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Oldskool Hardcore Rave (10/10) - 12-03-22 (The Darkside)

Today is my birthday, but don't think I feel it is necessary to talk about that too much. It is just my birthday, like any other day. I don't feel any different, it's just one day closer to the inevitable. But until that day happens, I'll just happily review mixes/CDs/etc, and enjoy life in its entirety. And today I am enjoying it more, not just because I am 40 now, but because it's yet another Craig Scott mix, one I had stored for a while, but finally found the time to listen to. And with this mix, we go to the darker side. The darkside of Hardcore music. Not the lighter, happier side. No, we don't go to the Jedi side, we go to the darker side. Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, Snoke, etc.

The mix contains the darker anthems. If you want to hear other mixes, which might be focussed on the not-so darker side of Hardcore, you are welcome to visit Craig Scott's Soundcloud channel, which is filled with extraordinary mixes. The best mix series he has done, is the Breakbeat Hardcore mix series but we've already discussed that one. Now it's time to talk about this darkside mix, which was uploaded 1 year ago.

Funnily enough, before I actually listened to this mix, I thought of Star Wars. And then I heard the intro, and thought 'yes, this is cool'. And then the music started. And it was a journey and a half, to say the least. The mix is 3 hours and 10 minutes long, and it has got 68 tracks (sadly not 69, which would have been nice). During those 3 hours, Craig takes you on a journey, a darker path you weren't ready for. But he gently introduces you to this side of Hardcore, and you'll quickly become accustom to it, and even like it (if you haven't already).

Tracklist time!

  1. DJ Trace & Ed Rush - Clean Gun

  2. Enforcer - Dam Tuff

  3. DJ Crystl - Warp Drive

  4. FBD Project - Terminate (HWND Remix)

  5. Darkside Weapon 1 (Unknown)

  6. Wax Doctor & Jack Smooth - Unfriendly

  7. International Rude Boyz - Drum Programme

  8. Darkside Weapon 2 (Unknown)

  9. Rotating Heads - Dark Secrets (Wishdokta Mix)

  10. Boogie Times Tribe - The Dark Stranger (Original Unknown Mix)

  11. Pascal & Sponge - Raw Basics

  12. The Skeleton Krew - Luv To Luv Ya (Remix)

  13. DJ Solo - Darkage

  14. Dope - When I Was Young

  15. Bounty Killaz - Silent Voices

  16. Warped Kore - The Power

  17. DJ Trace - Never Felt This Way

  18. Scott & Keith - Deranged

  19. Andy C - Slip n Slide

  20. Invisible Man - Twisted

  21. Q Project - Champion Sound (Alliance Mix)

  22. Tango & Ratty - The Killer

  23. Andy C - Something New (Part 2)

  24. Elevation - Take Your Mind

  25. Human Being - The Box Opened

  26. DJ Trace - Lost Entity (London Mix)

  27. Top Buzz - Maintain Her

  28. Ironik - The Calling

  29. FX - The Devil's Work (Boizo Edit)

  30. Torchman - Tell Me (Remix)

  31. Peshay - Gangster

  32. Kev Bird & The Wax Doctor - Dark Matter

  33. Mad Dog - Monged Out

  34. Out Of Order - Right Guard (Dub Mix)

  35. FBD Project - The Core

  36. Lewi Cifer - Heat

  37. Wots My Code - Dubplate

  38. Origin Unknown - Valley Of The Shadows (Boizo Edit)

  39. Studio Pressure - Presha III

  40. D-Cruze - Want You Now

  41. Johnny Jungle - Flammable (Tango Mix)

  42. Jack n Phil - Unity (Boizo Edit)

  43. Jim Polo & Neil Vass - Underground Feeling

  44. Tango - Future Followers (VIP Mix)

  45. Matrix - So Ruff

  46. Dub Two - Bad Man (Tuffness Mix)

  47. Swift & Zinc - 2 Warm

  48. Andy C - Bass Constructor

  49. Lemon D - Pursuit Thru The Darkness

  50. Smith & Brown - Life's Just So

  51. DJ Excel - Just When You Thought It Was Safe (Remix)

  52. The Untouchables - Don't Be Afraid

  53. DJ Hype - Weird Energy

  54. MC Lethal - Prince Of Darkness (Nex Mix)

  55. DJ Fokus - Chill Out

  56. International Rude Boyz - Paragone

  57. Drum & Bass - Lowdown & Funky

  58. The Anthill Mob - Black Rushin

  59. Acen - Close Your Eyes (Unknown Remix)

  60. Bizzy B - Twisted Mentazm

  61. Potential Bad Boy - Work The Box (Boizo Edit)

  62. DJ Trace & Ed Rush - Don Bad Man

  63. Nicky Allen - NAD 45 (Welcome To Hell)

  64. Skanna - Night Stalker EP

  65. Goldie & Rufige Kru - Terminator

  66. Red Alert & Mike Slammer - F@ckin Hardcore

  67. Cloud 9 - You Got Me Burning Up (Ray Keith Mix)

  68. Shades Of Rhythm - Sweet Sensation (Ray Keith Mix)

Before you dive into this mix, I would strongly suggest that you clear your diary for the next 3 hours. You will be devoured by this mix and it is certainly an intense mix. You will not be able to focus on doing other things in your life. Be warned.

This is as dark as you can get it. The tunes are dark as fuck, and it's got this different vibe to it. You need to appreciate it for you to fully understand the importance of the music, and also the depths these songs take you to. This is a mix so damn good, it will get you moving, and wishing you would hear these anthems at your next rave. But for now, your living room/office/bedroom will suffice.

If this darker sounding stuff is too hard for you, don't worry: Craig has got your back. His Soundcloud channel is filled with hours of music, and you'll certainly find mixes suitable for your ears.

But if you are like me, and love your music rougher and tougher, you will love it. And I really enjoyed this mix. It's yet another epic mix by Craig Scott, and as it's the tenth in this specific mix series, there's plenty of other mixes for you to check out. But let's celebrate my birthday with a banging oldskool Hardcore mix!

Best record? The first one. Sets the scene, the atmosphere. Banging record!

DJ: Craig Scott

Genre/Style: Oldskool Hardcore, Breakbeat Hardcore, Jungle, Rave, Drum & Bass

Mix Info: Oldskool Hardcore Rave (10/10) - 12-03-22 (The Darkside)

Length Mix: 03:09:35

Tracks: 68 (sixty-eight)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): STREAM HERE

File Size: unknown

File Type: unknown

Audio: Stereo

Sample Rate: unknown

Release Year: 2022

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