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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Maximum Overload Promo Mix 2 (2023)

A new week has already been with us, and we have entered the glorious day, which most of us know as Tuesday. Yesterday was Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year. Let's not talk about yesterday, as it might make us depressed. Let's talk about something happy, and talk about a mix I found on social media, and it came with a tracklist. It's made by Doddy, a name I've not encountered before. Never heard of Maximum Overload either, but were you expecting me to know literally everything? I am not a human Wikipedia!

I love finding new mixes by new artists, and this one can certainly be seen as new in many ways. New artist, new mix.. And it's filled with records I've not come across before (well, I've heard a few of them, but most of them are new). And it reminds me of how UK Hardcore mixes used to be. Starting off with the happiness, and ending with the raw and rough Hardcore. Those were the standards for a UK Hardcore mix. Always, and I mean always, end with a bit of Gabber.

Doddy, the one behind this mix, certainly made a very interesting mix, with a lot of tracks I've not heard before. So many unknown anthems. This supposed to be a promo mix for something called Maximum Overload, and it has sparked my enthusiasm. If the tracks look good, do they all sound good, mashed together in an hour long mix? Is it worth it, listening to this, on the day after the most depressing day of 2023? Only one way to find out!

  1. Diakronik & Alaguan - Love Me Deeply

  2. Pokkun - Not Over

  3. Darren Styles, Prospect & Becci - Driving Me Crazy

  4. Dougal & Gammer - Nobody Likes The Records

  5. THC - Blue Remix

  6. Re-Con - Right Here, Right Now 2011 (Original Mix)

  7. Darren Styles & Mark Sixma feat Noubya - Louder

  8. Summer Jae - Oblivion

  9. Technikore - We Don't Talk

  10. JDH - Get Down

  11. Mau P - Drugs From Amsterdam (Riko Remix)

  12. THC - Set You Free

  13. Visa - Fly Away (Paul Dreamz Remix)

  14. Squad-E & Ben Critic - Plz Tell Me

  15. Dy5on feat Andy L - Loosing Myself (Exclusive HH7 Mix)

  16. Kel X-Cyte - Nothing To Fear (Audio Nitrate Remix)

  17. Angerfist & N-Vitral - Bare Knuckle Fist

  18. Andy The Core & Ender - Hari Hari

  19. Neophyte - You Can't Kill Me

  20. Angerfist - What Happened

This is certainly an interesting looking tracklist. And it has opened my eyes. My previous statement was basically bullshit, as I do know more tracks, more than I mentioned. So I do apologise. I was full of shit, but that can happen...

The main question now, is a simple one: is this a good mix? And a follow-up question could be: do I prefer the good ol' UK Hardcore tracks, or the Gabber tracks? Do I, in short, like 75% of the mix, or the last 25%? Difficult question, but not difficult to answer.

Answer? I do prefer the happier side of this mix. I am a Gabber fanatic, but the UK Hardcore tracks just get me moving a bit more. And yes, it's a good mix. One that will get you going through today, that's for damn sure.

A good selection by Doddy. Not all tracks move me as much as they should. There are a few tracks in here which I do not like, but that's just my personal preference (or lack of). 'Hari Hari' is such a dumb record, and I dislike the 'Set You Free' song, as the N-Trance version sucks massive donkey balls. But it's not just all doom and gloom!

Now the question is: what track do I prefer the most? Well, to me it's 'Driving Me Crazy'. Takes me back to the glorious Dubcore days.

A solid mix, and a very cool one. I am new to this concept, but I'm liking it, and so should you!

Check it out, and another bonus: it's downloadable!

DJ: Doddy

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

Mix Info: Maximum Overload Promo Mix 2

Length Mix: 00:58:06

Tracks: 20 (twenty)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE

File Size: 133 MB

File Type: mp3

Audio: Stereo

Bit Rate: 320kbps

Release Year: 2023

More Information: Doddy - Soundcloud Channel

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