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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

New Era: UK Hardcore (2021)

Today I've got a mix for you UK Hardcore fanatics. Or maybe the Dubcore generation. Or whatever you would like to call the style released around the time Club X-Treme Hardcore 8 was released. Can't even remember when it did hit the stores? Let me do a quick Google search......2012! That's nearly 10 years ago. Unfuckingbelievable! That went by quicker than expected. I still listen to the album every so often, and really like the sound coming out of the scene. And so does Kyle, who made this mix for us. Uploaded 3 days ago, it's fresh as a daisy. And it's got the big bangers from 2012! A nice welcome, a nice break from the standard music I've been hearing all day.

I remember writing a review about CXH8 and I really loved the album. The scene was divided, and some did loath it with a passion. I didn't, and hearing the mix made by Kyle makes me kind of sad. It was so damn cool. And hell, it's even better than the present day UK Hardcore. There, I've said it, fight me.

All jokes aside, you might disagree or agree, that's up to you, but what I can tell you for sure is that me raving back in the early 10s was superb! The music was just perfect for me, and it was exactly what I needed to hear to get me going on the dancefloor. Hell, I remember a label being so proactive about this new sound. I forgot the name of it, but I think it was run by Breeze and Styles? Does anyone know the name?

Anyway, which anthems am I talking about, which songs did Kyle use for his mix? Well, these:

  1. Darren Styles, Prospect & Becci - Lose Yourself

  2. Breeze & Chris Unknown - R3tro

  3. Anon - Byrne

  4. Petruccio & Modulate feat Marie Louise - Escape

  5. Herd & Fitz feat Abigail Bailey - I Just Can't Get Enough (Re-Con & Squad-E Remix)

  6. Darren Styles & Dougal - Don't Give Up

  7. Dougal & Gammer vs Klubfiller - Do What You Wanna Do

  8. Darren Styles & Gammer - Paranoia

  9. Gareth Emery feat Christina Novelli - Concrete Angel (Darren Styles & Chris Unknown Remix)

  10. Scott Brown - Follow Me

  11. Gamridye - Reezus

  12. Black & White - The Awakening

  13. Oxygen feat Andrea Britton - Am I On Your Mind (Darren Styles & Re-Con Remix)

  14. Ayah Marar - The Raver (Darren Styles Remix)

  15. Darren Styles & Modulate - To The Stars

  16. Gammer & Klubfiller - Future Fuzz

  17. Alex Bassjunkie & Riche - How Cold

  18. Scott Brown - Promise

This sound is so dope. Really, it is. Maybe underrated, but highly appreciated! Now that's a quote you can use.

Oh, I just remembered the name of the label. Wasn't it Futureworld?

Back to this mix. Kyle's previous mix got a lot of praise, and even a retweet by the legendary Scottish DJ Scott Brown. His second mix get a lot of appraisal by myself, and those who've already listened to it. Really dope to go back roughly 10 years, and relive the glorious years again when UK Hardcore was everything to me, and constantly on my mind. I was still living in the Netherlands, but I made damn sure that everyone around me heard these anthems. Couldn't care less if they loved or hated it.

A wicked selection of records. So many true dancefloor slammers from back in the day. Some I thought were cheesy, but they grew on me. I seriously love each and every record in this mix, and it was hard for me to choose my most favourite record, but I have to give all the credit to 'The Awakening' by Black & White, which is Al Storm, right?

A dope mix, with a few tiny errors. But still nothing to dismiss this mix for. Huge tunes from 2012-ish, and still worth listening to. Go back in time, and thank Kyle for making this mix. Close your eyes, and remember those glorious years... especially when people were bashing CXH8/9... don't you just miss these years?

If I do have to criticise something, it's the size of the mix. 770 MB???

DJ: Kyle

Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Dubcore, Happy Hardcore

Mix Info: New Era: UK Hardcore

Length Mix: 01:16:19

Tracks: 18 (eighteen)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE

File Size: 7 70 MB

File Type: .wav

Release Year: 2021

Audio: Stereo

Sample Rate: 1411kbps

More Information: Kyle - Soundcloud Channel

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