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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Maromi : Rainbow Island Set (2024)

It is Saturday, and it's nice outside. The outside world seems slightly more pleasant today, especially after a spa treatment me and the wife had. But after coming home, I was awoken to the chores awaiting my input, so I needed something energetic, something to keep me going. And as you all know, I am a huge UK Hardcore/Happy Hardcore fan. I needed to hear a mix that contained just that. Energetic and bouncy Hardcore music. And that's when I remembered that I saved a mix a few days ago... and it's the one you are about to listen to.

Maromi, a name you might have encountered on this website before, but it's way too long ago since I last wrote about this DJ. This DJ from Arizona, 1/2 of Mangled, was asked to play at an event called Rainbow Island, in Austin, Texas. And the first thing I noticed on the above image was the phrase 'keep Austin hard'. It sounds so sexual, but it's probably not meant that way. It's all about Hardcore, right?

I am not familiar with the Hardcore scene in the States. I do know a few of the DJs and producers out there, but I don't know if it's a big scene. I don't know much about Rainbow Island either. Well, maybe only the fact that it was the title of Seb's song from 1996. What I have noticed over the years is that the Americans love it a bit happier, and sometimes a tad cheesier. That suits me.

If you know something about this event, please do leave a comment below. Always interesting to hear more about parties I've not been to. Or even how big the scene is in the States.

But for now, let me share you the tracklist:

  1. Blunted - Freedom (M-Project & Muzik Servant Remix)

  2. DJ Evo - Nothing Without You

  3. Okidam - Don't Wanna Sleep (No Left Turn Remix)

  4. JuiceWrld & Halsey - Life's A Mess (Starkiss Remix)

  5. Stompy & Easyvibe - I Touch Myself

  6. Gabry Ponte x Jerome - Lonely (Outforce Remix)

  7. Ryan Ganar x SethroW - TMAL

  8. Melanie Martinez - Tag You're It (170 Donk Squad Edit)

  9. Aqua - Cartoon Heroes (Shoduk x Scratchgonzo Remix)

  10. Rize, Maromi & Sparrow - Tiny In Tokyo

  11. Al Storm feat Lacie - Drop Everything Now (House Of Cards)

  12. Turn & Burn - Dreams (Rob IYF & Al Storm Remix)

  13. Kim Sozzi - Break Up (Technikore Remix)

  14. 100 gecs - Dumbest Girl Alive (DAG Flip)

  15. MUZZ - Ready For It (E_Tank Flip)

  16. Force & Styles - Heart Of Gold (Rescue Edit)

  17. Seb - Rainbow Island (Outforce Remix)

  18. DAG feat Luna Skye - You're Mine

I've lost touch on what is hot and what's not the scene, so it's nice to be introduced to songs I've not heard before, or which do a lot of damage on the dancefloors all over the world.

This is a weird looking tracklist. Not only do you get some pop artists in here, but also some artists we all know and sometimes dislike, like Aqua. It's a very diverse mix, and it's quirky. Don't know if that was the requirement for this event, but if that was the deal, Maromi has nailed it.

But what Maromi selected, are some big anthems. Some are maybe a tad too cheesy for me, but the majority are really dope anthems. Especially when DJ Evo's song is played. I've been seeing that name in many mixes, and I'm highly impressed with DJ Evo.

All in all, a cool mix. If you were at Rainbow Island, you must have had a great time. Was Austin hard? Hard enough? You tell me. Maromi brought the Hardcore, so it should be extremely hard, right?

DJ: Maromi

Genre/Style: Happy Hardcore, UK Hardcore, UKHC, Happycore, Powerstomp

Liveset Info: Recorded @ Rainbow Island 2024

Length Liveset: 01:02:20

Tracks: 18 (eighteen)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): STREAM HERE

File Size: unknown

File Type: unknown

Audio: Stereo

Sample Rate: unknown

Release Year: 2024


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