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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Raving Nightmare Tribute Vinyl Mix (2017)

Raving Nightmare. 5 years ago they organised their last event. And I was devastated, with many other ravers. This party was the highlight for many Southern Dutch people. Since 1994 until 2014 they gave us constant Hardcore music. Judging Partyflock's statistics, they organised in 20 years around 65 parties! 65 Raving Nightmare's, and I've only been to one? The one that I went to was back in 2008, called Brutal Truth. The line-up was really good: Amnesys, Mad Dog, Neophyte, Panic, Promo, Masters Of Ceremony, Tommyknocker, Dione, Endymion, Dana, Vince, Triax, Day-Mar, and that's just the main stage!

It left a good impression on me. Sadly never had the time after to go to an event (I was mostly working Saturday evenings or nightshifts, whilst they all went raving). Met The Darkraver at my service station though, in the middle of the night. But whatever it was, it stopped. And do you sometimes get an urge to reminisce to the good ol' days? I had that. I needed to hear something Raving Nightmare-ish, and came across this tribute mix. I couldn't let this one pass without letting you hear the music.

The good thing about this is that the music always had a distinctive sound, like Thunderdome and Masters Of Hardcore. It just has a specific kick. And I do miss it! These records used for this tribute mix take me back.

01. The Stunned Guys & DJ Paul - Thrillseeka (The Stunned Guys 2004 Reload)

02. DJ D feat MC Justice - Embrace The Mystery

03. The Viper & Tommyknocker feat MC Da Mouth Of Madness - The Prophecy Unfolds (Tha Playah Remix)

04. Art Of Fighters feat MC Justice - Premonition

05. Vinyl Junk vs Kokka - Fractured Minds

06. Triax - Become One

07. Triax - Chronic Beats (2008 Edit)

08. Triax - Day Of Rage

09. Evil Activities feat DJ Panic & MC Alee - Bigger Than Ever

10. Triax - Prozium

11. Negative A - 1976

12. Triax - Fallen Angels

13. Negative A - I Beat Your Mama's Ass (KVN Remix)

Boy, I felt like a mid 20-ers again for a split second! Memories! Going to Brutal Truth with two colleagues from Total, sadly one passed away (RIP Mile). But what a night it was. Knackered, that's what I was the next day. And the music used in this tribute mix reminds of the good years of Hardcore. Especially Triax's records! His music suited me so much. Sadly you don't hear from him that often.

Anyway, this tribute mix. It's a fitting tribute to a majestic party. 20 years, all over the country, but mainly the South of Limburg. Maastricht, Heerlen. We had it. And we lost it. It brings a tear to my eye thinking about it. We did organise good parties. Now we've got Pinkpop. What a load of shite that is. Bring back Raving Nightmare! Those were the shit. Or even the Exlipse in Landgraaf! I'm gettting old too fucking quickly.

The tribute mix does contain a few little errors. Not as bad as the previous review (which was shockingly bad). But enough to mention it. The tracks selected by the DJ make the mix worth while though. So many fanfuckingtastic songs. You've seen the tracklist, you know I'm talking real stuff here. No bollocks. Nothing can beat this kind of Hardcore music. It was so good. Why has it changed?

Best record? You can start a debate, but you will loose. It has to be 'Embrace The Mystery'. Just the best. Fact.

Enjoy this mix. Especially if you raved at a Raving Nightmare party. Can someone organise another party like they did back in the late 2000s? I miss it.

DJ: 2C-Bever

Genre/Style: Hardcore, Gabber

Mix Info: Raving Nightmare Tribute Vinyl Mix

Length Mix: 00:52:01

Tracks: 13 (thirteen)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE

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Bitspeed: unknown More Information: Raving Nightmare - Official Website

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