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Ophidian - Dream Nation Promo Mix (2018)

Ophidian is one of those producers/DJs who is highly regarded in the Hardcore scene as one of the finest producers out there. A highly skilled producer, who knows how to make an indepth record. This meaning a record with layers of quality. And he's not one that releases a record every week, so when he does take his time for it, you know it will be a banger. And for that, you know whenever you see something of him online, you know it's going to be epic.

For this French event called Dream Nation he was asked to compose a promo mix. Never heard of this event, but that's mainly because I'm not French lol. Never been out in France. But they have gone all the way: expect Techno, Dubstep, Hardcore, Drum and Bass, Psytrance, Hardtechno, and Trance, and 15.000 visitors. Let me just name a few of the names on the line-up: FuntCase, Rusko, Hazard, Hype, Luke Slater, Vini Vici, Angerfist, Mad Dog, Promo, AniMe, Randy, and of course Ophidian. That's a descent and yet diverse line-up, and I like it.

The promo mix contains filthy anthems. Wouldn't have expected anything else from this genius.

01. The Blaster - Drop The Bomb

02. The Outside Agency & Ophidian - The Church Of The Silence

03. Ophidian - Only One

04. Igneon System - Break The Rail

05. Ophidian - Dead Air

06. Wavolizer & Miss Hysteria - Fixed

07. Stereotype - Out Of This World

08. Ophidian & Ruffneck - So Many Sacrifices (NeoX Remix)

09. Synapse - L.O.M.P.

10. Ophidian - Running On Empty

11. The Outside Agency & Ophidian - The Return Of The Silence

12. Angerfist & Ophidian - Nothing Is Real

13. Ophidian - Excalibur

14. Ophidian - Crime Passionnel (Miss Hysteria Remix)

15. D-Passion & Ophidian - Distortionation

16. Ophidian - The 909 Track

This is pure filth. But in a completely different way. It's heavenly. If you are not into this kind of music, I'm wondering why you are on this website. And if you are not, why not? Ophidian is one of those producers who can mindf*ck you with the quality of the record, and the way he's taking you. One second it's a beautiful and peaceful section, and the next the beats and bass will literally destroy the 4 remaining brain cells.

Anyway, this promo mix. For those wondering if you still can purchase tickets, the answer is yes. But it would be useless, seeing as the event already took place in September. No harm in making sure you go and visit the next Dream Nation.

Sadly there weren't many comments on Soundcloud, but those who posted a comment all have the same to say: it's a fucking epic mix! When the level of it makes you realise that he's such an underrated producer, and should be on everyone's top 10 favourite producers- list.

He does take you on a journey. A raw and rough journey. But he ends the mix with a record which literally blows my mind away: 'The 909 Track'. That's what I meant earlier by saying that one second he's making beautiful and calm bits, and the next the beats and bass come flying at you, and destroys you. My favourite record.

A promo mix which has got EVERYTHING right. We need more Ophidian. We do need him more in our lives. If this ain't your cup of tea, go and listen to the TOP40. Only the die-hard Hardcore fans can manage Ophidian. He's a boss. And that's why they asked him to play at Dream Nation.

DJ: Ophidian

Genre/Style: Hardcore,Industrial Hardcore

Mix Info: Dream Nation Promo Mix

Length Mix: 00:45:00

Tracks: 16 (sixteen)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE

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File Type: unknown Bitspeed: unknown More Information: Ophidian - Official Website

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