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Tha Dodge Jr - Remember 3 Steps Ahead & More (2015)


The other day I was searching for some good music on Amazon Music, but couldn't find anything. I really wanted to hear some Gabber/Hardcore music, but it was difficult to find some. I thought 'why not just name an artist from the 90s, see if Amazon recognises the name?'. And the name was 3 Steps Ahead. How funny is that? This whole streaming stuff is new to me, but it's cool to find the music you were hoping for. But be warned: if you ask Alexa for Hardcore, Hardcore Techno, or Gabber, you won't get what you want to hear.

Obviously when I heard the legendary anthem 'Gangster (Feel So Good)', I had to go onto Soundcloud to find a mix with this record in it. And sadly there weren't that many. Don't know why, seeing as it's truly a wicked anthem. From my youth this track is. It has so many memories, but not just that one: a lot of Peter-Paul Pigmans records have remained in my top 100 Hardcore anthems-list. I might not have agreed with his livesets (too much screaming going on), but judging his records on a producer level, it is top notch. And fucking weird from time to time: just check his Junkie 4 Life album. Truly weird.


3 Steps Ahead was and still is a legend to many oldskool Hardcore fans. Sadly he passed away too young, but his legacy lives on. And Tha Dodge Jr's mix contains a few of 3 Steps Ahead's biggest hits. Not just his records, but also a few others, from the same era. So it all blends in nicely.


What to expect from this mix? Well, you can expect to hear these records:


  1. Diss Reaction - Jiieehaaaa

  2. 50% Of The Dreamteam - Freddy's Revenge (..Rock You All)

  3. DJ Delirium & Guitar Rob - The Way That We Rocked It (Live In NYC)

  4. M-Jay & Dan-Vee - Burning Up

  5. DJ Delirium & Guitar Rob - Speakermurder

  6. Twin Terror - No Colours Anymore

  7. 3 Steps Ahead - Hakkuh (Original Mix)

  8. 3 Steps Ahead - Gangster (Feel So Good)

  9. 3 Steps Ahead - Gabbers Unite (Long Mix)

  10. 3 Steps Ahead - In The Name Of Love

  11. 50% Of The Dreamteam - The Thundertheme (The Prophet Remix)

  12. DJ Psycangle - Smile Fuck Up

  13. 3 Steps Ahead - Money In My Pocket

  14. DJ Chosen Few - Name Of The DJ (Original Mix)

  15. 3 Steps Ahead - Drop It (The Ender Mix)

  16. DJ Weirdo & Dr. Phil Omanski - Young Birds (3 Steps Ahead Mix)


It is a nice looking tracklist. Not only 3 Steps Ahead tracks, but a few others too. Some extremely cheesy, but remember: those were the 90s. And they were glorious years. So many great songs, so many great DJs and producers. And of course, we still had 3 Steps Ahead. RIP.


The DJ behind this mix made a very diverse mix. Not a fan of a few records, like 'Freddy's Revenge', 'No Colours Anymore', but the others do put a smile on my face. Especially 'Gangster'. You knew it was going to be my favourite song, right? You read this review from the first to the last letter, and knew I love this record. Is it 3 Steps Ahead's best record? Do you agree or disagree?


A solid mix, with a few exceptions here and there. The sound quality differs from time to time, and the mixing can be a tad sloppy, but all in all a nice mix. It gave me the right boost during work yesterday and today, so thanks Tha Dodge JR for this mix.


If you are new to 3 Steps Ahead, worth listening to his albums. Such a diverse and unique character in the Hardcore scene, truly missed.



DJ: Tha Dodge Jr

Genre/Style: Hardcore, Gabber, Happy Hardcore

Mix Info: Remember 3 Steps Ahead & More

Length Mix: 00:54:35

Tracks: 16 (sixteen)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE

File Size: unknown

File Type: unknown

Release Year; 2015

Audio: Stereo

Sample Rate: unknown

More Information: Tha Dodge Jr - Soundcloud Channel



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