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No Frills - Just Good Music Vol 1 - Oldskool Rave Vinyl Mix - Chase Water (2022)

A couple of weeks ago I reviewed the second instalment of Chase Water's 'Oldskool Rave Vinyl Mix', and to me it was a brilliant mix. Really cool to hear those classic anthems again, it made me feel young again. As the second instalment was a success, I had to jump the bandwagon and listen to the first, and boy, it wasn't a disappointment. And as I mentioned, I know nothing about the DJ, but what the DJ has done, is create a memorable mix. But is the first one as good as his second mix? We're here to find out!

If you love your oldskool rave anthems, you are in for a treat. If you need to go back to the early 90s, Chase Water has got your back. BUT, is it as good as the second mix (sounds like I'm reviewing a Star Wars film... never know which order they were released... confusing). I might give away spoilers (not to the Star Wars films), but the answer is yes. And the reason to that is, well, only one reason: the tracks are bigger than the second mix. More dancefloor smashers. More club bangers. More memorable rave anthems.

Chase Water has really underlined his mix title 'just good music'. That's certainly what you can find in this mix. And I'm not kidding you, if you scroll just slightly down, you will see the tracklist, and you know that he's picked big anthems. How big you might say? Well, big enough to destroy the bass bins, I'm telling ya. They are the crème de la crème. If you use the word oldskool, you immediately think of these songs. They've been carefully selected, and mixed into an hour and a half long mix. 27 records. What else could you wish for?

A tracklist, perhaps? Well, aren't you a lucky person? Here it is:

  1. Terrorize - Feel The Rhythm (Firing Remix)

  2. Liquid Crystal - I'll Take You

  3. SY-KICK - Take A Look

  4. D.M.S. - Vengeance

  5. The House Crew - We Are Hardcore

  6. Altern 8 - Activ 8 (Come With Me)

  7. Ratpack - Captain Of The Ship

  8. The Prodigy - Charly (Original Mix)

  9. Sonz Of Loop Da Loop Era - Far Out

  10. 2 Bad Mice - Hold It Down

  11. Rhythm Quest - Closer To Your Dreams (Hybrid Mix)

  12. Manix - Feel Real Good

  13. Kicks Like A Mule - The Bouncer (Original Mix)

  14. Zero B - Lock Up (Monolith Mix)

  15. System Exclusive - Parallel Dimension

  16. SY-KICK - Nasty (Remix)

  17. The Ratpack - Searchin' For My Rizla

  18. Dub War - Dub War (Chapter Three)

  19. Acen - Trip II The Moon (Kaleidoscopiklimax)

  20. Acen - Trip II The Moon

  21. Liquid Crystal - You Got Me (Remix)

  22. SY-KICK - Harmonizer

  23. Messiah - Temple Of Dreams

  24. Bizarre Inc. - Playing With Knives (Quadrant Mix)

  25. Xenophobia - Rushing The House (DJ Mix)

  26. The Awesome 3 - Don't Go

  27. Shut Up And Dance feat Peter Bouncer - Raving I'm Raving

Will you look at this? Gorgeous looking tracklist, with the right tracks. Yes, the second instalment had a brilliant tracklist too, but this one just looks slightly better, and sounds better too.

I had this set up to be reviewed sooner, but for whatever reason, I didn't. So it was saved as draft, but today I needed to hear rave anthems, and I thought I'd give this another go. So glad that I did that, because I'm sitting here, in my office, WFH, enjoying the mix a lot. No better way of starting the day than with a good set. And Chase Water has delivered another epic mix.

Hit after hit. That's what you find in this mix. It's so damn good to hear them in a 97 minute long mix. And it's difficult to pick one track as my favourite. I'm still in love with 2 Bad Mice's 'Hold It Down', but in this mix 'Rushing The House' did more damage, so I'll pick that as my favourite.

A gorgeous mix. Nothing wrong, everything's perfect. Make sure you check out this mix (and the other one too), and enjoy it as much as I have. Let today (Tuesday) be a throwback to the 90s.

DJ: Chase Water

Genre/Style: Rave, Acid, Breakbeat Hardcore, Oldskool

Mix Info: No Frills - Just Good Music Vol 1 - Oldskool Rave Vinyl Mix - Chase Water

Length Mix: 01:37:49

Tracks: 27 (twenty-seven)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE

File Size: 1.6 GB

File Type: .wav

Audio: Stereo

Bit Rate: 1411kbps

Release Year: 2022

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