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M-Project Interview (2015)

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TheCrazyDutchmansBlog has the honour to interview one of the fastest rising stars in the Powerstomp scene, a mysterious man who has dominated the Makina scene for many years, and who’s well known for wearing a pantyhose, a safety mask and Kanye West looking glasses. Last year he became part of the Lethal Theory crew, and this year he released his album, which is called ‘Project: Powerstomp’. We are honoured, and hopefully we can unravel the mystery that is M-Project.

How are you, sir? How’s life treating you?
“Things are going great.”

You are a rising star in the Powerstomp scene, and have gained many fans since you got signed to Lethal Theory’s label, but before you discovered Powerstomp, you were (and still are) well known for making Makina. When did you discover Makina, and why did it attract you?
“I think it was around 1999-2000.
The first release I got was “Professional DJ’s Volumen 2” and the first vinyl I got was “Bio-Technology – Guitar Spell (Remix)”.
Then I got a mix CD called “Tekno Women”. This one made me think of producing Makina. I still love old tunes on Bit Music. they have good vibes and power to blow away bad feelings.”

M-Project

Makina is quite populair in Spain, and is quite difficult to explain what the it actually is. But if you could try and explain it by naming a track which resembles the Makina sound, which would it be?
“It’s pretty difficult to explain. “Makina” used to be techno (all kinds of dance music in Spain) or just a DJ style before.

(I don’t want to start talking about the origin since there are some opinions about it.)

But now, it’s a kind of Hardcore. The typical sound is like… uplifting/bouncy groove, melodious synth riff, and chopped voice samples. Of course there are some styles not like I mentioned. And Makina is still evolving.”

Which artist(s) drew your attention, and inspired you to become a DJ/producer? Who are your favourite Makina producers/DJs?
“DJ Pildo, konik, Skudero, Xavi Metralla, Ruboy and a lot of Spanish producers! (They have tons of aliases so it’s hard to figure out who they are!)”

You are a Japanese DJ/producer, and known to be the first Makina producer in Japan, but how did people react to you bringing Makina to your homeland? Were people excited to hear this new sound?
“Yes. The first wave was 2001.

“Metal One – Melodies Of Passion II” EP sold over 200 copies.

“Piramide – Herz And Herz” sold over 300 copies.

And Makina compilations sold 50-70 copies for each title.

Those songs were super popular and a lot of people start liking Makina sound around 2001.”

Looking at your Discogs page (which is quite impressive), you have released a lot since 2002, and your music has appeared on many compilations, including your own. Looking back at what you have achieved, could you have predicted back in 2002 that you would become so succesful? Did you ever pinch yourself, thinking everything was a dream?
“I worked hard to make sure everything went according to my plan. It took forever, though (lol).”

M-Project

Between the years 2007 and 2012 you have performed at an event called Anime Central, an annual Japanese anime convention, held in America. Can you remember your set, and how the people reacted to your take on Makina?
“Anime Central and ravers there were so good.

Even though some of them didn’t know my music, their reaction was amazing, and I’ll never forget that.”

And did you wear the costume you are known for? Why do you actually wear pantyhoses and glasses?
“To hide my face and stuff? That’s it.”

According to your Facebook fanpage, you discovered Powerstomp last year. How did you came across this rather new style, and why did it grab your attention?
“Actually, I found “Powerstomp” in early 2013 when I searched on Soundcloud.

I love Dutch/Italian hardcore and gabber, early hardstyle and UK hardcore.

Powerstomp has everything I love. and I felt the potential from Powerstomp.”

Makina and Powerstomp, two different worlds. And yet it drew your attention, and you started making music, which were released (and still are) on labels such as Scarred Digital, Justice Hardcore, Contagious Records and more. Has it got a fanbase in Japan?
“A lot of people start liking Powerstomp because of my releases and activities.

I think more Japanese people will love Powerstomp.”

You are Lethal Theory’s first Japanese artist to be signed, but are you also the first Japanese Powerstomp producer?
“I think my friend, Liqo is the first person who start making Powerstomp in Japan.”

How did you get signed to Lethal Theory? Did Joey Riot call you and did he say to you “We want you to be part of the crew”? Is it that simple?
“Yea. It was kind of like that. It was very unexpected.

Since my English is not good enough (especially speaking), the conversation was through e-mail.”

M-Project

After being signed to the world’s biggest Powerstomp label Lethal Theory, you have gained a lot of new fans from all over the world, who are digging the music you are making. Is there a specific way of making a Powerstomp track, a secret formula to make every track a succes?
“Using a stereo imager for the master channel to make enough space in the middle to emphasize the kick drum.

I’m not good at teaching by the way!”

Not only have you released many tracks via lots of labels, you have also released your own album, which is called ‘Project: Powerstomp’ (I’ll add the buy here link to Hardcore Underground’s website). How are the fans reacting to your first Powerstomp album, and are there more in the pipeline?
“I’ve got amazing feedback so far.

I’ll release something this summer but I’ve not decided the details yet.”

Recently, the might Lethal Theory has released the second instalment of ‘This Is Powerstomp’,  and there are quite a few of your tracks on it, (‘Power To The Stomp’, ‘Going Loud’, ‘Drop It’). You’ve worked with a few fellow Powerstomp fanatics like Lady Dubbz, MC Obie and Riko. The album will do well, seeing as the previous instalment did extremely well. How do you feel about being a member of the Lethal Theory gang?
“I’m so glad that I joined such a big label.

Since I became a member of Lethal Theory, I’ve gotten a lot of messages and offers from British DJs and producers.

I want to be more popular to deserve this big label.”

*teaser for TIP2: https://soundcloud.com/joeyriot/this-is-powerstomp-volume-2-audio-advert

If you could have a ‘carte blanche’, and you could work with anyone, who would you work with, and why? 
“Ah.. if I had enough time and if I could find the copyright holders, I would want to make remixes of old makina songs.”

Quite difficult question to ask, but I ask it anyway: if you had to choose between Makina and Powerstomp, which style would you choose as your favourite, and why?
“UGH! I can’t choose!

If I have to, I’ll choose Makinastomp!”

M-Project

Any gigs planned in the near future? Where can people see M-Project performing?
“Only in Tokyo so far. Acutually I got some messages about being booked in the US and Europe.

But I’m not sure it’ll happen or not, since the flight from here to the US or Europe is too expensive!”

Music wise, any upcoming releases people should look out for?
“I’m working on a new compilation called “UNDERGROUND MAKINA CONNECTIONZ VOL.18”

This time, we’ll collaborate with konik’s label “DJ’S aT WORK”.”

*teaser for UMC18: https://soundcloud.com/m-project_suzumoto/blow-up-the-rave

I always ask a random question, seeing as I’m ‘the crazy Dutchman’, so here’s the question: on a lot of your albums there are very busty women on the cover. Is there a secret fetish people should know about?
“I just love the illustrator’s art :P”

Make sure you follow M-Project on several media sites, because he’s a an unstoppable force you should look out for. A name, a mystery. This man has got a prosperous future ahead, and if you want to know more about M-Project, bookmark these pages, and if you are liking the Powerstomp/Makina sounds, you should also check out several albums he did or appeared on, it’s worth your pounds/pennies!
Thank you M-Project for this insightful interview, sadly we haven’t reveiled his secret identity. It will remain a mystery.
And, as usual, there’s a mix underneath the interview, if you still want to know how awesome his music is. Expect more of this on the latest TIP2 CD and on M-Project’s own album, ‘Project: Powerstomp’. 

M-Project on Twitter
* M-Project on Facebook
* M-Project on Soundcloud

Lethal Theory Website

* This Is Powerstomp Volume 2 – Buy Here
* M-Project – Project: Powerstomp – Buy Here

Jenny J Vocal Showcase (2014)

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A couple of months ago I spotted a mix on Soundcloud, a showcase mix for a female vocalist. But it didn’t include a tracklist, so it was a no no for me. Fortunately, a couple of days ago I received a notification from Soundcloud that someone uploaded a tracklist, and it was Jenny J herself who uploaded it, so now I can share this mix with you all.

Jenny J, a very succesful UK Hardcore vocalist, has been in the game for a long time, and her vocals have been used in many tracks, but not only in the UK Hardcore scene is she a star, but also in many other scenes has her name become well known. Her showcase mix was uploaded to show everyone her strength as a female vocalist, and if you look at the tracklist, you have to give her all the credits, for lending her voice to these monster anthems. It’s unbelievable that she has featured in so many tracks, and they’ve all became anthems that shook dancefloors all over the UK and the world.

The mix is rather short, only 21 minutes long, but it contains 7 tracks, probably her best work so far. The tracklist is gorgeous, but not as good as her voice. I reckon you will be amazed after realising how good and warm her voice is, and how she takes the track to the next level. Are you ready, anyone want to see the tracklist?

tracklist

01. Technikore feat Jenny J – Lights Down Low
02. Paul EP vs Jenny J – Sky Falls Down
03. Organ Donors feat Jenny J – Girlies Wet (Breeze & Modulate Remix) 
04. Pinnacle feat Jenny J – R U Ready To Fly
05. United Forces feat Jenny J – There Is A Star (Fat Steve, Dave Castellano & Jonny G Remix) 
06. Chris Fear feat Jenny J – I Never Felt This Way
07. Jenny J – Forever (unfinished)

Look at that!!! Wicked tracklist, so many great anthems (well, not many, but 7 great anthems are still anthems) are in this mix. The result? An astonishing mix, showcasing Jenny J’s strength as a vocalist, probably one of UK Hardcore’s finest vocalist out there.

I never knew it was her voice you can hear in ‘Girlies Wet’. Such a sexy track, really sexy, and if you compare it to, for example, ‘Lights Down Low’, they are completely different! Such a diversity can she bring to the scene, and her voice can lift a track to the next level. An original track or a remix from an oldskool classic (for those kids, track number 4 was originally made by Dune), she can do them all with ease.

The best track in this mix? Well, ‘Girlies Wet’ has made my trousers move, and ‘R U Ready To Fly’ made me want to dance all night long whilst listening to Eurodance music, but the best one has got to be ‘Lights Down Low’. Such a euphoric track, one of UK Hardcore’s finest tracks ever made! Her voice suits the track, and alongside Technikore they’ve made a dancefloor smasher.

A very solid and short showcase mix. It took several months for me to have it with a tracklist, but now I can share it with you all. And it’s worth it. A very talented name, this Jenny J. Write down her name in your diary (if you are a woman), and if you are a man, make sure you bookmark her page.

If angels could sing, they would sing like Jenny J. Does that mean she could be an angel?

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Artist: Jenny J
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore
Mix Info: Jenny J Vocal Showcase
Length Mix: 00:21:29
Tracks: 7 (seven)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN HERE
File Size: 49.1 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Jenny J – Facebook Fanpage

Bass-D – Mindcontroller Megamix 2011 Part 2

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Mindcontroller 2011

It’s really a business to find awesome mixes on Soundcloud nowadays, try to find a proper one takes hours of browsing, and seeing as it’s not the fastest timeline in the world, after an hour you start to get bored, and do other things on the web. But for those who stick by it, and continue looking, they might find awesome music, maybe a tad old, but still extremely wicked. Like Bass-D’s mix for Mindcontroller (which you can find if you press ‘Mincontroller’ instead of ‘Mindcontroller’), which he did back in 2011. An oldie, but still worthy enough to hear it. And if megamixes are your cup of tea, make sure you go onto Bass-D Soundcloud page, he’s got hours of megamixes (most of them being reviewed by myself, ofcourse).

If you are into Oldskool Hardcore/Gabber, and you are digging this mix, you can also go to Mindcontroller’s next event, which is going to be held on the 28th of February. And guess who’s on the DJ list? Bass-D. But not only him, also The Darkraver, Ruffneck, Mental Theo, Promo, Flamman & Abraxas, Predator, Chosen Few, Buzz Fuzz and many more. Already a well established brand, Mindcontroller, so you won’t be disappointed. The line-up looks extremely awesome, and if you go to their Facebook fanpage, you can find links to more mixes, and guess what? Bass-D did another one! How awesome is this man? It’s like he likes doing megamix after megamix?! Which is a good thing for us Gabbers, seeing as we grew up listening to megamixes all the time. Hardcore is not dead, and will never be, as long Bass-D’s around, showing his skills and passion for the Oldskool sound.

The tracklist is awesome. I grew up and danced throughout the 90s listening to Hardcore, and to this day the 90s sound still appeals to me more than the present day sound. I’m a fan of the Oldskool, because it was groundbreaking music. And to me that’s the most important thing about the music, it paved the way for the music to change into the sound we all know. But back in the 90s things changed, many artists gave it a heart and soul, and experimented a lot. As you can tell by listening to this mix, it was a huge scene, with a wide range of sounds, which gave the scene a face. Hardcore wasn’t just boom boom boom, it was well made by artists who loved and adored the music. Hardcore’s here to stay.

Let’s see this tracklist. It will blow your mind away.

tracklist

01. Intro
02. G-Town Madness – Determination
03. Isaac & The Viper – Funky Beats
04. Bass Reaction – Technophobia
05. Rotterdam Terror Corps – There’s Only One Terror (Stunned Guys Remix)
06. DJ Sim – Simbiosis
07. The Masochist – Anticipation
08. G-Town Madness Meets Attic & Stylzz – The Legacy Continues
09. Miss Flower – Mr Randall
10. The Demoniac – One Two
11. Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo – Live At London
12. G-Shock – Demons
13. Isaac & The Viper – Trigga Finga
14. Plexus – Cactus Rhythm (Stunned Guys Remix)
15. Bazeman – Can You Feel The Bass
16. Lancinhouse Meets The Stunned Guys – Atmosphera
17. Public Domain – Rock This Joint
18. The Masochist – Mzkzm
19. Tilt – Sound Of Emergency
20. Dyewitness – Only If I Had One More (Remix)
21. Buzz Fuzz – Ill Behaviour
22. Scott Brown – Detonated
23. Hard Creation – Are You Down
24. Genaside – Fuck You
25. Diss Reaction – DJ Lan
26. Ilsa Gold – Silke
27. Buzz Fuzz – Dreamgirl
28. Delirium Featuring Buzz Fuzz – Immortality
29. Paul Elstak – Life Is Like A Dance
30. The Powerdome – The Guestlist
31. Rotterdam Terror Corps – Hardcore Slam
32. Stunned Guys – I Am A Gabber
33. Six Pack – Drunken Piece Of Shit
34. Paul Elstak – Drummachine
35. Isaac & Pagan – 2 Definitions
36. Reyes – Live Forever
37. Ectomorph – Heartbeat
38. Hocus Pocus – Here’s Johnny
39. Jeremy – The Flow
40. Wasting Program – Step Right Up Folks (Step One Mix)
41. Buzz Fuzz – D Leria
42. Billy The Kid – Clappin’ Your Hands
43. OG’s – Tik Tak
44. Kool Killers – Whistling Whistling
45. Brothers In Law – Happy Motherfucker
46. Omar Santana – Come On
47. Dr Phil Omanski – BZRK Feelings (Toni Salmonelli Remix)
48. Lockjaw – Ruff ‘N Ruggin’
49. U4EA – Crisia (Stunned Guys Remix)
50. Air Miles – Children (Isaac Remix)
51. Lancinhouse Meets The Stunned Guys – Fuckin’ Sweat
52. Predator – The Strongest Gang
53. Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo – Verrotted
54. Nitrogen – Bad Bwoy
55. Paul Elstak – Rockin’ Beats
56. Zerox – Pumpin’
57. Scott Brown vs Omar Santana – Shoot This MF
58. Jean Sibart & Joel Trambel – Right is Wrong
59. Juggernaut – XTC Motherfucker
60. Ricci & MC Hair – Sgam Sgam
61. Cybernators – Not Responsible
62. Duo Pennotti – Addicted 2 Raves (Buzz Fuzz Remix)
63. Bass-D & King Matthew – All Right
64. Ectomorph – The Fall Of Babylon
65. Predator – Art Attack
66. Stunned Guys – Io Sono Vivo
67. Scotchman – Get Busy Time
68. Tiny Tot – La Bambolina (Stunned Guys Remix)
69. Bertocucci Feranzano – E Motion
70. Bass-D & King Matthew – Is New York In The House
71. Scrumbleheads – How It Sounds (Omar Santana Remix)
72. Leathernecks – At War (Remix)
73. Gizmo – The End Of The Beginning
74. 3 Steps Ahead – Gangster
75. Delta 9 – No More Regrets
76. Bodylotion – Mellow Moenie Mauwe
77. Rotterdam Terror Corps – Sound Of Madness
78. The Prophet – Dominatin’ (Dano’s Summer Remix)

A WICKED tracklist. It’s a fact, Bass-D is the ultimate hero, he keeps on making megamix after megamix, and they are all good. Never a dull moment with Bass-D.

He mixed 78 tracks in a 79 minute long mix, and that makes him a hero. The tracks he has selected back in 2011 were awesome, with a few minor tracks (personal opinion), but still the vibe is excellent. This mix might cause goosebumps to appear, if you like and love the Oldskool sound.

The best track? Damn, that’s hard. I’m a 94-95 fan, so the tracks made back then make me bounce harder. I can’t pick one track, I simply can’t. Lockjaw’s ‘Ruff ‘N Ruggin” is still an awesome track, ‘BZRK Feelings’ has got those vocals I adore, ‘The Flow’ is an underrated classic, anything made or remixed by Buzz Fuzz is always good… too many good anthems in this mix.

What’s not to like? Well, tracks such as ‘Children’. they aren’t my cup of tea. But thankfully they aren’t played long, only a minute or so, seeing as it’s otherwise impossible to fit in 78 tracks in a 79 minute long mix.

A fantastic mix, a classic mix. I could have reviewed Bass-D latest mix, but I found it too darn late, I already started typing this review. But it still applies to the general thought of Mindcontroller: if it’s Oldskool enough, it’s good enough to be played. They keep the Hardcore scene alive by bringing the roots of it all to the masses, and with Bass-D at their side, they are going to demolish the dancefloor on the 28th this month. A wonderful mix, and if this is your cup of tea, make sure you see Bass-D live! Worth your pennies/pounds/euros…..

Hardcore will never die. Fact.

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DJ: Bass-D
Genre/Style: Hardcore Techno, Gabber, Rave, Oldskool
Mix Info: Mindcontroller Megamix 2011 Part 2
Length Mix: 01:19:20
Tracks: 78 (seventy-eight)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN HERE
File Size: 181 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Mindcontroller – Facebook Fanpage

Ministry Of Sound – Decade 2000-2009 (2013)

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Decade 2000-2009

A couple of weeks ago I bought this album in a well known supermarket, where it was half priced. I would have bought this when it was released, but seeing as I haven’t been in a lot of record stores in the UK over the last couple of years, and the fact that many are closed or closing down, it’s really a shame. Yes, I could have bought it online, but I simply haven’t, seeing as I’m not a fan of digital stuff, I’m a physical copy fanatic. So when I saw this laying there on its own, I had to buy it, and I did. An album, focussed on 9 years of excellent music? Who doesn’t want that?

Ministry of Sound is well known for their great albums/compilations, and over the years I have collected many of them. For me it started back in 2003, after I purchased ‘Dave Pearce Dance Anthems Summer 2003′. A friend of mine already bought a copy, and after he played it to me, I had to buy it. It’s still one amazing album, probably the best MOS have ever released, but it has been damaged after many years of abuse (a.k.a. playing it too often). That was my introduction to the wonderful world we call MOS. Many years later I was given the opportunity to celebrate my birthday in the actual club in London, and it was amazing! The music was loud, the DJs were good, and I had one amazing evening/night. You know that you had a wicked night out when you walk out the club all sweaty and hearing a constant ‘beep’. That’s when you know you raved the night away. Ministry of Sound has been a well established name for me since 2003, so when I purchased this album, it brought a smile on my face, because after looking at the tracklist quickly, I noticed that it was jam packed with those classic anthems we all danced to.

The tracklist is amazing. So many anthems, it’s unbelievable that the 00s created so many anthems! Some were played too often, and got killed by the media (like ‘Satisfaction’, ‘Put Your Hands Up For Detroit’, ‘Lady’ and more), but if you not listen to them for a while, you will miss them. After not hearing these tunes for years, the first time I heard them again, I felt like a teenager approaching his twenties. Time does fly by, and my generation has listened to memorable tunes, and they will never be taken away from us.  This was an amazing decade for us all, and this compilation looked extremely good. But is it any good?

tracklist

CD ONE: 
01. Eric Prydz – Call On Me
02. The Shapeshifters – Lola’s Theme
03. Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight)
04. M&S presents… The Girl Next Door – Salsoul Nugget
05. Shakedown – At Night
06. Room 5 feat Oliver Cheatham – Make Luv
07. Michael Gray – The Weekend
08. Booty Luv – Boogie 2nite (Seamus Haji Big Love Remix) 
09. Boogie Pimps – Somebody To Love
10. Beatfreakz – Somebody’s Watching Me (Hi_Tack Radio Edit) 
11. Steve Angello & Laidback Luke feat Robin S. – Show Me Love
12. Tim DeLuxe feat Sam Obernik – It Just Won’t Do
13. Axwell – Feel The Vibe (‘Til The Morning Comes)
14. Uniting Nations – Out Of Touch
15. Bob Sinclar feat Steve Edwards – World, Hold On (Children Of The Sky)
16. Soul Central feat Kathy Brown – Strings Of Life (Stronger On My Own)
17. Stonebridge feat Therese – Put ‘Em High (JJ’s Radio Edit)
18. Freemasons feat Amanda Wilson – Love On My Mind
19. Joey Negro – Make A Move On Me
20. Solu Music feat Kimblee – Fade (Grant Nelson Big Room Remix) 

CD TWO:  
01. David Guetta vs The Egg – Love Don’t Let Me Go (Walking Away)
02. Fedde Le Grand – Put Your Hands Up For Detroit
03. Bodyrox feat Luciana – Yeah Yeah (D. Ramirez Radio Edit) 
04. Calvin Harris – Acceptable In The 80s
05. Benny Benassi presents The Biz – Satisfaction
06. Eric Prydz – Pjanoo
07. Armand van Helden feat Tara McDonald – My My My
08. Tom Novy feat Michael Marshall – Your Body
09. Ida Corr vs Fedde Le Grand – Let Me Think About It
10. Freaks – The Creeps (Get On The Dancefloor)
11. Mason vs Princess Superstar – Perfect (Exceeder)
12. Studio B – I See Girls (Crazy) (Tom Neville Radio Edit) 
13. Dave Spoon – At Night
14. Axwell feat Max’C – I Found U (Remode)
15. Justice vs Simian – We Are Your Friends
16. Mylo – In My Arms
17. Supermode – Tell Me Why
18. Cabin Crew – Star To Fall
19. Sharam – PATT (Party All The Time)
20. Sanim – Heater

CD THREE:  
01. Dizzee Rascal feat Armand van Helden – Bonkers
02. Kid Cudi vs Crookers – Day ‘N’ Nite
03. Sidney Samson feat Wizard Sleeve – Riverside (Lets Go!)
04. Guru Josh Project – Infinity 2008 (Klaas Vocal Edit) 
05. Chuckie & LMFAO – Let The Bass Kick In Miami Girl
06. Skepta – Rolex Sweep (Vandalism Remix) 
07. Alex Gauding feat Crystal Waters – Destination Calabria
08. Infernal – From Paris To Berlin
09. September – Cry For You
10. Tomcraft – Loneliness
11. Utah Saints – Something Good ’08
12. Rui Da Silva feat Cassandra – Touch Me
13. Cascada – Miracle
14. DJ Sammy & Yanou feat Do – Heaven
15. DHT feat Edmée – Listen To Your Heart
16. Sash! feat Stunt – Raindrops (Encore Une Fois)
17. Zombie Nation – Kernkraft 400
18. Basshunter feat DJ Mental Theo’s Bazzheadz – Now You’re Gone
19. Lasgo – Something
20. Darude – Sandstorm

The tracklist does look gorgeous, doesn’t it? It brings a smile on your face, and if you are looking at this whilst sitting behind your computer, I reckon you are already on Youtube, looking at all those videos, the ones that didn’t make any sense whatsoever, but the amount of sideboob and good looking ladies made them worth watching.

This CD starts with probably the greatest track ever written, and Eric Prydz’s biggest track ‘Call On Me’. Still to this day a monster anthem, and there’s no other track on this CD that can come close to the effect this one had on us all. Especially the video, after watching it, many men signed up for fitness lessons, and yet they never saw anything as gorgeous as what they saw in the video. It was a life changing video, and the tune still makes many people dance, and shout out the lyrics. My all time favourite track, without a doubt.

The rest of the album goes at a steady flow, many amazing and memorable tunes. Some a bit too cheesy, but still entertaining enough. This will take you back to the 00s, when these tunes dominated the charts for weeks in a row, and every radio station played them at least once every hour. Powerful tunes, and without lying they still have an impact on us all. There’s not one single track you can’t sing along to, or know how it goes.

Not every track has been a success for me. Sadly they are all on CD Three. ‘Let The Bass Kick In Miami Girl’, ‘Riverside’, ‘From Paris To Berlin’, ‘Cry For You’, ‘Listen To Your Heart’ and ‘Raindrops’ are the tunes that made me want to throw away this disc: they were annoying when they were released, and still are (to me). But there were still a few anthems in there, and that’s the main reason why I kept this disc. ‘Touch Me’ is the ultimate track on this disc, such an underrated classic. On disc 2 it’s ‘At Night’ that makes me move the hardest.

A good album, it has to be said. Loving the vibes, loving the ride back to the years when I danced  the night away. These tunes made the difference, some extremely cheesy, but even in 2015 they make you move a lot. Thinking back this decade has changed the music industry completely, and this album showcases that the music changed, and that we should not underestimate this decade, seeing as it has given us so many memorable tunes.

Anyone got a time machine? I want to go back. Back to the clubs, and hear these tunes again.

Here’s a mashup mix you might like to see/hear. Mixed by Robin Skouteris, which you can also find on Soundcloud…

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Artists: Various Artists
Genre/Style: House, Electro House, Euro House
Release Year: 2013
Info: Ministry Of Sound – Decade 2000-2009
CDs: 3 (three)
Length CDs: +/- 3 hours
Tracks: 60 (sixty)
Label: Ministry Of Sound
Product Number: MOSCD350
Buy/Download: BUY FROM HERE
More InformationMinistry Of Sound – Official Website

Technikore 2015 Promo Mix

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technikore

Technikore is back with a brand new mix! This man is on fire, seeing as it’s not that long ago since he last uploaded a mix. The last mix was the Xmas mix, which you can find on his Soundcloud page too. This man is keeping us entertained, and with this brand new mix, he keeps us entertained for at least 30 minutes, depending on if you like the mix or not. But I reckon you will love this mix a lot, seeing as most of us really like vocally UK Hardcore, especially when it’s made by Technikore or other well established artists.

If you have paid attention, this is a Technikore mix, not a Technikal mix. If you were looking for a Technikal mix, this isn’t the one you are looking for. Check out his Soundcloud page for hours of fun, and I do mean fun: it’s a ravers paradise, this DJs page.

Technikore is one well established name within the UK Hardcore scene, with hit after hit this man isn’t up and coming, this man doesn’t need to prove who he is, and what he stands for. Since I first encountered a Technikore mix (which was many years ago) I fell in love with his style and vision on what UK Hardcore should sound like. His approach hasn’t changed a lot over the years, and that’s what I like about Technikore, he stays true to the music. Don’t get me wrong, he can make raw and filthy tracks, but he’s mostly known for making excellent vocally UK Hardcore tracks, and in this mix you can find a couple of wicked vocally tracks. Or as Technikore says : “30 minutes of recent 170 bpm goodness!”. Are you ready for it?

tracklist

01. Gregor Le Dahl & Dan S feat Nathalie – Devil In Disguise (Technikore Remix) 
02. Shirobon – Regain Control (Dougal & Gammer Remix) 
03. Technikore & Mob – Fallen
04. Porter Robinson – Sad Machine (Technikore Remix) 
05. Squad-E vs Alex K – Heaven
06. Technikore & Intraspekt vs Paradise – Had Enough Light
07. Darren Styles vs Dougal & Gammer – Stay Young
08. Technikore – Sun Is Rising

Wow. What a brilliant and sexy looking tracklist! If you were looking for a wicked UK Hardcore mix, look no further. So many great anthems are in this mix, I doubt it you will another mix as good as this one. Try it, and you will fail.

The mix starts off with a smashing remix of ‘Devil In Disguise’, and it grabs your attention from the first second. Until the mix ends, you will hear the finest tunes money can buy, and they are all excellent. Super awesome vocally tracks, Technikal is on fire. He picked the right tracks we all wanted to hear.

To me, the best track is.. oh, that’s difficult. I really like ‘Devil In Disguise’, ‘Stay Young’, ‘Had Enough Light’, ‘Heaven’… basically the whole mix is awesome, but the vocals that touched me the most, are within the track ‘Sun Is Rising’. Don’t know who does the vocals, but she’s awesome. Super sexy, and excellent build up. Many producers can learn from Technikore, he knows how to make a track work.

These tracks are all so sexy, if anyone would make a ’50 Shades Of UK Hardcore’, these tracks would be in it. Especially ‘Sun Is Rising’. Is it too early to name this Technikore’s finest track ever made? ‘Devil In Disguise’ has got to be the finest remix he has ever made. Fact.

Again, if you were looking for a Hard House mix, this mix isn’t made by Technikal, but by Technikore. UK Hardcore’s finest producer and DJ. I do adore the music Technikal makes, but this is much better. Technikore is not human, he’s a God. Name another producer who can do this as well as he does. Name one.

One fantastic mix, hope he keeps them coming. The world doesn’t turn without Technikore. He’s the God of music, fact.

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DJ: Technikore
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, EDMCore, TechnikoreCore, Happy Hardcore
Mix Info: Technikore 2015 Promo Mix
Length Mix: 00:30:16
Tracks: 8 (eight)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN HERE
File Size: 41.5 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 192kbps
More Information: Technikore – Facebook Fanpage

Circus Reloaded Vol. 2 – The DJ Mix (2015)

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Circus Reloaded Vol. 2 - The DJ Mix

A week ago something really nice appeared on Mixcloud, and if you are interested in Dubstep/EDM/Drum & Bass, you might want to check it out: Circus Records’ latest release, which is called ‘Reloaded Vol. 2′. But not the whole album, they are not stupid at Circus Records. They’ve uploaded the DJ mix of this wonderful and new album, containing most of the tracks you can find on the album, which you can get from iTunes right now. Check the Mixcloud page for the links.

I don’t need to explain who or what Circus Records is/are, because you are a fan, just like me. You are also following them on Soundcloud, and already on Mixcloud, I reckon. But if you do follow them on Soundcloud, you’ve probably noticed a mix similar to this one, and you might think that it’s the same mix, but it clearly isn’t. The mix on Soundcloud (which has over 32k plays already) is a minimix, and the mix on Mixcloud is a proper, oldskool megamix. Both mixes are focussed on teasing people to actually purchase the album, but have they done the job properly? Do these mixes excite people? Only one answer, which is ‘yes’. The mix on Mixcloud doesn’t have as much plays as the Soundcloud mix, but they are both excellent teasers: I haven’t stopped listening to it, the tunes are amazing! So, before you press play, make sure you are able to purchase this album on Itunes, because you need this album, you really do.

The tracklist for this mix, anyone interested? You should. Again, it’s not the whole album, the album contains 23 tracks, and this mix only 19. So if you get excited after hearing this promo mix, you are in for a treat: 4 more records for you to discover.

tracklist

01. The McMash Clan – Shadow Dance
02. Robots Can’t Dance – Bada Bing
03. Doctor P – The Sound Of Science
04. Cookie Monsta – Let’s Get Wobbly
05. Doctor P – Shishkabob (Cookie Monsta Trap Remix) 
06. Diskord – Tell Me Why
07. KAOS – Come Alive (Regulators Remix) 
08. Flux Pavilion – Exostomp
09. Cookie Monsta – Lick It
10. Dead Exit feat Dems – Love Me
11. Dead Exit – Soundboy Killer
12. Doctor P – Going Gorillas
13. Funtcase – Out For Da Milli (Annix Remix) 
14. Diskord – Go Hard
15. Dr Meaker feat Sian Evans – Right Back
16. Mizuki – Block Party (Cyran Remix) 
17. The McMash Clan feat Kate Mullins – Swing Break (Opiuo Remix) 
18. Odjbox & Port Limbo – Sloth
19. The McMash Clan & Million Dan – Jericho (Dodge & Fuski Remix) 

A good looking tracklist, with a few well known names such as Doctor P, Funtcase, Cookie Monsta and more, but is it worth it, to spend your money on iTunes?

Yes. The mix is a good teaser, and make me want to spend more money. The mix builds up the tension, and there’s not a single disappointing track in it. Some are so extremely catchy, it’s going to be really interesting and hard to get the tunes out of your head. Listen to ‘Going Gorillas’, and see how long this tune will stick in your head. The power and strength of each individual track is enormous, this mix doesn’t disappoint, and nor will the album.

I’ve already mentioned my favourite track, which is ‘Going Gorillas’. Catchy as hell.

The album does sound awesome, if we compare it to the promo mix. I reckon you’ve already bought this album, haven’t you? It’s worth every penny/pound/dollar/yen/euro, or whatever currency you pay with. If this doesn’t tingle your spine, nothing will. Circus Records’ finest album so far….

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Artists: Various Artists
Genre/Style: Dubstep, EDM, Drum & Bass
Mix Info: Circus Reloaded Vol. 2 – The DJ Mix
Length Mix: 00:30:22
Tracks: 19 (nineteen)
Download/Listen (via Mixcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Circus Records – Facebook Fanpage

Circus Reloaded Vol. 2 – The DJ Mix by Circus Records on Mixcloud