Nosferatu @ 7 Gates to Hell (14-11-2009)
I have to start this review with a confession. I've never been to Friesland, The Netherlands. This province was a bit too far out from where I'd use to live. I lived in Limburg, which is down South, and Friesland is way up North. No reason for me to visit Friesland, or even Groningen, but I thought I'd let you know. Why, you might be wondering? Well, it just highlights the fact that I'm not familiar with what happens in Friesland, and that there are Hardcore parties thrown there I've never heard of. Like '7 Gates To Hell', held at Sans Souci in Berlikum.
Only a few days ago did I find this liveset by Nosferatu, recorded back in 2009 at 7 Gates To Hell. He wasn't the only one at this event, other names were: Outblast, Dano, Defendor, Judg'ann, Lenn, The Villain, Chosen Few, E-Rick & Tactic, and a mystery guest. And I'm guessing it was hosted by MC Drip. Again, I'm not familiar with anything in Friesland or this event, so if you know the location or the event, how was it?
The line-up looks OK. A few names I've not seen before, but two names I have, and wish I had seen them before during the late 90s or early 2000s: E-Rick & Tactic. And according to Partyflock, their last event was this one. I was really a fan of their music but never had the chance to see/hear them live.
But it's not about them today, it's about Nosferatu. And this legend, who has earned his credits in the scene, does not need an introduction. And during this 52 minute set he decided to play some early Hardcore anthems. And once you have a butchers at the tracklist, you know why I have picked this set to be reviewed, you'll understand.
Lock Jaw - Ruff 'N Ruggin'
Lunalotic - Happy House...???
Trickster - Stop The Rhythm
The Stunned Guys - MF MF (DJ Isaac Remix)
Phoenix - Keep It Going Now
Lunalotic - I Can't Hear You
Predator vs Wedlock - Roots And Culture
Bio-Forge - Turbulence
Ectomorph - Mindblower
The Coalition - 9MM
Myrmidon - No Choice
Tiny Tot - Discoland (DJ Isaac Remix)
Diss Reaction - DJ Lan
Myztic - Dangerus Battle
Paradox - My DJ ..... Cutz
Neophyte vs The Stunned Guys - Get This Motherfucker
Cybernators - No Out Of Here...
DJ Isaac - Happy Hardcore Freak
Trickster vs Undercover Anarchist - The Phuckin' Dead
Dark Syndicate - Straight Up Hardcore
Predator - Mind Of A Lunatic
Nosferatu - The Future
Trickster - White Line
For an early Hardcore lover this is paradise. A mixture of well known and forgotten classics. But Nosferatu has got our backs: he knows what the listeners want to hear, and his set is really dope.
But now something I have noticed, and I don't know if others have experienced it to? There's something fucking with me during this recording. During the set I hear maybe a microphone remaining open, and I can hear other sounds. It's fucking with me, and doing my nut in.
Besides the mic probably being open and ruining the recording slightly, the tracks he has selected are fucking ace. The rougher and harder early Hardcore anthems, more focussed on the 'Artcore' sound, and a bit of Happy Hardcore too. I love it. Sadly to hear the set ending abruptly, but hey ho, at least we get 52 minutes of Nosferatu.
A good set, and it's got 'Mind Of A Lunatic'. Still one of my favourite anthems of the 90s. Closely followed by 'Stop The Rhythm' by Trickster. Proper oldskool vibes!!!
It's worth checking it out, if you are into your early Hardcore tracks. Nosferatu did a great job, pleasing the people at 7 Gates To Hell. If I'd been there, hearing this live, I would have lost my shit!
Genre/Style: Early Hardcore, Happy Hardcore
Liveset Info: Recorded @ 7 Gates To Hell (14-11-2009)
Length Liveset: 00:52:39
Tracks: 23 (twenty-three)
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File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Release Year: 2022
Sample Rate: unknown
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