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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Quosh vs E.P - A History Of Forgotten Anthems (Sy & Unknown vs Dougal & Gammer) (2013)

True Hardcore ravers, listen up. I'm not here to start a debate or anything, but we all have to agree that the two biggest labels in our history have got to be Quosh Records and Essential Platinum, right? Sadly these two labels have kind of vanished of the face of this earth, which is a complete pity. But we are left behind with the legacy that these two labels carried with them throughout their years of activity.

Someone on Soundcloud called Reggie More Raves (what a name, eh?) made this mix 6 years ago, and as he states it on Soundcloud, this mix is "only for ravers who appreciate Hardcore where it's come from!" Now you know. If you are a raver who does not appreciate Hardcore, you can do one.

This mix is a nice hour and a half long, and contains the finest records from both Quosh and EP. Of course you can expect music from Sy & Unknown and Dougal & Gammer. This mix is full of the finest records, some even forgotten. You don't hear them that often anymore. And you know the worst thing? I've forgotten them too! It's only because of me waking up with a Sy & Unknown record in my head, and wanting to hear more. And voila, the mix we are listening to is the result of a wake-up-with-a-song-in-your-head moment.

The tracklist is a beautiful thing, here it is:

01. Sy & Unknown - Bring Me Round To Love

02. Dougal & Gammer feat Jenna - Heaven On Earth

03. Sy & Unknown - Do We Have To Say Goodbye

04. Dougal & Gammer feat Jenna - Paradise

05. CLSM - Free Your Mind (Sy & Unknown Remix)

06. Dougal & Gammer feat Jenna - Don't Go Away

07. Expression & Gbh - Night Time (Sy & Unknown Remix)

08. Dougal & Mickey Skeedale - Really Love You (Dougal & Gammer Remix)

09. Picco - It Goes On & On (Sy & Unknown Remix)

10. Dougal & Gammer - Lifting Me Higher (Back To '97 Mix)

11. Dab Hands - Super Good (Sy & Unknown Remix)

12. Dougal & Gammer - Make Some Noise

13. Fergus & Mayhem - Take Control (Sy & Unknown Remix)

14. Dougal & Gammer feat Lisa Abbott - Stop The Clock 15. Sy & Unknown feat Ben Williams - Don't Wanna Let You Down (Joey Riot Remix)

16. Dougal & Gammer - Lose Me Forever

17. Sy & Unknown feat LouLou - Right Here

18. Dougal & Gammer feat Jenna - Don't Say Goodbye

19. Joey Riot & Technotrance - Together Again (Sy & Unknown Remix)

20. Dougal & Gammer - Anybody Else But You

21. Sy & Unknown feat LouLou - The Time Of Our Lives

22. Dougal & Gammer feat Nikki Mac - All My Dreams

23. Sy & Unknown - For An Angel (Rusty Records Cheeky Lover Edit)

24. Dougal & Gammer feat Jerome - There For You

25. Sy & Unknown - Feels So Good

26. Dougal & Gammer feat Lisa Abbott - Right Here By My Side

27. Sy & Unknown - Pictures Of You (Technikore Remix)

28. Dougal, Gammer & JB-C feat Jerome - No Way Back

29. Sy & Unknown feat Kirsten Joy - Bright Like The Sun

30. Dougal & Gammer feat DWB - Shine Your Light

Now that's an exciting tracklist, isn't it? Pure and unadulterated Hardcore. And please be advised that I'm talking about UK Hardcore, not European Hardcore. There's a huge difference between both. So if you think Happy is bad, do not listen to this mix. But if you appreciate excellent and well produced music, and also a tad happy, make sure you check our Reggie More Raves' mix.

I always had a connection with both duos. There were other duos I appreciated, but none as much as Dougal & Gammer and Sy & Unknown. It might be obvious to me, but for me Sy & Unknown are the kings of UK Hardcore. They were actually the ones that introduced me into the style. I bought a CD back in the early 00s and the first record on there was a Sy & Unknown record. Hence why my connection is there. Dougal & Gammer are ace too, but for personal reason I do like the other a bit more.

There are simply too many wicked anthems in this mix, and I have to select one. Fuck that's not easy, but I had to pick two: 'Super Good' by Dab Hands, and 'Feels So Good'. I just cannot decide between both these anthems. Absolute anthems. Disagree if you like, and I'll fight you. How can you not like these two?

A cracking mix by Reggie More Raves. An old one but solid one. This will make your Friday go by quickly. Enjoy it, and it's also a free download! Woop woop!

DJ: Reggie More Raves

Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore

Mix Info: Quosh vs E.P - A History Of Forgotten Anthems

Length Mix: 01:26:18

Tracks: 30 (thirty)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN

File Size: 197 MB

File Type: mp3

Bitspeed: 320kbps

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