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Iridium DJ Presents The Golden Days Of Early Hardstyle - December 2023

The end of the year is near. And let's end with something hard and rough. We started today with an 80s Pop mix filled with guilty pleasure songs, and let's remain in the past. Not that far back though, only a few decades back in time. The early years of Hardstyle, when they were seen as the golden years of Hardstyle. Iridium DJ has got you covered. And it might not sound very celebrative, but at least the image he used for this mix looks very festive. Let's end the year on a positive note, shall we?

I grew up listening to Hardstyle (when it was new and exciting), and it could not have sounded any different from the current sound coming out of the scene. But things change, and that's just a fact. At least we've got mixes like this one, they will certainly take us back in time. You just need to close your eyes and you are back in the early years. It's as simple as that!

For this mix he has selected 18 records, and those 18 will certainly get you moving. You cannot just sit still and absorb these songs, you HAVE to move. Well, you don't have to, but your body will automatically get up from the chair/sofa/bed you are sitting/laying on, and you will start raving your ass off.

These are some big hitters from the forgotten era, and you'll appreciate them as much as I have. Just have a look at these songs, you won't regret it!

  1. Charlie (B)Rwon - Slam N Jam (Tatanka Remix)

  2. Tuneboy - Housenation (Da Kicker Strikes Again Mix)

  3. Brain Ovulation - Kicks & Bass (Acid Step Mix)

  4. Warmduscher - 10 Kleine Bassdrums (Pille Palle Mix)

  5. DJ Vortex & Arpa's Dream - Navimel (Original Mix)

  6. Technoboy - Ravers Rules (K-Traxx Remix)

  7. DJ Zany - Sky High (Original Mix)

  8. Ramirez - El Ritmo Barbaro (Moratto Remix)

  9. Autokriminal - Express J.

  10. Technoboy - Hardrive (Lesson 2)

  11. Thomas Trouble & Blutonium Boy - Go Burn A Fatty Ass (Blutonium Boy Hardstyle Mix)

  12. Ard und Jorn - 16 (DJ Nagoom Mix)

  13. Autokriminal - Baila Conmigo (Original Mix)

  14. Julian DJ & Davide Sonar - Techno Noise (Original Frequency Mix)

  15. Arne L ll & DJ Mirko Milano - Freak In Me (Original Mix)

  16. Jimmy The Sound - M.O.D.U.L.O. (One Vrs)

  17. Taq 9 - Slavez (Original Mix)

  18. Showtek - Controller (DJ Duro Mix)

There are some big hitters in this mix, and for me, two stand out the most, as they were on my favourite mixed CD compilations from the early years. You will never be able to guess which two I'm talking about, so let me tell you the two records I'm talking about.

'M.O.D.U.L.O.' and 'Go Burn A Fatty Ass'. Those were my favourites in this mix. I bought many compilations, and when I discovered these two songs on certain albums, I fell in love with them, and they have been in my top 10 of all time Hardstyle anthems. I can still see the albums if I close my eyes and even know the label that released them, but for the life of me, I cannot remember the title of the CDs. I know I still have them somewhere, must do some digging later.

An amazing selection by Iridium DJ. Yet another wicked mix. And it's a good one to end the year with. It will (hopefully) not be the last early Hardstyle mix by Iridium, as I would like to hear and see more of these mixes. They take me back to my happy years when I was in my teens/twenties. I need to relive those years more often. They make me happy, as this mix has.

DJ: Iridium DJ

Genre/Style: Hardstyle, Early Hardstyle, Italian Hardstyle

Mix Info: Iridium DJ Presents The Golden Days Of Early Hardstyle - December 2023

Length Mix: 01:24:21

Tracks: 18 (eighteen)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE

File Size: 193 MB

File Type: mp3

Audio: Stereo

Bit Rate: 320kbps

Release Year: 2023

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