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  • The Core Of Madness EP117 - DJ Mad Dog Downtempo Tribute Hardcore Mix (2023)

    A few days ago, I discovered yet another new mix, and it grabbed my attention immediately. A mix dedicated to DJ Mad Dog? Who would say 'no' to that? I didn't, and I jumped on it. And I've already listened to this like a dozen times so far. Really impressed with the direction DJ Mad Dog is heading, and I'm happy to follow him to this new sound, one that I really appreciate. It is somehow called 'Downtempo', the opposite of (of course) Uptempo, but to me it's just plain and simple Hardcore. But he keeps it real, and true to the core. The last set done by Mad Dog was at HÖR. Well, I say done, I meant reviewed by yours truly. He's been a very busy bee, so he's been playing everywhere on God's given Earth. And yes, I did also listen to his set at Thunderdome back in 2022. But someone called 'Sapher' made this mix, as a tribute to the 'new' Mad Dog sound. An hour of Mad Dog mayhem, and 19 of the finest records. He is taking the early sound and revamping it. He is changing the landscape as it is, bringing back the glorious sound of the 90s, and tweaking it slightly, to gain a new audience who never grew up with the glorious sound from that wonderful decade. Reinventing the wheel, but a reinvention which has been in the making for quite some time. A well deserved revisit to the classic sound, and I'm happy that it's Mad Dog doing it. He's leading by example, and the tracks in this mix are simply mind bogglingly beautiful. New, yet faintly resembling the old style. But also older anthems revamped to suit the 21st century. It is so damn worth it. You need to invest your precious time into what Mad Dog is doing right now, it is so worth it. Mad Dog - You Don't Belong (Original Mix) Mad Dog - You Still Don't Belong (Original Mix) Mad Dog & Gabber Eleganza - You Belong (Original Mix) Mad Dog - Il Futuro (Original Mix) Mad Dog & Promo - The Realness (Original Mix) Mad Dog & Marc Acardipane - Sick With It (Original Mix) Mad Dog - Time (Original Mix) Mad Dog - verzerrung Marc Acardipane - Atmos-Fear (DJ Mad Dog Remix) Mad Dog - Energy 1996 (Original Mix) Mad Dog - We Who Are Oppressed (Original Mix) DJ Mad Dog - The Box Mad Dog - Underground (Original Mix) Mad Dog & Angerfist - Step Into The Dark (Original Mix) DJ Mad Dog - The Missing Channel (Original Mix) DJ Mad Dog - What Is Hardcore? DJ Mad Dog - Laughing Loud DJ Mad Dog - Aria Mad Dog - The Beat (Extended Mix) Why are we calling this 'Downtempo'? Why can't we just call it Hardcore? Because to me this is true Hardcore. I am really in awe of what Mad Dog is doing. He makes Hardcore more interesting again. And the tunes Sapher has selected for this mix are really ace. Yes, I've heard them before, but I don't mind hearing them again. And his collaborations are also insane. Working with legends such as Promo and Marc Acardipane? Come on man, what's next? The BPMs slowly go up throughout the mix, and the build up is really good. And the songs are so melodic, but rough as hell. Nothing, and I mean nothing resembles the 90s sound like these songs. Name any that can revitalise the 90s style the way Mad Dog is doing it? They could have been released back in the 90s and they would have dominated the charts, but instead, it is 2023, and they are NOW rocking the charts. Mad Dog is on a roll, and he's winning. Really a pleasant mix to listen to. So many tracks in here that will become 'all-time' classics. Trust me, if there's ever a proper Top 100 all time Hardcore anthems (like the one Arcade released around 1998), you know Mad Dog will appear on that list a few times. He's made timeless classics, an ode to the lost sound of the most majestic decade of our precious Hardcore history. Sapher's mix is a nice welcome to this bleak and dark looking Sunday. But what a fucking mix! And it's got 'The Realness' on it. Two different styles coming together in a beautiful way! This mix rocks my socks! And so does Mad Dog. A true legend, a true pioneer! DJ: Sapher Genre/Style: Hardcore, Downtempo Hardcore Mix Info: The Core Of Madness EP117 - DJ Mad Dog Downtempo Tribute Hardcore Mix Length Mix: 01:02:16 Tracks: 19 (nineteen( Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): STREAM HERE File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Audio: Stereo Sample Rate: unknown Release Year: 2023 More Information: Sapher - Soundcloud Channel

  • Hardcore Power (1999)

    The year is 1999. And Hardcore was almost as dead as the dodo. It wasn't a viable scene anymore, a scene where the commercial side of life could take advantage of. Hardcore wasn't in fact, dying, but going underground. But it didn't stop labels from releasing albums that literally no one asked for. Like Arcade and the release of a CD called 'Hardcore Power'. The only cool thing about this CD was the actual colour of the cover: it was blue, so it made the image at the front more ominous. But besides that, no one asked for this. Still, I bought it. Silly sausage as I was... Yes, I was one of those suckers who still bought it. Do I regret it? Maybe, maybe not. I was still that teenager who spent all his pennies on CDs, and if it was an Arcade released album, or an ID&T released album, I would buy it, regardless if the album was good or not. Thousands of Dutch guilders were spent, just creating an awesome collection. And this just had to be in there, among the others. If you look on Discogs and just see how much crap labels released toward the end of Hardcore (around 1998/1999), it's beyond belief. And Arcade tried to get a few pennies out of it. The album was, to me, a flop. It didn't start a movement, this was a one off album, not starting a new 'collection', like they used to do. It was just making money, the easy way. Don't even know what the villain of Scream has got to do anything with Hardcore at that stage. The songs on this CD were already everywhere, so there was no need to yet again, combine them on a CD. And some of these records did not even deserve to be on a CD. But you'll understand what I mean by that, once you see the tracklist. DJ Promo - Up Yours Various DJ's - The Lunch Neophyte - Number One Fan The Stunned Guys - Deep Impact The Masochist - Maso Feelings Isaac & The Viper - Trigga Finga G-Town Madness - So Real E-Man - XTC Express (Higher Level Mix) Men Of Steel - The Future Is Ours Rob & MC Joe - Beat Is Flow (Hardcore Extended) The Masochist - Funky Dope Dione - Bad Boy Bass Rave Creator - Divine Dancer Buzz Fuzz - Jealousy (DJ Promo Mix) Bulldozer Project - Mind Trip Catscan - Lord Of Darkness Dione - Low Down (Move Ure Body) Marshall Masters - Don't Touch That Stereo (Radio Mix) 3 Steps Ahead - Paint It Black (Single Edit) Guitar Rob presents Wap Squad Project - Disciples Of Hardcore (DJ Arjuna Mix) It's got the big names on this album, so you know the songs were going to be great. Well, that's where you are wrong, oh so wrong. The album starts with a good track by Promo, followed by one of the cheesiest and worst songs ever made. And there's a few songs on here that no one asked for, and were never my favourite songs to begin with. And I don't understand the concept of this album. It's a mixture of 'old' and 'new', short versions of classics that we had already heard a billion times. For me, this album was a complete waste of all materials used to fabricate a CD. I would say 50% of the songs were OK. The rest were mediocre. Just bland as fuck. Not revolutionary anthems. Forgettable anthems, that's for sure. The only one that stood the test of time (for me) is 'Mind Trip' by Bulldozer Project. Closely followed by 'XTC Express' by E-Man. But all the other songs, are they worth it to be on this shitty compilation? 'The Lunch', yes. What a fucking caca song. My God. I have never fully listened to this album from the first to the last second without skipping tracks. This has got to be the worst album for me, as I've skipped multiple records in a row, every single time I played it. Not worth my Dutch guilders. This is a truly forgettable CD. And I'm glad to say that it is now landfill. Trash. Where it belongs! Artist: Various Artists Genre/Style: Hardcore, Gabber, Techno CD Info: Hardcore Power Length CD: 01:15:05 Tracks: 20 (twenty) Release Year: 1999 Label: Arcade Product Number: 9902366 More Information: n/a

  • Vinyl Destination Pres. Mauro Picotto - Mixed By Lewis Mann (2023)

    Happy Easter everyone. Hope you are having a wonderful time. I always detest holidays, as they are a bit meh. Give me music instead. So much effort being put into food, and it's all gone in a blink of an eye. Such a waste. But thankfully the weather is good, so it might be alright, you know. Birds are singing, kids are playing on the street, and I'm blasting out a fresh mix, uploaded roughly 8 days ago, and if you haven't spotted the title of the mix, or the image above this review, this mix is dedicated to Mauro Picotto. The legendary producer/DJ from Italy. I am a huge fan of Mauro Picotto since the late 90s, early 2000s. And I do love to find mixes that are dedicated to him, or made by him. His early work is just so damn awesome. And it has stood the test of time. This mix, made by Lewis Mann, contains 32 awesome records. Not only are they made by the legend, he has also contributed on some records. The criteria for this mix was to find at least his name on the credits. So you might look at the tracklist and think 'hey, that's not Mauro's song', but he might have been involved, one way or another. And let's not forget that he's had a few aliases, like M-Peak-8, Megamind, MP8, R.A.F. By Picotto, The Lizard Man, etc. And he's been part of groups, and for once I'm not going to type the whole list. Just check out his Discogs page. It's just too damn long. It's a nearly 3 hour long mix, and it contains the biggest Techno/Trance anthems from the early days. You will certainly appreciate it. I know I am loving this mix. Much prefer this to anything else on the radio now! Give me Mauro any day of the year. Mauro Picotto - Floating Lava - Spring Time (Let Yourself Go) (May Mix) Ricky Le Roy - All The Way (Limelight Mix) Mauro Picotto - Lizard (R.A.F. by Picotto Remix) CRW - I Feel Love (J&R Remix) Mauro Picotto - Pulsar (Picotto Tea Mix) Mauro Picotto - Iguana (Megavoices UK Mix) Mario Piu - Communication (Mas Mix) Ricky Effe - Sector .30 (Sector Mix) Megamind - Taub (Picotto Mix) Joy Kitikonti - Joyenergizer (Psico Mix) Saccoman - The Recall (Call Up Mix) Megamind - Sturm Und Drang (Pulsar Mix) Mauro Picotto - Verdi Mauro Picotto - Absofreakinglutely Mauro Picotto - Eclectic Ricky Effe - Rectifier Trasponder II - Random Mauro Picotto & Riccardo Ferri - New Times New Place Mauro Picotto - Bangkok Mauro Picotto & Riccardo Ferri - Pandoro Athos 1 - Reset Controllers Mauro Picotto - Awesome!!! Gabry Fasano - Logarithm Mauro Picotto - Bug Mauro Picotto - Back To Cali (Picotto Mix) Mauro Picotto - Darkroom Mauro Picotto - Tell Me Something Mauro Picotto - Hong Kong Mauro Picotto - Amazing Mauro Picotto & Riccardo Ferri - Alchemist Mauro Picotto - Luna This is an awesome mix. I really loved the vibes from the start to the finish. It's a cool selection of tracks. Certainly not all of Mauro's records, otherwise the mix would be 12+ hours long. He's made so many records over the years, it's unbelievable. But those tracks that Lewis has selected, are great. They are. And I can remember like it was yesterday, hearing those songs on the radio, or in the clubs, or at the big events I went to. It was so refreshing to hear something so unique, so different, so awesome. Leave that to Mauro to come up with dancefloor smashers that will stand the test of time. Fit them in any set, and it just works. He's a very talented DJ and producer, and his back catalogue is quite impressive. One of the true pioneers that reshaped the scene. And a lot of his songs are in this nearly 3 hour long mix. It's worth a listen, and if that's not enough for you, you can also download this bad boy for free. I really liked the mix. It's a bit diverse too, containing a few songs you wouldn't expect. The one track that made me the happiest, has got to be 'Pandoro'. Haven't heard that one in years, and it's still a solid, be it slightly underrated track. Happy Easter everyone. Celebrate it in style, and listen to Lewis' mix. It's filled with Mauro Picotto tracks. What else could you wish for? DJ: Lewis Mann Genre/Style: Techno Trance Mix Info: Vinyl Destination Pres. Mauro Picotto - Mixed By Lewis Mann Length Mix: 02:55:52 Tracks: 32 (thirty-two) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE File Size: 402 MB File Type: mp3 Audio: Stereo Bit Rate: 320kbps Release Year: 2023 More Information: Lewis Mann - Soundcloud Channel

  • Narkotik - In Memorium: An Early Terror Mix (2023)

    ''I am in a world, full of shit''. Yes, not the best way to start a review, but those are lyrics from one of the songs used in this mix. Yes, this mix is violent, but the music is glorious. Early Terror music from the 90s, who doesn't love it? If this isn't your cup of tea, please go to another review, one that is more suitable for you. But this review will specifically be focussed on the Early Terror sound and the mix made by Narkotik. And it is indeed crammed with those glorious anthems, some underrated or forgotten. Early Terror is so damn good, and we should be hearing more mixes like this one. I just never seem to find any on Soundcloud. If you weren't alive during the 90s, or too young, you might have missed this sub genre being created, and gaining a specific kind of ravers. You had your die-hard Hardcore fanatics, but the Terror scene required a specific kind to join: those that were in it just for the music, and they had to love the harder, rougher, and faster BPMs. It has become a group of die-hard fanatics, and I do consider myself a Terror fan. Would I be listening to Terror 24/7? Got to be honest, and say no. It would drive me mad after a while. But for a few hours a day I can tolerate it. But today I will listen to it, and already has this mix given me enough energy to get through today. The power of Terror music, especially the early stuff, is beyond belief. I fell in love with it around 1997, and to this day I am in awe of the early stuff. It is so violent and rough, but for me, it is perfect. I see and hear the beauty in Terror music that most non-Terror fans might not hear. They hear noise, I hear a beautifully orchestrated song. A song that makes sense. Narkotik, what's he got in store for us on this glorious yet dark Wednesday? Delta 9 - Tough Guy Roger - The Ultimate Fight (DJ Buby & Stunned Guys R Evolution) Delta 9 - Baked Stunned Guys - Fuck All Delta 9 - No More Regrets The Destroyer - Toasted Dork (Heary Mix) Delta 9 - Son Of A Bitch DJ Dano - Terror Is Timeless!! D.O.A. - You're Dead D.O.A. - Extreme Gangsta The Destroyer - Street Fuckers DJ 8MIX - Children, Get Up (The Destroyer Remix) U.V.C. - U.V.C. The Shaftman - Shaftman (Delta 9 Remix) Delta 9 - Real Hardcore 98 D.O.A. - Unleash The Brutality Micropoint - Ping Machine Delta 9 - War Machine Delta 9 - Watch Yer Back Delta 9 - The Hate Tank Narotic vs U.V.C. - The Kings Are Back D.O.A. - NYC Speedcore D.O.A. - Brooklyn Mob The Destroyer - Fuck The Dream Sonic Overkill - I'll Be Watching You Die DJ Skinhead - Extreme Terror III Nukom - Raise Your Hands Suicide Squad - Fuckcore Mibo - Ultimate Destroy Jack Lucifer - 96 Knights (To The Death Mix) Sandkorn - Violent 2 Part 1 DJ Freak - Save Your Prayers Nasenbluten - Intellectual Killer This could have easily been called 'The Delta 9 and D.O.A. appreciation mix'. So many of their records are in here. But is that a bad thing? Absolutely not! Their music was blasting through my speakers during the 90s, and it was quite annoying for my parents to hear. But hey, I was a kid, and I was into this kind of music. Tough for them. But fuck 'em. This mix is glorious, and I loved it. It's been an amazing hour of my life that has been filled with these excellent tunes. They all take me back to the harder days, the 90s, when Terror was still a sub genre of Hardcore, and it was still in development. Nowadays it's a standalone genre, but as you can hear from these songs, some were literally Hardcore anthems but just sped up. And voila, you've got Terror music. But the music meant so much to us. We were happy with the Hardcore scene, but we just needed it to be slightly harder and faster, and more vigorous. And that's when Terror emerged. Aren't we all happy that it did? So many wicked records in here. Especially the D.O.A. stuff. I love 'NYC Speedcore' and 'Brooklyn Mob'. So distinctive, so unique, so fresh. I loved the US input in the scene. A solid mix. Sometimes a tad sloppy, but overall a solid mix. Worth a listen. DJ: Narkotik Genre/Style: Early Terror Mix Info: Narkotik - In Memorium: An Early Terror Mix Length Mix: 01:05:48 Tracks: 33 (thirty-three) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Audio: Stereo Sample Rate: unknown Release Year: 2023 More Information: Narkotik - Soundcloud Channel

  • 90s & 00s Trance Classics Session (Mixed By Divine) (2023)

    Yes, yes yes! Oh, the image above just takes me back to the late 90s/early 2000. Why, you might ask? Well, it is because Trance compilations from around that time had these spacey looking front covers, these would not resemble anything, but looked spacious. A few squiggly lines and a rock. What's that got to do with Trance? Nothing. But it just worked. All these compilations were avid users of a similar program like Microsoft Paint, and they all had to look slightly different. Don't ask me why they did that, but it was just seen as cool, out of the blue. Different. But yeah, the image alone brings back memories. But it's certainly not the only thing that brings back memories! Trance, don't you just love it? And especially when you are getting a bit older, you can reminisce, and think of the glorious years, when Trance ruled the world. It did. And to me, every mix I find that focusses on the early Trance sound, just brings me joy, and lots of it. Today's mix is made by Divine, who's made quite a few mixes already, but this one just seems to caught my eye, and now I'm writing about it. I'm sitting here, thinking about the golden years, and how cool the music was. And Divine's mix is playing in the back ground for hours now. I feel blessed to have lived throughout those magical years. And whenever I see a 90s/00s Trance mix, I always jump on those immediately, and start playing them without hesitation. I am a sucker for Trance music. But the question here is, are the tracks selected any good? Are they the finest records you can find? Ascension - Someone (Original Vocal Mix) The Space Brothers - Legacy (Original Mix) Chakra - Home (Original Mix) Jorio - Remember Me (The Space Brothers Remix) Lost Witness - 7 Colours (Angelic Mix) Matt Darey & Lost Tribe - Gamemaster (Original Mix) Dune - Keep The Secret (Talla 2XLC Remix) Binary Finary - 1999 (Matt Darey Remix) Aurora - Hear You Calling (Darkmoon Remix) Insigma - Open Your Eyes (Insigma Club Mix) Orion - Eternity (Darren Tate Mix) Ralph Fridge - Paradise (Nu-Gray Mix) This brings back a lot of memories. And also a huge smile on my face. A few of these records I've completely forgotten about! They did appear on many compilations, but as most things nowadays, you just forget them. And in my case, I stopped playing CDs, because they were ruined anyway. Which is a pity, but also my fault: I never were cautious with these discs. A solid mix with some glorious anthems. I really enjoyed the mellow and euphoric vibe throughout the mix. Divine's mix is filled with classics, and it's roughly 78 minutes of pure pleasure. And the songs, they are truly magnificent. I've got nothing negative to mention. 12 amazing records. Nicely mixed together. All is well. Best record? '7 Colours' by Lost Witness, remixed by Angelic. Truly a euphoric anthem you don't hear that often. Go and check this mix out, you won't be disappointed! DJ: Divine Genre/Style: Trance, Progressive Trance, Vocal Trance, Classic Trance Mix Info: 90s & 00s Trance Classics Session (Mixed By Divine) Length Mix: 01:18:00 Tracks: 12 (twelve) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE File Size: 178 MB File Type: mp3 Audio: Stereo Bit Rate: 320kbos Release Year: 2023 More Information: Addicted To Trance - Soundcloud Channel

  • THE BEHOLDER x MAX ENFORCER Classics Showcase (2006-2010) (30.03.2023)

    Friday has landed, and I cannot be any happier. The weekend is about to land, and I want it to happen, for a multitude of reasons. But Friday is still here, so we need something to get us going. And will you believe it, Audioholik only uploaded this mix within the last 12hours, so it's fresh as a daisy, and I'm one of the first to pick this one up. It's a mix dedicated to the early Hardstyle sound, made by the Hardstyle legends that go by the name of The Beholder, and Max Enforcer. If you are into your early Hardstyle music, you will recognise their names, and you'll be as pleased as I was, once I discovered this mix. I still find it amazing to know who was behind these names. And if you don't know, make sure you are sitting down for this: The Beholder also goes by the name Neophyte, and Max Enforcer is known as Evil Activities! Yes, they are the Hardcore legend, that dabbled in the Hardstyle scene, back in 2006 to 2010. And this has led up to a lot of excellent tunes, which you can find 15 of them in this mix, by Audioholik. The boys took their Hardcore experience to the Hardstyle scene, and it worked a treat. These songs do have a resemblance to the Hardcore sound, but they were tweaked enough to not be classified as Hardcore anthems, but more Hardstyle anthems. And they've remained that way ever since they were released. A few Hardcore artists worked in other genres, but I think the most went into the Hardstyle scene, and for good reasons. This mix is dedicated to those who gave it a go, and made it work. And it's an hour of pure early Hardstyle anthems, carefully selected and mixed by Audioholik. Zany & The Beholder - Annihilating The Prophet vs Deepack - Stampuhh! (The Beholder & Max Enforcer Remix) Zany & The Beholder - Who Wants This The Beholder & Zany - To Protect And Serve The Beholder & Max Enforcer - Got To Be There Max Enforcer - Catchin' Up Bulldozer Project - Arise (The Beholder & Zany Remix) The Beholder & Max Enforcer - The Underground The Beholder & Zany - Midnight Max Enforcer - Bring It Down The Beholder & Zany - Psychadelic Drop Max Enforcer - Loudness Zany & The Beholder - The New God The Beholder & Zany - Euphoria Zany & The Beholder - Do You Want Heavy Wow. What a brilliant tracklist. And should this mix even be called an appreciation mix, dedicated to The Beholder and Max Enforcer? Or should Zany's name be present in the title too, as he's worked alongside these boys a fair few times. But yeah, that's not up to me, but up to Audioholik. The tracks are as glorious as you want them to be. It takes me back 13-17 years in time. Wow, where has the time gone to? Why is it flying by so damn fast? I still feel like the early noughties were just yesterday, but they aren't. I still remember buying compilations that had songs on it, made by The Beholder and Max Enforcer. It is yet another wicked mix by Audioholik. He always seems to fabricate mixes at the right time for me. I wasn't waiting for a mix like his latest one, but after hitting the play button, I knew immediately that deep down inside I was waiting for such a mix. Subconsciously I was waiting. And I'm happy I played this mix. They are all big hitters. Boy, do I miss this early Hardstyle sound. Shame it's not the same anymore. Go and grab this mix, as it's also a free download! DJ: Audioholik Genre/Style: Early Hardstyle Mix Info: THE BEHOLDER x MAX ENFORCER Classics Showcase (2006-2010) Length Mix: 01:04:04 Tracks: 15 (fifteen) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE File Size: 148 MB File Type: mp3 Audio: Stereo Bit Rate: 320kbps Release Year: 2023 More Information: Audioholik - Soundcloud Channel

  • 1991 Old Skool Hardcore Vol.2 (2023)

    Let's go back to the year 1991. I was only 7 or 8 years old. I was a wee young lad, and I was still listening to pop music. I wasn't aware of this rave scene, that would happen a few years later. But in 1991, I was only into music that was in the top 40. I would only discover the music released in 1991 and 1992 at a later stage, but even in 2023, I am still discovering new music. Songs I've not heard before, or simply ignored (for whatever reason it might be). I always like to take a trip back in time, discover new music, or music I've missed. Or even listen to music from a decade I could not experience, as I wasn't born yet. So, today's mix is focussed on music released in 1991. Again, I was too damn young (damn you parents, for not conceiving me a few years earlier!), but I can still imagine how awesome it might have sounded when they were released, and how this newly formed rave culture took these tunes to heart, and danced the night away in some dodgy underground club, tunnel, or wherever the convoy of vehicles/humans took you. But what's in store for us all today? Well, we know the year this mix is focussed on: 1991. But what kind of music? Well, Hardcore music (and no, not the Hardcore Techno kind, the more Rave focussed sound). The tunes selected have got more of an Belgian/Techno influence, according to the DJ behind this mix, Andy Pav, or to use his Soundcloud channels name: ANDY PAV. Now you want to know the tunes, right? Well, it wouldn't be a review by yours truly without a tracklist (because I wouldn't write one if it didn't have a tracklist): Trigger - Stratosphere The Scientist - The Bee DMS - Exterminate (Day Of The Hardcore) Outlander - Vamp Cubic 22 - Night In Motion Joey Beltram - My Sound Nitrous - Moonwalk Shaft - Breakdown Doc Scott - Surgery (Ordinary Mix) N-Joi - Malfunction Bizarre Inc. - Playing With Knives (Quadrant Mix) Altern-8 - Infiltrate 202 Rhythm Section - Nu Generation (Outta My Face) After Dark - Cardiac (Sonic Mix) Razorboy & Mirrorman - Beyond Control SL2 - The Noise A proper early Hardcore/Rave mix, with some big anthems. Yes, over the years I did catch up, and heard a lot of these tunes in other mixes and on many compilations, so don't you worry: not a lot of stuff needs catching up to. I am fully aware on how awesome 1991 was. This is another solid mix by Andy Pav, and I really enjoyed it. And to think that I missed those glorious years due to my age. And also, another thing that might make you think ''I'm getting old'': there's a whole generation out there that have never heard these songs before, or could even acknowledge the music that dominated the world back during the 90s! It is baffling to think that. But I like to go back in time, and enjoy the music as much as possible. Andy's mix is filled with brilliant songs. Especially the one that is one of my favourite anthems from the early noughties: 'Exterminate (Day Of The Hardcore' by DMS. Brilliant tune. A solid mix to get us through the day. Hop on the early Rave train, and never get off. Never. You are never too old to listen and experience Hardcore music. Those that do say you do, are non believers. Hardcore will never die! DJ: ANDY PAV Genre/Style: Hardcore, Rave, Old Skool, Belgian Techno Mix Info: 1991 Old Skool Hardcore Vol.2 Length Mix: 00:59:18 Tracks: 16 (sixteen) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE File Size: 598 MB File Type: wav Audio: Stereo Sample Rate: 1411kbps Release Year: 2023 More Information: DJ ANDY PAV - Soundcloud Channel

  • Rotterdam Records The Classics Megamix - mixed by Jason S (2023)

    For those that know me, I am not from Rotterdam. Nor am I from Amsterdam (which most people assume, but assume wrongly). I am from Limburg, a Southern province of the Netherlands. And I never fully understood the hatred between the two big cities. Maybe it's because I'm not a city boy, but I'm not someone who grew up on a farm (even though they might think otherwise), But there was always this rivalry between Rotterdam and Amsterdam, and even Den Haag joined the battle too. To me it didn't matter one tiny bit, as I was only interested in the Hardcore that came out of these cities. And Rotterdam, to me, was always associated with the rougher sound. More distorted. If it was distorted and had a distinctive sound, it was definitely from Rotterdam. In the mix you are about to listen to, you can determine each song's origin. Den Haag, Amsterdam, and Rotterdam, they all had their own sound, a characteristic sound. But the same applied to German Hardcore, Italian Hardcore, US Hardcore, and the list goes on and on. But, in a strange way, the Rotterdam sound appealed to me a lot. I did not resent the sound at all. Some of the tracks are not my cup of tea (when they have to announce where they are from, I find that really irrelevant, but those were the times), but the generic sound still did. And to my amazement, a mix was posted on Jason S' Soundcloud channel. He used to be active on Mixcloud only, but he's made the jump to another cloud based platform, one that suits me the most. And his mix, as you rightly have guessed, it focussed on Rotterdam Records. And it's the standard megamix you expect from him. A 75 minute long mix with 50 records. Typical for Jason S, the megamix master! Jason S - Intro; It's Time To Go Back DJ Rob - 1992 Is For You (Parkzicht Base Mix) Stomach Basher - Wowy - Zowy DJ Rob - Rob's Interface (Uh... Mix) Euromasters - F..k DJ Murderhouse The Sound Of Rotterdam - The Final Experiment (Eruption Of Force) Pelgrim - Amen (Binnenweg Mix) Euromasters - Amsterdam... Waar Lech Dat Dan??? (Maastunnel Mix) Euromasters - Rotterdam Ech Wel! (Parkzicht Mix) Sperminator - No Women Allowed (Men's Room Mix) Rotterdam Termination Source - Feyenoord Holy Noise - The Nightmare (Let Me Hear You Scream) Bald Terror - Rotterdam Morlock - Der Energy (Noise) Rotterdam Termination Source - Poing Bald Terror - Drummachine Hard Attack - Way Aah General Noise - Rotterdam Subway Hard Attack - Bonzai Euromasters - Everybody Clap Your Hands Hard Attack - Bonehead The Agressor - I'm Coming (Hardcore Mix) German Division - Concerto Grosso Armageddon - You'll Never Be Mine (Hardcore Club Mix) King Dale - Utter (Hardcore Powermix) Evil Maniax - Powerfull Impact Hardliners - Motherfuckin' Breakbeat Sperminator - S-Fucking DJ Paul - Straight Outta Rotterdam Lenny Dee vs DJ Paul - Dope Man Euromasters - Alles Naar De Klote (Rotterdam Mix) DJ Rob feat MC Joe - The Beat Is Flown Underground Nation Of Rotterdam - Bitch Speed Soul Brothers - Sandman (Slayer Of Death) Euromasters - Noiken In Die Koiken (Hoi) DJ Git Hyper & DJ Paul - Free Mess 2 Low 4 Zero - Fast (Radio Mix) Neophyte - DJ's Hardest The Nightraver - Noise King Dale - Fuckface (2 Fast For Mellow Mix) Hardliners - Pikke Poeli mellow Euromasters - Oranje Boven (Club Mix) Short Circuit - Mechanic Underground Nation Of Rotterdam - I Am The Master (Soul Version) Lenny Dee vs DJ Paul - Anti-Procrastination Neophyte - Recession Euromasters - Houw Je Bek (Galla) Neopyte - Kome Wij Uit Rotterdam Evil Maniax - We Are The Creators Of Hardcore (Rotterdam Mix) Neophyte - Back In My Brain These tracks take me back to the golden years of Hardcore. A bit rough around the edges, but oh so gorgeous to listen to. A true trip back in time. Some of the tracks you can hear in this mix have got to find their feet, as in, they still sound extremely house-y, and not really Hardcore-ish. But those were the early years. Slowly it turned into the rough Gabber/Hardcore sound we all love and adore. But yeah, don't you worry, Jason S has got our backs, and gives us yet another astonishing mix. Am I wrongly assuming that Paul Elstak, Neophyte, Waxweazle, and a few others were all behind these records? It's like they used so many aliases during the 90s? The roughness is amazing. Not all tracks are dope. But there are certainly some wicked anthems in here, that might sound a bit dated, but still would get the dancefloors in a frenzy. Especially in Rotterdam. I don't know if the love-hate relationship is still present in the Hardcore scene. But you wouldn't play these songs in A'dam back in the 90s: the crowd would demolish the place, in a bad way. All jokes aside, all credit should go to Jason S, for making yet another wicked mix. You should check out his Soundcloud page, which has got so many megamixes, and they will all please you! Best record? Bad Terror - Rotterdam. Big, speaker demolishing tune! Just rawness in one song, that's all there is. And I freaking love it! DJ: Jason S Genre/Style: Hardcore, Hardcore Techno, Gabber, Early Hardcore Mix Info: Rotterdam Records The Classics Megamix - mixed by Jason S (2023) Length Mix: 01:15:28 Tracks: 50 (fifty) Stream/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Audio: Stereo Sample Rate: unknown Release Year: 2023 More Information: Jason S - Soundcloud Channel

  • Ripped 2 FCUK - Battle Of The Bootlegs - UK Hardcore Vinyl Only Mix (2023)

    I've been a very busy man for the last few days, hence why you've not seen a review fly by on Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms. You might have thought 'he's bored of doing them', but if you were thinking that, you are absolutely WRONG. There's still a lot of music out there, undiscovered, and it's waiting for someone to pick it up, and give their thoughts about it. Well, at least that's what I'm thinking, I might be wrong. But for me personally, this is a hobby, doesn't pay me a penny, but it gives me a lot of new music to listen to, and discover things I would never have found, like today's mix. So what is it that I'm going to share with you all? Well, you see, I thought I knew nearly everything there is to know about UK Hardcore and the scene, and then DJ Colin Bell comes along, and shows me that I know nothing. I had never heard of the label Ripped 2 FCUK before, and didn't know it was a subsidiary of Quosh records. But once I pressed the play button and heard the first few tunes, you instantly get that Quosh vibe. You just do. But what is Ripped 2 FCUK? Well, according to Discogs, it's ''a series of bootleg hardcore remixes of classic or well-known tracks''. And yes, you will immediately know the songs, if you press the play button. It still baffles me that I did not know of its existence. How did I miss this? The releases span 7 years, starting back in 2004, and ending in 2011. And there's a few of these releases in Colin's mix. You will enjoy it. And also a bit of scratching too, to stay true to the Quosh way of mixing records together. You cannot portrait a Quosh set and not scratch like the scratch master himself, DJ Sy. R2F 10 - Ayla R2F 6 - Lizard R2F 5 - I Need Your Loving R2F 6 - Carte Blanche R2F 7 - True Love Never Dies R2F 10 - Binary Finary R2F 7 - Passion R2F 9 - Belissima R2F 1 - 4 O'clock In The Morning R2F 12 - Out Of The Blue R2F 14 - Love Me Right R2F 8 - If I Were You R2F 12 - I Need A Miracle R2F 1 - Clocks R2F 8 - Everybody In The Place R2F 9 - We Come 1 Ballistic Bootlegs - Show You The Way Bo & Luke - Take Me Away It starts off with a brilliant Trance classic, and the rest is history. Once you start listening to this mix, you are hooked. And trust me when I say that you will. I've been listening to this mix over and over, and are impressed with the songs. It might have been a known label, but not to me. But the first impression that I got, after hearing this mix for the first time, was that it resembled the Quosh sound a lot. And after a quick search, my gut feeling was underlined. Now I don't know who's behind each track. Is it Sy, Unknown, them together, or other artists? It's a bit vague, the information out there. Anyone got an idea? I really love the vibe, and even though they are remixes, they still blow my speakers up. It takes me back to the golden years of UK Hardcore. I think it was actually around 2004 that I discovered UK Hardcore, so it's nice to go back in time, be it briefly, and enjoy the sound that was resonating in the scene. The songs are all solid, some a tad cheesy, but who doesn't appreciate the cheese? It's nicely mixed together, so it should only get one score. And my recommendation. Listen to this, and do it now! DJ: Colin Bell Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore Mix Info: Ripped 2 FCUK - Battle Of The Bootlegs - UK Hardcore Vinyl Only Mix Length Mix: 01:12:09 Tracks: 18 (eighteen) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Audio: Stereo Sample Rate: unknown Release Year: 2023 More Information: DJ Colin Bell - Soundcloud Channel

  • Happy Hardcore Megamix (Best 25 Happy Hardcore Songs Ever) (2020)

    Everyone who knows me, knows I love Happy Hardcore. I truly love it. And those that disagree, will be seen as my enemy. Who can dislike Happy Hardcore? Yes, it's been ridiculed over the years, but it is as important as Gabber is. It's our history, and the tunes have also become timeless classics. Not all are great, but neither are all Hardcore tunes ever made. It's hit and miss, or too damn cheesy. But the most well known anthems are loved by fans from all over the world, including yours truly. I've reviewed many Happy Hardcore mixes over the years, and most of them made me a happy person. The records were always awesome, and today's mix could be great too. According to the title, it contains the 25 best Happy Hardcore songs ever. And that's quite the statement. Can you actually boil it all down to just 25 records? Is that even possible? Funky Frank made this mix back in 2020, and it already has 3k plays. And it's got the big hits in it. I am not even exaggerating. They are the big hits that dominated the charts at the same time. Some you might still hear on the radio, but during the 90s, they were everywhere: on the radio, on compilations, and even when you were in a shop (as background music). You couldn't escape these songs, and even in 2023 there's no hiding from them. Have a look at this tracklist. You must acknowledge the fact they were everywhere! Interactive - Forever Young DJ Paul Elstak - Life Is Like A Dance (Extended Radio Version) Marusha - Somewhere Over The Rainbow Dune - I Can't Stop Raving Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo - Together In Wonderland (Video Mix) Dune - Hardcore Vibes Tokyo Ghetto Pussy - I Kiss Your Lips Dune - Are You Ready To Fly Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo - Wonderful Days (Radio Mix) Critical Mass - Burning Love (Happy Radio Edit) Party Animals - Atomic Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo - Stars 2 Brothers On The 4th Floor - Come Take My Hand DJ Paul Elstak - Rainbow In The Sky DJ Paul Elstak - Luv You More 2 Brothers On The 4th Floor - Fairytales (Extended Version) Party Animals - Hava Naquila Lipstick - I'm A Raver (Radio Version) Nakatomi - Children Of The Night (Radio Edit) Party Animals - Have You Ever Been Mellow Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo - Your Smile (Radio Edit) 4 Tune Fairytales - My Little Fantasy (Radio Edit) Flamman & Abraxas - Good To Go Technohead - I Wanna Be A Hippy Party Animals - Aquarius Oh, this is an interesting list of Happy Hardcore anthems. Are they the 25 best tunes ever made? No. And are the all the most well known anthems? No. But it's a nice selection, that's for sure. And they did appear on many compilations though. You couldn't buy an album in the 90s without having at least one Happy Hardcore track by Dune, Technohead, Paul Elstak, and many more. Now the unpleasantries. Even though the tracks are great, the mix unfortunately isn't great. It's filled with errors. And not just tiny ones. Cross fading errors galore, unfortunately. The potential is there, to be a great mix, but with so many errors, and even the quality of the recording dipping below average (sound quality), it's not a pleasant mix to listen to. There are many other mixes out there, better than this one. He's got a few mixes dedicated to artists on his Soundcloud page, and I thought 'surely they can't all be the same?', and I'm talking about mixing errors etc. Well, unfortunately, they are. And in this Happy Hardcore mix it comes out. This could have been a nice mix, with classics in it, but it's not a smooth and satisfying mix. So sorry, but can only give this one score. DJ: Funky Frank Genre/Style: Happy Hardcore Mix Info: Happy Hardcore Megamix (Best 25 Happy Hardcore Songs Ever) Length Mix: 00:58:16 Tracks: 25 (twenty-five) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Audio: Stereo Bit Rate: unknown Release Year: 2020 More Information: Funky Frank - Soundcloud Channel

  • Hed Kandi 15 Years 'Disco Heaven' Mix Glen Horsborough (2015)

    I have to be honest with you all: I've never owned a Hed Kandi/Hedkandi CD ever, but I do know of their existence. I do remember, seeing these at every CD store in the Netherlands, when I was still living there. But something stopped me from purchasing these CDs. I always thought that the covers looked so cheap, and maybe that's the reason why it stopped me from spending euros on it? The cover was one of the selling points for me, back in the day. It needed to grab my attention, and made me turn the disc around, and these unfortunately never made me look. Yes, I am ashamed. And still, to this day, I have not heard a Hedkandi mix before. I always seem to have skipped each one I saw, maybe for the same reason I didn't purchase these albums before? But today is a different day; me and the wife are WFH, and we need to hear something that moves us a bit. She can't stand the harder stuff I listen to, so Disco House it is. And she seems to appreciate it. Well, let me rephrase that: she's not complaining. Today is the day I am going to be fully emerged into the world of HedKandi/Hedkandi/Hed Kandi, or however you want to spell it. And my first impression is good. The tracklist looks good, even though these versions of these anthems aren't known to me, I'm willing to give it a go. I am willing to sit here, for an hour, and just let it all happen. Eclipse - Makes Me Love You (Morning Star Mix) Freemasons - Love On My Mind (Back To Philly Mix) Solitaire - You've Got The Love (Extended Club Mix) Deep Sensation - Somehow, Somewhere (There's A Soul Heaven) (Cleptomanic's Ghetto Anthem Mix) Stonebridge - Put Em High (Seamus Haji Full Vocal Mix) Mobin Masters feat Robin S - Show Me Love (Hot Rats Reload) Agent Stereo - Disco Therapy (JR Disco Remix) DaYnee - And It Hurts (Stone's 2001 12 Mix) Soul Providers - Rise (Bini & Martini Original Mix) Chocolate Puma feat Colonel Reid - For Your Love Hardsoul feat Ron Carroll - Back Together (DJ Meme Classic Remix) Praise Cats - Shined On Me (Bini & Martini Mix) Daft Punk - Get Lucky (Sgt Slick Pre Edit) Solu Music - Fade (Grant Nelson Big Room Remix) This has been an interesting hour of my life. The music was great. Not what I was expecting. As mentioned before, this CD series never caught my eye, and in my head it was never something I was going to listen to, but today was the day I did listen to it, and I'm grateful that I did. I don't get the chance and go back in time, but if I did, I would certainly listen and purchase at least a few of these albums. The music is truly great. Well, at least the songs selected for this mix. But I'm guessing this mix could represent the brand Hedkandi? Any Hed Kandi fans out there could you respond please? Is this mix a good representation to what this brand had to offer since the early 2000nd? I really loved the easy listening vibes. This Disco focussed sound is awesome. It's nice, mellow, and relaxing. I'm still a noob, but I do have to say that this mix, made by Glen Horsborough, it has made me think twice. And after a quick browse online, there's a plethora of mixes dedicated to this brand, so I could invest some time and learn more about HedKandi, and all the things I've missed. Best record? 'Rise'. I've seen them live in 2000, and it's one of those songs that will stay in your head for hours! DJ: Glen Horsborough Genre/Style: Disco House, Funky House, House Mix Info: Hed Kandi 15 Years 'Disco Heaven' Mix Glen Horsborough Length Mix: 01:00:00 Tracks: 14 (fourteen) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE File Size: unknown File Type; unknown Audio: Stereo Bit Rate: unknown Release Year: 2015 More Information: Glen Horsborough - Soundcloud Channel

  • Take #14 - Keanu's Busrave (2023)

    It is Friday, time to unwind. And with today's mix we are certainly going to unwind. It's yet another mix by Rígur Lárus, and his quirky concept seems to be very appealing to those who have listened to the previous 13 mixes so far. I only discovered him when I spotted the 13th instalment, but he kindly reminded me that there's a new mix out there. And it's called 'Keanu's Busrave'. Does that make any sense whatsoever? No, not really. Do I know the film 'Speed' and have I seen it? Of course I have, I'm an 80s baby, so grew up watching that film. Was it the best film ever? Nah, not really. But it was exciting at the time, and made me cautious, and not jump on the bus that easily. I did watch the film, and it was kind of awesome. A bus that couldn't go below a certain speed, or a bomb would go off. That was amazing, and Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock did an amazing job. But what has it got to do with this mix? Well, maybe because this mix is intoxicating, as was the film? And that Rígur Lárus, who made this mix, used a snippet of the film as the intro to this mix? You tell me, I wouldn't have a clue. I think this is one of those quirky mixes you just have to absorb and listen to it. Yeah, otherwise we could be sitting here for hours, discussing the movie 'Speed' and the actors that appeared in it (I keep forgetting the name of the bad guy in this film, such a recognisable face, but the name just slipped out of my head). Just enjoy it, and embrace the silliness Before you press play, just have a quick look at this tracklist. It might persuade you to give it a go? Odesza feat Charlie Houston - Wide Awake (Hot Chip Remix) Einmusik - Arrival Ian Wilkie - Guten Morgen Marc Antona, Xiki - Hawah Kapibara - Sculpin (Original Mix) Mark Hoffen feat Trevyse - Titan (Original Mix) Azzecca - I've Been Waiting (Extended) M.I.K.E. - Sunrise At Palamos (Original Mix) Mind Against - Dreamcast (Extended Mix) Ferry Corsten - Beautiful Ivory (IT) - I Need You Now (Club Edit) Andhim - Starz (Original mix) Boss Axis feat Label Mou - Another Ride (Piet Kampfer Remix) Sasha Carassi, Husa & Zeyada - Bad Wrongs Kapibara - Aves (Thodoris Triantafilluo Remix) 2Qimic - Ancient (Original Mix) Final Request - Nuke (Original Mix) DJ Seinfeld - Please Slow Down This is a mix with mostly unknown artists and songs. Only M.I.K.E. and Ferry Corsten are known to me, and the rest aren't. But that's great: new names to explore, more to learn. This mix might have a 'slow' start, but once the music kicks in, the speed is there (see what I did there?). The flow is nice, mellow, and yet enticing enough to get you going. I really enjoyed this mix, and even though the concept is weird, it's weirdly awesome to listen to. The previous mix was also a weird one, but so delicious. This one tops it though. The songs selected and mixed together are all dope as fuck, Rígur Lárus a name I'm now familiar with, has done it again. A mix that stands out, and doesn't follow the protocol. Different, in a good way. Be unique, and that's when you become the most interesting to me. A solid mix. Only one score available! Wasn't Speed 2 on a boat? I don't think I ever watched that one to the end, was so damn stupid. And knowing Hollywood, Speed 3 must be coming soon? Keanu in a cab, trying to save the world? Only one side note: f**k me, the size of the file! 1.6 GB?? DJ: Rígur Lárus Genre/Style: Trance, House, Techno, Club Mix Info: Take #14 - Keanu's Busrave Length Mix: 01:13:30 Tracks: 18 (eighteen) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE File Size: 1.6 GB File Type: wav Audio: Stereo Sample Rate: 1411kbps Release Year: 2023 More Information: Rígur Lárus - Soundcloud Channel

  • Noisetalgia Podcast 006: Mauro Picotto (2023)

    The weekend is slowly emerging out of nowhere, and it's a pleasant surprise. The week has flown by, but we aren't there yet: just today and tomorrow to go through, and we need something to give us an extra boost. And have I found something for you all to enjoy? Yes, it's another mix by Indecent Noise, and I've reviewed a few so far (only 6 episodes in, and already most of the mixes reviewed), but I could not let this one go by without acknowledging the impact of the artist who is at the centre of attention: Mauro Picotto. He's one of my all time heroes. One of my favourite producers of all time. I grew up listening to Mauro Picotto, and his music was my favourite kind of music. His approach to Trance music was awesome! Hell, when I started purchasing vinyl, his 'Metamorphose EP' was the first one I ever purchased. I fell in love with his music during the late 90s, and still to this day do I appreciate his music the most, out of all the Trance producers out there. It's my safe haven, his music. I always feel embraced whenever I hear a Mauro Picotto song. To find a mix dedicated to this Italian superstar, it's like Christmas has come early this year. Indecent Noise's Noisetalgia series is doing some serious damage on Soundcloud, and I'm an avid listener. Not all artists do appeal to me, but when they do, I'm on it, and I listen to the mix over and over. Like the one you are about to listen to. It's a grand mix, that's for sure. Mauro has made a gazillion songs over the years, so I'm guessing you are curious to find out which songs are in this hour and a half long mix? CRW - I Feel Love Mauro Picotto - Pulsar (Megamind Mix) York - O.T.B. (On The Beach) (CRW Mix) CRW presents Veronika - Precious Life (R.A.F. Mix) Mauro Picotto - Iguana (Claxixx Mix) Mauro Picotto - Ultimahora Ibiza Mario Piu & Mauro Picotto - Arabian Pleasure Mario Piu & Mauro Picotto - Spectra (Action Mix) Sosa - The Wave (Megamind Mix) Mauro Picotto - Back To Cali (Megamind Mix) Mauro Picotto - Like This Like That (Megavoices Claxxix Mix) Mauro Picotto - Lizard (Claxixx Mix) Mauro Picotto - Proximus (Medley with Adiemus) (Komodo Mix) Mauro Picotto - Komodo (Save A Soul) (Alternative Mix) Mario Piu & Mauro Picotto - Imperiale Trasponder - Trasponder (Decode Mix) Megamind - Taub (Picotto Mix) Mauro Picotto - Eclectic Mauro Picotto - Verdi (Megamind Mix) Mauro Picotto - Baguette Mauro Picotto & Riccardo Ferri - New Time New Place Gorgeous. That's a gorgeous looking tracklist. And it starts with an absolute monster of a track! And from that moment onward, it's hit after hit. You couldn't go to a party during the Millennium years and NOT hear a Mauro Picotto song. Hell, it was so difficult to avoid him, as he even appeared on the top 40! But that was just the power behind Mauro: he was a hit maker. Everything he touched, turned into Gold. And this mix is proof that his music was and still is awesome, and stood the test of time. I know all the records played by Indecent Noise, and love them all equally. Well, that's not 100% true: some I love even more than the others. Especially when 'Verdi' comes on. Seriously, this is such an insane record, a true dancefloor demolishing record. You would loose yourself on the dancefloor, and it is one of my all time favourite Mauro tracks. But 'I Feel Love' has to be his best ever. What's your opinion, is Mauro one of your favourite producers too? Do you like his music? And what do you think of this mix, made by Indecent Noise? Leave a comment below! DJ: Indecent Noise Genre/Style: Trance, Techno, Hard Trance Mix Info: Noisetalgia Podcast 006: Mauro Picotto Length Mix: 01:30:08 Tracks: 21 (twenty-one) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Audio: Stereo Sample Rate: unknown Release Year: 2023 More Information: NOISETALGIA - Soundcloud Channel

  • House Party 9 - The Clubmix (1994)

    The year is 1994, and I'm young. Very young. 10-11 years old (or young, depending on how you look at it). A lot of things happened in the world around us, and for me to list them all, that's an unnecessary bit of info that I shouldn't provide you at all. Just go on Wikipedia and search for the year 1994, and you'll find a plethora of information. But it was an important year for me. Only a few months before did I discover House Party 8, and that's when I fell in love with Hardcore/Gabber music. When number 9 was released, I jumped on it, and actually purchased the disc, due to the previous CD being great. And obviously the next album I purchased as well. I just had to. These albums defined my youth, especially during the early 90s. It was a glorious year for me. Especially when I got this 9th edition of the successful House Party mix CD series. You might not have heard of it before, as it was predominately a European released series. It started back in 1992, and was revived in 2009, before quickly moving away into obscurity again. But during the 90s they were the disc series to follow. They became also a bit too commercial, but not in 1994. They were my shit, my jam. And to this day do I know this CD, and know each single song and each bit by heart. Even the intro and outro (and midtro) is known by heart. This was a magical album that stood by my side during the 90s and well into the 2000nd. To this day I still find it one of the finest albums ever released on Arcade's label. Is it the best House Party CD? Oh, that's tricky. I do love 10, 12, and 8. Hell, even 13 was an amazing one. But yeah, at least top 3. Bryan Adams might have loved the Summer of 69, but for me it was definitely 1994. Much better. And come on, the music was sexier, groovier, and where would you find an underside boob on a cover? They were daring covers, to say the least. TCM - Zoomin' And Whoomin' Intro Pancake - Don't Turn Your Back Ln's - Disco Inferno X-Press 2 - Say What Join Three - Movin On Thyone Girls - Keep On Pumping George Morel - Talk To Me (The Talk Mix) Smooth Touch - House Of Love (In My House Remix) Torfinn - I'll Nostra Tempo De La Vita The Naomi Daniel EP - Burning Funk Dat - Funk Dat The Outhere Brothers - Fuk U In The Ass Spank Spank - Freak It 4 The Floor - N.R.G. Disco Anthem - Scream Sound Environment - Feel So High Mount Rushmore - I've Got The Music In Me Twenty 4 Seven - Take Me Away Atlantic Ocean - Waterfall 2 Brothers On The 4th Floor - Never Alone DJ Efx - Groove To Me (Essence Of Sound EP) The Klubb Kidz - Come On Beatfreak - Looptrick Culture Beat - Anything Capella - U Got 2 Let The Music TCM - Time To Chill ... Middle Chill Laurent Garnier - Wake Up Slam - Positive Education Tony Di Bart - The Real Thing Trancemission - Keep This Party Slammin' 2 Unlimited - Let The Beat Control Your Body Carpe Diem - Snakecharmer Sound Environment - Be There (Funky Frenzy) Disco Biscuit - Disco Biscuit (Disco Dove Freak Mix) Barrio Debajo - Gotta Let Yourself Go Staxx - Joy Low Life Winners - Low Life Cruising Subliminal Cuts - Drumtrack Melody Dynamic Base - Africa Sil - Villa Ducato Trance Induction - Extra Terrestrial Welcome Song (Context Control EP) Plastic Man - Spastik Honey C - Desire Urban Cookie Collective - Feels Like Heaven Robin S. - What I Do Best (Club Mix) Roc & Kato - Jungle Kisses Doop - Doop TCM - That's All Folks - Outro This brings back so many memories. And thinking about it, my first copy of this CD could have even be on a cassette! I was still rocking the 'my first Walkman' back then, so I've got this sneaky suspicion that it might have been. I was such a sucker for anything Arcade related. Was it the best label out there? Oh, hell no. Was this series the best ever? Hell no. Was this the best mix CD on the market? Nope. Is this the best CD ever? It will never be. But to me personally it has the most cherished memories. Happy and nostalgic memories. Unfortunately not of me raving, but still. It takes me back in time, and if anything can do that, and make me smile, it is a winner in my books. I've read a few comments on Discogs about this mix series, and some loved it, some hated it. Has it stood the test of time? To me it has. Memories are important, and this mix has been played at least 100.000 times in my life so far, and I know for sure it will be played until the end of days. The best record? 'Africa'. The crappiest thing about House Party and other mix CDs was the length of songs. Some would literally be played 5 seconds, and that's it. And boy, did I hate it a lot. Some were played too damn long, which I hated too. All in all a wicked CD with the most memories for me. Not the best, but one I'm proud to own. And I want you all to experience what I did back in 1994. This was part of my childhood. Artist: Various Artists Genre/Style: House, Techno, Deep House, Euro House CD Info: House Party 9 - The Clubmix Length CDs: +/- 01:20:00 Tracks: 48 (fourty-eight) Release Year: 1994 Label: Arcade Benelux BV Product Number: 01 8690 6 More Information: -------

  • Fracus & Darwin Vs Thumpa - Hardcore Heaven Summer Session - The Official Mashup Giveaway CD (2012)

    Do you remember this disc? Were you one of the lucky ones that got this disc back in the good ol' days? My God, it is 11 years old nearly. Fucking hell, where's the time gone, eh? I seriously wouldn't have a clue how time passed by this quickly. But I do remember getting this disc. Don't know where or when, but it was well after 2012. I think I purchased a few CDs from HU and got it from them? I don't know, but to this day it's one of the few CDs that have stood the test of time, and also the urge I've got to recycle, and throw everything in the bin. But even if I did, I wouldn't be gutted, as the mix is on Thumpa's Soundcloud page. I had a lot of HU stuff, and also a few ReBuild CDs. Most of them are hopefully recycled as we speak. But this one survived. Why, you might wonder? I honestly couldn't tell you why. Maybe it's because of the music on it? I don't know, but it doesn't matter: I'm listening to it now, straight from Soundcloud. And even when you think about how old this mix is, it makes you a bit scared and afraid, of time and the direction it is moving to. It's just too damn quick, and some of these songs were only released not that long ago (that's how it feels in my head). I think I spent the most money on music around 2012. But, in my honest opinion, the music was so damn great. You'll see it in a second, when you scroll a bit further down, and look at the tracklist. The music was so different, so damn good. I would say that it was at its height, UK Hardcore, back in 2012. Come on, how can you look at the list and not acknowledge that some of these have become all time classics, and stood the test of time. Well, a decade so far. And they still sound fresh, like the day they were made/released. Fracus & Darwin vs Michael Mansion - Comin' Down (VIP) Fracus & Darwin - Music Blocks DJ Shimamura - Tokyo Hardcore Music All Night Long (Gammer Remix) Fracus & Darwin feat Ant Johnson - You Are My Oxygen Fracus & Darwin feat Jessica Palmer - Love Comes Back Nu Foundation - In Your Head Buzz & Stevie-D feat Jessica Palmer - Goodbye (Fracus & Darwin Remix) Fracus & Darwin - Come Home Michael Mansion - Be Ur Guide (Fracus & Darwin Remix) Gavin G & Dan Rolla - Hold You Tight (Darwin Remix) Fracus & Darwin feat Becca Hossany - Hypnotic (Sunset Mix) Belladonnakillz - Kill Bella Donne (Panacea Remix) Brisk & Fracus - Falling Into You Alex BassJunkie - R U Ready (DJ Shimamura Remix) Peaks & Pinnacle - Sock Rocka S3RL feat Sara - Feel The Melody (Al Storm Remix) Pinnacle & Prospect - Everybody Get Up Entity & Darwin - Hookie Mammoth Sam B - Break It Back Down Little Fella - Nite Life (Chris Ross Remix) Darwin feat Donna - Groove Control 2012 DJ Shimamura - Water Slider Fracus & Sam Honey - Every Word You Say Nu Foundation - Fly Drifting Away Fracus - Module Shadow feat Marie Louise - Spending My Time Welshy & Devastate - Feel The Beat Entity & Darwin - Moving Over Entity & Darwin feat MC Sharkey - 21 Days Nomad - Lose It Nu Foundation - Le Gra Go Deo Peaks & Pinnacle - Techno Club (Douglas Remix) Gammer - Notek Little Fella - Start The Party (A.B.'s Electro Boom Remix) Fracus & Darwin - 92 4 U This is truly a way back mix. So many dancefloor smashers, most of them completely forgotten about. You would only hear them in specific mixes, dedicated to 10s UK Hardcore. Otherwise they are just forgotten, which is a shame. I do love 2012, it was a fantastic year for the music. Oh boy, does this make me happy. A mix CD from the golden years. This takes me back, and makes me sad at the same time. Music will never be the same as it used to be, and it used to be great. It also reminds me of those artists who moved on from the scene, and are now doing other things. Only a handful are still active, including Fracus and Darwin, and that's good. They keep it all alive and kicking! I have got no negative feedback at all. The mix is tight, and the songs are glamorous. They are beautiful. It just makes me feel slightly emotional. But happy too. Just hearing those familiar chords... Thumpa, Fracus, and Darwin all came together, and made this memorable mix that has gained enough listens so far, but it deserves more and more plays. So if you were too young in 2012, or you've missed out, don't you worry: time for you to go back 11 years and appreciate the UK Hardcore music as it was back then! DJs: Fracus & Darwin vs Thumpa Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Breakbeat Hardcore, Freeform, Happy Hardcore Mix CD Info: Fracus & Darwin Vs Thumpa - Hardcore Heaven Summer Session - The Official Mashup Giveaway CD (2012) Length CD: 01:17:04 Tracks: 35 (thirty-five) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE File Size: 176 MB File Type: mp3 Audio: Stereo Sample Rate: 320kbps Release Year: 2015 (Soundcloud) More Information: Thumpa - Soundcloud Channel

  • Upfront & Vocal Again (Promo Mini Mix) (2023)

    Last year the world was awoken by a new artist and his album. The artist in question is called Dy5on, and this album was called 'Upfront & Vocal'. It got positive reviews by not just this website, but others who listened to his album. But now, one year later, he's done it again! And this time it's the follow up album, which has the same title as last year's edition, but it contains the word 'again' this time. Why? Well, because he's done it again: a new album, filled with cheerful UK Hardcore anthems, and vocal focussed anthems. Like the first instalment, but newer. So he's done it again. Woop woop. You might be thinking that the two 'woops' were sarcastic, and normally they are, but this time they aren't. Sometimes you hear albums and if the follow up follows the same concept, it can be a bit boring, but not Dy5on's album. His first album was amazing, and now his second album is available for you all to listen to. And it's released via Hardcore Underground, so that means a lot, doesn't it? If I'm correct, his first album was sold via Bandcamp, and now this new one can be purchased via Hardcore Underground. To promote his new album, Dy5on made a promo mix, which contains 15 records. That's awesome, but you know what's even better? The album. Because the album contains 20 tracks, so the only way to find out the other 5 records, you need to get this album. If you've not heard of Dy5on before or not heard this album yet, let me show you the tracklist. Dy5on feat Lisa Abbott - Some Years Ago Dy5on - Control Dy5on feat Fraz - Why Not Dy5on - Where's Your Glory Sparky feat Alison Wade - Escape From My Dreams (Dy5on Remix) Dy5on - Time Is Running Out Dy5on - Make It On My Own (Alaguan Remix) Dy5on feat Silver Angelina - Forever And A Day (Album VIP Mix) Dy5on feat Andy L - Who Am I AoS & Dy5on - Too Little Too Late Daniel Seven & Dy5on feat Fraz - Obvious Dy5on feat Gary Mictian - Say It Once Dy5on - Chasing Cars Dy5on - Here For You Darwin & Dy5on - Stop The World He's done it yet again. Another wicked album, I think. Haven't purchased it yet, but the promo mix certainly contains wicked UK Hardcore/Happy Hardcore anthems. And they make me dance a lot. Yes, dance. This body can still bust a move. That's for sure. I might be in absolutely agonising pain after, but that's a different story. I heard one of Dy5on's latest tracks in Fracus & Darwin's newest podcast series, and I fell in love immediately. So I went to his Soundcloud page, found this promo mix, and I've been all over it ever since. And it does contain the records you need to hear. The tracks are solid, and he's had some help along the way, with other producers and vocalists. And vocals make everything perfect. That's just the truth. Instrumental tracks can be ace too, but put a vocal section in, and the song is uplifted. He's worked with a few of the big names in the scene, but to me his own productions are just what I needed to hear. The two tracks that stand out the most are 'Time Is Running Out' and 'Here For You'. Not feeling 'Too Little Too Late' yet, but give it some time. A wonderful album. As good, if not better than the first one. Is this going to be a regular thing? A yearly album release by Dy5on? Can't wait for 2024's album! DJ: Dy5on Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore Mix Info: Upfront & Vocal Again (Promo Mini Mix) Length Mix: 00:31:41 Tracks: 15 (fifteen) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE File Size: 319 MB File Type: wav Audio: Stereo Bit Rate: 1411kbps Release Year: 2023 More Information: Upfront & Vocal Again - Hardcore Underground Store

  • Trance Rebooted Volume 3 (2017)

    It is coming up to 4 years ago since I last reviewed a Trance Rebooted mix by DJ Slipstream. Yes, nearly 4 years. Last time I reviewed one of his mixes was the 31st of March 2019. Can you believe it? I did spot this mix somewhere, and thought 'it's been a while'. Can't even remember if I actually have or haven't done this mix before, as it might have been on the old website, and it being lost forever and ever. But that's cool. We will never know, and it will be a mystery. So let's focus on the third instalment of this Trance Rebooted series, shall we? We need something calm and soothing. Something nice and relaxing. And voila, here it is. A mix dedicated to Gatecrasher Classics CD. I never had the first CD, but the second one, and I know how good the second one was. So if the second one was good, how good was the first one? You, the reader, have you ever owned the first classics album, and how was it? Any good? I don't know much about Gatecrasher, so let's dive straight into this mix. It's filled with all these timeless classics, but probably not the versions you are familiar with. Different versions of classic anthems. 17 of them, to be precise. And if you are a Trance lover like yours truly, you will certainly look at this tracklist with a smile on your face, and you might even be interested to hear these 'different' versions of all time classics. And there's a few blinding ones in here! Y-Traxx - Mysteryland (Psymes Courtyard Mix 2016) Tiesto - Suburban Train (Jordan Suckley Remix) Binary Finary - 1998 (Jordan Suckley Remix) Atlantic Drift - Diving Faces (The 11th Project Classic Mix (Cover Of Liquid Child) Nalin & Kane - Beachball (Myon & Shane 54 Remix) Cygnus X - Orange Theme (Allen & Envy Rework) Paul Oakenfold - Madagascar (Cover of Art Of Trance) Push vs Dash Berlin - Till The Universal Nation (Christian Ketelaars Mashup) Ayla - Ayla (Kinetica Remix) Tilt vs Paul van Dyk - Rendevouz (Thomas Datt Remix) Three 'n One presents Johnny Shaker - Pearl River (Alex M.O.R.P.H. Remix) Lustral - Everytime (Paul Thomas, Steve Haines & Shadow Of Two Rework) Freefal feat Jan Johnston - Skydive (Sophie Sugar Rework) Quake & Rob Tissera - The Day Will Come (Section 8 Remix) Solarstone - Seven Cities (Almar Remix) Balearic Bill - Destination (SAOi Remix) Katcha - Touched By God (Endorphin System Remix) A fantastic looking tracklist. And as I've said before, these aren't the standard versions of tracks you are familiar with. Maybe a tad obscure, maybe a tad too different, but still glorious. And the funny thing is, that out of those songs I do recognise, I do love both the versions I already know, and the versions used by DJ Slipstream for this mix. Some of these songs I've not heard before, but they fit in this mix pretty well. It's a nicely balanced mix, and within the hour and a half, you are taken on a journey through time. Well, more likely back in time, to the golden years of Trance music. And boy, are these tracks great. They fucking are! Slipstream starts with an all time classic track, and it's hit after hit. I love this mix a lot. I appreciate this mix and the songs selected. Carefully mixed and selected by Slipstream, and the outcome is an hour and a half of pure eargasms. You cannot just listen to this and not acknowledge how great these songs are. They are truly astonishing, and maybe a tad underrated? What's your views on these remixes/reworks etc? Like them or dislike them? Another brilliant mix by Slipstream. Hopefully it won't take me 4 years to find another one. Time to start checking out his Soundcloud channel again. Best track? 'The Day Will Come'. Vocals are a bit meh, but the song itself is great! DJ: Slipstream Genre/Style: Trance, Uplifting Trance, Euphoric Trance Mix Info: Trance Rebooted Volume 3 Length Mix: 01:32:18 Tracks: 17 (seventeen) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Audio: Stereo Sample Rate: unknown Release Year: 2017 More Information: DJ Slipstream - Soundcloud Channel

  • DJ TNT X AKA Mister GabberManzion - The Early Hardcore Summer Mix 2014

    It is Thursday today, and it's snowing still. Well, at least where I live. So I'm sitting inside, WFH, and the heating is on. But truth be told, I really don't need the heating on, as long as the music is hard enough. That will keep me going. And today's mix is one I've only found yesterday, after searching Soundcloud for something new and exciting. Of course it had to be some kind of Hardcore music, as we need it to keep us warm and cosy. It is cold though, so wrap yourselves up nicely, and press play. Within minutes you will not feel cold anymore. So what is it that might keep us warm? Well, a mix by someone called DJ TNT also known as GabberManzion. If I'm correct in saying, this is the one YouTube channel that uploads a fuck ton of Gabber/Hardcore mixes/CDs/etc? I might be wrong, which normally I am, but this name is so unique and eye catchy, I guess that this time I'm right? He/she has got an interesting mix for us. An early/Millennium Hardcore mix, and a nicely long one too. Nearly 2 1/2 hours long, and split into multiple sections, like 'Early Hardcore', 'Millennium' and 'Terrocore'. 62 records in 2 1/2 hours, not bad. Not bad at all. But it depends on which records GabberManzion/ DJ TNT has picked. It is always tricky to make a mix that pleases everyone, but this mix could be the one that pleases a lot of people, all in one go. But it's important that the songs are good. It's up to you to make that decision, just check out the tracklist: Early Hardcore Part I (Slow Start) Maurizio Braccagni - Mosquito The Horrorist - Flesh Is The Fever (Original Mix) DJ E-Rick & Tactic - Start To Move The Dark Raver & DJ Vince - Thunderground Public Domain - The Puritan (The Voice Mix) Da Tekno Warriors - Da Pump (Old Skool Mix) D-Spyre - 6.48 Min To d'Spyre Nightstalkers - Warehouse Beats Wayward - Hardcore Hijacked Me Black Knight - Kick Up The Volume (Play It Loud) Neophyte & DJ Paul - 98 To Piano Early Hardcore Part II (It's Getting Better) Rotterdam Terror Corps - You're Dealing With Lenny Dee & The Hardcore Warriors - Funky Twisted Masters Of Ceremony - Hardcore To Da Bone (Masters Of Ceremony Dope Mix) Brain Acardy - Methodz Of Madness DJ Jappo - Sensation Of The Mind Neophyte - Braincrackin' Myrmidon - Answer Me General Noise - Hey Mr DJ Da Grimreaper - Gangsta Sound Psylocke - No Man DJ Paul - Confusion The Prophet - Out On The Streets Davie Forbes - Integator DJ Rob - Get Set Body Lotion II - Make You Dance Wedlock - Ruffneck DJ Noizer & MC Drokz - Hardcore (Noizer Remix) DJ Sim - Loud As Fuck (54321 Mix) DJ Perpetrator - Maniacs (Left In A Daze) Kool Killers - Whistling Whistling (DJ Weirdo & DJ Sim Remix) DJ Paul & Rob feat MC Hughie Babe - Lords Of The Hardschool Lords Of The Underworld - Loose Control Early Hardcore Part III (I'm Loving It) Mutoid - The Necronomicon DJ Isaac - Bad Dreams (Remix) DJ Mongoose - Rip Shit Up (DJ Isaac Remix) DJ Buby - Musica Nevrotica Critical Mass - Burnin Love (The Prophet Remix) DJ Weirdo & Dr. Phil Omanski - Young Birds The Partyman - Take It Easy Rave Generation - Going Crazy Holy Crown Forces - Fuck Out Quick Baba Nation - Jesus Words Riot Nation - Bad Feelings DJ Jeroen Flamman - Fucked In Your Ass Millennium++ Hardcore Meagashira - End Of Line Meagashira - End Of Line (Endymion Remix) Hard Creation - Let's Get Them All Bass-D & King Matthew - The Masterplan (DJ Outblast & Dr. Z-Vago Remix) The Viper - X-Terminate DJ Outblast & Dr. Z-Vago - Punk Bitches Scott Brown - Bass Be Louder Bass-D & King Matthew - Mass Hysteria DJ Outblast & Dr Z-Vago - Shit Can Happen Re-Style - This Means War Project Omeaga - Protusan Attack Noise Suppressor - Fingerz Evil Activities & Endymion - Before Your Eyes Tymon - Psycho Killer Terrorcore Outro (I Love Tempo) Bodylotion - Mellow Moenie Mauwe DJ Skinhead - Extreme Terror III This is a tracklist of beauty. This is truly what I wanted to hear, and have been hearing since 6am. This has been on repeat, over and over, and it's been a blessing hearing these classics in here. Good selection DJ TNT. This is my childhood in a nutshell. So many songs I grew up listening to. So many of them have been played on my Walkman and 'my first CD player' by the same brand, and I was so in awe of everything made in the 90s. Bring back the memories, that's what I normally say, and this mix does exactly that. Good classic anthems. Some well known and some known, but forgotten. And normally at this stage I would pick one favourite, but that's not possible, so I'll pick one out of each section: Early Hardcore Part I - Public Domain - The Puritan Early Hardcore Part II - Davie Forbes - Integator Early Hardcore Part III - Rave Generation - Going Crazy Millennium Hardcore - Meagashira - End Of Line Terrorcore - DJ Skinhead - Extreme Terror III But there are so much more records to thoroughly enjoy. If you are into 90s and early 2000nd music, you will love more than just 5 records. Now the bad news. There are also a few mixing errors and mistakes. And some tracks are just plainly bad. Or have become bad due to radio overkill. Which is a pity. But it's not an easy flowing mix. DJ TNT's effort results into an OK mix, but it could have been much better. Still worth your time listening to it, but not the best 90s/Millennium Hardcore mix on Soundcloud, unfortunately. DJ: TNT a.k.a. GabberManzion Genre/Style: Gabber, Hardcore, Early Rave, Early Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, Millennium Hardcore Mix Info: DJ TNT X AKA Mister GabberManzion - The Early Hardcore Summer Mix 2014 Length Mix: 02:26:15 Tracks: 62 (sixty-two) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE File Size: 334 MB File Type: mp3 Audio: Stereo Bit Rate: 320kbps Release Year: 2022 (Soundcloud) More Information: GabberManzion - Soundcloud Channel

  • [Acid Techno] 303 Dimensions 090 (03 March 2023) Guest Mix

    It is Wednesday, and it's not a special day. The only thing special about today is the fact that it's snowing. But besides that, nothing is special. 5 days ago was a different kind of day, and it was celebrated all over the world: the third of March. Also known as 303 day. Celebrating the majestic Roland TB-303. You might have heard of it, this piece of music history. A flop when it was released, but it gained traction in the 80s and 90s, and became a stable force in the dance scene. It's given us the opportunity to explore a new sound, one that would not have been able to exist without Roland and their TB-303. So, to celebrate, the 3rd of March has become 303 day. It is to celebrate this magnificent machine, and those tracks that were made on this machine, or on an emulator that resembles the sound coming out of this TB-303. But it's not just the 'old' 80s and 90s music that we celebrate: any kind of music that resembles the TB-303 sound is applauded. And Johan N. Lecander was asked to showcase his skills and his love for the music. The TB-303 has given us many memorable anthems, and I know there's a plethora of mixes online, focussed on those early classics, but this I'd rather hear something new, refreshing, and still maintaining this early sound. Hence why Johan N. Lecander's mix is so refreshing and just what I needed to hear. So don't worry if you are unfamiliar with the artists or titles: I am new too. I'm a newbie, and should have paid more attention to 'new' Acid sounding music. Yomi One - A New Sensation (Citric Acid Remix) DJ Wank - Mindfreak Moment (Healium Remix) Unknown Artist - Red Unknown Artist - 303.003 Boston 168 - Mononucleacid Don Weber - Melancholia (Original Mix) Dino Maggiorana - Feel The Rhythm (Original Mix) Unknown Artist - Brain Teaser (Remix) Josh Wink - Mind's Eye (Original Mix) DJ Wank - Acid Show S.C.A.N. - Rune (Franz f Remix) DJ Wank - Mace Spike WaveBNDR - Arch I think, and I can be wrong, that the only artist I've ever come across in another mix is DJ Wank. You might be wondering why I would remember that? Well, there's good reason for that! You won't forget a name like that. Seriously, you wouldn't. The child in me would never forget a name like that one. This is a very cool sounding mix, filled with songs I've not heard before, but that really doesn't matter: it matters what the music does to me. And what it goes, is certainly worth it. I'm now in the office, working very hard, but bopping my head up and down, side to side, and my feet are stomping hard onto the ground. That's what this mix does to me. It is yet again a splendid Johan N. Lecander mix. And his Soundcloud channel is filled with excellent music. His wide variety appeals to me, and there's something for everyone on there. Certainly worth your time. But for now, you certainly need to embrace the 303 sound, and remember that next year, on the 3rd of March, you play this mix out loud. You can also do it now, but on the 3rd no one will bother you, or complain: as it is widely accepted as a 303 day, no one will bat an eyelid. DJ: Johan N. Lecander Genre/Style: Techno, Acid Techno Mix Info: [Acid Techno] 303 Dimensions 090 (03 March 2023) Guest Mix Length Mix: 01:03:37 Tracks: 13 (thirteen) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Audio: Stereo Bit Rate: unknown Release Year: 2023 More Information: Johan N. Lecander - Soundcloud Channel

  • Mystery Land - Yesterday Is History, Today Is A Gift, Tomorrow Is Mystery (2000)

    For those people who have never been to my website and don't know that Mysteryland (a.k.a. Mystery Land) 1998 was my first event, well, to you I would like to say: now you know. And still it holds the most memories. Too many to mention, so I will not. But what I can mention, is that I went in 1998 to the Outdoor edition, and after I discovered Innercity and Sensation and other events. But in 2000, I purchased this CD, and immediately I was drawn back to the event. I just had to go back, as this disc persuaded me to fork out a few euros to go to the next Mystery land event. And guess what? I did! But we won't be talking at all about the 2001 edition. It's all about the 2000 edition and the CD that was released to commemorate the event. And yes, I didn't go to this one, but it persuaded me to go again. The two discs contained awesome music, and I was already still happy with the 1998 edition, so it was a no brainer for me, personally. I can't remember how much admission was, but it was 'cheap' compared to present day ticket prices. But the music on these discs persuaded me the most. Yes, they were about to ditch the Hardcore music from Mysteryland, one of the main reasons the event existed, which disappointed many ravers, but it opened up a whole new chapter, for new dance enthusiasts to come and explore this one of a kind event. We could talk about the future of the event, and how Hardcore made its way back to it, but let's not. We've got other things to focus on. And the focus should be the music. Both discs contained the finest anthems from the year 2000. Can't believe it's 23 years ago now. Time has flown by, and so has Mysteryland. Many editions later, it is still going strong. But I've stopped after 2005, collecting the actual CDs. Maybe I should try my best to visit one in the future? Would be ace to 'relive' what I've been missing for a while now. Fuck, Mysteryland 1998 is nearly 25 years ago! Fuck my life! OK, before I get side tracked, let's focus on the music. Two discs, Hard Club, Trance, House, and Techno music. Can't wish for more! CD 1 : Hardclub Black Legend - You See The Trouble With Me Robbie Rivera - I Can't Take It Azzido Da Bass - Dooms Night (Timo Maas Remix) Collage - Watchalike Hostyle - Feelin' Good The Crazy Drummer - Party Drumz (Hi-Gate Remix) Peter G vs B.O.B. Ltd. - Injected With The Sound Beep'r - Sound Of The Beeper Beat Reality - Get Hooked The Phunky-Tec Brothers - Phat & Phunky Hard Beats - Cybersex Jonah - Yeah...Right Da Groovedealer - Slightly Mad Darude - Sandstorm Zero Vision - Fuckin' House CD 2 : Techno & Trance Yahel - Devotion Push - Till We Meet Again Weirdo - Exotic Particles DJ JamX - !Sexomatic! Kai Tracid - Tiefenrausch Pulsedriver - Barracuda The Captain & Max-Alien Thing - The Duster Bismark - Make A Dream Winx - Don't Laugh (Mauro Picotto Remix) Mauro Picotto - Iguana Marco V - Savage Jonah - Crash (Airwave Remix) i DJ Nukem vs Chab - Shaiva Secret Cinema - Volt Innerdrive & Dhakela - Pow-Pow This is a good looking tracklist. Instantly I'm back in 2000, in my shitty little bedroom, dancing throughout the day and night, with my shitty Walkman. That's me. But I fucking love it, and miss it. Why does time go by so fast, and why do we all have to become adults? The discs are amazing. It might start off with one of the biggest dance hits of the 2000nd, but it is still a great start. And then the journey starts. A pleasant journey, one I really enjoyed. But is this my most favourite Mysteryland CD ever? Nah, not even close. Mysteryland 1998 Outdoor will forever be my favourite, closely followed by the Indoor Edition of the same year. And the 2001 edition was better too. But it's from an era long gone, and one that reminds me how awesome I was back then, and how awesome the music was. It wasn't perfectly mixed. It had some flaws. And some tracks were OK-ish. But in the end, it made me spend a few more pennies on one of ID&T's events (and led me to go to others too). But the music was so damn good. I spent the most amount of money on CDs around 2000, that's for sure. And I'm glad that this specific disc made me go to Mysteryland 2001. The music on these discs are still classic anthems, and some underrated classics, but one worth checking out. Thankfully someone uploaded both discs onto Soundcloud, so if they aren't visible underneath this review in a few weeks/months, they might have been taken down due to copyright issues. But for now, if you want to experience what music sounded like 23 years ago, give this a go! Artist: Various Artists Genre/Style: Techno, Trance, Hard Club, House CD Info: Mystery Land - Yesterday Is History, Today Is A Gift, Tomorrow Is Mystery (2000) Length CDs: +/+ 2 hours Tracks: 30 (thirty) Release Year: 2000 Label: ID&T Product Number: 4999232 More Information: -------

  • Guilty Pleasures (A Special 80's Mix) (2017)

    Yes, you have read the title of this mix correctly. It's going to be something different today. Not my standard harder style music or music made after 1990, but this time we go back in time, to the decade I was born in. 1983, the year of our Lord, was the year the world was blessed to get me. Get me? That sounds a bit wrong, but you know what I mean. I was born in the 80s, and lived throughout most of it. And it was a blessing in disguise. Most kids will not experience what most of us have in the 80s. It was such a colourful decade, with a lot of highs and lows, but generally speaking, life was a tad easier. Still rough, but not as rough as it is nowadays (those are just my views). I was also a nipper. And looking back at your childhood, you always look back in a happy way. Life was easier, happier, and no social media to destroy us. We had simple computer games, toys in general, colourful clothing, and more powerful music. The 90s were great too, but the 80s are still much better, when it comes to the music. It's my guilty pleasure, 80s music. And will you believe it? That's also the title of this mix. I have turned into my parents over the last couple of years. From listening to pop music on the radio, I started to ditch this, and go back in time. I started listening to radio stations who only play 80s and 90s music. I have turned into my parents, properly. And even on journeys throughout Europe, I would play saved 80s and 90s mixes from Soundcloud, and the one you are about to listen to, is one of those. The 80s music is just so much better. Sometimes cheesier, but they have become all time classics, right? And the DJ behind this mix, Mister Shifter, collected a handful of records, and made it into a Guilty Pleasure mix. And they are certainly guilty pleasure songs. Nu Shooz - I Can't Wait Blondie - Rapture Laura Branigan - Self Control Bananarama - Cruel Summer Timex Social Club - Rumors Neneh Cherry - Buffalo Stance Shannon - Let The Music Play New Order - True Faith Animotion - Obsession Mary Jane Girls - In My House Morris Day & The Time - Jungle Love Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Funky Stuff ABC - The Look Of Love Naked Eyes - Promises, Promises After The Fire - Der Kommisar The Romantics - Talking In Your Sleep The Fixx - One Thing Leads To Another Cyndi Lauper - She Bop Duran Duran - Hungry Like A Wolf New Order - Blue Monday Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me Midnight Star - No Parking On The Dancefloor Salt N Pepa - Push It Prince - When Doves Cry Eddie Money - Take Me Home Tonight (Be My Baby) The Outfield - Your Love The love I've got for 80s music, I simply cannot describe. It's the music I grew up with, and I feel blessed to have lived in a decade when music was awesome. Yes, the world might have been a different place, and certainly not everything was happy and free of violence/hatred/racism/discrimination/war/and more, but at least the music kept us a bit happy. I was a young lad, and if you've ever seen pictures of me taken in the 80s, you know I was a happy lad. And the music, to me, suited me perfectly. And this mix has got a few classics in here. It makes me happy, in 2023, sitting here, thinking back of my childhood. It's a good selection of tracks. You might not have been born in the 80s, or unfamiliar of the music from the 80s. If you aren't at the stage yet where you are becoming your parents, and you are interested in hearing what was played at the clubs and discos all over the world, check out this mix. I can't pick a favourite. Too many choices, too many options. Just sit back and enjoy this mix that will take you back in time. DJ: Mister Shifter Genre/Style: 80s Mix Info: Guilty Pleasures (A Special 80's Mix) Length Mix: 01:13:58 Tracks: 27 (twenty-seven) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE File Size; 170 MB File Type: mp3 Audio: Stereo Bit Rate: 320kbps Release Year: 2017 More Information: Mister Shifter - Soundcloud Channel

  • The Sound Diary - Chapter 1 (2023)

    We've made it! It's Friday, time for us to look forward to the upcoming weekend. Just a few more hours, hold on tight: we can do this. We still have to work a few hours, but we can manage those hours. Just hold on, we will get there. And to accompany us, I've found this mix by Nourey, on Soundcloud, and as I'm not familiar with the artist, there's not much to say right now. The only thing I can say, is that you are going to be surprised on how cool and mellow this mix is. Think of ATTLAS, but not ATTLAS, Nourey instead. But it gives me a lot of vibes I appreciate from artists such as ATTLAS. Hope that makes sense? We are diving head first into the Sound Diary, volume 1. This indicates that there are more coming, and after reading this review and listening to this mix, you are eager to hear more. I love myself a bit of relaxing and down-to-Earth music. Music so calm, your heartbeat automatically drops by 10 bpm. And Nourey's mix is filled with so much emotional music. She takes you on a journey, a journey I really look forward to. I don't know who shared this mix, but I'm thankful that they did. I have played this mix on a continuous loop since I woke up this morning. And it's going to take me into the weekend, that's for sure. The music is so mellow, so relaxed, and most of all: emotional. The sound takes you on a journey, which could be different for each individual listening. You start delving deep into your soul, uncover some hidden secrets, or you could just be on cloud 9, or it might just make you forget everything and everyone for a split second. To me, this mix has done it all. Want to know which tracks are in this mix? Well, here's the list: Mantom - Revelation Christian Loffler - Refu Olafur Arnalds - Oldurot (Tontario Remix) Nils Hoffman - Drift (Ben Bohmer Remix) Nils Hoffman feat Julie Church - 9 Days Andre Lodemann - Going To The Core (Dave DK Remix) Natscha Polke - Neverland (Aparde Remix) Lee Burridge & Lost Desert feat Junior - Mibale Esteble - Feathers Fejka - Bloom Jacob Groenig - Ladok Howling - Blind (Rampa Remix) Quatri - How Far Can You Go (Ryan Davis Remix) Aparde - Unfamiliar She took me on a journey through this wonderful world, and I'm glad I joined the Sound Diary journey. This mix contains the finest of the finest records money could buy. And yes, it is the completely opposite of the genres I normally listen to, but I really enjoy a bit of chill time. I went into this mix, not knowing anything about Nourey or the songs in this mix, but I've come out of this, with a huge smile on my face, and feeling so relieved. So calm. Would I listen to this at a rave? Probably not, as it's a bit too mellow. Maybe for an hour or two, but at a rave I need something to keep me going. If I were to hear this 8 hours in a row, I might start floating in the air! All jokes aside, this is a fantastic mix. Filled with emotions, or songs that generate emotions. This has been an hour of pure pleasure for both my ears, heart, mind, and soul. Nourey's mix is fantastic, and she has gained a new follower. Especially when 'Refu' started playing, I was sold. I was lost in the music, and stared at my monitor for a good 10 minute, bewildered, lost in the music. If you need something smooth, this is certainly it! This is a must-listen to set. This will tingle your senses! DJ: Nourey Genre/Style: Electronic, Deep House, Tech House, Ambient Mix Info: The Sound Diary - Chapter 1 Length Mix: 01:00:00 Tracks: 14 (fourteen) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Audio: Stereo Bit Rate: unknown Release Year: 2023 More Information: Nourey - Soundcloud Channel

  • Loudness 2023 | Warm-up Mix by Element

    Loudness! My God, I completely forgot about this event. But clearly I am the only one, as the early bird tickets are already sold out, and there's a hunkering for this event to take place. And it does, only a few days away before the Ahoy in Rotterdam is turned into a battlefield. The battle between DJs. If you have seen the flyer for this event, you know it's a lot of B2B sets. Basically the whole evening consists of B2B sets between well known DJs, and if you have purchased a ticket already, I know you will have an amazing night out. Previous events seem to have been very good, so I'm jealous of all the people going next week! I am not going, because I'm still in the UK, working my ass off. But Loudness is one of those events that you just have to go to. It's on my bucket list. And I do love myself a bit of Rawstyle. Obviously the night will consist of the harder styles imaginable, and if you love your BPMs to be high, and beats vigorous, you will be pleased to have entered Loudness. This event started back in 2003, and is now 20 years old, but still fresh and as much needed as before. After a three year hiatus, the event is back, in all its glory. But it's yet another event that takes place during the day, which seems weird to me? Starts at 1pm and ends at 11pm? But hey ho, if that's the current climate in the dance scene, you just have to follow the trend. But as long as the artists performing do their utmost, you've got nothing to worry about. And to get you in the zone, Element made this promo mix. He'll be playing at Loudness alongside The Purge, so you get a taster of what it's going to be like. Sit back and enjoy! Delete - Loudness 2014 Tool Element - What I Am Rebelion & Deetox - Within Me Element - Fake Records E-Force & Deluzion - Masterpiece Vazard - Zimmersion 2.0 Radical Redemption - Brutal 3.0 The Purge - Beyond Imagination (Element Remix) Regain & Bloodlust - Get Up Imperatorz - Energy Element - You & I Warface - Catalyst Aversion - Disgrace Me Vazard & Delete - Let's Get Weird Cryex - Crash The Party (Bassline Breakers Remix) Hardstyle Mafia - Can't Get You Back The Purge & Fraw - Game Plan Element & Kruelty - Decibel Tool Mish & Krowdexx - Time To Shine Luminite & Adjuzt - Selfdestruction Killshot & Mutilator - Inside Of Us Element & Adjuzt - Execute Tymon - Gucci N-Vitral presents BOMBSQUAD & Major Conspiracy - Klapt Door Je Botten Neophyte & The Viper - '98 To Your Mind (Toxic Inside Bootleg) Wow. A tracklist where I know only a handful of songs. Truth be told, I've been 'out' of the Rawstyle for a while now, as I've been discovering and rediscovering other styles. But it doesn't matter, if the end result is a happy Dutchman, WFH, raising his fists in the air and stomping the floor hard. And yes, that has happened. Element, a name I've not seen before, has made a very excellent mix. The tone is set from the first second to the last. The beats and bass are coming at you at a ferocious speed, not seen or heard before. And I love it. The songs are all solid as a rock, and it's all been carefully constructed into an hour long mix. And what else is there you could wish for? Only wish is that for me to go to Loudness. The only side note I've got is the last few tracks. They aren't my thing, they aren't my cup of tea. Looking at all the others, they stand out, and to me in a very bad way. Not quality anthems. It could have been a perfect mix if all tracks were Rawstyle tracks, and the Hardcore bits were left out. There might be people out there that appreciate these, but unfortunately not me. DJ: Element Genre/Style: Rawstyle, Hardstyle, Hardcore Mix Info: Loudness 2023 | Warm-up Mix by Element Length Mix: 00:59:40 Tracks: 25 (twenty-five) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Audio: Stereo Bit Rate: unknown Release Year: 2023 More Information: B2S - Soundcloud Channel

  • Innercity 2001

    The year is 2001, and the world is a different place to live in, compared to the present day. Music was different, but so was partying. Innercity was still an active event series, created by ID&T, and it had a killer line-up. I was in all awe after I visted the 2000 edition, and had to go again. I think it went well, but unfortunately I cannot remember a lot of the night, as I went out with a filled bank account, and when I returned back home, my bank account was empty, I was extremely hung over, and embraced my toilet like never before. So it could have been OK, great, or shit, but I cannot for the life of me remember. But what I do remember, is the CD that was released shortly after. Before we proceed, I just want to make it clear that this isn't my most favourite Innercity CD of all time. That goes to the 2000 edition. Why? Well, a) I remember going to it and experiencing it fully, and generally had a great time, and b) the tunes fucking rocked! So don't get high hopes and pray that this gets the same score as the previous edition. It doesn't. But it does get some bonus point for its quirkiness. And the 2000nd were certainly weird. Hybrid CDs. Remember those? Of course you don't. It was a new thing they tried, and it failed massively. Not just ID&T tried it. What it is, in simple terms, was a double sided disc, one side being a normal CD, and the other a DVD. 2 in one. It was a thick boy, that's for sure. And as much as this was new and I appreciated it, I knew it wasn't going to work. Not many CDs did follow the hybrid path but at least they tried it. The DVD, as always, consisted of bits from the actual events. But we aren't going to focus on that. We will be focussing on the music that was on the other side of the disc, the music CD side. There were some great hits on here, that demolished dancefloors all over the world. And some that have just slipped into obscurity, never to be heard again. I cannot express the amount of plays this disc had over the years. I took this disc everywhere with me. Unfortunately my eagerness to play it lead to the disc being ruined, and the DVD side was the first to go. The music disc side was the next to be ruined. But thankfully someone uploaded the mix on Soundcloud, and if you are curious: yes, it's also on YouTube, in case you hate Soundcloud. A varied tracklist, that's for sure. It's a mix and match of everything Trance, Techno, and House. Intro - Innercity 2001 Robbie Rivera - Funk-A-Tron (Main Mix) X-Press 2 - Smoke Machine Milo - Jungle Of Mirror Fluke - Slap It (Dylan Rhymes Remix) Critical Phase - Phase One (Futureshock Remix) Dave Clarke - Compass Romanthony - Never Fuck (AMbassador Remix) Green Velvet - La La Land (Dave Clarke Remix) Marco V- Simulated (Marco's Vision Remix) Len Faki presents Shit - Tha Way You Like It (Thomas P. Heckman Remix) Junior Sanchez & Rhythm Masters - Rock Your Body (AWeX Mix) Hiver & Hammer's Hands On Divine - Step By Step (Club Mix) Side FX - Feel The Beat Lisa Loud - The Miles For Sound (Mohr Or Less Remix) Traxster - Believe (UK Gold Remix) Mauro Picotto - Awesome!!! Zzino vs Filterheadz - African Bulldozer Marco V - Godd (Original Mix) Wow. Throwback to the good ol' days, right? I might find the previous Innercity CD the best, but that's not to say that this 2001 edition was crap. It's good, and it's got some wicked anthems on here I've not heard in a while, or even seen in mixes. The tracks are good, most of them. Just not a fan of Green Velvet's song, as I've seen him the year before at Innercity, and boy, was he bad. Was he? To me he was. I can only remember him walking around with green pegs on his head, screaming down the microphone. Yes, it wasn't great, and this track isn't his greatest track ever. A bit boring, a bit bland. I love the flow of the mix. It's interesting enough, and resembles the music played at Innercity back in the day. I can just imagine, walking into the RAI in Amsterdam, and hearing these tunes come at me at lightspeed! Especially when 'Believe' kicks in. A true dancefloor smasher, and probably the best record on this hybrid disc. A good hybrid disc. It was mixed beautifully, but the outcome isn't the best of the best. It's OK. The tracks are danceable to, but not that memorable as I'd hoped they would be. They are good, don't get me wrong. But maybe 2001 wasn't my most favourite year of all time. It's just OK, and that says it all to me. I still hold it close to my heart though, but on the list 'best Innercity CD', it comes fourth. I wish I could go back in time and relive this edition, and not spend ridiculous amounts of money on alcohol and merchandise. Silly Dutchman, I am certainly silly. Artist: Various Artists Genre/Style: Techno, Trance, House CD Info: Innercity 2001 Length CD: 01:15:12 Tracks: 19 (nineteen) Release Year: 2002 Label: ID&T Product Number: 7004812 More Information: --------

  • Richie B & Mr. Kip – 1994 Gabber Mix 1 (2022)

    Good morning everyone! Hope everyone is having a great day. I'm having an OK day so far: WFH and I've got a lot of work to do. But whilst doing my job, I've got some banging tunes coming at me through my monitors. It's a mix I did saved under my favourites on Soundcloud, and I was going to check it at a later stage, and today is the day. A bit late, I know, but rather too late than never, right? Today's mix is a Gabber mix with tracks from the glorious year 1994. Just to put that in perspective: that's nearly 30 years ago! Oh, how time does fly by quicker than ever. 1994 was indeed a good year for Hardcore music. I was only 11 years old, so too young to go out, but instead I bought as many cassettes as possible. Yes, kids, cassettes were a thing. And sometimes a good thing, but when it went wrong, the good old pencil had to come out, to rewind the tape. Or if it was a really bad day: the tape would be damaged severely, and you just missed chunks out of a mix, or the tape was damaged beyond repair. Those were bad days. CDs and MP3 and cloud based music platforms were certainly the future. CDs were great too, but they would skip, which would be highly frustrating. Oh, and the amount of batteries we would go through, just to keep on listening.. it was insane. Technology has thankfully come this far. But for me, 1994 was a great year. Only 2 years before did I discover Hardcore/Gabber music, and as a kid, you just absorb everything like a sponge. My Walkman would be on my head for hours on end, and would never come off, only if I had to go to sleep. It was all still fairly new, exciting, and you could tell the music was evolving. And I was following it, step by step. It would be the basis of a wonderful relationship between myself and the music, and great years would follow. 4 years later, I would actually go to my first rave. What did 1994 have in store for us? Well, Richie B and Mr. Kip made this mix back in 2022, and it's a nice and long mix. Almost 2 hours long, and 40 records. Could you wish for anything else at this stage, or would you just press play and let it take over your life (as you should)? Two Terrorists - Welcome To Jurassick Park (DJ Paul Mix) Franky Jones & DJ Bountyhunter - Speed Area (Megarave Mix) Hyperact - House Aggression Sub Source - Mutilator Wedlock - Pababam The Scotchman - Mind Transfer Aural 4 Play - Kick Some Ass (Poop Chute Mix) Scott Brown - Electroid Brothers In Crime - Dance Square Dimensions - A Brand New Dance T-Scanner - Trip To Heaven Knightvision - Mind Over Matter Bass X - Cyclotron George Vagas meets Mike D - Hyperdome (Mystery Voice) Undercover Anarchist - Yo, Te Quirro DJ Rob - City To Country DJ Rob - Open Up Your Mind Bass-D & King Matthew - The Witch Vanugenth The 5th - Pussycat Brainblower - Mental Hangover (Overdose Mix) Genlog - Revolution Equazion - Flashback Stingray - Vortex (Drum Attack) Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo feat Melvin - Rock Yourself Brainblower - Sex Drive The Ultimate Seduction - Together Forever (DJ Paul's Forze Mix) Lockjaw - Underground Funk Brothers In Law - Your Ticket Obsessive - Tune In Turn Out (The Remix) Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo - Can You Feel It Search & Destroy - The Mystery The 2 Macks meets Buzz Fuzz - Love And Devotion (Buzz Mix) Bass X - Motherfucker Brothers In Crime - Drop Da Beat (DJ Paul's Forze Mix) Ni-Cad - Brainwash (Scott Brown's Twisted Vinyl Mix) Wedlock - I'm The Fuck You Man! Too Fast For Mellow - We Gonna Get This Place Predator - Mind Of A Lunatic Renegade & Static - We'll Delete The Weak (Scott Brown Mix) DJ Edge - People Wow. This takes me back nearly 30 years in time. And it makes me feel young again. Young, innocent, and extremely happy. After hearing this mix I feel instantly young again, but it also reminds me that these songs all sound so familiar. They've got this sound that is so unique to this year only. Previous years the music was a tad harder and rougher, and after 1994 it became more polished, smooth. 1994 was the year in between rough and smooth, and I love it. This is so unique and so 90s sounding, it's a shame we left it in the 90s and not continued to the present day. Richie B and Mr. Kip made a very interesting mix with a lot of excellent tunes, all focussed on a forgotten and underrated year: 1994. You might not like the music released in that specific year, but you have to acknowledge the importance of this year. And what it meant for the future. This year shaped Hardcore forever (in my honest opinion). The tracks selected are all good, and there were a few in here I've never even heard or seen before. But all in all a wicked mix, with a distinctive sound that I really adore, and miss. Richie B and Mr. Kip's mix is certainly an interesting one, and as of today, my most favourite mix on Soundcloud that focusses on the year 1994. You don't see them that often, but when they do appear, they make me smile. And this one is the best I've found so far. Carefully mixed together, and the tracks chosen are just so damn ace. Too many epic ones. I love 'Love And Devotion', 'Mind Of A Lunatic', 'Revolution', 'Dance', 'Pussycat', and more, but it's the last track in this mix, 'People', that made me move the most. And this is certainly a track you do not hear every so often. Why is this record so underrated? Come on, oldskool lovers, play this track more than once in a decade?! We need more mixes. More like this one. Smiles for miles, eh? DJs: Richie B & Mr Kip Genre/Style: Hardcore, Gabber, Rave, Happy Hardcore, Early Hardcore Mix Info: Richie B & Mr. Kip – 1994 Gabber Mix 1 Length Mix: 01:53:04 Tracks: 40 (fourty) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE File Size: 258 MB File Type: mp3 Audio: Stereo Bit Rate: 320kbps Release Year: 2022 More Information: Richie B - Soundcloud Channel

  • Happy Kronikore (2023)

    You won't believe it, but I first started this review on the 31st of January of this year, but for unknown reasons did I not start typing anything, and completely forgot about its existence. After a few hours on my site, I found these as archived, and I just had to give this yet another go. I did listen to this mix, but never found the time to finish the review. So apologies for anyone hoping I would review this mix, but at least I'm doing it right now. Never to late to appreciate new mixes, by new artists. So what's in store for you all? Well, this mix was made by someone called Diakronik, and I don't think I've seen his name before. Or maybe I have, but I'm just being an idiot (which is highly likely). The mix you are about to listen to, is filled with Happy Hardcore/UK Hardcore anthems. All new tracks, but still capturing the sound from the mid 90s. And I'm a huge Happy Hardcore lover, so to find 'new' music that resembles the old sound, that just makes me happy. And isn't that the reason why Happy Hardcore existed in the first place? To make everyone happy? There are new tracks, and old tracks remixed in here. So a nice mixture of everything you want to hear. And also a few of his productions in here, so if you are a noob (like myself) and you want to know what Diakronik does, well, check this mix out. It's got some big names in this tracklist. And most of the records are to be released on 24/7 Hardcore, so you know what you are getting. A full on happy Hardcore mix! Triple J - Have It All (Al Storm Remix) Stompy - Test Of Time (Alaguan Remix) VG - Doesn't Have To Be Like That (Bananaman & Eazyvibe Remix) Future Primitive - Safety Catch (Diakronik 4-4 Remix) Diakronik - All I Want Is You Seduction & Ham - Lose Control (Diakronik 2023 Remix) Diakronik & Al Storm - My Princess (Diakronik Mix) Squad-E & Rob IYF feat Blue Eyes - Love Vaccine VG - Always & Forever (Darren Tyler & Eazyvibe Remix) Al Storm & Diakronik - Witness The Power (Diakronik's 24-7 Remix ) Hixxy & Bananaman - Forever Together (Alaguan Remix) Darren Tyler & Alaguan - I Just Called Darren Tyler & Alaguan - Stay Tonight Alaguan & Eazyvibe - I Don't Love You Alaguan & Triplestar - Dear Jessie Diakronik & Alaguan - Love Me Deeply Jack In Box & Impulse Riders - Gonna Get Ya I am pleasantly surprised. I've heard this mix multiple times now, and every time I am smiling from ear to ear. The songs are just so dope, and capture that mid-90s sound beautifully. And it's not cheesy, like some tunes were back in the 90s. Not borderline cheesy at all. Just happy. Well, maybe some of the lyrics are cheesy as f**k. 'I Just Called' and 'Deer Jessie'. Yeah, they are cheesy. I even dislike the original 'Deer Jessie' song. So overhyped and piss wet vocals. All serious now, I really liked this mix a lot. It's made me appreciate the new/old Happy Hardcore even more. Or as they call it 'Retro Happy Hardcore'. The songs are good (even when the lyrics are a bit meh). The overall feeling this mix generates is pure happiness, and I'm not the only one who has appreciated this mix: on Soundcloud the generic feeling is the same. All positive comments. And I just underline their feedback. Best track? 'Stay Tonight'. Beautiful record with amazing vocals! The vocals gave me actual goose bumps! DJ: Diakronik Genre/Style: Happy Hardcore, UK Hardcore Mix Info: Happy Diakronik Length Mix: 01:01:57 Tracks: 17 (seventeen) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Audio: Stereo Sample Rate: unknown Release Year: 2023 More Information: Diakronik - Soundcloud Channel

  • Tech/Hard Trance Classics Vol 2 (2023)

    Eddie Swales. A name I keep seeing on Soundcloud a lot, and a lot of his mixes are reposted. Yesterday (or the day before, can't remember really), someone reposted one of his mixes, which he only uploaded 3 days ago. So I hopped on it, as the title of this mix got me intrigued. It's a Tech/Hard Trance classics mix, and now you've certainly got my attention. I don't hear a lot of those classics, or maybe not enough. And whenever I do find mixes that focus on the classics, I just have to press play, and let my emotions run free! So Eddie's mix is an interesting one. It's the second instalment, and I had to add the first one immediately to my favourites, so I can check that one out at a later stage. But for now, the focus lies solely on the second mix. But you could just think to yourself 'I'm not satisfied with a 2 hour mix', and I fully understand you. You can then just check out the other mixes Eddie has made. Plenty of awesome mixes on his Soundcloud page, worth a visit. But for now, this new mix. It's filled with underrated and forgotten classics. Some of these tracks I haven't even heard in at least a decade or more. I do forget to check out songs/albums etc, and sometimes they slip through the cracks. I was a huge fan of Tech/Hard Trance back in the day, and have purchased many albums, but most have become unplayable due to the amount of scratches on them. But thankfully we've got Soundcloud: the endless feed of excellent music. Is this an excellent mix? Well, have a look at the list and make the decision yourself: Viframa - Cristalle (Katana Intro Mix) Club Scene Investigators - Direct Dizko (Sander van Doorn Remix) Emmanuel Top - Acid Phase Thomas P. Heckmann & Marc Romboy - Ultra Vixens Mojado - Naranja (Dimitri Andreas Vision) Marcel Woods - Cherry Blossom Ecano - Run (Z2 Mix) Ronski Speed & Stoneface & Terminal - Incognition Marc Dawn - Expander (Flutlicht Remix) Reeloop - Fucking Society (Original Mix) DK8 - Murder Was The Bass Return Of The Native - Submission Boca - Play With Me (Bellfire Mix) Cortez - Scaramanga Joop - The Future (Original Mix) Armani & Ghost - Airport (Original Mix) Marzz - Orbiter Marco V - Tolerance Mark Norman - Phantom Manor Thomas Bronzwaer - Close Horizon Simon Patterson - F16 DJ Kim - Jetlag (Alphazone Remix) Good, very good looking tracklist. A good selection by Eddie Swales. Really enjoyed to see and hear these songs again. It's been a while, but hopefully we will hear more mixes like this one. Oh boy, one of my all time favourite Trance anthems is in here! You won't know it, unless you've been following this page for many years. But to me, personally, 'Close Horizon' is an all time favourite song. Funnily enough a Mark Norman song also appears on my favourite list, but not the one in this mix. Can you guess which one? Nope, that's not the one, it's T34. Anyway, this mix. It's a solid effort, and it will certainly put a smile on your face. To me it's personal, as it's the music I danced to, during the early years of the Millennium. And the songs are timeless, and classics. Maybe a bit too underrated, but if we hear more mixes like this one, we might appreciate them more, and show them to a new audience, who have never felt the range of emotions these songs generated when they were released. A solid mix. Bang on. And now I'm so extremely satisfied, I need to hear volume 1, and can't wait for volume 3, 4, and more...Please don't keep us in suspense, Eddie. More, more MORE! DJ: Eddie Swales Genre/Style: Trance, Hard Trance, Tech Trance Mix Info: Tech/Hard Trance Classics Vol 2 Length Mix: 01:57:52 Tracks: 22 (twenty-two) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Audio: Stereo Sample Rate: unknown Release Year: 2023 More Information: Eddie Swales - Soundcloud Channel

  • Intercell.032 - [KRTM] (2021)

    I am a sucker for weird stuff. And lately I've been listening to some weird Dutch acts with weird names like 'Gladde Paling' (sleek eel), 'Vieze Asbak' (dirty ashtray) and 'Dikke Baap' (fat... erm... don't know how to translate the word Baap). And I think it was Vieze Asbak that reposted the mix you are about to listen to, so I jumped on it, and I was pleasantly surprised. I've heard and seen the name [KRTM] before, but never found a mix made by this DJ/producer. Today is my lucky day, right? And it's a mix that really surprised me by the unusualness. It's weird, but extremely rough. And that's what we need, to break the week in half. But what is it? It's a mix, that goes alongside an interview he did for Intercell. Not heard or seen the name Intercell before, but I'm now following them, and after doing this review, I'm going to check and see if they've got any more interesting mixes. But for now, let's turn our attention to [KRTM]s mix. And it's a weird one. But you will certainly embrace it, the second you press play. I think I spotted this mix 2 weeks ago, and to test it after work, I put it on. And as my journey from work always takes more than 2 hours (sometimes even 3, or 4 hours), it would be the perfect time to test if it's good. My JBL system did its best, and nearly blew my fucking speakers! I am not kidding: at one stage in this mix, the bass kicked in so damn hard, I kept on shouting 'fucking HELL', because of me being extremely surprised by the vibrations coming at me, sitting in the drivers seat. I know [KRTM'] from his Techno and Hardcore songs, and that's exactly what you'll be getting here. The focus is on hardness, and you are literally experiencing that throughout this mix. He has even made a few Hardcore classic anthems sound Techno-ish. He just played them at a slower pace, but it just worked well. A bit of Techno, Hardcore, Breakbeat Hardcore, Schranz, and more. You ready for the tracklist/ Caretaker - Late Afternoon Drifting (Original Mix) Nasenbluten - Intellectual Killer (Original Mix) Clouds - Complete Control (Original Mix) Tymon - Woodsman (Original Mix) Joefarr - Big Jeff (Original Mix) [KRTM] - ID Animal Holocaust - Istanbul (TWAN Remix) Regis - Baptism (Original Mix) E-Man - XTC Express (Higher Level Mix) Ghost In The Machine - Cold Rush (Original Mix) Manni Dee - Do What They Don't (Original Mix) Opal - Dominator (Remco Beekwilder Remix) [KRTM] - ID Scalameriya - Eidolon (Original Mix) Hadone - ID Ybrid - Tripodia (Original Mix) [KRTM] - I Need You (Original Mix) Ansome - Hunger (Original Mix) Catscan - WOIII (Original Mix) Scalameriya - Tainted Voltage (Original Mix) [KRTM] feat Thrasher - Placebo (Original Mix) Hadone - Optical Glasses (Original Mix) [KRTM] & Limewax - Fingers (Original Mix) Tommyknocker - The Aftermath (Original Mix) N-Vitral - Bonck (Original Mix) Dr. Macabre - Danse Macabre (Original Mix) Ophidian - Dissimulation (Original Mix) Noize Suppressor - Noize Gang (Original Mix) Ophidian & Hamunaptra - Whispers of A Nameless Fear (Original Mix) Catscan - Cre8tive Counter (Original Mix) Speedy Q's vs L. Condo - Al Atone (Original Mix) Tymon & Negative A - Extrasensory Perception (Original Mix) This is one hard as fuck mix. [KRTM] has certainly selected big anthems that would have the power to demolish speakers, and the few brain cells I've got left. My God, when the intro song finishes and the bass and beats kick in, it's like nothing I've experienced before! They are hard, rough, and relentless. I just had a builder here in my house, because of some snagging issues, and he appreciated the music coming at him, from my monitors. That's always a good thing. He even asked who did this mix, so I told him. But let's get back to the mix. I did really like this mix a lot. I like it when a mix takes you to a darker level, and makes you subconsciously feel a bit uneasy. There was one bit that made me feel really uncomfortable: when the intro to a song talks about someone who killed his daughter, his grandkids, and was going to kill himself. Can it be any darker than that?! But the tracks are solid. You get a mixture of literally everything, and I love it. The tone is set: it is dark, as dark as you would like it to be. I've got nothing negative to say. If you haven't heard this mix, you should. This gets your blood pumping, and excited at the same time. More of this dark stuff, please! Thanks [KRTM] for making my day! It's certainly an excellent mix! Best record? 'The Aftermath'. I'm such a sucker for the Millennium tracks made by Tommyknocker! DJ: [KRTM] Genre/Style: Techno, Acid Techno, Hardcore, Industrial, Breakbeat Mix Info: Intercell.032 - [KRTM] Length Mix: 01:04:46 Tracks: 32 (thirty-two) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Audio: Stereo Sample Rate: unknown Release Year: 2021 More Information: Intercell - Soundcloud Channel

  • KC - History of Hardcore Vol.1 (2023)

    Let's boil it down, shall we? Born in the 80s, started listening to Hardcore back in 1992/1993, and 30 years later, I am still listening to it. But I'm more of a nostalgic kind of bloke: I much prefer Hardcore from the 90s and 00s. To me it means more, as it was the music I grew up with. And there's a plethora of mixes on Soundcloud, Mixcloud, YouTube and other platforms, that's for damn sure. And every opportunity I have, I have a stroll on any platform, checking if there's anything available for to listen to. And today I am revisiting my favourite list on Soundcloud, in which I save mixes I should listen to. One of those mixes I should have listened to a bit earlier, was KC's mix. But at least I'm writing about it right now, right? Do I love the 90s or 00s more? That's always a difficult question to answer. Sometimes I do prefer the 90s, as Hardcore was new, fresh, and in its development phase. In the 00s it was already beyond the new phase, but was growing into this new form, this new thing, and that new thing I really appreciated. So yeah, it could be either, but today I'm into the Millennium sound. KC's mix is called 'History Of Hardcore volume 1', and initially I thought the focus was on the early stuff, but that's not the case here. It's a bit of the old, and a bit of the 'newer' stuff. It's still focussed on the harder side of Hardcore. Not the present day Uptempo/Frenchcore side, so thankfully it is a mix I will enjoy a lot. But the main question is: are the tracks good enough for me to listen to this 65 minute long mix? Is it visually appealing for me to hop on and give it a go? Tommyknocker - Demolition (Evil Actvities & Lenny Dee Remix) Neophyte - To You Who Doubt Me (Tommyknocker Remix) Tha Playah - Fuck The Titties (The Viper & Tommyknocker Remix) 3 Steps Ahead - Drop It (Stunned Guys & Tommyknocker Remix) Tha Playah & Evil Activities - Imperial Neophyte & Tha Playah - Still Nr. 1 (Nosferatu Remix) Tha Playah - Walking The Line Angerfist - Incoming Tha Playah - Mastah Of Shock (Angerfist Remix) Angerfist - Riotstarter (State Of Emergency Remix) Noize Suppressor - Nobody Likes Mad Dog & Tha Playah - Enter The Time Machine (Mad Dog Remix) Angerfist - Take U Back (Mad Dog Remix) Nosferatu - When Angels Cry Hellsystem - Shut Up And Die (Angerfist Remix) Angerfist - Yes (Znootokkiedrokz Remix) D-Fence - Krakaka Neophyte & Evil Activities - Alles Kapot (D-Fence Remix) Angerfist & Crucifier - Fresh With The Gargle (Partyraiser Remix) Angerfist & Bodyshock - Stabwound It's a nice looking tracklist. Good tracks, that's for sure. KC has made an interesting mix with a lot of interesting tracks. It's focussed on a few artists, like Angerfist, Tommyknocker, Tha Playah, and Nosferatu, but it's till a solid mix though. It is good to be reminded every so often how great the music was. And how quickly it has changed. A few tracks selected by KC are definitely my favourite anthems of all time, like 'Incoming', 'Still Nr.1', 'Drop It', etc. It really gives you enough energy to keep on going. And it might even give you some energy to go back in time, by searching for more mixes similar to this one. But, I'm going to make a controversial statement, and you might like it or not, but my most favourite record in this mix is 'Stabwound'. Yes, a bit of Terror will suit me. I just felt like loving this track a bit more today. Sorry for those people thinking I would choose a standard Millennium Hardcore anthem. A nice mix, a few tiny mixing errors, but still highly enjoyable. Get on this right now! DJ: KC Genre/Style: Millennium Hardcore, Hardcore, Gabber, Terror Mix Info: KC - History of Hardcore Vol.1 Length Mix: 01:05:57 Tracks: 20 (twenty) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE File Size: 665 MB File Type: wav Audio: Stereo Bit Rate: 1411kbps Release Year: 2023 More Information: KC - Soundcloud Channel

  • Claxton - 00s Vocal Power Anthems 2 - The Sequel (2023)

    It's been a year since I last reviewed a Claxton mix. And his previous mix was the first instalment of the 2000s vocal power anthems. And only a day ago did he upload the second instalment, filled with vocal anthems from 10-20 years ago. It doesn't happen very often that he uploads stuff onto his Soundcloud channel, so you have to be patient and keep your eyes peeled, just in case he does upload something: it might be worth your time and effort. And this time it's yet another wicked mix, an hour and a half long of the finest UK Hardcore anthems from a era we sadly have to call our past. What he's done is simple: get the finest vocal anthems from our rich UK Hardcore past, and made a mix. It's that simple. But it has to work well, and leave that to Claxton: he surely delivered yet another amazing mix. It's got tracks by the finest producers, like Brisk, Darwin, Storm, Breeze, Dougal, Gammer, Sy, Unknown, Squad-E, Entity, Darren Styles, and the list goes on and on. Just looking at the tracklist gives me goose bumps. It takes me straight back to the noughties, and it makes me happy. It was around 2003-2004 when I discovered UK Hardcore, and I got bitten by the bug. I knew instantaneously that this was made for me. Not many people in NL did appreciate it, but I couldn't care less. I was living the dream, with the finest music I could find. It was made for me, and I still hold it close to my heart. Why, you might ask? Well, because the music was (and still is) great. Not as cheesy as Happy Hardcore and not as hard as Gabber music. Nicely in between both styles, and that's basically what I was searching for, all my life. I've been to a few raves in the UK and Belgium so far, not that many, but they are still precious memories that I will hold close to me forever and ever, and the music will remain one of my favourite styles to have ever been created. Sadly so underrated, but also a bit niche, which makes it more appealing to me. The vocal songs were always 100 times better. You can fight me in the comment, but it was just much better than anything else. And that's a fact. But which vocal anthems did Claxton select for his mix? Are you intrigued? Don't you worry son, I've got you covered: Virtue & Slammer - Don't Go (Gammer Remix) Breeze vs Squad-E feat Justine - Another Smile N-Force vs Darren Styles - Right By Your Side (Re-Con Remix) Dougal & Gammer vs Hixxy - Dark Skies Velvet - Fix Me (Squad-E Remix) Impact & Weaver - All My Life (Weaver Remix) Breeze vs Barley feat Taya - Falling (Breeze Remix) Ham & DMO - Every Single Day Mark Breeze vs Unique - Sometimes Dougal & Gammer feat MC Whizzkid & Jenna - All My Life Storm & Euphony feat Danielle - Breathe Frisky & Hujib - The One Sy & Unknown feat Lou Lou - I Just Can't Get Enough Brisk & Vagabond - The Only Ones Darwin feat Pearl Blue - Don't Be Lonely Cube::Hard feat Jennifer Bolton - Show Me A Sign Impact - Beautiful Scott Brown & DMO - Just Walk Away Darwin & Aquamendez - Coming Off The Wall Sy & Unknown feat Lou Lou - Right Here (Squad-E Remix) Darren Hotchkiss & Stu Infinity - Last Goodbye Route One feat Jenny Frost - Crash Landing (Darren Styles Remix) Breeze vs Barley feat Taya - Feeling So Alive Dougal & Gammer feat Jenna - Lose Me Forever Brisk & Ham feat Lisa Marie - Your Angel (Eclipse Remix) CLSM & Lisa Abbott - Timebomb Access 3 - Promised Land (Squad-E Remix) Dougal & Gammer - Fires In The Sky Spenno & Jess - Find Ur Way (Petruccio & Modulate Remix) Fracus feat Andy L - When We're Together Entity & Darwin - I Know Where I Stand Sy & Unknown feat Lou Lou - Caught Up In Your Love 2007 DJ Seduction feat Alison Wade - Open Up (Chaos Remix) Insight - Only Your Love (Scott Brown Remix) Darren Styles feat Daniel Sherman - Sound Without A Name What happened to this kind of music? Why did time just move forward and not let us enjoy this for much longer? I know that progression is always a good thing, but if there's one style I was hoping for to stay the same for as long as possible, it would be the Millennium UK Hardcore sound. Nothing can compete with it, and it still much doper than anything currently on the market. I do feel something in my belly, whenever I hear these classic songs. Maybe butterflies? It could be, who knows? I do still love it, and maybe I'm still falling in love with it, over and over again? The music makes me happier and cheerful, and I'd much rather listen to this than anything else right now. The euphoric sound that was created around the Millennium was just so damn great. And timeless too. Just put any of these songs on at a present day rave, and crowds will loose their minds. The tracks themselves are great, but add a perfect vocal bit to it, and it becomes something special. And there's too many to choose from, to name my favourite. Just too damn many. But if I had to, it's got to be 'I Know Where I Stand'. Those vocals... just breathtakingly beautiful! A wicked mix. I hope we don't need to wait another year for the third instalment, but if needs must, we just have to be patient. DJ: Claxton Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, Freeform Mix Info; Claxton - 00s Vocal Power Anthems 2 - The Sequel Length Mix: 01:27:54 Tracks: 35 (thirty-five) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE File Size: 201 MB File Type: mp3 Audio: Stereo Bit Rate: 320kbps Release Year: 2023 More Information: Claxton - Soundcloud Channel

  • GPF | Boiler Room Festival Amsterdam: Gutterring (2022)

    The Boiler Room. A concept that has taken over the world, and has given everyone the opportunity to show off their skills, be it a known or unknown artist. I've watched a few of these sets online over the years, but you can imagine my happiness when I saw that GPF actually performed at this event last year, and on the 8th of February this year it was premiered on YouTube. I've watched it a few times now, and I still do not understand it, but what it does, is make me laugh out loud a lot. For them to be asked to play at this event must have been a big honour. But it's weird, right? For those who have been, did it take place last year in February of November? Got some conflicting images, contradicting the date when it actually took place. Whenever it took place, it must have been an experience to those who were there. The place looked rammed, and the people all have their hands in the air. GPF have gained a huge following in the last few years, and also a few haters, but whatever your views are on GPF, you must agree that they do this very well. They know how to do marketing well. GPF has become a well established name in the scene, and they bring the three letter word to a wider audience, at such a pace no one was expecting. The music is just silly. It doesn't make any sense whatsoever. I did witness GPF once, and it was, yeah, weird. They are lovely people, but so damn weird. They don't follow what is acceptable, they just do whatever they please. Bananas on the stage? Check. Inflatable dicks? Sure, why not? Weird masks? Of course, couldn't do a set without. Ducks? Who can live without a duck! And the list goes on and on. But most of all, their music is what might be appealing to you, or grind your gears. It might be your thing, it might be too damn weird, or just not your cup of tea. Those piep kicks might not be your thing. You might even detest them. Which is cool too. Are they going to be known as the best artist/duo/group to have ever emerge in the harder style scene? Well, no. But will they be known for bringing fun onto the dancefloor? Yes, sure. As much as I love to stomp my feet hard onto the ground and raise my fists way up in the air, I would like to smile every so often, and just have a giggle. Not for 8 hours in a row though, that would drive me mad. But for a set here and there, that's cool. Smile more, that's what I like! Here's the tracklist, if you are interested: GPF - We Will Fark You GPF & Gladde Paling - Piep En Bas GPF & S3RL - Cum Say Henlo GPF & J1zzy - Cummin On Ur Face (Cummy Edit) GPF - Farcuador GPF - All I Ever Fucked Da Tweekaz - Moana (GPF & Caine's 200BPM Donk Fuck Duck Piep Kick Remix) Da Tweekaz - Frozen Disney Tool (GPF & Caine Remix) Jebroer - Gaan Met Die Banaan (GPF & Mizz Behave's Laser Piep Kick Edit of Riot Shift's Vegang Edit) GPF & D-Fence - Virgin Da Tweekaz - Circle Of Life (GPF's Circle Of Fucks Remix) GPF & J1zzy - Who's Ur Daddy (Piep Daddy Remix) GPF - Greazy Frog GPF - Feeling Blue GPF & Offensief - ID Sickmode & Rooler - TOO COLD (GPF'S TOO FUCK REMIX) GPF - Piep To It GPF & Riot Shift - Broccoli Fuck (Kimmercore's Rimmercore Remix) GPF & Mind Compressor - Spaghetti Love (Mizz Behave Remix) (Spaghettamine Edit) GPF - Feel Like A Fuck GPF - Dragostea Din Fuck I don't know what to say. It is still so weird to say that GPF performed at Boiler Room. Not only is that statement weird, but the music is weird. But one thing really shook me to the core: GPF and Gladde Paling made a track together!? And it's actually a cool record. Maybe they should work more with Gladde Paling, eh? It was a cool way of starting the set (after the initial intro), but then the BPMs took over and started demolishing speakers and brain cells. In this set you will hear the evolution of GPF. You find a mixture of their early work and their current work, and you can see the change happening. Have you noticed it too? They have evolved massively. The set was so freaking weird, the music is weird, GPF is weird. But in a way I cannot stop listening to them. I just can't. And those at the Boiler Room experienced the same: you can leave the room, but you just don't want to. GPF has got your attention, and it won't let you go. It's the unexpected that you are waiting for. The only thing I would like to say, is... leave the microphone alone! Just put it down mate. Besides that, as weird and quirky as this way, it was 55 minutes of me laughing. Especially when I heard 'Piep En Bas'. More of this Drum and Bass stuff please! Drum & Piep Kicks work well. Act: GPF Genre/Style: Piepcore, Puzzycore Liveset Info: Recorded @ Boiler Room Festival Amsterdam: Guttering Length Liveset: 00:55:12 Tracks: 21 (twenty-one) Download/Listen (via YouTube): CLICK HERE File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Audio: Stereo Sample Rate: unknown Release Year: 2023 More Information; Boiler Room - YouTube Channel

  • DJ A.K. - Gabber Cheddar Classics Mix NYE 31.12.22

    It feels like every few months I discover a new mix by DJ A.K., and even though it might have a similar theme to any of his previous ones, it's always an exciting moment, to discover a new mix. And a few weeks ago I found a new Gabber cheddar mix. You might be wondering what the hell that is, and now is not the time to ask silly questions. Now is the time to just sit down, press play, and let the music do all the talking. And talking it does. It demolishes your speakers, if you aren't careful. Just be warned, before you put the volume all the way up! I love myself a bit of cheesy Hardcore. Happy Hardcore is so damn awesome. I always find it distasteful when people talk negatively about Happy Hardcore/Happy Rave/Cheddar Gabber etc, whatever you might call it. Back in the 90s it was important to so many of us, but to me it was everything. Don't get me wrong, I do appreciate the 'standard' Hardcore Techno/House, but when Happy Hardcore landed upon us, it took over my life, and I have devoured many mixtapes and CDs, and spent many hours listening to these glorious songs. Some of these songs have remained timeless classics, so we cannot just put it all under the rug and just brush it off as a shitty style. It was the complete opposite, in my eyes. I adore this music, and even in 2023 I still hold it close to my heart. Don't just hate it because you don't understand it. I do hate the commercial side of it, and the demise of Hardcore in general, but surely it cannot be fully contributed to Happy Hardcore, right? DJ A.K. decided to give us the full cheese, the cheddar. The happy stuff. And it's got some of the classics in here I love. So, are you ready for the cheese? A platter of awesomeness will be presented to you right now: DD Zion - Blue Sky (No Law Mix) Mindtrust - Key To Your Heart (Bass-D & King Matthew Remix) Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo - Your Smile (Happy Hardcore Mix) Profound - 4 O'Clock External - Circles (Hardcore Edit) Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo - Stars (Hardcore Mix) Party Animals - Have You Ever Been Mellow (Tekno Mafia Mix) 4 Tune Fairytales - My Little Fantasy (Bass-D & King Matthew Mix) Happymen - Love Is You (Stunned Guys Hardcore Mix) 3 Steps Ahead - Drop It Charly Lownoise - Fantasy World (Hardcore Mix) The Omen - Let The Music Take Control (Hardcore Mix) Rhio - Feeling Your Love (Happy Hardcore Mix) Micado - It's Gonna Be A Fine Night (Happy Hard Mix) Bass-D & King Matthew feat XD - Like A Dream (Bass-D & King Matthew Remix) 4 Tune Fairytales - Take Me 2 Wonderland (Hard-Tune Remix) Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo - Get Free DJ Paul Elstak - Promised Land (DJ Paul's Forze Mix) Credibility - Always Peace (Happy Hardcore Mix) DJ Paul Elstak - Rainbow In The Sky (DJ Paul's Forze Mix) DJ E-Rick & Tactic - Bring The Noise DJ Daydream - Falling Over The Moon (Spellbound & Mikey Mix) Infernus - I Want Your Love (Bass-D & King Matthew Remix) DJ Paul Elstak - Luv U More (Stunned Guys Remix) Critical Mass - Believe In The Future (Happy Future Edit) Stingray & Sonicdriver - As Cold As Ice (El Bruto Remix) Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo - Hardcore Feelings (Hardcore Mix) Highlander - Hold Me Now (I'm Sorry) (Bass- D & King Matthew Remix) Rave Nation - Going Crazy (Forze DJ Team Mix) DJ Paul Elstak - Don't Leave Me Alone (Hardcore Version) DJ Weirdo & DJ Sim - Go Get Busy (Hardcore Edit) Critical Mass - Burning Love (2 Da Core Mix) Tokia - Big In Japan (Hardcore Version) DJ Isaac - Bad Dreams (Remix) Wonderland - Fantasy Of Love (German Rave Mix) Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo - Wonderful Days (Rotterdam Mix) Mindtrust - Ravers Groove (Cixx's Hardcore Remix) Back 2 Bass - I Wanna Be With You (Spoenik Mix) DJ Psycangle - Smile, Fuck Up Back 2 Bass - Beating Of My Heart (Spoenik Mix) Party Animals - Used & Abused (Amnesia Mix) This, ladies and gentlemen, is pure pornography. If you don't know the importance of a list like this one, you are a) too young or b) too naïve. The importance of each record can still be felt, many years after its initial release back in the 90s. Boy, the quality of these tunes, beyond belief! Yes, as mentioned, these are cheesy as fuck tracks. But they are as good as you imagine them to be. You cannot listen to this mix and not feel a tingle in your downstairs department. There are a few 'ok'/nice records in here, which would get you moving a bit on the dancefloor, but there are also a few that would get you on that dancefloor like never before, and you would loose your shit completely! One of the things I've noticed is that Bass-D & King Matthew were also amazing Happy Hardcore producers! I knew they made a few hits, but never stood still with the fact that their records were top notch! I would class them as one of the finest duos in Hardcore history, especially during the Happy Hardcore era. Obviously when it comes to duos, no one can beat Charly Lownoise and Mental Theo, but Bass-D & King Matthew are up there, on the list. Over the years I started to dislike Paul Elstak's music more and more, and even though they are classics, I find them more rubbish now. It's a shame. But wasn't he just copying other people's records and just making it slightly different, and have huge success with these records, instead of the artists who made the original? And didn't he slate Happy Hardcore fully during the 90s? Ah well, that's just me. DJ A.K.'s mix is truly an amazing mix with plenty of awesome records. 'Get Free' is my personal favourite: a definite cheesy track that defines the 90s. But yeah, if you were to talk about TCD (=me) and if you were looking for a mix that would define me as a teenager during the 90s, this would be it. The ultimate mix that suits me the most. DJ A.K., never stop doing these mixes. Never stop. DJ: A.K. Genre/Style: Happy Hardcore, Happy Rave, Happy Gabber Mix Info: DJ A.K. - Gabber Cheddar Classics Mix NYE 31.12.22 Length Mix: 01:59:06 Tracks: 41 (fourty-one) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Audio: Stereo Sample Rate: unknown Release Year: 2023 More Information: DJ A.K. - Soundcloud Channel

  • BAAPS BOMMENSET #003 (2023) (Dutch Only)

    Normaliter schrijf ik al mijn reviews in het Engels, en waarschijnlijk merk je heel snel dat ik de Nederlandse taal ben verleerd. Maar vandaag had ik een bepaald gevoel, opgewekt door een artiest genaamd DIKKE BAAP. En dat gevoel was heel simpel: ik moet dit gewoon delen, en mijn review moet onderstrepen hoe ik mij voel. En als het kan, ook nog geschreven in de Nederlandse taal, oftewel gewoon Nederlands. En voila, hier is het, mijn allereerste review, op z'n Nederlands. En de mix in kwestie is er een, die ik gewoon niet kan verklaren. Zo ongeloofwaardig. Zo raar. Zo baap. Ik ben een muziek liefhebber, en volg heel wat trends. Maar tot een aantal weken geleden had ik nog nooit van DIKKE BAAP gehoord. Of van iemand die Vieze Asbak heet. De wereld staat op z'n kop, dat is zeer zeker waar. Maar Vieze Asbak was de allereerste die ik ontdekte. En de aparte visie op muziek vond ik zo apart. En dat grenst aan datgene wat DIKKE BAAP doet. Hij had al 2 Bommensetjes op Soundcloud geplaatst, maar die hadden jammer genoeg geen tracklist. Ik hou wel van aparte muziek. Iets wat nergens in thuis hoort, maar ook iets wat zo uniek is. Iets wat gewoon debiel is. Gewoon gestoort. En dat is deze mix zeer zeker. Maar boven alles: de muziek knalt hard door mijn speakers heen. Zo hard, ik heb het gevoel dat mijn achterruit van mijn auto lost is, of misschien een kleine barst heeft door het penetrerende geluid. Allemaal dankzij deze mix. Want naar deze mix luisteren, dat kan je niet met het volume op 2. Dat moet op 10! Minimaal, natuurlijk. Deze mix kwam met een tracklist, dus hier de platen die DIKKE BAAP heeft samen gesmolten tot een mix! DIKKE BAAP - I LOSE MY MIND Sub Terra - Welcome To Hell Berden x GWELD - Execute Bollman - Rampage Plexøs - Living In Fear DIKKE BAAP & Vieze Asbak - VIEZE BAAP DIKKE BAAP & Vieze Asbak - STOTENPAAL XRTN - Hit The Floor Aphøtic - Real Lies Joey Risdon - Hardcore Power Per Pleks & Luciid - We Show Up 6EJOU - Cold War Oguz & Nyctonian - GLDN SZN Mzperx - Ah Shit Raxeller - Izvrachenetsz LS41 & ZERO7EIGHT - Sirens BEHEADER - I Keep My Friends In The Basement (CEKTA Remix) Amduscias - All Alone LS41 - Big 9 RZVX - She Likes When I Choke Her DIKKE BAAP & Krabi - Acid Plaat (Vieze Asbak Remix) B Λ N D I - Pripjaty Pandemonium Plexøs - UTL Ik snap helemaal niets van de artiest, of van de muziek. Het klinkt allemaal zo raar, zo wazig, maar aan de andere kant, het is allemaal gewoon knallen. Heerlijke Techno beats door je speakers heen, en geen geouwehoer. Het is een 62 minuten durende mix, en in die 62 minuten ga je zeer zeker genieten van de muziek. Als dat niet het geval is, dan weet ik niet of je te redden valt. Want wie waardeert DIKKE BAAP niet, he? Toen ik voor het eerste de Bommenset volume 1 hoorde, toen viel ik bijna van mijn stoel af. WTF is dit, dacht ik. Het klonk anders. Uniek. Lekker, dat dan weer wel. Maar anders. Ook de naam van de artiest,DIKKE BAAP . WTF komt dat dan weer vandaan? Wat is een baap? Ik heb echt geen idee, en misschien ben ik ook te oud om het te snappen: ik ben geen Tik Tokkende jong persoon, ik ben oud. Maar ik ben nooit te oud om te leren, dus weet jij wat baap betekend, en wie diegene is achter de naam, deel het gerust met me, en plaats een comment. Ik heb wel genoten van de muziek. Heerlijke duistere Techno muziek. En vooral van de plaat 'Living In Fear' van Plexøs. Die had ik al eens eerder gehoord, en ik vond hem gewoon bruut. Volgens mij was hij eerder te horen in Vieze Asbak's mix, maar nu ook in DIKKE BAAP's mix. Is DIKKE BAAP niet Vieze Asbak, of visa versa? Ik wil het niet snappen, ik wil gewoon rammen. En dankzij DIKKE BAAPs mix, zit ik nu achter mijn monitors, en de muziek knalt gewoon hard door de kamer heen. De vrouw zit beneden, te genieten van mijn gedreun. Jammer dan voor haar, maar ik moet de muziek voelen. En die voel je zeer zeker door je speaker heen komen. Mijn eerste Nederlandstalige review, en eentje van een mix die ik niet snel zal vergeten. Wat een knaller van een mix. Ik wil, en zal zeer zeker in de toekomst vaker naar DIKKE BAAP luisteren. Wat een bazen mix! DJ: DIKKE BAAP Genre/Style: Techno, Hard Techno, Acid Techno Mix Info: BAAPS BOMMENSET #003 Length Mix: 01:02:24 Tracks: 23 (twenty-three) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Audio: Stereo Sample Rate: unknown Release Year: 2023 More Information: DIKKE BAAP - Soundcloud Channel

  • Vertile's Dimension @ Supremacy 2022

    I only discovered this set a few days ago, and now I'm in love. Not that I needed to be persuaded on how awesome Vertile is. Oh no, that's really not necessary anymore, as I'm a fan. This is obviously my own opinion, but I find his music the best, the most suitable for me. And the comments online all say the same thing: Vertile is a name to look out for. He has slowly been pushing the bar, and he is now playing among the greatest at the biggest events. One of the events he played at was Supremacy. And during Supremacy he showed his 'Dimension' set to a whole new audience. If you've missed it, here it is! I didn't go, unfortunately. And even if I wanted, the tickets were sold out. And if you watch the video, you can see the whole area filled with people, from the front to the back. For good reason, obviously. One of the things that I've also noticed is the fact that going out is now during the day, instead of through the night? The event started at 13:00 NL time and finished at 23:00. Back in the old days you would only go out at 23:00 and come back home when the light was shining. Maybe the kids can't do an all-nighter? Vertile wasn't the only artist there: there were artists like Rejecta, Rooler, Killshot, Act of Rage, Rebelion, Cryex, Warface, Radical Redemption, Spitnoise, Ncrypta, and many more. Obviously, me being a harder style lover, I've checked out a few other sets on YouTube, and they are all ace. But it's Vertile's set that does the most to me. His music is just so freaking good. Crowd pleasing music. And didn't he made the biggest anthem of 2022, alongside Headhunterz? The set is only a short one. Which is truly a pity. He should be given an hour or two, at least. I don't know if he's got enough material to fill 2 hours, but I couldn't care less if he played the same track over and over: it would still be a fucking experience. But talking about tracks made me wonder: which tracks did he pick for Supremacy, and which got the 'special' Vertile treatment? Vertile - Supremacy Tool Rebelion & Vertile - Simulation (Live Edit) Rebelion - Echoes (Vertile Remix) w/ Act of Rage - My Music w/ Vertile - Ain't Nobodi (Live Edit) (Mashup) Vertile - Still Happy w/ Vertile - The New Normal (Live Edit) i Headhunterz & Vertile - Before I Wake (Live Edit) Vertile & Demi Kanon - How I Do It (Live Edit) D-Sturb & Vertile - Open Your Heart Warface & Vertile - Relentless (Live Cut) Vertile - Together We Grow (Live Edit) Vertile - No Sleep Gigi D'Agostino - L'Amour Toujours (Vertile Remix) w/ D-Sturb - Party At My Place (Vertile Remix) Vertile - On My Own (2022 Edit) Vertile - Change This Place (Live Edit) Vertile - Not My Affection (Defqon Edit) N-Vitral & Vertile feat Last Word - Renegades To The Grave It's a glorious few records, all crammed into a short set. But not only is the music great! Oh no, there's so much more to this set, which you can only experience if you watch it in full HD/4K on YouTube. So what are you waiting for? The show itself is fucking epic! The lights! Come on, whoever was responsible for the lights at Supremacy, you deserve a raise! I wasn't there at the event, and even I got blinded by the lights. So many lasers, so many! Some might even say too many, but there's never too many lasers. Credits to the team behind the lights, because it seriously put a smile on my face, and made me gasp for air. But the main credit goes to Vertile. Even for Supremacy he made a few edits of his already legendary records, and even put in a few 'fake drops'. You know, those moments when the audience 'thinks' the beat kicks in, and then it doesn't. You just never know what to expect with Vertile. But you do get an awesome experience and excellent music. I wish we could all enter his Dimension and stay there forever: it seems a very lovely place. The only thing I'm not sure of, is his clothing and face paint. Maybe I'm missing the reasoning behind the ragged clothing and black paint on his face? But who cares? A solid set, and it ends with a song that I never expected to hear. Vertile goes in harder than expected, with N-Vitral. A bit of different kind of music. Interesting. Do I need to remind everyone my dislike for MCs? Nope. So I won't. At least he's quiet throughout the majority of the set. You don't want to ruin Vertile's set with your mumbo jumbo chattering. Just keep quiet and let Vertile do his thing. And the way he smiles towards the audience and the camera... he's loving it. And so are we all! DJ: Vertile Genre/Style: Hardstyle, Rawstyle, Hardcore Liveset Info: Recorded @ Supremacy 2022 Length Liveset: 00:30:13 Tracks: 15 (fifteen) Download/Listen (via YouTube): CLICK HERE File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Audio: Stereo Sample Rate: unknown Release Year: 2022 More Information: Art Of Dance - YouTube Channel

  • Noisetalgia Podcast 004: Ferry Corsten (2023)

    It is Tuesday, and hopefully you are having a great day! I hope that everything is OK right now. If not, I might have something for you all, something you might enjoy. Something to lighten up your mood. It's yet another mix by Indecent Noise, but this time it's not focussed on Tiesto, but on his fellow Dutchy, a bloke called Ferry Corsten. Recognise the name? If you do, sit back, and enjoy this hour and a half long mix. If not, let Indecent Noise's mix be your ultimate guide to one of Trance's finest producers ever. Yes, I said ever, and I mean it. You cannot underestimate the importance of Ferry Corsten for the Trance scene. He is, without a doubt, one of the greatest producers to have ever existed! He is a legend. I knew of his existence since the mid 90s, but to me he became an all time legend, when it was around the Millennium, and his music just went from 'ok' to 'my Gawd this is heavenly music'. But what I didn't know, was that he has been active since 1989! And the amount of aliases he has used over the years did confuse me slightly. Is it or isn't it a Ferry Corsten production? He has had so many, I lost count after a while. And I seriously didn't know he was behind most of the tracks in this mix. Well, I might exaggurate it slightly. Of course I knew him as System F and Gouryella, and Veracocha. Moonman was a name that only appeared in later life (to me) as an alias of Ferry. But what Indecent Noise has done, is nicely compose a mix, with 21 of the finest Ferry productions. But it's only a snippet into the life of this wonderful producer: he's made so many records over the years. If you were to capture all, your mix would be roughly 8-9 hours long (which coincidentally Indecent Noise did before, and you can find those mixes on his Soundcloud channel too). I started listening to this early this morning, and it's now 12pm, and I'm still listening to it. It's such a good mix with so many wicked anthems. A true appreciation mix to all that Ferry Corsten has created (be it only a short mix, as you cannot simply fit all Ferry's records in an hour and a half long mix). William Orbit - Barber's Adagio For Strings (Ferry Corsten Remix) System F - Cry (Ferry Corsten Remix) U2 - New Year's Day (Ferry Corsten Vocal Mix) Oceanlab - Clear Blue Water (Ferry Corsten Remix) Cygnus X - The Orange Theme (Moonman's Orange Juice Mix) Art Of Trance - Madagascar (Ferry Corsten Remix) Pulp Victim - The World (Moonman Remix) Ayu - Connected (Ferry Corsten Remix) Ferry Corsten - Beautiful Ferry Corsten - Right Of Way Ferry Corsten - Punk Ferry Corsten - Galaxia Ferry Corsten feat Betsie Larkin - Made Of Love Gouryella - Ligaya Ferry Corsten - Indigo Moonman - Don't Be Afraid '99 (Ferry Corsten Remix) System F - Out Of The Blue (Violin Edit) Starparty - I'm In Love (Ferry Corsten & Robert Smit Remix) Kosheen - Catch (Ferry Corsten Remix) System F - Dance Valley Theme 2001 Veracocha - Carte Blanche Such a beautiful mix. The tracks themselves are considered Trance classics, that's for sure. You cannot ever make a classic Trance appreciation mix without including a few Ferry Corsten records. I am really pleased and was pleasantly surprised when I saw this on my Soundcloud timeline. Indecent Noise has done a few mixes in this series, but I wasn't aware that I needed to hear this specific mix so desperately. But now, after listening to this for 4-5 hours, I want to hear more. The tracks are good. So many wicked anthems in here. If you want to experience the full whack, the full picture of what Ferry did back in the glorious days, check this mix out. I really wasn't aware that he has made so many timeless classics. I knew he was a great producer, but this good? Dare I to say that he could be the best Trance producer who has ever lived? Is he the best of the best? I dare, and I will say yes. I loved 99% of the tracks in this mix, and they are of such great calibre, they are just so damn good. Top quality anthems, and if you compare them to other producers, he just wins, hands down. Ferry Corsten is the G.O.A.T. One DJ and producer that we should cherish and remind ourselves every so often that we've got such a legend among us. And with mixes like this one it shows us all how amazing he is. Thanks Indecent Noise for yet another wicked mix. Best record? I cannot choose, I simply cannot. DJ: Indecent Noise Genre/Style: Trance Mix Info: Noisetalgia Podcast 004: Ferry Corsten Length Mix: 01:30:00 Tracks: 21 (twenty-one) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Audio: Stereo Sample Rate: unknown Release Year: 2023 More Information: NOISETALGIA by Indecent Noise - Soundcloud Channel

  • Trance Classics (2021)

    Let's end the working week with something mellow. Yes, the previous two reviews were OK, don't get me wrong, as they were more Hardstyle and Hip Hop-ish, I needed something to calm me down, and get me ready for the upcoming weekend. A weekend during which I am not going to do a lot. Hell, I might even do the opposite. Nothing. Sit down and do nothing. Just unwind, and think of what has happened during the week just gone by, and think of what's about to come: the next working week. But, think of the positives: it's one week closer to your retirement! I know, that sounds wrong. But let's make it all right! Let's focus on the mix, and you might wondering what kind of music is in this mix? Well, if you haven't spotted the massive 500 x 500 image above, you might need to go to Specsavers. But yeah, this is a mix by Trance Classics (the Soundcloud channel's name is just that), and it's filled with Trance classics. And you all are familiar with my love for classic Trance anthems, right? I do freaking love them. And without further ado, let me show you the actual tracklist. It's a 2 hour long mix, and only 21 records, so you know what that means: full length songs! And you know how much I adore those songs. Not those freakishly short radio edits: who wants to listen to those? It's an abomination, those radio edits. Shortening it down unnecessarily. Especially with Trance music, where the climatic moment can sometimes take minutes... and if it's not suitable for the radio, leave it off the radio! Don't shorten it. You need full length anthems to absorb the meaning and the reasoning behind this song. Ranting over. Now it's tracklist time! Kelly & Lee - Only You Robert Miles - Children (Tilts Courtyard Mix) Moonman - Galaxia (Solarstone Remix) The Thrillseekers - Synaesthesia (En-Motion Mix) Ralphie B - Massive Cygnus X - Superstring (Rank 1 Remix) Rank 1 - Airwave M.I.K.E. - Sunrise At Palamos Salt Tank - Eugina (Michael Woods Remix) Tiesto - Suburban Train Motorcycle - As The Rush Comes (Gabriel & Dresden Sweeping Strings Mix) Midway - Amazon Angelli & Nelson - Hudson Street Three Drives - Sunset On Ibiza Tiesto & Junkie XL - Obsessions (Frank Biazzi Mix) Bart Claessen - Playmo (First Play) Midway - Monkey Forrest Transa - Supernova Major League - Wonder Push - Universal Nation (Oliver Lieb Full Length Remix) Second Sun - Playground (Nu-NRG Remix) A glorious looking tracklist, with a lot of epic anthems. And most of these I had on discs, vinyl, or CD singles. Yes, I was one of those people. Way before the digital age, you could only purchase these songs in a physical form, be it on vinyl or CDs. No digital malarkey, just realness. And I just realised that it makes me sound extremely old. I love this mix. In a split second it takes me back to the good ol' days of Trance music. I was still young and didn't have grey hairs, and I fell in love instantly with it. It's been in my life for more than 25 years now, and it will never leave my side. And Trance Classics selection is truly amazing. The big hitters are in this mix. Don't believe me? Just read the responses to this mix on Soundcloud. It's already hitting big play numbers. And people are really happy with it. So am I. A nice and relaxing mix, and one that wants me to go back to the dance floors. I really need to get out more. A solid mix, and it's also downloadable. So if you are eager to listen to this, just go down below this review, and press play on the Soundcloud player. You will not be disappointed. Pleased is more the term you are looking for. Best record? 'Sunset On Ibiza'. No brainer. The only negative is the actual file size. Bloody Nora, 1.4 GB! DJ: Trance Classics Genre/Style: Classic Trance, Trance Mix Info: Trance Classics Length Mix: 02:12:03 Tracks: 21 (twenty-one) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE File Size: 1.41 GB File Type: wav Audio: Stereo Bit Rate: 1536kbps Release Year: 2021 More Information: Trance Classics - Soundcloud Channel

  • Turn Up The Bass - Rap - Volume 3 (1992)

    My dad is going to hate me. Well, hate is a strong word. But he might dislike the following review. Why is that? Well, it's one of his albums that my mum bought him back in 1992/1993, and I stole it. Yes, I singlehandedly STOLE this album from him. Yes, I do admit, but he already knows, because from 1993 until 2019 I was in possession of this album. In the end I returned the album, but it was so damaged, there was no point anymore in saving it. I played this so much over the years, scratches took over and demolished the actual physical disc. Sorry dad, I do apologise. But, in the end, it's all your fault. You introduced me to the wonderful world of Rap music, and I got hooked. I was only 10 years old when this album came out. Too young to understand the importance of Rap music. And I was too young to grasp the impact it had on the world in general. I grew up listening to the beats and basses, melodies, yes, but never the lyrics. I am that silly to never listen to song lyrics. I only discovered last year that a Spice Girls song was about having sex. The same applied for many Hip Hop/Rap/R&B records. I always tried to sing along, but always, because I never know the words. Or the meaning of those words. Rap was an important style when I grew up. My dad had been to the US multiple times for his work, and during his visits, he would buy some Rap albums, and bring them back home. I don't know why Rap music was his thing back in the day, but I guess I'll never find out. And yes, I stole those albums too. Sorry pops. During the 80s, my favourite music was pop music. Like everyone else on this planet. But toward the end of the 80s you noticed a change in the music. It was to become a different landscape for the whole world. New styles emerged, and those that were already big in the underground, came out of the woodworks, and started to push pop music to the side. Rap music wasn't new, but it wasn't as big as it was to be, around the late 80s/early 90s. Before it was all smooth and very commercially friendly, but artists stood up, and had their voices heard. No more mister sweet guy or miss sweet lady, but messages coming from the street. Talking about problematic issues, things people would suffer with on a daily basis. No more romance. And the audience stood behind the messages. I do understand that music always has an important message hidden in each song. Some could be about racial issues, domestic violence, abuse, difference in gender, inequality, hatred, anger, love, and a plethora of other messages. Some were more obvious than others. Hip Hop was a new thing to tap into, and back in 1991, Arcade decided to release a new compilation series called 'Turn Up The Bass Rap'. It only spanned a year and four volumes, and then it died, like many of the other series created by Arcade. And to this day, the only one in this series ever listened to by yours truly, was the third one. But what songs were on this album? DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - The Things That You Do Tony Scott - The Greenhouse Effect Digital Underground - No Nose Job Public Enemy - Fight The Power 2 Hyped Brothers & A Dog - Doo Doo Brown A Tribe Called Quest - Check The Rhime Big Daddy Kane - The Lover In You De La Soul - A Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays Jungle Brothers - Doin' Our Own Dang King Bee - Must Be The Music Chubb Rock - The Chubbster Queen Latifah - Fly Girl The Real Roxanne - (Bang Zoom) Let's Go Go Paris - Break The Grip Of Shame Fu-Schnickens - Ring The Alarm Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock - Get On The Dance Floor Fast Eddie - Git On Up These are oldskool anthems. Really and truly oldskool anthems. And the second you start listening to each song, you are teleported back in time. Back to the late 80s/early 90s. And they have stood the test of time, but unfortunately they haven't gained a massive audience in the current climate we live in. It is a shame NOT to hear these songs on the radio anymore. It's like they were forgotten completely. Maybe some are too direct, maybe they are outdated, or maybe not suitable for the radio, but they deserve more credit for what they were. These artists broke many boundaries, and took Hip Hop music to the next level. You cannot underestimate the importance of a record like 'Fight The Power'. Hard hitting lyrics, and they were to move a generation towards a world where equality is a normal thing, and colour of someone's skin is an irrelevant thing. But unfortunately, back then, and sadly even in the present day, our fellow human being isn't treated equally. But these songs were made to address the issues that people were facing, and to have their voices heard. Otherwise no one would hear them, and acknowledge them. I do recognise the importance of these songs. But what also needs to be discussed is the importance of Arcade. This label was an important label in the Benelux, and they released thousands of CDs, and many series were created, including this one. They lost the plot further down the 90s, but during the early 90s they were ground breaking too. Probably more capitalism driven. a.k.a. money. The label died down completely, which is a shame. To me they were important, and I purchased everything Arcade related. This album wasn't the finest Hip Hop/Rap I have ever listened to, but it is still an important album to me. Especially because it was one of my dad's albums. And the music was great too. Some were rougher and tougher, and some were happier. Some were more grimier and darker, some were a bit house-focussed. Maybe if I had the first two albums and the fourth, I might have a different opinion, but yeah, this third one is OK. To me it's a valuable album because of the memories. Maybe to others this album means more due to the importance of the songs. I cannot find the album anywhere, only the video. The advert. Which makes it immediately outdated. So 90s. So old. But nostalgic to me. Artist: Various Artists Genre/Style: House, Hip Hop CD Info: Turn Up The Bass - Rap - Volume 3 Length CD: +/- 1 Hour Tracks: 17 (seventeen) Release Year: 1992 Label: Arcade Product Number: 01 6931 61 More Information: -------

  • Revokez presents: Best of Keltek (2023)

    It's Friday, and let's end the working week with a new mix. One very powerful and energetic mix. You will appreciate this mix. And it's yet another mix made by Revokez, who's recent Thunderdome mix was appreciated well by yours truly. But now he's doing a special mix. A mix, focussed on one of the Hardstyle legends who goes by the name of Keltek. If you are questioning yourself 'who is Keltek?', then this mix might not be for you. Or maybe this could be an introduction of some sort, but you need to be honest with yourself: are you into Hardstyle? If it is, please proceed by clicking 'play' on the below player. If not, have a wonderful day, and please move away... So let's talk about this mix. It's a brilliant mix, with all tracks made or remixed by Keltek. You might know him from the early Psyko Punkz days, or you do not. That's all fine, but at least you acknowledged who he is. I was fully aware of Psyko Punkz, but to me Keltek came to my attention when he made Defqon.1 2019s official anthem, 'One Tribe'. What a beast of a track that was, and it made me want to hear more. But he's not been sitting still: he's been a very busy bee. A lot of his own records are in here, and also a few collaborations, like with Sound Rush, Devin Wild, Radical Redemption, and more. Be prepared for some melodic and very euphoric Hardstyle anthems. It's going to be a good experience, if you've not heard of Keltek before. Revokez has done some appreciation mixes before, and this one was bound to happen. You cannot talk about the greats in Hardstyle and not mention Keltek. Keltek - Dance The Way I Am Keltek - Oblivion Keltek - Down To Earth Keltek - Dark Sun Keltek feat Michael Jo - Down Like This Keltek - One Tribe (Official Defqon.1 2019 Anthem) Keltek feat Diandra Faye - Kingdom Comes Keltek - Awaken Keltek & Devin Wild - Creature Keltek & Sound Rush - One Of Us D-Block & S-Te-Fan - Angels & Demons (Keltek Remix) Keltek - Echo Keltek - Edge Of Existence (Official Reverze 2019 Anthem) Keltek - Mask On My Face Keltek - Through The Night Keltek - Kick Off (Rebirth 2018 OST) Keltek - Valkyries Project One - Life Beyond Earth (Keltek Remix) Keltek & Psyko Punkz - The Apex The Prophet & Headhunterz - Scar Ur Face (Keltek Remix) Keltek & Radical Redemption - Kicking It Keltek & Psyko Punkz & Coone - Arriba Keltek - Spirit Of The Night Keltek - Turn To Dust It's a glorious looking tracklist, that's for damn sure, but it's all about the music. And he knows exactly how to make music great. Really dancefloor anthems, or in this case, event anthems. He's made a few, including the Defqon.1, Rebirth, and Reverze anthems. A busy bee he truly is. The tracks are all solid. These are the anthems you want to hear, when you are at a festival, sun is shining, drinks are in hand, and the speakers are near you. You need to hear these anthems, and without any energy drinks at hand, you are given so much energy, you will dance until the dusk of dawn, or whenever it is the event ends. But this is energy provoking music, that's for sure. I feel something when I listen to this mix. A bit of nostalgia, to how Hardstyle used to be. A bit more melodic sounding Hardstyle. A bit more euphoric. A bit more uplifting. And Keltek's productions seem to make me move a lot more than other producers. A wicked mix. Got nothing negative to say. All slamming records, and even though it is only an hour long, it's a brilliant hour filled with excellent music. Keltek is the way forward, ladies and gentlemen! Especially when you hear 'Echo'. What a big hit! DJ: Revokez Genre/Style: Hardstyle Mix Info: Revokez presents: Best of Keltek Length Mix: 01:08:04 Tracks: 24 (twenty-four) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Audio: Stereo Sample Rate: unknown Release Year: 2023 More Information: Revokez - Soundcloud Channel

  • Classic Trance (2022)

    From deafening Hardcore to some nice and relaxing Trance music. What a transition, right? But don't you worry, Duggylad™️ has got your back. Whoever it might be, I did stumble upon his mix, as I was looking for some classic Trance mixes, and his was the first mix that contained a tracklist. Hence why I immediately jumped on it, and gave it a go. And I wasn't disappointed. I am now, sitting here in my comfy WFH chair, and I'm enjoying the music coming at me through my speakers. Life can be good, you know? I am a lover of Classic Trance music. You all know it. And I think I've shared plenty of mixes over the years, which were all focussed on Classic Trance. It's the music I grew up with, and that embraced me when the Hardcore flame died down a bit. I had to jump onto something, and that thing was Trance music. I do love myself a bit of Trance. Be it from the early 90s to the Millennium sound: I love it all. But I love the tacks which are in this mix a tad more. The mix contains the big anthems you all seem to love and adore. And truth be told: no one on God's given Earth hates Trance music. No one does. Why would you hate it? It's just so heavenly, so pure, so beautiful. The tracks might have been played over and over throughout the years, but you can still listen to them, on continuous repeat. Until death do us part. This style of music never grows old, or gets tiresome. But what did Duggylad™️ use for his Classic Trance mix? Well, you won't be disappointed to see these records crammed into an hour and a half long mix: Nalin & Kane - Beach Ball (Tall Paul Remix) Signum - Coming On Strong Niels Van Gogh - Pulverturm (DJ Tomcraft Remix) DJ Tiesto - Adagio For Strings Veracocha - Carte Blanche Three Drives - Greece 2000 Lange - Follow Me Lange - Drifting Away Angelli & Nelson - Everyday (Lange Remix) DJ Sakin & Friends - Protect Your Mind (For The Love Of A Princess) Southside Spinners - Luvstruck The Warrior - Warrior Barthezz - On The Move Gouryella - Gouryella Oooh, there are a few records I've not heard in a long time! Love it. This takes me back to the glorious years. A good selection by Duggylad™️ , that's for sure! This mix did send me back in time. I closed my eyes for a split second, and I felt like a teenager again, dancing away in my living room, or just walking around college with my big ass headphones on, with the bass slider all the way to the max, and I couldn't care less if it was sunny or raining: I was happy. This is happiness creating music. And nostalgic music too! I am sitting here, pleased as fuck. I really enjoyed this mix, and even though most of these tunes are found in a million mixes, I still appreciate the tunes a lot. And it has got 'Pulverturm' in it. Definitely a track I've not heard in at least 10 years, which is a real shame. A solid mix, what else is there to say? Jump on it right now, and go back in time! Close your eyes, and share with me what you are feeling? Where are you when you close your eyes? DJ: Duggylad™️ Genre/Style: Trance, Progressive Trance, Uplifting Trance, Classic Trance Mix Info: Classic Trance Length Mix: 01:27:54 Tracks: 14 (fourteen) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Audio: Stereo Bit Rate: unknown Release Year: 2022 More Information: Duggylad™️ - Soundcloud Channel

  • Thunderdome 2022 | Angerfist vs. Tha Playah

    I can honestly say that I've not encountered a set this year that made me smile more than this one. I found this set last week on Thunderdome's official YouTube channel, and I haven't stopped listening to this set. It's a big set, and roughly 38k plays already, so people are just like me: enjoying this set a lot. And if you were one of the few people at last year's Thunderdome, you want to reminisce and relive the moment these two legends took to the stage, and played the finest anthems. They are two of the finest Hardcore icons, and their set is now available to watch, if you can handle the heat! The set you are about to listen to (or view), is a set by Tha Playah and Angerfist, live at last year's Thunderdome. And if you have read any of my previous reviews, you know I didn't go to Thunderdome, as I was too late to purchase tickets. But after listening to this set, it has given me the urge to go out and rave my nuts off. This set took me back in time, and not only did the music take me back, but also the way this show was set up/presented. The visuals are absolutely insane. Really ridiculous. In a positive way. I was blown away during this 48 minute long set by how awesome the mainstage looked, and how the gabbers were blinded by the awesome lighting equipment. But it's all about the music, and the music is, as expected, excellent! Both Angerfist and Tha Playah have been a huge influence for me, during the Millennium years. Both are excellent producers, and they are both considered as the finest producer in the Hardcore scene. Angerfist obviously amassed a huge following all over the world, and his brand is known all over (his famous mask), but let's not underestimate Tha Playah. He's been on top of his game since day one, and you can find a shit ton of his records in this mix, highlighting his impact on the scene. Put these two together, and you get an ace set, one that put the biggest smile on my face. The biggest smile of 2023 so far! But which tracks did they select for their short set? Tha Playah - Why So Serious? Angerfist - Bite Yo Style Angerfist - In A Million Years Tha Playah & Neophyte - Still Nr. 1 Tha Playah - Walking The Line Angerfist - Riotstarter Tha Playah - Mastah Of Shock (Angerfist Remix) Tha Playah & Neophyte & The Viper - Master This Angerfist & Outblast & Crucifier - Triple Vision Angerfist & Dyprax - The Pearly Gates Tha Playah & Neophyte - Snitcher Angerfist & Outblast feat Tha Watcher - Voice Of Mayhem (Official Masters Of Hardcore 2010 Anthem) Angerfist - Temple Of Disease (Tha Playah Remix) Angerfist - Street Fighter (Vocals) Angerfist & Tha Playah feat MC Jeff - Just Like Me (Mashup) Tha Playah & Neophyte & Panic & Evil Activities - Adrenaline Angerfist - Knock Knock Angerfist & MC Nolz - The Deadfaced Dimension Tha Playah & Frequencerz - Envy Angerfist & Radical Redemption - Repercussion Tha Playah & Nosferatu - Riders Of Retaliation (Official Dominator 2015 Anthem) Angerfist & Tha Playah - Prophecy Angerfist & Outblast - Odious Angerfist - Still A Full Gentle Racket (Angerfist 2019 Refix) (Mashuo) ID - ID Paul Elstak - You're A Hardcore Hooligan (Vocals) Angerfist & Furyan - Hoax (Mashup) Denekamp Gespuis - Gas Met Die Zooi (Tha Playah Remix) Angerfist & Miss K8 - Santiago (Tha Playah Remix) Angerfist - Pennywise Tha Playah & Mad Dog - Embrace The Fire Angerfist & MC Nolz - Creed Of Chaos Tha Playah & Restrained - Let It Burn Angerfist - Diabolic Dice Angerfist - Freddy Tha Playah - Vigilance (Thunderdome 2022 Edit) w/ Tha Playah & Broken Minds - Erased From The Dead Angerfist - Mighty Methods vs Incoming Tha Playah & Angerfist - The Heartless Angerfist - Bad Attitude (Deadly Guns Remix) Angerfist - Solid Stigma What an insane looking tracklist! Taking me right back to the glorious days of Hardcore! So many awesome records in here, and also the volume of tracks in 48 minutes is insane! I've been listening to this set a few days in a row now, and I have to say that I'm sitting here, in regret, for not going to Thunderdome. And especially regretting the fact that I missed this set. Oh, how I would have loved to go to this, and rave hard. The fans are loving it, just by looking at the footage shared by Thunderdome. The show in its entirety is insane: from the visuals to how the set was recorded. It all works well, and with the two finest producers/DJs behind the decks, you are surely entertained for 48 minutes. This set has created the urge to go out again. And I should. Sitting on my ass doesn't do me any good. I need to burn off the fat, and why not do it during an Angerfist and Tha Playah set? I love the balance between Tha Playah records and Angerfist ones. The majority are made by Angerfist, but it seems to be balanced. They did bring the heat to Thunderdome, and the crowd loved it. At certain moments, if you were to close your eyes, you could picture this being a MoH event, as the tunes were MoH success anthems, or even Dominator records, but no, you are wrong; they were at Thunderdome, and made sure they left a legacy behind, one to be proud of. A wonderful set, with only one tiny issue: I seriously dislike Paul Elstak's 'You're A Hardcore Hooligan'. Such a dreadful song. Best record? I have to pick two: The Deadfaced Dimension' and 'Temple Of Disease'. Brilliant, absolutely brilliant records. A wonderful set. Can't top this set. It's the best one I've heard this year, and it will be a hard one to beat! DJs: Angerfist vs Tha Playah Genre/Style: Hardcore, Millennium Hardcore Liveset Info: Recorded @ Thunderdome 2022 Length Liveset: 00:48:09 Tracks: 40 (fourty) Download/Listen (via YouTube): CLICK HERE File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Audio: Stereo Bit Rate: unknown Release Year: 2023 More Information: Thunderdome - YouTube Channel

  • Thunderdome CDs 2001 - 2003 (2023)

    Let's go back in time. Roughly 20 to 22 years, back in time. Hardcore was 'dead', according to the news outlets from back in the day. It died back in 1998, when the Hardcore balloon burst, and it slowly disappeared. The mainstream followers went elsewhere, but some remained active in the underground scene. Hardcore had to reinvent itself again, and not be lead by commercialism, but by the reason the music was created in the first place: the love and enthusiasm for a genre that does not conform to the mainstream music genres, the top 40 kind of genres. Hardcore was for the ravers, and no one else. Thunderdome, the label, released the last big album in 1999, and for a short period of time, they went silent. Nothing happened. Absolutely nothing. But then, 2001 appeared, and so did the new Thunderdome album. And I was looking forward to hear something from the ID&T camp. I owned most of the Thunderdome CDs, and bought many merchandise items etc. And yes, I bought the box, which was released in 1999. All the goodies were mine, and I was a freak. A Thunderdome freak. 2 years of silence, it nearly drove me mad. Thankfully there were other labels still pushing out albums, but they were more underground focussed. Albums you would see in the top 40 displays in your local CD store. You would have to dig deep to find those albums. They were there, hidden away. The 'new' Thunderdome album. It was different. No more nice images on the front. No more wizard, no more scary creatures, just a plain colour, and the word Thunderdome on the cover. That was all. No more numbers, just colours. It could have been a sign, that they reinvented themselves, and went back to a more simpler way of releasing albums and music. And my first impression, well, wasn't great. The album cover looked as bland as anything, and the music didn't capture my enthusiasm as much as I wanted it to be. They reinvented themselves, but not in an all positive way. I wasn't impressed. I am not saying the previous albums were any better, as they were literally filled with any tracks they could find, be it good or bad tracks. Hell, they even fucked up certain artist names, song titles, remix names, etc. It was a mix and mash of everything they could find. But this new and revived Thunderdome wasn't everyone's cup of tea. Not for me, initially. It got worst at a later stage, with Thunderdome 2nd Gen Part 1, Thunderdome 2005-I, Thunderdome 2006, Thunderdome 2007-I, but slowly gained my interest again in 2008, when it was called Thunderdome. Yeah, not very imaginative. But the 'bland' colour period, let's focus on those albums. 5 albums. Green, black, grey, red, and brown. It gave me mixed feelings. They weren't as cool as the previous albums. They had a cool cover image. They stood out. These bland ones just faded away into obscurity. But the music, that's a different story. I didn't feel the music being Thunderdome-ish. I felt the Masters of Hardcore vibes coming through the speakers more. MoH dominated during the early Millennium years, and their sound just resonated throughout the scene. Most of the tracks on the Thunderdome 'bland' editions could have been easily on a MoH album, or did indeed appear on one of the MoH albums. Thunderdome tried to come back, but MoH beat them, hands down. And maybe that's why I didn't appreciate the albums as much as I should have. They were OK, but that was it. Nothing to write home about, and I don't think many people would have these in their top 10 of best Thunderdome albums ever. People will vote for all the other albums before they consider these 5 bland ones. They still don't stand out from all the others Thunderdome has released so far, which is a pity. Some of the records on these albums have stood the test of time extremely well. But you would expect to love at least 50% of a Thunderdome album, 25% would be records that you grow into, and 25% would be 'not really interesting songs'. But for me it was more like 25% wicked records, 50% meh, and 25% 'really bad records'. Yes, I did buy all the albums. It is still a legendary brand, so I had to. But I slowly moved away from the label, and started purchasing other compilations, which meant more to me, like MoH. They knew what the audience wanted to hear, especially around the Millennium era. They nailed it. ID&T didn't. They gained me back at a later stage, but I've never fully recovered from the trauma which occurred when these disappointing albums were released. It just didn't get me excited anymore. I am still a Thunderdome baby, and still consider it to be the top notch brand, the one that stood the test of time. But they certainly had their ups and downs, and these albums were definitely the worst for me. All of these haven't aged well. Let me reiterate: they are bland as fuck, but still each album had a few timeless classics on them. But the majority of the records weren't as good as you hoped them to be, or they weren't 'Thunderdome' enough. The previous albums had this sound, and you could tell if a song was on a Thunderdome album or not. But these 5 albums were a mashup of the good and bad. I still listen to them every so often, and skip most of the albums to the good records. And guess what I did today? Exactly that! And when it comes to a Thunderdome album, you shouldn't really skip, at any stage. Yes, each albums, be it a 90s, 2000nd, or 2010 album, had their shit songs. But the older stuff was just much better. Thankfully they did come back, and brought back the Thunderdome events too. But let's swiftly move on from this catastrophe. It wasn't a great few years for Hardcore, and also not for Thunderdome. But at least we can look back and have a giggle. Can't give these albums more than a 2.5. Was thinking more a 2, but they still had a few big anthems on there. And I'm currently checking them out.

  • Mad Dog at HÖR - Jan 25 / 2023

    A new day, a new set found on Soundcloud. And coincidentally, also on YouTube. A set done by DJ Mad Dog, for HÖR. I've seen a few sets before by other artists, and I'm intrigued by the concept. It looks like they are in a bathroom/toilet area? It looks obscure, and very underground-ish, doesn't it? And as I was scrolling through both YouTube and Soundcloud, I found this set nearly at the same time. And you all know, I cannot just let this slide by and not talk about it? It's a set by DJ Mad Dog, for crying out loud! Who wants to miss that, right? I remember him doing a set during lockdown, which I had stored to watch and review at a later stage, but I completely forgot, and for that, I can only profusely apologise. At least I'm not letting this one slide by. I'm on it, and I have been for the last few hours. I pressed play, and was happily surprised on the records Mad Dog selected for his set. Also how calm he seems behind the decks, but still embodies Hardcore music. During the Millennium years I fell in love with his records, but for a strange reason I've lost touch of what the man released over the last few years. I did listen to his lockdown mix, which blew me away. The man has gained the experience, and the knowledge too, and the quality of the songs have just increased by a million. And for this HÖR set, he included a lot of his stuff, and they are top notch. Someone on YouTube kindly mentioned a tracklist, so if you are curious, here it is: Intro Mad Dog & Gabber Eleganza - You Belong Mad Dog - Overdose Mad Dog - Bass Is Kicking Mad Dog - Verzerrung Catscan - End Of Tomorrow (Mad Dog Edit) Mad Dog & Nightshift - Focul Arde Mad Dog & SWART - Egypt Mad Dog - The Energy Viper Diva - En Y Mad Dog - Time Nightshift - Welcome To The 90s RBX - Smashed Head The Raven - A New Hope (Mad Dog Edit) Mad Dog - Il Futuro (Edit) Mad Dog - ID KRTM - Baldboy Brecc - Cripple X-Form - Pleasure Voyage (Mad Dog Downtempo Edit) Luciid - Paro Hour Mad Dog & Marc Acardipane - Sick With It (Alternative Edit) ANSBRO - Toulouse Marc Acardipane - Atmos-Fear (DJ Mad Dog Remix) Ajo - Escuchame Mad Dog - Energy 1996 Mad Dog - Straight To Hell/We Who Are Opressed D.O.A. - Unleash The Brutality Temper Tantrum - New York City There are a fuck ton of excellent songs in here. And it's got a proper intro too, which I always find very much required. Don't just jump straight into the music, give us a nice intro. So Mad Dog has certainly ticked that box. But it's all about the music. And, is it any good? Yes. Hell yes. It's been an amazing 54 minutes. So many great records in this set. And I do love his approach to producing new stuff. The tracks have got this specific sound, which embraces both the old and new sound. It's just a mix and mash of both worlds, and I freaking love it. Pure Gabber sound too. Oh mate, this mix puts a smile on my face! I love it when the old meets the new, and it works well. Some of the artists I follow, do that exactly to the t. And Mad Dog has done the same. He still makes them sound fresh and new, but with this distinctive early sound. Really impressive stuff. But here comes the twist: my favourite track. I heard it, and I knew it was my favourite, because it's one filthy fucking track. 'Unleash The Brutality'. An all time classic. But I had to also include a newer track, and 'Energy 1996' by Mad Dog is one of those tracks I referred to earlier. New, but old sounding. Keep the early sound alive. Spread the Hardcore love! And listen to this set, if you dare! Ps. I've added both the Soundcloud and YouTube player underneath this mix. DJ: Mad Dog Genre/Styles: Hardcore, Hardcore Techno, Hard Techno, Speedcore Liveset Info: Mad Dog at HÖR - Jan 25 / 2023 Length Liveset: 00:54:00 Tracks: 27 (twenty-seven) + Intro Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Audio: Stereo Sample Rate: unknown Release Year: 2023 More Information: DJ Mad Dog - Soundcloud Channel

  • The Dreams Mix (Part 2) (2021)

    Dreams, what are they made of? Why do humans dream? We aren't the only creatures on this Earth to dream, but why do we dream? And why can't I, most of the time, remember what I dreamt about? And why are dreams so short? It is such a magical thing that I can't understand how it works, and why we experience it, but sometimes you just have to accept that things happen, and you will never understand the meaning behind it. It can be a magical thing, or a complete nightmare. Yeah, that raises another question: why do we have nightmares? Don't we 'suffer' enough when we are awake? Why be tormented in our sleep too? You might be wondering why I am talking about dreaming, right? Well, Selectabwoy is back with a new mix, all focussed on the concept of dreaming. Well, that's not strictly true, but you will know why. Technically speaking, the songs are all brilliant anthems, but they have got dreams in the title, or refer to the concept of dreaming. But don't you worry: it's not something that will get you asleep easily. Maybe it might get you more relaxed, more mellowed out. But the bass and melodies will certainly keep you awake. In short, he took some records that contain the word 'dream' or any variation to the word 'dream', and made a mix of all those songs. And now I'm sitting here, at 7am, blasting out the mix at max volume, and I feel good. I feel relaxed. I feel so damn good inside, and I am just sitting in my office, WFH. Who would have thought that life could be so great? All jokes aside, whatever Selectabwoy does, turns into gold. It is true. His Soundcloud page is the one I visit the most, as it's got tons of excellent mixes, and it's the variety that I appreciate. Big Drum and Bass mixes? Yes, he's got them. Jungle anthem driving mix? Sure! Birthday mix for his missus that contains Rap/Hip Hop anthems? You've guessed it, he's got 2 of them! He's one of the most prolific DJs on Soundcloud, hence why every so often you will find a review on my website of one of his mixes. He's just so fucking good. Hence why I voted for him, hoping he would appear on the DJ Mag 100. Unfortunately, he didn't. One day he might. We can all just hope and dream about it happening... Sleepwalker - Age Of Aquarius (No Surrender, No Retreat) (L.D. Remix) Blame - Are You Dreaming Special Request - Broken Dreams A Guy Called Gerald - Alita's Dream Liftin' Spirits - Will I Dream? More Rockers - Dream Harmony - Dreaming Cloud 9 - The Dreamer Jack & Phil - A Trip To Knowledge (Jack Smooth's Old Skool Mix) Tek 9 - Just A Dream Eze-G - Worlds Of Confusion Peshay & Roger Johnson - Crazy Daydream Cool Hand Flex - Dreams Codename John - Dreams Of Heaven (Mark Kloud Edit) Ranski -Dreams Of Horns (Mix 1) Equinox feat Mr. Spriggs - Sweet Dreams Static Substance - Mind Games Kid Lib - Blue Dreamers Wishdokta - River Of Dreams DJ Hype - Dreams Skanna - Dreamin' This is certainly a mix focussed on dreaming/dreams. Look at the titles. Most of the songs do contain the word 'dream', or a variation to this word. And the age of each song in this mix ranges too: the oldest is from 1992, the 'newest' is from 2021. So are treated to everything dream related. It's like this mix is the ultimate dream catcher. I remember, as a kid, I would have a dream catcher hanging above my bed. It never worked, but the thought was there, when my dad purchased it. This mix is as good as you wanted it to be. And I know you wanted to hear a good mix today. I am telepathic. Or pathetic, whatever word it is you think of right now. But at least I'm here to inform you about this mix made by Selectabwoy, one certainly worth a listen. Or, once you've listened to it, you might even dream of Selectabwoy. Whatever floats your boat. I really enjoyed this mix. It's a nice relaxing mix. Doesn't get in your face at all. It's like a pillow that embraces your face, and becomes your friend for the next few hours, while you dose off to dream land. A solid mix. He always delivers, doesn't he? Another wicked mix, and I really like the concept of this mix. It's different, and I like it! More of these sleepy mixes please, mr Selectabwoy! Best record? Well, I do like both the opening track and the closing track. So, those are my favourite ones. DJ: Selectabwoy Genre/Style: Jungle, Breakbeat Hardcore, Hardcore, Drum & Bass Mix Info: The Dreams Mix (Part 2) Length Mix: 01:02:48 Tracks: 21 (twenty-one) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE File Size: 144 MB File Type: mp3 Audio: Stereo Sample Rate: 320kbps Release Year: 2021 More Information: Selectabwoy - Soundcloud Channel

  • Lockdown Mix - Old School Bassline (2021)

    Time for wobbling tunes! Are you ready for some 4x4/Bassline anthems? Just a quick 30 minute mix by Vamos. A regular contributor to this page, without him even knowing it lol. I know that one of his mixes was already reviewed a few days ago, but I had to review another mix I only found the other day, which had a tracklist, and it had already received raving reviews. 15.4k+ plays so far, and a lot of love for this mix. But the reason why people love it is obvious. Who doesn't love oldschool Bassline, 4x4 music? If you don't, why the freaking hell are you reading this review? I am a Bassline fan. You know it, and I know it. And I do miss the sound from around 2010. It was so damn good, so wobbly. And it demolished a few of my car speakers though, but it was oh so worth it. And even in 2023 I do appreciate the Bassline/4x4 sound. And leave it to Vamos to create a mix that contains the classics. Only a handful of records were selected, and the mix is only 30 minutes long, so if you are looking for something longer, go and look for yourself on Vamos' Soundcloud channel. There's more for you all to appreciate. As much as I love Bassline music, I am the whitest person on God's given Earth. I am one of those people who love the music, but don't understand what certain words mean. And most words anyway, I mumble, because I don't really grasps what the words mean. What's a 'bum brownin'? 'Mussy mad'? Why is he mad? Why is the brand G-Star so important? £17.50, what's so important about that? Yeah, I'm truly white. Let me just enjoy it, sitting in the corner. I'm not going to skank on the dancefloor (have I used the word 'skank' correctly?) You now want to know which tunes are in this mix? TS7 feat Trilla - Goin' In (Vamos Dub) Freddo - Memories TS7 - Flip Flop VIP Nastee Boi - Mussy Mad 09 Subzero - Be With Me DJ Pantha vs Lil Silva - Lick Doon Seasons TRC feat Trilla & Asher - Wobbler Part 3 1st Born feat Slick Don - Bum Brownin Subzero - Sho Sho Dub Vamos - Trilla Dub Mashup Ussy - Next Hype TS7 - Smile Burgaboy - Dutty Wine JTJ - It's You Dyno feat Slick Don - Skank Skank Bassboy - Hmm Yess 1st Born feat Sleeka - Shake To Da Left When I pressed play and heard the first few tunes, I was immediately transported back in time. This mix has been a trip back in time, like a teleporter. I feel like Back To The Future. It's been a pleasant journey back to the glorious years! Vamos' set was recorded during lockdown. Do we remember what we did during lockdown? It feels like an eternity ago, in my honest opinion. But yeah, not only did he provide us with a mix, but also a nice message :'wash your hands!'. Still applies in 2023, keep washing those hands. And then skank. Did I use it correctly? Or am I not worth using those terms? All jokes aside, this is yet another wicked mix by Vamos. I really appreciate his enthusiasm for Bassline/4x4 music, and the mix is really tight. Some tiny mixing errors, but nothing to worry about. I also love the 'Trilla Dub Mashup'. That's one bad ass tune. Trilla's voice was so unique, and you could recognise his voice out of a thousand others. But you could do the same with Slick Don's voice. Well, my point isn't really clear, is it? Fuck it. I did like Trilla's voice. There, I've said it. Download this absolute monster of a mix, and appreciate the glory days! Take a trip down memory lane! DJ: Vamos Genre/Style: Bassline, 4x4, UKG Mix Info: Lockdown Mix - Old School Bassline Length Mix: 00:30:28 Tracks: 17 (seventeen) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE File Size: 615 MB File Type: .wav Audio: Stereo Sample Rate: 2822kbps Release Year: 2021 More Information: Vamos - Soundcloud Channel

  • MEGAMIX HardcorePower Top100 2022

    Another day, another review. And this time it's a megamix, with only Hardcore anthems in them. And you know I'm a sucker for Hardcore music. It doesn't matter if it's 90s, Millennium or present day Hardcore. I love it all. Obviously the 90s a bit more, Millennium is also one of my favourite eras, but yeah, everything Hardcore related I'll absorb like a sponge. So you know exactly what happened when I spotted this mix, which was uploaded onto HardcorePower's Soundcloud channel... I had to press play, and emerge myself into this megamix. One of the first things I've noticed is how many tracks are in this mix. A hundred, to be precise. Another thing I noticed is the length of this mix. Well, the shortness of it. 100 tracks in a nearly 29 minute long mix. So there's not a long time to enjoy each record: it's literally a megamix. Hits are thrown at you at unspeakable speed. Final thing noticed by yours truly was the tracklist: after listening to just a handful of minutes, I noticed that this wasn't in order as it was mixed. So that was a tad confusing. I've never encountered the station HardcorePower before, so I'm not sure who's behind it. But I'm guessing they did a top 100 after people voted for their favourite Hardcore anthem, right? It isn't the easiest thing to determine the BEST Hardcore anthem of all time, because there are so many. After quickly looking at the tracklist I would have voted for at least 70% of the records selected, so I wouldn't be participating in this, as I can't make a clear decision. Now those that are familiar with this radio station, can you clarify something for me? The list, which you can find here (or underneath the mix on Soundcloud): is that the list as it stands? So number 1 is Nosferatu? Is the list the 100 in chronological order? Or is it just a list of the 100 records people selected, not in any order? Nosferatu - The Only Life I'll Ever Know Miss K8 - You Can't Stop Me 3 Steps Ahead - Drop It The Prophet - Wanna Play? Tha Playah & Never Surrender - Hardcore Door Je Donder Mad Dog - The Beat Promo - Phreak Ya Speaka Angerfist & Tha Playah - The Prophecy Turbulence 'N Terrorists - 6 Million Ways To Die Ophidian - The Sky On Fire Mad Dog - Reset Furyan - Bass Journey D-Fence - Pompen Project Omeaga - Prednison Attack Ophidian & DJ Ruffneck - So Many Sacrifices Ophidian - Bring On The Orchestra (Harmony Of Hardcore Anthem 2019) Neophyte - Braincracking G-Shock - Demons (DJ Promo Mix) Mad-E-Fact - The Hustle Unexist - Attack (Mad Dog Mix) G-Town Madness & The Viper - Come As One Tommyknocker vs Sunbeam - Twisted World (The Viper Mashup Mix) Tschabos - Gib Mir Die Bass (Noch Korrekter) Neophyte vs The Stunned Guys - Get This Motherfucker Jones & Stephenson - The First Rebirth Pilldriver - Pitch-Hiker G-Town Madness vs The Viper - Buck 'Em Down Promo - I Come Correct Black Knight - Back To Tha 'O' School Rexanthony - For You Marlene Amnesys - Refly Chosen Few - Name Of The DJ DJ Weirdo & Dr. Phil Omanski - Young Birds Masoko Solo - Pessa Pessa (DJ Cerla Rave Mix) Diss Reaction - Jiieehaaaa DJ Weirdo & DJ Sim - Go Get Busy Kasparov - People! Bertocucci Feranzano - XTC Love Re-Style - Get It Crackin' Tha Playah - Walking The Line Nosferatu & Mindustries - Last Of Your Kind Buzz Fuzz - Frequencies Mindustries - Playing The Game Enzyme X - Dissonant Poetry (2nd Verse By Ophidian & Ruffneck) Ophidian & Tapage - The Mine The Mover & Rave Creator - Atmos-Fear Meagashira - End Of Line Promo & X-Ess - Vicious Circle Pilldriver - Apocalypse Never Miro - Shining 3 Steps Ahead - In The Name Of Love Sefa - Leven = Lijden Destructive Tendencies vs F.Noize - Ameno (Mad Dog & Unexist Remix) Nosferatu & Gridkiller - Dark Conclusions Angerfist - Send Me To Hell Inferno Bros - Slaves To The Rave Tha Playah - Fuck The Titties (The Viper & Tommyknocker Mix) The Stunned Guys & DJ Paul feat MC Ruffian - Thrillseeka Ophidian - Butterfly G-Town Madness - Silence Dione - The Switch Lenny Dee - Forgotten Moments Wreck Reality - Bone Chilling Hardcore Party Animals - Used & Abused Miss K8 & Angerfist - Bogota (2020 Refix) Lenny Dee - The Dreamer Destructive Tendencies & Partyraiser - Sound Becomes One French Connection - French Connection The Horrorist - Flesh Is The Fever Dr. Macabre - Poltergeist Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo - DJ Fuck Obscurity - Big Time Tellurian - Guyver Remzcore - Sweater Weather Nasty Django - Hardcore Muthafucka Rob Gee - Ecstasy, You Got What I Need Sefa & Dr. Peacock feat Chrono - Das Boot Nosferatu & Spitnoise - Braindead Lunatic 50% Of The Dreamteam - The Thundertheme T.O.P.D.R.O.P. - Achtung 2010 (Angerfist Mix) Korsakoff - Re-Bottled Promo & Digital Boy - Serious Damage Dione - Pain Till I Die Masters Of Ceremony - Hardcore To Da Bone Angerfist - Take U Back Kasparov feat MC Raw - We Will Dominate (Angerfist Mix) Miss K8 - Icebreaker (Nosferatu Mix) Neophyte & Evil Activities - Alles Kapot Tommyknocker - Sometimes Genetic Waste - Genetic Waste The Masochist - No New Style Anime - Bitches Noize Suppressor - The Return Of Bike's Drum (The Outside Agency Mix) Knightvision - Who Is It Neophyte & Evil Activities - One Of These Days Promo - Airwalker (Omi Mix) Noize Suppressor - Fingherz Angerfist - Street FIghter Paul Elstak - Still Love U More (The Viper Mix) Outblast - Masters Symphony (Evil Activities R3F!K5) This genuinely hurt my wrists. I had to type the whole tracklist, and seeing as it's 100 records in it, it's a lot of words. And it might be painful, it's all worth it! Initially, the tracklist looked good, and the mix sounded good. But then, after a while, it made me wonder. The tracks selected, some are missing from this list, and some shouldn't even be on here. I know it's difficult to please everyone, and these are just my own opinions, but some records aren't worth it, being in the top 100. But that's what you get, when everyone votes for their favourite records. Youngsters will select the tunes that dominate the charts now, when I on the other hand would pick the older anthems. I could fill a list of 100 records will only records released pre 2010. It's a nice mix with a few wicked anthems, certainly worth being mentioned in the top 100. It's literally a mixture of everything. Impressive how they managed to cram in 100 records in a 28 minute long mix. I couldn't do it. A lot of cutting and pasting, right? This could be a good mix for you all to work out to? Go to the gym and crank up the volume? As good as this mix is, I've got mixed feelings. Again, my personal opinion, but some aren't worth it being in a top 100. They are good records, don't get me wrong, but not the finest record ever made by any artist. And at certain stages it's a bit too crammed. 28 minutes is OK, 58 minutes would be a bit better. You still get the Hardcore coming at you through your speakers. So who am I, complaining about anything, right? I am a miserable old geezer. DJ: HardcorePower Radio Genre/Style: Hardcore, Gabber, Early Hardcore, Millennium, Uptempo, Industrial, Frenchcore Mix Info: MEGAMIX HardcorePower Top100 2022 Length Mix: 00:28:41 Tracks: 100 (hundred) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE File Size: 69.7 MB File Type: mo3 Audio: Stereo Sample Rate: 320kbps Release Year: 2023 More Information: HardcorePower Radio - Soundcloud Channel

  • 1991 to 1994 Old Skool Rave / Hardcore Mix - Mickey Beam (2022)

    Let's go back in time. Back to the years 1991, 1992, 1993, and 1994. Back to the days when Rave/Oldskool was the dopest sound on Earth. You couldn't go to a party without rave music being played out loud. It was still a bit of an underground sound/style, but it was going to gain traction, and it gained a lot of fans when it emerged from the darkest depths of the underground. I was only a youngster still (in 1991 I was 8 years old), so I did not experience this as much as others have, and by others I mean older people. People who were born way before 1983. Too young to have experienced it, but now I'm not too old to enjoy it as much as the ravers did back in the day. The mix you are about to listen to, was made by Mickey Beam. And this isn't the first Mickey Beam mix I've ever encountered. His Soundcloud channel is filled with oldskool mixes. But we are not here to discuss his older mixes, but only his most recent one. And it's a glorious one. If you are into the early rave/Hardcore sound, you will be pleased. Trust me. I might have been too young to understand the music when it was hot, but now I've gained a bit of experience and knowledge, and I know this is all good for you. Who needs medicines when music is the answer to everything? I still have a lot to learn, but what I do know, is that the music is fantastic. Not just the tunes selected for this mix, but the music in general. Mickey Beam selected a handful anthems, an mixed them together nicely. By just glancing at the tracklist, my interest peaked. Only know a handful of the names, but even though some artist names are unknown to me, I would like to hear the records they made. Why? Well, it's freaking oldskool/Rave music. Who would say NO to that? 2 Boasters - It's Not Over LTJ Bukem - Logical Progression Shaft - Roobarb And Custard (Beam Edit) Digital Domain - I Need Relief The Prodigy - Android Sonic Experience - Protien (Hardcore Innovator Mix) Sublove - Maniac Music First Project - Right Before (The Unreleased Mix) Mystery Man - DJ Busines Dance Conspiracy - Dub War (Chapter Three) Windy Milla - Ruff & Massive Liquid Crystal - I'll Take You The Moog - Jungle Muffin DJ Spice - The New Style Part 2 M-Beat - Surrender Aphrodite feat Micky Finn - Burning Passion (Camden Mix) Bass Selective - Blow Out Part 2 Jonny L - Hurt You So (Bootleg Remix) Congo Natty - Phenomenon 1 (Catch The Fever Mix) Ramos & Supreme & Sunset Regime - Crowd Control (DJ Slipmatt Remix) Sunshine Productions - Symphony In September (Vibes & Wishdokta Mix) Rhythm Section - Future The tracklist might not gain as much hype as Mickey Beam might have expected, but it's all about the music, and that gets a big plus from me. I'm very bad with names and titles, but that all fades into obscurity once I hear those glorious beats, basses and melodies come at me. I really like the tracks Mickey has selected. Some known, some unknown (to me), but it's all about the general feeling this mix generates. And I am sitting here, content with everything and everyone, and that's all down to the mix. This mix has put a smile on my face, and made me wish I was old enough to rave my ass off. Why were my mum and dad so late with doing the deed? Could they have not done it in 1977 or something? A lot of excellent Breakbeat Hardcore, Jungle, Rave anthems. You'll appreciate it as much as I have, if you just press play, and close your eyes. Could ask your other half to turn on the stroboscopes, and pretend it's 1992. Open the windows, so you feel a bit nippy (you get the outdoor sensation). And if you turn the speakers all the way up, you might be back in 1992. I've got nothing negative to say. Another wicked mix by Mickey Beam! Go and check it out! Oh, it's also available to download. So why not do that too? Best record? It was hard, but 'Future' by Rhythm Section. Glorious track. Absolutely glorious! DJ: Mickey Beam Genre/Style: Rave, Oldskool, Breakbeat Hardcore, Jungle, Jungle Techno, Hardcore Mix Info; 1991 to 1994 Old Skool Rave / Hardcore Mix - Mickey Beam Length Mix: 01:08:36 Tracks: 22 (twenty-two) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE File Size: 157 MB File Type: mp3 Audio: Stereo Sample Rate: 320kbps Release Year: 2022 More Information: Mickey Beam - Soundcloud Channel

  • Hedonistik Ritual @ Cosmic Hard Dance, London, November 2022 (Hard Trance)

    Hedonistik Ritual, ever heard of him? You might have seen his name appear in other mixes before, mainly Freeform mixes, but he's an all round artist. Not just focussed on Freeform, but also a bit of Hard Trance. And he was asked to perform at The Albany in London last year, at Cosmic Hard Dance. He played there alongside Matt OD, Spyro, Gumbar, Karkasaurus, Rulebreakerz, Altered Circuitry, and Jonno. I might have seen some info about this event on social media, but unfortunately I've not been to this event. Thankfully, the set is now online, so we can get a taste of what happened on Saturday the 19th of November 2022... are you ready for the madness? As you all know, I am a huge sucker for Hard Trance music. Anything Trance related brings a smile on my face (hence why I am a lover of Freeform music). So when Hedonistik Rituals uploaded this set a few days ago, I had to listen to it. And boy, did he not disappoint?! I wasn't ready for the madness, I wasn't ready for such an ace set with so many wicked anthems! This has got to be the first set ever (as far as I can tell), that is literally 50 minutes long. Not one second longer or shorter: exactly 50 minutes. And within those minutes, he takes no prisoners, and plays 9 records. You know what that means, right? Full length versions, no short radio edits. Sometimes shorter versions are OK, but not when you are in a club, raving your tits off. You just want to experience the full madness, and if it means hearing a song at its fullest, that's what you need to hear. Hedonistik Ritual has got your back. But which songs did he pick to intoxicate the crowd? Well, these: JTB Live - Refactored Weirdo - Photic Zone (Lab4 & Quade77 Remix) Hedonistik Ritual - Sunshine & Rainbows Symmetrik - Lost In Translation Ava Max - Torn (Renegade System Remix) Kevin Energy & Dan Kelly - Cyclone One Scot Project - FM (Shugz & David Rust Remix) Armin van Buuren - Control Freak (Rick Guyez Remix) Renegade System - Power Of The Mind An easy tracklist to type, that's for sure. But it's not about the title of the songs, it's all about the music and what it does to the crowd. And I'm just guessing here, but I'm guessing the people at Cosmic had a great night out. Especially during this set. I would have loved it, hearing these excellent Hard Trance anthems. Really impressed with the songs selected. Only know a handful of them, but they are worth your time. And if you have been to this event, let me know how it was, how was the experience for you, hearing and seeing Hedonistik Ritual perform? Must have been ace, right? A solid set. 50 minutes long, and within those 50 minutes, he just gets on with the job, and pleases the listeners. It's a solid set, with a lot of excellent records. It starts off with an excellent opener, and just continues. The one track that blew my mind into a billion pieces has to be Ava Max's song, remixed by Renegade System. I really enjoyed this set a lot. I went into this set without any prejudice, and came out with a huge ass smile on my face. Hedonistik Rituals set is a wicked one. Go jump on this one right now! DJ: Hedonistik Ritual Genre/Style: Hard Trance, Hard Dance Liveset Info: Recorded @ Cosmic Hard Dance, London, November 2022 Length Liveset: 00:50:00 Tracks: 9 (nine) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Audio: Stereo Sample Rate: unknown Release Year: 2023 More Information: Hedonistik Ritual - Soundcloud Channel

  • Progression Sessions Tribute Mix mixed by Protocol (2023)

    I love being surprised. I am a huge fan of surprises, so when I saw this mix the other day, I had to jump on it, and let it surprise me. And it certainly did. Another mix by Protocol, who's given us plenty of excellent mixes over the last couple of years. But now he has ventured into the Drum and Bass world. A world so unique and cool, I always tend to fall back to this wonderful world. But now, which area of this world did Protocol drop us in? What has he got in store for us today? As much as I love Drum and Bass, I still have a lot to learn. And today Protocol is teaching me a lot. He introduces me to the world of Progression Sessions. A CD series that started back in 1997 and continued until 2004. 7 years of Drum and Bass. Most of the series were done by LTJ Bukem, and I do remember seeing these in our local CD store, but as I wasn't into DnB back then, I just never took any interest in them. I should have paid attention and showed my interest, because the mix you are about to listen to, is specially dedicated to this series. I've now listened to this a few times, and it has made me regret not purchasing these discs back in the day. I feel like a blooming idiot. At least I'm not too late to appreciate good/excellent music right? And Protocol's mix is dedicated to this Progression Sessions, and it's an hour and 45 minutes long, and has only got 16 records. So be ready for a nice, long, and relaxing mix. Not a megamix with a billion records in 10 seconds. Protocol has carefully selected the songs, and mixed them together neatly! But which records did he pick, huh? You are curious, like George now, right? Cedar - Equinox Big Bud - A Way Of Life Intense - Eastern Promise LTJ Bukem - Rhodes To Freedom Makoto - Butterfly MC Conrad - Energetic Poetry Makoto & Akira - Mind Vision MC Conrad - Futures Call Seba - Soul 2000 Motive One - Cosmik Nookie - Innerspace PFM - The Western (Mike Ricochetts Mix) Nookie - Solstice Rantoul - The Ladder PHD & MC Conrad - Presence Rantoul - Default This has been a lush experience. I am now sitting here in my office, and I'm relaxed. As relaxed as a human can be. And as many times I've already listened to this mix, I am still enjoying it. You can't go wrong with Drum and Bass, you never can go wrong. That's just a fact. It's a damn cool mix, very suitable to today, looking at how cold it is outside. We need something that matches the outside, and this mix is certainly cool as cucumbers. Protocol's appreciation mix for Progression Sessions is truly one you need to check out. It's nearly 2 hours of pure pleasure for your mind, body, and soul. At no point during this mix does it become a nuisance. I've been sitting here, hoping I could flaw this mix in one way or another, but I simply cannot. All the tracks are solid as a rock, and it's all been mixed together flawlessly. And of course the quality of the tunes is important too, and each track selected (and mixed) is one solid anthem. This has been nearly 2 hours of pure bliss, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I should have picked these albums up when they were hot, and I regret not doing it. Thanks to Protocol to make sure I'm fully onboard the Progression Sessions train, and I will certainly never get off the train. This train can go on forever and ever. And obviously I am on the hunt to find more mixes dedicated to this series. Because, you know why, this mix has been ace! DJ: Protocol Genre/Style: Drum and Bass Mix Info: Progression Sessions Tribute Mix mixed by Protocol Length Mix: 01:45:16 Tracks: 16 (sixteen) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE File Size: 240 MB File Type: mp3 Audio: Stereo Sample Rate: 320kbps Release Year: 2023 More Information: DJ Protocol - Soundcloud Channel

  • Best of British Hardcore (2023)

    It has been nearly 7 years since I made the move from the Netherlands to the United Kingdom, and it's been a pleasant one. Obviously I had to leave the comfort of my home country, the place of my birth, all behind, and had to 'start' again. Nothing too dramatic, I assure you. But it has been a difficult move. I had to sacrifice certain aspects, but I gained a new life instead. It isn't as easy as one, two, three, but it is worth it, if you put your shoulders under it. I now consider myself a Dunglish person, or a Brutch person (that last one sounds a bit sexual, and not appropriate, so let's leave it at Dunglish), and it makes me love two countries at the same time. And I had to grow accustom to a new way of living, and it came with so many benefits! One being the music. I am now closer to the source, to one of the music styles I appreciate a lot. British Hardcore. Some might like it, some might hate it. I do love it, but I still have a lot to learn. There are still so many artists I need to listen to, and haven't even heard about. So many unknowns to me, and I love exploring the genre on a daily basis. And will you Adam and Eve it, did I just find a mix, made by J.O.E., fully focussed on British Hardcore music, from 1995 to 1997? He has added a few names in this mix who I know. Not personally, but I know of their existence, and know of their music. But there's still a lot of stuff in here I've never heard or seen before, and I'm not exaggerating. And I fucking love it! It is truly amazing, being nearly 40 years old, and still feeling young again. It's like every day I go on an adventure, to find new music, which isn't technically speaking new, but to me it is. So what's he got in store today? For this 46 minute long mix, he mixed 13 records together. Want to know which ones? Well, you are in luck: Nemesis - Aftershock Suburban Delay - All I Need (Eurostomp Mix) DJ Eclipse - Ultraworld 5 Auriga - Isotope (Scott Brown Remix) Scott Brown - Rock That Body (Scott's Twisted Vinyl Mix) Druid & Bananaman - Tweedle Dee Sass - Uprising Ramos, Supreme & UFO - Terminator Supreme & UFO - Rave Station D-Tox - Trancer The Vampire - Technostorm (Sharkey Remix) Stu J & UFO - Resin B Tripswitch - Diztruxshon It is a short, but very powerful mix. It is J.O.E.'s favourite tracks from 1995 to 1997. Within those 46 minutes he delivers an excellent set. I still find it astonishing that, even though we call it Hardcore, every country had their own style, their own way of making the music their own. This could not sound any more different compared to European Hardcore, especially the Dutch, Belgian, and German Hardcore. It is so British. A bit more drawn towards the happier side of Hardcore, but I do love that. The Brits might be hard as nails, but when it comes to Hardcore, they love it happy. And that makes me happy! You can hear songs that would inspire the next phase of Hardcore, when it became more UK Hardcore-ish (the Millennium sound) and when Trancecore became a thing, and evolved into Freeform at a later stage. All in this short mix. It's unbelievable, Jeff! Not much to say. A wicked mix. Short and sweet. A true energy creating mix. If this doesn't give you a boost, nothing will. And obviously I had to select 'Technostorm' as my favourite one in this mix. An all time classic! Truly wicked song, love it. Now get down them apples and pears, head down to your local pub, and drink a few pints, and go out, and have it large, bruvva! DJ: J.O.E. Genre/Style: Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, Trancecore, Hardcore Techno, Bouncy Techno Mix Info: Best of British Hardcore Length Mix: 00:46:14 Tracks: 13 (thirteen) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Audio: Stereo Sample Rate: unknown Release Year: 2023 More Information: J.O.E. - Soundcloud Channel

  • MD&A at Ghosttown 3 Decades (2023)

    Last weekend a party was held, at the Tivoli Vredenburg in Utrecht, The Netherlands, and it was an event organised by Dance 2 Eden. You know it, we all do: Ghosttown. Never been unfortunately, but heard so many great stories about it. 30 years, and still counting. For their 3 decade edition they got the big artists performing, including the one who made this set: Paul Elstak, Promo, Panic, Drokz, Rob & MC Joe, MD&A (the set you are about to listen to), Painbringer, Dano, Gizmo, Bountyhunter, Gabber Syndrome, The Raver, TEC-9, Putty, The Enforcer, Ambient Daan, and it was hosted by MC Axys and M-Core. A decent line-up, in my honest opinion. It closely followed the previous edition, held in November of 2022, which also had a big line-up. It is one of those events I have always hoped to go and experience. Never been. And yes, I am Dutch. Should I have, maybe during the 90s? I should have, but can't go back in time. Well, in a way we can: I can teleport myself back to the 14th of January, and pretend to be in Utrecht, raving my ass off. Wouldn't that be a dream, a sweet dream? MD&A. The name I've seen before. On flyers, and in many mixes. I always thought it was a duo of a group, but I was wrong. But it's OK to admit when you are wrong. Only uploaded three days ago, and it already amassed nearly 2.5k plays! And people's responses are all great! But I can only agree, after listening to this set and looking at the tracklist. A mixture of both classic tracks, and new-ish tracks. Let's dive straight into the mix, and see what kind of records MD&A had selected for Ghosttown. Be ready for some madness coming your way: Hardsequencer - Braincrash MD&A - The Bomb Tschabos - Gib Mir Die Bass The Mover - Atmos-Fear MD&A - Blow MD&A - Face Of Silver Obsessive - Tune In Tune Out Paralizer - Bizarcore MD&A - As Far As You Can Paralizer - Move Your Body Painbringer - Words Of '95 (MD&A Remix) DJ Weirdo & DJ Sim - Go Get Busy Paralizer & F#ckface - Ghosttown Impulsive - Dark Destination Tango & Vince - TV T-Wisted - Listen To The Rhythm MD&A - Hardcore Will Never Die R.E.T.R.O. - Children Of Rave Gladiators - To The Crowd MD&A - Braindead Glorious. It is. A bit of the old, and a bit of the new. A nicely balanced mix. All up for that, aren't you? I am a lover of the early Hardcore/Gabber sound, and am always highly enthusiastic when I hear new 'early' sounding records. A few have made their way into this set, and obviously most of them I am familiar with. And if you were under the impression that early Hardcore remained only alive in the 90s, you are oh so fucking wrong! Hardcore is still alive and kicking, and the fans are eager as fuck to hear more music. And MD&A's set is one I needed to hear to give me an extra boost. I wish I went to Ghosttown. An event series with a rich history, a well established legacy still alive to this day. Not tarnished, but embraced. And for £25, that's a bargain! That's 90s money! There are a lot of wicked anthems, including a few of MD&A's own productions in here. This will certainly lighten up your mood, and teleport you back to the 90s. For me, obviously, it had to be the song 'Ghosttown' that did the most damage to my eardrums. Closely followed by 'Go Get Busy' and 'Listen To The Rhythm'. A good set. A few mixing errors, but nothing serious enough to stop listening and quickly playing something else. The set is worth your time, and if you are ready for the early sound, show your appreciation to MD&A. And while you are at it, why not Ghosttown too? Side note: extra credit for the song 'Blow'. Fucking hell, a catchy song, and one that will circle your head for hours, if not, days! DJ: MD&A Genre/Style: Early Hardcore, Gabber Liveset Info: Recorded @ Ghosttown 2023 - 3 Decades Length Liveset: 00:59:16 Tracks: 20 (twenty) Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE File Size: unknown File Type: unknown Audio: Stereo Sample Rate: unknown Release Year: 2023 More Information: MD&A - Soundcloud Channel

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