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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

inZanity S03E09 - Classics Edition (2018)

I was on Soundcloud the other day (like literally every day), and I found a mix so damn good, I wanted to share it with you guys. But there was a bit so disappointing, I had to NOT review it. The focus of this mix was the early Hardstyle sound, but halfway through the mix it went to the Millennium Hardcore sound, which is great, but not what I was looking for. I wanted to hear a mix dedicated to this Early sound so much, the Hardcore side of it for once ruined it. So I turned to the search-function on Soundcloud, and voila, a new mix appeared.

I've reviewed Zany mixes in the past, and when you think of Zany, you think of the Donkey Rollers. And also Hardstyle. Early Hardstyle. Someone who knows a lot about Hardstyle, so by checking his Soundcloud page, it's filled with Hardstyle related mixes. I found one so perfect, I had to give it ago.

Last year he made this classics filled mix, and it has blown my mind! Oh, how much I do miss this sound. This is the early stuff, some not even called Hardstyle, but more Hard Dance. Early 00s were good for the music scene. This new sound emerged, and I was full into it. Would I prefer the early sound to the present day sound? The answer, sadly, is yes. Just listen to Zany's mix, and you'll hear immediately what sound I am referring to, and why this is so unique, and still ground breaking.

An hour long of early stuff, who wouldn't say yes to that?

00. Intro

01. Pavo & Zany - Porn

02. Zany - Thugs

03. Zany - Science & Religion (Science Mix)

04. The Beholder meets DJ Zany - Midnight

05. A-Lusion - Veritas

06. Tatarola - Who Is Calling (Zenith DJ Edit)

07. The Pitcher - I Just Can't Stop

08. D-Block & S-te-Fan - Total Eclipz

09. Frontliner - Warphole

10. Psyko Punkz - 2 Follow

11. Williams Syndrome - Limbo

12. Wasted Penguinz - Melancholia

13. Pavo - Communicate

14. Showtek feat MC DV8 - Electronic Stereo-Phonic

15. The Beholder & Max Enforcer - The Preacher

16. B-Front - Neophobia

17. Crypsis - Strike

18. Digital Punk & Profyler - Dark Symphony

19. Shadowlands Terrorists - Shadowlands Anthem (Zany & Vince's Zoveelste Remix)

Three records immediately jumped out, stood out from the rest. And I've got to say that, even though they are seen as classics and are a tad old (not really), they have stood the test of time, and should still get the recognition they deserve. I remember when I heard these for the first time, I fell in love with these three, and even in 2019 I am still amazed by the sheer quality of these anthems. Would I call these my three favourite Early anthems of all time? Well, they are top 10 worthy, let's call it that. But definately wicked anthems.

Jump into the three anthems I have put as my favourite of this mix: 'Communicate', 'Veritas', and 'Warphole'. There we go, I've mentioned them. I cannot stress the fact that these are my three favourite records of this mix, and yours could be the same or different. Whatever floats your boat. But can we all just appreciate these anthems, and also reminisce to a lost time of Limewire, where we all had a look and found the worst kind of rips of these anthems, with the worst titles. Boy, those years are gone...

Obviously Zany had to play a few of his own records in here, which makes sense. And it makes this mix even better. He has got a good ear: his selection has made my day. I will go through my collection, and hit those old compilations again. I must hear this long lost sound again. Why can't this come back?

I've got only love for this mix. More mixes like this one please. Bring back the early sound, and do it NOW!

DJ: Zany

Genre/Style: Hardstyle, Hard Dance

Mix Info: inZanity S03E09 - Classics Edition

Length Mix: 00:59:30

Tracks: 19 (nineteen)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN

File Size: 139 MB

File Type: mp3

Bitspeed: 320kbps

More Information: DJ Zany - Soundcloud Page

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