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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

The Crossbreed Legacy Series Part 1 (2024)

I don't need to explain who The Outside Agency are. They are well known in the Hardcore scene, and have been a stable force for many decades now. But what many don't seem to know, is what paved the way for The Outside Agency. The songs that influenced them to create this Crossbreed kind of music. I've been following them for a while now, and their latest mix is one that is interesting. The concept behind it is fascinating. You get a glimpse on what paved the way for The Outside Agency to become what they are, and what they have made. A trip down memory lane, through the eyes of The Outside Agency.

To me, their song 'The Immobilizer', which they made alongside Mindustries, is still one of the finest Hardcore anthems ever made. Whenever I feel the need for a powerful anthem, I always fall back onto this beautiful specimen. But The Outside Agency might not be your cup of tea. You might not be interested in their approach. And that's cool too. In a way this mix isn't really a 100% focussed on what they are now, but how they became TOA. You get a quick, hour long mix with tracks from around 1992 to 1998, and it's as diverse as it gets.

The songs are largely underrated, and sometimes forgotten, but thanks to mixes like this one, are we reminded of these classics. And even though I call myself a full on raver, there were still a few songs in here I'd never heard before, so I am now introduced into not only TOA's musical history, but also hearing 'new' songs.

The songs are a few decades old, but still sound as fresh as when they were released. And it's certainly a mix you need to listen to, as the songs are so dope! Leave that up to TOA to make a mix sound splendid, and yet stand out!

  1. DJ Luna-C - I Know U (D'Cruze Remix)

  2. Hardsequencer - Hypnotizing Unhappiness

  3. Pinhead - Slammin' Beatz

  4. Hardliners - Motherfuckin' Breakbeat

  5. Citrus - Fascination

  6. Defqon - Brainwasher

  7. English Muffin - Blood Of An English Muffin

  8. Undercover Anarchist - Artcore

  9. Technohead - Jetset #1

  10. Manga Corps - Wardancer

  11. Overdog - Fuck You Up

  12. The Possessed - Black Bood

  13. Genetic Waste - Genetic Waste

  14. Front 242 - Religion (The Prodigy Bass Under Siege Mix)

  15. DJ Hype - Shot In The Dark (Q-Bass Remix)

  16. Ilsa Gold - Silke (Ilsa Gold Remix)

  17. Chosen Few - The Break

  18. DJ Rob & Tim B - The Second Coming

  19. Tellurian - I Won't Stop Rocking

  20. Hellfish & The Producer - The Way Of The Homeboy Pt.2 (The Winter Of Discontent)

Oh, this is a splendid looking list. A good selection, but this is only part 1 of TOA's Crossbreed Legacy mix series, so I cannot wait to hear more of these mixes. It's a nice glimpse, but also a reminder of how awesome music was in the 90s. The hour flies by before your eyes, and even though the songs are considered Hardcore anthems, they were influences by other genres, like Breakbeat, which I truly adore. And it gave TOA the idea to become the power duo.

The songs are ace, and it's nice to see some of the early classics making an appearance. And be honest, how often do you see these anthems in mixes? Not that often, unfortunately. It's a shame, they should get the recognition they deserve,

I am an early Hardcore lover, and whenever I hear those sounds, it makes me feel young again. The song that gives me the most goosebumps, that has to be 'Slammin' Beatz' by Pinhead. What an underrated anthem. It still reminds of my first ever mixed Hardcore CD, which had this song on there. It is still a masterpiece, but certainly not the only one in this mix. There's 20 amazing records, a fantastic selection by TOA.

And I love 'Fascination'. Whoever Citrus is, the song has certainly become a timeless classic.

The concept is ace, and the mix is dope too. Got nothing else to say. Go back in time, and relive the past. This mix is exactly what I needed to hear right now. The right amount of anthems, beautifully mixed together. The hour has been awesome!

Act: The Outside Agency

Genre/Style: Crossbreed, Early Hardcore, Breakbeat, Gabber, Early Rave

Mix Info: The Crossbreed Legacy Series Part 1

Length Mix: 01:00:00

Tracks: 20 (twenty)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): STREAM HERE

File Size: unknown

File Type: unknown

Audio: Stereo

Sample Rate: unknown

Release Year: 2024


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