All posts in december 2015

Reflux Presents Labels Unite feat MC’s B, Thunda, Jack, Fluid, Leggett & Vibrance (2015)

Reflux Presents Labels Unite feat MC's B, Thunda, Jack, Fluid, Leggett & Vibrance (2015)

Reflux Presents Labels Unite feat MC’s B, Thunda, Jack, Fluid, Leggett & Vibrance (2015)

DJ: Reflux
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
Bitspeed: 128kbps
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.

tracklist

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!

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Lethal Theory Xmas Mini Mix – Mixed By Alex Prospect (2015)

Lethal Theory Xmas Mini Mix - Mixed By Alex Prospect (2015)

Lethal Theory Xmas Mini Mix – Mixed By Alex Prospect (2015)

DJ: Alex Prospect
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Powerstomp, Freeform
Mix Info: Lethal Theory Xmas Mini Mix – Mixed By Alex Prospect
Length Mix: 00:23:50
Tracks: 9 (nine) + 7 free tracks
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN HERE
File Size: 54.5 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Lethal Theory – Facebook Fanpage

If you are Dutch, today is a very special day to us all. In the UK they call today ‘Boxing Day’, but in the Netherlands we have yet another Christmas day (second Christmas day it’s actually called). Yesterday something very special was released by everyone at Lethal Theory, the world’s number 1 Hardcore label. Everyone got very excited, and there’s a good reason for it. 8 free downloads! Yes, you’ve read it correctly, 8 free downloads! 7 free tracks and one mini mix, which you can find on Lethal Theory’s Soundcloud page. Why the huge giveaway? Well, it’s the festive season, isn’t it? And they’ve probably had a few snowballs too many, which isn’t a pity. We’ve got 8 free downloads, which makes 2015’s Christmas the best one we’ve ever had.

After hearing Alex Prospect’s mix I had to compose the tracklist (there wasn’t one), and if you are wondering where the tracks came from, they were taken from albums released this year. From Joey Riot’s ‘Keep It Lethal Vol. 1′, Obie’s ‘X’, Mob & Enemy’s ‘The Album Session Four’ and Alex Prospect’s own artist album ‘Dedicated’. You can still get those albums from Hardcore Underground’s store, but hurry up, these will sell out.

But not only just a mini mix showcasing what LT has released in 2015, but also 7 amazing tracks by Joey Riot, Haywire, Alex Prospect, Mob, M-Project, Bear peaks (a.k.a Obie) and Outforce & Starkiss. A good selection of tracks you should definately check out, because it’s Christmas and it’s free music!

tracklist

LT Mini Mix By Alex Prospect 
01. Alex Prospect x Gammer – Bad Bitch
02. Joey Riot vs Starkiss – Party All Day, Party All Night
03. MOB & Enemy – Iron Heart
04. Joey Riot & Klubfiller – Riot In Da Klub
05. Alex Prospect & Obie – Viper
06. MOB – I’ll Be Good
07. Alex Prospect x Callum Hibgy x Rhezie – Watch Me Run
08. Darwin & Obie – Futureshock (Gammer Remix) 
09. Alex Prospect x Joey Riot – Move Your Body

Free Tracks 
01. Joey Riot & Haywire – Good Love
02. Alex Prospect – Shot Me Down
03. Joey Riot & MOB – This Could Be Love
04. Bodylotion – Always Hardcore (M-Project Powerstomp Edit) 
05. Bear Peaks – Abduction
06. Galantis – Runaway (Outforce & Starkiss Remix) 
07. Joey Riot & Alex Prospect – Who Gives A Damn

The mix is solid, as usual. Alex always delivers, never disappoints. The tracks he has selected are all awesome, and the perfect mix to listen to during this festive season. We are all bored, listening to the standard music on your radio now. Time for Powerstomp and UK Hardcore to dominate your house hold! Put your speakers on maximum and rave the day away! Maybe they should rename it to ‘Raving Day’ instead of boxing day, because today many ravers in the UK are playing this out loud!

The free tracks are all good too, but one tracks just took my breath away: ‘This Could Be Love’. What a wicked track to have! It was in a mix Joey Riot did a year ago, but it’s still an awesome dancefloor filler!

Best track in the minimix? Oh, difficult, I do like ‘Futureshock’ a lot, but ‘Viper’ is the one for me.

This free giveaway from Lethal Theory should be embraced by us all, and we should share this with as many people as we can. Share the legacy and let the world know why Lethal Theory is the best label in the world! Do I need to say why? Because they are awesome! So many great artists are signed to the label and they release only high quality music! Merry Christmas, hopefully this year you will be playing these tunes out loud in your living room whilst drinking your snowball. You know it all makes sense!

Keep it Lethal.

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Broken Minds – Hardcore4Life Meets Darkness4Life 2016 Warmup Mix (2015)

Broken Minds - Hardcore4Life Meets Darkness4Life 2016 Warmup Mix (2015)

Broken Minds – Hardcore4Life Meets Darkness4Life 2016 Warmup Mix (2015)

Act: Broken Minds
Genre/Style: Hardcore Techno, Hardcore
Mix Info: Hardcore4Life Meets Darkness4Life 2016 Warmup Mix
Length Mix: 00:34:25
Tracks: 13 (thirteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Hardcore4Life Meets Darkness4Life – Official Event Page

It’s Christmas today, so if you are already listening to Christmas tunes on the radio, don’t worry, you can secretly switch your radio player off and put Soundcloud on, and rave during this festive season. Getting hyped up for next year’s big event, which is called ‘Hardcore4Life Meets Darkness4Life’, organised by the mighty B2S. Hardcore hasn’t been more alive than in 2015, so 2016 is looking good for us all. With a killer line-up you are daft if you are free on the day this event is held and you are not going. Let me name a few, and if these names do not persuade you, well, you aren’t Hardcore enough: Angerfist, Nosferatu, Destructive Tendencies, Paul Elstak, Drokz, Catscan, Bountyhunter, Lowroller, s’Aphira, N-Vitral, Deathmachine, Negative A, Ruffneck and many more. One name on the list was unknown to me, until today: Broken Minds.

Broken Minds do perform at this event, and I had to look up who’s behind this act. Two Spanish producers met eachother back in 2014 and decided to join forces and the result is Broken Minds. Seeing as I’ve never heard of them before, this mix is my introduction to their music and what they are capable of. This is also a good mix to get everyone excited for this event, if you haven’t purchased tickets yet, now is the right time to get tickets. This will sell out, so don’t be a daft sod and not have tickets. You know that you will miss one of the best events of 2016, so hurry up.

Someone composed a tracklist, so here it is:

tracklist

01. Broken Minds – Let It Go
02. Broken Minds – Requiem For A Dream
03. Broken Minds – Enredados
04. Broken Minds – Apocalyptic
05. Frontliner – Lose My Style (Broken Minds Hardcore Edit) 
06. Broken Minds feat Myosuke – The Terror Begins
07. Omi feat Broken Minds – Wake Up
08. Broken Minds – Follow Me Into The Night
09. Broken Minds – We Want Action
10. Omi feat Broken Minds – Open To The Sky
11. Broken Minds – Alegria
12. Kasparov – Infected By Madness #TiH (Broken Minds Remix) 
13. Broken Minds – Super Hiper Mega Ultra Mashup

This was a very nice introduction. It takes me back to the early 90s, when the music was more melodic and more filled with happier vocals. Loving the tunes a lot, it’s nice to hear diversity within the Hardcore scene, and this is a nice welcome.

The tracks are all nice, but the first one I still have to get used to. When the film ‘Frozen’ was released, everyone played these vocals out loud, and it has been remixed by many, so due to radio overkill it’s not my favourite vocal bit of all time. I have to get used to it, and I will one day.

Is this technically a mix? Well, yes and no. Someone on Soundcloud pointed out that the tracks are played behind each other. Does it matter? Not really, because the end result is very nice and entertaining. If I could I would go to H4L meets D4L just to see them, Broken Minds. The music is good, and it has a happier side to it. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, never mind, just press play and go nuts.

Have you purchased tickets yet? No? It’s Christmas, you still have some money on your account! Get your tickets now!!!!

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Freeformaniacs Round 20 – Cyrax (22-10-2015)

Freeformaniacs Round 20 - Cyrax (22-10-2015)

Freeformaniacs Round 20 – Cyrax (22-10-2015)

DJ: Cyrax
Genre/Style: Freeform, Trancecore, UK Hardcore, Drum & Bass
Mix Info: Freeformaniacs Round 20
Length Mix: 00:59:46
Tracks: 16 (sixteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Cyrax – Facebook Page

Cyrax is my hero! Such an underrated DJ and producer, but things are about to change for him! From his bedroom to big ass events, this man deserves it! A very succesful producer, and he’s made so many great anthems on his own or with his musical partner Transcend. I’ve been asked to compose a list of 5 of my favourite tracks of 2015, and one of Cyrax and Transcend’s remixes has appeared on the list. Which track? Not saying. But it shows you all how much I love his music, be it an original track or a remix.

For the last Freeformaniacs round they asked him to compose a mix, and the result is right in front of you. Well, not really, it’s underneath the review, but you know what I mean. The mix contains so many great anthems by not just Cyrax or Transcend, but you just have to look at the tracklist to see the awesomeness of it. Some exclusive tracks you won’t hear anywhere else, and probably the best Freeform track of 2015 (after the one I’ve chosen, which is a Cyrax & Transcend remix). The tracklist is awesome, perfect music for this festive season.

If you are looking for more music similiar to this you will be pleased to know that round 21 of the legendary Freeformaniacs will start soon. I think it was actually today that they would start broadcasting the next batch of mixes… check it out. You are probably a fan already of Freeformaniacs so you will be notified on Facebook soon!

tracklist

01. Dimension – Jet Black
02. Transcend – Perceptions
03. Transcend & Cyrax – Zeal
04. Rikki Arkitech & A.B – Epoch
05. Mark Ashley & K-Complex – Atomic Orbital (Kev Energy feat 2Ls Remix) 
06. Sharkey – Ascending Angels (Douglas Remix) 
07. Beatniq – Satisfy
08. Metrik – Floor Burn
09. Kaos & Ethos feat MC Sharkey – Get F**ked (Transcend & Cyrax Remix) 
10. Rikki Arkitech – Shadow Of A Memory (A.B Remix) 
11. M-Project feat Yuki – Morning Light (Transcend & Cyrax Remix) 
12. Sharkey & Arkitech – Never Say Die
13. Transcend & Nailgun – Obey
14. jD-KiD – This Is ReBuild
15. RedMoon & Meron Ryan – Never Let Go (Transcend & Cyrax Remix) 
16. Substanced – Seismic Activity (Transcend Remix) 

Have you looked at the tracklist, or did you go straight to the mix underneath the review? You must look at this beauty, this is such a good looking tracklist! Cyrax has selected the coolest, dopest, wickedest (is that even a word?) tracks of all time! Crickey, it’s undescribable how good this tracklist is, but wait: press play and you will hear how awesome this actually is! Looking at a tracklist probably won’t persuade you, so listen to the best mix of 2015!

The track that blew me away the most has got to be ‘Satisfy’ by Beatniq. This is sheer beauty! Quality tune, quality anthem. Dark at times, but the vocals do lift the track up to the next level. This track has not been posted about on Beatniq’s Facebook page, but I do hope it will be released anytime soon, because why would you keep this track to yourself? This is such a wicked track, Freeform’s finest track. Not fair of Cyrax to already have it and I don’t. I want this for Christmas! Yes, whoever Beatniq is (I do know, you don’t), release this right now! The track that will demolish speakers in 2016, ‘Satisfy’ surely satisfies me!

Cyrax is a hero, and he knows it. More credits should go his way for being an awesome producer, but also for him being a wicked DJ. His skills are tremendous, check out this mix and by the end of it he has gained yet another fan: YOU.

Check this mix out right now. Sadly not downloadable, but maybe anytime soon it will. Who knows? I will keep this bookmarked for the rest of my life, such a wicked mix!

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