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  • DJ Skyline - Gabberdisco (2018)

    Gabberdisco? Gabberdisco? If there are two words which don't mix, it's Gabber and Disco. And truth be told I do not understand this new kind of music. It's weird, it's unusual, and beyond belief. But in a strange way as interesting as Greazy Puzzy Fuckerz' weird take on Hardcore too. But Gabber and Disco? Who would have thought htat? I was notified about this mix by the man himself, DJ Skyline. We've seen a mix in the past, and I think it was a Scott Brown dedication mix. Which is sadly gone forever. But no matter what, we still have this mix to look forward to. A Gabber disco mix. Which still baffles me. I'm not sure if the title really resembles the music, but who am I to judge? DJ Skyline mentioned that there's a Bandcamp page, so I looked it up. According to their page, it is ' an over-the-top approach to Hard Dance music: high energy high speed Hardtek that combines elements and quotes from Dance music and pop culture of the 20th century with the sound and the technical possibilities of today'. Now that's a mouth full, and still doesn't explain really why it's called Gabberdisco, but they also had this to say: 'it's about positive attitude, lots of content, made to put a smile on your face'. Well, that's no word of a lie. Let me see what kind of records DJ Skyline used for this rather unusual mix. 01. Chryzis - Mary Jane In Wonderland 02. The Speed Freak - Synthethether 03. The Speed Freak - Cosmic Gloryhole 04. Stormtrooper - Follow The Trooper 05. Hekteka - Journey Through The 90's 06. Chryzis - Do It 07. The Speed Freak - Abschiss 08. Dat Tuig - Magistrate Manoeuvres 09. Chryzis - Workin' 10. Search And Destroy - Jerk Your Body I thought I did recognise a specific sound! Of course it was The Speed Freak! And also Stormtrooper. The others do not ring a bell. But a distinctive sound was heard throughout this mix, and it sounds familiar. So it's not really new new to me, but the fact that they use elements and quotes from the 20th century, well, that's not new either. But the ones they use, those are quirky. I still don't know what to think of it. It's quirky, and yes, it's unique. It's not really a hundred percent unique to me, but it's just... I don't know. It does pack a lot of energy, and it does make you bounce and move your head. There's no denying in the fact that they put the fun in Hardcore music, or Hard Dance in general. But would this kind of music appropriate for me to rave to for a whole night? Sadly, the answer is no. This is nice for an hour. And that's exactly how long DJ Skyline's mix is. But not longer than that! You just don't know what to expect! It's a rollercoaster ride, but instead of the standard seats in a rollercoaster with the bars coming down on your shoulders, this one doesn't have any bars, and you are holding on for dear life, travelling to the first looping. Scary, yeah. Can't really pick a favourite record. They still baffle me, each and every one. This could turn your boring Sunday morning into something you have not experienced before. Give it a try. It's all about fun. And we all like a bit of fun. DJ: Skyline Genre/Style: Hardcore, Gabberdisco Mix Info: Gabberdisco Length Mix: 00:58:07 Tracks: 10 (ten) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Bitspeed: unknown More Information: DJ Skyline - Soundcloud Page

  • inZanity S03E10 - X-Qlusive Holland Afterparty (2018)

    Yesterday was an alright day. It was made alright due to the fact that I spoke to the only two Dutch doctors in the hospital. And you can say whatever you like, but you instantly have a connection with someone who was born in your motherland. So I was in a full-on Dutch mode. After waking up at stupid o'clock today, I turned on the computer, and voila! There was a mix, one of the first, focussed on the Netherlands. Specifically the Dutch language (and also the music). And it made me a bit happier. Or am I happy due to the medication? Whatever it might be, who cares? Zany is a well known name in the Harder scene. He has proven himself over the years to be one of the established names. Hence why they asked him to play at X-Qlusive Holland this year. And as some kind of afterparty he composed this mix, containing ONLY Dutch music (Hollandse kost). And seeing as I was born there and speak the lingo, I knew it was going to make me laugh out loud. If you are not a Dutch speaking person, you don't have a clue why boerenkool or Ome Henk are funny. If you can find a mix more Dutch than this one, good luck. Not really music to get me raving for hours on end, more like appreciated during the Dutch carnival season. But today I wanted to feel my connection with my motherland again, so here we go. The tracklist is already on its own funny as fuck. 00. Intro 01. Bee-Front & Sjaak van het Geluid - Daar Komt De Politie Aan 02. Zany & DV8 feat De Alpenzusjes - Dak Eraf! 03. Coone & Hard Driver - Showtime (XQ Holland Edit) 04. Kav Verhouzer & Sjaak - Stap Voor Stap (Frequencerz Remix) 05. Showtek - FTS (Jason Payne 'Houdt Nog Steeds Van Boerenkool' Edit) 06. ZaZaFront - Ik Ben Jouw Vriend 07. Primeshock - Op De Camping 08. Rob Ronalds - Kleine Blonde Mariandel (Altijd Larstig & Rob Gas D'r Op Edit) 09. Ransom - Fistpumpin' (X-Qlusive Holland XXL Edit) 10. Hetty Blok, Leen Jongewaard - M'n Opa (Dr. Rude X-Qlusive Holland Edit) 11. New Kids feat Corry Konings & Ronnie - Hoeren Neuken, Nooit Meer Werken (Psyko Punkz X-Clusive Holland Edit) 12. Def Rhymz - Ik Will Alleen Maar Billen Zien (Bass Chaserz XQ Edit) 13. Primeshock - Target Training (XQ Holland Nederland In Beweging Edit) 14. ZaZaFront - In Mijn Huis 15. Andre Hazes Jr. - Leef (Dr. Rude & Ransom X-Qlusive Holland Remix) 16. Het Feestteam - Malle Babbe (Bass Chaserz Remix) 17. Tatanka - Afrika (Primeshock's XQ Holland K3 Edit) 18. Coone - Jack Who (XQ Holland Edit) 19. Lawine Boys - Joost (Demi Kanon X-Qlusive Holland Edit) 20. Parla et Pardoux - Liberte (Zany Remix) 21. Blof - Harder Dan Ik Hebben Kan (Jason Payne Bloft 'M Harder Te Maken Edit) 22. Dr. Peacock & Partyraiser - Trip To Holland The cheese factor has gone through the roof. And I chuckled several times through this mix. It's so funny to hear these records. In London, there aren't many who are Dutch, and listen to Dutch Hard style music. I reckon when I listen to this in the car with the windows down, people will give me a look, and wonder what kind of weird music it is. Some records are serious. And some are just funny. But the general gist is that the people listening to this, or went to X-Qlusive should just have fun. Not bothered about the world outside. We Dutch people do like to party (some might agree that we are the originators of partying), and this kind of music does get the people going, old or young. Not limited to one type of person. And it's funny. It's Hard style music, but I think the majority of people would type this mix as Freestyle. Play everything you want, as long as you are having fun. And even though the lyrics or the vocals might be absolutely bonkers to the core, the general gist is that once the beat and basses kick in, we all start dancing. And Zany's mix does exactly that. My favourite record has got to be 'FTS'. Brilliant take by Jason Payne on this classic and very memorable anthem by Showtek. This is just pure genius, talking about boerenkool. It made me chuckle. Credits to Jason for creating a very brilliant and unusual remix. Don't think I have ever heard anything like this before. Yes, as I said before, the cheese factor is high. And normally I'm not bothered about this, but today it seemed appropriate for me to listen to this. And today I really enjoyed Zany's mix. So should you. Download this bad boy, and rave through the weekend. And if you are not Dutch or do not understand the Dutch lingo, make sure you follow an online course. You will get the hang of it. DJ: Zany Genre/Style: Hardstyle, Hardcore, Freestyle, Hard Dance Mix Info: X-Qlusive Holland Afterparty Length Mix: 00:59:31 Tracks: 22 (twenty-two) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN File Size: 137 MB File Type: mp3 Bitspeed: 320kbps More Information: Zany - Soundcloud Page

  • Arps - Rave Day (2018)

    First of all, I am not a fan of Arps anymore. And you will know in just a second. But let me first explain why today should have been a great day for me: due to health issues I have not been out for a while, and the rave culture is one I'm missing. But big raves weren't my cup of tea yet, I wanted to start 'small', and guess what? Today would have been the day I would go out after a few years, to the big HU vs H.A.S. party. But I can't go. Had to sit in the hospital today for 7 hours, and I am recovering now. So, guess what happened next? I got tagged in a post on Facebook. A mix for the ravers. Mainly to those who are going out tonight to Milton Keynes. Yep, I am not a fan anymore. And before you all think I'm having a go at hime: please. It's my sense of humour. Of course I'm sad that I'm not there: the line-up was and still is ridiculous, but there's still enough time for me to go out. Health should be fixed first. And he promised me a drink, so I'll have to go out. Anyway, it's rave day for many. I envy those going. But from the bottom of my heart: I hope you have a fucking ace time! Drink one on me. Have fun. And listen to the tunes from the golden age of UK Hardcore (or Happy Hardcore, as they rather prefer to call it). What Arps has done, is go through his collection, and what he found were these excellent records: 01. Ponder & Wizbit - New Zealand Story (CLSM Remix) 02. UFO & Marley - Connections 03. Sy & Unknown - Techno Harmony 2003 04. Ajaay vs Chaos - Let Me Be Your Fantasy 05. DFX & Darwin - At Last 06. Re-Con & Squad-E - 1000 Kisses 07. Robbie Long & Stormtrooper - Dopest DJ 08. Eclipse - Before Tomorrow (Breeze & Styles Remix) 09. Paradise - See The Light (Gammer Remix) 10. Sy & Unknown feat Lou Lou - Be With You 11. Breeze & Styles - Come With Me (Petruccio & Modulate Remix) 12. Al Storm feat Amy - Surrender 13. Frisky & Hujib - Partycrasher 14. Brisk & Ham - Angel Eyes 15. Frisky & Hujib - Get Away (Gammer Remix) 16. DJ's United - My Own (Darwin Remix) 17. Al Storm & Euphony feat Daniella - Turn Around (Ravery Baby Mix) 18. Brisk & Ham feat Whizzkid - Crazy Love 19. Heaven 7 vs Al Storm - Dance With Me (Remix) 20. Hixxy & Re-Con - Power Of Love 21. Inverse & Orbit1 - New Sensation 22. Vagabond feat MC Wotsee - True Awareness I can say whatever I can about Arps, but what I also have to admit is that he made a fucking excellent mix, containing so many amazing anthems from the golden years. He's probably out raving by the time he reads this. I hope he and others are having fun. I'll be there in spirit. And if this is the kind of music they are hearing, I am jealous. But I will go to the last H.A.S. event next year, I have to. Just to catch a glimpse of the golden years of UK Hardcore. I've never been to a UK Hardcore when it became huge. I joined too late. Yep, without a doubt one of the sexiest looking tracklists of 2018. These are the records I have played over and over, and actually these were the records that got me interested in this style. Arps' selection is immense. And if you do not understand that, you are probably too young to know your classics. So many beautiful records in an hour long mix. I give this DJ all the credit for composing this excellent mix. There are a few absolutely amazing dancefloor smashers which still destroy speakers all over the UK nowadays, like 'See The Light', 'Power Of Love', 'Angel Eyes', '1000 Kisses'. And it was a struggle, picking one favourite. My favourite? It was a struggle, but 'Before Tomorrow'. 'Be With You' was also considered to get the first place, or the vocal bit of 'See The Light', 'Get Away'... well, you catch my drift. A wonderful mix. A few tiny errors. But HIGHLY enjoyable. Press play if you are getting ready to go to Milton Keynes tonight. This will certainly get you in the mood! DJ: Arps Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore Mix Info: Rave Day Length Mix: 01:14:04 Tracks: 22 (twenty-two) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN File Size: 169 MB File Type: mp3 Bitspeed: 320kbps More Information: Arps/Arpz - Soundcloud Page

  • When Trance Ruled The World V 'Communication' (2018)

    It was only 5 days ago that I last reviewed a mix by the people behind the legendary Soundcloud channel 'History Of Happy Hardcore'. Well, I've got something special for you all, and it isn't Happy Hardcore! Yeah, that came as a shock, didn't it? I didn't see that one coming at all, but it amazed me from the first time I heard this mix. I think I've only ever seen Happy Hardcore mixes on their channel, but it turns out they have got more to offer. And boy, this Trance mix I'm about to introduce you to, is beyond belief! A huge Trance fan since day one, and really stuck to it ever since. The late 90s/early 00s were so huge for music: the development of newer styles and genres. We've seen it all, and the majority have stuck with us, like Trance. But there's something magical about it. It captures your mood and changes it completely. It always makes you happy. Maybe a tad emotional, but still always happy. As the title of this mix implies, they have selected a wonderful selection of awesome records. And boy, have I not heard these in a while! There's also a darker side to one of the records in this mix: it's one I want to have played at my funeral. It's that powerful. It's that beautiful. But we'll talk about it later (hint: it's my favourite record in this mix already). 01. Control Freaks - Subspace Interference 02. Free State - Different Ways 03. DJ Tom Stevens vs Koma Squad - Outface 2000 (Lac Terra Remixxx) 04. The Generator - Where Are You Now? (Moonman Remix) 05. Armin van Buuren - Communication (Original 12" Mix) 06. Dutch Force - Deadline 07. Yves Deruyter - Factor Y 08. Cosmic Gate - Exploration Of Space 09. Push - Universal Nation 10. Marco V - Simulated 11. Accadia - Into The Dawn (James Holden Remix) 12. Minimalistix - Close Cover (The Piano Track) 13. Lightforce - Join Me (Club Mix) 14. Push - Strange World (2000 Remake) 15. PPK - ResuRection (Space Club Mix) 16. Gouryella - Tenshi 17. Vincent De Moor - Fly Away (Original 12" Instrumental) 18. OceanLab - Satellite (Original Above & Beyond Mix) 19. Yahel - Devotion (Armin van Buuren Mix) 20. Moonman - Galaxia I don't know how he found all of these gems, but his selection is quite awesome. And it has blown me into a billion pieces. What a powerful selection. And it bloody turns out that this is the fifth instalment! They've made other mixes, focussed on Trance. You know what that means? Instead of Pornhub I'm going to enjoy myself this weekend, with a lot of tissues and hours of fun. It still baffles me that these Trance records aren't played as much as they should. The quality of these records... it's just astonishing. They have stood the test of time, and they will remain classics long after we've left this earth. They were made by legendary names, who knew what they wanted to do with Trance. Depending on the artist, Trance music nowadays can be a disgrace. EDM Trance is no Trance. What History Of Happy Hardcore has selected, now that's Trance. My favourite record is 'Close Cover' by Minimalistix. This quite 'simplistic' record is all I need to enter a heavenly atmosphere. It's called the paino track for a good reason. I can picture this record to be considered one of the biggest underrated Trance records of all time. It deserves more credit, more airtime. And no shoddy remakes, just the original will do. And no radio edits. This is Trance in its purest form. And by God, I can shed a tear when I hear this. So damn good. But let's not underestimate 'Strange World' and ' Universal Nation'. Probably the top 2 records of all time. A fans favourite. These records are really the biggest records ever produced. If you somehow disagree, you can. But you know you are wrong. Can't find anything wrong with this. Credits to History Of Happy Hardcore for making this mix. Maybe time to set up a second account for Trance music? I will check out the other mixes too, and if they are as great as this one, eargasms all the way! Oh, and by the way: during those golden years, Trance did RULE THE WORLD. DJ: History Of Happy Hardcore Genre/Style: Trance Mix Info: When Trance Ruled The World V 'Communication' Length Mix: 02:09:29 Tracks: 20 (twenty) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN File Size: 296 MB File Type: mp3 Bitspeed: 320kbps More Information: History Of Happy Hardcore - Soundcloud Page

  • People And Places 002 - Posthuman (2018)

    Today I've been in mellow mood. Don't ask me why, but I was. And not for one second did I hesitate to search for anything else than Acid music. I just had this craving for Acid House music. And the first thing which appeared in my list was a mix done by Posthuman. That name does ring a bell. Seen their name before, and I think I had reviewed one of their mixes before. But can't remember when it was. Anyway, I was happy to find this Acid mix. And don't think it's the old type of Acid music. It's brand spanking new music, obviously with its roots in the late 80s, but still brand spanking new. A fresh take on Acid music. And for this mix they went all out: an hour long mix, containing records I have not heard before. The names do not even ring a bell. Is that bad? Well, as a music lover and reviewer/blogger I should know my music, but sadly this isn't a style I would listen to every day. But I will from now. The tracklist. Well, can't say it's beautiful, don't know any of the artists (besides Posthuman of course). 01. DMX Krew - Bush Baby Bug Eyes 02. Body Jack - Jack Siren Of The Nile 03. Butch - Jack The System 04. Kalla - Slurp Dat 05. Elisa Bee - Mass 06. A Jackin' Phreak - Show Me The Bass (Not 4 Radio Mix) 07. Matt Whitehad - Ouroboros 08. Granary 12 - Mancmania 09. Haider - Fukouttahere 10. Posthuman - Tusk Beats 11. Snuffo - Rage 12. Warlock - Dance And Be Heavy 13. Zodiac Childs - Diviner 14. Fear-E - DX 15. Posthuman - Breaker 16. T&K Crew - Memory Child (Acid Tool Mix) 17. Cursor Miner - Owl Massage Acid 18. Posthuman - Beat Down 19. Cardopusher - Falso Progresso 20. Posthuman - Exit Drums 21. Replicants - Needs Moar Acid This mixtape they've made for People and Places is an hour full of happiness. There's no denying in the fact that House music/Acid House has opened doors for us. Without it developping into such an amazing sound, EDM would not have been big at all. Hell, it might not have existed! On Soundcloud (and of course Discogs and other social media pages) you can find a lot of information about Posthuman and where they play, etc. That's not my job. I'm here to talk about this mix, and I have to tell you: it's a beast. It's a monster. It's a mysterious creature holding you, embracing you, and never letting you go. This mix is so powerful: the hour will fly by and you won't even know it! Normally I would point out the best records and mistakes, but I can't: there aren't any mistakes, and all the records are immensely great. There's nothing wrong with this mix. And that's unbelievable, isn't it? It's so weird to write it down. Every mix has got at least one thing wrong, this one hasn't. An hour of pure Acid heaven. Listen to this mix right now. Close your eyes for a second, and be back in the late 80s. Act: Posthuman Genre/Style: Acid, Acid House Mix Info: People and Places 002 Length Mix: 01:00:28 Tracks: 21 (twenty-one) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Bitspeed: unknown More Information: People and Places - Soundcloud Page

  • 30 Minutes of Millennium Hardcore | Stricly 2002 | Mix 024 | By The Millennium Machine (2018)

    I've had a dreadful couple of weeks, and there are only a few things making me happy. One of these things is music. Music is the reason I am alive. Because of it,I am who I am. And part of my youth was spent wasting money on Hardcore CDs and mixtapes. And as you probably would have guessed: on a shit day I need something rough and raw. Could have gone with Rawstyle, or Terror, but I wanted to go back to the early 00s. I needed pure Hardcore. This is not the first time I have reviewed a mix by The Millennium Machine. But the old website got destroyed by God knows what, so all of it is lost. But no worries, at least you know your friend TCD knows good music, and when I say to you all to follow Raving Madness on Soundcloud, you know you should actually do what I'm telling you. These Hardcore mixes focussed on the Millennium Hardcore are an absolute bliss. The forgotten age, when Hardcore was developped into this beautiful creature. The 90s were the younger years of this creature, but it became a proper teenager after 2000. And the development led to something great. And The Millennium Machine has made this short but exciting mix, to get us all excited for a long gone era. 01. Menace II Society - Into The Dark 02. DJ Niel & DJ Kristof - The Judgement 03. Ectomorph - Heartbeat (Endymion Remix) 04. Dione - War Against The Machines 05. Rotterdam Terror Corps & The Headbanger - Chaos On The Dancefloor (E-Noid Remix) 06. The Masochist - Chemistry 07. G-Town Madness & The Viper - Here It Comes 08. Neophyte & MC Ruffian - Muil Houwe 09. Enzyme X - Opbokken 10. D'Spyre - 6.48 Minutes To D'Spyre (Meagashira Remix) A good selection of records, it has to be said. I like it that they have selected records which aren't in the playlist of many DJs anymore, but they should. Especially the one which has blown my mind away when I purchased it on actual vinyl. Enzyme X. But let's focus on the whole mix. It's only half an hour long, but it does contain some serious ear damaging records. Like ' Chaos On The Dancefloor' ' Muil Houwe', but the one with the filthiest bass and beats, ' Opbokken', is just so simple, and yet effective enough to give you permanent brain damage. The quirkiest song is ' Chemistry' by the Masochist. Such a happy song. Haven't heard that one in ages too. It does contain cross fading errors, but they are not really that big. Come on people, you know it makes sense. Go follow Raving Madness on Soundcloud and find out these really wicked mixes. 23 other mixes to absorb. Sadly not downloadable. But still highly enjoyable. DJ: The Millennium Machine Genre/Style: Millennium Hardcore, Gabber, Hardcore Mix Info: 30 Minutes Of Millennium Hardcore | Strictly 2002 | Length Mix: 00:32:27 Tracks: 10 (ten) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Bitspeed: unknown More Information: Raving Madness - Soundcloud Page

  • Happy Hardcore Classics 129 'Back To '95' (2018)

    Happy Hardcore. Can't go wrong with that, can't you? The weird thing is that abroad, here in the UK, it's still big and well appreciated, but in the Netherlands, one of its birth places, it seems to have died down a lot. It doesn't get the appreciation it deserves. Thankfully I live in the UK now, the birth place of UK Happy Hardcore, the more Jungle focussed Happy Hardcore. And as usual the Soundcloud channel History Of Happy Hardcore has made another amazing 2 hour long mix. I sense a love for everything Happy Hardcore related, and I agree. I do feel the same for it. To hear these classic anthems again is always an added bonus. This kind of music is 100 times better than the crap we hear on the radio nowadays. No love for the music anymore, only love for the hard cash. Back in the 90s the producers were honest. This was a new thing, a new adventure they embarked on. It did cost them a lot to purchase the equipment needed, and many have spent hours in their bedroom producing these anthems, but what they made were timeless classics, if you compare them to the top 40 crap. Whatever is called pop music, will not stand the test of time. Happy Hardcore has, and will be on our minds forever. Let me show you the tracklist of this beauty. A lot of ' unknown artists' . But what you get is a tremendous sounding mix. Hard as fuck, happy as it can get. But oh so darn good. 01. DJ Morph - Let Me Do My Thing 02. Unknown Artist - Good Things EP (A2) 03. DJ Intense - For Real 04. Unknown Artist - Good Things EP (A1) 05. Unknown Artist - Naughty But Nice II (B) 06. Unknown Artist - Good Things EP (B1) 07. Stu J - Juice 08. Unknown Artist - Good Things EP (B2) 09. Unknown Artist - Naughty But Nice II (A) 10. Unknown Artist - Beasty Peak 11. Joker & Gozzy - Satisfy 12. Trance & Roughcut - Volume 2 (B) 13. Crowd Pleasers - Volume 3 (B) 14. Undercover Elephant - E-Dam 15. Crowd Pleasers - Volume 3 (A) 16. DJ Force & The Evolution - Stampede 17. E-Logic - Get Up 18. Joker & Gozzy - Mindblowin' 19. DJ Fade - Music Is My Life 20. Temporary Mashup - Instant Mash 21. DJH & & The Kids In Space - Stand Up & Shout It! 22. Unknown Artist - Obscene Vol 1 (A) 23. DJ Mystical - Blown Away 24. DJ Poppy - Yes 25. DJ Pooch - Don't Stop They do deliver, as you would expect. Over the years I have reviewed many of their mixes, and they were always spot on. One of the true-est of Happy Hardcore channels on Soundcloud. And with nearly 10k followers, people are craving for more. And so do I, if truth be told. I've really enjoyed this latest Happy Hardcore mix. Even though I knew not one of these records, as it is clearly stated that these records are 'more underground, overlooked records'. And that is true. But what you do get, even though you don't know the names or never heard these songs before, are breakbeat Hardcore anthems, heavy basslines, stabs and piano bits and bobs from the wonderful year 1995. And I can vouch for that. There were some minor mixing errors, but nothing major . Nothing to mention at all. So let's talk about the best record in this mix. I don't know the track title of who produced it, but the record that starts around 30 minutes. That is a really good anthem. Never heard it before, and would really like to know who made it. That's my favourite record. All in all yet another excellent mix, filled with underrated underground classics. Get the word out, and make sure everyone listens to this mix, and hopefully they will appreciate Happy Hardcore as much as we do. Act: History Of Happy Hardcore Genre/Style: Happy Hardcore, Breakbeat Hardcore, Piano Hardcore Mix Info: Happy Hardcore Classics 129 'Back To '95' Length Mix: 01:50:16 Tracks: 25 (twenty-five) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN File Size: 252 MB File Type: mp3 Bitspeed: 320kbps More Information: History Of Happy Hardcore - Soundcloud Page

  • Al Storm Presents: 24/7 Hardcore (Full Catalogue) (2018)

    It's only been a few days ago, when I last heard an Al Storm/24/7 Hardcore mix. Remember the DJ Kore mix? Well, if you haven't, just search for it. Anyway, a few days ago Al Storm posted something on his Facebook page, and it's something people should be looking out for. And I'm not saying it because Al Storm is an artist I do admire, but it's because I know what it all means to the raving society. If you are into UK Hardcore, one of the labels to follow is 24/7 Hardcore. This label has meant a lot to the society, and has been a ground breaking label since the beginning. The man behind it is obviously Al Storm, and the announcement he made a few weeks ago shocked everyone! You can now purchase the whole back catalogue of 24/7 Hardcore and get a few extra bits thrown in as extra, for a £100. And that's a bargain, seeing as you get +/- 280 tracks, which include 30 yet to be released records. So that's a bargain, probably the bargain of the century. Let me point out one thing to you all, before you start moaning! I am not going to type the whole tracklist for all the records, I will be doing it until 7:14am tomorrow. There are simply too many records, but what I might do is just list a few records you can within this package. And it's easy to achieve too! Just go to , click, pay, send hima message, and he will send you a link. Simple as wiping your bottom. Unless you don't have one (a bottom I mean). Here are a few records, and probably the main reason why I purchased this. - Bang! - Shooting Star (Al Storm Remix) - IYF & Nobody feat Roxie - Crystal Clear - Al Storm - Dirtbox (Alex Prospect Mix) - Al Storm feat Malaya - Everytime We Say Goodbye - Al Storm - Madhouse - Bang! - Sailaway (Al Storm & DJ Seduction Remix) - Darwin & Skinny - Trip To Tiltups End - Transcend - Alone In The Dark - Al Storm & Euphony feat Donna Marie - All I Wanna Do (MOB Remix) - Heaven 7 vs Al Storm - Dance With Me (Breakbeat Mix) And I could go on and on, but I simply can't be arsed. I like my fingers and don't want to be in hospital due to an injury caused by typing the whole back catalogue. But let me help you: just CLICK HERE and it will take you to 24/7's Discogs page. I don't need to point out how excellent it is, to find a label to release everything in one go. Yes, it might be a lot of money, but trust me, it's worth every penny. This could be an inspiring thing to purchase, if you are an upcoming DJ! Via this way you get to purchase everything in one go, instead of buying everything separately. And it's one of the leading UK Hardcore labels, pushing Hardcore for many years. It's difficult to listen to this in one go. it will take me days to hear this.(well, technically speaking it's 21 hours, 50 minutes and 53 seconds, but we are all human and do need some sleep). But it's worth it. I've only touched the surface, but what I've seen so far is truly astonishing. Yes, he also added the cheesiest of records, but also slammers most of us have forgotten about. Like ' DJ Demand - Dark & Light (Re-Con Remix) . You've forgotten about that one, didn't ya? Now I didn't. Can't remember which tape I heard it on first, but it always stuck to me, and now I heard it, it made me a happy person. Seeing this coming through makes a raver go loopy. I went insane. But now it all makes sense, and the next few days the neighbours will listen to 24/7 Hardcore. There's a good reason for it: it's a damn good label. And when the Crazy Dutchman says it, he means it. He fucking well believes it. Be warned, this offer will not be available for long. This is a one off. This could be online for weeks, and after that it might be gone. It's all up to Al Storm. Maybe he has a target: once he hits that, it's gone. Like DJ Ham's '100' album. So don't hesitate, and purchase his. Artists: Various Artists Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, Powerstomp, Bounce Back Catalogue Info: Full 24/7 Hardcore Back Catalogue + exclusive unreleased records Length Back Catalogue: 21:50:53 Tracks: +/- 280 (two-hundred eighty) Download/Listen (via Paypal): CLICK HERE FOR PURCHASE File Size: 3.03 GB File Type: .zip Bitspeed: unknown More Information: Al Storm - Facebook Fanpage

  • Cosmic Gate Live @ Tomorrowland 2018

    Today I'm in a good mood. I don't know how, but the weather is not a contribution to the happiness. It's raining, it's dreadful to say the least, and yet at days like this one I would like to go back to the Summer, and embrace everything that happened in our sunny Summer. One of the biggest events in the world took place in Belgium, called Tomorrowland. Ever heard of this event? Of course you have, a true electronic dance lover knows about this event. A sell out event, for which many people save up money for it a year in advance. But it's an experience, to say the least. One of the thousands of acts there was Cosmic Gate. One of the world's greatest Trance duos. Playing at the Freedom stage, hosted by ASOT. And what happened during their set? Well, it was expected they would play the finest records in their back catalogue, and the result is an hour of pure bliss. Melodic Trance, with a hint of Techno. What's not to like? And many agreed with me: you can hear the crowd loose it. And when they do, the noises they made can be heard clearly throughout the live recording. Cosmic Gate, they do know how to play a devilishly good set. 01. Cosmic Gate vs Estiva - Come With Me Cubes (Cosmic Gate Mashup) 02. Gabriel & Dresden - The Only Road (Cosmic Gate Remix) 03. Above & Beyond with Richard Bedford - Northern Soul 04. Cosmic Gate & Orjan Nilsen - Fair Game 05. Cosmic Gate & JES - Fall Into You 06. Cosmic Gate - YEAH! 07. Cosmic Gate vs Third Party - Like This Body Of Conflict (Cosmic Gate Mashup) 08. Cosmic Gate - am2pm 09. Gareth Emery feat Evan Henzi - Call To Arms (Cosmic Gate Remix) 10. Cosmic Gate - Exploration Of Space (Third Contact Remix) 11. Cosmic Gate - So Get Up (Alex Di Stefano Remix) 12. Rank1 - L.E.D. There Be Light (Cosmic Gate Remix) During this set Cosmic Gate demolishes many speakers and many brain cells. I have really enjoyed myself during this live recording. I might have been sitting at home being nice and dry, but I still raved my arse off. Cosmic Gate seemed to have re-ignited my passion for Trance music. There are simply too many great anthems to mention selected by this majestic duo. I can not describe the power of each record! I had a difficult task to select my favourite, but closely followed are 'Fall Into You', 'YEAH!', but the best and baddest motherfucking record they have used in their hour long set has got to be their remix of 'L.E.D. There Be Light'. This is a true Trance gem! This takes you to a higher state of conciousness. I have raised my hands way up in the air. I can not describe how I was feeling throughout this set. But what I do have to say is that their set has got to be one of the finest of 2018. Well, judging the amount of livesets I have heard throughout 2018. They just seem to create such a wicked atmosphere, and get the crowd going. This is one of those sets you need to experience before you pass away. Cosmic Gate, true legends, true pioneers, and masterful producers! Act: Cosmic Gate Genre/Style: Trance, Progressive Trance, EDM, Tech Trance Liveset Info: Recorded @ Tomorrowland 2018 Length Liveset: 01:01:43 Tracks: 12 (twelve) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Bitspeed: unknown More Information: Cosmic Gate - Official Website

  • The Satan - 'Hell On Earth' Album Mini Mix (2018)

    Satan. Or The Satan to be precise. The ultimate lord of darkness. I've been seeing a lot on Facebook lately regarding this underworld God, and I have been intrigued from the first moment. Don't know much about him, besides the fact that he's an evil looking guy, and the fact that he has played in several South Park episodes (or was that a different Satan?). Anyway, whoever is behind the scary looking mask, he's an upcoming name in the scene, and only 5 days ago his album teaser was released, and it's nearly touching 10k plays. People are going mad for it. When I heard this mini mix for the first time, it blew me away. The sheer quality and yet darkness to it, I do love that. This mix of Hardcore and Drum and Bass and Industrial Hardcore leads to a unique album. The sheer uniqueness of this album is beyond belief. He goes and does his own thing, which makes him unique. From time to time it might sound rough, but still pleasing. So what can you expect to find on this album? 10 record. Well, nine solo records and one collaboration with Thrasher. And as the Soundcloud info mentions: "Pounding Hardcore Kicks, crushing snares and a ton of audio violent filth..." If that doesn't persuade you, what will? A1: The Satan - Bass Feeling A2: The Satan - Bombs B1: The Satan - You Are Sick B2: The Satan - Cyborg C1: The Satan feat Thrasher - Our Hell C2: The Satan - Black List D1: The Satan - Enemy D2: The Satan - Kicks Up 09. The Satan - My Game (CD & Digital Bonus) 10. The Satan - I Am The Darkness (CD & Digital Bonus) You know an album is going to be good, when the mini mix accompanied for it blows your socks off. And I have been listening to this more than is healthy. The Satan has got a power over me. The Lord of Darkness has risen, and his demonic powers are unlimited. Once you press play, you know there's no stopping it, and you will be intoxicated. As they mentioned on Soundcloud: All hail The Satan. Don't worry to those who are extremely religious. You can still listen to this, without loosing your faith. But it will be a struggle. And it's a struggle I am willing to undergo. Experiencing this type of filth is really my cup of tea. This Hardcore/Industrial Hardcore kind of music has always intrigued me since its early days, and now The Satan has put himself and his music on the map, and his legacy has been stamped into our minds forever. This is a must have album. Especially the way he made these records. Quality over quantity. I am really feeling each record. Even the one with a guitar section in it (normally I dislike that kind of Hardcore, but it seems to work beautifully). The best record in this mix? 'You Are Sick'. That's the one that does the most damage. What a load of filth. And it has actually made me sick. Thanks, Dark Lord. I can't point out any weaknesses or fails. I'm normally not really fussed about albums, but this is one I do need. It will be released on the 9th of November on PRSPCT Recordings, so put it in your diary. Artist: The Satan Genre/Style: Hardcore, Industrial Hardcore Mix Info: Hell On Earth Album Mix Length Mix: 00:17:48 Tracks: 10 (ten) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Bitspeed: unknown More Information: The Satan - Facebook Fanpage

  • Ophidian - Dream Nation Promo Mix (2018)

    Ophidian is one of those producers/DJs who is highly regarded in the Hardcore scene as one of the finest producers out there. A highly skilled producer, who knows how to make an indepth record. This meaning a record with layers of quality. And he's not one that releases a record every week, so when he does take his time for it, you know it will be a banger. And for that, you know whenever you see something of him online, you know it's going to be epic. For this French event called Dream Nation he was asked to compose a promo mix. Never heard of this event, but that's mainly because I'm not French lol. Never been out in France. But they have gone all the way: expect Techno, Dubstep, Hardcore, Drum and Bass, Psytrance, Hardtechno, and Trance, and 15.000 visitors. Let me just name a few of the names on the line-up: FuntCase, Rusko, Hazard, Hype, Luke Slater, Vini Vici, Angerfist, Mad Dog, Promo, AniMe, Randy, and of course Ophidian. That's a descent and yet diverse line-up, and I like it. The promo mix contains filthy anthems. Wouldn't have expected anything else from this genius. 01. The Blaster - Drop The Bomb 02. The Outside Agency & Ophidian - The Church Of The Silence 03. Ophidian - Only One 04. Igneon System - Break The Rail 05. Ophidian - Dead Air 06. Wavolizer & Miss Hysteria - Fixed 07. Stereotype - Out Of This World 08. Ophidian & Ruffneck - So Many Sacrifices (NeoX Remix) 09. Synapse - L.O.M.P. 10. Ophidian - Running On Empty 11. The Outside Agency & Ophidian - The Return Of The Silence 12. Angerfist & Ophidian - Nothing Is Real 13. Ophidian - Excalibur 14. Ophidian - Crime Passionnel (Miss Hysteria Remix) 15. D-Passion & Ophidian - Distortionation 16. Ophidian - The 909 Track This is pure filth. But in a completely different way. It's heavenly. If you are not into this kind of music, I'm wondering why you are on this website. And if you are not, why not? Ophidian is one of those producers who can mindf*ck you with the quality of the record, and the way he's taking you. One second it's a beautiful and peaceful section, and the next the beats and bass will literally destroy the 4 remaining brain cells. Anyway, this promo mix. For those wondering if you still can purchase tickets, the answer is yes. But it would be useless, seeing as the event already took place in September. No harm in making sure you go and visit the next Dream Nation. Sadly there weren't many comments on Soundcloud, but those who posted a comment all have the same to say: it's a fucking epic mix! When the level of it makes you realise that he's such an underrated producer, and should be on everyone's top 10 favourite producers- list. He does take you on a journey. A raw and rough journey. But he ends the mix with a record which literally blows my mind away: 'The 909 Track'. That's what I meant earlier by saying that one second he's making beautiful and calm bits, and the next the beats and bass come flying at you, and destroys you. My favourite record. A promo mix which has got EVERYTHING right. We need more Ophidian. We do need him more in our lives. If this ain't your cup of tea, go and listen to the TOP40. Only the die-hard Hardcore fans can manage Ophidian. He's a boss. And that's why they asked him to play at Dream Nation. DJ: Ophidian Genre/Style: Hardcore,Industrial Hardcore Mix Info: Dream Nation Promo Mix Length Mix: 00:45:00 Tracks: 16 (sixteen) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Bitspeed: unknown More Information: Ophidian - Official Website

  • Sensation - The Megamixes (2002)

    Back in 2002 ID&T took a risk, which paid off: organising two separate events, one focussed on the ‘lighter’ side of Dance music, and the other to the ‘darker’ side of Dance music, and they called it Sensation White and Sensation Black. The actual event started back in 2000, and has led to multiple versions of it, all over the world, from Europe to Australia, from South America to Asia. But back in 2002 they changed the world completely, and I was there: at Sensation White. Of course I had to make a decision, to go to Black or White, and seeing as my friends back then went to White, I couldn’t go on my own to Black (well, I’ve done such a thing at Mysteryland 1998 Outdoor, but that’s a different kind of story). To this day it’s still the most played CD ever. To me. The amount of scratches make it unbearable to listen to, so I went on the internet today and found both White and Black as a video on Youtube. And I know the productions behind the events have changed, and now there are a lot of pennies thrown at the actual event, but back in 2002 walking into the Amsterdam Arena and it looking like a church (including a choir) made it more special. I am still grateful to this day that I bought the ticket when it was already sold out from a dodgy man, because it turned out to be a legitimate ticket. So many were left outside, but I was inside, raving the night away. So many great DJs performed at this unique event, and when the megamix happened, we were all amazed: what was going to happen was unique to me. No DJ behind the decks, but a well fabricated mix, and everything around it was superb as well: the lights were on spot. And we all danced. Yes we danced. Until we had blisters on our feet. Let me remind you I wasn’t at Sensation Black, but listening to the mix today still gives me goosebumps. ID&T were (and still are) innovators and they’ve put not only their own events on the map, but also the Netherlands. They might organise events all over the world, but the Netherlands is the country where we created these types of events,  and made them bigger, better and bolder. We did it first. The tracklist of the actual CD? Well, it’s on the CD and you can hear the exact tunes in the two Youtube video’s I’ve attached underneath the review. The screaming ravers still give me goosebumps, 15 years later. Sensation Megamix – The White Edition  01. Sensation Intro – Elevator Ride To Heaven 02. DJ Tiesto – Lethal Industry — Marco V – Godd 03. Energy 52 – Café Del Mar 04. Storm – Storm 05. Faithless – Insomnia 06. DJ Astrid – Starfever 07. Brainbug – Nightmare 08. 4 Strings – Take Me Away (Into The Night) — Blaze – To My Beat (AMbassador Remix)  09. Paul van Dyk – For An Angel 10. Push – Universal Nation 11. Rank 1 – Awakening — Marco V – Godd 12. PPK – Resurrection 13. Cygnus X – Superstring (Rank 1 Remix)  14. Svenson & Gielen – Twisted 15. Sensation – The Anthem 2002 (White Edition) 16. Sensation Interlude – Trip To Hell Sensation Megamix – The Black Edition  17. T99 – Anasthasia 18. Mauro Picotto – Pulsar 2002 19. Aztec Mystic – Knight Of The Jaguar 20. Dave Clarke – The Compass 21. Tall Tin Box – God’s Love 22. Joyrider – The Deadline 23. DHS – House Of God 24. Yves DeRuyter – Calling Earth 25. Human Resource – Dominator 26. Derb – Derb 27. Speedy J – Pullover 28. Jorn & Ard – 16 29. X-Filter – Come On 30. Members Of Mayday – 10 In 01 31. Underworld – Born Slippy 32. Cosmic Gate – Fire Wire 33. Cherrymoon Trax – Let There Be House 34. Cosmic Gate – Back To Earth 35. Marco V – Godd 36. Sensation – The Anthem 2002 (Black Edition) 37. Cosmic Gate – The Truth 38. Jones & Stephenson – The First Rebirth 39. Sensation Outro – Black Out This CD came also with a DVD, with the actual event recordings on it, including interviews etc. But the main focus for me was the CD. Oh, how I’ve played this to the max. I can literally dream the whole CD, I know when the crowds are cheering, I know when the music drops, I know which track comes next. What I can tell you straight away is the fact that I went to White, but the Black megamix still holds the most memories for me. How to end a section of your event with two seriously beautiful records, ‘The Truth’ by Cosmic Gate and ‘The First Rebirth’ by Jones & Stephenson. Now that’s the best and only way to show the world how its done. No mucking about. This is how I want to hear at parties. A tremendous build up, classic anthem that stood the test of time, and to play probably the most prolific record in the Hardcore scene: The First Rebirth. Fuck me, this is epic. And the cheering crowds, boy, they love it. This to me is the best live mix CD ever. The crowd cheering and shouting just makes it more special. And especially the recognisable voice of John B. Wells. Everything, and I do mean everything, is in place. If I die, this is what heaven looks like to me. Depending on you being a good or bad person, (if you’ve been good, you go to White, if you’ve been bad, you go Black). I wouldn’t mind going to Black. Fucking epic set. The one who made this megamix is uncredited for, but he/she deserves the utmost respect. This is the best megamix ever. No one, and I mean it, can compete. Best record from the White mix? The actual Sensation White anthem of 2002. The best record of the Black edition? The last 2. Simples. Fucking epic CD. I’ve got it stored on my computer, but I wil go on the look for a new copy, unscratched. I need this so badly. And I wish I could go back to 2002. Those were the days. This is the album you need to listen to before you die. The very best. Or, let me put it this way: the best ever! Artist: Various Artists Genre/Style: Trance, Hardstyle, Gabber, Progressive Trance Release Year: 2002 Album Info: Sensation – The Megamixes CDs: 1 (one) + DVD Length CD: too short Tracks: 39 (thirty-nine) Label: ID&T Product Number: 7005552 More Information: Sensation – Official Website

  • Jeffrey Sutorius - Vinyl Mix (001) (2018)

    As you all know, I've been through a lot the last couple of months, and the journey is hopefully coming to an end next week (Friday to be precise). I have missed out on a lot of things, and one of these things was apparently big news! How did I bloody miss that? Dash Berlin's front man quitting the group, and started his own solo career. Must have been extremely serious to leave such a succesful group, but I'm not here to talk about that. I'm not a gossip website. I'm here to talk about a mix I found earlier today. His first mix as Jeffrey Sutorius (still need to get used to the name), which is a vinyl only mix. And you know me, I do love vinyl. It's just so much nicer, and really not easy to learn (how to mix). Don't know why he decided to go back in time, but it's a good call. No EDM stuff, pure Trance music from the golden era. And boy, he has selected some serious dancefloor anthems, some true bangers! I love these anthems. You can't go wrong with them. And yes, we might have heard them too many times, but still now I can't point anything out which might be wrong with these records. Time for the tracklist.... 01. Madonna - What It Feels Like For A Girl (Above & Beyond 12" Club Mix) 02. Cygnus X - Superstring (Rank1 Remix) 03. Out Of Grace - Anglia (2000 Remix) 04. Svenson & Gielen - Twisted (Original Mix) 05. DJ Tiësto - Flight 643 06. DJ Albert vs Precision - Say Yes (Silent Mix) 07. Paul van Dyk - For An Angel (PvD E-Werk Club Mix) 08. Art Of Trance - Madagascar (Ferry Corsten Remix) 09. Dash Berlin - Never Cry Again (Jorn van Deynhoven Mix) 10. Dash Berlin - Earth Hour 11. Jam & Spoon - Follow Me! The tracklist is a thing of beauty. It really is! So many Trance anthems, granted lifetime membership of the top 10 favourite lists of millions around the world. You can not go wrong with Tiesto's early work, Paul van Dyk, Out Of Grace, or Cygnus X. True pioneers they were. The quality of these anthems can not be copied. It's a style which has changed our lives forever, but music producers have sadly moved away from the early 00s sound, which to me was and still is the greatest and finest sound ever created. A good call for Jeffrey for his first mix. It does sadly contain a few annoying mistakes. Not small ones to ignore, but proper ones. And I would not have expected that from him, with his rich history as a well known DJ. Maybe he needs some more lessons behind the decks. Vinyl can be tricky. But the transition bit, that he needs to improve. From 'Flight 643' to 'Say Yes' was just painful to hear. And it happens more often. Not all throughout the mix it's bad. Don't get me wrong, mayube you like it. But it kind of ruins the quality of the records and the mix itself. All in all a good mix, but not really one you would like to listen to again. He's made better mixes. Maybe his second instalment is an improvement? Best record? 'Superstring'. Sensation baby. DJ: Jeffrey Sutorius Genre/Style: Trance Mix Info: Vinyl Mix (001) Tracks: 11 (eleven) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Bitspeed: unknown More Information: Jeffrey Sutorius - Facebook Fanpage

  • Martyna @ Fatality Outdoor Festival 2018

    I know what you are thinking: it's Monday, 15:46, and you are writing a review, what's going on TCD? Should you be at work? Well, not today, I've got a day off, and had both the car and myself serviced (that sounds wrong). So now I've got plenty of time to relax, and do the things I love. Which is writing about wicked mixes and livesets, and today I'm writing about Martyna's liveset recorded this year at Fatality. It got uploaded a month ago, but due to a hospital visit I have been unable to write about this set. But now I have found it again, and there's no hiding. I need to share this with you all! Martyna came to my attention a few months ago because of the GPF sharing her mix on social media. And since the first time I heard her mash-up mix I'm hooked. And guess what? She has done it again: a wicked 42 minute long liveset from Fatality, containing 27 records. And she doesn't take any prisoners. She's here to demolish our brain cells. And she has done it extremely well: I'm still sitting here in amazement of her set. So many great anthems, carefully selected and mixed together. Time for you all to appreciate the tracklist! 01. Martyna - Fatality Mashup 02. Rejecta - Followed 03. Rooler - YES! 04. Gunz For Hire feat Nikki Milou - We Will Be Immortal 05. The Prophet & Deepack - Stampuhh!! (The Prophet's Stamp Remix) 06. Ran-D & Alpha2 - The New Shit (Bass Chaserz Remix) 07. Mark With A K & Warface feat Jasmine McGuinness & DV8 Rocks - Radioactive 08. Deetox & Delete - Unstoppable 09. E-Force & Deetox - Rawness (Rebelion Remix) 10. Rooler - Domination 11. Rebelion & Sub Sonik feat LXCPR - Bring It On 12. Caine - Let's Get Pillz (DJ Thera Remix) 13. Unkind - Fckin With The Best 14. Martyna - Supercrazy 15. Delete - VIP 16. Sasha F & Rooler - Number 23 (Rooler's Ground Zero Edit) 17. Neroz - Pinsir 18. D-Sturb & Malice - Drop Em Down 19. Vazard & Delete - Explosions 20. Radical Redemption - America 21. Warface & Delete - Addicted 22. E-Force - Stresstest (Cut Edit) 23. Killshot - Beastmode (Cut Edit) 24. Delete - Take It Back 25. Warface vs Malice & Rooler - Watch Your Back 26. Delete & Chris One - W4RR10R Trick: Delete & Warface - The Baddest 27. GPF & Malice - TBA Wow. Martyna grabs your head and doesn't let go. Fucking hell. This set is really good, and the records selected are really rough, raw, and hard. And that's what I wanted to hear on this majestic Monday. Whilst everyone is working I am enjoying my day off with her set coming through my speakers. And I couldn't give a shiny shite if anyone in my street don't appreciate it: you still have the option to move. Out of Southgate. This is who I am and what I like, so tough. Even though the gist of this mix is that she loves Hard styles, she does it to have a nice melody, and nice vocals. She has obviously added some really rough records, but also balanced them out with nice 'sing a long'songs like 'America', 'Unstoppable', 'Stampuhh!!!', 'We Will Be Immortal' and more. But which of these 27 records is my favourite? 'America'. I have been appreciating this record more and more, and it's one of my favourite records of all time. A true crowd pleaser. And Martyna is also a crowd pleaser. Can't find anything wrong with this set. Press play or download it, do whatever you like. As long as you listen to it. DJ: Martyna Genre/Style: Hardstyle, Rawstyle, Freestyle Liveset Info: Recorded @ Fatality 2018 Length Liveset: 00:42:25 Tracks: 27 (twenty-seven) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN File Size: 97.1 MB File Type: mp3 Bitspeed: 320kbps More Information: Martyna - Soundcloud Fanpage

  • Pussy Lounge SummerMix 2018

    I am fully aware that the Summer is just about to end. This weekend will give us the last bit of Summer, with temperatures nearly above 20 degrees Celsius. After this the winter jackets are coming out, scarf are mandatory, and maybe gloves (if you feel snazzy enough). And I thought it would be a great thing to just get this last urge for the Summer of 2018. We had a good Summer, we can't complain at all. Some days the weather was ridicilously hot, but we can't complain. You know who else don't complain? b2s and the people behind 'Pussylounge'. This succesfull concept has taken the world by storm, And it's a good concept they created: a carte blanche for the DJs, just play whatever they like, as long as it's hard and bouncy. Hence why it's called 'Freestyle'. Expect everything from Jumpstyle to Hardcore to Hardstyle to Hard House to Bounce. Everything hard. And what they also added was the wicked looking stages, and a lot of pretty women. Every picture of the Pussylounge includes pretty women, like the one above: in nice swim costumes. We won't be seeing them for a few months now, unless you like in the Carribean. To showcase what their Summer would be like (and where you could find them) they made this nice promo mix, containing 40 records, carefully mixed together. And it's Freestyle, so expect the music genres to jump from one to the next. It's Freestyle man, there are no rules or laws. Well, maybe one law: enjoy life, have fun. And if that means playing Andre Hazes in a Freestyle set, or Celine Dion, or whoever, as long as you (the DJ) and the crowd has fun. And I had fun listening to this hour and 22 minute long mix! 01. Crude Intentions & Ruthless & GLDY LX - No Mercy 02. W&W & Vini Vici - Chakra (Dr Phunk Remix) 03. Crude Intentions - Fiesta! 04. LNY TNZ & Dirtcaps feat LePrince - Runaway 05. Genius & LXCPR - How We Do 06. D-Block & S-Te-Fan - Music Made Addict (Headhunterz & Wildstylez Remix) 07. Mix Factory - Take Me Away (Kutski & Fracture Remix) 08. 4B x Junkie Kid - Love Is Dead (LNY TNZ RMX) 09. The Darkraver x The Viper feat Ross - #DDING (Extended) 10. J. Balvin & Willy William - Mi Gente (Dr Phunk Funkier Smash Mix) 11. DJ Isaac - Burn (Sub Zero Project Remix) 12. Gunz For Hire - Real Warrior 13. DJ Paul Elstak & Dr Phunk feat Joel Beukers - #Groeien 14. Ransom - Fistpumpin' (Dr Phunk Short Edit) 15. Zatox & Kronos feat Dave Revan - Kings Of The Front Row 16. The Prophet & Dr Phunk - Like That (Original Mix) 17. Sunbeam - Outside World (Dr Phunk 2017 Remix) 18. The Viper & LXCPR - Party Step (Original Mix) 19. Crypsis & DJ Luna - Torture (Frequencerz Remix) 20. Sub Sonik & Rebelion feat LXCPR - Bring It On 21. Dr Punk & Korsakoff - Secret Alliance 22. Evil Activities - No Place To Hide 23. DJ Neophyte & Tha Playah - Still Nr. 1 24. Panic x Shadowfact x LCXPR - Good Times (Panic's Hard Edit) 25. DJ Panda - It's A Dream (DJ Paul Elstak Hardcore Mash-Up) 26. Panic - Sunshine 27. Korsakoff - Tamara (Re-Kick Edit) 28. DJ Paul vs Panic - Up Yours Hate Mash-Up 2018 29. D-Fence - PHATT BASS 30. Tha Playah & MC Jeff - The Way I Am Bootleg 31. AniMe - Insane Hardcore (Original Mix) 32. Sigma Dog - Nobody Goes Back To The Oldschool (Panic's Freestyle Edit) 33. Re-Style & Scott Brown - I Go Crazy 34. Restrained & Xena - Weekend 35. DJ Isaac - Bad Dreams (The BeatKrusher Edit) 36. The Prophet - Big Boys Don't Cry (DJ Paul Refix) 37. Paul Elstak - Engeltje (N-Vitral Remix) 38. Deadly Guns - Deadly Gangsta 01 39. Deadly Guns x Destructive Tendencies feat Sovereign King - Armageddon 40. AniMe - Bam Bam (Original Mix) What a tracklist! It took me quite a while to typ it. Well, at least it's Sunday, and I've got nothing else planned lol. I started listening to this, and immediately I got into a Summer mode, I was feeling the Summer vibes coming through the speakers. I'd imagined myself being at one of their events, in the sun, dancing/raving, whilst the beats and basses came across the field towards my ears, and my eyesight would be dominated by lasers, stroboscopes and beautiful women. Is this a raver's kind of paradise? Wouldn't mind that to be heaven actually. I'm feeling it. I'm in love with it. It makes me move like I've not done before. My head is already moving so rapidly, it feels like it's going to detach. And my feet... well, if I don't have blisters after, I don't know. This is really the best mix to listen to, celebrating the end of the Summer. And also to make us aware of the Pussylounge, and that we should actually go. Thanks health for not letting me go out for the last year or so. Anyway, this mix is dope. It does contain a few very cheesy records. Some I really, really don't feel. Like '#Groeien', and 'It's A Dream'. I know it's Freestyle and even cheesy records are played, but whenever I hear these records, skipping is my first reaction. If I would be at an event, I would visit the loo or the bar. These don't get me going. I can't pick a favourite. Too diffiult. It's Sunday, and it's sunny. Embrace it for now, as long as we can. And press play! You know it makes sense. DJ: Unknown Genre/Style: Freestyle Mix Info: Pussy Lounge SummerMix 2018 Length Mix: 01:22:01 Tracks: 40 (fourty) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Bitspeed: unknown More Information: Pussy Lounge - Official B2S Website

  • 24/7 Hardcore Mixed By DJ Kore

    I've not been active a lot lately. That's due to medical reasons. But don't you worry: I have been listening to some great mixes, and you will see some amazing reviews coming up shortly. The first one had to be this one: a dedication mix by DJ Kore, focussed on one of the greatest labels in UK Hardcore history: 24/7 Hardcore, run by the mighty Al Storm. I could have picked any other mix, but I simply couldn't let this one slip by. This dedication mix was made by DJ Kore, and contains his favourite 24/7 Hardcore records, released over the years. This hour and a half mix is fire. And that's a statement before I've even written down the tracklist. It's common sense that everyone likes dedication/appreciation mixes, and if you are into UK Hardcore and like your Hardcore rough but slightly happy, this is the mix you need to check out. Al Storm is a legend, and he knows it. Still active in the scene, and if you keep your eyes peeled you might see his 'Dark Shadows' volume 5 being released soon, but until then you might appreciate this mix. And trust TCD, it's a big one! 01. Al Storm & Amy - Surrender (Clubland Mix) 02. Al Storm feat Taya - Stars Collide (Original Mix) 03. Al Storm & Malaya - Every Single Night (When I Close My Eyes) 04. Al Storm, Euphony & DJ FX feat Vicky Fee - What's Going On 05. Al Storm vs Hardforze - Dont'Go Breaking My Heart (Original Mix) 06. Black & White - Follow Me 07. IYF & Nobody feat Roxie - Crystal Clear 08. Al Storm & Euphony feat Vicky Fee - Give A Little Bit Of Love 09. Al Storm feat Taya - So Much Stronger 10. Bang vs Al Storm - Sailaway (Seduction & Al Storm Remix) 11. Bang! vs Al Storm feat Nikki Mac - Breakin Thru (Original Mix) 12. Al Storm & Euphony feat Mandy Edge - Hasta Manana 13. DJ Bishop - Darkest Knight 14. Chris Fear - Hair Razor 15. Skinny & Darwin - Bitch Goes Crazy (Original Mix) 16. ID - ID 17. Bishop, Robbie S & Jam - Like It Better (VIP Mix) 18. Ultravibes - Tell Me Why (Original Mix) 19. Draft & Method - Like A Dream 20. Scott Brown & Al Storm - The Blob (Original Mix) 21. Black & White - Never Forever 22. Al Storm feat Fraz - Every Step (Everyday) (Original Mix) 23. ID - ID 24. Al Storm feat Malaya - It's Over (Original Mix) 25. Sy & Al Storm - Lonely (Abused Mix) 26. Unique - With Or Without You 27. ID - ID If you have not reached a box of tissues after reading this beautiful tracklist, there's clearly something wrong with you. Mate, you are not UK Hardcore. Well, not Hardcore enough. Or too young. Whatever the reason is that the tissues are not near your genitals, please do us all a favour and listen to this mix. You don't know how good music can be if you don't listen to one of the biggest pioneers in the scene. Al Storm's label has released so many great UK Hardcore anthems over the years, and still does to this day. His label is so succesfull and his records are embedded in Hardcore history. He seems to have a knack for good music, and it pays off. I reckon that his label is undoubtfully the best label in our scene nowadays. There are a few other labels doing great things, but come on, 24/7 Hardcore is just our past, present and future. DJ Kore's selection is interesting. A few minor tracks (basically too cheesy for me, like 'What's Going On'. and 'Lonely'), but all the others do kick ass. They pack a punch, and once they hit you, you are captured by its spell. Like 'Hasta Manana', 'Sailaway', 'Stars Collide', and more. I can't give Al Storm enough credit for his label and his musical input. And DJ Kore agrees. Besides the cheesy records I've got nothing to complain about, and that can be seen as a good thing. The best record? That was difficult. But once I've actually listened to it again, it was obvious: 'Sailaway'. Simple. A fucking epic anthem. A classic. And one damn good remix! The weekend is coming up. Let 24/7 Hardcore dominate your weekend. I know it will dominate mine (does that mean I am on the sesh? Is that what the kids nowadays mean by that?) DJ: Kore Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, Bounce Mix Info: 24/7 Hardcore Mixed By DJ Kore Length Mix: 01:27:31 Tracks: 27 (twenty-seven) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Bitspeed: unknown More Information: 24/7 Hardcore - Soundcloud Page

  • Snap! Attack - Best Of (1996)

    During the 90s there were many big bands dominating the charts, but if you are talking about my youth, there were only a handful of groups/bands I followed. The one which I became a member of their fanclub of, was 2Unlimited. They broke up a week later, so I was gutted. But their legacy has not remained as high as anticipated, and to be honest I can't listen to their music anymore, so cheesy, and so Europop-ish. Another group I did follow, and still listen to, was Snap! . This German group had so many big hits during the 90s, and they dominated the charts all over the world. I did have their first album as a cassette, and played it until the tape got ruined. But I still have their 'best of' album. Don't know when I purchased that, but it must have been late 90s. Snap! is one of those groups which grab you by your throat, and don't let you go. Controversial when needed (the famous 'I'm serious as cancer' shocked many people), but most of all, a very good Eurodance group. And not bound to one style! As you can hear on this album they re-developped themself over the few years they were active. According to Wikipedia they were active from 1989! Now that's something I wasn't aware of. And that they are still active, but not releasing anything, just performing at 90s events. I would pay money to see them live, never had the chance during the 90s, because I was too young. The tracklist is a must-see. If you were a young lad/woman during the 90s, these records will ring a bell, and make you feel euphoric. 01. Snap! - Power (7" Version) 02. Snap! - Ooops Up (7" Version) 03. Snap! - Cult Of Snap! (World Power Radio Mix) 04. Snap! - Mary Had A Little Boy (Radio Edit) 05. Snap! - Colour Of Love (Massive 7") 06. Snap! - Rhythm Is A Dancer (7" Edit) 07. Snap! - Exterminate (Endzeit 7") 08. Snap! - Do You See The Light (Looking For) (7") 09. Snap! - Welcome To Tomorrow (Are You Ready?) 10. Snap! - The First The Last Eternity (Till The End) (7" Edit) 11. Snap! - World In My Hands (7" Mix) 12. Snap! - Rame (Original Version) 13. Snap! - Megamix (7" Edit) During the succesfull years of Snap! they've changed a few times, a few artists came and went. But the music remained awesome! Who doesn't remember these anthems? Who doesn't remember dancing to these anthems when they were on the radio? I don't know what the first record was I heard and loved, but I think it must have been 'Power'. It was their first number 1 hit in the Netherlands, and only 'Rhythm Is A Dancer' was another number 1 hit for them. They did have a lot of top 10 hits, but towards the end of 1995 their fame slowly started to fade away. Which was a pity. We still have their hits to listen to, and their legacy. You can not dislike their music. And their music was powerful. They are considered to be 90s classics, and they are still ranked highly in lists depicting big 90s anthems. You can not buy a compilation without a Snap! record on it. To me they made so many great anthems, but my favourite is 'Exterminate'. This to me is the ultimate rave classic! The beginning was so powerful, and the build up tremendous. Once that piano bit hits us, you know there's no way back. And the vocals are just extremely powerful. Not every record on this album is ranked highly, like 'World In My Hands', and 'Rame'. These are the two records which didn't even reach the top 10 in the Netherlands. Not really my cup of tea, but still I would listen to them. Snap! is one of the finest groups of the 90s. And this album is a must have. I've added the Youtube video of this complete album underneath the review. Worth a listen on this boring Sunday morning! Act: Snap! Genre/Style: Euro House, Pop Rap, Trance Release Year: 1996 Album Info: The Best Of Snap! CDs: 1 (one) Length CD: 00:51:59 Tracks: 13 (thirteen) Label: BMG Product Number: 74321 38486 2 More Information: Snap! - Official Website

  • Tha KroniK Presents Mokummania! Episode #1 (2018)

    Mokum. There's no denying here that this label has meant a lot to the raving community. With many big releases during the 90s, this Amsterdam located label has been at the forefront of Hardcore music. And we've danced to at least one of their biggest tunes. They have dominated during the 90s, and their legacy still lives on in our hearts. Someone called Tha KroniK made this Mokummania! mix, uploaded it only a few hours ago, and as you would expect, it contains the dopest tunes from this label. From Hardcore to Gabber to Acid to Early Hardcore, expect the unexpected. 16 excellent records pushed into an hour long mix. And for me it's even more special: the majority of these tunes are unknown! During the 90s for me the only label was ID&T. Yes, I was biased. But at least I'm discovering the music now. It's never too late to hallucinate, eh? 01. Tellurian - A Long Fast Ride 02. The Salami Brothers - Wet Salami (Anti-Salami Mix) 03. Hammerhead - Acid Riot 04. Technohead - Planet Hi-Hat (#2) 05. Hooihouse - Hu Peerd 06. Chosen Few - Loved Music 07. Lenny Dee & Ralphie Dee - The Mobster 08. Chosen Few - Strings (Hakke Voor Gevorderden) 09. Haardcore - One Tone A Time 10. Chosen Few - Wicked 11. High Energy - Cenobites 12. Vitamin - De Ongestelde Flamingo 13. The Original Gabber - Paranoia 14. Haardcore - Only Boneheads 15. High Energy - Hi Ventilation 16. Cookiemunsta - La Rocca Focca (Lier Mix) This is a blinding tracklist. True Hardcore from the core. Yes, Mokum had so really big dancefloor anthems, but let's not forget their complete back catalogue, which is filled with underrated classics. And Tha KroniK has done his best to make the first instalment of this mix series a success, and to me it has been a blinding success. Yes, these might not be their biggest records, but they still contributed to Mokum's success within the Hardcore scene. Not a label to be pushed away (like the most hated label in our delicate history: Mecado), but a label to be recognised for their strength and dedication to broadcast music to the whole world. One of the labels which pushed Dutch Hardcore into the world. And their legacy still remains strong. Tha KroniK's mix is really intoxicated. I have been listening to this four times in a row, and it has not disappointed me yet. And I reckon it won't disappoint me at all. Starting off with that amazing record by Tellurian, it sets the tone for the rest of this mix. A truly remarkable mix with records from a wicked label. What else could you wish for? DJ: Tha KroniK Genre/Style: Hardcore, Gabber, Oldskool, Acid, Early Hardcore Mix Info: Tha KroniK Presents Mokummania! Episode #1 Length Mix: 01:00:12 Tracks: 16 (sixteen) Download/Listen (via Mixcloud): LISTEN HERE File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Bitspeed: unknown More Information: Mokum Records - Official Website

  • Anjunabeats In The Mix - The Best Of The First 20 Releases (2018)

    I don't need to mention the name of probably the biggest Trance label in the world? If Anjunabeats is unknown to you, put your mobile phone down, go out to your local CD/record store, and dig in those crates. Look for the jewels, because you will find them there. And when you are talking about Trance music, Anjunabeats have been delivering Trance for many years now. A few months ago I re-reviewed a similar mix DJ Midas did. His mix was ridiculously long. This mix you are about to listen to was mixed by Da Tilt, and only 2 hours long. Still long, but within those 2 hours you get the finest Trance music. When I first came across this mix, it made me happy. DJ Midas' mix was a real game changer, and now after listening to this mix at least 36584 times, I wanted a new mix. Da Tilt, whoever it might be, made this mix, which contains the first 20 releases on this majestic label. So expect music from OceanLab, Free State, Super8, and more. If you read the info section underneath the mix, it reads that these records were released between 2000 and 2004, and that just makes it even more special! These records are nearly 20 years old, but oh so fresh, and not outdated! Trance is universal, and timeless. 01. Oceanlab - Satellite (Markus Schuldz Coldharbour Remix) 02. Aspekt - Mobetta 03. Endre - Kallocain (Robert Nickson Remix) 04. Free State - Different Way (Dirt Devils Remix) 05. Oceanlab - Beautiful Together (Signum Remix) 06. Aalto - Rush (Super8 vs Orkidea Remix) 07. Free State - Release 08. Aalto - Liquid Sweep (Super8 Remix) 09. Matt Hardwick vs Smith & Pledger - Day One (Original Mix) 10. Rusch & Murray - Epic (Above & Beyond Remix) 11. P.O.S. - Remember (Summer Sun) 12. Oceanlab - Sky Falls Down (Armin van Buuren Remix) 13. Rollerball - Albinoni (Above & Beyond Mix) 14. Super8 - Dawn 15. Nitromethane - Time To Die (Cosmicman Remix) 16. Stephen J Kroos - Phantazmz 17. Anjunabeats - Volume One (Free State vs Dirt Devils Remix) 18. Kyau vs Albert - Velvet Morning (Mirco De Govia Remix) 19. Tranquility Base - Razorfish (Above & Beyond Remix) 20. Above & Beyond feat Kate Cameron - Far From In Love (San Francisco Mix) The mix starts off with probably the coolest and most relaxing anthem ever! If this doesn't get you in the mood, nothing will! This is an absolute bliss, and also very contagious: I can't stop singing along to this one. Da Tilt has made a very interesting dedication mix. Anjunabeats have released so many great anthems over the years, but the first couple of years were the best. Why? Trance music was developing itself into this new and exciting sound, and people were experimenting with everything. Which leads up to the dopest record in this mix, and the coolest and dopest track I've heard this year! 'Different Ways' by Free State, remixed by Dirt Devils. What a blinding anthem! This is really the sound from the early 00s. Trance was new, exciting, and refreshing. And what this track has got is a timeless approach to Trance. I can not name a single thing wrong with it! The build-up is something I have not heard in a long time! This is one of the best Trance anthems ever! A really cool mix. Still 2 hours long, but within those 2 hours you get the finest Trance anthems from the golden years: 2000 - 2004. And nothing can take those anthems away from us! Anjunabeats was, and still is a truly remarkable label! DJ: Da Tilt Genre/Style: Trance, Uplifting Trance Mix Info: Anjunabeats In The Mix - The Best Of The First 20 Releases Length Mix: 01:54:26 Tracks: 20 (twenty) Download/Listen (via Mixcloud): LISTEN HERE File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Bitspeed: unknown More Information: Anjunabeats - Official Website

  • Aeon & Finnbarr Live @ ILHB Pickle (2018)

    It's a long time since I last went to a rave, but when I last went, it left a good impression on me. It was a rave in Birmingham, and one of the DJs I witnessed was Finnbarr. He blew me away with his awesome Freeform music, and during that night I met Aeon, who organised the night. It was all good, but what I've noticed is that Aeon and Finnbarr are doing good deeds in the Freeform world. A few months ago ILHB organised an event called 'ILHB In A Pickle''. With a serious line-up, I was gutted to not go. Kutski, A.B, Kevin Energy, Substanced B2B Alchemiist, Greg Peaks, Rikki Arkitech and these boys. ILHB are always good on the spot with their events! They always keep it underground, the way it should be. I went to ILHB many moons ago, and was impressed by the level of quality. And they keep on organising parties. Hopefully my health will be much better and I will be able to attend this event coming up. For now it's time to reminisce, and to hear what we've missed at ILHB's event in May. They both start off with a nice blend of several styles, to conclude their set with the finest Freeform records. This is really a nice set, and was pushing them to sort out the tracklist. And now it's here: 01. LX Carbo - Drops Of Light (In Your Eyes Mix) 02. Olive - You're Not Alone (Liam Wilson Remix) 03. Observer vs DJ Spacecase - Rock Ma Bitch 04. Grady G - Biker Slut 05. Brainshaker - Bitshifting 06. Psydef - Rock This 07. Nick Denton & Paul King - Spacehopper 08. Alchemiist & Decion - Firelink 09. Detuned Inc. - Game Over 10. Obsuridad & Gameplayer - Dark Angel (Original Mix) 11. Xerox & Illumination - 3D 12. Transcend - Focus 13. Finnbarr - Foul Is Fair 14. Aeon - Deserve To Die 15. Finnbarr - The Falling Divine 16. Cyrax & A.B - Binary Star 17. Finnbarr - The Devil's Symphony 18. Kokomochi - If Not Machine 19. Uplift - Midnight Resistance 20. Transcend - Follow Me I've been listening to this set for a few weeks now, and it still makes me smile. Aeon and Finnbarr are the future of Freeform, and they are pushing their labels (and of course themselves) forward. One being 'Bornless Records' and the other 'FutureProof Sounds'. I can only give credit to these two boys for this set. Starting off with something completely different, and ending with Freeform! That's how I would like to hear a set. And they went all in with the styles: Hard Techno, Hard NRG, PsyTrance, Acid Techno, and of course Freeform. I'm loving the music a lot. And I do mean a lot. So many wicked anthems, and even annoying tracks, like 'Biker Slut'. This is one of those anthems whihc will remain in your head for a day. But the one which blew me away completely, was 'Follow Me'. Transcend is the King of Freeform, and whatever he produces, turns into Gold. And this anthem (released on Energy Field) is sure to cause damage on the dancefloors. A wonderful set! Go and grab it right now! Time for you to indulge yourself into the wonderful world of Aeon and Finnbarr! DJs: Aeon & Finnbarr Genre/Style: Freeform, Acid Techno, PsyTrance, Hard NRG, Hard Techno Liveset Info: Recorded @ ILHB In A Pickle 2018 Length Liveset: 01:07:49 Tracks: 20 (twenty) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN File Size: 684 MB File Type: mp3 Bitspeed: 1411kbps More Information: Future Proof Sounds - Soundcloud Page

  • DJ Hanson - Naughty Tech House Mix (2018)

    Crikey, that's a name I have not seen for many years! DJ Hanson! Fuck me sideways, I was really amazed to see this name again. As you all might know (or not): I've been blogging for many years, and I reckon I'm not far off a decade. And I've had many websites which crashed, or were taken over by stupid Trojan horses, so I don't have any of the older reviews. Can't even remember what my first ever review was. But Hanson was one of the first artists who featured on it. The older websites are gone, forever. But that's not something to be sad about: the older reviews were absolutely disgraceful and kinda dumb. Now it's more professional (but still a bit silly). So with my new website it's time to add Hanson back on here. And his latest mix contains music I've not heard before. I don't hear many House mixes. Well, not as much as I wish I could. He reminded me of this mix a couple of weeks ago, but sadly I was in hospital, and now I'm recovering. So it has taken a while for me to compose this review. But it's not too late for you all to appreciate this Tech House mix! 01. Pawsa - The Groovy Cat 02. Return Of The Jaded & Juliet Sikora - Did You Take My Money 03. ID - ID 04. Billy Kenny - Move Like Aliens 05. Gawp - Clownbite 06. ID - ID 07. Weiss - Bergerac 08. ID - ID 09. Idris Elba - Make It Bump (Andrea Oliva Remix) Yes, this has got a few ID-less records, and if you are into Tech House, you could enlighten us with the missing titles. If Tech House is not your cup of tea, why read this review? Please elaborate. Hanson has made a very interesting mix. Can't really compare his mix to any older mixes he has done, because it's been years. Many years, as I said before. So the focus is the present mix. The music is chilled, and so am I. This has got nothing to do with the medication I'm currently getting, the music gets me in the right mood. This nice and relaxing mix does contain really awesome dancefloor smashers. This is the kind of music each and every parent could listen to, and not give their kids any hard time for doing so. This is peaceful music. Also the kind of music I could listen to for hours. I've got nothing to mention but only love and credit for Hanson for making this really relaxing mix. And to finish the mix with a record by the 'future' James Bond is really ace. Welcome back, DJ Hanson! DJ: Hanson Genre/Style: Tech House, House Mix Info: Naughty Tech House Mix Length Mix: 00:58:45 Tracks: 9 (nine) Download/Listen (via Mixcloud): LISTEN HERE File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Bitspeed: unknown More Information: DJ Hanson - Mixcloud Page

  • Octopus Conspiracy Radio - Mix By Casketcrusher (2018)

    I've been offline for about 2 weeks due to personal health issues, and soon I will be offline for a longer period of time. My health has not been great after my birthday, and I collapsed several times in the hospital due to kidney issues. But before we become a medical encyclopedia, let's talk about the music I've been missing throughout my sickbed. Normally I would review literally everything possible, but for now the doctor and family advised me to relax. Which I did. But now I'm getting slightly better, so I'm back. One of the first mixes I listened to whilst recovering in North Middlesex hospital was a mix by Casketkrusher/Casketcrusher. You might be wondering why his mix was one of the first? Well, a simple reason being that I do love Early Hardcore, and it keeps me going. Hearing the standard top 40 whilst recovering makes me more sick. So Early Hardcore it was. And with Casketkrusher you know he will never disappoint. And with this guest mix for Octopus Conspiracy Radio he has selected again shitloads of unknown records! Don't know where he finds these anthems! The tracklist is a beauty. 21 amazing anthems. So many forgotten, or simple never heard before. This might be the reason why I've recovered so quickly, compared to before. This should be on the NHS website: 'to fully recover please listen to Early Hardcore'. It has helped me! 01. Nightraver - The Nightraver Strikes Again 02. G Force - The Line 03. Nightraver - So 04. Vulcanizer - Drop The Bass 05. Brothers In Law - Your Ticket 06. Phaze 2 Phaze meets The Doctor - Tales From The Crypt (Scott Brown's Twisted Vinyl Mix) 07. Twin Terror - Round & Round 08. Sonicdriver vs Wicked E. - The Darkside 09. Twin Terror - Breakbeats Go Like This 10. DJ Pagan - Fear Is Born 11. The Maniac - Destroyer 12. Altar Of Sacrifice - Rock Your Body 13. Nightraver - If You're Smart 14. G Force - Bass Too Dark 15. DJ Pagan - You're The Best (G-Town Madness Remix) 16. Sonicdriver vs Wicked E. - The Trip 17. Mister DJ - Completely Fucked Up (2nd Approach) 17. Sonicdriver - Power Of Darkness 19. The Scotchman - Mind Transfer 20. Altar Of Sacrifice - Bang The Drum 21. The Maniac - Into The Darkside Sitting here at home, enjoying a nice ham sandwich and a proper English tea (with milk of course), life is well. Health is slowly getting there, but for now the only thing which should be working are my ears, and they are working well. Casketkrusher/Casketcrusher (however you spell his name) has done it yet again! Another brilliant mix with forgotten jewels! I've not heard these anthems in a while, or never before. I wish there would be an outlet on which we could just download the whole Early Hardcore back catalogue from all the artists, so I would know how much I have missed during the 90s. Mixes like this one show me that I've missed to damn much, and it's probably only the tip of the ice berg. I can't point out a weakness of any kind. I can not underline the amount of love I've got for this DJ and his battle to keep Early Hardcore alive and kicking. He keeps on battling, and he keeps on winning over and over again. Worth checking out this awesome mix. DJ: Casketkrusher / Casketcrusher Genre/Style: Early Hardcore, Happy Hardcore Mix Info: Octopus Conspiracy Radio - Mix By Casketcrusher Length Mix: 01:03:11 Tracks: 21 (twenty-one) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN File Size: 57.8 MB File Type: mp3 Bitspeed: 128kbps More Information: Octopus Conspiracy Radio - Soundcloud Page

  • Sid P / H.A.S. Interview (2018)

    To all those UK Hardcore fanatics: if you have not seen this flyer on Facebook, Twitter or any other social media outlet, you have missed out on the biggest announcment of the year! HAS (Hardcore Appreciation Society) teaming up with HU (Hardcore Underground) to throw probably the biggest UK Hardcore this year. With a killer line-up I thought it would be suitable to speak to one of the people behind HAS, and find out how he managed to get such a line-up, and to work with HU. Sid P is the man we are about to speak to, so sit back and enjoy! Sid! How are you, how’s life? "I’m very good, thank you for asking. Life is hectic balancing a tough full time job, Promoting and gigging every weekend around the uk; but it’s great to be busy." Tell the boys and girls who you are, and what it is you do! "As we know my performance name is Sid P, I’ve been a raver for over 20 years, a promoter for around 14 years and an mc for around 13 years. In this time I’ve put on roughly 50/60 events and have performed roughley 350 sets. The nights pre H.A.S that people may know me from are Hektik, Incisions, Whos hardcore and Core addicts all of which paved the way for what we are doing now. By day I am a Retail Area Manager and by night an ‘old boy’ pretending he is still young trying to keep up with the kids." A couple of weeks ago, you (HAS) and HU released an image so interesting, it made me curious. You teased us with an image, and now the full line-up was released. Before we delve deeper into this upcoming event in Milton Keynes, let’s talk about HAS and its past. What is HAS? "H.A.S stands for Hardcore Apprieciation Society, essentially it is what is says on the tin. It’s about celebrating the music, the people and the artists that we love!" What HAS’s mission? What’s the main reason behind it all? "H.A.S was thought up by myself, Delite and Pegsy roughley 5 and a half years ago, from us essentially reminissing around how the scene wasn’t like it used to be. We decided between us to try to recreate what we belived the scene felt like back before the dub infested sounds and ego’s that we get today. Our USP (unique selling point) was that we would only book artists that were around during the era that we celebrate 2000-2012. We started in a back room of a pub selling out our first night with 140 ravers. After 2 years there, and a pit stop in Bedford, we found a brand new live music venue in the mecca of rave - Milton Keynes. We were the very first rave to be held there and although it took some convining once we had sold out event 1 the venue fell in love with us and what we were trying to do. We often get told that it’s the community / family of our ravers that sets us apart from anything else out there at the moment." According to Facebook you have already organised 17 events in the past, and with sick line-ups. It looks like a doddle, requesting artists such as Darren Styles, Technikore, Joey Riot, Gammer, CLSM, Scott Brown, Chris Fear, JB-C, Thumpa, and more. But how does that come about? You just ring them up and ask ‘have you got anything planned on ..... ? Do you wanna play for us?’ "Great question, we have become infomous for getting artist out of ‘retirement’ like Robbie Long, Flyin, Scotti B, Ethos, Unknown, Dodgee, Rampant etc. Luckily I have a lot of contact details stored for artists from my previous promotions. The way I used to approach these artists I think is what set us apart. The first 10 mins of the conversation was always selling them the idea of what our brand stands for, showing them footage of previous events and getting them to buy into our passion for the past. Once they were excited the conversion would then switch to the idea of them taking part, and of course the fiancial element of booking people. We have found that a lot of artists over the years have knocked ‘it on the head’ due to the politics of it all. We are 100% non political and have shown that consistantly over a long period of time. It also helps that artists are recommending us to other artist, so these days there is a lot less begging involved." 17 events. That’s an achievement. But it’s probably not easy to pick one out, but if you had to, which of those 17 events was your favourite, and why? "There are 2 that stick out to me. 1) The last Summer one at the Racehorse in Northampton. We organised a big outdoor day party on the lead up to the main event. The sun was shining down, everyone took part in the bad summer shirt theme, the music was fantastic and it helps that the event was a total sell out. 2) The first time we Booked Darren Styles in Bedford. We were turned down pretty consistantly for 6 months by Darren’s agent as our 180 was simply too small. I think he finally gave up saying no and let us have him. The event sold out 5 weeks in advance and the vibe was unbelieveable. On top of the 17 events we have also done 2 VS nights along side Fusion and 1 VS with B2T and we took HAS out to Corfu with the Unity crew earlier in 2018 too." The events’ focus is the earlier sound of UK Hardcore. But what’s so appealing to this music? "Yeah, we literally only do 2000-2012, for us the euphoric sound and stunning vocals is is what makes the tunes so memorable. For a lot for us durning that era the scene felt like a community that grew together, celebrated every positive step and time the music hit a new milestone. After 2012 it started to feel a little stagnated and had lost it’s progress. Very few of the newer tunes that you hear these days are instant classics. Very few do you hear now days, and feel like you’ll be still hearing in 5 years time. " Ok, let’s focus on the upcoming event. The line-up is ridicilous! Let me just name all the artists coming: Fracus & Darwin feat Jenna (Live PA) with MC Whizzkid, Mark EG with Sharkey, Al Storm with MC Wotsee, Sharkey with MC Energy, Entity with yourself, Dodgee with MC Wotsee, and Pegsy with MC Superbeal. Wow! Now that’s a sick line-up. Who’s going to play what kind of music? "This is certainly one of the more varied line ups we have done. When we book artists we literally say “enjoy yourself, have fun and do what you want just as long as its between 2000-2012”. Our ravers are quite eductated and as such there isn’t a need for constant anthem bashing. From my knowledge Pegsy and Alstorm will be all about the anthems, Fracus and Darwin will be doing classic Hardcore Underground tunes, Jenna will be singing a few of her biggest songs from that era, Dodgee will be doing a scratch Freeform set, Sharkey an edited live Freeformation classics set and Entity a more breaks inspired set. Although don’t quote me as things are always changing. Oh! and Mark EG has just been told to rip the arse end out of his set!!! Who knows what he will come up with. " Mark EG and Sharkey. Both notorious for their stage behaviour. Any safety features installed, just to make sure they will make it to the end of their set without bashing their heads onto sharp bits, etc? "Believe it or know we have had to sign a contract with the venue to cover any possible breakages. Strangley we have never had to sign one of these at any of our other nights at the same place. I think they may have done their research. For a while this set was code named #StageChaos, and I can’t see it being anything but Chaos lol." The venue: Unit 9, Milton Keynes. I’ve never been there, can you explain for those travelling what they need to look out for. "Of course, we are a 300 plus cap warehouse unit on the outskirts of Milton Keynes, smack bang in the middle of an industral estate. We are a 5 minute walk from the Wolverton Train station and about a £6 taxi ride from the Milton Keynes station. Loads of Hotels etc local. The venue its self has a state of the art lighting and sound rig and we add extra UV cannons, lazers and genral décor to give it an extra rave feel. Drinks are cheap with some beer cans at £3 and 3 Jagers for a fiver. The owners are a passionate bunch that opened the venue about 18months ago going against the grain with most of the live music venues in MK closing down. Some have compared it to a mini Sanctuary venue, although one of the main differences is that this warehouse is comicbook themed." 300 tickets maximum, so it’s going to be a very close evening/night. If you are in, you are lucky. How many tickets are left, and how long do people have before they are all gone? "The UK Hardcore scene has recently become a very last minute scene and this has intern created a trend of events cancelling as they have had too much debt closing in on a night to run the risk. We have never cancelled a night and have never cancelled an artist. 5 of our last 7 events have sold out in advance and as such we always recommend people to buck this trend and to buy early at ." TCD will be there, so make sure the night is going to be epic! "You have our promise sir!" Any future events you want to ‘warn’ us about? "Early Feb will be our 5th birthday, we are planning the biggest event that we have ever put on with plenty of suprises, but all is a top secret right now so sshhhhhhhh!" Last question: if you could organise a party, and you had unlimited resources, who would you book and why? "For me Seduction and Odessey were always the dream set. We have tried to book this set multiple times but have always been knocked back. My own personal dream line up would have artists like Luna-c, Robbie Long, CLSM, Dave Skywalker and Sharkey infact anyone who wasn’t scared to try something a bit different and in turn push Hardcore forward." TCD would like to invite everyone to this very exclusive rave in Milton Keynes, organised by HAS. The line-up will be on the back of the flyer, which you can see underneath this interview. Time for us all to hop on a time machine and go back in time, and reminisce. We would like to thank Sid P for this interview, and we all hope to see you at HAS vs HU's party! Before you all get mad and start getting tickets, make sure you bookmark these pages!!! - H.A.S vs Hardcore Underground - Event Page - H.A.S vs Hardcore Underground - Tickets - H.A.S. - Facebook Fanpage - Hardcore Underground - Facebook Fanpage - Sid P - Facebook Fanpage

  • 90s Vinyl Gabber Mix Vol. 2 - Early Hardcore (2018)

    It's nearly my birthday, and I've been walking this ROUND planet for 34 years and 364 days. Within those years, I've been listening to Hardcore since 1993. So basically as long as Thunderdome has been alive, 25 years. I'm a full on Hardcore raver, or as the Dutch would like to call it 'Gabber'. So to treat myself to something nice, I thought (and please correct me if I'm wrong) it would be great to hear some early Hardcore/Gabber tunes in an hour long mix? If you disagree, go away: don't spoil the fun! Someone called Mr Scott uploaded 4 days ago an hour long mix, containing records I have not even heard before! I always keep on forgetting that Hardcore was tremendously big, and we had many labels beside ID&T and Arcade. I don't even think I would be able to grasp the amount of actual Hardcore records being released. But for this mix Mr Scott used records from some of these unknown labels, such as Fix, Re-Fuse Special, X-Ecute and 2Phase. So. Unknown Hardcore records released on unknown Hardcore labels. This should be interesting: could be extremely tasty, or a huge disappointment. I hope it's not the last. Don't want to disappoint a birthday boy? 01. Terrorhead - Get The Fuck Off!! 02. Thulsa Doom - Open Your Mind 03. The Raven - A New Hope 04. Don Diablo - Out There 05. Don Diablo - The Beginning 06. The Brutalist - No Equality 07. The Raven - Surrounded House 08. The Brutalist - The Voice Of Your Conscience 09. The Raven vs Don Diablo - The Arrival 10. Don Diablo - Better Than Better 11. Kesj & Donut - Take It 12. Terror Head - Nitro 13. The Firing Squad - Red Rain Now I was lying. I do know one record. Just one. 'The Arrival'. And that's just because it appeared on a Thunderdome album. And really enjoyed it. It's not the world's greatest Hardcore track, but it has shown me that Don Diablo could make good music, and not the dreadful cheap EDM music. Don, please come back to Hardcore! Mr Scott made this mix interesting. This is the unknown side of Hardcore for me, and it shows me that Don Diablo had potential to become something bigger in the scene. Instead of, he decided to choose a different career path. Nice for him. Well, at least we've got the tunes from the 90s. The tunes are different. Don't sound like 'Early' to me, more like Millennium Hardcore. But it's Gabber, and I like it. It's calm and refreshing. Not the 'in your face' Hardcore. Or the cheesy sell out Hardcore that appeared around that time. I'm diving straight into my favourite: Kesj and Donut's 'Take It'. Don't know what happened to them, they did appear on some albums, but maybe it was just for the fun of it. But their tunes were really rough and raw. Sad. A nice mix to get me through my last day as a 34 year old. Tomorrow I will listen to Andre Rieu. Why? Because I'll be old. And grey. And nearly retired. Fuck. DJ: Mr Scott Genre/Style: Millennium Hardcore, Early Hardcore, Gabber Mix Info: 90s Vinyl Gabber Mix Vol. 2 - Early Hardcore Length Mix: 00:59:52 Tracks: 13 (thirteen) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN File Size: 54.8 MB File Type: mp3 Bitspeed: 128kbps More Information: Mr Scott - Soundcloud Page

  • jerOO - Dubstep Mix (TCD Mix Series Volume 1) (2013)

    Remember the TCD Mix Series? Well, no one does to be honest. Started out as a lovely idea, to give upcomers a stage, but no one could be bothered: only a handful of artists made mixes, in total 7. And those who were so kind were ViperStar B2B JAJ, Tariq Ziyad, Cyber & Giggly, J-Delerious, and jerOO (who made 2 mixes). And the one I'm about to review was made by jerOO, so this is some kind of retro-review. The original review is lost forever and can not be found, so here it is! When jerOO made this for TCD, our website was still .nl but that has changed also. What hasn't changed over the years is my admiration for his style of mixing. He has had a few brilliant mixes, sadly he hasn't made as many as I could wish for. And the majority of the mixes aren't even on Soundcloud anymore. Don't know what happened, wish he could come back with a slammer: it's been too long. But thankfully for now we've got the first episode of the majestic and really exciting TCD Mix Series. (ahum). What he did was just wicked: an hour long mix containing the finest (and not in your face) Dubstep. I gave all the DJs a stage, and they mixed whatever they wanted to. jerOO decided to play 27 records in a nice hour long mix, and to me this should deserve more credit. If you are looking for a nice mellow Dubstep mix, your wish has come true! The tracklist, well, that was the only thing I asked for. And it's on Mixcloud. But I'm generous enough: here's the tracklist from this wonderful 5 year old mix! 01. Dead Can Dance - The Host Of Seraphim (Enigma Dubz Remix) 02. Aftee - Dopamine 03. Haze - Maestro (SkintDisco Remix) 04. Kryptic Minds - Hybrid (biome Remix) 05. Audio Sleaze - Age Of Sound 06. Enigma Dubz - Cyclops (Vital Techniques Remix) 07. Audio Sleaze - The Guardian 08. Vermin - Where The Wild Things Are 09. Requake - Dubting (MuK. Remix) 10. Megalodon & BadKlaat - Twisted Metal 11. DJ Snipaz - A Right Old Cockney Barrel O' Monkeys 12. Kalimist - Swamp Thing 13. Nightmare & Oni - Raging 14. Cookie Monsta & BadKlaar - Fishy Gun Fingers 15. Audio Sleaze - No Fear 16. Megalodon & Requake - Face Lift 17. Bukez Finezt - Witching Hour Thing 18. 4Flexx - Rattlesnake 19. Kinzy - Blood Fire 20. Vodex - Witch Doctor 21. Coffi - GRLA 22. Kalimist - $ensi $mokaz 23. TrollPhace - Dat Bomb 24. 12Gauge - Hugs All Around VIP 25. Audio Sleaze - The Unknown 26. Eddie K & Minus - Activate (Young D's Fully Charged Bootleg) 27. KOAN Sound - Akira (Megalodon & Supreme Remix) This mix blew my mind away back in 2013, and still does exactly that in 2018. jerOO was so on top of things with his mixes, such an underrated talent. And his mix is just bizarre, just spot on! Couldn't find a single thing wrong with it at all! Dubstep at its finest. You've got the annoying Dubstep, which is in your face like a moth in your kitchen when it's dark outside but you've got the light still on, or as annoying as those 'Go Compare' adverts. But you also have the brilliant and mellowed out Dubstep, which I hope you are going to give a chance. jerOO made this first mix for TCD, and I'm still as proud as I was back in 2013. It does contain records so hot, you need an extinguisher when you press play. The best one? Vodex with Witch Doctor. I reckon it was my favourite back in 2013. And it still is! Fucking ace record. jerOO's mix is one of those underrated mixes you should give a try. And if you see him, get him behind the decks. We need more mixes like this one. His style of mixing was unique for me. And that's what made the first instalment an excellent one to start it with. No error, no fuck up,nothing to comment about. Well, when I say comment, I mean negative. But there's nothing negative, only positive! DJ: jerOO Genre/Style: Dubstep Mix Info: Dubstep Mix For The Crazy Dutchman (TCD Mix Series Volume 1) Length Mix: 00:56:04 Tracks: 27 (twenty-seven) Download/Listen (via Mixcloud): LISTEN HERE File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Bitspeed: unknown More Information: The Crazy Dutchmans Blog - Facebook Fanpage

  • Where Was Me In '93 (Oldskool Hardcore Set) (2011)

    It's Bank Holiday monday, and the only thing we all want to do is sit down and do absolutely nothing. And when I say nothing, I do mean nothing. So let me introduce you to some mixes, starting with a nice oldskool Hardcore mix. This was recorded back in 2011 by Aject, and had some great feedback over the years. But who would give a bad score to an oldskool mix? You can't do that, and there's one simple reason for it: the music was much better back in the 90s. I don't know anything about the DJ who mixed this together, so if you are interested, you do your own research. Let's talk about this mix and the records selected. If you were looking for a dark and edgy Hardcore mix, which contained the finest of the finest, don't go and search for another one: this is the one you need! Looking for Jungle? Looking for Drum and Bass? Looking for Breakbeat Hardcore? Seriously, don't go nowhere else! The tracklist will blow the oldskool raver's mind into oblivion! Just absorb what you are seeing now: 01. Addicition - Wildstyle 02. Orca - Jungle Vibes 03. Kaotic Chemistry - LSD/Spacecakes Rampage! Vol 1 (DJ Edit) 04. MC Lethal - The Rave Digger (DJ SS 'Bad Boy' Foundation Mix) 05. DJ Spice - Brand New (Stressed Out Mix) 06. Tango - Can't Stop The Rush (Remix) 07. The Prodigy - Everybody In The Place (155 And Rising) 08. Mad Dog - Monged Out 09. Jay-J & Devious D - Sensational Junglist 10. The Criminal Minds - Joyrider 2 (The Last Ride To Hell) 11. Neuromancer - Pennywise 2 (Twisted Mix) 12. Ben Intellect & Dica - Can't Stop The Pirates 13. Bay-B-Kane - Hyd & Seek 14. Marvelous Cain - CB4 15. The Prodigy - Charly (Trip Into Drum And Bass Version) 16. Anti-Chaos - Crazy Jungle 17. Keen - Keen Volume 2 Side A 18. Subject 13 - Armageddon Countdown (Blatant Remix) 19. Origination - Respect (Remix) 20. Aftermath - Everything Starts Now 21. JBL & Bigga - Respect 22. N.R.G. - He Never Lost His Hardcore 23. Raveology - Cymbols Of Raveology 24. DJ Massive - Getting Busy 25. XTRO - Toys Side B2 God, this mix is amazing! After reviewing for many years I've gained quite the knowledge regarding the artists, so this might have appeared unknown to me 10 years ago, but now these names do ring a bell. Can't tell you who was behind these act, but that's something I simply don't give a shiny shite about. Aject's selection is a nice and dark selection. Yes, it contains The Prodigy, but you can't make an oldskool Hardcore mix and not include at least one of their tracks. The Prodigy have meant so much to the raving society, you can't exclude them, which Aject hasn't done. But are those the best records in this mix? Nope, there are a few others much better, and slightly darker. I do love the bass in 'Crazy Jungle'. This is a record you need to hear when you are standing next to the speakers. And the best experience is to put your head in the actual speaker. You will be deaf for at least 24 hours, but it's worth it. The bass is just so damn low and filthy, LFO has got nothing on it! A nice mix to get us going through this relaxing bank holiday Monday! We needed this! And the good thing? It's free (you can download it right now!) DJ: Aject Genre/Style: Hardcore, Breakbeat Hardcore, Jungle, Drum & Bass Mix Info: Where Was Me In '93 (Oldskool Hardcore Set) Length Mix: 01:13:43 Tracks: 25 (twenty-five) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN File Size: 507 MB File Type: .flac Bitspeed: unknown More Information: Aject - Soundcloud Page

  • GPF Presents: The Sex Show (Defqon.1 2018)

    If we are talking about Defqon.1, we need to talk sex. Especially the sex show by the Greazy Puzzy Fuckerz. It was one of the most talked about sets from Defqon.1, and when they released the live video from their set, the whole place blew up. Not blown up as a blowjob, but literally like a bomb going off! The cocks and other sexual items were flying through the crowd, and they were bouncing up and down like there was no tomorrow. And I wasn't there, but here at home I was dancing around like I had a cactus shoved up my arsehole. Once their liveset was released on Soundcloud, there was no stopping me. I had to listen to it every day, and all those people looking at me on the M25 from Surrey to North London, I don't care one single penny about your well being. I need GPF every day. I lube up every morning, just to get ready for the day (just like GPF's intro says 'did you lube up'?). And I'm slightly getting the impression that they are not a joke, like it first seemed to be. They are here to stay, and have changed the complete scene within a few months. Yeah, at first we laughed, and we all giggled like little school girls, but now we are slowely understanding what they are doing! They put more romance in our lives!And I've got to say that even their music has hit a nerve. For me a good nerve, for some a very weird nerve (those are the haters who do not understand it), but that's okay. Give them some time and they will be Puzzy fans too! The previous mixes reviews are gone forever, but don't worry: you still have the 'Sextape' mixes on their Soundcloud page, and now their full Defqon.1 set! With a bloody tracklist, how gorgeous is that? Pure pornography. 01. Greazy Puzzy Fuckerz - The Sex Show 02. Greazy Puzzy Fuckerz - Defqon.1 Tool 03. Greazy Puzzy Fuckerz & MC Jeff - GPF Anthem 04. Caine & Greazy Puzzy Fuckerz - Kendal Fuck 2.69 05. Greazy Puzzy Fuckerz & Malice - Bitches 06. Greazy Puzzy Fuckerz - Greazy Fuckdrum (N-Vitral Fuckup) 07. Zazafront vs Greazy Puzzy Fuckerz - Dikke Vette Fuckplaat 08. Caine - Let's Get Pillz (Greazy Puzzy Fuckerz Let's Get Pro Mix) 09. Greazy Puzzy Fuckerz - We No Fuck 10. Partyrasier & Scrape Face - Roll The Bass (GPF Remix) 11. Greazy Puzzy Fuckerz - Kicks Out For Harambe 12. MC Ludo - Maren Kesssel Tunnel Rave (Greazy Puzzy Fuckerz Remix) 13. Greazy Puzzy Fuckerz - Fuckssues 14. Greazy Puzzy Fuckerz & Mind Compressor - Spaghetti Love 15. Greazy Puzzy Fuckerz & Caine - Fuck Buddy 16. Greazy Puzzy Fuckerz - Fuck Me Daddy 17. Greazy Puzzy Fuckerz & Toxic Inside - Fuck Breaks 18. Greazy Puzzy Fuckerz - Tardgedy 19. Greazy Puzzy Fuckerz - We Feel Like A Fuck 20. Greazy Puzzy Fuckerz - Aggresive Fuck 21. Greazy Puzzy Fuckerz - Bloed, Zweet En Fuck 22. Italobrothers - Stamp On The Ground (Greazy Puzzy Fuckerz Re-Fuck) 23. Project One - Maximum Force (Defqon.1 Anthem 2018) (Greazy Puzzy Fuckerz Re-Fuck) The first full on tracklist by the Greazy boyz. And even to this day I don't know who's behind it, the internet is still divided. Well, one of the two is obvious, not many people have a ginger beard and play this kind of music, but who is the other? I reckon it's the biggest mystery in the world. Could be Philip Schofield? Ant (from Ant & Dec) or the Ken doll from Big Brother? You know what, I don't even want to know. I want it to remain a mystery, like Angerfist: don't want to know the face behind the mask. It should be focussed on the music only, and the music is silly. Listening to their previous sets there's a pattern to their music. Hard, rough, and fucking stupid at the same time. Is it Hardcore, is it Hardstyle, is it Terror? I honestly don't have a clue. Sometimes I wonder if it's similar to the sound of Hell? If it is, I'm so in, girlfriend! Going to hell anyway for the amount of gold fish I have killed in my entire life, but if this is the soundtrack of Hell, it's heaven to me! For once I'm not adding the Soundcloud player but the actual video of their set from youtube. I want you to see it, if you haven't already. I want you to experience it, and if you are a UK promotor, please book these lads, they need to come to the UK, and play fucking Andre Hazes! I'll be the only one in the club actually singing along to it! Please get them here! Especially London! It's difficult to pick one record, because they are all ace! I especially love those records which steer you into one direction, and fuck with you completely. Like Project One's remix, or 'Tardgedy', or 'Stamp On The Ground', but if I had to pick my favourite, it has to be 'Spaghetti Love'. Such a stupid but fucking catchy song. And the bass! OH MY DAYS, when it kicks in, it's tremendous! Greazy Puzzy Fuckerz, I love you! And I really can't wait to see you here. You need to come to London, even if it's just for me. I've got a huge back garden, just play here. I need some more puzzy in my life! Act: Greazy Puzzy Fuckerz Genre/Style: Puzzycore Liveset Info: Recorded @ Defqon.1 2018 Length Liveset: 00:57:29 Tracks: 23 (twenty-three) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE File Size: unknown File Type: mp3 Bitspeed: unknown More Information: Greazy Puzzy Fuckerz - Soundcloud Page

  • Holland Is Hardcore - Pre-Millennium Editie (2017)

    Jason S, the mighty megamix master, has uploaded last year a special edition of his 'Holland Is Hardcore' mix series. It was a pre-millennium edition, containing (how exciting) pre 2000 records. And if you don't have a clue what this mix series is about, let me introduce you to this mighty mix series: Jason S selected the finest Dutch records, and when I say Dutch records, I do mean Dutch records. Vocals and artists are Dutch. So if you are not Dutch, you might be struggling understanding the lyrics. But don't worry, I sometimes struggle too! So in this mix you will find really old gems, really old anthems. The majority of ravers have forgotten these anthems, but thanks to Jason S we are reminded to listen to the really old stuff. Raw and unadulterated music, when the Dutch were discovering what they could make with the most basic equipment (compared to what we can make nowadays). And the lyrics/vocals/weird Dutch sentences do make me smile. Like 'hey referee, kick him in the nuts' (hey scheids! schop 'm voor z'n klotuh), 'The Flying False teeth' (het vliegend kunstgebit), the skippy ball (de skippybal) and more. It's just so funny and quirky at the same time, and yet the music is raw, rough, and experimental. The tracklist will put a smile on each and every Dutchman/woman. The titles of these records are just so ridicilously funny! 01. Jason S - Intro: Leren Miksen Les 1 02. Euromasters - Amsterdam, Waar Lech Dat Dan??? (Maastunnel Mix) 03. Hardhead - Tu Tu Tu (Darkmix) 04. General Noise - Rotterdam Subway 05. Gmoork - Het Vliegende Kunstgebit 06. DJ J.D.A. - Voel Je Die Bass 07. Euromasters - Alles Naar De Klote (Rotterdam Mix) 08. Zultan - De Dondergod 09. Euromasters - Noiken In Die Koiken (Hoi) 10. Enfant Terrible - P.W.A. 11. Hardliners - Pikke Poeli Mellow 12. The Carpenter - Zaguhh 13. Boom Terrorism - Gabberhouse 14. Underground Nation Of Rotterdam - Ik Wil Dansen (The Remix) 15. Euromasters - Oranje Boven 16. Vitamin - Alice In Donderland 17. Euromasters - Houw Je Bek 18. Vitamin - De Woeste Man (Geb. 101 Mix) 19. Rotterdam Termination Source - Poing (Maurice Steenbergen Remix) 20. Éch Heftag! - De Haag Hakke !! (orritsjinul miks) 21. Bodylotion - Happy Is Voor Hobo's 22. Cookiemunsta - De Egotrip (Ikke) 23. Euromasters - Hé Scheids!... Schop 'M Voor Z'n Klotûh 24. Vitamin - De Skippybal 25. DJ J.D.A. & Delta Nine - Real Hardcore En Anders Niks 26. Éch Heftag! - Uit Je Dakkie 27. Bodylotion - Mellow Moenie Mauwe 28. Bodylotion - Ik Will Hakke! 29. Vitamin - De Ongestelde Flamingo 30. De Klootzakken - Dominee Dimitri (Ach Man) If you are Dutch and you are laughing right now, you have read the tracklist. if you are not and you are sitting there, scrolling through Google translate figuring out what the hell these titles mean, you might just not do that, and appreciate the music, as much as you can. We the Dutch are weird in general, and with this mix by Jason S he proves to us that we are unique. The Dutch language is one of the weirdest in the world: it sounds to foreigners like we are having a cough constantly, and the words do not make any sense. For example: how would you explain track 29 to foreigners? Or track 9, or track 5? For us it has a 'normal' meaning, but to outsiders they are flabbergasted by the stupidity of the titles. But that's just the fun of it, and that was normal during the early 90s. Jason's mix contains some idiotic records, weird records, quirky records, annoying records, and extremely catchy songs. As we speak, I'm listening to this mix in London with 3 British citizens in this house, and no one has a clue (besides me) what the lyrics are about. I feel like I'm living in my own bubble. My Dutch bubble. And all that thanks to Jason S. His mix has got great records, and to pick one is difficult. I really liked the transition from 'Het Vliegende Kunstgebit' to 'Voel Je Die Bass', but the record that stays in my head the longest is 'Ik Wil Dansen'. That's just such a catchy tune with simple lyrics, what else do we need? But even the 'Ongestelde Flamingo' is catchy. Another awesome mix by this megamix master! Check it out right now! Ps. all the older reviews have sadly disappeared due to my previous website crashing, but don't worry: you can find Jason S's mixes all on Mixcloud! DJ: Jason S Genre/Style: Hardcore Techno, Hardcore House, Gabber Mix Info: Holland Is Hardcore - Pre-Millennium Editie Length Mix: 01:04:54 Tracks: 30 (thirty) Download/Listen (via Mixcloud): LISTEN HERE File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Bitspeed: unknown More Information: Jason S - Mixcloud Page

  • Andy Sargeant - Metamorphosis 3 (2018)

    A couple of days ago I received a tweet from someone called Andy Sargeant, asking me if I would give his album a listen/review, and my first response was 'what kind of music'. He responded : Hip Hop. My enthusiasm was sparked, seeing as I sadly don't listen to enough Hip Hop music, even though I do like it a lot. Hip Hop is one of those styles you love or hate, but when you do love it, it embraces you. So let's find out if Andy Sargeant's latest album embraces me. I'm not familiar with UK Hip Hop, only with 80s/90s American Hip Hop. So to find this artist and to hear the UK Hip Hop sound is refreshing for me. Judging a few things is my mission today, and the first credit I have to give Andy is the wicked album cover! No matter how often I look at it, I am still amazed by it. But it's not a cover that makes an album great, it's the music. So let me show you the tracklist, 10 tracks you can get right now! 01. Andy Sargeant - The Weaponry 02. Andy Sargeant feat Jaimian Who, Trademark Blud & Nathone - Cypher 03. Andy Sargeant - H.I.M. (Honesty In Music) 04. Andy Sargeant feat Parv - Beautiful 05. Andy Sargeant feat Benny B & Sample C - Don't Test Me 06. Andy Sargeant - The C*ng Song 07. Andy Sargeant - Love$ick (A$AP Rocky Remix) 08. Andy Sargeant - Metamorphosis (Produced By Messiag kaeto) 09. Andy Sargeant feat Nimrod - Smack Her With A D*** 10. Andy Sargeant - 3 Hail Mary's (Just Blaze Competition Entry) As you have probably gathered by now is the fact that Andy Sargeant is unknown to me, never heard or seen his name before. But that's my fault, I don't listen to any UK Hip Hop. But it's not too late to appreciate new music, and that's the reason why I review for nearly 10 years now. I'd like people to expand their music al knowledge, but that also applies to me. And today I have learned something new and exciting. I love the oldskool vibe in each record. Some have the late 80s sound, like Metamorphosis. And some have got the 00s sound, like Love$ick. For an unknown artist (to me) his album is interesting. Nice and mellowed out, but he goes in hard. To hear this album on a Sunday morning, it makes me more chilled and relaxed. Andy's album contains filthy records, and he's using catchy lyrics to keep the listeners focussed.The music is really good, from the old to the new Hip Hop sound, you can find it all on this album. And Andy brings his skills to the table, and the result is a really interesting album. I'm going to check out the other 2 albums! Best record? Pffff, it´s not easy. I do like ´Cypher´, ´Love$ick´, but ´The Weaponry´ is my favourite. Raw and rough, yet not too rough. Give this a go. Support the UK Hip Hop scene. Andy has just gained a fan. And if you don't know who I'm talking about, it's obviously me! Artist: Andy Sargeant Genre/Style: Hip Hop Album Info: Metamorphosis 3 Length Album: 00:27:53 Tracks: 10 (ten) Download/Listen (via Bandcamp): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Bitspeed: unknown More Information: Andy Sargeant - Bandcamp Page

  • Ultravibes - Party Kit Mix (2018)

    A couple of months ago I reviewed a Ultravibes mix, and it blew me away completely. It became my most favourite UK Hardcore mix ever, and it still remains in my top 3 of all-time favourite mixes. They have been rather quiet, but only a few days ago I noticed that they uploaded a brand spanking new mix onto Mixcloud, and I couldn't control myself: I had to press play as soon as I hit the link. And was I disappointed? Absolutely not! This German based producer duo are making UK Hardcore for many years, and their last mix showed me how good they really are. They have got the potential to become the biggest duo in the history of UK Hardcore. And I do mean that. Their way of producing UK Hardcore and the end result is just so damn catchy. I have not heard a shite record by Ultravibes yet, and whenever I feel down, I listen to their mixes. They are just so on top of things, and sadly underrated. They should deserve more credit for making UK Hardcore good again! Tracklist time. Well, it's Mixcloud, so I had to figure out how to get a nice tracklist, but I found it out, and here it is: 01. Tweekacore & Darren Styles - Partystarter 02. Ultravibes - HTID 03. Ultravibes - 3..2..1 Jump 04. ID - Shut The Fuck Up 05. Ultravibes - Be With You 06. Ultravibes - Wrong Way 07. Angerfist feat Nolz - Creed Of Chaos 08. Ultravibes presents Dumbsucker - HTID (Kaboom Version) 09. N-Vitral - Cripsy Bassdrum (Bombsquad Remix) 10. Dumbsucker - End Of An Empire 11. AniMe feat Dave Renan - The Third Invasion 12. Ultravibes - Generic 13. The Un4given - L.A.O.K. 14. Miss K8 - Temper At first I was a bit shocked, Gabber in an Ultravibes mix? That's just a tad weird. But then I realised that it's actually Ultravibes behind it! Dumbsucker is Ultravibes! (if it's not, I am looking like a fool now). But with or without the Gabber I would still listen to this mix. It's an Ultravibes mix! The first half of this 40 minute mix is focussed on UK Hardcore, and the second half on the Gabber side of life. And of course I'm liking both halves! But my attention was drawn towards the UK Hardcore side. I don't know what it is, but Ultravibes' UK Hardcore venture appeals so much to me. It's happy, but yet bouncy and upbeat at the same time. But not too much EDM-ish, that's what I dislike every day more and more. Gabber is good. And their venture into this harder style is a good one. But which record in this mix caused the most damage? Well, not easy, but I had to pick two different records, same title: 'HTID'. Both versions are sick! Another amazing Ultravibes mix! Give this mix a go, and a like, and a share! And listen to their other mixes, trust my opinion! DJ: Ultravibes Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Gabber, Happy Hardcore, EDMCore Mix Info: Ultravibes - Party Kit Mix Length Mix: 00:40:16 Tracks: 14 (fourteen) Download/Listen (via Mixcloud): LISTEN HERE File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Bitspeed: unknown More Information: Ultravibes - Soundcloud Page

  • M@rt!n-J - In Search Of ... Gouryella (2018)

    If you see these two together, a light in your head will go on. And if not, you are too young and you have not lived during the time when Trance music was created and when it became one of the biggest styles in the world. It's of course DJ Ferry Corsten and Tiesto, a.k.a. Gouryella. One of the world's first Trance duos that made it big, really big. And even nowadays the Gouryella tracks are seen as the best of the best in our Trance history. If I'm honest, and I normally am quite honest, Gouryella did appear on many CDs when I started a craving for new music, and when it became Trance music, I bought literally everything Arcade (record label) released. From the cheesiest to the dopest compilations, and on each and every one of them Gouryella appeared. Also Tiesto and Ferry Corsten separately, but Gouryella. Boy, those were the days. Trance music now and then, it's like two different worlds. I never knew that Tiesto only stayed for three records and after that f**ked off. Well, he's one of the best paid DJs in the world right now, so the decisions he has made in the past has done him well. But with Gouryella he and Ferry created something unique and exciting, and Ferry still keeps it alive and kicking in 2018. DJ M@rt!n-J has made yet another dedication mix, this time focussed on these Trance legends. So let's dive straight into the mix and find out which records he has picked (if he hasn't picked Gouryella - Gouryella, I will be upset). 01. Gouryella - Gouryella 02. Gouryella - Walhalla 03. Gouryella - Tenshi 04. Gouryella - Ligaya 05. Gouryella - Anahera 06. Gouryella - Neba 07. Gouryella - Venera (Vee's Theme) 08. Gouryella - Gorella A short but very powerful tracklist. And after reasing this tracklist you really should check out the mix. No mucking about, just pure Trance music from the golden years. I remember these tunes like they were made yesterday, but it's more like yesteryear! When I saw Tiesto play during the early 00s and he played Gouryella with Gouryella, the roof just blew up! Seriously, everyone went mad! And you can play it now, in 2018, and people will get euphoric, and in a state of absolute bliss. The music they created is just pure bliss! We can talk for hours about the mix, but I think it's necessary for you all just to shut up, sit down, and press play. M@rt!n-J picked the right duo to start his new mix compilation with. Who doesn't want to hear Gouryella? Give me Gouryella every day! Of course 'Gouryella' is the best record in this mix, closely followed by 'Ligaya'. What a mesmerizing record, and what an amazing way of producing records. This kind of Trance music has been lost forever, with the new sound being more focussed for the EDM kids, but please, let's never forget when Trance was greater than life. When it wasn't about having a selfie on a big event and filming everything on Snapchat. It was about closing your eyes, lifting your arms high up, and letting the music take you to the next level. No mobile phone nonsense. Pure. DJ: M@rtin-J Genre/Style: Trance, Classic Trance, Uplifting Trance Mix Info: In Search Of ... Gouryella Length Mix: 00:48:05 Tracks: 8 (eight) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN File Size: 110 MB File Type: mp3 Bitspeed: 320kbps More Information: Gouryella - Facebook Fanpage

  • Smith & Brown - Resilience Promo Mix (2018)

    I've been away for a few days, to lovely Chorleywood, which isn't far away from London, but it was a nice break that me and the missus needed. The one thing I did miss was my music. My PC is literally my life, and is my key to the world. Yes, I've got a mobile phone and a tablet and a laptop, but nothing can beat the wonderful PC. But to keep my music coming (one way or the other), I went on Soundcloud every day to find good mixes. And I found one by Smith & Brown, you know them, they made this smashing record with the awesome lyrics 'beautiful beautiful'. And I'm sorry to say that I've just forgotten the title. But I glanced at the tracklist, and this track is actually in here: 'Last Landing'. Pfew, saved myself from a blunder. Anyway, let's talk about the event they will be playing at on the 6th of October in East Kilbride. It's called Resilience, and they play alongside Andy Howie, Ian Maxwell, Graeme Johnstone, Maig Shaw, Alan Jess, and Ryan Gillies. Not familiar with any of these names (besides the ones who made this mix), but to be fair: you can't go wrong. As long as David Guetta is not on the line-up everything is fine. The tracklist. Well, it's a beauty. 01. Maarten De Jong - Cast Iron (Extended Mix) 02. Sied van Riel - Atomic Blonde (Original Mix) 03. Sneijder - Neutralize (HP Source Remix) 04. Vision X - Bantai (Mastered) 05. Joint Operations Centre feat Kate Miles - Behind The Silence (Original Mix) 06. Kriess Guyte - Destination Kosmos (Extended Mix) 07. Stoneface & Terminal - Airflow (Extended Mix) 08. Chicane feat Bryan Adams - Don't Give Up (Billy Gillies Rework) 09. Heatbeat - Mortal Kombat (Extended Mix) 10. Smith & Brown - Foul Matter 11. Smith & Brown - Last Landing (Original Mix) 12. Project 8 - Order (Extended Mix) I love the fact that they just left the records as they were: no silly radio edits, but fully extended mixes. That's what I needed to hear. Especially when it comes to Trance/Tech Trance. You can say whatever you like, but you can not find anything negative about this mix. Smith and Brown have made an excellent promo mix for this event, and it's a no-brainer: if you live near East Kilbride, you should definately check them out. I hope one day they will come down South and play somewhere in London. Their music is promising, and it's an act I really would like to see live. The music, well, the music in this mix is excellent. They've included 2 of their own records, and what they have done is mixed Techno with Trance beautifully. I love this balanced music. And with 'Foul Matter' they've also included a Breakbeat section! Fuck me sideways, that's something I wasn't expecting! But the best record has got to be 'Last Landing' (yes, the record I forgot the title of). I still love records with a bit of outer space stuff in there. That's a dancefloor smasher, an earthquake causer. Mighty record. Check this wonderful promo mix out! And buy those tickets! DJ: Smith & Brown Genre/Style: Trance, Tech Trance Mix Info: Resilience Promo Mix Length Mix: 01:02:33 Tracks: 12 (twelve) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Bitspeed: unknown More Information: Resilience - Facebook Page

  • The Best Of Fracus & Darwin Mixed By DJ Brady (2018)

    If you talk about a duo so well known but yet so underrated, you obviously think of Fracus and Darwin, and that's not something we should be proud of. These masterminds behind many hit records have been playing all over the world, and yet they haven't played at Tomorrowland or Defqon.1, which doesn't feel right. Yeah, they have played at the big events in the UK, from Westfest to others (my mind has just gone blank), but I still feel that they deserve a much bigger stage. I've been a fan for many years, and those F&D fans follow literally everything they upload. Not just them but also stuff from their label Hardcore Underground. You all are aware of my love for their music, and over the years I have reviewed a lot of their mixes and albums, sadly they are gone forever (old website doesn't work anymore, stupid errors). But anyway, yeah, I'm a fan. Seen them play in the UK and in Belgium (where it felt like it was a personal concert instead of a rave, there weren't many dancing on the dancefloor besides me). So to find a dedication mix especially made for them is always good. The DJ who made this dedication mix is none other than DJ Brady. You might have seen his name before on this glorious website (well, the old website), but the last couple of months I've sadly not had the chance to listen to a mix made by him. Thankfully he thought so to, hence why he made sure I wouldn't miss this masterpiece. So, it has come to this: the tracklist. And it's arousing. 01. Fracus & Darwin - Coming Back To Me (Intro Mix) 02. Fracus & Darwin feat Becca Hossany - Got The Rhythm 03. Fracus & Darwin - Turn Back Time 04. M-Project - All I Need Is Your Love (Fracus & Darwin Remix) 05. Fracus & Darwin - Magic Chords 06. Buzz & Stevie-D feat Jessica Palmer - Goodbye (Fracus & Darwin Remix) 07. Fracus & Darwin feat Ant Johnson - You Are My Oxygen 08. Fracus & Darwin feat Cat Knight - Love Obsession (SMD Remix) 09. Fracus & Darwin - A New Day Comes 10. Fracus & Darwin - Come Home 11. Fracus & Darwin - Music's Hypnotising 12. Fracus & Darwin - Ganja Crew 13. CLSM - I Will Wait (Fracus & Darwin Remix) 14. Fracus & Darwin - Moment 2 Moment 15. Fracus & Darwin feat Ant Johnson - Standing Till Tomorrow 16. Fracus & Darwin - Noizemaker 17. Fracus & Darwin - Sycamore Grove 18. Fracus & Darwin feat Jessica Palmer - Love Comes Back 19. Fracus & Darwin vs Bass Selective - Blow Out Part 4 20. Fracus & Darwin vs Entity - Subsystem 21. Fracus & Darwin feat Chwhynny - Don't Tell Me 22. Fracus & Darwin - Floorburn (2017 Mix) 23. Mark Ashley & K-Complex - Atomic Orbital (Fracus & Darwin's Progressive Remix) 24. Fracus & Darwin feat Kyla - Freedom 25. Fracus & Darwin - Just A Ride 26. DJ Chewmixer vs Fracus & Darwin - Like Nobody Before 27. Bang! - When I Saw The Rain (Fracus & Darwin Remix) 28. Fracus & Darwin - Realms & Rough-Cuts 29. Fracus & Darwin - Now I'm Free 30. Fracus & Darwin - The Good Inside 31. Fracus & Darwin - Step Down 32. Daniel Seven, Fracus & Darwin - Speedway 33. Fracus & Darwin - End On A Hard Note I didn't mention this before, but this is not an hour long mix. DJ Brady decided to go all out, and the mix turned out to be 2 hours+ long. And for some mixes that is too long: you get bored very quickly and it becomes irrelevant, and sometimes quite annoying. But not this mix. Fracus and Darwin are both legends, and are masters when it comes to producing records. And not only focused on one style, they can play literally everything! What attracts me is their happiness. Their music always symbolizes happiness. They give UK Hardcore a nice and unique twist. But the main reason why I like them a lot, is because they are normal people, nice, and down to earth. The best music they make is music that comes from the heart, and has a bit of the oldskool sound to it. Be it early 90s or Breakbeat, they can fabricate everything. And that's good. All their albums and mixes have put a smile on my face for many years, and this mix does exactly the same. Thanks DJ Brady for making such an amazing mix. There are simply too many big dancefloor smashers in here. But 'Sycamore Grove' is my favourite. Such an underrated but timeless masterpiece. Whatever they touch, turns into gold. That's why they are my favorite duo in the UK Hardcore scene. And blame me for making that decision, but secretly you think the same. They rule. DJ: Brady Genre/Style: Happy Hardcore, UK Hardcore, Breakbeat Hardcore, EDMCore Mix Info: The Best Of Fracus & Darwin Mixed By DJ Brady Length Mix: 02:10:01 Tracks: 33 (thirty-three) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN File Size: 297 MB File Type: mp3 Bitspeed: 320kbps More Information: Fracus & Darwin - Facebook Fanpage

  • Ganar - Summer Mix 2018

    When you realise the weekend is nearly at its end and you still want to enjoy yourself, you just wake up at silly o'clock and start playing everything you can find on Soundcloud. That's the way I've started this Sunday morning. And one of the first things I found was a mix by Ganar. Celebrating the summer of 2018 (which looks like it has ended to be fair), he made this 44 minute long mix, containing 13 tracks, the majority made by himself. Ganar has a unique approach to UK Hardcore, and many seem to love his style. Only uploaded a day ago, and nearly reaching 1k plays. It took me a bloody year to reach 100 plays on my mixes lol. Anyway, whatever the amount of plays, it's about the music. And as I said before, he has included a lot of his own productions in here. And Ganar is known to produce hit after hit. The last mix I reviewed got good ratings from my end (don't know exactly what the score was, but it's never been below a 4). The previous reviews have been lost forever, so let's focus on his brand spanking new mix. Is it any good? Let's find out, shall we? 01. Darren Styles - The Dragon Comes Home (Ganar Mashup) 02. Tungevaag & Raaban - All For Love (Ganar & Steve Supremacy Remix) 03. Ganar - Hurt 04. Sunset Bros x Mark McCabe - I'm Feeling It (Ben Nicky Remix) 05. Ganar - Falling 06. Ganar feat Gemma Macleod - Set Me Free 07. Eyeopener - Open Your Eyes (Outforce & Nanook Remix) 08. Gammer - The Drop (Darren Styles Remix) 09. Ganar - Your Eyes 10. Ganar - I'm Better Now 11. Dillytek - Fight For You (Ganar & Steve Supremacy Remix) 12. Kizum - You & I 13. Ganar - Changed My Life You will find a lot of vocally records in here. I reckon it's his favourite kind of UK Hardcore. Vocals can take you places you have not been before, and Ganar always selects the finest vocalists. Don't know how he finds these excellent vocals, but they always seem to work, and blend in nicely into the song. Another excellent mix by Ganar. Really impressed by his skills as a producer. He knows how to please the listeners. The response has been really good: social media has been taken over lately by his mix, and everyone has given him positive credits for this mix. And I'm one of them. Really enjoyed his unique style. Blending in EDM with UK Hardcore. And it works. Especially when you hear 'I'm Better Now'. That's my favourite record in this mix. Give this mix a go. Not a mix which will disappoint you. Go on, I know you want to! DJ: Ganar Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, EDMCore, Powerstomp Mix Info: Summer Mix 2018 by Ganar Length Mix: 00:43:58 Tracks: 13 (thirteen) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN File Size: 100 MB File Type: mp3 Bitspeed: 320kbps More Information: DJ Ganar - Soundcloud Page

  • Repeller & Cryex - Decibel 2018 Warm-Up Mix

    Those who aren't at home right now, are probably enjoying themselves at Decibel 2018. This three day event is one of the biggest and coolest events in the Netherlands, and as one news headlight quoted yesterday ( there were already massive traffic jams around Decibel Outdoor. And there's a good reason for it: b2s knows exactly how to throw an excellent party, and have been doing that for many years. A key player in the hard dance scene, a true hard dance fanatic does not need to be introduced to Decibel, because everyone already knows. We all know this cool event just dominated everything! One of the acts playing there (well, technically speaking two) made a nice warm-up mix, which makes me feel so shit at the moment: I'm not going. I'm not dancing/raving amongst the tens of thousands of people, and not enjoying the music coming from each angle. So not a warm-up for me, but I still had to share this with you all. To those staying at home. Sorry about that. The tracks they have selected are literally ace. A nice and diverse selection of tracks. And a lot of To Be Announced records. Well, let's listen to the mix whilst I'm typing away the tracklst, shall we? 01. Headhunterz - Psychedelic (Atmozfears Remix) 02. RVAGE & Level One - Moment Of Truth 03. Crypsis feat Sasha F - Get Hit 04. Repeller & TBA - TBA 05. Primefire - The Owlman 06. Dyro feat Le Prince - Surrenda (ID Remix) 07. Cryex - #DB18 08. Luminite - Change Your Plan 09. Re-Shock & Scream Intention - Outer Dark 10. Repeller - TBA 11. The Beholder & Max Enforcer - ID (Repeller DB18 Edit) 12. D-Sturb & Luminite - Sound Of The Bassdrum (Cryex Bootleg) 13. TBA - TBA 14. Requiem - I.A.B. 15. Cruel Regime - Selfdestructive Tendencies 16. TBA - TBA 17. Angerfist - Black Hole 18. Regain - Xorcism 19. TBA - TBA 20. TBA - TBA 21. D-Sturb & Malice - Drop 'Em Down 22. Endymion - Gladiator (Rebelion Remix) 23. Bwazza - Kino Der Toten (HC Edit) 24. TBA - TBA Now, the tracklist. You see, I listen to everything, so I'm not good with names, or sometimes even following one specific style, and I sometimes loose touch. In this instance, I have lost touch when it comes to Hardstyle. I know the names of the artists (well, most of them) but not the records. But it's all about the strength of the music, and Repeller and Cryex have made a very cool looking mix! These two names, whoever they might be, have sparked my interest in them. This is such a wicked mix, with the dopest records (even though half of the records are TBA). If you are at Decibel right now, enjoy it as much as you can. This event has got the finest acts, and I would suggest you check these two out too. If they play as they have done for this mix, they are a force to reckon. A bit of everything is in this mix. Hardstyle, Rawstyle, and Hardcore. And as we all know, these styles blend in beautifully. And even though I'm a raver and love Hardcore, in this mix the Hardstyle selection did the most for me. Especially 'Moment Of Truth'. What a euphoric track! True words spoken as well! A very welcoming warm-up mix. A warm-up mix for those couch sitting. Thanks Repeller and Cryex! And credit for making a wicked picture to accompany their mix! DJ: Repeller & Cryex Genre/Style: Hardstyle, Rawstyle, Hardcore Mix Info: Decibel 2018 Warm-Up Mix Length Mix: 01:00:42 Tracks: 24 (twenty-four) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN File Size: 139 MB File Type: mp3 Bitspeed: 320kbps More Information: Repeller - Soundcloud Page

  • DJ Sc@r Interview (2013)

    This is going to be my first artist interview, and I am quite nervous. Nervous for a good reason, because the person who is going to be interviewed in a female UK Hardcore DJ from Australia, who has her own label, her own radio show on Krafty Radio show, and she has won this year’s award for being “Best Breakthrough DJ”…… it’s DJ Sc@r I am talking about! Some might say that she’s one of the UK’s finest rising artists, but I think they are all wrong! To many she’s number one DJ, her mixing skills are always explosive, and her own tracks/remixed tracks are insanely good! Let’s see what’s on her mind, what rocks her socks, and more……. DJ SC@R !!!!! (First question i’m firing back at you…. where on earth did you dig that photo up from? (a gentleman never reveals his secrets…. but it was amongst your photo’s lol) Quick Fire Round (three questions, random as f**k) lol –       Australia or the United Kingdom? Both! –       Small event or Big event? I love small intimate events –        (Tricky one) Raw Elements or Scarred Digital? Raw Elements was my foundation but Scarred Digital is where it is at for me now DJ Sc@r, who is she, what does she do? “Full time Registered Nurse by day to insane crazy Dj by night (people at work refer me as). Not sure if that’s a good thing or not?” Stupid question probably, but where does the name come from?  “Originated from my backpacking days, though as they say ‘what goes abroad, stays abroad'” In 2006 you ‘entered’ the scene. But when did you experience it, what was your introduction? Was it a CD, or an event, or a mix you have heard?  “My brother Jason introduced me to rave music in 1994 back on the tape days, I started raving in 2000 but wasn’t until 2006 when I really started djing and give something back to the scene on vinyl originally but quickly over to CDs.” Who has inspired you, and made you think “eh, what he/she does, I can do better!”  “I wouldn’t say it was a ‘I could do better’ it was more of a ‘I want to do that’. Back in the day it was Euphony, Uplift, Kevin Energy and Luna C who was my influence. These days its Luna C, Gammer and the ravers who are my inspiration!” At first, you worked closely with Raw Elements. And by looking at their catalogue, you have contributed probably the most. What made you decide to start your own label, called Scarred Digital? “Thought it was time to start my own path, fresh goals and new direction with music” What is Scarred Digital? Is it just another label, or not? (What makes it unique?)  “I know personally how hard it is to have people listen to your tracks and take notice. Scarred Digital is aimed at bringing forth the sounds of new producers alongside big names from around the globe over a variety of different rave genres like UK hardcore, freeform, hard dance and gabber under one label.” From the Scarred Digital website, you can buy many tunes, which can be bought by people from all over the world. You have also played all around the globe, from Australia to the States, you have been there. Which performance has got the most memories, and why, and obviously: where was it?  “I have so many fond memories from people crowd surfing during my set in Belgium, my first main stage HTID set in Spain, dressing as a ninja in Japan or celebrating NYE set in Canada. I have loved every second of my DJ-ing whether its in the UK or aboard!” In The Netherlands this distinctive sound isn’t much appreciated, people still think it’s a subgenre from the 90s style called Happy Hardcore. Why haven’t we embraced the UK Hardcore scene yet? Are the Dutch ignorant, cheese eating, clog wearing bastards?  “I don’t think it’s ‘ignorant’, I have seen the hardcore scene grow from nothing in both Sweden and Belgium to having a strong support for UK hardcore. Just needs a few promoters to take it by the balls and show party-goers what its all about.” Ow, we are not ignorant bastards? Bless. I always thought we were. Seeing as you have been all over the globe, and seen many people, which country has the weirdest crowd (good or bad)? When we (the Dutch) go nuts on the dance floor, we tend to throw our clogs in the air, and wave our tulips……. “weirdest crowd? I better not say, I wouldn’t want to offend anyone! Though every country seems to have its own identity on the dance floor which is always an experience.” Flying all around the world, playing everywhere, doing the job you love has paid off: last weekend you have won the award for “ Best Breakthrough DJ”. And to be honest, the competition was hard…. what was your first reaction after hearing you have won the award? “I had a morning shift the next morning, with the responsibility I have with my job as a Registered Nurse, I chose to stay in that night with my fiancée. I woke up about 3am to see texts from friends and missed phone calls. My first reaction was to wake up Steve and was like ”S*#t, I think I won the award”.” Ok, here’s your chance to do some kind of “Miss Universe” speech: “thank you everyone who has supported me over the years, I love you guys *wipes a tear away*” Most important question: seeing as Gammer won thousands, where are you going to put your award?  “It’s currently on my mantelpiece in our lounge room but sure it will end up in my studio at some point.” It’s fair to say that 2012 has been a big year for you: your own label and your own clothing line. What made you decide to release your own clothing line?  “Just another little adventure to put more time into 📷 I have lots of other ideas as well but I’m always told to slow down a bit.” Quick SPAM moment: where can people get these shirts/hoodies from? And if I am interested in SD tracks, where can I buy them?  “TrackItDown, Itunes, Beatport, Amazon, Juno, Imo Download and pretty much any website that promotes hardcore and hard dance” Ok, enough self-promoting. You have played at a lot of events, and you seem to smile at every picture taken. Anything embarrassing to share with us?  “Falling off stage or smashing my head on a lighting rig in front of everyone would probably have to top it.” If you could share a stage with anyone, who would that be?  “Luna C and this dream is about to become a reality in a few weeks time in New York, USA at Winning! I’m completely over the moon about it” Btw, you seem to appear on stage a lot with someone called “Scooby”, who is he? And is he DJ Outblast’s brother? (he looks a lot like Outblast).  “Scooby is my fiancée Steve! We run Scarred Digital together, live, party and work together so it only made sense when I realised his mixing was better than mine” Ok, now you have won an award, your whole future will change! You will be booked a lot now (more than usual). Where can people see you/hear you? (dates/event names?)  “I wouldn’t say it has changed at all. I’m still doing my Thursday radio show on Krafty Radio (7-9pm) and doing my own thing. All my bookings are promoted on my Twitter and Facebook pages.” And give us a quick reminder why we should go to these events.. “It’s a rave! friendly people, good music and a place to let your hair down and have a good time so why not? :)” If someone is reading this and wants to know more, where should they go to? Just to show how good this lady is, at the bottom of this interview she has added her personal favourite mix, why not give it a try, and listen/download it? Thank you Sc@r, for this interview (hope I didn’t make her suffer too much). Congratulations again on winning the award! One of the hardest working, award winning female DJ is going to rise next year, Gammer should watch out, this lady has got claws (like a cat)…. she will get next years “Best DJ” award….  If you don’t believe me…. go and hear her live! DJ Sc@r!!!!!

  • Scarred Digital Presents: Scarred By Sound (2018)

    You all must be aware of the latest UK Hardcore album being released by the mighty Scarred Digital label and the label owner DJ Sc@r: they have taken over Facebook and Twitter and other social media platforms. And there's a good reason for it. Not many albums get released nowadays, so when one does emerge, we all should embrace it and listen to what's on it. And seeing as this is Scarred Digital's first compilation, it's a special one. I've been a Sc@r fan for many years, and when she started Scarred Digital it was all fresh and exciting, and now it has turned into this big empire, a label with 153 releases so far, and more will come in the near future. This family (that's what they call themselves) has been a good platform for upcoming talents, and with this latest release it has given a handful of artists the opportunity to be on a wicked album, which is mixed by the mother of the label, Sc@r, So what happens when you buy the album? You get the actual CD, which is mixed by Sc@r. But also something called 'Dual Ownership' of the 15 records. You get them unmixed in a DJ friendly WAV format. A voucher will be sent alongside the physical CD and with this download voucher, well, you know what you need to do. It's obvious. I'm not a DJ, more a blogger who loves mixes. So to hear the mix is always a bonus for me. Gives me a good impression of each record (which you will own after you purchased the album). But you need to be quick: already half of all the physical copies have been sold. So don't be a knob, get the album now! 01. Dean-P, Infexious & Vibrance feat Ceci - Thunder & Raindrops 02. Code-E - I Need Love 03. Tamerax & Lovely Chan - Ready When You Are 04. Sw!tch & Wyld feat Stephanie Kay - The Stars Collide 05. Dan Edge & Ben Manic - Reflections 06. Reflux & Studioslave - Just Release Me 07. Uniqform & S.I.D.R. - You're My Everything 08. Skye, 2B Happy, Delusion - Rock The Bass 09. Ken Masters & Andy Wilson feat Haruna Sawamizu - Civilization 10. ViolonC - Drive Me Crazy 11. Sc@r & MoreMental MC - Scarred By Sound 12. NeoNoise & Havoc - Ass Up 13. Rob IYF & Stu Woods - T-Virus 14. Mansy - Survivor 15. Catzeyez & MC Instinct - KOR (Keep On Raving) So, let me recapture what you will get: a physical copy of Sc@r's mix, and 15 DJ friendly tracks (which you see above here). And only that for just a few pennies and pounds. You were going to spend it on crap anyway, why not spend it on quality, and support the scene? Scarred Digital's album contains a lot of melodic and vocally records, and when I say a lot, I do mean A LOT. They obviously love this kind of UK Hardcore, and I can not disagree. If I had to pick, vocal anthems would do more for me. But this album is diverse too, not only UK Hardcore but also EDMCore, Happy Hardcore and Gabber records can be found on here. Carefully selected by the mother of the label. It's a fresh and exciting album. Just what the scene needs. Uplifting and happy music. And we all know that Sc@r loves that. So you basically get what you asked for. Sc@r knows what kind of music pleases the true Hardcore fans, and I can not debate this: it's the fact. If you are a true lover, you will embrace this album. Normally I would pick a favourite record, and on this album it's the easiest decision ever! It's the first record. 'Thunder & Raindrops'. A bit of oldskool (Slipmatt-sounding) crammed in there as well. A no brainer, to be fair. Sc@r should be proud of her album. A lovely looking album cover, and all, and I mean ALL, these records sound really good. A good representation of that what the scene is missing. We need more vocally stuff, more happier stuff, more bouncy stuff, and more from Sc@r. DJ: Sc@r Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, EDMCore, Gabber Release Year: 2018 Album Info: Scarred By Sound CDs: 1 (one) Length CD: 00:53:25 Tracks: 15 (fifteen) Label: Scarred Digital Product Number: unknown Buy Album: Scarred Digital - Bandcamp Page More Information: Scarred Digital - Soundcloud Page

  • Ben Stevens - Happy Hardcore Classics (Volume 2) (2015)

    Soundcloud is the ultimate place for muusic lovers. During the 90s it was MTV and TMF but those are outdated now. So Soundcloud rules now, and I find new mixes every blooming day. Including the one that got reposted the other day by someone (I forgot who it was), and I was happy when I found this! The reason being is the fact that this mix contains Happy Hardcore anthems! And we are all fans. You might disagree, but secretly deep down inside you know each and every anthem and can sing along to them whenever they are played. Why hate something which is so beautiful? Ben Stevens made this mix 3 years ago. Don't know this DJ, or where he's from. Never seen his name before. So this is an introduction. And what kind of introduction! His mix takes me right back to the 90s, when TCD was a little nipper, enjoying his life. When I was listening to this music I was still enjoying cassettes on my cassette player. And not only has he made a mix containing Dutch Happy Hardcore, he also included music from the UK. So a nice blended mix containing everything you wanted! Christmas has come early this year. And what a tracklist! God, if this doesn't make you dribble, nothing will. Fuck me sideways, this is pure pornography! Happy Hardcore the way it was meant to be. No nonsense, no fake Happy Hardcore tunes (I'm talking about you, Hakkuhbar, Gabber Piet, Reefteef, and all these money grabbing people). 01. Vinylgroover - Time 02. Eruption - Let The Music 03. Sy & Demo - Devotion 04. Steve Smeetit - Techno Wonderland 05. Brisk & Trixxy - See The Light 06. Hixxy & Bananaman - Forever Together 07. DJ Ell & DJ Dream - Wings Of Love (Dougal Remix) 08. DJ Waxman - You're The Voice 09. Elevate - Virtual Dreams (Vinylgroover Euro Mix) 10. Dougal & Mickey Skeedale - The Key 11. Brisk & Trixxy - I Need Somebody 12. DJ Demo - You're Mine (Slipmatt Remix) 13. DJ Kaos - Sunshine (Scott Brown Remix) 14. Force & Styles - Fun Fair 15. Ikon - Doesn't Have To Be (Vinylgroover Remix) 16. Jimmy J - 99 Red Ballons (Remix) 17. Vinylgroover - My Guardian Angel 18. DJ Demo - I've Got The Feeling (Brisk & Ham Mix) 19. SL2 - On A Ragga Tip (Slipmatt Remix) 20. Juicy Cuts - Don't Leave Me Alone 21. Eruption - Reach Out (Brisk Remix) 22. Lovechild - All Out Of Love (DJ Weirdo & Sim Mix) 23. Vinylgroover - Up Yours 24. Nakatomi - Children Of The Night (XXL Mix) 25. E-Logic - Run To Me (Brisk Remix) 26. Stealth - Love, Life & Happiness (Brisk Remix) 27. Brisk & Trixxy - Show Me The Way 28. Alchemist - I Can See Clearly 29. Triple J - Wonderful World 30. DJ Vibes & Wishdokta - Rave Is A Mystery 31. Scott Brown vs Rab S - Now Is The Time 32. E-Logic & DNA - Get On Up 33. Alchemist & Fade - Keep On Trying (Slipmatt Remix) 34. Brisk - Set Free 35. Vinylgroover & Trixxy - I Need Your Lovin' 36. Elevate - The Terminator 37. Clock - Holdin On For You (The Visa Treatment Mix) 38. Sy & Demo - Sensation (Edit) 39. DJ Demo & Mickey Skeedale - Come Together 40. Dr Who - Love Of My Life 41. Dougal & Vibes - Feel Free 42. Force & Styles - Shining Down (Slipmatt Remix) 43. Ilogik & DNA - Kick Your Legs In The Air 44. Eruption - Don't You Want Me (Force & Styles Remx) 45. Critical Mass - Believe In The Future (Happy Future Edit) 46. DJ Energy - Take Me Up 47. Antisocial - My Way 48. Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo - Wonderful Days (Rotterdam Mix) 49. ABH - Overdose 50. JDS - Higher Love (Slipmatt Remix) Porno. That's what this is! No joke, this is just the way I like my Happy Hardcore. And truth be told, this has got to be in the top three of 'best music styles ever' list. And for once no commercial bullshit records, but the pure records, those demolishing the dancefloors during the 90s. The kids nowadays do not have anything as good as this. Music has changed, and this includes people's perspective on music. This kind of music might be laughed at, but there's still a huge cult following out there, supporting it. And I'm proud to say that I'm one of them. 50 records to choose from. Can't pick my favourite record that easily. But if I had to, it has to be 'Higher Love' by JDS, remixed by Slipmatt. And that's not because I know the legend, but because it holds the most memories (I still remember it being on Happy Hardcore 6 by Arcade). Such a truly monsterous anthem (and I mean it in a good way). Ben Stevens' mix is such a good one, this will be seen by many as one of the greatest mixes ever. A few mixing errors here and there, but they are nothing, compared to the strength of the music. This is a mix we should all be proud of. And it's 3 1/2 hours long! DJ: Ben Stevens Genre/Style: Happy Hardcore Mix Info: Happy Hardcore Classics (Volume 2) Length Mix: 03:31:45 Tracks: 50 (fifty) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN File Size: 484 MB File Type: mp3 Bitspeed: 320kbps More Information: Toolbox Digital - Soundcloud Page

  • Pdevil - Ouwe Stijl Is Botergeil Promo Mix (27-10-2018)

    Ouwe Stijl Is Botergeil. If you are not Dutch, you probably won't have a clue what this means. It's a party focussed on the oldskool Hardcore sound. Translated: Old Style Is Butter Horny. Yeah, I told you that it wouldn't make any sense for anyone who's not Dutch. We know what it means and what it represents. Anyway, let's talk about this event, which is upcoming: the 27th of October 2018 this event will be held in the Q-Factory in Amsterdam. The line-up looks good. A few unknowns to me, but also a few oldskool legends like Hellfish, Arjuna, Stickhead, Frantic Freak, and more. One of the artists performing there (Pdevil) made a promo mix, which is truly astonishing. Not only because of the fact that it contains Early Hardcore, but also because of the fact that the majority of the tunes I have not heard before! All exclusive records, and it puts faith into me, that they are keeping the oldskool sound alive. And that's all what we want to hear. Tracklist time! 01. Biodyne - Die A Good Man 02. Fiasco Project - Dungeon 03. Lenz - Try A Line 04. Pdevil - ID 05. Krytax - Dance With The Devil 06. Speedy Lô - Trip To Wonderland 07. Pdevil - Lilith 08. Fiasco Project - Bizar 09. Terror Eimbert - EgypTek 10. Lenz vs SpeedFolter - Real Shit 11. Xearo - Terror Stolenproject 12. Pdevil - The Devil Returned 13. Pdevil - Wrong Destination 14. ID - ID 15. Undunn & Biodyne - Credo V 16. ID - ID 17. X² - Android Behaviour As a lover of the Early sound, this brings joy to my heart. There are still enthusiasts out there, keeping this sound alive. Not just by playing the old stuff, but also by producing new records, containing the old vibe. Now that's something I really vouch for. This is the reason why I started blogging anyway, to make sure people would understand my passion and dedication, and now I've found a few others, keeping the Hardcore sound alive. Thanks Pdevil for this awesome mix! New music, old sound. Is there anything else we could wish for? There are so many great anthems in here, real dancefloor smashers, and if Pdevil plays these anthems at 'Ouwe Stijl Is Botergeil', the ravers will have a good time. Like myself, I was bouncing up and down here in my living room, having the volume right to the max! A few mistakes have creeped into this mix, but nothing major. Still makes the mix worth listening to, and maybe get you into a spending spree mode (by buying tickets for this event?)? Best record? That's a no brainer: X² - Android Behaviour. Why? It just delivers. It satisfied me from the moment I heard it for the first time. Banging beats and bass. This is Hardcore the way I like it! Credits for Pdevil and all the producers out there, keeping the Early Hardcore sound alive and kicking. I wish I could go to Ouwe Stijl Is Botergeil. That would be amazing! You can, if you get your tickets right now. And you will see and hear Pdevil play this kind of music. Which is AWESOME! DJ: Pdevil Genre/Style: Hardcore, Early Hardcore, Happy Hardcore Mix Info: Ouwe Stijl Is Botergeil Promo Mix (27-10-2018) Length Mix: 00:43:53 Tracks: 17 (seventeen) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN File Size: 60.7 MB File Type: mp3 Bitspeed: 192kbps More Information: Strength Of Unity - Soundcloud Page

  • Liquid's Early XL Recordings Classics Mix (2018)

    If you want to know wihch label has meant a lot to us ravers, it's got to be XL Recordings. This label has released so many great albums/songs, and not only focussed on the raving culture (remember they also saw potential in Adele, and released her '21' album, which we all know did extremely well). A force to reckon, and many have done that over the years. You slowely become a fan of their back catalogue, once you discover them. And for me it was my first The Prodigy album that made me become aware of this mighty label. A few days ago Liquid made this guestmix for #BlockrockinBeats show, aired on TODAY FM. And it got uploaded onto Mixcloud, and guess what? It's already reached the 5th position in the Mixcloud Rave chart. How about that, eh? But I don't need to mention to you all how much oldskool music is still on our minds and how much we miss it. And truth be told, you will get an orgasm when you see the tracklist. This shows us how much XL Recordings has meant to us. These tracks were released between 88 and 92, and it is a tribute mix (as if you haven't clocked it yet). It contains so many great anthems, make sure you've got a box of tissues ready! 01. Looney Tunes - Just As Long As I Got You (Warehouse Rave Remix) 02. Subliminal Aura - No Stoppin' 03. Flowmasters - Let It Take Control (Radio Version) 04. Ellis D - Took My Love Away (Serious Mix) 05. The Prodigy - Android 06. Cubic 22 - Night In Motion (Original Mix) 07. The Prodigy - Charly (Alley Cat Mix) 08. T99 - Anasthasia (Out Of History Mix) 09. Set Up System - Fairy Dust (Blastomania Mix) 10. The Prodigy - G-Force (Energy Flow) 11. SL2 - DJs Take Control 12. Liquid - Phog (Original Mix) 13. Liquid - Sweet Harmony 14. SL2 - Way In My Brain 15. SL2 - On A Ragga Tip 16. The Prodigy - Out Of Space (Edit) 17. Liquid - Liquid Is Liquid 18. Dance Conspiracy - Dub War 19. The Prodigy - Your Love We can have a debate about it, but we are all thinking the same thing: The Prodigy was XL Recordings best signing ever! They dominated during the 90s, and made us all aware of this label. Hence why Liquid selected so many of their records, mainly the well known ones. But also SL2 and his own records can be found in this majestic mix. This takes me back, way back, back into time. When I was dancing in my bedroom, whilst listening to my non-skipping portable CD player (which did skip, I should have sued the company). The quality of the headphones was dreadful, but the music that came out, came across, and also the meaning behind the records. I was a happy bunny (but not my parents, who heard me bouncing up and down on the floor). These tunes made me feel young again. Thanks for this Liquid. The mix starts slowely, but gets intents after a few minutes, and the pace doesn't stop. The mix is sadly only half an hour long, but you get the finest records thrown at you. Liquid knows which records he should play to please the listeners, and I've really enjoyed it a LOT. Finest record in this mix? Well, funnily enough it's the record I have not heard before: Liquid's own 'Phog'. Yeah, 'Sweet Harmony' is nice, but 'Phog' is much better. Even 'Liquid Is Liquid' is cooler. Next to these records is 'No Stoppin'. Such a relaxing dance tune. Well, I can't choose one, I'll pick all 19 as my favourite. Check this mix out right now! Worth listening to on this dreary Saturday morning. DJ: Liquid Genre/Style: Rave, Oldskool, Techno, Dance, Breakbeat Mix Info: Early XL Recordings Classics Mix by Liquid Length Mix: 00:29:50 Tracks: 19 (nineteen) Download/Listen (via Mixcloud): LISTEN HERE File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Bitspeed: unknown More Information:

  • Jay-Z Tribute - Black Superhero Music (Hip Hop) July 2017

    It doesn't happen very often that I go and listen to Hip Hop or R&B, but let me remind you: I might be extremely white, but I'm still a music lover. And if you are talking about Hip Hop there's no other name you need to think of. Jay-Z is the first name that pops in everyone's head. This music mogul has created everything from scratch, and now he dominates a multi million music scene alongside artists such as Kanye West, P. Diddy and more. But I think that Jay-Z has become the face of the whole genre. Not only succesful as a producer and a rapper, but also married to a gorgeous looking woman: Beyonce. Also a very, very succesful artist. But I'm not going to talk about them and their private life (because I'm not a website like those gossip ones), because I'm simply not bothered about their life outside of the music world. What I'm more focussed on is the music, and you don't need to go far with Jay-Z: just typ his name in Google/Bing and you will find millions of pages, full of his music. An inspiration for many, and a genius! Someone who starts from scratch and creates an empire around him is a legend. He came from far to reach the top, and Reidstar made this tribute mix last year, containing a few of his biggest anthems. He also made a prequel, which you can find on Mixcloud. But let's focus on the mix he made last year (and I promised him that I would write a review, but it has taken a year for me to do so, so apologies to Reidstar). 01. Jay-Z & Lil' Kim - Big Momma 02. Jay-Z - That's My Bitch 03. DJ Clue - Jay-Z Freestyle (feat Jay-Z) 04. Jay-Z - Welcome To The Jungle 05. Jay-Z - DOA (Death Of Auto-tune) 06. Jay-Z - Takeover 07. Jay-Z - What More Can I Say 08. Jay-Z feat Frank Ocean - Oceans 09. Jay-Z & Memphis Bleek - It's Alright 10. Jay-Z & Rell - It's Obvious 11. Jay-Z - Freestyle 12. Jay-Z feat Memphis Bleek - Hey Papi 13. Jay-Z - Get My Shit Off 14. Jay-Z & Kanye West - Murder To Excellence 15. Jay-Z & Angie Martinez - Mi Amor 16. Jay-Z - Public Service Announcement 17. Jay-Z & Dr Dre - Watch Me 18. Jay-Z - 22 Two's 19. Jay-Z - Trouble 20. Jay-Z - So Ghetto (Album Version) 21. Jay-Z - Pump Freestyle 22. Foxy Brown feat Jay-Z - I'll Be 23. Jay-Z - Outro This has got a lot of Jay-Z records in it, and it's really cool to hear them in 2018. There are some all time classics in here, but the majority are not really radio friendly, are they? A lot of N-words in it. I'm too white to mention the whole world, so I'll let Jay-Z do it. And even though it can be rough and tough, he hits the spot. He hits the nail on the head with a few records. He has got that distinctive voice that you recognise within a second. His voice is just pure and unaltered, no bullshit. He speaks from the heart, and shares his opinion whenever he can. Jay-Z is a boss. Very daring topics, but that's what life is all about. And the music resembles the true life. It's not a megamix in all honesty. It's a nice mellowed mix. And to make this into a megamix would be so wrong: the flows and rhyhmes are difficult to make them flow from one to the next record. That's why Reidstar decided to make this into a nice tribute mix. It goes a bit off here and there, but still extremely enjoyable. I've never seen Jay-Z live, but he's on my list of artists I would like to see/hear live before I die. The atmosphere he generates during concerts is just amazing. He owns the place (he probably does, the amount of money he's got). The best Jay-Z record in this mix? Well, that's really an easy, a no brainer: 'Murder To Excellence'. Such a deep record, with a lot of meaning. And also a sick flow. And Kanye's there too! The King of the repetative music, that's what Jay-Z is. But also the King of the flow. His rhyhmes are just sick! And Reidstar's mix show us all why Jay-Z is the living legend, and number 1 in the world! DJ: Reidstar Genre/Style: Hip Hop Mix Info: Jay-Z Tribute Mix Length Mix: 01:20:47 Tracks: 23 (twenty-three) Download/Listen (via Mixcloud): LISTEN HERE File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Bitspeed: unknown More Information: Reidstar - Mixcloud Page

  • Hellcreator Presents Summer Of Hardcore (2018)

    I've been off for a few days, and that's because I took a long weekend, all away from the misery and dispair. I went back to the Netherlands, the birth place of Hardcore. On the way there and back I had to listen to 80s and 90s music, and that to me is a nightmare. But in all fairness, it was only 4 days. Now I'm back, and I've found a proper oldskool Hardcore/Terror mix, one you all will enjoy. Made by Hellcreator, the artist's name says it all! When I first heard this mix, I felt delighted. This is a sound I don't hear enough of, and it's quite unique. To me it sounds like the Hardcore/Terror music being released from 1997/1998 onwards (until the demise of Hardcore early 00s). I was a fan of this rougher sound, and I was truly in love with the 'Tunnel Of Terror' compilation (until they stopped releasing them). This sound wasn't played by the masses, but those who played it, made sure the dancefloors were destroyed. This takes me back. And you might correct me all, but I don't know a single artist in this mix. Well, a few, but not enough to call myself a dedicated follower. But Hellcreator's mix is really an outstanding one. This is a rough and raw sound I really, really love and miss. Time for the tracklist I reckon. 01. Terrorbunny - Hakke MF 02. M1dlet - Fuck Them With Hardcore (Rottencore Remix) 03. Immutek - Taste My Acid 04. Larsson - Terrorize The City 05. Xqruciator - Bam Bam 06. Rottencore - Early In The Morning 07. Not A DJ - Nebula 08. Darius G - Midnight Madness 09. Hellcreator & Acidious - Return To Terror City 10. M1dlet - Take Yo Ass Home (Rottencore Remix) 11. The Destroyer - Drax Dungeon (Speedfolter Remix) 12. Tha Basthard - Make You Pay 13. HCM - Sirens Song 14. Zabba - Dobra (DJ Kobe Remix) 15. DJ Freak - Future Of The Species 16. Arcid - The Living Dead 17. X-Cell O2 & Industrial Darkness - Apetite For Destruction 18. HCM - Body Movin' In A Wooden Box 19. The Destroyer & Speedfolter - No Headz 20. Schallfolter - Alcoterror 21. Industrial Terror Squad - Shut Em Down 22. Damage Analyse - Vengeance 23. Outfluent - Light Disposal 24. Paranoic - Fit In Your Own Stiffness As you would expect, the music starts 'slow' and goes harder towards the end. Just the way this kind of music needs to be played. Hard, rough and tough. Boy, what an interesting mix this has been. I can't say if these are actually old 90s Hardcore tunes or tunes made in the 10s but still remaining to have the 90s sound. But whatever it might be, it's banging! These tunes are hard as a rock! And so many will remain in your head, trust me. I'm a fan of this kind of Hardcore. To me it always resembles the rebels within the Hardcore scene, playing something different compared to the standard stuff. You need to have a feeling for this mix, otherwise it's nothing for you, but if you are like me, you will dig this mix. Whoever Hellcreator is, he has made a banging mix! So many catchy and rough records. I couldn't pick a favourite, but if I had to, 'Drax Dungeon'. This build up is tremendous, and it does have the sound from the 90s still in it! That 'no nonsense' beats, basses and melodies coming through the speakers. A nice welcome after a long weekend in the Netherlands. More of this please! DJ: Hellcreator Genre/Style: Hardcore, Early Hardcore, Gabber, Terror Mix Info: Hellcreator Presents Summer Of Hardcore Length Mix: 01:00:28 Tracks: 24 (twenty-four) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN File Size: 138 MB File Type: mp3 Bitspeed: 320kbps More Information: DJ Hellcreator - Soundcloud Page

  • DJ Casketkrusher - The Very Hard Unresistable Megamix (100% Vinyl) (2018)

    Casketkrusher has uploaded a brand new mix online! Happy days! Whenever I see his name appear anywhere, a smile emerges on my face. This man is so dedicated to the Oldskool sound, it's nearly compulsive. He eats, sleeps, and is Hardcore. And boy, we have known it! For many years (not that many actually, but still a few) years I've been following him (and interviewed him too), and he has always impressed me with his enthusiasm. And his awesome back catalogue as a label owner, producer and DJ. He has so many wicked anthems, didn't even know they were released. Or so rare, only a handful of people have heard them before. Like this mix you are about to listen to. I've never heard of this label before, 'Very Hard Unresistable'. I do know the tunes, but not the label. Never even seen the logo before. But it's all about the music, and this label had some good music on it. And the majority of them you will know. Unless you are not a true die-hard raver. If you are, get the f*** out of here, only the hardest motherf***ers can handle these beats! Just kidding. Let's all enjoy this majestic mix! 01. Baba Nation - Kopere 02. Da Beatblower - Cotton Trax 03. Miss Groovy - Jungle Sickness 04. Baba Nation - My Honbrã 05. Kool Killers - Back Watcher 06. Naughty Boys - 1 2 3 Fuck 07. Kool Killers - Amerikaaaah! 08. Ralphie Dee meets The Kool Killers - God Complex (Kool Killers Remix) 09. Naughty Boys - Innocent Amustement (Have Fun Mix) 10. DJ Lancinhouse meets The Stunned Guys - Fuckin' Sweat 11. Wasting Program - Bring That Shit Back 12. Miss Groovy - Shake It (Stunned Guys Mix) 13. Wasting Program - Jazz Sacrilege 14. Ralphie Dee meets The Kool Killers - Beyond Perversion 15. Miss Groovy - Naked Aggression 16. DJ Lancinhouse meets The Stunned Guys - Cold's Getting Bigger 17. Wasting Program - You Have Left Nothing Left But Destruction 18. DJ Lacinhouse meets The Stunned Guys - We Are The Dynacore Wicked tracklist! Casketkrusher has done it yet again! He composed a wonderful mix, and compiled the finest records from this unknown label (to me). This label didn't excist for that long though, to be honest. According to someone on Discogs it was a pre countermeasure to the next label which took over: Traxtorm Records. Don't know if that sure, but the sound is familiar what they released. A lot of re-occuring names, such as Naugthy Boys, Lancinhouse, Stunned Guys, Wasting Program, and more. The label (as I said before) didn't last long, but released records which did leave a long lasting impression on the Hardcore scene. And even in 2018 a Dutch DJ called Casketkrusher is keeping the music alive and kicking. This dedication mix contains filthy records, and that's no word of a lie! There are some I'm not feeling a 100%, but that's maybe because I'm not on a dancefloor with big ass speakers. Some records you do need to listen to when the speakers are taking over your sight completely! Which record is the best? Oh, that was adifficult decision, but 'Jazz Sacrilege'. It just keeps on making me happy, whenever I play it. Casketkrusher's latest mix is also for free, so download this and share it with your mates! DJ: Casketkrusher Genre/Style: Happy Hardcore, Early Hardcore, Gabber, Hardcore Techno Mix Info: The Very Hard Unresistable Megamix Length Mix: 00:59:38 Tracks: 18 (eighteen) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN File Size: 136 MB File Type: mp3 Bitspeed: 320kbps More Information: DJ Casketkrusher - Facebook Fanpage

  • Project X - Scott Brown Gabber Tribute (2018)

    Since we've moved from our old website to the new website we've been hearing great tunes coming our way. Mix after mix of excellent music. And today's Gabber mix is no exception! A Scott Brown dedication mix, dedicated to the Gabber sound he created during the late 90s and early 00s. And regulars of this website know that I'm a massive Scott Brown fan. Him and Marc Smith are my favourite Scottish DJs/producers, and there's a good reason why. Project X has made this dedication mix, and sadly I don't know a single thing about Project X. So let's focus on the mix itself. As I said before, this mix is focussed on the Gabber side of Scott Brown. He has not only been active in the UK Hardcore and Happy Hardcore scene for many decades, but his Gabber was always spot on. And I've got to say that he had a distinctive sound. This sound I'd like to call MoH style. Or the Dutch sound. He adapted to the European market, and his records appeared on many compilations, including MoH. This dedication mix has got the finest of the finest tunes in it. And it also has shitloads of unknown records (well, I've not heard them before). After hearing a Mark Archer set in the morning it's time for some Gabber! We need some rough and raw music! 01. Scott Brown - Neckbreaker (Nu Style Mix) 02. Scott Brown & Brisk - Do Not Attempt 03. Scott Brown - Extermination 04. Scott Brown - Born To Control You 05. Scott Brown - Capital Murder 06. Scott Brown - Ice Cold 2 07. Scott Brown - Ghosts 08. Scott Brown - How Else Can I Say It 09. David Pammes & Cesar Benito - Torn (Scott Brown Remix) 10. Scott Brown - Rock, Rock On (Gabber Mix) 11. Scott Brown vs Hyperbass - Life Or Death 12. Scott Brown - Blow Ya To Pieces 13. Brisk & Trixxy - Eyeopener (Scott Brown Remix) 14. Plus System - This Is How We Do It (Hardcore Mix) 15. Scott Brown - Enemy 16. Neophyte & Scott Brown - Never Forgotten 17. Scott Brown & Brisk - Mindpunks 18. Scott Brown - Sonic Boomstick An hour of Scott Brown madness. What an hour it has been! Project X has made a wicked mix, dedication to the superstar. And I loved it from the start. Would I prefer Gabber or UK Hardcore? Well, it's difficult. I got used to both. I can't pick a favourite style that Scott made. They are both equally good. And in this mix there are shitloads of awesome records. Maybe one or two bit less, like 'Torn' (the vocals are just appaling). But the majority of records are amazing! And what a way to open your set with 'Neckbreaker' and end with 'Sonic Boomstick'. There are some small mixing errors, transition issues. But nothing too big! Best record in this mix? 'This Is How We Do It'. Love Plus System! Scott's finest alter ego! Get this down you. Download this bad boy and make sure you enjoy it as much as I have. DJ: Project X Genre/Style: Hardcore, Gabber, Millennium Hardcore Mix Info: Project X - Scott Brown Gabber Tribute Length Mix: 01:12:06 Tracks: 18 (eighteen) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN File Size: 165 MB File Type: mp3 Bitspeed: 320kbps More Information: Scott Brown - Facebook Fanpage

  • Altern 8 Boiler Room Nottingham DJ Set (2016)

    Sometimes I wonder how I could miss big sets, seeing as I'm online nearly 24/7. I could have missed this one because it's a Youtube video, and I don't watch videos as much as I should. But a good friend of mine (onderkoffer) has reminded me yet again I should be watching this. A must listen to set. And the main reason for that being that the set was done by the mighty Mark Archer. Yes, one half of Altern 8. And if you remember, I've interviewed him a couple of months ago. Worth checking out too! But for now it's his set at the Boiler Room in Nottingham. I've seen the concept before and it looks interesting and scary at the same time. The DJ is the centre of attention, and literally stands amongst the crowd. Not high up on a stage, but where the ravers are. This edition they asked Mark Archer to play an hour long set, and seeing him during the set, he seems to have a brilliant time. Loving the reactions from the crowd around him, but also making sure they were treated to the finest oldschool classics. And the crowd, well, they were having it. Mark behind the decks is a good promise. He's been around for decades and knows exactly how to please but also surprise the fans. When he throws in a classic that everyone loves, the crowd go mad. I'm getting you hyped up, and now it's time for you to see what kind of tracks Mark used for his set. Be warned: nostalgic feelings will emerge. 01. Xpansions - Elevation (Move Your Body) 02. Bassheads - Is There Anybody Out There 03. K-Klass - Rhythm Is A Mystery 04. CLS - Can You Feel It 05. Gat Decor - Passion 06. The Prodigy - Everybody In The Place 07. House Syndicate - Jam The Mace 08. Blapps Posse - Don't Hold Back 09. Joey Beltram - Energy Flash 10. Outlander - Vamp 11. Cybersonik - Technarchy 12. CJ Bolland - Ravesignal III (Horsepower Exclusive Remix) 13. Bizarre Inc - Playing With Knives 14. Quadrophonia - Quadrophonia 15. Cubic 22 - Night In Motion 16. T99 - Anastasia 17. Moby - Go 18. Rabbit City - Beyond Control 19. The Prodigy - Charly 20. Rhythm Quest - Closer To All Your Dreams 21. Baby D - Let Me Be Your Fantasy 22. Awesome 3 - Don't Go 23. Liquid - Sweet Harmony 24. Johnny L - Hurt You So 25. The Prodigy - Out Of Space 26. Altern 8 - Frequency I've never seen a DJ laugh this much during a set. He was really enjoying himself. Mark has got such a lovely atmosphere around him: I reckon he's such a legend in real life. Not only music wise though. (just see how many people shake his hand or fist bump him). The set contains the finest yet well known records, but even though we've heard them a million times, they still rock. Hence why we hear them over and over again: these anthems take us back to the forgotten decade, the decade when everything was possible. We were free. We were alive. We were unique. And it's all down to music legends like Mark Archer. I can only give the man credit for a wicked set. Smiles for miles. And it's such a joy to hear these classics still being played out loud! These records do deserve a stage every week. I reckon the artists who made these never knew they were going to be played decades after. Some transitions are just beyond belief. But that's all down to experience: over the years he has perfected his craft, and he makes it look like a duddle. So easy. But don't forget, he's been active for decades! Mark is a legend. His set is amazing. His enthusiasm and dedication is just beyond belief. We need more sets like this one. With or without the mask (and Vicks), he's still enjoying the scene and leaves his mark on it. Mark Archer. The ledge! Best record? 'Technarchy'. No doubt about that. But also 'Night In Motion'. Wicked stuff. DJ: Mark Archer Genre/Style: Oldschool, Breakbeat, Hardcore, Rave Liveset Info: Recorded @ Boiler Room Nottingham Length Set: 01:14:55 Tracks: 26 (twenty-six) Download/Listen (via Youtube): LISTEN HERE File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Bitspeed: unknown More Information: Mark Archer - Facebook Fanpage

  • M@rt!n-J - Best Of Hardcore Heaven Vol. 1 (2018)

    Remember when Hardcore Heaven released this album? The first of four? I can't, because I wasn't into UK Hardcore then, but I think it must have created a true buzz out there, and when I got sucked into the scene (not literally of course) this compilation was amongst the first few albums I bought. And what a joy it brought me. Can't believe it's 13 years ago since the first one was released. Time does fly by, and the sound has changed so dramatically. M@rt!n-J has brought this to my attention, and I would like to thank him for doing so. This regular to this site has made a dedication mix, hand picked the best records from the four albums, and if we are lucky, he might come up with volume 2, containing more records from this majestic compilation (which has been taken over by Hardcore Underground, if you didn't know). The good thing about Hardcore Heaven was the fact that it wasn't just UK Hardcore, but also Freeform (or as it was called Trancecore back then), and that's what got me into Freeform. So it has done a lot for me. And it also had the finest cover girls out there. Thing had to be said. Let me show you the 19 records M@rt!n-J has selected for his mix. And they are good! Be prepared for an hour and 20 minutes of excellent music! 01. Asa & S1 - Makin' Me Wanna Dance (Sy & Unknown Remix) 02. Plus System - Bassline Of The Century 03. DJ Ham - Hardcore Velocity 04. Seduction & Gammer - Put Ya Hands Up 05. Frisky & Hujib - Believe 06. Sy & Unknown - Make It Bounce 07. Brisk & Vagabond - The Time Has Come 08. Gammer - Let It Go 09. Sy & Unknown - I Feel On Fire 10. Brisk & Ham - In Your Life 11. DJ Phospor - Booty Calls 12. Dancelordz - Promises 13. AC Slater - 27 Hits 14. Alek Szahala - Lumi 15. Kevin Energy - Crescendos Of Ecstacy (K Complex Remix) 16. Lost Soul - Too Strong 17. Nomic & Pain On Creation - Make Me Real 18. AMS - Hard Bass 19. Scott Brown - Neckbreaker (Nu Style Mix) I've got to say that this mix looks tasty. And he has done a nice thing by dividing the mix into three sections: the UK Hardcore bit, Freeform, and a bit of Gabber at the end. The result is a mix which has already received 2k+ plays within a short period of time! There's still a lot of love for Hardcore Heaven, even after so many years! I was being sarcastic: how can you NOT love Hardcore Heaven? Only a numpty could hate them. And the albums are just amazing! When I used to live in the Netherlands I even had them imported from Australia (because that was the cheapest option?). I sadly don't play CDs anymore, but only mixes, and to hear an astonishing mix like this one brings a smile on my gob! Credit where credit is due: he has made a very interesting mix. And I can only thank him for doing so. The tracks are all amazing, the vocals from time to time piss wet (like 'Booty Calls', don't like the vocals at all, but everything else is wicked). And in this mix there are a few awesome records I can't choose from. So, I'll just select all Next Generation/Blatant Beats records as my favourite. Done. A mix worth listening to. Check it out, and check his previous mixes out too! DJ: M@rt!n-J Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Freeform/Trancecore, Gabber Mix Info: Best Of Hardcore Heaven Vol. 1 Length Mix: 01:19:36 Tracks: 19 (nineteen) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN File Size: 182 MB File Type: mp3 Bitspeed: 320kbps More Information: M@rt!n-J - Soundcloud Page

  • DJ Cyrax Interview (2018)

    If you are a raver, you must have seen this mad DJ and producer here and there. Especially on Facebook. He’s an interesting DJ, that’s for sure. Sometimes a bit mad, a bit loony, but when it comes to music he’s dedicated. A Freeform fanatic, but also a busy bee with his new label, and his social experiments (more about that later). Let’s talk to the most interesting man from this already underrated scene: DJ Cyrax. How are you mate, how’s life as we speak? "Life is good, got a fab missus who tolerates my constant sarcasm, just got back from holidays!" You are what is known as a DJ. But what kind of music do you play? "In general if I’m booked for a gig it will be to play Freeform Hardcore, I always like to mix a few other tracks from other genres (but not too many) usually some DnB or some beautiful Gabber." Where does the name come from? "I had a variety of alias’ but they all sounded stupid, Dr Tobogan, Drilldo, Nelly Retardo, ghost, the name that stuck was Cyrax, he was my favourite player on Mortal Kombat 2 on the megadrive." Judging on your appearance (wears glasses and has a beard) you look like an intellectual hipster. So let’s start with some intellectual questions, to get them out of the way (and come up with some stupid questions later): can you explain to the other hipsters/youngsters out there what Freeform is? "It’s a strange one because a lot of people have different views on what Freeform is. I believe they are : 1. Freeform is the way that you play a set, no fixed or planned route, not specific tracks, not sticking to the general formula 2. a Freeform track can contain elements from any other genres, the structure doesn’t have to follow suit e.g if you don’t want a breakdown then don’t put one in! For me and this is hard to explain, I just know what is Freeform and what it’s not, maybe the track being between 160 – 180 BPM, big lead riffs, rolling kicks, warm sub bass, epic chords, tonnes of acid, epic breakdowns, that sort of thing I guess." How awesome is Freeform? "I love it, yeah I could have made millions as a House DJ, playing predictable monotonous music to a bunch of drug fuelled ravers but……………………..oh wait! The people that Freeform attracts are the most lovely people I know and the music is just fab!" When did you become a DJ? And what was the reason to become one? Did anyone persuade you? "I had always been into the genre and rave music from my teens, my friend Paul taught me the basics of DJing when I used to hang out at his mum’s flat in Woolwich. The production stuff started when I randomly decided to do a studio day with Technikore in Southhampton, after we made a track together I was inspired and want to make a shed load more." Freeform. Of all the scenes you could have picked, you picked Freeform. What’s so appealing about Freeform that other styles don’t have? "The breakdowns keep you waiting so long that you are chomping at the bit when the main drop in the track comes. It’s great getting absolutely bo****ed to as well. As I said before the crowd are super nice and when you are all raving side by side it feels like the old days of raving, where no one is image conscious, they are just there to piss about, dance and have a good time." Who’s your biggest inspiration in the scene, and why? "My biggest inspiration is my Freeform husband Transcend, the guy is mega talented (although he bloody should be locked away in that studio) He makes awesome music and has taught me everything I know, unfortunately I don’t have a very long attention span so we are perservering with the tuition." The last time I saw you, was a while ago, in Bournemouth at BMH Freeform (that was 2 years ago, blimey!). The night was memorable, to say the least. I was completely wasted, and so were others. I was finally introduced into your world, and it was a bliss. If you had to describe yourself during a set in three words, which words would you pick, and why? "I’m into the music big time and like to have a dance behind the decks, I like to use a variety of different ways to mix to keep the set interesting and energetic, mixing in key is big thing for me now also." Soundcloud is our mutual friend, and you have posted many mixes onto it. I don’t know what my first introduction was into your wonderful world on here, but it left a mark. You’ve made many mixes, but which one defines Cyrax? Which one is the best, and which one is the worst you’ve made? "The worst one is my first recorded mix (not on soundcloud anymore thankfully) My best one is always the most recent mix I’ve done, I’m always trying to improve and make my mixes sound better, I don’t believe you should put out a mix unless it’s flawless 😉 " You also were responsible for ‘Project Badass’. A different approach, and it worked well. How was the response of the fans? Did it go down well? "Project Badass was a great way to make a name for myself in the scene and people loved it, it helped me network with everyone and meet all my fav DJs, I did however make lots of mistakes with that label which is why it’s not around anymore. I signed tracks as filler tracks, put out bootlegs, I didn't like the artwork, I didn't know who I paid for what, it was mental, I didn't set out to make money from that label, just to get people to make more freeform, but I definitely lost money on that label." From making your own compilations to mixes, to appear on albums such as ‘Freeform Family’, ‘Heat, Light, Sound’, ‘Who’s Got The Stamina?!’ and more. Has the transition from being a DJ to producer done you well? Was it exactly what you hoped for? "I’m very lucky to played at the events that I have, I love playing teh freefrums and always will. I do find talking about myself and promoting myself is difficult as it feels low level narcissistic. The weird thing is to be sucessful you have to do a bit of that. Producing is a great way to get ahead though. The one thing about producing is it takes up lots of time which I never feel I have enough of, that’s why I find it easier to collab, I need to get some of timetable on the go, instead of drinking all the time." Ok, a lame question inbetween (we have to): who’s the sexiest Freeform DJ and why? Please mention your love in full detail. "There are so many to choose from, I mean A.B looks like a cuddly bear, Arkitech in a certain like can be quite appealing, Finnbarr looks like an extra on Boardwalk Empire. I know DJ Acid Angel is a hit with the ladies, I’ll go with him." 2018 has been a good year so far, music wise. Freeform has come back (slightly) and you have been pushing a new label, Energy Field’, which is coincidentally your own. What’s the mission behind this new label? "Energy Field is there to keep putting out good wholesome Freeform. Energy field is totally different to Project Bumboy, it’s on all download stores worldwide, the artwork is professional and all the tracks are fire! I also have a Youtube channel alongside the label which is for any random TV show I can think of." Already 7 releases, it’s going extremely well. And the tracks are seriously impressive. The artists who released their music on your label are all well established names. And with some tracks you work alongside the biggest names: Transcend and A.B . Two very interesting producers. From all these releases, which record are you the proudest of, and why? "‘Follow Me’ is also my favourite so far, it encompasses all the best things, acid lines, lush vocals and a killer Trancey riff!" To me personally ‘Follow Me’ is truly amazing. But the track ‘Communion VIP’ is also smashing. Which records will be released in the near future, and will there be some kind of physical release of all these beautiful records? "No physical releases unfortunately, the next two releases are Substanced - Martyr and Communion VIP go and check them out." Another loony question: pinneaple on pizza, yes or no? "Yeah why not, although you can’t take that kind of thing too far e.g melon in your lasagne" And another one: Brexit, a good idea or not? "Let’s get back in, and let’s lose the pound and get euros over here it would make my life easier when I go away." Back to reality. You have become a phenomena in the music industry with an experiment that we all loved. 24 hours of listening to Gabber. Now, before we talk about that, how’s your physical state now? Have you recovered properly after this tremendous experiment? "Just about, you can have too much Gabber IMO, that’ why I only listen to it once a year at Dominator." And why did you start it in the first place? What’s the reason behind it? "I’m trying to grow my Youtube channel with lots of new TV content, I’m sure there will be more experiments in the future." How did you find the responses to your little video? And the other too (where you explain how to be a DJ)? Even big Facebook pages shared your experiment, and thousands of people have seen it. "So far so good, I just want to give back to the rave community! 😉" When will Cyrax become a meme himself? "I hope so, then I can make celebrity apperances in rubbish nightclubs up and down the country." Future wise: what’s happening in the near future with Cyrax? Any gigs you want us all to attend? Any news regarding your video’s? "I’m playing in Finland and London towards the end of the year, I’m certain there will be some more videos out soon x " Last question, and it’s a difficult one: if you have unlimited resources (money), and you could throw your own party, and book whoever you want to book, which DJ would have there, and why? "I would put on a big festival, sheep permitting of course, with all of this lot! Kev Energy, Sharkey, Cyrax, A.B, Solution, Aeon, Rikki Arkitech, Synthwulf, RX, Substanced, Dummy, Carbon Based, Proteus, Douglas, Finnbarr, Dani Delirio, Alchemist, Nick235, Andy Dee, Epyx, Cyrez, Alex Schazala, Ephexis, Hyphen, Evolutionize, Darwin, Transcend, Endemic, Eryk Orpheus, Midas, CLSM, Greg Peaks, Marc Ashley, K Complex, Lost Soul, Gammer, Rhona, Cube Hard, Grimsoul, Horzi, Tamerax, Digital Commandos, Ethos, Odyssey, Obie, Nomic, Oli G, Aryx, Wyrm, Olly Addictive, Acid Angel, Kounta Kulture, S3rl, Haze, JD Kidd, Shox, Ponder, Alabaster, Shanty, 3star, Fury, UFO, Atheral, Hedonistik ritual, Qygen, Stormtrooper, AMS, Slippery Disco, Ales, Poisecore, 7sins, more mental, Andy F, Raqhow, Beezee, Genki, shimotsukei, Paul Cumbum, MC wank, Lost Faith, pain on creation, plasmadancer, solvynt, tyranoid, strongstream, guld, dj yousuke, ranzor, spirit wolf" Thank you Cyrax for this very interesting interview. We talked about this 2 years ago, and it finally happened! Proud moment for TCD. Cyrax has been a genuine legend from the first time I noticed him on Soundcloud. Make sure you check him out on social media, and also his label Energy Field. Share the love, passion, and dedication he has got, and keep the Freeform love going! As an added bonus, here are two good mixes you should check out: the Freeform Anthems mix, and the latest Stamina Records' podcast, presented by Cyrax and his husband Transcend! - Energy Field - Soundcloud Page - Energy Field - Facebook Page - Energy Field - Youtube Page - Energy Field - Beatport Page - DJ Cyrax - Facebook Fanpage - DJ Cyrax - Soundcloud Page

  • Thumpa - Celebrating 25 Years Of Mokum Records (2018)

    Thumpa has returned! Not that he really left, but he has returned on Soundcloud with a slamming mix we were all hoping for! Thumpa has been known for his love of everything Hardcore related, and the majority of fans might know him from his Freeform enthusiasm, but the last couple of years he has moved toward the Dutch Hardcore/Gabber sound, and especially the early sound. The sound from the 90s. And that's exactly the kind of Hardcore I like. Can you see why I am happy to find another Thumpa mix? This time he has come back with a brand spanking new mix, dedicated to one of the best labels of the 90s: Mokum Records. If you are a raver/gabber, you are definately aware of this label and what it has achieved during the 90s. It was an important label, which released some serious dancefloor anthems like 'Name Of The DJ', 'I Wanna Be A Hippy', 'Headsex', 'The Point', and many more. The good thing about a mix like this one is the fact that it shows me that there were more records on this label, some I have not heard in nearly 2 decades, or never before. Thumpa's mix contains 42 brilliant records. And it's a 2 hour and 10 minute long mix. So you get everything you want on this boring Wednesday. Worth checking this mix out, yeah? 01. Chosen Few - Freedom 02. Chosen Few - Tranceparant 03. Haardcore - Ore Slope 04. Technohead - The Passion (Mokum Mix) 05. Lenny Dee & Ralphie Dee - I Control Your Body 06. Chosen Few & DJ Pila - The Break 07. Lenny Dee & Ralphie Dee - Power Dominion 08. Tellurian - Guyver (The Outside Agency Remix) 09. Annihilator - Realm Of Darkness 10. Vitamin - The Point 11. Chosen Few - Danica 12. Party Animals - Used & Abused (Amnesia Mix) 13. Tellurian - Squash The Floor 14. Formek - Prison For Your Mind 15. Technohead - Headsex 16. Tellurian - Straight To Hell 17. Titanium Steel - Slapback 18. The Outside Agency - We Move As One 19. Chosen Few - Name Of The DJ 20. Search & Destroy - Don't Need Nobody 21. Search & Destroy - Deep In The Underground 22. Chosen Few - All You Motherf*ckers 23. The Outside Agency - Hardcore Headz 24. Chosen Few - Bring The Beat Back 25. The Twins Artcore & Walter One - F*cking Artcore 26. Chosen Few - Party! 27. The Outside Agency - Brainwaves 28. Lenny Dee & Ralphie Dee - Brainwaves 29. Tellurian - Don't Stop 30. Technohead - I Wanna Be A Hippy (Original Mix) 31. Narcanosis - You Are Magnificent 32. Byron - Taken By The Dark Power 33. Party Animals - Buddha Shop 34. Ceasefire - Who's Afraid Of Noise? 35. Wicked XXX - True Born Junglist 36. Walter One - Speedjack 37. Maniac Of Noize - Mokummania 38. DJ Dano & Liza N Eliaz - Manic Cure 39. Haardcore - Toxic 40. Party Animals - E.H.B.O. 41. DJ Dano & Liza N Eliaz - Gimme A Break 42. Aggroman - You're Wild Man Tracklist and a half, eh? Thumpa doesn't do things half half, he does it properly. And by the looks of it,he purchased the whole back catalogue! And when I say whole back catalogue, I do mean it. He's missed out on a few records, so you'll probably see another mix coming soon, dedicated to Mokum. And for once that's a mix I'm truly looking out for impatiently. As I said before, Mokum has produced some slammers over the years, and is still alive and kicking. But for me the 90s sound they released is simply the best. The sound is so unique and refreshing. But to be honest, no matter where you went, everywhere in the Netherlands Hardcore sounded good. Be it from Amsterdam, Rotterdam, or Rotjeknor. But Mokum has left a mark on our precious history. With banging tunes. And that is an understatement. I would have gone for the Technohead tunes, especially 'Headsex', but after seeing 'Who's Afraid Of Noise?' by Ceasefire, that just instantly became my favourite record in this mix. God, haven't heard it for at least a decade! Don't know which CD it was on, but I played that record over and over. Thumpa, you've made yet another astonishing mix. The people at Mokum should be proud, and as a fellow Dutchman I am proud. For an British person to make a Mokum mix really good, interesting, and intoxicating! DJ: Thumpa Genre/Style: Hardcore, Gabber, Happy Hardcore Mix Info: Thumpa - Celebrating 25 Years Of Mokum Records Length Mix: 02:09:29 Tracks: 42 (fourty-two) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Bitspeed: unknown More Information: Thumpa - Soundcloud Page

  • Evolution Of Hardcore (Part V) (2018)

    New website, new music. And it has been a while since I heard from Selectabwoy. I sadly can not visit my old website anymore, but I do know he received a lot of love from TCD, the mixes were really tight and really what we were looking for. He seems to find the weirdest, most obscure, and the coolest records out there, and crams them in an hour-ish long set. And that's exactly what he has done right now. Playing the finest 92/93 Hardcore anthems. I came across this DJ by accident but I'm really happy I found his Soundcloud page, and I think the majority of listeners agree with me: his page is just sheer awesomness. Or however you spell it. Don't know how he has find these anthems. The majority of them are so underground, I have not come across these before in other mixes. But that makes this mix (and the whole mix series) so unique. And fresh at the same time. Tracklist is a must-see for those true Hardcore fans who were raving their tits off during the early 90s. I was too young. Sadly too young. 01. A Guy Called Gerald - Too Fucked To Dance 02. 2 Bad Mice - Tribal Revival 03. DJ Mayhem - Storm Trooper 04. DJ Gemini - Roc 4 Me , Roc 4 U 05. Essence Of Aura - Spiral 06. Younghead - Moonraker 07. Cloud 9 - Mr Logic 08. Internal Affairs - Shinin' Down On Me 09. 4 Hero - In The Shadow Part III 10. Studio Pressure - Jump Mk.II 11. Tango & Ratty - The Killer 12. Liquid Aliens - No Problem At All 13. Nasty Habits - Let's Go (Cold Remix) 14. Ed Rush - Bludclot Artattack 15. Jack Smooth and Spencer T - Tell Me Something 16. Skanna - The Future 17. DJ Kid Twist - Ruffkut 18. Smooth But Hazzardous - We Are The Creator 19. DJ Crystl - Deep Space 20. Peshay - Dreams 21. A Guy Called Gerald - Anything v2.1 22. The Holy Ghost Inc. - Crow Business 23. 4 Hero feat Diane Charlemagne - Better Place 24. Manix - When You Hold Me Close (92 Mix) 25. Johnny Jungle - Flammable 26. Gappa G & Hypa Hypa - Information Centre (DJ Ron Remix) 27. Last Crusaders - In Love 28. Metalheads - You And Me There we are. It's Sunday evening and you and me are listening to Hardcore from the 90s. Isn't this a total state of bliss? I could not have pictured it to end any better. The tunes Selectabwoy has selected suit the current atmosphere: it's dark and rainy. And so are these tracks. Well, not really rainy, but you know what I mean. Credit where credit is due: Selectabwoy has not given us a shite mix. They are all spot on, and this latest instalment of his mix series does the trick extremely well. The dark and edgy sound of the 90s is just the kind of thing the most of us miss. And it was so unique, and has not been copied since. I can only advise you to listen to this. Nothing more to add, truth be told. The records are ALL spot on, and the quality of the tunes is beyond belief. Selectabwoy is back, and this mix is brutal, as before. No question about his love for this, and no doubt about me loving it as much as he does. DJ: Selectabwoy Genre/Style: Hardcore Mix Info: Evolution Of Hardcore Part V Length Mix: 01:18:51 Tracks: 28 (twenty-eight) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN File Size: 181 MB File Type: mp3 Bitspeed: 320kbps More Information: Selectabwoy - Soundcloud Page

  • DJ Penta Interview (2016)

    TCD is honoured and proud to introduce to you the next artist: DJ Penta. This name only came to my attention a couple of months ago, when I spotted his Defqon.1 promo mix, and from that moment on he gained a new fan, me. This Belgian DJ and producer has taken the world by storm, and due to his dedication and passion to bring the rawest Hardcore to the masses, he was signed to the mighty label ‘The Third Movement’ back in 2015. It’s time to talk to this upcoming artist, and who will gain more followers and fans in the near future: ladies and gentlemen, I introduce to you…. DJ Penta! Hi Penta, how are you? Have you recovered from Defqon.1 yet? “Hey, I’m fine thank you. Héhé yes I’ve managed to recover just fine.” Normally at this stage I talk to DJs/producers about their artist names, and I think it’s suitable to ask you where the name comes from? It sounds quite dark and edgy…. “Well, my name is actually a shortened version of what I had originally planned. Lets start from the beginning. In the very beginning, when everything was still far from serious, I mixed under the (horrible) name:”X-razor”, but as soon as things started to get a bit serious, I knew It was time for a more professional name. Back in the day, during my day-time-job, I was working on this client-portfolio and all of a sudden I saw very cool company-name “Penta Core Industries”. It was a manufacturting company to whom my client had leased several huge “next-gen”-machines. But the name really gave me the feeling like it could be some Hardcore concept. At the time, one of my “trademarks” was that I always mixed several styles into 1 set and my entire track-portfolio covered 5 styles. As I don’t believe in coincidences, I just knew this was the way to go.  After some thought (and good advice), I figured Penta Core Industries was way too long, so I decided to narrow it down to something easy & catchy: Penta.” You are a DJ and a producer, and you literally live and breathe Industrial Hardcore. But let’s go back in time, time to find out when it was you discovered Hardcore (in general) and when the love for the rougher and tougher stuff grew? “Haha this my favourite and probably most told story I know. I remember like it as was yesterday: I was +- 14 years old and we we’re in the recreation-room at our school, when all of a sudden, one of the older students puts on his CD, a some serious nasty electronic music started pounding. somehow it instantly “took” me and I just had to find out what it was. I found out it was a CD from a local club called “Lagoa” and afterwards I started looking up all their music. The funny thing is that from the very beginning , even withing the “harder styles”, I always found myself liking the harder/aggressive and more distorted sounds. This quickly led to me discovering Hard Techno & Footworxx, which on its turn, led to me discovering an even harder version of electornic music: Industrial Hardcore. Looking back at my youth, the one thing that stuck to me was always wanting that harder, filithier sound and hearing the filhty distorted screech cut through everything else, leaving all “normal” music far behind. The peek of my musical youth was around 2006, when I really started “investing” more time in music and I started to realize that music was just more than a fase to me. It was also around that time I just couldn’t accept any music that wasn’t as hard as hardcore. Throughout 2007 untill 2014 I think 99% of what I listened, was Hardcore and eventhough I researched the entire genre with all its subgenres & era’s, the dark & filthy sound always prevealed over all the rest. So I guess that’s the story (in a nutshell) of my musical journey into Industrial Hardcore. Where 2006 was the year of my Hard Techno peak, 2009 was for my Industrial Hardcore-peak.” Many DJs start raving on the dancefloor, and so did you. When you were a raver, going nuts on the dancefloors, which DJs made you rave the hardest? Who were your idols? “Well, throughout the years, discovering all the things Hardcore, I had many idols. But I do have a few who I will always consider “lifetime” idols. The first is definitly Sven Wittekind. In my Hard Techno fase he was my ultimate hero. I consider “Maybe we’re crazy” & “Sunstorm” to be 2 of my life-time-top-tunes. Promo, obviously, is also one of those idols that I’ll respect my entire life. I looked up so much to him because of his sound and what he had already achieved back then with The Third Movement.  Aside from Idols, I also have 2 albums who I will always consider to be the best of the best: D-Passion’s Data Recovery & Negative A’s – Modern music is destroying our youth” You started listening to TTM from 2004 onwards, but it took 9 years for you to leave the dancefloor and start DJing/producing. What took you so long? “Héhé, well I’m somebody who thinks and thinks and overthinks, and in this case, I doubted very long to start DJ’ing. I don’t remember when I had the first thought but I remember considering buying technisc and Hard Techno on vinyl, so I think  I’ve had the idea for a long long time. Aside from that, I’m also somebody who likes to do things properly. I either go for it completely or I don’t do it all. In this case I suppose I waited for the exact moment when I was ready to really launch myself into it and that moment finally arrived in the beginning of 2012. I actually did the research, because I remember exactly what party made me “change sides”. We celebrated NYE at “Raving Nightmare” in Gent, 2011. and after the party I realized how much time I spent analyzing & commenting the sets instead of partying. I propably considered starting for the 100th time but then I just cut the cord and said fuck it, lets do this. So, the day (literally) after I got myself some gear and I also immediately grabbed fruity loops and the rest, as they say, is history.” There must have been a reason why you ‘left’ the dancefloor and joined the DJ scene. Why did you make the transition from dancefloor to the stage? “Well as I said, I noticed myself, being more critical, analyzing the music and sets. And slowly but surely that led to me thinking: I can do this better (well or at least do it so that It fits my own vision)” 2013 you started DJing, and even though it is only 3 years ago, can you see progression in your mixing skills? If you listen back to your first ever mix, is it different mixing wise to your latest mix? “Oh yes, I notice a huge difference. Over the years, my sets have evolved in very different ways. To be honest, I’m very happy to see such a evolution in my sets. It just goes to show I’m still growing & learning.” DJs are always very picky when it comes to equipment, so what is your favourite setup? “Well DJ-wise, I’m not very picky, as long as they have the latest Pioneer gear. As long as the equipment is failproof and I can do my thing. I’m happy but if I would have a favorite setup. It would be a live-setup. But more on that later ” When did you receive your first booking, and which event did you play at? “Well, my first gig, was a DJ contest, and my first booking came not long after. The DJ contest was somewhere far in north of Holland (Groningen) : Kings of Core DJ contest . it was a 6-people contest and my first performance ever. I was nervous as hell and practiced set as crazy. We ended up having a really nice time and eventhough I didn’t win (as to be expected) it was an amazing experience which boosted my motivation as crazy. Kings Of Core – Partyflock Event Page My first gig/booking, was Brutal Sounds ! I’ll never forget this one (or the dj contest). We had such an epic time there. We got welcomed with open arms by the BS-Crew. We even had a nice afterparty afterwards and when we finally drove home (yes all the way from Hengelo) we got pulled over by the police (which also was my first pullover). But thankfully I was sober (enough), and I could continue my 3hour drive back to Belgium. Over the years, the guys from BS & me always stayed good friends and its always nice to meet up whereever we can ! Actually I’m the secret 5th member of the crew haha (or the international version of the crew is with me included haha). Brutal Sounds – Partyflock Event Page ” Producing was the next step. But what made you decide to ‘leave’ the decks and start producing your own music? Wasn’t DJing enough for you? “No it wasn’t, as I was already kneedeep in the scene before I even started, I was well aware of the fact that in this era of the scene, you needed to be a producer to get somewhere. That’s why I grabbed Fruity loops as soon as I could. On the other hand I have to admit my producer-level stayed very low in the beginning due to the focus on perfectionising my DJ-skills. As soon as that was where I wanted it to be, I focussed more on producing. if I recall correctly, that switch came around august 2013. I decided it was time to get serious about producing and bought my Mac and Ableton and just went for it. Nowadays I can say that I feel more like a producer than a DJ. 75% of my free time goes to producing. And then whats left over goes mostly to track-selection, -research and trying out new combo’s.” Were you a sell taught producer, or did you follow any producing masterclasses? “I was/am a sell taught producer and DJ. I started alone, I learned alone, and today I still do my own thing alone (but I think that’s basicly the case for every solo-artist?). Most of what I know comes from researching & reading (yes I’m a nerd and theorycrafter).  I started from scratch in terms of producing & dj’ing, but obviously, I had my fare share of conversation & feedback-session with various experienced DJ’s. And of those, Promo is definitly the person from who I learned the most via feedback on my projects (and the occasional random theory-discussions).” Your first EP which was called ‘Stormrage’ and it got released on the mighty The Third Movement. But before it coming out, how did you get recognised and signed? Did it go the way artists get signed in the good ol’ days, by sending out mixtapes? “Yes It was exactly like that, I just sent my demo to Promo and he really liked it. Even though we’ve been talking for a while before, I think I never got a reply as fast as when I sent the Stormrage demo (haha).” The EP literally set your name on the map. But when it comes to your tracks, do you have a specific style, a signature sound? “Well I don’t know, I don’t purposely aim for a certain “sound”. I just do my thing and what comes out seems to always be within certain criteria. I do have a lot of rules and things in my head to which every element has to comply, so maybe that’s kind off my sound. I think the most important thing for me, is to have something that I’ve never heard before and sounds original to me.” For DJing you already mentioned your favourite setup, but producing wise: what’s your favourite setup? What’s really necessary to make a Penta record? “Lots & Lots of Coffee ! Aside from that, I just use a Mac, external sound-card and a normal midi-keyboard. Nothing fancy really, but I do have some stuff on my wishlist but I don’t really feel like I need something more at the moment, otherwise I would’ve bought it.” Fairly new to this scene, but if you could work with anyone on a record, who would it be and why? “That’s a hard one, my collab-wishlist is very long. I have so many hero’s I’ld like to work with but I think I would prefer to wait untill I’m a conformtable level of producing, so I doesn’t feel like I’m leeching of the other artist. I want to be able to contribute in an equal way.” You have recently played at the mighty Defqon.1, and the set blew me away. How was it to play at Defqon.1? “Pure magic! It was so intense and such an amazing experience. Everything was just so amazing, especially the crowd !! this is easily my most favorit set I ever did (so far).” Do you ever wake up and think ‘this is all a dream’? “Haha, it is a privilege to do what I do and to just imagine what lies ahead, it sometimes does feel very unreal. But I guess that makes it all the more special! I really look forward to see where  this all ends up. Meanwhile, I just sit back and grab whatever comes at me. I’m very happy to be able to take this amazing journey.” Random question of the day: Industrial Hardcore, is there a market in Belgium for it? I thought Belgians only liked cheesy pop music, and the occasional Techno tune? “Well, what used to be a big underground scene, today, is something completely different. But I guess the generation that created the underground scene is replaced by a new generation, with different priorities & tastes. Business-wise everything has become more difficult, more legit, inhibiting smaller/less-legal raves. Aside from that, many of the old underground “sanctuaries” have been closed down/destroyed. So this combination of crowd-movement, location-shortage and legal-hassle, has made it very hard for our scene to stay alive. But If its destined to continue, it surely will.” Penta, what will happen in the future? Anything exciting you want to mention? “Well, since I took ages to finalize this interview, I made a lot of new music that will be coming out in 2017 (which is also a reason why it took so long to reply haha). Aside from that, there are some nice bookings coming up in countries I’ve never played before like Denmark, Spain and some others which I cant disclose yet.” If people are interesting in what you do after hearing the mix underneath the interview, where can they find you playing next? “Well my agenda is always up to date @ the concrete website, currently I have Belgium, France & Denmark coming up next. And for 2017 everything is still undisclosed, but I would recommend everyone to keep an eye on my artist-page !” Belgium, not only famous for their Belgian waffles, chocolates, small kid who urinates constantly, or their contribution to the Techno scene since the early days of the 90s, but also famous for their Industrial Hardcore and their artists. Penta is a name you should already follow and worship. Thank you a lot for this insightful interview. To fully understand his capability and his strength as a DJ and as a producer, we’ve added Penta’s set, recorded at Defqon.1! Make sure you check it out, and turn up your speakers! Whilst listening, why not check out these links: Penta – Facebook Fanpage Penta – Soundcloud Page Penta – Twitter Page Penta – Booking Agency

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