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Cyrax – Promo Mix 2015

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DJ: Cyrax
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore/Freeform
Mix Info: Cyrax – Promo Mix 2015
Length Mix: 01:00:04
Tracks: 14 (fourteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN HERE
File Size: 113 MB
File Type: m4a
Bitspeed: 263kbps
More Information: Cyrax – Facebook Page

A couple of days ago, Cyrax uploaded a promo mix, one you really should listen, and if you want, download it. The man behind the succesful compilation and label ‘Project Badass’ has uploaded a mix filled with only Cyrax (and friends) mix, so don’t expect anything else, only tracks made or remixed by Cyrax. Don’t worry, it won’t disappoint you, unless you think Freeform music is a waste of time. If you think that Freeform ain’t music, leave my website right now! Freeform is the only way forward, and I will not have anyone on my website who disliked it. Especially right now, when I’m about to share with you a wonderful promo mix made by Cyrax.

The mix contains a few remixes and a lot of own productions, alongside well established names such as A.B, Transcend, Technikore, and Nick 235. Most of the tracks were made by Transcend and Cyrax, and this duo seems to have found the secret formula, of how to make excellent Freeform music. The mix starts with a beautiful remix, and an hour later the only thing you want to do, is to press play again, and let the music penetrate your soul, time and time again. Freeform has always been quality, well made music, and Cyrax’s mix contains only the finest of his own productions. You should be hyped up right now, you won’t find another promo mix on the internet as good as this one.

Let’s see the tunes he alongside others made.

tracklist

01. Empire Of The Sun – We Are The People (Transcend & Cyrax Remix) 
02. DJ Fury – Lemonade Raygun (Transcend & Cyrax Remix) 
03. Transcend & Cyrax – Unleashed
04. Cyrax vs A.B – Chronosphere
05. Transcend & Cyrax – Rip This
06. Transcend & Cyrax – Relentor
07. Transcend & Cyrax – Dark Forest (Douglas Remix) 
08. Transcend, Cyrax & Iggy – Jungle Hijinx
09. Technikore & Cyrax – Difference
10. Transcend & Cyrax – Sunset Rainbow (Under The Ocean)
11. Strife II feat Dennean – Beacon City Skyline (Transcend & Cyrax Rave Edit Remix) 
12. Cyrax & Nick 235 – The Freeform Room
13. Transcend & Cyrax – Disruptor 2014
14. Cyrax feat A.B – Dark Matter

A good looking tracklist, I must say. There are a few amazing names in there, such as Douglas, A.B, Technikore, Transcend and ofcourse Cyrax. Don’t underestimate this producer/DJ, one very talented producer he is. Quality over quantity.

The first track in this mix I had to get used to. Never liked commercial music, and never heard of Empire Of The Sun before, but when I first heard it, it didn’t blew me away as such. But after hearing it multiple times, I do appreciate it a lot. Quite interesting remix, if you compare it to the original version, which sucks big time. After track one the music flows naturally, and there’s no stopping it, and clearly we don’t want it to stop.

I wonder why this isn’t called the ‘Cyrax & Transcend’ promo mix? They’ve made so much together..

A solid mix, no errors, beautifully balanced, and the tracks selected are all amazing! As amazing as his compilation, which is called ‘Project Badass’. Check it out, after you’ve listened to this mix. If you like this, you should really check it out. I’m feeling this mix, and there’s not a single dull moment at all. Freeform as pure as it gets. Cyrax is one of my favourite producers, and now he’s one of my favourite DJs who rules the Freeform scene.

Don’t underestimate this mix, once you’ve heard it, it won’t let you go.

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Future State Hardcore Vol. 1 (2015)

Future State Vol 1

DJs: Sc@r B2B Reflux, Ken Masters B2B Skinny, Kyle WytchWood, Cruze, Bridson, Miss Special K
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Breakbeat Hardcore, Powerstomp, Happy Hardcore
CD Info: Future State Hardcore Vol. 1
Length CD: Hours…
Tracks: 92 (ninety-two) (mixed+unmixed)
Download/Listen (via Official Website): DOWNLOAD HERE
File Size: 753 MB (mp3) / 1.77 GB (wav)
File Type: mp3/wav
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Future State – Facebook Fanpage

It has finally been released: Future State Hardcore Volume 1! The long awaited and anticipated compilation was planned to be released around Christmas 2014, but a couple of things took a bit longer to achieve, but now we can finally say that it’s been released, and it was worth the wait! A 5 disc compilation, with 3 of the discs being mixed and 2 containing unmixed tracks, who will say no to that? Future State (a.k.a. Ken Masters) asked a couple of DJs to fabricate a mix, and they aren’t the next best thing: already they’ve achieved a status many up and coming artists dream off. The DJs in question handed in their mix, and the result is an astonishing compilation!

Sc@r B2B Reflux (Scarred Digital showcase), Ken Masters B2B Skinny (Future State showcase), Kyle WytchWood (Hardcore Rapture Digital showcase), Cruze (Trackmaster Music showcase), Bridson (Rave Essentials showcase) and Miss Special K (Totally ‘Ardcore showcase). Names we all know, and all love! Every DJ was given the task to come up with a 40 minute mix, showcasing their strength as a DJ and producer, and also as a label owner/promoter, and every artist made a mix worth listening to. From Powerstomp to Breakbeat Hardcore, from UK Hardcore to Happy Hardcore, expect only the best tracks you can get.

The good thing about this compilation, is that each DJ has a different approach to UK Hardcore, their perspective is completely different compared to all the other DJs. One is more focussed on the happier side of it all, and the other likes to play bouncier Hardcore. And that’s one good thing about this compilation, it’s pleases every raver. FSH volume 1 is one you don’t want to miss, because not only do you get 6 DJ mixes, but also 2 discs filled with unmixed, DJ friendly tracks by artists such as Darwin, Bridson, Skinny, Andy Wilson, Sc@r, Cruze, and many more.

Oh, and another thing why this compilation is different compared to the rest: the website is awesome! Simple but effective. Also, if you download the compilation, you get a pdf file added, with a tracklist in it and also a word document, containing details regarding the labels and DJs, and it looks professional, especially their website. A feast for our eyes. Check it out, I would urge you. Well, if you want to download this, you have to go to their website.

Let’s see the tracklist.

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Sc@r B2B Reflux (Scarred Digital  Showcase Mix) 
01. Andy Wilson feat Carole Cassidy – Back To You
02. Reflux & Defective – Tidal Wave (Alex Prospect Remix) 
03. Deverstate & Inspiration vs Mob – All I Know
04. Reflux & Vibrance – End Of The Day
05. Klubfiller – Last Forever (Klubfiller & Sc@r Remix) 
06. Deverstate, Inspiration & Doug Horizon – It’s Like That
07. Sc@r – Hold Back
08. Sc@r & Jakka-B feat Keileigh – Do You Remember
09. Uniqform & S.I.D.R. – Play Girl
10. DJ Humid – Trek
11. M-Project feat MC Steal – Crazy Motherf##ker

Ken Masters B2B Skinny (Future State Showcase Mix) 
01. Dys7 – Starface
02. Daniel Seven vs Jonathan Carey – Goin’ In Heavy
03. Olly P – Affected Asylum
04. Skinny – Ruffer & Tuffer
05. Darwin – This Is 4 Ever
06. Fracus – Fixx
07. DBL – Euro Stomp
08. Jioyi – Seize On
09. Ken Masters – Mass NRG (Audio Warfare Remix) 

Kyle WytchWood (Hardcore Rapture Digital Showcase Mix) 
01. Geoff Mull (from Xfactor) – Better Man (Kyle WytchWood & Eufeion Official Remix) 
02. Kyle WytchWood feat Deanne – Fool For Your Love
03. Raving Donkey – Aria
04. Kyle WytchWood – Frozen
05. Kyle WytchWood – I Hear You Calling
06. Kyle WytchWood & D.M. Tonka – Your Ghost
07. Kyle WytchWood & Dan Edge feat Gemma MacLeod – Reality
08. Punch – Rock 2 The Rhythm
09. Eufeion – Keep On Trying
10. Ryan Kore – Shine 4 U
11. Kyle WytchWood, Hyperforce & IYF feat Jennifer T – Calling You
12. Eufeion – Crystal Blue
13. Wytchwood & Cruze feat Gemma MacLeod – Holding On
14. Eufeion & Konekshon – Disco Flash
15. Wytchwood & Cruze – Born To Love You

Cruze (Trackmaster Music Showcase Mix) 
01. Cruze & Breaks – Trackmasters
02. Cruze, Breaks & Donna Grassie – You Should Know
03. Kickback & Ineffect – Breathe Into Me
04. Andy Vilo – Bring The Beat Back
05. Cruze & Stompin Tom – Mortal Beatz
06. WytchWood & Cruze vs Tom Revolution – Bass Kick
07. Darts feat MC Smokin’ – Rave Addict
08. Billy Jump – Lost In Space
09. Cruze & J@mie – Check This Out
10. Dan Edge – Torn Apart
11. Billy Jump feat Rachel Robson – I’ll Always Come Back To Your Love

Bridson (Rave Essentials Showcase Mix) 
01. Snipes – Love Me Too
02. Bridson – Just A Sign
03. Bridson – Make The Floor Burn
04. Bridson – I’m Still Waiting (Snipes Remix) 
05. Sharp E feat Bridson – I Can Breathe
06. Andy Wilson – I Need Your Touch
07. Andy Wilson – Forever Loved
08. Darren G & Bridson – Puppet Master

Miss Special K (Totally ‘Ardcore Showcase Mix) 
01. Miss Special K feat MC 3Man – Our Passion Our Way
02. Miss Special K – Come Together
03. Miss Special K feat Deanne – Colours
04. Miss Special K feat Dionne – I Missed You
05. Shax feat Age O – Mike Tyson
06. Wain Johnstone – Ounce Of Bounce (Miss Special K Remix) 
07. Miss Special K & Discore – Nothing But
08. Miss Special K & Cruze feat MC 3Man Special – Certain Someone
09. Miss Special K & Nocturnal Disorder – Find The Time
10. Shax feat Age O – I Miss You
11. Miss Special K feat Dionne – Friends Forever
12. Miss Special K – My Territory
13. Miss Special K feat Dionne – Stand By You
14. Miss Special K feat Deanne – Hypnotized
15. Helix – U R Everything (Klubfiller & Miss Special K Remix) 
16. Miss Special K feat Dionne – Rave All Night

Future State Unmixed Tracks 
01. Dys7 – Starface
02. Darwin – This Is 4 Ever
03. Daniel Seven vs Jonathan Carey – Goin’ In Heavy
04. Bridson – I’m Still Waiting (Snipes Remix) 
05. Olly P – Affected Asylum
06. Skinny – Ruffer & Tuffer
07. Bridson – Just A Sign
08. Andy Wilson – Need Your Touch
09. Elipton & Dys7 – Just For You
10. Jioyi – Seize On
11. Ken Masters – Mass NRG (Audio Warfare Remix) 

01. Sharp-E feat Bridson – I Can Breathe
02. Andy Wilson – Forever Loved
03. Bridson – Punk Mo Fo
04. Sc@r – Acid Porn Monkey (Ranzor Remix) 
05. Wain Johnstone – Ounce Of Bounce (Miss Special K Remix) 
06. Cruze & J@mie – Check This Out
07. Kyle WytchWood & D.M. Tonka – Your Ghost
08. Sp!ke – The New Age
09. DJ Square – Lift Off
10. Kevskii – That Vibe
11. Bridson & Killian – Fresh Cut Grass

You are one click away from getting all this! All this, for free? Sweet Lord, this is insane! So many tunes to listen to, so many great tracks are in this compilation! Future State have delivered an awesome album, with excellent and exquisite mixes by well established DJs. This is really interesting, to find such an awesome compilation, it does cause goosebumps to appear all over your body!

Every DJ mix is awesome. No errors, just pure music. Awesome stuff. The first mix has got a wicked start, and the flow continues throughout the whole compilation. It was really hard to pick a favourite track, so I just simply pick one track per mix, and one track per unmixed CD. There are simply too many great anthems to choose from, and it wouldn’t be fair to just pick one. There are 92 tracks to choose from..

DJSc@r and Reflux’s mix has got 2 amazing tracks that stand out compared to the others, and the two are ‘Back To You’ and ‘All I Know’. But I have to pick the first one, seeing as it’s a good track to start the mix with, and the vocals are a blessing. Ken Masters B2B Skinny also has 2 amazing tracks, Skinny’s own ‘Ruffer & Tuffer’ and ‘Fixx’, by Fracus. Skinny always has released tracks which sounded a lot like Scott Brown’s earlier stuff, and to this day I’m not sure if Skinny is actually another person, or a Scott Brown alias. His track is really amazing, but Fracus’ is slightely better.

Damn, Kyle WytchWood’s mix also has got some slammers in it, two I really dig. One is ‘Aria’ and the other is ‘I Hear You Calling’. Between these two tracks I can’t pick my favourite, they are both amazing. ‘Frozen’ is also a nice track, but I’ve heard the original and this version already a million times, so it’s my third favourite. Cruze’s mix has got it, everything I wanted to hear. His mix takes me back to the good ol’ days of UK Hardcore, the tracks he selected do have the sound we all love and miss. Best track? ‘You Should Know’. Why? Listen and hear Donna Grassie’s voice. SEXY. And sexy always wins.

Bridson’s mix is a good one, and the track that stands out, is ‘I Need Your Touch’. I’ve heard this track somewhere else before, and it took my breathe away. Probably one of the greatest tracks ever written. Miss Special K’s finest track has got to be ‘Friends Forever’. So happy and cheerful track, brought a smile on my face.

The unmixed discs contain a few outstanding tracks, but I can only pick 2, and one of them is ‘Need Your Touch’ by Andy Wilson. As I said earlier, probably the greatest track ever written, everything is perfect, the ultimate track. And the second? Close call between two tracks. DJ Square’s track is awesome, but seeing as I’m a Gabberhead, I do pick ‘Fresh Cut Grass’, it does have gabber sounding bits in it.

The compilation is a good one. Never a dull moment, and the DJs have given us their best mixes so far. Future State have done it, created the ultimate compilation. A compilation they should be proud off, and every DJ involved should be proud of their involvement. Their hard work has paid off, the result is astonishing. This is the, and I’m going to say it, the ultimate compilation. Who needs anything else, when you’ve got FSH volume 1? The best no-money can buy!

Look out for FSH volume 2, it will appear on your timeline in the near future. But in the meantime, check this out, and give each and everyone involved credit for what they’ve created. One amazing album.

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The Gold Mix – Mixed By JTS & Jozzi (2014)

The Gold Mix - Mixed By JTS & Jozzi

DJs: JTS & Jozzi
Genre/Style: Happy Hardcore, UK Hardcore, Powerstomp
Mix Info: The Gold Mix – Mixed By JTS & Jozzi
Length Mix: 01:01:37
Tracks: 20 (twenty)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN HERE
File Size: 141 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: JTS – Facebook Fanpage / Jozzi – Facebook Fanpage

2 days ago, if you were online, you would have spotted this brand new mix, made by JTS and Jozzi. If you haven’t, don’t worry, it’s time for you to download this bad boy and go bonkers. There’s a chance you’ve were at Defqon.1 and saw these two play live at the Gold stage, demolishing speakers and making sure that the ravers knew what UK Hardcore was/is, and how good these two DJs are. They weren’t the only two artists performing there, spreading the lovely sound we call UK Hardcore, let me name a few ambassadors of the sound: Cotts, Ravine, S3RL, Scott Brown, Suae, Weaver, and the list goes on. Yes ladies and gentlemen (who are not from Australia), they’ve got more to offer than just a lovely country, and they do more than just putting shrimps on the barby. They love UK Hardcore as much as we do!

JTS is not an unknown artist to me, I’ve reviewed many of his mixes before, but Jozzi was a complete unknown. I’ve seen tracks made by Jozzi before, but I never knew who he/she was. And after a quick look on the world wide web, I found out that Jozzi is a female DJ/producer from Australia. And here I was, thinking that DJ Sc@r was the only female DJ in Australia, how foolish of me to think that?! Never too late to be educated, eh?

I don’t know if they played B2B at Defqon.1, because I’m not on the official website of Q-Dance, but now I am, and the answer is yes. Both played on the Gold Stage, making sure that those ravers in front of them would never forget their names. And I reckon that you won’t forget their names either, seeing as this mix they’ve uploaded 2 days ago is such a wicked mix, a mix they should be proud of. Filled with the finest tunes from the wonderful world we adore and have embraced many years ago, and it’s called UK Hardcore. Or, seeing as the Australians are good at it too, maybe we should rename it and call it AUK Hardcore (AU/UK Hardcore)? The Australians know how to fabricate wicked tunes, and they know a thing or two about making a mix extremely good, and the result can be found on Soundcloud.. it’s called the Gold mix.

Anyone interested in a tracklist? You should be!

tracklist

01. JTS & Jozzi – Magic Touch (CD Intro) 
02. Technikore & JTS feat Lisa Abbott – Breakaway
03. Chris Unknown – The Haunting
04. Technikore & JTS – Party Party People
05. Michael Scout – Rave Against The Machine
06. Weaver & A.M.S. – Ra-Ta-Ta
07. Andy Wilson – Forever Loved (Ramos & Mob Remix) 
08. JTS & Jozzi – Just Bounce
09. Hixxy & Re-Con – Superhuman
10. Dougal & Gammer – Make It If We Try
11. Krewella – We Are One (JTS & Jozzi Remix) 
12. Al Storm – World Of Darkness (JTS Remix) 
13. Anon – FOOking Animals
14. Haze – Let Me Hear (First Mixdown) 
15. Defekt – Stars Fall (Stu Infinity Remix) 
16. Technikore, JTS & Cotts – Monster’s Belly
17. Joey Riot & Chaos – Get Down
18. Scott Brown – I’ll Be Yours (JTS Remix) 
19. Isaac vs Da Tweekaz – Sound Of The Underground (Olly P ‘Powerstomp’ Bootleg) 
20. Scott Brown – Zylax

I have to be careful: normally I would say that it’s a sexy looking tracklist, but I don’t want to look sexist. It’s a fantastic looking tracklist, yep, that’s more suitable.

The tracks JTS and Jozzi have selected for this are all amazing! A few new tracks, such as ‘Zylax’, ‘Let Me Hear’, ‘Just Bounce’, and the list goes on. I do love the build up, from lovely UK Hardcore/Happy Hardcore to Powerstomp at the end. This mix works well. Well selected tracks, no mixing errors.. could this be 2014’s finest mix? Well, it’s in the top 10, I have to be honest.

There’s one track I don’t like (at the moment), which is ‘Ra-Ta-Ta’. The actual track is amazing, but the vocals used are quite annoying. Without the ‘ra-ta-ta’ bit, this would have been an amazing track, and if they would have released it as an instrumental track, it would have worked. Now the bloody ‘ra-ta-ta’ won’t leave my head! How annoying.

My favourite track? ‘The Haunting’ is such a good track, ‘Stars Fall’, ‘Just Bounce’… I simply can’t choose. Can you? I reckon you can’t. There are simply too many awesome tracks to choose from. JTS and Jozzi have made a mix too damn good, I can’t stop listening to it. This is a quality mix, Australia’s finest UK Hardcore mix so far! Name one mix better than this one?! Name one, I dare you!

This mix has made me a very happy bunny!

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Swedish House Mafia – Until One (Continuous Mix) (2012)

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Artists: Swedish House Mafia
Genre/Style: Progressive House, Electro, Tech House, House, Euro House
Mix Info: ‘Until One’ Continuous Mix
Length Mix: 01:19:54
Tracks: 24 (twenty-four)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Swedish House Mafia – Facebook Fanpage

How did I miss it? Back in 2012 the Swedish House Mafia uploaded a mix onto their Soundcloud account, and it’s already been played nearly one and a half million times, and I’ve missed that? How’s that even possible, I spend hours on the world wide web, and don’t miss a single thing. Every meme and every bloody thing people write/upload has been seen by my eyes, but I didn’t see this? I should clearly visit my doctor, I think I’m going blind! But thankfully it’s never too late to hallucinate. And I don’t think I need to explain who the Swedish House Mafia are, they were the biggest Progressive House trio in the whole world. Active between 2005 and 2013, and still their music dominates the dancefloors all over the world. And if you ever had the opportunity to see them live, you must have experienced the unthinkable: a performance you will only witness once, and sadly after they decided to split up, you will never have the chance to see them ever again, as the Swedish House Mafia. The three key artists behind this succesful trio are Axwell, Angello and Ingrosso, and even though they are still quite active in the scene, the Mafia madness isn’t anymore. The only way to relive the past, is by playing this mix out loud, and sing the songs out loud.

The original CD was bought by myself when it was released, and to this day I can’t remember who I lend it to. I can’t find it anywhere, and I know that I gave it away to someone to borrow, but I reckon that I won’t see it anymore.But who cares about that? If you were one of my friends who actually took my CD and never returned it, you should be ashamed. Well, I should focus on the actual mix instead of dwelling on what has happened in the past.

Swedish House Mafia, a trio who have played everywhere, and made history again and again. They have a well impressive back catalogue, with many hits such as ‘One’, ‘Miami 2 Ibiza’, ‘Save The World’, ‘Greyhound’, and ofcourse their most famous hit ‘Don’t You Worry Child’. Looking at the actual chart list on Wikipedia, ‘One’ was a number one hit in the Netherlands, and not anywhere else, and yet their most famous hit reached the fifth position back in 2012, and number 1 in many other countries. We Dutch are weird, but we do love the Swedish House Mafia.

Sweden, they’ve got more to offer than just Abba, Roxette, Europe, Ace Of Base… not saying that the previous artists aren’t good, they are legendary, but their achievements are on a different level, compared to what the Swedish House Mafia have reached. And ofcourse Sweden has Ikea, but still nothing can compete to what kind of impact the Swedish House Mafia have had on the whole world. Yes, it’s a blessing to build your own furniture, but what’s better: music or spending hours fiddling with small parts, to create something to sit on? Music, indeed.

Anyone, it’s time for you all to see the tracklist, and I reckon that I’m already too late, you’ve probably heard this mix a million times…

tracklist

01. Swedish House Mafia feat Tinie Tempah – Miami 2 Ibiza (Extended Vocal Mix) 
02. Swedish House Mafia feat Tinie Tempah – Miami 2 Ibiza (Instrumental) 
03. Sander van Doorn – Reach Out / The Source feat Candi Staton – You’ve Got The Love (Acappella) 
04. Laidback Luke & Swedish House Mafia feat Deborah Cox – Leave The World Behind
05. Axwell feat Errol Reid – Nothing But Love
06. Steve Angello & AN21 – Valodja
07. TV Rock feat Rudy – In The Air (Axwell Remix) 
08. Sebastian Ingrosso feat MGMT – Kidsos / Justice vs Simian – We Are Your Friends (Acappella) 
09. Prok & Fitch pres Nanchang Nancy – Walk With Me (Axwell vs Daddy’s Groove Remix) 
10. Steve Angello – Walking On Tivoli
11. Benny Benassi – Satisfaction
12. Steve Angello & Laidback Luke feat Robin S – Show Me Love
13. Steve Angello – Knas
14. Sebastian Ingrosso & Dirty South – Meich / Coldplay – Clocks
15. Sebastian Ingrosso & Dirty South & David Guetta feat Julie McKnight – How Soon Is Now
16. AN21 & Max Vangeli – Swedish Beauty / Louie Vega & Jay ‘Sinister’ Sealee feat Julie McKnight – Diamond Life (Acappella) 
17. Supermode – Tell Me Why
18. Adrian Lux – Teenage Crime (Axwell & Henrik B Remode) 
19. Steve Angello – Monday
20. Miike Snow – Silvia (Sebastian Ingrosso & Dirty South Remix) 
21. Axwell feat Max C – I Found You (Remode) 
22. Daft Punk – One More Time
23. Swedish House Mafia – One
24. Swedish House Mafia feat Pharrell – One (Your Name) (Vocal Mix) 

I still regret lending this CD to my so called friend, I wish I still had it in my possession. At least we’ve got the mix, and we can embrace what kind of impact their first studio album had.

If the tracklist is incorrect, I do apologise, I had to go onto several websites to find it. I just copy-pasted it. Well, at least we’ve got the most tracks correct, and those tracks are obviously written and produced by the Swedish House Mafia. Look at the tracks, and remember the impact, the whole world experienced a force previously not seen or heard before. Hit after hit dominated the world, and play it nowadays and you will still get thousands of people going mad in front of you. Or hear it on the radio, and people will sing along, and bounce around like a monkey on acid.

So many great anthems are in this mix. ‘One’ was one of my favourite tracks, but let’s not underrate ‘Leave The World Behind’, or ‘Miami 2 Ibiza’. I’m not a fan of the vocal versions of the original tracks, I do appreciate instrumental tracks more. Thank God there are a couple of instrumental tracks of their hits in this mix. But one vocal version can not be underestimated: ‘Leave The World Behind’ had such an impact, people all around the world still get goosebumps when they hear it, and I do too.

A few tracks in this mix aren’t my cup of tea, mainly because I’ve heard them a million times before, and they were killed by the amount of airtime they got. ‘One More Time’, ‘Satisfaction’, ‘Tell Me Why’ and the list goes on. Thank God the rest of the mix is good and the tracks made by the Mafia stand out, otherwise this would have been a boring mix.

The quality of the tunes made by the Swedish House Mafia is relentless, you can not deny that they dominated the world between 2008 and 2013. Still a highly regarded trio, if they could ever come back, it would be embraced by the whole world.

If you are still a fan, and want to know more, there’s a DVD you can purchase. Go to their website or their Facebook fanpage, and find out more about the trio. In the meantime, why not listen to this mix, and love the Swedes. Not Ikea, not Abba, but the Swedish House Mafia. Who else?

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