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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Oldschool Hardcore 1990-1995 - Mixed By RETRO Original Hardcore (2023)

You know I love myself a bit of the early 90s sound, and to find a mix that contains records from 1990 to 1995, that always makes me smile. A bit like the smiley on the image above. He/she is having fun, and that's what I'm experiencing right now. It is an oldschool Hardcore mix, but it's got more in it then expected. Not just Hardcore, but you'll understand what I'm talking about, once you had a good look at the tracklist. Just scroll down a tiny bit, and you'll see the tracklist.

But before we proceed, there's a discussion to have , which I think we all need to have. Are we bothered when a mix is dedicated to a specific year or a few years, and songs that are played, weren't from that year? Does that bother you? Or do you not care, and just focus on the overall outcome? Would be interesting to find out, as the mix you are about to listen to, has a few records that aren't oldschool, nor were they released between 1990 and 1995, and aren't even Hardcore!

The mix was made by RETRO Original Hardcore, which is a bit of a mouthful, isn't it? Not familiar with the people behind this project, so let's ignore that bit, and talk about the mix. You will look at the tracklist and recognise a lot of the records used, which (as previously mentioned) aren't even 100% Hardcore, but wouldn't go amiss in an early 90s mix, like this one.

But which records were selected? You are curious now, aren't you?

  1. Rob Janssen - 1988

  2. Mainx - 88 To Piano

  3. Digital Boy - This Is Motherfucker

  4. The Prodigy - Charly (Alley Cat Mix)

  5. The Prodigy - Android

  6. Phenomania - Who Is Elvis?

  7. Capella - U Got 2 Know (Extended Club Mix)

  8. The Horrorist - Can You Hear The Sound?

  9. DJ Moka - Start This Record

  10. The Mover - Burning Universe

  11. Three O' Three - Public Energy

  12. Miro - Purple Moon (Remix)

  13. Miro feat The Horrorist - S.T.R.O.B.E.

  14. Dave Clarke - Gonk (DJ Reflect Bootleg)

  15. Liquid - Sweet Harmony

  16. Twin Freaks - Gateway Experience

  17. Marc Acardipane feat Mescalinum United - We Have Arrived

  18. Marc Acardipane - C.S.W.K. (Original Mix)

  19. The Horrorist - Flesh Is The Fever

  20. Ace The Space - 9 Is A Classic (Castro Space U)

  21. Miro - Show Em (Original Version)

  22. Tellurians - The Navigator (DJ Misjah Remix)

  23. Private Productions - Looped

  24. Digital Boy - Tilt 21 (Vinno Ricci Remix)

  25. Tellurian - Big Bag City

  26. DJ Attic feat Perpetrator & Stylzz - In Your Face

  27. Miro - Dark Discovery (Original Version)

  28. Crowd Control - Tranzformer (Attic & Acesone Remix)

  29. DJ Stardust - Stompin' Jack Flash (Giada Remix)

  30. DJ Buzz Fuzz - Frequencies (Marc Acardipane O-skool Remix)

I have to say that, just by looking at the tracklist, it makes me a happy man. Most of these were very important records to me, growing up in the Netherlands. This is the shit I grew up with, listening to it.

But here's the thing. I am a bit picky, but in the end, not really fussed about if it is or isn't between certain dates. Because, to me, the majority weren't even from 1990 to 1995! But that's just me. At least the songs are great, right?

Yes, they are. And there's a shit ton of records by Miro in here, which I really like. Especially 'Purple Moon'. What an underrated classic! A producer that should get the recognition for his work.

The tracks are mostly OK. But not 'Flesh Is The Fever'. That's my personal kryptonite. I genuinely hate that record. So overrated. RETRO Original Hardcore didn't know, so I won't deduct any points.

There are some mixing errors unfortunately, and the mix (at certain stages) doesn't run as smooth as I wanted it to be. And I don't know what happened during 'Frequencies'. The quality is just not there, maybe the recording levels were down? No bass or nothing.

All in all a very nice mix. You will enjoy it though. Oldskool, and not 100% Hardcore. Does that make sense/

Act: RETRO Original Hardcore

Genre/Style: Hardcore, Rave, Techno, Gabber, Oldskool

Mix Info: Oldschool Hardcore 1990-1995 - Mixed By RETRO Original Hardcore

Length Mix: 01:18:49

Tracks: 30 (thirty)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): STREAM HERE

File Size: unknown

File Type: unknown

Audio: Stereo

Sample Rate: unknown

Release Year: 2023

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