Maand: juli 2014

Angerfist Live @ Dominator 2014

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Every year, towards the summer, the Netherlands changes from a dull and boring country to this unique and festive country. One festival after another is organised, and we become the official place for everyone who loves EDM. Yes, ofcourse you can go to an event in your country, but anyone who’s ever been to a party in the Netherlands always say the same: this is extraordinary. We are the best in the world when it comes to organising parties, and to make a party work, we make sure that the event has a superb line-up, and this year, Dominator had such a line-up. Oh, this is a Hardcore Techno party, so if you are not into that, well, what the f**k are you doing here?

The line-up was impressive, here’s a few names, just to give you an impression of what you’ve missed. Ophidian, Mad Dog, Partyraiser, Noize Suppressor, Outblast, Nosferatu, Miss K8, Buzz Fuzz, Pavo, Darkraver, Shadowlands Terrorists, Promo, Paul Elstak, Bass D, Triax, Re-Style, Catscan, Mindustries, Rude Awakening, The DJ Producer, The Outside Agency, and the list goes on and on. You had to be there to experience everything that Hardcore has to offer, and seeing as Hardcore Techno was born in the Netherlands, we know how to throw a party.Thousands of people danced on the 19th of July 2014, and they’ve shown the world that Hardcore ain’t dead, and it will never be dead. Amongst those people there were two masked men, also known as Angerfist. They played on the main stage, and did what they always do: demolish the masses. And only a couple of days ago they’ve uploaded their liveset, and it’s already been played 115,000+ times. See, non-believers, Hardcore is alive and kicking. You were wrong back in 1998, Hardcore is still alive and will reign supreme for at least a 1000 years. And at its throne? Angerfist.

To showcase their talents as a liveset duo, they’ve uploaded their set straight after the event. And it’s a good but a short one. Only 45 minutes to show their strength as a duo, and their musical strength. But long enough to make a decision who you are going to vote for, when it comes to this year’s DJ Mag Top 100 list. You can vote for Angerfist, if you think he’s good. If you think that he deserves the first place, vote right now. Voting can be done via this website.

If you want to know which tracks he has played, here’s a tracklist for you Gabba/Hardcore Techno freaks.

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01. Angerfist – Conspiracy
02. Angerfist – Knock Knock
03. T-Junction & Rudeboy – How Soon We Forget (Angerfist Remix) 
04. Angerfist – Still Krazy
05. Angerfist – Burn This MF Down
06. Angerfist – Don’t Fuck With Me
07. Predator & Angerfist – The Milition
08. Angerfist – Audio Waste (Crossfiyah Remix) 
09. Skrillex & Damian Marley – Make It Bun Dem (Angerfist Bootleg) 
10. Re-Style – Renovation (Angerfist Remix) 
11. Angerfist – In A Million Years
12. DJ Mad Dog & Angerfist & Predator – Don’t Fuck Around
13. Angerfist – Choices
14. Angerfist – House Fucka
15. Tha Playah & Angerfist feat MC Jeff – Just Like Me
16. Angerfist – Incoming
17. Angerfist – Street Fighter
18. Angerfist – Right Through Your Head (Tieum Remix) 
19. Tieum & Angerfist – Smile About That
20. Angerfist & Tieum – Shitty Rave Track
21. Angerfist – Mafia
22. Angerfist – Retaliate
23. Tieum & Angerfist – Dirty Man
24. Angerfist – Yes (Znooptokkie Drokz Remix) 
25. Angerfist & Drokz – Deathmask
26. Angerfist – Fuck The Promqueen (Tripped Remix) 

Amazing mix. This has made me loose my mind, as usual. Whenever I hear an Angerfist liveset, it always brings a smile on my face. Always good, always excellent.

I’ve got to say that, and I mean it with no disrespect, but the MC doesn’t do his job well. He talks too often, and when he does, he does it at moments when it’s not appreciated. He doesn’t even know how long the set is, he mentions 25 minutes, but it’s clearly 45 minutes. I’m not a fan of MCs, as you can tell. I love his enthusiasm, but it’s not an improvement.

The people at Dominator were expecting the hardest of the hardest, and Angerfist delivers. Even though it sounds like there were only 20 people in front of the stage (the mic doesn’t capture the crowd properly), the crowd goes absolutely mental. That’s Angerfist’s strength. He always does what the crowd expect from him, and I was shocked as most of you to hear several small errors. Not used to hear that, Angerfist always has excellent sets, errorless and seemless, and this one has a few mistakes. Well, let’s blame the weather, eh? And probably the alcohol.

My favourite track? There are a few, like ‘Incoming’, ‘Burn This MF Down’, ‘Still Krazy’, but let’s not forget his collaboration with Drokz, which resulted in one amazing track called ‘Deathmask’. Can you name a track filthier than that one? You can’t. And that’s why this is my favourite track of this set. Because it’s f**king banging.

A good set, with a few mistakes, and an MC who’s too eager to showcase his enthusiasm. Not Angerfist’s greatest set, but still a good one. Vote for Angerfist, if you think Hardcore should dominate the world yet again. We should dominate the world, and we can start by getting this legendary producer/DJ on number 1. It all makes sense.

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DJ: Angerfist
Genre/Style: Hardcore Techno, Hardcore
Liveset Info: Recorded @ Dominator – Metropolis Of Massacre 2014
Length Liveset: 00:45:51
Tracks: 26 (twenty-six)
Download/Listen (via Angerfist’s Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN HERE
File Size: 47.0 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 143 kbps
More Information: Angerfist – Official Website

Cathrin – Qultessential EP01 (2014)

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Wahay, a new mix. This time it’s made by… erm.. Cathrin? You might wonder who she is, and so did I, for a brief moment. But I realised quickly that it’s Hard Kitty, the legendary female DJ from down under! I must have missed her post on Facebook, where she announced her name being changed, I honestly had no clue she was going to change it. I really liked Hard Kitty, it sounded cute and it suited her. Cathrin.. it sounds so posh. Maybe she has moved on, and realised that her new name suits her more, and in a strange way, it does! With this brand new mix, called Qultessential, she is about to demolish not only your speakers, but she does it in such a way that you don’t have time to brace yourself: before you know it, blood’s gushing out of your ears, you are trying to get those penetrating beats and basses out of your head by swallowing a lot of paracetamols, and you will have to call a doctor, because you will be in such a state, it’s not possible to act like a normal human being. The term for this illness? Cathrinity. It’s a serious illness, once you have it, it won’t leave your immune system. The only medicine that doctors prescribe is… to press play again and again. Nothing else will help you. You’ve got the bug, live with it!

I’ve got the bug too! After hearing this mix for the first time, I couldn’t stop myself: I had to hear it again and again. And again. Cathrin has used so many great tunes to make this montly podcast work. And what a way to kick off: this is probably the biggest mix of 2014! She has chosen so many great anthems, dancefloor smashers, there’s no room for shite tracks. She has got two great ears, the tunes she selected are simply amazing. No bullshit, no nonsense: Cathrin’s behind the decks and she won’t stop, and you’ll love it. Cathrin’s here to stay, she ain’t going nowhere. Thank God for that!

Tracklist if you are interested. If you are not, simply go to the bottom of the page and press play. Do it!

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01. Dave Winnel & Will Reckless – Achtung!
02. Blasterjaxx & Ibranovski – Astronaut
03. Joey Dale – Watcha Called Me
04. D.O.D. – Want To
05. R3hab – Samurai (Go Hard)
06. Firebeatz & Dubvision – Rockin
07. Gregori Klosman & Wahlstedt – Come On
08. Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike, Katy B & Wolfpack – Find Tomorrow (Bodybangers Remix) 
09. Organ Donors & Scot Project – Found Love (Scot Project Mix) 
10. Acti vs Dimitri Vegas – Feedback Vicker (Cathrin Mix) 
11. Disco Fries – Philtrum
12. Organ Donors – Scarface
13. Acti & Delayers – Fusion
13. Organ Donors – Never Mellow
14. Organ Donors – 212
15. Nero Argento Subkilla – The Walking Undead (Extended Mix) 
16. Acti & Stana – Creeple
17. Smoke – Go Crazy
18. Alex Kidd – Kidds Ho’s
19. KSHMR – Megalodon
20. Kutski & BK – Run For Cover

This is an amazing tracklist, but the mix is better. Do yourself a favour, and download this monster mix right now. It’s all for free, you know? And it’s the best mix of 2014, I’m telling you.

She has chosen so many great anthems, it’s hard to pick a favourite. I do love ‘212’ and ‘Astronaut’ the most, but the whole mix is filled with awesomeness, so it ain’t easy.

She has made many mixes in the past (using her other alias Hard Kitty), but if I’m brutally honest, Cathrin’s mix is the best one she’s ever made! Flawless, errorless.. she was born to be a DJ. And she does exactly what a good DJ should do: make the crowd go mental.

Her best mix ever, and 2014’s greatest mix. Awesome.

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DJ: Cathrin
Genre/Style: Electro House, EDM, Progressive House, Hard Dance
Mix Info: Qultessential EP01
Length Mix: 01:00:32
Tracks: 20 (twenty)
Download/Listen (via Cathrin’s Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN HERE
File Size: 138 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320 kbps
More Information: DJ Cathrin – Facebook Fanpage

Acid House Anthems (2013)

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Many moons ago I bought this album, and I always thought that I wouldn’t review it, because it’s has been a huge disappointment, but why not? Honesty is important, so let’s review this album, which was wrongly named ‘Acid House Anthems’. You’ll understand why this is wrongly named, when you see the tracklist.

This album was released in 2013 to celebrate Acid House’s 25th anniversary. As we all know, the sound emerged out of nowhere towards the end of the 80s, and changed the whole music industry for years to come. It was a revolution for many, and raves were organised throughout the UK and the rest of the world, and Acid House became a phase in many teenagers youth, embracing their inner being, and showcasing it to the world via acidic dancing. Back in the good ol’ days, the world was ready for something new and refreshing, and Acid House was exactly what we needed. It became a benchmark of experimental sounds: many styles and genres emerged out of nowhere, after producers experimented with changed the original layout of music, and gave it a twist. Acid House was one of the first, and it’s still populair all over the world. So I was a very happy bunny when I saw this disc. I grew up, maybe a bit too young at the time, but I knew immediately that this was something that could change my life, and it has.

This repetitive sound is addictive. When the first tunes hit the dancefloors all over the world, it was all about repeating a certain pattern for minutes in a row, a twist here and there, and if the beats, basses and melodies were spot on, the crowd would react to it in a style we all know: they started raving. It evolved, became more melodic, and eventually the sound gave birth to a new generation, which took us all by surprise: House music. House music dominated during the 90s, after Acid House gave birth to it. You could still hear it’s influence, but after a couple of years, Acid House dissappeared completely. House was born, Acid House was forgotten. Thankfully, we are still reminded to the good ol’ days, with compilations such as this one.

But, don’t name something ‘Acid House’ when it’s clearly NOT Acid House. 90% of the tracks on this album aren’t. You can find a huge range of House music anthems on it, and also Balearic Beats. But why name an album ‘Acid House’, when it’s not just Acid House? Dissappointing.

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CD1 Anthems  

01. Frankie Knuckles feat Jamie Principle – Your Love
02. Steve ‘Silk ‘ Hurley – Jack Your Body
03. Coldcut feat Lisa Stansfield – People Hold On
04. Inner City – Big Fun
05. Alison Limerick – Where Love Lives
06. N-Joi – Anthem
07. Xpansions – Move Your Body
08. Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk & Jesse Saunders feat Darryl Pandy – Love Can’t Turn Around
09. Ten City – That’s The Way Love Is
10. Raze – Break 4 Love
11. A Guy Called Gerald – Voodoo Ray
12. The Nightwriters – Let The Music Use You
13. Kariya feat Todd Terry – Let Me Love You For Tonight
14. Bomb The Bass – Beat Dis
15. Sterling Void – Runaway Girl
16. Guru Josh – Infinity
17. Jungle Brothers – I’ll House You

CD2 In The Beginning  

01. Rhythim Is Rhythim – Strings Of Life
02. Marshall Jefferson – Move Your Body (The House Music Anthem)
03. Ce Ce Rogers – Someday
04. Frankie Knuckles presents Satoshi Tomiie – Tears
05. Mr Fingers – Can You Feel It?
06. Phuture – Acid Trax
07. Mr Fingers – Washing Machine
08. Fast Eddie – Acid Thunder
09. Maurice – This Is Acid
10. Baby Ford – Oochy Koochy (F.U Baby Yeh Yeh)
11. Pierre’s Pfantasty Club – Dream Girl
12. Kenny ‘Jammin’ Jason & Fast Eddie Smith – Can U Dance
13. Royal House – Can You Party?
14. House Master Boyz & The Rude Boy Of House – House Nation
15. Armando – Land Of Confusion
16. Jolly Roger – Acid Man

CD3 Balearic Beats 

01. 808 State – Pacific (707)
02. Orbital – Chime
03. Primal Scream – Loaded
04. Happy Mondays – W.F.L. (Paul Oakenfold Mix)
05. Saint Etienne – Only Love Can Break Your Heart
06. Bass-O-Matic – Fascinating Rhythm
07. James – Come Home (Andrew Weatherall Mix) 
08. T-Coy – Carino
09. A Man Called Adam – Barefoot In The Head
10. Joe Smooth – Promised Land
11. The Beloved – The Sun Rising
12. Electribe 101 – Talking With Myself
13. The Blow Monkeys – La Passionara
14. Sheer Taft – Cascades
15. Timmy Thomas – Why Can’t We Live Together
16. Chris Rea – Josephine (Le Version Française) 

The first two discs are good, they have got a lot of good tunes on it. The third disc is just a disgrace, such a bad CD. Maybe it’s because I’m not a fan of Balearic Beats. Joe Smooth and 808 State’s tracks are the only two good ones on it. Chris Rea on an ‘Acid House Album’? For real? Are you joking me?

There are a few classics on this compilation, such as ‘Land Of Confusion’, ‘Acid Trax’, ‘We Call It Acieed’, ‘Washing Machine’.. and a few others. But the main music style is House, and this compilation isn’t really focussed on Acid House. I could name a 1000 tunes that could have appeared on this album, 1000 Acid House anthems, and not anything else. Acid House on the cover? Have Acid House on it then. Simple.

Quite dissappointing. I don’t know who compiled this, but he/she has done a very bad job. And the mixing? Don’t get me started. Terrible.

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Artists: Various Artists
Genre/Style: Acid House, House
Release Year: 2013
Info: The Story Of Acid House On 3CDs
CDs: 3 (three)
Tracks: 50 (fifty)
Length CDs: +/+ 3 Hours
Label: Sony Music TV Comp
Product Number: B00AWK53CI
Buy/Download: Download Here
More Information: Sony Music – Facebook Fanpage

 

Fracus & Darwin – Filth And Dumb Hatred (2014)

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The world changed this year quite dramatically. We had ups and downs, but on the 12th of May, the music scene changed yet again. Fracus & Darwin’s third artist album was released, and it caused quite a storm on the world wide web. Many were anxiously waiting for it to drop, and after it did, many people seemed to appreciate it. No wonder, Fracus & Darwin never disappoint, they always deliver (and I can tell, I’ve got all their albums!).

Their previous two albums were a nice surprise to many, a fresh breeze in the scene. Albums that changed the underground scene, and gave us hope again, hope that we needed. These two very talented producers and DJs decided to release albums not to increase the amount of money they have on their accounts, but to please those who were looking for quality tunes. A lot of hours were spent in their studio, perfecting these albums, before releasing them. The result? Perfect albums. But to give you a sneek preview: these two aren’t just perfectionists during the process of making an album, but well after it’s been released they change things, make it all better. To explain it to those who don’t have a clue what I’m talking about: Fracus & Darwin released back in 2010 their first artist album, which was called ‘Balancing Act’, but they’ve recently released it yet again, but this time digitally re-mastered. Even after releasing an album their work never stops. If ‘Balancing Act’ isn’t in your possession yet, you can buy ‘FADH’ and their first album for only 12.99 Pounds Sterling. Now that’s a bargain. Two perfect albums for only 12.99! And don’t worry, you will not receive the original album, but the perfected version ofcourse.

If they do something, they do it properly.

On their latest album they’ve worked with several vocalists, vocalists like Jeston Langland, Poison Rain, Mi’A and Mark Slammer. The result? Yet another wicked album! But not only did they work with excellent vocalists, they’ve worked well on their own, which resulted in so many dancefloor slammers, and if I’m brutally honest: if they don’t win an award this year, it’s a fix. These two excellent producers have worked on their skills, and they are on a level no one can reach. I wouldn’t call them the Gods of the UK Hardcor scene, but they are getting close. They are more like angels, beautiful angels. Angels sent to this Earth to give us well crafted music, underestimated and underrated. It’s time that we all embrace their talents, and let them fly all over the world, and make their music heard. You can help them, by purchasing this album and play it out loud, wherever you are. I set a challenge: make a video of yourself, playing FADH somewhere unusual! Do it! Show that you are a Fracus & Darwin fan! Go somewhere, like the Mount Everest or the Eiffel Tower, and play it! Let them be heard by those who are eager to hear music that will change their lives.

Tracklist?

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01. Fracus & Darwin vs Michael Mansion – Crazy For Your Love
02. Fracus & Darwin – Free From Form
03. Fracus & Darwin feat Mark Slammer – Succeed
04. Fracus & Darwin – Floor Burn
05. Fracus & Darwin – Coming Back To Me (Album Mix) 
06. Fracus & Darwin – Oh Yeah
07. Fracus & Darwin feat Jessica Palmer – Slip Away
08. Fracus & Darwin feat Mi’A – Little Shadows
09. Fracus & Darwin – Stabilize
10. Fracus & Darwin feat Poison Rain – About To Fly
11. Fracus & Darwin vs Michael Mansion – Remember The Reason
12. Fracus & Darwin feat Jeson Langland – Know What It Takes
13. Fracus & Darwin – Ready To Rock
14. Fracus & Darwin – End On A Hard Note

This is a good album, trust me. And I know you trust the Crazy Dutchman, have I ever told porky pies? (I’m trying to talk Cockney Rhyhming Slang….). Yet another brilliant album by the legendary producers.

I could talk about each and every track individually, but let’s keep it general. Let’s first discuss which track is the best. To me, there are two. One will win an award this year, but I’m not so sure it’s my favourite. ‘Free From Form’ is good, but let’s not underestimate ‘Stabilize’. Dark and edgy stuff, quite intruiging if you would ask me.

In general, this album is as good as their previous two albums. And as usual, they’ve added one unusual track, one that stands out. ‘End On A Hard Note’ is so classic Happy Hardcore-ish, but has a bit of Gabber in it. Will their next album have a proper Hardcore Techno track on it? Who knows? We’ll just have to wait and see. But for now, this experimental track has grabbed my attention, and I want to hear more of these two, re-crafting oldskool sounds.

All the other tracks are just good. Beautiful vocals, slamming Breakbeat sections, a little bit of Freeform here and there, it all seems to work. Don’t think all the tracks are the same, they are clearly not. Perfected, handcrafted. Or mouse-click-crafted. Still good. A nicely balanced album, with lyrics hitting you at the right time, and perfect keyboard sections to make the whole thing explode. So far, it’s their best album, even with that quirky ‘End On A Hard Note’.

If you’ve never heard of them before, make sure you like their Facebook page, and go to Hardcore Underground’s Webstore to see what they’ve got in store. These two very talented producers will have a bright future ahead of them, as a duo and solo too. Let’s not forget that they can make good tracks on their own. Whatever they make/remake/remix/touch, turns into gold. Or into a canvas. Now for 40 pounds you can get a huge canvas of this album, signed aswel. Don’t know if the album is included, ask Hardcore Underground headquarters. If you don’t have 40 pounds on your account, you must have 12.99, which will get you two perfect albums. If it’s only 9.99 you have, make sure you grab a copy. Please do.

A brilliant album. Wish they would release an album each month…. and if they are reading this: please work with Mark Slammer and Michael Mansion more often!

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Artists: Fracus & Darwin
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, Breakbeat Hardcore, Drum and Bass
Release Year: 2014
Info: Fracus & Darwin – Filth And Dumb Hatred (third artist album)
CDs: 1 (one)
Tracks: 14 (fourteen)
Length CD: 01:07:23
Label: Hardcore Underground Ltd
Product Number: HUDSCD008
Buy/Download: BUY ALBUM HERE
More Information: Fracus & Darwin – Facebook Fanpage

Harry Shotta & DJ Phantasy – All Year Round (Summer Mix) (2014)

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A brand new Drum and Bass mix has emerged out of nowhere on Soundcloud, and if you are a true DnB fan, you will love it. Two of the most talented people of the DnB scene came together, and fabricated this Summer mix. Not recognising their faces? It’s Harry Shotta and DJ Phantasy. And seeing as the Summer has officially began many weeks ago, and the temperature in the UK and the Netherlands’s above 30 degrees Celsius, it’s time for us all to go down to the beach or to a swimming pool with your mates in your car, and while driving you could listen to this very excellent mix. Or if you are Johnny-No-Mates or not a huge fan of this weather, you could stay indoors, turn your speakers on, maximum volume, and enjoy the tunes. I am.

DJ Phantasy and MC Harry Shotta. Two very talented people on one mix. DJ Phantasy does what he does best, mixing 39 excellent DnB tunes together, flawlessly and errorless, and behind the microphone you’ve got the legendary Harry Shotta. Taken from his Facebook fanpage, he’s known as ‘one of the most gifted and versatile MC’s in the UK’, and they are not lying. Expect madness and mayhem from these two! 39 tracks in 44 minutes, amazing stuff. And ofcourse Harry Shotta MCing throughout the whole mix.. impressive stuff. I find it amazing how he does what he does best. How does he find time to breathe? And to come up with so many original lyrics?

Tracklist for those who want to know which tunes Phantasy mixed together.

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01. TC – Into The Jungle
02. Friction feat Jakes – Battle Scars
03. DJ Phantasy – Life
04. Mediks & Shimon – Mandroid
05. Hamilton – Be There
06. Turno & Dominator – Tidal Wave
07. HSS – All Year Round
08. Andy C – Workout
09. Cyantific – Type A
10. Delta Heavy – Apollo
11. DC Breaks – Proton
12. Dirtyphonics feat Foreign Beggars – No Stopping Us (Smooth Remix) 
13. Cyantific – Ice Cream
14. L Plus – Everyone
15. DJ Phantasy – Hellacious
16. The Prototypes – Pale Blue Dot
17. Original Sin & Koo – Running Man
18. DJ Hazard – Time Tripping
19. Original Sin – Stronger
20. Delta Heavy – The World Is Yours
21. Camo & Krooked – Vice
22. Tantrum Desire – Nightmare
23. Andy C – Haunting
24. Original Sin – Screamers
25. Knife Party – Lrad (The Prototypes Remix) 
26. DC Breaks – Gambino
27. Point Blank – I Need You (Original Sin Remix) 
28. The Prototypes – Abyss VIP
29. Cyantific – Mirador
30. DC Breaks – Slugs
31. Krafty Kuts – Pounding (Erb n Dub Remix) 
32. DC Breaks – Shakedown
33. HSS feat Rednek – In My Element (Rednek Remix) 
34. Mediks – Snake Charmer
35. Modulate – Hold Me Down
36. Troglodyte – Culture Shock
37. NorthBase – The End
38. Danny Byrd – Weighty
39. HSS – Breaking Point

An amazing mix! It has to be said, this is the best mix of this year’s Summer. The temperatures are going right up, heatwave after heatwave, and not only the weather will cause mayhem in your life… this mix will demolish speakers. You can send your complaints to DJ Phantasy, maybe he will send you new speakers, but I doubt he will. This mix should come with a warning, “this mix is dangerous, play with caution”.

Truly gifted, these two are. Behind the decks DJ Phantasy does what he does best, and alongside MC Harry Shotta, they give their all to us. Harry Shotta’s input is amazing, the speed this man rhyhmes is something special. Let me remind you all, I’m Johnny Foreigner and I do understand what he’s saying, but he goes so extremely fast: by the time he said 20 lines, I’m still processing the first line in my head. After the mix ended, I’m still processing his lyrics. Gifted MC. Someone who people should adore to the bone. Not just any MC, but probably the best one in the world.

Whatever your plans are, make sure you add this mix into your plans. Going to the beach? Play this during the journey. Going to work? Play this out loud at work. Going nowhere? Play it out loud, like there’s no tomorrow. Not fan of DnB? What are you doing here? Go and f**k yourself. Who doesn’t love DnB?

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DJ: Phantasy
MC: Harry Shotta
Genre/Style: Drum & Bass
Mix Info: All Year Round – Summer Mix
Length Mix: 00:43:44
Tracks: 39 (thirty-nine)
Download/Listen (via Harry Shotta’s Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN HERE
File Size: 100 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Harry Shotta – Facebook Fanpage DJ Phantasy – Facebook Fanpage

DJ Leviathan Hardshock Classics Mix (2013)

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I thought it was about time to relive those golden years again, so I went for a quest, a quest to find a proper Hardcore Techno/Gabber mix, and I reckon I have found it. It took quite some time to find it, and that’s because there aren’t many mixes online with a tracklist. I only review mixes with a tracklist, so to have one, was a must. And there was another reason why I couldn’t find many: not many people seem to mix the music I love and adore. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, my current obsession is Hardcore Techno from the 90s! Who doesn’t love it? Who doesn’t want to go back, and relive those glorious years again? There are many who do miss the sound it generated, and the feeling that emerged whenever you stepped on a dancefloor. Gosh, I miss it.

The original sound emerged out of nowhere, and can not be found anymore. There are still a few producers out there who try to keep the original sound alive, and one of them is Leviathan. Most of the original producers have moved on, and left their roots behind, the roots that made them outstanding. We created a whole new sound, we created a world we knew we could fit in. We as a generation weren’t happy with the music provided to us, so we created something unique, not heard on God’s given Earth before, and we called it Hardcore/Gabber. We danced, we raved, we lived, and we were hated. Politicians were against us, we were hated, and typecasted. Our generation stood by the music until the early 00s, until the music became so populair, and too commercial. We needed it to go back underground again, and it did… and a few years later, it came back, and took over the world. On it’s own, that’s good, but the sound changed, and the next generation grew up without the sound that made it all happen, and don’t appreciate it as much as we did, back in the 90s.

I’m not 50+ years old, I’m still young, but I understood what the music ment to all of us gabbers. It wasn’t about drugs, or being persuaded by the Devil. The music suited the era, we had it, and now it has changed. Hardcore is still good to listen to, but sometimes you just want to go back to your roots, and Leviathan is one of those artists from the 90s who uploads many Oldskool/Early Hardcore sets onto his Mixcloud page, so if you were after hours of 90s stuff, check his Mixcloud. I could have picked another mix, but for a strange reason I selected this one. I don’t know if this was the original liveset, or just a promo mix, but who cares? It’s all about the music, and the music is good!

Tracklist?

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01. Ku Base – Hardcore Pumping (Ram Version) 
02. DJ Buzz Fuzz – Dreamgirl (Original Mix) 
03. DJ Delirium & DJ Buzz Fuzz – Immortality
04. DJ Delirium & DJ Promo – Bass Power
05. The Cyber Demon – The Awakening
06. Miss Groovy – Search And Destroy
07. Damian – Mindrage
08. Chosen Few feat JODI – Cape Fear (The 2nd Anthem)
09. The Philosopher – Oblivion
10. Painbringer – True (Grimlock Remix) 
11. Chosen Few – Danica
12. Advanced Dealers – The Speakerblow
13. Beyonder – The Wish (The Philosopher Remix) 
14. Advanced Dealers – Stalker
15. Leviathan – We’ll Tear Your Soul Apart (Stormrage Remix) 
16. Fear Factory – T-1000 (DJ Dano Mix) 
17. Danny Firestone – Ice Cold Blood (Leviathan Remix) 

This is a proper mix. Up and coming DJs, look at this, this is what made Hardcore so unique. Learn and observe.

This is exactly what I grew up with! These tunes made the 90s special for me! Who doesn’t remember ‘Immortality’ or ‘Search And Destroy’? Big tunes. Wish Leviathan played more of his own stuff, his tunes always made me rave harder, and stomp the dancefloor until it broke into a billion pieces. He’s responsible for my spine being completely messed up: ‘Yes, No’ is one of my favourite Gabber tracks from the 90s! Still love it to this day!

A good mix, with a few tiny errors. Maybe he was too eager to play the next track, it does go a bit bonkers at certain moments, but we are humans, and we are allowed to make mistakes, eh? The tracks he has chosen were good, a lot of them were known to me, and a few weren’t. Never heard of ‘Advanced Dealers’ before, or ‘The Philosopher’. But it’s never too late to learn, and to hallucinate.

If you were looking for a proper 90s Hardcore mix, look no further, you have found it. It’s an ‘old’ mix, but who cares about the age? It’s all about the music, and the music is good! More of this, up and coming DJs. More Oldskool stuff, there are still gabbers out there who appreciate it!

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DJ: Leviathan
Genre/Style: Hardcore Techno, Gabber, Early Hardcore
Mix Info: Hardshock Classics Mix
Length Mix: 00:47:12
Tracks: 17 (seventeen)
Download/Listen (via Cenobite Records’ Mixcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Cenobite Records – Official Website

DJ LEVIATHAN HARDSHOCK CLASSICS MIX by Cenobite_Records on Mixcloud