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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Negative A History of Hardcore 1997 - 2000 (2021)

1997. Can you believe that's 25 fucking years ago? 25 whole years? That just blew my mind! I started listening to Negative A's mix, and just wondered how many years ago 1997 actually was. This mix already blew my mind away, but now me realising that my first rave happened 24 years ago, it all just falls into place: I'm an old fucker. Old, but still enjoying the early Hardcore sound, especially the music released between 1996 and 2004. And you will never believe it: Negative A's mix is focussed on the records released between 1997 and 2000! I am in Heaven right now!

Negative A might be able to explain it a bit better what this mix actually is? Was it a live stream, or was it a live event? Remember, this was recorded during the days when we had to self isolate, because of this stupid and dangerous virus called COVID-19. So it might have been a live stream, or not. But does it matter? It's all about the music, so let's dive straight into the tracklist...

But not just yet. A short introduction to the man behind this mix. Negative A, a.k.a. Megatron, Dr. Z-Vago, Michaelangelo, DJ XD, The D.O.C., Triest Geval, and more names you've probably never realised. He's been in the game for many years, and he knows exactly what the listeners want to hear. And he's gained some DJ skills over the years (which you would expect), so this mix is certainly one you want to check out. If you don't, you've got a screw loose.

  1. Dr. Z-Vago (a.k.a. Negative A) - Theme From Vodka

  2. B.S.E. - Good Old Days

  3. Promo - What The Fuck

  4. The Blaster - War Is Coming Man

  5. Max-E-Crew & Miro - Cutmaster (Miro Mix)

  6. E-Man - Bass Machine

  7. G-Town Madness & Attic & Stylzz - Bring The Pain

  8. Pilldriver - Apocalypse Never

  9. The D.O.C. (a.k.a. Negative A) - Allright... Yeah!

  10. DJ Buzz Fuzz - King Of The Beatz

  11. Cixx vs The Vinyl Junk - The Tough Guys

  12. Neophyte & The Stunned Guys - Rev. 909

  13. D'Spyre - Secure Future For The Human Kind

  14. Tschabos - Gib Mir Die Bass

  15. T-Wisted feat Pino D'Ambini - Respect The Cock

  16. Rotterdam Terror Corps - The Horror (Buzz Fuzz Remix)

  17. Shadowlands Terrorists - Bang Your Head

  18. Turbolenza - I Am The Creator

  19. Billy The Kid - Clappin Your Hands

  20. Nosferatu - Pop Goes The Pistol

  21. Knightvision - The Search For Marihuana

  22. DJ Norman - Cypress Dope

  23. Promo - Beat Ya Brain

  24. Lenny Dee & The Hardcore Warriors - Funky Twisted

  25. Dano - Fuckem

  26. Mental Hardcore Associates - Let's Get Wappie

After hearing this set, I am full of energy, and sadness at the same time. Why, you might ask? Well, no one is going to bring back the years 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000. Those days are gone, which is such a shitty thing to think of. The music was so great, and so passionate. And even though we don't have a physical time machine: in a way this is a time machine. A throwback to the glorious years of Hardcore, and Negative A is our captain, guiding us through the finest anthems.

And what a journey does he take us on! My God, I'm sitting here, in full awe of what I've just witnessed. So many great tracks, but it's not that hard: 1997 to 2000 were maybe the best years for Hardcore, period.

I can talk for hours, but I won't. I'll let the mix do the talking. Negative A has picked 26 records, and carefully mixed them together. And they are mostly underrated records you don't hear that often. They deserve so much more credit, and by putting them in his set, he shows us all why he's a great DJ, producer, and lover of the Hardcore sound.

Best record? Come on, that's not even worth a debate. 'The Tough Guys'. What a filthy bass!

I've got nothing negative to mention. Even though his name is Negative A, I wouldn't consider this mix to be negative, more Positive A.

DJ: Negative A

Genre/Style: Hardcore, Millennium Hardcore, Early Hardcore, Gabber

Mix Info: Negative A History of Hardcore 1997 - 2000

Length Mix: 00:59:50

Tracks: 26 (twenty-six)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE

File Size: unknown

File Type: unknown

Audio: Stereo

Sample Rate: unknown

Release Year: 2021


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