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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Qlimax 2003 20 YEARS TRIBUTE mixed by Coarsection (2023)

Qlimax. A true Hardstyle lover knows this event, and if you are a die-hard fanatic, you've been to it. Started back in 2000 and still going strong. A lockdown did not even stop it, and it's been providing the harder styles fans years of pleasure. It's been an event many have talked about, and still adore to this day. I have unfortunately never been, as tickets sell out like hot cakes, and I'm a tad lazy too, but during the Millennium years, I did buy all the compilations released via Q-Dance. I did love the Hardstyle, Hard Trance, and Hard House released during the 2000nd, and someone has made an appreciation mix for Qlimax being around 20 years (this year it will be 21 years!).

I do remember buying the albums and finding them all extremely dope. I think it was around 2009 or 2010 when it wasn't my 'thing' anymore, and I drifted away, but I still appreciated the event a lot. For those who've been around for many years, we all remember those DVDs you would purchase, showing snippets from the event, or those images of the event, mainly showing the ridiculous laser shows they had. I think I've seen more Qlimax picture in my lifetime, compared to other major event. Qlimax was everywhere, and became the place to be, or go to.

This is one jam packed mix. 83 minutes long, and 30 records you all know (unless you are too young). The selection by Coarsection is really good, and it is a proper throwback to when Qlimax wasn't just focussed on Hardcore, Hardstyle and Hard House, but also had Hard Trance and Subground a.k.a. UK Hard House. Those days are gone, and so are also the sounds from those early years.

Which records were selected for this mix? You really should check this out, it's a good one!

  1. Sa.Vee.Oh - Loop Hole

  2. Philippe Rochard - Music Machine

  3. Thomas Rubin - Cold Night

  4. Arome - Visions Of Paradise (DJ Scot Project Remix)

  5. DJ Theo & Louis Brain - Trashin' Madness (Julian DJ & Davide Sonar Vision Mix)

  6. Deepack vs Luna - Stomper

  7. Brooklyn Bounce - X2X (We Want More) (Deepack Remix)

  8. Deepack - 100%

  9. Ultra Tech - Bel-E-Ve

  10. Pincky - Meet My Beat (Hard Mix)

  11. Deepack - Down Low

  12. Hardside - Welcome (Pincky Mix)

  13. Analogic Disturbance - Wait A Second (Rave Mix)

  14. Chiren - Equalize It

  15. DJ Trilok - Effected

  16. Demons On Dope - Die Die Die (Mavor vs Mark Nails Remix)

  17. Krash - The World (Attack Version)

  18. Donkey Rollers - Motherfuck (DJ Zany Remix)

  19. The Pitcher - Pump It Loud! (Cenoginerz Mix)

  20. Ultrasonic - Ultrabass

  21. DJ Vortex & Arpa's Dream - Crazy (4 Navigators Remix)

  22. Julian DJ & Davide Sonar - Go Go Go (Hardstyle Winter Mix) w/ Spy-Kore vs Jim Noizer - Dance To The House

  23. Philippe Rochard meets Nu-Pulse - The Survivors Of Hardstyle (Zany's Ruff Mix)

  24. Jim Noizer - Up And Down

  25. DJ Kubrik - The Song (A.I. Mix)

  26. Deepack - The Prophecy (Qlimax 2003 Anthem)

  27. DJ Zany - Sky High (Pantope Mix)

  28. Deepack - Here's Johnny

  29. Marc Acardipane vs The Prophet - Stereo Killa (Prophet Mix)

  30. Brain Ovulation - Kicks And Bass (Acid Step Mix)

This is a selection of records you don't see that often, or hear that often. And I wonder why that is the case, as they should be played more often. This is dope as fuck. These songs truly gave us reasons to dance on the dancefloors all over the world. It made a whole new generation of ravers dance until sunrise.

I love the blend between multiple harder styles, which was a thing back in the day. An album could be as diverse, but you still absorbed it like a sponge, as you wanted to hear the biggest songs out there, the coolest, and the meanest. You just wanted to loose yourself in the moment, and a lot of these records did that. Not just at Qlimax, but also at events I've been too.

These songs did appear on many compilations, and I remember hearing them when they were released. And I found them all dope as fuck. I wasn't just focussed on one hard style, but everything hard enough for my ears. Hardstyle was always the main focus, don't get me wrong, but Hard Trance, Hard House, and other styles were given the right amount of space to expand their fanbase and give the ravers what they needed to hear. It has all changed slightly (*ahum*).

There are a lot of awesome records in here, and they really take me back in time. Having a headset on and blowing my ears to smithereens! Hell yeah, those were the dope days. Especially when 'Stomper', 'Motherfuck', 'Stereo Killa', and 'Visions Of Paradise' came on. What a bunch of records! They don't make 'em like back in the days anymore.

The mix itself is a nice one, but has got a few mixing errors and recording errors. Nothing too major, but noticeable though. I do appreciate the concept though, and more of these mixes should be made. The more, the merrier!

DJ: Coarsection

Genre/Style: Hardstyle, Hard House, Hard Trance, Subground, Hardcore

Mix Info: Qlimax 2003 20 YEARS TRIBUTE mixed by Coarsection

Length Mix: 01:23:40

Tracks: 30 (thirty)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): STREAM HERE

File Size: unknown

File Type: unknown

Audio: Stereo

Bit Rate: unknown

Release Year: 2023


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