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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Mind Control - Italian Hardstyle Classics (2023)

Let's start the upcoming weekend with some Italian Hardstyle from the early days, yes? Why not? Let's have a blast, and enjoy the early sounds as much as we all did, back in the day. And who has made this mix? Well, a DJ called Mind Control, who combined 15 amazing Italian Hardstyle anthems from back in the day, into one smooth hour long mix. Be prepared to hear the classics, and be amazed on a) how old they are, and b) how fresh they still sound, and c) why the sound has left us, as the early Hardstyle years were ace.

I think the last mix review I'd done for a mix which was uploaded to the Noise Pollution channel, I made a mistake. But hopefully I've said the right things now, yes? The DJ behind this mix is Mind Control, who has been DJing for 14 years, got his own weekly show, and plays Hardstyle, Hard Trance, Hardcore Techno, and Frenchcore. And the mix was uploaded onto Noise Pollutions Soundcloud channel, which has Mind Control as one of its resident DJs.

Their Soundcloud channel is packed to the max with music. And if you want to hear more, I suggest you to have a browse, as they've got hours of fun. But for now, let's focus on one of their latest uploads. It's got the music I grew up listening to, so that's a bonus for me. When I made the 'change' from Hardcore to another style, it became Hardstyle, and the Italian Hardstyle sound was the right sound, at the right time (for me). I fell in love, and have to agree that the Italians exceed in the harder styles.

There are only fifteen records in here, and even though it's not got my favourite Italian Hardstyle anthems in here, it is still highly enjoyable, and recommendable. And now you are curious to know which records are in here, right?

  1. Overdrive - Listen To The Fat Bass

  2. The KGB's - Superdisco (Technoboy Remix)

  3. Tatanka Project - Tripods Attack (Original Mix)

  4. Cally & Juice - Do It Like That (Trance Generators Remix)

  5. Tuneboy - Sexbusters (Technoboy Remix)

  6. The KGB's - Techno Gym (Hardstyle Guru Remix)

  7. Analogic Disturbance - Hunting 1

  8. Tatarola - Who Is Calling?

  9. Giada - Diamond (TNT Remix)

  10. Stylez meets Tonteufel - Abwherton

  11. Speedwave - Zhangar

  12. Builder - Bad Manner (Hardstyle Masterz Mix)

  13. DJ Gius - Things To Do (Dr. Cox Remix)

  14. Dark Oscillators - Nero

  15. Technoboy - Into Deep (Original Mix)

This is a glorious mix. and I have enjoyed it a lot. To be honest, at the moment, me and the missus are getting ready to travel for a weekend to the Netherlands, and she's got Christmas music on downstairs, and I've got this mix on repeat upstairs. And the party is definitely upstairs, not downstairs. Go away with your boring Christmas songs, give me some Hardstyle anthems!!!

The tracks are fire. Some are a tad underrated, which they shouldn't be. But they are truly fire. They bring the heat, and Mind Control has done a nice thing, by getting these 15 records all in one mix. It has certainly enlightened my day. But one track stands out from being annoying and nostalgic at the same time...

'Who Is Calling?'. Only those old enough remember those beeps, when your phone was ringing and you were near speakers. You could hear that noise. It was annoying, the song is slightly annoying, but on the other hand it is catchy as fuck, and remains in my head for the rest of the day. I'll probably quote this song at a later stage today, probably on the way back to NL.

It's a solid mix, and I really enjoyed it. Trip down memory lane. And the funny thing is, I still remember like it was yesterday. And I would never think the sound would disappear, and become something we talk about it like it happened many decades ago... why does time move so damn fast?

DJ: Mind Control

Genre/Style: Hardstyle, Reverse Bass, Early Hardstyle

Mix Info: Mind Control - Italian Hardstyle Classics

Length Mix: 01:04:23

Tracks: 15 (fifteen)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE

File Size: 649 MB

File Type: wav

Audio: Stereo

Bit Rate: 1411kbps

Release Year: 2023


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