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Angerfist – Live At Masters Of Hardcore 2015

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Artist: Angerfist
Genre/Style: Hardcore Techno, Mainstream Hardcore, Terror
Liveset Info: Recorded @ Masters Of Hardcore 2015
Length Liveset: 00:28:35
Tracks: 19 (nineteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN HERE
File Size: 40.6 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 192kbps
More Information: Angerfist – Official Website

Masters of Hardcore only took place a couple of days ago, and already you can find a liveset on one of the world’s greatest sites, Soundcloud. The first set (that I’ve noticed) was Angerfist’s set, which only lasted 30 minutes, but if you do know Angerfist, 30 minutes are long enough for him/them to destroy the dancefloor. Angerfist and MOH have been linked for many years, and it was an obvious choice to let him/them perform at the mainstage during their 20 years anniversary event, which took place on the 28th of March. If you were there, you witnessed history being written. Many were there, and had probably one of their greatest nights out ever. Why wouldn’t you have a great night? The line-up was absolutely amazing!

Destructive Tendencies & Partyraiser, Noize Suppressor, Mad Dog & Nosferatu, Miss K8, Neophyte, Day-Mar & Korsakoff, State Of Emergency, and the list goes on. Thousands of gabbers/ravers experienced a night they will remember for a lifetime, and as usual Angerfist uploads his sets straight onto Soundcloud, for those who love Hardcore. If you were at MOH, you need to download this, save it, and cherrish it. If you weren’t.. well, do the same. Why? Because it’s an Angerfist set. Angerfist live. The man who wants us all to raise our hands way up in the air, and show our fists. The man with the mask. The man who reshaped the Hardcore scene, and has been number one DJ/producer for many years.

The set is quite short, but he only had 30 minutes playtime, which is a pity. Seeing as Angerfist did the most for MOH, he would have deserved an hour long set.But it’s still 30 amazing minutes, jam packed with his finest tunes from his latest album ‘The Deadfaced Dimension’. Accompanied by Angerfist’s own MC, who’s name I forgot.

It’s time for you all to see the tracklist. 19 tracks in an 28 minute mix? A proper Angerfist megamix, isn’t it?

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01. Angerfist – Street Fighter
02. Tha Playah & Angerfist feat MC Jeff – Just Like Me
03. Angerfist – Strange Man In Mask
04. Angerfist & Predator – Mindscape
05. Angerfist & MC Nolz – The Deadfaced Dimension
06. Angerfist & Decipher & Shinra – Shadowman
07. Angerfist – Knock Knock
08. Hellsystem – Shut Up And Die (Angerfist Remix) 
09. Angerfist & Tieum feat MC Nolz – Slice Em Up
10. Angerfist & Negative A – Wake Up Fucked Up
11. Tieum & Angerfist – Dirty Man
12. Angerfist & Unexist feat Satronica – Bloodshed
13. Angerfist – Full Gentle Racket
14. Angerfist & Dr. Peacock – Inframan
15. Angerfist – Messing With The Wrong Man
16. Angerfist & Drokz – Death Mask (Tripped Remix) 
17. Angerfist – Fuck The Promqueen (Tripped Remix) 
18. Angerfist & Drokz – The People Got A Choice
19. Angerfist & Crucifier – Fresh With The Gargle (Partyraiser Remix) 

This is a good looking tracklist. Nicely balanced, from ‘slower’ Hardcore at first to the rougher stuff at the end. Well, the other way around would sound weird.

The tracks Angerfist has selected, are amazing. A couple of favourites are in here, like ‘The People Got A Choice’, ‘Knock Knock’, ‘Street Fighter’…… A quick pace mix, with a few tiny mixing errors, but who cares? Non stop Hardcore, that’s what this mix is all about. Powerful and determined to destroy speakers all over the world. A fantastic set, a good reminder for those who have missed it… to make sure that they go to the next MOH event.

The only annoying thing is the MC. To me he doesn’t add anything, he’s quite a nuisance. Not really needed, seeing as Angerfist can do it on his own, making the people dance/rave. It does ruin the set a lot.

I’m gutted that I missed MOH due to an injury. I wish I went to it, seeing as the line-up was ridicilously good, and people’s responses are all immense. Maybe I will go when MOH celebrates their 30th anniversary. If I’m still able to rave….

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Hardcore In-Jektion – The Production Mix (2015)

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DJ: Jekyll
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore
Mix Info: Hardcore In-Jektion – The Production Mix
Length Mix: 00:31:41
Tracks: 14 (fourteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN HERE
File Size: 72.4 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Jekyll – Facebook Fanpage

Yet another mix send to me via Facebook. It’s nice that people send me stuff, it keeps my music library growing and growing. You wouldn’t have a clue how many items are in my download folder already, after the big clean up and shuffling them into the folders. Music keeps on coming, and today’s mix is one made by DJ Jekyll. Don’t worry, no mr Hyde, only Jekyll. Wasn’t this story about a doctor who could grow into this hideous monster? Well, if so, you might want to be careful: once you’ve pressed play, you might dance like a monkey on acid, with a face that resembles a car crash. You will not look pleasant or move pleasant, but that’s good: the mix makes you do things you really want to do today.

All jokes aside, this is a slammer. It contains tracks made by Jekyll or remixed by him.  A promo mix, with a weird looking picture added. But the picture tells the truth, seeing as I went crazy and nuts after hearing this mix. A nice and short mix, showcasing his strength as a DJ and producer, and the result is quite good. Who would have thought, a DJ who’s name is similar to a weird ass doctor, eh?

The mix is quite short, but it contains 14 amazing tracks. Proper UK Hardcore vibes can be felt throughout the whole mix.

tracklist

01. Ramos, MOB & Protocol – Her Name (Jekyll Remix) 
02. Jekyll – Stop4Matik
03. Apollo – Dance (Jekyll & Instigate Remix) 
04. Jekyll – The Beginning
05. Jekyll & Whizzkid – Tears
06. Jekyll – Into The Light (Instrumental Mix) 
07. Jekyll – Drop The Beat
08. Jekyll feat Heidi – Too Afraid
09. Jekyll – Get Crazy
10. D:Code – My Direction (Jekyll Remix) 
11. Jekyll & Clarkey – Party Like Us
12. Jekyll – Ayuuri
13. Jekyll – Last Goodbye
14. Tom Arden feat Jacqueline – Back & Forth (Jekyll Remix) 

A good looking tracklist. Nothing else to add.

As you’ve well spotted there are a few collaborations, with MC Whizzkid and Clarkey, and a few awesome remixes. Remixes of legendary tracks, like ‘Dance’ by Apollo and ‘My Direction’ by D:Code. This production mix is a good showcase mix, if you are interested in what Jekyll has to offer, and boy he offers a wide variety of awesomeness.

If you look at the length of the mix and the amount of tracks you can immediately see what’s in store for you: a lot of teasing moments. Some tracks are immense, but extremely short, like my favourite track ‘Back & Forth’. Never heard the original, but this version is awesome, and yet too damn short. Or is ‘Last Goodbye’ my favourite? I can’t tell, they are both amazing.

A good showcase mix, one Jekyll should be proud of. Loving the vibes this mix generates. Nothing wrong, only excellent tunes are fired to you through your speakers. Download this monster mix right now, it won’t let you down!

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Hugh Laurie – Let Them Talk (2011)

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Artist: Hugh Laurie
Genre/Style: Blues, Louisiana Blues
Release Year: 2011
Info: Hugh Laurie – Let Them Talk
CDs: 1 (one)
Length CD: 00:58:04
Tracks: 15 (fifteen)
Label: Warner Bros Records
Product Number: 2564674078
More Information: Hugh Laurie – Official Website

If you don’t have a clue who Hugh Laurie is, you need to reconsider your place on Earth. He’s one of the most succesful British actors ever, who played House M.D in a show with the same title. Alongside Stephen Fry and other Cambridge Footlights artists he started in the early 80s, and since then he has dominated the world of comedy. Seriously, do I need to continue? ‘A Bit Of Fry And Laurie’, ‘Blackadder’, ‘Jeeves & Wooster’.. still don’t know who he is? Shame on you. Let me put it to you this way: he has appeared in both The Simpsons and Family Guy. This obviously means that he’s extremely famous: only the finest actors do appear in The Simpsons. But he’s not only known for his acting skills: after the release of his first album ‘Let Them Talk’ back in 2011, he’s also a worldwide phenomena, spreading his love for Blues music all over the music.

Hugh Laurie playing Blues? Yes, and he does it well. A well known musician, you must have seen him play the piano in ‘A Bit Of Fry And Laurie’, or in ‘House M.D’. Don’t ask me where his fascination came from, but after listening to the album for the first time, it all seemed to work: his musical knowledge and his ‘raw’ voice. Blues, and in this case Louisiana Blues, isn’t the first thing you listen to when you are a young Brit, but over the years he must have fallen in love with it. I could go on and talk about Blues, but I would be lying. I’ve never owned a Blues album, and quite frankly I know nothing. I had to Wikipedia it to know the details, where it originated from, and who were succesful Blues artists. It’s not my cup of tea, seeing as I’m a 31 year old Dutchman who’s never been to the ‘Deep South’ of the United States, and who never had friends who listened to Blues. But as I always say, it’s never too late to learn, and I’m quite open minded, when it comes to music. So when my wife told me that she bought Hugh Laurie’s first album, I obviously had to listen to it.

Is the man who has been succesful in the acting world for many years good at playing Blues? Well, I think so. I am a reviewer, and you can ask me everything EDM related, but when it comes to Blues, I’ve got nothing to compare his album to. So it’s my personal view that counts. Before I start talking about the album any further, here’s the tracklist…

tracklist

01. Hugh Laurie – St. James Infirmary
02. Hugh Laurie – You Don’t Know My Mind
03. Hugh Laurie – Six Cold Feet
04. Hugh Laurie – Buddy Bolden’s Blues
05. Hugh Laurie – Battle Of Jericho
06. Hugh Laurie – After You’ve Gone
07. Hugh Laurie – Swanee River
08. Hugh Laurie – The Whale That Swallowed Me
09. Hugh Laurie – John Henry
10. Hugh Laurie – Police Dog Blues
11. Hugh Laurie – Tipitina
12. Hugh Laurie – Winin’ Boy Blues
13. Hugh Laurie – They’re Red Hot
14. Hugh Laurie – Baby, Please Make A Change
15. Hugh Laurie – Let Them Talk

Quite dark subjects Hugh Laurie sings about. But Blues ain’t all about happiness, isn’t it?

I can’t help it, but whenever he starts singing, I do hear House. But House (the character) was always a bit dark and rough, and if House would listen to anything, I think Blues music would suit him well. Hugh’s voice does suit it, and gives it a touch. Again, I don’t know much about Blues music, I am too European and too caucasian, but I do like this album a lot. It takes my mind of things, and it’s nice to hear music I normally wouldn’t buy or listen to, because it doesn’t get enough airtime on the radio stations I listen to.

Some tracks are darkly themed, and some aren’t. I love it, it shows the diversity of Blues, and also Hugh Laurie. On this album he has worked with fellow musicians, Sir Tom Jones, Irma Thomas and Dr John. And by singing alongside these musicians the record becomes more powerful. I had to do my research who who is (besides Tom Jones, he’s the man who’s covered in panties after each gig), and after one quick click, I found out that Irma Thomas is known as the ‘Soul Queen Of New Orleans’. You can hear it in her voice, just listen to ‘John Henry’, she gives the track much more depth. A good combination, Laurie and Thomas.

My favourite track? Well, there are multiple, but the best… ‘They’re Red Hot’. The track might sound simple, but it does the trick. It’s also the shortest record on the album, only 1.11 minutes long. Really a shame, this could have been really a cool track if it would have lasted a couple of minutes longer.

The album has been a succes, and many people seemed to love it a lot. Via Hugh Laurie’s official website you can only purchase it on vinyl, and also his follow up album. If you like Blues, I would urge you to give it a go, if you can find copies. There must be a few copies left. Also give this album a go if you are a Hugh Laurie fan, because it won’t let you down.

Hugh Laurie and Blues music, does it work? Hell yeah, it does work well. He has been one of my favourite actors since the first time I saw him on television, but now he’s my favourite Blues musician. I don’t know any others, but I might give Blues a go. Maybe I should.

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Dyzphazia – HTID Concept Freeform Competition Winner (2015)

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DJ: Dyzphazia
Genre/Style: Freeform, Trancecore, UK Hardcore
Mix Info: HTID Concept Freeform Competition Winner
Length Mix: 00:48:00
Tracks: 11 (eleven)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN HERE
File Size: 110 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: HTID Concept – Event Page

On the 4th of April there’s only one place you can be, and that is in Bristol. In a club called Motion, to be precise. HTID presents Concept, and if you haven’t purchased tickets yet, you are probably too late (or not!?). This event is a sell out, and if you look at the line-up, you will probably know why: Hixxy, Darren Styles, Dougal, Gammer, Juice & Frisky, Breeze, Marc Smith, Fracus & Darwin, Mob, Ajay, Destructive Tendencies, Scorpio, A.B, Thumpa, Arkitech, Scott Brown, UFO, Ramos, Al Storm, Kurt, and many, many more. Seriously, if you don’t have tickets, you are going to miss one hell of a party. Check the HTID event page to see if there are still tickets left!

If you were an up and coming artist, you have probably sent in a mix, seeing as there was a competition. A competition for what? To win a set at this already legendary event. 4 DJs would win the ultimate prize, and the only thing you had to do, is send in a mix, which was judged by 4 talented artists (Fracus & Darwin, Destructive Tendencies, Thumpa and D-Ice & Reality). 4 styles, 4 DJs. Many DJs have send in a mix, and the one that won the Freeform competition section was DJ Dyzphazia. Congratulations to him, for winning. His 48 minute mix can be found on Soundcloud, and it’s really a good one. Thumpa judged many Freeform mixes, and according to Thumpa, this one was the best. Did Thumpa pick the right artist, is this mix really good? Only one way to find out: let’s see the tracklist.

tracklist

01. MHX – Gray Death
02. Nish – Sagittarius (Kors-K Remix) 
03. Lisa Miskovsky – Still Alive (Aeternity’s Mirror’s Edge Remix) 
04. Arkitech – Dehumanise 2007
05. Evanescence – My Immortal (Endemic Bootleg) 
06. Transcend – Mindglow
07. Gammer – 34m
08. Substanced – Escape From Zombieland
09. Raverrose & ThermalForce – Eternal Cannon (DJ Rx Remix) 
10. GULD – Gozenzeuna
11. Raverrose & ThermalForce – Al Meggido

For once this tracklist blew me away. Not many tracks are known, 5 out of 11! It’s a huge risk to use a lot of unknown tracks, unless they are really good. Obviously those I already know are good: who doesn’t know and love Gammer’s ’34m’, or Arkitech’s ‘Dehumanise 2007′? Risky, but obviously worth it, according to Thumpa.

I haven’t heard any of the other HTID bootcamp mixes, so I can’t judge them, or compare this mix to them, but already from the first second this mix is outstanding. The mix continues bringing us great tracks, and towards the end the Freeform sound goes extremely dark, and I love it!

I can’t pick a favourite, they are all good!

Dyzphazia has selected a good amount of tracks, and if he plays these at HTID’s Concept, the crowd will go absolutely mental! He won’t be the only Freeform DJ playing there, but he will blow the audience away, and get the recognition he deserves. Thumpa was right, this is really a good mix. I’ve been a judge before in another competition and I know it’s really difficult to pick one, but Thumpa does know a thing or two when it comes to Freeform, and this one obviously was the best. Now it’s up to Dyzphazia to demolish the speakers, but without a shadow of a doubt he has earned his place at Concept.

Seriously, check this mix out. Why not give this one a go, or if you have tickets, see this man in room ‘The Harder They Come’. One set to look out for. Freeform is taking over the UK by storm, and Dyzphazia will be amongst the few artists who are leading the way to a country where Freeform isn’t underrated.

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