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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Joey Riot - Live From Creamfields 2019

When you hear the name Joey Riot, it's difficult not to mention 'fucking' inbetween Joey and Riot. I remember seeing him for the first time at Uproar, and the crowd went mad for him (including yours truly). I think it was the Summer Sounds edition. Many moons ago, yep. But if you think that Joey just sat on his arse doing nothing, you are wrong. Many of you true ravers know that he's been very active in the Hardcore/Gabber scene, being one half of Destructive Tendencies, and now also part of an act called... fuck, what was it called again? Nefarious? Nebula? Something that starts with the letter N. Joey has been a busy bee, but he has never left the UK Hardcore scene completely, which is a good thing.

This year's Creamfields had their own KTRA area, and on the Sunday a few acts were playing the hardest music available: Kutski, Darren Styles, MKN, Cally, Crystal Mad, Callum Higby, Obsession, and as a special guest they had DJ Coone. But this set you are about to listen to was recorded at Creamfields, and it was the master himself behind the decks. And expect madness. He doesn't just play UK Hardcore anthems, but also some Hard House, some EDM, and some Hardstyle records. And some quirky cheesy records. But hey, he was the closer of the KTRA area, why not end with a very versatile set?

The tracklist is a beauty. You couldn't ask for a more diverse and versatile tracklist. Check it out:

01. Arkangel - Euphoria

02. Kurt - Imagine

03. Joey Riot & Macks Wolf - Mystic Revolution

04. D-Block & S-te-fan and DJ Isaac - World Renowned

05. Dr. Phunk, Steve Aoki & Timmy Trumpet - Hava

06. Da Tweekaz - Scatman (Revese Bass Mix)

07. Audiofreq - Play The Game

08. Da Tweekaz - Tequila (Minus The Crown Remix)

09. Joey Riot, Klubfiller & Alex Prospect - Don't Know How To Make You Happy (Suae x Technikore Hardcore Remix)

10. Joey Riot - Born 2 Late

11. Salvatore Ganacci - Horse (Tweekacore Flip)

12. Darren Styles meets Calvin Harris - How Deep Is Your Switch (Weaver Mashup Edit)

13. Stormerz - Be The One (Macks Wolf Remix)

14. Showtek - FTS (Komb Flip)

15. Technikore - Think About You

16. Minus The Crown - 4 In The Morning

17. Gareth Emery - Take Everything (Joey Riot vs Atom, Gee & Mickey P Flip)

18. CLSM - See You On The Other Side (Joey Riot & Elov8 Remix)

19. Swedish House Mafia - Don't You Worry Child (Chaos Hardcore Flip)

20. Joey Riot x Elov8 - Calling

21. Blaster & Project Core - Begins

22. Destructive Tendencies & Evil Activities - Death By Stereo

23. Monkey Bizness - Monkey Dance

24. Headhunterz - Orange Heart

I wasn't wrong, the tracklist is literally a mashup of everything. And I reckon that those who remained active until the end were in for a treat, when Joey fucking Riot was closing down the arena. Who else would you want to have, eh? Joey is the man to do just that.

Joey knows exactly how to get everything and everyone on the dancefloor, and sitting here at home, I had difficulties sitting still. He has selected some serious dancefloor smashers. You don't believe me? Just listen to this set, and you will hear all of them. But the best one, and it was an easy choice, has got to be 'Imagine' by DJ Kurt. The last time I heard a Kurt tune was a Powerstomp tune, but thankfully he's made the transition to Hardstyle: this tune is fantastic! Never knew he made Hardstyle to begin with.

A good set, one you had to experience to fully understand it. And it does have some quirky moments. 'Monkey Dance'? Every Tweekacore record? It is indeed a mashup of everything, Joey's set, but I think you needed to be at Creamfields, KTRA arena, to fully understand the vibe of the night. I wasn't, as you can tell. But I wish I was. It's been too long since I've seen Joey play.

I've mentioned this in other reviews, but not a fan of Tweekacore or anything they produce sadly. There's a limit to my admiration of cheesy music, but they just made it sound dreadful. Proper music it's not (well, not in my ears). I'd rather listen to Joey Riot's records, like 'Mystic Revolution', also a belter of a track.

A good set. I've woken up and pressed play immediately, and it has made me a happy bunny. Will it make you happy? Oh, and you can download this too, btw! All for free!

DJ: Joey Riot

Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Hardstyle, Hard House, Hardcore

Liveset Info: Recorded @ Creamfields 2019

Length Liveset: 01:04:18

Tracks: 24 (twenty-four)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN

File Size: 147 MB

File Type: mp3

Bitspeed: 320kbps

More Information: Joey Riot - Soundcloud Page

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