top of page
  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Marc Acardipane | HARD DANCE NYC: Spinoff Gabber (2019)

Been off for a few days, and now I've come back, and there's a lot of new music I wanted, no needed to share with you all. One of the first of this week has to be a set by the Godfather of Hardcore, Marc Acardipane a.k.a the Mover a.k.a PCP a.k.a the million aliases he has had over the years. The legend himself was asked to play at the Hard Dance NYC back in 2019, and he smashed it. But would you expect anything else from the Godfather himself? The one who has given us so many memorable anthems since the early 90s up until 2021?

This man does not need an introduction, but if you are questioning who he is, you might need to indulge yourself into his history, and the best thing to do, is to listen to Mescalinum United's 'We Have Arrived' song. To many the first ever Hardcore track (hence why he has got the nickname Godfather for a reason), but if you aren't aware of this track, you might know a few others he has played during this set. Why? Well, good question: this set is packed with most of his own stuff.

Sometimes you just want to go back to your roots, back to what made you the person you are. Hearing the tunes from the 90s is what makes me feel young again, but not only that, but also the video of this set in NYC takes me back to the 90s: no mobile phones, and 'simplistic' lights. No fancy stuff, nothing too dramatic. That's how it was back in the 90s. You wouldn't believe it, but it's the truth. The gabbers from the 90s were happy with just a few strobes, simple lights, and that's it. Oh, and of course big ass speakers. Who goes to a rave that has a shitty speaker system?

Just pure rave and nothing else. There's nothing that would make me happier. And the tunes, are they good? Hell yeah! See for yourself!

  1. Marc Acardipane - Today Tomorrow Forever

  2. White Breaks - White Line (A1)

  3. Moby - Thousand

  4. Ace The Space feat Mr. Shabazz - 9 Is A Classic

  5. Mescalinum United - We Have Arrived

  6. Rave Creator feat Cypher - Immortal

  7. Miro - Purple Moon

  8. Pilldriver - Doin' Drugs

  9. Marshall Masters - Stereo Murder

  10. Miro - Shining

  11. E-Man - Bass Machine w/ Nasty Django & DJ Cirillo - Deal Wit' Beats

  12. Turbulence - Disaster Area

  13. Dr. Macabre - Poltergeist

  14. Rave Creator - A New Mind (Cold Rush Phuture Mix)

  15. E-Man - Under My Command

  16. Rave Creator - Into Sound (Marshall Masters Remix)

  17. w/ The Mover & Rave Creator - O.K. Bassquake

  18. The Mover & Rave Creator - Atmos-fear

  19. Steve Shit - Havin' Sex

  20. Marshall Masters feat Nasty Django - Hustler For Life (Live At Club X)

  21. Darrien Kelly feat The Unknown MC - The People Want More (Original Edit)

  22. w/ 6-Pack - Drunken Piece Of Shit (Mix 1)

  23. w/ Masters Of Rave - Are You With Me (Energie Hallen Mix)

  24. w/ Masters Of Ceremony - Hardcore To Da Bone

  25. w/ Aphex Twin - Come To Daddy (Pappy Mix)

  26. w/ Moby - Feeling So Real (Original Mix)

  27. w/ Neophyte - Get This Motherfucker

  28. Inferno Bros - Slaves To The Rave (PCP Mix)

  29. T.urbulence - 6 Million Ways To Die

  30. Beethoven - Greatest Works Part 1 (Classic Planet Core Drum & Bass Version)

If you look at this tracklist and do not underline the significance of these tracks, are you Hardcore bro? Do you even lift? Do you hakkuh or not? Come on. If this doesn't tickle you whatsoever, you can consider yourself a newbie, or just not Hardcore enough. Trust me, these are the classics, these songs made Hardcore the way it is!

There are just too many awesome records to choose from, but I had to pick just tree that I wanted to hear over and over again, and if you dislike my decision, leave a comment below, and I won't read it. So the three I've chosen are as follows: Miro - 'Purple Moon'. This is just such a Trancy sounding Hardcore anthem. Miro was ahead of its time. Then I would go for Darrien Kelly feat The Unknown MC's 'The People Want More', just because it was released around the time I started raving, and I heard it everywhere. And lastly the shock of a century: Moby's 'Feeling So Real'. A true underrated rave classic!

Fuck it, let's say 'Stereo Murder' is the ultimate dancefloor killer.

Marc did his best to get the crowd moving, and you can see them moving during his set. Even singing along when needed. But they are having a great time, like myself back in 1998 when I saw Marc live at Mysteryland 1998 outdoor. The crowd are loving it, and so am I. You can watch the set on Youtube or listen to it on Soundcloud, whatever floats your boat.

I think that this is yet another epic set by Marc, only slightly ruined by the last record that went on a bit too long. It's a quirky way to end your set, but I would have rather heard another classic from the man behind the most influential label ever!

Worth checking out, right?

DJ: Marc Acardipane

Genre/Style: Hardcore, Gabber, Rave

Liveset Info: Recorded @ HARD DANCE NYC: Spinoff Gabber 2019

Length Liveset: 01:01:08

Tracks: 30 (thirty)

Download/Listen (via Youtube): CLICK HERE

File Size: unknown

File Type: unknown

Release Year: 2019

Audio: Stereo

Sample Rate: unknown

Recent Posts

See All


bottom of page