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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

UK Hardcore Classics! (2024)

Around the 24th of August last year I discovered a Soundcloud channel, run by someone called Dexx. The first mix was an appreciation mix, dedicated to Dougal & Gammer, the following mix (I found) was just a UK Hardcore mix, and then the next one was also an appreciation mix, but this time for the legendary label Next Generation Records. Now he's back with a new mix, and it's filled with some of the biggest classic anthems in UK Hardcore history. Not all of them, otherwise the mix would be hours or even days long.

I started listening to UK Hardcore when it was at its peak, and I cannot imagine living my life as a 20 or 30 years old geezer without hearing these anthems come at me through my speakers. I do adore the UK Hardcore scene, and really appreciate the Millennium sound a lot. UK Hardcore is the reason why I started blogging many moons ago, as there weren't many Dutchmen listening to it, and I wanted it to get a wider audience. I failed, but at least I gave it a shot.

It is so underrated outside of the UK, but within the UK it's big. Maybe not as big as it once one, but hopefully one day it will return to the size it once was. Maybe if people find these mixes and fall in love 'again'? Who knows. But I do prefer the 2000 sound a lot, and Dexx's mix fits perfectly today. I need a bit of nostalgic anthems coming at me. I need to feel happy again, and a few years younger.

Let me show you which tracks Dexx has selected:

  1. Gammer - A New Feeling (Original Mix)

  2. Brisk & Vagabond - Hit The Deck (Ham Mix)

  3. Scott Brown - Lost Generation (Nu Foundation Remix)

  4. E-Logik & DNA - Kick Your Legs (Impact Remix)

  5. DJ Kurt - Infexious

  6. Darren Styles - Come Running

  7. Nu Foundation - Taking My Time

  8. Scott Brown - Make The Beat Drop (Original Mix)

  9. Insight feat Emily Reed - Digital Lover (Sy & Unknown Remix)

  10. Dougal & Mickey Skeedale - Really Love You (D&G Remix)

  11. Kelly Llorenna - Heart Of Gold (Hixxy Remix)

  12. Scott Brown - Neckbreaker (Plus System Unreleased Mix)

  13. Gammer - Bust

  14. Phobic - Maybe

I am a lover of the Millennium sound, and when I spot a mix that contains records from that era, I immediately get happier. And I haven't even pressed play yet. That's the power of UK Hardcore. And before I listen to it, I even share it with my few Dutch friend on Partyflock. There's a very small community of UK Hardcore lovers, and I always share the love. Even when a mix doesn't get a review/blog post, it still gets shared.

This mix I could not talk about. It's got a few exciting records in here that I grew up with. And a few I've not heard in a few decades, not kidding! But it's a solid selection, and as a true UK Hardcore fan, you should give this a go. Bring back the glory days, and bring back this distinctive sound! As older people would say, ''they don't make 'em like they used to''. That's true.

Only love and appreciation for this mix. The tracks are solid, and a reminder how awesome it sounded. And the tracks are true party anthems. When 'Come Running' comes on at any rave, people will loose their minds and sing along. It's a party anthem. But not my favourite of this mix. That honour goes to 'Hit The Deck'. Brilliant and underrated track, brilliantly remixed by Ham.

A solid mix, yet again, by Dexx. Can't wait for the next UK Hardcore mix to appear!

DJ: Dexx

Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore

Mix Info: UK Hardcore Classics!

Length Mix: 01:04:52

Tracks: 14 (fourteen)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): STREAM HERE

File Size: unknown

File Type: unknown

Audio: Stereo

Sample Rate: unknown

Release Year: 2024

More Information: Dexx - Soundcloud Channel

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