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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

ROD - HATE Podcast 342 (2023)

I am in love. Well, yes, I am. And I have been for many years. I've eventually married her. But you can also love other things in life, like the mix you are about to listen to. I am in awe of this mix, and for good reason: it's probably the coolest mix you will hear in a while. And to prove to you how much I am in love with it: I had to Shazam the fuck out of it, and roughly 40-50% of the songs aren't even recognised on the app! I needed to have the tracklist, but unfortunately it came with none, so there was only one thing for me to do: make it myself. I was that determined to get a list, and now I have it, my life is complete. Well, as complete as the list is.

ROD. You might know him as Benny Rodrigues. Well, that's how I know him, as I didn't know he had a new or different name. I scrolled through my timeline on Soundcloud, and there it was: the latest instalment of the highly successful mix series set up by HATE. I recognised the person on the image, and once I pressed play, I realised it was Benny, but that wasn't the only thing that I recognised. The music. OH MY GOD. How awesome is this mix?

Have you checked it out already? Well, I have. And I've listened to this mix at least a hundred times over the last few weeks. This mix has dominated my life, and today especially. I've been hard at work , and needed something to boost my confidence. And something that has got such an energy level, that it would automatically increase my own levels to its own level. I'm sitting here, bouncing up and down, from 6am to 6pm. I am hyped beyond belief. This mix contains everything I needed to hear in life.

ROD's mix is insane. I've had the pleasure to hear him play a few times, and I've always been highly blessed to have witnessed him. I do love his style, be it as ROD or Benny.

This mix is a next level mix. And as said before, the tracklist isn't complete, but if you know the missing IDs, please enlighten me.

  1. Dimi Angelis - Sound Chaser

  2. Dimi Angelis - Purple Nightfall

  3. ID - ID

  4. Counterpart - Walkers On Water

  5. Dimi Angelis - Warp Drive

  6. ID - ID

  7. ID - ID

  8. The Subjective - Tremmer (Remastered 2022)

  9. Sleeparchive - Trust V.1

  10. Subjective - Tremmer (Advent Remix)

  11. Cravo - Evo.03

  12. ID - ID

  13. Surgeon - THX-1139 (Level)

  14. DeNiro - MPC Track A2

  15. Monrella - Mandrel

  16. Monrella - Main Whipping

  17. Robert Gorl - Blue Sex Drops

  18. Ritzi Lee - Impact

  19. ID - ID

  20. ID - ID

  21. A&S - Xenix

  22. UVB - Quiet Life

  23. UVB - Ero

  24. ID - ID

  25. ID - ID

  26. ID - ID

  27. Reich War Ministry - Maestro (Stanislav Tolkachev Remix)

  28. Stanislav Tolkachev - Sometimes Everything Is Wrong

  29. ID - ID

I don't know if this tracklist is correct. Hell. I could be completely wrong! I never compose track lists, as I'm very bad at names (and why I always ask for a tracklist). But I'm happy with the way it looks. And hopefully one day we will have a full list.

But the music is what does the talking here. And the talking is great. I'm loving the mix a lot, and it's currently my most favourite Techno mix of all time, and that's a statement. Give it a couple of weeks and I'll find a new one, but for now, I'm happy that this HATE mix has entered my life.

It is a mix, but it's more a liveset mix. ROD performed at MORD in Amsterdam back in February of this year. If I was there, I would have been all over it. The dancefloor I mean. What a set this was. An hour and a half of pure pleasure. Eargasms all over the place. ROD certainly knows how to please the fans, and there's no better way of entering the weekend than with this mix.

There's not a single thing wrong with this mix. It's beautiful. It's perfect. It's everything I wanted to hear. And the tracks are all solid. I would have devoured the music on the dancefloor and they would have to sweep me off it, because I wouldn't want to stop dancing.

Epic mix. There are hundreds of other HATE mixes out there, and I've listened to a handful, but this one to me stands out the most. What a blessing in disguise, this ROD. More of this darker sounding Techno please.

Ps. at this specific moment in time, the download option isn't available yet. It's close to 10k plays, and once its reached that, it becomes available. But not yet. I might need to bump up the plays myself! And I'll happily do so!


Genre/Style: Techno

Mix Info: ROD - HATE Podcast 342

Length Mix: 01:29:59

Tracks: 29 (twenty-nine)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): STREAM HERE

File Size: unknown

File Type: unknown

Audio: Stereo

Bit Rate: unknown

Release Year: 2023

More Information: HATE - Soundcloud Channel

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