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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Ramos & Protocol - Helter Skelter Tribute Part 1 (13th February 2021)

It's Tuesday, my unofficial Happy Hardcore day. And today I've got a gorgeous mix for you all. One made by Ramos & Protocol, and all focussed on the mighty Helter Skelter events. You might have been to one, I sadly have never been to any of these legendary events. And when I say legendary, I do mean it. So many statuses on Facebook and Twitter, always mentioning Helter Skelter, more than you can imagine. So I'm familiar with the concept, but sadly never been. I wish I grew up in the UK and experienced it to the max. That would have been great!

Now, I can only base my judgment on the information online, be it via Facebook, Twitter, or just videos of Helter Skelter on Youtube, but what I can gather, is that these events were the dogs bollocks. And they had wicked artists playing. Started back in 1989 (I was only 6 years old), they organised some of the most memorable events in UK rave history. And this mix you are about to listen to makes me miss the 90s even more, and being locked inside during COVID makes it even worst. Damn you world wide epidemic! I want to party again.

So without further ado, let me talk about the mix that started this conversation about Helter Skelter. It's a mix by DJ Ramos and DJ Protocol, and it's a tribute mix. There could be more coming, seeing as this is part 1. Who knows how many instalments there could be? But I hope there are plenty more, I really enjoyed this trip back in time. And it's also a nice mix with a diverse tracklist: from UK to European Happy Hardcore. And that, ladies and gentlemen, makes me a very happy Dutchman.

So, now it is time for you to see the tracklist, the thing you've been waiting for, and the thing that made me an extremely happy person. More of these mixes please, the more the merrier!

  1. Suburban Delay - Regenerator

  2. DJ Davie Forbes - Apocalypse Now

  3. Hyperact - My Best Friend

  4. Kinetic Pleasure - Higher

  5. The Scotchman - Happy Vibes

  6. Ramos, Supreme & Sunset Regime - Higher & Higher

  7. Billy Bunter & D-Zyne - Ride Like The Wind

  8. Ramos, Supreme & Sunset Regime - Life Force Generator II

  9. Bass Reaction - Technophobia

  10. Ramos, Supreme & Sunset Regime - Young Guns

  11. DJ Demand - Dark & Light

  12. Ramos, Supreme & Sunset Regime - Harmonize

  13. EKO - Renegade Rewind

  14. Paul Elstak - Luv U More (DJ Paul's Forze Mix)

  15. El Bruto - Let Yourself Go

  16. Rave Nation - Going Crazy (Forze DJ Team Mix)

  17. Billy Bunter & Austin Reynolds - New Sensation

  18. Billy Bunter & Sunset Regime - Clap To This

  19. DJ Invicible & N-Zo - Funky Sensation (Billy Bunter & JDS Remix)

  20. Ramos, Supreme & Sunset Regime - Let The Rhythm Unwind

  21. DJ Slam - Influence

  22. Hixxy & Sunset Regime - Technomancer

  23. Happymen - Love Is You (Stunned Guys Hardcore Mix)

  24. Critical Mass - Feel My Burning Love

  25. Diss Reaction - Jiieeehhaaaaa

So, this mix. I have to say that Ramos and Protocol have selected a nice bunch of records. So good, really 90s vibes coming through my speakers as we speak. Again, I've not been to Helter Skelter, but I can imagine how cool it must have been to have heard these anthems coming through the speakers. It makes me miss raving even more, and I do miss the 90s sound so much, I wish I could go back in time, and relive the 90s again. And this time please let me be old enough in 1990, so I can rave for a whole decade, please?

The mix? Is tight. Really tight. I really love the selection of tracks. All very cheerful and happy, and to end with Diss Reaction's track, just the creme de la creme, as the French would say. A bit of the European Happy Hardcore, combined with the UK records, creates this magical mix, which will leave you intoxicated. You don't know what has happened to you: you feel like you are back in 1996 again!

Only love and appreciation for this mix. A wonderful mix, with some serious dancefloor smashers. If this doesn't take you back into the 90s, nothing will. Ramos and Protocol's mix is just exactly what I needed to hear today. A very spot on mix. Bring back the 90s, baby!

Best record of this mix? Sorry, it has to be Davie Forbes' 'Apocalypse Now'. A tune that haunted me since the first time I heard it, and it is still haunting me. In a good way of course.

Get this down you right now!

DJs: Ramos & Protocol

Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, Rave

Mix Info: Helter Skelter Tribute Part 1 (13th February 2021)

Length Mix: 01:40:16

Tracks: 25 (twenty-five)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN

File Size: 100.8 MB

File Type: mpeg-4

Release Year: 2021

Audio: Stereo

Sample Rate: 48 kHz

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