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Thunderdome 2023 | Heroes of Hardcore mix by Neophyte

Thunderdome; a legendary event that you should at least visit once in your lifetime. Unless you aren't into Hardcore music. In those cases, why even read about the event, eh? But for those that are into Hardcore music, it's less than a month away. Thunderdome 2023, held on the 9th of December in the Jaarbeurs, in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Tickets were sold out too damn quick, I didn't even have the chance to get any. But it's all for a good reason: Thunderdome is an institute, a place of worship for many, and they have been at the forefront since the early 90s.

And I'm a fan since day one. Or maybe more day two. I was too young to understand, and it took me a few years to actually go to a Thunderdome event, but once the bug bit me, I was hooked for life. The albums made it worth while, but that phase is now gone completely. To me that element was at its peak during the 90s, and it has become a fan favourite: having all the amazing albums, with the coolest cover images, and of course the dopest songs.

But it was all about the event, and it is still going strong, many decades after their first event. And the line up looks insane. I am not going to name all the artists, as there's not enough space on this page, but there's plenty. As cool as the current Hardcore sound is, I would still be in the oldschool area the most, as I grew up with these artists, and they have become part of my life. One of those artists is Neophyte, and he made a promo mix for the upcoming Thunderdome event.

Neophyte has been at the forefront as long as Thunderdome has been alive, and they've been pushing Hardcore to the next level. I was a fan, but it never occurred to me how many timeless classics they made over the years. They are as important to the scene as Thunderdome is, and with this promo mix, Neophyte shows that it made a lot of the most memorable anthems of ALL TIME. And I'm not kidding though.

The mix contains the early, the Millennium, and the new 'revamped' Neophyte. A nice mixture of everything, and it will leave you with a smile on your face. It will leave me saddened, as I didn't get a ticket, and would like to see Neophyte play.

  1. Neophyte - The Ultimate Sound

  2. Neophyte & The Stunned guys - Revolution 909

  3. Neophyte & The Viper - 2 Much Junk

  4. Neophyte & Darrien Kelly - 909 Trauma

  5. Neophyte & The Stunned Guys - Get This Motherfucker

  6. Masters Of Ceremony - Bottoms Up Refix

  7. Neophyte & Tha Playah - Still Nr. One

  8. Neophyte & The Viper - Nothing To Loose

  9. Masters Of Ceremony - A Way To Refix

  10. Bodylotion - Catastrophy

  11. Bodylotion - Hurt You Bad

  12. Neophyte & Tha Playah - Quite Dedication

  13. Neophyte & Evil Activities - One Of Those Days

  14. Neophyte & Restrained - Brainstorm

  15. Neophyte, Tha Playah & The Viper - Master This! (Gridkiller Remix)

  16. Euromasters - Alles Naar De Klote (Neophyte & Evil Activities Remix)

  17. Bodylotion - Make You Dance (Amiga Live Act Edit)

  18. Neophyte & Drokz - Sloop Die Speakers (Thunderdome 2009 Anthem)

  19. Neophyte - Execute

  20. Repix - The Ultimate Neophyte Tribute

  21. Tha Playah - My Mistery

  22. Masters Of Ceremony - Hardcore To The Bone

  23. Bodylotion - Mellow Moenie Mauwe (Amiga Live Act Edit)

This is a tracklist that makes me smile. So many great anthems that have certainly stood the test of time, and there's also a few new-ish records here, which do certainly fit in nicely. But it's the early and Millennium released records that do the most damage, for me.

The mix is only 47 minutes long, but you get 23 amazing Neophyte records. So many epic songs, truly beyond belief what Neophyte has created, and how their music remains at the top, not for the last 30 years, but for many decades to come. And Neophyte had to play the biggest track under the alias Masters Of Ceremony, 'Hardcore To The Bone'. What a timeless classic, and it's a track that goes down well on dancefloors all over the globe.

I've been to many parties where Neophyte records were played, and the last time I saw them, was at a Raving Nightmare. That's centuries ago. I need a Neophyte fix, and this mix fits in beautifully. It's got 23 epic records, and if you were lucky enough to get tickets, it will get you hyped up for the upcoming Thunderdome, which will certainly be a next level experience.

I do love the mix. There are more to come, but this one stands out. I'm a huge fan of Neophyte, and love what they've done for the scene. Where would we be without Neophyte? Nowhere, that's right!

The track that stood out the most, isn't 'Hardcore To The Bone', but 'Execute'. Why? I think that was the first record I heard, the one that introduced me into the wonderful world, created by Neophyte. Or it was 'Mickey'. Come on, like I would know it. But it was one of the first.

DJ: Neophyte

Genre/Style: Hardcore Techno, Hardcore, Gabber, Millennium

Mix Info: Thunderdome 2023 | Heroes of Hardcore mix by Neophyte

Length Mix: 00:46:58

Tracks: 23 (twenty-three)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): STREAM HERE

File Size: unknown

File Type: unknown

Audio: Stereo

Bit Rate: unknown

Release Year: 2023

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