB

File Type: mp3

Audio: Stereo

Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

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