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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Mijn Definitie van Gabber (2021)

It is Friday and I've not had a review from last week. I had to come back with a good mix to get us all in shape for this weekend. Some might go out, some might stay at home, but whatever it is you decide to go, do it in style. And as you all know, I am a gabber, and love the older sound a lot, therefore it should be no surprise that today's mix is focussed on gabber. More specifically, Fusco's view on gabber. And you might be thinking: 'how can this be any different from every other gabber's view?'. Well, that's for you to find out. Are your views the same as Fuscos? Who knows, only one way to find out: to check out this mix.

Well, his views are interesting. I've already checked the mix several times, and it's quite good. These tracks are all good enough to do the distinctive gabber dance to, which is called Hakkuh. And if you are an oldskool Hardcore fanatic, you know how that's done. It's like riding a bike, once done, you will never unlearn it. It will always be there, deep down in your system. And I remember those glorious day when everyone at a rave danced the same. Harmonious. All friends. All pals for life. Gabber 4 life.

Taken straight from his vinyl collection, there are some genuinely classic anthems in here. More focussed on the Rotterdam sound from the 90s, but name one person who didn't appreciate this sound? And a few forgotten anthems are in here too. You will love this tracklist as much as I did. It will give you enough energy for the upcoming weekend, and will make you wish the big events in Europe were back. We need to hear these anthems again, over and over again.

So, let's jump straight into the tracklist. These are the records from Fusco's own vinyl collection which he used for this mix:

  1. Neophyte - A Rotterdam Gabber

  2. Darrien Kelly & Scott Brown - Geleihoofd

  3. Kesj & Donut - Start To Dance

  4. Impulse Factory - Bass

  5. Neophyte & The Stunned Guys - Beat Is Coming

  6. Damage Inc. - To The Extreme

  7. Masters Of Ceremony - Hardcore To The Bone

  8. Neophyte - Execute

  9. Short Circuit - Fuck Me

  10. Bodylotion - Watte Dan

  11. Mental Hardcore Associates - Let's Get Wappie! (Original Mix)

  12. DJ Gizmo - The End Of The Beginning

  13. The Shadowlands Terrorists - The First Partykick

  14. David Forbes - Techno Renegade

  15. Neophyte - Recession

  16. Bodylotion - Ik Will Hakke

Wow. If this doesn't give you enough energy, what will? As an oldskool fanatic, I am digging this. Of course it's nice to hear those well known anthems like 'Hardcore To The Bone', 'Execute', 'Geleihoofd', but also a few obscure underground classics you don't hear that often. Which in itself is a pity. They deserve much more recognition for the quality of the music. But at least we've got this mix to thank, to keep the memory alive of those forgotten songs.

I'm really feeling the vibes coming through my speakers. This is exactly what I needed to hear. I am happy and ecstatic at the same time. So cool to hear a few forgotten anthems, like 'Let's Get Wappie!', 'Bass', 'To The Extreme', and more. Fusco's selection is truly amazing, and has made me a happy Dutchman.

The selection is hard as nails, and is a true trip down memory lane. But, and this is quite controversial, what is the best track in this mix? Is it the most played anthem at raves during the mid 90s? 'Hardcore To The Bone'? Wasn't this the track that Weirdo played as his 'final' track ever? And sadly I've got to say yes. This still packs a punch in 2021, and is truly one of the greatest Hardcore anthems ever made.

Thanks Fusco for this gorgeous mix. And a side note some might appreciate: it's recorded with vinyl only records, so you do get the standard crackling sounds. Just a nostalgic touch. Love it!

DJ: Fusco

Genre/Style: Hardcore, Early Hardcore, Gabber

Mix Info: Mijn Definitie van Gabber

Length Mix: 01:00:29

Tracks: 16 (sixteen)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE

File Size: 610 MB

File Type: .wav

Release Year: 2021

Audio: Stereo

Sample Rate: 44,1 kHz

More Information: Fusco - Soundcloud Channel

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