The Prophet - The Hardcore Archive Part 1 (1993-1994) | Official Mix (2022)
On the 3rd of August this year, the Hardstyle and Hardcore community were shocked, in disbelief. An announcement was made on social media, and the message was: DJ The Prophet is going to retire! That came out of the blue, and no one was ready for that announcement. To be fair, he's been in the game for 35+ years, and has seen it all and done it all. He's been working his ass off for many years, and it's time for him now to enjoy retirement. He's earned it, but it still leaves a weird taste in our mouths. We weren't ready for this news, especially as the Prophet has been in my life since 1993. I was 10 years old. Now I'm nearly 40. He's been in my life 3/4th of my life on Earth! Think about that, let that sink in!
I can't remember the first The Prophet tune I've ever heard. I can't even pin point when it was. But it must have been around 1993 or 1994. I think it could have been my first Mysteryland CD, from 1994. And it wasn't even this alias he was using, he was also known as 'The Rose'. But one thing's for sure: he's been around for a few years, and has entertained the dance lovers with his music. During the 90s he was more focussed on the Hardcore side of life, and after the Millennium he dominated in the Hardstyle scene, up to this day.
The Hardstyle side of The Prophet isn't my most favourite side of his. I more prefer him as a Hardcore producer/DJ, and for me his alias he created (The Masochist) became the one act I witnessed at Mysteryland 1998 Outdoor I will never forget. And the music, boy, the music was great! It was one of those nights you will never forget, and still to this day I love the CD with the Masochist's set on it. Funnily enough, I'd only listen to it the other day, and still got goosebumps!
I was a fan of The Prophet. And I still think he's a super producer. DJ too, but I'm more focussed on his music. To this day I only think I've seen him play live once, and that was in 1998. His music has been great, and he gave the world his views on Hardcore, and we absorbed it, like we were sponges. We adored the living daylight out of this man, and now he's about to retire. Which is obviously not what we want, but think about it this way: do you want to see him behind the decks when he's 75, rocking the hearing aids, in a wheel chair? Nah, let him leave the stage with dignity and respect. And now is the time!
He's still going to do his thing, for the next few months he'll be travelling the world, bringing The Prophet where he can, and then he's going to end his career. A well deserved rest as The Prophet. And within the next few weeks he's going to release exclusive albums, all focussed around The Prophet and The Masochist alias.
The first part, which you are about to listen to, is focussed around the songs from 1993 and 1994. Part 2 is 1995 to 1996, part three is 1997, and The Masochist's album is 1998 to 1999. Guess which album I'm looking out for the most? Correct, 1995 to 1996. What, were you thinking of the Masochist album? Wrong! Already have his 'best of' album. I'm still going to buy that album though, don't get me wrong!
The first album mix is now online, and it's only half an hour long, and it gives you a taste of what to expect from the album. But TCD, which songs are in this mix?
The Prophet - Spirits Of Soul (Original Mix)
The Prophet - Dundee (Original Mix)
The Prophet - Feel It (Original Mix)
The Prophet - 4 Buffalo's (Original Mix)
The Prophet - God (Original Mix)
The Prophet - Party Children (Original Mix)
The Prophet - Domantin (DJ Dano's Summer Mix)
The Prophet - Allright Now Here We Go!!! (Original Mix)
The Prophet - The Dreamtheme (Original Mix)
If you don't know The Prophet's early work, you might be in for a bit of a shock. Yes, it was called Hardcore, but it was more mellow-ish. More House-ish. And I freaking love it! You might not even know him from his Hardcore era. You might not even have been born before 2002! I am so glad I was born in the 80s, and having lived throughout the 90s, those were the days. And The Prophet dominated during those years.
What I'm not saying is that every single song he's ever made was a hit. Some weren't his greatest work, and that's OK. As long as the majority are, and in his case they are. Can't wait for the tracklists for the other albums, they will be glorious. But today it's all about part 1.
These songs are sooo good! From all these used for this mix, his biggest has to be 'Allright Now Here We Go!!!'. Fight me in the comments if you disagree. But it was a dancefloor demolishing record. Rob Gee took the record and made it his own, but the original still rules!
The Prophet always had his own approach to Hardcore, be it on his own or part of a group, like the Dreamteam. His signature style was always known, and loved by everyone. And his music is surely going to be missed. Thankfully we've got his extensive back catalogue to fall back to, and if you can, make sure you see him perform before he grabs his headphones for the last time and chucks them in the corner...
But which record is the best? Again, you might be thinking a specific record, but I'm going for 'Spirits Of Soul'. I loved the House side of The Prophet, it was freaking awesome!
A wonderful first album. You might see a general review of all the albums soon, but they need to be released first, and that will happen over the next few weeks/months. But keep an eye out for more Prophet-madness!
DJ: The Prophet
Genre/Style: Hardcore, Early Hardcore, House
Mix Info: The Prophet - The Hardcore Archive Part 1 (1993-1994) | Official Mix
Length Mix: 00:38:08
Tracks: 9 (nine)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE
File Size: unknown
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Release Year: 2022
More Information: The Prophet - Facebook Fanpage