MCs: B, Thunda, Jack, Fluid, Leggett, Vibrance
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Drum & Bass, Dubcore/Drumcore
Mix Info: Reflux Presents Labels Unite
Length Mix: 01:12:58
Tracks: 25 (twenty-five)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN HERE
File Size: 66.8 MB
File Type: mp3
More Information: Reflux – Facebook Fanpage
A couple of weeks ago something appeared on my timeline on Facebook, and immediately I was intrigued by it. A mix so extraordinary, never done before. Now a mix is not something new, but what Reflux has done has never been made before. 1 DJ and 6 MCs on one mix! The first in UK Hardcore history, and not only that: 7 labels too! This mix is all about diversity, and you can hear it throughout the mix! Lethal Theory, Futureworld Records, Scarred Digital, Demo Sessions, The Future Of Hardcore, Mood Swings and Broken Records, all united in one mix! Hence the title of this mix, labels unite.
Reflux is the man behind the decks, playing the finest tunes, and the 6 MCs behind the microphones are MC B, Thunda, Jack, Fluid, Leggett and Vibrance. What they bring to the table is their own perspective on MCing, and throughout this mix you can hear that diversity is still important, and also being unique. There are copycats out there, but these 6 MCs have created their own style. Normally I would go on and on about the artists, but talking about 7 artists in a review is just too much. You do the right thing and Facebook/Google them.
Some new tracks and a few old tracks, that’s all you need to make an excellent mix. The mix not only has got UK Hardcore but also Drum & Bass and the underrated sound called Dubcore/Drumcore. I know there are people out there who dislike people naming it Dubcore/Drumcore, but who cares?
The tracklist is one you need to see. After hearing months of Christmas shite you will dig this. It’s gorgeous.
01. Matrix & Futurebound – Don’t Look Back (Instrumental)
02. Dextone – Don’t Need You
03. Modulate – Body Scream
04. Petruccio & Modulate feat Marie Louise – Escape
05. Dextone – Close Shave
06. Macks Wolf – You Ain’t Ready
07. Darren Styles feat Molly – Xfer
08. Darren Styles, Dougal & Gammer – Stay Young
09. Darren Styles & Chris Unknown – Down Like That
10. I See Monstas – Messiah (Chris Unknown & Re-Con Remix)
11. Wasted Penguinz & Vegas – Wait For You (Triplestar & Olly P Edit)
12. Darren Styles – Get This Place
13. Darren Styles & Re-Con feat Matthew Steeper – Rest Of Your Life (Macks Wolf ‘Domino’ Edit’)
14. Darren Styles – Flashlight (Michael Scout Remix)
15. Stonebank feat EMEL – Stronger
16. Mark Breeze – Gotta Get
17. Jekyll & Reflux – Burn The House
18. Jakka-B vs Reflux – Icarus
19. Reflux & Infexious – Get Crazy
20. Mob – E.T. (Mob, Infexious & Reflux Remix)
21. Major Lazer – Too (Ganar Hardcore DJ Tool)
22. Re-Con & Klubfiller – Freak
23. TJR – Bounce Generation (Re-Force Bootleg)
24. Chris Unknown – Get Down
25. Re-Con – Touch The Stars
The first thing you and I have noticed are the amount of Darren Styles tracks. Looks like Reflux is a fan boy (and who isn’t?). Turns out that MCs like MCing during Darren Styles tracks. A lot of DS tracks, which shows how good he is as a producer, hit after hit. But it’s not all about DS, it’s about Reflux and his MC team.
The MCs did their best, and the result is excellent! Loving the vibes, loving their dedication to make this mix the best one of 2015. Loving each and every MC who did their thing for this mix. It was tough for one MC seeing as she’s the only female MC, but Vibrance made sure that she delivered her lyrics as good as her male colleagues. It’s time for more female MCs, if they are as good as Vibrance, it’s time! Maybe the next mix could do the oppossite: 5 female and 1 male MC??
Who’s the best MC? They all are! Not going to pick out one MC, because they all deliver. Differently, but it makes this mix even better!
Ok, time to pick my favourite track. I have to say that I dig each and every track, but the one that took me by surprise has got to be ‘Burn The House’ by Reflux and Jekyll. Love this track a lot, it stands out in this mix.
Probably my last review of 2015, and to end with a mix as good as this one, who would have thought? Reflux and his MC team have delivered an awesome mix, and it’s a good way to end 2015. It’s a showcase of 2016 is going to offer for us UK Hardcore fans. The scene is alive and kicking!