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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Ramos & Protocol - Back 2 The Old Skool - 1993-1995 Breakbeat Hardcore (2021)

Let's go back in time. Roughly 30 years. Back to the golden years of Breakbeat Hardcore, and when life was slightly more bearable. It was a different atmosphere, a world without internet. We could not imagine that. A world without Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube, Google, etc. Mobile phones, what were they? They were only for the extremely rich people, with a fantastic battery life of 30 mins max. We were happier, and it might have been a bleak period too, but it was less compared to 2023. And music was more pure, raw, and unadulterated. It was ground breaking, it was fresh, and so damn good.

2 years ago, Ramos & Protocol made a mix, dedicated to Breakbeat Hardcore from 1993 to 1995. And when I say to you that it's filled with the big anthems, I do mean it. Ramos has put a lot of his own stuff in here, but you can find big hits by Jimmy J & Cru-L-T, Red Alert & Mike Slammer, Force & The Evolution, DJ's Unknown, Slam, Billy Daniel Bunter, Demo, and even a Moby song, be it remixed by Seduction. There's a lot of excellent tunes in here, and I can't wait for you to see the tracklist.

The mix is an hour and a half long, and time does fly by. You will enjoy each second of it, unless you hate Breakbeat Hardcore, and if that's the case: why are you even reading this review, eh? But if you love it, you will enjoy this mix a lot. As mentioned, the big hits are in here, and the flow is good. An excellent mix, but you can leave that to Ramos and Protocol, to deliver an excellent mix. And I think this is one of their most popular mixes on their channel, for a good reason!

  1. Ramos & Supreme - Crowd Control

  2. Ramos, Supreme & Sunset Regime - Got To Believe

  3. Ramos, Supreme & Sunset Regime - Real Feel 94

  4. DJ's Unknown - Volume 1B

  5. Mercurial - Feel The Energy

  6. Different Vibe - Can You Feel It

  7. Jimmy J & Cru-L-T - DJ's In Full Effect

  8. Ramos & Supreme - The Journey Part 1

  9. DJ Force & The Evolution - High On Life

  10. Red Alert & Mike Slammer - The Ride

  11. Richie Whizz - Songs Of Angels

  12. Jimmy J & Cru-L-T - Can't You See

  13. Ramos, Supreme & Sunset Regime - Sunshine '95

  14. Demo - Fantasy

  15. Higher Level - Higher Spirits

  16. Future Primitive - We're Flying (Vibes & Wishdokta Remix)

  17. Moby - Into The Blue (DJ Seduction Remix)

  18. Red Alert & Mike Slammer - Rushin On Pink Champagne

  19. Storm Syndicate - Open Your Arms

  20. Billy Bunter & Austin Reynolds - New Sensation

  21. Mike Slammer - In Effect (Slipmatt Remix)

  22. DJ Demand - Dark & Light (Jimmy J & Cru-L-T Remix)

  23. Jimmy J & Cru-L-T - Six Days

  24. N-Zo & Invincible - Funky Sensation (Billy Bunter & JDS Remix)

  25. DJ Slam - Influence

Before I proceed, let my OCD take over for a second, and let me congratulate Ramos and Protocol for making the mix with a tracklist that has the least amount of spelling issues. Normally each tracklist is filled with words that Google doesn't recognise, but in this one there's only three. That makes me happy, more than it should do.

And now, the music. The songs are solid. And it's got the big hits all in here. And I'm feeling the vibes. I am sitting here, smile from ear to ear, and the music is just soo damn smoothening, I am really in awe of the music. And give all these producers credit for what they did make, roughly 30 years ago. At the time they were exciting and new, and the only element that has changed, is the 'new' bit. They are still exciting songs to listen to, and they are songs that won't fade in time. Timeless from the day they were released.

Ramos & Protocol's mix is tight. They selected 25 of the finest anthems, and the result is a blissful mix. And many would agree, as this mix had a decent amount of plays. And those that appreciated it, I can underline their feelings. I might have been a young lad back in 1993, but it's never too late to appreciate the music from the good ol' days. And this mix puts smiles on many people's faces.

Best record? 'In Effect' by Mike Slammer, remixed by Slipmatt. Epic record!

Go and get this playing. Play it out loud, and if you want to listen to it on the go, why not? It's downloadable too!

DJs: Ramos & Protocol

Genre/Style: Breakbeat Hardcore, Rave

Mix Info: Ramos & Protocol - Back 2 The Old Skool - 1993-1995 Breakbeat Hardcore

Length Mix: 01:26:45

Tracks: 25 (twenty-five)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE

File Size: 78.1 MB

File Type: m4a

Audio: Stereo

Bit Rate: 124kbps

Release Year: 2023

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