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The Best Of Bonkers Mixed By DJ Brady (2020)


Bonkers. Ever heard of this compilation? Ever bought any of these albums? If you haven't, are you even a raver? This compilation ran between 1996 and 2009, and had some amazing albums over the years. Most of these albums were mixed by Sharkey, Hixxy and Scott Brown, but they also had a few guest mixes by big names such as Dougal, Vibes, Breeze & Styles, Re-Con, CLSM, Kutski, Kevin Energy, Chris Unknown, Marc Smith, and more. 11 years ago it died a slowly death, after being resurrected. It's still one of the most influencial names in the UK Hardcore rave history, and has played a huge part of it. Memories galore!


The whole compilation is mesmerizing, and has been a fan favourite for many years now. Of all the mix compilations being released over the years, the Bonkers compilation has had the most impact of them all. Also, I do think there are more mixes focussed on the Bonkers compilation than all the others out there on Soundcloud and Mixcloud. Everyone loves the Bonkers compilation, and why not? This all makes sense. I threw my collection away, because I've got them all stored on my PC now, but I remember when I was buying them, some had to come from Australia, because they were sold out in the UK, or not made anymore (I jumped the band wagon too late).


DJ Brady's latest mix is focussed on the UK Hardcore compilation Bonkers, and this hour and a half long mix has got 22 epic anthems. All his own favourites. And after hearing the mix, the selection is really interesting. So let me show you the tracklist right now:





01. DJ Brady - Intro

02. Brisk & Ham - Getting High

03. Breeze & Styles - The Beat Kicks

04. Styles & Breeze - Your Shining

05. Scott Brown - Elysium Plus

06. Scott Brown - Gang Bang Society

07. Dougal & Gammer - Fires In The Sky

08. UFO & MC Marley - Connections 2002

09. Scott Brown - Blue Anthem

10. Scott Brown & Cat Knight - All About You

11. Paradise - See The Light (Sy & Unknown Remix)

12. Brisk & Vagabond vs MC Wotsee - The Last Word

13. Dougal & Gammer - Get Hype (Exclusive Bonkers 9 Remix)

14. Stargazer - Ultimate High (Breeze & Styles Remix)

15. Dougal & Gammer - Jam The NightClub (Remix)

16. UFO & Marley - Hardcore Underground 2002

17. Dougal & Gammer - The 6th Gate

18. Dougal & Gammer - Go Widda Flow (Beat The System)

19. Dougal & Gammer - This Is A Virus

20. Plus System - Neckbreaker

21. Fracus feat Ali - Guiding Light

22. Gammer - Let's All Say Fuck


Wow. A good selection, mr Brady. Excellent choice. Maybe this could be the start of something? More of these mixes please, I really like the Bonkers collection, and I would like to see similar mixes like this one show up on my timeline on Soundcloud. The hour and a half has flown by without me even realising it.


A lot of reoccuring names do appear in this mix, like Scott Brown, Breeze & Styles, Dougal and Gammer, but also a few records we all love and adore by Sy & Unknown, UFO and MC Marley, and Fracus feat Ali (and also Brisk & Ham). Correct me if I'm wrong, but this mix is focussed on the music released after the Millennium period, yes? This sounds like all the anthems I grew up with, listening to once I discovered UK Hardcore.


I can only give Brady credit for making this excellent mix. Really enjoyed the 21 records he has selected. And of course he had to select the biggest anthem of ALL time, and fight me in the comments if you disagree, but 'See The Light' has to be the ultimate dancefloor smasher! What a beast of a track.


Download this right now, and make sure you blow the dust of your collection. Get Bonkers back into our lives again. But please, don't let anyone reboot the series. They tried it, and it failed. Don't do it again. Thank you.






DJ: Brady

Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore

Mix Info: The Best of Bonkers

Length Mix: 01:36:11

Tracks: 22 (twenty-two)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN

File Size: 971 MB

File Type: .wav

Bitspeed: 1411kbps

More Information: DJ Brady - Soundcloud Page


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