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Together We Rise [Mixed By M@rt!n-J] (Redux) (2022)

Monday morning, M@rt!n-J time! He's back with yet another amazing mix. This time the mix is focussed on an already defunct label, Together We Rise, a.k.a. TWR. Founded by Hakkoda (Darren Styles, Gammer, Re-Con, Dougal, Breeze, and Whizzkid), it had a short life span of 2 years. Within those two years they released a lot of big dancefloor smashers. Don't know what happened to the label; maybe it just stopped because the artists were getting bigger and bigger and could spend less time on running a label? If anyone knows the exact reason, please leave a comment below.

You might have liked what was released on TWR, or disliked it. To me it was OK. You could tell that the music was evolving into something different, and you could tell that Gammer and Darren Styles were destined for greater things. The label had some success, but as mentioned before, it only lasted for 2 years. And the weird thing is that you don't hear these songs as often as you should hear them, in my honest opinion.

There were some big dancefloor anthems, which went down well back in 2015 - 2016. There wasn't a mix online that did not contain at least 1 or 2 records from TWR. These songs were literally everywhere, and got a lot of smiles on the dancefloor. And M@rt!n-J's job on this glorious yet cold Monday morning is to get those smiles back. I think he has succeeded yet again.

But which records did he use? Well, these 18 tracks!

  1. Gammer & Galaxy Fox - Burn You Tonight

  2. Gammer - Pigface (Dougal & Gammer Edit)

  3. Re-Con - Raw Power

  4. Re-Con - Touch The Stars

  5. Da Tweekaz - Hewwego (Darren Styles Remix)

  6. Darren Styles & Chris Unknown - Down Like That

  7. Darren Styles - Get This Place

  8. Darren Styles - It's Like That

  9. Dougal & Gammer - Shoulder Lock

  10. Dougal, Gammer & Daren Styles - Stay Young

  11. Mark Breeze - Be Alone

  12. Dougal & Gammer - Never Stop

  13. Molly - Beneath The Lights (Darren Styles Remix)

  14. Darren Styles feat Christina Novelli - Sun Is Rising

  15. Darren Styles, Re-Con & Whizzkid - Jump Up

  16. Omegatypez - Take Me High (Kutski & Gammer Remix)

  17. Dougal & Gammer feat Lyck - Make It If We Try (Hardcore Mix)

  18. Gammer & Becci - Look Back

So, this set is filled with tracks by big names. Come on, you don't think these are big names? You familiar with the UK Hardcore scene at all?

The tracks are all dancefloor smashers, but some aren't my cup of tea. Some are a bit too cheesy, bit too bland. But then on the other hand you've got killer anthems like 'Stay Young', 'Beneath The Light'', 'Hewwego' and more. A lot of big songs, that have stood the test of time. Especially songs with the vocals by Molly. Her voice suited the scene so extremely well. What has happened to her?

I am feeling the vibes this morning. It might be Monday morning, but this mix gives me a lot of smiles. After being infected with COVID-19 nearly 2 weeks ago, finally something to smile about. It might not be everyone's cup of tea, but at least you need to acknowledge that the music released by TWR were dope as fuck back in 2015 and 2016.

Another wicked mix. Will M@rt!n-J ever release a shit mix? Keep your eyes and ears peeled, and I might see one in the future. But for now, he's releasing mixes you should all jump on.

DJ: M@rt!N-J

Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore

Mix Info: Together We Rise [Mixed By M@rt!n-J] (Redux)

Length Mix: 00:58:45

Tracks: 18 (eighteen)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE

File Size: 134 MB

File Type: mp3

Release Year: 2022

Audio: Stereo

Bit Rate: 320kbps

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