Only a few days ago did I review Neophyte's 'Heroes Of Hardcore' mix for the upcoming Thunderdome, and yet another Neophyte mix was released. This time it wasn't by Neophyte himself, but by the Finnishing Dutch. His previous tribute mix focussed on Neophyte's early years, from 1993 to 1999, but now we have entered the Millennium years, and the focus lies within 2000 to 2009. The whole decade that made Neophyte dominate the scene even more. 35 tracks in 130 minutes. And the legend himself had already commented on it, how cool is that?
Neophyte was, and still is, a legend, Neophyte, as a brand, have been active since the early 90s, and even to this day, are they keeping the brand alive. Hell, they even released a compilation recently, dedicated to Neophyte being 30 years in the scene, and it sold well. There's a good reason for it: Neophyte have been at the top since they emerged out of nowhere.
But the main question here is, which Neophyte do I prefer? The 90s or 00s? Well, that's a tricky question, as I've been an avid fan since the early days, and when Hardcore 'died' in 1999, they still continued making music, and their approach to Hardcore from 2000 onward, has been received well. The amount of monster anthems they have released over the years is seriously impressive.
I would prefer the Millennium years, and the reason for it, you can find it in the tracklist below. The amount of songs they made, they resonated me with for many years, even up to this day. They made so many awesome and timeless classics, be it under their normal name, or other aliases like Hard Creation, DJ Neophyte, or Masters Of Ceremony. Or even Bodylotion!
Neophyte have been a well respected artist/group, and I'm glad I've seen them a few times over the years. Raving Nightmare, Mysteryland, and even some local events at the Peppermill or somewhere in Landgraaf/Kerkade. Happy to have seen them, but I would like to see them again. I have to. Their music is so freaking awesome!
The Finnishing Dutch's tracklist is a beauty, have a look at this:
Masters Of Ceremony - Soul Seller
Neophyte - Balzz In Yer Mouth
Bodylotion - Wanna Freak You
Zany meets The Beholder - Who Wants This
Evil Activities & Neophyte - Everlast
DJ Neophyte & The Viper - Reversed Mode
Hard Creation - Let's Get 'Em All
Masters Of Ceremony - Rocking With The Best
Masters Of Ceremony - Bottoms Up
Neophyte & Activities - Invasion
Tha Playah - Weird Clit (Neophyte & Evil Activities Remix)
Neophyte - The Hardest Remake
The Masochist vs Neophyte - Hell No!
DJ Neophyte & Scott Brown - Digital Distortion Works
Neophyte vs The Stunned Guys - Nation Of Domination
DJ Neophyte vs Scott Brown - Fuzzy Muff
T-Junction & Osiris feat MC Syco - What's Up With Life (Masters Of Ceremony Remix)
DJ Neophyte vs DJ Panic - Mass Confusion
Evil Activites feat DJ Neophyte - To You Who Doubt Me
Neophyte vs The Stunned Guys - There Is No Other
DJ Jappo & Lancinhouse - Exlxaxl (Neophyte & Evil Activities Remix)
Masters Of Ceremony - Under Control
Masters Of Ceremony - Skullfuck
Masters Of Ceremony - Know Your Enemy
DJ Neophyte & Evil Activities - Alles Kapot (10 Jaar Later Lekkur Dan..)
Masters Of Ceremony - A Way Of Life
Hard Creation - We Won't Have It
DJ Neophyte vs Tha Playah - Still Nr. 1
DJ Neophyte vs Tha Playah feat MC Alee - The Ultimate Project
DJ Neophyte vs Evil Activities - One Of These Days
The Masochist - Antimix By Neophyte
Neophyte vs The Stunned Guys - The Soul Collector
Euromasters - Alles Naar De Klote (Subtiel Naar De Tyfus Geholpen Door Neophyte & Evil Activities)
Neophyte & Drokz - Sloop Die Speakers! (Original Mix)
Neophyte vs Lenny Dee - The Future Priests Of Now
The Finnishing Dutchs mix contains the big hits! And they are well received records by Neophyte. They might have created the brand in the 90s, but to me they got big in the noughties. Those were the years when their songs went up a level, and they established themselves as the biggest players in the scene. Just look at the amount of songs in this mix, and how many of them you do know, and truly love. It's close to the number 35, isn't it?
The songs by Neophyte are so extremely catchy. They resonated extremely well on the dancefloors all over the world, and got hands in the air, as high as they could go. You could not go to a rave and NOT hear a Neophyte record. It was music for the masses, and they all got absorbed extremely well.
I do like the selection of tracks. There is so many greatness in this mix, it's unbelievable. This mix certainly takes me back to the noughties, when I purchased the most songs in my lifetimes. And Neophyte was on my list. I went to my local record store in Heerlen, and purchased so many albums, I could have singlehandedly saved the Hardcore scene! And yes, I've purchased a lot of Neophyte songs and albums. And I'm happy that I did, as they meant a lot to me during my youth, and they will still continue to remain a part of my life, for many years to come1
Too many great anthems to choose from, but if I had to, it would be 'We Won't Have It'. Big anthem.
If this is all too 'new' for you, click here for the first mix, which was dedicated to the years 1993 to 1999.
DJ: The Finnishing Dutch
Genre/Style: Hardcore Techno, Millennium Hardcore, Gabber, Hardcore
Mix Info: Neophyte Tribute part 2 (2000-2009)
Length Mix: 02:09:03
Tracks: 35 (thirty-five)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE
File Size: 295 MB
File Type: mp3
Bit Rate: 320kbps
Release Year: 2023
More Information: The Finnishing Dutch - Soundcloud Channel