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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Slipmatt @ Bang Face Boat Party 2019

Can I just say that I've never been on a boat and raved on it. Well, as far as I can remember. I've been all over the country, raving, and seen many venues, but never a boat. That to me is weird, but hey, it's a thing. So let me get this straight: you get a boat, throw a few people on it, book a DJ, and have a wicked time? That's what happened last year, at BangFace's boat party, on the 12th of July 2019. And it was stated as a nautical neo rave? Wow. Seriously never knew raving on a boat could sound so menacing and yet excited at the same time!

But if you put Slipmatt on this boat, you will certainly have a great time. I've met and seen the legend several times, and always found his sets astonishing. He's the Godfather of Happy Hardcore for a reason, you know. He's oldskool, and I'm not making fun of his age. He is someone who lives and breathes the early rave sound. Give Slipmatt a stage, and he will turn anything into a party. Never boring with this man.

Sadly a lot of his sets do not come with a tracklist, and even though I know most of the records he plays, I'm bad with naming them. Hell, I can't even remember what I ate yesterday. But someone was so kind enough to add a tracklist, so if you are a true oldskool fanatic, you can fill in the ID-less records. But at least we've got a tracklist.

Here's the partial tracklist. Please do fill in the blanks if you know them.

01. ID - ID

02. Egma - Let The Bass Kick (Total Confusion Remix)

03. Holy Noise - Father Forgive Them

04. Cybersonik - Technarchy

05. Guru Josh - Infinity

06. Outlander - Vamp

07. Second Phase - Mentasm

08. L.A. Style - James Brown Is Dead

09. Quadrophonia - Quadrophonia

10. N-Joi - Malfunction

11. ID - ID

12. ID - ID

13. Moby - Go

14. ID - ID

15. The Prodigy - Everybody Is In The Place

16. ID - ID

17. DJ's Unite - Volume 1

18. N.R.G. - He Never Lost His Hardcore

19. Digital Domain - I Need Relief

20. The Prodigy - G-Force (Energy Flow)

21. Urban Hype - I Feel The Heat

22. SL2 - On A Ragga Tip

23. M-D-Emm - Move Your Feet (Keep Those Hands Up! And Stop Buying All That Crap Pop Music. Mix!)

24. 2 Bad Mice - Bombscare (Remix)

25. Dance Conspiracy - Dub War

26. Noise Overload - Right Here, Right Now (Part II)

27. Bass Selective - Blow Out Part II

28. Slipmatt - Breaking Free

I've taken the liberty to use Shazam, to fill in some of the blanks. And it did work. But some it simply didn't recognise. Maybe the records were too underground for the app. Who knows.

Anyway, let's get back to the boat. Slipmatt is on it, and playing these rave anthems. How does that make you feel? Not seasick, I hope. Well, the Thames can be a bit violent, but I'm guessing in July it supposed to be calm and relaxing. I'm guessing the feeling is unique, and I just can't picture it happening! But as long as it has got a power socket, you can put a set anywhere.

Slipmatt never disappints. He's always on top of things. I've enjoyed each encounter with the superstar, and it's been too long since I last seen him perform. I love that he can make each set so different, but remaining so awesome at the same time. And let's not forget, he has to throw in his own legendary classics. SL2 anyone? The biggest rave anthem of all time?

I just loved the set a lot, and so did the people on the boat. You can tell that the people in the picture were more focussed on raving than anything else. Social media? Nah, we don't need that, just pure raving. It's the fucking Godfather behind the decks! He doesn't take any prisoners, and wants you to dance. He has fulfilled his job. I am dancing my arse off, in my living room!

Wicked mix. If anyone can fill in the ID-less records, that would be appreciated. And yes, you can mock me for NOT knowing these classics. I do know them, but not the titles. I am ashamed of myself.

DJ: Slipmatt

Genre/Style: Rave, Oldskool

Liveset Info: Recorded @ Bang Face Boat Party 2019

Length Liveset: 00:58:58

Tracks: 28 (twenty-eight)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE

File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Bitspeed: unknown

More Information: Bang Face - Soundcloud Page

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