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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Vertile's Dimension 2.0 @ Defqon.1 at Home (2021-06-26)

Updated: Jul 30, 2021

I don't even know if I'm allowed yet to review this? As this was an exclusive event for members of the community (you pay a small fee to have exclusivity, you could see all the sets of this year's Defqon.1). Obviously it was meant to stay exclusive, but the world we live it, it won't allow something to remain exclusive. So within a few days, a few sets already appeared on Youtube and Soundcloud. And secretly I am happy, because it's a set by my favourite Hardstyle DJ Vertile. And on the other hand I feel incredibly guilty for hearing this. Don't blame me, blame the uploader.

Defqon.1 certainly does not require an introduction. This well established event has been on our radar since 2003, and even during lockdown they are able to please the fans, those who miss raving to the max. And they always have the finest artists. On the Saturday, the day Vertile took over the world, he wasn't the only one: Thera vs Geck-O, Rob Gee, Hellfish, Vince, Zany, Crypton, Lady Dammage, Frontliner, Radical Redemption, Adrenalize, Bass Modulators, Noisecontrollers, Keltek, Sephyx, Unresolved, Cryex, Dither, TNT, Mad Dog, Anime, Myst, Warface, Headhunterz, Frequencerz... and that's just one day! That's insane. Obviously they don't have a 2 hour set each, but short sets. But it's compensated with brilliant visuals. They fucking know how to throw a party, the people at Q-Dance! That's for damn sure.

A few months ago I heard Vertile's track for the first time (which was 'Change This Place'), and I haven't looked back. That track blew me away, seriously. From that specific moment I started to follow this legend, and whenever he released something new, I jumped on it, like a drug addict. I had to hear Vertile at least once a day. I needed to have that feeling, rushing through my body. His music just speaks to me. Melodic, but rough.

I am seriously impressed with his musical skills, and are always highly entertained whenever I hear a set by him, or even to hear a track by him. His first 'Dimension' set literally blew me into smithereens. That was something special. Short and sweet. And the number of views have only gone up: I keep on playing it over and over. But now, the second instalment took place at Defqon.1 and is now up for grabs. Even though it shouldn't be. I do feel guilty.Apologies, but I just had to share this. If it's taken down, so be it.

A Vertile set with only Vertile records? Pure orgasms. Here's the tracklist;

  1. Vertile - Not My Affection (Kick Edit)

  2. Vertile - On My Own

  3. Vertile - Change This Place

  4. Rebelion -Echoes (Vertile Remix)

  5. Vertile - ID

  6. Adaro & Vertile - Walk With Me

  7. Vertile - Stronger (2021 Edit)

  8. Vertile & Demi Kanon - That's How I Do It

  9. Endymion & The Viper feat Feral Is Kinky - Raging In The Dancehall (Vertile Remix)

  10. Vertile - The New Normal

  11. Vertile - Eyes Closed (Climax Edit)

His set was only 30 minutes long, but within those 30 minutes, he blew me away. And I'm guessing those who paid for this privilege must have experienced the same. The set was extraordinary, and the visuals mind-blowingly good. It actually looked like an event pre-COVID19. And as we speak, more and more events are taking place, so hopefully soon we will be replacing those 'dummies' and have us, human beings, standing there instead.

Nothing but praise for this upcoming artist. He's my number 1 artist at the moment, and I truly enjoyed the first and second instalment of his already legendary 'Dimension' sets. The intro was cool, the visuals out of this world, and the tracks were astonishingly good. A few new exclusive records, and one unknown. If you know what the title is of the fifth record, please let me know.

Vertile deserves everything. A stage all to himself. The main stages at all big Hardstyle events. He's certainly the future of the genre. His music is just bang on, spot on. Very talented producer, and with the tracks he played at Defqon.1, he shows the world yet again how talented he is, and what we can expect in the future. Nothing short of excellence, this set.

Of course I went into this set knowing most of his tracks, but he still amazed me. And it was difficult to pick one record as my favourite. 'Change This Place' is legendary, 'On My Own' a classic in the making, but 'Walk With Me' is now my favourite. The melody of this track is just so damn good.

A fantastic set. Vertile = the future.

DJ: Vertile

Genre/Style: Hardstyle, Rawstyle

Liveset Info: Recorded @ Defqon.1 At Home (2021-06-26)

Length Liveset: 00:30:01

Tracks: 11 (eleven)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE

File Size: unknown

File Type: unknown

Release Year: 2021

Audio: Stereo

Sample Rate: unknown

More Information: Defqon.1 - Facebook Fanpage

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