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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Totally Hardcore! (UK Hardcore) (2023)

It is Sunday, and it looks like it's going to be the last good and sunny day of the year. It might change, no one really knows what is happening, but it has been quite pleasant the last couple of weeks. And it's warm, and we are in October?! But it doesn't matter if it's warm, cold, mild, or not: UK Hardcore can be played at any given stage. Any day of the year. It's nicer when it warm and pleasant, and you can have a nice cold beverage in your hand, but raving in the Winter is awesome too. So yeah, it's not bound by temperature: the ravers will make the area hot enough! And the music does so too!

A couple of months ago I found this channel on Soundcloud, run by Dexx, who made an excellent mix dedicated to Dougal and Gammer, and his latest mix shows appreciation to the glorious and magnificent years of UK Hardcore. Yes, it does have Dougal and Gammer in it, but so much more. It's got the tracks I grew up with in it, and it's a nostalgia trip down memory lane, to when UK Hardcore dominated my life! I could not go through a day without listening to some UK Hardcore anthems. I was obsessed and the music that came out of the scene, I devoured.

I still appreciate it a lot, but I always go back to those golden years, and whenever I see a mix that contains records by Brisk, Eclipse, Dougal, Gammer, Hixxy, Ultrabeat, Scott Brown, and many more, that makes me moist. It causes something to happen in my underpants, and it's a great feeling. And Dexx's mix contains the big anthems that we all love and adore! So let's dive straight into the tracklist, which you are gagging for, trust me...

  1. Plus System - Prince Of Darkness

  2. Brisk & Stormtrooper - Moscow Mule

  3. Dougal & Gammer - Anybody Else But You

  4. Ultrabeat vs Scott Brown - Elysium (I Go Crazy) (Scott Brown Remix)

  5. Hixxy & Euphony feat Donna Marie - Nightlife

  6. Brisk & Fracus - On & On 2009 (Re-Con Mix)

  7. Dougal & Gammer - Rock This

  8. Anon - Show You The Way

  9. John O'Callaghan feat Sarah Howells - Find Yourself (Darren Styles Remix)

  10. Heaven 7 vs Al Storm - Dance With Me

  11. Billy Daniel Bunter & CLSM - Cry Your Tears

  12. Eclipse - 24/7 (Original Mix)

  13. Brisk & Fade - Stay Here Forever

  14. Dougal & Gammer - Fires In The Sky (Frisky & Hujib Remix)

Oh yes, these are the anthems that I listened to when I discovered UK Hardcore, and they still make me happy. The songs are great, and have certainly become timeless classics. They are still appreciated, many years after their initial release date, and they do still appear on compilations, and they deserve it.

It's a nice selection by Dexx, and of course these aren't the only anthems that came out of the scene, there are still a billion more out there, but for a Sunday chill day, this hour and 7 minutes are solid enough to make you happy.

I do love them all. I do love 'Moscow Mule' song a bit less. It's a bit too cheesy for me, but it fits in well, in this mix.

But which one is my favourite? That's tricky, but I go for the most obvious choice: 'Prince Of Darkness' by Plus System, a.k.a. Scott Brown. His Millennium work still remains the best of the best, and his alias Plus System has released some of the best anthems of all time, not just in the UK Hardcore scene.

A solid mix, and I highly recommend it. Check it out, if will put a smile on your face. You'll look exactly like that smiley on the picture!

DJ: Dexx

Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore

Mix Info: Totally Hardcore! (UK Hardcore)

Length Mix: 01:07:00

Tracks: 14 (fourteen)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): STREAM HERE

File Size: unknown

File Type: unknown

Audio: Stereo

Bit Rate: unknown

Release Year: 2023

More Information: Dexx - Soundcloud Channel

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