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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Virus & Dain-Ja - Live at HTID In The Sun 2013

For those reading my blog every so often, I know what you are thinking! 'Didn't you review a DJ Virus mix the other day?'. For those picky readers, you are absolutely right! It was only 2 days ago I wrote about one of DJ Virus' latest mixes, and now I'm about to present to you yet another mix. What's going on, right? Well, the previous mix was a mix focussed on Breakbeat Hardcore, and the one you are about to listen to, is Virus & Dain-Ja's set at the mighty HTID in the Sun! That event does not need an introduction, right?

Now you probably understand why I am reviewing this. I cannot let a UK Hardcore set from 2013 slide by. A liveset with the whistle crew and an MC and the finest UK Hardcore. What else can I wish for?

Hearing an HTID set with a tracklist makes me want to go even more to an HTID party. I've never been, and it feels like something I should not be sharing with you all, because it's embarrassing. I've owned a lot of merch over the years and even had a few CD packs, but never been. As a UK Hardcore lover I feel ashamed. Don't judge me.

Anyway, let's talk about the set. Not sure who the MC is, if you do know, please leave a comment below. But the set was one with not only DJ Virus but also Dain-Ja. I do not know much about either artists, only know DJ Virus from his Breakbeat Hardcore and early rave sets on Soundcloud, but that's all. The question on everyone's lips is: is the set going to be ace? Well, only you can judge this. Just have a look at the tracklist and see if it makes you as happy as much as your truly...

  1. Al Storm & Fracus feat Lisa Marie - Nothing Without You

  2. Alex Bassjunkie - Rock 2 Da Rhythm (ABJ & Riche 2012 Edit Remix)

  3. Sc@r - Fade Away

  4. Owl City - Fireflies (Technikore Remix)

  5. DJ Amane - My Slammin Sound (Shimamura Remix)

  6. Rhythmics - Siren

  7. Darwin & Entity - End Of Time

  8. Nero - Promises (Dain-Ja & K-Tops Remix)

  9. Dain-Ja feat Vicky Fee - Feel So High

  10. ABJ & Riche - Guess Who's Back

  11. Bang! - Hyperspace (Dain-Ja & EFM-7 feat Nathalie Cover)

  12. Breeze & Unknown - R3tro

  13. Dain-Ja feat Mel - Here Beside Me (Al Storm Remix)

  14. Genki - Your Now

  15. M-Project - Route 143 (Tanuki Remix)

  16. Al Storm feat Taya - Stars Collide

  17. Technikore feat Jenny J - Lights Down Low

  18. Dougal & Gammer - Lifting Me Higher (Back To 97 Mix)

  19. DJ Force & The Evolution - High On Life (Uplift & Pinnacle Remix)

  20. Luna-C - Back Two Basics (Dain-Ja & EFM-7 Remix)

Wow! That takes me back. And can't believe these songs are nearly 10 years old, or are even 10 years old already! Time does fly by, doesn't it?

This tracklist makes me happy. But Dain-Ja and Virus have done a great job. The hour long mix flies by. And the tracklist shows that you are in for a treat, if you haven't checked this set yet. It's got the big tunes from around 2013, and seeing those again makes me happier by the second.

The tracks are all solid. And it's got 'Lights Down Low' in it. Can't go wrong with that song, right? Name another big vocal dancefloor smasher from around 2013. One that was sung by thousands of ravers all over the world...

I've got no negative feedback. Loving this mix a lot. And it's also a free download. Go and give this mix the credit it deserves!

DJs: Virus & Dain-Ja

Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, J-Core

Liveset Info: Recorded @ HTID In The Sun 2013

Length Liveset: 00:58:58

Tracks: 20 (twenty)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE

File Size: 152 MB

File Type: mp3

Release Year: 2014

Audio: Stereo

Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

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May 05, 2022

Hi Martin, The MC is MC Ricta. He unfortunately passed away a few years back. This was his first ever HTID Main Stage Set too! R.I.P. MC Ricta! Hope this helps, Alex Threat :)

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