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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

M@rt!n-J - Best Of Slammin Vinyl Hardcore Heaven Vol.3 (2020)

I made a fool out of myself. Which I regularly do. But yesterday I was speaking to M@rt!n-J, and asked him if he'd also done a volume 1 and volume 2 dedication mix of the succesful Hardcore Heaven CD collection, and he reminded me that he did those, and I reviewed them already! I couldn't remember if I did those, and he kindly sent me printscreens of the reviews. What an absolute idiot. I am sorry Martin. Truly am. Shouldn't have said a single thing. I looked like a plonker. Idiot.

Anyway, before I delve into my personal history and explore every moment I had been an idiot, let's talk about the third mix in this series. As you've read in previous reviews (which I've forgotten about obviously), Hardcore Heaven released 4 albums back in the early 00s, and I did collect them all. I remember that I had to purchase them via my local CD store, and one of the CDs had to come all the way from Australia, because the ones in the UK were sold out. Did cost me a few pennies, but it was worth it. Unless it was the fourth instalment, which I did not like. The only album out of the whole collection which I found the least interesting. The best? The second one. Brilliantly mixed, and awesome records.

For a strange reason I cannot remember if I liked the third instalment. I did like the beautiful and gorgeous looking lady on the front. Those were the days: when they had pretty raving girls on the cover. I liked that. Nowadays we can't do that anymore. But it was part of our culture.

The music from the beginning and mid 00s was good. But still, was the third instalment any good? Well, Martin a.k.a. M@rt!n-J is about to show us his favourite records of this album, crammed into his mix. This 80 minute long mix is going to be interesting. The good ol' UK Hardcore sound. Where has it gone?

01. Impact & Resist - Someday (Styles & Breeze Mix)

02. Sy & Unknown - Break The Spell (Original Mix)

03. DJ Kurt - Posse & Crew (Original Mix)

04. Sy & Unknown feat Lou Lou - Caught Up In Your Love (Original Mix)

05. Gammer - Moving To This

06. Ian Van Dahl - Inspiration (Re-Con Remix)

07. Breeze - Let's Fly (Sy & Unknown Remix)

08. Ham - Clubheads (Bang The Drum) (Original Mix)

09. Brisk & Ham - I've Got A Feeling (Original Mix)

10. Joey Riot feat Angel Eyez - Don't Make Me Wait (Gammer Mix)

11. Brisk & Vagabond - Hit The Deck (Ham Mix)

12. Vagabond feat MC Casper - Flowing Free (Original Mix)

13. Gammer - Rip Roar

14. D.L.S. - Freefall (Original Mix)

15. Kevin Energy & K Complex - Hands Up (Original Mix)

16. Kevin Energy vs Marc Smith - That's The Hardcore (AMS Remix)

17. Brisk & Vagabond - Funky Joint (Original Mix)

18. Future Society - What The Hood Made Me

Just to point out one little detail that you might have missed: this is a redux. He has redone the mix, because he wasn't happy with the finished result. He listened to his own mix, and thought ''I can improve that''. Or maybe he thought it sounded shit. So this isn't the first edition of his mix. But that shows dedication. He's a perfectionist, M@rt!n-J is. And I can't judge if the first version was crap or not: I liked the mix on Soundcloud, as a reminder of me needing to listen to it. But before I had the chance, he already uploaded the second version.

I have to say that Martin has selected the finest records from this instalment. A very good mix is the end result. Good quality mixing skills. I wonder what was so bad about the previous version. Must have been very small for us normal human being. But he's picky, as I am, and if it's not picture perfect, there's no point in accepting the mix.

Only credit for the third instalment in this mix series. I will be expecting a new, fourth edition, in the near future. So if Martin is kind enough to let me know, I won't reply like an absolute anus. Apologies M@rt!n-J, but at least I've got an excuse: you are on fire. The amount of mixes you make is ridicilous. But this is yet another amazing mix.

Best record? When Gammer was on fire! 'Rip Roar'. And 'Flowing Free' by Vagabond feat MC Casper! Beast of a track.

DJ: M@rt!n-J

Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Gabber

Mix Info: Best Of Slammin Vinyl Hardcore Heaven Vol.3

Length Mix: 01:19:53

Tracks: 18 (eighteen)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN

File Size: 182 MB

File Type: mp3

Bitspeed: 320kbps

More Information: M@rt!n-J - Soundcloud Page

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