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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Joey Riot [UK] - Live @ Rinsed 15th Bday (2018)

New Zealand. A country I would like to visit one day, but that day might not happen any day soon, especially with the current climate. Well, they are back to 'normality' as such, and we are not. They might have handled COVID slightly better than us. I thought I saw a video of people partying in New Zealand, and I'm jealous of that. But one other thing I've only learned recently, is the fact that they do have UK Hardcore parties. New Zealand sounds even more appealing now.

They started throwing parties in NZ back in 2003, and have had a lot of big names playing at their events, such as Brisk, Kevin Energy, Sharkey, Slipmatt, Al Storm, Luna-C, CLSM, S3RL, and many more. And they decided to go all out for their 15th birthday party, and got Joey Riot playing there. And you can tell Joey had a wonderful time, if you look at the picture above. He's about to demolish the crowd, and get them all hyped up for the 2 hours he's playing. But Joey wouldn't be Joey if he not only played a few UK Happy Hardcore anthems, but also a shit ton of Hardstyle and. Gabber tunes.

They must have had a wicked time there. 2 hours of Joey. Pff, I am jealous. The last time I saw him play was in Birmingham, at Uproar, if I'm not mistaken. And that's a bloody long time ago.

So, you are probably curious what he did play in NZ, to get them all go crazy for the riot, eh?

Here's the tracklist:

  1. The Mob vs Brennan Heart & Galactixx - Partyfreak vs RIOT

  2. Coone - Never Alone

  3. Pegboard Nerds - Just Dance

  4. DNA - Even More Advanced Hardstyle (Mashup)

  5. Coone & TNT feat Technotronic - Pump Up The Jam

  6. Sunset Bros x Mark McCabe - I'm Feeling It (In The Air) (Code Black Remix)

  7. Bass Modulators & Max Enforcer - Our Soul

  8. Hardwell & Timmy Trumpet - The Underground

  9. Joey Riot & Elov8 - Don't Wanna Fall In Love

  10. Arkangel - Hate You So Much

  11. Kutski - Got The Feeling

  12. Hard Driver - DOPE

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

  14. Darren Styles - Switch

  15. Fox Stevenson - Miss You (Macks Wolf Remix)

  16. Joey Riot vs Johnny G - Music Has Evolved

  17. Tweekacore & Darren Styles - Partystarter

  18. Macks Wolf - Getting Higher

  19. Gammer - The Drop (Darren Styles Remix)

  20. Minus The Crown - The Roof Is On Fire

  21. Macks Wolf - Hit 'Em Like This

  22. Gammer & Joey Riot - Coming Up Strong

  23. Technikore & Weaver feat Lokkavox - Find You Now

  24. Klubfiller - Ain't No Stopping Us Now

  25. SPYRO - Outta Space

  26. Sigma feat Birdy - Find Me (Joey Riot Remix)

  27. Prime Time Players - Don't Know How To Make You Happy

  28. Darren Styles, Dougal & Weaver - Hold On For Your Life

  29. Joey Riot & Darren Grant - Master Plan

  30. Ran-D - Zombie (Gammer Flip)

  31. Darren Styles, Dougal & Gammer - Party Don't Stop

  32. Da Tweekaz - Wodka (Destructive Tendencies Remix)

  33. Destructive Tendencies & The Melodyst - We Need Justice

  34. Destructive Tendencies & Evil Activities feat E-Life - Death By Stereo

  35. Destructive Tendencies - Beyond The Lights

  36. Destructive Tendencies & Nolz feat Pianair - Release This Beast (Restrained Remix)

  37. Deadly Guns x Destructive Tendencies feat Sovereign King - Armageddon

  38. Destructive Tendencies & Bulletproof - Night Must Fall

  39. Destructive Tendencies & Angerfist - Fortress Of Solitude (Destruction Mix)

  40. Destructive Tendencies & Rooler - Can't Stop Us Now

  41. Destructive Tendencies - We Will Rock You

  42. Re-Style - Get It Crackin' (Sefa Remix)

  43. Destructive Tendencies & Warface - Release The Kraken (Sefa Remix)

  44. Destructive Tendencies & Partyraiser - Sound Becomes Two

You don't need to be an expert to tell when Joey decided to step it slightly up, and the BPMs went up. It's from the first Destructive Tendencies track (if you didn't know it already). Joey ditched his UK Hardcore alter ego, and went full Destructive Tendencies mode. And when that happened, I guess the dancefloor became very dangerous. A lot of feet moving faster, a lot of fists going in the air, and vigorous movements. And if I'm honest, I do like that a bit more.

During this mix you have to make a decision: do I like the Joey Riot side, or the Destructive Tendencies side, or both? I like them both. Especially the early Joey Riot sound, that's just ace. But his DT project has always been interesting, and they've made some excellent records with some hard hitters from the Hardcore scene, like Angerfist, Bulletproof, Rooler, Warfare, and many more. I can imagine Joey being a very busy boy, with both sides demanding his attention.

During this set he starts off slowly, and halfway through he decides to crank up the music. I do like the UK Hardcore bit, but not all records are my favourite. Not a fan of Da Tweekaz, and a lot of fans hate me for that. But their music just doesn't appeal to me. Nor does 'Zombie' by Ran-D. Didn't like the original, don't like the remix. But is it all meh, or not?

Nope. I would say that 90% of the music is great, but the harder always gets my attention even more. So, in this instance, I would have to pick two favourite records, one from the lighter side and one from the darker side. So my favourite on the lighter side has to be 'Getting Higher' by Macks Wolf, and the darker side anthem has to be 'Night Must Fall' by DT and Rooler.

A wonderful set. Really takes me back to the Uproar days. But it has made me determined to look into going to NZ for not just partying, but also to see the country. Partying there would be an added bonus which I would appreciate.

If you want 2 hours of pure and sheer madness, check this out!

DJ: Joey Riot

Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, Gabber, Uptempo, Hardstyle

Liveset Info: Recorded @ Rinsed 15th Birthday (2018)

Length Liveset: 02:02:24

Tracks: 44 (forty-four)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE

File Size: unknown

File Type: unknown

Release Year: 2021

Audio: Stereo

Sample Rate: unknown

More Information: Rinsed - Soundcloud Page

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