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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Leyxa & The Unfamous @ Loudboat 2023

As you've noticed, I've been very quiet lately. It's because I've been on a holiday to Greece. An unfortunate one, as there was a huge storm present at the time, so we couldn't really appreciate the nice surroundings and hospitality as much as we wanted, but that's something you just have to take on the chin, and live with it. Can't blame the country for the weather. But I needed some well deserved time off, but now I am rejuvenated, and ready to review again! And have I got something special for you all to listen to!

A set by Leyxa and the Unfamous at an event called Loudboat. I have never heard of Loudboat before, but the concept seems straight forward: loud music on a boat. Is that the right description? I had a quick look on the event page, and it was held in Quebec! Didn't know there was a Hardcore following there. Truth be told, I've never been there, so I wouldn't know it anyway, with my narrowminded view, eh?

But it was a four hour long event on a boat, which sounds cool. And Leyxa and Unfamous did their best to demolish the speakers (and maybe some rubber dingies too) in the short 30 minute time span they had. And in those 30 minutes they play a few excellent tunes, some being mashups or remixes of all time classics. Or even brand spanking new anthems!

Now you are curious, right? You want to know what they played? Well, here's the list:

  1. Re-Style - Drop That Funky Mashup

  2. Marshall Masters - Stereo Murder (D-Tune Refix)

  3. Hard Creation - I Will Have That Power (Chaos Project Remix)

  4. G-Town Madness & The Viper - Control The Party (Refix)

  5. Kasparov - Pessa Pessa Hardcore Hooligan Mashup

  6. Neophyte & The Stunned Guys - Get This Motherfucker (Restrained Remix)

  7. Paul Elstak feat Jantine - Demons (Restrained Remix)

  8. Tha Playah - Vigilance

  9. Neophyte - Braincracking (Nosferatu Remix)

  10. Bulletproof & Paul Elstak & Boogshe - We Live Forever

  11. Paul Elstak & Radiate - Dropping It (Repix & Radiate 2018 Remix)

  12. Furyan - Kokeen (Rayvolt Remix)

  13. D-Fence & Miss K8 - Generavers

There are some great tracks in this set, and to be fair, most of them I've not even heard. Obviously I know the classics, the originals, And one remix of an all-time classic song has gained my respect, for it doing the original justice, or even being slightly better than the original.

I do love the mashups. Some have really exceeded my expectations. Both Unfamous and Leyxa keep the entertainment level high throughout their set. And again, hopefully the weather was good and the boat wasn't rocking, but surely throughout their set they created their own waves. You wouldn't be able to sit still, right?

The best record was one I had not heard before, and it was a remix of an all time classic by Neophyte and The Stunned Guys.And yes, it's even better than the original. So damn good. Goosebumps.

I'm not a fan of the current Paul Elstak sound. A bit dull, a bit boring to me. 'Dropping It' was a good record, but 'We Live Forever' and 'Demons' is a bit meh. Restrained made 'Demons' slightly more interesting though.

All in all, a solid set. 34 minutes of amazing records, and if you were on the boat, you probably made it rocking side to side. I've been listening to this over and over, and I really enjoyed it!

DJs: Leyxa & The Unfamous

Genre/Style: Hardcore, Millennium Hardcore, Uptempo, Mainstream, Gabber

Liveset Info: Recorded @ Loudboat 2023

Length Liveset: 00:34:28

Tracks: 13 (thirteen)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE

File Size: 348 MB

File Type: wav

Audio: Stereo

Bit Rate: 1411kbps

Release Year: 2023


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